Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 21 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)
England > London
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 150 154
Rank change year-on-year -36 +4 -33
Contract jobs citing DNS 681 744 708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.45% 1.80% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.83% 14.11% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 487 492
London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £161 £243 £224
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
England median daily rate £375 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 31
London median hourly rate £20.35 £26.25 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.48% +8.34% +27.53%
10th Percentile £13.26 £12.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £102.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.25 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -34.91% +26.19% +5.00%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,306 5,273 5,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.30% 12.76% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,667 3,504 3,579
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £260 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 151 146
London median hourly rate £19.32 £22.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.18% -1.12% +19.62%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £12.02
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.19
% change year-on-year -6.98% -3.10% +10.94%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in London

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in London

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in London over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in London

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in London

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in London over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DNS in London

DNS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the London region over the 6 months to 21 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
Central London -34 136 £425 - 44
West London -19 42 £346 -13.63% 38
South London -53 39 £400 -14.89% 9
East London -2 16 £423 +141.43% 14
North London -5 3 £275 +37.50% 4
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 London region with a requirement for DNS.

1 385 (56.53%) Windows
2 371 (54.48%) DHCP
3 312 (45.81%) Active Directory
4 297 (43.61%) TCP/IP
5 284 (41.70%) Linux
6 213 (31.28%) Microsoft
7 206 (30.25%) Windows Server
8 205 (30.10%) Firewall
9 198 (29.07%) VMware
10 196 (28.78%) Amazon AWS
11 176 (25.84%) DevOps
12 147 (21.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 144 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
13 144 (21.15%) Cisco
14 137 (20.12%) VPN
14 137 (20.12%) VMware Infrastructure
15 136 (19.97%) Python
15 136 (19.97%) Configuration Management
16 126 (18.50%) ITIL
17 125 (18.36%) PowerShell
18 121 (17.77%) Data Centre
19 120 (17.62%) Microsoft Azure
20 119 (17.47%) Puppet
20 119 (17.47%) Jenkins
21 118 (17.33%) Git (software)
21 118 (17.33%) SSL
22 114 (16.74%) WAN
22 114 (16.74%) Citrix
22 114 (16.74%) Office 365
23 112 (16.45%) Windows Server 2008

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 50 (7.34%) nginx
2 46 (6.75%) Apache
2 46 (6.75%) IIS
3 43 (6.31%) MS Exchange
4 42 (6.17%) Tomcat
5 28 (4.11%) SharePoint
6 24 (3.52%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 22 (3.23%) Skype for Business
8 21 (3.08%) Confluence
8 21 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (1.17%) Apache Spark
10 8 (1.17%) WebSphere
11 7 (1.03%) CMS
11 7 (1.03%) JBoss
12 6 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.73%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.73%) Jetty
13 5 (0.73%) OpenStack
Applications
1 74 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.03%) HipChat
2 7 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.15%) Revit
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.44%) Eikon
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 196 (28.78%) Amazon AWS
2 120 (17.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 114 (16.74%) Office 365
4 43 (6.31%) IaaS
5 37 (5.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 35 (5.14%) Amazon EC2
7 28 (4.11%) Amazon ELB
8 27 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (3.67%) PaaS
10 24 (3.52%) Route 53
11 22 (3.23%) SaaS
12 21 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
13 17 (2.50%) Heroku
14 16 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
15 13 (1.91%) GitHub
16 12 (1.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 12 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
17 11 (1.62%) Akamai
18 9 (1.32%) Amazon S3
19 7 (1.03%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 371 (54.48%) DHCP
2 297 (43.61%) TCP/IP
3 205 (30.10%) Firewall
4 137 (20.12%) VPN
5 118 (17.33%) SSL
6 114 (16.74%) WAN
7 91 (13.36%) LAN
8 86 (12.63%) SAN
9 84 (12.33%) HTTP
10 66 (9.69%) Internet
11 54 (7.93%) FTP
12 50 (7.34%) MPLS
13 49 (7.20%) BGP
14 48 (7.05%) IPsec
15 42 (6.17%) OSPF
15 42 (6.17%) VoIP
15 42 (6.17%) Wireless
16 40 (5.87%) VLAN
17 35 (5.14%) Network Security
18 30 (4.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (9.40%) MongoDB
1 64 (9.40%) PostgreSQL
2 59 (8.66%) SQL Server
3 56 (8.22%) MySQL
4 41 (6.02%) Amazon RDS
5 39 (5.73%) NoSQL
6 23 (3.38%) Relational Database
7 20 (2.94%) RDBMS
8 14 (2.06%) Hadoop
8 14 (2.06%) Power BI
9 7 (1.03%) Big Data
9 7 (1.03%) Redis
10 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.44%) OLTP
11 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 119 (17.47%) Jenkins
2 118 (17.33%) Git (software)
3 67 (9.84%) Sonatype Nexus
4 56 (8.22%) Artifactory
5 38 (5.58%) JIRA
6 20 (2.94%) Travis CI
7 19 (2.79%) Gradle
8 18 (2.64%) Maven
9 17 (2.50%) GitLab
10 16 (2.35%) Gatling
10 16 (2.35%) Geb
10 16 (2.35%) gulp
10 16 (2.35%) Spock
11 12 (1.76%) SonarQube
12 11 (1.62%) Ant
12 11 (1.62%) Bitbucket
13 10 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 8 (1.17%) Chocolatey
14 8 (1.17%) Selenium
15 7 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 89 (13.07%) Finance
2 36 (5.29%) Banking
3 30 (4.41%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.06%) Retail
5 11 (1.62%) Advertising
5 11 (1.62%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.32%) Legal
7 8 (1.17%) Billing
7 8 (1.17%) Electronics
7 8 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.03%) Marketing
9 6 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.88%) Music Industry
10 5 (0.73%) German Language
11 4 (0.59%) French Language
11 4 (0.59%) Law
11 4 (0.59%) Publishing
12 3 (0.44%) Back Office
12 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.44%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 119 (17.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 70 (10.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 70 (10.28%) Network Engineer
3 65 (9.54%) Analyst
4 50 (7.34%) Support Engineer
5 35 (5.14%) Windows Engineer
6 33 (4.85%) Administrator
7 32 (4.70%) Desktop Support
7 32 (4.70%) Linux Engineer
8 31 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
9 29 (4.26%) Architect
9 29 (4.26%) AWS Engineer
10 28 (4.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 28 (4.11%) Support Analyst
11 27 (3.96%) Cisco Engineer
12 25 (3.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 22 (3.23%) Developer
13 22 (3.23%) Service Analyst
14 21 (3.08%) IT Support
14 21 (3.08%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (7.05%) Elastic Stack
2 46 (6.75%) Web Services
3 43 (6.31%) JSON
4 28 (4.11%) HTML
5 26 (3.82%) CSS
5 26 (3.82%) REST
5 26 (3.82%) YAML
6 24 (3.52%) HTML5
7 23 (3.38%) LDAP
7 23 (3.38%) LEMP Stack
8 21 (3.08%) AngularJS
9 19 (2.79%) SOAP
10 17 (2.50%) Dropwizard
10 17 (2.50%) Guice
10 17 (2.50%) OAuth2
10 17 (2.50%) Ratpack
10 17 (2.50%) Sensu
11 16 (2.35%) .NET
11 16 (2.35%) Ember.js
11 16 (2.35%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 121 (17.77%) Data Centre
2 38 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.58%) Clustering
3 35 (5.14%) Management Information System
4 32 (4.70%) Replication
5 25 (3.67%) Public Cloud
6 24 (3.52%) Blackberry
7 19 (2.79%) PKI
8 18 (2.64%) Private Cloud
9 14 (2.06%) Computer Science
10 13 (1.91%) Virtual Team
11 10 (1.47%) Enterprise Cloud
11 10 (1.47%) iPhone
12 9 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (1.17%) CMDB
13 8 (1.17%) Smartphone
14 6 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.88%) iPad
15 4 (0.59%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 385 (56.53%) Windows
2 284 (41.70%) Linux
3 206 (30.25%) Windows Server
4 147 (21.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 112 (16.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 91 (13.36%) Windows 7
7 75 (11.01%) Windows 10
8 52 (7.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (6.90%) Unix
10 38 (5.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 37 (5.43%) CentOS
12 20 (2.94%) Android
13 17 (2.50%) Apple iOS
13 17 (2.50%) Mac OS X
14 16 (2.35%) Mac OS
15 14 (2.06%) Windows 8
16 13 (1.91%) Ubuntu
17 12 (1.76%) Windows XP
18 10 (1.47%) FreeBSD
18 10 (1.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (25.84%) DevOps
2 144 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (19.97%) Configuration Management
4 126 (18.50%) ITIL
5 96 (14.10%) Open Source
6 79 (11.60%) Load Balancing
7 69 (10.13%) Migration
8 67 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (6.31%) Microservices
10 42 (6.17%) High Availability
11 38 (5.58%) Change Management
12 36 (5.29%) Test Automation
13 34 (4.99%) Root Cause Analysis
14 32 (4.70%) OO
15 31 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
15 31 (4.55%) Patch Management
16 30 (4.41%) Mentoring
17 29 (4.26%) TDD
18 27 (3.96%) Kalman Filter
19 26 (3.82%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (19.97%) Python
2 125 (18.36%) PowerShell
3 103 (15.12%) Bash Shell
4 95 (13.95%) Java
5 73 (10.72%) Ruby
6 68 (9.99%) SQL
7 36 (5.29%) Perl
8 33 (4.85%) Groovy
8 33 (4.85%) JavaScript
9 27 (3.96%) Go
10 26 (3.82%) C#
11 18 (2.64%) Scala
12 16 (2.35%) C
12 16 (2.35%) ES6
12 16 (2.35%) TypeScript
13 13 (1.91%) PHP
14 9 (1.32%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.32%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.03%) VBScript
16 6 (0.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 91 (13.36%) Security Cleared
2 70 (10.28%) SC Cleared
3 46 (6.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (6.46%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (5.87%) Degree
6 33 (4.85%) MCSE
7 30 (4.41%) CCNP
8 21 (3.08%) MCSA
9 19 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (2.35%) CCNA
11 15 (2.20%) DV Cleared
12 12 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.76%) MCP
13 11 (1.62%) MCITP
14 8 (1.17%) CCIE
15 7 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (1.03%) DBS Check
16 5 (0.73%) A+ Certification
16 5 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (0.73%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.52%) SLA
2 9 (1.32%) GCP
2 9 (1.32%) QA
3 5 (0.73%) GDPR
4 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 312 (45.81%) Active Directory
2 137 (20.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (16.30%) Docker
4 59 (8.66%) Hyper-V
5 53 (7.78%) VMware ESXi
6 51 (7.49%) Virtual Machines
7 48 (7.05%) XenApp
8 43 (6.31%) vSphere
9 17 (2.50%) Samba
9 17 (2.50%) vCloud
9 17 (2.50%) XenDesktop
10 16 (2.35%) DFS Replication
11 14 (2.06%) BitLocker
11 14 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (1.47%) Terminal Services
12 10 (1.47%) VMware NSX
13 9 (1.32%) iptables
14 7 (1.03%) FreeRADIUS
14 7 (1.03%) KVM
14 7 (1.03%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 119 (17.47%) Puppet
2 111 (16.30%) Ansible
3 73 (10.72%) SCCM
4 67 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
5 58 (8.52%) Kubernetes
6 56 (8.22%) Terraform
7 38 (5.58%) SCOM
8 32 (4.70%) Kibana
8 32 (4.70%) logstash
8 32 (4.70%) WSUS
9 25 (3.67%) Docker Swarm
9 25 (3.67%) HAProxy
9 25 (3.67%) ZABBIX
10 18 (2.64%) Grafana
11 17 (2.50%) vCenter Server
12 15 (2.20%) Failover Clustering
13 14 (2.06%) Backup Exec
13 14 (2.06%) Nagios
14 12 (1.76%) WMI
15 11 (1.62%) Salt
Vendors
1 213 (31.28%) Microsoft
2 198 (29.07%) VMware
3 144 (21.15%) Cisco
4 114 (16.74%) Citrix
5 66 (9.69%) HP
6 42 (6.17%) F5
6 42 (6.17%) Red Hat
7 35 (5.14%) CheckPoint
8 34 (4.99%) Juniper
9 27 (3.96%) Dell
9 27 (3.96%) Ivanti
9 27 (3.96%) Splunk
10 26 (3.82%) Apple
11 25 (3.67%) Oracle
12 24 (3.52%) Infoblox
12 24 (3.52%) NetApp
12 24 (3.52%) SolarWinds
13 20 (2.94%) EMC
13 20 (2.94%) Palo Alto
14 19 (2.79%) Fortinet