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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 100 116 142
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +26
Contract jobs citing DNS 1088 889 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.00% 1.73% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.81% 12.81% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 499 374
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £189 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 60 89
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.74 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.11% -1.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.53 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £29.75 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+29.44% -3.43%

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
7877 6938 7817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.45% 13.47% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4484 3766 3816
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 423 647
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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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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 +24 1030 £375 +15.74% 326
London +22 436 £400 +8.10% 112
South East +13 229 £350 +16.66% 71
City of London +1 97 £375 -3.41% 32
East of England +12 92 £400 +33.89% 18
Berkshire +22 90 £378 +25.83% 20
Yorkshire +10 85 £375 +25.00% 26
South West -18 49 £338 +92.85% 42
West Midlands +17 48 £290 -31.36% 23
Surrey +21 44 £350 +3.70% 19
West Yorkshire -15 43 £350 +16.66% 13
Bedfordshire +12 41 £380 +26.66% 2
North West -26 41 £260 +15.55% 20
Hampshire -27 37 £338 +0.74% 12
Luton +6 34 £400 +33.33% 1
Leeds -17 32 £375 +25.00% 10
Reading +21 27 £375 +36.36% 9
East Midlands +15 25 £338 +45.94% 11
Buckinghamshire +8 25 £263 -4.54% 10
Scotland -21 24 £350 +27.27% 9
North East -12 22 £311 -22.18% 2
South Yorkshire +10 21 £255 -15.00% 4
Wiltshire -3 20 £450 +125.00% 10
York +21 18 £401 +60.20% 4
North Yorkshire +7 18 £401 +78.00% 6
Slough +1 18 £300 - 4
Hertfordshire +9 16 £510 +40.68% 5
Shropshire +5 14 £179 -60.92% 2
Sheffield +3 14 £250 -13.04% 2
Milton Keynes -2 14 £285 - 3

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 1469 (65.90%) Windows
2 1228 (55.09%) DHCP
3 1152 (51.68%) Active Directory
4 856 (38.40%) VMware
5 836 (37.51%) Microsoft
6 705 (31.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 655 (29.39%) TCP/IP
8 631 (28.31%) Linux
9 622 (27.90%) Firewall
10 532 (23.87%) Cisco
11 531 (23.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 499 (22.39%) VMware Infrastructure
13 446 (20.01%) MS Exchange
14 443 (19.87%) Citrix
15 424 (19.02%) ITIL
16 411 (18.44%) HP
17 371 (16.64%) SAN
18 360 (16.15%) UNIX
19 348 (15.61%) Windows Server 2012
20 346 (15.52%) SQL
21 338 (15.16%) IIS
22 328 (14.72%) Security Cleared
23 326 (14.63%) WAN
24 322 (14.45%) LAN
25 307 (13.77%) MS Excel
26 301 (13.50%) SCCM
27 286 (12.83%) Windows 7
28 275 (12.34%) Finance
29 265 (11.89%) VPN
29 265 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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
1 446 (20.01%) MS Exchange
2 338 (15.16%) IIS
3 214 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 208 (9.33%) Apache
5 188 (8.43%) SharePoint
6 143 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 127 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 116 (5.20%) Lync
9 104 (4.67%) Tomcat
10 74 (3.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 72 (3.23%) WebLogic
12 53 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
13 43 (1.93%) WebSphere
14 42 (1.88%) JBoss
15 40 (1.79%) IBM Notes
16 33 (1.48%) nginx
17 29 (1.30%) OpenStack
17 29 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
18 26 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
19 24 (1.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 307 (13.77%) MS Excel
2 239 (10.72%) MS Office
3 36 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.08%) MS Project
5 9 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.13%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.045%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.045%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.045%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 10 (0.45%) RMDS
2 9 (0.40%) ResourceLink
2 9 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.22%) Agresso
5 4 (0.18%) Summit
6 2 (0.090%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.090%) Cognos Planning
6 2 (0.090%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.090%) ReMetrica
6 2 (0.090%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.045%) Sage 300 ERP
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.045%) assyst
7 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.045%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 96 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (2.78%) Office 365
4 32 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
5 26 (1.17%) PaaS
6 18 (0.81%) Amazon S3
6 18 (0.81%) IaaS
6 18 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.76%) SaaS
8 13 (0.58%) Route 53
9 11 (0.49%) Google App Engine
9 11 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (0.45%) Heroku
10 10 (0.45%) Engine Yard
10 10 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.13%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.090%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.045%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1228 (55.09%) DHCP
2 655 (29.39%) TCP/IP
3 622 (27.90%) Firewall
4 371 (16.64%) SAN
5 326 (14.63%) WAN
6 322 (14.45%) LAN
7 265 (11.89%) VPN
8 194 (8.70%) LDAP
9 189 (8.48%) Internet
10 172 (7.72%) VLAN
11 152 (6.82%) SSL
11 152 (6.82%) HTTP
12 142 (6.37%) Cisco ASA
13 139 (6.24%) Network Security
14 138 (6.19%) FTP
15 136 (6.10%) BGP
16 123 (5.52%) OSPF
17 121 (5.43%) IPsec
18 110 (4.93%) Wireless
19 107 (4.80%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (11.31%) SQL Server
2 106 (4.76%) MySQL
3 68 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 40 (1.79%) MongoDB
6 39 (1.75%) NoSQL
7 35 (1.57%) Relational Database
8 29 (1.30%) RDBMS
9 24 (1.08%) Oracle Database
10 23 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (0.76%) DB2
12 16 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
13 15 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
17 8 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
18 7 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
19 5 (0.22%) BusinessObjects XI
19 5 (0.22%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 78 (3.50%) Jenkins
2 67 (3.01%) Subversion
3 60 (2.69%) Git (software)
4 41 (1.84%) JIRA
5 31 (1.39%) MSI
6 29 (1.30%) Hudson
7 18 (0.81%) TeamCity
8 14 (0.63%) Maven
9 11 (0.49%) Introscope
10 7 (0.31%) Selenium
11 6 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.27%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.22%) Ant
12 5 (0.22%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
12 5 (0.22%) PHPUnit
13 4 (0.18%) GCC
13 4 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.18%) GitLab
General
1 275 (12.34%) Finance
2 179 (8.03%) Telecoms
3 127 (5.70%) Banking
4 42 (1.88%) Retail
5 33 (1.48%) Financial Institution
6 32 (1.44%) Legal
7 31 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.21%) Investment Banking
9 24 (1.08%) Advertising
10 23 (1.03%) Marketing
11 22 (0.99%) Games
12 20 (0.90%) Law
13 18 (0.81%) Back Office
14 15 (0.67%) Publishing
15 14 (0.63%) Front Office
16 10 (0.45%) Electronics
17 8 (0.36%) German Language
18 7 (0.31%) Local Government
19 5 (0.22%) French Language
19 5 (0.22%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 274 (12.29%) Analyst
2 255 (11.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 195 (8.75%) Support Engineer
4 184 (8.25%) Network Engineer
5 145 (6.51%) Administrator
6 111 (4.98%) Consultant
7 104 (4.67%) Support Analyst
8 102 (4.58%) Architect
9 97 (4.35%) Server Engineer
10 96 (4.31%) Systems Engineer
11 95 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
12 84 (3.77%) Developer
13 80 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
14 76 (3.41%) 3rd Line Support
14 76 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
15 60 (2.69%) Wintel Engineer
16 52 (2.33%) IT Support
16 52 (2.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 49 (2.20%) Linux Engineer
18 48 (2.15%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (4.98%) Web Services
2 95 (4.26%) .NET
3 83 (3.72%) XML
4 46 (2.06%) HTML
5 41 (1.84%) Middleware
6 29 (1.30%) SOAP
7 26 (1.17%) LAMP
8 25 (1.12%) Application Packaging
9 23 (1.03%) CSS
10 21 (0.94%) WebSockets
11 18 (0.81%) ASP.NET
12 17 (0.76%) J2EE
13 16 (0.72%) Java EE
13 16 (0.72%) JSON
14 14 (0.63%) Regular Expression
15 13 (0.58%) REST
16 12 (0.54%) RESTful
17 11 (0.49%) Servlets
17 11 (0.49%) Worklight
18 10 (0.45%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 241 (10.81%) Clustering
2 132 (5.92%) Replication
3 119 (5.34%) Blackberry
4 116 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
5 84 (3.77%) PKI
6 70 (3.14%) Thin Client
6 70 (3.14%) Fat Client
7 57 (2.56%) Open Source
8 51 (2.29%) Management Information System
9 43 (1.93%) Computer Science
10 32 (1.44%) Oracle Exalogic
11 30 (1.35%) Client/Server
12 24 (1.08%) CESG
13 21 (0.94%) PDA
14 20 (0.90%) Mobile App
15 18 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
15 18 (0.81%) iPad
15 18 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
16 17 (0.76%) CLARiiON
17 14 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1469 (65.90%) Windows
2 705 (31.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 631 (28.31%) Linux
4 531 (23.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 360 (16.15%) UNIX
6 348 (15.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 286 (12.83%) Windows 7
8 232 (10.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 209 (9.38%) Windows XP
10 144 (6.46%) Solaris
11 79 (3.54%) Windows 8
12 55 (2.47%) SUSE
13 50 (2.24%) CentOS
14 46 (2.06%) AIX
15 45 (2.02%) Windows 2000 Server
16 42 (1.88%) Ubuntu
17 38 (1.70%) Windows 2000
18 29 (1.30%) Windows Vista
19 26 (1.17%) Mac OS X
20 22 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (19.02%) ITIL
2 223 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 186 (8.34%) Migration
4 167 (7.49%) Change Management
5 160 (7.18%) DevOps
6 113 (5.07%) Service Management
7 111 (4.98%) Configuration Management
8 109 (4.89%) Project Management
8 109 (4.89%) Disaster Recovery
9 107 (4.80%) E-Commerce
10 100 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
11 88 (3.95%) Service Delivery
12 80 (3.59%) Incident Management
13 79 (3.54%) Network Design
14 77 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
15 58 (2.60%) Network Monitoring
16 55 (2.47%) Performance Monitoring
17 54 (2.42%) Root Cause Analysis
17 54 (2.42%) Kalman Filter
18 50 (2.24%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 346 (15.52%) SQL
2 248 (11.13%) PowerShell
3 202 (9.06%) Perl
4 190 (8.52%) Java
5 175 (7.85%) Shell Script
6 111 (4.98%) Python
7 81 (3.63%) C
8 73 (3.28%) PHP
8 73 (3.28%) Ruby
9 67 (3.01%) VBScript
10 66 (2.96%) Bash Shell
11 44 (1.97%) C++
11 44 (1.97%) JavaScript
12 38 (1.70%) C#
12 38 (1.70%) VB
13 36 (1.62%) Korn
14 20 (0.90%) T-SQL
15 11 (0.49%) Jython
15 11 (0.49%) Bourne shell
16 9 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 328 (14.72%) Security Cleared
2 265 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 249 (11.17%) SC Cleared
4 189 (8.48%) Cisco Certification
5 182 (8.17%) MCSE
6 110 (4.93%) CCNA
7 103 (4.62%) CCNP
8 98 (4.40%) MCITP
9 89 (3.99%) Degree
10 79 (3.54%) DV Cleared
11 64 (2.87%) MCP
12 49 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 40 (1.79%) MCTS
14 34 (1.53%) CCSE
14 34 (1.53%) MCSA
15 33 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
16 29 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
17 28 (1.26%) CISSP
18 26 (1.17%) CCIE
19 24 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (6.46%) SLA
2 54 (2.42%) QA
3 25 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.49%) JSP 440
5 11 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.18%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.13%) BS7799
9 2 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 2 (0.090%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.045%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.045%) COBIT
System Software
1 1152 (51.68%) Active Directory
2 499 (22.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 231 (10.36%) vSphere
4 181 (8.12%) Hyper-V
5 170 (7.63%) XenApp
6 121 (5.43%) VMware ESX
7 91 (4.08%) NFS
8 82 (3.68%) XenDesktop
9 80 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
10 58 (2.60%) Terminal Services
11 51 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
12 49 (2.20%) XenServer
13 31 (1.39%) vCloud
14 28 (1.26%) DFS Replication
14 28 (1.26%) Xen
14 28 (1.26%) ISA Server
15 23 (1.03%) Sendmail
15 23 (1.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 22 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 22 (0.99%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 301 (13.50%) SCCM
2 204 (9.15%) SCOM
3 137 (6.15%) Puppet
4 101 (4.53%) NetBackup
5 92 (4.13%) Nagios
6 64 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
7 59 (2.65%) Backup Exec
8 56 (2.51%) WSUS
9 54 (2.42%) HP SIM
10 46 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
11 36 (1.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 34 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 32 (1.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 27 (1.21%) Ansible
15 24 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
16 23 (1.03%) WMI
17 22 (0.99%) collectd
18 21 (0.94%) OpenView
19 19 (0.85%) Cobbler
19 19 (0.85%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 856 (38.40%) VMware
2 836 (37.51%) Microsoft
3 532 (23.87%) Cisco
4 443 (19.87%) Citrix
5 411 (18.44%) HP
6 250 (11.22%) Red Hat
7 202 (9.06%) CheckPoint
8 173 (7.76%) Oracle
9 152 (6.82%) Symantec
10 146 (6.55%) Juniper
11 136 (6.10%) NetApp
11 136 (6.10%) EMC
12 133 (5.97%) Dell
13 132 (5.92%) F5
14 122 (5.47%) IBM
15 82 (3.68%) McAfee
16 73 (3.28%) Blue Coat
17 56 (2.51%) Sun
18 55 (2.47%) Infoblox
19 54 (2.42%) Veritas
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