Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 156 110
Rank change year-on-year +8 -46 +16
Contract jobs citing DNS 1,793 1,669 2,106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.88% 1.77% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.51% 13.00% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,140 1,035 1,362
England median daily rate £410 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +1.35%
10th Percentile £188 £150 £209
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £364 £375
% change year-on-year +9.97% -3.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 69 109
England median hourly rate £21.50 £18.70 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.97% -32.00% +32.53%
10th Percentile £11.29 £11.90 £13.20
90th Percentile £47.25 £44.15 £47.68
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -29.63% +28.57%

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 12,360 12,837 14,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.97% 13.59% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,511 7,980 8,680
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £185 £215
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 565 651 728
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.08% +8.33%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +30 789 £438 +8.83% 158
South East -13 395 £400 +6.67% 122
North of England -27 264 £400 +23.08% 108
East of England +45 170 £425 +32.81% 55
North West -12 138 £400 +15.11% 63
Yorkshire +13 112 £413 -4.07% 36
Midlands -58 94 £370 +28.70% 45
South West -31 84 £375 +15.38% 47
West Midlands -34 56 £370 +18.40% 30
East Midlands -25 38 £345 +23.21% 15
North East -54 14 £290 -5.38% 9
South Coast - 1 - -
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 985 (54.94%) Windows
2 911 (50.81%) Active Directory
3 879 (49.02%) DHCP
4 765 (42.67%) Microsoft
5 573 (31.96%) VMware
6 561 (31.29%) TCP/IP
7 551 (30.73%) Linux
8 523 (29.17%) Windows Server
9 512 (28.56%) Firewall
10 367 (20.47%) PowerShell
11 354 (19.74%) Amazon AWS
12 348 (19.41%) Microsoft Azure
12 348 (19.41%) Cisco
13 345 (19.24%) VMware Infrastructure
14 337 (18.80%) VPN
15 329 (18.35%) Office 365
16 303 (16.90%) DevOps
17 298 (16.62%) LAN
18 284 (15.84%) WAN
19 269 (15.00%) Security Cleared
20 265 (14.78%) ITIL
21 251 (14.00%) Finance
22 250 (13.94%) HTTP
23 245 (13.66%) MS Exchange
24 241 (13.44%) SSL
25 236 (13.16%) Windows 7
26 235 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
27 228 (12.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 228 (12.72%) Citrix
28 225 (12.55%) Windows 10

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
1 245 (13.66%) MS Exchange
2 172 (9.59%) Apache
3 144 (8.03%) IIS
4 117 (6.53%) SharePoint
5 106 (5.91%) Skype for Business
6 102 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 89 (4.96%) nginx
8 84 (4.68%) Tomcat
9 60 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
10 55 (3.07%) Confluence
11 51 (2.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 50 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
13 48 (2.68%) WebSphere
14 40 (2.23%) Jetty
14 40 (2.23%) Mongrel
15 32 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
16 31 (1.73%) OpenStack
17 29 (1.62%) Apache Spark
18 22 (1.23%) JBoss
19 19 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 170 (9.48%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.056%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.056%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.056%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.056%) HipChat
7 1 (0.056%) Maya
7 1 (0.056%) NUKE
7 1 (0.056%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.056%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 16 (0.89%) Eikon
2 5 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.11%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.056%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.056%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.056%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.056%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 354 (19.74%) Amazon AWS
2 348 (19.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 329 (18.35%) Office 365
4 105 (5.86%) IaaS
5 94 (5.24%) Amazon EC2
6 77 (4.29%) SaaS
7 76 (4.24%) PaaS
8 71 (3.96%) Google Cloud Platform
9 64 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
10 63 (3.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 54 (3.01%) Amazon S3
12 53 (2.96%) Serverless
13 47 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
14 44 (2.45%) AWS CloudFormation
15 40 (2.23%) AWS Lambda
15 40 (2.23%) Google App Engine
16 34 (1.90%) Route 53
17 32 (1.78%) Mimecast
18 31 (1.73%) Heroku
19 29 (1.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 879 (49.02%) DHCP
2 561 (31.29%) TCP/IP
3 512 (28.56%) Firewall
4 337 (18.80%) VPN
5 298 (16.62%) LAN
6 284 (15.84%) WAN
7 250 (13.94%) HTTP
8 241 (13.44%) SSL
9 169 (9.43%) FTP
10 156 (8.70%) Internet
11 136 (7.59%) SAN
12 132 (7.36%) IPsec
13 115 (6.41%) BGP
14 111 (6.19%) Wireless
15 110 (6.13%) OSPF
16 102 (5.69%) VoIP
17 99 (5.52%) Skype
18 93 (5.19%) MPLS
19 83 (4.63%) VLAN
20 76 (4.24%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 87 (4.85%) MongoDB
3 86 (4.80%) MySQL
4 74 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
5 59 (3.29%) Amazon RDS
6 45 (2.51%) Hadoop
7 44 (2.45%) Big Data
8 40 (2.23%) NoSQL
9 39 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 36 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
10 36 (2.01%) Relational Database
11 35 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 26 (1.45%) RDBMS
13 20 (1.12%) Oracle Database
14 19 (1.06%) Redis
15 17 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
17 13 (0.73%) MariaDB
18 10 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
19 9 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 212 (11.82%) Jenkins
2 136 (7.59%) Git (software)
3 78 (4.35%) JIRA
4 61 (3.40%) Travis CI
5 51 (2.84%) GitLab
6 33 (1.84%) Visual Studio
7 31 (1.73%) Gradle
8 30 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
9 29 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (1.56%) gulp
11 26 (1.45%) Bitbucket
12 24 (1.34%) Maven
13 23 (1.28%) Vagrant
14 22 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
14 22 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
15 16 (0.89%) TeamCity
16 15 (0.84%) SonarQube
17 13 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 13 (0.73%) MSI
18 11 (0.61%) Ant
General
1 251 (14.00%) Finance
2 56 (3.12%) Telecoms
3 50 (2.79%) Retail
4 37 (2.06%) Law
5 33 (1.84%) Banking
6 27 (1.51%) Back Office
7 21 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.00%) Legal
9 17 (0.95%) Front Office
9 17 (0.95%) Spanish Language
10 13 (0.73%) Billing
10 13 (0.73%) Military
11 12 (0.67%) Publishing
12 9 (0.50%) French Language
12 9 (0.50%) Italian Language
13 8 (0.45%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.45%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.45%) Multimedia
13 8 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 184 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 176 (9.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 173 (9.65%) Analyst
4 163 (9.09%) Architect
5 157 (8.76%) Support Engineer
6 143 (7.98%) Network Engineer
7 90 (5.02%) Consultant
8 84 (4.68%) Administrator
9 83 (4.63%) Developer
10 68 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support
11 64 (3.57%) Support Analyst
12 62 (3.46%) IT Support
13 55 (3.07%) AWS Engineer
13 55 (3.07%) Systems Engineer
14 53 (2.96%) Windows Engineer
15 51 (2.84%) Desktop Support
16 50 (2.79%) IT Engineer
17 47 (2.62%) Linux Engineer
18 45 (2.51%) Azure Engineer
19 44 (2.45%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (4.91%) Web Services
2 85 (4.74%) .NET
3 68 (3.79%) LDAP
4 65 (3.63%) REST
5 58 (3.23%) HTML
6 49 (2.73%) 802.1X
7 47 (2.62%) CSS
8 46 (2.57%) Servlets
9 42 (2.34%) LAMP
10 38 (2.12%) J2EE
10 38 (2.12%) OAuth
11 37 (2.06%) AngularJS
12 36 (2.01%) Elastic Stack
12 36 (2.01%) JSON
12 36 (2.01%) Kafka
13 35 (1.95%) Middleware
13 35 (1.95%) SOAP
14 32 (1.78%) HTML5
14 32 (1.78%) OAuth2
14 32 (1.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 175 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 131 (7.31%) PKI
3 89 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 74 (4.13%) Public Cloud
5 65 (3.63%) Blackberry
5 65 (3.63%) Clustering
6 55 (3.07%) Replication
7 51 (2.84%) Management Information System
8 48 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
9 33 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
10 31 (1.73%) iPhone
11 26 (1.45%) Smartphone
12 24 (1.34%) Fat Client
12 24 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
12 24 (1.34%) Thin Client
13 22 (1.23%) Cloud Native
13 22 (1.23%) Private Cloud
14 20 (1.12%) NHS
15 19 (1.06%) Microsoft Licensing
16 18 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 985 (54.94%) Windows
2 551 (30.73%) Linux
3 523 (29.17%) Windows Server
4 236 (13.16%) Windows 7
5 235 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 225 (12.55%) Windows 10
7 210 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 158 (8.81%) Unix
9 97 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 91 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 59 (3.29%) Android
12 57 (3.18%) Apple iOS
13 56 (3.12%) Solaris
14 47 (2.62%) CentOS
15 42 (2.34%) Windows 8
16 38 (2.12%) Ubuntu
17 29 (1.62%) Windows XP
18 27 (1.51%) Mac OS X
19 25 (1.39%) SUSE
20 22 (1.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (16.90%) DevOps
2 265 (14.78%) ITIL
3 228 (12.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 220 (12.27%) Migration
5 189 (10.54%) Load Balancing
6 178 (9.93%) Configuration Management
7 166 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
8 160 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
9 142 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
10 128 (7.14%) Open Source
11 109 (6.08%) Service Management
12 90 (5.02%) Test Automation
13 86 (4.80%) Change Management
14 79 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
15 77 (4.29%) Microservices
16 73 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
17 70 (3.90%) Kalman Filter
17 70 (3.90%) Project Management
18 66 (3.68%) High Availability
19 62 (3.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 367 (20.47%) PowerShell
2 183 (10.21%) SQL
3 175 (9.76%) Java
4 152 (8.48%) Python
5 101 (5.63%) Bash Shell
6 91 (5.08%) Perl
7 88 (4.91%) JavaScript
8 82 (4.57%) Ruby
9 47 (2.62%) Shell Script
10 46 (2.57%) C
11 40 (2.23%) C#
12 34 (1.90%) Java 8
13 30 (1.67%) ES6
14 28 (1.56%) TypeScript
15 25 (1.39%) C++
15 25 (1.39%) PHP
16 21 (1.17%) VBScript
17 15 (0.84%) Groovy
18 12 (0.67%) Go
19 9 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 269 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 194 (10.82%) SC Cleared
3 163 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 151 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
5 103 (5.74%) MCSE
6 97 (5.41%) CCNP
7 87 (4.85%) Degree
8 78 (4.35%) CCNA
9 63 (3.51%) MCSA
10 58 (3.23%) DV Cleared
11 35 (1.95%) MCP
12 33 (1.84%) CCIE
13 32 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 25 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
15 23 (1.28%) MCITP
16 20 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
17 18 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 16 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
19 14 (0.78%) DBS Check
20 12 (0.67%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.74%) SLA
2 27 (1.51%) QA
3 20 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.78%) GDPR
6 8 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.33%) HIPAA
7 6 (0.33%) HL7
7 6 (0.33%) PMO
8 4 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.11%) COBIT
9 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.056%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.056%) GPG13
10 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.056%) OASIS TOSCA
10 1 (0.056%) RMADS
System Software
1 911 (50.81%) Active Directory
2 345 (19.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (8.20%) Docker
4 135 (7.53%) Hyper-V
5 127 (7.08%) VMware ESXi
6 118 (6.58%) vSphere
7 103 (5.74%) XenApp
8 83 (4.63%) Virtual Machines
9 63 (3.51%) XenDesktop
10 50 (2.79%) Xen
11 49 (2.73%) Virtual Desktop
12 45 (2.51%) DFS Replication
13 39 (2.18%) Virtual Servers
14 37 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
15 27 (1.51%) XenServer
16 25 (1.39%) Firmware
17 21 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
18 20 (1.12%) Postfix
19 19 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 19 (1.06%) Squid
Systems Management
1 215 (11.99%) Puppet
2 212 (11.82%) SCCM
3 143 (7.98%) Ansible
4 134 (7.47%) Opscode Chef
5 108 (6.02%) Kubernetes
6 85 (4.74%) SCOM
7 84 (4.68%) Terraform
8 70 (3.90%) WSUS
9 58 (3.23%) Nagios
10 40 (2.23%) vCenter Server
11 39 (2.18%) Docker Swarm
12 33 (1.84%) NetBackup
13 31 (1.73%) ZABBIX
14 29 (1.62%) Backup Exec
15 28 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
15 28 (1.56%) Salt
16 27 (1.51%) Red Hat Satellite
17 26 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
18 24 (1.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 23 (1.28%) SELinux
Vendors
1 765 (42.67%) Microsoft
2 573 (31.96%) VMware
3 348 (19.41%) Cisco
4 228 (12.72%) Citrix
5 127 (7.08%) Red Hat
6 117 (6.53%) HP
7 100 (5.58%) F5
7 100 (5.58%) Google
8 80 (4.46%) CheckPoint
8 80 (4.46%) Juniper
9 73 (4.07%) Oracle
9 73 (4.07%) SolarWinds
10 62 (3.46%) NetApp
11 58 (3.23%) Dell
11 58 (3.23%) McAfee
12 55 (3.07%) Apple
13 47 (2.62%) Veeam
14 46 (2.57%) IBM
15 45 (2.51%) Symantec
16 41 (2.29%) ServiceNow