Period
to 20 June 2018

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 20 June 2018 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 145 111
Rank change year-on-year -8 -34 +7
Contract jobs citing DNS 1,617 1,545 2,115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.77% 1.84% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.26% 13.18% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,005 1,027 1,352
England median daily rate £375 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £177 £185 £213
90th Percentile £595 £570 £511
UK median daily rate £364 £375 £360
% change year-on-year -3.00% +4.17% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 70 117
England median hourly rate £18.75 £23.43 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.96% -14.82% +21.33%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.84 £12.80
90th Percentile £52.03 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -27.08% -12.73% +20.46%

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 12,191 11,719 14,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.37% 13.96% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,501 7,135 9,022
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £220
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 667 648
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.73 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% -23.08% +20.93%

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 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 2018. 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 +25 795 £425 - 169
South East -12 312 £360 -0.69% 98
North of England -46 228 £309 -11.71% 106
East of England +3 99 £375 +17.19% 63
Midlands -35 96 £300 -14.29% 50
North East +39 89 £285 +0.88% 5
North West -77 88 £400 +6.67% 59
South West -15 87 £300 -14.29% 39
West Midlands -15 64 £325 -18.75% 29
Yorkshire -38 54 £399 -6.18% 42
East Midlands -32 34 £250 -16.67% 21
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, 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.

1 917 (56.71%) DHCP
2 907 (56.09%) Windows
3 861 (53.25%) Active Directory
4 618 (38.22%) Microsoft
5 557 (34.45%) TCP/IP
6 540 (33.40%) Windows Server
7 535 (33.09%) VMware
8 476 (29.44%) Firewall
9 474 (29.31%) Linux
10 408 (25.23%) VMware Infrastructure
11 383 (23.69%) Cisco
12 337 (20.84%) Citrix
13 329 (20.35%) Security Cleared
14 327 (20.22%) ITIL
15 313 (19.36%) Windows Server 2008
16 288 (17.81%) Office 365
17 284 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
18 276 (17.07%) PowerShell
19 255 (15.77%) WAN
20 251 (15.52%) VPN
21 248 (15.34%) Microsoft Azure
21 248 (15.34%) Windows Server 2012
22 239 (14.78%) LAN
23 238 (14.72%) Agile Software Development
23 238 (14.72%) DevOps
24 235 (14.53%) SC Cleared
25 233 (14.41%) SSL
26 208 (12.86%) SCCM
27 206 (12.74%) Load Balancing
28 203 (12.55%) Configuration Management

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
1 182 (11.26%) MS Exchange
2 150 (9.28%) IIS
3 109 (6.74%) SharePoint
4 104 (6.43%) Skype for Business
5 102 (6.31%) nginx
6 87 (5.38%) Apache
7 80 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
8 47 (2.91%) Tomcat
9 37 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
10 33 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
11 24 (1.48%) WebSphere
12 22 (1.36%) Apache Spark
12 22 (1.36%) Confluence
13 16 (0.99%) Jetty
13 16 (0.99%) Mongrel
13 16 (0.99%) OpenStack
14 14 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
15 13 (0.80%) CMS
16 10 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
17 8 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 183 (11.32%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.19%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.062%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.56%) RMDS
2 3 (0.19%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.062%) Eikon
4 1 (0.062%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 288 (17.81%) Office 365
2 284 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
3 248 (15.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 79 (4.89%) IaaS
5 46 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 46 (2.84%) PaaS
6 44 (2.72%) SaaS
7 43 (2.66%) Google Cloud Platform
8 38 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
8 38 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
9 31 (1.92%) Heroku
10 30 (1.86%) GitHub
11 26 (1.61%) G Suite
12 25 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 24 (1.48%) Serverless
14 17 (1.05%) Akamai
14 17 (1.05%) Mimecast
15 16 (0.99%) Google App Engine
15 16 (0.99%) OneDrive
16 15 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 917 (56.71%) DHCP
2 557 (34.45%) TCP/IP
3 476 (29.44%) Firewall
4 255 (15.77%) WAN
5 251 (15.52%) VPN
6 239 (14.78%) LAN
7 233 (14.41%) SSL
8 178 (11.01%) SAN
9 160 (9.89%) HTTP
10 131 (8.10%) FTP
11 128 (7.92%) Internet
12 119 (7.36%) MPLS
12 119 (7.36%) Wireless
13 116 (7.17%) VLAN
14 115 (7.11%) OSPF
15 113 (6.99%) BGP
16 102 (6.31%) IPsec
17 98 (6.06%) Network Security
18 88 (5.44%) NetScaler
19 87 (5.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (8.60%) MongoDB
2 136 (8.41%) MySQL
3 118 (7.30%) PostgreSQL
4 111 (6.86%) SQL Server
5 59 (3.65%) NoSQL
6 43 (2.66%) Amazon RDS
7 39 (2.41%) Relational Database
8 33 (2.04%) RDBMS
9 29 (1.79%) Big Data
9 29 (1.79%) Hadoop
10 21 (1.30%) Redis
11 15 (0.93%) Oracle Database
12 12 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (0.62%) Neo4j
13 10 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (0.49%) HBase
15 8 (0.49%) Power BI
16 7 (0.43%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 196 (12.12%) Jenkins
2 160 (9.89%) Git (software)
3 76 (4.70%) Artifactory
4 52 (3.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 46 (2.84%) Travis CI
6 34 (2.10%) GitLab
6 34 (2.10%) JIRA
7 27 (1.67%) Gradle
8 24 (1.48%) Vagrant
9 20 (1.24%) gulp
10 18 (1.11%) Spock
11 16 (0.99%) Gatling
11 16 (0.99%) Geb
12 11 (0.68%) Subversion
13 10 (0.62%) Maven
13 10 (0.62%) SonarQube
13 10 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 9 (0.56%) Visual Studio
15 8 (0.49%) Selenium
16 7 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 180 (11.13%) Finance
2 66 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 43 (2.66%) Banking
4 23 (1.42%) Retail
5 21 (1.30%) Back Office
6 18 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.05%) Financial Institution
7 17 (1.05%) Marketing
8 14 (0.87%) Electronics
8 14 (0.87%) Investment Banking
9 12 (0.74%) Legal
10 9 (0.56%) Advertising
11 8 (0.49%) French Language
11 8 (0.49%) Military
12 5 (0.31%) German Language
13 4 (0.25%) Billing
13 4 (0.25%) Games
13 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.25%) Publishing
14 3 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 198 (12.24%) Support Engineer
2 175 (10.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 165 (10.20%) Network Engineer
4 142 (8.78%) DevOps Engineer
5 129 (7.98%) Analyst
6 107 (6.62%) Architect
7 79 (4.89%) Consultant
8 74 (4.58%) Windows Engineer
9 67 (4.14%) Desktop Support
9 67 (4.14%) IT Support
10 66 (4.08%) Administrator
11 61 (3.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 60 (3.71%) AWS Engineer
13 58 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
14 56 (3.46%) Server Engineer
15 55 (3.40%) IT Engineer
16 48 (2.97%) Cloud Engineer
16 48 (2.97%) Developer
17 45 (2.78%) Citrix Engineer
17 45 (2.78%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (5.13%) Elastic Stack
2 67 (4.14%) Web Services
3 58 (3.59%) LEMP Stack
4 54 (3.34%) LDAP
5 51 (3.15%) REST
6 50 (3.09%) HTML
7 47 (2.91%) RabbitMQ
8 46 (2.84%) CSS
9 45 (2.78%) OAuth
10 43 (2.66%) .NET
11 41 (2.54%) HTML5
11 41 (2.54%) Kafka
12 35 (2.16%) ActiveMQ
12 35 (2.16%) AngularJS
13 34 (2.10%) OAuth2
13 34 (2.10%) SOAP
14 30 (1.86%) 802.1X
14 30 (1.86%) JSON
14 30 (1.86%) Sensu
15 24 (1.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 202 (12.49%) Data Centre
2 123 (7.61%) PKI
3 91 (5.63%) Clustering
4 74 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (3.53%) Computer Science
6 54 (3.34%) Management Information System
7 48 (2.97%) Linux Command Line
8 40 (2.47%) Replication
9 39 (2.41%) Fat Client
9 39 (2.41%) Thin Client
10 34 (2.10%) Public Cloud
10 34 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
11 28 (1.73%) Blackberry
12 25 (1.55%) Private Cloud
13 21 (1.30%) CMDB
14 19 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
15 17 (1.05%) iPhone
15 17 (1.05%) Virtual Team
16 16 (0.99%) Client/Server
16 16 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 907 (56.09%) Windows
2 540 (33.40%) Windows Server
3 474 (29.31%) Linux
4 313 (19.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 248 (15.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 197 (12.18%) Windows 7
7 194 (12.00%) Windows 10
8 136 (8.41%) Unix
9 115 (7.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 76 (4.70%) Apple iOS
11 65 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 57 (3.53%) Android
13 54 (3.34%) Windows 8
14 49 (3.03%) Solaris
15 42 (2.60%) CentOS
16 41 (2.54%) Mac OS
17 35 (2.16%) Windows XP
18 27 (1.67%) Mac OS X
19 21 (1.30%) Windows 2000
19 21 (1.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (20.22%) ITIL
2 238 (14.72%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (14.72%) DevOps
3 206 (12.74%) Load Balancing
4 203 (12.55%) Configuration Management
5 150 (9.28%) Migration
6 130 (8.04%) Open Source
7 120 (7.42%) Microservices
8 119 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
9 104 (6.43%) Problem-Solving
10 90 (5.57%) Project Management
11 82 (5.07%) Change Management
12 79 (4.89%) High Availability
13 78 (4.82%) Service Management
14 75 (4.64%) Problem Management
15 73 (4.51%) Service Delivery
16 63 (3.90%) Test Automation
17 60 (3.71%) Incident Management
18 57 (3.53%) TDD
19 53 (3.28%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 276 (17.07%) PowerShell
2 194 (12.00%) Python
3 177 (10.95%) SQL
4 152 (9.40%) Java
5 129 (7.98%) Bash Shell
6 122 (7.54%) Ruby
7 105 (6.49%) Perl
8 57 (3.53%) JavaScript
9 50 (3.09%) C
10 31 (1.92%) Java 8
11 30 (1.86%) VBScript
12 28 (1.73%) ES6
13 27 (1.67%) C#
14 24 (1.48%) PHP
15 22 (1.36%) Shell Script
16 21 (1.30%) Go
16 21 (1.30%) Groovy
17 20 (1.24%) TypeScript
18 19 (1.18%) Scala
19 12 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 329 (20.35%) Security Cleared
2 235 (14.53%) SC Cleared
3 154 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
4 115 (7.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 101 (6.25%) Degree
6 94 (5.81%) CCNP
7 80 (4.95%) CCNA
8 69 (4.27%) DV Cleared
9 61 (3.77%) MCSE
10 47 (2.91%) MCSA
11 37 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
11 37 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 30 (1.86%) CCIE
13 26 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
14 24 (1.48%) CCDP
15 22 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
16 21 (1.30%) MCP
17 20 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
18 19 (1.18%) DBS Check
19 18 (1.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.77%) SLA
2 27 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.61%) GDPR
4 25 (1.55%) QA
5 21 (1.30%) PCI DSS
6 19 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 13 (0.80%) GCP
8 9 (0.56%) PMO
9 7 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.12%) COBIT
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.062%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.062%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.062%) SAS 70
System Software
1 861 (53.25%) Active Directory
2 408 (25.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 176 (10.88%) Docker
4 175 (10.82%) XenApp
5 158 (9.77%) Hyper-V
6 134 (8.29%) vSphere
7 102 (6.31%) VMware ESXi
8 89 (5.50%) XenDesktop
9 84 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
10 61 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
11 41 (2.54%) VMware NSX
12 34 (2.10%) XenServer
13 30 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
14 27 (1.67%) DFS Replication
15 23 (1.42%) Xen
16 21 (1.30%) NFS
17 20 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
18 16 (0.99%) Terminal Services
19 14 (0.87%) KVM
20 12 (0.74%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 208 (12.86%) SCCM
2 199 (12.31%) Puppet
3 145 (8.97%) Ansible
4 106 (6.56%) Kubernetes
4 106 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
5 93 (5.75%) Terraform
6 70 (4.33%) SCOM
7 68 (4.21%) WSUS
8 54 (3.34%) HAProxy
9 46 (2.84%) logstash
10 43 (2.66%) Microsoft Intune
11 42 (2.60%) vCenter Server
12 36 (2.23%) Backup Exec
13 30 (1.86%) Kibana
14 29 (1.79%) AirWatch
14 29 (1.79%) Grafana
15 28 (1.73%) Docker Swarm
16 24 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
17 23 (1.42%) NetBackup
18 21 (1.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 618 (38.22%) Microsoft
2 535 (33.09%) VMware
3 383 (23.69%) Cisco
4 337 (20.84%) Citrix
5 173 (10.70%) HP
6 89 (5.50%) Apple
7 85 (5.26%) F5
8 82 (5.07%) Juniper
9 79 (4.89%) Dell
10 78 (4.82%) CheckPoint
10 78 (4.82%) Ivanti
11 73 (4.51%) SolarWinds
12 64 (3.96%) Red Hat
13 62 (3.83%) Palo Alto
14 61 (3.77%) McAfee
14 61 (3.77%) SAP
15 53 (3.28%) Oracle
16 50 (3.09%) Google
17 49 (3.03%) IBM
17 49 (3.03%) Symantec