Period
to 4 April 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 April 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 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 128 103 147
Rank change year-on-year -25 +44 -14
Contract jobs citing DNS 73 224 152
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 1.40% 2.51% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.83% 22.88% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 179 130
Median daily rate £450 £475 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +16.21% -3.82%
10th Percentile £245 £181 £148
90th Percentile £675 £650 £595
London median daily rate £388 £450 £410
% change year-on-year -13.89% +9.76% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% - -
London median hourly rate £39.00 £21.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +81.40% -24.56% -43.00%

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 528 979 1,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.11% 10.95% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 729 833
Median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £203 £181 £213
90th Percentile £638 £650 £620
London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 22
Median hourly rate £33.76 £20.57 £16.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.11% +27.19% -19.44%
10th Percentile £17.93 £17.19 £11.43
90th Percentile £40.45 £36.25 £23.75
Median hourly rate £25.34 £24.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% +23.75% -20.00%

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 April 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 April 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 -22 58 £450 -5.26% 33
City of Westminster +9 8 £450 -14.29%
Southwark +47 2 £500 -
West End of London +22 1 - -
Camden +7 1 £310 +3.33%
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £300 -
DNS
London

For the 6 months to 4 April 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 49 (67.12%) Windows
1 49 (67.12%) Active Directory
2 37 (50.68%) DHCP
3 33 (45.21%) Microsoft
4 31 (42.47%) Azure
5 27 (36.99%) Windows Server
6 23 (31.51%) Office 365
7 19 (26.03%) TCP/IP
8 18 (24.66%) Kubernetes
9 17 (23.29%) Linux
9 17 (23.29%) Finance
9 17 (23.29%) VMware
9 17 (23.29%) SCCM
10 16 (21.92%) Windows 10
11 14 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (19.18%) PowerShell
11 14 (19.18%) PaaS
12 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (17.81%) Terraform
13 12 (16.44%) AWS
13 12 (16.44%) Jenkins
13 12 (16.44%) HTTP
13 12 (16.44%) LAN
13 12 (16.44%) Cisco
14 11 (15.07%) SSL
14 11 (15.07%) ITIL
14 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (15.07%) Git (software)
15 10 (13.70%) IaaS
15 10 (13.70%) Unix

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 10 (13.70%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (12.33%) MS Exchange
3 8 (10.96%) SharePoint
4 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (5.48%) IIS
6 3 (4.11%) Confluence
6 3 (4.11%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.37%) CMS
7 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.37%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.37%) Houdini
4 1 (1.37%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 31 (42.47%) Azure
2 23 (31.51%) Office 365
3 14 (19.18%) PaaS
4 12 (16.44%) AWS
5 10 (13.70%) IaaS
6 9 (12.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (10.96%) SaaS
8 6 (8.22%) GitHub
9 5 (6.85%) Amazon EKS
10 4 (5.48%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (5.48%) Route 53
11 3 (4.11%) GCP
11 3 (4.11%) OpenShift
12 2 (2.74%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (2.74%) Azure Functions
12 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (2.74%) OneDrive
12 2 (2.74%) Serverless
13 1 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (50.68%) DHCP
2 19 (26.03%) TCP/IP
3 12 (16.44%) HTTP
3 12 (16.44%) LAN
4 11 (15.07%) SSL
5 10 (13.70%) Firewall
5 10 (13.70%) SAN
5 10 (13.70%) VPN
6 9 (12.33%) WAN
7 7 (9.59%) MPLS
7 7 (9.59%) NAS
8 6 (8.22%) FTP
8 6 (8.22%) Skype
8 6 (8.22%) VoIP
8 6 (8.22%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (5.48%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (4.11%) SMTP
10 3 (4.11%) VLAN
10 3 (4.11%) Wireless
11 2 (2.74%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.22%) MongoDB
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (5.48%) Redis
5 1 (1.37%) Big Data
5 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) Jenkins
2 11 (15.07%) Git (software)
3 7 (9.59%) GitLab
4 6 (8.22%) Gradle
5 5 (6.85%) Gatling
5 5 (6.85%) Geb
5 5 (6.85%) Spock
6 4 (5.48%) JIRA
7 1 (1.37%) CircleCI
7 1 (1.37%) gulp
7 1 (1.37%) MSI
7 1 (1.37%) Travis CI
General
1 17 (23.29%) Finance
2 9 (12.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Back Office
3 2 (2.74%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (2.74%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.37%) French Language
4 1 (1.37%) Law
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (12.33%) Azure Engineer
1 9 (12.33%) Support Engineer
2 8 (10.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (8.22%) Developer
4 5 (6.85%) Agile Developer
4 5 (6.85%) Agile Java Developer
4 5 (6.85%) Azure DevOps
4 5 (6.85%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 5 (6.85%) Java Developer
5 4 (5.48%) Active Directory Consultant
5 4 (5.48%) Analyst
5 4 (5.48%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Consultant
5 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (5.48%) IT Support
5 4 (5.48%) Platform Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Security Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) YAML
2 6 (8.22%) AngularJS
2 6 (8.22%) Dropwizard
2 6 (8.22%) Ember.js
2 6 (8.22%) Guice
2 6 (8.22%) Kafka
2 6 (8.22%) OAuth
2 6 (8.22%) OAuth2
2 6 (8.22%) Ratpack
2 6 (8.22%) REST
2 6 (8.22%) SOAP
2 6 (8.22%) Spring
2 6 (8.22%) Spring Boot
3 5 (6.85%) WireMock
4 4 (5.48%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (2.74%) JSON
6 1 (1.37%) CSS
6 1 (1.37%) HTML
6 1 (1.37%) Web Services
6 1 (1.37%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.11%) PKI
3 2 (2.74%) Cloud Native
3 2 (2.74%) Cyberattack
3 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.74%) NHS
3 2 (2.74%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.74%) User Experience
4 1 (1.37%) BYOD
4 1 (1.37%) Clustering
4 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.37%) Handset
4 1 (1.37%) iPad
4 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 49 (67.12%) Windows
2 27 (36.99%) Windows Server
3 17 (23.29%) Linux
4 16 (21.92%) Windows 10
5 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (13.70%) Unix
8 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (10.96%) Windows 7
10 5 (6.85%) Android
11 3 (4.11%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.37%) Solaris
12 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.07%) ITIL
2 10 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.70%) DevOps
2 10 (13.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (13.70%) Migration
3 8 (10.96%) Infrastructure as Code
3 8 (10.96%) OWASP
4 7 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (8.22%) Domain-Driven Design
5 6 (8.22%) Microservices
5 6 (8.22%) Software Engineering
6 5 (6.85%) BDD
6 5 (6.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 5 (6.85%) Load Balancing
6 5 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.85%) TDD
7 4 (5.48%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.48%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (5.48%) Deployment Automation
7 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.18%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.59%) Java
2 7 (9.59%) Python
3 6 (8.22%) Bash Shell
3 6 (8.22%) Go
3 6 (8.22%) Java 8
3 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.22%) Ruby
3 6 (8.22%) TypeScript
4 3 (4.11%) Groovy
5 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.74%) SQL
5 2 (2.74%) VB
5 2 (2.74%) VBScript
6 1 (1.37%) C
6 1 (1.37%) ES6
Qualifications
1 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.48%) MCSE
3 3 (4.11%) Degree
3 3 (4.11%) MCSA
3 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.74%) MCP
4 2 (2.74%) PMP
4 2 (2.74%) SANS
4 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) CCA
5 1 (1.37%) CCNA
5 1 (1.37%) CCNP
5 1 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) GDPR
2 2 (2.74%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (2.74%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 49 (67.12%) Active Directory
2 14 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.59%) Docker
3 7 (9.59%) vSphere
4 6 (8.22%) XenApp
5 5 (6.85%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.11%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (1.37%) UAG
8 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (24.66%) Kubernetes
2 17 (23.29%) SCCM
3 13 (17.81%) Terraform
4 7 (9.59%) SCOM
5 6 (8.22%) Ansible
5 6 (8.22%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (5.48%) AirWatch
7 4 (5.48%) Prometheus
8 2 (2.74%) Backup Exec
8 2 (2.74%) DatAdvantage
8 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (2.74%) NetMRI
8 2 (2.74%) NetVault Backup
8 2 (2.74%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (2.74%) WSUS
9 1 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (1.37%) WMI
9 1 (1.37%) XenMobile
9 1 (1.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (45.21%) Microsoft
2 17 (23.29%) VMware
3 12 (16.44%) Cisco
4 9 (12.33%) Citrix
5 5 (6.85%) Meraki
6 4 (5.48%) Avaya
7 3 (4.11%) Atlassian
7 3 (4.11%) CyberArk
7 3 (4.11%) HP
7 3 (4.11%) Lets Encrypt
8 2 (2.74%) Aruba
8 2 (2.74%) Dell
8 2 (2.74%) Infoblox
8 2 (2.74%) Ivanti
8 2 (2.74%) Symantec
8 2 (2.74%) TOWER Software
8 2 (2.74%) Varonis
9 1 (1.37%) Autodesk
9 1 (1.37%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.37%) McAfee