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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 30 June 2022 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 113 104 100
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 +4
Contract jobs citing DNS 75 63 42
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.74% 2.01% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.20% 22.18% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 41 29
10th Percentile £473 £370 £235
25th Percentile £500 £413 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £547 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.05% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £596 £529 £530
90th Percentile £700 £574 £681
Central London median daily rate £540 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +13.68% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
Central London median hourly rate - £17.50 -

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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 436 284 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.11% 9.04% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 220 190
10th Percentile £313 £325 £213
25th Percentile £413 £413 £359
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £569
90th Percentile £743 £706 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 3
10th Percentile £25.00 £12.93 £22.34
25th Percentile £26.00 £15.06 £27.79
Median hourly rate £43.00 £27.00 £37.75
Median % change year-on-year +59.26% -28.48% +18.90%
75th Percentile £62.50 £37.75 £47.56
90th Percentile £66.95 - £52.93
Central London median hourly rate £42.25 £21.25 £33.90
% change year-on-year +98.82% -37.32% +26.73%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the City of London

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DNS in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for DNS in the City of London

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DNS in the City of London over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for DNS in the City of London

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DNS in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for DNS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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 City of London region with a requirement for DNS.

1 36 (48.00%) Windows
2 32 (42.67%) Azure
2 32 (42.67%) AWS
3 31 (41.33%) Active Directory
3 31 (41.33%) VMware
4 30 (40.00%) Finance
5 28 (37.33%) DHCP
6 25 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 24 (32.00%) Microsoft
8 23 (30.67%) Firewall
9 21 (28.00%) Linux
9 21 (28.00%) DevOps
10 20 (26.67%) CI/CD
10 20 (26.67%) Python
11 18 (24.00%) PowerShell
12 17 (22.67%) Java
12 17 (22.67%) Migration
12 17 (22.67%) Windows Server
13 16 (21.33%) Agile
14 15 (20.00%) Data Centre
15 14 (18.67%) Terraform
15 14 (18.67%) Microsoft 365
15 14 (18.67%) TCP/IP
16 13 (17.33%) Banking
16 13 (17.33%) Docker
17 12 (16.00%) Ansible
17 12 (16.00%) Kubernetes
17 12 (16.00%) Social Skills
17 12 (16.00%) Cisco
18 11 (14.67%) JavaScript

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 8 (10.67%) Confluence
2 5 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.33%) IIS
3 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.33%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 32 (42.67%) AWS
1 32 (42.67%) Azure
2 14 (18.67%) Microsoft 365
3 10 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (13.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 8 (10.67%) GCP
5 7 (9.33%) Amazon S3
6 6 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (8.00%) Azure DevOps
6 6 (8.00%) Mimecast
6 6 (8.00%) SaaS
7 5 (6.67%) Amazon Cognito
7 5 (6.67%) Amazon EKS
7 5 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (5.33%) GitHub
8 4 (5.33%) Nutanix
8 4 (5.33%) PaaS
9 3 (4.00%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (4.00%) IaaS
9 3 (4.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 28 (37.33%) DHCP
2 23 (30.67%) Firewall
3 14 (18.67%) TCP/IP
4 10 (13.33%) Internet
5 9 (12.00%) SSL
5 9 (12.00%) VPN
5 9 (12.00%) WAN
6 6 (8.00%) MPLS
6 6 (8.00%) NAS
6 6 (8.00%) SAN
7 5 (6.67%) IPv6
7 5 (6.67%) SD-WAN
7 5 (6.67%) tcpdump
8 4 (5.33%) VoIP
8 4 (5.33%) VSAN
9 3 (4.00%) NGN
9 3 (4.00%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (2.67%) BIG-IP
10 2 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (2.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.67%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.33%) DB2
4 1 (1.33%) MySQL
4 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 10 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 8 (10.67%) GitLab
2 8 (10.67%) JIRA
3 3 (4.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.67%) Subversion
4 2 (2.67%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.67%) Terragrunt
5 1 (1.33%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.33%) Serena SBM
5 1 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 30 (40.00%) Finance
2 13 (17.33%) Banking
3 12 (16.00%) Social Skills
4 6 (8.00%) Influencing Skills
5 4 (5.33%) Legal
6 3 (4.00%) International Banking
6 3 (4.00%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.67%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.67%) Marketing
7 2 (2.67%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (1.33%) Law
8 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (17.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (12.00%) Architect
4 8 (10.67%) Consultant
5 6 (8.00%) AWS DevOps
5 6 (8.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) AWS Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Azure Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Developer
5 6 (8.00%) Security Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Security Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Security Technical Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Technical Security Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) AngularJS
1 5 (6.67%) HTML
1 5 (6.67%) RESTful
2 4 (5.33%) .NET
2 4 (5.33%) CSS
3 3 (4.00%) Ajax
3 3 (4.00%) cloud-init
3 3 (4.00%) CSS3
3 3 (4.00%) HTML5
3 3 (4.00%) LDAP
3 3 (4.00%) React
3 3 (4.00%) REST
4 2 (2.67%) JSON
4 2 (2.67%) YAML
5 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.33%) jQuery
5 1 (1.33%) Kafka
5 1 (1.33%) OAuth
5 1 (1.33%) Regular Expression
5 1 (1.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (13.33%) Public Cloud
3 7 (9.33%) Cloud Native
3 7 (9.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 7 (9.33%) PKI
4 6 (8.00%) Client/Server
5 5 (6.67%) CMDB
6 4 (5.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 3 (4.00%) Replication
7 3 (4.00%) User Experience
8 2 (2.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.67%) Hedge funds
8 2 (2.67%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 36 (48.00%) Windows
2 21 (28.00%) Linux
3 17 (22.67%) Windows Server
4 7 (9.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (5.33%) CentOS
6 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.00%) Ubuntu
7 3 (4.00%) Unix
7 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.67%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (2.67%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (2.67%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.33%) Solaris
9 1 (1.33%) SUSE
9 1 (1.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.00%) DevOps
2 20 (26.67%) CI/CD
3 17 (22.67%) Migration
4 16 (21.33%) Agile
5 11 (14.67%) Infrastructure as Code
5 11 (14.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 11 (14.67%) Load Balancing
6 8 (10.67%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (10.67%) Patch Management
6 8 (10.67%) Proactive Monitoring
6 8 (10.67%) Software Testing
6 8 (10.67%) Test Automation
6 8 (10.67%) Time Management
7 7 (9.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (9.33%) Project Delivery
8 6 (8.00%) Data Loss Prevention
8 6 (8.00%) ITIL
8 6 (8.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 6 (8.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.67%) Python
2 18 (24.00%) PowerShell
3 17 (22.67%) Java
4 11 (14.67%) JavaScript
5 10 (13.33%) Perl
5 10 (13.33%) SQL
6 9 (12.00%) Bash
7 7 (9.33%) Go
8 6 (8.00%) Ruby
9 3 (4.00%) C
9 3 (4.00%) C++
10 2 (2.67%) C#
11 1 (1.33%) ES6
11 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (5.33%) Degree
2 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.67%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (1.33%) CCNP
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.33%) CISSP
4 1 (1.33%) GIAC
4 1 (1.33%) MCP
4 1 (1.33%) MCSE
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.33%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.33%) GDPR
2 4 (5.33%) QA
3 3 (4.00%) NCSC
4 2 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (41.33%) Active Directory
2 25 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (17.33%) Docker
4 9 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (9.33%) Hyper-V
6 5 (6.67%) vSphere
7 3 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.67%) Firmware
8 2 (2.67%) NFS
8 2 (2.67%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (2.67%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.33%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.33%) Veritas File System
9 1 (1.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (1.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (18.67%) Terraform
2 12 (16.00%) Ansible
2 12 (16.00%) Kubernetes
3 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (9.33%) vCenter Server
4 6 (8.00%) SCCM
5 4 (5.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 4 (5.33%) Packer
5 4 (5.33%) VxRail
6 2 (2.67%) Control-M
6 2 (2.67%) Dollar Universe
6 2 (2.67%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.67%) QRadar
6 2 (2.67%) SCOM
6 2 (2.67%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (2.67%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.67%) vRealize
6 2 (2.67%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (1.33%) Netcool
7 1 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (41.33%) VMware
2 24 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (16.00%) Cisco
4 9 (12.00%) Dell
5 8 (10.67%) NetApp
6 7 (9.33%) Citrix
7 6 (8.00%) Infoblox
7 6 (8.00%) Oracle
7 6 (8.00%) Veeam
8 5 (6.67%) Atlassian
8 5 (6.67%) Okta
8 5 (6.67%) Splunk
8 5 (6.67%) Zerto
9 4 (5.33%) HP
9 4 (5.33%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.00%) CheckPoint
10 3 (4.00%) EMC
10 3 (4.00%) Google
10 3 (4.00%) IBM
10 3 (4.00%) Juniper