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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 102 111 128
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +17
Contract jobs citing DNS 1106 1007 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.98% 1.90% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.93% 13.90% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 538 397
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 46 94
Average hourly rate £17.98 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.00 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.28 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.25%

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
7937 7246 6967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.21% 13.69% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 3937 3536
Average daily rate £355 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 381 526
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +17 1031 £350 +7.69% 349
London +1 432 £363 -3.33% 134
South East 0 223 £375 +33.92% 92
City of London +13 97 £375 - 34
North West -5 89 £275 +5.76% 30
East of England +8 88 £314 +4.58% 23
Berkshire -12 60 £375 +33.92% 21
South West +9 58 £370 -1.33% 20
Surrey +24 53 £365 +23.20% 19
Yorkshire -4 47 £305 -12.85% 30
Hampshire -11 39 £415 +27.69% 17
West Midlands -1 38 £340 +17.24% 12
Hertfordshire +1 36 £314 +65.13% 9
North East -3 36 £275 +10.00% 1
Manchester +12 32 £300 -6.25% 16
Tyne and Wear -3 30 £269 +6.22% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 29 £269 +6.22% 1
Gloucestershire +9 28 £425 +8.97% 5
West Yorkshire -3 28 £300 -14.28% 26
East Midlands +11 26 £293 -20.94% 7
Scotland -26 25 £295 -11.36% 9
Cheshire -12 24 £215 -14.00% 12
Wales +14 23 £375 +7.14% 4
Leeds -13 23 £300 -14.28% 23
Buckinghamshire +15 20 £400 +53.11% 12
Cheltenham +9 20 £423 +98.82% 2
Cambridgeshire +1 19 £315 +3.27% 6
Reading -12 19 £331 +28.64% 12
Welwyn Garden City - 19 £333 -
Cambridge -3 16 £315 +10.52% 5

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1299 (60.90%) Windows
2 1206 (56.54%) DHCP
3 948 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 851 (39.90%) VMware
5 741 (34.74%) Microsoft
6 703 (32.96%) Firewall
7 651 (30.52%) TCP/IP
8 601 (28.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 596 (27.94%) Cisco
10 552 (25.88%) VMware Infrastructure
11 539 (25.27%) Linux
12 438 (20.53%) ITIL
13 404 (18.94%) Windows Server 2003
14 402 (18.85%) WAN
15 399 (18.71%) Citrix
16 388 (18.19%) MS Exchange
17 383 (17.96%) LAN
18 375 (17.58%) Windows Server 2012
19 342 (16.03%) SAN
20 327 (15.33%) SQL
21 322 (15.10%) VPN
22 319 (14.96%) Finance
23 317 (14.86%) HP
24 302 (14.16%) Windows 7
25 295 (13.83%) SQL Server
26 281 (13.17%) Security Cleared
27 268 (12.56%) UNIX
28 264 (12.38%) IIS
29 254 (11.91%) Cisco Certification
29 254 (11.91%) PowerShell

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 388 (18.19%) MS Exchange
2 264 (12.38%) IIS
3 185 (8.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 159 (7.45%) SharePoint
5 149 (6.99%) Apache
6 122 (5.72%) Tomcat
7 113 (5.30%) Lync
8 104 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
9 102 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2007
10 67 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2003
11 57 (2.67%) WebSphere
12 53 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 44 (2.06%) JBoss
13 44 (2.06%) nginx
14 37 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
14 37 (1.73%) OpenStack
15 32 (1.50%) WebLogic
16 31 (1.45%) Office Communications Server
17 30 (1.41%) Jetty
18 21 (0.98%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 233 (10.92%) MS Excel
2 173 (8.11%) MS Office
3 41 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.61%) MS Project
6 7 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.28%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.094%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.094%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.047%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 21 (0.98%) RMDS
2 10 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.38%) Tridion
5 6 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.094%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.047%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.047%) Agresso
8 1 (0.047%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 150 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (3.94%) Office 365
4 52 (2.44%) IaaS
5 43 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
6 37 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (1.73%) SaaS
7 36 (1.69%) PaaS
8 27 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 25 (1.17%) Google App Engine
10 13 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
12 8 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.28%) Google Apps
14 6 (0.28%) Route 53
14 6 (0.28%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.23%) Heroku
16 4 (0.19%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 1206 (56.54%) DHCP
2 703 (32.96%) Firewall
3 651 (30.52%) TCP/IP
4 402 (18.85%) WAN
5 383 (17.96%) LAN
6 342 (16.03%) SAN
7 322 (15.10%) VPN
8 210 (9.85%) HTTP
9 195 (9.14%) SSL
10 189 (8.86%) VLAN
11 182 (8.53%) Internet
12 171 (8.02%) BGP
13 170 (7.97%) Cisco ASA
14 162 (7.59%) Network Security
15 161 (7.55%) LDAP
16 149 (6.99%) Wireless
17 142 (6.66%) OSPF
18 134 (6.28%) IPsec
19 129 (6.05%) MPLS
20 120 (5.63%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 140 (6.56%) MySQL
3 66 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 62 (2.91%) MongoDB
5 52 (2.44%) RDBMS
5 52 (2.44%) Oracle Database
6 46 (2.16%) NoSQL
7 45 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 35 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
9 26 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
10 19 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
12 14 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
16 9 (0.42%) Hadoop
17 5 (0.23%) Big Data
17 5 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
18 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 119 (5.58%) Jenkins
2 41 (1.92%) Subversion
3 39 (1.83%) Git (software)
4 28 (1.31%) Maven
5 27 (1.27%) JIRA
6 15 (0.70%) Hudson
7 11 (0.52%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.47%) MSI
8 10 (0.47%) Introscope
9 9 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.38%) Ant
11 7 (0.33%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.28%) Fiddler
13 5 (0.23%) Metasploit
14 4 (0.19%) Gerrit
14 4 (0.19%) JMeter
14 4 (0.19%) StarTeam
15 3 (0.14%) Selenium
15 3 (0.14%) MSBuild
General
1 319 (14.96%) Finance
2 111 (5.20%) Telecoms
3 106 (4.97%) Banking
4 59 (2.77%) Retail
5 32 (1.50%) Marketing
6 26 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.13%) Legal
8 22 (1.03%) Multimedia
9 21 (0.98%) Back Office
10 20 (0.94%) Investment Banking
11 18 (0.84%) Electronics
12 15 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.70%) Games
13 12 (0.56%) Local Government
14 11 (0.52%) Advertising
14 11 (0.52%) Law
15 9 (0.42%) Publishing
16 6 (0.28%) Billing
16 6 (0.28%) French Language
17 5 (0.23%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 248 (11.63%) Analyst
2 205 (9.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 196 (9.19%) Network Engineer
4 178 (8.35%) Administrator
5 165 (7.74%) Support Engineer
6 126 (5.91%) Consultant
7 114 (5.34%) Architect
8 104 (4.88%) Support Analyst
9 90 (4.22%) Systems Administrator
9 90 (4.22%) Server Engineer
10 89 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
11 83 (3.89%) Wintel Engineer
12 78 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
13 76 (3.56%) Systems Engineer
14 72 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support
15 62 (2.91%) Desktop Support
16 54 (2.53%) IT Support
17 53 (2.48%) Infrastructure Architect
18 51 (2.39%) Linux Engineer
19 46 (2.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (4.13%) .NET
2 79 (3.70%) Web Services
3 75 (3.52%) J2EE
4 46 (2.16%) HTML
5 37 (1.73%) Middleware
6 31 (1.45%) XML
7 30 (1.41%) Servlets
8 26 (1.22%) CSS
9 25 (1.17%) Application Packaging
10 20 (0.94%) Rendezvous
10 20 (0.94%) LAMP
11 15 (0.70%) ASP.NET
11 15 (0.70%) RESTful
11 15 (0.70%) MCollective
12 14 (0.66%) Java EE
13 12 (0.56%) SOAP
14 11 (0.52%) SAML
15 10 (0.47%) Spring
15 10 (0.47%) REST
16 9 (0.42%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 252 (11.81%) Data Centre
2 197 (9.24%) Clustering
3 121 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (3.75%) PKI
5 76 (3.56%) Replication
6 72 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 72 (3.38%) Blackberry
7 53 (2.48%) Thin Client
7 53 (2.48%) Fat Client
8 38 (1.78%) iPhone
8 38 (1.78%) iPad
8 38 (1.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 34 (1.59%) Computer Science
10 26 (1.22%) Client/Server
11 20 (0.94%) Device Driver
11 20 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (0.75%) NHS
12 16 (0.75%) Private Cloud
13 15 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
14 13 (0.61%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1299 (60.90%) Windows
2 601 (28.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 539 (25.27%) Linux
4 404 (18.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 375 (17.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 302 (14.16%) Windows 7
7 268 (12.56%) UNIX
8 144 (6.75%) Windows XP
9 139 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 110 (5.16%) Solaris
11 90 (4.22%) Windows 8
12 51 (2.39%) Android
13 41 (1.92%) CentOS
14 34 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
15 27 (1.27%) AIX
16 24 (1.13%) Ubuntu
17 23 (1.08%) Windows Vista
18 20 (0.94%) Debian
18 20 (0.94%) Mac OS X
19 18 (0.84%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (20.53%) ITIL
2 229 (10.74%) Migration
3 219 (10.27%) Load Balancing
4 151 (7.08%) Configuration Management
5 143 (6.70%) DevOps
6 117 (5.49%) Project Management
7 115 (5.39%) Service Management
8 87 (4.08%) Change Management
9 83 (3.89%) Open Source
10 80 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
11 79 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
12 70 (3.28%) Service Delivery
13 69 (3.23%) Server Building
14 68 (3.19%) Performance Tuning
15 64 (3.00%) Continuous Integration
16 59 (2.77%) Network Management
17 58 (2.72%) E-Commerce
18 57 (2.67%) Change Control
18 57 (2.67%) Performance Monitoring
19 52 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 327 (15.33%) SQL
2 254 (11.91%) PowerShell
3 159 (7.45%) Java
4 134 (6.28%) Python
5 123 (5.77%) Perl
6 116 (5.44%) Shell Script
7 73 (3.42%) C
8 53 (2.48%) PHP
9 51 (2.39%) VBScript
10 50 (2.34%) Bash Shell
11 42 (1.97%) Ruby
12 34 (1.59%) JavaScript
13 32 (1.50%) VB
14 26 (1.22%) C#
15 25 (1.17%) C++
16 14 (0.66%) Korn
17 11 (0.52%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.52%) T-SQL
18 10 (0.47%) Jython
19 6 (0.28%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 281 (13.17%) Security Cleared
2 254 (11.91%) Cisco Certification
3 223 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 173 (8.11%) SC Cleared
5 133 (6.24%) CCNA
6 131 (6.14%) CCNP
7 129 (6.05%) MCSE
8 91 (4.27%) Degree
9 83 (3.89%) MCITP
10 72 (3.38%) DV Cleared
11 55 (2.58%) MCP
12 49 (2.30%) CCSE
13 46 (2.16%) CCIE
14 43 (2.02%) MCSA
15 42 (1.97%) CISSP
16 34 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 29 (1.36%) MCTS
18 23 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
19 20 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
19 20 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (4.59%) SLA
2 41 (1.92%) QA
3 20 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (0.19%) WAI
8 2 (0.094%) COBIT
9 1 (0.047%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.047%) BS7799
9 1 (0.047%) HIPAA
System Software
1 948 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 552 (25.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 226 (10.60%) vSphere
4 190 (8.91%) Hyper-V
5 173 (8.11%) XenApp
6 111 (5.20%) VMware ESX
7 105 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
8 84 (3.94%) XenDesktop
9 63 (2.95%) NFS
10 51 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 45 (2.11%) XenServer
12 37 (1.73%) vCloud
13 35 (1.64%) Terminal Services
14 34 (1.59%) ISA Server
15 31 (1.45%) Xen
16 25 (1.17%) Firmware
17 23 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 22 (1.03%) DFS Replication
19 19 (0.89%) VMware Server
20 18 (0.84%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 219 (10.27%) SCCM
2 166 (7.78%) Puppet
3 129 (6.05%) SCOM
4 100 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
5 65 (3.05%) Nagios
6 60 (2.81%) NetBackup
7 55 (2.58%) WSUS
8 51 (2.39%) Backup Exec
9 33 (1.55%) AirWatch
10 25 (1.17%) OpenView
11 24 (1.13%) Ansible
12 23 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 23 (1.08%) SCVMM
13 22 (1.03%) vMotion
14 20 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 20 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
15 19 (0.89%) HP SIM
15 19 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
16 18 (0.84%) Vagrant
16 18 (0.84%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 851 (39.90%) VMware
2 741 (34.74%) Microsoft
3 596 (27.94%) Cisco
4 399 (18.71%) Citrix
5 317 (14.86%) HP
6 227 (10.64%) CheckPoint
7 216 (10.13%) Oracle
8 186 (8.72%) F5
9 169 (7.92%) Red Hat
10 145 (6.80%) Juniper
11 128 (6.00%) NetApp
12 108 (5.06%) Blue Coat
13 101 (4.74%) Symantec
14 100 (4.69%) McAfee
15 99 (4.64%) Dell
16 85 (3.98%) Infoblox
17 82 (3.84%) SolarWinds
18 76 (3.56%) IBM
19 58 (2.72%) EMC
20 48 (2.25%) Sun
Ipswich, Suffolk
LA International
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT People First
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day 3 Months +
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
JM
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
RPL MKTG
Rate: Role is 0.2 FTE, one day per week.
Posted: 19 hours ago
UK
TEKsystems
Rate: £397 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
London
Comtecs
Rate: £299 - £300 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: £10.00 - £13.00 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago