The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 103 129 128
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -1
Contract jobs citing DNS 1052 820 882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.92% 1.61% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.01% 11.77% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 397 410
Average daily rate
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£339 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 85 85
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.25% -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7508 6968 8954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 13.66% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4004 3592 3943
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 472 682
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 +29 949 £347 +6.91% 338
London +41 422 £375 - 129
South East +40 205 £295 -4.06% 90
City of London +9 81 £375 -6.25% 25
East of England -14 75 £350 +7.69% 28
Berkshire +14 74 £363 +50.25% 25
North West +9 71 £270 -1.81% 18
Hampshire +16 57 £336 +1.89% 18
South West +4 57 £365 +10.60% 16
Scotland +11 51 £325 +8.33% 14
West Midlands +5 41 £300 +3.89% 15
Reading +11 37 £363 +88.31% 10
Yorkshire -33 28 £350 +27.27% 21
Cheshire +15 26 £256 -31.66% 7
Birmingham +17 25 £300 +31.86% 3
Lancashire +7 25 £270 +8.00% 1
North East +7 25 £280 -20.00% 4
Gloucestershire +6 23 £375 +11.11% 8
Surrey -4 23 £290 -9.37% 19
Wiltshire +8 20 £365 +108.57% 1
Tyne and Wear -1 20 £306 -12.71% 4
Hertfordshire +3 18 £176 - 9
Gloucester +2 18 £375 +25.00% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 18 £306 -12.71% 3
West Sussex +10 17 £220 -30.43% 6
Cambridgeshire -4 17 £350 +75.00% 8
Glasgow +12 15 £275 -12.00% 2
Cardiff -4 15 £350 -16.66% 4
South Wales -15 15 £350 -16.66% 4
Wales -17 15 £350 -16.66% 6

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1232 (63.24%) Windows
2 1030 (52.87%) DHCP
3 954 (48.97%) Active Directory
4 718 (36.86%) Microsoft
5 675 (34.65%) VMware
6 590 (30.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 576 (29.57%) TCP/IP
8 539 (27.67%) Firewall
9 527 (27.05%) Linux
10 475 (24.38%) Cisco
11 463 (23.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 423 (21.71%) MS Exchange
13 411 (21.10%) VMware Infrastructure
14 396 (20.33%) Citrix
15 366 (18.79%) ITIL
16 364 (18.69%) HP
17 329 (16.89%) Security Cleared
18 326 (16.74%) SAN
19 293 (15.04%) MS Excel
20 284 (14.58%) SQL
21 281 (14.43%) Windows 7
22 273 (14.01%) UNIX
23 272 (13.96%) SCCM
24 271 (13.91%) WAN
25 270 (13.86%) LAN
26 261 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
27 260 (13.35%) VPN
28 245 (12.58%) Windows XP
29 240 (12.32%) PowerShell
30 236 (12.11%) Exchange Server 2010

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 423 (21.71%) MS Exchange
2 236 (12.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 198 (10.16%) IIS
4 170 (8.73%) SharePoint
5 161 (8.26%) Apache
6 148 (7.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 121 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 80 (4.11%) Tomcat
9 72 (3.70%) Lync
10 63 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 59 (3.03%) WebSphere
12 57 (2.93%) WebLogic
13 51 (2.62%) SharePoint 2010
14 35 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
15 32 (1.64%) nginx
16 31 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
17 18 (0.92%) Office Communications Server
18 17 (0.87%) Jetty
19 16 (0.82%) CMS
19 16 (0.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 293 (15.04%) MS Excel
2 179 (9.19%) MS Office
3 13 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.67%) MS Project
4 10 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.051%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.051%) SPSS
6 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.051%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 30 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.36%) RMDS
4 6 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.21%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.15%) Summit
8 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.051%) Academy Housing
9 1 (0.051%) assyst
9 1 (0.051%) Documaker
9 1 (0.051%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 74 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (3.23%) Office 365
3 55 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
5 30 (1.54%) SaaS
6 25 (1.28%) Amazon S3
7 24 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (1.18%) Route 53
8 23 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
9 19 (0.98%) PaaS
10 18 (0.92%) IaaS
11 10 (0.51%) Google App Engine
12 4 (0.21%) Heroku
12 4 (0.21%) Joyent
13 3 (0.15%) GitHub
14 2 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
14 2 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
15 1 (0.051%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1030 (52.87%) DHCP
2 576 (29.57%) TCP/IP
3 539 (27.67%) Firewall
4 326 (16.74%) SAN
5 271 (13.91%) WAN
6 270 (13.86%) LAN
7 260 (13.35%) VPN
8 177 (9.09%) HTTP
9 155 (7.96%) LDAP
10 139 (7.14%) Internet
11 129 (6.62%) SSL
12 122 (6.26%) Wireless
13 116 (5.95%) VLAN
14 111 (5.70%) MPLS
15 107 (5.49%) Network Security
16 101 (5.18%) BGP
17 97 (4.98%) SMTP
18 95 (4.88%) VoIP
18 95 (4.88%) IPsec
19 92 (4.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 69 (3.54%) MySQL
3 54 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 44 (2.26%) Oracle Database
5 37 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 26 (1.33%) NoSQL
7 17 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
8 16 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (0.56%) Relational Database
12 10 (0.51%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.41%) MongoDB
14 8 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
14 8 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.36%) Big Data
16 5 (0.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 74 (3.80%) Jenkins
2 53 (2.72%) Hudson
3 46 (2.36%) Git (software)
4 37 (1.90%) Subversion
5 30 (1.54%) Maven
6 25 (1.28%) JIRA
7 24 (1.23%) LoadRunner
8 21 (1.08%) QuickTest Pro
9 16 (0.82%) JUnit
9 16 (0.82%) TeamCity
10 13 (0.67%) Selenium
10 13 (0.67%) MSI
11 12 (0.62%) Visual Studio
12 11 (0.56%) StarTeam
13 7 (0.36%) FitNesse
13 7 (0.36%) Introscope
13 7 (0.36%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.26%) Ant
15 4 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (0.21%) AdminStudio
General
1 214 (10.99%) Finance
2 126 (6.47%) Telecoms
3 100 (5.13%) Banking
4 38 (1.95%) Marketing
5 35 (1.80%) Investment Banking
6 31 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.44%) Retail
7 28 (1.44%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.23%) Advertising
9 23 (1.18%) Front Office
10 22 (1.13%) French Language
11 20 (1.03%) Back Office
12 18 (0.92%) Legal
13 17 (0.87%) Mandarin Language
13 17 (0.87%) Spanish Language
14 16 (0.82%) Games
15 15 (0.77%) Law
16 12 (0.62%) Local Government
17 11 (0.56%) Publishing
18 9 (0.46%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 205 (10.52%) Analyst
2 173 (8.88%) Administrator
3 168 (8.62%) Support Engineer
4 149 (7.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 135 (6.93%) Systems Administrator
5 135 (6.93%) Network Engineer
6 118 (6.06%) Consultant
7 92 (4.72%) Server Engineer
8 90 (4.62%) Support Analyst
9 87 (4.47%) Systems Engineer
10 83 (4.26%) Architect
11 80 (4.11%) Developer
12 70 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support
13 67 (3.44%) Wintel Engineer
14 62 (3.18%) 2nd Line Support
15 57 (2.93%) DevOps Engineer
16 50 (2.57%) Desktop Support
17 49 (2.52%) Linux Administrator
18 43 (2.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 40 (2.05%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (4.57%) Web Services
2 83 (4.26%) .NET
3 66 (3.39%) XML
4 52 (2.67%) Middleware
5 46 (2.36%) HTML
6 38 (1.95%) ASP.NET
7 33 (1.69%) JSP
7 33 (1.69%) LAMP
8 32 (1.64%) JSON
9 29 (1.49%) CSS
10 20 (1.03%) SOAP
11 17 (0.87%) Servlets
11 17 (0.87%) WebSphere MQ
11 17 (0.87%) REST
12 15 (0.77%) J2EE
13 14 (0.72%) DCOM
14 13 (0.67%) WebSockets
15 11 (0.56%) HTML5
15 11 (0.56%) Application Packaging
15 11 (0.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 151 (7.75%) Clustering
2 126 (6.47%) Blackberry
3 102 (5.24%) Replication
4 88 (4.52%) Thin Client
4 88 (4.52%) Fat Client
5 77 (3.95%) Open Source
6 64 (3.29%) PKI
7 49 (2.52%) Management Information System
8 34 (1.75%) Computer Science
9 23 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 21 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
11 19 (0.98%) Firmware
12 18 (0.92%) Statistics
12 18 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
13 15 (0.77%) Hedge funds
13 15 (0.77%) iPhone
13 15 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 13 (0.67%) Smartcard
14 13 (0.67%) Mobile App
15 12 (0.62%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 1232 (63.24%) Windows
2 590 (30.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 527 (27.05%) Linux
4 463 (23.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 281 (14.43%) Windows 7
6 273 (14.01%) UNIX
7 245 (12.58%) Windows XP
8 209 (10.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 140 (7.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 91 (4.67%) Solaris
11 63 (3.23%) Windows 8
12 53 (2.72%) CentOS
13 50 (2.57%) Windows 2000
14 29 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
15 25 (1.28%) Windows Vista
16 22 (1.13%) Ubuntu
17 20 (1.03%) AIX
18 18 (0.92%) SUSE
19 17 (0.87%) Android
20 14 (0.72%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (18.79%) ITIL
2 168 (8.62%) Migration
3 146 (7.49%) Configuration Management
4 145 (7.44%) Load Balancing
4 145 (7.44%) DevOps
5 125 (6.42%) Change Management
6 98 (5.03%) Project Management
7 94 (4.83%) Service Delivery
8 91 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 85 (4.36%) Service Management
10 81 (4.16%) Agile Software Development
11 71 (3.64%) E-Commerce
12 60 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
13 59 (3.03%) Problem Management
14 53 (2.72%) Incident Management
15 52 (2.67%) Continuous Integration
16 48 (2.46%) Performance Testing
17 42 (2.16%) Capacity Planning
17 42 (2.16%) Network Design
18 38 (1.95%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 284 (14.58%) SQL
2 240 (12.32%) PowerShell
3 175 (8.98%) Perl
4 170 (8.73%) Java
5 101 (5.18%) Shell Script
6 85 (4.36%) C
7 63 (3.23%) VB
8 59 (3.03%) JavaScript
9 54 (2.77%) VBScript
10 53 (2.72%) Ruby
11 51 (2.62%) Python
12 40 (2.05%) Bash Shell
13 33 (1.69%) PHP
14 27 (1.39%) C#
15 22 (1.13%) C++
15 22 (1.13%) T-SQL
16 16 (0.82%) PL/SQL
16 16 (0.82%) Korn
17 12 (0.62%) VBA
18 7 (0.36%) Jython
Qualifications
1 329 (16.89%) Security Cleared
2 261 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 235 (12.06%) SC Cleared
4 182 (9.34%) MCSE
5 164 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
6 117 (6.01%) Degree
7 102 (5.24%) CCNP
8 91 (4.67%) MCITP
9 82 (4.21%) DV Cleared
10 81 (4.16%) CCNA
11 72 (3.70%) MCP
12 44 (2.26%) MCTS
13 32 (1.64%) MCSA
14 31 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 30 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 28 (1.44%) CCSE
16 28 (1.44%) CCIE
17 26 (1.33%) ISTQB
18 24 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
19 19 (0.98%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (3.90%) SLA
2 46 (2.36%) QA
3 22 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.15%) BS7799
7 3 (0.15%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.10%) COBIT
9 1 (0.051%) TickIT
9 1 (0.051%) HIPAA
System Software
1 954 (48.97%) Active Directory
2 411 (21.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (8.73%) Hyper-V
3 170 (8.73%) XenApp
4 168 (8.62%) vSphere
5 92 (4.72%) VMware ESX
6 79 (4.06%) XenDesktop
7 74 (3.80%) NFS
8 55 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
9 50 (2.57%) XenServer
10 41 (2.10%) ISA Server
11 37 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
12 35 (1.80%) Terminal Services
13 29 (1.49%) Squid
14 28 (1.44%) Sendmail
15 25 (1.28%) DFS Replication
16 24 (1.23%) KVM
17 23 (1.18%) vCloud
18 20 (1.03%) UAG
18 20 (1.03%) qmail
Systems Management
1 272 (13.96%) SCCM
2 128 (6.57%) SCOM
3 121 (6.21%) Puppet
4 82 (4.21%) Backup Exec
5 71 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
6 54 (2.77%) NetBackup
6 54 (2.77%) WSUS
7 37 (1.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 35 (1.80%) Nagios
9 34 (1.75%) HP SIM
10 31 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
10 31 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 29 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 29 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 24 (1.23%) Vagrant
12 24 (1.23%) Ansible
12 24 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
13 23 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
13 23 (1.18%) Opsview
14 22 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 718 (36.86%) Microsoft
2 675 (34.65%) VMware
3 475 (24.38%) Cisco
4 396 (20.33%) Citrix
5 364 (18.69%) HP
6 196 (10.06%) Oracle
7 171 (8.78%) Red Hat
8 148 (7.60%) CheckPoint
9 146 (7.49%) F5
10 138 (7.08%) Symantec
11 134 (6.88%) Juniper
12 120 (6.16%) NetApp
13 112 (5.75%) IBM
14 104 (5.34%) Dell
15 103 (5.29%) EMC
16 54 (2.77%) Infoblox
17 52 (2.67%) McAfee
18 51 (2.62%) Blue Coat
19 47 (2.41%) JBoss
20 46 (2.36%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £184.75 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day + market rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newton-Le-Willows, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg.
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
NES Global Talent
Rate: £25000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day + market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxted, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum Pro-rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago