Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 173 97
Rank change year-on-year +52 -76 +29
Contract jobs citing DNS 144 67 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.06% 1.02% 2.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 9.60% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 52 130
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +5.66%
10th Percentile £124 £100 £288
90th Percentile £670 £625 £553
Central London median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
City of London median hourly rate £25.00 £14.04 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.13% -26.13% +5.67%
10th Percentile £24.50 £10.66 £17.60
90th Percentile £25.50 £17.35 £24.10
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 £14.04 £19.00
% change year-on-year +78.13% -26.13% +5.67%

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 864 698 936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.37% 10.65% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 525 731
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £206 £185 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 15
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.16 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.19% +11.34% +3.60%
10th Percentile £14.55 £13.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £33.90 £30.00 £26.75
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £21.16 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.82% +11.34% +1.60%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 80 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 65 (45.14%) DHCP
3 63 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 61 (42.36%) Windows
5 57 (39.58%) Linux
6 53 (36.81%) Amazon AWS
7 49 (34.03%) Microsoft
8 43 (29.86%) SSL
9 41 (28.47%) HTTP
10 40 (27.78%) Java
10 40 (27.78%) Docker
11 39 (27.08%) Git (software)
12 37 (25.69%) FTP
12 37 (25.69%) Firewall
13 36 (25.00%) Windows Server
14 35 (24.31%) REST
14 35 (24.31%) OAuth
14 35 (24.31%) OAuth2
15 34 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
16 33 (22.92%) Microservices
17 32 (22.22%) GitLab
17 32 (22.22%) OWASP
17 32 (22.22%) Heroku
17 32 (22.22%) SOAP
17 32 (22.22%) Java 8
18 31 (21.53%) JavaScript
18 31 (21.53%) HTML
18 31 (21.53%) Finance
18 31 (21.53%) HTML5
19 30 (20.83%) MongoDB

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 21 (14.58%) Apache Spark
2 20 (13.89%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (10.42%) MS Exchange
4 14 (9.72%) IIS
5 13 (9.03%) Apache
6 5 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.47%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.08%) nginx
7 3 (2.08%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.69%) CMS
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.69%) JBoss
8 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (18.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 53 (36.81%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (22.22%) Heroku
3 25 (17.36%) Office 365
4 20 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (3.47%) IaaS
7 4 (2.78%) GitHub
7 4 (2.78%) Mimecast
7 4 (2.78%) PaaS
8 3 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (2.08%) G Suite
8 3 (2.08%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.39%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.39%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (1.39%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.39%) GoToWebinar
9 2 (1.39%) Route 53
9 2 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 80 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 65 (45.14%) DHCP
3 43 (29.86%) SSL
4 41 (28.47%) HTTP
5 37 (25.69%) Firewall
5 37 (25.69%) FTP
6 19 (13.19%) LAN
7 17 (11.81%) WAN
8 14 (9.72%) VPN
9 13 (9.03%) SAN
10 12 (8.33%) Internet
10 12 (8.33%) OSPF
10 12 (8.33%) Telnet
11 11 (7.64%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (6.25%) Extranet
13 8 (5.56%) Wireless
14 7 (4.86%) BGP
14 7 (4.86%) Skype
15 6 (4.17%) Multicast
15 6 (4.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.83%) MongoDB
2 24 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (9.72%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (8.33%) Big Data
4 12 (8.33%) Hadoop
4 12 (8.33%) Redis
5 10 (6.94%) NoSQL
6 8 (5.56%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.47%) Power BI
8 4 (2.78%) MySQL
9 3 (2.08%) Bigtable
9 3 (2.08%) Blockchain
9 3 (2.08%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.69%) HBase
11 1 (0.69%) InfluxDB
11 1 (0.69%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 39 (27.08%) Git (software)
2 32 (22.22%) GitLab
3 25 (17.36%) Gradle
4 19 (13.19%) gulp
5 11 (7.64%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.86%) Gatling
6 7 (4.86%) Geb
6 7 (4.86%) Spock
7 5 (3.47%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (2.78%) Artifactory
9 3 (2.08%) IBM UrbanCode
9 3 (2.08%) Maven
9 3 (2.08%) Selenium
9 3 (2.08%) webpack
10 2 (1.39%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.69%) Chocolatey
11 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.69%) TortoiseSVN
11 1 (0.69%) Vagrant
General
1 31 (21.53%) Finance
2 12 (8.33%) Banking
3 7 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.08%) Legal
4 3 (2.08%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.39%) Advertising
6 1 (0.69%) Front Office
6 1 (0.69%) German Language
6 1 (0.69%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.69%) Law
6 1 (0.69%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 31 (21.53%) Developer
2 18 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 13 (9.03%) Analyst
3 13 (9.03%) Support Engineer
3 13 (9.03%) Technical Leader
4 12 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 11 (7.64%) 1st Line Engineer
5 11 (7.64%) Agile Developer
5 11 (7.64%) Agile Java Developer
5 11 (7.64%) Architect
6 10 (6.94%) Ruby Developer
7 9 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
7 9 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.56%) IT Support
9 7 (4.86%) Lead Developer
9 7 (4.86%) Lead Java Developer
9 7 (4.86%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (4.86%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.86%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (24.31%) OAuth
1 35 (24.31%) OAuth2
1 35 (24.31%) REST
2 32 (22.22%) SOAP
3 31 (21.53%) HTML
3 31 (21.53%) HTML5
4 29 (20.14%) AngularJS
4 29 (20.14%) CSS
5 25 (17.36%) Kafka
6 22 (15.28%) Dropwizard
6 22 (15.28%) Guice
6 22 (15.28%) Ratpack
7 19 (13.19%) Ember.js
7 19 (13.19%) Spring
7 19 (13.19%) Spring Boot
8 12 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (7.64%) React
9 11 (7.64%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (5.56%) Web Services
11 7 (4.86%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.94%) Credit Risk
1 10 (6.94%) Data Centre
1 10 (6.94%) Fintech
2 6 (4.17%) PKI
2 6 (4.17%) Public Cloud
2 6 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.47%) iPhone
4 4 (2.78%) Eurex
4 4 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.78%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.08%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.08%) e-Health
5 3 (2.08%) iPad
5 3 (2.08%) Reference Data
5 3 (2.08%) Replication
5 3 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.08%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 61 (42.36%) Windows
2 57 (39.58%) Linux
3 36 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 16 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 14 (9.72%) Windows 7
6 13 (9.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (7.64%) Unix
8 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (4.86%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.78%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.78%) CoreOS
10 4 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.08%) Android
11 3 (2.08%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.08%) Solaris
11 3 (2.08%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.69%) AIX
12 1 (0.69%) CentOS
12 1 (0.69%) SUSE
12 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.92%) Microservices
3 32 (22.22%) OWASP
4 22 (15.28%) Domain-Driven Design
5 20 (13.89%) TDD
6 19 (13.19%) BDD
7 18 (12.50%) ITIL
8 14 (9.72%) DevOps
9 12 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 11 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (6.94%) Coaching
11 10 (6.94%) Functional Programming
11 10 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 10 (6.94%) Load Balancing
11 10 (6.94%) Parallel Computing
11 10 (6.94%) Parallel Processing
12 9 (6.25%) Migration
12 9 (6.25%) Test Automation
13 8 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
13 8 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.78%) Java
2 32 (22.22%) Java 8
3 31 (21.53%) JavaScript
4 29 (20.14%) ES6
5 19 (13.19%) TypeScript
6 17 (11.81%) Ruby
7 16 (11.11%) PowerShell
8 11 (7.64%) Python
9 9 (6.25%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.86%) C
10 7 (4.86%) SQL
11 6 (4.17%) Perl
12 4 (2.78%) C#
12 4 (2.78%) Groovy
13 3 (2.08%) Scala
13 3 (2.08%) XPath
14 2 (1.39%) PHP
15 1 (0.69%) C++
15 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (6.25%) MCSE
4 6 (4.17%) CCIE
4 6 (4.17%) CCNA
4 6 (4.17%) CCNP
4 6 (4.17%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.47%) MCSA
6 3 (2.08%) Degree
6 3 (2.08%) MCP
6 3 (2.08%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.39%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.69%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.69%) CEH
8 1 (0.69%) CISSP
8 1 (0.69%) GCIH
8 1 (0.69%) GIAC
8 1 (0.69%) MCITP
8 1 (0.69%) SANS
8 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.47%) SLA
2 2 (1.39%) GDPR
2 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.39%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) GCP
3 1 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 63 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 40 (27.78%) Docker
3 16 (11.11%) XenApp
4 15 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (4.17%) vSphere
7 5 (3.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (2.78%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.08%) BitLocker
9 3 (2.08%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.39%) Firmware
10 2 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.39%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.69%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.69%) pfSense
11 1 (0.69%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (15.28%) Docker Swarm
2 18 (12.50%) Kubernetes
3 17 (11.81%) Puppet
4 16 (11.11%) Ansible
5 13 (9.03%) Mesos
6 11 (7.64%) SCCM
7 10 (6.94%) Marathon
7 10 (6.94%) Terraform
8 8 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (2.78%) vCenter Server
11 3 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (2.08%) DatAdvantage
11 3 (2.08%) Nagios
11 3 (2.08%) Rancher
11 3 (2.08%) SCOM
12 2 (1.39%) Nessus
12 2 (1.39%) WSUS
12 2 (1.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (34.03%) Microsoft
2 30 (20.83%) Cisco
3 23 (15.97%) VMware
4 22 (15.28%) Citrix
5 13 (9.03%) Apple
6 8 (5.56%) McAfee
7 7 (4.86%) CheckPoint
7 7 (4.86%) F5
7 7 (4.86%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.86%) SolarWinds
8 6 (4.17%) EMC
9 5 (3.47%) Hitachi
9 5 (3.47%) NetApp
9 5 (3.47%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.78%) Palo Alto
10 4 (2.78%) Reuters
11 3 (2.08%) Google
11 3 (2.08%) HP
11 3 (2.08%) Juniper
11 3 (2.08%) Symantec