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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 111 115 147
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +32
Contract jobs citing DNS 480 447 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.02% 1.87% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.98% 14.35% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 268 226
Average daily rate
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£375 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £321 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.94% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 23
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £18.26 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.35 £72.00 £30.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.58% -10.00%
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
3003 3115 3049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.66% 13.01% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1935 1928 1970
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 97 96
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £14.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +15 114 £400 - 24
Kingston Upon Thames +1 7 £363 +16.93% 1
Mayfair 0 3 £320 -46.66%
Croydon -20 3 £525 +47.88%
Hammersmith - 3 £245 -
Feltham -8 2 - -
Chessington -2 1 - -
Docklands, London -8 1 - -
Westminster - 1 - -
South Croydon - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £255 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 510 (59.72%) Windows
2 454 (53.16%) DHCP
3 385 (45.08%) Active Directory
4 305 (35.71%) VMware
5 282 (33.02%) TCP/IP
6 279 (32.67%) Microsoft
7 278 (32.55%) Firewall
8 246 (28.81%) Cisco
9 242 (28.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 209 (24.47%) Linux
11 199 (23.30%) Finance
12 181 (21.19%) LAN
13 175 (20.49%) WAN
14 171 (20.02%) VMware Infrastructure
15 163 (19.09%) Windows Server 2012
15 163 (19.09%) MS Exchange
16 157 (18.38%) Citrix
17 153 (17.92%) PowerShell
18 149 (17.45%) VPN
19 148 (17.33%) SQL
20 145 (16.98%) ITIL
21 133 (15.57%) SAN
22 128 (14.99%) Windows Server 2003
23 125 (14.64%) IIS
24 124 (14.52%) UNIX
25 116 (13.58%) SQL Server
26 113 (13.23%) Migration
27 109 (12.76%) BGP
28 107 (12.53%) Internet
29 105 (12.30%) HP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 163 (19.09%) MS Exchange
2 125 (14.64%) IIS
3 103 (12.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 87 (10.19%) SharePoint
5 58 (6.79%) Lync
6 56 (6.56%) Apache
7 55 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 50 (5.85%) Tomcat
9 41 (4.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 30 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
11 24 (2.81%) WebSphere
12 20 (2.34%) nginx
12 20 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2003
13 18 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
13 18 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
14 17 (1.99%) JBoss
15 15 (1.76%) OpenStack
16 14 (1.64%) Office Communications Server
17 11 (1.29%) Node.js
17 11 (1.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 91 (10.66%) MS Excel
2 70 (8.20%) MS Office
3 19 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.82%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.47%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.12%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.23%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (0.23%) RMDS
2 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.23%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.12%) Agresso
3 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 69 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (7.14%) Office 365
3 59 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (1.99%) IaaS
6 12 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.29%) SaaS
7 11 (1.29%) PaaS
8 9 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (0.94%) Google App Engine
10 7 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.70%) Google Apps
12 5 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.35%) Yammer
14 3 (0.35%) IBM SmartCloud
14 3 (0.35%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
15 2 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 454 (53.16%) DHCP
2 282 (33.02%) TCP/IP
3 278 (32.55%) Firewall
4 181 (21.19%) LAN
5 175 (20.49%) WAN
6 149 (17.45%) VPN
7 133 (15.57%) SAN
8 109 (12.76%) BGP
9 107 (12.53%) Internet
10 88 (10.30%) VLAN
11 87 (10.19%) HTTP
12 82 (9.60%) LDAP
13 81 (9.48%) EIGRP
13 81 (9.48%) Wireless
14 75 (8.78%) OSPF
15 73 (8.55%) MPLS
15 73 (8.55%) SSL
16 71 (8.31%) Cisco ASA
17 68 (7.96%) Network Security
18 65 (7.61%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (13.58%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.74%) MySQL
3 27 (3.16%) MongoDB
4 20 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 17 (1.99%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (1.41%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (0.94%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.70%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.47%) PerformancePoint
14 4 (0.47%) InfluxDB
15 3 (0.35%) Redis
15 3 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 62 (7.26%) Jenkins
2 24 (2.81%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.11%) Subversion
4 17 (1.99%) JIRA
5 14 (1.64%) Hudson
6 8 (0.94%) Maven
7 6 (0.70%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.59%) MSI
9 3 (0.35%) JMeter
10 2 (0.23%) Ant
10 2 (0.23%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.12%) JProfiler
11 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.12%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.12%) Selenium
11 1 (0.12%) MSBuild
General
1 199 (23.30%) Finance
2 78 (9.13%) Banking
3 39 (4.57%) Retail
3 39 (4.57%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.69%) Advertising
5 20 (2.34%) Multimedia
6 17 (1.99%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.99%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.76%) Legal
8 14 (1.64%) Law
9 10 (1.17%) Publishing
9 10 (1.17%) Games
9 10 (1.17%) Marketing
10 7 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.82%) Back Office
11 5 (0.59%) Local Government
12 3 (0.35%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.35%) French Language
13 2 (0.23%) Electronics
13 2 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 107 (12.53%) Network Engineer
2 92 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 84 (9.84%) Administrator
4 82 (9.60%) Analyst
5 71 (8.31%) Support Engineer
6 53 (6.21%) DevOps Engineer
7 45 (5.27%) Support Analyst
8 44 (5.15%) Systems Administrator
8 44 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
9 37 (4.33%) Architect
10 33 (3.86%) Consultant
11 32 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
12 31 (3.63%) 2nd Line Support
13 27 (3.16%) Server Engineer
13 27 (3.16%) Web Engineer
14 26 (3.04%) Wintel Engineer
14 26 (3.04%) Desktop Support
15 21 (2.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 20 (2.34%) Security Engineer
17 19 (2.22%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.10%) 802.1X
2 29 (3.40%) Web Services
3 27 (3.16%) .NET
4 25 (2.93%) HTML
5 19 (2.22%) J2EE
6 16 (1.87%) LAMP
7 15 (1.76%) XML
8 14 (1.64%) Middleware
9 13 (1.52%) Application Packaging
10 12 (1.41%) CSS
11 11 (1.29%) Servlets
11 11 (1.29%) SAML
11 11 (1.29%) Java EE
12 10 (1.17%) Spring
13 8 (0.94%) HTML5
14 7 (0.82%) RESTful
14 7 (0.82%) MCollective
14 7 (0.82%) Hibernate
15 6 (0.70%) WCF
15 6 (0.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 97 (11.36%) Data Centre
2 67 (7.85%) Clustering
3 47 (5.50%) Blackberry
4 45 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (4.33%) PKI
6 28 (3.28%) iPhone
7 26 (3.04%) iPad
8 16 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 16 (1.87%) Replication
9 15 (1.76%) Management Information System
10 14 (1.64%) Computer Science
11 13 (1.52%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.05%) Streaming Video
12 9 (1.05%) EqualLogic
13 7 (0.82%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.82%) IVR
14 6 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.70%) Private Cloud
15 5 (0.59%) Public Cloud
15 5 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 510 (59.72%) Windows
2 242 (28.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 209 (24.47%) Linux
4 163 (19.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 128 (14.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 124 (14.52%) UNIX
7 104 (12.18%) Windows 7
8 61 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (4.80%) Windows 8
10 40 (4.68%) Android
11 37 (4.33%) Solaris
11 37 (4.33%) Windows XP
12 19 (2.22%) Ubuntu
13 15 (1.76%) Mac OS X
13 15 (1.76%) CentOS
14 14 (1.64%) Apple iOS
15 11 (1.29%) Debian
16 9 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
16 9 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
17 6 (0.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (16.98%) ITIL
2 113 (13.23%) Migration
3 86 (10.07%) DevOps
4 82 (9.60%) Load Balancing
5 52 (6.09%) Configuration Management
6 40 (4.68%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (4.45%) Service Management
8 37 (4.33%) Project Management
9 36 (4.22%) Network Management
10 35 (4.10%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (3.98%) Open Source
12 33 (3.86%) Continuous Improvement
13 31 (3.63%) Change Management
14 30 (3.51%) Service Delivery
15 24 (2.81%) Performance Tuning
16 23 (2.69%) Change Control
17 22 (2.58%) PRINCE2
17 22 (2.58%) E-Commerce
18 21 (2.46%) Disaster Recovery
18 21 (2.46%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (17.92%) PowerShell
2 148 (17.33%) SQL
3 87 (10.19%) Java
4 69 (8.08%) Python
5 58 (6.79%) Perl
6 32 (3.75%) C
6 32 (3.75%) VBScript
7 31 (3.63%) Ruby
8 29 (3.40%) Shell Script
9 27 (3.16%) Bash Shell
10 26 (3.04%) JavaScript
10 26 (3.04%) PHP
11 22 (2.58%) VB
12 11 (1.29%) C#
13 9 (1.05%) C++
14 4 (0.47%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.47%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.47%) VB6
15 3 (0.35%) Tcl
15 3 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 93 (10.89%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 59 (6.91%) Security Cleared
4 55 (6.44%) CCNP
5 53 (6.21%) MCSE
6 45 (5.27%) CCNA
7 37 (4.33%) CCIE
7 37 (4.33%) Degree
8 34 (3.98%) SC Cleared
9 25 (2.93%) CCSA
10 20 (2.34%) MCP
11 18 (2.11%) MCSA
12 17 (1.99%) CCDA
12 17 (1.99%) CCSE
13 16 (1.87%) MCITP
14 13 (1.52%) DV Cleared
15 11 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (1.29%) CCIP
16 7 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.82%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.68%) SLA
2 16 (1.87%) QA
3 13 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.47%) WAI
System Software
1 385 (45.08%) Active Directory
2 171 (20.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (10.66%) vSphere
4 72 (8.43%) XenApp
5 66 (7.73%) Hyper-V
6 56 (6.56%) VMware ESX
7 49 (5.74%) VMware ESXi
8 34 (3.98%) NFS
9 27 (3.16%) XenDesktop
10 24 (2.81%) Docker
11 16 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 15 (1.76%) vCloud
13 12 (1.41%) ISA Server
13 12 (1.41%) ProxySG
14 11 (1.29%) DFS Replication
15 9 (1.05%) BitLocker
15 9 (1.05%) XenServer
16 8 (0.94%) VirtualBox
16 8 (0.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 88 (10.30%) SCCM
1 88 (10.30%) Puppet
2 45 (5.27%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (4.92%) SCOM
4 36 (4.22%) Nagios
5 26 (3.04%) NetBackup
6 22 (2.58%) AirWatch
7 16 (1.87%) Backup Exec
8 14 (1.64%) WSUS
8 14 (1.64%) vMotion
9 12 (1.41%) OpenView
9 12 (1.41%) CiscoWorks
9 12 (1.41%) Tivoli
10 11 (1.29%) logstash
11 10 (1.17%) CA Single Sign-On
11 10 (1.17%) Cacti
12 9 (1.05%) Vagrant
13 8 (0.94%) Ansible
14 7 (0.82%) Icinga
14 7 (0.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 305 (35.71%) VMware
2 279 (32.67%) Microsoft
3 246 (28.81%) Cisco
4 157 (18.38%) Citrix
5 105 (12.30%) HP
6 88 (10.30%) Oracle
7 86 (10.07%) CheckPoint
8 70 (8.20%) F5
9 61 (7.14%) NetApp
9 61 (7.14%) Dell
10 55 (6.44%) Juniper
11 49 (5.74%) Red Hat
12 47 (5.50%) SolarWinds
13 41 (4.80%) Aruba
14 35 (4.10%) Symantec
15 34 (3.98%) Apple
15 34 (3.98%) Infoblox
16 30 (3.51%) EMC
17 29 (3.40%) IBM
18 26 (3.04%) Google
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