Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 23 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)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 106 120
Rank change year-on-year -49 +14 -10
Contract jobs citing DNS 1692 2220 2005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.78% 2.27% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.91% 14.74% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1057 1431 1232
England median daily rate £375 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% +5.00%
10th Percentile £151 £206 £204
90th Percentile £572 £530 £538
UK median daily rate £370 £360 £363
% change year-on-year +2.78% -0.69% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 128 139
England median hourly rate £18.85 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.68% +40.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.35 £13.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.11 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -32.14% +40.00% +5.26%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13105 15064 14531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.82% 15.40% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8033 9154 8522
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 765 946
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in England

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in England

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in England

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in England

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DNS in England

DNS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the England region over the 6 months to 23 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 -71 641 £423 -0.59% 114
South East -6 402 £370 +8.82% 50
North of England -12 321 £335 -1.47% 53
North West +52 162 £350 - 31
Midlands +24 148 £313 -8.09% 23
Yorkshire -8 91 £438 -2.78% 18
South West -20 90 £325 -4.41% 14
East of England -54 87 £300 -14.29% 27
West Midlands +13 78 £325 -4.41% 17
East Midlands +16 68 £288 -24.34% 5
North East -18 68 £307 -2.70% 4
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region with a requirement for DNS.

1 1020 (60.28%) Windows
2 890 (52.60%) Active Directory
3 887 (52.42%) DHCP
4 626 (37.00%) Microsoft
5 559 (33.04%) VMware
6 550 (32.51%) TCP/IP
7 534 (31.56%) Windows Server
8 524 (30.97%) Linux
9 488 (28.84%) Firewall
10 385 (22.75%) Cisco
11 340 (20.09%) ITIL
12 325 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
12 325 (19.21%) Amazon AWS
13 324 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
14 304 (17.97%) Citrix
15 303 (17.91%) WAN
16 302 (17.85%) Windows Server 2008
17 297 (17.55%) Security Cleared
18 281 (16.61%) Office 365
19 268 (15.84%) PowerShell
19 268 (15.84%) VPN
20 266 (15.72%) LAN
21 252 (14.89%) DevOps
22 232 (13.71%) Microsoft Azure
23 229 (13.53%) Data Centre
24 226 (13.36%) SC Cleared
25 214 (12.65%) Migration
26 205 (12.12%) Windows 7
26 205 (12.12%) Puppet
26 205 (12.12%) SCCM

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 201 (11.88%) MS Exchange
2 141 (8.33%) Apache
3 135 (7.98%) IIS
4 121 (7.15%) Tomcat
5 86 (5.08%) SharePoint
5 86 (5.08%) Skype for Business
6 84 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 70 (4.14%) nginx
8 57 (3.37%) JBoss
9 53 (3.13%) WebLogic
10 50 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
11 48 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
12 42 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
13 34 (2.01%) WebSphere
14 33 (1.95%) OpenStack
15 31 (1.83%) Confluence
16 23 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 18 (1.06%) CMS
18 17 (1.00%) Jetty
18 17 (1.00%) Mongrel
Applications
1 154 (9.10%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 15 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.41%) HipChat
4 7 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.059%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 6 (0.35%) Teamcenter
3 5 (0.30%) SDL Web 8
4 4 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.12%) Eikon
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.12%) RMDS
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.059%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 325 (19.21%) Amazon AWS
2 281 (16.61%) Office 365
3 232 (13.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 56 (3.31%) IaaS
5 53 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
6 45 (2.66%) SaaS
7 44 (2.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 40 (2.36%) PaaS
9 35 (2.07%) Amazon ELB
9 35 (2.07%) Google Cloud Platform
10 34 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
11 31 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
12 28 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 22 (1.30%) Amazon S3
14 21 (1.24%) OpenDNS
15 19 (1.12%) Google App Engine
16 18 (1.06%) Route 53
17 16 (0.95%) GitHub
18 15 (0.89%) G Suite
19 14 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 887 (52.42%) DHCP
2 550 (32.51%) TCP/IP
3 488 (28.84%) Firewall
4 303 (17.91%) WAN
5 268 (15.84%) VPN
6 266 (15.72%) LAN
7 174 (10.28%) SSL
8 172 (10.17%) SAN
9 147 (8.69%) HTTP
10 141 (8.33%) LDAP
11 125 (7.39%) Internet
12 124 (7.33%) VLAN
13 107 (6.32%) IPsec
14 103 (6.09%) Network Security
15 101 (5.97%) VoIP
16 97 (5.73%) Wireless
17 85 (5.02%) MPLS
18 68 (4.02%) BGP
19 66 (3.90%) FTP
20 62 (3.66%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 65 (3.84%) PostgreSQL
3 60 (3.55%) MySQL
4 54 (3.19%) MongoDB
5 50 (2.96%) Amazon RDS
6 35 (2.07%) Relational Database
7 34 (2.01%) NoSQL
8 29 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 24 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 19 (1.12%) Maltego
11 18 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
12 15 (0.89%) RDBMS
12 15 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (0.59%) Hadoop
15 9 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (0.53%) Power BI
16 8 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
16 8 (0.47%) OLTP
16 8 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 166 (9.81%) Jenkins
2 153 (9.04%) Git (software)
3 74 (4.37%) Sonatype Nexus
4 58 (3.43%) Artifactory
5 54 (3.19%) JIRA
6 32 (1.89%) Maven
7 27 (1.60%) Bitbucket
8 22 (1.30%) SonarQube
9 21 (1.24%) Ant
9 21 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (1.12%) Travis CI
11 17 (1.00%) JUnit
11 17 (1.00%) Liquibase
12 14 (0.83%) Subversion
12 14 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 11 (0.65%) Vagrant
14 10 (0.59%) Gradle
15 9 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
15 9 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 179 (10.58%) Finance
2 78 (4.61%) Banking
3 73 (4.31%) Telecoms
4 37 (2.19%) Manufacturing
5 32 (1.89%) Retail
6 21 (1.24%) Legal
7 19 (1.12%) Marketing
8 18 (1.06%) Electronics
8 18 (1.06%) Publishing
9 17 (1.00%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.83%) Law
11 13 (0.77%) Back Office
12 10 (0.59%) Advertising
13 9 (0.53%) Billing
14 7 (0.41%) Local Government
15 6 (0.35%) German Language
16 5 (0.30%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.30%) French Language
16 5 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 170 (10.05%) Analyst
2 152 (8.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 152 (8.98%) Network Engineer
3 147 (8.69%) Support Engineer
4 139 (8.22%) Architect
5 124 (7.33%) Administrator
6 121 (7.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 90 (5.32%) Consultant
8 81 (4.79%) Desktop Support
9 80 (4.73%) Windows Engineer
10 69 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
11 67 (3.96%) Support Analyst
12 62 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
12 62 (3.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 62 (3.66%) Linux Engineer
12 62 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
13 59 (3.49%) Cloud Engineer
14 51 (3.01%) Desktop Engineer
15 50 (2.96%) 3rd Line Support
15 50 (2.96%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (5.91%) Web Services
2 89 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
3 59 (3.49%) .NET
4 52 (3.07%) JSON
5 39 (2.30%) J2EE
6 33 (1.95%) Middleware
7 30 (1.77%) LAMP
8 29 (1.71%) REST
9 28 (1.65%) CSS
10 25 (1.48%) 802.1X
11 23 (1.36%) XML
12 21 (1.24%) HTML
13 19 (1.12%) Servlets
14 18 (1.06%) Node.js
15 17 (1.00%) MCollective
16 16 (0.95%) ASP.NET
16 16 (0.95%) Sensu
16 16 (0.95%) YAML
17 14 (0.83%) LEMP Stack
17 14 (0.83%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 229 (13.53%) Data Centre
2 100 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (5.38%) PKI
4 86 (5.08%) Replication
5 72 (4.26%) Clustering
6 61 (3.61%) Management Information System
7 56 (3.31%) Public Cloud
8 49 (2.90%) Computer Science
9 37 (2.19%) Blackberry
10 26 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
11 24 (1.42%) iPhone
11 24 (1.42%) Virtual Team
12 23 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
12 23 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
13 22 (1.30%) Driving Licence
13 22 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (1.06%) Client/Server
14 18 (1.06%) NHS
15 16 (0.95%) Private Cloud
16 15 (0.89%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 1020 (60.28%) Windows
2 534 (31.56%) Windows Server
3 524 (30.97%) Linux
4 324 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 302 (17.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 205 (12.12%) Windows 7
7 194 (11.47%) Unix
8 151 (8.92%) Windows 10
9 148 (8.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 141 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 111 (6.56%) CentOS
12 88 (5.20%) Solaris
13 60 (3.55%) Windows XP
14 49 (2.90%) Windows 8
15 44 (2.60%) AIX
16 36 (2.13%) SUSE
17 35 (2.07%) Apple iOS
18 30 (1.77%) HPUX
19 29 (1.71%) Ubuntu
20 28 (1.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (20.09%) ITIL
2 252 (14.89%) DevOps
3 214 (12.65%) Migration
4 192 (11.35%) Load Balancing
5 191 (11.29%) Configuration Management
6 182 (10.76%) Agile Software Development
7 126 (7.45%) Open Source
8 104 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 94 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
10 87 (5.14%) Change Management
11 71 (4.20%) Problem Management
12 70 (4.14%) Service Delivery
13 67 (3.96%) Incident Management
13 67 (3.96%) Service Management
14 65 (3.84%) High Availability
15 59 (3.49%) Project Management
16 54 (3.19%) Kalman Filter
17 49 (2.90%) Root Cause Analysis
18 47 (2.78%) Test Automation
19 46 (2.72%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 268 (15.84%) PowerShell
2 192 (11.35%) Python
3 179 (10.58%) SQL
4 169 (9.99%) Bash Shell
5 129 (7.62%) Perl
6 114 (6.74%) Java
7 90 (5.32%) Ruby
8 48 (2.84%) Korn
9 42 (2.48%) Shell Script
10 39 (2.30%) C#
11 36 (2.13%) Go
12 34 (2.01%) VBScript
13 31 (1.83%) Groovy
13 31 (1.83%) PHP
14 30 (1.77%) C
15 27 (1.60%) JavaScript
16 23 (1.36%) PL/SQL
17 21 (1.24%) C-shell
18 11 (0.65%) C++
19 9 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 297 (17.55%) Security Cleared
2 226 (13.36%) SC Cleared
3 178 (10.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 121 (7.15%) Cisco Certification
5 102 (6.03%) MCSE
6 96 (5.67%) Degree
7 66 (3.90%) CCNA
8 63 (3.72%) CCNP
9 50 (2.96%) MCSA
10 45 (2.66%) DV Cleared
11 39 (2.30%) MCP
12 36 (2.13%) MCITP
13 33 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 32 (1.89%) CCIE
15 31 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
16 28 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
16 28 (1.65%) MCDST
17 25 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
18 21 (1.24%) DBS Check
19 16 (0.95%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.72%) SLA
2 25 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.59%) QA
6 4 (0.24%) PA-DSS
6 4 (0.24%) PMO
7 3 (0.18%) COBIT
7 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.18%) GCP
7 3 (0.18%) GDPR
7 3 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.059%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 890 (52.60%) Active Directory
2 325 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (10.05%) Hyper-V
4 137 (8.10%) VMware ESXi
5 117 (6.91%) Docker
6 115 (6.80%) XenApp
7 71 (4.20%) vSphere
8 70 (4.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 68 (4.02%) Virtual Machines
10 54 (3.19%) XenDesktop
11 52 (3.07%) NFS
12 46 (2.72%) Samba
13 36 (2.13%) Xen
14 29 (1.71%) XenServer
15 27 (1.60%) KVM
16 25 (1.48%) Squid
17 24 (1.42%) vCloud
18 21 (1.24%) Postfix
19 18 (1.06%) iptables
19 18 (1.06%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 205 (12.12%) Puppet
1 205 (12.12%) SCCM
2 168 (9.93%) Ansible
3 99 (5.85%) SCOM
4 88 (5.20%) Opscode Chef
5 72 (4.26%) Kubernetes
6 66 (3.90%) Terraform
7 60 (3.55%) logstash
8 57 (3.37%) WSUS
9 55 (3.25%) Kibana
10 53 (3.13%) Nagios
11 40 (2.36%) NetBackup
12 33 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
13 31 (1.83%) Backup Exec
13 31 (1.83%) vCenter Server
14 29 (1.71%) Docker Swarm
14 29 (1.71%) ZABBIX
15 21 (1.24%) AirWatch
15 21 (1.24%) HAProxy
16 20 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 626 (37.00%) Microsoft
2 559 (33.04%) VMware
3 385 (22.75%) Cisco
4 304 (17.97%) Citrix
5 184 (10.87%) Red Hat
6 166 (9.81%) HP
7 127 (7.51%) Oracle
8 123 (7.27%) Juniper
9 81 (4.79%) CheckPoint
10 80 (4.73%) F5
11 77 (4.55%) Dell
12 76 (4.49%) NetApp
13 72 (4.26%) SolarWinds
14 62 (3.66%) Apple
15 57 (3.37%) Google
15 57 (3.37%) McAfee
16 54 (3.19%) Palo Alto
17 48 (2.84%) Veeam
18 46 (2.72%) Symantec
19 44 (2.60%) Splunk