Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 195 170 166
Rank change year-on-year -25 -4 +6
Contract jobs citing DNS 277 374 755
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.28% 1.52% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.86% 13.73% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 264 558
10th Percentile £258 £183 £181
25th Percentile £363 £263 £343
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £385 £450
Median % change year-on-year +16.88% -14.44% +12.50%
75th Percentile £525 £500 £550
90th Percentile £588 £619 £638
England median daily rate £425 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 26 12
10th Percentile £21.95 £18.50 £15.50
25th Percentile £30.50 £20.13 £16.25
Median hourly rate £42.75 £41.50 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year +3.01% +93.02% -2.27%
75th Percentile £56.56 £47.72 £36.39
90th Percentile £68.38 £49.38 £46.58
England median hourly rate £25.86 £19.50 £24.09
% change year-on-year +32.59% -19.04% +37.63%

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 1,999 2,724 4,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.23% 11.10% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,376 1,911 3,075
10th Percentile £288 £200 £213
25th Percentile £384 £325 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £556 £575
90th Percentile £656 £650 £650
England median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 87 93
10th Percentile £13.55 £14.41 £15.00
25th Percentile £21.34 £16.79 £18.70
Median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £24.23
Median % change year-on-year - -0.95% +21.15%
75th Percentile £50.75 £45.08 £37.50
90th Percentile £67.40 £50.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +28.21% +8.33% -4.99%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 +43 58 £500 +11.11% 18
West London +26 7 £200 -43.26% 15
South London +14 5 £306 -18.33% 4
East London 0 2 £306 -15.52% 5
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 149 (53.79%) Active Directory
2 132 (47.65%) Windows
3 123 (44.40%) Microsoft
4 120 (43.32%) DHCP
5 113 (40.79%) Azure
6 100 (36.10%) VMware
7 85 (30.69%) Firewall
8 81 (29.24%) Microsoft 365
9 73 (26.35%) Finance
10 71 (25.63%) PowerShell
10 71 (25.63%) Windows Server
11 65 (23.47%) VMware Infrastructure
12 62 (22.38%) AWS
13 61 (22.02%) TCP/IP
14 57 (20.58%) Linux
15 51 (18.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 43 (15.52%) Cisco
17 40 (14.44%) Azure Active Directory
18 39 (14.08%) WAN
19 38 (13.72%) Python
19 38 (13.72%) Migration
20 36 (13.00%) LAN
21 35 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
21 35 (12.64%) Load Balancing
22 33 (11.91%) Windows Server 2012
23 32 (11.55%) Terraform
23 32 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
23 32 (11.55%) Security Cleared
24 31 (11.19%) Hyper-V
24 31 (11.19%) 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 27 (9.75%) MS Exchange
2 23 (8.30%) IIS
3 17 (6.14%) SharePoint
3 17 (6.14%) Skype for Business
4 14 (5.05%) Apache
5 10 (3.61%) Confluence
6 9 (3.25%) nginx
7 6 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.17%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.44%) Jetty
8 4 (1.44%) Mongrel
8 4 (1.44%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.08%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.08%) CMS
9 3 (1.08%) Drupal
10 2 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.72%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.81%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Maximo
3 1 (0.36%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 113 (40.79%) Azure
2 81 (29.24%) Microsoft 365
3 62 (22.38%) AWS
4 40 (14.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (7.22%) GCP
5 20 (7.22%) IaaS
5 20 (7.22%) PaaS
6 15 (5.42%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (4.69%) Mimecast
8 12 (4.33%) Akamai
8 12 (4.33%) SaaS
9 9 (3.25%) Amazon S3
9 9 (3.25%) OneDrive
9 9 (3.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (2.89%) GitHub
11 7 (2.53%) Amazon ECS
11 7 (2.53%) Route 53
12 6 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (2.17%) Serverless
13 5 (1.81%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 120 (43.32%) DHCP
2 85 (30.69%) Firewall
3 61 (22.02%) TCP/IP
4 39 (14.08%) WAN
5 36 (13.00%) LAN
6 29 (10.47%) HTTP
7 27 (9.75%) FTP
8 26 (9.39%) SAN
9 25 (9.03%) Internet
9 25 (9.03%) SMTP
9 25 (9.03%) VPN
10 20 (7.22%) MPLS
10 20 (7.22%) Network Security
11 19 (6.86%) SSL
11 19 (6.86%) VLAN
12 16 (5.78%) Skype
13 13 (4.69%) Unified Communications
14 12 (4.33%) IPv6
15 11 (3.97%) BGP
15 11 (3.97%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (2.89%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (2.17%) MySQL
5 5 (1.81%) CockroachDB
5 5 (1.81%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.44%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.44%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.08%) Big Data
7 3 (1.08%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 19 (6.86%) JIRA
2 16 (5.78%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.61%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.25%) Selenium
5 7 (2.53%) Cucumber
5 7 (2.53%) JUnit
6 6 (2.17%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.81%) Cypress.io
7 5 (1.81%) Mockito
7 5 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.44%) GitLab
8 4 (1.44%) Subversion
8 4 (1.44%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.44%) Travis CI
9 3 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.08%) Serena SBM
10 2 (0.72%) Gatling
10 2 (0.72%) Geb
10 2 (0.72%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.72%) Spock
General
1 73 (26.35%) Finance
2 17 (6.14%) Banking
3 10 (3.61%) Public Sector
4 7 (2.53%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.17%) Marketing
6 3 (1.08%) Police
6 3 (1.08%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.72%) Back Office
7 2 (0.72%) International Banking
7 2 (0.72%) Law
7 2 (0.72%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Local Government
8 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (16.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 38 (13.72%) Architect
3 21 (7.58%) Network Engineer
4 17 (6.14%) Analyst
5 16 (5.78%) Administrator
5 16 (5.78%) Security Engineer
6 14 (5.05%) Azure Engineer
6 14 (5.05%) Cloud Engineer
6 14 (5.05%) Consultant
7 12 (4.33%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (3.61%) Cloud Architect
8 10 (3.61%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (3.61%) Support Engineer
8 10 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (3.25%) Voice Engineer
10 8 (2.89%) AWS Engineer
10 8 (2.89%) Azure Architect
10 8 (2.89%) Network Specialist
10 8 (2.89%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (2.53%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.58%) LDAP
2 20 (7.22%) .NET
3 17 (6.14%) REST
4 16 (5.78%) Web Services
5 14 (5.05%) SOAP
6 8 (2.89%) Spring
7 7 (2.53%) Node.js
8 6 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (1.81%) J2EE
9 5 (1.81%) XML
10 4 (1.44%) LAMP
10 4 (1.44%) Middleware
10 4 (1.44%) Servlets
11 3 (1.08%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.08%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.08%) Ember.js
11 3 (1.08%) JSON
11 3 (1.08%) OAuth
11 3 (1.08%) Sensu
12 2 (0.72%) React
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.50%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.97%) Clustering
3 11 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (3.61%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (3.61%) Public Cloud
5 9 (3.25%) Replication
5 9 (3.25%) Tandem
5 9 (3.25%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.89%) PKI
7 7 (2.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (2.53%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.81%) Marketing Technology
9 4 (1.44%) NHS
9 4 (1.44%) User Experience
10 3 (1.08%) Device Driver
10 3 (1.08%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 132 (47.65%) Windows
2 71 (25.63%) Windows Server
3 57 (20.58%) Linux
4 33 (11.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (9.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (8.66%) Windows Server 2016
7 23 (8.30%) Windows 10
8 18 (6.50%) Unix
8 18 (6.50%) Windows Server 2019
9 11 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.53%) Windows 7
11 6 (2.17%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.17%) Solaris
12 5 (1.81%) Android
12 5 (1.81%) CentOS
13 4 (1.44%) SUSE
14 3 (1.08%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.72%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.72%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (18.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 38 (13.72%) Migration
3 35 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (12.64%) Load Balancing
4 32 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (10.47%) DevOps
6 24 (8.66%) ITIL
7 21 (7.58%) Patch Management
7 21 (7.58%) Project Delivery
8 19 (6.86%) Cybersecurity
8 19 (6.86%) Mobile Device Management
9 17 (6.14%) Change Management
10 16 (5.78%) Service Delivery
11 13 (4.69%) High Availability
11 13 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (4.33%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (3.97%) Identity Management
13 11 (3.97%) Server Management
13 11 (3.97%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (25.63%) PowerShell
2 38 (13.72%) Python
3 25 (9.03%) SQL
4 23 (8.30%) Java
5 18 (6.50%) Perl
6 13 (4.69%) JavaScript
7 12 (4.33%) C
8 11 (3.97%) Shell Script
9 10 (3.61%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.53%) Java 8
10 7 (2.53%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.81%) ES6
11 5 (1.81%) VB
11 5 (1.81%) VBScript
12 4 (1.44%) PHP
12 4 (1.44%) Ruby
13 3 (1.08%) Go
14 2 (0.72%) Groovy
14 2 (0.72%) sed
14 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (11.55%) Security Cleared
2 30 (10.83%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.97%) Degree
5 10 (3.61%) MCSE
6 9 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.17%) A+ Certification
7 6 (2.17%) CCNA
7 6 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.81%) CCNP
9 4 (1.44%) CISM
9 4 (1.44%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.08%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.08%) CISSP
10 3 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.72%) CCDA
11 2 (0.72%) CCIE
11 2 (0.72%) CCSP
11 2 (0.72%) MCSA
11 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.61%) GDPR
2 8 (2.89%) SLA
3 6 (2.17%) QA
4 5 (1.81%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.72%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.36%) NIST
7 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 149 (53.79%) Active Directory
2 65 (23.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (11.19%) Hyper-V
4 21 (7.58%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (5.05%) Docker
5 14 (5.05%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (4.33%) vSphere
7 9 (3.25%) XenApp
8 7 (2.53%) NFS
8 7 (2.53%) Xen
9 5 (1.81%) Firmware
9 5 (1.81%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.44%) Terminal Server
10 4 (1.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (1.44%) Veritas File System
11 3 (1.08%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.08%) Samba
11 3 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 32 (11.55%) Terraform
2 28 (10.11%) SCCM
3 25 (9.03%) Ansible
4 20 (7.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (6.86%) Kubernetes
6 12 (4.33%) Puppet
7 9 (3.25%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (2.89%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (2.89%) vCenter Server
9 7 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (2.53%) PowerCLI
10 5 (1.81%) AirWatch
10 5 (1.81%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (1.81%) Packer
10 5 (1.81%) ZABBIX
11 4 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (1.44%) Grafana
11 4 (1.44%) Icinga
11 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (1.44%) QRadar
Vendors
1 123 (44.40%) Microsoft
2 100 (36.10%) VMware
3 43 (15.52%) Cisco
4 31 (11.19%) Citrix
5 25 (9.03%) F5
6 20 (7.22%) HP
7 18 (6.50%) Infoblox
8 17 (6.14%) Red Hat
9 16 (5.78%) Dell
9 16 (5.78%) Oracle
9 16 (5.78%) SolarWinds
10 14 (5.05%) CheckPoint
10 14 (5.05%) Palo Alto
11 13 (4.69%) Google
11 13 (4.69%) ServiceNow
12 11 (3.97%) Juniper
12 11 (3.97%) Radware
13 10 (3.61%) IBM
14 9 (3.25%) McAfee
14 9 (3.25%) Sonus