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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 99 128 145
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +17
Contract jobs citing DNS 488 433 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.99% 1.72% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.32% 13.98% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 269 234
Average daily rate
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£400 £370 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 19
Average hourly rate £23.25 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.35 £14.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.00 £27.50 £30.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
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
3185 3098 3646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.01% 12.31% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2035 2025 2190
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 88 179
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 September 2014.

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 September 2014.

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 September 2014. 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 +25 122 £375 -2.28% 32
Croydon -3 5 £355 +20.33% 1
Kingston Upon Thames +4 4 £310 -
Docklands, London +10 2 £525 +12.29% 1
Harrow - 2 £400 -
New Malden - 1 - - 1
Twickenham - 1 - -
Brentford - - - -
Romford - - - -
Hayes - - - - 3
Hounslow - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 490 (56.19%) Windows
2 427 (48.97%) DHCP
3 424 (48.62%) Active Directory
4 319 (36.58%) VMware
5 300 (34.40%) Microsoft
6 289 (33.14%) Linux
7 282 (32.34%) Firewall
8 263 (30.16%) Cisco
9 249 (28.56%) TCP/IP
10 215 (24.66%) MS Exchange
11 207 (23.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 189 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 169 (19.38%) ITIL
14 164 (18.81%) Citrix
15 159 (18.23%) HP
15 159 (18.23%) Finance
16 158 (18.12%) SAN
17 152 (17.43%) UNIX
18 146 (16.74%) VPN
19 145 (16.63%) Exchange Server 2010
20 139 (15.94%) SQL
21 133 (15.25%) Apache
21 133 (15.25%) LAN
22 132 (15.14%) Windows Server 2003
23 128 (14.68%) WAN
24 123 (14.11%) SQL Server
25 120 (13.76%) Windows 7
26 117 (13.42%) MS Excel
27 111 (12.73%) DevOps
28 109 (12.50%) Perl

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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
1 215 (24.66%) MS Exchange
2 145 (16.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 133 (15.25%) Apache
4 100 (11.47%) IIS
5 89 (10.21%) SharePoint
6 68 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 53 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 53 (6.08%) Tomcat
8 50 (5.73%) Lync
9 46 (5.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 37 (4.24%) WebSphere
11 28 (3.21%) WebLogic
12 22 (2.52%) SharePoint 2010
13 19 (2.18%) nginx
14 16 (1.83%) Confluence
14 16 (1.83%) Office Communications Server
15 14 (1.61%) Jetty
16 12 (1.38%) IBM HTTP Server
16 12 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
17 11 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 117 (13.42%) MS Excel
2 73 (8.37%) MS Office
3 11 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.46%) MS Project
6 3 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.34%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (1.03%) RMDS
2 5 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.23%) Agresso
3 2 (0.23%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.23%) Cognos Planning
3 2 (0.23%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) assyst
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.87%) Office 365
2 19 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
2 19 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (1.26%) Google App Engine
5 9 (1.03%) IaaS
6 7 (0.80%) SaaS
7 5 (0.57%) PaaS
8 4 (0.46%) Joyent
9 3 (0.34%) GitHub
10 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 427 (48.97%) DHCP
2 282 (32.34%) Firewall
3 249 (28.56%) TCP/IP
4 158 (18.12%) SAN
5 146 (16.74%) VPN
6 133 (15.25%) LAN
7 128 (14.68%) WAN
8 103 (11.81%) HTTP
9 78 (8.94%) SSL
10 70 (8.03%) LDAP
11 67 (7.68%) IPsec
12 63 (7.22%) VLAN
13 62 (7.11%) Internet
14 61 (7.00%) Network Security
15 51 (5.85%) Wireless
16 50 (5.73%) SMTP
17 48 (5.50%) Cisco Nexus
18 47 (5.39%) Cisco ASA
19 45 (5.16%) MPLS
20 44 (5.05%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (14.11%) SQL Server
2 62 (7.11%) MySQL
3 23 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.15%) DB2
4 10 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (1.03%) MongoDB
6 8 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (0.80%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.80%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.46%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.34%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.34%) Redis
10 2 (0.23%) QlikView
10 2 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.23%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 52 (5.96%) Jenkins
2 42 (4.82%) Git (software)
3 34 (3.90%) Subversion
4 30 (3.44%) JIRA
5 29 (3.33%) Hudson
6 19 (2.18%) TeamCity
7 12 (1.38%) Introscope
8 11 (1.26%) MSI
9 8 (0.92%) Selenium
10 7 (0.80%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.69%) JUnit
12 5 (0.57%) Maven
13 4 (0.46%) FitNesse
13 4 (0.46%) Redmine
14 3 (0.34%) GCC
14 3 (0.34%) LoadRunner
15 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
16 1 (0.11%) WinDbg
16 1 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
General
1 159 (18.23%) Finance
2 96 (11.01%) Banking
3 33 (3.78%) Investment Banking
3 33 (3.78%) Financial Institution
4 27 (3.10%) Retail
5 25 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.41%) Advertising
7 20 (2.29%) Marketing
7 20 (2.29%) French Language
8 19 (2.18%) Games
9 15 (1.72%) Front Office
10 14 (1.61%) Law
10 14 (1.61%) Spanish Language
10 14 (1.61%) Mandarin Language
11 11 (1.26%) Legal
12 10 (1.15%) Back Office
13 8 (0.92%) Publishing
14 6 (0.69%) Local Government
14 6 (0.69%) German Language
15 5 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 95 (10.89%) Analyst
2 82 (9.40%) Systems Engineer
3 76 (8.72%) Administrator
4 67 (7.68%) Network Engineer
5 63 (7.22%) Systems Administrator
6 60 (6.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 55 (6.31%) Developer
8 50 (5.73%) Consultant
9 49 (5.62%) Architect
10 45 (5.16%) DevOps Engineer
11 43 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support
12 41 (4.70%) Support Engineer
13 31 (3.56%) Support Analyst
14 29 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 29 (3.33%) Perl Developer
15 25 (2.87%) 3rd Line Support
15 25 (2.87%) Linux Engineer
16 24 (2.75%) Wintel Engineer
17 23 (2.64%) Infrastructure Architect
18 22 (2.52%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.59%) XML
2 39 (4.47%) Web Services
3 37 (4.24%) .NET
4 31 (3.56%) LAMP
5 27 (3.10%) Middleware
6 21 (2.41%) HTML
7 20 (2.29%) WebSockets
8 19 (2.18%) CSS
9 12 (1.38%) JSON
10 11 (1.26%) Application Packaging
10 11 (1.26%) ASP.NET
10 11 (1.26%) Worklight
11 10 (1.15%) Regular Expression
11 10 (1.15%) Servlets
12 9 (1.03%) J2EE
12 9 (1.03%) FIX Protocol
13 7 (0.80%) Ajax
13 7 (0.80%) HTML5
13 7 (0.80%) REST
14 6 (0.69%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 83 (9.52%) Clustering
2 65 (7.45%) Blackberry
3 44 (5.05%) Open Source
4 41 (4.70%) Replication
5 30 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (2.87%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.41%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.29%) Client/Server
9 19 (2.18%) CESG
10 18 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 18 (2.06%) Oracle Exalogic
11 15 (1.72%) Hedge funds
12 13 (1.49%) PKI
13 12 (1.38%) CESG CLAS
14 11 (1.26%) Online Games
15 10 (1.15%) Statistics
15 10 (1.15%) Firmware
16 8 (0.92%) Thin Client
16 8 (0.92%) Fat Client
16 8 (0.92%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 490 (56.19%) Windows
2 289 (33.14%) Linux
3 207 (23.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 152 (17.43%) UNIX
5 132 (15.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 120 (13.76%) Windows 7
7 81 (9.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 81 (9.29%) Windows XP
8 65 (7.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 49 (5.62%) Solaris
10 35 (4.01%) SUSE
11 24 (2.75%) Windows 8
12 14 (1.61%) CentOS
12 14 (1.61%) Windows 2000
13 13 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
14 11 (1.26%) Ubuntu
14 11 (1.26%) AIX
15 10 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
16 9 (1.03%) Windows Vista
17 8 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (19.38%) ITIL
2 111 (12.73%) DevOps
3 101 (11.58%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (10.21%) Migration
5 83 (9.52%) Load Balancing
6 79 (9.06%) Change Management
7 54 (6.19%) Service Management
8 50 (5.73%) Project Management
9 45 (5.16%) Continuous Improvement
10 42 (4.82%) Service Delivery
11 35 (4.01%) Disaster Recovery
12 34 (3.90%) OO
12 34 (3.90%) Incident Management
13 32 (3.67%) Scrum
14 26 (2.98%) Performance Tuning
15 24 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
15 24 (2.75%) Data Protection
15 24 (2.75%) E-Commerce
16 23 (2.64%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (2.52%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (15.94%) SQL
2 109 (12.50%) Perl
3 105 (12.04%) Java
4 95 (10.89%) PowerShell
5 73 (8.37%) Shell Script
6 44 (5.05%) Python
7 38 (4.36%) VB
8 36 (4.13%) C
9 31 (3.56%) PHP
10 28 (3.21%) Ruby
11 27 (3.10%) Bash Shell
11 27 (3.10%) JavaScript
12 25 (2.87%) VBScript
13 14 (1.61%) C#
14 11 (1.26%) C++
14 11 (1.26%) VBA
14 11 (1.26%) Jython
15 8 (0.92%) Korn
16 4 (0.46%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.34%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 100 (11.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (8.83%) MCSE
3 50 (5.73%) Security Cleared
4 47 (5.39%) Degree
5 42 (4.82%) SC Cleared
5 42 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (2.75%) CCNA
7 22 (2.52%) MCITP
8 19 (2.18%) MCP
9 18 (2.06%) CCNP
10 17 (1.95%) CISSP
11 13 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (1.15%) RHCE
13 9 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (1.03%) MCSA
13 9 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.69%) NCDA
14 6 (0.69%) CCIE
14 6 (0.69%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.01%) SLA
2 21 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.49%) QA
4 7 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) TickIT
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
System Software
1 424 (48.62%) Active Directory
2 189 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (10.21%) vSphere
4 72 (8.26%) XenApp
5 68 (7.80%) Hyper-V
6 53 (6.08%) VMware ESX
7 47 (5.39%) NFS
8 36 (4.13%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (2.87%) XenDesktop
10 21 (2.41%) ISA Server
11 20 (2.29%) Xen
12 17 (1.95%) vCloud
13 14 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
13 14 (1.61%) Terminal Services
14 11 (1.26%) Sendmail
15 10 (1.15%) XenServer
15 10 (1.15%) FreeRADIUS
16 9 (1.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 8 (0.92%) UAG
17 8 (0.92%) Squid
Systems Management
1 105 (12.04%) SCCM
2 73 (8.37%) Puppet
3 54 (6.19%) SCOM
4 50 (5.73%) Nagios
5 48 (5.50%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (5.28%) Backup Exec
7 30 (3.44%) Ansible
8 28 (3.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 20 (2.29%) HP SIM
10 19 (2.18%) Opsview
11 18 (2.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 16 (1.83%) WSUS
13 15 (1.72%) OpenView
14 14 (1.61%) CA Spectrum
14 14 (1.61%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
15 13 (1.49%) SCOrch
15 13 (1.49%) BMC PATROL
15 13 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
15 13 (1.49%) MAILsweeper
16 10 (1.15%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 319 (36.58%) VMware
2 300 (34.40%) Microsoft
3 263 (30.16%) Cisco
4 164 (18.81%) Citrix
5 159 (18.23%) HP
6 101 (11.58%) IBM
7 82 (9.40%) NetApp
8 76 (8.72%) CheckPoint
9 69 (7.91%) Oracle
9 69 (7.91%) Red Hat
10 62 (7.11%) Symantec
11 58 (6.65%) F5
12 57 (6.54%) EMC
13 49 (5.62%) Juniper
14 47 (5.39%) Dell
15 41 (4.70%) JBoss
16 32 (3.67%) SolarWinds
17 30 (3.44%) Websense
18 25 (2.87%) Veritas
19 24 (2.75%) Infoblox
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 16 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Chessington, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £297.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £585 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 27 days ago