Period
to 22 January 2020

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 22 January 2020 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 105 145 160
Rank change year-on-year +40 +15 -44
Contract jobs citing DNS 1,493 1,768 1,584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.26% 1.94% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.46% 15.04% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 990 1,149 997
England median daily rate £385 £417 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.67% +14.25% -5.81%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £150
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £390 £413 £361
% change year-on-year -5.45% +14.27% -3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 63 66
England median hourly rate £22.63 £22.22 £17.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +29.25% -35.23%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.85 £12.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £49.77 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +26.47% -32.00%

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 9,073 11,756 12,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.73% 12.87% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,512 7,125 7,696
England median daily rate £412 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.00% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £613 £595
UK median daily rate £412 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.06% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 492 533 627
England median hourly rate £22.50 £18.76 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.94% +0.32% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £45.55
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year +20.00% +0.27% -16.89%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020. 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 -13 441 £400 -11.11% 144
South East +39 412 £393 -1.88% 163
North of England +35 255 £350 -12.50% 147
Midlands +82 150 £323 -12.84% 98
South West +43 133 £425 +6.25% 64
Yorkshire +23 101 £350 -15.61% 58
West Midlands +78 96 £350 -6.67% 56
North West -4 95 £350 -17.65% 70
East of England -13 94 £400 -5.88% 85
North East +59 61 £425 +41.67% 19
East Midlands +44 52 £313 -8.09% 42
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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.

1 934 (62.56%) Windows
2 908 (60.82%) Active Directory
3 869 (58.20%) DHCP
4 612 (40.99%) Microsoft
5 525 (35.16%) Windows Server
6 524 (35.10%) VMware
7 433 (29.00%) Azure
8 416 (27.86%) Firewall
9 385 (25.79%) TCP/IP
10 383 (25.65%) PowerShell
11 361 (24.18%) Office 365
12 339 (22.71%) Security Cleared
13 326 (21.84%) VMware Infrastructure
14 304 (20.36%) ITIL
15 299 (20.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 295 (19.76%) Cisco
17 271 (18.15%) VPN
18 270 (18.08%) Linux
19 266 (17.82%) SC Cleared
20 265 (17.75%) SCCM
21 244 (16.34%) Citrix
22 243 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
23 241 (16.14%) Windows Server 2012
24 237 (15.87%) WAN
25 216 (14.47%) SQL
26 209 (14.00%) LAN
27 208 (13.93%) AWS
28 202 (13.53%) Windows 10
29 185 (12.39%) Migration
30 181 (12.12%) SAN

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
1 169 (11.32%) MS Exchange
2 113 (7.57%) SharePoint
3 110 (7.37%) IIS
4 104 (6.97%) Skype for Business
5 71 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 57 (3.82%) Apache
7 45 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
8 37 (2.48%) Tomcat
9 32 (2.14%) nginx
10 30 (2.01%) Confluence
11 26 (1.74%) WebSphere
12 25 (1.67%) Jetty
12 25 (1.67%) Mongrel
13 22 (1.47%) OpenStack
14 20 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 14 (0.94%) Apache Spark
15 14 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
16 11 (0.74%) CMS
16 11 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2000
17 10 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 152 (10.18%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.067%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.067%) Houdini
6 1 (0.067%) Maya
Business Applications
1 6 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.20%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.067%) Exchequer
6 1 (0.067%) Magento
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.067%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.067%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.067%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 433 (29.00%) Azure
2 361 (24.18%) Office 365
3 208 (13.93%) AWS
4 137 (9.18%) IaaS
5 108 (7.23%) PaaS
6 98 (6.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 93 (6.23%) SaaS
8 54 (3.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 49 (3.28%) GCP
10 36 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
11 35 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
12 23 (1.54%) Google App Engine
12 23 (1.54%) Serverless
13 22 (1.47%) GitHub
13 22 (1.47%) OneDrive
14 20 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 16 (1.07%) Route 53
15 16 (1.07%) Yammer
16 12 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
17 11 (0.74%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 869 (58.20%) DHCP
2 416 (27.86%) Firewall
3 385 (25.79%) TCP/IP
4 271 (18.15%) VPN
5 237 (15.87%) WAN
6 209 (14.00%) LAN
7 181 (12.12%) SAN
8 157 (10.52%) Internet
9 125 (8.37%) SSL
10 113 (7.57%) Skype
11 108 (7.23%) IPsec
12 103 (6.90%) HTTP
13 98 (6.56%) VLAN
14 94 (6.30%) BGP
15 89 (5.96%) Network Security
16 84 (5.63%) VoIP
17 79 (5.29%) MPLS
18 78 (5.22%) FTP
19 74 (4.96%) NAS
20 72 (4.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (10.25%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.01%) MySQL
3 31 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
4 29 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
5 23 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (1.41%) Big Data
6 21 (1.41%) MongoDB
6 21 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (1.34%) SQL Server 2016
8 14 (0.94%) Apache Hive
8 14 (0.94%) Impala
8 14 (0.94%) Pentaho
9 12 (0.80%) Cosmos DB
10 11 (0.74%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.67%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.60%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.60%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
15 5 (0.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 93 (6.23%) Jenkins
2 80 (5.36%) Git (software)
3 56 (3.75%) JIRA
4 29 (1.94%) Travis CI
5 27 (1.81%) GitLab
6 18 (1.21%) Artifactory
7 15 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
8 14 (0.94%) Bitbucket
8 14 (0.94%) TeamCity
9 13 (0.87%) Gradle
10 12 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
11 11 (0.74%) Selenium
12 10 (0.67%) AdminStudio
12 10 (0.67%) InstallShield
12 10 (0.67%) Subversion
13 9 (0.60%) Gatling
13 9 (0.60%) Geb
13 9 (0.60%) Spock
14 8 (0.54%) SonarQube
General
1 153 (10.25%) Finance
2 112 (7.50%) Public Sector
3 85 (5.69%) Telecoms
4 43 (2.88%) Retail
5 39 (2.61%) Military
6 25 (1.67%) Banking
7 23 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.54%) Marketing
8 21 (1.41%) Back Office
9 20 (1.34%) Electronics
10 13 (0.87%) Law
11 11 (0.74%) Local Government
12 8 (0.54%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.40%) German Language
13 6 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
13 6 (0.40%) Publishing
14 5 (0.33%) Games
14 5 (0.33%) Legal
15 4 (0.27%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 231 (15.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 158 (10.58%) Network Engineer
3 119 (7.97%) Support Engineer
4 113 (7.57%) Architect
5 112 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
6 85 (5.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 84 (5.63%) Analyst
8 73 (4.89%) Administrator
9 64 (4.29%) Consultant
10 63 (4.22%) Active Directory Engineer
11 60 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support
12 59 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
13 55 (3.68%) Azure Engineer
13 55 (3.68%) Server Engineer
14 50 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
15 47 (3.15%) IT Engineer
16 45 (3.01%) Desktop Support
16 45 (3.01%) Systems Engineer
17 44 (2.95%) 3rd Line Support
18 42 (2.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (4.49%) .NET
2 63 (4.22%) LDAP
3 58 (3.88%) Web Services
4 29 (1.94%) 802.1X
5 27 (1.81%) J2EE
6 25 (1.67%) JSON
6 25 (1.67%) REST
6 25 (1.67%) Servlets
7 22 (1.47%) OAuth
8 19 (1.27%) AngularJS
9 18 (1.21%) .NET Framework
10 16 (1.07%) YAML
11 15 (1.00%) ASP.NET
11 15 (1.00%) SAML
12 14 (0.94%) SOAP
12 14 (0.94%) Spring
13 12 (0.80%) Kafka
13 12 (0.80%) LAMP
14 11 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (0.74%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 173 (11.59%) Data Centre
2 117 (7.84%) PKI
3 105 (7.03%) Replication
4 76 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (3.42%) Public Cloud
6 50 (3.35%) Clustering
7 43 (2.88%) Management Information System
8 36 (2.41%) Blackberry
9 32 (2.14%) Fat Client
9 32 (2.14%) Thin Client
10 30 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
11 28 (1.88%) Smartphone
12 24 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
13 20 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
14 19 (1.27%) iPhone
14 19 (1.27%) NHS
14 19 (1.27%) Private Cloud
15 17 (1.14%) Driving Licence
15 17 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 934 (62.56%) Windows
2 525 (35.16%) Windows Server
3 270 (18.08%) Linux
4 243 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 241 (16.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 202 (13.53%) Windows 10
7 172 (11.52%) Windows 7
8 54 (3.62%) Unix
9 50 (3.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 49 (3.28%) Android
11 43 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 37 (2.48%) CentOS
13 36 (2.41%) Ubuntu
14 25 (1.67%) VMS
15 20 (1.34%) Windows 8
16 18 (1.21%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.87%) Solaris
17 13 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
18 11 (0.74%) Debian
19 10 (0.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (20.36%) ITIL
2 299 (20.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 185 (12.39%) Migration
4 181 (12.12%) DevOps
5 135 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
6 132 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
7 123 (8.24%) Load Balancing
8 97 (6.50%) Configuration Management
9 88 (5.89%) Disaster Recovery
10 75 (5.02%) Continuous Integration
11 71 (4.76%) Project Delivery
12 66 (4.42%) Service Management
13 65 (4.35%) Change Management
14 64 (4.29%) Information Security
15 62 (4.15%) Cybersecurity
16 55 (3.68%) Open Source
17 52 (3.48%) High Availability
18 49 (3.28%) Project Management
19 47 (3.15%) Computer Science
19 47 (3.15%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 383 (25.65%) PowerShell
2 216 (14.47%) SQL
3 101 (6.76%) Python
4 97 (6.50%) Java
5 69 (4.62%) Bash Shell
6 59 (3.95%) C
7 41 (2.75%) Perl
8 29 (1.94%) JavaScript
9 28 (1.88%) C++
9 28 (1.88%) VB
10 25 (1.67%) Ruby
11 20 (1.34%) PHP
11 20 (1.34%) VBScript
12 19 (1.27%) C#
13 17 (1.14%) Shell Script
14 16 (1.07%) TypeScript
15 11 (0.74%) Go
16 10 (0.67%) Java 8
17 8 (0.54%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.40%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 339 (22.71%) Security Cleared
2 266 (17.82%) SC Cleared
3 131 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 113 (7.57%) Cisco Certification
5 99 (6.63%) Degree
6 95 (6.36%) MCSE
7 88 (5.89%) DV Cleared
8 76 (5.09%) CCNP
9 69 (4.62%) CCNA
10 46 (3.08%) MCSA
11 45 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
12 41 (2.75%) Citrix Certification
13 34 (2.28%) CCA
14 31 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 30 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
15 30 (2.01%) MCP
16 23 (1.54%) CCIE
17 15 (1.00%) CCIP
17 15 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
18 12 (0.80%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (4.82%) SLA
2 42 (2.81%) QA
3 23 (1.54%) GDPR
4 17 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 16 (1.07%) NCSC
6 12 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.54%) NIST
8 6 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
9 4 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.27%) PMO
10 2 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.13%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 1 (0.067%) COBIT
11 1 (0.067%) GAAP
11 1 (0.067%) GxP
11 1 (0.067%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.067%) RMADS
11 1 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 908 (60.82%) Active Directory
2 326 (21.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (11.12%) Hyper-V
4 124 (8.31%) XenApp
5 123 (8.24%) VMware ESXi
6 107 (7.17%) XenDesktop
7 96 (6.43%) vSphere
8 77 (5.16%) Docker
9 52 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
10 35 (2.34%) DFS Replication
11 32 (2.14%) Xen
12 30 (2.01%) Virtual Servers
13 28 (1.88%) VMware NSX
14 19 (1.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 18 (1.21%) Firmware
16 16 (1.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 15 (1.00%) NFS
18 13 (0.87%) BitLocker
18 13 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
19 11 (0.74%) KVM
Systems Management
1 265 (17.75%) SCCM
2 120 (8.04%) Ansible
3 86 (5.76%) Puppet
4 82 (5.49%) Terraform
5 74 (4.96%) Kubernetes
6 66 (4.42%) WSUS
7 52 (3.48%) SCOM
8 48 (3.22%) Single Sign-On
9 45 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
10 44 (2.95%) Microsoft Intune
11 27 (1.81%) vCenter Server
12 26 (1.74%) AirWatch
12 26 (1.74%) Salt
13 25 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
13 25 (1.67%) Nagios
14 21 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
15 20 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
16 19 (1.27%) NetBackup
17 18 (1.21%) Nessus
18 14 (0.94%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 612 (40.99%) Microsoft
2 524 (35.10%) VMware
3 295 (19.76%) Cisco
4 244 (16.34%) Citrix
5 105 (7.03%) HP
6 89 (5.96%) Google
7 85 (5.69%) Juniper
8 68 (4.55%) SolarWinds
9 67 (4.49%) CheckPoint
10 64 (4.29%) Dell
11 63 (4.22%) Palo Alto
12 57 (3.82%) McAfee
13 52 (3.48%) Apple
13 52 (3.48%) Red Hat
14 48 (3.22%) Ivanti
15 47 (3.15%) F5
15 47 (3.15%) Symantec
16 44 (2.95%) Oracle
17 41 (2.75%) ServiceNow
18 37 (2.48%) NetApp