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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 126 157 149
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -8
Contract jobs citing DNS 385 334 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.73% 1.38% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.82% 11.89% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 211 165
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £321 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.16% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 28
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
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
3004 2808 3077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.47% 11.59% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1941 1822 1919
Average daily rate £375 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% -1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 87 135
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.25 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +21 87 £385 +10.00% 37
Croydon -5 4 £350 -3.44% 2
Uxbridge - 2 £180 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames -6 1 - - 3
Hammersmith - 1 £380 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Docklands, London - - - - 1
Bermondsey - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Romford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - - 2
Ilford - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Wembley - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 438 (54.75%) Windows
2 406 (50.75%) DHCP
3 319 (39.88%) VMware
4 293 (36.63%) Active Directory
5 284 (35.50%) TCP/IP
6 259 (32.38%) Firewall
7 248 (31.00%) Linux
8 243 (30.38%) Microsoft
9 221 (27.63%) Cisco
10 196 (24.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 186 (23.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 160 (20.00%) Citrix
13 150 (18.75%) Finance
14 146 (18.25%) MS Exchange
15 141 (17.63%) LAN
16 133 (16.63%) WAN
17 129 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
18 123 (15.38%) IIS
19 120 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
20 117 (14.63%) VPN
20 117 (14.63%) DevOps
21 113 (14.13%) SAN
22 112 (14.00%) HP
23 111 (13.88%) Java
23 111 (13.88%) UNIX
23 111 (13.88%) Puppet
24 106 (13.25%) Load Balancing
25 104 (13.00%) ITIL
26 96 (12.00%) CheckPoint
27 95 (11.88%) Red Hat

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 146 (18.25%) MS Exchange
2 123 (15.38%) IIS
3 92 (11.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 76 (9.50%) Apache
5 55 (6.88%) Tomcat
6 52 (6.50%) SharePoint
7 51 (6.38%) Lync
8 46 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2007
9 39 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 37 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2013
11 33 (4.13%) WebLogic
12 28 (3.50%) OpenStack
13 23 (2.88%) nginx
14 21 (2.63%) WebSphere
15 19 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
16 18 (2.25%) Office Communications Server
17 16 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
18 14 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
19 12 (1.50%) Adobe CQ
20 10 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 82 (10.25%) MS Excel
2 64 (8.00%) MS Office
3 13 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.63%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.25%) ResourceLink
2 5 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.50%) Agresso
3 4 (0.50%) RMDS
4 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 62 (7.75%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (5.25%) Office 365
4 17 (2.13%) PaaS
5 14 (1.75%) Heroku
5 14 (1.75%) Engine Yard
6 13 (1.63%) IaaS
7 11 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 10 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.63%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.50%) Google App Engine
11 4 (0.50%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.38%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.38%) SaaS
13 2 (0.25%) IBM SmartCloud
14 1 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 406 (50.75%) DHCP
2 284 (35.50%) TCP/IP
3 259 (32.38%) Firewall
4 141 (17.63%) LAN
5 133 (16.63%) WAN
6 117 (14.63%) VPN
7 113 (14.13%) SAN
8 92 (11.50%) HTTP
8 92 (11.50%) VLAN
9 89 (11.13%) Internet
10 88 (11.00%) Cisco ASA
11 81 (10.13%) Wireless
12 71 (8.88%) BGP
12 71 (8.88%) SSL
13 64 (8.00%) Network Security
14 63 (7.88%) LDAP
15 62 (7.75%) OSPF
16 54 (6.75%) IPsec
17 48 (6.00%) MPLS
18 47 (5.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (11.75%) SQL Server
2 63 (7.88%) MySQL
3 60 (7.50%) MongoDB
4 55 (6.88%) Relational Database
5 51 (6.38%) RDBMS
6 49 (6.13%) NoSQL
7 21 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 19 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.63%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.38%) BusinessObjects XI
14 3 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (0.38%) DB2
14 3 (0.38%) Big Data
15 2 (0.25%) Sqoop
15 2 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 69 (8.63%) Jenkins
2 53 (6.63%) Subversion
3 35 (4.38%) Git (software)
4 16 (2.00%) JIRA
5 9 (1.13%) TeamCity
5 9 (1.13%) Introscope
6 8 (1.00%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.88%) Maven
8 6 (0.75%) Ant
8 6 (0.75%) MSI
9 5 (0.63%) Selenium
9 5 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.38%) JMeter
10 3 (0.38%) NeoLoad
10 3 (0.38%) GitLab
11 2 (0.25%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.25%) Hudson
11 2 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.13%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.13%) Metasploit
General
1 150 (18.75%) Finance
2 61 (7.63%) Banking
3 34 (4.25%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 16 (2.00%) Retail
6 13 (1.63%) Games
6 13 (1.63%) Marketing
7 12 (1.50%) Law
8 11 (1.38%) Multimedia
8 11 (1.38%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.25%) Legal
10 8 (1.00%) Publishing
11 6 (0.75%) Back Office
11 6 (0.75%) Electronics
12 5 (0.63%) Advertising
12 5 (0.63%) Local Government
13 3 (0.38%) Front Office
13 3 (0.38%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.38%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (11.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 89 (11.13%) Network Engineer
3 85 (10.63%) Support Engineer
4 77 (9.63%) DevOps Engineer
5 67 (8.38%) Analyst
6 52 (6.50%) Administrator
7 38 (4.75%) Systems Engineer
8 37 (4.63%) Architect
9 34 (4.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 33 (4.13%) Consultant
11 32 (4.00%) Desktop Support
12 30 (3.75%) Systems Administrator
13 25 (3.13%) Support Analyst
13 25 (3.13%) Web Engineer
13 25 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
14 24 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support
14 24 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support
14 24 (3.00%) Developer
15 23 (2.88%) Server Engineer
15 23 (2.88%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (7.25%) Web Services
2 41 (5.13%) .NET
3 35 (4.38%) XML
4 26 (3.25%) HTML
5 19 (2.38%) MCollective
6 18 (2.25%) J2EE
7 14 (1.75%) SOAP
8 13 (1.63%) RESTful
9 12 (1.50%) Java EE
10 11 (1.38%) LAMP
11 9 (1.13%) CSS
11 9 (1.13%) ASP.NET
12 8 (1.00%) Middleware
12 8 (1.00%) Worklight
13 7 (0.88%) REST
13 7 (0.88%) Application Packaging
13 7 (0.88%) JSP
13 7 (0.88%) Servlets
14 6 (0.75%) JSON
14 6 (0.75%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 85 (10.63%) Clustering
2 51 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (5.25%) Blackberry
4 40 (5.00%) Open Source
5 32 (4.00%) Thin Client
5 32 (4.00%) Fat Client
6 27 (3.38%) Replication
7 22 (2.75%) Oracle Exalogic
8 19 (2.38%) Device Driver
8 19 (2.38%) PKI
9 16 (2.00%) Computer Science
9 16 (2.00%) iPad
10 14 (1.75%) Public Cloud
10 14 (1.75%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.50%) iPhone
12 8 (1.00%) Streaming Video
13 7 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.63%) Mobile App
15 5 (0.63%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 438 (54.75%) Windows
2 248 (31.00%) Linux
3 186 (23.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 129 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 120 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 111 (13.88%) UNIX
7 82 (10.25%) Windows 7
8 73 (9.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 53 (6.63%) Windows XP
10 44 (5.50%) Ubuntu
11 38 (4.75%) CentOS
12 36 (4.50%) Windows 8
13 27 (3.38%) SUSE
14 18 (2.25%) Solaris
15 14 (1.75%) Mac OS X
16 11 (1.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 11 (1.38%) Android
17 10 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
18 9 (1.13%) Mac OS
18 9 (1.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (14.63%) DevOps
2 106 (13.25%) Load Balancing
3 104 (13.00%) ITIL
4 62 (7.75%) Migration
5 57 (7.13%) Change Management
6 53 (6.63%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (5.38%) Configuration Management
8 42 (5.25%) OO
9 41 (5.13%) E-Commerce
10 33 (4.13%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (3.50%) Network Management
12 26 (3.25%) Performance Tuning
12 26 (3.25%) Continuous Improvement
12 26 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
13 25 (3.13%) Release Management
14 22 (2.75%) Mentoring
14 22 (2.75%) Project Management
15 21 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
16 19 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
16 19 (2.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 111 (13.88%) Java
2 93 (11.63%) Shell Script
3 90 (11.25%) Perl
3 90 (11.25%) SQL
4 80 (10.00%) Python
5 58 (7.25%) PowerShell
6 51 (6.38%) Ruby
7 45 (5.63%) Bash Shell
8 28 (3.50%) C
9 22 (2.75%) JavaScript
10 21 (2.63%) PHP
11 19 (2.38%) Korn
12 16 (2.00%) VBScript
13 14 (1.75%) C#
14 9 (1.13%) Jython
15 4 (0.50%) VB
15 4 (0.50%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.38%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.38%) VBA
17 2 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 83 (10.38%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (8.50%) Security Cleared
3 56 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 53 (6.63%) CCNP
5 39 (4.88%) MCSE
6 38 (4.75%) SC Cleared
7 33 (4.13%) CCNA
8 32 (4.00%) MCITP
9 29 (3.63%) CCSE
10 24 (3.00%) Degree
11 18 (2.25%) DV Cleared
12 13 (1.63%) MCP
12 13 (1.63%) CCIE
13 11 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
14 10 (1.25%) CCSP
14 10 (1.25%) CCSA
15 9 (1.13%) MCSA
15 9 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (1.13%) CCA
16 8 (1.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.25%) SLA
2 18 (2.25%) QA
3 7 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.50%) WAI
5 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.13%) COBIT
6 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 293 (36.63%) Active Directory
2 196 (24.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (11.63%) vSphere
4 62 (7.75%) XenApp
5 58 (7.25%) Hyper-V
6 45 (5.63%) VMware ESX
7 25 (3.13%) NFS
7 25 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (2.88%) XenDesktop
9 20 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (2.25%) ISA Server
11 17 (2.13%) XenServer
12 13 (1.63%) Xen
13 12 (1.50%) vCloud
14 10 (1.25%) ProxySG
15 9 (1.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 9 (1.13%) Terminal Services
16 8 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (1.00%) Sendmail
17 7 (0.88%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 111 (13.88%) Puppet
2 71 (8.88%) SCCM
3 60 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (5.00%) SCOM
5 37 (4.63%) Nagios
6 27 (3.38%) collectd
7 24 (3.00%) Cobbler
8 18 (2.25%) Backup Exec
8 18 (2.25%) WSUS
9 15 (1.88%) Ansible
10 14 (1.75%) Opsview
10 14 (1.75%) Graphite
10 14 (1.75%) AirWatch
11 13 (1.63%) NetBackup
12 12 (1.50%) CiscoWorks
13 11 (1.38%) OpenView
14 10 (1.25%) Icinga
15 8 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
16 7 (0.88%) vMotion
17 6 (0.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 319 (39.88%) VMware
2 243 (30.38%) Microsoft
3 221 (27.63%) Cisco
4 160 (20.00%) Citrix
5 112 (14.00%) HP
6 96 (12.00%) CheckPoint
7 95 (11.88%) Red Hat
8 69 (8.63%) Oracle
8 69 (8.63%) F5
9 54 (6.75%) Infoblox
10 45 (5.63%) Blue Coat
11 43 (5.38%) Juniper
12 40 (5.00%) NetApp
13 35 (4.38%) McAfee
14 29 (3.63%) Aruba
15 28 (3.50%) SolarWinds
15 28 (3.50%) IBM
16 25 (3.13%) Symantec
17 23 (2.88%) Akamai
18 22 (2.75%) Dell
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £25k - 28k per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Docklands
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
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Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
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Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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London
Energon Global
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London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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