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 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 107 128 132
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +4
Contract jobs citing DNS 999 844 736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.85% 1.61% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.69% 12.46% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 435 344
Average daily rate
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£363 £364 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +15.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 72 98
Average hourly rate £22.83 £18.70 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.08% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.88 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+48.43% +3.22%

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
7870 6776 6888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.54% 12.93% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4305 3513 3357
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 410 574
Average hourly rate £27.16 £20.00 £22.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.78% -12.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +13 903 £375 +2.04% 406
London +19 375 £400 - 149
South East -5 238 £375 +19.04% 101
City of London +14 85 £394 +12.50% 44
Berkshire -24 72 £398 +24.70% 26
East of England +32 60 £338 -15.62% 25
Scotland +6 58 £185 -43.07% 10
Yorkshire +12 57 £375 -6.25% 22
Surrey +30 56 £325 -18.75% 15
North West -37 51 £300 -7.69% 37
South West -3 43 £310 -6.06% 37
Hampshire -22 39 £450 +30.43% 19
West Midlands +15 35 £413 +82.32% 16
East Midlands +7 32 £308 -19.07% 16
Reading -15 28 £417 +51.70% 17
West Sussex -2 24 £300 - 3
Cambridgeshire +17 22 £325 - 7
Edinburgh +12 22 £350 +14.75% 3
North Yorkshire +10 22 £401 +0.06% 2
York +12 20 £401 +0.06%
Hertfordshire +20 19 £375 +15.38% 11
Merseyside +1 19 £325 - 2
West Yorkshire -17 18 £345 +15.00% 14
South Yorkshire +14 16 £300 +26.05% 3
Cambridge +13 16 £325 - 6
Buckinghamshire +2 16 £350 +41.41% 19
Oxfordshire -11 16 £320 +23.07% 11
Cheshire -18 15 £301 -9.39% 9
Sheffield +14 14 £288 +9.10% 3
Bristol +13 14 £320 +184.44% 6

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1257 (61.11%) Windows
2 1150 (55.91%) DHCP
3 927 (45.07%) Active Directory
4 795 (38.65%) VMware
5 711 (34.56%) Microsoft
6 627 (30.48%) Firewall
7 608 (29.56%) TCP/IP
8 579 (28.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 556 (27.03%) Linux
10 550 (26.74%) Cisco
11 501 (24.36%) VMware Infrastructure
12 412 (20.03%) Windows Server 2003
13 387 (18.81%) Citrix
14 384 (18.67%) ITIL
15 374 (18.18%) MS Exchange
16 373 (18.13%) WAN
17 353 (17.16%) Windows Server 2012
18 341 (16.58%) LAN
19 301 (14.63%) HP
20 296 (14.39%) IIS
21 294 (14.29%) SAN
22 287 (13.95%) UNIX
23 275 (13.37%) Security Cleared
24 269 (13.08%) SQL
25 255 (12.40%) VPN
26 253 (12.30%) Cisco Certification
27 246 (11.96%) CheckPoint
28 245 (11.91%) Windows 7
29 243 (11.81%) SCCM
30 237 (11.52%) Load Balancing

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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
1 374 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 296 (14.39%) IIS
3 165 (8.02%) Apache
4 163 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 131 (6.37%) SharePoint
6 109 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 108 (5.25%) Lync
8 89 (4.33%) Tomcat
9 87 (4.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 72 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 66 (3.21%) WebLogic
12 60 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
13 42 (2.04%) OpenStack
13 42 (2.04%) WebSphere
14 36 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
15 33 (1.60%) nginx
16 26 (1.26%) IBM Notes
17 25 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
18 20 (0.97%) IBM HTTP Server
19 19 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 210 (10.21%) MS Excel
2 193 (9.38%) MS Office
3 37 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.39%) MS Project
6 5 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.15%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.049%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 26 (1.26%) RMDS
2 9 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.44%) ResourceLink
3 8 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.29%) Tridion
6 4 (0.19%) Agresso
7 2 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.097%) Remedy AR System
7 2 (0.097%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.097%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.049%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.049%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.049%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 110 (5.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
3 72 (3.50%) Office 365
4 32 (1.56%) IaaS
5 26 (1.26%) PaaS
6 20 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.73%) Heroku
9 14 (0.68%) Engine Yard
9 14 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 13 (0.63%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.53%) SaaS
12 9 (0.44%) Route 53
12 9 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.24%) Google App Engine
14 5 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.19%) Google Apps
16 1 (0.049%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 1150 (55.91%) DHCP
2 627 (30.48%) Firewall
3 608 (29.56%) TCP/IP
4 373 (18.13%) WAN
5 341 (16.58%) LAN
6 294 (14.29%) SAN
7 255 (12.40%) VPN
8 194 (9.43%) Internet
9 171 (8.31%) LDAP
10 170 (8.26%) Cisco ASA
11 169 (8.22%) VLAN
12 164 (7.97%) HTTP
13 163 (7.92%) SSL
14 160 (7.78%) Network Security
15 146 (7.10%) BGP
16 133 (6.47%) OSPF
17 123 (5.98%) Wireless
18 120 (5.83%) FTP
19 107 (5.20%) IPsec
20 103 (5.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (10.01%) SQL Server
2 126 (6.13%) MySQL
3 70 (3.40%) MongoDB
4 67 (3.26%) Relational Database
5 62 (3.01%) NoSQL
6 61 (2.97%) RDBMS
7 40 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 32 (1.56%) Oracle Database
9 28 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
10 22 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
11 20 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
13 13 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
15 9 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
16 8 (0.39%) DB2
17 4 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
17 4 (0.19%) Hadoop
17 4 (0.19%) Redis
Development Applications
1 92 (4.47%) Jenkins
2 70 (3.40%) Subversion
3 56 (2.72%) Git (software)
4 20 (0.97%) JIRA
4 20 (0.97%) MSI
5 15 (0.73%) Introscope
6 14 (0.68%) Maven
7 10 (0.49%) TeamCity
8 9 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (0.44%) Ant
8 9 (0.44%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.39%) Selenium
9 8 (0.39%) Hudson
10 7 (0.34%) Fiddler
11 5 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.19%) GitLab
12 4 (0.19%) StarTeam
13 3 (0.15%) JMeter
13 3 (0.15%) NeoLoad
14 2 (0.097%) Rational DOORS
General
1 233 (11.33%) Finance
2 132 (6.42%) Telecoms
3 92 (4.47%) Banking
4 31 (1.51%) Retail
5 25 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 21 (1.02%) Financial Institution
7 20 (0.97%) Legal
8 19 (0.92%) Marketing
9 18 (0.88%) Games
10 17 (0.83%) Law
10 17 (0.83%) Back Office
11 12 (0.58%) Electronics
11 12 (0.58%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.49%) Publishing
13 9 (0.44%) Local Government
13 9 (0.44%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.39%) Advertising
15 6 (0.29%) Online Betting
16 5 (0.24%) Automotive
17 4 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 252 (12.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 248 (12.06%) Analyst
3 193 (9.38%) Network Engineer
4 179 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 120 (5.83%) Consultant
6 117 (5.69%) Administrator
7 110 (5.35%) Server Engineer
8 108 (5.25%) Support Analyst
9 98 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
10 88 (4.28%) Architect
11 78 (3.79%) Systems Engineer
12 75 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
12 75 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support
13 72 (3.50%) Systems Administrator
14 58 (2.82%) Wintel Engineer
15 57 (2.77%) Desktop Support
16 56 (2.72%) IT Support
17 54 (2.63%) Linux Engineer
18 48 (2.33%) Web Engineer
19 45 (2.19%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (4.67%) Web Services
2 80 (3.89%) .NET
3 64 (3.11%) XML
4 36 (1.75%) HTML
5 32 (1.56%) J2EE
6 31 (1.51%) SOAP
7 24 (1.17%) Middleware
7 24 (1.17%) Application Packaging
8 23 (1.12%) Rendezvous
9 19 (0.92%) MCollective
10 18 (0.88%) CSS
11 17 (0.83%) RESTful
12 16 (0.78%) REST
13 14 (0.68%) Worklight
13 14 (0.68%) Java EE
13 14 (0.68%) ASP.NET
13 14 (0.68%) LAMP
14 10 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
14 10 (0.49%) JSON
14 10 (0.49%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 204 (9.92%) Clustering
2 130 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (4.52%) Blackberry
4 90 (4.38%) Replication
5 77 (3.74%) Thin Client
5 77 (3.74%) Fat Client
6 76 (3.69%) PKI
7 73 (3.55%) Management Information System
8 57 (2.77%) Open Source
9 29 (1.41%) Private Cloud
10 28 (1.36%) Computer Science
11 24 (1.17%) Client/Server
12 23 (1.12%) Oracle Exalogic
13 22 (1.07%) Public Cloud
14 21 (1.02%) Device Driver
15 19 (0.92%) iPad
16 16 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
17 15 (0.73%) Smartphone
18 14 (0.68%) PDA
18 14 (0.68%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1257 (61.11%) Windows
2 579 (28.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 556 (27.03%) Linux
4 412 (20.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 353 (17.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 287 (13.95%) UNIX
7 245 (11.91%) Windows 7
8 185 (8.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 158 (7.68%) Windows XP
10 121 (5.88%) Solaris
11 64 (3.11%) Windows 8
12 57 (2.77%) CentOS
13 50 (2.43%) Ubuntu
14 42 (2.04%) SUSE
15 41 (1.99%) AIX
16 40 (1.94%) Windows 2000 Server
17 37 (1.80%) Windows 2000
18 35 (1.70%) Windows Vista
19 23 (1.12%) Android
20 17 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (18.67%) ITIL
2 237 (11.52%) Load Balancing
3 165 (8.02%) Migration
4 163 (7.92%) DevOps
5 122 (5.93%) Service Management
6 117 (5.69%) Change Management
7 113 (5.49%) Configuration Management
8 111 (5.40%) E-Commerce
9 100 (4.86%) Project Management
10 92 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
11 81 (3.94%) Agile Software Development
12 68 (3.31%) Service Delivery
12 68 (3.31%) Performance Monitoring
13 65 (3.16%) Performance Tuning
14 55 (2.67%) Kalman Filter
15 54 (2.63%) Network Management
16 48 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
16 48 (2.33%) Network Design
17 47 (2.28%) OO
17 47 (2.28%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 269 (13.08%) SQL
2 186 (9.04%) PowerShell
3 163 (7.92%) Perl
4 162 (7.88%) Shell Script
5 153 (7.44%) Java
6 144 (7.00%) Python
7 75 (3.65%) C
8 72 (3.50%) Ruby
9 62 (3.01%) PHP
10 61 (2.97%) Bash Shell
11 57 (2.77%) VBScript
12 37 (1.80%) JavaScript
13 33 (1.60%) C++
14 28 (1.36%) C#
14 28 (1.36%) Korn
15 17 (0.83%) VB
16 15 (0.73%) Jython
17 14 (0.68%) T-SQL
18 9 (0.44%) PL/SQL
19 5 (0.24%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 275 (13.37%) Security Cleared
2 253 (12.30%) Cisco Certification
3 212 (10.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 196 (9.53%) SC Cleared
5 150 (7.29%) CCNP
6 133 (6.47%) MCSE
7 117 (5.69%) CCNA
8 92 (4.47%) MCITP
9 80 (3.89%) Degree
10 70 (3.40%) CCSE
11 65 (3.16%) DV Cleared
12 51 (2.48%) MCP
13 41 (1.99%) CISSP
14 40 (1.94%) MCSA
15 36 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 34 (1.65%) CCIE
17 31 (1.51%) MCTS
18 26 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
19 23 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
20 19 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.62%) SLA
2 40 (1.94%) QA
3 10 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.19%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.049%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.049%) COBIT
System Software
1 927 (45.07%) Active Directory
2 501 (24.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 200 (9.72%) vSphere
4 183 (8.90%) Hyper-V
5 145 (7.05%) XenApp
6 94 (4.57%) VMware ESX
7 72 (3.50%) XenDesktop
8 68 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
9 55 (2.67%) NFS
10 45 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 44 (2.14%) Terminal Services
12 40 (1.94%) XenServer
13 32 (1.56%) ISA Server
14 29 (1.41%) vCloud
15 25 (1.22%) VMware Server
15 25 (1.22%) DFS Replication
16 23 (1.12%) Sendmail
17 21 (1.02%) UAG
18 19 (0.92%) Xen
19 18 (0.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 243 (11.81%) SCCM
2 160 (7.78%) SCOM
2 160 (7.78%) Puppet
3 82 (3.99%) Opscode Chef
4 78 (3.79%) Nagios
5 63 (3.06%) NetBackup
6 62 (3.01%) WSUS
7 44 (2.14%) Backup Exec
8 31 (1.51%) collectd
9 25 (1.22%) Cobbler
9 25 (1.22%) Ansible
10 23 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
11 22 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 21 (1.02%) WMI
13 19 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 19 (0.92%) Opsview
13 19 (0.92%) Graphite
14 18 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 18 (0.88%) MIMEsweeper
14 18 (0.88%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 795 (38.65%) VMware
2 711 (34.56%) Microsoft
3 550 (26.74%) Cisco
4 387 (18.81%) Citrix
5 301 (14.63%) HP
6 246 (11.96%) CheckPoint
7 217 (10.55%) Red Hat
8 185 (8.99%) F5
9 181 (8.80%) Oracle
10 148 (7.19%) Juniper
11 135 (6.56%) Blue Coat
12 107 (5.20%) NetApp
13 96 (4.67%) Dell
14 95 (4.62%) Infoblox
15 90 (4.38%) Symantec
15 90 (4.38%) McAfee
16 76 (3.69%) IBM
17 65 (3.16%) SolarWinds
18 59 (2.87%) EMC
19 46 (2.24%) Sun
London
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £On application
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: c.£350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550 - £630 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Pets at Home
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £13.00 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Pets at Home
Rate: Up to £25,000 per annum + 15% bonus
Posted: 19 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Northgate Public Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago