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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 2 July 2022 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 137 169 125
Rank change year-on-year +32 -44 +28
Contract jobs citing DNS 1,383 834 750
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.92% 1.58% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.52% 13.84% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,008 534 479
10th Percentile £224 £240 £214
25th Percentile £386 £350 £314
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% - -
75th Percentile £606 £513 £525
90th Percentile £700 £588 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 38
10th Percentile £17.74 £12.74 £14.43
25th Percentile £20.75 £18.88 £18.50
Median hourly rate £29.75 £23.21 £38.50
Median % change year-on-year +28.18% -39.71% +83.33%
75th Percentile £65.63 £42.50 £47.83
90th Percentile £77.13 £55.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £31.81 £34.90
% change year-on-year -8.82% -8.86% +66.17%

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 8,374 6,026 4,892
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.62% 11.43% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,578 3,886 3,038
10th Percentile £230 £225 £200
25th Percentile £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £440
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +1.73%
75th Percentile £625 £547 £538
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 294 227
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.00 £13.50
25th Percentile £16.50 £15.04 £16.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.56 £21.88
Median % change year-on-year +6.10% +7.71% +9.38%
75th Percentile £50.58 £49.69 £44.00
90th Percentile £68.09 £61.40 £52.05
UK median hourly rate £29.06 £25.00 £25.03
% change year-on-year +16.24% -0.12% +19.19%

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 2 July 2022.

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 2 July 2022.

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 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London +32 613 £545 +21.11% 134
South East +28 230 £455 +7.06% 104
North of England +24 199 £500 +17.65% 89
North West +22 123 £575 +34.66% 50
Midlands -3 93 £398 +7.00% 76
East of England 0 90 £425 +13.33% 41
Yorkshire +11 75 £338 -18.63% 31
South West 0 74 £425 +7.80% 44
West Midlands -19 53 £325 -10.34% 49
East Midlands +9 37 £425 +14.40% 26
North East +1 19 £650 +44.44% 8
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, 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.

1 807 (58.35%) Windows
2 739 (53.43%) Active Directory
3 695 (50.25%) DHCP
4 547 (39.55%) Azure
5 534 (38.61%) Microsoft
6 466 (33.69%) VMware
7 425 (30.73%) Linux
8 407 (29.43%) Firewall
9 402 (29.07%) Windows Server
10 348 (25.16%) Microsoft 365
11 345 (24.95%) VMware Infrastructure
12 342 (24.73%) PowerShell
13 329 (23.79%) AWS
14 303 (21.91%) TCP/IP
15 292 (21.11%) Social Skills
16 255 (18.44%) Security Cleared
17 242 (17.50%) DevOps
18 241 (17.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 236 (17.06%) Python
20 231 (16.70%) Finance
20 231 (16.70%) Terraform
21 227 (16.41%) Agile
22 213 (15.40%) SCCM
23 211 (15.26%) Cisco
24 205 (14.82%) Ansible
25 204 (14.75%) SC Cleared
26 198 (14.32%) ITIL
27 190 (13.74%) Windows 10
27 190 (13.74%) CI/CD
28 189 (13.67%) Load Balancing

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
1 112 (8.10%) MS Exchange
2 71 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 55 (3.98%) nginx
4 51 (3.69%) Confluence
5 47 (3.40%) IIS
6 43 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 36 (2.60%) Skype for Business
8 34 (2.46%) Apache
9 30 (2.17%) Traefik
10 23 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
11 19 (1.37%) OpenStack
12 11 (0.80%) IBM Domino
12 11 (0.80%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
14 9 (0.65%) JBoss
15 8 (0.58%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.51%) CMS
17 6 (0.43%) Apache Solr
17 6 (0.43%) Drupal
18 4 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 99 (7.16%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.072%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 16 (1.16%) Shopify
2 12 (0.87%) assyst
2 12 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.29%) Magento
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.072%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 547 (39.55%) Azure
2 348 (25.16%) Microsoft 365
3 329 (23.79%) AWS
4 171 (12.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 110 (7.95%) GCP
6 84 (6.07%) PaaS
7 81 (5.86%) Amazon EC2
8 80 (5.78%) IaaS
9 76 (5.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 69 (4.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 67 (4.84%) SaaS
12 64 (4.63%) GitHub
13 61 (4.41%) AWS CloudFormation
14 51 (3.69%) Azure DevOps
15 45 (3.25%) Azure Monitor
16 32 (2.31%) Serverless
17 31 (2.24%) Amazon S3
18 30 (2.17%) Power Platform
19 29 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
20 27 (1.95%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 695 (50.25%) DHCP
2 407 (29.43%) Firewall
3 303 (21.91%) TCP/IP
4 177 (12.80%) VPN
5 161 (11.64%) WAN
6 120 (8.68%) LAN
7 107 (7.74%) Network Security
8 105 (7.59%) Internet
9 93 (6.72%) HTTP
10 87 (6.29%) SSL
11 76 (5.50%) SAN
12 75 (5.42%) BGP
13 70 (5.06%) OSPF
14 64 (4.63%) VLAN
14 64 (4.63%) Wi-Fi
14 64 (4.63%) Wireless
15 59 (4.27%) DMZ
16 56 (4.05%) IPsec
17 55 (3.98%) MPLS
17 55 (3.98%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (13.52%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.33%) MySQL
3 45 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
5 19 (1.37%) Redis
6 18 (1.30%) Power BI
7 17 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
7 17 (1.23%) MongoDB
8 16 (1.16%) DB2
9 14 (1.01%) Hadoop
9 14 (1.01%) Relational Database
10 10 (0.72%) Couchbase
11 8 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.58%) MariaDB
11 8 (0.58%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.51%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.43%) Geospatial Data
13 6 (0.43%) ObjectStore
14 3 (0.22%) DTS
Development Applications
1 134 (9.69%) Git (software)
2 102 (7.38%) Jenkins
3 81 (5.86%) JIRA
4 75 (5.42%) GitLab
5 16 (1.16%) Bitbucket
6 15 (1.08%) Artifactory
6 15 (1.08%) Visual Studio Code
7 14 (1.01%) Subversion
8 12 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (0.58%) Arsenale Dataplane
9 8 (0.58%) TestRail
10 6 (0.43%) Postman
10 6 (0.43%) SoapUI
10 6 (0.43%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.36%) Grunt
11 5 (0.36%) gulp
11 5 (0.36%) SonarQube
11 5 (0.36%) webpack
12 4 (0.29%) GoCD
12 4 (0.29%) JMeter
General
1 292 (21.11%) Social Skills
2 231 (16.70%) Finance
3 118 (8.53%) Public Sector
4 86 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
5 61 (4.41%) Telecoms
6 59 (4.27%) Banking
7 29 (2.10%) Documentation Skills
8 25 (1.81%) Retail
9 17 (1.23%) Presentation Skills
10 16 (1.16%) Financial Institution
11 15 (1.08%) Influencing Skills
12 14 (1.01%) Law
13 13 (0.94%) Legal
14 11 (0.80%) Billing
15 10 (0.72%) Advertising
15 10 (0.72%) Games
16 9 (0.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 9 (0.65%) Mandarin Language
17 7 (0.51%) Back Office
17 7 (0.51%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 217 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 136 (9.83%) Architect
3 122 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 117 (8.46%) Support Engineer
5 97 (7.01%) Network Engineer
6 75 (5.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 72 (5.21%) Azure Engineer
8 63 (4.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 63 (4.56%) Security Engineer
9 58 (4.19%) Cloud Engineer
10 56 (4.05%) IT Engineer
11 55 (3.98%) Analyst
11 55 (3.98%) Wintel Engineer
12 48 (3.47%) Consultant
13 46 (3.33%) Developer
14 44 (3.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 43 (3.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 41 (2.96%) Administrator
17 39 (2.82%) VMware Engineer
18 37 (2.68%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (6.07%) LDAP
2 47 (3.40%) HTML
3 40 (2.89%) cloud-init
4 35 (2.53%) .NET
4 35 (2.53%) JSON
5 33 (2.39%) CSS
5 33 (2.39%) XML
6 27 (1.95%) Node.js
7 26 (1.88%) Kafka
8 22 (1.59%) REST
9 21 (1.52%) CSS3
9 21 (1.52%) OAuth
10 20 (1.45%) Middleware
10 20 (1.45%) RESTful
11 19 (1.37%) Web Services
12 18 (1.30%) SOAP
13 16 (1.16%) .NET Framework
14 15 (1.08%) HTML5
14 15 (1.08%) jQuery
15 14 (1.01%) ARM Templates
Miscellaneous
1 188 (13.59%) PKI
2 121 (8.75%) Data Centre
3 100 (7.23%) Clustering
4 89 (6.44%) Public Cloud
5 77 (5.57%) Replication
6 52 (3.76%) Management Information System
7 43 (3.11%) Cloud Native
8 39 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
9 33 (2.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 31 (2.24%) Private Cloud
11 23 (1.66%) CCTV
11 23 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
11 23 (1.66%) iPad
11 23 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
12 22 (1.59%) CMDB
13 18 (1.30%) NHS
14 16 (1.16%) Legacy Systems
15 15 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (1.01%) Algorithms
17 12 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 807 (58.35%) Windows
2 425 (30.73%) Linux
3 402 (29.07%) Windows Server
4 190 (13.74%) Windows 10
5 144 (10.41%) Unix
6 114 (8.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 98 (7.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 91 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 88 (6.36%) Windows Server 2016
10 82 (5.93%) Windows Server 2019
11 67 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
12 59 (4.27%) CentOS
12 59 (4.27%) Windows 7
13 30 (2.17%) Android
13 30 (2.17%) VMS
14 28 (2.02%) Mac OS
14 28 (2.02%) Ubuntu
15 25 (1.81%) Apple iOS
16 19 (1.37%) Windows XP
17 17 (1.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (17.50%) DevOps
2 241 (17.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 227 (16.41%) Agile
4 198 (14.32%) ITIL
5 190 (13.74%) CI/CD
6 189 (13.67%) Load Balancing
7 173 (12.51%) Migration
7 173 (12.51%) Problem-Solving
8 108 (7.81%) Change Management
9 98 (7.09%) Configuration Management
10 91 (6.58%) Infrastructure as Code
11 84 (6.07%) Project Delivery
12 82 (5.93%) Cybersecurity
12 82 (5.93%) High Availability
13 76 (5.50%) Test Automation
14 69 (4.99%) Incident Management
15 68 (4.92%) Identity Management
16 66 (4.77%) Data Loss Prevention
16 66 (4.77%) Patch Management
17 62 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 342 (24.73%) PowerShell
2 236 (17.06%) Python
3 179 (12.94%) SQL
4 150 (10.85%) Bash
5 62 (4.48%) Java
6 59 (4.27%) Go
7 56 (4.05%) JavaScript
8 47 (3.40%) VBScript
9 46 (3.33%) Ruby
10 44 (3.18%) C
11 38 (2.75%) Perl
12 36 (2.60%) Shell Script
13 29 (2.10%) C#
14 28 (2.02%) PHP
15 23 (1.66%) VB
16 12 (0.87%) C++
17 8 (0.58%) Groovy
17 8 (0.58%) Rust
18 6 (0.43%) PL/SQL
19 5 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 255 (18.44%) Security Cleared
2 204 (14.75%) SC Cleared
3 96 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
4 72 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 60 (4.34%) Degree
6 55 (3.98%) DV Cleared
7 45 (3.25%) CCNP
8 44 (3.18%) CCNA
9 40 (2.89%) MCSE
10 22 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (1.52%) CCIE
12 20 (1.45%) CISSP
12 20 (1.45%) MCP
12 20 (1.45%) MCSA
13 19 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 18 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 16 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
16 13 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
17 12 (0.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 10 (0.72%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (6.94%) SLA
2 56 (4.05%) QA
3 44 (3.18%) GDPR
4 40 (2.89%) NCSC
5 27 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (1.45%) PCI DSS
7 18 (1.30%) PMO
8 16 (1.16%) NIST
9 9 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.58%) Accessibility
11 6 (0.43%) NIST 800
12 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.29%) GRC
14 3 (0.22%) DICOM
15 2 (0.14%) COBIT
15 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
15 2 (0.14%) HL7
15 2 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 1 (0.072%) JSP 440
System Software
1 739 (53.43%) Active Directory
2 345 (24.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 155 (11.21%) Hyper-V
4 148 (10.70%) vSphere
5 108 (7.81%) Docker
6 82 (5.93%) VMware ESXi
7 81 (5.86%) Virtual Machines
8 57 (4.12%) XenApp
9 47 (3.40%) NFS
10 33 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
11 32 (2.31%) Virtual Desktop
12 27 (1.95%) Firmware
12 27 (1.95%) VMware NSX
13 23 (1.66%) XenDesktop
14 17 (1.23%) KVM
15 15 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
16 14 (1.01%) vCloud
17 13 (0.94%) iptables
18 11 (0.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 11 (0.80%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 231 (16.70%) Terraform
2 213 (15.40%) SCCM
3 205 (14.82%) Ansible
4 162 (11.71%) Kubernetes
5 102 (7.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 82 (5.93%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 70 (5.06%) Puppet
8 62 (4.48%) Prometheus
9 57 (4.12%) vCenter Server
10 49 (3.54%) HAProxy
10 49 (3.54%) ZABBIX
11 47 (3.40%) Single Sign-On
12 45 (3.25%) Packer
13 42 (3.04%) Consul
13 42 (3.04%) Microsoft Clustering
14 41 (2.96%) WSUS
15 38 (2.75%) Graphite
16 34 (2.46%) SCVMM
17 32 (2.31%) Docker Swarm
18 31 (2.24%) Podman
Vendors
1 534 (38.61%) Microsoft
2 466 (33.69%) VMware
3 211 (15.26%) Cisco
4 156 (11.28%) Citrix
5 91 (6.58%) HP
6 88 (6.36%) Oracle
7 87 (6.29%) Splunk
8 85 (6.15%) F5
9 79 (5.71%) Red Hat
10 69 (4.99%) SolarWinds
11 61 (4.41%) Dell
11 61 (4.41%) Infoblox
12 58 (4.19%) Veeam
13 52 (3.76%) Palo Alto
14 51 (3.69%) Google
14 51 (3.69%) NetApp
15 48 (3.47%) Symantec
16 46 (3.33%) McAfee
17 45 (3.25%) CheckPoint
18 42 (3.04%) Remedy