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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
Rank 135 130 117
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs citing DNS 855 964 974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.89% 1.85% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.54% 12.74% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 581 577
Median daily rate £400 £363 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -6.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £359
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 55 81
Median hourly rate £17.75 £21.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.47% -1.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.78 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-11.25% -16.66%

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
6820 7569 7658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4245 4478 4214
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 314 442
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +4 790 £400 +9.58% 298
London +19 325 £425 +6.25% 108
South East -31 150 £350 +4.47% 70
East of England +17 72 £333 -19.39% 18
South West +12 56 £348 +6.92% 17
North West -10 54 £350 -9.67% 26
City of London +1 47 £413 +12.62% 26
Yorkshire +18 46 £410 +11.56% 19
Hampshire -3 45 £420 +25.37% 15
Berkshire -19 38 £381 +12.96% 11
Manchester +5 34 £335 -21.17% 18
Scotland -3 34 £395 +5.33% 6
West Midlands +6 33 £425 +30.76% 23
East Midlands +15 29 £295 -9.23% 10
North East -5 28 £290 -30.37% 7
Tyne and Wear -1 24 £290 -35.55% 6
Buckinghamshire +17 23 £348 +6.92% 11
Bristol +12 23 £338 -3.57% 4
West Yorkshire +19 22 £410 +2.50% 10
Edinburgh +13 22 £400 +6.66% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 22 £290 -37.29% 4
Milton Keynes +17 19 £350 -20.00% 3
Surrey -10 19 £210 -36.36% 8
South Yorkshire +7 18 £425 +47.82% 4
Hertfordshire +4 18 £300 -27.27% 6
Sheffield +6 17 £438 +52.17% 2
Croydon +8 16 £470 +53.46%
Cambridgeshire +13 14 £515 +96.19% 7
Lancashire +9 14 £453 +42.03% 1
Leeds +1 14 £410 +2.50% 7

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 1082 (53.56%) Windows
2 994 (49.21%) Active Directory
3 964 (47.72%) DHCP
4 792 (39.21%) VMware
5 715 (35.40%) Microsoft
6 652 (32.28%) Linux
7 576 (28.51%) Windows Server
8 549 (27.18%) Firewall
9 546 (27.03%) TCP/IP
10 495 (24.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 455 (22.52%) Security Cleared
12 441 (21.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 405 (20.05%) Cisco
14 357 (17.67%) Windows Server 2012
15 353 (17.48%) SC Cleared
16 330 (16.34%) Amazon AWS
17 323 (15.99%) ITIL
18 315 (15.59%) Puppet
19 310 (15.35%) LAN
20 304 (15.05%) PowerShell
21 299 (14.80%) DevOps
22 280 (13.86%) WAN
22 280 (13.86%) SQL
23 277 (13.71%) VPN
24 273 (13.51%) Citrix
25 258 (12.77%) Finance
26 249 (12.33%) Data Centre
27 244 (12.08%) Apache
28 239 (11.83%) Windows 7
29 235 (11.63%) Unix

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
1 244 (12.08%) Apache
2 223 (11.04%) IIS
3 215 (10.64%) MS Exchange
4 117 (5.79%) SharePoint
5 112 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 112 (5.54%) Skype for Business
6 107 (5.30%) Tomcat
7 96 (4.75%) nginx
8 70 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
9 63 (3.12%) WebSphere
10 60 (2.97%) Confluence
11 55 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
12 41 (2.03%) JBoss
13 38 (1.88%) OpenStack
14 29 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
14 29 (1.44%) Jetty
15 28 (1.39%) Mongrel
16 27 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
17 24 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
18 22 (1.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 222 (10.99%) MS Excel
2 145 (7.18%) MS Office
3 44 (2.18%) HipChat
4 14 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.050%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.15%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.050%) Eikon
7 1 (0.050%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 330 (16.34%) Amazon AWS
2 234 (11.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 195 (9.65%) Office 365
4 106 (5.25%) IaaS
5 70 (3.47%) PaaS
6 51 (2.52%) SaaS
7 48 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
8 38 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
9 37 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
10 35 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
11 28 (1.39%) Google App Engine
12 14 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
12 14 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 13 (0.64%) HP Helion
14 12 (0.59%) Amazon S3
15 11 (0.54%) OneDrive
16 8 (0.40%) GitHub
17 7 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
17 7 (0.35%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 964 (47.72%) DHCP
2 549 (27.18%) Firewall
3 546 (27.03%) TCP/IP
4 310 (15.35%) LAN
5 280 (13.86%) WAN
6 277 (13.71%) VPN
7 225 (11.14%) LDAP
8 216 (10.69%) SSL
9 196 (9.70%) HTTP
10 177 (8.76%) SAN
11 171 (8.47%) Internet
12 132 (6.53%) Network Security
13 120 (5.94%) MPLS
14 118 (5.84%) SMTP
15 115 (5.69%) IPsec
16 103 (5.10%) BGP
16 103 (5.10%) SNMP
17 100 (4.95%) Wireless
18 99 (4.90%) OSPF
19 94 (4.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 119 (5.89%) PostgreSQL
3 80 (3.96%) Hadoop
4 79 (3.91%) Oracle Database
5 67 (3.32%) MySQL
6 54 (2.67%) Relational Database
7 53 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
8 37 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 26 (1.29%) MongoDB
9 26 (1.29%) RDBMS
9 26 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (0.94%) NoSQL
11 17 (0.84%) Redis
12 15 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
13 14 (0.69%) Big Data
14 13 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
15 12 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
16 10 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
17 9 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
17 9 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 191 (9.46%) Jenkins
2 139 (6.88%) Git (software)
3 92 (4.55%) JIRA
4 68 (3.37%) Sonatype Nexus
5 67 (3.32%) Maven
6 55 (2.72%) JUnit
7 52 (2.57%) SonarQube
8 51 (2.52%) Ant
9 47 (2.33%) Bitbucket
10 46 (2.28%) Liquibase
11 45 (2.23%) JIRA Agile
12 37 (1.83%) Vagrant
13 32 (1.58%) Travis CI
14 29 (1.44%) Subversion
15 25 (1.24%) TeamCity
16 24 (1.19%) Selenium
17 17 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
18 16 (0.79%) Grunt
19 14 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
20 11 (0.54%) Bower
General
1 258 (12.77%) Finance
2 74 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 73 (3.61%) Banking
4 44 (2.18%) Retail
5 36 (1.78%) Back Office
6 35 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.24%) Law
8 23 (1.14%) Marketing
9 22 (1.09%) Billing
10 21 (1.04%) Legal
11 14 (0.69%) Electronics
12 9 (0.45%) Games
12 9 (0.45%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.45%) Publishing
13 8 (0.40%) Advertising
14 7 (0.35%) French Language
15 6 (0.30%) Front Office
15 6 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.25%) Local Government
17 4 (0.20%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 196 (9.70%) Architect
2 191 (9.46%) Support Engineer
3 182 (9.01%) Analyst
4 181 (8.96%) Network Engineer
5 166 (8.22%) Administrator
6 164 (8.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 134 (6.63%) DevOps Engineer
8 123 (6.09%) Consultant
9 101 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
10 93 (4.60%) Active Directory Engineer
11 79 (3.91%) Windows Engineer
12 78 (3.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 76 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
14 75 (3.71%) Server Engineer
15 70 (3.47%) Infrastructure Architect
16 65 (3.22%) Linux Administrator
16 65 (3.22%) Linux Engineer
17 62 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support
17 62 (3.07%) Systems Engineer
18 57 (2.82%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (4.41%) Elastic Stack
2 68 (3.37%) .NET
3 64 (3.17%) Middleware
4 62 (3.07%) Web Services
5 54 (2.67%) Software Packaging
6 53 (2.62%) HTML
7 48 (2.38%) LAMP
8 47 (2.33%) CSS
8 47 (2.33%) MCollective
9 35 (1.73%) J2EE
9 35 (1.73%) REST
10 32 (1.58%) JSON
11 29 (1.44%) Node.js
12 28 (1.39%) Servlets
13 27 (1.34%) LAPP Stack
14 25 (1.24%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 24 (1.19%) 802.1X
15 24 (1.19%) XML
16 23 (1.14%) SAML
17 21 (1.04%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 249 (12.33%) Data Centre
2 145 (7.18%) PKI
3 116 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
4 103 (5.10%) Replication
5 102 (5.05%) Management Information System
6 101 (5.00%) Clustering
7 48 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 48 (2.38%) Fat Client
7 48 (2.38%) Thin Client
8 36 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
9 34 (1.68%) Public Cloud
10 33 (1.63%) Client/Server
11 26 (1.29%) Driving Licence
12 25 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
13 22 (1.09%) Blackberry
13 22 (1.09%) NHS
14 21 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
15 17 (0.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 16 (0.79%) Private Cloud
17 15 (0.74%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1082 (53.56%) Windows
2 652 (32.28%) Linux
3 576 (28.51%) Windows Server
4 441 (21.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 357 (17.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 239 (11.83%) Windows 7
7 235 (11.63%) Unix
8 234 (11.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 185 (9.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 125 (6.19%) Windows 10
11 108 (5.35%) CentOS
12 94 (4.65%) Solaris
13 77 (3.81%) Ubuntu
14 67 (3.32%) AIX
15 53 (2.62%) Windows 8
16 52 (2.57%) Windows XP
17 43 (2.13%) Android
18 41 (2.03%) Mac OS X
19 38 (1.88%) Apple iOS
20 35 (1.73%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (15.99%) ITIL
2 299 (14.80%) DevOps
3 231 (11.44%) Configuration Management
4 213 (10.54%) Agile Software Development
5 204 (10.10%) Load Balancing
6 190 (9.41%) Migration
7 147 (7.28%) Service Management
8 146 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
9 126 (6.24%) Continuous Delivery
10 124 (6.14%) Change Management
11 97 (4.80%) Open Source
12 92 (4.55%) Incident Management
13 90 (4.46%) Scrum
14 85 (4.21%) High Availability
15 83 (4.11%) Problem Management
16 79 (3.91%) Project Management
17 76 (3.76%) Identity Management
18 67 (3.32%) Information Security
19 65 (3.22%) Service Delivery
20 62 (3.07%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 304 (15.05%) PowerShell
2 280 (13.86%) SQL
3 203 (10.05%) Python
4 187 (9.26%) Perl
5 144 (7.13%) Java
6 140 (6.93%) Bash Shell
7 101 (5.00%) Shell Script
8 97 (4.80%) Ruby
9 78 (3.86%) JavaScript
10 58 (2.87%) PHP
11 50 (2.48%) C
12 44 (2.18%) Korn
13 24 (1.19%) VB
14 23 (1.14%) C#
15 21 (1.04%) VBScript
16 18 (0.89%) Go
17 16 (0.79%) C++
18 10 (0.50%) PL/SQL
19 9 (0.45%) C-shell
20 8 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 455 (22.52%) Security Cleared
2 353 (17.48%) SC Cleared
3 169 (8.37%) Cisco Certification
4 166 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 100 (4.95%) CCNA
6 91 (4.50%) CCNP
7 79 (3.91%) Degree
8 75 (3.71%) MCSE
9 49 (2.43%) DV Cleared
10 45 (2.23%) MCP
11 41 (2.03%) MCSA
12 40 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 36 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
14 35 (1.73%) MCTS
15 33 (1.63%) CCIE
16 26 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
17 25 (1.24%) CISSP
18 21 (1.04%) MCDST
19 20 (0.99%) DBS Check
20 18 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.50%) SLA
2 46 (2.28%) PCI DSS
3 43 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 25 (1.24%) QA
5 15 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.050%) BS7799
7 1 (0.050%) GxP
7 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 994 (49.21%) Active Directory
2 495 (24.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 165 (8.17%) Hyper-V
4 151 (7.48%) vSphere
5 145 (7.18%) VMware ESX
6 135 (6.68%) XenApp
7 112 (5.54%) Docker
8 102 (5.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 98 (4.85%) VMware ESXi
10 85 (4.21%) vCloud
11 74 (3.66%) XenDesktop
12 66 (3.27%) NFS
13 61 (3.02%) Squid
14 55 (2.72%) Postfix
15 53 (2.62%) Virtual Desktop
16 36 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
17 31 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
18 30 (1.49%) Xen
19 23 (1.14%) DFS Replication
20 22 (1.09%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 315 (15.59%) Puppet
2 231 (11.44%) SCCM
3 171 (8.47%) Ansible
4 125 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
5 116 (5.74%) Nagios
6 106 (5.25%) SCOM
7 97 (4.80%) Terraform
7 97 (4.80%) ZABBIX
8 82 (4.06%) Kubernetes
9 71 (3.51%) logstash
10 61 (3.02%) Kibana
11 58 (2.87%) WSUS
12 47 (2.33%) Docker Swarm
12 47 (2.33%) Rancher
13 43 (2.13%) Consul
14 39 (1.93%) NetBackup
15 38 (1.88%) Microsoft Intune
16 36 (1.78%) Packer
17 35 (1.73%) vRealize
18 34 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 792 (39.21%) VMware
2 715 (35.40%) Microsoft
3 405 (20.05%) Cisco
4 273 (13.51%) Citrix
5 225 (11.14%) Oracle
6 193 (9.55%) Red Hat
7 152 (7.52%) CheckPoint
8 150 (7.43%) HP
9 138 (6.83%) F5
10 118 (5.84%) Juniper
11 96 (4.75%) Dell
12 88 (4.36%) IBM
13 79 (3.91%) Symantec
14 65 (3.22%) Splunk
15 62 (3.07%) EMC
16 60 (2.97%) Palo Alto
17 57 (2.82%) Apple
17 57 (2.82%) Atlassian
18 50 (2.48%) Blue Coat
18 50 (2.48%) Intel Security
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