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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 115 130 155
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +25
Contract jobs citing DNS 452 421 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.93% 1.79% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.84% 14.42% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 237 185
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £522 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.35% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 8 27
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 £11.50 £17.55 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £71.80 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.95% -16.25%
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
3046 2919 2835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.98% 12.41% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1971 1810 1792
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 87 102
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -17.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +14 112 £425 +13.33% 30
Kingston Upon Thames -1 5 £390 +25.80% 1
Croydon -16 3 £525 - 2
Hammersmith - 3 £245 - 1
Feltham - 2 - -
Mayfair - 2 £329 -
Chessington -4 1 - -
Docklands, London -7 1 - -
Westminster - 1 - -
Enfield - 1 - - 1
Uxbridge - 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £563 -
Bromley - 1 £255 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 480 (58.11%) Windows
2 429 (51.94%) DHCP
3 353 (42.74%) Active Directory
4 298 (36.08%) VMware
5 278 (33.66%) Firewall
6 259 (31.36%) TCP/IP
7 252 (30.51%) Microsoft
8 236 (28.57%) Cisco
9 230 (27.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 210 (25.42%) Linux
11 192 (23.24%) Finance
12 171 (20.70%) VMware Infrastructure
13 166 (20.10%) Citrix
14 164 (19.85%) WAN
14 164 (19.85%) LAN
15 153 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
16 149 (18.04%) VPN
17 145 (17.55%) MS Exchange
18 144 (17.43%) SQL
19 136 (16.46%) ITIL
20 133 (16.10%) PowerShell
21 126 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
22 123 (14.89%) IIS
23 122 (14.77%) SAN
24 115 (13.92%) SQL Server
25 105 (12.71%) UNIX
26 103 (12.47%) Migration
27 101 (12.23%) HP
28 99 (11.99%) BGP
28 99 (11.99%) Windows 7

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 145 (17.55%) MS Exchange
2 123 (14.89%) IIS
3 94 (11.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 75 (9.08%) SharePoint
5 58 (7.02%) Apache
5 58 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 57 (6.90%) Lync
7 49 (5.93%) Tomcat
8 31 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 30 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 25 (3.03%) WebSphere
11 20 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 20 (2.42%) OpenStack
12 19 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
13 18 (2.18%) nginx
14 16 (1.94%) JBoss
14 16 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
15 13 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
16 12 (1.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 91 (11.02%) MS Excel
2 61 (7.38%) MS Office
3 20 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.85%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.48%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.24%) 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 4 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.12%) RMDS
4 1 (0.12%) Agresso
4 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 72 (8.72%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (6.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (6.42%) Office 365
4 20 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (1.69%) IaaS
6 12 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.21%) PaaS
8 9 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
8 9 (1.09%) SaaS
9 8 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.85%) Google App Engine
11 6 (0.73%) Google Apps
12 5 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.36%) Rackspace Cloud
13 3 (0.36%) Heroku
13 3 (0.36%) Engine Yard
13 3 (0.36%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.36%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 429 (51.94%) DHCP
2 278 (33.66%) Firewall
3 259 (31.36%) TCP/IP
4 164 (19.85%) WAN
4 164 (19.85%) LAN
5 149 (18.04%) VPN
6 122 (14.77%) SAN
7 99 (11.99%) BGP
8 93 (11.26%) Internet
9 90 (10.90%) VLAN
10 89 (10.77%) Wireless
11 87 (10.53%) HTTP
12 71 (8.60%) EIGRP
12 71 (8.60%) Cisco ASA
13 70 (8.47%) LDAP
14 69 (8.35%) OSPF
15 66 (7.99%) SSL
15 66 (7.99%) Network Security
16 64 (7.75%) MPLS
17 61 (7.38%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.66%) MySQL
3 31 (3.75%) MongoDB
4 28 (3.39%) Relational Database
5 20 (2.42%) NoSQL
5 20 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (2.42%) RDBMS
6 14 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.73%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.48%) PerformancePoint
14 4 (0.48%) Redis
15 3 (0.36%) HBase
15 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 62 (7.51%) Jenkins
2 23 (2.78%) Subversion
3 19 (2.30%) JIRA
4 17 (2.06%) Git (software)
5 11 (1.33%) Hudson
6 8 (0.97%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.85%) Maven
7 7 (0.85%) Introscope
8 5 (0.61%) MSI
8 5 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.48%) JMeter
10 3 (0.36%) Ant
10 3 (0.36%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.36%) NeoLoad
11 2 (0.24%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.12%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.12%) Selenium
12 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.12%) LoadRunner
General
1 192 (23.24%) Finance
2 68 (8.23%) Banking
3 42 (5.08%) Retail
4 35 (4.24%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.42%) Multimedia
6 19 (2.30%) Advertising
7 14 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.69%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.69%) Marketing
8 12 (1.45%) Legal
8 12 (1.45%) Games
9 11 (1.33%) Publishing
10 7 (0.85%) Law
10 7 (0.85%) Back Office
11 5 (0.61%) Electronics
11 5 (0.61%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.61%) Local Government
12 3 (0.36%) French Language
12 3 (0.36%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 97 (11.74%) Network Engineer
2 90 (10.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 83 (10.05%) Analyst
4 78 (9.44%) Administrator
5 68 (8.23%) Support Engineer
6 57 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
7 45 (5.45%) Support Analyst
8 34 (4.12%) Systems Administrator
8 34 (4.12%) Architect
8 34 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
9 32 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
10 31 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support
11 29 (3.51%) Web Engineer
12 28 (3.39%) Consultant
13 26 (3.15%) Desktop Support
14 25 (3.03%) Server Engineer
15 24 (2.91%) Wintel Engineer
16 19 (2.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 17 (2.06%) Security Engineer
18 15 (1.82%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.84%) Web Services
2 36 (4.36%) .NET
3 35 (4.24%) 802.1X
4 27 (3.27%) HTML
5 22 (2.66%) J2EE
6 17 (2.06%) LAMP
7 15 (1.82%) Middleware
8 14 (1.69%) XML
9 13 (1.57%) MCollective
10 12 (1.45%) Application Packaging
11 11 (1.33%) Java EE
11 11 (1.33%) SAML
11 11 (1.33%) CSS
12 10 (1.21%) Servlets
12 10 (1.21%) Spring
13 9 (1.09%) HTML5
14 7 (0.85%) RESTful
14 7 (0.85%) Hibernate
14 7 (0.85%) WCF
14 7 (0.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (9.56%) Data Centre
2 65 (7.87%) Clustering
3 47 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (4.48%) Blackberry
4 37 (4.48%) PKI
5 32 (3.87%) iPad
6 30 (3.63%) iPhone
7 16 (1.94%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.82%) Replication
9 14 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 13 (1.57%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.45%) Streaming Video
12 9 (1.09%) Thin Client
12 9 (1.09%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.09%) Fat Client
13 8 (0.97%) IVR
14 7 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.85%) NHS
14 7 (0.85%) EqualLogic
15 6 (0.73%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 480 (58.11%) Windows
2 230 (27.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 210 (25.42%) Linux
4 153 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 126 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 105 (12.71%) UNIX
7 99 (11.99%) Windows 7
8 50 (6.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (4.96%) Windows 8
10 39 (4.72%) Windows XP
11 31 (3.75%) Android
12 30 (3.63%) Solaris
13 24 (2.91%) Ubuntu
14 21 (2.54%) CentOS
15 16 (1.94%) Mac OS X
16 12 (1.45%) Apple iOS
17 9 (1.09%) Data ONTAP
18 8 (0.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 8 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
19 6 (0.73%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (16.46%) ITIL
2 103 (12.47%) Migration
3 94 (11.38%) DevOps
4 90 (10.90%) Load Balancing
5 45 (5.45%) Configuration Management
6 41 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (4.48%) Project Management
8 36 (4.36%) Service Management
9 35 (4.24%) Open Source
9 35 (4.24%) Network Management
10 30 (3.63%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (3.63%) Continuous Improvement
11 28 (3.39%) E-Commerce
12 26 (3.15%) Change Management
13 25 (3.03%) PRINCE2
14 23 (2.78%) Workflow
15 22 (2.66%) Change Control
15 22 (2.66%) Performance Management
16 20 (2.42%) Service Delivery
17 19 (2.30%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 144 (17.43%) SQL
2 133 (16.10%) PowerShell
3 88 (10.65%) Java
4 74 (8.96%) Python
5 59 (7.14%) Perl
6 38 (4.60%) Shell Script
7 33 (4.00%) PHP
8 32 (3.87%) Ruby
9 31 (3.75%) C
10 26 (3.15%) Bash Shell
11 25 (3.03%) JavaScript
11 25 (3.03%) VBScript
12 20 (2.42%) VB
13 12 (1.45%) C#
14 8 (0.97%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.85%) Jython
16 6 (0.73%) Korn
17 5 (0.61%) C++
18 3 (0.36%) VB6
18 3 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 88 (10.65%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (8.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 60 (7.26%) Security Cleared
4 50 (6.05%) MCSE
5 48 (5.81%) CCNP
6 46 (5.57%) CCNA
7 36 (4.36%) Degree
8 30 (3.63%) SC Cleared
9 29 (3.51%) CCIE
10 23 (2.78%) CCSA
11 21 (2.54%) MCITP
12 18 (2.18%) CCSE
12 18 (2.18%) MCP
13 16 (1.94%) DV Cleared
14 15 (1.82%) CCDA
15 14 (1.69%) MCSA
16 9 (1.09%) CCIP
16 9 (1.09%) MCTS
17 8 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
17 8 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.36%) SLA
2 18 (2.18%) QA
3 16 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.48%) WAI
5 4 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 353 (42.74%) Active Directory
2 171 (20.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (9.81%) vSphere
4 67 (8.11%) XenApp
5 55 (6.66%) Hyper-V
6 48 (5.81%) VMware ESX
7 41 (4.96%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (3.63%) NFS
9 27 (3.27%) XenDesktop
10 19 (2.30%) Docker
11 15 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (1.57%) ProxySG
12 13 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 13 (1.57%) XenServer
13 12 (1.45%) VirtualBox
14 11 (1.33%) vCloud
15 10 (1.21%) DFS Replication
16 9 (1.09%) ISA Server
17 7 (0.85%) Squid
18 6 (0.73%) Snort
Systems Management
1 88 (10.65%) Puppet
2 75 (9.08%) SCCM
3 45 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (5.08%) SCOM
5 37 (4.48%) Nagios
6 22 (2.66%) AirWatch
7 20 (2.42%) NetBackup
8 12 (1.45%) Backup Exec
8 12 (1.45%) OpenView
8 12 (1.45%) Tivoli
9 11 (1.33%) CiscoWorks
9 11 (1.33%) Ansible
9 11 (1.33%) vMotion
10 10 (1.21%) CA Single Sign-On
11 9 (1.09%) CA Spectrum
11 9 (1.09%) Vagrant
12 8 (0.97%) WSUS
12 8 (0.97%) Cacti
12 8 (0.97%) Graphite
13 7 (0.85%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 298 (36.08%) VMware
2 252 (30.51%) Microsoft
3 236 (28.57%) Cisco
4 166 (20.10%) Citrix
5 101 (12.23%) HP
6 92 (11.14%) Oracle
7 88 (10.65%) CheckPoint
8 64 (7.75%) F5
9 57 (6.90%) NetApp
10 51 (6.17%) Dell
11 49 (5.93%) Red Hat
12 45 (5.45%) Juniper
13 43 (5.21%) SolarWinds
14 41 (4.96%) Aruba
15 38 (4.60%) Infoblox
16 36 (4.36%) IBM
17 35 (4.24%) Apple
18 31 (3.75%) Blue Coat
19 27 (3.27%) McAfee
19 27 (3.27%) Symantec
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Comtecs
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day Windows Server 2008/2012, Active Directory/Group P
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £289.25 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £100 - £400 per day + ***NEGOTIABLE BASED ON EXPERIENCE***
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
First Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hammersmith
First Recruitment Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £320 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago