Period
to 27 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 154 141
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13 -29
Contract jobs citing DNS 1,562 1,634 1,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.88% 1.77% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.82% 13.28% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,048 1,011 1,035
England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £204 £178 £180
90th Percentile £601 £595 £570
UK median daily rate £425 £368 £375
% change year-on-year +15.65% -2.00% +4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 89 68
England median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £22.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -16.21% -19.02%
10th Percentile £15.37 £13.79 £12.50
90th Percentile £66.81 £48.76 £51.13
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year +20.00% -23.41% -18.39%

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 10,541 12,305 11,862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.66% 13.33% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,517 7,555 7,212
England median daily rate £430 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £206 £206 £213
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 672 671
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £19.49 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% -2.58% -23.08%

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 27 June 2019.

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 27 June 2019.

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 27 June 2019. 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 -7 666 £450 +5.88% 40
South East +39 381 £425 +19.21% 30
North of England +11 205 £425 +37.10% 41
South West +7 121 £390 +30.00% 9
North West +30 106 £448 +11.88% 24
Midlands +29 101 £390 +27.87% 10
Yorkshire +42 87 £407 +1.94% 13
East of England -10 85 £400 +6.24% 10
West Midlands +10 68 £395 +19.70% 8
East Midlands +21 33 £338 +35.00% 2
North East -41 12 £425 +49.12% 4
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2019, 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.

1 877 (56.15%) Windows
2 860 (55.06%) Active Directory
3 850 (54.42%) DHCP
4 681 (43.60%) Microsoft
5 542 (34.70%) VMware
6 468 (29.96%) Firewall
7 457 (29.26%) Microsoft Azure
8 441 (28.23%) Windows Server
9 412 (26.38%) TCP/IP
10 392 (25.10%) Cisco
11 387 (24.78%) Linux
12 369 (23.62%) PowerShell
13 360 (23.05%) VMware Infrastructure
14 349 (22.34%) Office 365
15 318 (20.36%) Amazon AWS
16 301 (19.27%) ITIL
17 290 (18.57%) DevOps
18 280 (17.93%) WAN
19 276 (17.67%) VPN
20 261 (16.71%) SCCM
21 253 (16.20%) LAN
22 252 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
23 248 (15.88%) Migration
24 244 (15.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 240 (15.36%) Citrix
26 232 (14.85%) Finance
27 224 (14.34%) Windows Server 2008
28 223 (14.28%) Windows 10
29 217 (13.89%) Data Centre
30 202 (12.93%) Hyper-V

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 (12.87%) MS Exchange
2 136 (8.71%) Skype for Business
3 127 (8.13%) IIS
4 119 (7.62%) SharePoint
5 74 (4.74%) Apache
6 66 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 57 (3.65%) Tomcat
8 54 (3.46%) nginx
9 41 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
10 38 (2.43%) WebSphere
11 34 (2.18%) Jetty
12 30 (1.92%) Confluence
12 30 (1.92%) Mongrel
13 22 (1.41%) Apache Spark
13 22 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 18 (1.15%) JBoss
15 16 (1.02%) OpenStack
16 15 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
17 11 (0.70%) IBM Domino
17 11 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 146 (9.35%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.064%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.26%) Eikon
2 4 (0.26%) Relativity
2 4 (0.26%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 3 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.13%) assyst
4 2 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.064%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 457 (29.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 349 (22.34%) Office 365
3 318 (20.36%) Amazon AWS
4 127 (8.13%) IaaS
5 102 (6.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 86 (5.51%) PaaS
7 80 (5.12%) Google Cloud Platform
8 66 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
9 37 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
10 34 (2.18%) SaaS
11 32 (2.05%) Google App Engine
12 29 (1.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 27 (1.73%) Amazon S3
13 27 (1.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 27 (1.73%) OpenShift
14 25 (1.60%) Serverless
15 22 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
16 21 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
17 17 (1.09%) Akamai
18 15 (0.96%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 850 (54.42%) DHCP
2 468 (29.96%) Firewall
3 412 (26.38%) TCP/IP
4 280 (17.93%) WAN
5 276 (17.67%) VPN
6 253 (16.20%) LAN
7 194 (12.42%) HTTP
8 189 (12.10%) SSL
9 178 (11.40%) SAN
10 161 (10.31%) FTP
11 135 (8.64%) IPsec
12 125 (8.00%) Internet
13 123 (7.87%) Skype
14 116 (7.43%) VLAN
15 113 (7.23%) Network Security
16 103 (6.59%) Wireless
17 92 (5.89%) SMTP
18 91 (5.83%) MPLS
19 88 (5.63%) Cisco ASA
19 88 (5.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 94 (6.02%) MySQL
3 73 (4.67%) MongoDB
4 68 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 67 (4.29%) Relational Database
6 62 (3.97%) RDBMS
7 32 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
8 30 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
9 26 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
10 23 (1.47%) Big Data
11 16 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 14 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (0.83%) Apache Hive
14 12 (0.77%) Pentaho
15 10 (0.64%) Hadoop
15 10 (0.64%) Impala
16 8 (0.51%) Oracle Database
17 7 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
17 7 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 130 (8.32%) Jenkins
2 85 (5.44%) Git (software)
3 76 (4.87%) Travis CI
4 36 (2.30%) JIRA
5 25 (1.60%) Gradle
6 22 (1.41%) GitLab
6 22 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
7 19 (1.22%) Visual Studio
8 18 (1.15%) gulp
9 17 (1.09%) Maven
10 15 (0.96%) Bitbucket
10 15 (0.96%) Gatling
10 15 (0.96%) Geb
10 15 (0.96%) Spock
11 14 (0.90%) Artifactory
12 13 (0.83%) MSI
13 12 (0.77%) Hudson
14 11 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
14 11 (0.70%) Subversion
15 8 (0.51%) Fiddler
General
1 232 (14.85%) Finance
2 93 (5.95%) Telecoms
3 82 (5.25%) Banking
4 58 (3.71%) Retail
5 25 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 21 (1.34%) Law
7 20 (1.28%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.15%) Legal
8 18 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.02%) Marketing
10 15 (0.96%) Electronics
11 14 (0.90%) Billing
12 13 (0.83%) Advertising
13 9 (0.58%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.32%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.32%) Local Government
15 4 (0.26%) Back Office
15 4 (0.26%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.19%) Military
17 2 (0.13%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 188 (12.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 182 (11.65%) Network Engineer
3 160 (10.24%) Architect
4 137 (8.77%) DevOps Engineer
5 123 (7.87%) Support Engineer
6 110 (7.04%) Analyst
7 100 (6.40%) Consultant
8 76 (4.87%) Windows Engineer
9 73 (4.67%) Administrator
10 54 (3.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 54 (3.46%) Server Engineer
11 52 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
11 52 (3.33%) IT Engineer
12 50 (3.20%) Security Engineer
13 47 (3.01%) 2nd Line Support
13 47 (3.01%) Cloud Engineer
13 47 (3.01%) IT Support
14 46 (2.94%) Desktop Support
15 45 (2.88%) Azure Engineer
16 44 (2.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (5.51%) LDAP
2 58 (3.71%) Web Services
3 56 (3.59%) .NET
4 47 (3.01%) J2EE
5 36 (2.30%) 802.1X
6 30 (1.92%) HTML
6 30 (1.92%) REST
6 30 (1.92%) Servlets
7 26 (1.66%) Middleware
8 25 (1.60%) SOAP
9 23 (1.47%) Kafka
10 22 (1.41%) Spring
11 21 (1.34%) CSS
12 20 (1.28%) Dropwizard
12 20 (1.28%) OAuth
13 18 (1.15%) OAuth2
13 18 (1.15%) Spring Boot
14 17 (1.09%) HTML5
15 16 (1.02%) Guice
15 16 (1.02%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 217 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 84 (5.38%) PKI
3 80 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (4.87%) Public Cloud
5 66 (4.23%) Clustering
6 62 (3.97%) Replication
7 48 (3.07%) Management Information System
8 36 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
9 32 (2.05%) Fat Client
9 32 (2.05%) Thin Client
10 30 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
11 26 (1.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 20 (1.28%) Blackberry
13 18 (1.15%) User Experience
14 17 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (1.09%) iPad
14 17 (1.09%) Smartphone
15 16 (1.02%) EMC VNX
15 16 (1.02%) NHS
16 15 (0.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 877 (56.15%) Windows
2 441 (28.23%) Windows Server
3 387 (24.78%) Linux
4 252 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 224 (14.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 223 (14.28%) Windows 10
7 143 (9.15%) Windows 7
8 116 (7.43%) Unix
9 72 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 56 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 46 (2.94%) Solaris
12 38 (2.43%) Android
13 36 (2.30%) Windows 8
14 35 (2.24%) CentOS
15 32 (2.05%) Apple iOS
16 24 (1.54%) Mac OS
17 21 (1.34%) Ubuntu
18 18 (1.15%) AIX
19 15 (0.96%) Debian
20 10 (0.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (19.27%) ITIL
2 290 (18.57%) DevOps
3 248 (15.88%) Migration
4 244 (15.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 178 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
6 168 (10.76%) Configuration Management
7 136 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
8 111 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
9 107 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 107 (6.85%) Open Source
10 101 (6.47%) Load Balancing
11 90 (5.76%) Service Management
12 84 (5.38%) Change Management
12 84 (5.38%) High Availability
13 80 (5.12%) Microservices
13 80 (5.12%) Test Automation
14 76 (4.87%) Project Management
15 57 (3.65%) OO
16 55 (3.52%) Computer Science
17 52 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 369 (23.62%) PowerShell
2 185 (11.84%) SQL
3 178 (11.40%) Java
4 137 (8.77%) Python
5 54 (3.46%) Bash Shell
6 48 (3.07%) Perl
7 37 (2.37%) JavaScript
8 35 (2.24%) Shell Script
8 35 (2.24%) VBScript
9 34 (2.18%) C
10 30 (1.92%) Ruby
11 20 (1.28%) PHP
12 18 (1.15%) Java 8
12 18 (1.15%) TypeScript
12 18 (1.15%) VB
13 17 (1.09%) ES6
14 15 (0.96%) C#
15 6 (0.38%) C++
15 6 (0.38%) Korn
15 6 (0.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 189 (12.10%) Security Cleared
2 159 (10.18%) Cisco Certification
3 134 (8.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 115 (7.36%) SC Cleared
5 91 (5.83%) CCNP
6 89 (5.70%) MCSE
7 80 (5.12%) CCNA
8 61 (3.91%) Degree
9 55 (3.52%) MCSA
10 52 (3.33%) DV Cleared
11 50 (3.20%) CCIE
11 50 (3.20%) MCP
12 26 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
13 22 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 21 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
15 16 (1.02%) CCDP
16 13 (0.83%) A+ Certification
17 11 (0.70%) CISSP
17 11 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (4.80%) SLA
2 36 (2.30%) GDPR
3 32 (2.05%) QA
4 29 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (1.34%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.45%) NCSC
6 7 (0.45%) PMO
7 5 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.32%) NIST
8 4 (0.26%) HL7
8 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.19%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.064%) COBIT
11 1 (0.064%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.064%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.064%) JSP 440
System Software
1 860 (55.06%) Active Directory
2 360 (23.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 202 (12.93%) Hyper-V
4 154 (9.86%) VMware ESXi
5 110 (7.04%) Docker
6 106 (6.79%) vSphere
7 103 (6.59%) Virtual Machines
8 89 (5.70%) XenApp
9 80 (5.12%) XenDesktop
10 40 (2.56%) Xen
11 30 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
12 27 (1.73%) NFS
13 26 (1.66%) DFS Replication
14 24 (1.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 23 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
16 21 (1.34%) VMware NSX
17 19 (1.22%) ProxySG
17 19 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
17 19 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
18 16 (1.02%) Squid
Systems Management
1 261 (16.71%) SCCM
2 172 (11.01%) Puppet
3 109 (6.98%) Ansible
4 99 (6.34%) Kubernetes
5 93 (5.95%) Opscode Chef
6 90 (5.76%) Terraform
7 79 (5.06%) SCOM
8 70 (4.48%) WSUS
9 66 (4.23%) vCenter Server
10 43 (2.75%) Microsoft Intune
11 38 (2.43%) Failover Clustering
12 35 (2.24%) SCVMM
13 29 (1.86%) vRealize
14 22 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
15 21 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
16 19 (1.22%) Nagios
17 17 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 17 (1.09%) NetBackup
17 17 (1.09%) Packer
18 16 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 681 (43.60%) Microsoft
2 542 (34.70%) VMware
3 392 (25.10%) Cisco
4 240 (15.36%) Citrix
5 134 (8.58%) CheckPoint
6 120 (7.68%) HP
7 105 (6.72%) F5
8 87 (5.57%) Dell
9 86 (5.51%) Google
10 83 (5.31%) Oracle
11 80 (5.12%) Red Hat
12 72 (4.61%) Juniper
13 66 (4.23%) Palo Alto
14 52 (3.33%) NetApp
15 45 (2.88%) SolarWinds
15 45 (2.88%) Symantec
16 44 (2.82%) Blue Coat
17 40 (2.56%) EMC
17 40 (2.56%) IBM
17 40 (2.56%) ServiceNow