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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
UK / England
Rank 135 111 123
Rank change year-on-year -24 +12  
Contract jobs citing DNS 775 1009 869
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.85% 2.07% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.64% 14.02% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 640 493
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £234 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £331
% change year-on-year - +5.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 53 77
Median hourly rate £25.69 £21.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.89% -1.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £11.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.60 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +28.45% -15.78%  

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 6131 7199 7161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.67% 14.73% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3788 4350 3957
Median daily rate £405 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 306 402
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.88 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 24 March 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 -7 308 £425 +6.25% 107
South East -45 151 £375 +7.14% 74
East of England +15 72 £345 -13.75% 19
North West +18 69 £350 -6.66% 30
South West +14 69 £338 -0.73% 15
East Midlands +10 38 £315 +14.54% 9
Yorkshire -13 30 £425 -5.97% 25
West Midlands +2 26 £425 +21.42% 21
North East -12 16 £290 +15.88% 6
Midlands +6 1 £425 -10.52%
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 956 (54.97%) Windows
2 839 (48.25%) DHCP
3 829 (47.67%) Active Directory
4 641 (36.86%) VMware
5 589 (33.87%) Microsoft
6 539 (30.99%) Linux
7 510 (29.33%) Firewall
8 509 (29.27%) Windows Server
9 498 (28.64%) TCP/IP
10 393 (22.60%) Windows Server 2008
11 384 (22.08%) Cisco
12 379 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 354 (20.36%) Security Cleared
14 319 (18.34%) LAN
15 304 (17.48%) Windows Server 2012
16 292 (16.79%) WAN
16 292 (16.79%) VPN
17 277 (15.93%) SC Cleared
18 272 (15.64%) PowerShell
18 272 (15.64%) Amazon AWS
19 263 (15.12%) ITIL
20 258 (14.84%) Puppet
21 253 (14.55%) DevOps
22 244 (14.03%) SQL
23 233 (13.40%) Citrix
24 223 (12.82%) Finance
25 220 (12.65%) SCCM
26 217 (12.48%) Windows 7
27 216 (12.42%) Windows Server 2003
28 209 (12.02%) SQL Server

DNS
Top Related 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
1 197 (11.33%) Apache
2 192 (11.04%) IIS
3 191 (10.98%) MS Exchange
4 120 (6.90%) SharePoint
5 113 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 109 (6.27%) Skype for Business
7 91 (5.23%) Tomcat
8 81 (4.66%) nginx
9 65 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2013
10 51 (2.93%) WebSphere
11 45 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
12 39 (2.24%) Confluence
12 39 (2.24%) JBoss
13 30 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
14 27 (1.55%) OpenStack
15 26 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
16 25 (1.44%) WebLogic
17 23 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
18 21 (1.21%) Jetty
19 20 (1.15%) Mongrel
Applications
1 183 (10.52%) MS Excel
2 145 (8.34%) MS Office
3 19 (1.09%) HipChat
4 14 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.058%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.058%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.17%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.12%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.058%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 272 (15.64%) Amazon AWS
2 202 (11.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 181 (10.41%) Office 365
4 91 (5.23%) IaaS
5 53 (3.05%) PaaS
6 38 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
7 35 (2.01%) SaaS
8 32 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
9 29 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
10 27 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
11 21 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 20 (1.15%) Google App Engine
13 13 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
13 13 (0.75%) OneDrive
14 12 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (0.63%) GitHub
15 11 (0.63%) Yammer
16 10 (0.58%) Amazon S3
17 9 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
18 8 (0.46%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 839 (48.25%) DHCP
2 510 (29.33%) Firewall
3 498 (28.64%) TCP/IP
4 319 (18.34%) LAN
5 292 (16.79%) VPN
5 292 (16.79%) WAN
6 189 (10.87%) SSL
7 185 (10.64%) HTTP
8 184 (10.58%) LDAP
9 164 (9.43%) SAN
10 134 (7.71%) Internet
11 127 (7.30%) Network Security
12 116 (6.67%) SMTP
13 109 (6.27%) MPLS
13 109 (6.27%) Wireless
14 104 (5.98%) BGP
15 101 (5.81%) VLAN
16 99 (5.69%) IPsec
17 94 (5.41%) SNMP
18 92 (5.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (12.02%) SQL Server
2 89 (5.12%) PostgreSQL
3 69 (3.97%) Oracle Database
4 58 (3.34%) Relational Database
5 57 (3.28%) MySQL
6 52 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
7 51 (2.93%) Hadoop
8 38 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 31 (1.78%) RDBMS
10 24 (1.38%) MongoDB
11 21 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (0.86%) NoSQL
12 15 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
13 12 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (0.63%) Big Data
15 10 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
15 10 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (0.52%) Redis
17 8 (0.46%) Riak
Development Applications
1 155 (8.91%) Jenkins
2 115 (6.61%) Git (software)
3 65 (3.74%) JIRA
4 49 (2.82%) Sonatype Nexus
5 47 (2.70%) Maven
6 39 (2.24%) Vagrant
7 34 (1.96%) JUnit
8 31 (1.78%) SonarQube
9 30 (1.73%) Ant
10 29 (1.67%) Bitbucket
11 27 (1.55%) Subversion
12 26 (1.50%) Liquibase
13 25 (1.44%) Selenium
14 24 (1.38%) Travis CI
15 20 (1.15%) JIRA Agile
15 20 (1.15%) TeamCity
16 19 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
17 16 (0.92%) Grunt
18 14 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
19 11 (0.63%) Bower
General
1 223 (12.82%) Finance
2 71 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 62 (3.57%) Banking
4 41 (2.36%) Manufacturing
5 36 (2.07%) Retail
6 33 (1.90%) Back Office
7 22 (1.27%) Marketing
8 18 (1.04%) Legal
9 17 (0.98%) Law
10 12 (0.69%) Electronics
11 9 (0.52%) Games
11 9 (0.52%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.46%) Publishing
13 7 (0.40%) Advertising
14 6 (0.35%) Billing
14 6 (0.35%) Front Office
15 5 (0.29%) Local Government
15 5 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.23%) French Language
16 4 (0.23%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 188 (10.81%) Architect
2 179 (10.29%) Network Engineer
3 177 (10.18%) Support Engineer
4 146 (8.40%) Administrator
5 145 (8.34%) Analyst
6 139 (7.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 106 (6.10%) DevOps Engineer
8 105 (6.04%) Consultant
9 84 (4.83%) Systems Administrator
10 77 (4.43%) Windows Engineer
11 72 (4.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 69 (3.97%) 3rd Line Support
13 67 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
14 62 (3.57%) Server Engineer
15 61 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
16 60 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
17 56 (3.22%) Linux Administrator
18 55 (3.16%) Linux Engineer
19 52 (2.99%) Technical Architect
20 51 (2.93%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (4.31%) .NET
2 67 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
3 54 (3.11%) Web Services
4 48 (2.76%) HTML
5 47 (2.70%) Middleware
6 44 (2.53%) CSS
7 40 (2.30%) LAMP
8 38 (2.19%) REST
9 31 (1.78%) JSON
9 31 (1.78%) Software Packaging
10 28 (1.61%) Node.js
11 26 (1.50%) J2EE
11 26 (1.50%) MCollective
12 25 (1.44%) LAPP Stack
13 24 (1.38%) SAML
13 24 (1.38%) XML
14 23 (1.32%) 802.1X
15 21 (1.21%) Oracle GoldenGate
16 20 (1.15%) Servlets
17 18 (1.04%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 203 (11.67%) Data Centre
2 112 (6.44%) PKI
3 99 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
4 85 (4.89%) Clustering
4 85 (4.89%) Management Information System
5 74 (4.26%) Replication
6 39 (2.24%) Fat Client
6 39 (2.24%) Thin Client
7 33 (1.90%) Computer Science
8 30 (1.73%) Client/Server
9 28 (1.61%) Public Cloud
10 25 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
11 23 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
12 21 (1.21%) Driving Licence
12 21 (1.21%) NHS
13 17 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (0.92%) Private Cloud
15 14 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
15 14 (0.81%) Mobile App
15 14 (0.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 956 (54.97%) Windows
2 539 (30.99%) Linux
3 509 (29.27%) Windows Server
4 393 (22.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 304 (17.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 217 (12.48%) Windows 7
7 216 (12.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 206 (11.85%) Unix
9 165 (9.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 118 (6.79%) Windows 10
11 89 (5.12%) Solaris
12 87 (5.00%) CentOS
13 62 (3.57%) Ubuntu
14 54 (3.11%) AIX
15 41 (2.36%) Android
15 41 (2.36%) Windows 8
15 41 (2.36%) Windows XP
16 40 (2.30%) Apple iOS
17 27 (1.55%) Mac OS X
18 22 (1.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (15.12%) ITIL
2 253 (14.55%) DevOps
3 193 (11.10%) Agile Software Development
4 190 (10.93%) Load Balancing
5 188 (10.81%) Migration
6 187 (10.75%) Configuration Management
7 129 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
8 103 (5.92%) Service Management
9 100 (5.75%) Change Management
10 96 (5.52%) Continuous Delivery
11 81 (4.66%) High Availability
12 78 (4.49%) Open Source
13 76 (4.37%) Scrum
14 73 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
15 70 (4.03%) Project Management
16 67 (3.85%) Incident Management
17 63 (3.62%) Problem Management
18 60 (3.45%) Information Security
19 54 (3.11%) Continuous Improvement
19 54 (3.11%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 272 (15.64%) PowerShell
2 244 (14.03%) SQL
3 174 (10.01%) Python
4 158 (9.09%) Perl
5 126 (7.25%) Java
6 115 (6.61%) Bash Shell
7 74 (4.26%) JavaScript
8 70 (4.03%) Ruby
9 60 (3.45%) Shell Script
10 50 (2.88%) C
11 44 (2.53%) PHP
12 34 (1.96%) Korn
13 26 (1.50%) VB
14 24 (1.38%) VBScript
15 23 (1.32%) C#
16 14 (0.81%) C++
17 10 (0.58%) Go
17 10 (0.58%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.40%) T-SQL
18 7 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 354 (20.36%) Security Cleared
2 277 (15.93%) SC Cleared
3 159 (9.14%) Cisco Certification
4 108 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 98 (5.64%) CCNA
6 91 (5.23%) CCNP
7 68 (3.91%) Degree
8 54 (3.11%) MCSE
9 42 (2.42%) DV Cleared
10 27 (1.55%) CCIE
10 27 (1.55%) MCP
10 27 (1.55%) MCSA
11 24 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
12 23 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 21 (1.21%) MCTS
14 20 (1.15%) DBS Check
15 15 (0.86%) CISSP
15 15 (0.86%) MCITP
16 14 (0.81%) JNCIA
17 11 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.26%) SLA
2 38 (2.19%) PCI DSS
3 28 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 26 (1.50%) QA
5 19 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.35%) PMO
7 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.12%) GDPR
9 1 (0.058%) BS7799
9 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.058%) GxP
9 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 829 (47.67%) Active Directory
2 379 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 150 (8.63%) Hyper-V
4 113 (6.50%) VMware ESX
5 111 (6.38%) XenApp
6 97 (5.58%) vSphere
7 91 (5.23%) Docker
8 75 (4.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 72 (4.14%) VMware ESXi
10 66 (3.80%) NFS
11 64 (3.68%) vCloud
12 54 (3.11%) XenDesktop
13 38 (2.19%) Virtual Desktop
14 37 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
15 34 (1.96%) Squid
16 32 (1.84%) Postfix
17 23 (1.32%) BitLocker
18 20 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
18 20 (1.15%) Xen
19 18 (1.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 258 (14.84%) Puppet
2 220 (12.65%) SCCM
3 146 (8.40%) Ansible
4 116 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
5 107 (6.15%) Nagios
6 95 (5.46%) SCOM
7 79 (4.54%) ZABBIX
8 68 (3.91%) Terraform
9 60 (3.45%) Kubernetes
10 55 (3.16%) WSUS
11 50 (2.88%) logstash
12 41 (2.36%) NetBackup
13 40 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
14 39 (2.24%) Kibana
15 33 (1.90%) Consul
15 33 (1.90%) Packer
16 29 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
16 29 (1.67%) yum
17 27 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
18 26 (1.50%) Rancher
Vendors
1 641 (36.86%) VMware
2 589 (33.87%) Microsoft
3 384 (22.08%) Cisco
4 233 (13.40%) Citrix
5 183 (10.52%) Oracle
6 169 (9.72%) Red Hat
7 142 (8.17%) HP
8 134 (7.71%) CheckPoint
9 123 (7.07%) F5
10 113 (6.50%) Juniper
11 93 (5.35%) Dell
12 78 (4.49%) IBM
13 64 (3.68%) Symantec
14 59 (3.39%) EMC
14 59 (3.39%) Palo Alto
15 53 (3.05%) Apple
16 51 (2.93%) NetApp
17 49 (2.82%) Splunk
18 42 (2.42%) Intel Security
19 41 (2.36%) Sun
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