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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 105 119 124
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Contract jobs citing DNS 1050 907 764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.93% 1.72% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.14% 13.07% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 499 402
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.17% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 53 91
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.03 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.71 £30.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -3.03%

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
7992 6938 6777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.70% 13.17% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4456 3791 3339
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 380 537
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 26 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 26 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 26 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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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 +20 972 £350 - 370
London +14 379 £372 -0.73% 100
South East +17 233 £375 +35.13% 106
City of London +22 86 £388 +3.33% 24
North West -20 82 £275 - 38
East of England +6 80 £325 +16.07% 36
Surrey +42 61 £350 - 17
Yorkshire +2 59 £300 -25.00% 24
Berkshire -24 53 £398 +43.24% 36
South West +12 46 £350 -5.40% 37
West Midlands +11 38 £350 +64.70% 17
East Midlands +12 37 £347 -7.33% 9
West Yorkshire +7 36 £300 -14.28% 14
Hampshire 0 36 £453 +29.29% 17
Hertfordshire +4 33 £350 +84.21% 9
Scotland -19 33 £300 -16.08% 13
North East +5 27 £275 +10.00% 2
Manchester +1 26 £268 -15.74% 19
Leeds -4 26 £300 -14.28% 9
Cheshire -31 26 £225 -30.76% 11
Cambridgeshire +6 24 £325 +20.37% 13
Oxfordshire -7 22 £288 +27.77% 3
Wales +6 21 £450 +35.84% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 21 £400 +60.00% 17
Tyne and Wear +1 21 £263 +3.75% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 20 £263 +3.75% 1
Reading -17 20 £417 +51.63% 27
Cambridge +1 19 £325 +20.37% 9
Gloucestershire -9 17 £450 +20.00% 6
West Sussex -11 17 £300 +36.36% 6

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 1240 (60.55%) Windows
2 1137 (55.52%) DHCP
3 889 (43.41%) Active Directory
4 825 (40.28%) VMware
5 718 (35.06%) Microsoft
6 661 (32.28%) Firewall
7 598 (29.20%) Cisco
8 592 (28.91%) TCP/IP
9 545 (26.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 539 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 527 (25.73%) Linux
12 406 (19.82%) ITIL
13 393 (19.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 388 (18.95%) Citrix
15 385 (18.80%) MS Exchange
16 381 (18.60%) WAN
17 346 (16.89%) LAN
18 338 (16.50%) Windows Server 2012
19 309 (15.09%) HP
20 308 (15.04%) SAN
21 300 (14.65%) VPN
22 281 (13.72%) IIS
23 278 (13.57%) Windows 7
24 275 (13.43%) SQL
25 274 (13.38%) Finance
25 274 (13.38%) Security Cleared
26 263 (12.84%) Cisco Certification
27 254 (12.40%) CheckPoint
27 254 (12.40%) UNIX
28 249 (12.16%) SQL Server

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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
1 385 (18.80%) MS Exchange
2 281 (13.72%) IIS
3 173 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 159 (7.76%) Apache
5 137 (6.69%) SharePoint
6 112 (5.47%) Lync
7 105 (5.13%) Tomcat
8 102 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2007
9 83 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
10 72 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2003
11 65 (3.17%) WebSphere
12 61 (2.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 48 (2.34%) WebLogic
13 48 (2.34%) nginx
14 36 (1.76%) OpenStack
15 33 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
16 31 (1.51%) JBoss
17 30 (1.46%) Jetty
18 26 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
19 25 (1.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 212 (10.35%) MS Excel
2 163 (7.96%) MS Office
3 32 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.49%) MS Project
5 7 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.24%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.098%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.098%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (1.17%) RMDS
2 10 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.39%) Tridion
5 7 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.20%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.098%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.098%) Agresso
8 2 (0.098%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.098%) IntelliMatch
9 1 (0.049%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 150 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (5.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (3.81%) Office 365
4 43 (2.10%) IaaS
5 41 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
6 37 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (1.37%) PaaS
8 27 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 25 (1.22%) Google App Engine
10 19 (0.93%) SaaS
11 12 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (0.54%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (0.39%) Google Apps
15 7 (0.34%) Route 53
15 7 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.34%) Heroku
16 6 (0.29%) Engine Yard
16 6 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
17 4 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1137 (55.52%) DHCP
2 661 (32.28%) Firewall
3 592 (28.91%) TCP/IP
4 381 (18.60%) WAN
5 346 (16.89%) LAN
6 308 (15.04%) SAN
7 300 (14.65%) VPN
8 186 (9.08%) HTTP
9 183 (8.94%) Internet
10 182 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
11 174 (8.50%) Network Security
12 172 (8.40%) SSL
13 165 (8.06%) BGP
14 163 (7.96%) LDAP
15 150 (7.32%) VLAN
16 139 (6.79%) OSPF
17 135 (6.59%) Wireless
18 121 (5.91%) IPsec
19 116 (5.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 110 (5.37%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 141 (6.88%) MySQL
3 65 (3.17%) MongoDB
4 63 (3.08%) Relational Database
5 51 (2.49%) RDBMS
6 50 (2.44%) NoSQL
7 38 (1.86%) Oracle Database
8 37 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 24 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
10 20 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
14 11 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
15 9 (0.44%) Hadoop
16 4 (0.20%) Redis
16 4 (0.20%) Big Data
17 3 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 107 (5.22%) Jenkins
2 44 (2.15%) Subversion
3 39 (1.90%) Git (software)
4 21 (1.03%) Maven
5 17 (0.83%) JIRA
6 15 (0.73%) Introscope
7 13 (0.63%) MSI
8 11 (0.54%) Hudson
9 10 (0.49%) Ant
10 9 (0.44%) Visual Studio
10 9 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.34%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.29%) Fiddler
12 6 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.20%) StarTeam
14 3 (0.15%) Selenium
14 3 (0.15%) JMeter
14 3 (0.15%) MSBuild
14 3 (0.15%) Gerrit
14 3 (0.15%) NeoLoad
General
1 274 (13.38%) Finance
2 105 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 95 (4.64%) Banking
4 49 (2.39%) Retail
5 30 (1.46%) Marketing
6 29 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.27%) Back Office
8 19 (0.93%) Multimedia
9 18 (0.88%) Legal
10 17 (0.83%) Electronics
10 17 (0.83%) Games
10 17 (0.83%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.78%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.63%) Law
13 10 (0.49%) Local Government
14 9 (0.44%) Advertising
14 9 (0.44%) Publishing
15 7 (0.34%) Automotive
16 6 (0.29%) Billing
17 5 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 235 (11.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 231 (11.28%) Analyst
3 192 (9.38%) Network Engineer
4 173 (8.45%) Support Engineer
5 138 (6.74%) Administrator
6 127 (6.20%) Consultant
7 106 (5.18%) Architect
8 103 (5.03%) Server Engineer
9 100 (4.88%) Support Analyst
10 87 (4.25%) DevOps Engineer
11 82 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
12 75 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
13 68 (3.32%) 2nd Line Support
14 67 (3.27%) Wintel Engineer
15 66 (3.22%) 3rd Line Support
16 57 (2.78%) Desktop Support
17 50 (2.44%) Infrastructure Architect
17 50 (2.44%) Linux Engineer
18 49 (2.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 48 (2.34%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (4.44%) .NET
2 78 (3.81%) Web Services
3 67 (3.27%) J2EE
4 49 (2.39%) HTML
5 42 (2.05%) XML
6 30 (1.46%) Middleware
7 29 (1.42%) Servlets
8 26 (1.27%) Application Packaging
9 23 (1.12%) Rendezvous
10 22 (1.07%) CSS
11 18 (0.88%) SOAP
12 16 (0.78%) RESTful
13 15 (0.73%) Java EE
14 14 (0.68%) Worklight
14 14 (0.68%) MCollective
14 14 (0.68%) LAMP
15 13 (0.63%) ASP.NET
16 11 (0.54%) JSON
17 10 (0.49%) REST
18 9 (0.44%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 239 (11.67%) Data Centre
2 191 (9.33%) Clustering
3 133 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (3.76%) Blackberry
5 75 (3.66%) PKI
6 70 (3.42%) Management Information System
7 69 (3.37%) Replication
8 62 (3.03%) Thin Client
8 62 (3.03%) Fat Client
9 35 (1.71%) Computer Science
9 35 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 32 (1.56%) iPad
11 30 (1.46%) iPhone
12 23 (1.12%) Private Cloud
13 22 (1.07%) Device Driver
14 20 (0.98%) Client/Server
15 16 (0.78%) NHS
15 16 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
15 16 (0.78%) Public Cloud
16 12 (0.59%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 1240 (60.55%) Windows
2 545 (26.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 527 (25.73%) Linux
4 393 (19.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 338 (16.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 278 (13.57%) Windows 7
7 254 (12.40%) UNIX
8 144 (7.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 127 (6.20%) Windows XP
10 111 (5.42%) Solaris
11 68 (3.32%) Windows 8
12 44 (2.15%) Android
13 42 (2.05%) CentOS
14 40 (1.95%) Windows 2000 Server
15 30 (1.46%) AIX
15 30 (1.46%) Ubuntu
16 26 (1.27%) Windows Vista
17 24 (1.17%) Windows 2000
18 21 (1.03%) SUSE
19 20 (0.98%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (19.82%) ITIL
2 240 (11.72%) Load Balancing
3 195 (9.52%) Migration
4 147 (7.18%) DevOps
5 134 (6.54%) Configuration Management
6 120 (5.86%) Service Management
7 109 (5.32%) Project Management
8 85 (4.15%) Change Management
8 85 (4.15%) E-Commerce
9 81 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
10 78 (3.81%) Open Source
11 74 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
12 66 (3.22%) Network Management
12 66 (3.22%) Performance Monitoring
13 65 (3.17%) Service Delivery
14 64 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
15 59 (2.88%) Performance Tuning
16 56 (2.73%) Kalman Filter
17 51 (2.49%) Server Building
17 51 (2.49%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 275 (13.43%) SQL
2 233 (11.38%) PowerShell
3 152 (7.42%) Java
4 145 (7.08%) Python
5 134 (6.54%) Shell Script
6 131 (6.40%) Perl
7 86 (4.20%) C
8 63 (3.08%) PHP
9 56 (2.73%) Bash Shell
10 52 (2.54%) Ruby
11 51 (2.49%) VBScript
12 38 (1.86%) JavaScript
13 26 (1.27%) VB
14 24 (1.17%) C#
14 24 (1.17%) C++
15 17 (0.83%) Korn
16 15 (0.73%) Jython
17 11 (0.54%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.44%) T-SQL
19 7 (0.34%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 274 (13.38%) Security Cleared
2 263 (12.84%) Cisco Certification
3 218 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 177 (8.64%) SC Cleared
5 139 (6.79%) CCNP
6 136 (6.64%) MCSE
7 131 (6.40%) CCNA
8 95 (4.64%) Degree
9 85 (4.15%) MCITP
10 67 (3.27%) DV Cleared
11 66 (3.22%) CCSE
12 51 (2.49%) MCP
13 44 (2.15%) CISSP
14 38 (1.86%) MCSA
14 38 (1.86%) CCIE
15 37 (1.81%) MCTS
16 32 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 23 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
18 19 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 18 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.00%) SLA
2 36 (1.76%) QA
3 18 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 5 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.20%) WAI
8 2 (0.098%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.098%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.049%) BS7799
9 1 (0.049%) COBIT
9 1 (0.049%) HIPAA
System Software
1 889 (43.41%) Active Directory
2 539 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 220 (10.74%) vSphere
4 185 (9.03%) Hyper-V
5 167 (8.15%) XenApp
6 107 (5.22%) VMware ESX
7 79 (3.86%) XenDesktop
8 72 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
9 63 (3.08%) NFS
10 49 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 47 (2.29%) XenServer
12 36 (1.76%) Terminal Services
13 35 (1.71%) ISA Server
13 35 (1.71%) Xen
14 28 (1.37%) vCloud
15 26 (1.27%) VMware Server
16 22 (1.07%) UAG
17 21 (1.03%) Sendmail
18 20 (0.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 19 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 227 (11.08%) SCCM
2 158 (7.71%) Puppet
3 143 (6.98%) SCOM
4 103 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
5 69 (3.37%) Nagios
6 62 (3.03%) WSUS
7 54 (2.64%) NetBackup
8 43 (2.10%) Backup Exec
9 30 (1.46%) AirWatch
10 27 (1.32%) OpenView
11 24 (1.17%) Ansible
12 20 (0.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 20 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 18 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
14 17 (0.83%) vMotion
15 16 (0.78%) SCVMM
16 15 (0.73%) MIMEsweeper
16 15 (0.73%) MAILsweeper
17 14 (0.68%) CiscoWorks
17 14 (0.68%) WMI
Vendors
1 825 (40.28%) VMware
2 718 (35.06%) Microsoft
3 598 (29.20%) Cisco
4 388 (18.95%) Citrix
5 309 (15.09%) HP
6 254 (12.40%) CheckPoint
7 203 (9.91%) Oracle
8 194 (9.47%) F5
9 181 (8.84%) Red Hat
10 155 (7.57%) Juniper
11 127 (6.20%) Blue Coat
12 116 (5.66%) NetApp
13 100 (4.88%) Infoblox
14 95 (4.64%) McAfee
15 86 (4.20%) SolarWinds
16 84 (4.10%) Symantec
16 84 (4.10%) Dell
17 74 (3.61%) IBM
18 52 (2.54%) EMC
19 43 (2.10%) Aruba
Essex
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 10 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Hudson IT
Posted: 10 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £420 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £100.00 - £175 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Alness, Ross-Shire
Adroit People Limited
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
North East
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £251 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Highly Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £351 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £30k - £35k plus package
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £175 - £200 per day + none
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago