Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 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
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 126 144
Rank change year-on-year +35 +18 -25
Contract jobs citing DNS 166 131 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.58% 1.89% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.80% 15.01% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 114 71
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £124 £105
90th Percentile £675 £625 £600
Central London median daily rate £485 £450 £419
% change year-on-year +7.78% +7.46% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 - -

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 728 873 686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.30% 12.59% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 689 516
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £203 £229 £198
90th Percentile £656 £619 £619
Central London median daily rate £486 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.06% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 21
City of London median hourly rate £32.50 £18.10 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.56% -14.44% -15.38%
10th Percentile £18.47 £12.13 £12.88
90th Percentile £43.73 £33.00 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £26.75 £18.10 £21.16
% change year-on-year +47.79% -14.44% -3.84%

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 20 May 2019.

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

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 20 May 2019. 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 - 4 - -
DNS
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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.

1 103 (62.05%) Windows
1 103 (62.05%) Active Directory
2 77 (46.39%) DHCP
3 73 (43.98%) Microsoft
4 58 (34.94%) TCP/IP
5 56 (33.73%) Finance
6 53 (31.93%) VMware
6 53 (31.93%) Office 365
7 51 (30.72%) Firewall
8 50 (30.12%) PowerShell
9 46 (27.71%) Microsoft Azure
10 45 (27.11%) Windows Server
11 43 (25.90%) Amazon AWS
12 41 (24.70%) MS Exchange
13 39 (23.49%) Linux
14 38 (22.89%) SCCM
15 32 (19.28%) HTTP
15 32 (19.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 31 (18.67%) Cisco
16 31 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
16 31 (18.67%) Skype for Business
17 29 (17.47%) SSL
18 28 (16.87%) WAN
18 28 (16.87%) Citrix
19 27 (16.27%) Java
20 26 (15.66%) SQL
20 26 (15.66%) FTP
20 26 (15.66%) Windows 10
21 25 (15.06%) Windows Server 2012
22 24 (14.46%) Skype

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 41 (24.70%) MS Exchange
2 31 (18.67%) Skype for Business
3 18 (10.84%) IIS
4 16 (9.64%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (9.64%) SharePoint
5 12 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (5.42%) Apache Spark
7 7 (4.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (2.41%) Apache
10 3 (1.81%) Jetty
10 3 (1.81%) Mongrel
10 3 (1.81%) nginx
10 3 (1.81%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.81%) WebSphere
11 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.60%) Confluence
12 1 (0.60%) SAS
12 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (12.65%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.22%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.60%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Eikon
2 1 (0.60%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 53 (31.93%) Office 365
2 46 (27.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (25.90%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (7.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (7.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (6.63%) IaaS
6 9 (5.42%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (4.82%) Heroku
8 6 (3.61%) Mimecast
9 5 (3.01%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (2.41%) PaaS
11 3 (1.81%) Google App Engine
11 3 (1.81%) Power Platform
11 3 (1.81%) SaaS
11 3 (1.81%) Serverless
11 3 (1.81%) Slack
12 2 (1.20%) G Suite
12 2 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.60%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 77 (46.39%) DHCP
2 58 (34.94%) TCP/IP
3 51 (30.72%) Firewall
4 32 (19.28%) HTTP
5 29 (17.47%) SSL
6 28 (16.87%) WAN
7 26 (15.66%) FTP
8 24 (14.46%) Skype
9 21 (12.65%) LAN
10 20 (12.05%) Internet
11 19 (11.45%) VPN
12 14 (8.43%) MPLS
12 14 (8.43%) OSPF
13 13 (7.83%) SAN
13 13 (7.83%) Wireless
14 12 (7.23%) Network Security
15 10 (6.02%) BGP
15 10 (6.02%) HSRP
15 10 (6.02%) VLAN
16 9 (5.42%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.04%) MongoDB
3 11 (6.63%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (6.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (5.42%) MySQL
6 8 (4.82%) Big Data
6 8 (4.82%) Hadoop
7 7 (4.22%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (3.01%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.81%) Bigtable
10 3 (1.81%) Blockchain
10 3 (1.81%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.81%) Power BI
10 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.60%) BigQuery
12 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 20 (12.05%) Git (software)
2 18 (10.84%) GitLab
2 18 (10.84%) Gradle
2 18 (10.84%) gulp
3 11 (6.63%) Gatling
3 11 (6.63%) Geb
3 11 (6.63%) Spock
4 8 (4.82%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.01%) Travis CI
6 4 (2.41%) MSI
7 2 (1.20%) JIRA
7 2 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.60%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.60%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.60%) Hudson
8 1 (0.60%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 56 (33.73%) Finance
2 20 (12.05%) Banking
3 9 (5.42%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.41%) Retail
5 3 (1.81%) Law
5 3 (1.81%) Legal
6 2 (1.20%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (15.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (10.84%) Analyst
3 16 (9.64%) Developer
4 15 (9.04%) Java Developer
5 14 (8.43%) Network Engineer
5 14 (8.43%) Windows Engineer
6 12 (7.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 11 (6.63%) Consultant
8 10 (6.02%) Desktop Engineer
9 9 (5.42%) Architect
9 9 (5.42%) Desktop Support
9 9 (5.42%) Server Engineer
9 9 (5.42%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.82%) Active Directory Analyst
10 8 (4.82%) PowerShell Engineer
11 7 (4.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 7 (4.22%) Office 365 Engineer
11 7 (4.22%) Support Analyst
11 7 (4.22%) Technical Leader
12 6 (3.61%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.65%) OAuth
1 21 (12.65%) OAuth2
2 20 (12.05%) REST
3 19 (11.45%) Spring
4 18 (10.84%) CSS
4 18 (10.84%) Dropwizard
4 18 (10.84%) Guice
4 18 (10.84%) HTML
4 18 (10.84%) HTML5
4 18 (10.84%) Ratpack
4 18 (10.84%) SOAP
5 17 (10.24%) Kafka
6 16 (9.64%) AngularJS
6 16 (9.64%) Ember.js
7 15 (9.04%) Spring Boot
8 11 (6.63%) WireMock
9 9 (5.42%) LDAP
10 7 (4.22%) .NET
11 6 (3.61%) JSON
12 3 (1.81%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.84%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.42%) Clustering
3 8 (4.82%) User Experience
4 7 (4.22%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (3.61%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.01%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.01%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.41%) PKI
8 3 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.81%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.81%) Fintech
8 3 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.81%) iPad
8 3 (1.81%) iPhone
9 2 (1.20%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.20%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.20%) Replication
9 2 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 103 (62.05%) Windows
2 45 (27.11%) Windows Server
3 39 (23.49%) Linux
4 26 (15.66%) Windows 10
5 25 (15.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (14.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (13.86%) Windows 7
8 9 (5.42%) Apple iOS
9 7 (4.22%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.61%) Android
10 6 (3.61%) Mac OS
11 5 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.41%) Unix
13 3 (1.81%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.60%) AIX
15 1 (0.60%) CentOS
15 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (13.25%) Migration
3 21 (12.65%) DevOps
3 21 (12.65%) ITIL
4 20 (12.05%) Microservices
5 19 (11.45%) OWASP
6 18 (10.84%) Domain-Driven Design
7 15 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (6.63%) BDD
8 11 (6.63%) High Availability
8 11 (6.63%) Mobile Device Management
8 11 (6.63%) Software Engineering
8 11 (6.63%) TDD
9 10 (6.02%) Change Management
9 10 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (6.02%) Server Building
10 9 (5.42%) Kalman Filter
11 8 (4.82%) Configuration Management
11 8 (4.82%) ITSM
11 8 (4.82%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 50 (30.12%) PowerShell
2 27 (16.27%) Java
3 26 (15.66%) SQL
4 19 (11.45%) TypeScript
5 18 (10.84%) ES6
5 18 (10.84%) Java 8
5 18 (10.84%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.61%) Python
7 5 (3.01%) C#
7 5 (3.01%) VBScript
8 3 (1.81%) Perl
8 3 (1.81%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.81%) XPath
9 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.20%) R
9 2 (1.20%) VB
10 1 (0.60%) C
10 1 (0.60%) C++
10 1 (0.60%) Go
10 1 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (7.83%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (6.63%) CCIE
3 8 (4.82%) CCNP
4 6 (3.61%) CCDP
4 6 (3.61%) Degree
5 5 (3.01%) CCDE
5 5 (3.01%) MCSA
6 4 (2.41%) A+ Certification
6 4 (2.41%) MCDST
6 4 (2.41%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.41%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.81%) MCP
8 2 (1.20%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 2 (1.20%) MCITP
8 2 (1.20%) MCSE
8 2 (1.20%) MCTS
8 2 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.60%) CCIE Data Center
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.60%) HIPAA
1 1 (0.60%) PMO
1 1 (0.60%) QA
1 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 103 (62.05%) Active Directory
2 31 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (13.25%) Docker
4 19 (11.45%) Hyper-V
5 14 (8.43%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (6.02%) XenApp
7 8 (4.82%) XenDesktop
8 7 (4.22%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (4.22%) vSphere
9 4 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.81%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.81%) Xen
11 2 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.60%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 1 (0.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 38 (22.89%) SCCM
2 20 (12.05%) Kubernetes
3 18 (10.84%) Docker Swarm
4 11 (6.63%) Terraform
5 7 (4.22%) Puppet
6 5 (3.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (2.41%) Perfmon
7 4 (2.41%) SCOM
7 4 (2.41%) vMotion
7 4 (2.41%) WMI
8 3 (1.81%) Ansible
8 3 (1.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.81%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.81%) SCSM
8 3 (1.81%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.81%) WSUS
9 2 (1.20%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 73 (43.98%) Microsoft
2 53 (31.93%) VMware
3 31 (18.67%) Cisco
4 28 (16.87%) Citrix
5 14 (8.43%) HP
6 13 (7.83%) Dell
6 13 (7.83%) F5
6 13 (7.83%) Symantec
7 11 (6.63%) Google
8 9 (5.42%) CheckPoint
9 8 (4.82%) NetApp
10 7 (4.22%) Palo Alto
10 7 (4.22%) Reuters
11 6 (3.61%) Apple
11 6 (3.61%) Bloomberg
11 6 (3.61%) Ivanti
12 5 (3.01%) ArcSight
12 5 (3.01%) Red Hat
12 5 (3.01%) Veritas
13 4 (2.41%) ServiceNow