Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 97 99 96
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 +32
Contract jobs citing DNS 59 45 163
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.99% 1.57% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.53% 15.96% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 139
10th Percentile £367 £214 £300
25th Percentile £381 £370 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +8.57%
75th Percentile £508 £519 £538
90th Percentile £550 £675 £655
Central London median daily rate £482 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +7.17% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 - -

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 274 282 719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.26% 9.83% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 203 548
10th Percentile £313 £213 £210
25th Percentile £385 £356 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £580 £538 £575
90th Percentile £701 £660 £652
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 16
10th Percentile £12.45 £24.72 £15.94
25th Percentile £13.88 £33.75 £19.11
Median hourly rate £17.50 £37.75 £31.75
Median % change year-on-year -53.64% +18.90% +69.79%
75th Percentile £28.25 £51.25 £38.78
90th Percentile £33.95 £54.40 £43.91
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £37.13 £26.75
% change year-on-year -52.86% +38.79% +43.05%

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 15 June 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 15 June 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 - 2 £430 -
DNS
Central London

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 40 (67.80%) Finance
2 39 (66.10%) Active Directory
3 32 (54.24%) Microsoft
4 31 (52.54%) Windows
5 29 (49.15%) Microsoft 365
6 27 (45.76%) Azure
7 23 (38.98%) DHCP
8 22 (37.29%) VMware
9 19 (32.20%) PowerShell
9 19 (32.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 18 (30.51%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (30.51%) Firewall
11 17 (28.81%) Internet
12 16 (27.12%) Windows Server
13 14 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (22.03%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (18.64%) Skype
16 10 (16.95%) Azure Active Directory
16 10 (16.95%) Skype for Business
16 10 (16.95%) Resource Management
16 10 (16.95%) CheckPoint
16 10 (16.95%) WAN
16 10 (16.95%) LAN
16 10 (16.95%) Self-Motivation
17 9 (15.25%) Collaborative Working
17 9 (15.25%) Virtual Machines
17 9 (15.25%) Social Skills
17 9 (15.25%) MS Exchange
17 9 (15.25%) Ethernet
17 9 (15.25%) Asset Management

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 10 (16.95%) Skype for Business
2 9 (15.25%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.08%) Confluence
4 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.39%) IBM Domino
5 2 (3.39%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.39%) IIS
6 1 (1.69%) Apache
6 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 29 (49.15%) Microsoft 365
2 27 (45.76%) Azure
3 10 (16.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (6.78%) AWS
4 4 (6.78%) GCP
5 3 (5.08%) GitHub
5 3 (5.08%) PaaS
5 3 (5.08%) SaaS
6 2 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (3.39%) Amazon S3
6 2 (3.39%) IaaS
6 2 (3.39%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.69%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.69%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.69%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 23 (38.98%) DHCP
2 18 (30.51%) Firewall
3 17 (28.81%) Internet
4 11 (18.64%) Skype
5 10 (16.95%) LAN
5 10 (16.95%) WAN
6 9 (15.25%) Ethernet
6 9 (15.25%) Unified Communications
7 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
8 4 (6.78%) Kerberos
8 4 (6.78%) MPLS
9 3 (5.08%) FTP
9 3 (5.08%) SMTP
9 3 (5.08%) VSAN
10 2 (3.39%) HTTP
10 2 (3.39%) SSL
10 2 (3.39%) VLAN
11 1 (1.69%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.69%) NAS
11 1 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.69%) Power BI
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) JIRA
2 3 (5.08%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (5.08%) Subversion
2 3 (5.08%) TeamCity
3 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.39%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 40 (67.80%) Finance
2 9 (15.25%) Social Skills
3 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.78%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.08%) Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Back Office
5 1 (1.69%) Law
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (27.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (15.25%) Administrator
2 9 (15.25%) Voice Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) Cloud Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) Security Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Azure Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (8.47%) Active Directory Specialist
5 5 (8.47%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Exchange Administrator
7 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (3.39%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.39%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) LDAP
2 2 (3.39%) REST
3 1 (1.69%) .NET
3 1 (1.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (15.25%) Tandem
2 9 (15.25%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (10.17%) Replication
4 3 (5.08%) Clustering
4 3 (5.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.69%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.69%) PKI
5 1 (1.69%) Social Network
5 1 (1.69%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.69%) User Experience
5 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (52.54%) Windows
2 16 (27.12%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.17%) Linux
3 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2016
4 5 (8.47%) Unix
4 5 (8.47%) Windows 10
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.39%) Solaris
8 1 (1.69%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.03%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (16.95%) Resource Management
5 9 (15.25%) Asset Management
5 9 (15.25%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (15.25%) Collaborative Working
5 9 (15.25%) Patch Management
6 8 (13.56%) Mobile Device Management
6 8 (13.56%) Project Delivery
7 7 (11.86%) Migration
8 5 (8.47%) DevOps
8 5 (8.47%) ITIL
9 4 (6.78%) Change Management
9 4 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (6.78%) Email Migration
9 4 (6.78%) ITSM
9 4 (6.78%) Project Management
9 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
9 4 (6.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.20%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.17%) Python
3 4 (6.78%) Perl
4 3 (5.08%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.39%) VB
5 2 (3.39%) VBScript
6 1 (1.69%) C
6 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.78%) MCSE
3 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.39%) MCSA
5 1 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.69%) MCITP
5 1 (1.69%) MOS
5 1 (1.69%) VCDX
5 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.69%) GDPR
2 1 (1.69%) PMO
2 1 (1.69%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (66.10%) Active Directory
2 18 (30.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (15.25%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (13.56%) Hyper-V
5 6 (10.17%) vSphere
6 5 (8.47%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (6.78%) NFS
8 3 (5.08%) XenApp
9 2 (3.39%) Veritas File System
9 2 (3.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (3.39%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.69%) ProxySG
10 1 (1.69%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (13.56%) SCCM
3 6 (10.17%) Terraform
4 5 (8.47%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 5 (8.47%) Ansible
4 5 (8.47%) vCenter Server
5 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (6.78%) PowerCLI
6 3 (5.08%) Control-M
6 3 (5.08%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (5.08%) Netcool
6 3 (5.08%) QRadar
6 3 (5.08%) Tivoli
6 3 (5.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.69%) Suricata
8 1 (1.69%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 32 (54.24%) Microsoft
2 22 (37.29%) VMware
3 10 (16.95%) CheckPoint
4 9 (15.25%) Sonus
5 6 (10.17%) EMC
6 5 (8.47%) Citrix
6 5 (8.47%) CyberArk
6 5 (8.47%) HP
7 4 (6.78%) Infoblox
7 4 (6.78%) Qualys
7 4 (6.78%) Symantec
8 3 (5.08%) BMC
8 3 (5.08%) IBM
8 3 (5.08%) Splunk
9 2 (3.39%) Google
9 2 (3.39%) NetApp
9 2 (3.39%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.39%) Proofpoint
9 2 (3.39%) SaltStack
9 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow