Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 140 127 161
Rank change year-on-year -13 +34 -39
Contract jobs citing DNS 114 201 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.61% 2.15% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.94% 19.82% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 159 92
Central London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £158 £150 £175
90th Percentile £638 £675 £636
London median daily rate £385 £438 £403
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% -5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Central London median hourly rate - £25.00 £14.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +78.13% -
London median hourly rate £42.11 £24.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +75.46% +41.18% -32.00%

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 763 1,014 961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.79% 10.85% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 769 728
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £177 £156 £200
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 18
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.88 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.93% +14.42% -13.16%
10th Percentile £14.75 £13.00 £11.43
90th Percentile £32.60 £26.50 £22.18
London median hourly rate £21.00 £23.13 £18.70
% change year-on-year -9.21% +23.69% +0.67%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -4 89 £475 +11.76% 37
West End of London +11 4 £325 -16.13% 1
City of Westminster -9 3 £425 -
DNS
London

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 74 (64.91%) Windows
1 74 (64.91%) Active Directory
2 61 (53.51%) DHCP
3 47 (41.23%) Microsoft
4 38 (33.33%) Firewall
5 33 (28.95%) Windows Server
6 32 (28.07%) Finance
7 31 (27.19%) VMware
7 31 (27.19%) Office 365
8 30 (26.32%) Azure
8 30 (26.32%) TCP/IP
9 25 (21.93%) ITIL
10 24 (21.05%) Cisco
11 23 (20.18%) Linux
12 22 (19.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 20 (17.54%) WAN
13 20 (17.54%) LAN
14 19 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (15.79%) PowerShell
15 18 (15.79%) Windows 10
16 17 (14.91%) DevOps
16 17 (14.91%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (14.91%) MS Exchange
16 17 (14.91%) Citrix
17 16 (14.04%) Microsoft Office
17 16 (14.04%) SAN
17 16 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
17 16 (14.04%) Terraform
18 15 (13.16%) Kubernetes
18 15 (13.16%) AWS

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 17 (14.91%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.65%) SharePoint
3 10 (8.77%) IIS
4 7 (6.14%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (4.39%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.63%) Confluence
6 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.75%) Apache
7 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.88%) SAS
8 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (14.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.88%) Houdini
2 1 (0.88%) Maya
Business Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.88%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 31 (27.19%) Office 365
2 30 (26.32%) Azure
3 15 (13.16%) AWS
4 13 (11.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (7.02%) PaaS
5 8 (7.02%) SaaS
6 7 (6.14%) IaaS
7 5 (4.39%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (4.39%) G Suite
7 5 (4.39%) GCP
7 5 (4.39%) Mimecast
8 3 (2.63%) OneDrive
9 2 (1.75%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.88%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 61 (53.51%) DHCP
2 38 (33.33%) Firewall
3 30 (26.32%) TCP/IP
4 20 (17.54%) LAN
4 20 (17.54%) WAN
5 16 (14.04%) SAN
6 14 (12.28%) VPN
7 12 (10.53%) FTP
7 12 (10.53%) SSL
8 10 (8.77%) HTTP
8 10 (8.77%) VoIP
8 10 (8.77%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (8.77%) Wireless
9 9 (7.89%) Internet
9 9 (7.89%) Network Security
10 8 (7.02%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (5.26%) MPLS
11 6 (5.26%) NAS
11 6 (5.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.14%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.39%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (4.39%) MySQL
3 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.51%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (3.51%) Big Data
4 4 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (9.65%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.89%) Gatling
2 9 (7.89%) Geb
2 9 (7.89%) GitLab
2 9 (7.89%) Gradle
2 9 (7.89%) Spock
3 7 (6.14%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.26%) JIRA
5 4 (3.51%) gulp
6 3 (2.63%) GoCD
7 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.88%) Subversion
7 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (28.07%) Finance
2 7 (6.14%) Banking
3 5 (4.39%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.51%) Marketing
5 3 (2.63%) Electronics
5 3 (2.63%) Mandarin Language
5 3 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.63%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.63%) Retail
6 2 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.75%) Law
6 2 (1.75%) Publishing
7 1 (0.88%) Back Office
7 1 (0.88%) Games
7 1 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (13.16%) Support Engineer
3 13 (11.40%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (8.77%) Azure Engineer
4 10 (8.77%) Developer
5 9 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) IT Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) Java Developer
5 9 (7.89%) Network Engineer
6 8 (7.02%) Architect
6 8 (7.02%) Desktop Support
7 7 (6.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 7 (6.14%) Agile Developer
7 7 (6.14%) Agile Java Developer
7 7 (6.14%) Azure DevOps
7 7 (6.14%) IT Support
8 6 (5.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 6 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.77%) REST
2 9 (7.89%) Dropwizard
2 9 (7.89%) Guice
2 9 (7.89%) Kafka
2 9 (7.89%) OAuth
2 9 (7.89%) OAuth2
2 9 (7.89%) Ratpack
2 9 (7.89%) SOAP
2 9 (7.89%) Spring
2 9 (7.89%) Spring Boot
2 9 (7.89%) WireMock
3 8 (7.02%) AngularJS
4 7 (6.14%) Ember.js
5 5 (4.39%) YAML
6 2 (1.75%) CSS
6 2 (1.75%) HTML
6 2 (1.75%) HTML5
6 2 (1.75%) SAML
7 1 (0.88%) Middleware
7 1 (0.88%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.02%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.26%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.39%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.51%) Replication
6 3 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.63%) PKI
7 2 (1.75%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.75%) User Experience
8 1 (0.88%) CCTV
8 1 (0.88%) Digital Signage
8 1 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.88%) Home Automation
8 1 (0.88%) iPad
8 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 74 (64.91%) Windows
2 33 (28.95%) Windows Server
3 23 (20.18%) Linux
4 19 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (15.79%) Windows 10
6 16 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (10.53%) Windows 7
8 7 (6.14%) Mac OS
8 7 (6.14%) Unix
9 5 (4.39%) Android
10 3 (2.63%) Check Point GAiA
10 3 (2.63%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.75%) CentOS
12 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.88%) Debian
12 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.88%) Solaris
12 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.93%) ITIL
2 22 (19.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 17 (14.91%) DevOps
4 15 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (13.16%) Migration
5 12 (10.53%) Load Balancing
6 11 (9.65%) OWASP
7 10 (8.77%) TDD
8 9 (7.89%) BDD
8 9 (7.89%) Domain-Driven Design
8 9 (7.89%) Microservices
8 9 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (7.89%) Software Engineering
9 7 (6.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure as Code
9 7 (6.14%) ITSM
9 7 (6.14%) Time Management
10 6 (5.26%) ITIL V3
10 6 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 14 (12.28%) SQL
3 10 (8.77%) Java
4 9 (7.89%) Java 8
4 9 (7.89%) TypeScript
5 7 (6.14%) Python
6 3 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.75%) ES6
7 2 (1.75%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.88%) Go
8 1 (0.88%) Perl
8 1 (0.88%) VB
8 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (10.53%) Degree
2 12 (10.53%) MCSE
3 7 (6.14%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.26%) MCP
5 5 (4.39%) MCSA
6 4 (3.51%) CCNA
6 4 (3.51%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.63%) CCIE
7 3 (2.63%) CCNP
7 3 (2.63%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (2.63%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.63%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.75%) SANS
9 1 (0.88%) CCA
9 1 (0.88%) CCDA
9 1 (0.88%) CCDP
9 1 (0.88%) CCSP
9 1 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.14%) SLA
2 2 (1.75%) PMO
2 2 (1.75%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 1 (0.88%) GDPR
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 74 (64.91%) Active Directory
2 17 (14.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.65%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (7.89%) Docker
5 8 (7.02%) XenApp
6 7 (6.14%) XenDesktop
7 6 (5.26%) Hyper-V
7 6 (5.26%) vSphere
8 2 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.88%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.88%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.88%) Firmware
9 1 (0.88%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.88%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.88%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 16 (14.04%) Terraform
2 15 (13.16%) Kubernetes
3 14 (12.28%) Ansible
4 12 (10.53%) SCCM
5 9 (7.89%) Docker Swarm
6 8 (7.02%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (4.39%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.63%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (2.63%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.63%) SCOM
9 2 (1.75%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.75%) Grafana
9 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.75%) NetVault Backup
10 1 (0.88%) Cisco CME
10 1 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.88%) SCSM
10 1 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 47 (41.23%) Microsoft
2 31 (27.19%) VMware
3 24 (21.05%) Cisco
4 17 (14.91%) Citrix
5 11 (9.65%) CheckPoint
6 7 (6.14%) Google
6 7 (6.14%) Palo Alto
7 6 (5.26%) Meraki
7 6 (5.26%) Symantec
8 5 (4.39%) F5
9 4 (3.51%) EMC
9 4 (3.51%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.63%) Apple
10 3 (2.63%) Aruba
10 3 (2.63%) Hitachi
10 3 (2.63%) Okta
10 3 (2.63%) SAP
10 3 (2.63%) Varonis
11 2 (1.75%) CA Agile Central
11 2 (1.75%) Ubiquiti