Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 127 146 156
Rank change year-on-year +19 +10 -47
Contract jobs citing DNS 1,562 1,750 1,650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.02% 1.85% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.25% 13.99% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,022 1,062 1,050
England median daily rate £400 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +2.74%
10th Percentile £180 £180 £160
90th Percentile £563 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year - +9.59% +2.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 91 80
England median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +6.10% -32.68%
10th Percentile £14.49 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.00 £50.57
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -1.32% -32.14%

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 10,244 12,508 12,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.26% 13.23% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,260 7,573 7,797
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £200
90th Percentile £606 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 600 662
England median hourly rate £29.25 £19.69 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.53% +5.31% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.25 £11.61
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £47.80
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +68.42% -1.30% -15.70%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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 -14 516 £400 -8.57% 193
South East +64 474 £400 +0.63% 213
North of England +8 208 £388 +6.31% 133
South West +45 143 £425 +30.77% 86
Midlands +66 121 £325 -12.16% 101
North West +10 109 £388 +6.90% 78
West Midlands +60 92 £350 -6.67% 53
East of England -27 85 £400 -5.88% 73
Yorkshire +16 83 £375 - 42
East Midlands +20 27 £313 -8.09% 47
North East +9 17 £520 +73.33% 13
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 993 (63.57%) Windows
2 950 (60.82%) Active Directory
3 863 (55.25%) DHCP
4 659 (42.19%) Microsoft
5 527 (33.74%) VMware
6 516 (33.03%) Windows Server
7 450 (28.81%) Firewall
8 428 (27.40%) Azure
9 404 (25.86%) Office 365
10 391 (25.03%) TCP/IP
11 390 (24.97%) PowerShell
12 347 (22.22%) Cisco
13 329 (21.06%) VMware Infrastructure
14 312 (19.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 310 (19.85%) ITIL
16 307 (19.65%) Security Cleared
17 305 (19.53%) VPN
18 290 (18.57%) Linux
19 279 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
20 269 (17.22%) WAN
21 264 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
22 263 (16.84%) SCCM
23 253 (16.20%) Windows 10
24 249 (15.94%) Citrix
25 224 (14.34%) SC Cleared
26 220 (14.08%) LAN
27 212 (13.57%) SQL
28 208 (13.32%) Finance
29 201 (12.87%) AWS
30 193 (12.36%) 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
1 193 (12.36%) MS Exchange
2 137 (8.77%) Skype for Business
3 134 (8.58%) SharePoint
4 105 (6.72%) IIS
5 68 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 49 (3.14%) Apache
7 42 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 28 (1.79%) Confluence
9 24 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 22 (1.41%) Tomcat
11 21 (1.34%) OpenStack
12 19 (1.22%) WebSphere
13 16 (1.02%) nginx
14 14 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
15 13 (0.83%) Apache Spark
15 13 (0.83%) Jetty
16 11 (0.70%) JBoss
17 10 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2000
17 10 (0.64%) IBM Domino
17 10 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 168 (10.76%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.064%) Houdini
5 1 (0.064%) Maya
Business Applications
1 10 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.32%) assyst
4 4 (0.26%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 3 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.19%) CA PPM
6 2 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.064%) Eikon
7 1 (0.064%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.064%) Magento
7 1 (0.064%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.064%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.064%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 428 (27.40%) Azure
2 404 (25.86%) Office 365
3 201 (12.87%) AWS
4 125 (8.00%) IaaS
5 99 (6.34%) PaaS
6 94 (6.02%) SaaS
7 84 (5.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 62 (3.97%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 37 (2.37%) GCP
10 31 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
11 30 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
12 27 (1.73%) OneDrive
13 23 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 19 (1.22%) Yammer
15 18 (1.15%) Route 53
16 16 (1.02%) G Suite
17 15 (0.96%) Amazon S3
18 13 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 13 (0.83%) Mimecast
19 11 (0.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 863 (55.25%) DHCP
2 450 (28.81%) Firewall
3 391 (25.03%) TCP/IP
4 305 (19.53%) VPN
5 269 (17.22%) WAN
6 220 (14.08%) LAN
7 191 (12.23%) SAN
8 186 (11.91%) Internet
9 139 (8.90%) Skype
10 125 (8.00%) Network Security
11 115 (7.36%) SSL
12 114 (7.30%) VLAN
13 106 (6.79%) HTTP
14 94 (6.02%) BGP
15 93 (5.95%) Wireless
16 92 (5.89%) VoIP
17 91 (5.83%) IPsec
18 85 (5.44%) MPLS
19 84 (5.38%) NAS
20 78 (4.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (9.60%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.46%) MySQL
3 39 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
4 26 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
5 23 (1.47%) MongoDB
6 21 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (1.28%) NoSQL
7 20 (1.28%) Relational Database
8 19 (1.22%) RDBMS
8 19 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
9 17 (1.09%) Big Data
10 14 (0.90%) Oracle Database
10 14 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
11 12 (0.77%) Cosmos DB
12 11 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (0.58%) Apache Hive
13 9 (0.58%) Impala
13 9 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (0.58%) Pentaho
14 6 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 85 (5.44%) Jenkins
2 64 (4.10%) Git (software)
3 49 (3.14%) JIRA
4 25 (1.60%) GitLab
5 20 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
6 19 (1.22%) Travis CI
7 18 (1.15%) Gradle
8 16 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
8 16 (1.02%) Visual Studio
9 12 (0.77%) Artifactory
9 12 (0.77%) Maven
10 11 (0.70%) Gatling
10 11 (0.70%) Geb
10 11 (0.70%) Spock
11 10 (0.64%) Subversion
12 8 (0.51%) TeamCity
13 7 (0.45%) Bitbucket
13 7 (0.45%) GoCD
13 7 (0.45%) gulp
14 6 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 208 (13.32%) Finance
2 103 (6.59%) Public Sector
3 101 (6.47%) Telecoms
4 56 (3.59%) Banking
5 40 (2.56%) Military
6 37 (2.37%) Retail
7 24 (1.54%) Electronics
8 23 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.47%) Marketing
9 16 (1.02%) Back Office
10 15 (0.96%) Law
11 14 (0.90%) Legal
12 13 (0.83%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.83%) Local Government
13 11 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.58%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.45%) German Language
16 6 (0.38%) Advertising
16 6 (0.38%) Billing
17 5 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 258 (16.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 188 (12.04%) Network Engineer
3 145 (9.28%) Architect
4 133 (8.51%) Support Engineer
5 117 (7.49%) Windows Engineer
6 91 (5.83%) Analyst
7 77 (4.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 77 (4.93%) Administrator
8 70 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 70 (4.48%) Server Engineer
9 63 (4.03%) Azure Engineer
10 62 (3.97%) DevOps Engineer
11 56 (3.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 50 (3.20%) Consultant
13 49 (3.14%) Active Directory Engineer
13 49 (3.14%) IT Engineer
13 49 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
14 48 (3.07%) 3rd Line Support
15 46 (2.94%) Desktop Support
16 43 (2.75%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (4.87%) LDAP
2 70 (4.48%) Web Services
3 37 (2.37%) .NET
4 34 (2.18%) REST
5 28 (1.79%) 802.1X
6 19 (1.22%) JSON
6 19 (1.22%) OAuth
7 18 (1.15%) Kafka
7 18 (1.15%) LAMP
7 18 (1.15%) SAML
7 18 (1.15%) SOAP
8 17 (1.09%) Spring
9 15 (0.96%) AngularJS
9 15 (0.96%) Dropwizard
9 15 (0.96%) J2EE
9 15 (0.96%) OAuth2
9 15 (0.96%) Regular Expression
9 15 (0.96%) Spring Boot
10 14 (0.90%) HTML
11 13 (0.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 169 (10.82%) Data Centre
2 113 (7.23%) Replication
3 94 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 87 (5.57%) PKI
5 70 (4.48%) Public Cloud
6 59 (3.78%) Management Information System
7 57 (3.65%) Clustering
8 36 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
9 30 (1.92%) Fat Client
9 30 (1.92%) Thin Client
10 27 (1.73%) NHS
11 25 (1.60%) Smartphone
12 22 (1.41%) Blackberry
12 22 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
13 19 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
15 16 (1.02%) ASIC
15 16 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (1.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 15 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 993 (63.57%) Windows
2 516 (33.03%) Windows Server
3 290 (18.57%) Linux
4 279 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 264 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 253 (16.20%) Windows 10
7 166 (10.63%) Windows 7
8 86 (5.51%) Unix
9 65 (4.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 52 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 45 (2.88%) Android
12 36 (2.30%) CentOS
13 32 (2.05%) Windows 8
14 29 (1.86%) Mac OS
14 29 (1.86%) Solaris
14 29 (1.86%) Ubuntu
15 26 (1.66%) Apple iOS
16 19 (1.22%) Mac OS X
17 17 (1.09%) VMS
18 13 (0.83%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (19.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 310 (19.85%) ITIL
3 188 (12.04%) DevOps
4 186 (11.91%) Migration
5 150 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
6 128 (8.19%) Load Balancing
7 124 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 109 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
8 109 (6.98%) Configuration Management
9 89 (5.70%) Change Management
10 83 (5.31%) Information Security
11 81 (5.19%) Service Management
12 72 (4.61%) Cybersecurity
13 65 (4.16%) Continuous Integration
14 64 (4.10%) Computer Science
15 60 (3.84%) Project Delivery
15 60 (3.84%) Project Management
16 49 (3.14%) Incident Management
16 49 (3.14%) Network Management
16 49 (3.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 390 (24.97%) PowerShell
2 212 (13.57%) SQL
3 124 (7.94%) Python
4 92 (5.89%) Java
5 64 (4.10%) C
6 61 (3.91%) Bash Shell
7 45 (2.88%) Perl
8 35 (2.24%) JavaScript
9 34 (2.18%) VBScript
10 30 (1.92%) Ruby
11 26 (1.66%) C++
12 23 (1.47%) PHP
13 18 (1.15%) TypeScript
13 18 (1.15%) VB
14 14 (0.90%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.77%) Java 8
16 11 (0.70%) C#
17 9 (0.58%) Go
18 8 (0.51%) Kotlin
19 6 (0.38%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 307 (19.65%) Security Cleared
2 224 (14.34%) SC Cleared
3 155 (9.92%) Cisco Certification
4 133 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 107 (6.85%) Degree
6 102 (6.53%) DV Cleared
7 92 (5.89%) MCSE
8 87 (5.57%) CCNA
8 87 (5.57%) CCNP
9 54 (3.46%) MCP
10 46 (2.94%) MCSA
11 41 (2.62%) CCIE
12 37 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
13 31 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
14 27 (1.73%) CCA
15 22 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
16 21 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 19 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
18 16 (1.02%) CCDP
18 16 (1.02%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (5.89%) SLA
2 33 (2.11%) QA
3 25 (1.60%) GDPR
4 21 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.34%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.96%) NCSC
6 11 (0.70%) NIST
7 6 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
7 6 (0.38%) PMO
8 4 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.26%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.13%) COBIT
10 2 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.064%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.064%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 950 (60.82%) Active Directory
2 329 (21.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 174 (11.14%) Hyper-V
4 148 (9.48%) VMware ESXi
5 116 (7.43%) XenApp
6 95 (6.08%) vSphere
7 93 (5.95%) XenDesktop
8 83 (5.31%) Docker
9 70 (4.48%) Virtual Machines
10 33 (2.11%) DFS Replication
11 25 (1.60%) VMware NSX
12 21 (1.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 21 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
12 21 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
13 19 (1.22%) NFS
13 19 (1.22%) Xen
14 14 (0.90%) Firmware
15 11 (0.70%) Samba
16 10 (0.64%) BitLocker
17 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 263 (16.84%) SCCM
2 101 (6.47%) Ansible
3 81 (5.19%) Puppet
4 69 (4.42%) Kubernetes
5 68 (4.35%) WSUS
6 61 (3.91%) SCOM
7 58 (3.71%) Terraform
8 56 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
9 55 (3.52%) Microsoft Intune
9 55 (3.52%) Single Sign-On
10 54 (3.46%) vCenter Server
11 28 (1.79%) Nagios
12 25 (1.60%) Nessus
12 25 (1.60%) SCVMM
13 21 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
14 20 (1.28%) Salt
15 18 (1.15%) vRealize
16 16 (1.02%) Backup Exec
16 16 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
17 15 (0.96%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 659 (42.19%) Microsoft
2 527 (33.74%) VMware
3 347 (22.22%) Cisco
4 249 (15.94%) Citrix
5 126 (8.07%) HP
6 103 (6.59%) CheckPoint
7 89 (5.70%) Juniper
8 79 (5.06%) Google
9 72 (4.61%) Dell
9 72 (4.61%) Palo Alto
9 72 (4.61%) SolarWinds
10 70 (4.48%) Apple
11 60 (3.84%) F5
12 59 (3.78%) Oracle
13 57 (3.65%) Red Hat
14 45 (2.88%) McAfee
15 41 (2.62%) ServiceNow
15 41 (2.62%) Veeam
16 39 (2.50%) Symantec
17 34 (2.18%) EMC