Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 103 111 138
Rank change year-on-year +8 +27 +13
Contract jobs citing DNS 57 216 176
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 1.72% 2.48% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.76% 22.52% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 183 156
Median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +1.49%
10th Percentile £283 £238 £133
90th Percentile £641 £650 £625
London median daily rate £425 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.25 - -
London median hourly rate £41.50 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +97.62% +23.53% -50.51%

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 340 959 1,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.25% 11.03% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 710 898
Median daily rate £450 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.22% +7.78% -
10th Percentile £213 £205 £213
90th Percentile £650 £656 £625
London median daily rate £453 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.74% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.24% +69.79% -11.60%
10th Percentile £26.25 £17.22 £14.10
90th Percentile £45.78 £43.55 £34.20
Median hourly rate £36.25 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +61.11% +12.50% -9.09%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Central London

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DNS in Central London.

Daily rate trend for DNS in Central London

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DNS in Central London over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DNS in Central London

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DNS in Central London.

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 4 July 2020. 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 45 £450 -5.26% 11
City of Westminster +20 6 £450 -18.18%
Southwark +49 2 £500 -
West End of London +19 2 £550 +53.85%
Camden +6 1 £310 +3.33%
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £300 -
DNS
London

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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 27 (47.37%) Windows
2 26 (45.61%) Active Directory
3 23 (40.35%) DHCP
4 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 21 (36.84%) Azure
5 20 (35.09%) Linux
6 18 (31.58%) Windows Server
7 16 (28.07%) Unix
7 16 (28.07%) TCP/IP
8 15 (26.32%) Python
8 15 (26.32%) Office 365
9 14 (24.56%) Jenkins
9 14 (24.56%) Kubernetes
10 13 (22.81%) AWS
10 13 (22.81%) Git (software)
11 11 (19.30%) PowerShell
11 11 (19.30%) SCCM
11 11 (19.30%) HTTP
12 10 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (17.54%) VMware
12 10 (17.54%) PaaS
12 10 (17.54%) DevOps
13 9 (15.79%) IaaS
13 9 (15.79%) Terraform
13 9 (15.79%) Windows 10
13 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (15.79%) SSL
13 9 (15.79%) Cisco
13 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
13 9 (15.79%) Migration

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 7 (12.28%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.26%) Apache
3 3 (5.26%) Confluence
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.51%) CMS
4 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.51%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.75%) IIS
5 1 (1.75%) nginx
5 1 (1.75%) SAS
5 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (36.84%) Azure
2 15 (26.32%) Office 365
3 13 (22.81%) AWS
4 10 (17.54%) PaaS
5 9 (15.79%) IaaS
6 7 (12.28%) GitHub
7 5 (8.77%) Amazon EKS
7 5 (8.77%) SaaS
8 4 (7.02%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (7.02%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (7.02%) GCP
8 4 (7.02%) Route 53
8 4 (7.02%) Serverless
9 3 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (5.26%) OpenShift
10 2 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (3.51%) Azure Functions
10 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (3.51%) OneDrive
11 1 (1.75%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 23 (40.35%) DHCP
2 16 (28.07%) TCP/IP
3 11 (19.30%) HTTP
4 9 (15.79%) SSL
5 8 (14.04%) VPN
6 7 (12.28%) Firewall
7 6 (10.53%) LAN
8 5 (8.77%) Internet
8 5 (8.77%) MPLS
8 5 (8.77%) SAN
8 5 (8.77%) Skype
8 5 (8.77%) SNMP
9 4 (7.02%) SMTP
9 4 (7.02%) WAN
9 4 (7.02%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (7.02%) Wireless
10 3 (5.26%) FTP
10 3 (5.26%) NAS
10 3 (5.26%) OSPF
11 2 (3.51%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (7.02%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.02%) Redis
4 3 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (3.51%) MySQL
6 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.75%) Big Data
6 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (24.56%) Jenkins
2 13 (22.81%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.02%) GitLab
3 4 (7.02%) Gradle
3 4 (7.02%) JIRA
4 2 (3.51%) Gatling
4 2 (3.51%) Geb
4 2 (3.51%) Spock
4 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (1.75%) CircleCI
5 1 (1.75%) gulp
5 1 (1.75%) JUnit
5 1 (1.75%) Maven
5 1 (1.75%) MSI
5 1 (1.75%) Serena SBM
5 1 (1.75%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.75%) Subversion
5 1 (1.75%) Travis CI
General
1 7 (12.28%) Banking
2 6 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (3.51%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.75%) Back Office
4 1 (1.75%) French Language
4 1 (1.75%) International Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 5 (8.77%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Active Directory Consultant
5 3 (5.26%) Architect
5 3 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Consultant
5 3 (5.26%) Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.51%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) IT Support
6 2 (3.51%) Java Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (7.02%) OAuth
1 4 (7.02%) REST
1 4 (7.02%) SOAP
2 3 (5.26%) AngularJS
2 3 (5.26%) Dropwizard
2 3 (5.26%) Ember.js
2 3 (5.26%) Guice
2 3 (5.26%) JSON
2 3 (5.26%) Kafka
2 3 (5.26%) OAuth2
2 3 (5.26%) Ratpack
2 3 (5.26%) Spring
2 3 (5.26%) Spring Boot
3 2 (3.51%) HTML
3 2 (3.51%) HTML5
3 2 (3.51%) Web Services
3 2 (3.51%) WireMock
3 2 (3.51%) YAML
4 1 (1.75%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.02%) Clustering
1 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.26%) Cloud Native
2 3 (5.26%) PKI
2 3 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.51%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) NHS
3 2 (3.51%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.75%) BYOD
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.75%) iPad
4 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Replication
4 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.75%) Social Media
4 1 (1.75%) User Experience
4 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (47.37%) Windows
2 20 (35.09%) Linux
3 18 (31.58%) Windows Server
4 16 (28.07%) Unix
5 9 (15.79%) Windows 10
6 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.75%) Android
10 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (17.54%) DevOps
2 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
2 9 (15.79%) Migration
3 8 (14.04%) High Availability
3 8 (14.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (14.04%) Load Balancing
4 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure as Code
4 7 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (10.53%) ITIL
5 6 (10.53%) Open Source
6 4 (7.02%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (7.02%) Deployment Automation
6 4 (7.02%) Incident Management
6 4 (7.02%) Microservices
6 4 (7.02%) TDD
7 3 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.26%) Project Delivery
7 3 (5.26%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.32%) Python
2 11 (19.30%) PowerShell
3 8 (14.04%) Bash Shell
3 8 (14.04%) Java
3 8 (14.04%) Ruby
4 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.53%) C
5 6 (10.53%) Go
6 5 (8.77%) Perl
6 5 (8.77%) SQL
7 4 (7.02%) Shell Script
8 3 (5.26%) Groovy
8 3 (5.26%) Java 8
8 3 (5.26%) TypeScript
9 2 (3.51%) VB
9 2 (3.51%) VBScript
10 1 (1.75%) ES6
10 1 (1.75%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.51%) CCNA
2 2 (3.51%) CCNP
2 2 (3.51%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) PMP
3 1 (1.75%) CCA
3 1 (1.75%) CCIE
3 1 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.75%) MCSA
3 1 (1.75%) MCSE
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (5.26%) GDPR
2 2 (3.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.51%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (45.61%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.04%) Docker
4 4 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (7.02%) XenApp
5 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.51%) Squid
5 2 (3.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (1.75%) UAG
6 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.75%) vSphere
6 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (24.56%) Kubernetes
2 11 (19.30%) SCCM
3 9 (15.79%) Terraform
4 5 (8.77%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (8.77%) Puppet
4 5 (8.77%) SCOM
5 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (7.02%) Prometheus
5 4 (7.02%) Salt
6 3 (5.26%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (3.51%) Ansible
7 2 (3.51%) DatAdvantage
7 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (3.51%) NetMRI
7 2 (3.51%) Pacemaker
8 1 (1.75%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.75%) Icinga
8 1 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.75%) TrustSec
8 1 (1.75%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.54%) VMware
3 9 (15.79%) Cisco
4 7 (12.28%) Citrix
5 4 (7.02%) CyberArk
5 4 (7.02%) Oracle
5 4 (7.02%) SaltStack
6 3 (5.26%) Infoblox
6 3 (5.26%) Ivanti
6 3 (5.26%) Lets Encrypt
7 2 (3.51%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.51%) EMC
7 2 (3.51%) F5
7 2 (3.51%) HP
7 2 (3.51%) Meraki
7 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.51%) Symantec
7 2 (3.51%) TOWER Software
7 2 (3.51%) Varonis
7 2 (3.51%) Veritas