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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 98 124 141
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +17
Contract jobs citing DNS 437 377 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.07% 1.75% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.64% 14.32% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 249 155
Average daily rate
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£410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £517 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 29
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.33 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £21.45 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £16.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+41.53% -9.72%
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
2794 2632 2713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.23% 12.21% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1703 1682
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 68 154
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £44.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 89 £388 +10.71% 43
Kingston Upon Thames - 9 £314 - 3
Docklands, London +10 2 £150 -60.78%
Wimbledon 0 1 £425 +30.76%
Chiswick - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Enfield - - - - 2
Isleworth - - - - 1
Morden - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Southall - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 492 (57.08%) Windows
2 435 (50.46%) DHCP
3 359 (41.65%) Active Directory
4 339 (39.33%) VMware
5 309 (35.85%) Linux
6 299 (34.69%) TCP/IP
7 265 (30.74%) Firewall
8 261 (30.28%) Microsoft
9 235 (27.26%) Cisco
10 192 (22.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 186 (21.58%) VMware Infrastructure
12 184 (21.35%) Citrix
13 179 (20.77%) MS Exchange
14 162 (18.79%) SAN
15 157 (18.21%) UNIX
16 151 (17.52%) Finance
17 147 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
18 136 (15.78%) HP
19 135 (15.66%) ITIL
20 130 (15.08%) LAN
21 126 (14.62%) WAN
21 126 (14.62%) Java
21 126 (14.62%) IIS
22 124 (14.39%) VPN
23 119 (13.81%) DevOps
24 113 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
24 113 (13.11%) Perl
24 113 (13.11%) Apache
25 112 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2010
26 111 (12.88%) SQL Server

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 179 (20.77%) MS Exchange
2 126 (14.62%) IIS
3 113 (13.11%) Apache
4 112 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 73 (8.47%) Tomcat
6 65 (7.54%) SharePoint
7 64 (7.42%) Exchange Server 2007
8 54 (6.26%) Lync
9 44 (5.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 41 (4.76%) WebLogic
11 36 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2003
12 23 (2.67%) OpenStack
13 22 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
14 21 (2.44%) JBoss
15 19 (2.20%) nginx
16 18 (2.09%) Office Communications Server
17 16 (1.86%) Confluence
18 14 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
19 13 (1.51%) WebSphere
20 10 (1.16%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 87 (10.09%) MS Excel
2 85 (9.86%) MS Office
3 20 (2.32%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.58%) MS Project
6 3 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.23%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.12%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.04%) ResourceLink
2 6 (0.70%) RMDS
3 5 (0.58%) Agresso
4 4 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.23%) Cognos Planning
5 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.23%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.12%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 36 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (3.13%) Office 365
3 18 (2.09%) PaaS
4 14 (1.62%) IaaS
5 11 (1.28%) Heroku
5 11 (1.28%) Engine Yard
6 7 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.46%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.35%) SaaS
9 3 (0.35%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.12%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.12%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 435 (50.46%) DHCP
2 299 (34.69%) TCP/IP
3 265 (30.74%) Firewall
4 162 (18.79%) SAN
5 130 (15.08%) LAN
6 126 (14.62%) WAN
7 124 (14.39%) VPN
8 99 (11.48%) VLAN
9 90 (10.44%) HTTP
10 79 (9.16%) LDAP
11 77 (8.93%) Internet
11 77 (8.93%) Cisco ASA
12 69 (8.00%) SSL
13 68 (7.89%) Wireless
14 62 (7.19%) Network Security
14 62 (7.19%) IPsec
15 60 (6.96%) BGP
16 59 (6.84%) OSPF
17 57 (6.61%) FTP
18 53 (6.15%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (12.88%) SQL Server
2 76 (8.82%) MySQL
3 54 (6.26%) MongoDB
4 46 (5.34%) Relational Database
5 44 (5.10%) NoSQL
6 40 (4.64%) RDBMS
7 31 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.93%) DB2
12 5 (0.58%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.46%) BusinessObjects XI
13 4 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.35%) EDRMS
14 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (0.35%) Crystal Enterprise
15 2 (0.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 71 (8.24%) Jenkins
2 62 (7.19%) Subversion
3 49 (5.68%) Git (software)
4 30 (3.48%) JIRA
5 14 (1.62%) TeamCity
6 13 (1.51%) MSI
7 11 (1.28%) Hudson
8 7 (0.81%) Introscope
8 7 (0.81%) Selenium
9 6 (0.70%) Maven
10 5 (0.58%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.58%) Ant
11 3 (0.35%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.35%) JMeter
11 3 (0.35%) NeoLoad
11 3 (0.35%) GitLab
11 3 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.23%) Metasploit
12 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 151 (17.52%) Finance
2 76 (8.82%) Banking
3 31 (3.60%) Telecoms
4 27 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 20 (2.32%) Retail
6 17 (1.97%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.86%) Legal
8 15 (1.74%) Law
9 12 (1.39%) Games
10 11 (1.28%) Marketing
11 10 (1.16%) Advertising
12 9 (1.04%) Publishing
12 9 (1.04%) Front Office
13 7 (0.81%) Back Office
14 3 (0.35%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.35%) Local Government
15 2 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.23%) Electronics
15 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 94 (10.90%) Analyst
2 85 (9.86%) Network Engineer
3 82 (9.51%) DevOps Engineer
4 79 (9.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 73 (8.47%) Support Engineer
6 53 (6.15%) Systems Engineer
7 45 (5.22%) Administrator
8 44 (5.10%) Developer
9 38 (4.41%) Consultant
10 37 (4.29%) Architect
11 32 (3.71%) 2nd Line Support
12 31 (3.60%) Perl Developer
12 31 (3.60%) Linux Engineer
13 30 (3.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 29 (3.36%) Support Analyst
14 29 (3.36%) Desktop Support
14 29 (3.36%) Wintel Engineer
15 27 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
15 27 (3.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 24 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (6.73%) Web Services
2 40 (4.64%) .NET
3 39 (4.52%) XML
4 22 (2.55%) HTML
5 14 (1.62%) MCollective
5 14 (1.62%) LAMP
6 13 (1.51%) Middleware
7 12 (1.39%) RESTful
7 12 (1.39%) CSS
8 11 (1.28%) SOAP
8 11 (1.28%) ASP.NET
8 11 (1.28%) WebSockets
8 11 (1.28%) Java EE
8 11 (1.28%) Application Packaging
9 8 (0.93%) Regular Expression
10 7 (0.81%) Worklight
11 6 (0.70%) FIX Protocol
11 6 (0.70%) REST
12 5 (0.58%) WCF
13 4 (0.46%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 106 (12.30%) Clustering
2 49 (5.68%) Blackberry
3 47 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (5.22%) Open Source
5 42 (4.87%) Replication
6 33 (3.83%) Thin Client
6 33 (3.83%) Fat Client
7 29 (3.36%) Oracle Exalogic
8 24 (2.78%) Computer Science
9 18 (2.09%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.97%) CESG
11 15 (1.74%) PKI
12 14 (1.62%) Device Driver
13 13 (1.51%) CESG CLAS
14 10 (1.16%) Smartphone
14 10 (1.16%) Smartcard
15 8 (0.93%) RMADS
16 7 (0.81%) Spread Betting
17 6 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
17 6 (0.70%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 492 (57.08%) Windows
2 309 (35.85%) Linux
3 192 (22.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 157 (18.21%) UNIX
5 147 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 113 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 94 (10.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 90 (10.44%) Windows 7
9 73 (8.47%) Windows XP
10 43 (4.99%) SUSE
11 42 (4.87%) Ubuntu
12 33 (3.83%) CentOS
12 33 (3.83%) Windows 8
13 31 (3.60%) Solaris
14 17 (1.97%) AIX
15 14 (1.62%) Mac OS X
16 12 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
17 11 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
17 11 (1.28%) Windows Vista
18 10 (1.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (15.66%) ITIL
2 119 (13.81%) DevOps
3 101 (11.72%) Load Balancing
4 95 (11.02%) Change Management
5 74 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (7.89%) Migration
7 45 (5.22%) OO
8 43 (4.99%) Performance Tuning
9 42 (4.87%) Service Management
10 36 (4.18%) Configuration Management
11 35 (4.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 35 (4.06%) E-Commerce
12 32 (3.71%) Disaster Recovery
12 32 (3.71%) Service Delivery
13 30 (3.48%) Project Management
13 30 (3.48%) Scrum
14 28 (3.25%) Line Management
15 27 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (3.02%) Capacity Planning
17 25 (2.90%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (14.62%) Java
2 113 (13.11%) Perl
3 109 (12.65%) SQL
4 103 (11.95%) Shell Script
5 76 (8.82%) Python
6 68 (7.89%) PowerShell
7 52 (6.03%) Ruby
8 45 (5.22%) Bash Shell
9 26 (3.02%) PHP
10 24 (2.78%) VBScript
11 23 (2.67%) C
11 23 (2.67%) C#
12 19 (2.20%) JavaScript
13 16 (1.86%) Korn
14 15 (1.74%) VB
15 9 (1.04%) C++
16 7 (0.81%) Jython
17 5 (0.58%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.35%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 78 (9.05%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (8.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (6.50%) Security Cleared
4 51 (5.92%) CCNP
5 47 (5.45%) MCSE
6 35 (4.06%) SC Cleared
7 33 (3.83%) MCITP
8 29 (3.36%) CCNA
9 25 (2.90%) CCSE
10 24 (2.78%) Degree
11 19 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (1.97%) CISSP
12 17 (1.97%) DV Cleared
13 16 (1.86%) MCP
14 15 (1.74%) Citrix Certification
14 15 (1.74%) CCIE
15 10 (1.16%) MCDST
15 10 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (1.16%) CCEA
15 10 (1.16%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.41%) SLA
2 20 (2.32%) QA
3 15 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
System Software
1 359 (41.65%) Active Directory
2 186 (21.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (11.48%) vSphere
4 79 (9.16%) XenApp
5 61 (7.08%) Hyper-V
6 60 (6.96%) VMware ESX
7 38 (4.41%) NFS
8 36 (4.18%) VMware ESXi
9 31 (3.60%) XenDesktop
10 25 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (1.86%) XenServer
12 15 (1.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 14 (1.62%) Xen
14 13 (1.51%) Terminal Services
15 12 (1.39%) DFS Replication
15 12 (1.39%) ISA Server
16 11 (1.28%) Firmware
17 10 (1.16%) FreeRADIUS
18 9 (1.04%) vCloud
18 9 (1.04%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 105 (12.18%) Puppet
2 82 (9.51%) SCCM
3 62 (7.19%) Nagios
4 54 (6.26%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (5.10%) SCOM
6 32 (3.71%) Backup Exec
7 26 (3.02%) collectd
8 22 (2.55%) Ansible
9 20 (2.32%) Cobbler
9 20 (2.32%) NetBackup
9 20 (2.32%) Norton AntiVirus
10 19 (2.20%) WSUS
11 18 (2.09%) Opsview
12 17 (1.97%) HP SIM
13 16 (1.86%) Graphite
14 15 (1.74%) Icinga
15 12 (1.39%) CA Spectrum
16 10 (1.16%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
16 10 (1.16%) BMC PATROL
17 9 (1.04%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 339 (39.33%) VMware
2 261 (30.28%) Microsoft
3 235 (27.26%) Cisco
4 184 (21.35%) Citrix
5 136 (15.78%) HP
6 111 (12.88%) Red Hat
7 99 (11.48%) CheckPoint
8 71 (8.24%) F5
9 70 (8.12%) NetApp
10 61 (7.08%) Oracle
11 57 (6.61%) Juniper
12 47 (5.45%) Blue Coat
13 44 (5.10%) Symantec
13 44 (5.10%) EMC
14 43 (4.99%) IBM
15 39 (4.52%) McAfee
16 38 (4.41%) Dell
16 38 (4.41%) Infoblox
17 28 (3.25%) Altiris
18 26 (3.02%) Remedy
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £675 per day +
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £675 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 225-315 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Fuel Recruitment
Salary: Competitive Day rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £350 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £325 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London Arena
IntaPeople
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £500 - 700 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
East London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago