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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 108 105 137
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +32
Contract jobs citing DNS 1102 1061 822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.93% 1.94% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.99% 14.03% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 565 400
Average daily rate
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£350 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.20% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 52 85
Average hourly rate £17.99 £17.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.65 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £33.85 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -16.87%

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
7876 7565 6973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.83% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4518 4037 3593
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 417 482
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.79 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -1 1024 £350 - 368
London +7 448 £375 - 138
South East -9 230 £360 +22.03% 92
City of London +21 116 £425 +13.33% 36
East of England +14 95 £306 -9.25% 27
North West -17 72 £300 +11.11% 44
South West +4 59 £388 +3.33% 16
Berkshire -9 59 £375 +3.44% 23
Hampshire -7 50 £388 +15.24% 17
Surrey +18 40 £350 +18.64% 18
Hertfordshire +10 40 £314 +65.13% 12
Yorkshire -18 37 £375 +7.14% 23
North East -14 34 £263 -6.25% 1
Scotland -21 32 £300 -7.69% 4
West Midlands -12 30 £300 - 16
Manchester +1 29 £300 -32.58% 25
Gloucestershire 0 28 £425 +13.33% 5
Tyne and Wear -16 27 £263 -6.25% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 27 £263 -6.25% 1
Cheltenham +10 22 £425 +38.77%
Buckinghamshire +18 21 £400 +53.11% 8
Wales +4 21 £375 +7.14% 11
East Sussex +4 20 £330 +32.00% 3
Edinburgh +4 20 £295 -26.25% 1
West Sussex -8 20 £363 +64.77% 13
West Yorkshire -9 20 £420 +20.00% 15
Cheshire -11 20 £215 -18.09% 13
Welwyn Garden City +8 19 £333 -
Cambridgeshire -8 19 £315 -10.00% 8
Reading -20 18 £325 -10.34% 14

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1314 (61.43%) Windows
2 1212 (56.66%) DHCP
3 983 (45.96%) Active Directory
4 833 (38.94%) VMware
5 735 (34.36%) Microsoft
6 702 (32.82%) Firewall
7 662 (30.95%) TCP/IP
8 619 (28.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 586 (27.40%) Cisco
10 532 (24.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 518 (24.22%) Linux
12 428 (20.01%) ITIL
13 407 (19.03%) Windows Server 2012
14 406 (18.98%) Windows Server 2003
15 393 (18.37%) WAN
16 392 (18.33%) Citrix
17 391 (18.28%) MS Exchange
18 384 (17.95%) LAN
19 343 (16.04%) SQL
20 330 (15.43%) Finance
21 329 (15.38%) VPN
22 327 (15.29%) SAN
23 306 (14.31%) Windows 7
24 300 (14.03%) PowerShell
25 299 (13.98%) SQL Server
26 298 (13.93%) HP
27 278 (13.00%) Security Cleared
28 263 (12.30%) Cisco Certification
29 255 (11.92%) IIS
29 255 (11.92%) UNIX

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 391 (18.28%) MS Exchange
2 255 (11.92%) IIS
3 192 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 163 (7.62%) SharePoint
5 136 (6.36%) Apache
6 125 (5.84%) Lync
7 123 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 122 (5.70%) Tomcat
9 107 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 66 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
11 57 (2.66%) WebSphere
12 53 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 46 (2.15%) JBoss
13 46 (2.15%) nginx
14 38 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
15 35 (1.64%) OpenStack
16 31 (1.45%) Jetty
17 27 (1.26%) WebLogic
18 25 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
19 24 (1.12%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 230 (10.75%) MS Excel
2 167 (7.81%) MS Office
3 38 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.56%) MS Project
6 7 (0.33%) Acrobat
6 7 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.094%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.094%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.047%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.047%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 17 (0.79%) RMDS
2 10 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.37%) Tridion
4 5 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.094%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.047%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.047%) Agresso
7 1 (0.047%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 154 (7.20%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 100 (4.68%) Office 365
4 53 (2.48%) IaaS
5 48 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
6 44 (2.06%) SaaS
7 39 (1.82%) PaaS
8 35 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
10 27 (1.26%) Google App Engine
11 16 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (0.42%) Yammer
14 9 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.33%) Google Apps
16 6 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.28%) Route 53
16 6 (0.28%) Amazon S3
17 4 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1212 (56.66%) DHCP
2 702 (32.82%) Firewall
3 662 (30.95%) TCP/IP
4 393 (18.37%) WAN
5 384 (17.95%) LAN
6 329 (15.38%) VPN
7 327 (15.29%) SAN
8 201 (9.40%) HTTP
9 198 (9.26%) VLAN
10 184 (8.60%) SSL
11 182 (8.51%) Internet
12 180 (8.42%) BGP
13 173 (8.09%) Network Security
14 158 (7.39%) Cisco ASA
15 153 (7.15%) LDAP
16 149 (6.97%) OSPF
17 144 (6.73%) Wireless
18 138 (6.45%) MPLS
19 129 (6.03%) IPsec
20 119 (5.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (13.98%) SQL Server
2 123 (5.75%) MySQL
3 55 (2.57%) Oracle Database
4 47 (2.20%) Relational Database
4 47 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 47 (2.20%) MongoDB
5 38 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 32 (1.50%) RDBMS
6 32 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 30 (1.40%) NoSQL
8 19 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
9 18 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
11 15 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
12 11 (0.51%) Hadoop
13 8 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
15 5 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 118 (5.52%) Jenkins
2 43 (2.01%) Git (software)
3 40 (1.87%) Subversion
4 32 (1.50%) Maven
5 28 (1.31%) JIRA
6 18 (0.84%) Hudson
7 11 (0.51%) MSI
8 10 (0.47%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (0.37%) Metasploit
10 7 (0.33%) Ant
10 7 (0.33%) Introscope
11 6 (0.28%) Fiddler
11 6 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.19%) Gerrit
12 4 (0.19%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.19%) MSBuild
12 4 (0.19%) Selenium
12 4 (0.19%) StarTeam
13 3 (0.14%) JMeter
General
1 330 (15.43%) Finance
2 119 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 99 (4.63%) Banking
4 67 (3.13%) Retail
5 32 (1.50%) Marketing
6 25 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.12%) Back Office
8 23 (1.08%) Legal
9 22 (1.03%) Multimedia
10 19 (0.89%) Electronics
11 18 (0.84%) Advertising
12 17 (0.79%) Investment Banking
13 15 (0.70%) Games
14 14 (0.65%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.56%) Law
16 10 (0.47%) Local Government
17 9 (0.42%) French Language
18 8 (0.37%) Publishing
19 7 (0.33%) Online Betting
20 6 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 251 (11.73%) Analyst
2 209 (9.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 206 (9.63%) Network Engineer
4 172 (8.04%) Administrator
5 159 (7.43%) Support Engineer
6 124 (5.80%) Consultant
7 112 (5.24%) Architect
8 104 (4.86%) Support Analyst
9 91 (4.25%) Server Engineer
10 84 (3.93%) DevOps Engineer
11 81 (3.79%) Wintel Engineer
12 80 (3.74%) 3rd Line Support
12 80 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
12 80 (3.74%) Systems Administrator
13 75 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
14 59 (2.76%) Desktop Support
15 56 (2.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 50 (2.34%) Infrastructure Architect
16 50 (2.34%) IT Support
17 46 (2.15%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (3.83%) .NET
2 73 (3.41%) Web Services
3 72 (3.37%) J2EE
4 59 (2.76%) 802.1X
5 51 (2.38%) HTML
6 36 (1.68%) Middleware
7 33 (1.54%) CSS
8 32 (1.50%) Servlets
9 27 (1.26%) LAMP
10 26 (1.22%) XML
11 20 (0.94%) Application Packaging
12 16 (0.75%) Rendezvous
13 15 (0.70%) ASP.NET
13 15 (0.70%) MCollective
14 14 (0.65%) RESTful
15 13 (0.61%) Java EE
16 12 (0.56%) REST
16 12 (0.56%) SAML
17 11 (0.51%) Spring
18 10 (0.47%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 233 (10.89%) Data Centre
2 188 (8.79%) Clustering
3 113 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
4 86 (4.02%) PKI
5 75 (3.51%) Replication
6 72 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 72 (3.37%) Blackberry
7 45 (2.10%) Thin Client
7 45 (2.10%) Fat Client
8 44 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 39 (1.82%) iPhone
9 39 (1.82%) iPad
10 36 (1.68%) Computer Science
11 25 (1.17%) Client/Server
12 20 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (0.75%) NHS
13 16 (0.75%) Device Driver
14 15 (0.70%) Private Cloud
15 14 (0.65%) EqualLogic
15 14 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1314 (61.43%) Windows
2 619 (28.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 518 (24.22%) Linux
4 407 (19.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 406 (18.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 306 (14.31%) Windows 7
7 255 (11.92%) UNIX
8 142 (6.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 137 (6.40%) Windows XP
10 94 (4.39%) Solaris
11 89 (4.16%) Windows 8
12 56 (2.62%) Android
13 45 (2.10%) CentOS
14 32 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
15 26 (1.22%) Ubuntu
16 24 (1.12%) AIX
17 22 (1.03%) Debian
18 21 (0.98%) Windows Vista
19 19 (0.89%) Apple iOS
19 19 (0.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (20.01%) ITIL
2 248 (11.59%) Migration
3 206 (9.63%) Load Balancing
4 147 (6.87%) Configuration Management
5 138 (6.45%) DevOps
6 120 (5.61%) Project Management
7 109 (5.10%) Service Management
8 86 (4.02%) Service Delivery
9 79 (3.69%) Change Management
9 79 (3.69%) Agile Software Development
10 76 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
11 75 (3.51%) Server Building
12 71 (3.32%) Open Source
13 70 (3.27%) Performance Tuning
14 61 (2.85%) Network Management
14 61 (2.85%) Continuous Integration
15 60 (2.81%) Change Control
16 54 (2.52%) Kalman Filter
17 53 (2.48%) Performance Monitoring
18 50 (2.34%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 343 (16.04%) SQL
2 300 (14.03%) PowerShell
3 147 (6.87%) Java
4 135 (6.31%) Python
5 116 (5.42%) Perl
6 103 (4.82%) Shell Script
7 57 (2.66%) PHP
7 57 (2.66%) C
8 56 (2.62%) VBScript
9 48 (2.24%) Bash Shell
10 47 (2.20%) Ruby
11 39 (1.82%) JavaScript
12 37 (1.73%) VB
13 26 (1.22%) C#
14 24 (1.12%) C++
15 13 (0.61%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.56%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.51%) Korn
18 7 (0.33%) Jython
19 6 (0.28%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 278 (13.00%) Security Cleared
2 263 (12.30%) Cisco Certification
3 228 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 168 (7.85%) SC Cleared
5 149 (6.97%) CCNA
6 138 (6.45%) MCSE
7 129 (6.03%) CCNP
8 95 (4.44%) Degree
9 74 (3.46%) MCITP
9 74 (3.46%) DV Cleared
10 57 (2.66%) MCP
11 55 (2.57%) CCIE
12 48 (2.24%) MCSA
13 40 (1.87%) CISSP
14 39 (1.82%) CCSE
15 37 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 25 (1.17%) CCSA
17 23 (1.08%) MCTS
18 22 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
19 21 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (4.77%) SLA
2 44 (2.06%) QA
3 20 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (0.19%) WAI
8 2 (0.094%) COBIT
9 1 (0.047%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.047%) BS7799
System Software
1 983 (45.96%) Active Directory
2 532 (24.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 221 (10.33%) vSphere
4 189 (8.84%) Hyper-V
5 170 (7.95%) XenApp
6 122 (5.70%) VMware ESXi
7 108 (5.05%) VMware ESX
8 84 (3.93%) XenDesktop
9 58 (2.71%) NFS
10 53 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
11 42 (1.96%) vCloud
12 39 (1.82%) Terminal Services
12 39 (1.82%) XenServer
13 30 (1.40%) ISA Server
13 30 (1.40%) Xen
14 28 (1.31%) DFS Replication
15 24 (1.12%) Firmware
16 23 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 22 (1.03%) VirtualBox
17 22 (1.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 227 (10.61%) SCCM
2 171 (7.99%) Puppet
3 136 (6.36%) SCOM
4 92 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
5 71 (3.32%) Nagios
6 63 (2.95%) NetBackup
7 58 (2.71%) WSUS
8 53 (2.48%) Backup Exec
9 35 (1.64%) AirWatch
10 29 (1.36%) Ansible
11 27 (1.26%) SCVMM
11 27 (1.26%) OpenView
12 26 (1.22%) vMotion
13 22 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 22 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
14 21 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 20 (0.94%) Vagrant
16 18 (0.84%) Oracle ZFS
17 17 (0.79%) Tivoli
18 16 (0.75%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 833 (38.94%) VMware
2 735 (34.36%) Microsoft
3 586 (27.40%) Cisco
4 392 (18.33%) Citrix
5 298 (13.93%) HP
6 225 (10.52%) CheckPoint
7 207 (9.68%) Oracle
8 173 (8.09%) F5
9 172 (8.04%) Red Hat
10 146 (6.83%) Juniper
11 117 (5.47%) NetApp
12 113 (5.28%) Dell
13 107 (5.00%) Symantec
14 91 (4.25%) McAfee
15 88 (4.11%) Blue Coat
16 79 (3.69%) SolarWinds
17 74 (3.46%) IBM
18 61 (2.85%) EMC
18 61 (2.85%) Infoblox
19 50 (2.34%) Apple
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