Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 126 131
Rank change year-on-year -70 +5 -8
Contract jobs citing DNS 632 919 891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.34% 2.05% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.63% 14.69% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 601 596
London median daily rate £423 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +9.68% -
10th Percentile £170 £231 £225
90th Percentile £600 £550 £561
England median daily rate £375 £375 £368
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 43
London median hourly rate £17.00 £23.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.42% +31.94% -6.49%
10th Percentile £13.18 £10.73 £11.61
90th Percentile £57.50 £56.88 £45.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -33.21% +40.00% +5.26%

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 5435 6256 5870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.55% 13.92% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3650 4086 3878
London median daily rate £450 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £218
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 141 177
London median hourly rate £19.57 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +1.60% +0.54%
10th Percentile £12.63 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.29 £50.00 £44.25
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -46 111 £450 +5.88% 24
South London -46 36 £400 -15.79% 5
West London -23 32 £375 -16.67% 9
East London -7 13 £423 +53.64% 8
North London -13 4 £398 +98.75% 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for DNS.

1 374 (59.18%) Windows
2 311 (49.21%) DHCP
3 284 (44.94%) Active Directory
4 282 (44.62%) Linux
5 252 (39.87%) TCP/IP
6 210 (33.23%) Firewall
7 205 (32.44%) Amazon AWS
8 203 (32.12%) VMware
8 203 (32.12%) Windows Server
9 184 (29.11%) Microsoft
10 155 (24.53%) DevOps
11 137 (21.68%) Cisco
12 135 (21.36%) Python
13 134 (21.20%) Puppet
14 133 (21.04%) VMware Infrastructure
15 119 (18.83%) VPN
16 118 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
17 115 (18.20%) Bash Shell
18 113 (17.88%) Configuration Management
19 111 (17.56%) Windows Server 2012
20 110 (17.41%) Microsoft Azure
21 109 (17.25%) Git (software)
21 109 (17.25%) Jenkins
22 106 (16.77%) Security Cleared
23 100 (15.82%) PowerShell
23 100 (15.82%) Ansible
24 99 (15.66%) WAN
25 98 (15.51%) SSL
25 98 (15.51%) ITIL
26 97 (15.35%) Office 365

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 60 (9.49%) IIS
2 56 (8.86%) Apache
3 55 (8.70%) nginx
4 49 (7.75%) MS Exchange
5 43 (6.80%) Tomcat
6 24 (3.80%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (2.85%) SharePoint
7 18 (2.85%) WebSphere
8 14 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 14 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (2.06%) Confluence
9 13 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (2.06%) Skype for Business
10 12 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (1.42%) CMS
11 9 (1.42%) WebLogic
12 8 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (1.11%) Jetty
13 7 (1.11%) Mongrel
14 6 (0.95%) OpenStack
Applications
1 45 (7.12%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.11%) HipChat
5 5 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) Eikon
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 205 (32.44%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (17.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (15.35%) Office 365
4 35 (5.54%) IaaS
5 30 (4.75%) Amazon EC2
5 30 (4.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 25 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (3.64%) Amazon ELB
8 19 (3.01%) SaaS
9 18 (2.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 16 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
11 15 (2.37%) PaaS
11 15 (2.37%) Route 53
12 13 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
14 11 (1.74%) GitHub
15 8 (1.27%) Google App Engine
16 7 (1.11%) Amazon S3
16 7 (1.11%) Fastly
16 7 (1.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 311 (49.21%) DHCP
2 252 (39.87%) TCP/IP
3 210 (33.23%) Firewall
4 119 (18.83%) VPN
5 99 (15.66%) WAN
6 98 (15.51%) SSL
7 89 (14.08%) HTTP
8 85 (13.45%) LAN
9 82 (12.97%) SAN
10 51 (8.07%) Internet
11 49 (7.75%) VLAN
12 41 (6.49%) Network Security
13 38 (6.01%) VoIP
14 36 (5.70%) LDAP
15 34 (5.38%) Wireless
16 32 (5.06%) BGP
16 32 (5.06%) FTP
17 30 (4.75%) IPsec
17 30 (4.75%) MPLS
18 24 (3.80%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 53 (8.39%) PostgreSQL
3 41 (6.49%) MongoDB
4 33 (5.22%) MySQL
5 30 (4.75%) Amazon RDS
6 26 (4.11%) NoSQL
7 12 (1.90%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.42%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.42%) Power BI
9 6 (0.95%) Big Data
10 4 (0.63%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.47%) Bigtable
11 3 (0.47%) GIS
11 3 (0.47%) OLTP
11 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.47%) Redis
11 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 109 (17.25%) Git (software)
1 109 (17.25%) Jenkins
2 63 (9.97%) Sonatype Nexus
3 57 (9.02%) Artifactory
4 26 (4.11%) JIRA
5 21 (3.32%) Maven
6 12 (1.90%) Ant
6 12 (1.90%) Bitbucket
6 12 (1.90%) SonarQube
7 11 (1.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 9 (1.42%) Gradle
8 9 (1.42%) Travis CI
9 8 (1.27%) JUnit
9 8 (1.27%) Liquibase
10 6 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.79%) Chocolatey
11 5 (0.79%) git-flow
11 5 (0.79%) GitLab
11 5 (0.79%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.79%) Zephyr
General
1 92 (14.56%) Finance
2 38 (6.01%) Banking
2 38 (6.01%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.69%) Manufacturing
4 15 (2.37%) Electronics
4 15 (2.37%) Marketing
4 15 (2.37%) Retail
5 12 (1.90%) Legal
6 11 (1.74%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.42%) Law
8 6 (0.95%) Advertising
8 6 (0.95%) Billing
9 5 (0.79%) Back Office
9 5 (0.79%) Publishing
10 4 (0.63%) Front Office
10 4 (0.63%) German Language
10 4 (0.63%) Music Industry
11 3 (0.47%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.47%) Retail Finance
12 2 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 106 (16.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 66 (10.44%) Analyst
3 57 (9.02%) Network Engineer
4 54 (8.54%) Support Engineer
5 53 (8.39%) Administrator
5 53 (8.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 40 (6.33%) Architect
7 39 (6.17%) Systems Administrator
7 39 (6.17%) Windows Engineer
8 37 (5.85%) AWS Engineer
9 33 (5.22%) Cloud Engineer
10 32 (5.06%) Linux Administrator
10 32 (5.06%) Linux Engineer
10 32 (5.06%) Support Analyst
11 28 (4.43%) Systems Engineer
12 27 (4.27%) Desktop Support
13 26 (4.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 25 (3.96%) Cisco Engineer
14 25 (3.96%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 23 (3.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (9.65%) Elastic Stack
2 54 (8.54%) Web Services
3 39 (6.17%) JSON
4 21 (3.32%) .NET
5 17 (2.69%) REST
6 14 (2.22%) XML
6 14 (2.22%) YAML
7 13 (2.06%) LAMP
7 13 (2.06%) Node.js
7 13 (2.06%) Sensu
8 12 (1.90%) 802.1X
8 12 (1.90%) LEMP Stack
8 12 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (1.74%) LAPP Stack
10 10 (1.58%) AngularJS
10 10 (1.58%) CSS
10 10 (1.58%) J2EE
10 10 (1.58%) OAuth2
10 10 (1.58%) SOAP
11 9 (1.42%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 92 (14.56%) Data Centre
2 38 (6.01%) Public Cloud
3 33 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (5.06%) Replication
5 26 (4.11%) PKI
6 25 (3.96%) Blackberry
7 24 (3.80%) Management Information System
8 19 (3.01%) Clustering
9 14 (2.22%) Computer Science
9 14 (2.22%) iPhone
10 13 (2.06%) BYOD
10 13 (2.06%) Private Cloud
10 13 (2.06%) Virtual Team
11 12 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (1.58%) NHS
13 9 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 8 (1.27%) Enterprise Cloud
15 7 (1.11%) iPad
15 7 (1.11%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 374 (59.18%) Windows
2 282 (44.62%) Linux
3 203 (32.12%) Windows Server
4 111 (17.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 93 (14.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 76 (12.03%) Unix
7 74 (11.71%) Windows 7
8 64 (10.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 61 (9.65%) CentOS
10 51 (8.07%) Windows 10
11 49 (7.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (3.48%) Solaris
13 17 (2.69%) Ubuntu
14 16 (2.53%) Android
15 14 (2.22%) Mac OS X
15 14 (2.22%) Windows XP
16 13 (2.06%) Apple iOS
17 12 (1.90%) Debian
17 12 (1.90%) Windows 8
18 11 (1.74%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (24.53%) DevOps
2 118 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (17.88%) Configuration Management
4 98 (15.51%) ITIL
5 90 (14.24%) Open Source
6 88 (13.92%) Load Balancing
7 80 (12.66%) Migration
8 63 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (4.75%) High Availability
10 27 (4.27%) Root Cause Analysis
11 26 (4.11%) Continuous Delivery
12 25 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (3.96%) Patch Management
13 23 (3.64%) Protective Monitoring
13 23 (3.64%) Service Delivery
13 23 (3.64%) Test Automation
14 22 (3.48%) Kalman Filter
14 22 (3.48%) Microservices
14 22 (3.48%) Mobile Device Management
14 22 (3.48%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 135 (21.36%) Python
2 115 (18.20%) Bash Shell
3 100 (15.82%) PowerShell
4 69 (10.92%) Ruby
5 67 (10.60%) Java
6 65 (10.28%) SQL
7 43 (6.80%) Perl
8 30 (4.75%) C#
9 28 (4.43%) Go
10 19 (3.01%) Groovy
11 15 (2.37%) C
12 14 (2.22%) PHP
13 13 (2.06%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.74%) JavaScript
14 11 (1.74%) Korn
15 8 (1.27%) VBScript
16 6 (0.95%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.63%) C++
18 3 (0.47%) Scala
18 3 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 106 (16.77%) Security Cleared
2 81 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 48 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (6.96%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (5.38%) Degree
6 28 (4.43%) CCNP
7 27 (4.27%) MCSE
8 23 (3.64%) CCNA
9 16 (2.53%) MCSA
10 14 (2.22%) DV Cleared
10 14 (2.22%) MCITP
11 10 (1.58%) JNCIS
11 10 (1.58%) MCP
11 10 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.27%) CCIE
12 8 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.11%) AWS Certification
13 7 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (1.11%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.01%) SLA
2 8 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.63%) QA
4 3 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.47%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.32%) GCP
5 2 (0.32%) GDPR
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 284 (44.94%) Active Directory
2 133 (21.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (13.13%) Docker
4 59 (9.34%) Hyper-V
4 59 (9.34%) VMware ESXi
5 46 (7.28%) Virtual Machines
6 33 (5.22%) XenApp
7 28 (4.43%) vSphere
8 19 (3.01%) NFS
9 18 (2.85%) Samba
10 16 (2.53%) KVM
11 13 (2.06%) vCloud
11 13 (2.06%) XenDesktop
12 10 (1.58%) iptables
12 10 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (1.42%) BitLocker
13 9 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (1.42%) Xen
14 8 (1.27%) Postfix
14 8 (1.27%) Squid
Systems Management
1 134 (21.20%) Puppet
2 100 (15.82%) Ansible
3 62 (9.81%) SCCM
4 54 (8.54%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (7.59%) Kubernetes
6 46 (7.28%) Terraform
7 45 (7.12%) logstash
8 44 (6.96%) Kibana
9 24 (3.80%) SCOM
9 24 (3.80%) WSUS
10 21 (3.32%) HAProxy
11 19 (3.01%) Nagios
11 19 (3.01%) ZABBIX
12 16 (2.53%) Backup Exec
12 16 (2.53%) Docker Swarm
13 15 (2.37%) Grafana
14 14 (2.22%) vCenter Server
15 13 (2.06%) yum
16 12 (1.90%) Salt
17 11 (1.74%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 203 (32.12%) VMware
2 184 (29.11%) Microsoft
3 137 (21.68%) Cisco
4 91 (14.40%) Citrix
5 73 (11.55%) Red Hat
6 69 (10.92%) HP
7 47 (7.44%) Juniper
8 37 (5.85%) Oracle
9 35 (5.54%) Splunk
10 29 (4.59%) CheckPoint
10 29 (4.59%) F5
11 28 (4.43%) Apple
12 27 (4.27%) SolarWinds
13 26 (4.11%) NetApp
14 25 (3.96%) Dell
14 25 (3.96%) Palo Alto
15 22 (3.48%) EMC
16 21 (3.32%) Google
17 17 (2.69%) Fortinet
17 17 (2.69%) Sophos