The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
Rank 108 138 101
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -37
Contract jobs citing DNS 959 915 1034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.18% 1.80% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.21% 12.40% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 554 630
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £206 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
- +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 65 73
Median hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £48.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.38
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6750 7382 7526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.53% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4126 4293 4253
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 365 420
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DNS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS within the UK.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS within the UK.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DNS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

DNS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 859 £388 +3.33% 285
London +27 351 £425 +3.03% 85
South East -16 156 £350 +3.32% 69
East of England +18 90 £360 -7.09% 29
Scotland +24 62 £350 +6.06% 9
City of London +18 59 £425 +6.25% 23
Yorkshire +32 54 £405 +26.56% 17
North East +17 54 £275 -33.97% 6
Hampshire +16 51 £409 +16.12% 9
North West -15 50 £348 -4.13% 24
Tyne and Wear 0 46 £275 -38.88% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 45 £275 -38.88% 4
West Midlands +18 37 £375 +25.00% 26
West Yorkshire +46 36 £410 +22.38% 8
Berkshire -20 36 £363 +7.40% 14
South West +7 35 £300 -7.69% 22
Edinburgh +32 33 £400 +14.28% 5
Manchester +9 33 £325 -15.30% 15
East Midlands +25 29 £330 -8.96% 8
Leeds +22 27 £410 +22.38% 5
Hertfordshire -1 26 £375 - 10
Buckinghamshire +23 21 £348 -14.46% 4
Glasgow +7 21 £283 +7.61% 2
Norfolk +21 20 £365 -37.06% 4
Derbyshire +18 19 £369 -10.06% 2
Surrey -6 19 £397 +18.43% 13
Milton Keynes +23 17 £350 -36.36% 1
Bedfordshire +11 17 £588 +38.23% 1
Derby +14 16 £400 -2.43% 1
Croydon +6 16 £470 +34.28%

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DNS.

1 1149 (53.49%) Windows
2 1059 (49.30%) Active Directory
3 1041 (48.46%) DHCP
4 888 (41.34%) VMware
5 773 (35.99%) Microsoft
6 733 (34.12%) Linux
7 629 (29.28%) Windows Server
8 593 (27.61%) Firewall
9 541 (25.19%) TCP/IP
10 531 (24.72%) VMware Infrastructure
11 477 (22.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 467 (21.74%) Security Cleared
13 430 (20.02%) Cisco
14 380 (17.69%) SC Cleared
14 380 (17.69%) Windows Server 2012
15 371 (17.27%) ITIL
16 370 (17.23%) Amazon AWS
17 355 (16.53%) Puppet
18 329 (15.32%) PowerShell
19 325 (15.13%) LAN
19 325 (15.13%) DevOps
20 300 (13.97%) VPN
21 297 (13.83%) WAN
22 296 (13.78%) Apache
23 295 (13.73%) Citrix
24 290 (13.50%) SQL
25 289 (13.45%) Oracle
26 278 (12.94%) Data Centre
27 276 (12.85%) Configuration Management
28 264 (12.29%) MS Exchange

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 296 (13.78%) Apache
2 264 (12.29%) MS Exchange
3 219 (10.20%) IIS
4 144 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 125 (5.82%) SharePoint
6 114 (5.31%) Skype for Business
7 110 (5.12%) Elasticsearch
7 110 (5.12%) Tomcat
8 91 (4.24%) Confluence
9 86 (4.00%) nginx
10 59 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 58 (2.70%) WebSphere
12 47 (2.19%) OpenStack
13 44 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
14 43 (2.00%) JBoss
15 31 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
16 27 (1.26%) WebLogic
17 23 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
18 21 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
19 19 (0.88%) Jetty
Applications
1 225 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 156 (7.26%) MS Office
3 79 (3.68%) HipChat
4 22 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.093%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 3 (0.14%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.093%) Eikon
7 1 (0.047%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 370 (17.23%) Amazon AWS
2 258 (12.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 206 (9.59%) Office 365
4 97 (4.52%) IaaS
5 66 (3.07%) PaaS
6 55 (2.56%) SaaS
7 53 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
8 41 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 27 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
10 24 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 14 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
11 14 (0.65%) Google App Engine
12 13 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (0.61%) HP Helion
12 13 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (0.56%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.56%) OneDrive
14 7 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
14 7 (0.33%) SoftLayer
15 6 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1041 (48.46%) DHCP
2 593 (27.61%) Firewall
3 541 (25.19%) TCP/IP
4 325 (15.13%) LAN
5 300 (13.97%) VPN
6 297 (13.83%) WAN
7 252 (11.73%) LDAP
8 217 (10.10%) SAN
9 210 (9.78%) SSL
10 185 (8.61%) Internet
11 174 (8.10%) HTTP
12 135 (6.28%) SMTP
12 135 (6.28%) SSH
13 123 (5.73%) Network Security
14 115 (5.35%) MPLS
15 109 (5.07%) VLAN
16 103 (4.80%) IPsec
17 100 (4.66%) SNMP
17 100 (4.66%) VoIP
18 96 (4.47%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 161 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
3 107 (4.98%) Hadoop
4 100 (4.66%) Oracle Database
5 88 (4.10%) MySQL
6 59 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 53 (2.47%) Relational Database
8 41 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 41 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 27 (1.26%) RDBMS
10 26 (1.21%) MongoDB
11 23 (1.07%) NoSQL
12 22 (1.02%) Redis
13 14 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
14 13 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (0.51%) Big Data
15 11 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
16 9 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 218 (10.15%) Jenkins
2 167 (7.77%) Git (software)
3 116 (5.40%) JIRA
4 103 (4.80%) Maven
4 103 (4.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 93 (4.33%) JUnit
6 88 (4.10%) Ant
7 87 (4.05%) SonarQube
8 82 (3.82%) Liquibase
9 80 (3.72%) JIRA Agile
10 72 (3.35%) Bitbucket
11 40 (1.86%) Subversion
12 32 (1.49%) Selenium
13 29 (1.35%) Vagrant
14 22 (1.02%) TeamCity
15 21 (0.98%) Travis CI
16 20 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
17 15 (0.70%) ClearCase
17 15 (0.70%) Grunt
18 14 (0.65%) GoCD
General
1 252 (11.73%) Finance
2 76 (3.54%) Banking
3 69 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 47 (2.19%) Retail
5 45 (2.09%) Back Office
6 30 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.21%) Law
8 22 (1.02%) Legal
9 21 (0.98%) Billing
10 20 (0.93%) Marketing
11 17 (0.79%) Electronics
12 16 (0.74%) Publishing
13 13 (0.61%) Games
14 12 (0.56%) Local Government
15 11 (0.51%) Advertising
16 10 (0.47%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.47%) Investment Banking
17 7 (0.33%) French Language
18 6 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
19 4 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 210 (9.78%) Support Engineer
2 201 (9.36%) Administrator
3 199 (9.26%) Network Engineer
4 190 (8.85%) Architect
5 185 (8.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 176 (8.19%) Analyst
7 154 (7.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 132 (6.15%) Consultant
9 116 (5.40%) Systems Administrator
10 95 (4.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 95 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support
11 89 (4.14%) Active Directory Engineer
12 82 (3.82%) Server Engineer
13 80 (3.72%) Linux Engineer
14 76 (3.54%) Windows Engineer
15 71 (3.31%) Linux Administrator
16 69 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
17 68 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
18 65 (3.03%) VMware Engineer
19 64 (2.98%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (5.59%) ELK Stack
2 84 (3.91%) Software Packaging
3 83 (3.86%) MCollective
4 78 (3.63%) Middleware
5 72 (3.35%) Web Services
6 63 (2.93%) LAMP
7 55 (2.56%) HTML
8 53 (2.47%) .NET
9 48 (2.23%) CSS
10 33 (1.54%) LAPP Stack
10 33 (1.54%) XML
11 31 (1.44%) REST
12 28 (1.30%) 802.1X
12 28 (1.30%) J2EE
13 27 (1.26%) JSON
14 25 (1.16%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 23 (1.07%) Node.js
15 23 (1.07%) SAML
16 22 (1.02%) AngularJS
17 19 (0.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 278 (12.94%) Data Centre
2 140 (6.52%) PKI
3 115 (5.35%) Clustering
4 106 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
5 103 (4.80%) Replication
6 102 (4.75%) Management Information System
7 54 (2.51%) Computer Science
8 48 (2.23%) Fat Client
8 48 (2.23%) Thin Client
9 46 (2.14%) Public Cloud
10 40 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
11 36 (1.68%) Blackberry
12 32 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
13 26 (1.21%) Driving Licence
14 23 (1.07%) Private Cloud
15 22 (1.02%) NHS
15 22 (1.02%) PDA
16 21 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
17 20 (0.93%) VCE vBlock
18 18 (0.84%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 1149 (53.49%) Windows
2 733 (34.12%) Linux
3 629 (29.28%) Windows Server
4 477 (22.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 380 (17.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 260 (12.10%) Unix
7 253 (11.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 239 (11.13%) Windows 7
9 185 (8.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 148 (6.89%) CentOS
11 110 (5.12%) Solaris
12 94 (4.38%) Windows 10
13 76 (3.54%) Ubuntu
14 74 (3.45%) AIX
15 57 (2.65%) Windows 8
16 51 (2.37%) Android
16 51 (2.37%) Windows XP
17 46 (2.14%) Mac OS X
18 44 (2.05%) SUSE
19 43 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (17.27%) ITIL
2 325 (15.13%) DevOps
3 276 (12.85%) Configuration Management
4 224 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
5 211 (9.82%) Load Balancing
6 206 (9.59%) Migration
7 195 (9.08%) Service Management
8 172 (8.01%) Continuous Integration
9 162 (7.54%) Continuous Delivery
10 129 (6.01%) Change Management
11 120 (5.59%) Scrum
12 110 (5.12%) Identity Management
13 91 (4.24%) High Availability
14 90 (4.19%) Incident Management
15 87 (4.05%) Problem Management
16 83 (3.86%) Open Source
17 82 (3.82%) Project Management
18 80 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
19 78 (3.63%) Workflow
20 77 (3.58%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 329 (15.32%) PowerShell
2 290 (13.50%) SQL
3 223 (10.38%) Python
4 206 (9.59%) Perl
5 153 (7.12%) Bash Shell
6 147 (6.84%) Java
7 143 (6.66%) Shell Script
8 139 (6.47%) Ruby
9 79 (3.68%) JavaScript
10 78 (3.63%) PHP
11 58 (2.70%) C
12 54 (2.51%) Korn
13 42 (1.96%) VB
14 29 (1.35%) Go
15 26 (1.21%) C#
16 25 (1.16%) C++
17 23 (1.07%) VBScript
18 16 (0.74%) T-SQL
19 12 (0.56%) C-shell
20 10 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 467 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 380 (17.69%) SC Cleared
3 185 (8.61%) Cisco Certification
4 183 (8.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 108 (5.03%) CCNA
6 96 (4.47%) CCNP
7 88 (4.10%) MCSE
8 78 (3.63%) Degree
9 56 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 51 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
11 49 (2.28%) MCP
11 49 (2.28%) MCSA
12 42 (1.96%) DV Cleared
13 37 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
13 37 (1.72%) MCTS
14 35 (1.63%) CCIE
15 31 (1.44%) CTC Cleared
16 24 (1.12%) CISSP
17 22 (1.02%) MCDST
18 20 (0.93%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (4.61%) SLA
2 52 (2.42%) PCI DSS
3 46 (2.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 22 (1.02%) QA
5 11 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.047%) BS7799
7 1 (0.047%) GxP
7 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1059 (49.30%) Active Directory
2 531 (24.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 178 (8.29%) Hyper-V
4 158 (7.36%) vSphere
4 158 (7.36%) XenApp
5 148 (6.89%) VMware ESX
6 145 (6.75%) Docker
7 107 (4.98%) vCloud
8 99 (4.61%) Squid
9 92 (4.28%) VMware ESXi
10 91 (4.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 90 (4.19%) Postfix
12 79 (3.68%) XenDesktop
13 71 (3.31%) NFS
14 56 (2.61%) Virtual Desktop
15 45 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
16 33 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
17 25 (1.16%) Samba
18 23 (1.07%) Firmware
18 23 (1.07%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 355 (16.53%) Puppet
2 247 (11.50%) SCCM
3 209 (9.73%) Ansible
4 140 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
5 129 (6.01%) Terraform
6 123 (5.73%) ZABBIX
7 117 (5.45%) Kubernetes
8 114 (5.31%) SCOM
9 113 (5.26%) Nagios
10 108 (5.03%) logstash
11 98 (4.56%) Kibana
12 83 (3.86%) Rancher
13 67 (3.12%) WSUS
14 52 (2.42%) NetBackup
15 50 (2.33%) Consul
16 39 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
16 39 (1.82%) Packer
17 36 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
18 31 (1.44%) HAProxy
18 31 (1.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 888 (41.34%) VMware
2 773 (35.99%) Microsoft
3 430 (20.02%) Cisco
4 295 (13.73%) Citrix
5 289 (13.45%) Oracle
6 202 (9.40%) Red Hat
7 183 (8.52%) HP
8 158 (7.36%) CheckPoint
9 121 (5.63%) Juniper
10 119 (5.54%) F5
11 111 (5.17%) Dell
12 95 (4.42%) Symantec
13 83 (3.86%) Sonatype
14 81 (3.77%) IBM
15 78 (3.63%) Atlassian
16 69 (3.21%) EMC
17 61 (2.84%) Splunk
18 58 (2.70%) Intel Security
19 52 (2.42%) Blue Coat
19 52 (2.42%) Palo Alto
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