Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 2018 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 150 109
Rank change year-on-year +5 -41 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 1,769 1,617 2,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.88% 1.78% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.12% 12.90% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,065 1,013 1,463
England median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £181 £163 £213
90th Percentile £594 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £360 £370
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 83 122
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -33.21% +33.33%
10th Percentile £11.53 £12.55 £13.55
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.63 £19.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -7.24% -32.14% +34.94%

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 12,527 12,536 15,341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.32% 13.80% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,637 7,632 9,485
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £205 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 678 717
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.01% -25.80% +22.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.96 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018. 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 +42 815 £446 +5.00% 172
South East -28 344 £380 +8.57% 93
North of England -58 252 £358 +2.14% 110
East of England +68 175 £425 +46.55% 83
North West -51 125 £375 -3.23% 62
Midlands -41 106 £330 +3.13% 57
Yorkshire -28 85 £375 -11.76% 39
South West -7 77 £285 -15.56% 47
West Midlands -37 67 £330 -9.59% 33
North East -24 44 £325 +16.07% 9
East Midlands -15 40 £275 -4.35% 24
South Coast - 1 - -
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for DNS.

1 1,011 (57.15%) Windows
2 928 (52.46%) DHCP
3 922 (52.12%) Active Directory
4 716 (40.47%) Microsoft
5 582 (32.90%) VMware
6 580 (32.79%) Windows Server
7 556 (31.43%) Linux
8 555 (31.37%) TCP/IP
9 506 (28.60%) Firewall
10 401 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 363 (20.52%) Cisco
12 353 (19.95%) PowerShell
13 340 (19.22%) Office 365
14 329 (18.60%) Amazon AWS
15 311 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
16 307 (17.35%) ITIL
17 283 (16.00%) Citrix
18 280 (15.83%) Security Cleared
19 278 (15.72%) VPN
19 278 (15.72%) LAN
20 274 (15.49%) WAN
21 272 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
22 260 (14.70%) DevOps
23 247 (13.96%) Windows Server 2012
24 244 (13.79%) MS Exchange
25 242 (13.68%) Windows 10
26 239 (13.51%) Windows 7
27 233 (13.17%) Finance
28 227 (12.83%) SSL
29 226 (12.78%) Puppet

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
1 244 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 149 (8.42%) IIS
3 147 (8.31%) Apache
4 128 (7.24%) SharePoint
5 117 (6.61%) Skype for Business
6 114 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 92 (5.20%) nginx
8 64 (3.62%) Tomcat
9 59 (3.34%) Elasticsearch
10 47 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
11 38 (2.15%) OpenStack
12 36 (2.04%) Confluence
13 34 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 30 (1.70%) WebSphere
15 29 (1.64%) Apache Spark
16 24 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
17 22 (1.24%) Jetty
17 22 (1.24%) Mongrel
18 20 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
19 16 (0.90%) JBoss
Applications
1 184 (10.40%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.17%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.057%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.057%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.057%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.057%) HipChat
7 1 (0.057%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 7 (0.40%) Eikon
2 3 (0.17%) RMDS
3 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.057%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.057%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.057%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.057%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.057%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 340 (19.22%) Office 365
2 329 (18.60%) Amazon AWS
3 311 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 77 (4.35%) IaaS
5 58 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
5 58 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 46 (2.60%) SaaS
7 44 (2.49%) PaaS
8 43 (2.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 41 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
10 39 (2.20%) Heroku
11 37 (2.09%) Google Cloud Platform
12 31 (1.75%) Amazon S3
13 28 (1.58%) Mimecast
14 26 (1.47%) OneDrive
15 23 (1.30%) Serverless
16 22 (1.24%) G Suite
16 22 (1.24%) Google App Engine
17 20 (1.13%) Route 53
18 19 (1.07%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 928 (52.46%) DHCP
2 555 (31.37%) TCP/IP
3 506 (28.60%) Firewall
4 278 (15.72%) LAN
4 278 (15.72%) VPN
5 274 (15.49%) WAN
6 227 (12.83%) SSL
7 210 (11.87%) HTTP
8 162 (9.16%) Internet
9 160 (9.04%) SAN
10 148 (8.37%) FTP
11 112 (6.33%) OSPF
12 110 (6.22%) BGP
13 108 (6.11%) VLAN
13 108 (6.11%) Wireless
14 107 (6.05%) MPLS
15 105 (5.94%) IPsec
16 102 (5.77%) Skype
17 98 (5.54%) SMTP
18 96 (5.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 112 (6.33%) MySQL
2 112 (6.33%) PostgreSQL
3 110 (6.22%) MongoDB
4 56 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
5 47 (2.66%) NoSQL
6 46 (2.60%) Big Data
7 45 (2.54%) Hadoop
8 38 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 32 (1.81%) Relational Database
10 30 (1.70%) Oracle Database
11 29 (1.64%) Redis
12 28 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
13 21 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
14 18 (1.02%) RDBMS
15 16 (0.90%) HBase
15 16 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
16 15 (0.85%) MariaDB
17 10 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 6 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 179 (10.12%) Jenkins
2 175 (9.89%) Git (software)
3 53 (3.00%) JIRA
4 46 (2.60%) Artifactory
5 41 (2.32%) GitLab
6 40 (2.26%) Vagrant
7 36 (2.04%) Travis CI
8 34 (1.92%) Gradle
8 34 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
9 28 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (1.47%) gulp
10 26 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
11 25 (1.41%) Visual Studio
12 20 (1.13%) Bitbucket
12 20 (1.13%) Maven
13 15 (0.85%) Subversion
14 13 (0.73%) Spock
15 11 (0.62%) Gatling
15 11 (0.62%) Geb
15 11 (0.62%) SonarQube
General
1 233 (13.17%) Finance
2 80 (4.52%) Telecoms
3 36 (2.04%) Banking
4 34 (1.92%) Retail
5 31 (1.75%) Back Office
6 25 (1.41%) Law
7 21 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 17 (0.96%) Legal
9 15 (0.85%) Spanish Language
10 13 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.68%) Military
12 10 (0.57%) Front Office
13 9 (0.51%) French Language
13 9 (0.51%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.51%) Marketing
14 8 (0.45%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.45%) Publishing
15 7 (0.40%) German Language
15 7 (0.40%) Italian Language
15 7 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 196 (11.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 183 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 169 (9.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 167 (9.44%) Analyst
5 146 (8.25%) Network Engineer
6 128 (7.24%) Architect
7 86 (4.86%) Administrator
8 85 (4.80%) Consultant
9 79 (4.47%) Windows Engineer
10 77 (4.35%) Developer
10 77 (4.35%) IT Support
11 68 (3.84%) 2nd Line Support
12 64 (3.62%) Desktop Support
12 64 (3.62%) Support Analyst
13 62 (3.50%) Server Engineer
14 59 (3.34%) Systems Engineer
15 58 (3.28%) IT Engineer
16 56 (3.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 52 (2.94%) Azure Engineer
18 49 (2.77%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (4.41%) LDAP
2 73 (4.13%) Web Services
3 70 (3.96%) REST
4 66 (3.73%) Elastic Stack
4 66 (3.73%) HTML
5 55 (3.11%) CSS
6 53 (3.00%) OAuth
7 52 (2.94%) LAMP
8 48 (2.71%) .NET
9 45 (2.54%) SOAP
10 44 (2.49%) Kafka
10 44 (2.49%) RabbitMQ
11 42 (2.37%) LEMP Stack
12 41 (2.32%) AngularJS
13 40 (2.26%) 802.1X
14 39 (2.20%) HTML5
14 39 (2.20%) JSON
14 39 (2.20%) OAuth2
15 31 (1.75%) Spring
16 29 (1.64%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 165 (9.33%) Data Centre
2 160 (9.04%) PKI
3 93 (5.26%) Clustering
4 87 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (3.67%) Replication
6 63 (3.56%) Blackberry
7 57 (3.22%) Public Cloud
8 50 (2.83%) Computer Science
9 45 (2.54%) Fat Client
9 45 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
9 45 (2.54%) Thin Client
10 44 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
11 41 (2.32%) Management Information System
12 40 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
13 33 (1.87%) iPhone
14 26 (1.47%) Private Cloud
15 22 (1.24%) Virtual Team
16 21 (1.19%) Smartphone
17 20 (1.13%) Client/Server
17 20 (1.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,011 (57.15%) Windows
2 580 (32.79%) Windows Server
3 556 (31.43%) Linux
4 272 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 247 (13.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 242 (13.68%) Windows 10
7 239 (13.51%) Windows 7
8 173 (9.78%) Unix
9 104 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 99 (5.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 76 (4.30%) Apple iOS
12 71 (4.01%) Solaris
13 60 (3.39%) CentOS
14 59 (3.34%) Windows 8
15 57 (3.22%) Android
16 44 (2.49%) Mac OS
17 40 (2.26%) Mac OS X
18 35 (1.98%) Windows XP
19 33 (1.87%) Ubuntu
20 30 (1.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (17.35%) ITIL
2 260 (14.70%) DevOps
3 226 (12.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 200 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
5 188 (10.63%) Load Balancing
6 173 (9.78%) Configuration Management
7 169 (9.55%) Migration
8 143 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
9 124 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
10 111 (6.27%) Service Management
11 102 (5.77%) Microservices
12 99 (5.60%) Open Source
13 81 (4.58%) Change Management
14 78 (4.41%) High Availability
15 74 (4.18%) Problem Management
16 73 (4.13%) Project Management
17 70 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
18 63 (3.56%) Root Cause Analysis
19 61 (3.45%) Test Automation
20 60 (3.39%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 353 (19.95%) PowerShell
2 175 (9.89%) Python
3 170 (9.61%) SQL
4 153 (8.65%) Java
5 126 (7.12%) Bash Shell
6 117 (6.61%) Perl
7 113 (6.39%) Ruby
8 85 (4.80%) JavaScript
9 66 (3.73%) C
10 48 (2.71%) Shell Script
11 39 (2.20%) Java 8
12 37 (2.09%) PHP
13 36 (2.04%) ES6
13 36 (2.04%) VBScript
14 27 (1.53%) C#
15 26 (1.47%) TypeScript
16 19 (1.07%) C++
16 19 (1.07%) Groovy
17 13 (0.73%) VB
18 9 (0.51%) Scala
Qualifications
1 280 (15.83%) Security Cleared
2 198 (11.19%) SC Cleared
3 153 (8.65%) Cisco Certification
4 114 (6.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 95 (5.37%) CCNP
6 87 (4.92%) Degree
7 81 (4.58%) CCNA
8 62 (3.50%) DV Cleared
9 61 (3.45%) MCSE
10 39 (2.20%) MCSA
11 34 (1.92%) CCIE
12 33 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
13 32 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 27 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
15 18 (1.02%) A+ Certification
15 18 (1.02%) MCP
16 17 (0.96%) CCA
16 17 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (0.90%) MCITP
18 15 (0.85%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.67%) SLA
2 31 (1.75%) GDPR
3 30 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (1.70%) QA
4 23 (1.30%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.34%) PMO
7 5 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.23%) COBIT
9 2 (0.11%) GCP
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.057%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.057%) GPG13
10 1 (0.057%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.057%) HL7
10 1 (0.057%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.057%) SAS 70
System Software
1 922 (52.12%) Active Directory
2 401 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 192 (10.85%) Docker
4 154 (8.71%) Hyper-V
5 151 (8.54%) XenApp
6 135 (7.63%) vSphere
7 117 (6.61%) VMware ESXi
8 90 (5.09%) XenDesktop
9 70 (3.96%) Virtual Machines
10 68 (3.84%) Microsoft App-V
11 55 (3.11%) Virtual Desktop
12 38 (2.15%) DFS Replication
13 37 (2.09%) Virtual Servers
14 36 (2.04%) Xen
15 35 (1.98%) XenServer
16 24 (1.36%) VMware NSX
17 23 (1.30%) BitLocker
18 22 (1.24%) Postfix
19 20 (1.13%) NFS
20 19 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 226 (12.78%) Puppet
2 221 (12.49%) SCCM
3 174 (9.84%) Ansible
4 141 (7.97%) Opscode Chef
5 123 (6.95%) Kubernetes
6 90 (5.09%) Terraform
7 81 (4.58%) WSUS
8 80 (4.52%) SCOM
9 51 (2.88%) vCenter Server
10 45 (2.54%) Microsoft Intune
10 45 (2.54%) Nagios
11 39 (2.20%) Backup Exec
11 39 (2.20%) Microsoft Clustering
12 38 (2.15%) Docker Swarm
13 37 (2.09%) logstash
14 36 (2.04%) NetBackup
15 35 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
16 30 (1.70%) HAProxy
16 30 (1.70%) Kibana
17 29 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 716 (40.47%) Microsoft
2 582 (32.90%) VMware
3 363 (20.52%) Cisco
4 283 (16.00%) Citrix
5 144 (8.14%) HP
6 128 (7.24%) Red Hat
7 96 (5.43%) F5
8 89 (5.03%) Oracle
9 88 (4.97%) SolarWinds
10 84 (4.75%) CheckPoint
11 83 (4.69%) McAfee
12 81 (4.58%) Apple
13 76 (4.30%) NetApp
14 75 (4.24%) Juniper
15 65 (3.67%) Dell
16 62 (3.50%) Google
17 59 (3.34%) Symantec
18 58 (3.28%) IBM
19 55 (3.11%) Ivanti
20 52 (2.94%) EMC