Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 128 130
Rank change year-on-year -28 +2 -22
Contract jobs citing DNS 1,549 1,818 1,805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.69% 2.06% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.79% 14.02% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 998 1,177 1,128
England median daily rate £375 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £151 £213 £208
90th Percentile £588 £558 £538
UK median daily rate £370 £375 £370
% change year-on-year -1.33% +1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 83 121
England median hourly rate £18.70 £26.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.43% +26.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £12.40 £12.65 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.76 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -32.00% +19.05% -2.33%

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 12,108 12,963 13,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.18% 14.70% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,545 7,956 8,255
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £213 £215
90th Percentile £594 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 625 693 761
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.58 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.93% -4.44% +12.50%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -31 676 £400 -5.88% 194
South East -15 353 £389 +14.34% 109
North of England -51 210 £310 -8.97% 122
Midlands +8 127 £280 -17.65% 69
South West +5 95 £338 +2.27% 45
North West -8 88 £325 -7.14% 64
East of England -55 87 £300 -15.49% 62
West Midlands 0 68 £270 -20.59% 44
North East -5 63 £290 -10.77% 10
East Midlands +3 59 £280 -13.85% 25
Yorkshire -46 59 £425 - 48
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 922 (59.52%) Windows
2 867 (55.97%) DHCP
3 842 (54.36%) Active Directory
4 596 (38.48%) Microsoft
5 518 (33.44%) TCP/IP
6 510 (32.92%) VMware
7 506 (32.67%) Windows Server
8 442 (28.53%) Linux
9 439 (28.34%) Firewall
10 370 (23.89%) Cisco
11 334 (21.56%) VMware Infrastructure
12 328 (21.17%) Citrix
13 324 (20.92%) ITIL
14 310 (20.01%) Windows Server 2008
14 310 (20.01%) Windows Server 2012
15 285 (18.40%) PowerShell
15 285 (18.40%) Amazon AWS
16 278 (17.95%) WAN
17 272 (17.56%) Office 365
18 269 (17.37%) VPN
19 265 (17.11%) Security Cleared
20 238 (15.36%) DevOps
21 232 (14.98%) Microsoft Azure
22 231 (14.91%) LAN
23 224 (14.46%) Data Centre
24 215 (13.88%) Windows 7
25 208 (13.43%) SCCM
25 208 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
26 187 (12.07%) SAN
27 178 (11.49%) Migration

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
1 166 (10.72%) MS Exchange
2 126 (8.13%) IIS
3 91 (5.87%) Apache
4 86 (5.55%) Skype for Business
5 85 (5.49%) SharePoint
6 77 (4.97%) Tomcat
7 57 (3.68%) nginx
8 52 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2013
9 49 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 36 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
11 32 (2.07%) Confluence
11 32 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
12 30 (1.94%) JBoss
13 16 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 16 (1.03%) CMS
14 15 (0.97%) WebLogic
14 15 (0.97%) WebSphere
15 11 (0.71%) OpenStack
16 10 (0.65%) Apache Spark
16 10 (0.65%) Mongrel
Applications
1 163 (10.52%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.45%) HipChat
5 4 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.065%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.065%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (0.39%) Teamcenter
2 5 (0.32%) RMDS
2 5 (0.32%) SDL Web 8
3 4 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.19%) Eikon
4 3 (0.19%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 285 (18.40%) Amazon AWS
2 272 (17.56%) Office 365
3 232 (14.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 70 (4.52%) IaaS
5 50 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
6 48 (3.10%) PaaS
6 48 (3.10%) SaaS
7 46 (2.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 37 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
9 32 (2.07%) Amazon ELB
10 29 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
11 28 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
11 28 (1.81%) Route 53
12 22 (1.42%) Heroku
13 21 (1.36%) GitHub
14 18 (1.16%) Amazon S3
15 17 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 16 (1.03%) G Suite
17 13 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
18 12 (0.77%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 867 (55.97%) DHCP
2 518 (33.44%) TCP/IP
3 439 (28.34%) Firewall
4 278 (17.95%) WAN
5 269 (17.37%) VPN
6 231 (14.91%) LAN
7 187 (12.07%) SAN
8 166 (10.72%) SSL
9 118 (7.62%) Internet
10 117 (7.55%) HTTP
11 112 (7.23%) IPsec
12 106 (6.84%) VLAN
13 100 (6.46%) Wireless
14 93 (6.00%) VoIP
15 87 (5.62%) BGP
16 84 (5.42%) MPLS
17 80 (5.16%) OSPF
18 79 (5.10%) Network Security
19 77 (4.97%) FTP
20 73 (4.71%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 73 (4.71%) MongoDB
2 73 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
3 70 (4.52%) MySQL
4 59 (3.81%) Amazon RDS
5 43 (2.78%) NoSQL
6 35 (2.26%) Relational Database
7 27 (1.74%) RDBMS
8 22 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (1.10%) Hadoop
10 16 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (0.90%) Power BI
13 13 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
14 11 (0.71%) Big Data
14 11 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.52%) Redis
16 7 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
17 5 (0.32%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 158 (10.20%) Jenkins
2 148 (9.55%) Git (software)
3 72 (4.65%) Sonatype Nexus
4 58 (3.74%) Artifactory
5 52 (3.36%) JIRA
6 25 (1.61%) Travis CI
7 23 (1.48%) Maven
8 21 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (1.29%) GitLab
9 20 (1.29%) Gradle
10 18 (1.16%) SonarQube
11 17 (1.10%) Bitbucket
11 17 (1.10%) Gatling
11 17 (1.10%) Geb
11 17 (1.10%) gulp
11 17 (1.10%) Spock
12 15 (0.97%) Ant
12 15 (0.97%) Visual Studio
13 13 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 11 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 168 (10.85%) Finance
2 63 (4.07%) Banking
3 51 (3.29%) Telecoms
4 26 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 22 (1.42%) Retail
6 18 (1.16%) Legal
7 16 (1.03%) Investment Banking
8 15 (0.97%) Marketing
9 13 (0.84%) Advertising
10 12 (0.77%) Electronics
10 12 (0.77%) Publishing
11 11 (0.71%) Back Office
12 10 (0.65%) Billing
13 8 (0.52%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.45%) Law
14 7 (0.45%) Local Government
15 6 (0.39%) French Language
15 6 (0.39%) Music Industry
15 6 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 158 (10.20%) Network Engineer
2 151 (9.75%) Analyst
3 145 (9.36%) DevOps Engineer
3 145 (9.36%) Support Engineer
4 131 (8.46%) Architect
5 127 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 83 (5.36%) Consultant
7 67 (4.33%) Desktop Support
8 65 (4.20%) Administrator
8 65 (4.20%) Windows Engineer
9 60 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support
10 55 (3.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 53 (3.42%) Support Analyst
12 51 (3.29%) Linux Engineer
13 45 (2.91%) Service Analyst
14 44 (2.84%) 3rd Line Support
14 44 (2.84%) Cloud Engineer
15 42 (2.71%) Cisco Engineer
15 42 (2.71%) Service Desk Analyst
16 41 (2.65%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (5.87%) Web Services
2 76 (4.91%) LDAP
3 59 (3.81%) Elastic Stack
4 49 (3.16%) JSON
5 46 (2.97%) .NET
6 42 (2.71%) CSS
7 39 (2.52%) HTML
8 38 (2.45%) REST
9 37 (2.39%) 802.1X
10 29 (1.87%) HTML5
11 27 (1.74%) YAML
12 26 (1.68%) LEMP Stack
13 24 (1.55%) AngularJS
13 24 (1.55%) Middleware
13 24 (1.55%) XML
14 21 (1.36%) SOAP
15 19 (1.23%) J2EE
16 18 (1.16%) Guice
16 18 (1.16%) OAuth2
16 18 (1.16%) Ratpack
Miscellaneous
1 224 (14.46%) Data Centre
2 89 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (5.75%) Clustering
3 78 (5.04%) Replication
4 74 (4.78%) PKI
5 70 (4.52%) Management Information System
6 42 (2.71%) Public Cloud
7 36 (2.32%) Computer Science
8 35 (2.26%) Blackberry
9 25 (1.61%) Private Cloud
10 23 (1.48%) Virtual Team
11 22 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
12 21 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
13 15 (0.97%) Driving Licence
13 15 (0.97%) iPhone
14 13 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
15 12 (0.77%) Smartphone
16 11 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
17 10 (0.65%) Enterprise Cloud
17 10 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 922 (59.52%) Windows
2 506 (32.67%) Windows Server
3 442 (28.53%) Linux
4 310 (20.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 310 (20.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 215 (13.88%) Windows 7
6 166 (10.72%) Windows 10
7 122 (7.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 111 (7.17%) Unix
9 108 (6.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 69 (4.45%) CentOS
11 40 (2.58%) Apple iOS
11 40 (2.58%) Windows 8
12 39 (2.52%) Windows XP
13 36 (2.32%) Solaris
14 35 (2.26%) Android
15 23 (1.48%) Ubuntu
16 21 (1.36%) Mac OS
16 21 (1.36%) Windows Vista
17 19 (1.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (20.92%) ITIL
2 238 (15.36%) DevOps
3 208 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
4 178 (11.49%) Migration
5 172 (11.10%) Configuration Management
6 148 (9.55%) Load Balancing
7 107 (6.91%) Open Source
8 93 (6.00%) Change Management
9 89 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
10 85 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 85 (5.49%) Service Delivery
11 84 (5.42%) Problem Management
12 76 (4.91%) Incident Management
13 72 (4.65%) Project Management
14 62 (4.00%) High Availability
15 58 (3.74%) Kalman Filter
16 54 (3.49%) Root Cause Analysis
17 49 (3.16%) Microservices
17 49 (3.16%) Service Management
18 47 (3.03%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 285 (18.40%) PowerShell
2 177 (11.43%) Python
3 165 (10.65%) SQL
4 130 (8.39%) Java
5 129 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 83 (5.36%) Ruby
7 72 (4.65%) Perl
8 51 (3.29%) JavaScript
9 38 (2.45%) Groovy
10 31 (2.00%) C#
10 31 (2.00%) Go
11 28 (1.81%) C
11 28 (1.81%) VBScript
12 24 (1.55%) Shell Script
13 20 (1.29%) Scala
14 19 (1.23%) PHP
15 17 (1.10%) ES6
15 17 (1.10%) TypeScript
16 11 (0.71%) C++
17 10 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 265 (17.11%) Security Cleared
2 174 (11.23%) SC Cleared
3 168 (10.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 127 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
5 99 (6.39%) MCSE
6 87 (5.62%) Degree
7 80 (5.16%) CCNP
8 67 (4.33%) DV Cleared
9 64 (4.13%) MCSA
10 58 (3.74%) CCNA
11 45 (2.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 40 (2.58%) MCP
13 29 (1.87%) MCITP
14 28 (1.81%) CCIE
14 28 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
15 25 (1.61%) MCDST
16 24 (1.55%) DBS Check
17 22 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
18 15 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
18 15 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.33%) SLA
2 23 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 19 (1.23%) QA
4 10 (0.65%) GCP
5 8 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.52%) GDPR
6 4 (0.26%) PA-DSS
6 4 (0.26%) PMO
7 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 842 (54.36%) Active Directory
2 334 (21.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (11.43%) Hyper-V
4 138 (8.91%) XenApp
5 131 (8.46%) Docker
6 125 (8.07%) VMware ESXi
7 111 (7.17%) vSphere
8 79 (5.10%) Virtual Machines
9 57 (3.68%) XenDesktop
10 49 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 26 (1.68%) DFS Replication
11 26 (1.68%) XenServer
12 23 (1.48%) Samba
13 22 (1.42%) Terminal Services
13 22 (1.42%) vCloud
14 21 (1.36%) VMware NSX
15 20 (1.29%) NFS
16 15 (0.97%) BitLocker
16 15 (0.97%) Xen
17 14 (0.90%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 208 (13.43%) SCCM
2 176 (11.36%) Puppet
3 141 (9.10%) Ansible
4 101 (6.52%) SCOM
5 87 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
6 67 (4.33%) Terraform
6 67 (4.33%) WSUS
7 66 (4.26%) Kubernetes
8 39 (2.52%) Kibana
9 38 (2.45%) logstash
10 37 (2.39%) vCenter Server
11 35 (2.26%) Backup Exec
11 35 (2.26%) Nagios
12 34 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
13 30 (1.94%) Docker Swarm
14 29 (1.87%) ZABBIX
15 28 (1.81%) AirWatch
16 26 (1.68%) HAProxy
17 23 (1.48%) NetBackup
18 20 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 596 (38.48%) Microsoft
2 510 (32.92%) VMware
3 370 (23.89%) Cisco
4 328 (21.17%) Citrix
5 165 (10.65%) HP
6 99 (6.39%) Juniper
7 96 (6.20%) Red Hat
8 85 (5.49%) F5
9 76 (4.91%) CheckPoint
10 74 (4.78%) Dell
11 73 (4.71%) SolarWinds
12 71 (4.58%) NetApp
13 66 (4.26%) Apple
14 65 (4.20%) McAfee
15 60 (3.87%) Ivanti
16 58 (3.74%) Oracle
17 47 (3.03%) Google
18 46 (2.97%) Palo Alto
19 41 (2.65%) Infoblox
20 39 (2.52%) Veeam