Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 188 191 177
Rank change year-on-year +3 -14 +31
Contract jobs citing DNS 240 426 736
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.33% 1.43% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.33% 12.86% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 345 526
Median daily rate £478 £400 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.50% -9.35% +10.31%
10th Percentile £268 £153 £176
90th Percentile £619 £613 £620
England median daily rate £450 £391 £415
% change year-on-year +15.02% -5.72% +14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 26
Median hourly rate £35.50 £25.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.00% +9.89% +33.82%
10th Percentile £35.25 £18.50 £15.25
90th Percentile £35.75 £50.00 £39.27
England median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £22.22
% change year-on-year +77.78% +1.28% +30.68%

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 1,801 3,312 4,645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.95% 11.13% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,222 2,327 3,200
Median daily rate £475 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £260 £183 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 90 112
Median hourly rate £29.98 £20.50 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.22% -7.87% +22.93%
10th Percentile £21.63 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £61.38 £50.00 £47.46
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +54.76% +16.67% -2.37%

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 27 January 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
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 27 January 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 +47 51 £500 +11.11% 30
West London +27 10 £225 -43.75% 14
South London +28 3 £306 -19.67% 2
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 127 (52.92%) Active Directory
2 118 (49.17%) Windows
3 113 (47.08%) Microsoft
4 109 (45.42%) Azure
5 103 (42.92%) DHCP
6 87 (36.25%) Linux
7 78 (32.50%) VMware
8 70 (29.17%) Firewall
9 65 (27.08%) PowerShell
10 63 (26.25%) Finance
11 61 (25.42%) VMware Infrastructure
12 57 (23.75%) Python
13 50 (20.83%) Windows Server
14 43 (17.92%) Office 365
14 43 (17.92%) DevOps
14 43 (17.92%) TCP/IP
14 43 (17.92%) AWS
15 42 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
16 40 (16.67%) Cisco
17 36 (15.00%) Security Cleared
18 35 (14.58%) Terraform
19 34 (14.17%) SC Cleared
20 32 (13.33%) SCCM
20 32 (13.33%) Migration
20 32 (13.33%) Citrix
20 32 (13.33%) Red Hat
20 32 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 31 (12.92%) HTTP
22 30 (12.50%) Kubernetes
23 29 (12.08%) IaaS

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 29 (12.08%) IIS
2 27 (11.25%) MS Exchange
3 21 (8.75%) Apache
4 15 (6.25%) Skype for Business
5 14 (5.83%) Tomcat
6 9 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (3.33%) Confluence
7 8 (3.33%) SharePoint
8 7 (2.92%) CMS
8 7 (2.92%) nginx
9 6 (2.50%) JBoss
10 5 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.67%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.83%) Drupal
13 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.83%) Joomla!
13 2 (0.83%) Mongrel
13 2 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.83%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.42%) Maximo
1 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 109 (45.42%) Azure
2 43 (17.92%) AWS
2 43 (17.92%) Office 365
3 29 (12.08%) Azure Active Directory
3 29 (12.08%) IaaS
3 29 (12.08%) PaaS
4 13 (5.42%) GCP
4 13 (5.42%) OpenShift
5 10 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (4.17%) SaaS
6 9 (3.75%) Serverless
7 7 (2.92%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 6 (2.50%) Amazon S3
8 6 (2.50%) Azure Functions
8 6 (2.50%) GitHub
8 6 (2.50%) Mimecast
9 5 (2.08%) Route 53
10 4 (1.67%) Datadog
10 4 (1.67%) OneDrive
10 4 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 103 (42.92%) DHCP
2 70 (29.17%) Firewall
3 43 (17.92%) TCP/IP
4 31 (12.92%) HTTP
5 25 (10.42%) SAN
6 22 (9.17%) FTP
7 21 (8.75%) WAN
8 20 (8.33%) LAN
8 20 (8.33%) VPN
9 19 (7.92%) Skype
10 18 (7.50%) SMTP
10 18 (7.50%) SSL
11 13 (5.42%) MPLS
12 11 (4.58%) BGP
12 11 (4.58%) VLAN
13 9 (3.75%) NAS
13 9 (3.75%) SSH
14 8 (3.33%) DMZ
15 7 (2.92%) IPv4
15 7 (2.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.92%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (2.92%) MySQL
4 7 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (1.67%) Big Data
6 4 (1.67%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (1.67%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.25%) DB2
7 3 (1.25%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.25%) Redis
8 2 (0.83%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 21 (8.75%) Jenkins
2 14 (5.83%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.00%) JIRA
4 9 (3.75%) Bitbucket
4 9 (3.75%) TeamCity
5 8 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (2.92%) GitLab
7 6 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (1.25%) Artifactory
9 3 (1.25%) Gatling
9 3 (1.25%) Geb
9 3 (1.25%) Gradle
9 3 (1.25%) Maven
9 3 (1.25%) Selenium
9 3 (1.25%) Serena SBM
9 3 (1.25%) Spock
9 3 (1.25%) Subversion
10 2 (0.83%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.83%) Travis CI
General
1 63 (26.25%) Finance
2 14 (5.83%) Banking
3 12 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.75%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.50%) Retail
6 5 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.67%) Legal
7 4 (1.67%) Retail Finance
8 3 (1.25%) Advertising
8 3 (1.25%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.83%) International Banking
10 1 (0.42%) Automotive
10 1 (0.42%) Back Office
10 1 (0.42%) Electronics
10 1 (0.42%) Front Office
10 1 (0.42%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.42%) Law
10 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.42%) Marketing
10 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (15.00%) Architect
2 25 (10.42%) Cloud Engineer
2 25 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (7.92%) Azure Engineer
4 18 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
5 16 (6.67%) Administrator
6 13 (5.42%) Consultant
6 13 (5.42%) Network Engineer
7 12 (5.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 11 (4.58%) Cloud Architect
9 10 (4.17%) Developer
9 10 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (3.75%) Platform Engineer
10 9 (3.75%) Security Engineer
10 9 (3.75%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.75%) VMware Engineer
11 8 (3.33%) Azure Architect
11 8 (3.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.92%) LDAP
2 10 (4.17%) .NET
2 10 (4.17%) REST
2 10 (4.17%) SOAP
3 9 (3.75%) Middleware
4 6 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (2.50%) OAuth
5 5 (2.08%) Web Services
6 4 (1.67%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (1.67%) Spring
6 4 (1.67%) WebRTC
6 4 (1.67%) XML
7 3 (1.25%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.25%) Dropwizard
7 3 (1.25%) Ember.js
7 3 (1.25%) Kafka
7 3 (1.25%) OAuth2
7 3 (1.25%) Ratpack
7 3 (1.25%) Spring Boot
7 3 (1.25%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.25%) Private Cloud
3 13 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.17%) Public Cloud
4 10 (4.17%) Replication
5 7 (2.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (2.92%) PKI
6 6 (2.50%) Clustering
6 6 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.08%) HP StoreVirtual
8 4 (1.67%) CMDB
8 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.67%) NHS
8 4 (1.67%) Tandem
8 4 (1.67%) User Experience
8 4 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.25%) STB
Operating Systems
1 118 (49.17%) Windows
2 87 (36.25%) Linux
3 50 (20.83%) Windows Server
4 28 (11.67%) Windows 10
5 24 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (9.58%) Windows Server 2016
7 20 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (6.67%) Unix
10 10 (4.17%) Windows 7
11 9 (3.75%) Windows Server 2019
12 7 (2.92%) Solaris
13 6 (2.50%) CentOS
14 5 (2.08%) Android
14 5 (2.08%) Windows 8
15 4 (1.67%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.67%) Windows XP
16 3 (1.25%) AIX
16 3 (1.25%) Ubuntu
16 3 (1.25%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.92%) DevOps
2 42 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 32 (13.33%) Migration
4 26 (10.83%) Patch Management
5 23 (9.58%) ITIL
5 23 (9.58%) Load Balancing
6 17 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (6.67%) Project Delivery
8 14 (5.83%) Root Cause Analysis
9 13 (5.42%) Configuration Management
9 13 (5.42%) Data Protection
9 13 (5.42%) Mobile Device Management
9 13 (5.42%) Time Management
9 13 (5.42%) Virtual Environments
10 12 (5.00%) Incident Management
11 11 (4.58%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (4.58%) Scrum
11 11 (4.58%) Service Management
12 10 (4.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (27.08%) PowerShell
2 57 (23.75%) Python
3 29 (12.08%) SQL
4 27 (11.25%) Perl
5 19 (7.92%) Bash Shell
6 18 (7.50%) Java
7 12 (5.00%) VBScript
8 11 (4.58%) C
9 9 (3.75%) Ruby
10 8 (3.33%) JavaScript
11 7 (2.92%) Shell Script
12 6 (2.50%) VB
13 5 (2.08%) Go
14 3 (1.25%) Groovy
14 3 (1.25%) Java 8
14 3 (1.25%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.25%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.83%) AWK
15 2 (0.83%) Erlang
15 2 (0.83%) sed
Qualifications
1 36 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (14.17%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (4.17%) Degree
5 9 (3.75%) DV Cleared
6 8 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.92%) CCIE
8 6 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.08%) CCNA
9 5 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.67%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.67%) AWS Certification
10 4 (1.67%) CISSP
11 3 (1.25%) CCNP
11 3 (1.25%) HPE ATP
11 3 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.83%) MCSE
12 2 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.83%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.50%) Government Security Classifications
1 6 (2.50%) SLA
2 4 (1.67%) GDPR
2 4 (1.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (1.67%) NCSC
2 4 (1.67%) QA
3 3 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.83%) NIST
5 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.42%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 127 (52.92%) Active Directory
2 61 (25.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (9.17%) Hyper-V
3 22 (9.17%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (7.08%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (5.83%) Docker
6 11 (4.58%) vSphere
7 7 (2.92%) NFS
8 5 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (2.08%) Xen
8 5 (2.08%) XenApp
9 4 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (1.25%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.25%) Firmware
10 3 (1.25%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.83%) qmail
11 2 (0.83%) Samba
11 2 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (14.58%) Terraform
2 32 (13.33%) SCCM
3 30 (12.50%) Kubernetes
4 28 (11.67%) Ansible
5 22 (9.17%) Puppet
6 21 (8.75%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (5.00%) WSUS
8 9 (3.75%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (3.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 8 (3.33%) vCenter Server
10 7 (2.92%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (2.92%) PowerCLI
10 7 (2.92%) Salt
11 6 (2.50%) Grafana
11 6 (2.50%) SCOM
12 5 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (2.08%) Consul
12 5 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (2.08%) NetBackup
12 5 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 113 (47.08%) Microsoft
2 78 (32.50%) VMware
3 40 (16.67%) Cisco
4 32 (13.33%) Citrix
4 32 (13.33%) Red Hat
5 25 (10.42%) HP
5 25 (10.42%) Oracle
5 25 (10.42%) Palo Alto
6 23 (9.58%) Infoblox
7 16 (6.67%) Splunk
8 14 (5.83%) SolarWinds
9 12 (5.00%) F5
10 11 (4.58%) IBM
10 11 (4.58%) Symantec
11 10 (4.17%) Dell
11 10 (4.17%) ServiceNow
12 8 (3.33%) Fortinet
12 8 (3.33%) Okta
12 8 (3.33%) Veeam
13 7 (2.92%) Google