Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 115 119
Rank change year-on-year -55 +4 +1
Contract jobs citing DNS 76 142 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.07% 2.15% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.13% 14.84% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 119 125
City of London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £160 £287 £258
90th Percentile £688 £575 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
City of London median hourly rate £14.04 - £17.98
10th Percentile £10.99 - £11.02
90th Percentile £17.03 - £33.88
Central London median hourly rate £14.04 - £17.99

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 750 957 1119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.58% 14.51% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 734 841
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.62%
10th Percentile £213 £287 £263
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 30
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +7.10% -9.03%
10th Percentile £11.86 £11.50 £14.03
90th Percentile £23.28 £48.63 £30.33
Central London median hourly rate £16.96 £19.00 £17.74
% change year-on-year -10.75% +7.10% -7.84%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 0 1 £250 -50.00%
DNS
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for DNS.

1 54 (71.05%) Windows
2 45 (59.21%) Active Directory
3 39 (51.32%) DHCP
4 33 (43.42%) Microsoft
5 32 (42.11%) Windows Server
6 30 (39.47%) Microsoft Azure
7 29 (38.16%) TCP/IP
8 27 (35.53%) Linux
9 25 (32.89%) Amazon AWS
10 24 (31.58%) PowerShell
11 21 (27.63%) Office 365
12 19 (25.00%) VMware
13 16 (21.05%) Finance
13 16 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (19.74%) HTTP
15 14 (18.42%) SAN
15 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (18.42%) Puppet
16 13 (17.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (17.11%) ITIL
17 12 (15.79%) Web Services
17 12 (15.79%) Data Centre
18 11 (14.47%) Unix
18 11 (14.47%) Python
18 11 (14.47%) Java
18 11 (14.47%) SSL
18 11 (14.47%) EMC
18 11 (14.47%) Migration
19 10 (13.16%) Citrix

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 7 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (9.21%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.26%) IIS
3 3 (3.95%) Apache
3 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.63%) nginx
5 1 (1.32%) Confluence
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.32%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 30 (39.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (32.89%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (27.63%) Office 365
4 8 (10.53%) IaaS
5 6 (7.89%) Heroku
6 5 (6.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (5.26%) PaaS
8 2 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (2.63%) SaaS
9 1 (1.32%) G Suite
9 1 (1.32%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 39 (51.32%) DHCP
2 29 (38.16%) TCP/IP
3 15 (19.74%) HTTP
4 14 (18.42%) SAN
5 11 (14.47%) SSL
6 9 (11.84%) Firewall
7 7 (9.21%) FTP
7 7 (9.21%) NAS
7 7 (9.21%) VLAN
7 7 (9.21%) VPN
8 6 (7.89%) Internet
8 6 (7.89%) SMTP
9 4 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (5.26%) LAN
9 4 (5.26%) LDAP
9 4 (5.26%) MPLS
9 4 (5.26%) WAN
10 3 (3.95%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (3.95%) VPLS
10 3 (3.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.95%) OLTP
5 2 (2.63%) Bigtable
5 2 (2.63%) MySQL
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.32%) InfluxDB
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.89%) Gradle
4 4 (5.26%) webpack
5 3 (3.95%) Artifactory
5 3 (3.95%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.63%) Gatling
6 2 (2.63%) Geb
6 2 (2.63%) GitLab
6 2 (2.63%) gulp
6 2 (2.63%) Spock
7 1 (1.32%) Bower
7 1 (1.32%) Chocolatey
7 1 (1.32%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.32%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.32%) TestRail
7 1 (1.32%) Zephyr
General
1 16 (21.05%) Finance
2 8 (10.53%) Banking
3 4 (5.26%) German Language
3 4 (5.26%) Retail
3 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.95%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Retail Finance
5 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (13.16%) Analyst
2 9 (11.84%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (10.53%) Architect
3 8 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Administrator
4 7 (9.21%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.89%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.58%) Active Directory Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Azure Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Consultant
7 4 (5.26%) Developer
7 4 (5.26%) IT Support
7 4 (5.26%) Network Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Platform Architect
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.79%) Web Services
2 8 (10.53%) OAuth2
3 6 (7.89%) Dropwizard
3 6 (7.89%) Guice
3 6 (7.89%) OAuth
3 6 (7.89%) Ratpack
3 6 (7.89%) REST
3 6 (7.89%) SOAP
4 5 (6.58%) JSON
4 5 (6.58%) XML
5 4 (5.26%) RESTful
5 4 (5.26%) Software Packaging
6 3 (3.95%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (2.63%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.63%) Ember.js
7 2 (2.63%) HTML5
7 2 (2.63%) JSON Schema
7 2 (2.63%) LINQ
7 2 (2.63%) Swagger
7 2 (2.63%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.53%) Public Cloud
3 5 (6.58%) Blackberry
3 5 (6.58%) PKI
4 4 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Cloud
4 4 (5.26%) Private Cloud
4 4 (5.26%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.95%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.63%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.63%) NHS
7 1 (1.32%) BYOD
7 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.32%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.32%) Replication
7 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 54 (71.05%) Windows
2 32 (42.11%) Windows Server
3 27 (35.53%) Linux
4 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (17.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (14.47%) Unix
7 10 (13.16%) Windows 7
8 7 (9.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (7.89%) Solaris
10 4 (5.26%) Apple iOS
10 4 (5.26%) CentOS
10 4 (5.26%) CoreOS
10 4 (5.26%) Windows 10
10 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (3.95%) Mac OS
12 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
12 2 (2.63%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.32%) Android
13 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (17.11%) ITIL
3 11 (14.47%) Migration
4 9 (11.84%) Test Automation
5 8 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 8 (10.53%) DevOps
5 8 (10.53%) Load Balancing
6 6 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (7.89%) Domain-Driven Design
6 6 (7.89%) OWASP
6 6 (7.89%) Software Engineering
6 6 (7.89%) TDD
7 5 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.58%) Open Source
7 5 (6.58%) Security Monitoring
8 4 (5.26%) Pair Programming
8 4 (5.26%) Refactoring
8 4 (5.26%) Software Testing
8 4 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (31.58%) PowerShell
2 11 (14.47%) Java
2 11 (14.47%) Python
3 9 (11.84%) C#
4 8 (10.53%) SQL
5 7 (9.21%) Bash Shell
5 7 (9.21%) Ruby
6 6 (7.89%) Groovy
7 4 (5.26%) Perl
8 3 (3.95%) Korn
9 2 (2.63%) ES6
9 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.63%) Scala
9 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.63%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.63%) VB
10 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.53%) MCSE
3 6 (7.89%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.26%) Degree
4 4 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.95%) MCP
5 3 (3.95%) MCSA
6 2 (2.63%) ISEB
6 2 (2.63%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.32%) CCNA
7 1 (1.32%) CCNP
7 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.32%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (59.21%) Active Directory
2 14 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.16%) Hyper-V
4 7 (9.21%) Docker
4 7 (9.21%) XenApp
5 3 (3.95%) DFS Replication
5 3 (3.95%) iptables
5 3 (3.95%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.95%) XenServer
6 2 (2.63%) vSphere
6 2 (2.63%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.32%) NFS
7 1 (1.32%) Samba
7 1 (1.32%) UAG
7 1 (1.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (18.42%) Puppet
2 9 (11.84%) SCCM
3 8 (10.53%) Ansible
4 6 (7.89%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (6.58%) Backup Exec
5 5 (6.58%) vCenter Server
6 4 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (5.26%) Terraform
7 3 (3.95%) Nagios
7 3 (3.95%) NetBackup
7 3 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (3.95%) Salt
7 3 (3.95%) WSUS
8 2 (2.63%) IBM BigFix
8 2 (2.63%) Kibana
8 2 (2.63%) logstash
8 2 (2.63%) SCOM
8 2 (2.63%) TADDM
9 1 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (1.32%) Grafana
Vendors
1 33 (43.42%) Microsoft
2 19 (25.00%) VMware
3 11 (14.47%) EMC
4 10 (13.16%) Cisco
4 10 (13.16%) Citrix
5 8 (10.53%) HP
5 8 (10.53%) NetApp
6 6 (7.89%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.26%) Dell
7 4 (5.26%) Symantec
7 4 (5.26%) Veeam
8 3 (3.95%) TSYS
9 2 (2.63%) F5
9 2 (2.63%) Hitachi
9 2 (2.63%) IBM
9 2 (2.63%) Meraki
9 2 (2.63%) Oracle
9 2 (2.63%) Ruckus Wireless
9 2 (2.63%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.63%) Sun