Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 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)
England > London
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 169 159 186
Rank change year-on-year -10 +27 -34
Contract jobs citing DNS 671 801 587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.67% 1.78% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.94% 14.48% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 537 396
London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £187 £166 £185
90th Percentile £638 £625 £581
England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 10
London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £34.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -50.51% +56.14%
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.00% -16.67% -19.64%

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 4,209 5,530 4,650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.48% 12.26% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,822 3,816 3,111
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 164 133
London median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.50% -11.11% +6.28%
10th Percentile £14.75 £13.83 £12.88
90th Percentile £52.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -24.00%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 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
Central London +46 212 £475 +11.76% 7
West London -4 32 £475 +43.94% 5
South London -4 17 £350 -22.22% 1
North London +3 12 £363 +31.82% 1
East London -16 11 £155 -53.21%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 London region with a requirement for DNS.

1 376 (56.04%) Windows
2 375 (55.89%) Active Directory
3 370 (55.14%) DHCP
4 283 (42.18%) Microsoft
5 220 (32.79%) Firewall
6 210 (31.30%) TCP/IP
6 210 (31.30%) VMware
7 189 (28.17%) Linux
8 187 (27.87%) Microsoft Azure
9 174 (25.93%) Windows Server
10 170 (25.34%) Office 365
11 168 (25.04%) Finance
12 165 (24.59%) PowerShell
13 157 (23.40%) Cisco
14 151 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
15 148 (22.06%) DevOps
16 143 (21.31%) Amazon AWS
17 135 (20.12%) WAN
18 114 (16.99%) ITIL
19 108 (16.10%) VPN
19 108 (16.10%) SCCM
20 103 (15.35%) HTTP
21 101 (15.05%) LAN
21 101 (15.05%) Data Centre
22 93 (13.86%) MS Exchange
22 93 (13.86%) Migration
23 92 (13.71%) Java
23 92 (13.71%) Citrix
24 91 (13.56%) Windows 10
24 91 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012

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 93 (13.86%) MS Exchange
2 73 (10.88%) Skype for Business
3 59 (8.79%) IIS
4 44 (6.56%) SharePoint
5 33 (4.92%) Apache
6 31 (4.62%) nginx
7 27 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2013
8 25 (3.73%) Tomcat
9 18 (2.68%) WebSphere
10 17 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (2.09%) Jetty
11 14 (2.09%) Mongrel
12 13 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
13 12 (1.79%) Confluence
14 11 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 8 (1.19%) Apache Spark
16 6 (0.89%) JBoss
17 5 (0.75%) SAS
17 5 (0.75%) WebLogic
18 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 76 (11.33%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.60%) Eikon
3 4 (0.60%) Relativity
4 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.15%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 187 (27.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 170 (25.34%) Office 365
3 143 (21.31%) Amazon AWS
4 46 (6.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 38 (5.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 37 (5.51%) Amazon EC2
6 37 (5.51%) IaaS
7 24 (3.58%) PaaS
8 18 (2.68%) Amazon S3
8 18 (2.68%) Serverless
8 18 (2.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 17 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (2.09%) Google App Engine
12 10 (1.49%) Route 53
12 10 (1.49%) SaaS
13 8 (1.19%) Mimecast
14 7 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.75%) AWS CloudTrail
15 5 (0.75%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 370 (55.14%) DHCP
2 220 (32.79%) Firewall
3 210 (31.30%) TCP/IP
4 135 (20.12%) WAN
5 108 (16.10%) VPN
6 103 (15.35%) HTTP
7 101 (15.05%) LAN
8 89 (13.26%) SSL
9 88 (13.11%) FTP
10 79 (11.77%) IPsec
11 62 (9.24%) Skype
12 60 (8.94%) SAN
13 54 (8.05%) Internet
14 51 (7.60%) Network Security
15 48 (7.15%) Wireless
16 43 (6.41%) MPLS
17 41 (6.11%) Cisco ASA
18 40 (5.96%) VLAN
19 38 (5.66%) SMTP
20 37 (5.51%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 56 (8.35%) MySQL
3 54 (8.05%) MongoDB
4 43 (6.41%) NoSQL
4 43 (6.41%) Relational Database
5 41 (6.11%) RDBMS
6 19 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (2.09%) Azure SQL Database
9 13 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.34%) Big Data
11 7 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.04%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.75%) Blockchain
12 5 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.45%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.45%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 66 (9.84%) Jenkins
2 47 (7.00%) Travis CI
3 46 (6.86%) Git (software)
4 21 (3.13%) JIRA
5 17 (2.53%) GitLab
6 15 (2.24%) Gradle
7 14 (2.09%) gulp
8 12 (1.79%) Gatling
8 12 (1.79%) Geb
8 12 (1.79%) Spock
9 8 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (1.04%) MSI
10 7 (1.04%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.89%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.89%) Hudson
12 5 (0.75%) Maven
12 5 (0.75%) Subversion
13 4 (0.60%) Artifactory
13 4 (0.60%) Fiddler
13 4 (0.60%) Selenium
General
1 168 (25.04%) Finance
2 65 (9.69%) Banking
3 23 (3.43%) Investment Banking
4 21 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 20 (2.98%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.38%) Law
7 14 (2.09%) Retail
8 10 (1.49%) Marketing
9 9 (1.34%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.19%) Electronics
10 8 (1.19%) Legal
10 8 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.60%) Billing
11 4 (0.60%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.30%) Publishing
13 1 (0.15%) Advertising
13 1 (0.15%) Games
13 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (12.37%) Network Engineer
2 72 (10.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 70 (10.43%) Architect
4 66 (9.84%) Analyst
4 66 (9.84%) DevOps Engineer
5 58 (8.64%) Support Engineer
6 35 (5.22%) Desktop Support
7 34 (5.07%) Administrator
8 30 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
9 29 (4.32%) IT Engineer
9 29 (4.32%) Support Analyst
10 28 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
10 28 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
11 27 (4.02%) IT Support
12 26 (3.87%) Cloud Engineer
13 25 (3.73%) AWS Engineer
13 25 (3.73%) Azure Engineer
14 23 (3.43%) Developer
14 23 (3.43%) Server Engineer
15 22 (3.28%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.11%) LDAP
2 32 (4.77%) .NET
3 26 (3.87%) Web Services
4 23 (3.43%) REST
5 18 (2.68%) HTML
5 18 (2.68%) OAuth
6 16 (2.38%) CSS
6 16 (2.38%) J2EE
6 16 (2.38%) OAuth2
6 16 (2.38%) SOAP
7 15 (2.24%) Kafka
7 15 (2.24%) Spring
8 14 (2.09%) HTML5
8 14 (2.09%) Servlets
9 13 (1.94%) Dropwizard
9 13 (1.94%) Guice
9 13 (1.94%) Ratpack
10 12 (1.79%) WireMock
11 11 (1.64%) 802.1X
11 11 (1.64%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 101 (15.05%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.07%) Public Cloud
3 23 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (3.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 21 (3.13%) PKI
6 20 (2.98%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.53%) Clustering
8 15 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
9 13 (1.94%) Replication
9 13 (1.94%) User Experience
10 11 (1.64%) Blackberry
11 10 (1.49%) Smartphone
12 9 (1.34%) iPad
13 8 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (1.04%) iPhone
14 7 (1.04%) Private Cloud
14 7 (1.04%) Smartcard
14 7 (1.04%) Social Media
15 6 (0.89%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 376 (56.04%) Windows
2 189 (28.17%) Linux
3 174 (25.93%) Windows Server
4 91 (13.56%) Windows 10
4 91 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 77 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 75 (11.18%) Windows 7
7 48 (7.15%) Unix
8 38 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (4.17%) Android
10 22 (3.28%) Apple iOS
11 19 (2.83%) Windows 8
12 15 (2.24%) Mac OS
13 14 (2.09%) CentOS
14 10 (1.49%) Solaris
15 9 (1.34%) Mac OS X
16 8 (1.19%) Debian
16 8 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (1.04%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.75%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (22.06%) DevOps
2 114 (16.99%) ITIL
3 93 (13.86%) Migration
4 90 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (13.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 79 (11.77%) Configuration Management
7 67 (9.99%) Open Source
8 61 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 56 (8.35%) Microservices
10 46 (6.86%) High Availability
10 46 (6.86%) Problem-Solving
11 44 (6.56%) Test Automation
12 34 (5.07%) Target Operating Model
12 34 (5.07%) Thought Leadership
13 33 (4.92%) OO
14 31 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
15 30 (4.47%) OOP
16 29 (4.32%) Network Virtualisation
17 28 (4.17%) Change Management
17 28 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 165 (24.59%) PowerShell
2 92 (13.71%) Java
3 87 (12.97%) Python
4 80 (11.92%) SQL
5 34 (5.07%) Perl
6 28 (4.17%) Bash Shell
7 26 (3.87%) Shell Script
8 19 (2.83%) JavaScript
9 17 (2.53%) Ruby
10 16 (2.38%) C
11 15 (2.24%) TypeScript
12 14 (2.09%) ES6
12 14 (2.09%) Java 8
12 14 (2.09%) VBScript
13 11 (1.64%) PHP
14 9 (1.34%) C#
15 7 (1.04%) VB
16 4 (0.60%) Korn
16 4 (0.60%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 44 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (5.81%) Security Cleared
4 29 (4.32%) CCIE
5 28 (4.17%) CCNP
6 25 (3.73%) SC Cleared
7 18 (2.68%) Degree
8 17 (2.53%) MCSA
9 16 (2.38%) MCSE
10 14 (2.09%) MCP
11 11 (1.64%) A+ Certification
12 9 (1.34%) CCNA
12 9 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (1.04%) CCDP
14 7 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.89%) AWS Certification
15 6 (0.89%) MCDST
16 5 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (0.75%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.87%) SLA
2 9 (1.34%) QA
3 8 (1.19%) GDPR
3 8 (1.19%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.45%) PMO
7 2 (0.30%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.15%) NCSC
System Software
1 375 (55.89%) Active Directory
2 151 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (10.58%) Hyper-V
4 53 (7.90%) Docker
5 49 (7.30%) VMware ESXi
6 46 (6.86%) Virtual Machines
7 33 (4.92%) XenApp
8 32 (4.77%) vSphere
9 26 (3.87%) XenDesktop
10 15 (2.24%) Xen
11 14 (2.09%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (1.19%) Squid
13 7 (1.04%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 7 (1.04%) DFS Replication
13 7 (1.04%) NFS
13 7 (1.04%) Snort
13 7 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.89%) IAG
14 6 (0.89%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 108 (16.10%) SCCM
2 84 (12.52%) Puppet
3 57 (8.49%) Kubernetes
4 53 (7.90%) Ansible
5 45 (6.71%) Terraform
6 37 (5.51%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (2.68%) Failover Clustering
8 17 (2.53%) WSUS
9 13 (1.94%) Docker Swarm
9 13 (1.94%) vCenter Server
10 12 (1.79%) HAProxy
10 12 (1.79%) Packer
10 12 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 11 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
12 10 (1.49%) SCOM
13 9 (1.34%) NetBackup
14 8 (1.19%) FortiGate
15 7 (1.04%) AirWatch
15 7 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 283 (42.18%) Microsoft
2 210 (31.30%) VMware
3 157 (23.40%) Cisco
4 92 (13.71%) Citrix
5 71 (10.58%) CheckPoint
6 48 (7.15%) HP
7 46 (6.86%) Google
8 42 (6.26%) Dell
8 42 (6.26%) F5
9 37 (5.51%) Red Hat
10 34 (5.07%) Palo Alto
11 28 (4.17%) Oracle
12 27 (4.02%) NetApp
13 21 (3.13%) Symantec
14 20 (2.98%) Apple
15 19 (2.83%) 3PAR
15 19 (2.83%) Reuters
16 18 (2.68%) Bloomberg
17 17 (2.53%) Veeam
18 16 (2.38%) Nimble Storage