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 26 July 2016 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 99 110 105
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing DNS 1230 1109 1047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.28% 1.95% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.07% 13.91% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 663 554
Median daily rate £350 £350 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £208 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £348 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +11.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 59 52
Median hourly rate £28.25 £17.98 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.11% +1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.70 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £29.70 £33.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
+58.33% +8.27%

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
8740 7972 7525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.19% 14.00% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 4547 3993
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 483 433
Median hourly rate £28.75 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +3 1133 £350 - 318
London -10 435 £410 +9.33% 106
South East -8 199 £315 -12.50% 86
North East +30 188 £265 +0.95% 2
Tyne and Wear +33 176 £265 +0.95% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +30 174 £265 +0.95% 2
City of London +22 87 £450 +7.14% 22
Berkshire +13 76 £275 -26.66% 18
Scotland +30 66 £325 +10.16% 8
East of England -3 66 £340 +13.33% 25
Yorkshire +26 64 £438 +16.66% 24
South West -8 60 £350 -12.50% 28
Hampshire +12 55 £325 -18.75% 24
North West -15 55 £375 +25.00% 20
West Yorkshire +28 42 £425 +1.19% 20
West Midlands -22 40 £313 +4.16% 22
Leeds +22 36 £425 +1.19% 12
Renfrewshire +5 31 £317 -16.98%
Erskine +2 31 £317 -16.98%
Hertfordshire +3 29 £313 -0.39% 8
Manchester -5 28 £375 +25.00% 13
Oxfordshire +17 25 £305 -6.15% 10
East Midlands +8 24 £400 +31.14% 5
Reading +14 23 £300 -7.69% 11
Edinburgh +3 22 £355 +22.41% 4
Wiltshire +2 21 £375 +7.14% 5
Newbury +13 20 £275 -20.28% 1
Swindon +12 20 £375 -31.81% 3
Surrey -26 20 £400 +14.28% 17
Bristol +6 17 £333 -7.63% 11

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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 1460 (58.21%) Windows
2 1351 (53.87%) Active Directory
3 1250 (49.84%) DHCP
4 1027 (40.95%) Microsoft
5 914 (36.44%) VMware
6 864 (34.45%) Windows Server
7 783 (31.22%) Linux
8 697 (27.79%) Firewall
9 668 (26.63%) ITIL
10 654 (26.08%) TCP/IP
11 541 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 513 (20.45%) Security Cleared
13 512 (20.41%) Cisco
14 510 (20.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 496 (19.78%) SQL
16 493 (19.66%) Citrix
17 467 (18.62%) PowerShell
18 441 (17.58%) Windows Server 2012
19 412 (16.43%) SC Cleared
20 402 (16.03%) MS Exchange
21 373 (14.87%) WAN
21 373 (14.87%) SQL Server
22 332 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
23 326 (13.00%) SAN
23 326 (13.00%) HP
24 325 (12.96%) SSL
25 321 (12.80%) MS Excel
26 320 (12.76%) LAN
27 316 (12.60%) SCCM
28 315 (12.56%) Oracle

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
1 402 (16.03%) MS Exchange
2 298 (11.88%) Apache
3 266 (10.61%) IIS
4 210 (8.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 206 (8.21%) SharePoint
6 195 (7.78%) Skype for Business
7 136 (5.42%) Tomcat
8 111 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 91 (3.63%) WebSphere
10 82 (3.27%) OpenStack
11 78 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
12 72 (2.87%) Confluence
13 61 (2.43%) nginx
14 54 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
15 48 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 43 (1.71%) IBM Notes
17 42 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
17 42 (1.67%) JBoss
18 38 (1.52%) Jetty
18 38 (1.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 321 (12.80%) MS Excel
2 207 (8.25%) MS Office
3 40 (1.59%) HipChat
4 31 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.72%) MS Project
6 8 (0.32%) ProjectWise
7 5 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.080%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.28%) Faxination
4 6 (0.24%) assyst
4 6 (0.24%) Eikon
5 5 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.080%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.080%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.040%) Documaker
7 1 (0.040%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.040%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.040%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.040%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.040%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 260 (10.37%) Office 365
2 245 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
3 191 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 58 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
5 42 (1.67%) IaaS
6 37 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
7 34 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 34 (1.36%) PaaS
8 33 (1.32%) SaaS
9 22 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
10 19 (0.76%) Google App Engine
11 14 (0.56%) Amazon S3
11 14 (0.56%) OneDrive
12 13 (0.52%) Mimecast
13 12 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (0.48%) Google Apps
14 11 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
14 11 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (0.32%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1250 (49.84%) DHCP
2 697 (27.79%) Firewall
3 654 (26.08%) TCP/IP
4 373 (14.87%) WAN
5 326 (13.00%) SAN
6 325 (12.96%) SSL
7 320 (12.76%) LAN
8 309 (12.32%) VPN
9 232 (9.25%) Internet
10 222 (8.85%) HTTP
11 201 (8.01%) LDAP
12 167 (6.66%) IPsec
12 167 (6.66%) MPLS
13 154 (6.14%) Network Security
13 154 (6.14%) Wireless
14 134 (5.34%) BGP
15 129 (5.14%) FTP
16 111 (4.43%) VLAN
17 108 (4.31%) SMTP
18 105 (4.19%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 373 (14.87%) SQL Server
2 139 (5.54%) MySQL
3 93 (3.71%) PostgreSQL
4 70 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 64 (2.55%) MongoDB
6 58 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 50 (1.99%) Relational Database
8 42 (1.67%) Hadoop
8 42 (1.67%) Oracle Database
9 34 (1.36%) NoSQL
10 33 (1.32%) RDBMS
11 32 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
12 19 (0.76%) Redis
13 18 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (0.56%) Big Data
15 11 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
15 11 (0.44%) DB2
16 10 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
17 9 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
17 9 (0.36%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 199 (7.93%) Jenkins
2 146 (5.82%) Git (software)
3 93 (3.71%) JIRA
4 67 (2.67%) Maven
5 48 (1.91%) Ant
5 48 (1.91%) MSI
6 46 (1.83%) SonarQube
7 44 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
7 44 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 43 (1.71%) JUnit
9 42 (1.67%) Travis CI
10 40 (1.59%) JIRA Agile
11 37 (1.48%) Liquibase
12 35 (1.40%) Bitbucket
13 33 (1.32%) Subversion
13 33 (1.32%) Visual Studio
14 31 (1.24%) Introscope
15 19 (0.76%) Vagrant
16 15 (0.60%) Selenium
17 14 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 240 (9.57%) Finance
2 98 (3.91%) Banking
3 89 (3.55%) Telecoms
4 47 (1.87%) Marketing
5 41 (1.63%) Retail
6 34 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.08%) Back Office
8 25 (1.00%) Legal
9 22 (0.88%) Local Government
9 22 (0.88%) Publishing
10 19 (0.76%) Law
11 17 (0.68%) Games
12 15 (0.60%) Advertising
13 13 (0.52%) Electronics
13 13 (0.52%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.48%) French Language
15 8 (0.32%) Billing
15 8 (0.32%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.28%) Japanese Language
16 7 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 265 (10.57%) Support Engineer
2 242 (9.65%) Administrator
3 228 (9.09%) Analyst
4 219 (8.73%) Network Engineer
5 213 (8.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 163 (6.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 137 (5.46%) Systems Administrator
8 132 (5.26%) Consultant
9 124 (4.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 123 (4.90%) Server Engineer
11 121 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
12 117 (4.67%) Linux Engineer
13 115 (4.59%) Active Directory Engineer
14 113 (4.51%) Architect
15 99 (3.95%) Windows Engineer
16 93 (3.71%) Wintel Engineer
17 92 (3.67%) VMware Engineer
18 91 (3.63%) Desktop Support
19 87 (3.47%) Support Analyst
20 73 (2.91%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (4.35%) .NET
2 107 (4.27%) Middleware
3 93 (3.71%) LAMP
4 86 (3.43%) Web Services
5 68 (2.71%) CSS
6 65 (2.59%) XML
7 63 (2.51%) HTML
8 61 (2.43%) ELK Stack
9 45 (1.79%) 802.1X
10 41 (1.63%) MCollective
11 36 (1.44%) Software Packaging
12 35 (1.40%) REST
12 35 (1.40%) Servlets
13 32 (1.28%) J2EE
14 30 (1.20%) LAPP Stack
14 30 (1.20%) Regular Expression
15 28 (1.12%) Node.js
16 27 (1.08%) LEMP Stack
16 27 (1.08%) SAML
17 24 (0.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 287 (11.44%) Data Centre
2 180 (7.18%) Clustering
3 135 (5.38%) Computer Science
4 131 (5.22%) Management Information System
5 115 (4.59%) PKI
6 102 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
7 100 (3.99%) Replication
8 63 (2.51%) Blackberry
9 58 (2.31%) Public Cloud
10 48 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
11 36 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 36 (1.44%) Fat Client
11 36 (1.44%) Thin Client
12 28 (1.12%) EMC VNX
13 27 (1.08%) Client/Server
13 27 (1.08%) DataPower
14 24 (0.96%) Driving Licence
15 21 (0.84%) Private Cloud
15 21 (0.84%) Virtual Team
16 20 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1460 (58.21%) Windows
2 864 (34.45%) Windows Server
3 783 (31.22%) Linux
4 510 (20.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 441 (17.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 315 (12.56%) Unix
7 307 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 237 (9.45%) Windows 7
9 194 (7.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 128 (5.10%) Solaris
11 119 (4.74%) CentOS
12 86 (3.43%) Windows XP
13 66 (2.63%) Ubuntu
14 62 (2.47%) AIX
15 59 (2.35%) Windows 10
16 57 (2.27%) Windows 8
17 52 (2.07%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 44 (1.75%) Android
19 40 (1.59%) Apple iOS
20 34 (1.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 668 (26.63%) ITIL
2 288 (11.48%) DevOps
3 279 (11.12%) Agile Software Development
4 275 (10.96%) Load Balancing
5 267 (10.65%) Migration
6 265 (10.57%) Configuration Management
7 171 (6.82%) Change Management
8 160 (6.38%) High Availability
9 140 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 137 (5.46%) Project Management
11 130 (5.18%) Continuous Integration
12 125 (4.98%) Open Source
12 125 (4.98%) Service Management
13 120 (4.78%) Incident Management
14 99 (3.95%) Continuous Delivery
14 99 (3.95%) Software Delivery
15 95 (3.79%) Problem Management
16 89 (3.55%) ITIL V3
17 73 (2.91%) Service Delivery
17 73 (2.91%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 496 (19.78%) SQL
2 467 (18.62%) PowerShell
3 245 (9.77%) Perl
4 236 (9.41%) Python
5 214 (8.53%) Bash Shell
6 177 (7.06%) Java
7 159 (6.34%) Shell Script
8 118 (4.70%) Ruby
9 112 (4.47%) VBScript
10 95 (3.79%) PHP
11 93 (3.71%) JavaScript
12 64 (2.55%) C#
13 63 (2.51%) Korn
14 53 (2.11%) VB
15 47 (1.87%) T-SQL
16 43 (1.71%) C
17 42 (1.67%) C-shell
18 32 (1.28%) C++
19 22 (0.88%) Jython
20 19 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 513 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 412 (16.43%) SC Cleared
3 332 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 218 (8.69%) Cisco Certification
5 199 (7.93%) Degree
6 173 (6.90%) MCSE
7 143 (5.70%) CCNA
8 113 (4.51%) CCNP
9 104 (4.15%) BPSS Clearance
10 92 (3.67%) MCSA
11 77 (3.07%) MCTS
12 70 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 68 (2.71%) MCITP
13 68 (2.71%) MCP
14 47 (1.87%) DV Cleared
15 39 (1.56%) CISSP
16 37 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
17 30 (1.20%) RHCE
18 29 (1.16%) MCSD
19 25 (1.00%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (3.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 98 (3.91%) SLA
3 30 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 20 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.44%) QA
6 5 (0.20%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.20%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.080%) COBIT
8 2 (0.080%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.040%) DICOM
9 1 (0.040%) GxP
9 1 (0.040%) HL7
9 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 1351 (53.87%) Active Directory
2 541 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 262 (10.45%) XenApp
4 251 (10.01%) Hyper-V
5 176 (7.02%) vSphere
6 124 (4.94%) VMware ESX
7 117 (4.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 108 (4.31%) Docker
9 107 (4.27%) XenDesktop
10 86 (3.43%) Terminal Services
11 76 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
12 72 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
13 68 (2.71%) vCloud
13 68 (2.71%) XenServer
14 60 (2.39%) Squid
15 59 (2.35%) NFS
16 57 (2.27%) Postfix
17 45 (1.79%) Samba
18 44 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
19 39 (1.56%) UAG
Systems Management
1 316 (12.60%) SCCM
2 309 (12.32%) Puppet
3 172 (6.86%) SCOM
4 145 (5.78%) Ansible
5 132 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
6 99 (3.95%) Nagios
7 84 (3.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 74 (2.95%) WSUS
9 73 (2.91%) Microsoft Clustering
10 72 (2.87%) logstash
11 69 (2.75%) Terraform
12 63 (2.51%) Kibana
13 59 (2.35%) NetBackup
14 55 (2.19%) ZABBIX
15 54 (2.15%) Kubernetes
16 51 (2.03%) Backup Exec
17 40 (1.59%) Rancher
18 38 (1.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 34 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
20 30 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1027 (40.95%) Microsoft
2 914 (36.44%) VMware
3 512 (20.41%) Cisco
4 493 (19.66%) Citrix
5 326 (13.00%) HP
6 315 (12.56%) Oracle
7 260 (10.37%) Red Hat
8 177 (7.06%) CheckPoint
9 155 (6.18%) F5
10 134 (5.34%) Dell
11 129 (5.14%) Symantec
12 112 (4.47%) NetApp
13 111 (4.43%) IBM
14 107 (4.27%) EMC
15 102 (4.07%) Juniper
16 95 (3.79%) AppSense
17 69 (2.75%) SolarWinds
18 68 (2.71%) Blue Coat
19 65 (2.59%) Splunk
20 62 (2.47%) Palo Alto
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Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
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City, London
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £9.15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £3325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
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Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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Rate: £350 - £373 per day
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Worcester, Worcestershire
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City, London
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Central London / West End
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Oxfordshire
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London
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