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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 97 131 139
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +8
Contract jobs citing DNS 1138 887 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.98% 1.68% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.64% 12.35% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 466 404
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 68 59
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.88 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% -0.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.45 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £36.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%

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
8346 7182 9019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.56% 13.60% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4594 3907 4135
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.46% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 402 677
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 12 September 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 +30 1045 £350 +2.94% 355
London +29 479 £385 +2.66% 123
South East +29 213 £300 -7.69% 101
City of London +22 119 £398 +2.58% 39
Berkshire +19 97 £300 +3.44% 30
North West +17 82 £301 +1.54% 19
East of England -11 77 £350 +34.61% 21
South West +17 73 £325 +3.17% 25
Scotland +6 51 £323 +7.50% 17
Hampshire +3 47 £325 - 12
West Midlands +13 38 £300 - 16
Yorkshire -21 38 £325 +8.33% 37
Reading +9 37 £338 +98.52% 12
Wiltshire +13 29 £469 +167.85% 2
Lancashire +12 29 £300 +20.00%
Cheshire +21 27 £310 +5.08% 3
Slough +8 25 £285 -25.24% 5
Surrey -1 24 £286 -18.21% 32
Birmingham +12 23 £300 -6.25% 7
North East -14 23 £350 +0.07% 3
Cambridgeshire -3 22 £338 +47.54% 6
West Yorkshire -28 22 £305 +1.66% 23
Gloucestershire -6 21 £313 +108.33%
East Midlands +5 20 £343 +10.48% 9
Bedfordshire - 19 £350 - 3
Manchester -12 18 £380 +22.08% 15
Tyne and Wear -19 18 £350 - 1
Hertfordshire -11 17 £160 - 8
Leeds -7 16 £305 +1.66% 14
Luton - 16 £350 -

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 1378 (64.82%) Windows
2 1159 (54.52%) DHCP
3 1101 (51.79%) Active Directory
4 808 (38.01%) Microsoft
5 807 (37.96%) VMware
6 705 (33.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 637 (29.96%) TCP/IP
8 603 (28.36%) Firewall
9 595 (27.99%) Linux
10 544 (25.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 518 (24.37%) Cisco
12 500 (23.52%) MS Exchange
13 485 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
14 441 (20.74%) Citrix
15 434 (20.41%) HP
16 412 (19.38%) ITIL
17 378 (17.78%) SAN
18 352 (16.56%) SQL
19 339 (15.95%) Security Cleared
20 309 (14.53%) MS Excel
21 302 (14.21%) Windows 7
22 300 (14.11%) UNIX
23 294 (13.83%) Microsoft Certification
23 294 (13.83%) VPN
24 290 (13.64%) SCCM
25 287 (13.50%) LAN
26 277 (13.03%) WAN
27 275 (12.94%) Exchange Server 2010
28 273 (12.84%) Windows Server 2012
29 259 (12.18%) SQL Server

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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
1 500 (23.52%) MS Exchange
2 275 (12.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 257 (12.09%) IIS
4 206 (9.69%) SharePoint
5 204 (9.60%) Apache
6 155 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 154 (7.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 79 (3.72%) Tomcat
9 74 (3.48%) Lync
10 70 (3.29%) WebSphere
11 61 (2.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 60 (2.82%) WebLogic
13 59 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
14 46 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
15 37 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
16 33 (1.55%) nginx
17 28 (1.32%) IBM Notes
18 23 (1.08%) Jetty
19 18 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
19 18 (0.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 309 (14.53%) MS Excel
2 214 (10.07%) MS Office
3 23 (1.08%) MS Project
4 16 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.14%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.047%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.047%) SPSS
8 1 (0.047%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 30 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.38%) RMDS
4 6 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.24%) WebTrends
6 4 (0.19%) Summit
7 2 (0.094%) Agresso
7 2 (0.094%) ReMetrica
7 2 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.094%) Cognos Planning
8 1 (0.047%) Changepoint
8 1 (0.047%) Sage 300 ERP
8 1 (0.047%) Academy Housing
8 1 (0.047%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 80 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (3.48%) Office 365
4 48 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (1.65%) SaaS
6 30 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (1.18%) PaaS
8 22 (1.03%) Amazon S3
9 21 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
10 20 (0.94%) IaaS
10 20 (0.94%) Route 53
11 19 (0.89%) Google App Engine
12 4 (0.19%) Heroku
12 4 (0.19%) Joyent
13 3 (0.14%) GitHub
14 2 (0.094%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.094%) Amazon SQS
15 1 (0.047%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1159 (54.52%) DHCP
2 637 (29.96%) TCP/IP
3 603 (28.36%) Firewall
4 378 (17.78%) SAN
5 294 (13.83%) VPN
6 287 (13.50%) LAN
7 277 (13.03%) WAN
8 196 (9.22%) HTTP
9 165 (7.76%) LDAP
10 164 (7.71%) Internet
11 146 (6.87%) SSL
12 133 (6.26%) VLAN
13 125 (5.88%) IPsec
14 116 (5.46%) Wireless
14 116 (5.46%) Network Security
15 112 (5.27%) Cisco ASA
16 105 (4.94%) BGP
17 103 (4.84%) MPLS
18 95 (4.47%) SMTP
19 94 (4.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 90 (4.23%) MySQL
3 69 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 47 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 34 (1.60%) Oracle Database
6 27 (1.27%) NoSQL
7 19 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
8 16 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (0.75%) Relational Database
9 15 (0.71%) DB2
10 14 (0.66%) RDBMS
11 13 (0.61%) MongoDB
12 12 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
14 8 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
15 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (0.28%) Hadoop
17 5 (0.24%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 81 (3.81%) Jenkins
2 53 (2.49%) Hudson
3 47 (2.21%) Git (software)
4 39 (1.83%) Subversion
5 36 (1.69%) JIRA
6 24 (1.13%) Maven
7 22 (1.03%) LoadRunner
8 20 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
8 20 (0.94%) TeamCity
9 18 (0.85%) MSI
10 15 (0.71%) Visual Studio
11 12 (0.56%) Introscope
12 11 (0.52%) JUnit
12 11 (0.52%) StarTeam
12 11 (0.52%) Selenium
13 8 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.24%) Cucumber
15 4 (0.19%) FitNesse
15 4 (0.19%) Eclipse
15 4 (0.19%) GCC
General
1 243 (11.43%) Finance
2 135 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 113 (5.32%) Banking
4 40 (1.88%) Retail
4 40 (1.88%) Marketing
5 34 (1.60%) Investment Banking
5 34 (1.60%) Financial Institution
6 31 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.41%) Advertising
8 21 (0.99%) French Language
9 20 (0.94%) Legal
10 19 (0.89%) Front Office
10 19 (0.89%) Back Office
11 18 (0.85%) Games
12 17 (0.80%) Publishing
13 14 (0.66%) Law
13 14 (0.66%) Mandarin Language
13 14 (0.66%) Spanish Language
14 12 (0.56%) German Language
15 11 (0.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 232 (10.91%) Analyst
2 198 (9.31%) Support Engineer
3 188 (8.84%) Administrator
4 186 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 146 (6.87%) Network Engineer
6 139 (6.54%) Systems Administrator
7 110 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
8 106 (4.99%) Consultant
9 95 (4.47%) Server Engineer
10 94 (4.42%) Support Analyst
10 94 (4.42%) Architect
11 93 (4.37%) Developer
12 75 (3.53%) 2nd Line Support
13 74 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support
14 73 (3.43%) Wintel Engineer
15 58 (2.73%) DevOps Engineer
16 48 (2.26%) Linux Administrator
17 47 (2.21%) Desktop Support
18 44 (2.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 43 (2.02%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (5.22%) .NET
2 105 (4.94%) Web Services
3 78 (3.67%) XML
4 64 (3.01%) HTML
5 52 (2.45%) Middleware
6 42 (1.98%) ASP.NET
7 41 (1.93%) LAMP
8 35 (1.65%) CSS
9 32 (1.51%) JSON
10 30 (1.41%) JSP
11 22 (1.03%) SOAP
12 21 (0.99%) Servlets
13 20 (0.94%) WebSockets
14 17 (0.80%) J2EE
15 16 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
15 16 (0.75%) REST
16 15 (0.71%) Application Packaging
16 15 (0.71%) Ajax
17 13 (0.61%) HTML5
18 12 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 182 (8.56%) Clustering
2 129 (6.07%) Blackberry
3 126 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
4 121 (5.69%) Replication
5 82 (3.86%) Open Source
6 76 (3.57%) PKI
7 72 (3.39%) Thin Client
7 72 (3.39%) Fat Client
8 55 (2.59%) Management Information System
9 49 (2.30%) Computer Science
10 28 (1.32%) Client/Server
11 26 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
12 21 (0.99%) Firmware
13 19 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 18 (0.85%) PDA
14 18 (0.85%) CESG
15 17 (0.80%) Oracle Exalogic
15 17 (0.80%) Statistics
15 17 (0.80%) Mobile App
16 16 (0.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1378 (64.82%) Windows
2 705 (33.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 595 (27.99%) Linux
4 544 (25.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 302 (14.21%) Windows 7
6 300 (14.11%) UNIX
7 273 (12.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 250 (11.76%) Windows XP
9 167 (7.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 98 (4.61%) Solaris
11 68 (3.20%) Windows 8
12 51 (2.40%) Windows 2000
13 50 (2.35%) CentOS
14 37 (1.74%) Windows 2000 Server
14 37 (1.74%) SUSE
15 31 (1.46%) AIX
16 22 (1.03%) Windows Vista
17 16 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
18 15 (0.71%) Ubuntu
19 14 (0.66%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (19.38%) ITIL
2 195 (9.17%) Migration
3 176 (8.28%) Load Balancing
4 158 (7.43%) DevOps
5 134 (6.30%) Configuration Management
6 127 (5.97%) Change Management
7 115 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
8 110 (5.17%) Project Management
9 100 (4.70%) Service Management
10 94 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
11 88 (4.14%) Service Delivery
12 76 (3.57%) E-Commerce
13 73 (3.43%) Incident Management
14 58 (2.73%) Continuous Improvement
15 55 (2.59%) Network Design
16 54 (2.54%) Continuous Integration
17 52 (2.45%) Capacity Planning
17 52 (2.45%) Mentoring
18 49 (2.30%) Performance Testing
19 45 (2.12%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 352 (16.56%) SQL
2 255 (11.99%) PowerShell
3 200 (9.41%) Perl
4 190 (8.94%) Java
5 117 (5.50%) Shell Script
6 88 (4.14%) C
7 70 (3.29%) JavaScript
8 65 (3.06%) Python
9 64 (3.01%) VB
10 60 (2.82%) VBScript
11 56 (2.63%) PHP
12 52 (2.45%) Ruby
13 51 (2.40%) Bash Shell
14 40 (1.88%) C#
15 33 (1.55%) C++
16 31 (1.46%) Korn
17 27 (1.27%) T-SQL
18 16 (0.75%) PL/SQL
19 12 (0.56%) VBA
19 12 (0.56%) Jython
Qualifications
1 339 (15.95%) Security Cleared
2 294 (13.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 250 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 204 (9.60%) MCSE
5 162 (7.62%) Cisco Certification
6 106 (4.99%) Degree
7 98 (4.61%) MCITP
8 90 (4.23%) CCNA
9 88 (4.14%) CCNP
10 76 (3.57%) DV Cleared
11 74 (3.48%) MCP
12 55 (2.59%) MCTS
13 33 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 30 (1.41%) MCSA
14 30 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 26 (1.22%) CCIE
15 26 (1.22%) CISSP
16 25 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
17 24 (1.13%) ISTQB
18 23 (1.08%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (5.27%) SLA
2 45 (2.12%) QA
3 29 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.19%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.14%) BS7799
8 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.094%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.094%) COBIT
10 1 (0.047%) TickIT
10 1 (0.047%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1101 (51.79%) Active Directory
2 485 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (9.31%) XenApp
3 198 (9.31%) vSphere
4 176 (8.28%) Hyper-V
5 116 (5.46%) VMware ESX
6 88 (4.14%) NFS
7 87 (4.09%) XenDesktop
8 68 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
9 65 (3.06%) XenServer
10 47 (2.21%) Terminal Services
11 44 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
12 42 (1.98%) ISA Server
13 32 (1.51%) vCloud
14 30 (1.41%) Xen
15 29 (1.36%) Squid
16 25 (1.18%) Sendmail
17 23 (1.08%) KVM
18 22 (1.03%) UAG
18 22 (1.03%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 290 (13.64%) SCCM
2 155 (7.29%) SCOM
3 130 (6.11%) Puppet
4 100 (4.70%) Backup Exec
5 75 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
6 69 (3.25%) NetBackup
7 66 (3.10%) Nagios
8 50 (2.35%) WSUS
9 48 (2.26%) HP SIM
10 46 (2.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 35 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
12 31 (1.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 31 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
13 29 (1.36%) Ansible
14 28 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 26 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 26 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
15 26 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 25 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 22 (1.03%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 808 (38.01%) Microsoft
2 807 (37.96%) VMware
3 518 (24.37%) Cisco
4 441 (20.74%) Citrix
5 434 (20.41%) HP
6 188 (8.84%) Red Hat
7 187 (8.80%) Oracle
8 169 (7.95%) CheckPoint
9 157 (7.38%) Symantec
10 149 (7.01%) Juniper
11 146 (6.87%) F5
12 145 (6.82%) IBM
13 132 (6.21%) Dell
13 132 (6.21%) NetApp
14 126 (5.93%) EMC
15 55 (2.59%) JBoss
15 55 (2.59%) SolarWinds
16 54 (2.54%) McAfee
17 51 (2.40%) Infoblox
18 46 (2.16%) Blue Coat
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £370 - £410 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £390 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 Per Day DOE - Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £370 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 to £250 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow Area
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £319 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £20 - £27 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £363 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago