Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 83 118 95
Rank change year-on-year +35 -23 +57
Contract jobs citing DNS 56 56 179
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.32% 1.39% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.79% 13.79% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 44 150
10th Percentile £363 £196 £299
25th Percentile £425 £361 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £538 £553 £548
90th Percentile £585 £664 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +18.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 - £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 257 406 758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.63% 10.05% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 295 586
10th Percentile £336 £206 £188
25th Percentile £406 £316 £345
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £464
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.96% +3.06%
75th Percentile £575 £572 £573
90th Percentile £655 £658 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 20
10th Percentile £12.93 £16.39 £17.94
25th Percentile £15.06 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate £20.25 £31.75 £21.32
Median % change year-on-year -36.22% +48.90% +17.80%
75th Percentile £23.00 £42.25 £29.00
90th Percentile " £52.83 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £30.05 £20.65
% change year-on-year -32.61% +45.56% +21.98%

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 11 April 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

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 11 April 2021. 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 - 1 £475 -
DNS
Central London

For the 6 months to 11 April 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 36 (64.29%) Finance
2 34 (60.71%) Active Directory
3 33 (58.93%) Microsoft
4 25 (44.64%) Windows
4 25 (44.64%) Microsoft 365
5 23 (41.07%) Azure
5 23 (41.07%) DHCP
6 19 (33.93%) VMware
7 18 (32.14%) Firewall
8 16 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 15 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (26.79%) Internet
9 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (26.79%) PowerShell
10 14 (25.00%) Windows Server
11 11 (19.64%) CheckPoint
11 11 (19.64%) WAN
11 11 (19.64%) LAN
12 10 (17.86%) Resource Management
12 10 (17.86%) Patch Management
12 10 (17.86%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (17.86%) Self-Motivation
13 9 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (16.07%) Collaborative Working
13 9 (16.07%) Project Delivery
13 9 (16.07%) Skype
13 9 (16.07%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (16.07%) Mobile Device Management
13 9 (16.07%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (16.07%) Capacity Planning

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 9 (16.07%) Skype for Business
2 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.79%) Apache
5 1 (1.79%) Confluence
5 1 (1.79%) IIS
5 1 (1.79%) nginx
5 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 25 (44.64%) Microsoft 365
2 23 (41.07%) Azure
3 9 (16.07%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (10.71%) AWS
5 3 (5.36%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (3.57%) Amazon S3
6 2 (3.57%) Datadog
6 2 (3.57%) Mimecast
6 2 (3.57%) PaaS
7 1 (1.79%) Apigee
7 1 (1.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (1.79%) GitHub
7 1 (1.79%) IaaS
7 1 (1.79%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.79%) SaaS
7 1 (1.79%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 23 (41.07%) DHCP
2 18 (32.14%) Firewall
3 15 (26.79%) Internet
4 11 (19.64%) LAN
4 11 (19.64%) WAN
5 9 (16.07%) Ethernet
5 9 (16.07%) Skype
5 9 (16.07%) Unified Communications
6 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 5 (8.93%) MPLS
8 4 (7.14%) SSL
9 3 (5.36%) FTP
9 3 (5.36%) HTTP
9 3 (5.36%) Kerberos
9 3 (5.36%) VSAN
10 2 (3.57%) VLAN
11 1 (1.79%) BGP
11 1 (1.79%) SAN
11 1 (1.79%) VoIP
11 1 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.79%) Power BI
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.57%) Gatling
2 2 (3.57%) Geb
2 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.57%) GitLab
2 2 (3.57%) Gradle
2 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (3.57%) Spock
3 1 (1.79%) JIRA
3 1 (1.79%) Subversion
3 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (64.29%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
4 1 (1.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Cloud Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Voice Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Administrator
3 7 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Active Directory Specialist
6 3 (5.36%) Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Network Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) LDAP
1 3 (5.36%) REST
1 3 (5.36%) SOAP
2 2 (3.57%) .NET
2 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.57%) Dropwizard
2 2 (3.57%) Ember.js
2 2 (3.57%) Guice
2 2 (3.57%) Kafka
2 2 (3.57%) OAuth
2 2 (3.57%) OAuth2
2 2 (3.57%) Ratpack
2 2 (3.57%) Spring
2 2 (3.57%) Spring Boot
2 2 (3.57%) WireMock
3 1 (1.79%) J2EE
3 1 (1.79%) JSON
3 1 (1.79%) Node.js
3 1 (1.79%) XML
3 1 (1.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (16.07%) Tandem
2 9 (16.07%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.14%) Replication
4 3 (5.36%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.57%) Clustering
5 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.79%) PKI
6 1 (1.79%) Social Network
6 1 (1.79%) User Experience
6 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (44.64%) Windows
2 14 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (16.07%) Linux
4 4 (7.14%) Unix
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (17.86%) Patch Management
3 10 (17.86%) Resource Management
4 9 (16.07%) Asset Management
4 9 (16.07%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (16.07%) Collaborative Working
4 9 (16.07%) Mobile Device Management
4 9 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (16.07%) Project Delivery
5 7 (12.50%) Migration
6 6 (10.71%) Time Management
7 5 (8.93%) Change Management
7 5 (8.93%) Email Migration
7 5 (8.93%) ITIL
7 5 (8.93%) Load Balancing
8 4 (7.14%) Project Management
9 3 (5.36%) ITSM
9 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.36%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.79%) PowerShell
2 7 (12.50%) Python
3 4 (7.14%) Java
4 3 (5.36%) VB
4 3 (5.36%) VBScript
5 2 (3.57%) Go
5 2 (3.57%) Java 8
5 2 (3.57%) Perl
5 2 (3.57%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.14%) MCSE
3 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.57%) MCSA
5 1 (1.79%) CCIE
5 1 (1.79%) CCNP
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.79%) MCITP
5 1 (1.79%) MOS
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) VCDX
5 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.79%) PMO
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 34 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (17.86%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 4 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (7.14%) vSphere
6 2 (3.57%) Docker
7 1 (1.79%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (1.79%) NFS
7 1 (1.79%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.79%) Snort
7 1 (1.79%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.79%) XenApp
7 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (14.29%) Terraform
3 7 (12.50%) SCCM
4 5 (8.93%) vCenter Server
5 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (7.14%) PowerCLI
6 3 (5.36%) Kubernetes
7 2 (3.57%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (3.57%) Nagios
7 2 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (3.57%) Packer
8 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.79%) Netcool
8 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.79%) QRadar
8 1 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.79%) Suricata
8 1 (1.79%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.79%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 33 (58.93%) Microsoft
2 19 (33.93%) VMware
3 11 (19.64%) CheckPoint
4 9 (16.07%) Sonus
5 5 (8.93%) Cisco
6 4 (7.14%) HP
6 4 (7.14%) Infoblox
7 3 (5.36%) Citrix
7 3 (5.36%) CyberArk
7 3 (5.36%) IBM
8 2 (3.57%) BMC
8 2 (3.57%) Ivanti
8 2 (3.57%) Palo Alto
8 2 (3.57%) Qualys
8 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.57%) Symantec
9 1 (1.79%) FireEye
9 1 (1.79%) Shavlik
9 1 (1.79%) Zscaler