Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 170 114
Rank change year-on-year +47 -56 +8
Contract jobs citing DNS 146 82 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.07% 1.15% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.36% 10.69% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 66 117
City of London median daily rate £425 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +4.62%
10th Percentile £161 £165 £313
90th Percentile £675 £600 £575
Central London median daily rate £420 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -11.58% +11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
City of London median hourly rate £25.00 £14.04 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.13% - -
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 £14.04 -
% change year-on-year +78.13% - -

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 754 767 907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.69% 10.73% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 595 694
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £156 £210 £291
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 16
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.35 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £22.85 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.88 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +14.42% -13.16% +8.57%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in the City of London

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in the City of London

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in the City of London

DNS
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. 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
London Bridge -51 1 - -
DNS
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 71 (48.63%) TCP/IP
2 70 (47.95%) Windows
3 67 (45.89%) DHCP
4 63 (43.15%) Active Directory
5 57 (39.04%) Microsoft
6 52 (35.62%) Amazon AWS
7 49 (33.56%) Linux
8 42 (28.77%) SSL
9 38 (26.03%) HTTP
10 36 (24.66%) FTP
10 36 (24.66%) Cisco
11 34 (23.29%) MS Exchange
11 34 (23.29%) Java
11 34 (23.29%) Finance
11 34 (23.29%) Office 365
11 34 (23.29%) Windows Server
12 32 (21.92%) WAN
13 31 (21.23%) Firewall
13 31 (21.23%) Docker
13 31 (21.23%) Git (software)
14 29 (19.86%) OWASP
14 29 (19.86%) REST
15 28 (19.18%) Heroku
15 28 (19.18%) Domain-Driven Design
15 28 (19.18%) HTML5
15 28 (19.18%) OAuth
15 28 (19.18%) OAuth2
15 28 (19.18%) AngularJS
15 28 (19.18%) Microservices
15 28 (19.18%) GitLab

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 34 (23.29%) MS Exchange
2 25 (17.12%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (13.01%) Apache Spark
4 18 (12.33%) Skype for Business
5 13 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (7.53%) SharePoint
7 8 (5.48%) IIS
8 6 (4.11%) Apache
8 6 (4.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (2.05%) nginx
9 3 (2.05%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.37%) Jetty
10 2 (1.37%) Mongrel
10 2 (1.37%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.68%) CMS
11 1 (0.68%) JBoss
11 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 26 (17.81%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 52 (35.62%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (23.29%) Office 365
3 28 (19.18%) Heroku
4 26 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (7.53%) Mimecast
6 7 (4.79%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (4.79%) Serverless
7 5 (3.42%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (2.74%) GoToWebinar
8 4 (2.74%) IaaS
9 3 (2.05%) PaaS
9 3 (2.05%) SaaS
10 2 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.37%) G Suite
10 2 (1.37%) Google App Engine
10 2 (1.37%) npm
11 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.68%) iTunes
11 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 71 (48.63%) TCP/IP
2 67 (45.89%) DHCP
3 42 (28.77%) SSL
4 38 (26.03%) HTTP
5 36 (24.66%) FTP
6 32 (21.92%) WAN
7 31 (21.23%) Firewall
8 28 (19.18%) LAN
9 22 (15.07%) VPN
10 19 (13.01%) Skype
11 18 (12.33%) OSPF
12 17 (11.64%) Wireless
13 16 (10.96%) BGP
14 15 (10.27%) VoIP
15 14 (9.59%) Cisco IOS
16 12 (8.22%) Cisco Nexus
17 10 (6.85%) IPsec
17 10 (6.85%) SAN
18 8 (5.48%) Cisco ASA
18 8 (5.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.49%) MongoDB
2 17 (11.64%) Apache Cassandra
2 17 (11.64%) Big Data
2 17 (11.64%) Hadoop
3 10 (6.85%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (5.48%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.05%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.37%) MySQL
6 2 (1.37%) Redis
7 1 (0.68%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.68%) MS Access
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.68%) Power BI
7 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (21.23%) Git (software)
2 28 (19.18%) GitLab
3 27 (18.49%) Gradle
4 26 (17.81%) gulp
5 13 (8.90%) Jenkins
6 8 (5.48%) Gatling
6 8 (5.48%) Geb
6 8 (5.48%) Spock
7 4 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (2.74%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (2.74%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.37%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.37%) JIRA
9 2 (1.37%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.68%) Burp Suite
10 1 (0.68%) Maven
10 1 (0.68%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.68%) Selenium
10 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (23.29%) Finance
2 5 (3.42%) Spanish Language
2 5 (3.42%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.74%) Banking
3 4 (2.74%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.37%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.37%) Law
4 2 (1.37%) Legal
5 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.68%) German Language
5 1 (0.68%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.68%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (17.81%) Developer
2 24 (16.44%) Java Developer
3 16 (10.96%) Support Engineer
4 15 (10.27%) Analyst
5 14 (9.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (9.59%) Network Engineer
5 14 (9.59%) Technical Leader
6 13 (8.90%) IT Support
7 12 (8.22%) Agile Developer
7 12 (8.22%) Agile Java Developer
7 12 (8.22%) Lead Developer
7 12 (8.22%) Lead Java Developer
7 12 (8.22%) Senior Developer
7 12 (8.22%) Senior Java Developer
7 12 (8.22%) Technical Developer
8 10 (6.85%) Architect
8 10 (6.85%) Support Analyst
9 8 (5.48%) IT Analyst
9 8 (5.48%) IT Engineer
9 8 (5.48%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (19.86%) REST
2 28 (19.18%) AngularJS
2 28 (19.18%) CSS
2 28 (19.18%) HTML
2 28 (19.18%) HTML5
2 28 (19.18%) OAuth
2 28 (19.18%) OAuth2
2 28 (19.18%) SOAP
3 26 (17.81%) Dropwizard
3 26 (17.81%) Ember.js
3 26 (17.81%) Guice
3 26 (17.81%) Ratpack
3 26 (17.81%) Spring
3 26 (17.81%) Spring Boot
4 21 (14.38%) Kafka
5 8 (5.48%) WireMock
6 4 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (2.05%) .NET
7 3 (2.05%) Node.js
7 3 (2.05%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.27%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.85%) iPhone
3 9 (6.16%) iPad
4 8 (5.48%) Smartphone
4 8 (5.48%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (4.79%) Cloud Native
6 6 (4.11%) Blackberry
7 5 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.74%) PKI
8 4 (2.74%) Replication
8 4 (2.74%) User Experience
9 2 (1.37%) Clustering
9 2 (1.37%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.37%) Fintech
9 2 (1.37%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.68%) Handset
10 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 70 (47.95%) Windows
2 49 (33.56%) Linux
3 34 (23.29%) Windows Server
4 18 (12.33%) Windows 7
5 16 (10.96%) Windows 10
6 12 (8.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (6.85%) Apple iOS
7 10 (6.85%) Unix
8 8 (5.48%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (4.79%) Android
9 7 (4.79%) Mac OS X
10 5 (3.42%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.37%) CentOS
12 2 (1.37%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.68%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.86%) OWASP
2 28 (19.18%) Domain-Driven Design
2 28 (19.18%) Microservices
3 27 (18.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 24 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (15.07%) ITIL
6 15 (10.27%) Load Balancing
6 15 (10.27%) Migration
7 12 (8.22%) TDD
8 10 (6.85%) BDD
8 10 (6.85%) DevOps
8 10 (6.85%) Software Engineering
9 9 (6.16%) Information Security
10 8 (5.48%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 8 (5.48%) Network Design
11 7 (4.79%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (4.79%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (4.11%) Configuration Management
12 6 (4.11%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (4.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (23.29%) Java
2 28 (19.18%) ES6
2 28 (19.18%) Java 8
2 28 (19.18%) JavaScript
3 26 (17.81%) TypeScript
4 21 (14.38%) PowerShell
5 16 (10.96%) SQL
6 11 (7.53%) Python
7 7 (4.79%) Perl
8 4 (2.74%) Ruby
9 3 (2.05%) C#
9 3 (2.05%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.37%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.37%) C
10 2 (1.37%) C++
11 1 (0.68%) Go
11 1 (0.68%) VB
11 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (10.96%) Cisco Certification
1 16 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.48%) CCNA
2 8 (5.48%) CCNP
2 8 (5.48%) MCP
2 8 (5.48%) MCSA
3 6 (4.11%) CCIE
3 6 (4.11%) Degree
3 6 (4.11%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.42%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.74%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 4 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.74%) MCSE
6 3 (2.05%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.05%) GIAC
6 3 (2.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.68%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.68%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) GDPR
2 1 (0.68%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (43.15%) Active Directory
2 31 (21.23%) Docker
3 18 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.42%) BitLocker
5 5 (3.42%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.42%) XenApp
5 5 (3.42%) XenDesktop
5 5 (3.42%) XenServer
6 3 (2.05%) DFS Replication
6 3 (2.05%) Xen
7 2 (1.37%) vSphere
8 1 (0.68%) Firmware
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.68%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (17.81%) Docker Swarm
2 20 (13.70%) SCCM
3 19 (13.01%) Kubernetes
4 11 (7.53%) Terraform
5 8 (5.48%) Puppet
6 7 (4.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (4.11%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (4.11%) Nagios
8 4 (2.74%) HP SIM
8 4 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (2.05%) Ansible
9 3 (2.05%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.37%) FortiGate
10 2 (1.37%) Marathon
10 2 (1.37%) Mesos
10 2 (1.37%) Rundeck
11 1 (0.68%) Consul
11 1 (0.68%) CSIRT
11 1 (0.68%) Packer
11 1 (0.68%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 57 (39.04%) Microsoft
2 36 (24.66%) Cisco
3 27 (18.49%) VMware
4 20 (13.70%) Citrix
5 14 (9.59%) Apple
6 9 (6.16%) F5
6 9 (6.16%) SolarWinds
7 7 (4.79%) CheckPoint
7 7 (4.79%) Google
7 7 (4.79%) Juniper
7 7 (4.79%) Palo Alto
7 7 (4.79%) Symantec
8 6 (4.11%) HP
8 6 (4.11%) McAfee
9 5 (3.42%) Meraki
9 5 (3.42%) Oracle
9 5 (3.42%) Riverbed
9 5 (3.42%) Ruckus Wireless
9 5 (3.42%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.74%) Dell