Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 107 88 123
Rank change year-on-year -19 +35 +26
Contract jobs citing DNS 45 165 139
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.52% 2.60% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.96% 23.17% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 141 121
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +10.57%
10th Percentile £171 £300 £124
90th Percentile £645 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +10.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year +62.79% - -

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 282 712 860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.55% 11.23% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 531 673
Median daily rate £450 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £213 £210 £233
90th Percentile £650 £650 £617
Central London median daily rate £450 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 25
Median hourly rate £36.50 £31.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.96% +81.43% -17.28%
10th Percentile £27.73 £15.94 £11.95
90th Percentile £53.35 £43.91 £33.00
Median hourly rate £35.75 £26.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +33.64% +52.86% -17.28%

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 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 26 (57.78%) Windows
2 25 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 19 (42.22%) DHCP
3 19 (42.22%) Windows Server
4 18 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (37.78%) Linux
5 17 (37.78%) Azure
6 12 (26.67%) Unix
7 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
7 11 (24.44%) PowerShell
7 11 (24.44%) Jenkins
8 10 (22.22%) Git (software)
8 10 (22.22%) Windows 10
8 10 (22.22%) Kubernetes
9 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (20.00%) SCCM
9 9 (20.00%) Office 365
9 9 (20.00%) Python
9 9 (20.00%) Migration
9 9 (20.00%) VMware
10 8 (17.78%) IaaS
10 8 (17.78%) AWS
11 7 (15.56%) Firewall
11 7 (15.56%) HTTP
11 7 (15.56%) ITIL
11 7 (15.56%) SSL
11 7 (15.56%) Cisco
11 7 (15.56%) Configuration Management
11 7 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 5 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (6.67%) Confluence
3 2 (4.44%) CMS
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.44%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.22%) Apache
4 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.22%) nginx
4 1 (2.22%) SAS
4 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 17 (37.78%) Azure
2 9 (20.00%) Office 365
3 8 (17.78%) AWS
3 8 (17.78%) IaaS
4 6 (13.33%) PaaS
5 4 (8.89%) GitHub
6 3 (6.67%) Amazon EKS
6 3 (6.67%) OpenShift
6 3 (6.67%) SaaS
7 2 (4.44%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (4.44%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (4.44%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (4.44%) Azure Functions
7 2 (4.44%) OneDrive
7 2 (4.44%) Route 53
7 2 (4.44%) Serverless
8 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (2.22%) G Suite
8 1 (2.22%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 19 (42.22%) DHCP
2 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
3 7 (15.56%) Firewall
3 7 (15.56%) HTTP
3 7 (15.56%) SSL
4 4 (8.89%) LAN
4 4 (8.89%) MPLS
4 4 (8.89%) VPN
5 3 (6.67%) FTP
5 3 (6.67%) Skype
6 2 (4.44%) BGP
6 2 (4.44%) IP Telephony
6 2 (4.44%) NetScaler
6 2 (4.44%) OSPF
6 2 (4.44%) SAN
6 2 (4.44%) SMTP
6 2 (4.44%) VLAN
6 2 (4.44%) VoIP
6 2 (4.44%) WAN
6 2 (4.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.44%) Redis
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.22%) Big Data
4 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Jenkins
2 10 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.89%) GitLab
3 4 (8.89%) JIRA
4 3 (6.67%) Gradle
5 2 (4.44%) Gatling
5 2 (4.44%) Geb
5 2 (4.44%) Spock
6 1 (2.22%) CircleCI
6 1 (2.22%) gulp
6 1 (2.22%) MSI
6 1 (2.22%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Back Office
4 1 (2.22%) French Language
4 1 (2.22%) Law
4 1 (2.22%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Active Directory Consultant
3 4 (8.89%) Consultant
3 4 (8.89%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Developer
4 3 (6.67%) IT Support
4 3 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Agile Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) IT Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Python Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Ruby Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
1 3 (6.67%) Dropwizard
1 3 (6.67%) Ember.js
1 3 (6.67%) Guice
1 3 (6.67%) Kafka
1 3 (6.67%) OAuth
1 3 (6.67%) OAuth2
1 3 (6.67%) Ratpack
1 3 (6.67%) REST
1 3 (6.67%) SOAP
1 3 (6.67%) Spring
1 3 (6.67%) Spring Boot
2 2 (4.44%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (4.44%) JSON
2 2 (4.44%) WireMock
2 2 (4.44%) YAML
3 1 (2.22%) HTML5
3 1 (2.22%) Node.js
3 1 (2.22%) RESTful
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
1 4 (8.89%) PKI
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) Clustering
3 2 (4.44%) Cloud Native
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) NHS
3 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.44%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.22%) BYOD
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.22%) Handset
4 1 (2.22%) iPad
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
4 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (57.78%) Windows
2 19 (42.22%) Windows Server
3 17 (37.78%) Linux
4 12 (26.67%) Unix
5 10 (22.22%) Windows 10
6 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (8.89%) Windows 7
9 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Migration
2 7 (15.56%) Configuration Management
2 7 (15.56%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (13.33%) DevOps
3 6 (13.33%) High Availability
3 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (11.11%) Open Source
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure as Code
5 4 (8.89%) TDD
6 3 (6.67%) Change Management
6 3 (6.67%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (6.67%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.67%) Microservices
6 3 (6.67%) OWASP
6 3 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) PowerShell
2 9 (20.00%) Python
3 6 (13.33%) Ruby
4 5 (11.11%) C
4 5 (11.11%) Java
5 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
5 4 (8.89%) Go
5 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.89%) Perl
6 3 (6.67%) Groovy
6 3 (6.67%) Java 8
6 3 (6.67%) SQL
6 3 (6.67%) TypeScript
7 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.44%) VB
7 2 (4.44%) VBScript
8 1 (2.22%) ES6
8 1 (2.22%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.44%) CCNA
2 2 (4.44%) CCNP
2 2 (4.44%) MCSE
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.44%) PMP
3 1 (2.22%) CCA
3 1 (2.22%) CCIE
3 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.22%) MCP
3 1 (2.22%) MCSA
3 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (4.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (2.22%) GDPR
3 1 (2.22%) HIPAA
3 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.22%) QA
3 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.33%) Docker
4 2 (4.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.44%) XenApp
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (2.22%) UAG
5 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) Kubernetes
2 9 (20.00%) SCCM
3 6 (13.33%) Terraform
4 5 (11.11%) SCOM
5 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (8.89%) Puppet
5 4 (8.89%) Salt
6 3 (6.67%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (4.44%) Ansible
7 2 (4.44%) DatAdvantage
7 2 (4.44%) Pacemaker
7 2 (4.44%) Prometheus
7 2 (4.44%) WSUS
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (2.22%) SCOrch
8 1 (2.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (2.22%) TrustSec
8 1 (2.22%) WMI
8 1 (2.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 18 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.00%) VMware
3 7 (15.56%) Cisco
4 5 (11.11%) Citrix
5 4 (8.89%) SaltStack
6 3 (6.67%) Atlassian
6 3 (6.67%) CyberArk
6 3 (6.67%) HP
7 2 (4.44%) F5
7 2 (4.44%) Ivanti
7 2 (4.44%) Lets Encrypt
7 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.44%) TOWER Software
7 2 (4.44%) Varonis
7 2 (4.44%) Veritas
8 1 (2.22%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.22%) Google
8 1 (2.22%) NVIDIA
8 1 (2.22%) Okta
8 1 (2.22%) Palo Alto