Period
to 27 October 2020

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 27 October 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)
England > London
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 188 171
Rank change year-on-year +33 -17 +27
Contract jobs citing DNS 248 518 785
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.73% 1.42% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.68% 13.26% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 414 527
Median daily rate £500 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% +4.17%
10th Percentile £279 £163 £163
90th Percentile £602 £600 £625
England median daily rate £448 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +11.94% -2.44% +10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 36
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.56 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.45% +162.09% -
10th Percentile £28.25 £21.00 £14.38
90th Percentile £38.00 £59.13 £49.19
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +100.00% +7.38%

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 1,582 3,906 5,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.05% 10.71% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 988 2,637 3,599
Median daily rate £475 £450 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £263 £200 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £445 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 98 130
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +6.17% +8.29%
10th Percentile £21.63 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £60.10 £53.75 £55.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +40.00% +6.95%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in London

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DNS in London.

Daily rate trend for DNS in London

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DNS in London over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DNS in London

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DNS in London.

Hourly rate trend for DNS in London

DNS
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DNS in London over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

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 27 October 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
Central London +51 44 £500 +11.11% 12
West London +23 7 £371 -7.25% 8
South London +34 5 £425 +14.86% 1
North London +15 2 £450 +246.15% 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 London region with a requirement for DNS.

1 133 (53.63%) Windows
2 114 (45.97%) Active Directory
3 103 (41.53%) DHCP
4 99 (39.92%) Linux
5 93 (37.50%) Azure
6 81 (32.66%) Microsoft
7 72 (29.03%) PowerShell
8 71 (28.63%) Windows Server
9 70 (28.23%) Firewall
10 62 (25.00%) VMware
10 62 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 62 (25.00%) DevOps
11 60 (24.19%) Python
12 57 (22.98%) SC Cleared
13 50 (20.16%) Finance
14 49 (19.76%) Agile Software Development
15 47 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
16 45 (18.15%) Ansible
17 44 (17.74%) Puppet
18 42 (16.94%) SaaS
18 42 (16.94%) PaaS
18 42 (16.94%) AWS
18 42 (16.94%) Windows Server 2016
19 41 (16.53%) ITIL
19 41 (16.53%) SQL Server
19 41 (16.53%) HTTP
20 39 (15.73%) TCP/IP
20 39 (15.73%) SQL
20 39 (15.73%) Office 365
20 39 (15.73%) Kubernetes

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 30 (12.10%) Apache
2 27 (10.89%) IIS
3 25 (10.08%) Tomcat
4 22 (8.87%) MS Exchange
5 16 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (4.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (4.44%) Apache Solr
7 11 (4.44%) Confluence
7 11 (4.44%) Skype for Business
7 11 (4.44%) WebLogic
8 8 (3.23%) nginx
9 6 (2.42%) JBoss
9 6 (2.42%) SharePoint
10 5 (2.02%) CMS
11 4 (1.61%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.81%) Jetty
13 2 (0.81%) Mongrel
13 2 (0.81%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.81%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 93 (37.50%) Azure
2 42 (16.94%) AWS
2 42 (16.94%) PaaS
2 42 (16.94%) SaaS
3 39 (15.73%) Office 365
4 27 (10.89%) IaaS
5 19 (7.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (6.45%) GCP
7 15 (6.05%) OpenShift
8 11 (4.44%) Serverless
9 10 (4.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (2.82%) Azure Functions
11 7 (2.82%) GitHub
12 5 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (2.02%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (2.02%) Route 53
13 4 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (1.61%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 103 (41.53%) DHCP
2 70 (28.23%) Firewall
3 41 (16.53%) HTTP
4 39 (15.73%) TCP/IP
5 37 (14.92%) VPN
6 33 (13.31%) SSL
7 32 (12.90%) SAN
8 27 (10.89%) DMZ
9 22 (8.87%) LAN
9 22 (8.87%) WAN
10 19 (7.66%) Skype
11 16 (6.45%) Network Security
11 16 (6.45%) SNMP
12 14 (5.65%) OSPF
12 14 (5.65%) SMTP
12 14 (5.65%) SSH
13 13 (5.24%) Internet
14 12 (4.84%) BGP
14 12 (4.84%) VLAN
14 12 (4.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (16.53%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.45%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (4.44%) MySQL
3 11 (4.44%) Oracle ODI
4 9 (3.63%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (2.82%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (2.02%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.61%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.21%) Big Data
9 3 (1.21%) BigQuery
9 3 (1.21%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.21%) Redis
9 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2019
10 2 (0.81%) Amazon Aurora
10 2 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (11.29%) Jenkins
2 21 (8.47%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.24%) Sonatype Nexus
4 12 (4.84%) JIRA
5 8 (3.23%) Bitbucket
5 8 (3.23%) Maven
5 8 (3.23%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (2.02%) SonarQube
6 5 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (1.21%) GitLab
7 3 (1.21%) JUnit
7 3 (1.21%) Selenium
8 2 (0.81%) Bitbucket Server
8 2 (0.81%) Gradle
8 2 (0.81%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.40%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.40%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.40%) Gatling
9 1 (0.40%) Spock
General
1 50 (20.16%) Finance
2 16 (6.45%) Public Sector
3 15 (6.05%) Banking
4 8 (3.23%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.82%) Retail
6 6 (2.42%) Legal
7 5 (2.02%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.61%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.61%) Marketing
8 4 (1.61%) Retail Finance
9 3 (1.21%) Advertising
9 3 (1.21%) Electronics
9 3 (1.21%) International Banking
9 3 (1.21%) Police
10 2 (0.81%) Automotive
10 2 (0.81%) Publishing
11 1 (0.40%) Back Office
11 1 (0.40%) Front Office
11 1 (0.40%) Law
11 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (12.90%) Architect
2 28 (11.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (9.27%) Linux Engineer
4 19 (7.66%) Cloud Engineer
5 18 (7.26%) Developer
5 18 (7.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (5.65%) Azure Engineer
6 14 (5.65%) Network Engineer
7 13 (5.24%) Cloud Architect
7 13 (5.24%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 11 (4.44%) Platform Engineer
8 11 (4.44%) Technical Support
9 10 (4.03%) Cloud Developer
9 10 (4.03%) Consultant
9 10 (4.03%) Python Engineer
10 9 (3.63%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.63%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (2.82%) Azure Architect
11 7 (2.82%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 7 (2.82%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.66%) LDAP
2 17 (6.85%) Oracle Fusion
3 15 (6.05%) SAML
4 12 (4.84%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (3.23%) REST
6 7 (2.82%) .NET
6 7 (2.82%) SOAP
7 6 (2.42%) Middleware
7 6 (2.42%) YAML
8 5 (2.02%) LAMP
8 5 (2.02%) OAuth
8 5 (2.02%) Web Services
9 4 (1.61%) J2EE
9 4 (1.61%) Node.js
9 4 (1.61%) WebRTC
10 3 (1.21%) 802.1X
10 3 (1.21%) jQuery
10 3 (1.21%) JSON
10 3 (1.21%) Memcached
10 3 (1.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.45%) Private Cloud
3 15 (6.05%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.84%) Public Cloud
5 11 (4.44%) PKI
6 10 (4.03%) HP StoreVirtual
6 10 (4.03%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.82%) Clustering
7 7 (2.82%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.82%) Replication
8 6 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (2.02%) CMDB
9 5 (2.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.61%) NHS
10 4 (1.61%) Tandem
11 3 (1.21%) EMC VNX
11 3 (1.21%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 133 (53.63%) Windows
2 99 (39.92%) Linux
3 71 (28.63%) Windows Server
4 42 (16.94%) Windows Server 2016
5 35 (14.11%) Windows 10
6 29 (11.69%) Unix
7 24 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (6.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (4.03%) Windows 7
11 9 (3.63%) CentOS
12 6 (2.42%) Debian
13 5 (2.02%) Ubuntu
13 5 (2.02%) Windows 8
13 5 (2.02%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (1.61%) Windows NT
14 4 (1.61%) Windows XP
15 3 (1.21%) Android
15 3 (1.21%) Solaris
16 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (25.00%) DevOps
2 49 (19.76%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (16.53%) ITIL
4 36 (14.52%) Migration
5 30 (12.10%) Cybersecurity
6 28 (11.29%) Configuration Management
7 27 (10.89%) Load Balancing
8 24 (9.68%) High Availability
8 24 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
9 22 (8.87%) Patch Management
10 21 (8.47%) Dashboard Development
11 20 (8.06%) Data Protection
11 20 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 17 (6.85%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 17 (6.85%) Network Virtualisation
12 17 (6.85%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (6.85%) Scrum
12 17 (6.85%) Technical Architecture
13 16 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (6.05%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 72 (29.03%) PowerShell
2 60 (24.19%) Python
3 39 (15.73%) SQL
4 33 (13.31%) C
5 27 (10.89%) Bash Shell
5 27 (10.89%) Shell Script
6 24 (9.68%) Java
7 23 (9.27%) Perl
8 15 (6.05%) Ruby
9 12 (4.84%) VBScript
10 8 (3.23%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.42%) VB
12 4 (1.61%) C#
13 2 (0.81%) Erlang
13 2 (0.81%) Go
13 2 (0.81%) Groovy
13 2 (0.81%) PHP
14 1 (0.40%) ES6
14 1 (0.40%) Java 8
14 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 62 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (22.98%) SC Cleared
3 24 (9.68%) DV Cleared
4 15 (6.05%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (4.44%) Degree
8 7 (2.82%) CCNA
9 6 (2.42%) CCIE
10 5 (2.02%) CISSP
11 4 (1.61%) AWS Certification
11 4 (1.61%) CCNP
11 4 (1.61%) MCSA
11 4 (1.61%) MCSE
12 3 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.81%) HPE ATP
13 2 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.81%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.81%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.45%) GDPR
2 15 (6.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (5.65%) Cyber Essentials
3 14 (5.65%) HIPAA
4 13 (5.24%) Government Security Classifications
5 12 (4.84%) NCSC
5 12 (4.84%) SLA
6 8 (3.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (2.02%) QA
8 3 (1.21%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.81%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.81%) NIST
10 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 114 (45.97%) Active Directory
2 47 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (14.52%) Virtual Machines
4 28 (11.29%) Hyper-V
5 25 (10.08%) Docker
6 11 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (4.03%) vSphere
8 8 (3.23%) XenApp
9 5 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.61%) Squid
10 4 (1.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (1.61%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.21%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.21%) Xen
12 2 (0.81%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.81%) NFS
12 2 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.81%) UAG
12 2 (0.81%) Varnish
12 2 (0.81%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 45 (18.15%) Ansible
2 44 (17.74%) Puppet
3 39 (15.73%) Kubernetes
4 35 (14.11%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (12.50%) Terraform
6 21 (8.47%) SCCM
7 18 (7.26%) Single Sign-On
8 16 (6.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 16 (6.45%) WSUS
9 12 (4.84%) Salt
10 11 (4.44%) SCOM
11 8 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (2.82%) Consul
13 6 (2.42%) Microsoft Intune
13 6 (2.42%) Nagios
13 6 (2.42%) NetBackup
14 5 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (2.02%) Nessus
14 5 (2.02%) vCenter Server
15 4 (1.61%) Packer
Vendors
1 81 (32.66%) Microsoft
2 62 (25.00%) VMware
3 36 (14.52%) Oracle
4 34 (13.71%) Cisco
4 34 (13.71%) Citrix
5 30 (12.10%) Splunk
6 25 (10.08%) HP
7 22 (8.87%) Red Hat
8 18 (7.26%) Palo Alto
9 16 (6.45%) Infoblox
10 14 (5.65%) F5
11 12 (4.84%) SolarWinds
12 11 (4.44%) Sophos
13 10 (4.03%) EMC
13 10 (4.03%) Fortinet
13 10 (4.03%) Symantec
14 9 (3.63%) IBM
15 8 (3.23%) Dell
15 8 (3.23%) Google
15 8 (3.23%) Ivanti