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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 104 121 122
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +1
Contract jobs citing DNS 1057 914 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.89% 1.70% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.79% 12.84% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 510 431
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £457 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £293
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 57 94
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.24 £29.25 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -4.41%

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
8264 7121 7118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.80% 13.24% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4500 3797 3537
Average daily rate £350 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 383 556
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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
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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 +15 965 £350 - 345
London 0 365 £363 -6.45% 107
South East +3 241 £388 +35.60% 92
City of London +21 84 £385 +2.66% 20
North West -25 81 £275 -2.48% 37
East of England +25 79 £325 +16.07% 22
Surrey +52 66 £350 -3.11% 20
Berkshire -32 64 £398 +44.54% 30
Yorkshire +17 61 £310 -22.50% 17
Scotland +12 53 £190 -47.58% 13
West Midlands +17 46 £350 +64.70% 20
East Midlands +15 41 £310 -17.33% 14
South West +8 37 £320 -14.66% 33
West Yorkshire +18 36 £294 -12.96% 12
Hertfordshire +12 34 £350 +84.21% 6
Hampshire -21 34 £419 +28.84% 11
Leeds +7 25 £294 -9.61% 9
Manchester -7 24 £268 -23.57% 18
Reading -23 24 £417 +60.38% 21
Cambridgeshire +13 23 £325 +20.37% 9
Oxfordshire -7 22 £288 +12.74% 8
Cheshire -33 21 £220 -32.30% 12
Merseyside +2 20 £325 - 4
North East 0 20 £288 +13.63% 3
Cambridge +5 19 £325 +20.37% 7
West Sussex -15 19 £300 +9.09% 6
Nottinghamshire +5 18 £331 +3.91% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 17 £400 +61.61% 13
Birmingham +1 17 £340 +60.00% 6
Edinburgh -8 16 £290 -24.67% 4

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 1236 (60.12%) Windows
2 1125 (54.72%) DHCP
3 895 (43.53%) Active Directory
4 817 (39.74%) VMware
5 712 (34.63%) Microsoft
6 651 (31.66%) Firewall
7 585 (28.45%) TCP/IP
8 575 (27.97%) Cisco
9 549 (26.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 538 (26.17%) VMware Infrastructure
11 529 (25.73%) Linux
12 400 (19.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 395 (19.21%) ITIL
14 386 (18.77%) WAN
15 378 (18.39%) Citrix
16 373 (18.14%) MS Exchange
17 354 (17.22%) Windows Server 2012
18 351 (17.07%) LAN
19 313 (15.22%) SAN
20 299 (14.54%) HP
21 289 (14.06%) IIS
22 287 (13.96%) VPN
23 270 (13.13%) SQL
24 264 (12.84%) Security Cleared
25 261 (12.69%) Cisco Certification
26 259 (12.60%) Finance
27 254 (12.35%) Windows 7
28 252 (12.26%) CheckPoint
29 249 (12.11%) UNIX
30 248 (12.06%) Load Balancing

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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
1 373 (18.14%) MS Exchange
2 289 (14.06%) IIS
3 166 (8.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 162 (7.88%) Apache
5 128 (6.23%) SharePoint
6 110 (5.35%) Lync
7 103 (5.01%) Tomcat
8 96 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 74 (3.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 71 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
11 67 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
12 63 (3.06%) WebSphere
13 57 (2.77%) WebLogic
14 46 (2.24%) nginx
15 45 (2.19%) OpenStack
16 37 (1.80%) Office Communications Server
17 27 (1.31%) Jetty
18 25 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
19 24 (1.17%) IBM Notes
20 23 (1.12%) JBoss
Applications
1 212 (10.31%) MS Excel
2 168 (8.17%) MS Office
3 31 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.44%) MS Project
5 8 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.24%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.097%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.097%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (1.17%) RMDS
2 10 (0.49%) ResourceLink
3 9 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.34%) Tridion
4 7 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.19%) Agresso
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.097%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.097%) Remedy AR System
7 2 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.049%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.049%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 156 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (3.89%) Office 365
4 37 (1.80%) IaaS
5 36 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
5 36 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
6 29 (1.41%) PaaS
7 24 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 22 (1.07%) Google App Engine
9 15 (0.73%) Heroku
9 15 (0.73%) SaaS
10 14 (0.68%) Engine Yard
11 13 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (0.49%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.29%) Route 53
14 6 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.24%) Google Apps
15 5 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
16 4 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1125 (54.72%) DHCP
2 651 (31.66%) Firewall
3 585 (28.45%) TCP/IP
4 386 (18.77%) WAN
5 351 (17.07%) LAN
6 313 (15.22%) SAN
7 287 (13.96%) VPN
8 183 (8.90%) Internet
9 179 (8.71%) Cisco ASA
10 177 (8.61%) HTTP
11 168 (8.17%) LDAP
12 165 (8.03%) SSL
13 164 (7.98%) Network Security
14 160 (7.78%) VLAN
14 160 (7.78%) BGP
15 139 (6.76%) OSPF
16 135 (6.57%) Wireless
17 111 (5.40%) SMTP
18 109 (5.30%) IPsec
19 104 (5.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 134 (6.52%) MySQL
3 69 (3.36%) MongoDB
4 65 (3.16%) Relational Database
5 59 (2.87%) NoSQL
5 59 (2.87%) RDBMS
6 37 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 31 (1.51%) Oracle Database
8 27 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
9 21 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
10 20 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
10 20 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
12 12 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
13 10 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (0.39%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.29%) DB2
17 4 (0.19%) Redis
17 4 (0.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 107 (5.20%) Jenkins
2 59 (2.87%) Subversion
3 44 (2.14%) Git (software)
4 19 (0.92%) JIRA
5 18 (0.88%) Maven
6 15 (0.73%) Introscope
7 12 (0.58%) MSI
8 11 (0.54%) Ant
9 10 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (0.44%) Visual Studio
11 8 (0.39%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.34%) Fiddler
12 7 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (0.29%) Hudson
14 5 (0.24%) StarTeam
14 5 (0.24%) Selenium
15 3 (0.15%) JMeter
15 3 (0.15%) NeoLoad
16 2 (0.097%) Juju
16 2 (0.097%) Trac
General
1 259 (12.60%) Finance
2 118 (5.74%) Telecoms
3 93 (4.52%) Banking
4 43 (2.09%) Retail
5 29 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 29 (1.41%) Marketing
6 22 (1.07%) Legal
7 21 (1.02%) Back Office
8 20 (0.97%) Games
9 17 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.73%) Electronics
10 15 (0.73%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.68%) Law
11 14 (0.68%) Multimedia
12 10 (0.49%) Advertising
12 10 (0.49%) Local Government
13 8 (0.39%) Publishing
14 7 (0.34%) Automotive
14 7 (0.34%) Online Betting
15 5 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 241 (11.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 232 (11.28%) Analyst
3 193 (9.39%) Network Engineer
4 171 (8.32%) Support Engineer
5 145 (7.05%) Administrator
6 122 (5.93%) Consultant
7 105 (5.11%) Server Engineer
8 100 (4.86%) Architect
8 100 (4.86%) Support Analyst
9 94 (4.57%) DevOps Engineer
10 93 (4.52%) Systems Administrator
11 84 (4.09%) Systems Engineer
12 74 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
13 67 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
14 58 (2.82%) Desktop Support
14 58 (2.82%) Wintel Engineer
15 54 (2.63%) IT Support
16 49 (2.38%) Security Engineer
17 42 (2.04%) Linux Engineer
17 42 (2.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (4.57%) .NET
1 94 (4.57%) Web Services
2 58 (2.82%) J2EE
3 57 (2.77%) XML
4 51 (2.48%) HTML
5 26 (1.26%) Servlets
6 25 (1.22%) SOAP
7 24 (1.17%) Application Packaging
8 23 (1.12%) Rendezvous
9 22 (1.07%) Middleware
10 20 (0.97%) CSS
10 20 (0.97%) MCollective
11 18 (0.88%) RESTful
12 17 (0.83%) Java EE
13 15 (0.73%) JSON
14 14 (0.68%) ASP.NET
14 14 (0.68%) Worklight
15 12 (0.58%) REST
15 12 (0.58%) LAMP
16 10 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 188 (9.14%) Clustering
2 125 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (4.04%) Blackberry
3 83 (4.04%) Replication
4 75 (3.65%) PKI
5 68 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 68 (3.31%) Thin Client
5 68 (3.31%) Fat Client
6 66 (3.21%) Open Source
7 29 (1.41%) Computer Science
8 27 (1.31%) Private Cloud
9 26 (1.26%) Device Driver
10 24 (1.17%) iPad
11 21 (1.02%) iPhone
12 20 (0.97%) Public Cloud
13 17 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
13 17 (0.83%) NHS
14 16 (0.78%) Client/Server
15 15 (0.73%) Oracle Exalogic
16 14 (0.68%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1236 (60.12%) Windows
2 549 (26.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 529 (25.73%) Linux
4 400 (19.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 354 (17.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 254 (12.35%) Windows 7
7 249 (12.11%) UNIX
8 156 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 136 (6.61%) Windows XP
10 112 (5.45%) Solaris
11 68 (3.31%) Windows 8
12 53 (2.58%) CentOS
13 43 (2.09%) Ubuntu
14 42 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
15 34 (1.65%) Android
16 33 (1.61%) SUSE
16 33 (1.61%) AIX
17 31 (1.51%) Windows Vista
18 28 (1.36%) Windows 2000
19 17 (0.83%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (19.21%) ITIL
2 248 (12.06%) Load Balancing
3 187 (9.10%) Migration
4 158 (7.68%) DevOps
5 128 (6.23%) Configuration Management
6 119 (5.79%) Service Management
7 103 (5.01%) Project Management
8 100 (4.86%) E-Commerce
9 89 (4.33%) Change Management
10 82 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
11 79 (3.84%) Agile Software Development
12 66 (3.21%) Performance Monitoring
13 62 (3.02%) Network Management
14 60 (2.92%) Service Delivery
15 58 (2.82%) Continuous Integration
16 51 (2.48%) Kalman Filter
17 49 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
18 46 (2.24%) Change Control
19 45 (2.19%) Root Cause Analysis
20 44 (2.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 270 (13.13%) SQL
2 217 (10.55%) PowerShell
3 159 (7.73%) Java
4 146 (7.10%) Python
4 146 (7.10%) Shell Script
5 142 (6.91%) Perl
6 82 (3.99%) C
7 64 (3.11%) Bash Shell
8 60 (2.92%) Ruby
9 58 (2.82%) PHP
10 54 (2.63%) VBScript
11 41 (1.99%) JavaScript
12 26 (1.26%) C#
13 24 (1.17%) Korn
14 22 (1.07%) VB
15 21 (1.02%) C++
16 15 (0.73%) Jython
17 10 (0.49%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.49%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.29%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 264 (12.84%) Security Cleared
2 261 (12.69%) Cisco Certification
3 217 (10.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 180 (8.75%) SC Cleared
5 149 (7.25%) CCNP
6 141 (6.86%) MCSE
7 127 (6.18%) CCNA
8 83 (4.04%) Degree
9 82 (3.99%) MCITP
10 67 (3.26%) CCSE
11 58 (2.82%) DV Cleared
12 52 (2.53%) MCP
13 46 (2.24%) CISSP
14 44 (2.14%) MCSA
15 35 (1.70%) CCIE
16 33 (1.61%) MCTS
17 28 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 23 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
18 23 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
19 21 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (3.94%) SLA
2 37 (1.80%) QA
3 17 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 5 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.19%) WAI
8 2 (0.097%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.097%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.049%) COBIT
9 1 (0.049%) HIPAA
System Software
1 895 (43.53%) Active Directory
2 538 (26.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (9.63%) vSphere
4 177 (8.61%) Hyper-V
5 150 (7.30%) XenApp
6 96 (4.67%) VMware ESX
7 74 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
8 73 (3.55%) XenDesktop
9 66 (3.21%) NFS
10 42 (2.04%) Terminal Services
10 42 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
10 42 (2.04%) XenServer
11 36 (1.75%) Xen
12 29 (1.41%) ISA Server
13 28 (1.36%) vCloud
14 25 (1.22%) VMware Server
15 21 (1.02%) Sendmail
16 19 (0.92%) UAG
16 19 (0.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 18 (0.88%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 231 (11.24%) SCCM
2 172 (8.37%) Puppet
3 156 (7.59%) SCOM
4 105 (5.11%) Opscode Chef
5 75 (3.65%) Nagios
6 63 (3.06%) WSUS
7 50 (2.43%) NetBackup
8 44 (2.14%) Backup Exec
9 26 (1.26%) OpenView
10 25 (1.22%) collectd
11 24 (1.17%) AirWatch
12 23 (1.12%) Cobbler
13 22 (1.07%) Ansible
14 20 (0.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 19 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
16 18 (0.88%) WMI
17 17 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 16 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 15 (0.73%) SCSM
19 15 (0.73%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 817 (39.74%) VMware
2 712 (34.63%) Microsoft
3 575 (27.97%) Cisco
4 378 (18.39%) Citrix
5 299 (14.54%) HP
6 252 (12.26%) CheckPoint
7 188 (9.14%) Red Hat
8 187 (9.10%) Oracle
9 186 (9.05%) F5
10 152 (7.39%) Juniper
11 126 (6.13%) Blue Coat
12 113 (5.50%) NetApp
13 89 (4.33%) Infoblox
14 85 (4.13%) McAfee
15 81 (3.94%) Dell
15 81 (3.94%) SolarWinds
16 80 (3.89%) Symantec
17 75 (3.65%) IBM
18 53 (2.58%) EMC
19 37 (1.80%) Apple
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £210 - £220 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Coal IT Services
Rate: £110 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Venn Group
Rate: £20 - £25 Per Hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £13.50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Networking People
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £340 - £410 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
North Yorkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 7 days ago