Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 178 170 166
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4 -8
Contract jobs citing DNS 375 744 777
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.45% 1.73% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.14% 16.67% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 549 546
Median daily rate £386 £450 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.17% +10.43% -4.12%
10th Percentile £164 £181 £160
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
England median daily rate £375 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 21
Median hourly rate £37.00 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.09% -2.27% -56.00%
10th Percentile £18.50 £13.05 £13.25
90th Percentile £48.47 £46.07 £57.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £25.67 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.98% +46.69% -36.08%

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 2,853 4,462 5,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.06% 10.40% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,922 3,020 3,758
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £193 £210 £214
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 102 166
Median hourly rate £25.34 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.36% +25.00% -22.71%
10th Percentile £14.50 £14.75 £12.88
90th Percentile £48.74 £48.63 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.13 £18.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.75% -8.75% -6.98%

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -30 76 £450 +5.88% 37
South London +39 28 £381 -12.86% 8
East London +71 27 £331 -17.19% 12
West London +12 10 £304 -36.11% 13
North London +13 1 £105 -72.00% 2
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 248 (66.13%) Windows
2 231 (61.60%) Active Directory
3 210 (56.00%) DHCP
4 149 (39.73%) Microsoft
5 122 (32.53%) Windows Server
6 121 (32.27%) Azure
7 113 (30.13%) VMware
8 112 (29.87%) Office 365
9 109 (29.07%) Firewall
10 104 (27.73%) TCP/IP
11 102 (27.20%) PowerShell
12 89 (23.73%) ITIL
13 88 (23.47%) Windows 10
14 83 (22.13%) Linux
15 81 (21.60%) VMware Infrastructure
16 69 (18.40%) VPN
16 69 (18.40%) Cisco
16 69 (18.40%) Finance
17 67 (17.87%) Migration
18 65 (17.33%) DevOps
19 64 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 64 (17.07%) SAN
19 64 (17.07%) Windows 7
20 62 (16.53%) MS Exchange
21 61 (16.27%) Microsoft Office
21 61 (16.27%) Windows Server 2008
22 59 (15.73%) Windows Server 2012
23 57 (15.20%) Problem-Solving
23 57 (15.20%) LAN
24 54 (14.40%) Citrix

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 62 (16.53%) MS Exchange
2 32 (8.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (6.93%) SharePoint
4 25 (6.67%) IIS
5 17 (4.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 16 (4.27%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (3.20%) Apache
7 12 (3.20%) Skype for Business
8 11 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (2.40%) Confluence
10 8 (2.13%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.33%) CMS
12 4 (1.07%) Drupal
12 4 (1.07%) JBoss
12 4 (1.07%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.80%) Apache Airflow
13 3 (0.80%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.80%) Jupyter
13 3 (0.80%) nginx
14 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 61 (16.27%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) Houdini
4 1 (0.27%) Maya
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 121 (32.27%) Azure
2 112 (29.87%) Office 365
3 52 (13.87%) PaaS
4 51 (13.60%) AWS
5 49 (13.07%) IaaS
6 37 (9.87%) Azure Active Directory
7 31 (8.27%) SaaS
8 22 (5.87%) GitHub
9 19 (5.07%) Serverless
10 13 (3.47%) Mimecast
11 11 (2.93%) GCP
12 10 (2.67%) Amazon EKS
12 10 (2.67%) NuGet
12 10 (2.67%) Route 53
13 8 (2.13%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (2.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 6 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (1.60%) Azure Functions
14 6 (1.60%) OpenShift
15 5 (1.33%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 210 (56.00%) DHCP
2 109 (29.07%) Firewall
3 104 (27.73%) TCP/IP
4 69 (18.40%) VPN
5 64 (17.07%) SAN
6 57 (15.20%) LAN
7 49 (13.07%) WAN
8 37 (9.87%) HTTP
9 33 (8.80%) SSL
10 31 (8.27%) Network Security
11 25 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
12 24 (6.40%) FTP
13 20 (5.33%) Internet
14 19 (5.07%) MPLS
14 19 (5.07%) VoIP
14 19 (5.07%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (4.27%) SMTP
16 15 (4.00%) BGP
17 14 (3.73%) IPsec
17 14 (3.73%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (13.87%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.73%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (2.93%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (2.13%) Redis
6 8 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (1.87%) MySQL
8 5 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.07%) Big Data
9 4 (1.07%) Power BI
10 3 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.80%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (0.80%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.80%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.53%) Bigtable
11 2 (0.53%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 35 (9.33%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.33%) Jenkins
3 12 (3.20%) JIRA
4 10 (2.67%) GitLab
4 10 (2.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (2.67%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.60%) Gradle
6 5 (1.33%) Gatling
6 5 (1.33%) Geb
6 5 (1.33%) Spock
7 4 (1.07%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.27%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.27%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.27%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.27%) gulp
9 1 (0.27%) MSI
9 1 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 69 (18.40%) Finance
2 30 (8.00%) Public Sector
3 27 (7.20%) Banking
4 16 (4.27%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.20%) Law
6 9 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.40%) Marketing
7 8 (2.13%) Electronics
8 7 (1.87%) Retail
9 6 (1.60%) Back Office
10 4 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.07%) Mandarin Language
11 3 (0.80%) Publishing
12 2 (0.53%) Billing
12 2 (0.53%) Military
12 2 (0.53%) Police
13 1 (0.27%) Games
13 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.27%) Legal
13 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 41 (10.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (9.07%) Analyst
3 29 (7.73%) Support Engineer
3 29 (7.73%) Windows Engineer
4 27 (7.20%) Azure Engineer
4 27 (7.20%) Network Engineer
5 22 (5.87%) Architect
5 22 (5.87%) DevOps Engineer
6 21 (5.60%) Cloud Engineer
7 18 (4.80%) Consultant
8 17 (4.53%) IT Engineer
9 16 (4.27%) IT Support
9 16 (4.27%) Service Analyst
10 15 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
10 15 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
11 14 (3.73%) Active Directory Engineer
11 14 (3.73%) Support Analyst
12 13 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support
12 13 (3.47%) Developer
12 13 (3.47%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.13%) LDAP
2 19 (5.07%) YAML
3 16 (4.27%) OAuth
4 11 (2.93%) Elastic Stack
4 11 (2.93%) Web Services
5 9 (2.40%) SOAP
5 9 (2.40%) Velocity
6 8 (2.13%) AngularJS
6 8 (2.13%) JSON
6 8 (2.13%) Spring
7 7 (1.87%) REST
8 6 (1.60%) Dropwizard
8 6 (1.60%) Ember.js
8 6 (1.60%) Guice
8 6 (1.60%) Kafka
8 6 (1.60%) OAuth2
8 6 (1.60%) Ratpack
8 6 (1.60%) RESTful
8 6 (1.60%) Spring Boot
9 5 (1.33%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (9.60%) Data Centre
3 23 (6.13%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.80%) Blackberry
5 15 (4.00%) iPhone
6 14 (3.73%) Cloud Native
6 14 (3.73%) PKI
7 13 (3.47%) Replication
7 13 (3.47%) Smartphone
8 11 (2.93%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (2.40%) Fibre Optics
9 9 (2.40%) Social Media
10 8 (2.13%) Hedge funds
10 8 (2.13%) HP StoreVirtual
10 8 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.87%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (1.33%) Clustering
13 5 (1.33%) User Experience
13 5 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 248 (66.13%) Windows
2 122 (32.53%) Windows Server
3 88 (23.47%) Windows 10
4 83 (22.13%) Linux
5 64 (17.07%) Windows 7
6 61 (16.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (15.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (11.47%) Windows Server 2016
9 33 (8.80%) Unix
10 27 (7.20%) Android
11 24 (6.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (4.53%) Windows Server 2019
13 14 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (1.87%) Solaris
14 7 (1.87%) Ubuntu
15 6 (1.60%) CentOS
15 6 (1.60%) Mac OS
16 5 (1.33%) Mac OS X
17 4 (1.07%) Apple iOS
17 4 (1.07%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (23.73%) ITIL
2 67 (17.87%) Migration
3 65 (17.33%) DevOps
4 64 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 57 (15.20%) Problem-Solving
6 34 (9.07%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (7.47%) Continuous Delivery
8 24 (6.40%) Infrastructure as Code
9 23 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (5.87%) Load Balancing
11 19 (5.07%) High Availability
12 18 (4.80%) Microservices
12 18 (4.80%) Network Management
12 18 (4.80%) Time Management
13 17 (4.53%) Server Virtualisation
14 15 (4.00%) Data Protection
14 15 (4.00%) Open Source
14 15 (4.00%) Project Management
15 14 (3.73%) Change Management
15 14 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (27.20%) PowerShell
2 40 (10.67%) SQL
3 39 (10.40%) Bash Shell
3 39 (10.40%) Python
4 24 (6.40%) Ruby
5 21 (5.60%) Java
6 16 (4.27%) Shell Script
7 15 (4.00%) Perl
7 15 (4.00%) VBScript
8 14 (3.73%) Go
9 12 (3.20%) JavaScript
10 10 (2.67%) C
10 10 (2.67%) VB
11 6 (1.60%) Java 8
11 6 (1.60%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.60%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.33%) Groovy
12 5 (1.33%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.07%) C#
13 4 (1.07%) PHP
Qualifications
1 49 (13.07%) Security Cleared
2 48 (12.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 31 (8.27%) MCSE
5 25 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (6.40%) ITIL Certification
7 23 (6.13%) MCSA
8 19 (5.07%) CCNP
8 19 (5.07%) Degree
9 17 (4.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (3.73%) CCNA
10 14 (3.73%) DV Cleared
11 11 (2.93%) CCA
11 11 (2.93%) Citrix Certification
12 10 (2.67%) MCP
13 8 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (1.60%) JNCIA
14 6 (1.60%) JNCIP
14 6 (1.60%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.00%) SLA
2 12 (3.20%) GDPR
3 7 (1.87%) Government Security Classifications
4 6 (1.60%) NCSC
5 3 (0.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.53%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.27%) NIST
7 1 (0.27%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.27%) PMO
7 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 231 (61.60%) Active Directory
2 81 (21.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (11.47%) Hyper-V
3 43 (11.47%) VMware ESXi
4 38 (10.13%) vSphere
5 23 (6.13%) XenApp
6 21 (5.60%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (4.53%) Docker
8 9 (2.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 7 (1.87%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.60%) Squid
11 5 (1.33%) KVM
12 4 (1.07%) iptables
12 4 (1.07%) NFS
13 3 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.53%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.53%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.27%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 1 (0.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 53 (14.13%) SCCM
2 42 (11.20%) Kubernetes
3 41 (10.93%) Ansible
4 37 (9.87%) Terraform
5 22 (5.87%) AirWatch
5 22 (5.87%) Puppet
6 19 (5.07%) Microsoft Intune
7 15 (4.00%) SCOM
8 13 (3.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 13 (3.47%) WSUS
9 9 (2.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (2.40%) Prometheus
9 9 (2.40%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (2.13%) Nagios
10 8 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (1.60%) Cacti
11 6 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (1.60%) Opsview
11 6 (1.60%) Red Hat Satellite
12 5 (1.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 149 (39.73%) Microsoft
2 113 (30.13%) VMware
3 69 (18.40%) Cisco
4 54 (14.40%) Citrix
5 32 (8.53%) HP
6 22 (5.87%) Red Hat
7 19 (5.07%) CheckPoint
7 19 (5.07%) Oracle
8 18 (4.80%) Dell
9 17 (4.53%) ServiceNow
10 16 (4.27%) Ivanti
10 16 (4.27%) SolarWinds
11 15 (4.00%) Symantec
12 12 (3.20%) Juniper
12 12 (3.20%) Splunk
13 11 (2.93%) Google
13 11 (2.93%) NetApp
14 10 (2.67%) IBM
14 10 (2.67%) Meraki
15 9 (2.40%) Palo Alto