Period
to 23 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 23 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 127 127
Rank change year-on-year -71 0 -6
Contract jobs citing DNS 641 923 880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.36% 2.04% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.79% 14.70% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 602 589
London median daily rate £423 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +9.68% -
10th Percentile £170 £231 £224
90th Percentile £604 £550 £561
England median daily rate £375 £375 £368
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 44
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 £13.31 £10.73 £11.66
90th Percentile £57.50 £56.88 £45.25
England median hourly rate £18.85 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -32.68% +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 5439 6280 5858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.54% 13.90% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3644 4098 3871
London median daily rate £450 £450 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.13% +6.00%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £220
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 143 176
London median hourly rate £19.74 £19.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% -1.30% +4.05%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.53 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.38 £50.00 £44.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%

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 23 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 23 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 23 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 -43 112 £475 +11.76% 26
South London -51 37 £400 -15.79% 5
West London -20 31 £375 -16.67% 12
East London -9 13 £423 +53.64% 8
North London -14 4 £398 +98.75% 2
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 376 (58.66%) Windows
2 316 (49.30%) DHCP
3 288 (44.93%) Active Directory
4 286 (44.62%) Linux
5 259 (40.41%) TCP/IP
6 213 (33.23%) Firewall
7 209 (32.61%) VMware
8 207 (32.29%) Amazon AWS
9 204 (31.83%) Windows Server
10 188 (29.33%) Microsoft
11 157 (24.49%) DevOps
12 139 (21.68%) Cisco
13 137 (21.37%) Python
13 137 (21.37%) VMware Infrastructure
14 134 (20.90%) Puppet
15 121 (18.88%) VPN
15 121 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
16 117 (18.25%) Bash Shell
17 115 (17.94%) Windows Server 2012
18 113 (17.63%) Configuration Management
19 111 (17.32%) Microsoft Azure
19 111 (17.32%) Git (software)
20 110 (17.16%) Jenkins
21 107 (16.69%) Security Cleared
22 102 (15.91%) PowerShell
22 102 (15.91%) Ansible
23 100 (15.60%) SSL
23 100 (15.60%) WAN
23 100 (15.60%) ITIL
24 97 (15.13%) 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 (9.36%) IIS
2 56 (8.74%) Apache
3 54 (8.42%) nginx
4 50 (7.80%) MS Exchange
5 44 (6.86%) Tomcat
6 25 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (2.81%) SharePoint
7 18 (2.81%) WebSphere
8 15 (2.34%) Confluence
8 15 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (2.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (2.03%) Skype for Business
11 9 (1.40%) CMS
11 9 (1.40%) WebLogic
12 8 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (1.09%) Apache Spark
13 7 (1.09%) Jetty
13 7 (1.09%) Mongrel
Applications
1 46 (7.18%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.09%) HipChat
5 6 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.31%) Eikon
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 207 (32.29%) Amazon AWS
2 111 (17.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (15.13%) Office 365
4 36 (5.62%) IaaS
5 30 (4.68%) Amazon EC2
5 30 (4.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 26 (4.06%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (3.74%) Amazon ELB
8 20 (3.12%) SaaS
9 19 (2.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 17 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
11 16 (2.50%) PaaS
12 14 (2.18%) Route 53
13 13 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
14 12 (1.87%) GitHub
15 8 (1.25%) Amazon S3
15 8 (1.25%) Google App Engine
16 7 (1.09%) Heroku
16 7 (1.09%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 316 (49.30%) DHCP
2 259 (40.41%) TCP/IP
3 213 (33.23%) Firewall
4 121 (18.88%) VPN
5 100 (15.60%) SSL
5 100 (15.60%) WAN
6 91 (14.20%) HTTP
7 86 (13.42%) LAN
8 83 (12.95%) SAN
9 54 (8.42%) Internet
10 49 (7.64%) VLAN
11 41 (6.40%) Network Security
12 38 (5.93%) LDAP
12 38 (5.93%) VoIP
13 34 (5.30%) FTP
13 34 (5.30%) Wireless
14 33 (5.15%) BGP
15 31 (4.84%) IPsec
16 30 (4.68%) MPLS
17 25 (3.90%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 56 (8.74%) PostgreSQL
3 43 (6.71%) MongoDB
4 34 (5.30%) MySQL
5 32 (4.99%) Amazon RDS
6 27 (4.21%) NoSQL
7 13 (2.03%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.56%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.40%) Power BI
10 6 (0.94%) Big Data
11 5 (0.78%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.47%) Bigtable
13 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.47%) Redis
13 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 111 (17.32%) Git (software)
2 110 (17.16%) Jenkins
3 64 (9.98%) Sonatype Nexus
4 57 (8.89%) Artifactory
5 28 (4.37%) JIRA
6 22 (3.43%) Maven
7 13 (2.03%) Ant
7 13 (2.03%) Bitbucket
7 13 (2.03%) SonarQube
8 12 (1.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 10 (1.56%) Gradle
10 9 (1.40%) JUnit
10 9 (1.40%) Liquibase
10 9 (1.40%) Travis CI
11 6 (0.94%) GitLab
11 6 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.78%) Chocolatey
12 5 (0.78%) git-flow
12 5 (0.78%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.78%) Zephyr
General
1 94 (14.66%) Finance
2 39 (6.08%) Telecoms
3 38 (5.93%) Banking
4 17 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.34%) Electronics
5 15 (2.34%) Marketing
5 15 (2.34%) Retail
6 12 (1.87%) Legal
7 11 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.40%) Law
9 6 (0.94%) Advertising
9 6 (0.94%) Billing
10 5 (0.78%) Back Office
11 4 (0.62%) Front Office
11 4 (0.62%) German Language
11 4 (0.62%) Music Industry
11 4 (0.62%) Publishing
12 3 (0.47%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.47%) Retail Finance
13 2 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 108 (16.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 68 (10.61%) Analyst
3 58 (9.05%) Network Engineer
4 56 (8.74%) Support Engineer
5 54 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 53 (8.27%) Administrator
7 40 (6.24%) Architect
8 39 (6.08%) Systems Administrator
8 39 (6.08%) Windows Engineer
9 38 (5.93%) AWS Engineer
10 35 (5.46%) Cloud Engineer
11 33 (5.15%) Linux Engineer
12 32 (4.99%) Linux Administrator
12 32 (4.99%) Support Analyst
13 28 (4.37%) Systems Engineer
14 26 (4.06%) Desktop Support
14 26 (4.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 26 (4.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 25 (3.90%) Cisco Engineer
16 23 (3.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (9.52%) Elastic Stack
2 55 (8.58%) Web Services
3 40 (6.24%) JSON
4 21 (3.28%) .NET
5 19 (2.96%) REST
6 15 (2.34%) XML
6 15 (2.34%) YAML
7 13 (2.03%) LAMP
7 13 (2.03%) Node.js
7 13 (2.03%) Sensu
8 12 (1.87%) 802.1X
8 12 (1.87%) LEMP Stack
8 12 (1.87%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (1.72%) AngularJS
9 11 (1.72%) CSS
9 11 (1.72%) LAPP Stack
9 11 (1.72%) OAuth2
9 11 (1.72%) SOAP
10 10 (1.56%) HTML
10 10 (1.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 93 (14.51%) Data Centre
2 39 (6.08%) Public Cloud
3 34 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (5.15%) Replication
5 26 (4.06%) PKI
6 25 (3.90%) Blackberry
6 25 (3.90%) Management Information System
7 20 (3.12%) Clustering
8 15 (2.34%) iPhone
9 14 (2.18%) Computer Science
9 14 (2.18%) Virtual Team
10 13 (2.03%) BYOD
10 13 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
10 13 (2.03%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.56%) NHS
12 9 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (1.25%) Enterprise Cloud
14 7 (1.09%) iPad
14 7 (1.09%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 376 (58.66%) Windows
2 286 (44.62%) Linux
3 204 (31.83%) Windows Server
4 115 (17.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 97 (15.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 76 (11.86%) Unix
6 76 (11.86%) Windows 7
7 66 (10.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 63 (9.83%) CentOS
9 54 (8.42%) Windows 10
10 49 (7.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (3.43%) Solaris
12 17 (2.65%) Ubuntu
13 16 (2.50%) Android
14 14 (2.18%) Mac OS X
14 14 (2.18%) Windows XP
15 13 (2.03%) Apple iOS
16 12 (1.87%) Debian
16 12 (1.87%) Windows 8
17 11 (1.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (24.49%) DevOps
2 121 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (17.63%) Configuration Management
4 100 (15.60%) ITIL
5 91 (14.20%) Open Source
6 90 (14.04%) Load Balancing
7 80 (12.48%) Migration
8 64 (9.98%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (4.68%) High Availability
9 30 (4.68%) Root Cause Analysis
10 27 (4.21%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (3.90%) Patch Management
12 23 (3.59%) Kalman Filter
12 23 (3.59%) Mobile Device Management
12 23 (3.59%) Protective Monitoring
12 23 (3.59%) Service Delivery
12 23 (3.59%) Test Automation
13 22 (3.43%) Microservices
13 22 (3.43%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 137 (21.37%) Python
2 117 (18.25%) Bash Shell
3 102 (15.91%) PowerShell
4 71 (11.08%) Ruby
5 70 (10.92%) Java
6 67 (10.45%) SQL
7 45 (7.02%) Perl
8 30 (4.68%) C#
9 29 (4.52%) Go
10 22 (3.43%) Groovy
11 15 (2.34%) C
12 14 (2.18%) PHP
12 14 (2.18%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.87%) JavaScript
14 11 (1.72%) Korn
15 8 (1.25%) VBScript
16 6 (0.94%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.62%) C++
17 4 (0.62%) Scala
18 3 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 107 (16.69%) Security Cleared
2 82 (12.79%) SC Cleared
3 48 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (5.46%) Degree
6 28 (4.37%) CCNP
7 27 (4.21%) MCSE
8 24 (3.74%) CCNA
9 16 (2.50%) MCSA
10 14 (2.18%) DV Cleared
10 14 (2.18%) MCITP
11 10 (1.56%) JNCIS
11 10 (1.56%) MCP
11 10 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.25%) CCIE
12 8 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.09%) DBS Check
13 7 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (1.09%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.96%) SLA
2 8 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (0.47%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.47%) QA
4 2 (0.31%) GCP
4 2 (0.31%) GDPR
5 1 (0.16%) COBIT
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 288 (44.93%) Active Directory
2 137 (21.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (13.42%) Docker
4 60 (9.36%) VMware ESXi
5 59 (9.20%) Hyper-V
6 48 (7.49%) Virtual Machines
7 35 (5.46%) XenApp
8 29 (4.52%) vSphere
9 19 (2.96%) NFS
10 18 (2.81%) Samba
11 16 (2.50%) KVM
12 14 (2.18%) vCloud
12 14 (2.18%) XenDesktop
13 11 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (1.56%) BitLocker
14 10 (1.56%) iptables
15 9 (1.40%) Postfix
15 9 (1.40%) Squid
15 9 (1.40%) VMware Workstation
15 9 (1.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 134 (20.90%) Puppet
2 102 (15.91%) Ansible
3 63 (9.83%) SCCM
4 55 (8.58%) Opscode Chef
5 49 (7.64%) Kubernetes
6 48 (7.49%) Terraform
7 45 (7.02%) logstash
8 44 (6.86%) Kibana
9 26 (4.06%) SCOM
10 25 (3.90%) WSUS
11 21 (3.28%) HAProxy
11 21 (3.28%) ZABBIX
12 19 (2.96%) Nagios
13 18 (2.81%) Docker Swarm
14 16 (2.50%) Backup Exec
15 15 (2.34%) Grafana
16 14 (2.18%) vCenter Server
17 13 (2.03%) yum
18 12 (1.87%) NetBackup
18 12 (1.87%) Salt
Vendors
1 209 (32.61%) VMware
2 188 (29.33%) Microsoft
3 139 (21.68%) Cisco
4 94 (14.66%) Citrix
5 74 (11.54%) Red Hat
6 71 (11.08%) HP
7 47 (7.33%) Juniper
8 38 (5.93%) Oracle
9 34 (5.30%) Splunk
10 32 (4.99%) CheckPoint
11 29 (4.52%) F5
12 28 (4.37%) Apple
12 28 (4.37%) SolarWinds
13 26 (4.06%) Dell
13 26 (4.06%) NetApp
13 26 (4.06%) Palo Alto
14 22 (3.43%) EMC
14 22 (3.43%) Google
15 17 (2.65%) Fortinet
15 17 (2.65%) Sophos