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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 105 129 145
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +16
Contract jobs citing DNS 463 421 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.91% 1.67% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.85% 13.63% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 267 227
Average daily rate
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£383 £370 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.37% -0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £167 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 22
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.00 £25.00 £29.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.97 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.11% +5.38%
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
3117 3088 3519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.86% 12.24% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2017 2026 2169
Average daily rate £400 £393 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £570 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 85 168
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +24 123 £375 -3.22% 36
Croydon -7 6 £359 +13.43% 1
Kingston Upon Thames +4 4 £310 - 2
Docklands, London +18 2 £525 +25.37% 1
Harrow - 2 £400 - 2
New Malden - 1 - - 1
Mayfair - 1 £600 - 1
Beckenham - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Romford - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Morden - - - - 1
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 493 (56.93%) Windows
2 423 (48.85%) Active Directory
3 422 (48.73%) DHCP
4 319 (36.84%) VMware
5 293 (33.83%) Microsoft
6 289 (33.37%) Linux
7 278 (32.10%) Firewall
8 265 (30.60%) Cisco
9 245 (28.29%) TCP/IP
10 209 (24.13%) MS Exchange
11 208 (24.02%) Windows Server 2008
12 186 (21.48%) VMware Infrastructure
13 175 (20.21%) ITIL
14 170 (19.63%) Citrix
15 164 (18.94%) HP
16 163 (18.82%) Finance
17 161 (18.59%) SAN
18 153 (17.67%) UNIX
19 148 (17.09%) Exchange Server 2010
20 144 (16.63%) VPN
21 133 (15.36%) SQL
22 132 (15.24%) Apache
23 131 (15.13%) Windows Server 2003
24 129 (14.90%) LAN
25 125 (14.43%) WAN
26 122 (14.09%) SQL Server
27 119 (13.74%) MS Excel
27 119 (13.74%) Windows 7
28 111 (12.82%) DevOps
29 110 (12.70%) Perl

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 209 (24.13%) MS Exchange
2 148 (17.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 132 (15.24%) Apache
4 105 (12.12%) IIS
5 86 (9.93%) SharePoint
6 69 (7.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 55 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 53 (6.12%) Tomcat
9 51 (5.89%) Lync
10 43 (4.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 35 (4.04%) WebSphere
12 30 (3.46%) WebLogic
13 22 (2.54%) SharePoint 2010
14 18 (2.08%) nginx
15 17 (1.96%) Confluence
16 15 (1.73%) Office Communications Server
17 14 (1.62%) Jetty
18 12 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
18 12 (1.39%) IBM HTTP Server
19 11 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 119 (13.74%) MS Excel
2 75 (8.66%) MS Office
3 13 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.69%) MS Project
5 3 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.35%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (1.15%) RMDS
2 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.23%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.23%) Cognos Planning
3 2 (0.23%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.23%) Agresso
4 1 (0.12%) Summit
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) assyst
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.77%) Office 365
2 18 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (1.27%) Google App Engine
6 10 (1.15%) IaaS
7 5 (0.58%) SaaS
7 5 (0.58%) PaaS
8 4 (0.46%) Joyent
9 3 (0.35%) GitHub
10 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.12%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 422 (48.73%) DHCP
2 278 (32.10%) Firewall
3 245 (28.29%) TCP/IP
4 161 (18.59%) SAN
5 144 (16.63%) VPN
6 129 (14.90%) LAN
7 125 (14.43%) WAN
8 102 (11.78%) HTTP
9 76 (8.78%) SSL
10 71 (8.20%) LDAP
11 67 (7.74%) IPsec
12 61 (7.04%) Network Security
12 61 (7.04%) VLAN
13 59 (6.81%) Internet
14 51 (5.89%) Wireless
15 48 (5.54%) Cisco Nexus
16 47 (5.43%) Cisco ASA
17 46 (5.31%) SMTP
18 43 (4.97%) BGP
19 41 (4.73%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (14.09%) SQL Server
2 60 (6.93%) MySQL
3 26 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.15%) MongoDB
4 10 (1.15%) DB2
5 9 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (1.04%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (0.81%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.46%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.46%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.35%) Redis
10 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.23%) QlikView
10 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.23%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 56 (6.47%) Jenkins
2 42 (4.85%) Git (software)
3 37 (4.27%) Subversion
4 31 (3.58%) JIRA
5 30 (3.46%) Hudson
6 18 (2.08%) TeamCity
7 12 (1.39%) Introscope
8 11 (1.27%) MSI
9 8 (0.92%) Selenium
10 6 (0.69%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.69%) JUnit
11 4 (0.46%) Redmine
11 4 (0.46%) FitNesse
11 4 (0.46%) Maven
12 3 (0.35%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.35%) GCC
13 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
14 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
14 1 (0.12%) FrontPage
General
1 163 (18.82%) Finance
2 99 (11.43%) Banking
3 36 (4.16%) Financial Institution
4 34 (3.93%) Investment Banking
5 28 (3.23%) Retail
6 23 (2.66%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.54%) Advertising
8 20 (2.31%) Marketing
9 18 (2.08%) Games
10 16 (1.85%) French Language
11 14 (1.62%) Mandarin Language
11 14 (1.62%) Spanish Language
11 14 (1.62%) Law
12 13 (1.50%) Legal
12 13 (1.50%) Front Office
13 10 (1.15%) Back Office
14 8 (0.92%) Publishing
15 6 (0.69%) Local Government
15 6 (0.69%) German Language
16 5 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 96 (11.09%) Analyst
2 81 (9.35%) Systems Engineer
3 74 (8.55%) Administrator
4 64 (7.39%) Network Engineer
4 64 (7.39%) Systems Administrator
5 57 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 56 (6.47%) Developer
7 48 (5.54%) Consultant
8 47 (5.43%) Architect
9 46 (5.31%) DevOps Engineer
10 43 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support
11 39 (4.50%) Support Engineer
12 31 (3.58%) Perl Developer
12 31 (3.58%) Support Analyst
13 30 (3.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 26 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support
15 25 (2.89%) Wintel Engineer
16 24 (2.77%) Linux Engineer
17 22 (2.54%) Server Engineer
18 21 (2.42%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.73%) XML
2 36 (4.16%) Web Services
2 36 (4.16%) .NET
3 27 (3.12%) LAMP
4 25 (2.89%) Middleware
5 20 (2.31%) HTML
6 19 (2.19%) WebSockets
7 17 (1.96%) CSS
8 12 (1.39%) JSON
9 11 (1.27%) Application Packaging
9 11 (1.27%) Worklight
10 10 (1.15%) Regular Expression
10 10 (1.15%) FIX Protocol
10 10 (1.15%) ASP.NET
11 9 (1.04%) Servlets
11 9 (1.04%) J2EE
12 7 (0.81%) Java EE
12 7 (0.81%) REST
13 6 (0.69%) HTML5
13 6 (0.69%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 84 (9.70%) Clustering
2 62 (7.16%) Blackberry
3 44 (5.08%) Open Source
4 39 (4.50%) Replication
5 32 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (2.66%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.42%) CESG
8 20 (2.31%) Client/Server
9 19 (2.19%) Management Information System
9 19 (2.19%) Oracle Exalogic
10 16 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 15 (1.73%) Hedge funds
12 13 (1.50%) CESG CLAS
12 13 (1.50%) PKI
13 11 (1.27%) Online Games
14 9 (1.04%) Statistics
15 8 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
15 8 (0.92%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.92%) RMADS
15 8 (0.92%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 493 (56.93%) Windows
2 289 (33.37%) Linux
3 208 (24.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 153 (17.67%) UNIX
5 131 (15.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 119 (13.74%) Windows 7
7 83 (9.58%) Windows XP
8 82 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 68 (7.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 48 (5.54%) Solaris
11 36 (4.16%) SUSE
12 24 (2.77%) Windows 8
13 15 (1.73%) CentOS
14 14 (1.62%) Ubuntu
14 14 (1.62%) Windows 2000
15 13 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
16 11 (1.27%) AIX
17 10 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
18 9 (1.04%) Mac OS X
19 8 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (20.21%) ITIL
2 111 (12.82%) DevOps
3 101 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (10.05%) Load Balancing
5 85 (9.82%) Migration
6 80 (9.24%) Change Management
7 53 (6.12%) Service Management
8 46 (5.31%) Project Management
9 43 (4.97%) Continuous Improvement
10 40 (4.62%) Service Delivery
11 35 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
11 35 (4.04%) Scrum
12 34 (3.93%) OO
12 34 (3.93%) Incident Management
13 30 (3.46%) Performance Tuning
14 27 (3.12%) Capacity Planning
15 23 (2.66%) Configuration Management
15 23 (2.66%) Line Management
15 23 (2.66%) Data Protection
16 22 (2.54%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 133 (15.36%) SQL
2 110 (12.70%) Perl
3 106 (12.24%) Java
4 93 (10.74%) PowerShell
5 77 (8.89%) Shell Script
6 44 (5.08%) Python
7 35 (4.04%) VB
8 32 (3.70%) C
9 28 (3.23%) PHP
10 27 (3.12%) VBScript
11 25 (2.89%) Ruby
11 25 (2.89%) Bash Shell
12 24 (2.77%) JavaScript
13 14 (1.62%) C#
14 11 (1.27%) Jython
14 11 (1.27%) C++
15 10 (1.15%) VBA
16 8 (0.92%) Korn
17 4 (0.46%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.35%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 93 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (8.31%) MCSE
3 50 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 48 (5.54%) Degree
5 44 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (4.85%) SC Cleared
7 26 (3.00%) CCNA
8 21 (2.42%) CCNP
8 21 (2.42%) MCITP
9 18 (2.08%) MCP
10 17 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (1.96%) CISSP
11 13 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.15%) RHCE
12 10 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (1.04%) CCIE
13 9 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.92%) MCSA
15 6 (0.69%) NCDA
15 6 (0.69%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.93%) SLA
2 21 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.62%) QA
4 8 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
System Software
1 423 (48.85%) Active Directory
2 186 (21.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (10.16%) vSphere
4 74 (8.55%) XenApp
5 68 (7.85%) Hyper-V
6 51 (5.89%) VMware ESX
7 47 (5.43%) NFS
8 39 (4.50%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (2.89%) XenDesktop
10 19 (2.19%) Xen
11 18 (2.08%) ISA Server
12 17 (1.96%) vCloud
13 14 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
14 13 (1.50%) Terminal Services
15 11 (1.27%) XenServer
16 10 (1.15%) Sendmail
16 10 (1.15%) Firmware
17 9 (1.04%) FreeRADIUS
18 8 (0.92%) UAG
18 8 (0.92%) KVM
Systems Management
1 105 (12.12%) SCCM
2 75 (8.66%) Puppet
3 55 (6.35%) SCOM
4 49 (5.66%) Nagios
5 46 (5.31%) Opscode Chef
6 43 (4.97%) Backup Exec
7 31 (3.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 29 (3.35%) Ansible
9 20 (2.31%) HP SIM
10 17 (1.96%) Opsview
11 16 (1.85%) WSUS
12 15 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
12 15 (1.73%) CA Spectrum
12 15 (1.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 14 (1.62%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 14 (1.62%) OpenView
14 13 (1.50%) Tivoli
14 13 (1.50%) SCOrch
15 12 (1.39%) BMC PATROL
16 10 (1.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 319 (36.84%) VMware
2 293 (33.83%) Microsoft
3 265 (30.60%) Cisco
4 170 (19.63%) Citrix
5 164 (18.94%) HP
6 101 (11.66%) IBM
7 89 (10.28%) NetApp
8 75 (8.66%) CheckPoint
9 72 (8.31%) Red Hat
10 66 (7.62%) EMC
10 66 (7.62%) Oracle
11 60 (6.93%) F5
11 60 (6.93%) Symantec
12 52 (6.00%) Dell
13 50 (5.77%) Juniper
14 44 (5.08%) JBoss
15 31 (3.58%) SolarWinds
16 28 (3.23%) Websense
17 25 (2.89%) Veritas
18 23 (2.66%) Remedy
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
North West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 to £14 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
South East London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £270 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Intapeople
Rate: £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chessington, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago