Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 168 159
Rank change year-on-year +22 -9 +37
Contract jobs citing DNS 285 644 831
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.92% 1.62% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.15% 15.59% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 498 562
Median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +4.17%
10th Percentile £263 £175 £150
90th Percentile £588 £625 £638
England median daily rate £444 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.41% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 37
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.53% +120.18% -
10th Percentile £28.69 £21.00 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.57 £59.13 £49.70
England median hourly rate £39.00 £22.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +73.33% +20.00% -17.31%

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 1,662 4,130 5,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.21% 10.36% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,058 2,753 3,874
Median daily rate £460 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £257 £211 £206
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £439 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.24% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 108 161
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +22.50% +0.83%
10th Percentile £17.00 £13.96 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £53.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% +18.75% +10.01%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +15 41 £495 +4.21% 14
South London +46 20 £400 +8.11% 4
East London +44 11 £375 +150.00% 5
West London +35 8 £373 -17.11% 8
North London +8 2 £450 +24.14% 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 168 (58.95%) Windows
2 134 (47.02%) Active Directory
3 124 (43.51%) DHCP
4 98 (34.39%) Windows Server
5 96 (33.68%) Linux
6 93 (32.63%) Firewall
7 89 (31.23%) VMware
8 87 (30.53%) Azure
9 85 (29.82%) Microsoft
10 74 (25.96%) PowerShell
11 66 (23.16%) Windows Server 2016
12 61 (21.40%) Security Cleared
12 61 (21.40%) VMware Infrastructure
13 59 (20.70%) DevOps
14 56 (19.65%) SC Cleared
15 55 (19.30%) SaaS
16 54 (18.95%) Windows 10
17 53 (18.60%) VPN
18 52 (18.25%) Office 365
19 51 (17.89%) TCP/IP
19 51 (17.89%) Migration
20 50 (17.54%) ITIL
20 50 (17.54%) SQL Server
20 50 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
21 49 (17.19%) Python
21 49 (17.19%) SAN
21 49 (17.19%) PaaS
22 48 (16.84%) Citrix
23 47 (16.49%) Finance
24 45 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008

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 33 (11.58%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.12%) Apache
2 26 (9.12%) IIS
3 25 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (6.67%) Tomcat
5 12 (4.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (4.21%) SharePoint
6 11 (3.86%) Apache Solr
6 11 (3.86%) Confluence
6 11 (3.86%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.46%) Skype for Business
8 6 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.75%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.40%) nginx
11 3 (1.05%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (1.05%) Apache Spark
11 3 (1.05%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 14 (4.91%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.35%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 87 (30.53%) Azure
2 55 (19.30%) SaaS
3 52 (18.25%) Office 365
4 49 (17.19%) PaaS
5 41 (14.39%) IaaS
6 37 (12.98%) AWS
7 21 (7.37%) GCP
8 15 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (4.21%) OpenShift
10 9 (3.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (2.81%) Mimecast
12 7 (2.46%) OneDrive
13 6 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (2.11%) Serverless
14 5 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (1.75%) GitHub
14 5 (1.75%) Stackdriver
15 4 (1.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (1.40%) Slack
16 3 (1.05%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 124 (43.51%) DHCP
2 93 (32.63%) Firewall
3 53 (18.60%) VPN
4 51 (17.89%) TCP/IP
5 49 (17.19%) SAN
6 36 (12.63%) HTTP
7 35 (12.28%) LAN
7 35 (12.28%) WAN
8 28 (9.82%) SSL
9 23 (8.07%) Network Security
10 22 (7.72%) DMZ
11 19 (6.67%) SNMP
12 18 (6.32%) VLAN
13 17 (5.96%) Internet
14 15 (5.26%) OSPF
15 14 (4.91%) NetScaler
16 13 (4.56%) Wireless
17 12 (4.21%) BGP
17 12 (4.21%) Skype
18 10 (3.51%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
3 14 (4.91%) MySQL
4 11 (3.86%) Oracle ODI
5 7 (2.46%) Big Data
5 7 (2.46%) BigQuery
5 7 (2.46%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.46%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.75%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.40%) Cosmos DB
8 4 (1.40%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.05%) Bigtable
9 3 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.05%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 22 (7.72%) Jenkins
2 19 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 13 (4.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 12 (4.21%) JIRA
5 8 (2.81%) Bitbucket
6 7 (2.46%) Maven
7 5 (1.75%) GitLab
7 5 (1.75%) SonarQube
8 4 (1.40%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.05%) JUnit
10 2 (0.70%) Bitbucket Server
10 2 (0.70%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.70%) Gradle
10 2 (0.70%) Selenium
11 1 (0.35%) GoCD
11 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.35%) Mockito
11 1 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.35%) Travis CI
General
1 47 (16.49%) Finance
2 25 (8.77%) Public Sector
3 19 (6.67%) Banking
4 15 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.91%) Manufacturing
6 12 (4.21%) Marketing
7 11 (3.86%) Electronics
8 4 (1.40%) Law
8 4 (1.40%) Legal
8 4 (1.40%) Publishing
9 3 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.05%) International Banking
9 3 (1.05%) Police
10 2 (0.70%) Automotive
10 2 (0.70%) French Language
10 2 (0.70%) Retail
11 1 (0.35%) Advertising
11 1 (0.35%) Back Office
11 1 (0.35%) Local Government
11 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (10.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (9.47%) DevOps Engineer
3 26 (9.12%) Architect
4 24 (8.42%) Network Engineer
4 24 (8.42%) Windows Engineer
5 23 (8.07%) Linux Engineer
6 16 (5.61%) Developer
7 15 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
7 15 (5.26%) Support Engineer
8 14 (4.91%) Systems Engineer
9 13 (4.56%) Azure Engineer
10 12 (4.21%) IT Engineer
10 12 (4.21%) Office 365 Engineer
11 11 (3.86%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (3.51%) Cloud Developer
12 10 (3.51%) Consultant
12 10 (3.51%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (3.16%) Analyst
13 9 (3.16%) Senior Network Engineer
13 9 (3.16%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.96%) Oracle Fusion
2 16 (5.61%) SAML
3 13 (4.56%) LDAP
3 13 (4.56%) Web Services
4 12 (4.21%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (2.46%) REST
5 7 (2.46%) RESTful
5 7 (2.46%) Velocity
5 7 (2.46%) YAML
6 5 (1.75%) HTML
6 5 (1.75%) JSON
6 5 (1.75%) LAMP
7 4 (1.40%) .NET
7 4 (1.40%) 802.1X
7 4 (1.40%) Node.js
7 4 (1.40%) SOAP
7 4 (1.40%) XML
8 3 (1.05%) ggplot2
8 3 (1.05%) Seaborn
8 3 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.07%) Management Information System
3 21 (7.37%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.21%) Clustering
4 12 (4.21%) Public Cloud
4 12 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (3.86%) HP StoreVirtual
6 9 (3.16%) Social Media
7 7 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.46%) PKI
7 7 (2.46%) Private Cloud
8 6 (2.11%) Blackberry
8 6 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (2.11%) Hedge funds
8 6 (2.11%) NHS
9 5 (1.75%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.75%) Fibre Optics
9 5 (1.75%) User Experience
9 5 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 168 (58.95%) Windows
2 98 (34.39%) Windows Server
3 96 (33.68%) Linux
4 66 (23.16%) Windows Server 2016
5 54 (18.95%) Windows 10
6 50 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (13.68%) Unix
9 23 (8.07%) Windows 7
10 20 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (3.16%) CentOS
12 6 (2.11%) Debian
13 5 (1.75%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.40%) Android
14 4 (1.40%) Solaris
14 4 (1.40%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.40%) VMS
14 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2019
15 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (20.70%) DevOps
2 51 (17.89%) Migration
3 50 (17.54%) ITIL
4 42 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
5 34 (11.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 31 (10.88%) Configuration Management
7 30 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (10.18%) High Availability
9 27 (9.47%) Cybersecurity
10 26 (9.12%) Patch Management
11 22 (7.72%) Dashboard Development
11 22 (7.72%) Load Balancing
12 21 (7.37%) Data Protection
13 19 (6.67%) Scrum
13 19 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
14 18 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
15 17 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (5.96%) Network Management
15 17 (5.96%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 74 (25.96%) PowerShell
2 49 (17.19%) Python
3 36 (12.63%) SQL
4 34 (11.93%) C
5 32 (11.23%) Shell Script
6 29 (10.18%) Java
7 26 (9.12%) Bash Shell
8 20 (7.02%) Perl
9 16 (5.61%) Ruby
9 16 (5.61%) VBScript
10 7 (2.46%) C#
10 7 (2.46%) JavaScript
10 7 (2.46%) VB
11 4 (1.40%) Groovy
11 4 (1.40%) PHP
12 3 (1.05%) CQL
12 3 (1.05%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.05%) R
12 3 (1.05%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.70%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 61 (21.40%) Security Cleared
2 56 (19.65%) SC Cleared
3 24 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (7.37%) DV Cleared
5 17 (5.96%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (5.61%) Degree
7 14 (4.91%) MCSE
8 13 (4.56%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (3.86%) CCNA
9 11 (3.86%) CCNP
10 7 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (2.46%) MCSA
11 6 (2.11%) CCIE
12 4 (1.40%) CISSP
12 4 (1.40%) JNCIA
12 4 (1.40%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.40%) JNCIS
12 4 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.05%) CISA
13 3 (1.05%) CIW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.72%) GDPR
2 15 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials
2 15 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (5.26%) SLA
3 14 (4.91%) HIPAA
4 13 (4.56%) Government Security Classifications
4 13 (4.56%) NCSC
5 6 (2.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (1.75%) QA
7 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 134 (47.02%) Active Directory
2 61 (21.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (12.98%) Hyper-V
4 33 (11.58%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (9.47%) Docker
6 25 (8.77%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (7.72%) XenApp
8 18 (6.32%) vSphere
9 9 (3.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 9 (3.16%) XenDesktop
10 7 (2.46%) Squid
11 5 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.70%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.70%) iptables
12 2 (0.70%) NFS
12 2 (0.70%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.35%) LXC
13 1 (0.35%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 44 (15.44%) Ansible
2 40 (14.04%) Puppet
3 32 (11.23%) Kubernetes
4 30 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (8.07%) SCCM
5 23 (8.07%) Terraform
6 20 (7.02%) Microsoft Intune
7 19 (6.67%) Single Sign-On
8 17 (5.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 13 (4.56%) WSUS
10 12 (4.21%) SCOM
11 11 (3.86%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (3.51%) Nagios
13 9 (3.16%) vCenter Server
14 7 (2.46%) Salt
15 6 (2.11%) Backup Exec
15 6 (2.11%) Packer
16 5 (1.75%) AirWatch
16 5 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
16 5 (1.75%) Nessus
Vendors
1 89 (31.23%) VMware
2 85 (29.82%) Microsoft
3 48 (16.84%) Citrix
4 42 (14.74%) Cisco
5 39 (13.68%) Oracle
6 30 (10.53%) HP
7 28 (9.82%) Splunk
8 24 (8.42%) Dell
9 18 (6.32%) Red Hat
10 17 (5.96%) F5
11 16 (5.61%) CheckPoint
11 16 (5.61%) EMC
11 16 (5.61%) Symantec
12 15 (5.26%) SolarWinds
13 13 (4.56%) Fortinet
14 12 (4.21%) IBM
14 12 (4.21%) Infoblox
14 12 (4.21%) SAP
15 11 (3.86%) Sophos
16 10 (3.51%) Palo Alto