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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 121 119 148
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +29
Contract jobs citing DNS 382 382 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.80% 1.76% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.57% 14.97% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 240 136
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 23
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% -11.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.26 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £27.50 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -8.57%
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
2816 2551 2783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 11.74% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1803 1600 1729
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 72 140
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -25.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +4 87 £388 +21.09% 29
Kingston Upon Thames -2 7 £300 -2.43% 3
Ilford - 2 - -
Docklands, London +5 1 £150 -61.53%
Wimbledon 0 1 £425 +30.76%
Croydon -11 1 £400 -5.32% 1
Enfield - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - - 2
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Southwark - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 478 (56.04%) Windows
2 428 (50.18%) DHCP
3 335 (39.27%) Active Directory
4 332 (38.92%) VMware
5 295 (34.58%) Linux
6 293 (34.35%) TCP/IP
7 267 (31.30%) Firewall
8 249 (29.19%) Microsoft
9 222 (26.03%) Cisco
10 193 (22.63%) Citrix
10 193 (22.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 190 (22.27%) VMware Infrastructure
12 174 (20.40%) MS Exchange
13 148 (17.35%) SAN
14 141 (16.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 141 (16.53%) UNIX
15 139 (16.30%) Finance
16 136 (15.94%) WAN
17 135 (15.83%) LAN
18 131 (15.36%) DevOps
19 130 (15.24%) VPN
20 129 (15.12%) HP
21 124 (14.54%) Java
22 122 (14.30%) IIS
23 121 (14.19%) ITIL
24 117 (13.72%) Windows Server 2012
25 113 (13.25%) Exchange Server 2010
26 112 (13.13%) Perl
27 111 (13.01%) Puppet
28 106 (12.43%) SQL Server

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 174 (20.40%) MS Exchange
2 122 (14.30%) IIS
3 113 (13.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 105 (12.31%) Apache
5 75 (8.79%) Tomcat
6 62 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 58 (6.80%) SharePoint
8 56 (6.57%) Lync
9 47 (5.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 38 (4.45%) WebLogic
11 35 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2003
12 33 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2013
13 27 (3.17%) OpenStack
14 22 (2.58%) nginx
15 19 (2.23%) JBoss
16 18 (2.11%) Office Communications Server
17 17 (1.99%) Cloud Foundry
18 15 (1.76%) Confluence
19 14 (1.64%) WebSphere
20 12 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 84 (9.85%) MS Excel
2 79 (9.26%) MS Office
3 19 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.59%) MS Project
6 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.12%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.06%) ResourceLink
2 6 (0.70%) RMDS
3 5 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.47%) Agresso
5 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.23%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.12%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.34%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (3.87%) Office 365
4 17 (1.99%) PaaS
5 15 (1.76%) IaaS
6 14 (1.64%) Heroku
6 14 (1.64%) Engine Yard
7 6 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.35%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.23%) SaaS
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.12%) ElastiCache
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.12%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 428 (50.18%) DHCP
2 293 (34.35%) TCP/IP
3 267 (31.30%) Firewall
4 148 (17.35%) SAN
5 136 (15.94%) WAN
6 135 (15.83%) LAN
7 130 (15.24%) VPN
8 104 (12.19%) VLAN
9 92 (10.79%) HTTP
10 79 (9.26%) Internet
11 70 (8.21%) SSL
12 69 (8.09%) Wireless
12 69 (8.09%) Cisco ASA
13 62 (7.27%) LDAP
14 61 (7.15%) OSPF
15 60 (7.03%) IPsec
16 59 (6.92%) BGP
17 57 (6.68%) Network Security
18 56 (6.57%) FTP
19 50 (5.86%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 73 (8.56%) MySQL
3 58 (6.80%) MongoDB
4 55 (6.45%) Relational Database
5 50 (5.86%) NoSQL
5 50 (5.86%) RDBMS
6 30 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 26 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.70%) DB2
11 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.59%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
13 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.35%) EDRMS
13 3 (0.35%) Crystal Enterprise
13 3 (0.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 75 (8.79%) Jenkins
2 65 (7.62%) Subversion
3 49 (5.74%) Git (software)
4 25 (2.93%) JIRA
5 15 (1.76%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.17%) MSI
7 9 (1.06%) Introscope
8 7 (0.82%) Maven
8 7 (0.82%) Selenium
8 7 (0.82%) Hudson
9 6 (0.70%) Ant
10 3 (0.35%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.35%) JMeter
10 3 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.35%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.35%) NeoLoad
10 3 (0.35%) GitLab
11 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.12%) Gradle
11 1 (0.12%) Metasploit
General
1 139 (16.30%) Finance
2 70 (8.21%) Banking
3 30 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.70%) Financial Institution
5 15 (1.76%) Law
5 15 (1.76%) Legal
5 15 (1.76%) Retail
6 14 (1.64%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.52%) Marketing
8 11 (1.29%) Games
9 10 (1.17%) Publishing
10 8 (0.94%) Front Office
10 8 (0.94%) Back Office
11 6 (0.70%) Advertising
12 5 (0.59%) Electronics
13 3 (0.35%) Local Government
13 3 (0.35%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 92 (10.79%) Analyst
2 91 (10.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 86 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 83 (9.73%) Network Engineer
5 79 (9.26%) Support Engineer
6 45 (5.28%) Administrator
7 42 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
8 37 (4.34%) Consultant
9 36 (4.22%) Developer
10 35 (4.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 33 (3.87%) Architect
12 30 (3.52%) Support Analyst
13 29 (3.40%) Desktop Support
13 29 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support
13 29 (3.40%) Network Support
14 28 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
14 28 (3.28%) Linux Engineer
14 28 (3.28%) Wintel Engineer
15 27 (3.17%) Perl Developer
15 27 (3.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (6.80%) Web Services
2 40 (4.69%) .NET
3 33 (3.87%) XML
4 19 (2.23%) MCollective
5 16 (1.88%) HTML
6 14 (1.64%) SOAP
7 13 (1.52%) LAMP
8 12 (1.41%) RESTful
9 10 (1.17%) Middleware
10 9 (1.06%) Application Packaging
10 9 (1.06%) Java EE
10 9 (1.06%) REST
11 8 (0.94%) WebSockets
11 8 (0.94%) Worklight
11 8 (0.94%) CSS
11 8 (0.94%) ASP.NET
12 7 (0.82%) J2EE
13 6 (0.70%) Regular Expression
14 5 (0.59%) FIX Protocol
15 4 (0.47%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 102 (11.96%) Clustering
2 55 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (5.98%) Blackberry
4 45 (5.28%) Open Source
5 39 (4.57%) Fat Client
5 39 (4.57%) Thin Client
6 36 (4.22%) Replication
7 26 (3.05%) Oracle Exalogic
8 19 (2.23%) Device Driver
9 17 (1.99%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.76%) Computer Science
11 12 (1.41%) PKI
12 11 (1.29%) CESG
13 10 (1.17%) Smartphone
13 10 (1.17%) Smartcard
14 9 (1.06%) iPad
15 7 (0.82%) CESG CLAS
16 6 (0.70%) FlexPod
16 6 (0.70%) Mobile App
17 5 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 478 (56.04%) Windows
2 295 (34.58%) Linux
3 193 (22.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 141 (16.53%) UNIX
4 141 (16.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 117 (13.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 94 (11.02%) Windows 7
7 84 (9.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 71 (8.32%) Windows XP
9 47 (5.51%) Ubuntu
10 39 (4.57%) CentOS
11 38 (4.45%) Windows 8
12 33 (3.87%) SUSE
13 25 (2.93%) Solaris
14 14 (1.64%) AIX
15 12 (1.41%) Mac OS X
16 11 (1.29%) Windows Vista
16 11 (1.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 9 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
17 9 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (15.36%) DevOps
2 121 (14.19%) ITIL
3 103 (12.08%) Load Balancing
4 90 (10.55%) Change Management
5 76 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (7.74%) Migration
7 47 (5.51%) OO
8 41 (4.81%) E-Commerce
9 39 (4.57%) Performance Tuning
10 35 (4.10%) Configuration Management
11 32 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
12 31 (3.63%) Service Delivery
13 30 (3.52%) Scrum
14 29 (3.40%) Project Management
14 29 (3.40%) Release Management
15 28 (3.28%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
16 26 (3.05%) Service Management
16 26 (3.05%) Root Cause Analysis
16 26 (3.05%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (14.54%) Java
2 112 (13.13%) Perl
3 102 (11.96%) SQL
3 102 (11.96%) Shell Script
4 83 (9.73%) Python
5 60 (7.03%) PowerShell
6 57 (6.68%) Ruby
7 45 (5.28%) Bash Shell
8 26 (3.05%) PHP
9 23 (2.70%) C
9 23 (2.70%) VBScript
10 19 (2.23%) Korn
11 18 (2.11%) C#
12 15 (1.76%) JavaScript
13 9 (1.06%) Jython
13 9 (1.06%) VB
14 5 (0.59%) C++
15 3 (0.35%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.35%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 85 (9.96%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (6.33%) CCNP
4 53 (6.21%) Security Cleared
5 44 (5.16%) MCSE
6 37 (4.34%) MCITP
7 31 (3.63%) SC Cleared
7 31 (3.63%) CCNA
8 28 (3.28%) CCSE
9 21 (2.46%) Degree
10 17 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (1.99%) CCIE
11 16 (1.88%) MCP
11 16 (1.88%) DV Cleared
12 14 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
13 12 (1.41%) VCP4
14 11 (1.29%) CCA
15 10 (1.17%) CCSP
15 10 (1.17%) MCDST
15 10 (1.17%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.57%) SLA
2 23 (2.70%) QA
3 8 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
6 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
System Software
1 335 (39.27%) Active Directory
2 190 (22.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (10.90%) vSphere
4 78 (9.14%) XenApp
5 57 (6.68%) Hyper-V
6 54 (6.33%) VMware ESX
7 37 (4.34%) NFS
8 33 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
9 29 (3.40%) XenDesktop
9 29 (3.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (2.11%) XenServer
11 16 (1.88%) ISA Server
12 14 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 12 (1.41%) Xen
14 11 (1.29%) DFS Replication
15 10 (1.17%) VMware Server
16 9 (1.06%) ProxySG
16 9 (1.06%) vCloud
17 8 (0.94%) FreeRADIUS
17 8 (0.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 111 (13.01%) Puppet
2 79 (9.26%) SCCM
3 58 (6.80%) Nagios
4 55 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (4.69%) SCOM
6 32 (3.75%) collectd
7 28 (3.28%) Backup Exec
8 25 (2.93%) Cobbler
9 22 (2.58%) Ansible
10 20 (2.34%) Opsview
11 19 (2.23%) Graphite
12 17 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
13 16 (1.88%) NetBackup
13 16 (1.88%) WSUS
14 13 (1.52%) Icinga
14 13 (1.52%) CA Spectrum
15 12 (1.41%) HP SIM
16 10 (1.17%) MIMEsweeper
16 10 (1.17%) MAILsweeper
17 8 (0.94%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 332 (38.92%) VMware
2 249 (29.19%) Microsoft
3 222 (26.03%) Cisco
4 193 (22.63%) Citrix
5 129 (15.12%) HP
6 104 (12.19%) Red Hat
7 101 (11.84%) CheckPoint
8 78 (9.14%) F5
9 62 (7.27%) NetApp
10 61 (7.15%) Oracle
11 54 (6.33%) Blue Coat
12 48 (5.63%) Juniper
13 44 (5.16%) Infoblox
14 43 (5.04%) McAfee
15 39 (4.57%) EMC
16 37 (4.34%) IBM
16 37 (4.34%) Symantec
17 31 (3.63%) Dell
18 26 (3.05%) Akamai
19 25 (2.93%) Altiris
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Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Lorien Resourcing
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Harris Global
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Experis Ltd
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
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Posted: 12 days ago
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Rate: competitive
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