The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 102 140 143
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +3
Contract jobs citing DNS 1090 825 791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.87% 1.57% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.84% 11.65% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 422 405
Average daily rate
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£355 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 72 61
Average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.45% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.78% +11.76%

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
8490 7084 8547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.58% 13.48% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4793 3869 4051
Average daily rate £364 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.93% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 446 634
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 October 2014.

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 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 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
England +28 1010 £363 +6.61% 395
London +19 456 £393 +4.66% 153
South East +19 209 £333 +8.57% 90
City of London +22 120 £395 +5.33% 33
Berkshire +22 97 £325 +85.71% 31
North West +13 77 £300 +5.26% 27
East of England -2 76 £341 +17.16% 26
South West -3 64 £365 +111.59% 27
Yorkshire -12 49 £357 +18.83% 40
Scotland +6 44 £340 +23.63% 9
Hampshire -1 39 £379 +57.96% 14
West Midlands +4 36 £300 - 20
Surrey +8 32 £323 -11.03% 24
West Yorkshire -8 31 £388 +29.16% 22
Reading +20 30 £300 +81.81% 13
Lancashire +10 28 £300 +13.20% 1
Wiltshire +7 28 £450 +71.42% 5
Bedfordshire - 28 £350 - 2
Cheshire +10 26 £363 +39.42% 8
Slough +7 24 £300 +71.42% 6
Leeds -1 23 £400 +33.33% 12
Luton - 23 £350 -
North East -24 22 £348 +74.00% 3
East Midlands +7 20 £405 +71.42% 10
Cambridgeshire +1 20 £325 +66.66% 11
Tyne and Wear -27 19 £348 +74.00% 3
Bracknell +12 15 £313 - 3
Gloucestershire -8 15 £275 +83.33% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 15 £348 +73.87% 3
Hertfordshire -12 14 £160 -46.21% 10

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1416 (67.33%) Windows
2 1137 (54.07%) DHCP
3 1120 (53.26%) Active Directory
4 814 (38.71%) Microsoft
5 805 (38.28%) VMware
6 715 (34.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 619 (29.43%) TCP/IP
8 602 (28.63%) Linux
9 595 (28.29%) Firewall
10 539 (25.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 508 (24.16%) Cisco
12 476 (22.63%) MS Exchange
13 475 (22.59%) VMware Infrastructure
14 445 (21.16%) Citrix
15 430 (20.45%) ITIL
16 423 (20.11%) HP
17 392 (18.64%) SAN
18 356 (16.93%) SQL
19 342 (16.26%) Security Cleared
20 325 (15.45%) MS Excel
21 324 (15.41%) UNIX
22 311 (14.79%) Windows 7
23 302 (14.36%) WAN
24 298 (14.17%) SCCM
25 296 (14.08%) LAN
26 293 (13.93%) IIS
27 287 (13.65%) Windows Server 2012
28 282 (13.41%) Microsoft Certification
29 274 (13.03%) VPN
30 264 (12.55%) SQL Server

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 476 (22.63%) MS Exchange
2 293 (13.93%) IIS
3 259 (12.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 197 (9.37%) SharePoint
5 188 (8.94%) Apache
6 155 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 155 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 86 (4.09%) Tomcat
8 79 (3.76%) Lync
9 64 (3.04%) WebLogic
10 58 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 56 (2.66%) JBoss
12 55 (2.62%) WebSphere
13 50 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
14 47 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
15 38 (1.81%) IBM Notes
16 32 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
17 27 (1.28%) nginx
18 20 (0.95%) Confluence
18 20 (0.95%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 325 (15.45%) MS Excel
2 234 (11.13%) MS Office
3 29 (1.38%) MS Project
4 26 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.14%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.048%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.048%) SPSS
8 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 18 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.52%) RMDS
3 9 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.24%) WebTrends
6 4 (0.19%) Summit
7 2 (0.095%) Agresso
7 2 (0.095%) assyst
7 2 (0.095%) ReMetrica
7 2 (0.095%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.095%) Cognos Planning
8 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.048%) Changepoint
8 1 (0.048%) Sage 300 ERP
8 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.048%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 81 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (3.52%) Office 365
4 34 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
5 26 (1.24%) IaaS
6 24 (1.14%) SaaS
7 20 (0.95%) PaaS
8 18 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (0.81%) Amazon S3
10 15 (0.71%) Route 53
11 13 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
12 12 (0.57%) Google App Engine
13 3 (0.14%) GitHub
13 3 (0.14%) Joyent
14 2 (0.095%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.095%) Heroku
15 1 (0.048%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1137 (54.07%) DHCP
2 619 (29.43%) TCP/IP
3 595 (28.29%) Firewall
4 392 (18.64%) SAN
5 302 (14.36%) WAN
6 296 (14.08%) LAN
7 274 (13.03%) VPN
8 193 (9.18%) HTTP
9 180 (8.56%) LDAP
10 174 (8.27%) Internet
11 153 (7.28%) SSL
12 142 (6.75%) VLAN
13 123 (5.85%) IPsec
14 113 (5.37%) Network Security
15 112 (5.33%) Wireless
16 105 (4.99%) FTP
17 104 (4.95%) Cisco ASA
18 103 (4.90%) BGP
19 96 (4.56%) SMTP
20 95 (4.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (12.55%) SQL Server
2 85 (4.04%) MySQL
3 83 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 48 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 32 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 26 (1.24%) NoSQL
7 22 (1.05%) Relational Database
8 20 (0.95%) RDBMS
9 19 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
10 17 (0.81%) MongoDB
11 15 (0.71%) DB2
12 13 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
13 12 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
17 8 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 8 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
18 7 (0.33%) Hadoop
19 6 (0.29%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 75 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 52 (2.47%) Git (software)
3 46 (2.19%) Subversion
4 42 (2.00%) Hudson
5 39 (1.85%) JIRA
6 27 (1.28%) MSI
7 20 (0.95%) TeamCity
8 18 (0.86%) LoadRunner
9 16 (0.76%) Maven
10 14 (0.67%) QuickTest Pro
10 14 (0.67%) Visual Studio
11 12 (0.57%) Introscope
11 12 (0.57%) Selenium
12 9 (0.43%) JUnit
13 8 (0.38%) StarTeam
14 7 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (0.24%) FitNesse
15 5 (0.24%) PHPUnit
15 5 (0.24%) Eclipse
16 4 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 254 (12.08%) Finance
2 145 (6.89%) Telecoms
3 121 (5.75%) Banking
4 40 (1.90%) Financial Institution
5 39 (1.85%) Retail
6 38 (1.81%) Marketing
7 34 (1.62%) Investment Banking
8 31 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.33%) Advertising
10 22 (1.05%) Legal
11 19 (0.90%) Games
12 18 (0.86%) Law
13 17 (0.81%) Publishing
13 17 (0.81%) Back Office
14 14 (0.67%) French Language
15 13 (0.62%) Front Office
16 12 (0.57%) Mandarin Language
16 12 (0.57%) Spanish Language
17 11 (0.52%) German Language
18 9 (0.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 251 (11.94%) Analyst
2 183 (8.70%) Support Engineer
2 183 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 174 (8.27%) Administrator
4 141 (6.70%) Network Engineer
5 127 (6.04%) Systems Administrator
6 111 (5.28%) Consultant
7 101 (4.80%) Systems Engineer
8 100 (4.76%) Support Analyst
9 96 (4.56%) Architect
10 95 (4.52%) Developer
11 83 (3.95%) Server Engineer
12 76 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support
13 72 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support
13 72 (3.42%) Wintel Engineer
14 55 (2.62%) DevOps Engineer
15 49 (2.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 44 (2.09%) Linux Administrator
17 42 (2.00%) Network Support
18 40 (1.90%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (5.28%) Web Services
2 102 (4.85%) .NET
3 79 (3.76%) XML
4 62 (2.95%) HTML
5 51 (2.43%) Middleware
6 35 (1.66%) ASP.NET
7 31 (1.47%) CSS
8 30 (1.43%) LAMP
9 26 (1.24%) JSON
10 23 (1.09%) JSP
11 22 (1.05%) SOAP
12 20 (0.95%) WebSockets
13 19 (0.90%) Application Packaging
14 16 (0.76%) REST
14 16 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
15 15 (0.71%) Ajax
16 14 (0.67%) FIX Protocol
16 14 (0.67%) DCOM
17 13 (0.62%) J2EE
18 12 (0.57%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 203 (9.65%) Clustering
2 128 (6.09%) Replication
3 125 (5.94%) Blackberry
4 123 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
5 85 (4.04%) PKI
6 64 (3.04%) Thin Client
6 64 (3.04%) Fat Client
7 61 (2.90%) Open Source
8 56 (2.66%) Management Information System
9 41 (1.95%) Computer Science
10 35 (1.66%) Client/Server
11 24 (1.14%) CESG
12 21 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
13 19 (0.90%) Oracle Exalogic
13 19 (0.90%) PDA
14 17 (0.81%) CLARiiON
14 17 (0.81%) Mobile App
14 17 (0.81%) iPad
15 16 (0.76%) iPhone
15 16 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1416 (67.33%) Windows
2 715 (34.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 602 (28.63%) Linux
4 539 (25.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 324 (15.41%) UNIX
6 311 (14.79%) Windows 7
7 287 (13.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 245 (11.65%) Windows XP
9 192 (9.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 115 (5.47%) Solaris
11 72 (3.42%) Windows 8
12 47 (2.23%) Windows 2000
13 44 (2.09%) CentOS
14 39 (1.85%) SUSE
15 35 (1.66%) Windows 2000 Server
16 34 (1.62%) AIX
17 26 (1.24%) Windows Vista
18 18 (0.86%) Mac OS X
18 18 (0.86%) HPUX
18 18 (0.86%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (20.45%) ITIL
2 187 (8.89%) Load Balancing
3 183 (8.70%) Migration
4 149 (7.09%) Change Management
5 140 (6.66%) DevOps
6 123 (5.85%) Configuration Management
7 108 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
8 107 (5.09%) Service Management
9 106 (5.04%) Project Management
10 91 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 89 (4.23%) Incident Management
12 86 (4.09%) Service Delivery
13 69 (3.28%) Network Design
14 68 (3.23%) E-Commerce
15 54 (2.57%) Performance Tuning
16 53 (2.52%) Continuous Improvement
17 51 (2.43%) Capacity Planning
18 48 (2.28%) Network Monitoring
19 47 (2.23%) Root Cause Analysis
19 47 (2.23%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 356 (16.93%) SQL
2 245 (11.65%) PowerShell
3 201 (9.56%) Perl
4 186 (8.84%) Java
5 125 (5.94%) Shell Script
6 86 (4.09%) C
7 76 (3.61%) Python
8 63 (3.00%) JavaScript
9 62 (2.95%) PHP
10 60 (2.85%) VBScript
11 53 (2.52%) Ruby
12 51 (2.43%) VB
13 43 (2.04%) Bash Shell
14 42 (2.00%) C++
15 37 (1.76%) C#
16 31 (1.47%) Korn
17 28 (1.33%) T-SQL
18 14 (0.67%) PL/SQL
19 12 (0.57%) Jython
20 11 (0.52%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 342 (16.26%) Security Cleared
2 282 (13.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 261 (12.41%) SC Cleared
4 182 (8.65%) MCSE
5 141 (6.70%) Cisco Certification
6 103 (4.90%) Degree
7 100 (4.76%) MCITP
8 89 (4.23%) CCNA
9 79 (3.76%) DV Cleared
10 73 (3.47%) CCNP
11 70 (3.33%) MCP
12 55 (2.62%) MCTS
13 41 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 29 (1.38%) MCSA
15 26 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
15 26 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
16 23 (1.09%) CISSP
17 21 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 18 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 17 (0.81%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (6.18%) SLA
2 52 (2.47%) QA
3 27 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.43%) JSP 440
6 8 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.19%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.14%) BS7799
9 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.048%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.048%) COBIT
System Software
1 1120 (53.26%) Active Directory
2 475 (22.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 204 (9.70%) vSphere
4 195 (9.27%) XenApp
5 174 (8.27%) Hyper-V
6 118 (5.61%) VMware ESX
7 86 (4.09%) NFS
8 84 (3.99%) XenDesktop
9 75 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
10 57 (2.71%) Terminal Services
11 56 (2.66%) XenServer
12 48 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
13 37 (1.76%) ISA Server
14 34 (1.62%) vCloud
15 27 (1.28%) DFS Replication
16 24 (1.14%) Sendmail
16 24 (1.14%) Squid
17 23 (1.09%) UAG
18 22 (1.05%) Xen
18 22 (1.05%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 298 (14.17%) SCCM
2 164 (7.80%) SCOM
3 116 (5.52%) Puppet
4 91 (4.33%) NetBackup
5 89 (4.23%) Backup Exec
6 75 (3.57%) Nagios
7 61 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
8 59 (2.81%) HP SIM
9 52 (2.47%) WSUS
10 46 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
11 42 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 35 (1.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 31 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
13 31 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 25 (1.19%) Ansible
15 23 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
16 22 (1.05%) Zenoss
17 21 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 21 (1.00%) OpenView
18 20 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 814 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 805 (38.28%) VMware
3 508 (24.16%) Cisco
4 445 (21.16%) Citrix
5 423 (20.11%) HP
6 202 (9.61%) Red Hat
7 175 (8.32%) Symantec
7 175 (8.32%) Oracle
8 164 (7.80%) CheckPoint
9 153 (7.28%) EMC
10 144 (6.85%) Juniper
11 142 (6.75%) NetApp
12 141 (6.70%) IBM
13 132 (6.28%) Dell
14 131 (6.23%) F5
15 69 (3.28%) McAfee
16 53 (2.52%) SolarWinds
17 49 (2.33%) Blue Coat
17 49 (2.33%) Veritas
18 46 (2.19%) Altiris
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £319 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £319 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £280 - £330 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
H&R Talent
Rate: From £20 to £22 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £20 - £30 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle, County Down
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified DOE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £150 per day £150.00 Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: From £44,174 to £53,918 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150
Posted: Yesterday