Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 171 205 136
Rank change year-on-year +34 -69 +3
Contract jobs citing DNS 739 633 819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.67% 1.38% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.72% 12.17% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 419 531
London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £186 £172 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
England median daily rate £417 £365 £388
% change year-on-year +14.32% -5.81% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 23
London median hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.18% -32.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £15.15 £12.92 £11.25
90th Percentile £41.58 £75.88 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.32 £17.19 £26.58
% change year-on-year +29.88% -35.32% +18.11%

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 4,701 5,200 5,466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.64% 11.35% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,191 3,581 3,598
London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £260
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 143 151
London median hourly rate £24.12 £18.70 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.96% -6.12% -10.47%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £55.79 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +39 187 £425 -2.86% 91
West London +14 32 £450 +24.65% 28
South London -13 19 £350 -12.50% 10
East London -38 9 £400 -5.33% 22
North London -9 2 £163 -43.14% 6
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 386 (52.23%) Windows
2 352 (47.63%) Active Directory
3 349 (47.23%) DHCP
4 286 (38.70%) Microsoft
5 274 (37.08%) TCP/IP
6 230 (31.12%) Linux
7 191 (25.85%) Firewall
8 189 (25.58%) VMware
9 172 (23.27%) Amazon AWS
10 165 (22.33%) Windows Server
11 155 (20.97%) DevOps
12 144 (19.49%) Cisco
13 142 (19.22%) WAN
13 142 (19.22%) Finance
14 138 (18.67%) HTTP
15 136 (18.40%) Microsoft Azure
16 135 (18.27%) VPN
17 133 (18.00%) PowerShell
17 133 (18.00%) Office 365
18 129 (17.46%) LAN
19 125 (16.91%) VMware Infrastructure
20 120 (16.24%) SSL
21 109 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
22 107 (14.48%) MS Exchange
23 106 (14.34%) Java
23 106 (14.34%) Jenkins
24 103 (13.94%) ITIL
25 102 (13.80%) Windows 7
26 96 (12.99%) Puppet
27 93 (12.58%) Python

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
1 107 (14.48%) MS Exchange
2 50 (6.77%) Apache
3 45 (6.09%) IIS
3 45 (6.09%) Skype for Business
4 42 (5.68%) Elasticsearch
5 40 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 33 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 30 (4.06%) Tomcat
8 29 (3.92%) SharePoint
9 28 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2013
10 26 (3.52%) nginx
11 20 (2.71%) Apache Spark
11 20 (2.71%) Confluence
12 19 (2.57%) WebSphere
13 17 (2.30%) Jetty
13 17 (2.30%) Mongrel
14 15 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
15 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (0.68%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 77 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.14%) HipChat
5 1 (0.14%) Maya
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.14%) NUKE
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (2.03%) Eikon
2 8 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.27%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.27%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.14%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 172 (23.27%) Amazon AWS
2 136 (18.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 133 (18.00%) Office 365
4 54 (7.31%) Amazon EC2
5 51 (6.90%) IaaS
6 43 (5.82%) Serverless
6 43 (5.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 41 (5.55%) SaaS
8 37 (5.01%) PaaS
9 34 (4.60%) Amazon S3
9 34 (4.60%) Google Cloud Platform
10 30 (4.06%) AWS Lambda
11 28 (3.79%) Azure Active Directory
12 25 (3.38%) Mimecast
13 24 (3.25%) Heroku
14 22 (2.98%) AWS CloudTrail
14 22 (2.98%) Route 53
15 17 (2.30%) Google App Engine
16 15 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
17 13 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 349 (47.23%) DHCP
2 274 (37.08%) TCP/IP
3 191 (25.85%) Firewall
4 142 (19.22%) WAN
5 138 (18.67%) HTTP
6 135 (18.27%) VPN
7 129 (17.46%) LAN
8 120 (16.24%) SSL
9 85 (11.50%) FTP
10 73 (9.88%) IPsec
11 56 (7.58%) BGP
12 54 (7.31%) OSPF
13 50 (6.77%) Internet
14 48 (6.50%) Wireless
15 47 (6.36%) MPLS
16 45 (6.09%) VoIP
17 39 (5.28%) Skype
18 37 (5.01%) Cisco Nexus
19 32 (4.33%) Cisco ASA
20 31 (4.19%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (7.44%) MongoDB
2 54 (7.31%) SQL Server
3 52 (7.04%) MySQL
4 32 (4.33%) Amazon RDS
4 32 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (4.19%) NoSQL
6 29 (3.92%) Relational Database
7 24 (3.25%) RDBMS
8 23 (3.11%) Apache Cassandra
8 23 (3.11%) Big Data
8 23 (3.11%) Hadoop
9 21 (2.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 13 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
11 12 (1.62%) Redis
12 11 (1.49%) MariaDB
13 7 (0.95%) HBase
14 6 (0.81%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.81%) Power BI
15 5 (0.68%) Flink
15 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 106 (14.34%) Jenkins
2 75 (10.15%) Git (software)
3 38 (5.14%) Travis CI
4 31 (4.19%) JIRA
5 30 (4.06%) GitLab
6 26 (3.52%) Gradle
7 24 (3.25%) gulp
8 15 (2.03%) Maven
9 13 (1.76%) Sonatype Nexus
10 12 (1.62%) TeamCity
10 12 (1.62%) Visual Studio Team System
11 11 (1.49%) Gatling
11 11 (1.49%) Geb
11 11 (1.49%) SonarQube
11 11 (1.49%) Spock
12 10 (1.35%) Bitbucket
13 8 (1.08%) JUnit
13 8 (1.08%) Visual Studio
14 7 (0.95%) Artifactory
14 7 (0.95%) Selenium
General
1 142 (19.22%) Finance
2 28 (3.79%) Banking
2 28 (3.79%) Law
3 27 (3.65%) Retail
4 16 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.03%) Front Office
6 11 (1.49%) Back Office
6 11 (1.49%) Spanish Language
7 9 (1.22%) Legal
8 8 (1.08%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.81%) Publishing
11 5 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.54%) Advertising
12 4 (0.54%) Billing
12 4 (0.54%) French Language
12 4 (0.54%) Italian Language
12 4 (0.54%) Marketing
12 4 (0.54%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 87 (11.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 84 (11.37%) Architect
3 80 (10.83%) Analyst
4 72 (9.74%) Network Engineer
4 72 (9.74%) Support Engineer
5 59 (7.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 40 (5.41%) Developer
7 38 (5.14%) IT Support
8 37 (5.01%) Support Analyst
9 34 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
10 30 (4.06%) Desktop Support
11 27 (3.65%) Administrator
12 26 (3.52%) Cloud Architect
13 25 (3.38%) AWS Engineer
13 25 (3.38%) Cloud Engineer
13 25 (3.38%) Linux Engineer
13 25 (3.38%) Windows Engineer
14 24 (3.25%) IT Engineer
15 23 (3.11%) Service Analyst
16 22 (2.98%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (6.09%) REST
2 37 (5.01%) .NET
3 36 (4.87%) Web Services
4 33 (4.47%) LDAP
5 32 (4.33%) OAuth
6 29 (3.92%) HTML
7 28 (3.79%) OAuth2
7 28 (3.79%) SOAP
8 27 (3.65%) AngularJS
8 27 (3.65%) Elastic Stack
8 27 (3.65%) Spring
9 25 (3.38%) CSS
9 25 (3.38%) HTML5
10 24 (3.25%) Dropwizard
10 24 (3.25%) Ember.js
10 24 (3.25%) Guice
10 24 (3.25%) Kafka
10 24 (3.25%) Ratpack
10 24 (3.25%) Spring Boot
11 18 (2.44%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.58%) Data Centre
2 46 (6.22%) Blackberry
3 36 (4.87%) Public Cloud
4 26 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.52%) PKI
5 25 (3.38%) Cloud Native
6 24 (3.25%) Private Cloud
7 23 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
8 22 (2.98%) Clustering
9 18 (2.44%) iPhone
9 18 (2.44%) Smartphone
10 15 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
11 14 (1.89%) Fixed Income
11 14 (1.89%) iPad
12 13 (1.76%) Enterprise Cloud
13 12 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
14 11 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
14 11 (1.49%) User Experience
15 8 (1.08%) Management Information System
16 7 (0.95%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 386 (52.23%) Windows
2 230 (31.12%) Linux
3 165 (22.33%) Windows Server
4 102 (13.80%) Windows 7
5 85 (11.50%) Windows 10
6 73 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 64 (8.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (7.58%) Unix
9 37 (5.01%) Android
9 37 (5.01%) Apple iOS
10 27 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (2.98%) Mac OS X
12 22 (2.98%) Solaris
13 18 (2.44%) Windows 8
14 16 (2.17%) Ubuntu
15 15 (2.03%) CentOS
15 15 (2.03%) Mac OS
16 11 (1.49%) SUSE
16 11 (1.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (20.97%) DevOps
2 109 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (13.94%) ITIL
4 87 (11.77%) Configuration Management
4 87 (11.77%) Load Balancing
5 86 (11.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 79 (10.69%) Migration
7 72 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
8 68 (9.20%) Open Source
9 66 (8.93%) Service Management
10 62 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
11 55 (7.44%) Microservices
12 53 (7.17%) Test Automation
13 49 (6.63%) SDLC
14 40 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
15 39 (5.28%) OO
16 36 (4.87%) Change Management
17 31 (4.19%) Patch Management
18 30 (4.06%) OWASP
19 29 (3.92%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 133 (18.00%) PowerShell
2 106 (14.34%) Java
3 93 (12.58%) Python
4 81 (10.96%) SQL
5 52 (7.04%) Ruby
6 47 (6.36%) JavaScript
7 45 (6.09%) Perl
8 33 (4.47%) Bash Shell
9 32 (4.33%) Shell Script
10 26 (3.52%) C#
11 25 (3.38%) Java 8
12 24 (3.25%) ES6
12 24 (3.25%) TypeScript
13 22 (2.98%) C
14 19 (2.57%) PHP
15 11 (1.49%) Go
16 8 (1.08%) C++
16 8 (1.08%) Groovy
17 7 (0.95%) Scala
17 7 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 48 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (6.36%) SC Cleared
4 41 (5.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (3.52%) Degree
6 25 (3.38%) CCNP
7 22 (2.98%) CCNA
8 21 (2.84%) MCSE
9 17 (2.30%) MCP
10 15 (2.03%) MCSA
11 13 (1.76%) CCIE
12 9 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (1.08%) MCITP
14 6 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (0.68%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 5 (0.68%) MCTS
15 5 (0.68%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.60%) SLA
2 9 (1.22%) QA
3 6 (0.81%) HIPAA
3 6 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.41%) GDPR
5 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.14%) OASIS TOSCA
6 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 352 (47.63%) Active Directory
2 125 (16.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (9.34%) Docker
4 41 (5.55%) Hyper-V
5 39 (5.28%) XenApp
6 37 (5.01%) Virtual Machines
7 36 (4.87%) VMware ESXi
8 35 (4.74%) Virtual Desktop
9 28 (3.79%) XenDesktop
10 27 (3.65%) vSphere
11 23 (3.11%) DFS Replication
12 18 (2.44%) Xen
13 16 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
14 13 (1.76%) VMware Server
15 10 (1.35%) BitLocker
16 9 (1.22%) XenServer
17 8 (1.08%) Postfix
17 8 (1.08%) Squid
18 7 (0.95%) vCloud
19 6 (0.81%) KVM
Systems Management
1 96 (12.99%) Puppet
2 72 (9.74%) SCCM
3 70 (9.47%) Ansible
4 62 (8.39%) Opscode Chef
5 52 (7.04%) Kubernetes
6 51 (6.90%) Terraform
7 33 (4.47%) Docker Swarm
8 24 (3.25%) Backup Exec
9 19 (2.57%) WSUS
10 17 (2.30%) Nagios
11 15 (2.03%) vCenter Server
12 14 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 13 (1.76%) SCOM
13 13 (1.76%) Single Sign-On
13 13 (1.76%) ZABBIX
14 12 (1.62%) NetBackup
15 11 (1.49%) CFEngine
15 11 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
15 11 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
16 9 (1.22%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 286 (38.70%) Microsoft
2 189 (25.58%) VMware
3 144 (19.49%) Cisco
4 92 (12.45%) Citrix
5 50 (6.77%) Google
6 47 (6.36%) F5
7 35 (4.74%) Apple
8 34 (4.60%) Ivanti
9 33 (4.47%) HP
10 30 (4.06%) CheckPoint
11 29 (3.92%) McAfee
12 28 (3.79%) Bloomberg
13 27 (3.65%) Red Hat
13 27 (3.65%) Reuters
13 27 (3.65%) Veeam
14 26 (3.52%) Juniper
15 25 (3.38%) Oracle
15 25 (3.38%) Palo Alto
15 25 (3.38%) SolarWinds
16 24 (3.25%) Symantec