Period
to 17 January 2022

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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 165 149 108
Rank change year-on-year -16 -41 +38
Contract jobs citing DNS 1,156 580 1,503
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.68% 1.75% 2.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.03% 14.03% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 356 1,010
10th Percentile £197 £236 £188
25th Percentile £325 £338 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £450 £380
Median % change year-on-year +2.78% +18.42% -7.88%
75th Percentile £550 £538 £475
90th Percentile £638 £604 £569
UK median daily rate £463 £463 £388
% change year-on-year - +19.35% -5.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 86
10th Percentile £18.88 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £20.75 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.50 £25.74
Median % change year-on-year -29.58% +37.92% +15.31%
75th Percentile £45.78 £58.75 £48.75
90th Percentile £46.33 £61.25 £82.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £22.63
% change year-on-year -37.50% +76.80% +5.23%

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 7,692 4,133 9,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.15% 12.47% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,083 2,637 5,716
10th Percentile £205 £200 £183
25th Percentile £363 £319 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £425 £410
Median % change year-on-year +15.29% +3.66% -3.53%
75th Percentile £600 £525 £515
90th Percentile £700 £609 £600
UK median daily rate £495 £438 £410
% change year-on-year +13.14% +6.71% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 210 483
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.97 £13.25
25th Percentile £15.25 £16.00 £16.02
Median hourly rate £21.50 £31.25 £21.53
Median % change year-on-year -31.20% +45.18% +19.58%
75th Percentile £46.57 £50.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £63.00 £58.00 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -32.31% +44.44% +25.00%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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
Job
Vacancies
London -22 509 £501 +5.37% 194
South East -38 180 £425 -5.56% 95
North of England +25 128 £400 +8.47% 147
East of England +15 90 £450 +68.22% 43
Midlands -26 86 £325 -7.14% 70
South West -22 76 £416 +0.85% 55
North West +11 73 £425 +28.30% 78
West Midlands -38 51 £300 -20.00% 46
Yorkshire +2 48 £375 -17.13% 55
East Midlands -18 32 £375 +134.38% 24
North East +5 8 £463 +23.33% 14
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 671 (58.04%) Active Directory
2 658 (56.92%) Windows
3 565 (48.88%) DHCP
4 490 (42.39%) Microsoft
5 435 (37.63%) Azure
6 406 (35.12%) VMware
7 358 (30.97%) Firewall
8 357 (30.88%) Microsoft 365
9 328 (28.37%) Windows Server
10 324 (28.03%) Linux
11 304 (26.30%) PowerShell
12 297 (25.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 256 (22.15%) TCP/IP
14 246 (21.28%) Social Skills
15 237 (20.50%) AWS
16 214 (18.51%) Cisco
17 202 (17.47%) DevOps
18 197 (17.04%) VPN
19 184 (15.92%) ITIL
20 178 (15.40%) Windows 10
21 175 (15.14%) Terraform
21 175 (15.14%) SCCM
22 169 (14.62%) Migration
23 163 (14.10%) Finance
24 162 (14.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 160 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
25 160 (13.84%) WAN
26 144 (12.46%) Security Cleared
27 140 (12.11%) Agile Software Development
28 131 (11.33%) Azure Active Directory

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
1 104 (9.00%) MS Exchange
2 93 (8.04%) SharePoint
3 50 (4.33%) nginx
4 46 (3.98%) Apache
5 35 (3.03%) IIS
6 32 (2.77%) Confluence
6 32 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 31 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 31 (2.68%) Skype for Business
8 23 (1.99%) OpenStack
9 22 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (1.90%) Tomcat
10 17 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
11 16 (1.38%) WebSphere
12 14 (1.21%) Apache Spark
12 14 (1.21%) JBoss
13 13 (1.12%) Traefik
13 13 (1.12%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.78%) CMS
14 9 (0.78%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 86 (7.44%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 9 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.087%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 10 (0.87%) Sentinel
2 7 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 7 (0.61%) Shopify
3 6 (0.52%) assyst
4 4 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.087%) Magento
6 1 (0.087%) Maximo
6 1 (0.087%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.087%) RMDS
6 1 (0.087%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 435 (37.63%) Azure
2 357 (30.88%) Microsoft 365
3 237 (20.50%) AWS
4 131 (11.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 89 (7.70%) PaaS
6 80 (6.92%) IaaS
7 75 (6.49%) Amazon EC2
8 68 (5.88%) GCP
9 65 (5.62%) SaaS
10 52 (4.50%) OneDrive
11 46 (3.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 42 (3.63%) Route 53
13 38 (3.29%) AWS CloudFormation
14 33 (2.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 33 (2.85%) Azure Monitor
15 31 (2.68%) Amazon S3
16 27 (2.34%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 26 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
18 24 (2.08%) Serverless
19 22 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 565 (48.88%) DHCP
2 358 (30.97%) Firewall
3 256 (22.15%) TCP/IP
4 197 (17.04%) VPN
5 160 (13.84%) WAN
6 129 (11.16%) LAN
7 95 (8.22%) VLAN
8 93 (8.04%) SSL
9 77 (6.66%) Network Security
10 71 (6.14%) Internet
11 66 (5.71%) BGP
11 66 (5.71%) HTTP
12 65 (5.62%) Wireless
13 56 (4.84%) SAN
14 53 (4.58%) MPLS
15 52 (4.50%) Skype
16 49 (4.24%) OSPF
17 48 (4.15%) Wi-Fi
18 46 (3.98%) IPsec
18 46 (3.98%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 60 (5.19%) MySQL
3 28 (2.42%) Azure SQL Database
3 28 (2.42%) Hadoop
4 27 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (1.38%) MongoDB
6 15 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (1.21%) Couchbase
8 12 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (0.78%) DB2
9 9 (0.78%) SAP HANA
9 9 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.61%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (0.52%) Redis
12 5 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.43%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2017
13 4 (0.35%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.35%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 88 (7.61%) Git (software)
2 54 (4.67%) Jenkins
3 46 (3.98%) JIRA
4 32 (2.77%) GitLab
5 26 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
6 22 (1.90%) Bitbucket
7 16 (1.38%) Subversion
8 10 (0.87%) SonarQube
8 10 (0.87%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.43%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.35%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.35%) Metasploit
10 4 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.26%) Gradle
11 3 (0.26%) Maven
12 2 (0.17%) Selenium
12 2 (0.17%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.17%) Vagrant
General
1 246 (21.28%) Social Skills
2 163 (14.10%) Finance
3 90 (7.79%) Public Sector
4 55 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (3.55%) Telecoms
6 36 (3.11%) Banking
7 30 (2.60%) Presentation Skills
8 26 (2.25%) Financial Institution
9 24 (2.08%) Documentation Skills
10 21 (1.82%) Influencing Skills
10 21 (1.82%) Retail
11 19 (1.64%) Legal
12 16 (1.38%) Manufacturing
13 13 (1.12%) Organisational Skills
14 12 (1.04%) Back Office
15 11 (0.95%) Marketing
16 10 (0.87%) Games
17 8 (0.69%) Electronics
18 7 (0.61%) Billing
18 7 (0.61%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 130 (11.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 115 (9.95%) Architect
3 98 (8.48%) Support Engineer
4 82 (7.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 82 (7.09%) Network Engineer
5 73 (6.31%) Consultant
6 65 (5.62%) Administrator
7 62 (5.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 62 (5.36%) Cloud Engineer
8 57 (4.93%) Security Engineer
9 56 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
10 55 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
11 54 (4.67%) Analyst
12 46 (3.98%) Desktop Support
13 39 (3.37%) IT Engineer
14 37 (3.20%) IT Support
14 37 (3.20%) Wintel Engineer
15 34 (2.94%) AWS Engineer
15 34 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
16 31 (2.68%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (5.10%) LDAP
2 31 (2.68%) Middleware
3 28 (2.42%) OAuth
4 27 (2.34%) JSON
5 24 (2.08%) REST
6 23 (1.99%) .NET
7 22 (1.90%) Kafka
8 20 (1.73%) ARM Templates
8 20 (1.73%) Web Services
9 17 (1.47%) LAMP
10 16 (1.38%) JWT
10 16 (1.38%) SAML
11 15 (1.30%) HTML
11 15 (1.30%) XMPP
12 14 (1.21%) cloud-init
12 14 (1.21%) gRPC
12 14 (1.21%) RabbitMQ
13 13 (1.12%) CSS
13 13 (1.12%) YAML
14 12 (1.04%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 116 (10.03%) PKI
2 114 (9.86%) Data Centre
3 76 (6.57%) Replication
4 65 (5.62%) Public Cloud
5 63 (5.45%) Clustering
6 35 (3.03%) Management Information System
7 29 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
8 28 (2.42%) Private Cloud
9 17 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 17 (1.47%) Virtual Team
10 16 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
11 15 (1.30%) iPad
12 14 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (1.12%) Cloud Native
13 13 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.04%) iPhone
15 11 (0.95%) Hedge funds
16 10 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
16 10 (0.87%) Mobile App
16 10 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 658 (56.92%) Windows
2 328 (28.37%) Windows Server
3 324 (28.03%) Linux
4 178 (15.40%) Windows 10
5 116 (10.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 109 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 103 (8.91%) Windows Server 2016
8 86 (7.44%) Windows Server 2019
9 76 (6.57%) Unix
10 58 (5.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 54 (4.67%) Windows 7
12 45 (3.89%) Ubuntu
13 40 (3.46%) CentOS
14 38 (3.29%) Mac OS
15 35 (3.03%) Apple iOS
16 27 (2.34%) Android
17 22 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
18 18 (1.56%) Debian
19 17 (1.47%) VMS
20 15 (1.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (17.47%) DevOps
2 184 (15.92%) ITIL
3 169 (14.62%) Migration
4 162 (14.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 160 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
6 140 (12.11%) Agile Software Development
7 129 (11.16%) Load Balancing
8 87 (7.53%) Infrastructure as Code
9 76 (6.57%) Cybersecurity
10 72 (6.23%) Configuration Management
11 66 (5.71%) Change Management
12 64 (5.54%) Service Management
13 63 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
14 60 (5.19%) Identity Management
15 59 (5.10%) Patch Management
16 54 (4.67%) High Availability
17 51 (4.41%) Data Protection
18 49 (4.24%) Continuous Integration
18 49 (4.24%) Information Security
19 46 (3.98%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 304 (26.30%) PowerShell
2 126 (10.90%) SQL
3 121 (10.47%) Python
4 89 (7.70%) Bash
5 48 (4.15%) VBScript
6 38 (3.29%) Shell Script
7 32 (2.77%) Java
8 28 (2.42%) Go
9 27 (2.34%) JavaScript
10 26 (2.25%) VB
11 25 (2.16%) Perl
12 24 (2.08%) Ruby
13 17 (1.47%) PHP
14 15 (1.30%) C
15 14 (1.21%) C#
16 10 (0.87%) VBA
17 5 (0.43%) TypeScript
18 4 (0.35%) C++
19 3 (0.26%) PL/SQL
20 2 (0.17%) Rust
Qualifications
1 144 (12.46%) Security Cleared
2 119 (10.29%) SC Cleared
3 90 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
4 72 (6.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 64 (5.54%) Degree
6 54 (4.67%) CCNP
7 53 (4.58%) MCSE
8 46 (3.98%) CCNA
9 29 (2.51%) DV Cleared
10 25 (2.16%) MCSA
11 19 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 18 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
13 17 (1.47%) MCP
14 15 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 14 (1.21%) CCIE
16 12 (1.04%) MCTS
17 9 (0.78%) AWS Certification
17 9 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
18 8 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
18 8 (0.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (7.01%) SLA
2 37 (3.20%) GDPR
3 32 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (2.42%) PCI DSS
5 21 (1.82%) QA
6 17 (1.47%) NCSC
7 11 (0.95%) NIST
8 10 (0.87%) COBIT
9 8 (0.69%) Accessibility
9 8 (0.69%) HIPAA
10 7 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.61%) SOC 2
11 5 (0.43%) PMO
12 4 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.26%) GxP
14 1 (0.087%) DICOM
14 1 (0.087%) Government Security Classifications
14 1 (0.087%) HL7
14 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 671 (58.04%) Active Directory
2 297 (25.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (10.03%) Docker
4 115 (9.95%) Hyper-V
5 73 (6.31%) vSphere
6 68 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
7 56 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
8 39 (3.37%) NFS
9 33 (2.85%) XenApp
10 30 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
11 27 (2.34%) BitLocker
12 21 (1.82%) XenDesktop
13 20 (1.73%) vCloud
14 18 (1.56%) Firmware
15 17 (1.47%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 14 (1.21%) VMware Workstation
17 13 (1.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 13 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
18 11 (0.95%) VMware NSX
19 10 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 175 (15.14%) SCCM
1 175 (15.14%) Terraform
2 130 (11.25%) Ansible
3 117 (10.12%) Kubernetes
4 93 (8.04%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 93 (8.04%) Microsoft Intune
5 57 (4.93%) Puppet
6 49 (4.24%) Prometheus
7 45 (3.89%) vCenter Server
8 41 (3.55%) WSUS
9 34 (2.94%) HAProxy
9 34 (2.94%) ZABBIX
10 33 (2.85%) Single Sign-On
11 32 (2.77%) NetBackup
12 29 (2.51%) Consul
13 26 (2.25%) Grafana
14 24 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
15 22 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
16 21 (1.82%) Packer
17 19 (1.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 490 (42.39%) Microsoft
2 406 (35.12%) VMware
3 214 (18.51%) Cisco
4 130 (11.25%) Citrix
5 75 (6.49%) HP
6 72 (6.23%) Red Hat
7 67 (5.80%) F5
7 67 (5.80%) Splunk
8 64 (5.54%) Oracle
9 51 (4.41%) McAfee
10 50 (4.33%) Dell
11 48 (4.15%) NetApp
12 45 (3.89%) ServiceNow
13 43 (3.72%) Juniper
14 38 (3.29%) CheckPoint
14 38 (3.29%) Palo Alto
15 36 (3.11%) SolarWinds
16 35 (3.03%) Google
16 35 (3.03%) Ivanti
16 35 (3.03%) Symantec