Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 203 151 175
Rank change year-on-year -52 +24 -17
Contract jobs citing DNS 428 300 658
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.42% 1.89% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.15% 17.32% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 200 507
10th Percentile £255 £249 £179
25th Percentile £370 £346 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £450
75th Percentile £544 £541 £538
90th Percentile £625 £638 £638
England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 15
Median hourly rate £49.83 £43.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.88% +104.76% +23.53%
England median hourly rate £23.21 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -44.07% +84.44% +28.57%

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 2,826 1,732 4,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.40% 10.91% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,919 1,204 2,862
10th Percentile £300 £253 £219
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £470 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £616 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £659 £656
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 43 102
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.05 £13.89
25th Percentile £19.07 £25.63 £18.12
Median hourly rate £26.50 £41.50 £21.75
Median % change year-on-year -36.14% +90.80% +8.75%
75th Percentile £51.44 £47.83 £43.57
90th Percentile £69.00 £53.50 £52.38
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.17 £21.15
% change year-on-year -12.58% +18.98% +5.75%

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 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -13 71 £475 -2.56% 46
South London +13 14 £388 -8.82% 12
East London -1 7 £263 -30.00% 13
West London 0 4 £210 -40.43% 8
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 218 (50.93%) Active Directory
2 214 (50.00%) DHCP
3 194 (45.33%) Windows
4 161 (37.62%) Microsoft
5 157 (36.68%) Azure
6 154 (35.98%) VMware
7 137 (32.01%) Microsoft 365
8 128 (29.91%) Firewall
9 111 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
10 106 (24.77%) Finance
11 98 (22.90%) AWS
12 97 (22.66%) PowerShell
13 95 (22.20%) Windows Server
14 93 (21.73%) Linux
15 89 (20.79%) Social Skills
16 88 (20.56%) Cisco
17 82 (19.16%) TCP/IP
18 68 (15.89%) WAN
19 66 (15.42%) Hyper-V
19 66 (15.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 65 (15.19%) Python
21 63 (14.72%) Security Cleared
21 63 (14.72%) Agile Software Development
22 59 (13.79%) HTTP
23 57 (13.32%) SC Cleared
23 57 (13.32%) DevOps
24 56 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
25 55 (12.85%) Ansible
25 55 (12.85%) Azure Active Directory
26 53 (12.38%) Migration

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 38 (8.88%) MS Exchange
2 34 (7.94%) SharePoint
3 28 (6.54%) IIS
4 25 (5.84%) Apache
5 21 (4.91%) Confluence
6 19 (4.44%) Tomcat
7 13 (3.04%) Skype for Business
8 11 (2.57%) nginx
9 10 (2.34%) WebSphere
10 9 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (1.40%) Jetty
11 6 (1.40%) Mongrel
12 5 (1.17%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.93%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.93%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
15 2 (0.47%) CMS
15 2 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 37 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.34%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.17%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.23%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 157 (36.68%) Azure
2 137 (32.01%) Microsoft 365
3 98 (22.90%) AWS
4 55 (12.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 40 (9.35%) GCP
6 25 (5.84%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (5.61%) Serverless
8 21 (4.91%) Amazon S3
8 21 (4.91%) GitHub
8 21 (4.91%) IaaS
9 19 (4.44%) AWS Lambda
9 19 (4.44%) Mimecast
10 18 (4.21%) OneDrive
10 18 (4.21%) PaaS
10 18 (4.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 17 (3.97%) Route 53
12 15 (3.50%) Akamai
13 12 (2.80%) SaaS
14 11 (2.57%) Amazon ECS
14 11 (2.57%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 214 (50.00%) DHCP
2 128 (29.91%) Firewall
3 82 (19.16%) TCP/IP
4 68 (15.89%) WAN
5 59 (13.79%) HTTP
6 51 (11.92%) VPN
7 44 (10.28%) LAN
8 40 (9.35%) SSL
9 38 (8.88%) Internet
10 35 (8.18%) Network Security
11 34 (7.94%) SMTP
12 33 (7.71%) SAN
13 32 (7.48%) FTP
14 26 (6.07%) SD-WAN
15 24 (5.61%) VLAN
16 19 (4.44%) MPLS
17 17 (3.97%) Ethernet
17 17 (3.97%) NAS
18 16 (3.74%) Skype
18 16 (3.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.04%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (2.57%) MySQL
2 11 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (2.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 7 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.40%) Redis
7 5 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.17%) CockroachDB
7 5 (1.17%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.93%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.93%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.93%) Riak
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.23%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.23%) HDInsight
10 1 (0.23%) Power BI
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 36 (8.41%) JIRA
2 28 (6.54%) Jenkins
3 25 (5.84%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.10%) Subversion
4 9 (2.10%) TeamCity
5 8 (1.87%) Selenium
6 7 (1.64%) Cucumber
6 7 (1.64%) JUnit
6 7 (1.64%) SonarQube
7 6 (1.40%) GitLab
7 6 (1.40%) Travis CI
8 5 (1.17%) Cypress.io
8 5 (1.17%) Mockito
9 4 (0.93%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.70%) Arsenale Dataplane
10 3 (0.70%) Bitbucket Server
10 3 (0.70%) JMeter
10 3 (0.70%) Maven
10 3 (0.70%) TestRail
11 2 (0.47%) Serena SBM
General
1 106 (24.77%) Finance
2 89 (20.79%) Social Skills
3 27 (6.31%) Banking
4 23 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (5.14%) Public Sector
6 13 (3.04%) Documentation Skills
7 12 (2.80%) Retail
8 10 (2.34%) Marketing
8 10 (2.34%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.87%) Influencing Skills
9 8 (1.87%) Legal
10 7 (1.64%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.40%) Organisational Skills
12 3 (0.70%) Automotive
12 3 (0.70%) Back Office
12 3 (0.70%) Games
12 3 (0.70%) Law
12 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.70%) Police
13 2 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 57 (13.32%) Architect
2 55 (12.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 39 (9.11%) Network Engineer
4 35 (8.18%) Analyst
5 26 (6.07%) Security Engineer
5 26 (6.07%) Technical Architect
6 25 (5.84%) Consultant
7 23 (5.37%) DevOps Engineer
8 20 (4.67%) Cloud Engineer
8 20 (4.67%) Support Engineer
9 19 (4.44%) Administrator
9 19 (4.44%) Azure Engineer
10 17 (3.97%) AWS Engineer
11 15 (3.50%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
11 15 (3.50%) Network Security Engineer
12 14 (3.27%) Applications Support
12 14 (3.27%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (3.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (3.04%) Systems Administrator
14 12 (2.80%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (8.88%) LDAP
2 33 (7.71%) REST
3 23 (5.37%) .NET
4 22 (5.14%) SOAP
5 20 (4.67%) JSON
6 18 (4.21%) Web Services
7 16 (3.74%) HTML
8 14 (3.27%) LAMP
9 10 (2.34%) Node.js
10 9 (2.10%) HTML5
10 9 (2.10%) Kafka
10 9 (2.10%) React
10 9 (2.10%) XML
11 8 (1.87%) CSS
11 8 (1.87%) jQuery
12 6 (1.40%) Elastic Stack
12 6 (1.40%) J2EE
12 6 (1.40%) JMS
12 6 (1.40%) Servlets
13 5 (1.17%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.54%) Clustering
2 27 (6.31%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.44%) Public Cloud
4 18 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (3.50%) Replication
6 12 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (2.80%) PKI
7 11 (2.57%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (2.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (2.10%) Mobile App
9 9 (2.10%) Tandem
10 6 (1.40%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.40%) Wiki
11 5 (1.17%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.17%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.17%) Life Science
11 5 (1.17%) Marketing Technology
12 4 (0.93%) Fibre Optics
12 4 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 194 (45.33%) Windows
2 95 (22.20%) Windows Server
3 93 (21.73%) Linux
4 51 (11.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (10.75%) Windows 10
6 37 (8.64%) Windows Server 2019
7 34 (7.94%) Windows Server 2016
8 32 (7.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (5.37%) Unix
10 17 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.34%) Windows 7
12 9 (2.10%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.87%) Android
13 8 (1.87%) Solaris
13 8 (1.87%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.40%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.40%) SUSE
15 4 (0.93%) CentOS
15 4 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (0.93%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (15.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 63 (14.72%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (13.32%) DevOps
4 56 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
5 53 (12.38%) Migration
6 45 (10.51%) Load Balancing
7 39 (9.11%) Cybersecurity
8 35 (8.18%) ITIL
9 29 (6.78%) High Availability
9 29 (6.78%) Network Architecture
10 24 (5.61%) Change Control
10 24 (5.61%) Infrastructure as Code
11 23 (5.37%) Change Management
11 23 (5.37%) Project Delivery
12 22 (5.14%) Information Security
13 20 (4.67%) Capacity Planning
14 19 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
14 19 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (4.44%) Microservices
15 18 (4.21%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (22.66%) PowerShell
2 65 (15.19%) Python
3 41 (9.58%) SQL
4 35 (8.18%) Java
5 28 (6.54%) Bash Shell
6 19 (4.44%) JavaScript
7 18 (4.21%) Shell Script
8 17 (3.97%) C
9 16 (3.74%) Perl
10 13 (3.04%) Go
11 10 (2.34%) TypeScript
12 9 (2.10%) PHP
12 9 (2.10%) VBScript
13 6 (1.40%) C++
14 5 (1.17%) ES6
14 5 (1.17%) Java 8
14 5 (1.17%) Ruby
15 4 (0.93%) Rust
15 4 (0.93%) VBA
16 3 (0.70%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 63 (14.72%) Security Cleared
2 57 (13.32%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (4.67%) Degree
5 17 (3.97%) CCNA
5 17 (3.97%) MCSE
6 13 (3.04%) CCNP
7 10 (2.34%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.87%) AWS Certification
9 7 (1.64%) CISSP
10 6 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.17%) CISM
11 5 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.17%) JNCIS
11 5 (1.17%) MCSA
12 4 (0.93%) CCDA
12 4 (0.93%) MCITP
12 4 (0.93%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.27%) GDPR
1 14 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (3.04%) QA
3 8 (1.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.17%) SLA
5 4 (0.93%) Accessibility
6 3 (0.70%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.47%) NIST
8 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.23%) HL7
8 1 (0.23%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.23%) PMO
8 1 (0.23%) SOC 1
8 1 (0.23%) SOC 2
System Software
1 218 (50.93%) Active Directory
2 111 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (15.42%) Hyper-V
4 42 (9.81%) Docker
5 31 (7.24%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (4.44%) NFS
7 16 (3.74%) XenApp
8 15 (3.50%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (3.27%) vSphere
10 9 (2.10%) Xen
11 7 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (1.40%) iptables
12 6 (1.40%) Veritas File System
12 6 (1.40%) XenDesktop
13 5 (1.17%) KVM
14 4 (0.93%) vCloud
14 4 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 4 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.93%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 55 (12.85%) Ansible
2 48 (11.21%) Terraform
3 39 (9.11%) Kubernetes
3 39 (9.11%) SCCM
4 29 (6.78%) Puppet
5 27 (6.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 18 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (3.97%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 10 (2.34%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (2.10%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (2.10%) Nagios
9 9 (2.10%) WSUS
10 8 (1.87%) EMC NetWorker
10 8 (1.87%) QRadar
10 8 (1.87%) Tivoli
10 8 (1.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 7 (1.64%) FortiGate
11 7 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (1.64%) Prometheus
11 7 (1.64%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 161 (37.62%) Microsoft
2 154 (35.98%) VMware
3 88 (20.56%) Cisco
4 50 (11.68%) Citrix
5 35 (8.18%) F5
6 31 (7.24%) Palo Alto
7 30 (7.01%) Dell
8 27 (6.31%) Infoblox
8 27 (6.31%) Oracle
8 27 (6.31%) ServiceNow
9 25 (5.84%) Red Hat
10 24 (5.61%) CheckPoint
10 24 (5.61%) Splunk
11 23 (5.37%) HP
12 22 (5.14%) Juniper
13 21 (4.91%) EMC
13 21 (4.91%) Google
13 21 (4.91%) IBM
14 18 (4.21%) SolarWinds
15 14 (3.27%) Zscaler