Period
to 21 August 2018

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 August 2018 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 194 126
Rank change year-on-year +42 -68 +8
Contract jobs citing DNS 852 595 916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.87% 1.39% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.33% 12.09% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 380 627
London median daily rate £438 £410 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.71% -2.38% +12.00%
10th Percentile £150 £175 £256
90th Percentile £631 £588 £538
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 15 22
London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.53% +1.60%
10th Percentile £15.75 £11.15 £13.73
90th Percentile £49.70 £50.00 £49.84
England median hourly rate £18.75 £23.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -18.48% -17.86% +30.08%

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 5,557 4,922 6,076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.22% 11.49% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,858 3,250 4,082
London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £206 £225 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 139 102
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.16 £19.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.46% +10.67% -2.05%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.75 £49.35 £48.76
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 August 2018.

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 August 2018.

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 August 2018. 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 +50 188 £438 +2.94% 46
West London -21 42 £400 -12.09% 33
South London -45 32 £425 +4.29% 7
East London -11 22 - - 19
North London +4 4 £275 -40.54% 7
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 427 (50.12%) DHCP
2 426 (50.00%) Windows
3 377 (44.25%) Active Directory
4 337 (39.55%) TCP/IP
5 320 (37.56%) Linux
6 287 (33.69%) Microsoft
7 252 (29.58%) Firewall
8 208 (24.41%) VMware
9 191 (22.42%) Windows Server
10 180 (21.13%) Amazon AWS
11 170 (19.95%) DevOps
12 167 (19.60%) Agile Software Development
13 166 (19.48%) Cisco
14 157 (18.43%) Office 365
15 156 (18.31%) Finance
16 150 (17.61%) Docker
17 147 (17.25%) Puppet
17 147 (17.25%) VMware Infrastructure
17 147 (17.25%) ITIL
18 145 (17.02%) Jenkins
19 139 (16.31%) Git (software)
20 137 (16.08%) PowerShell
20 137 (16.08%) SSL
21 136 (15.96%) Load Balancing
22 135 (15.85%) VPN
23 134 (15.73%) LAN
24 133 (15.61%) WAN
25 129 (15.14%) Configuration Management
25 129 (15.14%) Windows 7
26 128 (15.02%) 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
1 110 (12.91%) MS Exchange
2 51 (5.99%) nginx
3 50 (5.87%) Apache
4 49 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 45 (5.28%) IIS
6 43 (5.05%) Elasticsearch
7 42 (4.93%) Skype for Business
8 39 (4.58%) SharePoint
9 27 (3.17%) Apache Spark
10 22 (2.58%) Confluence
10 22 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 22 (2.58%) Tomcat
11 20 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 14 (1.64%) OpenStack
13 11 (1.29%) CMS
14 7 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (0.70%) JBoss
16 5 (0.59%) Apache Pig
16 5 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
17 3 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 105 (12.32%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) HipChat
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.59%) RMDS
2 2 (0.23%) Eikon
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 180 (21.13%) Amazon AWS
2 157 (18.43%) Office 365
3 110 (12.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 53 (6.22%) IaaS
5 34 (3.99%) Heroku
6 31 (3.64%) Serverless
7 30 (3.52%) PaaS
8 29 (3.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 25 (2.93%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (2.93%) Mimecast
10 24 (2.82%) SaaS
11 22 (2.58%) Amazon S3
11 22 (2.58%) GitHub
12 19 (2.23%) Azure Active Directory
13 18 (2.11%) G Suite
14 15 (1.76%) Amazon ELB
15 14 (1.64%) Route 53
16 13 (1.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 12 (1.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 427 (50.12%) DHCP
2 337 (39.55%) TCP/IP
3 252 (29.58%) Firewall
4 137 (16.08%) SSL
5 135 (15.85%) VPN
6 134 (15.73%) LAN
7 133 (15.61%) WAN
8 112 (13.15%) HTTP
9 90 (10.56%) Internet
10 89 (10.45%) FTP
11 61 (7.16%) MPLS
11 61 (7.16%) SAN
12 60 (7.04%) Wireless
13 58 (6.81%) BGP
14 55 (6.46%) OSPF
15 52 (6.10%) SMTP
16 50 (5.87%) IPsec
17 46 (5.40%) VLAN
18 43 (5.05%) Network Security
19 42 (4.93%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (12.21%) MongoDB
2 103 (12.09%) MySQL
3 92 (10.80%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (5.05%) NoSQL
5 34 (3.99%) SQL Server
6 33 (3.87%) Relational Database
7 29 (3.40%) Amazon RDS
8 28 (3.29%) Hadoop
9 27 (3.17%) Big Data
9 27 (3.17%) Redis
10 22 (2.58%) RDBMS
11 20 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (1.53%) HBase
13 9 (1.06%) MariaDB
14 8 (0.94%) Neo4j
14 8 (0.94%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.94%) Power BI
15 5 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (0.59%) Apache Hive
15 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 145 (17.02%) Jenkins
2 139 (16.31%) Git (software)
3 53 (6.22%) Artifactory
4 34 (3.99%) GitLab
5 28 (3.29%) Gradle
6 27 (3.17%) Sonatype Nexus
7 25 (2.93%) JIRA
8 23 (2.70%) Vagrant
9 21 (2.46%) gulp
9 21 (2.46%) Travis CI
10 16 (1.88%) Maven
11 15 (1.76%) SonarQube
12 11 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
13 10 (1.17%) Bitbucket
14 9 (1.06%) Ant
14 9 (1.06%) JUnit
14 9 (1.06%) Liquibase
15 8 (0.94%) Spock
16 7 (0.82%) CircleCI
16 7 (0.82%) Geb
General
1 156 (18.31%) Finance
2 33 (3.87%) Banking
3 28 (3.29%) Telecoms
4 16 (1.88%) Back Office
5 15 (1.76%) Law
6 13 (1.53%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.53%) Retail
6 13 (1.53%) Spanish Language
7 10 (1.17%) Electronics
7 10 (1.17%) Legal
7 10 (1.17%) Marketing
8 9 (1.06%) French Language
8 9 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.94%) German Language
10 7 (0.82%) Italian Language
10 7 (0.82%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.70%) Front Office
11 6 (0.70%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.47%) Games
12 4 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 118 (13.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 94 (11.03%) Analyst
3 77 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 76 (8.92%) Network Engineer
5 68 (7.98%) Support Engineer
6 56 (6.57%) Architect
7 46 (5.40%) Developer
7 46 (5.40%) IT Support
8 42 (4.93%) Support Analyst
9 39 (4.58%) Consultant
10 38 (4.46%) AWS Engineer
11 37 (4.34%) Cloud Engineer
12 36 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
12 36 (4.23%) Desktop Support
13 31 (3.64%) AWS DevOps
13 31 (3.64%) Senior Network Engineer
14 30 (3.52%) Service Analyst
15 29 (3.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 29 (3.40%) IT Engineer
16 28 (3.29%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (7.98%) Elastic Stack
2 54 (6.34%) REST
3 47 (5.52%) RabbitMQ
4 46 (5.40%) LEMP Stack
5 43 (5.05%) OAuth
6 40 (4.69%) Kafka
7 38 (4.46%) CSS
8 37 (4.34%) ActiveMQ
8 37 (4.34%) HTML
8 37 (4.34%) OAuth2
9 36 (4.23%) HTML5
10 35 (4.11%) AngularJS
11 34 (3.99%) SOAP
12 33 (3.87%) LDAP
13 25 (2.93%) Sensu
14 24 (2.82%) Dropwizard
14 24 (2.82%) Guice
14 24 (2.82%) Ratpack
15 23 (2.70%) 802.1X
16 22 (2.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 94 (11.03%) Data Centre
2 52 (6.10%) Linux Command Line
3 39 (4.58%) Public Cloud
4 36 (4.23%) Blackberry
5 33 (3.87%) PKI
6 25 (2.93%) Replication
7 24 (2.82%) Clustering
8 23 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (2.70%) iPhone
9 22 (2.58%) Cloud Native
10 20 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
11 19 (2.23%) Private Cloud
12 18 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
13 16 (1.88%) Fintech
14 15 (1.76%) Computer Science
15 14 (1.64%) Smartphone
16 13 (1.53%) Virtual Team
17 12 (1.41%) iPad
18 10 (1.17%) Credit Risk
18 10 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 426 (50.00%) Windows
2 320 (37.56%) Linux
3 191 (22.42%) Windows Server
4 129 (15.14%) Windows 7
5 121 (14.20%) Windows 10
6 98 (11.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 97 (11.38%) Unix
8 92 (10.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 40 (4.69%) Apple iOS
10 36 (4.23%) Android
10 36 (4.23%) Mac OS X
10 36 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (3.99%) Windows 8
12 26 (3.05%) Solaris
13 21 (2.46%) CentOS
14 20 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (2.00%) Mac OS
15 17 (2.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 14 (1.64%) SUSE
17 10 (1.17%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (19.95%) DevOps
2 167 (19.60%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (17.25%) ITIL
4 136 (15.96%) Load Balancing
5 129 (15.14%) Configuration Management
6 95 (11.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 95 (11.15%) Microservices
7 84 (9.86%) Migration
8 82 (9.62%) Open Source
9 75 (8.80%) Service Management
10 74 (8.69%) Continuous Integration
11 52 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
12 46 (5.40%) Test Automation
13 39 (4.58%) OO
14 36 (4.23%) Project Management
15 34 (3.99%) Change Management
15 34 (3.99%) High Availability
15 34 (3.99%) OWASP
16 33 (3.87%) Patch Management
17 32 (3.76%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 137 (16.08%) PowerShell
2 128 (15.02%) Python
3 103 (12.09%) Ruby
4 99 (11.62%) Java
5 96 (11.27%) Bash Shell
6 88 (10.33%) Perl
7 76 (8.92%) SQL
8 43 (5.05%) JavaScript
9 34 (3.99%) Java 8
9 34 (3.99%) Shell Script
10 33 (3.87%) C
11 31 (3.64%) ES6
12 23 (2.70%) C#
13 21 (2.46%) TypeScript
14 17 (2.00%) Groovy
15 14 (1.64%) PHP
16 10 (1.17%) Scala
17 9 (1.06%) Go
18 7 (0.82%) VBScript
19 3 (0.35%) AWK
Qualifications
1 111 (13.03%) Security Cleared
2 91 (10.68%) SC Cleared
3 63 (7.39%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (5.52%) CCNP
5 44 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (3.52%) Degree
7 25 (2.93%) CCNA
8 22 (2.58%) CCIE
9 17 (2.00%) MCSA
9 17 (2.00%) MCSE
10 16 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (1.64%) DV Cleared
12 12 (1.41%) MCP
13 9 (1.06%) A+ Certification
13 9 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.94%) CCSE
14 8 (0.94%) CISSP
14 8 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
15 7 (0.82%) CISM
16 5 (0.59%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.87%) SLA
2 16 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.41%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.41%) QA
4 8 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 6 (0.70%) GDPR
6 4 (0.47%) GCP
7 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.23%) COBIT
8 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.12%) PMO
9 1 (0.12%) SAS 70
System Software
1 377 (44.25%) Active Directory
2 150 (17.61%) Docker
3 147 (17.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (6.46%) XenApp
5 46 (5.40%) Virtual Machines
5 46 (5.40%) vSphere
6 42 (4.93%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (3.99%) Hyper-V
8 31 (3.64%) Virtual Desktop
9 25 (2.93%) XenDesktop
10 21 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 20 (2.35%) NFS
12 19 (2.23%) VMware NSX
13 16 (1.88%) vCloud
14 15 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
15 13 (1.53%) Firmware
16 12 (1.41%) BitLocker
17 11 (1.29%) etcd
17 11 (1.29%) flannel
17 11 (1.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 147 (17.25%) Puppet
2 120 (14.08%) Ansible
3 97 (11.38%) Kubernetes
4 81 (9.51%) Opscode Chef
5 76 (8.92%) SCCM
6 75 (8.80%) Terraform
7 34 (3.99%) Docker Swarm
7 34 (3.99%) HAProxy
8 32 (3.76%) logstash
9 30 (3.52%) WSUS
10 24 (2.82%) SCOM
11 23 (2.70%) Grafana
11 23 (2.70%) vCenter Server
12 20 (2.35%) Backup Exec
13 17 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
14 16 (1.88%) ZABBIX
15 15 (1.76%) Kibana
15 15 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
15 15 (1.76%) Mesos
16 14 (1.64%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 287 (33.69%) Microsoft
2 208 (24.41%) VMware
3 166 (19.48%) Cisco
4 118 (13.85%) Citrix
5 64 (7.51%) HP
6 50 (5.87%) F5
7 45 (5.28%) CheckPoint
8 42 (4.93%) Apple
9 41 (4.81%) Red Hat
10 35 (4.11%) Infoblox
10 35 (4.11%) ServiceNow
11 34 (3.99%) SolarWinds
12 30 (3.52%) McAfee
13 29 (3.40%) Palo Alto
14 28 (3.29%) Ivanti
14 28 (3.29%) Oracle
15 27 (3.17%) Dell
15 27 (3.17%) Symantec
16 25 (2.93%) NetApp
16 25 (2.93%) Veeam