The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 132 120 116
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing DNS 892 797 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 1.67% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.29% 11.03% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 397 559
Average daily rate £350 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 104 72
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.00 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.88 £30.00 £51.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -36.53%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -18 827 £350 +9.37% 311
London -5 338 £385 +18.46% 117
South East +13 225 £300 +5.26% 72
Berkshire +47 118 £275 -3.50% 27
North West +33 98 £282 +25.33% 27
City of London -12 85 £350 +6.06% 26
Reading +35 66 £268 +7.00% 15
East of England -43 50 £375 +16.27% 34
Cheshire +23 47 £345 +43.75% 8
Hampshire +22 47 £325 -28.57% 9
Scotland -1 45 £338 +9.75% 8
South West -18 44 £330 -17.50% 19
Chester +11 42 £350 +45.83% 1
Yorkshire -31 29 £400 +45.45% 17
Lancashire +5 28 £245 - 2
West Midlands -32 19 £213 +21.42% 12
Manchester -13 18 £363 +93.33% 16
Hertfordshire -2 16 £258 -26.42% 10
Surrey -22 16 £395 +31.66% 9
Gloucestershire -2 15 £375 -16.66% 4
Birmingham -4 14 £213 +30.76% 1
East Midlands -7 14 £380 +12.59% 9
West Yorkshire -35 14 £400 +48.14% 11
Bracknell +10 13 £280 - 1
North Yorkshire +8 13 £401 +6.80% 5
Buckinghamshire -11 13 £248 -1.00% 4
Essex -18 13 £400 +25.00% 1
Oxfordshire -19 13 £255 +28.30% 8
York -4 12 £401 +6.80% 4
Cambridgeshire -30 12 £318 -9.28% 7

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1109 (61.54%) Windows
2 938 (52.05%) DHCP
3 897 (49.78%) Active Directory
4 664 (36.85%) Microsoft
5 632 (35.07%) VMware
6 553 (30.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 488 (27.08%) TCP/IP
8 461 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 451 (25.03%) Linux
10 450 (24.97%) Firewall
11 419 (23.25%) VMware Infrastructure
12 405 (22.48%) MS Exchange
13 395 (21.92%) Cisco
14 352 (19.53%) Citrix
15 346 (19.20%) ITIL
16 342 (18.98%) HP
17 304 (16.87%) SAN
18 284 (15.76%) Security Cleared
19 260 (14.43%) Windows 7
20 251 (13.93%) SQL
21 246 (13.65%) WAN
22 242 (13.43%) LAN
23 237 (13.15%) UNIX
24 231 (12.82%) MS Excel
25 227 (12.60%) VPN
25 227 (12.60%) Finance
26 224 (12.43%) Microsoft Certification
27 223 (12.38%) PowerShell
28 222 (12.32%) SCCM
29 211 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2010

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 405 (22.48%) MS Exchange
2 211 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 169 (9.38%) Apache
4 162 (8.99%) IIS
5 131 (7.27%) SharePoint
6 122 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 112 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 94 (5.22%) Tomcat
9 70 (3.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 64 (3.55%) Lync
11 43 (2.39%) Node.js
12 42 (2.33%) nginx
13 34 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
14 33 (1.83%) WebLogic
15 26 (1.44%) WebSphere
16 23 (1.28%) CMS
17 18 (1.00%) IBM Notes
17 18 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
17 18 (1.00%) OpenStack
18 13 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 231 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 154 (8.55%) MS Office
3 15 (0.83%) MS Project
4 10 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.44%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.055%) CATIA
7 1 (0.055%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 23 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 17 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.44%) Exstream
4 6 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.11%) RMDS
5 2 (0.11%) Tridion
6 1 (0.055%) Eikon
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.055%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.055%) SalesLogix
6 1 (0.055%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.055%) Documaker
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 87 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
3 35 (1.94%) Amazon S3
4 30 (1.66%) Office 365
4 30 (1.66%) SaaS
5 25 (1.39%) Route 53
6 21 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (1.11%) Amazon ELB
8 18 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (0.67%) PaaS
10 6 (0.33%) Google App Engine
11 5 (0.28%) CloudFront
11 5 (0.28%) Joyent
12 3 (0.17%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
13 2 (0.11%) Heroku
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.055%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 938 (52.05%) DHCP
2 488 (27.08%) TCP/IP
3 450 (24.97%) Firewall
4 304 (16.87%) SAN
5 246 (13.65%) WAN
6 242 (13.43%) LAN
7 227 (12.60%) VPN
8 152 (8.44%) Internet
9 138 (7.66%) LDAP
10 127 (7.05%) SSL
11 124 (6.88%) SMTP
12 122 (6.77%) MPLS
13 115 (6.38%) HTTP
14 107 (5.94%) NAS
15 97 (5.38%) BGP
16 95 (5.27%) VoIP
17 93 (5.16%) Wireless
18 92 (5.11%) Network Security
18 92 (5.11%) VLAN
19 85 (4.72%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (9.27%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.00%) MySQL
2 54 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (2.55%) Oracle Database
4 33 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (1.11%) Relational Database
6 17 (0.94%) RDBMS
7 14 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (0.72%) MongoDB
9 12 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.39%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.39%) Big Data
12 7 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 48 (2.66%) Jenkins
2 32 (1.78%) Git (software)
2 32 (1.78%) Hudson
3 31 (1.72%) Subversion
4 25 (1.39%) Maven
5 15 (0.83%) LoadRunner
6 14 (0.78%) JUnit
7 13 (0.72%) Visual Studio
8 12 (0.67%) JIRA
8 12 (0.67%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (0.44%) Selenium
10 7 (0.39%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.39%) FitNesse
11 6 (0.33%) MSI
12 5 (0.28%) JMeter
12 5 (0.28%) Ant
12 5 (0.28%) ClearCase
12 5 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.22%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.22%) Bitbucket
General
1 227 (12.60%) Finance
2 143 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 76 (4.22%) Banking
4 38 (2.11%) Back Office
5 30 (1.66%) Investment Banking
6 22 (1.22%) Retail
7 19 (1.05%) Marketing
8 18 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.94%) Front Office
10 15 (0.83%) Games
10 15 (0.83%) French Language
11 14 (0.78%) Law
11 14 (0.78%) Legal
12 12 (0.67%) Advertising
13 10 (0.55%) Multimedia
14 9 (0.50%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.50%) Local Government
15 8 (0.44%) German Language
15 8 (0.44%) Publishing
16 6 (0.33%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 193 (10.71%) Administrator
2 151 (8.38%) Analyst
3 149 (8.27%) Consultant
4 142 (7.88%) Support Engineer
5 137 (7.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 132 (7.33%) Systems Administrator
7 115 (6.38%) Network Engineer
8 87 (4.83%) Server Engineer
9 80 (4.44%) Architect
10 78 (4.33%) Wintel Engineer
11 68 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
12 63 (3.50%) Support Analyst
13 60 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
13 60 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
14 58 (3.22%) UNIX Administrator
15 54 (3.00%) Developer
16 52 (2.89%) DevOps Engineer
17 51 (2.83%) Desktop Support
17 51 (2.83%) Linux Engineer
18 40 (2.22%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (5.83%) Web Services
2 61 (3.39%) .NET
3 50 (2.77%) HTML
4 45 (2.50%) XML
5 36 (2.00%) CSS
6 30 (1.66%) ASP.NET
7 29 (1.61%) Middleware
8 26 (1.44%) J2EE
9 19 (1.05%) LAMP
10 18 (1.00%) JSP
11 15 (0.83%) JSON
12 13 (0.72%) Servlets
13 11 (0.61%) jQuery
13 11 (0.61%) OAuth
14 9 (0.50%) SOAP
14 9 (0.50%) DCOM
14 9 (0.50%) SAML
14 9 (0.50%) Ajax
14 9 (0.50%) WCF
15 8 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 147 (8.16%) Clustering
2 117 (6.49%) Blackberry
3 95 (5.27%) Replication
4 78 (4.33%) Thin Client
4 78 (4.33%) Fat Client
5 71 (3.94%) Open Source
6 40 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 39 (2.16%) PKI
8 33 (1.83%) Client/Server
9 23 (1.28%) Statistics
10 20 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
10 20 (1.11%) Computer Science
10 20 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
11 17 (0.94%) EqualLogic
12 15 (0.83%) CLARiiON
13 14 (0.78%) iPhone
13 14 (0.78%) NHS
14 12 (0.67%) Smartcard
14 12 (0.67%) Hedge funds
15 11 (0.61%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 1109 (61.54%) Windows
2 553 (30.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 461 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 451 (25.03%) Linux
5 260 (14.43%) Windows 7
6 237 (13.15%) UNIX
7 177 (9.82%) Windows XP
8 160 (8.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 145 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 142 (7.88%) Solaris
11 61 (3.39%) Windows 8
12 53 (2.94%) CentOS
13 42 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
14 34 (1.89%) Ubuntu
15 27 (1.50%) Windows 2000
16 23 (1.28%) AIX
16 23 (1.28%) Windows Vista
17 22 (1.22%) Android
18 21 (1.17%) Mac OS X
19 20 (1.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (19.20%) ITIL
2 142 (7.88%) Migration
3 132 (7.33%) Change Management
4 120 (6.66%) Configuration Management
5 115 (6.38%) Load Balancing
6 111 (6.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 92 (5.11%) Problem Management
8 86 (4.77%) Project Management
9 80 (4.44%) Service Management
10 75 (4.16%) Service Delivery
11 69 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
12 62 (3.44%) E-Commerce
13 51 (2.83%) Network Management
14 46 (2.55%) Software Engineering
15 43 (2.39%) Change Control
16 42 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
17 41 (2.28%) Capacity Planning
18 40 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
18 40 (2.22%) Incident Management
19 39 (2.16%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 251 (13.93%) SQL
2 223 (12.38%) PowerShell
3 143 (7.94%) Perl
4 135 (7.49%) Java
5 82 (4.55%) Ruby
6 80 (4.44%) VB
7 78 (4.33%) Shell Script
8 73 (4.05%) Python
9 72 (4.00%) PHP
10 71 (3.94%) Bash Shell
11 60 (3.33%) C
12 55 (3.05%) JavaScript
13 43 (2.39%) C++
14 39 (2.16%) VBScript
15 27 (1.50%) C#
16 16 (0.89%) Korn
16 16 (0.89%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.61%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.44%) Bourne shell
19 3 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 284 (15.76%) Security Cleared
2 224 (12.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 190 (10.54%) SC Cleared
4 171 (9.49%) Cisco Certification
5 169 (9.38%) MCSE
6 107 (5.94%) Degree
7 106 (5.88%) CCNP
8 84 (4.66%) CCNA
9 78 (4.33%) DV Cleared
10 69 (3.83%) MCITP
11 48 (2.66%) MCP
12 42 (2.33%) MCSA
13 38 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 37 (2.05%) CCIE
15 29 (1.61%) MCTS
16 26 (1.44%) RHCE
17 21 (1.17%) CCDP
18 18 (1.00%) CCSE
19 17 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
19 17 (0.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (4.33%) SLA
2 35 (1.94%) QA
3 25 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (0.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.055%) TickIT
8 1 (0.055%) JSP 440
System Software
1 897 (49.78%) Active Directory
2 419 (23.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 182 (10.10%) vSphere
4 139 (7.71%) XenApp
5 130 (7.21%) VMware ESX
6 109 (6.05%) NFS
7 105 (5.83%) Hyper-V
8 80 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
9 60 (3.33%) XenDesktop
10 43 (2.39%) ISA Server
11 34 (1.89%) Sendmail
12 30 (1.66%) Terminal Services
13 26 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
14 22 (1.22%) XenServer
14 22 (1.22%) Xen
15 21 (1.17%) KVM
16 20 (1.11%) Samba
17 18 (1.00%) DFS Replication
17 18 (1.00%) Squid
18 16 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 222 (12.32%) SCCM
2 139 (7.71%) SCOM
3 117 (6.49%) Puppet
4 66 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
5 65 (3.61%) NetBackup
6 61 (3.39%) WSUS
7 57 (3.16%) Backup Exec
8 53 (2.94%) Nagios
9 37 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
10 34 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 32 (1.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 31 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 25 (1.39%) Vagrant
13 25 (1.39%) MAILsweeper
14 23 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 20 (1.11%) HP SIM
16 19 (1.05%) PureDisk
16 19 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 15 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
17 15 (0.83%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 664 (36.85%) Microsoft
2 632 (35.07%) VMware
3 395 (21.92%) Cisco
4 352 (19.53%) Citrix
5 342 (18.98%) HP
6 196 (10.88%) Red Hat
7 177 (9.82%) Oracle
8 133 (7.38%) Symantec
9 128 (7.10%) CheckPoint
10 123 (6.83%) NetApp
11 120 (6.66%) F5
12 105 (5.83%) Juniper
13 104 (5.77%) EMC
14 99 (5.49%) Dell
15 69 (3.83%) Blue Coat
16 67 (3.72%) IBM
17 61 (3.39%) McAfee
18 60 (3.33%) Sun
19 44 (2.44%) Veritas
20 42 (2.33%) Websense
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £304 to £304 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 per day dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Interactive Intelligence
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £120 to £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Forman IT
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Advantage Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Solvings Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago