Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 80 109 129
Rank change year-on-year +29 +20 +43
Contract jobs citing DNS 38 130 136
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.11% 2.11% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.77% 19.43% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 108 118
Median daily rate £500 £450 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.64% +7.65%
10th Percentile £363 £171 £150
90th Percentile £588 £625 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £25.00
10th Percentile £36.75 - £24.50
90th Percentile £38.25 - £25.50
Central London median hourly rate £88.75 - £25.00

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 241 669 827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.40% 10.84% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 504 651
Median daily rate £500 £475 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +6.15% -0.56%
10th Percentile £263 £203 £178
90th Percentile £637 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £465 £438
% change year-on-year +7.53% +6.29% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 29
Median hourly rate £46.25 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.24% +12.30% +6.55%
10th Percentile £26.78 £15.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £60.18 £44.80 £27.00
Median hourly rate £55.00 £21.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +161.90% +12.30% +6.55%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 15 (39.47%) DHCP
1 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
1 15 (39.47%) Azure
2 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
3 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
4 11 (28.95%) Windows
4 11 (28.95%) Finance
5 10 (26.32%) Linux
6 9 (23.68%) Cisco
6 9 (23.68%) Citrix
6 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (21.05%) VMware
7 8 (21.05%) Firewall
7 8 (21.05%) Configuration Management
7 8 (21.05%) Unix
7 8 (21.05%) C
7 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (21.05%) Office 365
7 8 (21.05%) DevOps
8 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
8 7 (18.42%) SQL
8 7 (18.42%) VBScript
8 7 (18.42%) Python
8 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
8 7 (18.42%) Terraform
9 6 (15.79%) Skype
9 6 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (15.79%) High Availability
9 6 (15.79%) 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 5 (13.16%) CMS
2 4 (10.53%) Apache
3 2 (5.26%) IIS
3 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) Confluence
4 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.63%) IBM Domino
4 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.63%) JBoss
4 1 (2.63%) Liferay
4 1 (2.63%) nginx
4 1 (2.63%) SAS
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (39.47%) Azure
2 8 (21.05%) Office 365
3 6 (15.79%) IaaS
3 6 (15.79%) PaaS
4 5 (13.16%) Serverless
5 4 (10.53%) AWS
5 4 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (10.53%) Azure Functions
6 2 (5.26%) SaaS
7 1 (2.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.63%) Coveralls
7 1 (2.63%) Datadog
7 1 (2.63%) GCP
7 1 (2.63%) GitHub
7 1 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (39.47%) DHCP
2 8 (21.05%) Firewall
3 6 (15.79%) Skype
4 5 (13.16%) Ethernet
4 5 (13.16%) LAN
4 5 (13.16%) SAN
4 5 (13.16%) WAN
5 4 (10.53%) H.323
5 4 (10.53%) HTTP
5 4 (10.53%) SMTP
5 4 (10.53%) Telepresence
5 4 (10.53%) Unified Communications
6 3 (7.89%) Internet
6 3 (7.89%) NetScaler
6 3 (7.89%) SNMP
6 3 (7.89%) SSH
6 3 (7.89%) VLAN
6 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (7.89%) Wireless
7 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Azure SQL Database
1 4 (10.53%) Cosmos DB
2 3 (7.89%) MySQL
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
2 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.79%) TeamCity
3 4 (10.53%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (5.26%) Gradle
4 2 (5.26%) JIRA
5 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (2.63%) Gatling
5 1 (2.63%) Geb
5 1 (2.63%) GitLab
5 1 (2.63%) JUnit
5 1 (2.63%) Maven
5 1 (2.63%) Serena SBM
5 1 (2.63%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.63%) Spock
5 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 4 (10.53%) Retail
3 4 (10.53%) Retail Finance
4 3 (7.89%) International Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Applications Packager
2 4 (10.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Azure Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Network Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Administrator
4 2 (5.26%) Architect
4 2 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Python Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Ruby Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (2.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) IT Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Network Deployment Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) WebRTC
2 2 (5.26%) LAMP
2 2 (5.26%) LDAP
2 2 (5.26%) OAuth
2 2 (5.26%) REST
2 2 (5.26%) SOAP
3 1 (2.63%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.63%) Dropwizard
3 1 (2.63%) Ember.js
3 1 (2.63%) Guice
3 1 (2.63%) Kafka
3 1 (2.63%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (2.63%) Memcached
3 1 (2.63%) Middleware
3 1 (2.63%) OAuth2
3 1 (2.63%) Ratpack
3 1 (2.63%) Spring
3 1 (2.63%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.63%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.53%) Tandem
1 4 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (7.89%) Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) PKI
3 2 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.63%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Linux
3 8 (21.05%) Unix
4 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
5 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (2.63%) CentOS
7 1 (2.63%) Debian
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) Configuration Management
2 8 (21.05%) DevOps
3 6 (15.79%) High Availability
4 5 (13.16%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure as Code
4 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (13.16%) Migration
4 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (13.16%) Virtual Environments
5 4 (10.53%) Antivirus Management
5 4 (10.53%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (10.53%) ITIL
5 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
5 4 (10.53%) Open Source
5 4 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (10.53%) Software Deployment
6 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.89%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
2 8 (21.05%) C
3 7 (18.42%) Python
3 7 (18.42%) SQL
3 7 (18.42%) VBScript
4 5 (13.16%) Perl
5 3 (7.89%) Java
5 3 (7.89%) Ruby
6 2 (5.26%) VB
7 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.63%) Erlang
7 1 (2.63%) Java 8
7 1 (2.63%) Lisp
7 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (13.16%) CCIE
3 1 (2.63%) CCNA
3 1 (2.63%) CCNP
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) GDPR
3 1 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.63%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (2.63%) HIPAA
3 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.63%) NCSC
3 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.16%) Docker
3 5 (13.16%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.26%) Squid
4 2 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (5.26%) XenApp
4 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.63%) UAG
5 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Terraform
2 6 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (15.79%) Puppet
3 5 (13.16%) Kubernetes
3 5 (13.16%) SCCM
4 4 (10.53%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (10.53%) Salt
5 3 (7.89%) Ansible
6 2 (5.26%) Pacemaker
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (2.63%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (2.63%) Icinga
7 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (2.63%) QRadar
7 1 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (2.63%) Tivoli
7 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (2.63%) TrustSec
7 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.68%) Cisco
2 9 (23.68%) Citrix
3 8 (21.05%) VMware
4 6 (15.79%) Splunk
5 5 (13.16%) Ivanti
6 4 (10.53%) EMC
6 4 (10.53%) IBM
6 4 (10.53%) Polycom
6 4 (10.53%) SaltStack
7 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
7 3 (7.89%) Symantec
8 2 (5.26%) Hitachi
8 2 (5.26%) HP
8 2 (5.26%) Oracle
8 2 (5.26%) Palo Alto
8 2 (5.26%) Veritas
9 1 (2.63%) Aerohive Networks
9 1 (2.63%) CyberArk
9 1 (2.63%) New Relic