Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 107 86 134
Rank change year-on-year -21 +48 -7
Contract jobs citing DNS 83 48 72
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.07% 2.27% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.12% 18.11% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 39 57
10th Percentile £452 £363 £156
25th Percentile £484 £452 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
75th Percentile £550 £538 £600
90th Percentile £594 £600 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% +5.88%

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 393 265 529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.79% 12.54% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 214 398
10th Percentile £303 £238 £192
25th Percentile £463 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £600 £556 £551
90th Percentile £700 £621 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £427
% change year-on-year +5.00% +17.10% +0.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 12
10th Percentile £18.60 £22.65 £16.50
25th Percentile £21.00 £22.88 £18.15
Median hourly rate £28.00 £23.00 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +21.74% +16.46% +5.61%
75th Percentile £41.69 £32.69 £23.25
90th Percentile £49.90 £50.13 £38.03
Central London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +21.74% +12.20% +9.28%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 46 (55.42%) DHCP
1 46 (55.42%) Microsoft
1 46 (55.42%) Active Directory
2 43 (51.81%) VMware
3 38 (45.78%) Finance
4 37 (44.58%) Windows
4 37 (44.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (40.96%) Azure
6 25 (30.12%) Migration
7 24 (28.92%) Windows Server
8 22 (26.51%) Microsoft 365
8 22 (26.51%) CI/CD
9 21 (25.30%) Social Skills
9 21 (25.30%) Linux
10 19 (22.89%) AWS
11 18 (21.69%) Firewall
11 18 (21.69%) DevOps
12 17 (20.48%) TCP/IP
12 17 (20.48%) Hyper-V
12 17 (20.48%) PowerShell
12 17 (20.48%) Load Balancing
13 16 (19.28%) Docker
14 15 (18.07%) Risk Management
15 14 (16.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 14 (16.87%) Information Security
15 14 (16.87%) Change Control
15 14 (16.87%) Microsoft Intune
15 14 (16.87%) Cybersecurity
15 14 (16.87%) Cost Optimisation
16 13 (15.66%) Terraform

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 7 (8.43%) Confluence
2 6 (7.23%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.02%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.82%) Apache Spark
4 4 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.41%) nginx
5 2 (2.41%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.20%) Apache
6 1 (1.20%) JBoss
6 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 34 (40.96%) Azure
2 22 (26.51%) Microsoft 365
3 19 (22.89%) AWS
4 10 (12.05%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (10.84%) Amazon EKS
6 6 (7.23%) GitHub
7 5 (6.02%) Amazon Cognito
7 5 (6.02%) Amazon S3
7 5 (6.02%) Mimecast
8 4 (4.82%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (4.82%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (4.82%) Nutanix
8 4 (4.82%) Route 53
8 4 (4.82%) SaaS
9 3 (3.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (3.61%) PaaS
10 2 (2.41%) Azure Monitor
10 2 (2.41%) Azure Storage
10 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (2.41%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 46 (55.42%) DHCP
2 18 (21.69%) Firewall
3 17 (20.48%) TCP/IP
4 8 (9.64%) Internet
5 7 (8.43%) WAN
6 6 (7.23%) BGP
7 5 (6.02%) IPv4
7 5 (6.02%) Kerberos
7 5 (6.02%) OSPF
8 4 (4.82%) LAN
8 4 (4.82%) MPLS
8 4 (4.82%) SSL
9 3 (3.61%) IPv6
9 3 (3.61%) Multicast
9 3 (3.61%) SD-WAN
9 3 (3.61%) VPN
10 2 (2.41%) 3GPP
10 2 (2.41%) HTTP
10 2 (2.41%) HTTPS
10 2 (2.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) Hadoop
2 5 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.41%) Couchbase
3 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.41%) MySQL
3 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.20%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.20%) Power BI
4 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) JIRA
2 6 (7.23%) Eclipse
2 6 (7.23%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.23%) GitLab
3 5 (6.02%) Subversion
4 4 (4.82%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.82%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.41%) Serena SBM
5 2 (2.41%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.20%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.20%) Gradle
General
1 38 (45.78%) Finance
2 21 (25.30%) Social Skills
3 12 (14.46%) Banking
4 8 (9.64%) Influencing Skills
5 6 (7.23%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.61%) Legal
6 3 (3.61%) Marketing
7 2 (2.41%) International Banking
7 2 (2.41%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.20%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.20%) Publishing
8 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (22.89%) Consultant
2 14 (16.87%) Security Consultant
2 14 (16.87%) Security Engineer
2 14 (16.87%) Security Technical Consultant
2 14 (16.87%) Technical Consultant
2 14 (16.87%) Technical Engineer
2 14 (16.87%) Technical Security Consultant
3 9 (10.84%) Azure Engineer
4 8 (9.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (9.64%) Network Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Wintel Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Administrator
8 4 (4.82%) Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) RESTful
2 4 (4.82%) ARM Templates
2 4 (4.82%) LDAP
3 3 (3.61%) REST
4 2 (2.41%) gRPC
4 2 (2.41%) JWT
4 2 (2.41%) Kafka
4 2 (2.41%) Middleware
4 2 (2.41%) OAuth
4 2 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.41%) SOAP
5 1 (1.20%) .NET
5 1 (1.20%) CSS
5 1 (1.20%) HTML
5 1 (1.20%) JDBC
5 1 (1.20%) JMS
5 1 (1.20%) jQuery
5 1 (1.20%) SAML
5 1 (1.20%) Spring
5 1 (1.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.66%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.84%) Replication
3 8 (9.64%) PKI
4 6 (7.23%) Clustering
4 6 (7.23%) CMDB
5 4 (4.82%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.61%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.41%) Cloud Native
7 2 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.41%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.20%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.20%) iPad
8 1 (1.20%) iPhone
8 1 (1.20%) iSeries
8 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (44.58%) Windows
2 24 (28.92%) Windows Server
3 21 (25.30%) Linux
4 5 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.82%) Ubuntu
5 4 (4.82%) Unix
5 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (3.61%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (3.61%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.41%) Debian
7 2 (2.41%) Solaris
8 1 (1.20%) Android
8 1 (1.20%) CentOS
8 1 (1.20%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.20%) SUSE
8 1 (1.20%) VMS
8 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.12%) Migration
2 22 (26.51%) CI/CD
3 18 (21.69%) DevOps
4 17 (20.48%) Load Balancing
5 15 (18.07%) Risk Management
6 14 (16.87%) Change Control
6 14 (16.87%) Cost Optimisation
6 14 (16.87%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (16.87%) Information Security
7 11 (13.25%) Software Testing
7 11 (13.25%) Time Management
8 10 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 10 (12.05%) Patch Management
9 9 (10.84%) Security Hardening
10 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure as Code
10 8 (9.64%) ITIL
10 8 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (9.64%) Service Management
10 8 (9.64%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.48%) PowerShell
2 10 (12.05%) SQL
3 6 (7.23%) Java
3 6 (7.23%) Python
4 4 (4.82%) Bash
4 4 (4.82%) Perl
5 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.41%) VB
5 2 (2.41%) VBA
6 1 (1.20%) C
6 1 (1.20%) C#
6 1 (1.20%) ES6
6 1 (1.20%) Ruby
6 1 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) Degree
2 4 (4.82%) CCIE
2 4 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.61%) CCNP
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.41%) MCSE
5 1 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.20%) MCP
5 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.82%) SLA
3 3 (3.61%) GDPR
4 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.20%) QA
4 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (55.42%) Active Directory
2 37 (44.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (20.48%) Hyper-V
4 16 (19.28%) Docker
5 12 (14.46%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (9.64%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (9.64%) vSphere
7 4 (4.82%) NFS
8 2 (2.41%) vCloud
8 2 (2.41%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.20%) IAG
9 1 (1.20%) LXC
9 1 (1.20%) Veritas File System
9 1 (1.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (16.87%) Microsoft Intune
2 13 (15.66%) Terraform
3 12 (14.46%) Kubernetes
4 10 (12.05%) Ansible
5 7 (8.43%) SCCM
6 6 (7.23%) Prometheus
6 6 (7.23%) vCenter Server
7 5 (6.02%) Control-M
8 4 (4.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 4 (4.82%) QRadar
8 4 (4.82%) SCOM
8 4 (4.82%) Tivoli
9 3 (3.61%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (3.61%) Netcool
9 3 (3.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (2.41%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (2.41%) Fluentd
10 2 (2.41%) Grafana
10 2 (2.41%) Puppet
10 2 (2.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 46 (55.42%) Microsoft
2 43 (51.81%) VMware
3 11 (13.25%) Cisco
4 10 (12.05%) IBM
5 9 (10.84%) Infoblox
5 9 (10.84%) ServiceNow
6 8 (9.64%) Splunk
7 7 (8.43%) Veeam
8 6 (7.23%) Citrix
8 6 (7.23%) CyberArk
8 6 (7.23%) F5
8 6 (7.23%) Red Hat
9 5 (6.02%) Zerto
10 4 (4.82%) BMC
10 4 (4.82%) CheckPoint
10 4 (4.82%) EMC
10 4 (4.82%) Okta
10 4 (4.82%) Oracle
10 4 (4.82%) Qualys
11 3 (3.61%) Dell