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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 115 147 134
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -13
Contract jobs citing DNS 453 391 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.86% 1.56% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.52% 12.89% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 226 220
Average daily rate
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£380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £186 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 20
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.26 £15.10 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.00 £30.55 £30.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
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
3120 3033 3570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.82% 12.12% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1932 1960 2113
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 96 170
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £14.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +19 104 £400 - 35
Docklands, London +9 3 £525 +12.29%
Croydon +3 3 £355 +21.36% 3
Kingston Upon Thames 0 3 £310 -
New Malden - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 - - 1
Mayfair - 1 £600 -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Hayes - - - - 2
Hounslow - - - - 1
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 455 (57.30%) Windows
2 391 (49.24%) DHCP
3 384 (48.36%) Active Directory
4 298 (37.53%) VMware
5 284 (35.77%) Microsoft
6 275 (34.63%) Linux
7 252 (31.74%) Firewall
8 232 (29.22%) Cisco
9 216 (27.20%) TCP/IP
10 199 (25.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 193 (24.31%) MS Exchange
12 179 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
13 157 (19.77%) ITIL
14 143 (18.01%) Finance
15 139 (17.51%) SAN
16 138 (17.38%) Citrix
17 137 (17.25%) HP
18 136 (17.13%) UNIX
19 129 (16.25%) VPN
20 128 (16.12%) Exchange Server 2010
21 123 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
22 121 (15.24%) SQL
23 119 (14.99%) Apache
24 117 (14.74%) MS Excel
25 111 (13.98%) PowerShell
26 110 (13.85%) LAN
27 109 (13.73%) Windows 7
28 108 (13.60%) WAN
28 108 (13.60%) SQL Server
29 103 (12.97%) DevOps

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 193 (24.31%) MS Exchange
2 128 (16.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 119 (14.99%) Apache
4 87 (10.96%) SharePoint
5 86 (10.83%) IIS
6 62 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 49 (6.17%) Lync
8 47 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2003
9 46 (5.79%) Tomcat
10 43 (5.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 38 (4.79%) WebSphere
12 25 (3.15%) WebLogic
13 21 (2.64%) SharePoint 2010
14 19 (2.39%) nginx
15 15 (1.89%) Office Communications Server
16 13 (1.64%) Confluence
17 12 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
18 11 (1.39%) IBM HTTP Server
18 11 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
19 10 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 117 (14.74%) MS Excel
2 71 (8.94%) MS Office
3 8 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.25%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.01%) RMDS
2 6 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.25%) ReMetrica
4 2 (0.25%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.13%) Agresso
5 1 (0.13%) Summit
5 1 (0.13%) assyst
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.02%) Office 365
2 21 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (1.39%) Google App Engine
6 7 (0.88%) SaaS
7 5 (0.63%) IaaS
8 4 (0.50%) Joyent
8 4 (0.50%) PaaS
9 3 (0.38%) GitHub
10 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 391 (49.24%) DHCP
2 252 (31.74%) Firewall
3 216 (27.20%) TCP/IP
4 139 (17.51%) SAN
5 129 (16.25%) VPN
6 110 (13.85%) LAN
7 108 (13.60%) WAN
8 89 (11.21%) HTTP
9 73 (9.19%) SSL
10 64 (8.06%) LDAP
11 60 (7.56%) IPsec
12 56 (7.05%) Network Security
13 54 (6.80%) VLAN
14 50 (6.30%) Internet
15 46 (5.79%) Wireless
16 44 (5.54%) SMTP
17 42 (5.29%) MPLS
18 38 (4.79%) Cisco ASA
19 37 (4.66%) NAS
19 37 (4.66%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (13.60%) SQL Server
2 54 (6.80%) MySQL
3 16 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.13%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.01%) DB2
6 7 (0.88%) MongoDB
6 7 (0.88%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.50%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.38%) Redis
9 3 (0.38%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.25%) QlikView
10 2 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.25%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 49 (6.17%) Jenkins
2 39 (4.91%) Git (software)
3 29 (3.65%) Subversion
4 27 (3.40%) Hudson
5 25 (3.15%) JIRA
6 16 (2.02%) TeamCity
7 11 (1.39%) MSI
7 11 (1.39%) Introscope
8 8 (1.01%) Selenium
9 7 (0.88%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.76%) JUnit
11 4 (0.50%) Maven
11 4 (0.50%) FitNesse
11 4 (0.50%) Redmine
12 3 (0.38%) GCC
13 2 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 1 (0.13%) Metasploit
14 1 (0.13%) WebLOAD
14 1 (0.13%) FrontPage
General
1 143 (18.01%) Finance
2 88 (11.08%) Banking
3 33 (4.16%) Investment Banking
4 30 (3.78%) Financial Institution
5 25 (3.15%) Retail
6 22 (2.77%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.52%) French Language
8 19 (2.39%) Advertising
9 18 (2.27%) Marketing
10 16 (2.02%) Games
11 14 (1.76%) Spanish Language
11 14 (1.76%) Mandarin Language
12 12 (1.51%) Front Office
13 11 (1.39%) Law
14 9 (1.13%) Legal
15 8 (1.01%) Publishing
16 7 (0.88%) Back Office
17 6 (0.76%) Local Government
17 6 (0.76%) German Language
18 5 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 84 (10.58%) Analyst
2 75 (9.45%) Systems Engineer
3 74 (9.32%) Administrator
4 61 (7.68%) Systems Administrator
5 59 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 53 (6.68%) Network Engineer
7 50 (6.30%) Developer
8 48 (6.05%) Architect
9 47 (5.92%) Consultant
10 39 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support
10 39 (4.91%) DevOps Engineer
11 37 (4.66%) Support Engineer
12 33 (4.16%) Support Analyst
13 27 (3.40%) Server Engineer
14 26 (3.27%) Perl Developer
15 25 (3.15%) Linux Engineer
16 23 (2.90%) Infrastructure Architect
17 22 (2.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 20 (2.52%) 3rd Line Support
18 20 (2.52%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.79%) XML
2 35 (4.41%) Web Services
3 31 (3.90%) .NET
3 31 (3.90%) LAMP
4 28 (3.53%) Middleware
5 19 (2.39%) HTML
6 18 (2.27%) CSS
6 18 (2.27%) WebSockets
7 12 (1.51%) JSON
8 11 (1.39%) ASP.NET
9 10 (1.26%) Servlets
9 10 (1.26%) Worklight
10 9 (1.13%) J2EE
11 8 (1.01%) Application Packaging
11 8 (1.01%) Regular Expression
11 8 (1.01%) HTML5
12 7 (0.88%) Ajax
13 5 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
13 5 (0.63%) Java EE
13 5 (0.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 66 (8.31%) Blackberry
2 61 (7.68%) Clustering
3 46 (5.79%) Open Source
4 29 (3.65%) Replication
5 26 (3.27%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.52%) Management Information System
7 19 (2.39%) Client/Server
8 16 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 16 (2.02%) Oracle Exalogic
9 15 (1.89%) Hedge funds
10 14 (1.76%) CESG
11 12 (1.51%) PKI
12 11 (1.39%) Statistics
12 11 (1.39%) Thin Client
12 11 (1.39%) Fat Client
12 11 (1.39%) Online Games
13 9 (1.13%) Firmware
13 9 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (1.01%) CESG CLAS
15 7 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 455 (57.30%) Windows
2 275 (34.63%) Linux
3 199 (25.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 136 (17.13%) UNIX
5 123 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 109 (13.73%) Windows 7
7 77 (9.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 76 (9.57%) Windows XP
9 60 (7.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 45 (5.67%) Solaris
11 31 (3.90%) SUSE
12 14 (1.76%) Windows 2000 Server
12 14 (1.76%) CentOS
13 13 (1.64%) Windows 2000
13 13 (1.64%) Windows 8
14 12 (1.51%) Windows Vista
15 10 (1.26%) Ubuntu
16 9 (1.13%) AIX
17 8 (1.01%) Mac OS X
17 8 (1.01%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (19.77%) ITIL
2 103 (12.97%) DevOps
3 81 (10.20%) Migration
4 77 (9.70%) Load Balancing
5 70 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (8.69%) Change Management
7 47 (5.92%) Project Management
7 47 (5.92%) Service Management
8 46 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
9 44 (5.54%) Service Delivery
10 35 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
11 33 (4.16%) OO
12 28 (3.53%) Incident Management
13 23 (2.90%) Scrum
13 23 (2.90%) Configuration Management
13 23 (2.90%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (2.77%) E-Commerce
15 21 (2.64%) Data Protection
16 20 (2.52%) Capacity Planning
17 18 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 121 (15.24%) SQL
2 111 (13.98%) PowerShell
3 100 (12.59%) Perl
4 89 (11.21%) Java
5 67 (8.44%) Shell Script
6 36 (4.53%) C
7 35 (4.41%) Python
7 35 (4.41%) VB
8 27 (3.40%) JavaScript
8 27 (3.40%) PHP
8 27 (3.40%) Bash Shell
9 25 (3.15%) Ruby
10 21 (2.64%) VBScript
11 11 (1.39%) VBA
12 10 (1.26%) Jython
12 10 (1.26%) C#
13 8 (1.01%) Korn
14 6 (0.76%) C++
15 4 (0.50%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.38%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 99 (12.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (9.82%) MCSE
3 47 (5.92%) Security Cleared
4 45 (5.67%) Degree
5 39 (4.91%) SC Cleared
6 34 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (3.53%) MCP
8 26 (3.27%) MCITP
9 21 (2.64%) CCNA
10 14 (1.76%) CISSP
10 14 (1.76%) CCNP
10 14 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.13%) RHCE
12 9 (1.13%) MCSA
13 8 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (1.01%) NCDA
13 8 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.63%) CCEA
15 4 (0.50%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.90%) SLA
2 18 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.39%) QA
4 5 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) TickIT
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 384 (48.36%) Active Directory
2 179 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (11.08%) vSphere
4 64 (8.06%) Hyper-V
5 58 (7.30%) XenApp
6 42 (5.29%) VMware ESX
7 37 (4.66%) NFS
8 32 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (2.77%) ISA Server
10 21 (2.64%) XenDesktop
10 21 (2.64%) vCloud
11 19 (2.39%) Xen
12 16 (2.02%) Terminal Services
13 12 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (1.39%) Sendmail
15 9 (1.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 9 (1.13%) XenServer
16 8 (1.01%) KVM
16 8 (1.01%) FreeRADIUS
17 7 (0.88%) UAG
Systems Management
1 102 (12.85%) SCCM
2 72 (9.07%) Puppet
3 51 (6.42%) SCOM
4 47 (5.92%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (4.66%) Backup Exec
6 35 (4.41%) Nagios
7 30 (3.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 27 (3.40%) Ansible
9 22 (2.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 18 (2.27%) Opsview
11 17 (2.14%) WSUS
12 15 (1.89%) OpenView
12 15 (1.89%) HP SIM
13 12 (1.51%) SCOrch
14 11 (1.39%) NetBackup
15 10 (1.26%) EMC NetWorker
15 10 (1.26%) Foglight
15 10 (1.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
16 9 (1.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 9 (1.13%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 298 (37.53%) VMware
2 284 (35.77%) Microsoft
3 232 (29.22%) Cisco
4 138 (17.38%) Citrix
5 137 (17.25%) HP
6 94 (11.84%) IBM
7 75 (9.45%) NetApp
8 70 (8.82%) Oracle
9 64 (8.06%) Red Hat
10 63 (7.93%) Symantec
11 62 (7.81%) CheckPoint
12 49 (6.17%) F5
13 48 (6.05%) EMC
14 39 (4.91%) Dell
14 39 (4.91%) Juniper
15 34 (4.28%) Websense
16 33 (4.16%) JBoss
17 28 (3.53%) SolarWinds
18 23 (2.90%) Infoblox
19 21 (2.64%) Veritas
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