Period
to 19 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for DNS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DNS over the 6 months to 19 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Domain Name System (DNS)
London > Central London
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 106 145 141
Rank change year-on-year +39 -4 -20
Contract jobs citing DNS 211 163 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.50% 1.77% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.42% 14.10% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 144 92
Central London median daily rate £485 £450 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +7.46% +4.69%
10th Percentile £253 £133 £185
90th Percentile £675 £625 £588
London median daily rate £450 £416 £425
% change year-on-year +8.11% -2.06% +2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 - -
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.85
% change year-on-year +10.53% +6.44% -23.42%

DNS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 941 1,156 881
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 11.13% 12.55% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 893 632
Central London median daily rate £486 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £207 £213 £191
90th Percentile £662 £625 £613
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 23
Central London median hourly rate £26.75 £18.10 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.79% -14.44% -0.87%
10th Percentile £18.64 £12.13 £12.88
90th Percentile £43.19 £33.00 £50.00
London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +2.27%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Central London

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Central London

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Central London over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Central London

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Central London

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Central London region over the 6 months to 19 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +37 167 £475 +5.56% 6
City of Westminster +4 18 £550 -8.33% 1
West End of London +3 9 £300 +62.16%
Southwark -26 7 - -
Camden - 1 £300 -
DNS
London

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for DNS.

1 129 (61.14%) Windows
2 125 (59.24%) Active Directory
3 110 (52.13%) DHCP
4 91 (43.13%) Microsoft
5 86 (40.76%) TCP/IP
6 69 (32.70%) VMware
7 64 (30.33%) Office 365
8 61 (28.91%) Finance
9 59 (27.96%) Firewall
10 58 (27.49%) Linux
10 58 (27.49%) Windows Server
11 53 (25.12%) PowerShell
12 52 (24.64%) Amazon AWS
13 50 (23.70%) Microsoft Azure
14 49 (23.22%) MS Exchange
15 47 (22.27%) HTTP
15 47 (22.27%) SCCM
16 45 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure
17 44 (20.85%) SSL
18 42 (19.91%) Java
19 41 (19.43%) Cisco
20 40 (18.96%) FTP
20 40 (18.96%) DevOps
21 38 (18.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 35 (16.59%) WAN
23 34 (16.11%) Windows 10
24 33 (15.64%) Docker
25 32 (15.17%) Skype for Business
25 32 (15.17%) Windows Server 2008
25 32 (15.17%) Windows 7

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 49 (23.22%) MS Exchange
2 32 (15.17%) Skype for Business
3 29 (13.74%) IIS
4 20 (9.48%) SharePoint
5 16 (7.58%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (4.27%) Apache Spark
8 8 (3.79%) Apache
8 8 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (3.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (3.32%) Jetty
9 7 (3.32%) Mongrel
9 7 (3.32%) nginx
9 7 (3.32%) Tomcat
9 7 (3.32%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.90%) Confluence
11 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.47%) SAS
13 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (13.27%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.32%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.47%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Eikon
2 1 (0.47%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 64 (30.33%) Office 365
2 52 (24.64%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (23.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (7.58%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (6.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (5.69%) IaaS
7 11 (5.21%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (4.27%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (3.79%) Heroku
10 7 (3.32%) Google App Engine
10 7 (3.32%) Mimecast
10 7 (3.32%) Serverless
11 5 (2.37%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (1.90%) G Suite
12 4 (1.90%) PaaS
12 4 (1.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (1.42%) Power Platform
13 3 (1.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (52.13%) DHCP
2 86 (40.76%) TCP/IP
3 59 (27.96%) Firewall
4 47 (22.27%) HTTP
5 44 (20.85%) SSL
6 40 (18.96%) FTP
7 35 (16.59%) WAN
8 29 (13.74%) LAN
9 25 (11.85%) Skype
9 25 (11.85%) VPN
10 24 (11.37%) IPsec
11 23 (10.90%) Internet
12 20 (9.48%) Wireless
13 17 (8.06%) MPLS
14 16 (7.58%) OSPF
14 16 (7.58%) SAN
15 15 (7.11%) Network Security
16 14 (6.64%) BGP
17 12 (5.69%) VLAN
18 11 (5.21%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.85%) MongoDB
2 22 (10.43%) SQL Server
3 20 (9.48%) MySQL
4 13 (6.16%) NoSQL
5 12 (5.69%) RDBMS
5 12 (5.69%) Relational Database
6 11 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (4.74%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (3.79%) Big Data
8 8 (3.79%) Hadoop
9 7 (3.32%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (2.84%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (2.37%) Blockchain
12 3 (1.42%) Bigtable
12 3 (1.42%) Power BI
12 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.47%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 24 (11.37%) Jenkins
2 21 (9.95%) Git (software)
3 19 (9.00%) Travis CI
4 18 (8.53%) GitLab
4 18 (8.53%) Gradle
4 18 (8.53%) gulp
5 11 (5.21%) Gatling
5 11 (5.21%) Geb
5 11 (5.21%) Spock
6 5 (2.37%) JIRA
7 4 (1.90%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.90%) MSI
8 2 (0.95%) Hudson
8 2 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.47%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.47%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.47%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.47%) Subversion
9 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 61 (28.91%) Finance
2 21 (9.95%) Banking
3 9 (4.27%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.90%) Law
4 4 (1.90%) Legal
4 4 (1.90%) Retail
5 2 (0.95%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
5 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.47%) Marketing
6 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (14.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (11.85%) Analyst
3 19 (9.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (8.53%) Support Engineer
5 17 (8.06%) Network Engineer
6 16 (7.58%) Developer
7 15 (7.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 15 (7.11%) Desktop Support
7 15 (7.11%) Java Developer
8 14 (6.64%) Desktop Engineer
8 14 (6.64%) Windows Engineer
9 12 (5.69%) Support Analyst
10 11 (5.21%) Architect
10 11 (5.21%) Consultant
11 10 (4.74%) Server Engineer
12 9 (4.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 8 (3.79%) Active Directory Analyst
13 8 (3.79%) AWS Engineer
13 8 (3.79%) PowerShell Engineer
13 8 (3.79%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.95%) OAuth
1 21 (9.95%) OAuth2
2 20 (9.48%) REST
3 19 (9.00%) HTML
3 19 (9.00%) SOAP
3 19 (9.00%) Spring
4 18 (8.53%) CSS
4 18 (8.53%) Dropwizard
4 18 (8.53%) Guice
4 18 (8.53%) HTML5
4 18 (8.53%) Ratpack
5 17 (8.06%) Kafka
6 16 (7.58%) AngularJS
6 16 (7.58%) Ember.js
7 15 (7.11%) Spring Boot
8 12 (5.69%) .NET
9 11 (5.21%) WireMock
10 10 (4.74%) LDAP
11 7 (3.32%) JSON
11 7 (3.32%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.90%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.27%) Clustering
2 9 (4.27%) User Experience
3 8 (3.79%) Smartphone
3 8 (3.79%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (2.84%) PKI
4 6 (2.84%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.37%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.90%) iPad
6 4 (1.90%) Replication
7 3 (1.42%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.42%) Fintech
7 3 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.42%) iPhone
8 2 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.95%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 129 (61.14%) Windows
2 58 (27.49%) Linux
2 58 (27.49%) Windows Server
3 34 (16.11%) Windows 10
4 32 (15.17%) Windows 7
4 32 (15.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (14.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.74%) Apple iOS
7 9 (4.27%) Android
7 9 (4.27%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.84%) Mac OS
8 6 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.37%) Unix
10 3 (1.42%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (1.42%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.47%) AIX
11 1 (0.47%) CentOS
11 1 (0.47%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (18.96%) DevOps
2 38 (18.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 32 (15.17%) Microservices
4 27 (12.80%) ITIL
5 24 (11.37%) Configuration Management
5 24 (11.37%) Migration
6 20 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (9.00%) Open Source
7 19 (9.00%) OWASP
8 18 (8.53%) Domain-Driven Design
9 13 (6.16%) Mobile Device Management
9 13 (6.16%) Target Operating Model
10 12 (5.69%) High Availability
10 12 (5.69%) OO
10 12 (5.69%) OOP
10 12 (5.69%) Test Automation
10 12 (5.69%) Thought Leadership
11 11 (5.21%) Change Management
11 11 (5.21%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 53 (25.12%) PowerShell
2 42 (19.91%) Java
3 32 (15.17%) SQL
4 19 (9.00%) JavaScript
4 19 (9.00%) TypeScript
5 18 (8.53%) ES6
5 18 (8.53%) Java 8
6 9 (4.27%) Python
7 5 (2.37%) C#
7 5 (2.37%) VBScript
8 4 (1.90%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.42%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.42%) Perl
9 3 (1.42%) XPath
10 2 (0.95%) PHP
10 2 (0.95%) R
10 2 (0.95%) VB
11 1 (0.47%) C++
11 1 (0.47%) Go
11 1 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (6.64%) CCIE
4 12 (5.69%) CCNP
5 7 (3.32%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.84%) CCDP
6 6 (2.84%) Degree
6 6 (2.84%) MCSA
7 5 (2.37%) CCDE
7 5 (2.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (2.37%) MCP
7 5 (2.37%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.90%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.90%) MCDST
8 4 (1.90%) MCSE
9 2 (0.95%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (0.95%) MCITP
9 2 (0.95%) MCTS
9 2 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.47%) CCIE Data Center
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.95%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.47%) PMO
2 1 (0.47%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 125 (59.24%) Active Directory
2 45 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (15.64%) Docker
4 23 (10.90%) Hyper-V
5 15 (7.11%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (6.64%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (5.21%) XenApp
8 9 (4.27%) vSphere
9 8 (3.79%) XenDesktop
10 7 (3.32%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (3.32%) Xen
11 4 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.42%) DFS Replication
12 3 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.47%) IAG
14 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 47 (22.27%) SCCM
2 31 (14.69%) Kubernetes
3 21 (9.95%) Puppet
4 18 (8.53%) Docker Swarm
5 15 (7.11%) Ansible
5 15 (7.11%) Terraform
6 7 (3.32%) WSUS
7 5 (2.37%) SCOM
7 5 (2.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (1.90%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.90%) Perfmon
8 4 (1.90%) vMotion
8 4 (1.90%) WMI
9 3 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.42%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.42%) SCSM
9 3 (1.42%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 91 (43.13%) Microsoft
2 69 (32.70%) VMware
3 41 (19.43%) Cisco
4 30 (14.22%) Citrix
5 17 (8.06%) Google
6 16 (7.58%) HP
7 14 (6.64%) Dell
8 13 (6.16%) F5
8 13 (6.16%) Symantec
9 11 (5.21%) CheckPoint
9 11 (5.21%) NetApp
10 9 (4.27%) Palo Alto
11 8 (3.79%) Apple
11 8 (3.79%) Reuters
12 7 (3.32%) Bloomberg
12 7 (3.32%) SolarWinds
13 6 (2.84%) Ivanti
13 6 (2.84%) Red Hat
14 5 (2.37%) Splunk
14 5 (2.37%) Veritas