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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 105 134 148
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +14
Contract jobs citing DNS 434 396 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.91% 1.66% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.98% 13.51% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 267 183
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £221 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 38
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.31% +3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.00 £42.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -2.63%
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
2898 2932 3010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.73% 12.32% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1957 1919 1888
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 74 160
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £42.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +6 95 £375 -3.41% 27
Kingston Upon Thames - 11 £310 -
Croydon +2 3 £400 +23.55%
Docklands, London +16 2 £325 -15.03%
Greenwich +6 1 - -
Wimbledon -1 1 £425 +78.94% 1
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Morden - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Southall - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 543 (59.47%) Windows
2 459 (50.27%) DHCP
3 409 (44.80%) Active Directory
4 331 (36.25%) VMware
5 307 (33.63%) Linux
6 295 (32.31%) TCP/IP
7 287 (31.43%) Firewall
8 283 (31.00%) Microsoft
9 242 (26.51%) Cisco
10 205 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 190 (20.81%) Citrix
11 190 (20.81%) MS Exchange
12 178 (19.50%) Finance
13 175 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
14 174 (19.06%) UNIX
15 164 (17.96%) ITIL
16 161 (17.63%) SAN
17 149 (16.32%) Windows Server 2003
18 144 (15.77%) HP
19 139 (15.22%) VPN
20 132 (14.46%) WAN
21 131 (14.35%) LAN
22 127 (13.91%) IIS
23 123 (13.47%) Apache
24 121 (13.25%) Perl
24 121 (13.25%) Exchange Server 2010
25 120 (13.14%) Windows Server 2012
25 120 (13.14%) SQL Server
26 119 (13.03%) SQL
26 119 (13.03%) Java

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 190 (20.81%) MS Exchange
2 127 (13.91%) IIS
3 123 (13.47%) Apache
4 121 (13.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 91 (9.97%) SharePoint
6 72 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 71 (7.78%) Tomcat
8 69 (7.56%) Lync
9 44 (4.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 44 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2003
10 41 (4.49%) WebLogic
11 25 (2.74%) JBoss
12 23 (2.52%) Confluence
13 21 (2.30%) OpenStack
14 19 (2.08%) Office Communications Server
14 19 (2.08%) WebSphere
14 19 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
15 18 (1.97%) nginx
16 12 (1.31%) Adobe CQ
16 12 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 95 (10.41%) MS Excel
2 91 (9.97%) MS Office
3 22 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.66%) MS Project
6 4 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.33%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.11%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.99%) RMDS
1 9 (0.99%) ResourceLink
2 5 (0.55%) Agresso
3 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.22%) ReMetrica
4 2 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.22%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.22%) Cognos Planning
4 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.11%) Summit
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (2.63%) Office 365
4 17 (1.86%) PaaS
5 12 (1.31%) IaaS
6 10 (1.10%) Heroku
6 10 (1.10%) Engine Yard
7 8 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.44%) SaaS
9 4 (0.44%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.33%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.22%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 459 (50.27%) DHCP
2 295 (32.31%) TCP/IP
3 287 (31.43%) Firewall
4 161 (17.63%) SAN
5 139 (15.22%) VPN
6 132 (14.46%) WAN
7 131 (14.35%) LAN
8 99 (10.84%) VLAN
9 91 (9.97%) HTTP
10 84 (9.20%) Internet
11 80 (8.76%) LDAP
12 74 (8.11%) Network Security
13 73 (8.00%) IPsec
14 71 (7.78%) SSL
15 69 (7.56%) BGP
16 67 (7.34%) Cisco ASA
17 63 (6.90%) Wireless
18 60 (6.57%) OSPF
18 60 (6.57%) Cisco Nexus
19 59 (6.46%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (13.14%) SQL Server
2 61 (6.68%) MySQL
3 33 (3.61%) MongoDB
4 31 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (2.74%) Relational Database
6 24 (2.63%) NoSQL
7 19 (2.08%) RDBMS
8 15 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (0.99%) DB2
11 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.44%) BusinessObjects XI
13 3 (0.33%) EDRMS
13 3 (0.33%) Crystal Enterprise
14 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.22%) QlikView
14 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 58 (6.35%) Subversion
1 58 (6.35%) Jenkins
2 55 (6.02%) Git (software)
3 35 (3.83%) JIRA
4 17 (1.86%) TeamCity
4 17 (1.86%) Hudson
5 14 (1.53%) MSI
6 9 (0.99%) Introscope
7 7 (0.77%) Selenium
8 5 (0.55%) Maven
9 4 (0.44%) Ant
10 3 (0.33%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.33%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.33%) GCC
10 3 (0.33%) GitLab
11 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.22%) Metasploit
12 1 (0.11%) FrontPage
12 1 (0.11%) FitNesse
General
1 178 (19.50%) Finance
2 89 (9.75%) Banking
3 39 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 32 (3.50%) Financial Institution
5 25 (2.74%) Investment Banking
6 24 (2.63%) Retail
7 19 (2.08%) Law
8 18 (1.97%) Legal
9 17 (1.86%) Games
10 14 (1.53%) Front Office
11 13 (1.42%) Advertising
11 13 (1.42%) Marketing
12 8 (0.88%) Publishing
13 6 (0.66%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.55%) Back Office
15 4 (0.44%) Local Government
15 4 (0.44%) French Language
16 3 (0.33%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.33%) Online Betting
16 3 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 103 (11.28%) Analyst
2 84 (9.20%) Network Engineer
3 76 (8.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 68 (7.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 65 (7.12%) Support Engineer
6 60 (6.57%) Systems Engineer
7 52 (5.70%) Consultant
7 52 (5.70%) Administrator
8 50 (5.48%) Developer
9 46 (5.04%) Architect
10 38 (4.16%) 2nd Line Support
11 36 (3.94%) Systems Administrator
12 35 (3.83%) Support Analyst
13 34 (3.72%) Perl Developer
14 32 (3.50%) Desktop Support
15 31 (3.40%) Linux Engineer
16 26 (2.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 23 (2.52%) Wintel Engineer
17 23 (2.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 23 (2.52%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (4.93%) Web Services
2 42 (4.60%) XML
3 39 (4.27%) .NET
4 23 (2.52%) HTML
5 21 (2.30%) WebSockets
6 20 (2.19%) Middleware
7 18 (1.97%) LAMP
8 14 (1.53%) Application Packaging
9 13 (1.42%) CSS
10 11 (1.20%) Java EE
11 10 (1.10%) ASP.NET
11 10 (1.10%) RESTful
11 10 (1.10%) MCollective
12 9 (0.99%) Worklight
12 9 (0.99%) Regular Expression
13 7 (0.77%) SOAP
13 7 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
14 6 (0.66%) REST
15 5 (0.55%) .NET Framework
16 4 (0.44%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 117 (12.81%) Clustering
2 54 (5.91%) Blackberry
3 44 (4.82%) Replication
4 37 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (3.61%) Open Source
6 31 (3.40%) Oracle Exalogic
7 29 (3.18%) Computer Science
8 25 (2.74%) Fat Client
8 25 (2.74%) Thin Client
9 23 (2.52%) Management Information System
10 21 (2.30%) PKI
11 20 (2.19%) CESG
12 14 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 13 (1.42%) Client/Server
13 13 (1.42%) CESG CLAS
14 10 (1.10%) Smartphone
14 10 (1.10%) Smartcard
14 10 (1.10%) Device Driver
15 9 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
15 9 (0.99%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 543 (59.47%) Windows
2 307 (33.63%) Linux
3 205 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 174 (19.06%) UNIX
5 149 (16.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 120 (13.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 117 (12.81%) Windows 7
8 100 (10.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 92 (10.08%) Windows XP
10 46 (5.04%) SUSE
11 40 (4.38%) Solaris
12 37 (4.05%) Ubuntu
13 33 (3.61%) Windows 8
14 31 (3.40%) CentOS
15 17 (1.86%) AIX
16 15 (1.64%) Mac OS X
16 15 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
17 13 (1.42%) Windows Vista
18 12 (1.31%) Oracle Linux
19 11 (1.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (17.96%) ITIL
2 110 (12.05%) Change Management
3 106 (11.61%) DevOps
4 105 (11.50%) Load Balancing
5 85 (9.31%) Migration
6 82 (8.98%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (5.26%) Service Management
8 45 (4.93%) Performance Tuning
9 41 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 38 (4.16%) Service Delivery
11 37 (4.05%) OO
12 35 (3.83%) Project Management
12 35 (3.83%) Scrum
13 33 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
14 29 (3.18%) E-Commerce
15 28 (3.07%) Capacity Planning
16 26 (2.85%) Incident Management
17 24 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
18 22 (2.41%) Network Monitoring
18 22 (2.41%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (13.25%) Perl
2 119 (13.03%) SQL
2 119 (13.03%) Java
3 108 (11.83%) Shell Script
4 80 (8.76%) PowerShell
5 76 (8.32%) Python
6 46 (5.04%) Ruby
7 38 (4.16%) Bash Shell
8 28 (3.07%) PHP
9 26 (2.85%) VBScript
10 23 (2.52%) C
11 21 (2.30%) VB
12 20 (2.19%) C#
12 20 (2.19%) JavaScript
13 12 (1.31%) Korn
14 11 (1.20%) C++
15 9 (0.99%) Jython
16 7 (0.77%) VBA
17 6 (0.66%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (7.45%) Cisco Certification
3 56 (6.13%) Security Cleared
4 48 (5.26%) MCSE
5 40 (4.38%) CCNP
5 40 (4.38%) SC Cleared
6 34 (3.72%) MCITP
7 33 (3.61%) Degree
8 31 (3.40%) CCNA
9 19 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (1.86%) CISSP
10 17 (1.86%) MCP
11 16 (1.75%) CCIE
12 14 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
13 13 (1.42%) CCSE
14 11 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (1.20%) MCDST
14 11 (1.20%) DV Cleared
14 11 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 10 (1.10%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.94%) SLA
2 20 (2.19%) QA
3 19 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 409 (44.80%) Active Directory
2 175 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (10.41%) vSphere
4 82 (8.98%) XenApp
5 78 (8.54%) Hyper-V
6 61 (6.68%) VMware ESX
7 43 (4.71%) NFS
8 37 (4.05%) XenDesktop
8 37 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (1.64%) Xen
11 14 (1.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 13 (1.42%) Terminal Services
12 13 (1.42%) XenServer
13 12 (1.31%) DFS Replication
13 12 (1.31%) ISA Server
14 11 (1.20%) FreeRADIUS
15 10 (1.10%) Firmware
16 9 (0.99%) VMware Server
16 9 (0.99%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 107 (11.72%) SCCM
2 85 (9.31%) Puppet
3 62 (6.79%) Nagios
4 57 (6.24%) SCOM
5 39 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (3.83%) Backup Exec
7 25 (2.74%) Ansible
8 22 (2.41%) NetBackup
9 21 (2.30%) collectd
9 21 (2.30%) HP SIM
10 19 (2.08%) Cobbler
10 19 (2.08%) WSUS
11 18 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
11 18 (1.97%) Opsview
12 15 (1.64%) Icinga
13 14 (1.53%) SCOrch
13 14 (1.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 13 (1.42%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
15 12 (1.31%) CA Spectrum
15 12 (1.31%) Graphite
Vendors
1 331 (36.25%) VMware
2 283 (31.00%) Microsoft
3 242 (26.51%) Cisco
4 190 (20.81%) Citrix
5 144 (15.77%) HP
6 115 (12.60%) Red Hat
7 90 (9.86%) CheckPoint
8 72 (7.89%) NetApp
9 62 (6.79%) F5
10 60 (6.57%) EMC
11 58 (6.35%) IBM
11 58 (6.35%) Oracle
11 58 (6.35%) Juniper
11 58 (6.35%) Symantec
12 52 (5.70%) Dell
13 34 (3.72%) Blue Coat
14 33 (3.61%) McAfee
15 31 (3.40%) Altiris
16 29 (3.18%) AppSense
17 28 (3.07%) Bloomberg
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