Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 157 115
Rank change year-on-year +36 -42 +17
Contract jobs citing DNS 140 76 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.02% 1.21% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.13% 11.29% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 63 103
City of London median daily rate £424 £413 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -1.79% +8.39%
10th Percentile £124 £101 £272
90th Percentile £625 £622 £570
Central London median daily rate £425 £407 £400
% change year-on-year +4.42% +1.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
City of London median hourly rate - - £19.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £19.00

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 868 673 821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.53% 10.75% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 511 629
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £230 £198 £257
90th Percentile £625 £625 £591
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 17
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.16 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.60% -3.84% +15.79%
10th Percentile £14.05 £13.36 £17.60
90th Percentile £33.00 £29.77 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.16 £21.34
% change year-on-year -11.60% -0.87% +12.32%

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 June 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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 67 (47.86%) DHCP
2 66 (47.14%) TCP/IP
2 66 (47.14%) Active Directory
3 60 (42.86%) Windows
4 50 (35.71%) Linux
5 47 (33.57%) Firewall
5 47 (33.57%) Amazon AWS
6 44 (31.43%) Microsoft
7 42 (30.00%) Windows Server
8 41 (29.29%) SSL
9 40 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (26.43%) Git (software)
10 37 (26.43%) Docker
11 35 (25.00%) HTTP
11 35 (25.00%) Java
12 32 (22.86%) Cisco
13 31 (22.14%) PostgreSQL
14 30 (21.43%) FTP
14 30 (21.43%) OAuth2
14 30 (21.43%) OAuth
14 30 (21.43%) REST
15 29 (20.71%) Microservices
16 28 (20.00%) GitLab
16 28 (20.00%) HTML5
16 28 (20.00%) MongoDB
16 28 (20.00%) JavaScript
16 28 (20.00%) HTML
17 27 (19.29%) SOAP
17 27 (19.29%) Citrix
17 27 (19.29%) Heroku

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 15 (10.71%) IIS
2 14 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 11 (7.86%) Apache
3 11 (7.86%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (7.14%) Apache Spark
5 8 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (4.29%) Skype for Business
7 5 (3.57%) nginx
7 5 (3.57%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.71%) CMS
9 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.86%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 47 (33.57%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (19.29%) Heroku
2 27 (19.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (17.86%) Office 365
4 8 (5.71%) IaaS
5 7 (5.00%) PaaS
6 6 (4.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (2.86%) GitHub
7 4 (2.86%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (2.14%) Mimecast
8 3 (2.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.43%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (1.43%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.43%) Datadog
9 2 (1.43%) G Suite
9 2 (1.43%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 67 (47.86%) DHCP
2 66 (47.14%) TCP/IP
3 47 (33.57%) Firewall
4 41 (29.29%) SSL
5 35 (25.00%) HTTP
6 30 (21.43%) FTP
7 18 (12.86%) WAN
8 16 (11.43%) Internet
9 15 (10.71%) VPN
10 14 (10.00%) LAN
10 14 (10.00%) SAN
11 12 (8.57%) Telnet
12 11 (7.86%) OSPF
13 10 (7.14%) Extranet
14 9 (6.43%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (6.43%) MPLS
15 8 (5.71%) Wireless
16 6 (4.29%) BGP
16 6 (4.29%) Multicast
16 6 (4.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (22.14%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 10 (7.14%) Redis
4 9 (6.43%) SQL Server
5 8 (5.71%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (3.57%) MySQL
6 5 (3.57%) Power BI
7 3 (2.14%) Big Data
7 3 (2.14%) Bigtable
7 3 (2.14%) Blockchain
7 3 (2.14%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.14%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.71%) HBase
9 1 (0.71%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (26.43%) Git (software)
2 28 (20.00%) GitLab
3 23 (16.43%) Gradle
4 16 (11.43%) gulp
5 14 (10.00%) Gatling
5 14 (10.00%) Geb
5 14 (10.00%) Spock
6 13 (9.29%) Jenkins
7 9 (6.43%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (4.29%) Artifactory
9 4 (2.86%) Fiddler
9 4 (2.86%) IBM UrbanCode
9 4 (2.86%) Maven
10 3 (2.14%) Selenium
10 3 (2.14%) webpack
11 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.71%) MSI
11 1 (0.71%) Subversion
11 1 (0.71%) TortoiseSVN
11 1 (0.71%) Vagrant
General
1 26 (18.57%) Finance
2 10 (7.14%) Banking
3 7 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.14%) Legal
5 2 (1.43%) Advertising
5 2 (1.43%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Front Office
6 1 (0.71%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (19.29%) Developer
2 16 (11.43%) Java Developer
3 15 (10.71%) Agile Developer
3 15 (10.71%) Agile Java Developer
4 14 (10.00%) Analyst
4 14 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 13 (9.29%) Network Engineer
6 12 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (7.86%) 1st Line Engineer
8 9 (6.43%) Citrix Engineer
8 9 (6.43%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (5.71%) Architect
9 8 (5.71%) Desktop Support
9 8 (5.71%) Ruby Developer
10 7 (5.00%) Technical Leader
11 6 (4.29%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (4.29%) 1st Line Support Engineer
11 6 (4.29%) Administrator
11 6 (4.29%) Security Analyst
11 6 (4.29%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (21.43%) OAuth
1 30 (21.43%) OAuth2
1 30 (21.43%) REST
2 28 (20.00%) HTML
2 28 (20.00%) HTML5
3 27 (19.29%) SOAP
4 24 (17.14%) AngularJS
4 24 (17.14%) CSS
5 21 (15.00%) Kafka
6 19 (13.57%) Dropwizard
6 19 (13.57%) Guice
6 19 (13.57%) Ratpack
7 16 (11.43%) Ember.js
7 16 (11.43%) Spring
7 16 (11.43%) Spring Boot
8 14 (10.00%) WireMock
9 10 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (6.43%) Ruby on Rails
11 8 (5.71%) React
11 8 (5.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.43%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.71%) Credit Risk
2 8 (5.71%) Fintech
3 6 (4.29%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.57%) PKI
5 4 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.86%) Eurex
5 4 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.86%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.14%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.14%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.14%) e-Health
6 3 (2.14%) Reference Data
6 3 (2.14%) Replication
6 3 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.43%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 60 (42.86%) Windows
2 50 (35.71%) Linux
3 42 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 17 (12.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (7.86%) Windows 10
7 10 (7.14%) Windows 7
8 9 (6.43%) Unix
9 5 (3.57%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.86%) Android
10 4 (2.86%) CoreOS
11 3 (2.14%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.43%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.43%) Solaris
12 2 (1.43%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.71%) AIX
13 1 (0.71%) SUSE
13 1 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.71%) Microservices
3 27 (19.29%) OWASP
4 25 (17.86%) TDD
5 24 (17.14%) BDD
6 19 (13.57%) Domain-Driven Design
6 19 (13.57%) Software Engineering
7 18 (12.86%) ITIL
8 15 (10.71%) DevOps
9 14 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 13 (9.29%) Load Balancing
11 10 (7.14%) Coaching
11 10 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (7.14%) Test Automation
12 8 (5.71%) Functional Programming
12 8 (5.71%) Parallel Computing
12 8 (5.71%) Parallel Processing
12 8 (5.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.00%) Java
2 28 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 27 (19.29%) Java 8
4 24 (17.14%) ES6
5 19 (13.57%) PowerShell
6 17 (12.14%) Ruby
7 16 (11.43%) TypeScript
8 14 (10.00%) Python
9 11 (7.86%) Bash Shell
9 11 (7.86%) Groovy
10 10 (7.14%) Scala
11 8 (5.71%) SQL
12 6 (4.29%) C
12 6 (4.29%) Perl
13 4 (2.86%) C#
14 3 (2.14%) XPath
15 2 (1.43%) PHP
16 1 (0.71%) C++
16 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (7.86%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (6.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.00%) MCSE
5 6 (4.29%) CCIE
5 6 (4.29%) CCNP
6 4 (2.86%) CCNA
6 4 (2.86%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.14%) CISSP
7 3 (2.14%) Degree
8 2 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.71%) CEH
9 1 (0.71%) GCIH
9 1 (0.71%) MCITP
9 1 (0.71%) MCSA
9 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.71%) PMP
9 1 (0.71%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) SLA
2 2 (1.43%) GCP
2 2 (1.43%) GDPR
2 2 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.43%) QA
3 1 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 66 (47.14%) Active Directory
2 37 (26.43%) Docker
3 18 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (12.86%) XenApp
4 8 (5.71%) vSphere
5 7 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (4.29%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (2.86%) Hyper-V
9 3 (2.14%) VMware NSX
10 2 (1.43%) Firmware
10 2 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.71%) pfSense
11 1 (0.71%) vCloud
11 1 (0.71%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.71%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (13.57%) Docker Swarm
2 18 (12.86%) Ansible
2 18 (12.86%) Puppet
3 12 (8.57%) Mesos
4 11 (7.86%) Kubernetes
5 9 (6.43%) SCCM
6 8 (5.71%) Marathon
6 8 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (5.71%) Terraform
7 6 (4.29%) SCOM
7 6 (4.29%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (2.86%) Nessus
9 4 (2.86%) Rancher
9 4 (2.86%) vCenter Server
10 3 (2.14%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (2.14%) HAProxy
11 2 (1.43%) DatAdvantage
11 2 (1.43%) Kibana
11 2 (1.43%) logstash
Vendors
1 44 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 32 (22.86%) Cisco
3 27 (19.29%) Citrix
4 26 (18.57%) VMware
5 9 (6.43%) F5
5 9 (6.43%) HP
6 7 (5.00%) CheckPoint
7 6 (4.29%) Palo Alto
8 5 (3.57%) Apple
8 5 (3.57%) EMC
8 5 (3.57%) McAfee
8 5 (3.57%) SolarWinds
9 4 (2.86%) Dell
9 4 (2.86%) Hitachi
9 4 (2.86%) Infoblox
9 4 (2.86%) NetApp
9 4 (2.86%) Qualys
9 4 (2.86%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.86%) Reuters
10 3 (2.14%) Juniper