Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 123 150 158
Rank change year-on-year +27 +8 -8
Contract jobs citing DNS 736 1,603 1,718
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.01% 1.87% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.36% 14.78% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 1,094 1,092
Median daily rate £425 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.92% +6.00%
10th Percentile £220 £200 £168
90th Percentile £600 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 48 92
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +10.53% -13.64%
10th Percentile £14.58 £13.93 £13.82
90th Percentile £48.57 £60.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% +20.00% -22.22%

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 4,792 10,845 12,640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.11% 12.65% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,787 6,735 7,801
Median daily rate £438 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.74% +1.18% +2.41%
10th Percentile £200 £205 £205
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 500 694
Median hourly rate £27.75 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.14% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.00 £19.51
% change year-on-year +47.73% +12.76% -1.96%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in England

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DNS in England.

Daily rate trend for DNS in England

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DNS in England over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DNS in England

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DNS in England.

Hourly rate trend for DNS in England

DNS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DNS in England over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020. 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 +20 308 £425 -5.56% 54
South East +7 142 £450 +5.88% 46
North of England +45 137 £350 -17.65% 61
North West +44 87 £375 -15.49% 32
Midlands +40 53 £369 -5.45% 24
South West +12 47 £463 +15.63% 22
West Midlands +45 37 £388 -1.90% 18
Yorkshire +26 35 £450 +10.70% 24
East of England +26 31 £325 -18.75% 17
East Midlands +38 16 £350 +7.69% 6
North East +44 15 £350 -17.65% 5
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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.

1 434 (58.97%) Windows
2 372 (50.54%) Active Directory
3 334 (45.38%) DHCP
4 276 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 246 (33.42%) Microsoft
6 234 (31.79%) Firewall
7 230 (31.25%) Azure
8 224 (30.43%) VMware
9 190 (25.82%) Linux
10 188 (25.54%) Office 365
11 182 (24.73%) TCP/IP
12 177 (24.05%) PowerShell
13 170 (23.10%) Security Cleared
14 150 (20.38%) VMware Infrastructure
15 143 (19.43%) Migration
16 140 (19.02%) SC Cleared
17 138 (18.75%) Cisco
18 137 (18.61%) AWS
19 131 (17.80%) VPN
20 129 (17.53%) Windows Server 2012
21 125 (16.98%) DevOps
22 122 (16.58%) WAN
23 116 (15.76%) Windows Server 2016
24 115 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
25 114 (15.49%) ITIL
26 110 (14.95%) Windows 10
27 106 (14.40%) Load Balancing
28 105 (14.27%) LAN
29 103 (13.99%) Python
29 103 (13.99%) SQL Server

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 69 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 51 (6.93%) Skype for Business
3 48 (6.52%) SharePoint
4 43 (5.84%) Apache
5 41 (5.57%) IIS
6 37 (5.03%) Confluence
7 32 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 32 (4.35%) Tomcat
8 22 (2.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 21 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
11 19 (2.58%) WebLogic
12 13 (1.77%) nginx
13 12 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
14 11 (1.49%) Apache Solr
14 11 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (1.49%) OpenStack
15 8 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 8 (1.09%) JBoss
15 8 (1.09%) Mule
Applications
1 47 (6.39%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.41%) Magento
2 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.27%) assyst
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.27%) Siebel CRM
3 2 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) Maximo
4 1 (0.14%) Traffica
4 1 (0.14%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 230 (31.25%) Azure
2 188 (25.54%) Office 365
3 137 (18.61%) AWS
4 88 (11.96%) PaaS
5 83 (11.28%) SaaS
6 70 (9.51%) IaaS
7 47 (6.39%) Azure Active Directory
8 45 (6.11%) GCP
9 30 (4.08%) GitHub
10 28 (3.80%) AWS CloudFormation
10 28 (3.80%) Serverless
11 23 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
12 21 (2.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 17 (2.31%) Coveralls
13 17 (2.31%) Route 53
14 16 (2.17%) Slack
15 15 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
16 12 (1.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 12 (1.63%) OneDrive
17 11 (1.49%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 334 (45.38%) DHCP
2 234 (31.79%) Firewall
3 182 (24.73%) TCP/IP
4 131 (17.80%) VPN
5 122 (16.58%) WAN
6 105 (14.27%) LAN
7 93 (12.64%) SSL
8 76 (10.33%) HTTP
8 76 (10.33%) Network Security
9 69 (9.38%) SAN
10 60 (8.15%) Skype
11 55 (7.47%) Internet
12 47 (6.39%) BGP
12 47 (6.39%) SNMP
13 44 (5.98%) MPLS
14 39 (5.30%) OSPF
15 33 (4.48%) DMZ
15 33 (4.48%) IPsec
15 33 (4.48%) VLAN
15 33 (4.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.48%) MySQL
3 27 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (3.40%) NoSQL
5 22 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 20 (2.72%) MongoDB
6 20 (2.72%) SQL Server 2016
7 18 (2.45%) RDBMS
8 17 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
9 15 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
9 15 (2.04%) Oracle ODI
10 14 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
11 13 (1.77%) Cosmos DB
12 11 (1.49%) Big Data
12 11 (1.49%) Redis
13 10 (1.36%) Geospatial Data
13 10 (1.36%) GIS
13 10 (1.36%) QGIS
14 8 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
15 7 (0.95%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 69 (9.38%) Git (software)
1 69 (9.38%) Jenkins
2 43 (5.84%) JIRA
3 25 (3.40%) JUnit
3 25 (3.40%) Maven
4 23 (3.13%) Gradle
5 22 (2.99%) TeamCity
6 21 (2.85%) SonarQube
7 19 (2.58%) GitLab
8 18 (2.45%) Sonatype Nexus
9 17 (2.31%) Bitbucket Server
10 16 (2.17%) Selenium
11 12 (1.63%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.09%) Mockito
13 5 (0.68%) Gatling
13 5 (0.68%) Geb
13 5 (0.68%) Spock
14 4 (0.54%) Subversion
14 4 (0.54%) Travis CI
14 4 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 77 (10.46%) Finance
2 55 (7.47%) Public Sector
3 37 (5.03%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.40%) Banking
5 24 (3.26%) Manufacturing
6 18 (2.45%) Marketing
7 17 (2.31%) Legal
8 15 (2.04%) Electronics
9 8 (1.09%) Retail
10 7 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.82%) Law
12 5 (0.68%) French Language
12 5 (0.68%) Military
12 5 (0.68%) Police
13 4 (0.54%) German Language
13 4 (0.54%) Local Government
13 4 (0.54%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.41%) Games
15 2 (0.27%) Billing
15 2 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 78 (10.60%) Network Engineer
2 75 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 67 (9.10%) Architect
4 46 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 45 (6.11%) Cloud Engineer
5 45 (6.11%) Consultant
6 44 (5.98%) Windows Engineer
7 41 (5.57%) Analyst
8 39 (5.30%) Support Engineer
8 39 (5.30%) Systems Engineer
9 30 (4.08%) Administrator
10 27 (3.67%) Developer
10 27 (3.67%) Office 365 Engineer
11 24 (3.26%) Azure Engineer
11 24 (3.26%) IT Engineer
12 23 (3.13%) Security Engineer
13 20 (2.72%) Linux Engineer
14 19 (2.58%) AWS Engineer
14 19 (2.58%) IT Support
15 18 (2.45%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.84%) LDAP
2 33 (4.48%) SAML
3 32 (4.35%) .NET
4 31 (4.21%) JSON
5 27 (3.67%) Web Services
6 25 (3.40%) REST
7 19 (2.58%) Oracle Fusion
8 18 (2.45%) OAuth
9 16 (2.17%) Node.js
9 16 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
10 15 (2.04%) HTML
11 14 (1.90%) Middleware
11 14 (1.90%) Spring
11 14 (1.90%) Spring Boot
12 13 (1.77%) 802.1X
12 13 (1.77%) SOAP
12 13 (1.77%) Velocity
12 13 (1.77%) WireMock
13 12 (1.63%) CSS
14 11 (1.49%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 79 (10.73%) Data Centre
2 74 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (8.42%) PKI
4 43 (5.84%) Management Information System
5 40 (5.43%) Clustering
6 26 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (2.85%) Public Cloud
8 17 (2.31%) Mobile App
8 17 (2.31%) Social Media
9 15 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (2.04%) Replication
9 15 (2.04%) User Experience
10 14 (1.90%) Private Cloud
11 12 (1.63%) Blackberry
12 10 (1.36%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.36%) Cloud Native
12 10 (1.36%) CMDB
12 10 (1.36%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.09%) Fat Client
13 8 (1.09%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 434 (58.97%) Windows
2 276 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 190 (25.82%) Linux
4 129 (17.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 116 (15.76%) Windows Server 2016
6 110 (14.95%) Windows 10
7 75 (10.19%) Unix
8 71 (9.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (7.74%) Windows 7
10 33 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (3.94%) Windows Server 2019
12 24 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (1.77%) Solaris
14 11 (1.49%) Android
15 9 (1.22%) CentOS
15 9 (1.22%) VMS
16 8 (1.09%) Apple iOS
17 6 (0.82%) CatOS
17 6 (0.82%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.68%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (19.43%) Migration
2 125 (16.98%) DevOps
3 115 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
4 114 (15.49%) ITIL
5 106 (14.40%) Load Balancing
6 90 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
7 88 (11.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 68 (9.24%) High Availability
9 58 (7.88%) Continuous Integration
10 54 (7.34%) Configuration Management
11 48 (6.52%) Change Management
12 43 (5.84%) Test Automation
13 40 (5.43%) Infrastructure as Code
14 36 (4.89%) Cybersecurity
14 36 (4.89%) Scrum
15 35 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
16 32 (4.35%) Service Management
17 27 (3.67%) Dashboard Development
17 27 (3.67%) Software Engineering
18 26 (3.53%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 177 (24.05%) PowerShell
2 103 (13.99%) Python
3 88 (11.96%) Java
4 87 (11.82%) SQL
5 75 (10.19%) Bash Shell
6 52 (7.07%) Shell Script
7 49 (6.66%) C
8 33 (4.48%) JavaScript
9 29 (3.94%) Ruby
10 24 (3.26%) Perl
11 19 (2.58%) C#
12 14 (1.90%) Go
12 14 (1.90%) PHP
13 13 (1.77%) VBScript
14 10 (1.36%) TypeScript
15 9 (1.22%) ES6
16 7 (0.95%) Groovy
17 6 (0.82%) Java 8
17 6 (0.82%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 170 (23.10%) Security Cleared
2 140 (19.02%) SC Cleared
3 71 (9.65%) Cisco Certification
4 63 (8.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 51 (6.93%) CCNP
6 43 (5.84%) CCNA
7 37 (5.03%) DV Cleared
8 30 (4.08%) MCSE
9 24 (3.26%) Degree
10 20 (2.72%) MCSA
11 17 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (1.77%) BC Cleared
13 13 (1.77%) CCIE
14 12 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
15 11 (1.49%) JNCIA
15 11 (1.49%) JNCIP
15 11 (1.49%) JNCIS
16 9 (1.22%) CISSP
16 9 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.03%) QA
2 33 (4.48%) SLA
3 31 (4.21%) GDPR
4 17 (2.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (1.90%) HIPAA
7 9 (1.22%) NCSC
8 8 (1.09%) Government Security Classifications
9 5 (0.68%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.27%) RMADS
12 1 (0.14%) COBIT
12 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 372 (50.54%) Active Directory
2 150 (20.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (11.55%) Hyper-V
4 66 (8.97%) Docker
5 65 (8.83%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (6.79%) vSphere
7 43 (5.84%) Virtual Machines
8 37 (5.03%) XenApp
9 19 (2.58%) XenDesktop
10 17 (2.31%) VMware NSX
11 12 (1.63%) Virtual Desktop
12 11 (1.49%) Squid
12 11 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (1.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 8 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.68%) DFS Replication
16 5 (0.68%) GeoWebCache
16 5 (0.68%) ProxySG
16 5 (0.68%) Snort
Systems Management
1 68 (9.24%) Ansible
2 67 (9.10%) Terraform
3 66 (8.97%) Puppet
4 62 (8.42%) SCCM
5 57 (7.74%) Kubernetes
6 52 (7.07%) Opscode Chef
7 45 (6.11%) Microsoft Intune
8 35 (4.76%) Single Sign-On
9 32 (4.35%) SCOM
10 24 (3.26%) Microsoft Clustering
11 22 (2.99%) Failover Clustering
11 22 (2.99%) vCenter Server
12 18 (2.45%) Nagios
12 18 (2.45%) WSUS
13 15 (2.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 13 (1.77%) Prometheus
15 12 (1.63%) AirWatch
16 11 (1.49%) Packer
17 10 (1.36%) NetBackup
18 9 (1.22%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 246 (33.42%) Microsoft
2 224 (30.43%) VMware
3 138 (18.75%) Cisco
4 87 (11.82%) Citrix
5 78 (10.60%) Oracle
6 58 (7.88%) F5
7 56 (7.61%) HP
8 51 (6.93%) Juniper
9 43 (5.84%) CheckPoint
10 38 (5.16%) Splunk
11 35 (4.76%) Dell
12 34 (4.62%) Red Hat
13 28 (3.80%) Google
13 28 (3.80%) Palo Alto
14 26 (3.53%) SolarWinds
15 25 (3.40%) NetApp
16 21 (2.85%) EMC
17 20 (2.72%) Veeam
18 19 (2.58%) Symantec
19 17 (2.31%) Blue Coat