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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 98 108 138
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +30
Contract jobs citing DNS 1033 897 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.03% 1.84% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.94% 13.82% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 524 322
Average daily rate
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£375 £337 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.27% +3.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £211 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 58 92
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.32% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £27.50 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+39.39% -13.15%

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
7410 6490 7173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 13.33% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4167 3461 3435
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 638
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £21.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -15.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 26 January 2015.

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 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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 +14 974 £378 +13.53% 360
London +16 433 £401 +5.39% 156
South East -6 213 £350 +13.82% 75
City of London +9 92 £388 +10.71% 40
Berkshire +5 92 £375 +21.95% 17
East of England +30 86 £403 +34.16% 22
Yorkshire +18 85 £381 +27.08% 28
South West -15 43 £300 - 23
West Midlands +25 41 £285 -32.14% 18
Surrey +18 33 £350 +16.66% 12
North West -25 32 £275 +22.22% 19
Bedfordshire +6 30 £425 +41.66% 2
Reading +6 30 £400 +45.45% 9
West Yorkshire -21 29 £375 +25.00% 19
Scotland -22 29 £336 -1.82% 6
Hampshire -43 28 £325 -14.47% 8
South Yorkshire +25 27 £260 -13.33% 3
Buckinghamshire -1 26 £280 +1.81% 13
York +29 25 £401 +3.35% 3
North Yorkshire +22 25 £401 +78.00% 4
Luton +9 25 £425 +41.66% 1
Leeds -22 23 £375 +25.00% 12
Sheffield +18 22 £260 +136.36% 3
East Midlands +19 20 £344 +43.22% 16
Essex +8 20 £403 +106.41% 7
North East -17 17 £311 +27.04% 1
Hertfordshire +9 16 £510 +40.68% 2
Bracknell +8 16 £376 +15.76% 1
Slough +1 15 £300 -
East Sussex +6 14 £425 +38.77% 5

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 1358 (64.27%) Windows
2 1183 (55.99%) DHCP
3 1056 (49.98%) Active Directory
4 841 (39.80%) VMware
5 779 (36.87%) Microsoft
6 657 (31.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 617 (29.20%) TCP/IP
8 602 (28.49%) Linux
9 581 (27.50%) Firewall
10 517 (24.47%) Cisco
11 502 (23.76%) VMware Infrastructure
12 499 (23.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 431 (20.40%) MS Exchange
14 419 (19.83%) Citrix
15 403 (19.07%) ITIL
16 379 (17.94%) HP
17 347 (16.42%) SAN
18 334 (15.81%) UNIX
19 333 (15.76%) Windows Server 2012
20 332 (15.71%) IIS
21 326 (15.43%) SQL
22 322 (15.24%) WAN
23 319 (15.10%) LAN
24 295 (13.96%) Security Cleared
25 262 (12.40%) MS Excel
25 262 (12.40%) Windows 7
26 253 (11.97%) SCCM
27 245 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
28 242 (11.45%) Finance
29 238 (11.26%) Red Hat

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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
1 431 (20.40%) MS Exchange
2 332 (15.71%) IIS
3 206 (9.75%) Apache
4 198 (9.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 155 (7.34%) SharePoint
6 122 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 112 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2003
8 101 (4.78%) Tomcat
9 100 (4.73%) Lync
10 77 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 68 (3.22%) WebLogic
12 51 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
13 42 (1.99%) IBM Notes
14 39 (1.85%) WebSphere
15 33 (1.56%) OpenStack
16 32 (1.51%) nginx
16 32 (1.51%) JBoss
17 28 (1.33%) Office Communications Server
18 19 (0.90%) Lotus Domino
19 18 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 262 (12.40%) MS Excel
2 224 (10.60%) MS Office
3 30 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.14%) MS Project
5 10 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.095%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.047%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (0.52%) RMDS
2 9 (0.43%) ResourceLink
3 8 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.24%) Agresso
6 2 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.095%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.095%) Cognos Planning
6 2 (0.095%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.047%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.047%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.047%) Sage 300 ERP
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.047%) Summit
7 1 (0.047%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.047%) assyst
7 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 97 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (2.70%) Office 365
4 30 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (1.33%) PaaS
6 21 (0.99%) IaaS
7 19 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.85%) SaaS
9 17 (0.80%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.62%) Route 53
11 11 (0.52%) Heroku
11 11 (0.52%) Engine Yard
12 10 (0.47%) Google App Engine
12 10 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.14%) Google Apps
14 2 (0.095%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.047%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1183 (55.99%) DHCP
2 617 (29.20%) TCP/IP
3 581 (27.50%) Firewall
4 347 (16.42%) SAN
5 322 (15.24%) WAN
6 319 (15.10%) LAN
7 238 (11.26%) VPN
8 179 (8.47%) LDAP
9 178 (8.42%) Internet
10 164 (7.76%) VLAN
11 152 (7.19%) Cisco ASA
12 150 (7.10%) SSL
13 145 (6.86%) HTTP
14 137 (6.48%) Network Security
15 135 (6.39%) BGP
16 133 (6.29%) FTP
17 127 (6.01%) OSPF
18 115 (5.44%) IPsec
19 107 (5.06%) Wireless
20 89 (4.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 116 (5.49%) MySQL
3 65 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 55 (2.60%) MongoDB
4 55 (2.60%) Relational Database
5 49 (2.32%) NoSQL
5 49 (2.32%) RDBMS
6 42 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
7 20 (0.95%) Oracle Database
8 19 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
10 16 (0.76%) DB2
11 10 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
13 7 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.24%) Ingres
15 5 (0.24%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 86 (4.07%) Jenkins
2 64 (3.03%) Subversion
3 53 (2.51%) Git (software)
4 31 (1.47%) JIRA
5 29 (1.37%) MSI
6 21 (0.99%) Hudson
7 14 (0.66%) TeamCity
7 14 (0.66%) Maven
8 13 (0.62%) Introscope
9 7 (0.33%) Selenium
10 6 (0.28%) Ant
10 6 (0.28%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.24%) PHPUnit
12 4 (0.19%) GCC
12 4 (0.19%) GitLab
12 4 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.19%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.14%) Fiddler
General
1 242 (11.45%) Finance
2 162 (7.67%) Telecoms
3 116 (5.49%) Banking
4 36 (1.70%) Retail
5 29 (1.37%) Legal
6 27 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 20 (0.95%) Back Office
7 20 (0.95%) Advertising
7 20 (0.95%) Investment Banking
7 20 (0.95%) Marketing
8 17 (0.80%) Publishing
8 17 (0.80%) Games
8 17 (0.80%) Law
9 11 (0.52%) Front Office
10 8 (0.38%) Electronics
10 8 (0.38%) Local Government
11 6 (0.28%) German Language
12 5 (0.24%) Online Betting
13 3 (0.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 264 (12.49%) Analyst
2 257 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 186 (8.80%) Support Engineer
4 183 (8.66%) Network Engineer
5 124 (5.87%) Administrator
6 106 (5.02%) Consultant
7 105 (4.97%) Support Analyst
8 98 (4.64%) Server Engineer
9 89 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
10 87 (4.12%) Architect
10 87 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
11 77 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
12 76 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
12 76 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
13 67 (3.17%) Developer
14 65 (3.08%) Wintel Engineer
15 57 (2.70%) IT Support
16 50 (2.37%) Linux Engineer
17 49 (2.32%) Web Engineer
18 48 (2.27%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (4.87%) Web Services
2 96 (4.54%) .NET
3 74 (3.50%) XML
4 47 (2.22%) HTML
5 32 (1.51%) Middleware
6 30 (1.42%) SOAP
7 26 (1.23%) Application Packaging
8 23 (1.09%) CSS
8 23 (1.09%) J2EE
9 22 (1.04%) LAMP
10 18 (0.85%) ASP.NET
11 16 (0.76%) Java EE
12 14 (0.66%) RESTful
12 14 (0.66%) WebSockets
13 13 (0.62%) Worklight
13 13 (0.62%) MCollective
13 13 (0.62%) Regular Expression
14 12 (0.57%) REST
15 10 (0.47%) JSON
15 10 (0.47%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 225 (10.65%) Clustering
2 117 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
3 112 (5.30%) Blackberry
4 110 (5.21%) Replication
5 78 (3.69%) Thin Client
5 78 (3.69%) Fat Client
6 65 (3.08%) Open Source
6 65 (3.08%) PKI
7 43 (2.04%) Management Information System
8 37 (1.75%) Computer Science
9 30 (1.42%) Oracle Exalogic
10 26 (1.23%) Client/Server
11 20 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
12 19 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
12 19 (0.90%) CESG
13 18 (0.85%) PDA
14 17 (0.80%) CLARiiON
15 15 (0.71%) Device Driver
15 15 (0.71%) iPad
15 15 (0.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1358 (64.27%) Windows
2 657 (31.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 602 (28.49%) Linux
4 499 (23.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 334 (15.81%) UNIX
6 333 (15.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 262 (12.40%) Windows 7
8 216 (10.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 192 (9.09%) Windows XP
10 137 (6.48%) Solaris
11 71 (3.36%) Windows 8
12 54 (2.56%) SUSE
13 46 (2.18%) Ubuntu
13 46 (2.18%) CentOS
14 45 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
14 45 (2.13%) AIX
15 37 (1.75%) Windows 2000
16 30 (1.42%) Windows Vista
17 24 (1.14%) Mac OS X
18 20 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (19.07%) ITIL
2 218 (10.32%) Load Balancing
3 167 (7.90%) Migration
4 161 (7.62%) DevOps
5 153 (7.24%) Change Management
6 117 (5.54%) Configuration Management
7 115 (5.44%) E-Commerce
8 111 (5.25%) Service Management
9 102 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
10 93 (4.40%) Project Management
11 85 (4.02%) Agile Software Development
12 77 (3.64%) Service Delivery
13 72 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
14 69 (3.27%) Incident Management
15 63 (2.98%) Network Design
16 59 (2.79%) Performance Monitoring
17 52 (2.46%) Kalman Filter
17 52 (2.46%) OO
18 49 (2.32%) Root Cause Analysis
19 48 (2.27%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 326 (15.43%) SQL
2 219 (10.36%) PowerShell
3 186 (8.80%) Perl
4 184 (8.71%) Java
5 172 (8.14%) Shell Script
6 111 (5.25%) Python
7 87 (4.12%) C
8 77 (3.64%) PHP
9 69 (3.27%) Ruby
10 64 (3.03%) Bash Shell
11 63 (2.98%) VBScript
12 41 (1.94%) JavaScript
13 40 (1.89%) C++
14 37 (1.75%) Korn
15 36 (1.70%) C#
16 32 (1.51%) VB
17 13 (0.62%) Jython
18 12 (0.57%) T-SQL
19 10 (0.47%) Bourne shell
20 6 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 295 (13.96%) Security Cleared
2 245 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 223 (10.55%) SC Cleared
4 213 (10.08%) Cisco Certification
5 168 (7.95%) MCSE
6 127 (6.01%) CCNP
7 112 (5.30%) CCNA
8 98 (4.64%) MCITP
9 76 (3.60%) Degree
10 70 (3.31%) DV Cleared
11 56 (2.65%) MCP
12 53 (2.51%) CCSE
13 46 (2.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 42 (1.99%) MCTS
15 33 (1.56%) MCSA
16 32 (1.51%) Citrix Certification
17 31 (1.47%) CISSP
18 29 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
19 25 (1.18%) CCIE
20 23 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (6.11%) SLA
2 47 (2.22%) QA
3 20 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.47%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.047%) BS7799
9 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.047%) COBIT
9 1 (0.047%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1056 (49.98%) Active Directory
2 502 (23.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 228 (10.79%) vSphere
4 163 (7.71%) Hyper-V
5 159 (7.52%) XenApp
6 112 (5.30%) VMware ESX
7 80 (3.79%) NFS
8 71 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
9 66 (3.12%) XenDesktop
10 59 (2.79%) Terminal Services
11 53 (2.51%) Microsoft App-V
12 44 (2.08%) XenServer
13 30 (1.42%) vCloud
14 28 (1.33%) Xen
15 27 (1.28%) DFS Replication
16 26 (1.23%) ISA Server
17 23 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 22 (1.04%) VMware Server
18 22 (1.04%) Firmware
19 21 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 253 (11.97%) SCCM
2 180 (8.52%) SCOM
3 144 (6.81%) Puppet
4 91 (4.31%) Nagios
5 86 (4.07%) NetBackup
6 68 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
7 59 (2.79%) WSUS
8 53 (2.51%) Backup Exec
9 45 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
10 42 (1.99%) HP SIM
11 36 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 33 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 27 (1.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 26 (1.23%) collectd
15 25 (1.18%) Ansible
16 22 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
16 22 (1.04%) WMI
17 19 (0.90%) Cobbler
18 18 (0.85%) MIMEsweeper
18 18 (0.85%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 841 (39.80%) VMware
2 779 (36.87%) Microsoft
3 517 (24.47%) Cisco
4 419 (19.83%) Citrix
5 379 (17.94%) HP
6 238 (11.26%) Red Hat
7 216 (10.22%) CheckPoint
8 167 (7.90%) Oracle
9 143 (6.77%) Juniper
10 140 (6.63%) F5
11 133 (6.29%) NetApp
12 125 (5.92%) Symantec
13 119 (5.63%) EMC
14 115 (5.44%) Dell
15 106 (5.02%) IBM
16 96 (4.54%) Blue Coat
17 90 (4.26%) McAfee
18 74 (3.50%) Infoblox
19 54 (2.56%) Sun
20 53 (2.51%) Altiris
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West London
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