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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 100 126 139
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +13
Contract jobs citing DNS 1102 870 828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.98% 1.65% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.61% 12.24% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 429 387
Average daily rate
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£348 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.08% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 81 65
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.51 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%

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
8098 7110 8908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3840 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 414 695
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +27 1005 £350 +3.70% 295
London +30 448 £380 +1.33% 107
South East +17 210 £301 -5.85% 87
City of London +19 102 £400 - 33
North West +22 88 £300 +9.09% 19
Berkshire +22 85 £338 +62.65% 22
East of England -20 73 £350 +14.75% 21
South West +10 67 £325 -7.14% 11
Scotland +12 52 £323 +34.63% 12
Hampshire +9 51 £347 +6.10% 11
West Midlands +26 43 £300 - 13
Reading +14 42 £338 +90.14% 7
Yorkshire -28 33 £320 +6.66% 23
Cheshire +7 32 £305 +22.00% 5
Lancashire +20 30 £300 +20.00% 1
Wiltshire +9 29 £450 +157.14% 3
Birmingham +20 26 £300 +12.14% 5
Surrey -9 26 £290 -17.14% 26
Cambridgeshire +2 24 £350 +59.09% 6
North East -6 22 £350 - 1
Gloucestershire -5 21 £344 -
West Yorkshire -27 19 £305 +1.66% 19
Cambridge -2 18 £350 +66.66% 3
Manchester -12 18 £410 +37.23% 9
West Sussex +17 17 £223 -36.42% 3
East Midlands +2 17 £343 +17.09% 12
Tyne and Wear -11 17 £350 - 1
Leeds -14 16 £305 +1.66% 11
Slough +5 15 £285 -25.24% 7
Bedfordshire -5 15 £350 - 5

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1287 (63.93%) Windows
2 1088 (54.05%) DHCP
3 1027 (51.02%) Active Directory
4 766 (38.05%) Microsoft
5 748 (37.16%) VMware
6 653 (32.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 591 (29.36%) TCP/IP
8 575 (28.56%) Firewall
9 559 (27.77%) Linux
10 515 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 492 (24.44%) Cisco
12 468 (23.25%) MS Exchange
13 457 (22.70%) VMware Infrastructure
14 418 (20.77%) Citrix
15 404 (20.07%) HP
16 382 (18.98%) ITIL
17 359 (17.83%) SAN
18 335 (16.64%) Security Cleared
19 319 (15.85%) SQL
20 300 (14.90%) MS Excel
21 289 (14.36%) Windows 7
22 284 (14.11%) UNIX
22 284 (14.11%) SCCM
23 281 (13.96%) Microsoft Certification
24 272 (13.51%) VPN
25 268 (13.31%) LAN
26 263 (13.07%) WAN
27 254 (12.62%) Exchange Server 2010
28 249 (12.37%) PowerShell
29 247 (12.27%) Windows XP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 468 (23.25%) MS Exchange
2 254 (12.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 222 (11.03%) IIS
4 200 (9.94%) SharePoint
5 182 (9.04%) Apache
6 151 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 149 (7.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 75 (3.73%) Tomcat
8 75 (3.73%) Lync
9 67 (3.33%) WebSphere
10 60 (2.98%) WebLogic
11 58 (2.88%) SharePoint 2010
12 57 (2.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 40 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
14 38 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
15 32 (1.59%) nginx
16 21 (1.04%) IBM Notes
17 20 (0.99%) Jetty
18 17 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
18 17 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 300 (14.90%) MS Excel
2 210 (10.43%) MS Office
3 21 (1.04%) MS Project
4 15 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.099%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.099%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.050%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.050%) SPSS
7 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 29 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.40%) RMDS
4 5 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.25%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.20%) Summit
6 2 (0.099%) ReMetrica
6 2 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.050%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.050%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (0.050%) Agresso
7 1 (0.050%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.050%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 76 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (3.33%) Office 365
3 44 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
4 34 (1.69%) SaaS
5 25 (1.24%) Amazon S3
5 25 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (1.14%) Route 53
6 23 (1.14%) PaaS
7 22 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
8 17 (0.84%) IaaS
9 14 (0.70%) Google App Engine
10 4 (0.20%) Heroku
10 4 (0.20%) Joyent
11 3 (0.15%) GitHub
12 2 (0.099%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.050%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.050%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1088 (54.05%) DHCP
2 591 (29.36%) TCP/IP
3 575 (28.56%) Firewall
4 359 (17.83%) SAN
5 272 (13.51%) VPN
6 268 (13.31%) LAN
7 263 (13.07%) WAN
8 181 (8.99%) HTTP
9 162 (8.05%) LDAP
10 149 (7.40%) Internet
11 133 (6.61%) SSL
12 117 (5.81%) VLAN
13 116 (5.76%) Wireless
14 113 (5.61%) Network Security
15 110 (5.46%) IPsec
16 107 (5.32%) Cisco ASA
17 103 (5.12%) MPLS
18 102 (5.07%) BGP
19 94 (4.67%) OSPF
20 93 (4.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (11.62%) SQL Server
2 78 (3.87%) MySQL
3 62 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 42 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 39 (1.94%) Oracle Database
6 28 (1.39%) NoSQL
7 19 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
8 17 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
10 14 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (0.65%) Relational Database
12 11 (0.55%) RDBMS
12 11 (0.55%) MongoDB
13 10 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (0.50%) DB2
14 9 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
15 7 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.35%) Big Data
16 6 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.30%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 80 (3.97%) Jenkins
2 55 (2.73%) Hudson
3 45 (2.24%) Git (software)
4 37 (1.84%) Subversion
5 31 (1.54%) JIRA
6 27 (1.34%) Maven
7 21 (1.04%) LoadRunner
8 20 (0.99%) QuickTest Pro
9 17 (0.84%) TeamCity
10 15 (0.75%) MSI
10 15 (0.75%) Visual Studio
11 13 (0.65%) JUnit
12 11 (0.55%) Introscope
12 11 (0.55%) StarTeam
12 11 (0.55%) Selenium
13 7 (0.35%) Cucumber
13 7 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.20%) FitNesse
14 4 (0.20%) AdminStudio
14 4 (0.20%) GCC
General
1 230 (11.43%) Finance
2 127 (6.31%) Telecoms
3 111 (5.51%) Banking
4 38 (1.89%) Retail
4 38 (1.89%) Marketing
5 36 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 32 (1.59%) Financial Institution
7 31 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.39%) Advertising
9 21 (1.04%) French Language
10 18 (0.89%) Front Office
11 17 (0.84%) Back Office
11 17 (0.84%) Legal
11 17 (0.84%) Games
12 14 (0.70%) Mandarin Language
12 14 (0.70%) Spanish Language
13 13 (0.65%) Law
14 12 (0.60%) Publishing
14 12 (0.60%) German Language
15 10 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 205 (10.18%) Analyst
2 185 (9.19%) Administrator
3 182 (9.04%) Support Engineer
4 165 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 137 (6.81%) Systems Administrator
6 136 (6.76%) Network Engineer
7 108 (5.37%) Consultant
8 99 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
9 95 (4.72%) Architect
10 94 (4.67%) Server Engineer
11 90 (4.47%) Developer
12 88 (4.37%) Support Analyst
13 65 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
13 65 (3.23%) Wintel Engineer
14 64 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support
15 55 (2.73%) DevOps Engineer
16 48 (2.38%) Desktop Support
17 46 (2.29%) Linux Administrator
18 41 (2.04%) Network Specialist
19 40 (1.99%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (4.97%) .NET
2 98 (4.87%) Web Services
3 77 (3.83%) XML
4 55 (2.73%) HTML
5 49 (2.43%) Middleware
6 40 (1.99%) ASP.NET
7 35 (1.74%) LAMP
8 33 (1.64%) JSON
9 31 (1.54%) CSS
9 31 (1.54%) JSP
10 21 (1.04%) SOAP
11 20 (0.99%) Servlets
12 18 (0.89%) WebSockets
13 16 (0.79%) REST
13 16 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
14 15 (0.75%) J2EE
15 14 (0.70%) Ajax
16 12 (0.60%) HTML5
16 12 (0.60%) DCOM
17 11 (0.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 166 (8.25%) Clustering
2 126 (6.26%) Blackberry
3 109 (5.41%) Replication
4 81 (4.02%) Open Source
5 79 (3.92%) Fat Client
5 79 (3.92%) Thin Client
6 75 (3.73%) PKI
7 53 (2.63%) Management Information System
8 49 (2.43%) Computer Science
9 27 (1.34%) Client/Server
10 26 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
11 21 (1.04%) Firmware
12 18 (0.89%) PDA
12 18 (0.89%) Statistics
13 17 (0.84%) iPhone
14 16 (0.79%) Oracle Exalogic
14 16 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 16 (0.79%) Mobile App
15 15 (0.75%) CESG
15 15 (0.75%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1287 (63.93%) Windows
2 653 (32.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 559 (27.77%) Linux
4 515 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 289 (14.36%) Windows 7
6 284 (14.11%) UNIX
7 247 (12.27%) Windows XP
8 239 (11.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 150 (7.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 95 (4.72%) Solaris
11 61 (3.03%) Windows 8
12 53 (2.63%) CentOS
13 50 (2.48%) Windows 2000
14 36 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
15 32 (1.59%) SUSE
16 28 (1.39%) AIX
17 25 (1.24%) Windows Vista
18 14 (0.70%) Ubuntu
18 14 (0.70%) HPUX
19 13 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (18.98%) ITIL
2 178 (8.84%) Migration
3 166 (8.25%) Load Balancing
4 151 (7.50%) DevOps
5 134 (6.66%) Configuration Management
6 111 (5.51%) Change Management
7 109 (5.41%) Project Management
8 97 (4.82%) Service Management
9 92 (4.57%) Service Delivery
10 85 (4.22%) Disaster Recovery
11 77 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
12 67 (3.33%) E-Commerce
13 60 (2.98%) Incident Management
14 57 (2.83%) Network Design
15 56 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
16 52 (2.58%) Continuous Integration
17 50 (2.48%) Performance Testing
18 48 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
19 42 (2.09%) Performance Tuning
20 39 (1.94%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 319 (15.85%) SQL
2 249 (12.37%) PowerShell
3 183 (9.09%) Perl
4 175 (8.69%) Java
5 116 (5.76%) Shell Script
6 82 (4.07%) C
7 64 (3.18%) JavaScript
8 58 (2.88%) VBScript
8 58 (2.88%) VB
9 57 (2.83%) Python
10 53 (2.63%) Ruby
11 49 (2.43%) Bash Shell
12 44 (2.19%) PHP
13 35 (1.74%) C#
14 27 (1.34%) T-SQL
15 26 (1.29%) Korn
16 25 (1.24%) C++
17 16 (0.79%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.60%) VBA
19 11 (0.55%) Jython
Qualifications
1 335 (16.64%) Security Cleared
2 281 (13.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 244 (12.12%) SC Cleared
4 199 (9.89%) MCSE
5 157 (7.80%) Cisco Certification
6 106 (5.27%) Degree
7 95 (4.72%) MCITP
8 92 (4.57%) CCNP
9 80 (3.97%) CCNA
10 79 (3.92%) MCP
11 75 (3.73%) DV Cleared
12 52 (2.58%) MCTS
13 33 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 31 (1.54%) MCSA
15 29 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 25 (1.24%) CCIE
16 25 (1.24%) CCSE
16 25 (1.24%) ISTQB
17 24 (1.19%) CISSP
18 22 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (4.92%) SLA
2 47 (2.33%) QA
3 27 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.20%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.15%) BS7799
8 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.099%) COBIT
10 1 (0.050%) TickIT
10 1 (0.050%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1027 (51.02%) Active Directory
2 457 (22.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 186 (9.24%) XenApp
4 183 (9.09%) vSphere
5 167 (8.30%) Hyper-V
6 99 (4.92%) VMware ESX
7 87 (4.32%) XenDesktop
8 75 (3.73%) NFS
9 66 (3.28%) XenServer
10 59 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
11 48 (2.38%) Terminal Services
12 42 (2.09%) ISA Server
13 38 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
14 29 (1.44%) vCloud
15 28 (1.39%) Squid
16 26 (1.29%) Sendmail
17 24 (1.19%) Xen
17 24 (1.19%) KVM
18 22 (1.09%) DFS Replication
19 21 (1.04%) UAG
Systems Management
1 284 (14.11%) SCCM
2 143 (7.10%) SCOM
3 123 (6.11%) Puppet
4 90 (4.47%) Backup Exec
5 72 (3.58%) Opscode Chef
6 57 (2.83%) NetBackup
7 52 (2.58%) WSUS
8 50 (2.48%) Nagios
9 45 (2.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 38 (1.89%) HP SIM
11 31 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
12 30 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 30 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
13 28 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 28 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 27 (1.34%) Ansible
15 26 (1.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 23 (1.14%) Vagrant
16 23 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 22 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 766 (38.05%) Microsoft
2 748 (37.16%) VMware
3 492 (24.44%) Cisco
4 418 (20.77%) Citrix
5 404 (20.07%) HP
6 180 (8.94%) Oracle
7 176 (8.74%) Red Hat
8 164 (8.15%) CheckPoint
9 143 (7.10%) Juniper
10 142 (7.05%) F5
11 141 (7.00%) Symantec
12 136 (6.76%) IBM
13 126 (6.26%) NetApp
14 123 (6.11%) Dell
15 104 (5.17%) EMC
16 53 (2.63%) Infoblox
17 51 (2.53%) JBoss
18 48 (2.38%) McAfee
18 48 (2.38%) SolarWinds
19 46 (2.29%) Blue Coat
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Rate can be in increased depending on experience
Posted: 11 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £250 to £280 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
MBA Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £320.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 19 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £11.33 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Please confirm day rate expectations in your application
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago