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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 120 121 162
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +41
Contract jobs citing DNS 432 402 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.85% 1.75% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.96% 14.41% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 238 170
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £506 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 36
Average hourly rate £17.98 £18.85 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £15.83 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £27.25 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.25%
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
3094 2790 2859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 12.17% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1990 1790 1776
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 85 123
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -8.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.75 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +13 97 £375 - 34
Uxbridge - 3 £180 -
Kingston Upon Thames 0 2 £390 - 1
Feltham - 2 - -
Chessington -1 1 - -
Docklands, London -5 1 - -
Hammersmith -7 1 £245 - 1
Croydon -10 1 - - 1
Enfield - 1 - -
Ilford - 1 £230 -
West Drayton - 1 £563 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 459 (56.11%) Windows
2 434 (53.06%) DHCP
3 320 (39.12%) Active Directory
4 310 (37.90%) VMware
5 280 (34.23%) Firewall
6 260 (31.78%) TCP/IP
7 253 (30.93%) Microsoft
8 250 (30.56%) Cisco
9 235 (28.73%) Linux
10 210 (25.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 191 (23.35%) VMware Infrastructure
12 184 (22.49%) Finance
13 168 (20.54%) LAN
14 167 (20.42%) Citrix
15 163 (19.93%) WAN
16 153 (18.70%) VPN
17 137 (16.75%) ITIL
18 136 (16.63%) MS Exchange
19 134 (16.38%) SAN
20 130 (15.89%) Windows Server 2012
21 126 (15.40%) Windows Server 2003
22 119 (14.55%) SQL
23 115 (14.06%) IIS
24 112 (13.69%) HP
25 111 (13.57%) SQL Server
26 108 (13.20%) DevOps
27 106 (12.96%) UNIX
28 102 (12.47%) HTTP
29 101 (12.35%) Java
30 98 (11.98%) VLAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 136 (16.63%) MS Exchange
2 115 (14.06%) IIS
3 87 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 70 (8.56%) SharePoint
5 56 (6.85%) Apache
6 52 (6.36%) Lync
7 49 (5.99%) Tomcat
8 45 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 35 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 26 (3.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 23 (2.81%) WebSphere
12 21 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2003
13 20 (2.44%) OpenStack
14 19 (2.32%) nginx
15 16 (1.96%) Office Communications Server
16 15 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
16 15 (1.83%) JBoss
17 13 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
18 11 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
18 11 (1.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 92 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 63 (7.70%) MS Office
3 18 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.73%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.24%) RMDS
3 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.12%) Agresso
4 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 70 (8.56%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (5.75%) Office 365
4 19 (2.32%) IaaS
4 19 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (1.59%) PaaS
7 8 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (0.98%) SaaS
8 7 (0.86%) Google App Engine
8 7 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.61%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.49%) Heroku
10 4 (0.49%) Engine Yard
10 4 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.37%) Yammer
11 3 (0.37%) IBM SmartCloud
11 3 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 434 (53.06%) DHCP
2 280 (34.23%) Firewall
3 260 (31.78%) TCP/IP
4 168 (20.54%) LAN
5 163 (19.93%) WAN
6 153 (18.70%) VPN
7 134 (16.38%) SAN
8 102 (12.47%) HTTP
9 98 (11.98%) VLAN
10 96 (11.74%) Wireless
11 94 (11.49%) BGP
12 93 (11.37%) Internet
13 84 (10.27%) Cisco ASA
14 78 (9.54%) SSL
15 76 (9.29%) IPsec
16 74 (9.05%) LDAP
17 70 (8.56%) OSPF
18 66 (8.07%) MPLS
19 61 (7.46%) NAS
20 60 (7.33%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (13.57%) SQL Server
2 69 (8.44%) MySQL
3 49 (5.99%) MongoDB
4 48 (5.87%) Relational Database
5 40 (4.89%) NoSQL
5 40 (4.89%) RDBMS
6 20 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (1.59%) Oracle Database
8 11 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.37%) Redis
14 3 (0.37%) Big Data
15 2 (0.24%) Sqoop
15 2 (0.24%) Impala
15 2 (0.24%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 71 (8.68%) Jenkins
2 25 (3.06%) Subversion
3 18 (2.20%) JIRA
4 16 (1.96%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.98%) Introscope
5 8 (0.98%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.73%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.73%) Hudson
7 5 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.61%) MSI
7 5 (0.61%) Maven
8 4 (0.49%) JMeter
8 4 (0.49%) Ant
9 3 (0.37%) NeoLoad
10 2 (0.24%) Fiddler
10 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.12%) Selenium
11 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.12%) LoadRunner
General
1 184 (22.49%) Finance
2 70 (8.56%) Banking
3 35 (4.28%) Retail
3 35 (4.28%) Telecoms
4 20 (2.44%) Multimedia
5 16 (1.96%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.96%) Marketing
6 14 (1.71%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.59%) Legal
8 12 (1.47%) Games
9 10 (1.22%) Advertising
10 7 (0.86%) Back Office
10 7 (0.86%) Local Government
11 6 (0.73%) Publishing
12 5 (0.61%) Electronics
13 4 (0.49%) Law
14 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.24%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (11.25%) Network Engineer
2 84 (10.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 82 (10.02%) Administrator
4 74 (9.05%) Analyst
5 69 (8.44%) Support Engineer
6 66 (8.07%) DevOps Engineer
7 40 (4.89%) Architect
8 38 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
9 34 (4.16%) Systems Engineer
9 34 (4.16%) Support Analyst
10 29 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support
11 28 (3.42%) Desktop Support
11 28 (3.42%) Wintel Engineer
12 27 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support
13 26 (3.18%) Web Engineer
14 24 (2.93%) Consultant
15 22 (2.69%) Server Engineer
16 21 (2.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 17 (2.08%) Network Support
17 17 (2.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (6.11%) Web Services
2 36 (4.40%) .NET
3 22 (2.69%) J2EE
4 20 (2.44%) HTML
5 16 (1.96%) Middleware
6 15 (1.83%) MCollective
7 14 (1.71%) XML
8 13 (1.59%) LAMP
9 12 (1.47%) Application Packaging
10 11 (1.34%) Java EE
11 10 (1.22%) SAML
11 10 (1.22%) Servlets
12 9 (1.10%) Spring
12 9 (1.10%) RESTful
13 8 (0.98%) SOAP
14 7 (0.86%) Worklight
15 6 (0.73%) Hibernate
16 5 (0.61%) JSON
16 5 (0.61%) WCF
16 5 (0.61%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 89 (10.88%) Data Centre
2 68 (8.31%) Clustering
3 52 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (4.16%) Blackberry
4 34 (4.16%) PKI
5 32 (3.91%) iPad
6 30 (3.67%) iPhone
7 19 (2.32%) Replication
8 18 (2.20%) Computer Science
9 15 (1.83%) Fat Client
9 15 (1.83%) Thin Client
10 14 (1.71%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.47%) Streaming Video
12 10 (1.22%) IVR
13 9 (1.10%) Device Driver
13 9 (1.10%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.86%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.86%) NHS
15 6 (0.73%) CESG
15 6 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 459 (56.11%) Windows
2 235 (28.73%) Linux
3 210 (25.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 130 (15.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 126 (15.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 106 (12.96%) UNIX
7 95 (11.61%) Windows 7
8 42 (5.13%) Windows XP
9 41 (5.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (5.01%) Windows 8
10 33 (4.03%) Solaris
11 25 (3.06%) Android
12 24 (2.93%) Ubuntu
13 21 (2.57%) CentOS
14 15 (1.83%) Mac OS X
15 11 (1.34%) Apple iOS
16 9 (1.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 9 (1.10%) Data ONTAP
17 7 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
18 5 (0.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (16.75%) ITIL
2 108 (13.20%) DevOps
3 94 (11.49%) Load Balancing
4 80 (9.78%) Migration
5 56 (6.85%) Configuration Management
6 53 (6.48%) Open Source
7 42 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (4.40%) Project Management
10 33 (4.03%) Service Management
10 33 (4.03%) Network Management
11 32 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
11 32 (3.91%) E-Commerce
12 30 (3.67%) Change Management
13 25 (3.06%) PRINCE2
14 23 (2.81%) Automated Testing
14 23 (2.81%) Mentoring
15 21 (2.57%) Performance Management
15 21 (2.57%) Disaster Recovery
15 21 (2.57%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (14.55%) SQL
2 101 (12.35%) Java
3 97 (11.86%) PowerShell
4 72 (8.80%) Python
5 62 (7.58%) Perl
6 42 (5.13%) Shell Script
7 39 (4.77%) C
8 31 (3.79%) Bash Shell
9 30 (3.67%) Ruby
10 25 (3.06%) PHP
11 16 (1.96%) VB
12 15 (1.83%) JavaScript
12 15 (1.83%) VBScript
13 11 (1.34%) C#
14 9 (1.10%) Korn
15 8 (0.98%) Jython
16 7 (0.86%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.37%) C++
17 3 (0.37%) R
18 2 (0.24%) Scala
Qualifications
1 86 (10.51%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (7.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (7.82%) Security Cleared
3 48 (5.87%) CCNP
4 47 (5.75%) MCSE
5 40 (4.89%) CCNA
6 34 (4.16%) Degree
7 33 (4.03%) SC Cleared
8 26 (3.18%) CCSE
9 23 (2.81%) MCITP
10 17 (2.08%) DV Cleared
10 17 (2.08%) CCIE
11 16 (1.96%) MCP
12 13 (1.59%) CCSA
13 11 (1.34%) MCSA
14 9 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (1.10%) MCTS
15 7 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (0.73%) Check Point Certification
16 6 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.65%) SLA
2 18 (2.20%) QA
3 12 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.49%) WAI
5 4 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 320 (39.12%) Active Directory
2 191 (23.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (10.76%) vSphere
4 67 (8.19%) XenApp
5 55 (6.72%) Hyper-V
6 47 (5.75%) VMware ESX
7 33 (4.03%) NFS
8 32 (3.91%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (3.42%) XenDesktop
10 18 (2.20%) XenServer
11 16 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (1.71%) Docker
13 13 (1.59%) ISA Server
13 13 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (1.47%) vCloud
15 11 (1.34%) VirtualBox
16 10 (1.22%) ProxySG
17 7 (0.86%) Firmware
17 7 (0.86%) DFS Replication
18 6 (0.73%) Squid
Systems Management
1 96 (11.74%) Puppet
2 66 (8.07%) SCCM
3 61 (7.46%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (4.40%) SCOM
5 32 (3.91%) Nagios
6 19 (2.32%) AirWatch
7 18 (2.20%) NetBackup
8 12 (1.47%) Backup Exec
8 12 (1.47%) OpenView
9 11 (1.34%) CiscoWorks
9 11 (1.34%) collectd
9 11 (1.34%) Opsview
9 11 (1.34%) Graphite
10 10 (1.22%) Ansible
10 10 (1.22%) Cobbler
10 10 (1.22%) CA Single Sign-On
11 9 (1.10%) CA Spectrum
12 8 (0.98%) Vagrant
12 8 (0.98%) HP SIM
12 8 (0.98%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 310 (37.90%) VMware
2 253 (30.93%) Microsoft
3 250 (30.56%) Cisco
4 167 (20.42%) Citrix
5 112 (13.69%) HP
6 93 (11.37%) Oracle
7 89 (10.88%) CheckPoint
8 75 (9.17%) F5
9 59 (7.21%) NetApp
10 53 (6.48%) Infoblox
11 50 (6.11%) Red Hat
12 47 (5.75%) Juniper
13 45 (5.50%) Aruba
14 43 (5.26%) Blue Coat
15 41 (5.01%) SolarWinds
16 36 (4.40%) Dell
17 35 (4.28%) IBM
18 30 (3.67%) McAfee
19 28 (3.42%) Apple
20 24 (2.93%) Avaya
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