Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 87 125 120
Rank change year-on-year +38 -5 +58
Contract jobs citing DNS 45 71 140
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.19% 1.44% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.51% 13.22% 19.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 57 112
Median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -10.53%
10th Percentile £366 £156 £210
90th Percentile £619 £645 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £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 257 537 733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.52% 10.89% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 412 561
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £238 £200 £163
90th Percentile £625 £674 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +14.94% +2.35% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 30
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.75 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.46% +4.77% +10.88%
10th Percentile £22.65 £16.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £50.13 £38.03 £25.50
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £18.76
% change year-on-year +12.20% +9.28% +17.25%

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 18 January 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

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 28 (62.22%) Microsoft
2 22 (48.89%) Active Directory
3 21 (46.67%) Finance
4 20 (44.44%) Azure
5 17 (37.78%) Windows
6 15 (33.33%) VMware
7 14 (31.11%) PowerShell
7 14 (31.11%) Terraform
8 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (28.89%) DHCP
9 11 (24.44%) Linux
10 10 (22.22%) Cisco
10 10 (22.22%) Citrix
11 9 (20.00%) SCCM
12 8 (17.78%) Firewall
12 8 (17.78%) VBScript
12 8 (17.78%) Windows Server
12 8 (17.78%) AWS
13 7 (15.56%) PaaS
13 7 (15.56%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (15.56%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (15.56%) SQL
14 6 (13.33%) Load Balancing
14 6 (13.33%) DevOps
14 6 (13.33%) Patch Management
14 6 (13.33%) Office 365
15 5 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (11.11%) REST
15 5 (11.11%) 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 4 (8.89%) CMS
2 3 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.44%) Apache
3 2 (4.44%) IIS
3 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.44%) nginx
3 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.22%) JBoss
4 1 (2.22%) Liferay
4 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (44.44%) Azure
2 8 (17.78%) AWS
3 7 (15.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (15.56%) PaaS
4 6 (13.33%) Office 365
5 4 (8.89%) Azure Functions
5 4 (8.89%) Serverless
6 3 (6.67%) Datadog
6 3 (6.67%) IaaS
7 2 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
8 1 (2.22%) Apigee
8 1 (2.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (2.22%) Mimecast
8 1 (2.22%) Route 53
8 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.89%) DHCP
2 8 (17.78%) Firewall
3 5 (11.11%) HTTP
3 5 (11.11%) LAN
3 5 (11.11%) SAN
3 5 (11.11%) Skype
3 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 5 (11.11%) WAN
4 4 (8.89%) Ethernet
4 4 (8.89%) FTP
4 4 (8.89%) H.323
4 4 (8.89%) SSL
4 4 (8.89%) Telepresence
4 4 (8.89%) Unified Communications
5 3 (6.67%) NetScaler
5 3 (6.67%) VSAN
6 2 (4.44%) HTTPS
6 2 (4.44%) NAS
6 2 (4.44%) SMTP
6 2 (4.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (8.89%) Cosmos DB
2 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.44%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.22%) MySQL
4 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.89%) TeamCity
2 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (6.67%) Gatling
3 3 (6.67%) Geb
3 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.67%) GitLab
3 3 (6.67%) Gradle
3 3 (6.67%) Spock
4 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.22%) JIRA
4 1 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (46.67%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Financial Institution
3 4 (8.89%) Banking
3 4 (8.89%) Retail
3 4 (8.89%) Retail Finance
4 2 (4.44%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (13.33%) Administrator
1 6 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
1 6 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (11.11%) Architect
2 5 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Applications Packager
3 4 (8.89%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Developer
3 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Azure Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Active Directory Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Lead Cloud Architect
6 1 (2.22%) Service Desk Support
6 1 (2.22%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) REST
1 5 (11.11%) SOAP
2 4 (8.89%) OAuth
2 4 (8.89%) WebRTC
3 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.67%) Dropwizard
3 3 (6.67%) Ember.js
3 3 (6.67%) Guice
3 3 (6.67%) Kafka
3 3 (6.67%) OAuth2
3 3 (6.67%) Ratpack
3 3 (6.67%) Spring
3 3 (6.67%) Spring Boot
3 3 (6.67%) WireMock
4 2 (4.44%) .NET
4 2 (4.44%) LDAP
5 1 (2.22%) J2EE
5 1 (2.22%) Middleware
5 1 (2.22%) XML
5 1 (2.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (8.89%) Tandem
1 4 (8.89%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) Replication
4 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.22%) PKI
4 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (37.78%) Windows
2 11 (24.44%) Linux
3 8 (17.78%) Windows Server
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2019
5 3 (6.67%) Unix
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.22%) CentOS
7 1 (2.22%) Debian
7 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.33%) DevOps
2 6 (13.33%) Load Balancing
2 6 (13.33%) Patch Management
3 5 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (11.11%) ITIL
3 5 (11.11%) Migration
3 5 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
4 4 (8.89%) Antivirus Management
4 4 (8.89%) Change Management
4 4 (8.89%) Collaborative Working
4 4 (8.89%) Configuration Management
4 4 (8.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure as Code
4 4 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (8.89%) Software Deployment
5 3 (6.67%) BDD
5 3 (6.67%) Domain-Driven Design
5 3 (6.67%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) PowerShell
2 8 (17.78%) VBScript
3 7 (15.56%) SQL
4 5 (11.11%) Java
4 5 (11.11%) Python
5 4 (8.89%) C
6 3 (6.67%) Java 8
6 3 (6.67%) TypeScript
6 3 (6.67%) VB
7 2 (4.44%) Go
8 1 (2.22%) Erlang
8 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.22%) Perl
8 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) CCIE
1 5 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.22%) CCNP
4 1 (2.22%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 22 (48.89%) Active Directory
2 13 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 5 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (8.89%) Docker
5 3 (6.67%) vSphere
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (4.44%) XenApp
6 2 (4.44%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.22%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (2.22%) NFS
7 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.22%) UAG
7 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (31.11%) Terraform
2 9 (20.00%) SCCM
3 5 (11.11%) Kubernetes
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (8.89%) PowerCLI
5 3 (6.67%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (6.67%) Nagios
5 3 (6.67%) vCenter Server
6 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (4.44%) Packer
7 1 (2.22%) Ansible
7 1 (2.22%) BladeLogic
7 1 (2.22%) Consul
7 1 (2.22%) Puppet
7 1 (2.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 28 (62.22%) Microsoft
2 15 (33.33%) VMware
3 10 (22.22%) Cisco
3 10 (22.22%) Citrix
4 5 (11.11%) HP
4 5 (11.11%) Ivanti
4 5 (11.11%) Splunk
5 4 (8.89%) IBM
5 4 (8.89%) Polycom
5 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.67%) Infoblox
6 3 (6.67%) Palo Alto
7 2 (4.44%) CyberArk
7 2 (4.44%) EMC
7 2 (4.44%) F5
7 2 (4.44%) Hitachi
7 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.22%) BMC
8 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.22%) Symantec