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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 165 117 132
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +15
Contract jobs citing DNS 312 411 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.48% 1.97% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.58% 14.83% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 290 240
Average daily rate £400 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £512 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 16
Average hourly rate £34.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.94% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.04 £15.40 £18.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.30 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +48.43%
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
2695 2772 2679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.74% 13.31% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1756 1824 1716
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 78 75
Average hourly rate £24.23 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.52% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £13.57 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £30.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 39 £366 -5.48% 29
Croydon -7 8 £350 -12.50% 3
New Malden - 5 - -
Harrow - 4 £495 - 3
Hammersmith +1 3 £150 -64.70%
Westminster - 3 £425 -
Chessington - 2 - -
Ilford +4 1 £200 -
Kingston Upon Thames -2 1 £275 -12.49%
Canary Wharf - 1 £363 -
Greenwich - 1 - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 434 (58.57%) Windows
2 377 (50.88%) Active Directory
3 360 (48.58%) DHCP
4 286 (38.60%) VMware
5 248 (33.47%) Firewall
6 246 (33.20%) Linux
7 243 (32.79%) TCP/IP
8 237 (31.98%) Microsoft
9 232 (31.31%) Windows Server
10 227 (30.63%) Cisco
11 191 (25.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 170 (22.94%) Windows Server 2008
13 156 (21.05%) Finance
14 146 (19.70%) Unix
15 132 (17.81%) VPN
16 127 (17.14%) LAN
17 126 (17.00%) Windows Server 2012
18 122 (16.46%) Citrix
19 119 (16.06%) MS Exchange
20 116 (15.65%) ITIL
21 114 (15.38%) WAN
22 112 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
22 112 (15.11%) Puppet
23 107 (14.44%) PowerShell
24 97 (13.09%) HTTP
24 97 (13.09%) DevOps
25 96 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
26 93 (12.55%) Internet
27 91 (12.28%) Windows 7
28 90 (12.15%) HP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 119 (16.06%) MS Exchange
2 82 (11.07%) IIS
3 76 (10.26%) Apache
4 52 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 49 (6.61%) Tomcat
6 36 (4.86%) SharePoint
7 31 (4.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 28 (3.78%) nginx
9 25 (3.37%) OpenStack
10 24 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2007
10 24 (3.24%) WebSphere
11 18 (2.43%) Node.js
12 17 (2.29%) Lync
13 16 (2.16%) Jetty
14 14 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
15 12 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
16 11 (1.48%) SAS
17 10 (1.35%) Apache Spark
18 9 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
18 9 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 71 (9.58%) MS Excel
2 69 (9.31%) MS Office
3 18 (2.43%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.81%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 5 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.54%) Faxination
2 4 (0.54%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.27%) Documaker
3 2 (0.27%) Infor CRM
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.27%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.13%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.13%) RMDS
4 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (9.58%) Office 365
2 68 (9.18%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (2.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (1.48%) Amazon S3
8 9 (1.21%) Amazon EMR
8 9 (1.21%) Amazon Kinesis
8 9 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (1.21%) Google App Engine
9 7 (0.94%) IaaS
9 7 (0.94%) SaaS
10 5 (0.67%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.67%) PaaS
10 5 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.40%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 360 (48.58%) DHCP
2 248 (33.47%) Firewall
3 243 (32.79%) TCP/IP
4 132 (17.81%) VPN
5 127 (17.14%) LAN
6 114 (15.38%) WAN
7 97 (13.09%) HTTP
8 93 (12.55%) Internet
9 88 (11.88%) SAN
10 86 (11.61%) BGP
11 84 (11.34%) SSL
12 76 (10.26%) OSPF
13 67 (9.04%) LDAP
14 56 (7.56%) IPsec
15 55 (7.42%) EIGRP
16 49 (6.61%) Wireless
17 48 (6.48%) SMTP
17 48 (6.48%) VoIP
18 47 (6.34%) MPLS
19 45 (6.07%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (10.12%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.99%) MongoDB
3 31 (4.18%) MySQL
4 18 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (2.29%) Hadoop
5 17 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (2.16%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (1.89%) Oracle Database
8 14 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (1.48%) Big Data
10 10 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 9 (1.21%) Couchbase
12 6 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.81%) PerformancePoint
12 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 57 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 44 (5.94%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.56%) Hudson
4 13 (1.75%) JIRA
5 6 (0.81%) Subversion
6 5 (0.67%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.54%) MSI
7 4 (0.54%) Selenium
7 4 (0.54%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.40%) Maven
9 2 (0.27%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.27%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.27%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.27%) JMeter
9 2 (0.27%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.13%) Introscope
10 1 (0.13%) JProfiler
General
1 156 (21.05%) Finance
2 63 (8.50%) Banking
3 40 (5.40%) Telecoms
4 27 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 23 (3.10%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.89%) Retail
7 13 (1.75%) Law
7 13 (1.75%) Legal
8 11 (1.48%) Front Office
9 9 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.08%) Advertising
10 8 (1.08%) Publishing
11 6 (0.81%) Back Office
11 6 (0.81%) Games
12 5 (0.67%) Local Government
13 3 (0.40%) Marketing
14 2 (0.27%) Electronics
14 2 (0.27%) International Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 91 (12.28%) Network Engineer
2 88 (11.88%) Administrator
3 65 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 65 (8.77%) Support Engineer
4 61 (8.23%) Systems Administrator
5 59 (7.96%) DevOps Engineer
6 57 (7.69%) Analyst
7 53 (7.15%) Architect
8 42 (5.67%) 3rd Line Support
9 36 (4.86%) Windows Engineer
10 34 (4.59%) Consultant
10 34 (4.59%) VMware Engineer
11 24 (3.24%) Server Engineer
12 23 (3.10%) Desktop Engineer
13 22 (2.97%) Citrix Engineer
14 21 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 21 (2.83%) Linux Engineer
15 20 (2.70%) Desktop Support
15 20 (2.70%) Support Analyst
16 19 (2.56%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.86%) Web Services
2 28 (3.78%) .NET
3 20 (2.70%) HTML
3 20 (2.70%) Middleware
4 18 (2.43%) SAML
5 17 (2.29%) LAMP
6 14 (1.89%) CSS
7 12 (1.62%) Java EE
7 12 (1.62%) XML
8 11 (1.48%) HTML5
8 11 (1.48%) J2EE
8 11 (1.48%) jQuery
8 11 (1.48%) LAPP Stack
9 10 (1.35%) AngularJS
10 9 (1.21%) Servlets
11 8 (1.08%) 802.1X
12 7 (0.94%) ADO.NET
12 7 (0.94%) Spring
13 6 (0.81%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 88 (11.88%) Data Centre
2 58 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (5.67%) Clustering
4 37 (4.99%) Management Information System
5 27 (3.64%) Blackberry
6 23 (3.10%) Computer Science
7 20 (2.70%) Replication
8 14 (1.89%) Hedge funds
9 13 (1.75%) Private Cloud
10 12 (1.62%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.35%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.21%) MPEG
12 9 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (1.08%) EMC VNX
13 8 (1.08%) iPhone
13 8 (1.08%) PKI
13 8 (1.08%) Public Cloud
13 8 (1.08%) User Experience
14 7 (0.94%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 434 (58.57%) Windows
2 246 (33.20%) Linux
3 232 (31.31%) Windows Server
4 170 (22.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 146 (19.70%) Unix
6 126 (17.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 91 (12.28%) Windows 7
8 71 (9.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 70 (9.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 40 (5.40%) CentOS
11 30 (4.05%) Android
12 28 (3.78%) Solaris
13 27 (3.64%) Ubuntu
14 24 (3.24%) Windows 8
15 22 (2.97%) Windows XP
16 21 (2.83%) Debian
17 12 (1.62%) Apple iOS
17 12 (1.62%) Mac OS X
18 10 (1.35%) AIX
18 10 (1.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (15.65%) ITIL
2 112 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (13.09%) DevOps
4 77 (10.39%) Migration
5 67 (9.04%) Load Balancing
6 52 (7.02%) Configuration Management
7 49 (6.61%) Change Management
8 42 (5.67%) Service Delivery
9 41 (5.53%) Open Source
10 38 (5.13%) High Availability
11 37 (4.99%) Project Management
12 33 (4.45%) Service Management
13 32 (4.32%) Problem Management
14 30 (4.05%) Software Engineering
15 29 (3.91%) Information Security
16 28 (3.78%) Performance Management
17 27 (3.64%) Network Design
17 27 (3.64%) Patch Management
18 26 (3.51%) Network Architecture
18 26 (3.51%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (14.44%) PowerShell
2 89 (12.01%) SQL
3 85 (11.47%) Java
4 79 (10.66%) Python
5 68 (9.18%) Perl
6 66 (8.91%) Bash Shell
7 34 (4.59%) Ruby
8 33 (4.45%) Shell Script
9 27 (3.64%) JavaScript
10 21 (2.83%) C
11 20 (2.70%) PHP
12 18 (2.43%) C++
13 15 (2.02%) VBScript
14 14 (1.89%) Korn
15 8 (1.08%) C#
15 8 (1.08%) VB
16 5 (0.67%) Lisp
16 5 (0.67%) VBA
17 4 (0.54%) Go
18 2 (0.27%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 96 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (9.45%) CCNP
3 53 (7.15%) Security Cleared
4 41 (5.53%) Degree
5 36 (4.86%) CCNA
6 35 (4.72%) CCIE
7 33 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (4.45%) SC Cleared
8 23 (3.10%) MCSE
9 19 (2.56%) MCSA
10 15 (2.02%) DV Cleared
11 12 (1.62%) CISSP
12 10 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (1.08%) CTC Cleared
14 8 (1.08%) DBS Check
14 8 (1.08%) JNCIP
15 7 (0.94%) CCSE
15 7 (0.94%) JNCIA
15 7 (0.94%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.51%) SLA
2 14 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.67%) QA
5 4 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.40%) ISO15022
6 3 (0.40%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 377 (50.88%) Active Directory
2 191 (25.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (8.77%) XenApp
4 53 (7.15%) vSphere
5 49 (6.61%) Hyper-V
5 49 (6.61%) VMware ESX
6 41 (5.53%) NFS
7 35 (4.72%) XenDesktop
8 27 (3.64%) Docker
9 24 (3.24%) Terminal Services
10 23 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
11 22 (2.97%) vCloud
12 20 (2.70%) Firmware
13 16 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
14 15 (2.02%) iptables
15 11 (1.48%) ISA Server
16 9 (1.21%) Squid
16 9 (1.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 8 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 7 (0.94%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 112 (15.11%) Puppet
2 81 (10.93%) SCCM
3 49 (6.61%) SCOM
4 41 (5.53%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (4.86%) Nagios
6 28 (3.78%) Backup Exec
7 21 (2.83%) Ansible
8 20 (2.70%) WSUS
9 16 (2.16%) vMotion
10 15 (2.02%) NetBackup
11 14 (1.89%) Icinga
12 13 (1.75%) FortiGate
13 12 (1.62%) HAProxy
13 12 (1.62%) logstash
14 11 (1.48%) Cacti
15 10 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
16 9 (1.21%) CFEngine
17 8 (1.08%) Kibana
17 8 (1.08%) Oracle ZFS
17 8 (1.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 286 (38.60%) VMware
2 237 (31.98%) Microsoft
3 227 (30.63%) Cisco
4 122 (16.46%) Citrix
5 90 (12.15%) HP
6 71 (9.58%) Red Hat
7 67 (9.04%) F5
8 64 (8.64%) CheckPoint
9 60 (8.10%) Juniper
10 46 (6.21%) Oracle
11 44 (5.94%) NetApp
12 39 (5.26%) SolarWinds
13 37 (4.99%) EMC
14 36 (4.86%) Dell
15 35 (4.72%) Symantec
16 30 (4.05%) IBM
17 26 (3.51%) Splunk
18 24 (3.24%) CA
18 24 (3.24%) Google
18 24 (3.24%) Infoblox
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