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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 101 131 144
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +13
Contract jobs citing DNS 1121 867 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.93% 1.64% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.39% 12.14% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 468 390
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 68 70
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.99 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.07% +4.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.97 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.11% -0.15%

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
8373 7144 8918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.53% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4638 3900 4055
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 411 701
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +31 1040 £351 +3.85% 366
London +28 472 £383 +2.00% 140
South East +18 202 £325 - 96
City of London +22 124 £381 -1.61% 40
Berkshire +17 99 £325 +19.26% 35
North West +24 85 £300 +5.26% 24
East of England +3 76 £350 +8.10% 22
South West +10 75 £325 +85.71% 23
Scotland +8 44 £324 +7.91% 13
Hampshire +2 43 £349 -0.36% 17
Yorkshire -25 41 £350 +16.66% 36
West Midlands +5 36 £300 -6.25% 17
Reading +20 33 £338 +104.54% 16
Wiltshire +8 32 £450 +106.89% 4
Cheshire +14 31 £311 +19.71% 7
Lancashire +6 31 £300 +13.20% 2
North East -11 28 £349 +74.50% 1
West Yorkshire -17 25 £388 +29.16% 15
Bedfordshire - 25 £350 - 3
Tyne and Wear -16 24 £348 +74.00% 1
Surrey +1 23 £305 -12.85% 24
Slough +1 23 £300 +6.66% 6
East Midlands +9 22 £350 +27.27% 6
Cambridgeshire +5 21 £338 +43.61% 5
Luton - 21 £350 -
Leeds -2 19 £388 +29.16% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 19 £348 +74.00% 1
Gloucestershire -12 18 £300 +100.00% 2
Bracknell +18 17 £313 - 4
Birmingham +9 16 £300 -6.25% 9

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1396 (65.14%) Windows
2 1152 (53.76%) DHCP
3 1116 (52.08%) Active Directory
4 814 (37.98%) Microsoft
5 800 (37.33%) VMware
6 714 (33.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 643 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 604 (28.18%) Linux
9 593 (27.67%) Firewall
10 539 (25.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 531 (24.78%) Cisco
12 497 (23.19%) MS Exchange
13 466 (21.75%) VMware Infrastructure
14 442 (20.63%) Citrix
15 440 (20.53%) HP
16 434 (20.25%) ITIL
17 390 (18.20%) SAN
18 360 (16.80%) SQL
19 345 (16.10%) Security Cleared
20 329 (15.35%) MS Excel
21 312 (14.56%) UNIX
22 309 (14.42%) Windows 7
23 296 (13.81%) LAN
24 293 (13.67%) SCCM
25 289 (13.49%) WAN
26 285 (13.30%) IIS
27 284 (13.25%) Microsoft Certification
28 283 (13.21%) VPN
29 281 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2010
30 277 (12.93%) Windows Server 2012

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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
1 497 (23.19%) MS Exchange
2 285 (13.30%) IIS
3 281 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 210 (9.80%) Apache
5 194 (9.05%) SharePoint
6 163 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 153 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 83 (3.87%) Tomcat
9 80 (3.73%) Lync
10 63 (2.94%) WebLogic
10 63 (2.94%) WebSphere
11 57 (2.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 53 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
13 46 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
14 35 (1.63%) IBM Notes
15 32 (1.49%) nginx
16 30 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
17 23 (1.07%) Jetty
18 18 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
19 17 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 329 (15.35%) MS Excel
2 220 (10.27%) MS Office
3 28 (1.31%) MS Project
4 21 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.14%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.047%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.047%) SPSS
8 1 (0.047%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 24 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.42%) RMDS
4 5 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.23%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.19%) Summit
6 2 (0.093%) Agresso
6 2 (0.093%) ReMetrica
6 2 (0.093%) assyst
6 2 (0.093%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (0.047%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.047%) Sage 300 ERP
7 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.047%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.047%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 84 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (3.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (3.55%) Office 365
4 45 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
5 32 (1.49%) SaaS
6 28 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (1.12%) IaaS
7 24 (1.12%) PaaS
8 19 (0.89%) Amazon S3
8 19 (0.89%) Google App Engine
9 17 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
9 17 (0.79%) Route 53
10 4 (0.19%) Joyent
10 4 (0.19%) Heroku
11 3 (0.14%) GitHub
12 2 (0.093%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.093%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.047%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1152 (53.76%) DHCP
2 643 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 593 (27.67%) Firewall
4 390 (18.20%) SAN
5 296 (13.81%) LAN
6 289 (13.49%) WAN
7 283 (13.21%) VPN
8 199 (9.29%) HTTP
9 176 (8.21%) LDAP
10 162 (7.56%) Internet
11 151 (7.05%) SSL
12 127 (5.93%) IPsec
13 124 (5.79%) VLAN
14 117 (5.46%) Wireless
15 113 (5.27%) Network Security
16 110 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
17 103 (4.81%) BGP
18 100 (4.67%) MPLS
19 96 (4.48%) SMTP
20 95 (4.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (12.60%) SQL Server
2 90 (4.20%) MySQL
3 78 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 48 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 31 (1.45%) Oracle Database
6 26 (1.21%) NoSQL
7 20 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
8 17 (0.79%) Relational Database
9 16 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (0.70%) RDBMS
10 15 (0.70%) DB2
11 14 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
11 14 (0.65%) MongoDB
12 12 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.33%) Hadoop
15 6 (0.28%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 80 (3.73%) Jenkins
2 48 (2.24%) Hudson
3 47 (2.19%) Git (software)
4 42 (1.96%) Subversion
5 35 (1.63%) JIRA
6 23 (1.07%) LoadRunner
7 20 (0.93%) MSI
7 20 (0.93%) Maven
8 19 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
9 18 (0.84%) TeamCity
10 13 (0.61%) Visual Studio
11 12 (0.56%) Introscope
12 11 (0.51%) StarTeam
13 10 (0.47%) Selenium
14 9 (0.42%) JUnit
15 7 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
16 5 (0.23%) PHPUnit
16 5 (0.23%) Eclipse
17 4 (0.19%) Redmine
17 4 (0.19%) FitNesse
General
1 250 (11.67%) Finance
2 140 (6.53%) Telecoms
3 127 (5.93%) Banking
4 44 (2.05%) Retail
5 41 (1.91%) Marketing
6 37 (1.73%) Investment Banking
6 37 (1.73%) Financial Institution
7 30 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.40%) Advertising
8 23 (1.07%) Legal
9 19 (0.89%) Games
9 19 (0.89%) Back Office
9 19 (0.89%) French Language
10 17 (0.79%) Law
10 17 (0.79%) Publishing
11 14 (0.65%) Mandarin Language
11 14 (0.65%) Spanish Language
12 13 (0.61%) Front Office
13 12 (0.56%) German Language
14 10 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 242 (11.29%) Analyst
2 194 (9.05%) Support Engineer
3 191 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 184 (8.59%) Administrator
5 150 (7.00%) Network Engineer
6 138 (6.44%) Systems Administrator
7 112 (5.23%) Systems Engineer
8 107 (4.99%) Consultant
9 96 (4.48%) Support Analyst
9 96 (4.48%) Developer
9 96 (4.48%) Architect
10 86 (4.01%) Server Engineer
11 77 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support
12 75 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support
13 72 (3.36%) Wintel Engineer
14 59 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
15 48 (2.24%) Linux Administrator
16 44 (2.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 43 (2.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 42 (1.96%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (5.23%) .NET
2 107 (4.99%) Web Services
3 82 (3.83%) XML
4 65 (3.03%) HTML
5 49 (2.29%) Middleware
6 40 (1.87%) ASP.NET
7 36 (1.68%) LAMP
8 34 (1.59%) CSS
9 30 (1.40%) JSON
10 29 (1.35%) JSP
11 24 (1.12%) SOAP
12 18 (0.84%) Servlets
12 18 (0.84%) WebSockets
13 17 (0.79%) Application Packaging
13 17 (0.79%) J2EE
14 16 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
14 16 (0.75%) REST
15 14 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
15 14 (0.65%) Ajax
16 12 (0.56%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 197 (9.19%) Clustering
2 129 (6.02%) Blackberry
3 126 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 121 (5.65%) Replication
5 77 (3.59%) Open Source
6 75 (3.50%) PKI
7 64 (2.99%) Thin Client
7 64 (2.99%) Fat Client
8 54 (2.52%) Management Information System
9 44 (2.05%) Computer Science
10 30 (1.40%) Client/Server
11 24 (1.12%) CESG
12 23 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
13 20 (0.93%) Mobile App
14 19 (0.89%) Oracle Exalogic
15 18 (0.84%) PDA
16 17 (0.79%) iPad
16 17 (0.79%) iPhone
17 16 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 15 (0.70%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 1396 (65.14%) Windows
2 714 (33.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 604 (28.18%) Linux
4 539 (25.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 312 (14.56%) UNIX
6 309 (14.42%) Windows 7
7 277 (12.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 251 (11.71%) Windows XP
9 184 (8.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 110 (5.13%) Solaris
11 74 (3.45%) Windows 8
12 52 (2.43%) Windows 2000
13 45 (2.10%) CentOS
14 39 (1.82%) SUSE
15 34 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
16 30 (1.40%) AIX
17 18 (0.84%) Ubuntu
17 18 (0.84%) Windows Vista
18 17 (0.79%) Mac OS X
19 16 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (20.25%) ITIL
2 186 (8.68%) Migration
3 185 (8.63%) Load Balancing
4 159 (7.42%) DevOps
5 131 (6.11%) Configuration Management
5 131 (6.11%) Change Management
6 118 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
7 111 (5.18%) Project Management
8 107 (4.99%) Service Management
9 93 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
10 90 (4.20%) Service Delivery
11 84 (3.92%) Incident Management
12 72 (3.36%) E-Commerce
13 64 (2.99%) Network Design
14 55 (2.57%) Continuous Improvement
15 53 (2.47%) Capacity Planning
16 52 (2.43%) Performance Tuning
17 49 (2.29%) Mentoring
17 49 (2.29%) Continuous Integration
18 48 (2.24%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 360 (16.80%) SQL
2 244 (11.39%) PowerShell
3 208 (9.71%) Perl
4 204 (9.52%) Java
5 122 (5.69%) Shell Script
6 84 (3.92%) C
7 71 (3.31%) Python
8 66 (3.08%) VBScript
8 66 (3.08%) JavaScript
9 59 (2.75%) PHP
9 59 (2.75%) VB
10 53 (2.47%) Bash Shell
11 52 (2.43%) Ruby
12 40 (1.87%) C#
13 37 (1.73%) C++
14 33 (1.54%) Korn
15 24 (1.12%) T-SQL
16 17 (0.79%) PL/SQL
17 12 (0.56%) VBA
17 12 (0.56%) Jython
Qualifications
1 345 (16.10%) Security Cleared
2 284 (13.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 259 (12.09%) SC Cleared
4 189 (8.82%) MCSE
5 148 (6.91%) Cisco Certification
6 110 (5.13%) Degree
7 95 (4.43%) MCITP
8 85 (3.97%) CCNA
9 81 (3.78%) DV Cleared
10 79 (3.69%) CCNP
11 68 (3.17%) MCP
12 58 (2.71%) MCTS
13 42 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 29 (1.35%) MCSA
15 28 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 27 (1.26%) CCIE
16 27 (1.26%) CISSP
17 26 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
18 24 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
19 22 (1.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (5.74%) SLA
2 51 (2.38%) QA
3 30 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (1.21%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.33%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.19%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.14%) BS7799
9 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.093%) COBIT
11 1 (0.047%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1116 (52.08%) Active Directory
2 466 (21.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 200 (9.33%) vSphere
4 193 (9.01%) XenApp
5 172 (8.03%) Hyper-V
6 114 (5.32%) VMware ESX
7 90 (4.20%) NFS
8 82 (3.83%) XenDesktop
9 71 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
10 60 (2.80%) XenServer
11 49 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 49 (2.29%) Terminal Services
12 37 (1.73%) ISA Server
13 31 (1.45%) vCloud
14 29 (1.35%) Squid
15 28 (1.31%) Xen
16 24 (1.12%) DFS Replication
17 23 (1.07%) Sendmail
18 22 (1.03%) UAG
19 21 (0.98%) KVM
Systems Management
1 293 (13.67%) SCCM
2 164 (7.65%) SCOM
3 129 (6.02%) Puppet
4 97 (4.53%) Backup Exec
5 80 (3.73%) NetBackup
6 71 (3.31%) Nagios
6 71 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
7 55 (2.57%) HP SIM
8 50 (2.33%) WSUS
9 45 (2.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 41 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
11 31 (1.45%) Ansible
12 30 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 29 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
14 28 (1.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 27 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
15 27 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 25 (1.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 22 (1.03%) OpenView
17 22 (1.03%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 814 (37.98%) Microsoft
2 800 (37.33%) VMware
3 531 (24.78%) Cisco
4 442 (20.63%) Citrix
5 440 (20.53%) HP
6 199 (9.29%) Red Hat
7 181 (8.45%) Oracle
8 172 (8.03%) CheckPoint
9 163 (7.61%) Symantec
10 154 (7.19%) Juniper
11 148 (6.91%) IBM
12 147 (6.86%) EMC
13 145 (6.77%) NetApp
14 144 (6.72%) F5
15 131 (6.11%) Dell
16 64 (2.99%) JBoss
16 64 (2.99%) McAfee
17 53 (2.47%) SolarWinds
18 47 (2.19%) AppSense
19 45 (2.10%) Veritas
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