Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 114 112 161
Rank change year-on-year -2 +49 -36
Contract jobs citing DNS 79 161 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.68% 2.38% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.80% 21.32% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 132 79
City of London median daily rate £425 £433 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.73% +4.22% -
10th Percentile £150 £235 £168
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% -5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
City of London median hourly rate - £25.00 £14.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +78.13% -
Central London median hourly rate - £21.50 £14.04
% change year-on-year - +53.19% -

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 500 755 728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.63% 11.15% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 573 577
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £208 £165 £228
90th Percentile £675 £638 £621
Central London median daily rate £426 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 15
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.85 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +17.81% -15.79%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £39.25 £30.50 £22.55
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.76 £15.50
% change year-on-year +6.61% +21.03% -18.42%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 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 City of London region with a requirement for DNS.

1 52 (65.82%) Active Directory
2 51 (64.56%) Windows
3 40 (50.63%) DHCP
4 32 (40.51%) Microsoft
5 31 (39.24%) Windows Server
6 27 (34.18%) Azure
7 24 (30.38%) TCP/IP
8 22 (27.85%) Finance
8 22 (27.85%) VMware
9 20 (25.32%) Linux
9 20 (25.32%) Kubernetes
10 18 (22.78%) Office 365
10 18 (22.78%) Windows 10
11 16 (20.25%) PowerShell
12 15 (18.99%) ITIL
12 15 (18.99%) SSL
12 15 (18.99%) Terraform
13 14 (17.72%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (16.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (16.46%) AWS
14 13 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (16.46%) HTTP
15 12 (15.19%) FTP
15 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (15.19%) Firewall
15 12 (15.19%) Git (software)
15 12 (15.19%) OWASP
16 11 (13.92%) PaaS
16 11 (13.92%) Citrix
16 11 (13.92%) MCSE

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 11 (13.92%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (8.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.80%) Confluence
4 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.27%) Apache
5 1 (1.27%) CMS
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.27%) IIS
5 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.27%) Houdini
4 1 (1.27%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 27 (34.18%) Azure
2 18 (22.78%) Office 365
3 13 (16.46%) AWS
4 11 (13.92%) PaaS
5 9 (11.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (11.39%) IaaS
6 7 (8.86%) SaaS
7 4 (5.06%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (5.06%) GitHub
8 3 (3.80%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (3.80%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (2.53%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (2.53%) Azure Functions
9 2 (2.53%) Mimecast
9 2 (2.53%) OneDrive
9 2 (2.53%) OpenShift
9 2 (2.53%) Route 53
9 2 (2.53%) Serverless
10 1 (1.27%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 40 (50.63%) DHCP
2 24 (30.38%) TCP/IP
3 15 (18.99%) SSL
4 13 (16.46%) HTTP
5 12 (15.19%) Firewall
5 12 (15.19%) FTP
6 10 (12.66%) SAN
7 9 (11.39%) LAN
8 7 (8.86%) VPN
9 5 (6.33%) VLAN
9 5 (6.33%) WAN
9 5 (6.33%) Wireless
10 4 (5.06%) VoIP
10 4 (5.06%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (3.80%) BGP
11 3 (3.80%) Internet
11 3 (3.80%) IPsec
11 3 (3.80%) MPLS
11 3 (3.80%) NAS
11 3 (3.80%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.53%) Redis
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) Git (software)
2 11 (13.92%) Jenkins
3 10 (12.66%) GitLab
3 10 (12.66%) Gradle
4 9 (11.39%) Gatling
4 9 (11.39%) Geb
4 9 (11.39%) Spock
5 5 (6.33%) JIRA
6 3 (3.80%) gulp
7 1 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 22 (27.85%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Banking
2 4 (5.06%) Marketing
2 4 (5.06%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.80%) Back Office
3 3 (3.80%) Electronics
3 3 (3.80%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Legal
4 1 (1.27%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.27%) Publishing
4 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (13.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 11 (13.92%) Support Engineer
2 10 (12.66%) Developer
3 9 (11.39%) Azure Engineer
3 9 (11.39%) Java Developer
4 8 (10.13%) Agile Developer
4 8 (10.13%) Agile Java Developer
4 8 (10.13%) IT Support
5 7 (8.86%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (7.59%) Security Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.33%) Azure DevOps
7 5 (6.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) IT Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.06%) Active Directory Consultant
8 4 (5.06%) Consultant
8 4 (5.06%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.66%) Dropwizard
1 10 (12.66%) Guice
1 10 (12.66%) Kafka
1 10 (12.66%) OAuth
1 10 (12.66%) OAuth2
1 10 (12.66%) Ratpack
1 10 (12.66%) REST
1 10 (12.66%) SOAP
1 10 (12.66%) Spring
1 10 (12.66%) Spring Boot
2 9 (11.39%) AngularJS
2 9 (11.39%) Ember.js
2 9 (11.39%) WireMock
3 7 (8.86%) YAML
4 2 (2.53%) CSS
4 2 (2.53%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.53%) HTML
4 2 (2.53%) HTML5
4 2 (2.53%) JSON
4 2 (2.53%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.06%) PKI
2 4 (5.06%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.53%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.53%) Cyberattack
4 2 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.53%) NHS
4 2 (2.53%) Replication
4 2 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.27%) BYOD
5 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.27%) Clustering
5 1 (1.27%) Digital Signage
5 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.27%) Handset
5 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (64.56%) Windows
2 31 (39.24%) Windows Server
3 20 (25.32%) Linux
4 18 (22.78%) Windows 10
5 13 (16.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (8.86%) Windows 7
8 6 (7.59%) Unix
9 3 (3.80%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.27%) Android
10 1 (1.27%) Solaris
10 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.99%) ITIL
2 13 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (15.19%) OWASP
4 11 (13.92%) DevOps
4 11 (13.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (13.92%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (12.66%) Domain-Driven Design
5 10 (12.66%) Microservices
5 10 (12.66%) Migration
6 9 (11.39%) BDD
6 9 (11.39%) Software Engineering
6 9 (11.39%) TDD
7 8 (10.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 7 (8.86%) Infrastructure as Code
8 7 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.59%) ITIL V3
9 6 (7.59%) Load Balancing
9 6 (7.59%) Service Management
10 5 (6.33%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (3.80%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.25%) PowerShell
2 10 (12.66%) Java
2 10 (12.66%) Java 8
2 10 (12.66%) TypeScript
3 6 (7.59%) Python
4 5 (6.33%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.33%) Go
5 4 (5.06%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.06%) Ruby
6 2 (2.53%) ES6
6 2 (2.53%) Groovy
6 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.53%) SQL
7 1 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (13.92%) MCSE
3 8 (10.13%) Degree
4 6 (7.59%) MCSA
5 5 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (6.33%) MCP
6 4 (5.06%) CCNA
7 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.53%) PMP
8 2 (2.53%) SANS
8 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.27%) CCA
9 1 (1.27%) CCNP
9 1 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.27%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (2.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
1 2 (2.53%) Web Application Security Consortium
2 1 (1.27%) GDPR
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 52 (65.82%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.66%) Docker
4 7 (8.86%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (8.86%) XenApp
5 6 (7.59%) vSphere
5 6 (7.59%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.80%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (1.27%) Firmware
8 1 (1.27%) UAG
8 1 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (25.32%) Kubernetes
2 15 (18.99%) Terraform
3 10 (12.66%) Docker Swarm
4 8 (10.13%) SCCM
5 6 (7.59%) Ansible
6 5 (6.33%) Backup Exec
6 5 (6.33%) SCOM
7 4 (5.06%) DatAdvantage
7 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (2.53%) NetVault Backup
8 2 (2.53%) Prometheus
8 2 (2.53%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (2.53%) WSUS
9 1 (1.27%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (1.27%) SCOrch
9 1 (1.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (1.27%) WMI
9 1 (1.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 32 (40.51%) Microsoft
2 22 (27.85%) VMware
3 11 (13.92%) Citrix
4 9 (11.39%) Cisco
5 5 (6.33%) Symantec
6 4 (5.06%) CheckPoint
6 4 (5.06%) Varonis
7 3 (3.80%) Aruba
7 3 (3.80%) Atlassian
7 3 (3.80%) EMC
7 3 (3.80%) HP
7 3 (3.80%) SAP
8 2 (2.53%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.53%) Forcepoint
8 2 (2.53%) Hitachi
8 2 (2.53%) Lets Encrypt
8 2 (2.53%) Polycom
8 2 (2.53%) Reuters
8 2 (2.53%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.53%) TOWER Software