Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 172 113
Rank change year-on-year +40 -59 +12
Contract jobs citing DNS 141 74 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.01% 1.08% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.58% 10.38% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 60 121
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £156 £140 £306
90th Percentile £675 £676 £575
Central London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
City of London median hourly rate £25.00 £14.04 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.13% -31.54% +14.02%
10th Percentile £24.50 £10.99 £18.85
90th Percentile £25.50 £17.03 £21.75
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 £14.04 £21.00
% change year-on-year +78.13% -33.17% +16.80%

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 802 713 969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.44% 10.40% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 558 747
City of London median daily rate £448 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £164 £212 £287
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
Central London median daily rate £433 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -3.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 13
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -10.53% +5.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.91 £11.50
90th Percentile £28.50 £29.56 £24.17
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +6.47% -10.53% +5.67%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 74 (52.48%) TCP/IP
2 68 (48.23%) DHCP
3 60 (42.55%) Windows
4 58 (41.13%) Active Directory
5 51 (36.17%) Microsoft
6 50 (35.46%) Linux
7 49 (34.75%) Amazon AWS
8 39 (27.66%) SSL
9 36 (25.53%) Java
9 36 (25.53%) Windows Server
10 35 (24.82%) Cisco
10 35 (24.82%) FTP
10 35 (24.82%) HTTP
11 34 (24.11%) Git (software)
11 34 (24.11%) Docker
12 33 (23.40%) Firewall
13 31 (21.99%) Finance
14 30 (21.28%) WAN
14 30 (21.28%) Microservices
15 29 (20.57%) OAuth2
15 29 (20.57%) OAuth
15 29 (20.57%) OWASP
15 29 (20.57%) Heroku
15 29 (20.57%) REST
15 29 (20.57%) SOAP
15 29 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
15 29 (20.57%) Java 8
16 28 (19.86%) GitLab
17 27 (19.15%) AngularJS
17 27 (19.15%) 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 (14.89%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (12.77%) MS Exchange
3 17 (12.06%) Apache Spark
4 9 (6.38%) Apache
4 9 (6.38%) SharePoint
4 9 (6.38%) Skype for Business
5 7 (4.96%) IIS
6 6 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.13%) nginx
8 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.71%) CMS
9 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.71%) JBoss
9 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (17.73%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 49 (34.75%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (20.57%) Heroku
3 27 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (17.73%) Office 365
5 6 (4.26%) IaaS
5 6 (4.26%) PaaS
6 5 (3.55%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (3.55%) Mimecast
7 4 (2.84%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (2.13%) SaaS
9 2 (1.42%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (1.42%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.42%) G Suite
9 2 (1.42%) GitHub
9 2 (1.42%) Serverless
10 1 (0.71%) GoToWebinar
10 1 (0.71%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.71%) iTunes
10 1 (0.71%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 74 (52.48%) TCP/IP
2 68 (48.23%) DHCP
3 39 (27.66%) SSL
4 35 (24.82%) FTP
4 35 (24.82%) HTTP
5 33 (23.40%) Firewall
6 30 (21.28%) WAN
7 25 (17.73%) LAN
8 19 (13.48%) VPN
9 15 (10.64%) Wireless
10 14 (9.93%) OSPF
11 13 (9.22%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (8.51%) BGP
12 12 (8.51%) SAN
13 11 (7.80%) Skype
14 10 (7.09%) VoIP
15 9 (6.38%) MPLS
16 8 (5.67%) Cisco Nexus
17 7 (4.96%) Internet
17 7 (4.96%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.15%) MongoDB
2 19 (13.48%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (9.22%) Big Data
3 13 (9.22%) Hadoop
4 12 (8.51%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (4.96%) Redis
6 6 (4.26%) NoSQL
6 6 (4.26%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.84%) MySQL
8 2 (1.42%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.71%) HBase
9 1 (0.71%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.71%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.71%) phpMyAdmin
9 1 (0.71%) Power BI
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 34 (24.11%) Git (software)
2 28 (19.86%) GitLab
3 26 (18.44%) Gradle
4 22 (15.60%) gulp
5 9 (6.38%) Gatling
5 9 (6.38%) Geb
5 9 (6.38%) Jenkins
5 9 (6.38%) Spock
6 4 (2.84%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (2.13%) Selenium
7 3 (2.13%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.42%) Maven
8 2 (1.42%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.42%) webpack
9 1 (0.71%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.71%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.71%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 31 (21.99%) Finance
2 9 (6.38%) Banking
2 9 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.55%) Spanish Language
4 3 (2.13%) Legal
5 2 (1.42%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Advertising
6 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.71%) German Language
6 1 (0.71%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.71%) Law
6 1 (0.71%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 26 (18.44%) Developer
2 21 (14.89%) Java Developer
3 14 (9.93%) Network Engineer
4 13 (9.22%) Agile Developer
4 13 (9.22%) Agile Java Developer
4 13 (9.22%) Analyst
4 13 (9.22%) Architect
4 13 (9.22%) Technical Leader
5 12 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (7.09%) IT Analyst
6 10 (7.09%) IT Support
6 10 (7.09%) Support Analyst
7 9 (6.38%) IT Support Analyst
7 9 (6.38%) Server Engineer
7 9 (6.38%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.67%) Lead Developer
8 8 (5.67%) Lead Java Developer
8 8 (5.67%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.67%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (5.67%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (20.57%) OAuth
1 29 (20.57%) OAuth2
1 29 (20.57%) REST
1 29 (20.57%) SOAP
2 27 (19.15%) AngularJS
2 27 (19.15%) CSS
2 27 (19.15%) HTML
2 27 (19.15%) HTML5
3 24 (17.02%) Dropwizard
3 24 (17.02%) Guice
3 24 (17.02%) Ratpack
4 22 (15.60%) Ember.js
4 22 (15.60%) Spring
4 22 (15.60%) Spring Boot
5 21 (14.89%) Kafka
6 9 (6.38%) WireMock
7 7 (4.96%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (4.26%) React
8 6 (4.26%) Ruby on Rails
8 6 (4.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.93%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.67%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (4.96%) iPad
3 7 (4.96%) iPhone
4 6 (4.26%) PKI
5 5 (3.55%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.55%) Credit Risk
5 5 (3.55%) Fintech
5 5 (3.55%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.55%) Replication
6 4 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.84%) Smartphone
7 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.42%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.42%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.42%) User Experience
8 2 (1.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (42.55%) Windows
2 50 (35.46%) Linux
3 36 (25.53%) Windows Server
4 17 (12.06%) Windows 7
5 16 (11.35%) Windows 10
6 15 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (7.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (6.38%) Mac OS X
9 8 (5.67%) Unix
10 4 (2.84%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.84%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.13%) CoreOS
11 3 (2.13%) Solaris
12 2 (1.42%) Android
12 2 (1.42%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.71%) AIX
13 1 (0.71%) CentOS
13 1 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.28%) Microservices
2 29 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.57%) OWASP
3 25 (17.73%) Domain-Driven Design
4 20 (14.18%) ITIL
5 18 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 17 (12.06%) TDD
7 16 (11.35%) BDD
8 14 (9.93%) Software Engineering
9 13 (9.22%) DevOps
9 13 (9.22%) Load Balancing
10 10 (7.09%) Migration
10 10 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (6.38%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 9 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (5.67%) Coaching
13 7 (4.96%) Performance Monitoring
14 6 (4.26%) Cybersecurity
14 6 (4.26%) Information Security
14 6 (4.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (25.53%) Java
2 29 (20.57%) Java 8
3 27 (19.15%) ES6
3 27 (19.15%) JavaScript
4 22 (15.60%) TypeScript
5 19 (13.48%) PowerShell
6 13 (9.22%) Python
7 9 (6.38%) Perl
7 9 (6.38%) Ruby
8 7 (4.96%) C
9 6 (4.26%) Bash Shell
9 6 (4.26%) SQL
10 3 (2.13%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.42%) C#
11 2 (1.42%) PHP
11 2 (1.42%) Scala
12 1 (0.71%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (7.80%) MCSE
4 9 (6.38%) CCNA
5 8 (5.67%) MCSA
6 7 (4.96%) CCNP
7 5 (3.55%) MCP
7 5 (3.55%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.84%) CCIE
8 4 (2.84%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.42%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.42%) Degree
9 2 (1.42%) GIAC
10 1 (0.71%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.71%) CEH
10 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.71%) GCIH
10 1 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.71%) MCITP
10 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.55%) SLA
2 2 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.42%) QA
System Software
1 58 (41.13%) Active Directory
2 34 (24.11%) Docker
3 20 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.67%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.67%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (5.67%) XenApp
5 6 (4.26%) vSphere
6 5 (3.55%) BitLocker
7 3 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.13%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.71%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.71%) Firmware
8 1 (0.71%) pfSense
8 1 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.71%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.71%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.71%) Xen
8 1 (0.71%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (17.02%) Docker Swarm
2 17 (12.06%) Kubernetes
3 13 (9.22%) Puppet
3 13 (9.22%) SCCM
4 12 (8.51%) Ansible
5 10 (7.09%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (7.09%) Terraform
6 7 (4.96%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (4.26%) Mesos
8 5 (3.55%) Marathon
9 4 (2.84%) Nagios
9 4 (2.84%) SCOM
10 3 (2.13%) CSIRT
10 3 (2.13%) DatAdvantage
10 3 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (2.13%) vCenter Server
11 2 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (1.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (1.42%) Rancher
11 2 (1.42%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 51 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 35 (24.82%) Cisco
3 26 (18.44%) VMware
4 14 (9.93%) Apple
4 14 (9.93%) Citrix
5 12 (8.51%) SolarWinds
6 10 (7.09%) F5
6 10 (7.09%) McAfee
7 7 (4.96%) Juniper
7 7 (4.96%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.26%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.26%) EMC
8 6 (4.26%) NetApp
9 5 (3.55%) Google
9 5 (3.55%) Hitachi
9 5 (3.55%) Meraki
9 5 (3.55%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.84%) Palo Alto
10 4 (2.84%) Riverbed
10 4 (2.84%) Ruckus Wireless