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 3 months to 29 June 2017 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 > City of London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 90 121
Rank change year-on-year -43 +31  
Contract jobs citing DNS 36 73 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.10% 2.18% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.56% 15.57% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 62 61
City of London median daily rate £425 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +16.66%  
10th Percentile £100 £263 £290
90th Percentile £630 £701 £550
London median daily rate £410 £413 £361
% change year-on-year -0.60% +14.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
City of London median hourly rate - £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.67%  
London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -13.02% +19.44%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 341 469 748
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.43% 14.03% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 1008 1589
City of London median daily rate £427 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.67% +12.12%  
10th Percentile £186 £269 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
London median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 19 43
City of London median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +5.67%  
10th Percentile £21.40 £18.05 £14.55
90th Percentile £30.00 £26.00 £32.86
London median hourly rate £24.86 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +13.00% +15.78%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for DNS.

1 47 (62.67%) Windows
2 40 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 37 (49.33%) DHCP
4 34 (45.33%) TCP/IP
5 31 (41.33%) VMware
6 28 (37.33%) Windows Server
7 25 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 25 (33.33%) Linux
8 23 (30.67%) Firewall
9 20 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 20 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
10 19 (25.33%) SAN
11 18 (24.00%) Hyper-V
12 17 (22.67%) Cisco
13 16 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (20.00%) PowerShell
14 15 (20.00%) SQL
15 14 (18.67%) SharePoint
15 14 (18.67%) HTTP
15 14 (18.67%) Citrix
16 13 (17.33%) SSL
16 13 (17.33%) Windows 7
16 13 (17.33%) Puppet
16 13 (17.33%) DevOps
17 12 (16.00%) Ansible
17 12 (16.00%) Python
17 12 (16.00%) Unix
17 12 (16.00%) ITIL

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 14 (18.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.33%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (4.00%) IBM Notes
4 3 (4.00%) nginx
4 3 (4.00%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.67%) Apache
5 2 (2.67%) CICS
6 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.33%) Confluence
6 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.33%) IIS
6 1 (1.33%) JBoss
6 1 (1.33%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.67%) Acrobat
2 2 (2.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (14.67%) Office 365
3 5 (6.67%) IaaS
4 4 (5.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (5.33%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (4.00%) Heroku
5 3 (4.00%) SaaS
6 2 (2.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.67%) PaaS
6 2 (2.67%) Yammer
7 1 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.33%) GitHub
7 1 (1.33%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 37 (49.33%) DHCP
2 34 (45.33%) TCP/IP
3 23 (30.67%) Firewall
4 19 (25.33%) SAN
5 14 (18.67%) HTTP
6 13 (17.33%) SSL
7 9 (12.00%) Internet
7 9 (12.00%) LAN
7 9 (12.00%) VPN
8 8 (10.67%) WAN
9 7 (9.33%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (9.33%) FTP
9 7 (9.33%) NAS
9 7 (9.33%) SMTP
10 6 (8.00%) IPsec
10 6 (8.00%) VLAN
11 5 (6.67%) MPLS
11 5 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (5.33%) LDAP
13 3 (4.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.67%) MySQL
2 5 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.67%) Big Data
4 2 (2.67%) Bigtable
4 2 (2.67%) DB2
4 2 (2.67%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.67%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.67%) OLTP
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.33%) webpack
4 3 (4.00%) Gradle
5 2 (2.67%) Artifactory
5 2 (2.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.33%) Bower
6 1 (1.33%) Grunt
6 1 (1.33%) gulp
6 1 (1.33%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.33%) JIRA
6 1 (1.33%) JSHint
6 1 (1.33%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.33%) Maven
6 1 (1.33%) Protractor
6 1 (1.33%) QUnit
6 1 (1.33%) Selenium
6 1 (1.33%) Subversion
6 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (16.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Banking
2 6 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.00%) Retail
4 2 (2.67%) Electronics
4 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.67%) Marketing
4 2 (2.67%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Law
5 1 (1.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (17.33%) Analyst
2 11 (14.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (13.33%) Architect
4 7 (9.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Service Analyst
4 7 (9.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Administrator
6 5 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Unix Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Unix Support
8 3 (4.00%) Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.00%) Unix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) Web Services
2 6 (8.00%) .NET
3 5 (6.67%) JSON
3 5 (6.67%) OAuth
3 5 (6.67%) OAuth2
3 5 (6.67%) REST
4 4 (5.33%) LAMP
4 4 (5.33%) RESTful
4 4 (5.33%) SOAP
4 4 (5.33%) XML
5 3 (4.00%) Dropwizard
5 3 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (4.00%) Guice
5 3 (4.00%) Node.js
5 3 (4.00%) Ratpack
6 2 (2.67%) 802.1X
6 2 (2.67%) JSON Schema
6 2 (2.67%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (2.67%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (2.67%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.67%) Replication
3 5 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.33%) Clustering
5 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.00%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.67%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.67%) VSAM
7 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.33%) Derivative
7 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.33%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.33%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.33%) NHS
7 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 47 (62.67%) Windows
2 28 (37.33%) Windows Server
3 25 (33.33%) Linux
4 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (17.33%) Windows 7
6 12 (16.00%) Unix
7 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (10.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (10.67%) Solaris
9 7 (9.33%) CentOS
10 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
10 3 (4.00%) CoreOS
10 3 (4.00%) Mac OS
10 3 (4.00%) Windows 10
10 3 (4.00%) Windows 8
10 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.67%) AIX
11 2 (2.67%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.33%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (1.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (17.33%) DevOps
3 12 (16.00%) ITIL
4 9 (12.00%) High Availability
4 9 (12.00%) Load Balancing
4 9 (12.00%) Migration
5 6 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (5.33%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (5.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (5.33%) Server Building
7 4 (5.33%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.33%) TDD
7 4 (5.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 15 (20.00%) SQL
2 12 (16.00%) Python
3 11 (14.67%) Bash Shell
4 9 (12.00%) Java
5 8 (10.67%) Perl
6 7 (9.33%) Ruby
7 5 (6.67%) Korn
8 3 (4.00%) C
8 3 (4.00%) C#
8 3 (4.00%) Groovy
9 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.67%) Scala
10 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) CCNP
3 1 (1.33%) CCSE
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.33%) Degree
3 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 25 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (24.00%) Hyper-V
4 8 (10.67%) Docker
5 4 (5.33%) BitLocker
5 4 (5.33%) Terminal Services
5 4 (5.33%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.00%) vSphere
6 3 (4.00%) XenApp
6 3 (4.00%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.67%) DFS Replication
7 2 (2.67%) NFS
7 2 (2.67%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (2.67%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.67%) XenServer
8 1 (1.33%) Firmware
8 1 (1.33%) Samba
8 1 (1.33%) Snort
8 1 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (17.33%) Puppet
2 12 (16.00%) Ansible
2 12 (16.00%) SCCM
3 6 (8.00%) Nagios
3 6 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (6.67%) Backup Exec
5 4 (5.33%) Kubernetes
5 4 (5.33%) logstash
5 4 (5.33%) NetBackup
5 4 (5.33%) Salt
5 4 (5.33%) SCOM
5 4 (5.33%) Terraform
5 4 (5.33%) vCenter Server
6 3 (4.00%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (4.00%) IBM BigFix
6 3 (4.00%) TADDM
7 2 (2.67%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (2.67%) Grafana
7 2 (2.67%) Kibana
7 2 (2.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 31 (41.33%) VMware
2 25 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 17 (22.67%) Cisco
4 14 (18.67%) Citrix
5 12 (16.00%) NetApp
6 11 (14.67%) HP
7 7 (9.33%) MobileIron
7 7 (9.33%) Veeam
8 6 (8.00%) CheckPoint
8 6 (8.00%) EMC
9 5 (6.67%) IBM
10 4 (5.33%) Altiris
10 4 (5.33%) Oracle
10 4 (5.33%) Remedy
11 3 (4.00%) Apple
11 3 (4.00%) F5
11 3 (4.00%) Lotus
11 3 (4.00%) ServiceNow
11 3 (4.00%) Veritas
12 2 (2.67%) TSYS
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