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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 100 111
Rank change year-on-year -41 +11  
Contract jobs citing DNS 776 1129 1019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.81% 2.28% 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.20% 14.36% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 728 613
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £221 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £500 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 66 62
Median hourly rate £18.70 £28.25 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.80% +24.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.26 £47.83 £44.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% +26.66%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5880 7860 7562
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.68% 15.90% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3504 4878 4329
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.07% +10.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 355 436
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +21.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -53 283 £408 -1.80% 118
South East -9 159 £360 +2.85% 59
North West +57 121 £391 +4.33% 39
Yorkshire +22 51 £438 -1.12% 26
West Midlands +28 42 £370 +9.22% 18
South West -11 42 £370 +13.84% 19
East of England -32 36 £213 -37.50% 37
East Midlands -7 23 £288 -25.80% 7
North East -26 17 £198 -29.46% 6
Midlands - 3 £400 - 25
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for DNS.

1 835 (54.19%) Windows
2 733 (47.57%) Active Directory
3 726 (47.11%) DHCP
4 532 (34.52%) VMware
5 478 (31.02%) Microsoft
6 470 (30.50%) Firewall
7 460 (29.85%) Windows Server
8 450 (29.20%) Linux
9 413 (26.80%) TCP/IP
10 356 (23.10%) Cisco
11 324 (21.03%) VMware Infrastructure
12 295 (19.14%) LAN
13 293 (19.01%) Windows Server 2008
14 287 (18.62%) Security Cleared
14 287 (18.62%) Windows Server 2012
15 270 (17.52%) WAN
16 258 (16.74%) VPN
17 255 (16.55%) Amazon AWS
18 246 (15.96%) ITIL
19 231 (14.99%) DevOps
20 226 (14.67%) PowerShell
21 220 (14.28%) SC Cleared
22 217 (14.08%) Citrix
22 217 (14.08%) Migration
23 213 (13.82%) Data Centre
24 207 (13.43%) Puppet
25 203 (13.17%) SQL
26 199 (12.91%) Load Balancing
27 198 (12.85%) SQL Server
28 190 (12.33%) MS Exchange

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
1 190 (12.33%) MS Exchange
2 165 (10.71%) IIS
3 143 (9.28%) Apache
4 108 (7.01%) SharePoint
5 102 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 88 (5.71%) Skype for Business
7 84 (5.45%) Tomcat
8 82 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 54 (3.50%) nginx
10 39 (2.53%) WebSphere
11 37 (2.40%) OpenStack
11 37 (2.40%) SharePoint 2013
12 36 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
13 32 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
14 25 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
15 22 (1.43%) JBoss
16 21 (1.36%) Confluence
17 17 (1.10%) Jetty
17 17 (1.10%) Mongrel
18 16 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 129 (8.37%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.26%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.19%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.13%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.13%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.065%) HipChat
8 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.13%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.065%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 255 (16.55%) Amazon AWS
2 179 (11.62%) Office 365
3 176 (11.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 72 (4.67%) IaaS
5 51 (3.31%) PaaS
6 43 (2.79%) SaaS
7 38 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
8 29 (1.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 28 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
11 24 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
12 18 (1.17%) Amazon S3
13 17 (1.10%) Google App Engine
14 16 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
15 15 (0.97%) OpenDNS
16 14 (0.91%) GitHub
17 13 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
18 11 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 11 (0.71%) Mimecast
19 10 (0.65%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 726 (47.11%) DHCP
2 470 (30.50%) Firewall
3 413 (26.80%) TCP/IP
4 295 (19.14%) LAN
5 270 (17.52%) WAN
6 258 (16.74%) VPN
7 175 (11.36%) HTTP
8 155 (10.06%) SSL
9 130 (8.44%) SAN
10 121 (7.85%) Internet
11 113 (7.33%) Wireless
12 96 (6.23%) LDAP
13 95 (6.16%) Network Security
14 94 (6.10%) MPLS
15 87 (5.65%) BGP
16 83 (5.39%) VLAN
17 74 (4.80%) SMTP
17 74 (4.80%) VoIP
18 72 (4.67%) Cisco ASA
19 70 (4.54%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (12.85%) SQL Server
2 65 (4.22%) MySQL
3 51 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
4 44 (2.86%) MongoDB
5 42 (2.73%) Relational Database
6 39 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 28 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
8 27 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 22 (1.43%) Hadoop
10 21 (1.36%) NoSQL
10 21 (1.36%) Oracle Database
11 18 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
11 18 (1.17%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
13 15 (0.97%) Maltego
13 15 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (0.84%) MS Access
14 13 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (0.65%) Big Data
16 9 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 114 (7.40%) Jenkins
2 107 (6.94%) Git (software)
3 39 (2.53%) JIRA
4 33 (2.14%) Sonatype Nexus
5 25 (1.62%) Vagrant
6 24 (1.56%) Maven
7 21 (1.36%) Bitbucket
8 18 (1.17%) Artifactory
9 16 (1.04%) Ant
9 16 (1.04%) Subversion
9 16 (1.04%) Travis CI
10 12 (0.78%) SonarQube
10 12 (0.78%) TeamCity
10 12 (0.78%) Visual Studio
11 11 (0.71%) JUnit
11 11 (0.71%) Liquibase
12 10 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 7 (0.45%) Selenium
General
1 173 (11.23%) Finance
2 63 (4.09%) Telecoms
3 60 (3.89%) Banking
4 38 (2.47%) Retail
5 32 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.75%) Back Office
7 12 (0.78%) Marketing
8 10 (0.65%) Legal
9 9 (0.58%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.52%) Electronics
10 8 (0.52%) Law
11 6 (0.39%) Billing
12 5 (0.32%) Publishing
12 5 (0.32%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.32%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.26%) Advertising
13 4 (0.26%) Japanese Language
14 3 (0.19%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.19%) French Language
14 3 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 166 (10.77%) Analyst
2 157 (10.19%) Network Engineer
3 154 (9.99%) Architect
4 126 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 124 (8.05%) DevOps Engineer
6 120 (7.79%) Support Engineer
7 98 (6.36%) Administrator
8 95 (6.16%) Consultant
9 69 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
10 68 (4.41%) Windows Engineer
11 62 (4.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 56 (3.63%) Systems Engineer
13 52 (3.37%) Desktop Support
14 50 (3.24%) Linux Engineer
15 49 (3.18%) Server Engineer
16 47 (3.05%) 3rd Line Support
16 47 (3.05%) Developer
17 46 (2.99%) AWS Engineer
17 46 (2.99%) Linux Administrator
18 45 (2.92%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (5.71%) .NET
2 80 (5.19%) Elastic Stack
3 63 (4.09%) Web Services
4 41 (2.66%) REST
5 38 (2.47%) Node.js
6 36 (2.34%) JSON
7 35 (2.27%) 802.1X
8 34 (2.21%) Middleware
9 32 (2.08%) XML
10 29 (1.88%) CSS
11 28 (1.82%) HTML
12 26 (1.69%) LAMP
13 23 (1.49%) J2EE
13 23 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
14 22 (1.43%) Sensu
15 20 (1.30%) Ajax
15 20 (1.30%) SAML
16 19 (1.23%) LAPP Stack
17 18 (1.17%) .NET Framework
17 18 (1.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 213 (13.82%) Data Centre
2 99 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (4.41%) PKI
4 63 (4.09%) Clustering
5 58 (3.76%) Management Information System
6 46 (2.99%) Replication
7 37 (2.40%) Linux Command Line
7 37 (2.40%) Public Cloud
8 34 (2.21%) Computer Science
9 30 (1.95%) Client/Server
10 29 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
12 21 (1.36%) Fat Client
12 21 (1.36%) NHS
12 21 (1.36%) Thin Client
13 19 (1.23%) Driving Licence
13 19 (1.23%) Private Cloud
14 16 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
15 14 (0.91%) Mainframe
16 13 (0.84%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 835 (54.19%) Windows
2 460 (29.85%) Windows Server
3 450 (29.20%) Linux
4 293 (19.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 287 (18.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 184 (11.94%) Unix
7 167 (10.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 153 (9.93%) Windows 7
9 125 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 115 (7.46%) CentOS
11 105 (6.81%) Windows 10
12 72 (4.67%) Solaris
13 46 (2.99%) Ubuntu
14 40 (2.60%) AIX
15 35 (2.27%) Windows 8
16 33 (2.14%) Windows XP
17 32 (2.08%) Android
18 26 (1.69%) Apple iOS
19 20 (1.30%) Mac OS X
20 19 (1.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (15.96%) ITIL
2 231 (14.99%) DevOps
3 217 (14.08%) Migration
4 199 (12.91%) Load Balancing
5 186 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
6 166 (10.77%) Configuration Management
7 92 (5.97%) Change Management
7 92 (5.97%) Open Source
8 88 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
9 76 (4.93%) High Availability
10 73 (4.74%) Disaster Recovery
11 70 (4.54%) Project Management
11 70 (4.54%) Service Management
12 61 (3.96%) Continuous Delivery
13 54 (3.50%) Scrum
14 52 (3.37%) Problem Management
15 51 (3.31%) Incident Management
16 50 (3.24%) Network Design
17 41 (2.66%) Kalman Filter
17 41 (2.66%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 226 (14.67%) PowerShell
2 203 (13.17%) SQL
3 165 (10.71%) Python
4 129 (8.37%) Java
5 125 (8.11%) Perl
6 123 (7.98%) Bash Shell
7 81 (5.26%) Ruby
8 55 (3.57%) JavaScript
9 50 (3.24%) PHP
10 45 (2.92%) C
11 36 (2.34%) Shell Script
12 32 (2.08%) C#
13 23 (1.49%) Korn
14 21 (1.36%) VBScript
15 18 (1.17%) Groovy
15 18 (1.17%) VB
16 12 (0.78%) C++
17 11 (0.71%) Go
18 7 (0.45%) Scala
19 6 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 287 (18.62%) Security Cleared
2 220 (14.28%) SC Cleared
3 145 (9.41%) Cisco Certification
4 95 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 93 (6.04%) CCNP
6 89 (5.78%) CCNA
7 79 (5.13%) Degree
8 51 (3.31%) MCSE
9 37 (2.40%) DV Cleared
10 28 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 25 (1.62%) MCSA
12 22 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
13 21 (1.36%) CCIE
14 20 (1.30%) MCITP
15 18 (1.17%) CISSP
15 18 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
16 14 (0.91%) MCP
17 12 (0.78%) DBS Check
18 11 (0.71%) Master's Degree
18 11 (0.71%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.83%) SLA
2 21 (1.36%) PCI DSS
2 21 (1.36%) QA
3 20 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.52%) PMO
6 5 (0.32%) COBIT
7 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.19%) GDPR
8 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 733 (47.57%) Active Directory
2 324 (21.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (9.02%) Hyper-V
4 124 (8.05%) VMware ESXi
5 100 (6.49%) Docker
6 66 (4.28%) XenApp
7 56 (3.63%) vSphere
8 43 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
9 42 (2.73%) vCloud
10 35 (2.27%) KVM
10 35 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 31 (2.01%) Xen
12 29 (1.88%) NFS
13 24 (1.56%) Squid
14 22 (1.43%) XenDesktop
15 21 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
15 21 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
16 18 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
17 17 (1.10%) BitLocker
17 17 (1.10%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 207 (13.43%) Puppet
2 145 (9.41%) Ansible
3 144 (9.34%) SCCM
4 98 (6.36%) Opscode Chef
5 74 (4.80%) Nagios
6 64 (4.15%) Kubernetes
7 56 (3.63%) SCOM
8 55 (3.57%) WSUS
9 54 (3.50%) NetBackup
10 52 (3.37%) logstash
11 42 (2.73%) Terraform
12 41 (2.66%) ZABBIX
13 36 (2.34%) Kibana
14 31 (2.01%) vCenter Server
15 29 (1.88%) yum
16 22 (1.43%) AirWatch
17 21 (1.36%) FortiGate
17 21 (1.36%) Grafana
17 21 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 20 (1.30%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 532 (34.52%) VMware
2 478 (31.02%) Microsoft
3 356 (23.10%) Cisco
4 217 (14.08%) Citrix
5 147 (9.54%) HP
6 141 (9.15%) Red Hat
7 135 (8.76%) Oracle
8 109 (7.07%) CheckPoint
9 106 (6.88%) F5
10 102 (6.62%) Juniper
11 93 (6.04%) Dell
12 86 (5.58%) IBM
13 59 (3.83%) Palo Alto
14 57 (3.70%) NetApp
15 46 (2.99%) EMC
15 46 (2.99%) SolarWinds
16 43 (2.79%) Apple
17 41 (2.66%) Splunk
18 40 (2.60%) Infoblox
19 39 (2.53%) Symantec
Manchester, Lancashire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £160 - £220 per day + Ext
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + excellent working hours
Posted: 2 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Premier IT
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £9.50 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
JM
Posted: Yesterday
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Smarterways Ltd.
Rate: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Robert Half
Posted: 21 hours ago
Essex
Roc Search
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £24,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
ECMWF
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Piksel
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago