Period
to 16 September 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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 111 130 179
Rank change year-on-year +19 +49 -70
Contract jobs citing DNS 175 180 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.19% 2.00% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.95% 16.62% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 156 68
Central London median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £177 £139 £121
90th Percentile £625 £669 £625
London median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Central London median hourly rate - £25.00 £14.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +78.13% -26.13%
London median hourly rate £32.75 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +92.65% - -17.07%

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 877 1,083 878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.98% 12.04% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 830 648
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £200 £182 £185
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 25
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% - -0.13%
10th Percentile £13.95 £13.00 £12.88
90th Percentile £44.80 £33.20 £30.90
London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.92
% change year-on-year +7.50% +0.41% +4.83%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +24 133 £463 +0.54% 47
City of Westminster -3 10 £550 -4.35%
West End of London +8 5 £250 +35.14%
DNS
London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 108 (61.71%) Windows
2 104 (59.43%) Active Directory
3 88 (50.29%) DHCP
4 74 (42.29%) Microsoft
5 58 (33.14%) Firewall
6 54 (30.86%) TCP/IP
7 53 (30.29%) Finance
8 48 (27.43%) Office 365
9 45 (25.71%) VMware
10 44 (25.14%) Azure
11 41 (23.43%) PowerShell
12 40 (22.86%) Linux
12 40 (22.86%) Windows Server
13 38 (21.71%) Cisco
14 35 (20.00%) SCCM
14 35 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 33 (18.86%) DevOps
15 33 (18.86%) Windows 10
16 32 (18.29%) Citrix
17 29 (16.57%) AWS
18 28 (16.00%) HTTP
19 27 (15.43%) SSL
19 27 (15.43%) ITIL
20 26 (14.86%) MS Exchange
20 26 (14.86%) Windows Server 2012
21 25 (14.29%) WAN
21 25 (14.29%) FTP
21 25 (14.29%) Java
22 23 (13.14%) MySQL
22 23 (13.14%) Microsoft Office

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 26 (14.86%) MS Exchange
2 18 (10.29%) IIS
2 18 (10.29%) Skype for Business
3 16 (9.14%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.00%) Confluence
5 4 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.71%) Apache
6 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.14%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.14%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.57%) SAS
8 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (13.14%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (5.71%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.14%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.57%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.57%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 48 (27.43%) Office 365
2 44 (25.14%) Azure
3 29 (16.57%) AWS
4 12 (6.86%) GCP
5 10 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (4.57%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (4.00%) Amazon SQS
7 7 (4.00%) G Suite
8 3 (1.71%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.71%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.71%) SaaS
9 2 (1.14%) IaaS
9 2 (1.14%) PaaS
9 2 (1.14%) Slack
10 1 (0.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.57%) GoToWebinar
10 1 (0.57%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 88 (50.29%) DHCP
2 58 (33.14%) Firewall
3 54 (30.86%) TCP/IP
4 28 (16.00%) HTTP
5 27 (15.43%) SSL
6 25 (14.29%) FTP
6 25 (14.29%) WAN
7 22 (12.57%) LAN
8 21 (12.00%) IPsec
9 20 (11.43%) Wireless
10 19 (10.86%) Internet
11 18 (10.29%) SAN
11 18 (10.29%) Skype
12 17 (9.71%) Network Security
13 16 (9.14%) VPN
14 11 (6.29%) BGP
14 11 (6.29%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (6.29%) MPLS
15 10 (5.71%) IP Telephony
15 10 (5.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.14%) MySQL
2 17 (9.71%) MongoDB
3 12 (6.86%) NoSQL
3 12 (6.86%) RDBMS
3 12 (6.86%) Relational Database
3 12 (6.86%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (4.57%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (4.57%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (2.86%) Big Data
7 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.14%) Blockchain
8 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.57%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.57%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (9.71%) Jenkins
2 15 (8.57%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.86%) Travis CI
4 11 (6.29%) Gatling
4 11 (6.29%) Geb
4 11 (6.29%) GitLab
4 11 (6.29%) Gradle
4 11 (6.29%) Spock
5 10 (5.71%) JIRA
6 9 (5.14%) gulp
7 5 (2.86%) Bitbucket
8 4 (2.29%) MSI
9 3 (1.71%) GoCD
10 2 (1.14%) Subversion
10 2 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 53 (30.29%) Finance
2 21 (12.00%) Banking
3 10 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.86%) Retail
5 4 (2.29%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.71%) Publishing
6 3 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.14%) Electronics
7 2 (1.14%) Law
7 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.14%) Marketing
7 2 (1.14%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.57%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (17.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (10.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (10.86%) Network Engineer
3 16 (9.14%) Support Engineer
4 14 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (8.00%) Analyst
4 14 (8.00%) Developer
5 13 (7.43%) Desktop Engineer
5 13 (7.43%) Desktop Support
6 11 (6.29%) Java Developer
6 11 (6.29%) Windows Engineer
7 10 (5.71%) Azure Engineer
8 9 (5.14%) Consultant
8 9 (5.14%) Senior Network Engineer
9 8 (4.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (4.57%) Architect
9 8 (4.57%) IT Engineer
9 8 (4.57%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (4.57%) Security Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.00%) REST
2 12 (6.86%) Spring
3 11 (6.29%) Dropwizard
3 11 (6.29%) Guice
3 11 (6.29%) Kafka
3 11 (6.29%) OAuth
3 11 (6.29%) OAuth2
3 11 (6.29%) Ratpack
3 11 (6.29%) SOAP
3 11 (6.29%) WireMock
4 8 (4.57%) AngularJS
4 8 (4.57%) Spring Boot
5 7 (4.00%) CSS
5 7 (4.00%) Ember.js
5 7 (4.00%) HTML
5 7 (4.00%) HTML5
6 4 (2.29%) LDAP
7 3 (1.71%) .NET
7 3 (1.71%) 802.1X
7 3 (1.71%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.14%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (4.00%) Public Cloud
3 7 (4.00%) Replication
4 6 (3.43%) iPad
4 6 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.86%) PKI
6 4 (2.29%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.29%) User Experience
7 3 (1.71%) Tandem
8 2 (1.14%) Clustering
8 2 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.14%) iPhone
9 1 (0.57%) CCTV
9 1 (0.57%) e-Health
9 1 (0.57%) Eurex
9 1 (0.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 108 (61.71%) Windows
2 40 (22.86%) Linux
2 40 (22.86%) Windows Server
3 33 (18.86%) Windows 10
4 26 (14.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (13.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (12.57%) Windows 7
7 10 (5.71%) Unix
8 8 (4.57%) Android
9 7 (4.00%) Apple iOS
9 7 (4.00%) Mac OS
10 6 (3.43%) Mac OS X
10 6 (3.43%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.71%) Check Point GAiA
13 2 (1.14%) CentOS
13 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.57%) Debian
14 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 33 (18.86%) DevOps
3 27 (15.43%) ITIL
4 23 (13.14%) Microservices
5 22 (12.57%) Migration
6 20 (11.43%) Configuration Management
7 18 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (8.57%) Load Balancing
9 14 (8.00%) Project Delivery
9 14 (8.00%) Test Automation
10 13 (7.43%) Project Management
11 12 (6.86%) OO
11 12 (6.86%) OOP
11 12 (6.86%) Open Source
11 12 (6.86%) OWASP
11 12 (6.86%) Target Operating Model
11 12 (6.86%) TDD
11 12 (6.86%) Thought Leadership
12 11 (6.29%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.43%) PowerShell
2 25 (14.29%) Java
3 22 (12.57%) SQL
4 13 (7.43%) TypeScript
5 11 (6.29%) Java 8
5 11 (6.29%) Python
6 7 (4.00%) ES6
6 7 (4.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.29%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.29%) VBScript
8 2 (1.14%) Perl
8 2 (1.14%) VBA
9 1 (0.57%) C
9 1 (0.57%) Ruby
9 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (6.29%) CCIE
4 7 (4.00%) CCNP
4 7 (4.00%) MCSE
5 6 (3.43%) Degree
5 6 (3.43%) MCSA
6 5 (2.86%) MCP
7 4 (2.29%) A+ Certification
7 4 (2.29%) MCDST
8 3 (1.71%) CCNA
8 3 (1.71%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (1.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.14%) CCDA
9 2 (1.14%) CCDP
9 2 (1.14%) CCSA
9 2 (1.14%) CCSP
9 2 (1.14%) CCVP
9 2 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.43%) SLA
2 2 (1.14%) PMO
3 1 (0.57%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 104 (59.43%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (12.57%) Docker
4 16 (9.14%) Hyper-V
4 16 (9.14%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (7.43%) XenApp
7 11 (6.29%) XenDesktop
8 7 (4.00%) vSphere
9 5 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (2.29%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.14%) Cronacle
11 2 (1.14%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.14%) ProxySG
11 2 (1.14%) Veritas File System
11 2 (1.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.57%) Firmware
12 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 35 (20.00%) SCCM
2 21 (12.00%) Kubernetes
3 20 (11.43%) Ansible
4 17 (9.71%) Terraform
5 13 (7.43%) Puppet
6 11 (6.29%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (3.43%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (3.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (2.29%) AirWatch
9 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (2.29%) Perfmon
9 4 (2.29%) SCOM
9 4 (2.29%) WMI
10 3 (1.71%) DatAdvantage
10 3 (1.71%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (1.71%) vCenter Server
11 2 (1.14%) Cisco CME
11 2 (1.14%) Grafana
11 2 (1.14%) vMotion
Vendors
1 74 (42.29%) Microsoft
2 45 (25.71%) VMware
3 38 (21.71%) Cisco
4 32 (18.29%) Citrix
5 19 (10.86%) CheckPoint
6 15 (8.57%) Google
6 15 (8.57%) Palo Alto
7 13 (7.43%) HP
8 9 (5.14%) Symantec
9 8 (4.57%) Apple
9 8 (4.57%) F5
9 8 (4.57%) Meraki
9 8 (4.57%) NetApp
10 7 (4.00%) Red Hat
10 7 (4.00%) Reuters
11 6 (3.43%) 3PAR
11 6 (3.43%) Bloomberg
11 6 (3.43%) Blue Coat
11 6 (3.43%) Dell
11 6 (3.43%) SolarWinds