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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 107 127 109
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -18
Contract jobs citing DNS 1111 990 1110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.24% 1.80% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.91% 12.46% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 620 670
Median daily rate £350 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £221 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £533 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 73 66
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.49 £12.00 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.86 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+39.47% -15.55%

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
7451 7948 8179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.03% 14.42% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4502 4666 4668
Median daily rate £400 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 471 439
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.62 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +22 986 £375 -2.59% 257
London +10 385 £425 +6.25% 82
South East +4 184 £336 -3.92% 58
Scotland +31 98 £330 +11.86% 4
North East +24 93 £310 -25.57% 5
Tyne and Wear +13 83 £314 -24.66% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne +15 82 £315 -30.00% 3
East of England +12 79 £371 -4.25% 15
Yorkshire +24 64 £425 +6.91% 23
Hampshire +23 63 £339 -24.30% 13
City of London +10 59 £408 -1.03% 18
North West -17 58 £350 +3.70% 29
West Midlands +28 52 £350 -2.77% 21
South West +26 52 £295 -9.23% 15
West Yorkshire +34 51 £450 +12.50% 17
Berkshire -21 44 £375 +15.38% 12
Manchester +1 42 £311 -11.07% 19
Leeds +21 40 £450 +12.50% 11
Hertfordshire +13 40 £415 -7.77% 7
Renfrewshire +14 34 £330 +6.45% 1
Erskine +14 32 £330 +6.45%
Edinburgh +29 31 £394 -1.56% 1
Glasgow +14 28 £295 +7.27% 2
East Midlands +15 25 £369 +23.94% 10
Croydon +1 22 £501 +43.21%
Shropshire - 21 £340 -
Telford - 21 £340 -
Oxfordshire +7 20 £250 -33.33% 9
Bristol +16 19 £310 -4.61% 6
Surrey +9 19 £419 +26.81% 10

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 1227 (52.82%) Windows
2 1169 (50.32%) DHCP
2 1169 (50.32%) Active Directory
3 998 (42.96%) VMware
4 863 (37.15%) Microsoft
5 784 (33.75%) Linux
6 701 (30.18%) Windows Server
7 651 (28.02%) Firewall
8 583 (25.10%) TCP/IP
9 563 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
10 516 (22.21%) Security Cleared
11 502 (21.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 484 (20.84%) Cisco
13 449 (19.33%) ITIL
14 420 (18.08%) SC Cleared
15 396 (17.05%) Puppet
16 391 (16.83%) Windows Server 2012
17 383 (16.49%) Amazon AWS
18 367 (15.80%) Apache
19 354 (15.24%) PowerShell
19 354 (15.24%) DevOps
20 349 (15.02%) Oracle
21 347 (14.94%) Citrix
22 345 (14.85%) SQL
23 336 (14.46%) VPN
24 330 (14.21%) Configuration Management
25 322 (13.86%) MS Exchange
26 310 (13.34%) LAN
27 300 (12.91%) WAN
28 291 (12.53%) SQL Server

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
1 367 (15.80%) Apache
2 322 (13.86%) MS Exchange
3 229 (9.86%) IIS
4 180 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 158 (6.80%) Skype for Business
6 156 (6.72%) Elasticsearch
7 136 (5.85%) SharePoint
8 133 (5.73%) Confluence
9 121 (5.21%) Tomcat
10 85 (3.66%) nginx
11 77 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
12 61 (2.63%) OpenStack
13 48 (2.07%) WebSphere
14 42 (1.81%) JBoss
15 41 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
16 33 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 32 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
18 27 (1.16%) WebLogic
19 26 (1.12%) IBM Notes
20 24 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 255 (10.98%) MS Excel
2 184 (7.92%) MS Office
3 111 (4.78%) HipChat
4 34 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.30%) Faxination
5 5 (0.22%) Eikon
6 4 (0.17%) assyst
7 3 (0.13%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.043%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.043%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 383 (16.49%) Amazon AWS
2 239 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 235 (10.12%) Office 365
4 80 (3.44%) IaaS
5 60 (2.58%) PaaS
6 48 (2.07%) SaaS
7 42 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
8 35 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 24 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (0.82%) OneDrive
11 16 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
12 14 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
13 13 (0.56%) HP Helion
14 12 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
14 12 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 11 (0.47%) Mimecast
16 10 (0.43%) Amazon S3
16 10 (0.43%) G Suite
16 10 (0.43%) Google App Engine
17 7 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1169 (50.32%) DHCP
2 651 (28.02%) Firewall
3 583 (25.10%) TCP/IP
4 336 (14.46%) VPN
5 310 (13.34%) LAN
6 300 (12.91%) WAN
7 274 (11.80%) LDAP
8 262 (11.28%) SAN
9 222 (9.56%) SSL
10 198 (8.52%) Internet
11 174 (7.49%) SSH
12 171 (7.36%) HTTP
13 148 (6.37%) Network Security
14 130 (5.60%) SMTP
15 124 (5.34%) IPsec
15 124 (5.34%) OpenLDAP
15 124 (5.34%) Wireless
16 123 (5.29%) MPLS
17 121 (5.21%) VLAN
18 117 (5.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (12.53%) SQL Server
2 203 (8.74%) PostgreSQL
3 130 (5.60%) Hadoop
4 121 (5.21%) MySQL
5 98 (4.22%) Oracle Database
6 56 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 54 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 52 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
9 48 (2.07%) Relational Database
10 30 (1.29%) RDBMS
11 28 (1.21%) MongoDB
12 27 (1.16%) Redis
13 26 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
14 24 (1.03%) NoSQL
15 18 (0.77%) Big Data
16 15 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
17 13 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
17 13 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
18 11 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
19 10 (0.43%) HBase
Development Applications
1 250 (10.76%) Jenkins
2 208 (8.95%) Git (software)
3 153 (6.59%) JIRA
4 133 (5.73%) Maven
4 133 (5.73%) Sonatype Nexus
5 125 (5.38%) JUnit
6 122 (5.25%) Ant
7 119 (5.12%) SonarQube
8 112 (4.82%) JIRA Agile
9 111 (4.78%) Liquibase
10 95 (4.09%) Bitbucket
11 49 (2.11%) Subversion
12 32 (1.38%) MSI
12 32 (1.38%) Selenium
13 26 (1.12%) Vagrant
14 24 (1.03%) ClearCase
14 24 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
15 20 (0.86%) Travis CI
15 20 (0.86%) Visual Studio
16 18 (0.77%) TeamCity
General
1 243 (10.46%) Finance
2 94 (4.05%) Banking
3 72 (3.10%) Telecoms
4 48 (2.07%) Retail
5 44 (1.89%) Back Office
6 31 (1.33%) Law
6 31 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 22 (0.95%) Legal
8 19 (0.82%) Billing
8 19 (0.82%) Marketing
9 18 (0.77%) Publishing
10 17 (0.73%) Local Government
11 16 (0.69%) Electronics
12 15 (0.65%) Advertising
12 15 (0.65%) Games
13 13 (0.56%) Investment Banking
14 12 (0.52%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.30%) French Language
15 7 (0.30%) Japanese Language
16 6 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 254 (10.93%) Administrator
2 248 (10.68%) Support Engineer
3 225 (9.69%) Network Engineer
4 195 (8.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 179 (7.71%) DevOps Engineer
6 177 (7.62%) Analyst
7 167 (7.19%) Architect
8 140 (6.03%) Systems Administrator
9 136 (5.85%) Consultant
10 120 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
11 117 (5.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 101 (4.35%) Server Engineer
13 100 (4.30%) Active Directory Engineer
14 90 (3.87%) Linux Engineer
15 82 (3.53%) VMware Engineer
16 81 (3.49%) Linux Administrator
16 81 (3.49%) Windows Engineer
17 78 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 68 (2.93%) Desktop Support
19 67 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (6.24%) ELK Stack
2 115 (4.95%) MCollective
2 115 (4.95%) Software Packaging
3 85 (3.66%) LAMP
4 78 (3.36%) Middleware
5 73 (3.14%) Web Services
6 58 (2.50%) HTML
7 51 (2.20%) CSS
8 50 (2.15%) .NET
9 40 (1.72%) 802.1X
9 40 (1.72%) LAPP Stack
10 37 (1.59%) REST
11 35 (1.51%) XML
12 28 (1.21%) J2EE
13 27 (1.16%) AngularJS
14 25 (1.08%) JSON
15 23 (0.99%) Node.js
16 22 (0.95%) HTML5
17 21 (0.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
18 20 (0.86%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 271 (11.67%) Data Centre
2 148 (6.37%) Clustering
3 142 (6.11%) PKI
4 110 (4.74%) Replication
5 107 (4.61%) Management Information System
6 98 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
7 78 (3.36%) Computer Science
8 57 (2.45%) Blackberry
9 47 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
10 46 (1.98%) Fat Client
10 46 (1.98%) Thin Client
11 43 (1.85%) Public Cloud
12 34 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
13 26 (1.12%) Driving Licence
14 25 (1.08%) Private Cloud
15 21 (0.90%) BYOD
15 21 (0.90%) Virtual Team
16 20 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 20 (0.86%) NHS
17 19 (0.82%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1227 (52.82%) Windows
2 784 (33.75%) Linux
3 701 (30.18%) Windows Server
4 502 (21.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 391 (16.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 264 (11.36%) Unix
7 256 (11.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 243 (10.46%) Windows 7
9 193 (8.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 183 (7.88%) CentOS
11 138 (5.94%) Solaris
12 93 (4.00%) Windows 10
13 75 (3.23%) Ubuntu
14 63 (2.71%) Android
15 62 (2.67%) AIX
15 62 (2.67%) Windows 8
16 58 (2.50%) Apple iOS
17 53 (2.28%) Windows XP
18 43 (1.85%) Mac OS X
19 42 (1.81%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (19.33%) ITIL
2 354 (15.24%) DevOps
3 330 (14.21%) Configuration Management
4 261 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
5 229 (9.86%) Migration
6 227 (9.77%) Load Balancing
6 227 (9.77%) Service Management
7 207 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
8 197 (8.48%) Continuous Delivery
9 152 (6.54%) Scrum
10 147 (6.33%) Change Management
11 139 (5.98%) Identity Management
12 114 (4.91%) Incident Management
13 104 (4.48%) High Availability
13 104 (4.48%) Project Management
14 97 (4.18%) Problem Management
15 95 (4.09%) Stakeholder Management
16 93 (4.00%) Workflow
17 86 (3.70%) Open Source
18 85 (3.66%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 354 (15.24%) PowerShell
2 345 (14.85%) SQL
3 230 (9.90%) Python
4 218 (9.38%) Perl
5 176 (7.58%) Shell Script
6 170 (7.32%) Ruby
7 161 (6.93%) Bash Shell
8 145 (6.24%) Java
9 90 (3.87%) PHP
10 89 (3.83%) JavaScript
11 66 (2.84%) Korn
12 57 (2.45%) C
13 51 (2.20%) VB
14 40 (1.72%) VBScript
15 28 (1.21%) C-shell
16 27 (1.16%) Go
16 27 (1.16%) T-SQL
17 25 (1.08%) C#
18 23 (0.99%) C++
19 17 (0.73%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 516 (22.21%) Security Cleared
2 420 (18.08%) SC Cleared
3 207 (8.91%) Cisco Certification
4 205 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 128 (5.51%) CCNA
6 111 (4.78%) CCNP
7 101 (4.35%) Degree
8 95 (4.09%) MCSE
9 78 (3.36%) BPSS Clearance
10 60 (2.58%) MCP
11 55 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
12 53 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 49 (2.11%) CTC Cleared
13 49 (2.11%) MCTS
14 46 (1.98%) MCSA
15 45 (1.94%) DV Cleared
16 33 (1.42%) CCIE
17 27 (1.16%) CISSP
17 27 (1.16%) MCITP
18 21 (0.90%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (4.61%) SLA
2 66 (2.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 53 (2.28%) PCI DSS
4 21 (0.90%) QA
5 18 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.043%) BS7799
7 1 (0.043%) GxP
7 1 (0.043%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.043%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1169 (50.32%) Active Directory
2 563 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 197 (8.48%) Hyper-V
4 186 (8.01%) XenApp
5 176 (7.58%) vSphere
6 172 (7.40%) Docker
7 134 (5.77%) vCloud
7 134 (5.77%) VMware ESX
8 131 (5.64%) Squid
9 120 (5.17%) Postfix
10 110 (4.74%) Microsoft App-V
11 86 (3.70%) XenDesktop
12 82 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
13 79 (3.40%) NFS
14 45 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
15 41 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
16 40 (1.72%) Samba
17 39 (1.68%) Terminal Services
17 39 (1.68%) Virtual Desktop
18 35 (1.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 396 (17.05%) Puppet
2 272 (11.71%) SCCM
3 249 (10.72%) Ansible
4 164 (7.06%) Terraform
5 152 (6.54%) Opscode Chef
6 150 (6.46%) ZABBIX
7 145 (6.24%) logstash
8 143 (6.16%) Kubernetes
9 137 (5.90%) Kibana
10 132 (5.68%) SCOM
11 115 (4.95%) Rancher
12 110 (4.74%) Nagios
13 77 (3.31%) WSUS
14 62 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
15 56 (2.41%) NetBackup
16 46 (1.98%) Consul
17 39 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 38 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
19 36 (1.55%) Packer
20 35 (1.51%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 998 (42.96%) VMware
2 863 (37.15%) Microsoft
3 484 (20.84%) Cisco
4 349 (15.02%) Oracle
5 347 (14.94%) Citrix
6 238 (10.25%) HP
7 227 (9.77%) Red Hat
8 183 (7.88%) CheckPoint
9 150 (6.46%) F5
10 148 (6.37%) Juniper
11 143 (6.16%) Dell
12 120 (5.17%) Symantec
13 115 (4.95%) Sonatype
14 102 (4.39%) Atlassian
15 100 (4.30%) EMC
16 73 (3.14%) IBM
16 73 (3.14%) NetApp
17 66 (2.84%) Splunk
18 65 (2.80%) Blue Coat
19 63 (2.71%) Palo Alto
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