Period
to 17 September 2021

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 17 September 2021 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 115 85 109
Rank change year-on-year -30 +24 +19
Contract jobs citing DNS 65 36 135
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.79% 2.00% 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.44% 16.29% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 26 111
10th Percentile £380 £369 £185
25th Percentile £450 £420 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% -2.63%
75th Percentile £550 £543 £538
90th Percentile £588 £588 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 -
Median % change year-on-year -40.00% - -
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year -40.00% - -

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 318 221 684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.76% 12.31% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 168 528
10th Percentile £322 £304 £202
25th Percentile £413 £411 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £561 £575
90th Percentile £689 £636 £658
Central London median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 17
10th Percentile £21.08 £36.79 £13.05
25th Percentile £21.19 £36.84 £16.50
Median hourly rate £29.50 £46.38 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -36.39% +126.22% +13.26%
75th Percentile £37.75 £57.81 £37.50
90th Percentile " £60.18 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £23.75 £46.38 £21.00
% change year-on-year -48.79% +120.83% +16.02%

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 17 September 2021.

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

DNS
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the City of London region over the 6 months to 17 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £385 -
DNS
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, 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 39 (60.00%) Finance
2 38 (58.46%) Active Directory
3 34 (52.31%) Microsoft
3 34 (52.31%) Azure
4 31 (47.69%) DHCP
5 29 (44.62%) VMware
5 29 (44.62%) Microsoft 365
6 27 (41.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 26 (40.00%) Windows
8 18 (27.69%) Firewall
9 16 (24.62%) Migration
9 16 (24.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 16 (24.62%) Social Skills
10 14 (21.54%) Hyper-V
10 14 (21.54%) DevOps
11 13 (20.00%) Change Control
11 13 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 12 (18.46%) Information Security
12 12 (18.46%) Risk Management
12 12 (18.46%) PowerShell
12 12 (18.46%) Cybersecurity
13 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (15.38%) Ansible
14 10 (15.38%) Terraform
14 10 (15.38%) Windows Server
15 9 (13.85%) Skype
15 9 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
15 9 (13.85%) AWS
15 9 (13.85%) Docker
15 9 (13.85%) Splunk

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 9 (13.85%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.69%) Confluence
2 5 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (7.69%) Skype for Business
3 4 (6.15%) Apache Spark
3 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.08%) IBM Domino
4 2 (3.08%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 34 (52.31%) Azure
2 29 (44.62%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (13.85%) AWS
4 5 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (7.69%) GCP
4 5 (7.69%) GitHub
4 5 (7.69%) Mimecast
4 5 (7.69%) PaaS
5 4 (6.15%) Amazon ECS
5 4 (6.15%) Amazon EKS
5 4 (6.15%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (6.15%) Route 53
6 3 (4.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (4.62%) IaaS
6 3 (4.62%) SaaS
7 2 (3.08%) Azure App Service
7 2 (3.08%) Azure Functions
7 2 (3.08%) Azure Key Vault
7 2 (3.08%) Azure Service Fabric
7 2 (3.08%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 31 (47.69%) DHCP
2 18 (27.69%) Firewall
3 9 (13.85%) Internet
3 9 (13.85%) Skype
4 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
4 7 (10.77%) Unified Communications
5 6 (9.23%) LAN
5 6 (9.23%) MPLS
6 5 (7.69%) Kerberos
6 5 (7.69%) WAN
7 4 (6.15%) Ethernet
7 4 (6.15%) WebEx
8 3 (4.62%) SMTP
9 2 (3.08%) 3GPP
9 2 (3.08%) FTP
9 2 (3.08%) HTTP
9 2 (3.08%) LTE
9 2 (3.08%) NAS
9 2 (3.08%) SAN
10 1 (1.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (3.08%) Redis
3 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.54%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.23%) JIRA
3 4 (6.15%) Subversion
3 4 (6.15%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.54%) Gradle
5 1 (1.54%) Serena SBM
General
1 39 (60.00%) Finance
2 16 (24.62%) Social Skills
3 7 (10.77%) Banking
3 7 (10.77%) Financial Institution
4 4 (6.15%) Legal
5 2 (3.08%) International Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.54%) Back Office
6 1 (1.54%) Law
6 1 (1.54%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.54%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (21.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 12 (18.46%) Azure Engineer
4 11 (16.92%) Consultant
5 10 (15.38%) Security Consultant
5 10 (15.38%) Security Technical Consultant
5 10 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
5 10 (15.38%) Technical Engineer
5 10 (15.38%) Technical Security Consultant
6 9 (13.85%) Administrator
6 9 (13.85%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (10.77%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Network Engineer
9 5 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (6.15%) Active Directory Specialist
10 4 (6.15%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (6.15%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (6.15%) Voice Engineer
11 3 (4.62%) Avaya Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) LDAP
2 4 (6.15%) ARM Templates
3 3 (4.62%) REST
4 1 (1.54%) .NET
4 1 (1.54%) Middleware
4 1 (1.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Clustering
2 4 (6.15%) PKI
2 4 (6.15%) Replication
2 4 (6.15%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (6.15%) Tandem
2 4 (6.15%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.62%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.08%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.54%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.54%) Eurex
5 1 (1.54%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.54%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 26 (40.00%) Windows
2 10 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 9 (13.85%) Linux
4 4 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (6.15%) Unix
4 4 (6.15%) Windows 10
4 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.62%) Solaris
5 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.54%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 16 (24.62%) Migration
2 14 (21.54%) DevOps
3 13 (20.00%) Change Control
4 12 (18.46%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (18.46%) Information Security
4 12 (18.46%) Risk Management
5 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (10.77%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (10.77%) Cost Optimisation
8 6 (9.23%) Mobile Device Management
8 6 (9.23%) Patch Management
9 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure as Code
10 4 (6.15%) Collaborative Working
10 4 (6.15%) Email Migration
10 4 (6.15%) Project Delivery
10 4 (6.15%) Security Hardening
10 4 (6.15%) Sprint Planning
10 4 (6.15%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.46%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.15%) Bash Shell
3 3 (4.62%) Perl
3 3 (4.62%) Python
3 3 (4.62%) SQL
4 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.54%) C
5 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.54%) MCSE
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.54%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.15%) GDPR
3 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (58.46%) Active Directory
2 27 (41.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (21.54%) Hyper-V
4 9 (13.85%) Docker
5 5 (7.69%) NFS
6 4 (6.15%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (6.15%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.08%) Veritas File System
7 2 (3.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (3.08%) vSphere
7 2 (3.08%) XenApp
8 1 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (15.38%) Ansible
1 10 (15.38%) Terraform
2 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (9.23%) SCCM
4 5 (7.69%) Kubernetes
5 4 (6.15%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (6.15%) Control-M
5 4 (6.15%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (6.15%) Netcool
5 4 (6.15%) Prometheus
5 4 (6.15%) QRadar
5 4 (6.15%) Tivoli
5 4 (6.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (4.62%) Puppet
6 3 (4.62%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (3.08%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.54%) Icinga
8 1 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 34 (52.31%) Microsoft
2 29 (44.62%) VMware
3 9 (13.85%) Cisco
3 9 (13.85%) Splunk
4 8 (12.31%) Citrix
5 7 (10.77%) EMC
6 5 (7.69%) IBM
7 4 (6.15%) BMC
7 4 (6.15%) CheckPoint
7 4 (6.15%) CyberArk
7 4 (6.15%) Infoblox
7 4 (6.15%) Okta
7 4 (6.15%) Oracle
7 4 (6.15%) Qualys
7 4 (6.15%) ServiceNow
7 4 (6.15%) Sonus
8 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.62%) SaltStack
8 3 (4.62%) Speakerbus
8 3 (4.62%) Symantec