The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 116 157 123
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -34
Contract jobs citing DNS 422 342 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.79% 1.41% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.71% 12.19% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 190 248
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £174 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 28 20
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +15.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £15.00 £15.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £41.20 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.25% -
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2868 2806 3596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.15% 11.57% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1789 1770 2081
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 107 169
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
DNS
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +9 81 £375 -6.25% 25
Docklands, London +6 3 £525 +12.29%
Hammersmith +2 1 - - 1
Croydon +2 1 - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames -4 1 - - 4
Twickenham - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 - - 2
Isleworth - 1 £200 - 1
Hayes - - - - 2
Hounslow - - - - 1
Enfield - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Hackney - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 442 (57.70%) Windows
2 370 (48.30%) DHCP
3 364 (47.52%) Active Directory
4 278 (36.29%) Microsoft
5 270 (35.25%) VMware
6 251 (32.77%) Linux
7 231 (30.16%) Firewall
8 224 (29.24%) TCP/IP
9 222 (28.98%) Cisco
10 196 (25.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 186 (24.28%) MS Exchange
12 173 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 147 (19.19%) ITIL
14 137 (17.89%) Finance
15 133 (17.36%) Citrix
16 130 (16.97%) UNIX
17 124 (16.19%) HP
18 121 (15.80%) SAN
19 119 (15.54%) VPN
19 119 (15.54%) LAN
19 119 (15.54%) WAN
19 119 (15.54%) MS Excel
20 118 (15.40%) Exchange Server 2010
21 117 (15.27%) Windows Server 2003
22 112 (14.62%) PowerShell
22 112 (14.62%) Windows 7
23 108 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
24 106 (13.84%) SQL
25 100 (13.05%) Apache
25 100 (13.05%) SCCM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 186 (24.28%) MS Exchange
2 118 (15.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 100 (13.05%) Apache
4 75 (9.79%) IIS
4 75 (9.79%) SharePoint
5 64 (8.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 52 (6.79%) Tomcat
7 49 (6.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 47 (6.14%) Lync
9 46 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 34 (4.44%) WebSphere
11 22 (2.87%) nginx
11 22 (2.87%) WebLogic
12 19 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
13 15 (1.96%) Office Communications Server
14 13 (1.70%) Node.js
15 12 (1.57%) Confluence
16 10 (1.31%) Jetty
16 10 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
17 9 (1.17%) CloudStack
Applications
1 119 (15.54%) MS Excel
2 66 (8.62%) MS Office
3 9 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.26%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 7 (0.91%) RMDS
2 6 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) Documaker
4 1 (0.13%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.13%) assyst
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.26%) Office 365
2 23 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (1.31%) Google App Engine
7 6 (0.78%) IaaS
8 5 (0.65%) SaaS
9 4 (0.52%) Joyent
10 3 (0.39%) GitHub
10 3 (0.39%) PaaS
11 2 (0.26%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 370 (48.30%) DHCP
2 231 (30.16%) Firewall
3 224 (29.24%) TCP/IP
4 121 (15.80%) SAN
5 119 (15.54%) VPN
5 119 (15.54%) WAN
5 119 (15.54%) LAN
6 89 (11.62%) HTTP
7 70 (9.14%) SSL
8 57 (7.44%) LDAP
9 54 (7.05%) Wireless
10 53 (6.92%) SMTP
11 51 (6.66%) IPsec
12 50 (6.53%) VLAN
13 49 (6.40%) MPLS
14 47 (6.14%) Internet
15 46 (6.01%) VoIP
15 46 (6.01%) Network Security
16 42 (5.48%) NAS
17 39 (5.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (11.75%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.22%) MySQL
3 15 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (1.04%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (1.04%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.52%) DB2
8 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.39%) Redis
8 3 (0.39%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.39%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.26%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 45 (5.87%) Jenkins
2 36 (4.70%) Git (software)
3 25 (3.26%) Subversion
4 23 (3.00%) Hudson
5 19 (2.48%) JIRA
6 15 (1.96%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.31%) Selenium
8 9 (1.17%) JUnit
9 7 (0.91%) Introscope
9 7 (0.91%) FitNesse
10 6 (0.78%) Maven
11 5 (0.65%) MSI
11 5 (0.65%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.52%) Redmine
13 3 (0.39%) Ant
14 2 (0.26%) WebLOAD
15 1 (0.13%) PhoneGap
15 1 (0.13%) FrontPage
15 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
15 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
General
1 137 (17.89%) Finance
2 86 (11.23%) Banking
3 32 (4.18%) Investment Banking
4 26 (3.39%) Financial Institution
5 22 (2.87%) French Language
6 20 (2.61%) Marketing
6 20 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.48%) Advertising
8 18 (2.35%) Retail
9 17 (2.22%) Mandarin Language
9 17 (2.22%) Spanish Language
10 14 (1.83%) Games
10 14 (1.83%) Law
11 11 (1.44%) Front Office
12 9 (1.17%) Legal
13 8 (1.04%) Publishing
14 7 (0.91%) Back Office
15 5 (0.65%) Local Government
15 5 (0.65%) German Language
16 4 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 83 (10.84%) Analyst
2 71 (9.27%) Administrator
3 61 (7.96%) Systems Engineer
4 59 (7.70%) Network Engineer
5 58 (7.57%) Systems Administrator
6 54 (7.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 45 (5.87%) Developer
7 45 (5.87%) Consultant
8 44 (5.74%) Architect
9 42 (5.48%) DevOps Engineer
10 38 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
11 35 (4.57%) Support Analyst
12 34 (4.44%) Support Engineer
13 28 (3.66%) Server Engineer
14 24 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
14 24 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
14 24 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 24 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
15 23 (3.00%) Linux Engineer
16 21 (2.74%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.05%) Web Services
2 30 (3.92%) XML
3 29 (3.79%) LAMP
4 27 (3.52%) Middleware
5 24 (3.13%) .NET
6 16 (2.09%) CSS
7 13 (1.70%) WebSockets
8 12 (1.57%) J2EE
9 11 (1.44%) JSON
10 10 (1.31%) Servlets
10 10 (1.31%) HTML
11 8 (1.04%) ASP.NET
12 7 (0.91%) HTML5
12 7 (0.91%) REST
13 6 (0.78%) Worklight
13 6 (0.78%) SOAP
13 6 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
14 5 (0.65%) Ajax
14 5 (0.65%) Application Packaging
14 5 (0.65%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 77 (10.05%) Blackberry
2 58 (7.57%) Clustering
3 41 (5.35%) Open Source
4 29 (3.79%) Replication
5 19 (2.48%) Client/Server
6 18 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.22%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 15 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
8 15 (1.96%) Hedge funds
9 13 (1.70%) Thin Client
9 13 (1.70%) Fat Client
10 12 (1.57%) Oracle Exalogic
11 11 (1.44%) Online Games
12 10 (1.31%) Statistics
13 7 (0.91%) PKI
13 7 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (0.78%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.78%) GIS
15 5 (0.65%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 442 (57.70%) Windows
2 251 (32.77%) Linux
3 196 (25.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 130 (16.97%) UNIX
5 117 (15.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 112 (14.62%) Windows 7
7 70 (9.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 69 (9.01%) Windows XP
9 51 (6.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 39 (5.09%) Solaris
11 18 (2.35%) SUSE
11 18 (2.35%) Ubuntu
11 18 (2.35%) Windows 8
12 16 (2.09%) CentOS
13 14 (1.83%) Windows Vista
13 14 (1.83%) Windows 2000
14 12 (1.57%) Android
15 11 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
16 10 (1.31%) Apple iOS
17 8 (1.04%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (19.19%) ITIL
2 100 (13.05%) DevOps
3 77 (10.05%) Migration
4 72 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (9.27%) Change Management
6 66 (8.62%) Load Balancing
7 47 (6.14%) Project Management
8 45 (5.87%) Continuous Improvement
9 43 (5.61%) Service Delivery
10 36 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
11 32 (4.18%) Service Management
12 30 (3.92%) OO
13 27 (3.52%) Scrum
14 25 (3.26%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (3.13%) E-Commerce
16 21 (2.74%) Workflow
16 21 (2.74%) Incident Management
17 20 (2.61%) Configuration Management
18 19 (2.48%) Data Protection
19 17 (2.22%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (14.62%) PowerShell
2 106 (13.84%) SQL
3 93 (12.14%) Java
4 92 (12.01%) Perl
5 53 (6.92%) Shell Script
6 38 (4.96%) C
7 32 (4.18%) VB
8 28 (3.66%) Ruby
9 27 (3.52%) Python
10 24 (3.13%) JavaScript
11 22 (2.87%) Bash Shell
12 20 (2.61%) PHP
13 17 (2.22%) VBScript
14 11 (1.44%) VBA
15 6 (0.78%) Korn
15 6 (0.78%) Jython
16 4 (0.52%) C#
17 3 (0.39%) Bourne shell
18 2 (0.26%) C-shell
18 2 (0.26%) KiXtart
Qualifications
1 108 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (11.10%) MCSE
3 50 (6.53%) Degree
4 47 (6.14%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (5.48%) Security Cleared
6 33 (4.31%) MCP
7 32 (4.18%) MCITP
8 31 (4.05%) SC Cleared
9 30 (3.92%) CCNA
10 25 (3.26%) CCNP
11 14 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (1.44%) CCIE
14 9 (1.17%) MCSA
15 8 (1.04%) CCDP
15 8 (1.04%) RHCE
16 7 (0.91%) NCDA
17 5 (0.65%) DV Cleared
17 5 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 5 (0.65%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.87%) SLA
2 12 (1.57%) QA
3 7 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.13%) TickIT
6 1 (0.13%) COBIT
6 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
System Software
1 364 (47.52%) Active Directory
2 173 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (10.44%) vSphere
4 58 (7.57%) Hyper-V
5 49 (6.40%) XenApp
6 39 (5.09%) NFS
7 36 (4.70%) VMware ESX
8 33 (4.31%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (3.26%) ISA Server
10 20 (2.61%) vCloud
11 17 (2.22%) Xen
12 16 (2.09%) XenDesktop
13 12 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (1.44%) Sendmail
15 10 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 8 (1.04%) Terminal Services
16 8 (1.04%) KVM
17 7 (0.91%) Squid
17 7 (0.91%) XenServer
18 6 (0.78%) UAG
Systems Management
1 100 (13.05%) SCCM
2 68 (8.88%) Puppet
3 50 (6.53%) SCOM
4 47 (6.14%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (4.05%) Backup Exec
6 28 (3.66%) Nagios
7 26 (3.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 25 (3.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 24 (3.13%) Ansible
10 23 (3.00%) Opsview
11 19 (2.48%) WSUS
12 14 (1.83%) OpenView
12 14 (1.83%) HP SIM
13 13 (1.70%) MAILsweeper
14 11 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
15 10 (1.31%) Foglight
16 9 (1.17%) NetBackup
16 9 (1.17%) SCOrch
16 9 (1.17%) collectd
17 8 (1.04%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 278 (36.29%) Microsoft
2 270 (35.25%) VMware
3 222 (28.98%) Cisco
4 133 (17.36%) Citrix
5 124 (16.19%) HP
6 78 (10.18%) IBM
7 68 (8.88%) Oracle
8 64 (8.36%) NetApp
9 59 (7.70%) Red Hat
9 59 (7.70%) Symantec
10 50 (6.53%) CheckPoint
11 49 (6.40%) F5
12 47 (6.14%) EMC
13 36 (4.70%) Websense
14 29 (3.79%) JBoss
14 29 (3.79%) Dell
15 24 (3.13%) SolarWinds
16 23 (3.00%) Infoblox
17 22 (2.87%) Remedy
18 21 (2.74%) Juniper
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £184.75 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day + market rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £280 - £281 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £280 - £281 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £19.00 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago