Period
to 27 November 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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 131 116 153
Rank change year-on-year -15 +37 +5
Contract jobs citing DNS 585 1,586 1,760
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.89% 2.11% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.67% 15.64% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 1,071 1,107
Median daily rate £432 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.01% -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £263 £183 £181
90th Percentile £588 £556 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +15.38% -2.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 91 74
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% +30.00% +10.73%
10th Percentile £16.75 £14.00 £11.58
90th Percentile £63.25 £82.50 £46.93
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +55.56% +18.42% +2.01%

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 3,987 10,138 12,419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.90% 13.49% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,324 6,135 7,543
Median daily rate £438 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -1.18% +6.12%
10th Percentile £213 £190 £200
90th Percentile £618 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £435 £418 £425
% change year-on-year +4.19% -1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 544 570
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% +18.75% +8.11%
10th Percentile £14.30 £13.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £60.85 £53.75 £47.87
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +40.00% +28.58% +3.97%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +14 242 £475 +18.75% 49
South East +12 160 £425 +6.25% 75
South West +25 61 £393 -7.65% 34
North of England -17 53 £425 +13.33% 86
Midlands -18 41 £350 +8.53% 60
North West +8 30 £323 -7.79% 41
West Midlands -6 23 £375 +15.38% 35
Yorkshire -10 20 £500 +33.33% 33
East Midlands +15 18 £215 -31.20% 25
East of England +4 16 £335 -16.25% 20
North East +20 3 £425 -18.27% 12
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 319 (54.53%) DHCP
2 292 (49.91%) Active Directory
3 290 (49.57%) Windows
4 216 (36.92%) Microsoft
5 215 (36.75%) VMware
6 188 (32.14%) Firewall
7 187 (31.97%) Linux
8 175 (29.91%) Azure
9 162 (27.69%) Security Cleared
10 155 (26.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 151 (25.81%) Windows Server
12 132 (22.56%) PowerShell
13 129 (22.05%) Cisco
14 123 (21.03%) SC Cleared
15 112 (19.15%) Office 365
16 109 (18.63%) AWS
16 109 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
17 108 (18.46%) TCP/IP
18 106 (18.12%) Migration
19 105 (17.95%) Python
20 100 (17.09%) DevOps
21 91 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
22 90 (15.38%) SQL Server
23 87 (14.87%) Finance
23 87 (14.87%) Load Balancing
24 85 (14.53%) WAN
25 83 (14.19%) VPN
25 83 (14.19%) Citrix
26 79 (13.50%) ITIL
27 78 (13.33%) 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 47 (8.03%) IIS
2 43 (7.35%) MS Exchange
3 40 (6.84%) SharePoint
4 35 (5.98%) Confluence
5 34 (5.81%) Skype for Business
6 29 (4.96%) Apache
7 24 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
8 21 (3.59%) nginx
8 21 (3.59%) Tomcat
9 16 (2.74%) JBoss
10 10 (1.71%) Cloud Foundry
10 10 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (1.71%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.37%) CMS
11 8 (1.37%) Mule
12 6 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (1.03%) GeoServer
12 6 (1.03%) NetWeaver
13 5 (0.85%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 31 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (3.08%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.68%) CATIA
6 2 (0.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.03%) Magento
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 175 (29.91%) Azure
2 112 (19.15%) Office 365
3 109 (18.63%) AWS
4 61 (10.43%) IaaS
5 58 (9.91%) PaaS
6 43 (7.35%) GCP
7 40 (6.84%) Azure Active Directory
8 32 (5.47%) SaaS
9 25 (4.27%) Serverless
10 20 (3.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 20 (3.42%) GitHub
10 20 (3.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 19 (3.25%) OpenShift
12 17 (2.91%) Slack
13 16 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
14 15 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
15 13 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (1.88%) OneDrive
16 11 (1.88%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 319 (54.53%) DHCP
2 188 (32.14%) Firewall
3 108 (18.46%) TCP/IP
4 85 (14.53%) WAN
5 83 (14.19%) VPN
6 67 (11.45%) SAN
7 66 (11.28%) LAN
8 62 (10.60%) SSL
9 54 (9.23%) HTTP
10 49 (8.38%) Network Security
11 48 (8.21%) Skype
11 48 (8.21%) Wireless
12 38 (6.50%) VLAN
13 37 (6.32%) SNMP
14 34 (5.81%) BGP
15 33 (5.64%) Internet
15 33 (5.64%) SMTP
16 32 (5.47%) OSPF
17 29 (4.96%) MPLS
17 29 (4.96%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.81%) MySQL
3 21 (3.59%) Azure SQL Database
3 21 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (3.25%) Cosmos DB
4 19 (3.25%) Relational Database
5 14 (2.39%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (2.39%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.88%) Geospatial Data
6 11 (1.88%) GIS
7 10 (1.71%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.71%) QGIS
7 10 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.54%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.37%) DB2
9 8 (1.37%) Power BI
10 7 (1.20%) Redis
10 7 (1.20%) SQL Server 2019
11 6 (1.03%) SAP HANA
11 6 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 48 (8.21%) Jenkins
2 43 (7.35%) Git (software)
2 43 (7.35%) JIRA
3 22 (3.76%) Sonatype Nexus
4 21 (3.59%) Maven
5 18 (3.08%) Bitbucket
6 16 (2.74%) JUnit
6 16 (2.74%) TeamCity
7 13 (2.22%) GitLab
7 13 (2.22%) SonarQube
8 11 (1.88%) Selenium
9 9 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (1.54%) Gradle
10 8 (1.37%) Bitbucket Server
10 8 (1.37%) Mockito
11 7 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (0.68%) CircleCI
13 2 (0.34%) Gatling
13 2 (0.34%) Travis CI
General
1 87 (14.87%) Finance
2 27 (4.62%) Public Sector
3 20 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.08%) Banking
5 10 (1.71%) Financial Institution
5 10 (1.71%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.71%) Retail
6 8 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.03%) Automotive
7 6 (1.03%) Back Office
7 6 (1.03%) Electronics
7 6 (1.03%) Front Office
7 6 (1.03%) Legal
7 6 (1.03%) Marketing
8 4 (0.68%) Advertising
8 4 (0.68%) Law
8 4 (0.68%) Police
8 4 (0.68%) Retail Finance
9 3 (0.51%) International Banking
9 3 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 74 (12.65%) Architect
2 65 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 62 (10.60%) Network Engineer
4 46 (7.86%) Cloud Engineer
5 36 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
6 29 (4.96%) Administrator
6 29 (4.96%) Azure Engineer
6 29 (4.96%) Consultant
7 28 (4.79%) Linux Engineer
8 27 (4.62%) Support Engineer
9 24 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
10 22 (3.76%) Developer
11 21 (3.59%) Analyst
11 21 (3.59%) Wintel Engineer
12 19 (3.25%) Cloud Architect
13 18 (3.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 18 (3.08%) Windows Engineer
14 17 (2.91%) Python Engineer
14 17 (2.91%) Systems Administrator
15 16 (2.74%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.30%) LDAP
2 23 (3.93%) .NET
3 22 (3.76%) Middleware
4 20 (3.42%) Node.js
4 20 (3.42%) REST
5 15 (2.56%) JSON
5 15 (2.56%) Web Services
6 13 (2.22%) LAMP
7 12 (2.05%) 802.1X
7 12 (2.05%) SOAP
7 12 (2.05%) Spring
8 11 (1.88%) PostGIS
9 10 (1.71%) Spring Boot
9 10 (1.71%) WireMock
10 9 (1.54%) AngularJS
10 9 (1.54%) CSS
10 9 (1.54%) HTML
11 8 (1.37%) Express
11 8 (1.37%) Jest
11 8 (1.37%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.06%) PKI
2 52 (8.89%) Data Centre
3 38 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (6.15%) Management Information System
5 35 (5.98%) Replication
6 34 (5.81%) Private Cloud
7 27 (4.62%) Public Cloud
8 24 (4.10%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (2.56%) Clustering
10 13 (2.22%) Mobile App
10 13 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (1.71%) Cloud Native
11 10 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 10 (1.71%) HP StoreVirtual
12 9 (1.54%) CMDB
12 9 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.54%) User Experience
13 8 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (1.20%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 290 (49.57%) Windows
2 187 (31.97%) Linux
3 151 (25.81%) Windows Server
4 91 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 78 (13.33%) Windows 10
6 64 (10.94%) Unix
7 57 (9.74%) Windows Server 2016
8 48 (8.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (5.47%) Windows 7
10 29 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (4.27%) Windows Server 2019
12 15 (2.56%) CentOS
13 13 (2.22%) Solaris
14 12 (2.05%) Ubuntu
15 10 (1.71%) Windows XP
16 8 (1.37%) AIX
17 7 (1.20%) Windows 8
18 6 (1.03%) Apple iOS
18 6 (1.03%) Debian
19 5 (0.85%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (18.12%) Migration
3 100 (17.09%) DevOps
4 87 (14.87%) Load Balancing
5 79 (13.50%) ITIL
6 74 (12.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 49 (8.38%) High Availability
8 43 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
9 42 (7.18%) Patch Management
10 38 (6.50%) Change Management
11 33 (5.64%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (5.13%) Configuration Management
13 29 (4.96%) Information Security
13 29 (4.96%) Scrum
13 29 (4.96%) Service Management
14 27 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
14 27 (4.62%) Data Protection
14 27 (4.62%) Infrastructure as Code
15 26 (4.44%) Microservices
15 26 (4.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 132 (22.56%) PowerShell
2 105 (17.95%) Python
3 74 (12.65%) SQL
4 49 (8.38%) Java
5 37 (6.32%) Bash Shell
6 34 (5.81%) Perl
7 29 (4.96%) C
8 23 (3.93%) Shell Script
9 17 (2.91%) JavaScript
10 15 (2.56%) Ruby
11 13 (2.22%) C#
11 13 (2.22%) PHP
11 13 (2.22%) VBScript
12 9 (1.54%) ES6
13 8 (1.37%) Go
14 7 (1.20%) TypeScript
14 7 (1.20%) VB
15 4 (0.68%) Groovy
15 4 (0.68%) MATLAB
16 2 (0.34%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 162 (27.69%) Security Cleared
2 123 (21.03%) SC Cleared
3 55 (9.40%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (8.38%) DV Cleared
5 38 (6.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (5.98%) CCNA
7 34 (5.81%) CCNP
7 34 (5.81%) Degree
8 18 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (2.74%) MCSE
10 13 (2.22%) CCIE
11 12 (2.05%) MCSA
11 12 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (1.54%) CISSP
14 8 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.85%) AWS Certification
15 5 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
16 4 (0.68%) A+ Certification
16 4 (0.68%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.79%) SLA
2 22 (3.76%) QA
3 19 (3.25%) NCSC
4 14 (2.39%) Government Security Classifications
5 10 (1.71%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.54%) GDPR
7 8 (1.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (1.03%) COBIT
9 3 (0.51%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.51%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.51%) NIST
10 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.17%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 292 (49.91%) Active Directory
2 155 (26.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (11.79%) VMware ESXi
4 63 (10.77%) vSphere
5 59 (10.09%) Hyper-V
6 58 (9.91%) Virtual Machines
7 48 (8.21%) Docker
8 36 (6.15%) VMware NSX
9 18 (3.08%) NFS
10 15 (2.56%) Firmware
10 15 (2.56%) XenApp
11 11 (1.88%) VMware Workstation
12 10 (1.71%) XenDesktop
13 9 (1.54%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 9 (1.54%) VMFS
14 6 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.85%) GeoWebCache
15 5 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 67 (11.45%) Terraform
2 60 (10.26%) SCCM
3 58 (9.91%) Kubernetes
4 52 (8.89%) Ansible
5 41 (7.01%) Puppet
6 34 (5.81%) vCenter Server
7 29 (4.96%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (4.96%) WSUS
8 28 (4.79%) Microsoft Intune
9 26 (4.44%) vRealize
10 19 (3.25%) SCOM
11 18 (3.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 18 (3.08%) Nessus
11 18 (3.08%) Single Sign-On
12 12 (2.05%) vMotion
13 11 (1.88%) Salt
14 10 (1.71%) Cisco CUCM
15 9 (1.54%) Grafana
15 9 (1.54%) NetBackup
15 9 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 216 (36.92%) Microsoft
2 215 (36.75%) VMware
3 129 (22.05%) Cisco
4 83 (14.19%) Citrix
5 59 (10.09%) F5
6 56 (9.57%) Oracle
6 56 (9.57%) Palo Alto
7 50 (8.55%) HP
8 45 (7.69%) Red Hat
9 42 (7.18%) Dell
9 42 (7.18%) Splunk
10 37 (6.32%) Juniper
11 34 (5.81%) CheckPoint
12 29 (4.96%) SolarWinds
13 28 (4.79%) Veeam
14 23 (3.93%) Infoblox
15 21 (3.59%) Google
16 19 (3.25%) EMC
16 19 (3.25%) Fortinet
16 19 (3.25%) ServiceNow