Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 128 125 180
Rank change year-on-year -3 +55 -63
Contract jobs citing DNS 103 143 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.75% 2.02% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.19% 18.48% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 120 59
City of London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
10th Percentile £159 £162 £159
90th Percentile £649 £675 £693
Central London median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
City of London median hourly rate - £25.00 £14.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +78.13% -
Central London median hourly rate - £25.00 £14.04
% change year-on-year - +78.13% -

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 636 774 755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.78% 10.96% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 600 589
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £207 £163 £213
90th Percentile £650 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 13
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +10.00% -10.53%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £11.86
90th Percentile £27.00 £25.50 £23.28
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.73 £16.96
% change year-on-year +6.78% +10.45% -9.44%

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 14 November 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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 62 (60.19%) Windows
2 60 (58.25%) Active Directory
3 55 (53.40%) DHCP
4 50 (48.54%) Microsoft
5 35 (33.98%) Finance
6 34 (33.01%) Firewall
7 31 (30.10%) Azure
7 31 (30.10%) Windows Server
8 30 (29.13%) VMware
9 28 (27.18%) TCP/IP
9 28 (27.18%) Office 365
10 25 (24.27%) PowerShell
11 23 (22.33%) Cisco
12 22 (21.36%) Linux
13 18 (17.48%) ITIL
13 18 (17.48%) Citrix
13 18 (17.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 17 (16.50%) SAN
14 17 (16.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (16.50%) Windows 10
15 16 (15.53%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (15.53%) AWS
15 16 (15.53%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (14.56%) CheckPoint
16 15 (14.56%) WAN
16 15 (14.56%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (13.59%) SCCM
17 14 (13.59%) Kubernetes
17 14 (13.59%) SSL
17 14 (13.59%) FTP

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 13 (12.62%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.77%) IIS
3 7 (6.80%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (6.80%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.83%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.91%) Apache
6 2 (1.94%) Confluence
6 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.94%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.94%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.97%) SAS
7 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (12.62%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.97%) Houdini
2 1 (0.97%) Maya
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.97%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.97%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.97%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 31 (30.10%) Azure
2 28 (27.18%) Office 365
3 16 (15.53%) AWS
4 10 (9.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (4.85%) SaaS
6 4 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.91%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (2.91%) G Suite
7 3 (2.91%) GCP
7 3 (2.91%) Mimecast
7 3 (2.91%) PaaS
8 2 (1.94%) IaaS
8 2 (1.94%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.97%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 55 (53.40%) DHCP
2 34 (33.01%) Firewall
3 28 (27.18%) TCP/IP
4 17 (16.50%) SAN
5 15 (14.56%) WAN
6 14 (13.59%) FTP
6 14 (13.59%) LAN
6 14 (13.59%) SSL
7 13 (12.62%) HTTP
8 11 (10.68%) Internet
8 11 (10.68%) Wireless
9 10 (9.71%) Network Security
9 10 (9.71%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (7.77%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (6.80%) IPsec
11 7 (6.80%) VLAN
11 7 (6.80%) VPN
12 6 (5.83%) IP Telephony
12 6 (5.83%) Skype
12 6 (5.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) MongoDB
2 7 (6.80%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.83%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (5.83%) MySQL
3 6 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.88%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (9.71%) Gatling
1 10 (9.71%) Geb
1 10 (9.71%) Git (software)
1 10 (9.71%) GitLab
1 10 (9.71%) Gradle
1 10 (9.71%) Spock
2 6 (5.83%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.85%) gulp
4 4 (3.88%) JIRA
5 2 (1.94%) GoCD
6 1 (0.97%) MSI
6 1 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.97%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (33.98%) Finance
2 9 (8.74%) Banking
3 4 (3.88%) Investment Banking
3 4 (3.88%) Marketing
4 3 (2.91%) Electronics
4 3 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.91%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.94%) Publishing
5 2 (1.94%) Retail
6 1 (0.97%) Back Office
6 1 (0.97%) Games
6 1 (0.97%) Law
6 1 (0.97%) Legal
6 1 (0.97%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 17 (16.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (11.65%) Network Engineer
3 11 (10.68%) Developer
4 10 (9.71%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (9.71%) Java Developer
4 10 (9.71%) Support Engineer
5 9 (8.74%) Azure Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) Agile Developer
7 7 (6.80%) Agile Java Developer
7 7 (6.80%) Architect
7 7 (6.80%) IT Support
7 7 (6.80%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 6 (5.83%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Security Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (4.85%) IT Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.68%) REST
2 10 (9.71%) Dropwizard
2 10 (9.71%) Guice
2 10 (9.71%) Kafka
2 10 (9.71%) OAuth
2 10 (9.71%) OAuth2
2 10 (9.71%) Ratpack
2 10 (9.71%) SOAP
2 10 (9.71%) Spring
2 10 (9.71%) Spring Boot
2 10 (9.71%) WireMock
3 8 (7.77%) AngularJS
4 7 (6.80%) Ember.js
5 3 (2.91%) .NET
5 3 (2.91%) CSS
5 3 (2.91%) HTML
5 3 (2.91%) HTML5
5 3 (2.91%) LDAP
6 2 (1.94%) SAML
6 2 (1.94%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.74%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.80%) Public Cloud
3 6 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.83%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.91%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.91%) iPad
5 3 (2.91%) PKI
5 3 (2.91%) Replication
6 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.94%) Tandem
6 2 (1.94%) User Experience
7 1 (0.97%) CCTV
7 1 (0.97%) Clustering
7 1 (0.97%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.97%) Digital Signage
7 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 62 (60.19%) Windows
2 31 (30.10%) Windows Server
3 22 (21.36%) Linux
4 17 (16.50%) Windows 10
4 17 (16.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (14.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (9.71%) Windows 7
7 9 (8.74%) Unix
8 5 (4.85%) Mac OS
9 3 (2.91%) Check Point GAiA
9 3 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.94%) Android
10 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.97%) CentOS
11 1 (0.97%) Debian
11 1 (0.97%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.97%) Solaris
11 1 (0.97%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 18 (17.48%) ITIL
2 13 (12.62%) DevOps
2 13 (12.62%) Migration
3 12 (11.65%) OWASP
4 11 (10.68%) Load Balancing
4 11 (10.68%) Microservices
4 11 (10.68%) TDD
5 10 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (9.71%) BDD
5 10 (9.71%) Domain-Driven Design
5 10 (9.71%) Software Engineering
6 9 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (6.80%) Configuration Management
7 7 (6.80%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 7 (6.80%) Project Management
8 6 (5.83%) Project Delivery
8 6 (5.83%) Service Delivery
8 6 (5.83%) Service Management
8 6 (5.83%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.27%) PowerShell
2 13 (12.62%) SQL
3 11 (10.68%) Java
3 11 (10.68%) TypeScript
4 10 (9.71%) Java 8
5 6 (5.83%) Python
6 3 (2.91%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.91%) ES6
6 3 (2.91%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.97%) C
7 1 (0.97%) Go
7 1 (0.97%) Ruby
7 1 (0.97%) VB
7 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (15.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (11.65%) MCSE
3 11 (10.68%) Degree
4 8 (7.77%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (6.80%) MCSA
6 5 (4.85%) MCP
7 4 (3.88%) CCIE
7 4 (3.88%) CCNA
8 3 (2.91%) CCNP
8 3 (2.91%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (1.94%) SANS
10 1 (0.97%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.97%) CCSA
10 1 (0.97%) CCVP
10 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.97%) MCDST
10 1 (0.97%) MCITP
10 1 (0.97%) MCTS
10 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) PMO
2 2 (1.94%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 1 (0.97%) GDPR
System Software
1 60 (58.25%) Active Directory
2 16 (15.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.68%) Docker
3 11 (10.68%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (8.74%) Hyper-V
5 8 (7.77%) vSphere
5 8 (7.77%) XenApp
6 7 (6.80%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.91%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.94%) Cronacle
8 2 (1.94%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.94%) Veritas File System
8 2 (1.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (1.94%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.97%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.97%) etcd
9 1 (0.97%) Firmware
9 1 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (13.59%) Kubernetes
1 14 (13.59%) SCCM
2 13 (12.62%) Terraform
3 10 (9.71%) Docker Swarm
4 7 (6.80%) Ansible
5 6 (5.83%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (4.85%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.91%) DatAdvantage
7 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.91%) SCOM
7 3 (2.91%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.94%) Grafana
8 2 (1.94%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (1.94%) NetVault Backup
8 2 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.94%) Puppet
9 1 (0.97%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.97%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.97%) WMI
9 1 (0.97%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 50 (48.54%) Microsoft
2 30 (29.13%) VMware
3 23 (22.33%) Cisco
4 18 (17.48%) Citrix
5 15 (14.56%) CheckPoint
6 9 (8.74%) Palo Alto
7 6 (5.83%) F5
7 6 (5.83%) NetApp
7 6 (5.83%) Symantec
8 5 (4.85%) Google
8 5 (4.85%) HP
9 4 (3.88%) EMC
9 4 (3.88%) Meraki
9 4 (3.88%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.91%) Blue Coat
10 3 (2.91%) Dell
10 3 (2.91%) Hitachi
10 3 (2.91%) Okta
10 3 (2.91%) SAP
10 3 (2.91%) Varonis