Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 188 170 201
Rank change year-on-year -18 +31 -75
Contract jobs citing DNS 508 768 619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.41% 1.67% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.98% 15.12% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 525 392
London median daily rate £400 £430 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +1.59% -0.41%
10th Percentile £156 £165 £171
90th Percentile £613 £625 £600
England median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 20
London median hourly rate £42.11 £24.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.46% +41.18% -28.42%
10th Percentile £20.00 £13.88 £13.18
90th Percentile £53.50 £43.89 £57.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +75.00% +6.95% -33.21%

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 3,913 5,080 5,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.88% 11.03% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,660 3,488 3,554
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £191 £200 £213
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 129 145
London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £19.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +14.56% +3.37%
10th Percentile £13.90 £13.00 £12.60
90th Percentile £53.50 £56.12 £48.38
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +25.60% +6.95% -16.89%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 -9 129 £475 +13.10% 66
West London +39 37 £400 -5.88% 27
East London +29 23 £145 -42.57% 15
South London +38 22 £375 +7.14% 11
North London +6 2 £130 -20.12% 3
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 317 (62.40%) Windows
2 308 (60.63%) DHCP
3 299 (58.86%) Active Directory
4 187 (36.81%) Microsoft
5 156 (30.71%) Windows Server
6 150 (29.53%) Office 365
7 145 (28.54%) VMware
8 143 (28.15%) TCP/IP
9 142 (27.95%) Firewall
10 123 (24.21%) Cisco
11 119 (23.43%) Azure
12 117 (23.03%) Finance
13 114 (22.44%) ITIL
14 106 (20.87%) PowerShell
15 102 (20.08%) Linux
16 95 (18.70%) WAN
16 95 (18.70%) VMware Infrastructure
17 91 (17.91%) VPN
18 90 (17.72%) Windows 10
19 80 (15.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 79 (15.55%) MS Exchange
21 77 (15.16%) Citrix
22 75 (14.76%) Windows Server 2012
22 75 (14.76%) DevOps
23 74 (14.57%) LAN
24 73 (14.37%) SQL
24 73 (14.37%) Windows 7
25 72 (14.17%) Microsoft Office
26 69 (13.58%) SCCM
27 62 (12.20%) SAN

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 79 (15.55%) MS Exchange
2 43 (8.46%) IIS
3 38 (7.48%) Skype for Business
4 35 (6.89%) SharePoint
5 31 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (3.35%) Apache
6 17 (3.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 14 (2.76%) Confluence
8 10 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.97%) OpenStack
9 9 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (1.57%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.57%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.18%) JBoss
12 5 (0.98%) CMS
12 5 (0.98%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.79%) Drupal
14 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
15 2 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 72 (14.17%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) Houdini
5 1 (0.20%) Maya
Business Applications
1 5 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.20%) Eikon
4 1 (0.20%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.20%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 150 (29.53%) Office 365
2 119 (23.43%) Azure
3 57 (11.22%) AWS
4 38 (7.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (6.89%) IaaS
6 29 (5.71%) PaaS
7 24 (4.72%) SaaS
8 11 (2.17%) GitHub
9 10 (1.97%) Mimecast
10 9 (1.77%) GCP
10 9 (1.77%) OneDrive
11 8 (1.57%) Route 53
11 8 (1.57%) Serverless
12 7 (1.38%) G Suite
13 6 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.98%) NuGet
15 4 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 2 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 308 (60.63%) DHCP
2 143 (28.15%) TCP/IP
3 142 (27.95%) Firewall
4 95 (18.70%) WAN
5 91 (17.91%) VPN
6 74 (14.57%) LAN
7 62 (12.20%) SAN
8 47 (9.25%) HTTP
9 46 (9.06%) Internet
10 45 (8.86%) Wi-Fi
11 41 (8.07%) Network Security
12 40 (7.87%) Wireless
13 39 (7.68%) FTP
13 39 (7.68%) SSL
14 35 (6.89%) BGP
14 35 (6.89%) Skype
15 31 (6.10%) VLAN
15 31 (6.10%) VoIP
16 30 (5.91%) EIGRP
16 30 (5.91%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.33%) MySQL
3 18 (3.54%) Azure SQL Database
4 14 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (2.36%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.57%) Cosmos DB
7 8 (1.57%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.38%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.79%) Big Data
9 4 (0.79%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.79%) Redis
10 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2017
12 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.20%) Data Lake
12 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 39 (7.68%) Git (software)
2 29 (5.71%) Jenkins
3 22 (4.33%) JIRA
4 12 (2.36%) GitLab
5 11 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (1.77%) Gatling
6 9 (1.77%) Geb
6 9 (1.77%) Gradle
6 9 (1.77%) Spock
7 7 (1.38%) Rational DOORS
7 7 (1.38%) Subversion
8 5 (0.98%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.98%) Visual Studio Code
9 4 (0.79%) gulp
10 3 (0.59%) GoCD
10 3 (0.59%) MSI
10 3 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.59%) Travis CI
10 3 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 117 (23.03%) Finance
2 32 (6.30%) Banking
3 21 (4.13%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.15%) Military
5 15 (2.95%) Public Sector
6 13 (2.56%) Law
7 11 (2.17%) Retail
8 10 (1.97%) Electronics
9 9 (1.77%) Marketing
10 8 (1.57%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.57%) Multimedia
11 7 (1.38%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.18%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.79%) Mandarin Language
13 4 (0.79%) Publishing
14 3 (0.59%) Back Office
14 3 (0.59%) Games
14 3 (0.59%) Legal
15 2 (0.39%) Advertising
15 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 64 (12.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 59 (11.61%) Network Engineer
3 49 (9.65%) Analyst
4 44 (8.66%) Support Engineer
5 38 (7.48%) 2nd Line Support
6 31 (6.10%) Architect
7 29 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 29 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
8 27 (5.31%) Desktop Support
8 27 (5.31%) IT Engineer
9 24 (4.72%) Support Analyst
10 22 (4.33%) Azure Engineer
10 22 (4.33%) IT Support
11 20 (3.94%) Developer
12 19 (3.74%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 19 (3.74%) Service Analyst
12 19 (3.74%) Service Desk Analyst
13 17 (3.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 15 (2.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 15 (2.95%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.54%) LDAP
2 17 (3.35%) REST
3 16 (3.15%) AngularJS
4 15 (2.95%) OAuth
5 13 (2.56%) .NET
6 12 (2.36%) Spring
7 11 (2.17%) SOAP
8 10 (1.97%) 802.1X
8 10 (1.97%) Kafka
9 9 (1.77%) Dropwizard
9 9 (1.77%) Guice
9 9 (1.77%) OAuth2
9 9 (1.77%) Ratpack
9 9 (1.77%) Spring Boot
9 9 (1.77%) Web Services
9 9 (1.77%) WireMock
9 9 (1.77%) YAML
10 8 (1.57%) .NET Framework
10 8 (1.57%) ASP.NET
10 8 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.46%) Data Centre
2 31 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.74%) PKI
4 18 (3.54%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.54%) Public Cloud
5 17 (3.35%) Blackberry
6 15 (2.95%) Replication
6 15 (2.95%) Smartphone
7 14 (2.76%) iPhone
8 12 (2.36%) Clustering
8 12 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (1.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (1.38%) ASIC
10 7 (1.38%) Fibre Optics
10 7 (1.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 6 (1.18%) Cloud Native
11 6 (1.18%) HP StoreVirtual
11 6 (1.18%) Social Media
12 5 (0.98%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 317 (62.40%) Windows
2 156 (30.71%) Windows Server
3 102 (20.08%) Linux
4 90 (17.72%) Windows 10
5 75 (14.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 73 (14.37%) Windows 7
7 62 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (5.91%) Unix
9 26 (5.12%) Android
10 17 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (3.35%) Ubuntu
11 16 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (2.95%) Mac OS
13 13 (2.56%) CentOS
14 10 (1.97%) Windows 8
15 9 (1.77%) Apple iOS
16 8 (1.57%) Mac OS X
17 7 (1.38%) Debian
17 7 (1.38%) Solaris
17 7 (1.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (22.44%) ITIL
2 80 (15.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 75 (14.76%) DevOps
4 62 (12.20%) Migration
5 46 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
6 37 (7.28%) Configuration Management
7 36 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (6.89%) Load Balancing
9 29 (5.71%) High Availability
10 27 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (5.31%) Cybersecurity
10 27 (5.31%) Infrastructure as Code
11 23 (4.53%) Network Management
11 23 (4.53%) Network Virtualisation
11 23 (4.53%) Project Management
11 23 (4.53%) Time Management
12 20 (3.94%) Microservices
12 20 (3.94%) Test Automation
13 19 (3.74%) BDD
13 19 (3.74%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 106 (20.87%) PowerShell
2 73 (14.37%) SQL
3 61 (12.01%) Python
4 35 (6.89%) Java
5 27 (5.31%) C
6 23 (4.53%) Bash Shell
6 23 (4.53%) Perl
7 19 (3.74%) JavaScript
7 19 (3.74%) Ruby
8 14 (2.76%) TypeScript
9 10 (1.97%) C++
9 10 (1.97%) Go
10 9 (1.77%) C#
10 9 (1.77%) Java 8
11 7 (1.38%) VBScript
12 6 (1.18%) Tcl
12 6 (1.18%) VB
13 3 (0.59%) Groovy
13 3 (0.59%) PHP
13 3 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (9.45%) Security Cleared
2 44 (8.66%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (8.07%) SC Cleared
5 35 (6.89%) Degree
6 27 (5.31%) CCNA
6 27 (5.31%) MCSE
7 26 (5.12%) DV Cleared
8 24 (4.72%) CCNP
9 17 (3.35%) MCP
10 16 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (2.95%) MCSA
12 13 (2.56%) CCIE
13 10 (1.97%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (1.77%) CCDA
14 9 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (1.57%) CCA
15 8 (1.57%) DBS Check
16 7 (1.38%) JNCIA
16 7 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.74%) SLA
2 6 (1.18%) Government Security Classifications
3 5 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.79%) NCSC
4 4 (0.79%) PMO
4 4 (0.79%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 3 (0.59%) GDPR
6 2 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.20%) NIST
7 1 (0.20%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.20%) QA
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 299 (58.86%) Active Directory
2 95 (18.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (10.24%) VMware ESXi
4 48 (9.45%) Hyper-V
5 34 (6.69%) vSphere
6 29 (5.71%) Docker
7 26 (5.12%) XenApp
8 21 (4.13%) XenDesktop
9 18 (3.54%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (1.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 7 (1.38%) NFS
10 7 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.18%) Samba
12 4 (0.79%) pfSense
13 2 (0.39%) KVM
13 2 (0.39%) LXC
13 2 (0.39%) Veritas File System
13 2 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 69 (13.58%) SCCM
2 57 (11.22%) Ansible
3 43 (8.46%) Kubernetes
4 34 (6.69%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (6.69%) Puppet
5 33 (6.50%) Terraform
6 21 (4.13%) Single Sign-On
7 16 (3.15%) Salt
7 16 (3.15%) WSUS
8 13 (2.56%) AirWatch
9 12 (2.36%) Docker Swarm
9 12 (2.36%) vCenter Server
10 11 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
10 11 (2.17%) SCOM
11 9 (1.77%) DatAdvantage
12 8 (1.57%) Backup Exec
13 7 (1.38%) Nagios
14 6 (1.18%) NetBackup
15 5 (0.98%) BladeLogic
15 5 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 187 (36.81%) Microsoft
2 145 (28.54%) VMware
3 123 (24.21%) Cisco
4 77 (15.16%) Citrix
5 45 (8.86%) HP
6 33 (6.50%) CheckPoint
7 32 (6.30%) Apple
8 31 (6.10%) Red Hat
8 31 (6.10%) SolarWinds
9 30 (5.91%) Google
10 28 (5.51%) Palo Alto
11 21 (4.13%) Dell
11 21 (4.13%) Meraki
12 20 (3.94%) NetApp
13 19 (3.74%) Juniper
14 18 (3.54%) EMC
15 16 (3.15%) Ivanti
15 16 (3.15%) Oracle
15 16 (3.15%) Symantec
16 15 (2.95%) ServiceNow