The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 130 145 151
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +6
Contract jobs citing DNS 368 331 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.66% 1.46% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.56% 12.39% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 226 166
Average daily rate
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£366 £386 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £258 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £299
% change year-on-year
+7.17% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 37
Average hourly rate £29.25 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £16.10 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -3.03%
DNS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2931 2671 2899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.22% 11.80% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1912 1798 1777
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 77 136
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in London

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the London region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in London

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in London

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the London region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in London

DNS
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram in London

DNS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +22 84 £388 +3.33% 35
Croydon -6 4 £350 +21.73% 2
New Malden - 4 - - 1
Hayes 0 2 £240 -40.00% 3
Uxbridge - 2 £180 -
West Drayton - 1 £563 -
Ilford - 1 £230 -
Enfield - 1 - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS.

1 443 (57.76%) Windows
2 398 (51.89%) DHCP
3 308 (40.16%) VMware
4 284 (37.03%) Active Directory
5 262 (34.16%) TCP/IP
6 255 (33.25%) Firewall
7 236 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 229 (29.86%) Cisco
9 220 (28.68%) Linux
10 199 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 193 (25.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 163 (21.25%) Finance
13 153 (19.95%) Citrix
14 147 (19.17%) MS Exchange
14 147 (19.17%) LAN
15 141 (18.38%) WAN
16 136 (17.73%) VPN
17 124 (16.17%) Windows Server 2012
18 119 (15.51%) SAN
19 117 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
19 117 (15.25%) ITIL
20 116 (15.12%) IIS
21 109 (14.21%) DevOps
22 106 (13.82%) HP
23 101 (13.17%) Load Balancing
24 100 (13.04%) Java
25 98 (12.78%) SQL Server
25 98 (12.78%) Puppet
26 94 (12.26%) SQL
26 94 (12.26%) UNIX

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 147 (19.17%) MS Exchange
2 116 (15.12%) IIS
3 92 (11.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 65 (8.47%) Apache
5 57 (7.43%) SharePoint
6 49 (6.39%) Lync
7 46 (6.00%) Tomcat
8 43 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2007
9 37 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2013
10 31 (4.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 26 (3.39%) WebSphere
12 22 (2.87%) nginx
13 21 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2003
14 20 (2.61%) OpenStack
15 19 (2.48%) WebLogic
16 16 (2.09%) Office Communications Server
17 14 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
17 14 (1.83%) JBoss
18 13 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
19 10 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 75 (9.78%) MS Excel
2 58 (7.56%) MS Office
3 10 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.65%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.52%) ResourceLink
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.39%) RMDS
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.26%) Agresso
4 2 (0.26%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.26%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 59 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (6.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (5.22%) Office 365
4 18 (2.35%) IaaS
5 15 (1.96%) PaaS
5 15 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (1.04%) SaaS
9 7 (0.91%) Google Apps
9 7 (0.91%) Heroku
9 7 (0.91%) Engine Yard
10 6 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.78%) Google App Engine
11 5 (0.65%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.39%) IBM SmartCloud
13 3 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 398 (51.89%) DHCP
2 262 (34.16%) TCP/IP
3 255 (33.25%) Firewall
4 147 (19.17%) LAN
5 141 (18.38%) WAN
6 136 (17.73%) VPN
7 119 (15.51%) SAN
8 91 (11.86%) HTTP
9 89 (11.60%) VLAN
10 88 (11.47%) Cisco ASA
11 86 (11.21%) Internet
12 82 (10.69%) BGP
12 82 (10.69%) Wireless
13 69 (9.00%) SSL
14 67 (8.74%) LDAP
14 67 (8.74%) IPsec
15 65 (8.47%) Network Security
16 61 (7.95%) OSPF
17 56 (7.30%) NAS
18 53 (6.91%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 69 (9.00%) MySQL
3 55 (7.17%) MongoDB
4 46 (6.00%) Relational Database
5 45 (5.87%) NoSQL
6 40 (5.22%) RDBMS
7 16 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.65%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.39%) Big Data
13 3 (0.39%) Redis
14 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (0.26%) DB2
14 2 (0.26%) HBase
14 2 (0.26%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 66 (8.60%) Jenkins
2 32 (4.17%) Subversion
3 20 (2.61%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.69%) JIRA
5 9 (1.17%) Introscope
5 9 (1.17%) Maven
6 8 (1.04%) MSI
6 8 (1.04%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.04%) Ant
7 6 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.78%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.52%) Hudson
9 3 (0.39%) NeoLoad
9 3 (0.39%) JMeter
10 2 (0.26%) Selenium
10 2 (0.26%) Fiddler
10 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.13%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.13%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 163 (21.25%) Finance
2 57 (7.43%) Banking
3 29 (3.78%) Retail
3 29 (3.78%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.35%) Multimedia
4 18 (2.35%) Marketing
5 15 (1.96%) Games
5 15 (1.96%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.17%) Legal
7 9 (1.17%) Back Office
8 7 (0.91%) Advertising
8 7 (0.91%) Electronics
9 6 (0.78%) Publishing
9 6 (0.78%) Law
10 5 (0.65%) Local Government
11 4 (0.52%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 88 (11.47%) Network Engineer
1 88 (11.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 75 (9.78%) Support Engineer
3 69 (9.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 63 (8.21%) Administrator
5 60 (7.82%) Analyst
6 39 (5.08%) Architect
7 35 (4.56%) Systems Engineer
8 33 (4.30%) Systems Administrator
9 29 (3.78%) Desktop Support
10 27 (3.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 26 (3.39%) Consultant
12 25 (3.26%) Server Engineer
13 24 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
14 23 (3.00%) Web Engineer
14 23 (3.00%) Wintel Engineer
14 23 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support
14 23 (3.00%) Support Analyst
15 20 (2.61%) Security Engineer
16 18 (2.35%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (6.91%) Web Services
2 37 (4.82%) .NET
3 24 (3.13%) HTML
4 21 (2.74%) XML
5 20 (2.61%) J2EE
6 15 (1.96%) MCollective
7 14 (1.83%) Java EE
8 13 (1.69%) SOAP
8 13 (1.69%) Middleware
9 11 (1.43%) RESTful
9 11 (1.43%) Application Packaging
10 10 (1.30%) LAMP
11 9 (1.17%) Servlets
11 9 (1.17%) CSS
12 8 (1.04%) SAML
12 8 (1.04%) ASP.NET
12 8 (1.04%) Worklight
13 7 (0.91%) JSP
14 6 (0.78%) REST
14 6 (0.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.65%) Clustering
2 54 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (6.13%) Open Source
4 35 (4.56%) Blackberry
5 29 (3.78%) PKI
6 27 (3.52%) iPad
7 23 (3.00%) Fat Client
7 23 (3.00%) Thin Client
8 22 (2.87%) iPhone
9 18 (2.35%) Replication
9 18 (2.35%) Computer Science
10 13 (1.69%) Device Driver
10 13 (1.69%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.56%) Streaming Video
12 11 (1.43%) Public Cloud
13 8 (1.04%) Oracle Exalogic
14 7 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.78%) NHS
15 6 (0.78%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.78%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 443 (57.76%) Windows
2 220 (28.68%) Linux
3 193 (25.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 124 (16.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 117 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 94 (12.26%) UNIX
7 89 (11.60%) Windows 7
8 47 (6.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 42 (5.48%) Windows XP
10 38 (4.95%) Windows 8
11 30 (3.91%) Ubuntu
12 26 (3.39%) Solaris
13 25 (3.26%) CentOS
14 20 (2.61%) Android
15 13 (1.69%) Mac OS X
16 11 (1.43%) SUSE
17 10 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
18 9 (1.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 9 (1.17%) Apple iOS
19 8 (1.04%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (15.25%) ITIL
2 109 (14.21%) DevOps
3 101 (13.17%) Load Balancing
4 63 (8.21%) Migration
5 46 (6.00%) Configuration Management
6 41 (5.35%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (4.82%) E-Commerce
8 37 (4.82%) Change Management
9 33 (4.30%) Network Management
10 28 (3.65%) Project Management
11 27 (3.52%) OO
12 26 (3.39%) Mentoring
12 26 (3.39%) Continuous Improvement
13 24 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
14 23 (3.00%) Service Management
15 22 (2.87%) Automated Testing
16 18 (2.35%) Service Delivery
16 18 (2.35%) Information Security
16 18 (2.35%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 100 (13.04%) Java
2 94 (12.26%) SQL
3 78 (10.17%) Python
4 72 (9.39%) PowerShell
5 69 (9.00%) Perl
6 56 (7.30%) Shell Script
7 40 (5.22%) Bash Shell
8 39 (5.08%) Ruby
9 38 (4.95%) C
10 25 (3.26%) PHP
11 19 (2.48%) VBScript
11 19 (2.48%) JavaScript
12 14 (1.83%) C#
13 13 (1.69%) Korn
14 9 (1.17%) Jython
15 7 (0.91%) VB
16 5 (0.65%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.39%) R
18 2 (0.26%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 83 (10.82%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (7.95%) Security Cleared
3 56 (7.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (6.26%) CCNP
5 44 (5.74%) MCSE
6 36 (4.69%) CCNA
7 34 (4.43%) SC Cleared
8 30 (3.91%) Degree
9 26 (3.39%) CCSE
10 22 (2.87%) MCITP
11 14 (1.83%) CCIE
11 14 (1.83%) MCP
11 14 (1.83%) DV Cleared
12 10 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (1.17%) MCSA
13 9 (1.17%) CCSA
14 8 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (1.04%) MCTS
15 7 (0.91%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.43%) SLA
2 15 (1.96%) QA
3 11 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.52%) WAI
5 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 284 (37.03%) Active Directory
2 199 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (11.99%) vSphere
4 63 (8.21%) XenApp
5 54 (7.04%) Hyper-V
6 51 (6.65%) VMware ESX
7 33 (4.30%) NFS
8 28 (3.65%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 24 (3.13%) XenDesktop
10 16 (2.09%) ISA Server
11 15 (1.96%) XenServer
12 12 (1.56%) vCloud
12 12 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (1.43%) Docker
14 10 (1.30%) Xen
15 9 (1.17%) VirtualBox
15 9 (1.17%) ProxySG
16 8 (1.04%) Terminal Services
16 8 (1.04%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 98 (12.78%) Puppet
2 66 (8.60%) SCCM
3 64 (8.34%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (4.69%) SCOM
5 35 (4.56%) Nagios
6 19 (2.48%) AirWatch
7 18 (2.35%) WSUS
8 17 (2.22%) NetBackup
9 16 (2.09%) collectd
10 15 (1.96%) Cobbler
11 13 (1.69%) Ansible
12 12 (1.56%) Backup Exec
12 12 (1.56%) CiscoWorks
12 12 (1.56%) OpenView
12 12 (1.56%) Opsview
13 11 (1.43%) Graphite
14 9 (1.17%) Icinga
14 9 (1.17%) vMotion
15 8 (1.04%) CA Spectrum
15 8 (1.04%) Cacti
Vendors
1 308 (40.16%) VMware
2 236 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 229 (29.86%) Cisco
4 153 (19.95%) Citrix
5 106 (13.82%) HP
6 88 (11.47%) CheckPoint
7 74 (9.65%) Oracle
8 70 (9.13%) F5
9 65 (8.47%) Red Hat
10 54 (7.04%) Infoblox
11 49 (6.39%) NetApp
12 46 (6.00%) Juniper
13 44 (5.74%) Blue Coat
14 42 (5.48%) Aruba
15 38 (4.95%) SolarWinds
16 29 (3.78%) McAfee
17 28 (3.65%) IBM
18 24 (3.13%) Dell
18 24 (3.13%) Apple
19 23 (3.00%) Symantec
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Rate: £351 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £175 - £200 per day + none
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £399.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
North London
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London
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