Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 173 155
Rank change year-on-year +13 -18 -12
Contract jobs citing DNS 806 620 725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.77% 1.57% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.51% 13.23% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 420 500
London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £167 £199 £234
90th Percentile £625 £588 £538
England median daily rate £375 £385 £375
% change year-on-year -2.60% +2.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 8 20
London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.85 £22.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -19.99% +11.55%
10th Percentile £16.50 £11.86 £16.20
90th Percentile £53.85 £50.00 £43.70
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.70 £23.25
% change year-on-year -8.21% -10.97% +1.84%

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 5,555 4,688 5,528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.18% 11.88% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,851 3,144 3,714
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £218 £263 £234
90th Percentile £625 £622 £600
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 140 108
London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.75 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.09% +6.61% +6.70%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.87 £11.03
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -5 168 £450 +9.09% 50
West London -24 50 £330 -17.50% 25
South London -22 45 £425 -9.09% 9
East London -8 21 £331 -38.08% 12
North London +6 4 £275 -12.00% 3
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 443 (54.96%) DHCP
2 371 (46.03%) Windows
3 349 (43.30%) TCP/IP
4 331 (41.07%) Active Directory
5 303 (37.59%) Linux
6 252 (31.27%) Firewall
7 251 (31.14%) Microsoft
8 209 (25.93%) VMware
9 189 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
9 189 (23.45%) Windows Server
10 185 (22.95%) DevOps
11 182 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
12 173 (21.46%) Cisco
13 165 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
14 163 (20.22%) SSL
15 159 (19.73%) Configuration Management
15 159 (19.73%) Docker
15 159 (19.73%) Jenkins
16 150 (18.61%) Puppet
17 146 (18.11%) Python
18 144 (17.87%) ITIL
19 143 (17.74%) Office 365
20 139 (17.25%) WAN
21 136 (16.87%) VPN
22 134 (16.63%) Git (software)
23 133 (16.50%) Security Cleared
24 131 (16.25%) Load Balancing
25 129 (16.00%) LAN
25 129 (16.00%) Citrix
26 128 (15.88%) MongoDB

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 70 (8.68%) MS Exchange
2 69 (8.56%) nginx
3 48 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 45 (5.58%) IIS
5 43 (5.33%) Skype for Business
6 36 (4.47%) Apache
7 27 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (3.35%) SharePoint
8 24 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
9 21 (2.61%) Tomcat
10 18 (2.23%) Confluence
11 16 (1.99%) Apache Spark
12 10 (1.24%) CMS
13 9 (1.12%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.74%) Apache Pig
14 6 (0.74%) JBoss
14 6 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.50%) Apache Solr
16 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
16 3 (0.37%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 99 (12.28%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) HipChat
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.62%) RMDS
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.12%) Eikon
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 182 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
2 143 (17.74%) Office 365
3 105 (13.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (5.96%) IaaS
5 32 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
5 32 (3.97%) Heroku
6 30 (3.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 23 (2.85%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (2.73%) PaaS
8 22 (2.73%) Serverless
9 21 (2.61%) GitHub
10 20 (2.48%) Route 53
11 19 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
12 18 (2.23%) Amazon ELB
13 17 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
13 17 (2.11%) SaaS
14 14 (1.74%) Amazon S3
15 13 (1.61%) Mimecast
16 11 (1.36%) G Suite
17 8 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 443 (54.96%) DHCP
2 349 (43.30%) TCP/IP
3 252 (31.27%) Firewall
4 163 (20.22%) SSL
5 139 (17.25%) WAN
6 136 (16.87%) VPN
7 129 (16.00%) LAN
8 103 (12.78%) HTTP
9 89 (11.04%) FTP
10 81 (10.05%) Internet
11 79 (9.80%) MPLS
12 71 (8.81%) SAN
13 67 (8.31%) OSPF
14 62 (7.69%) BGP
15 60 (7.44%) Wireless
16 58 (7.20%) IPsec
17 55 (6.82%) SMTP
18 43 (5.33%) Network Security
19 41 (5.09%) VLAN
20 40 (4.96%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (15.88%) MongoDB
2 110 (13.65%) MySQL
3 109 (13.52%) PostgreSQL
4 53 (6.58%) NoSQL
5 39 (4.84%) SQL Server
6 37 (4.59%) Relational Database
7 33 (4.09%) RDBMS
8 28 (3.47%) Amazon RDS
9 22 (2.73%) Redis
10 19 (2.36%) Hadoop
11 16 (1.99%) Big Data
12 12 (1.49%) Power BI
13 10 (1.24%) Neo4j
14 6 (0.74%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.74%) Flink
14 6 (0.74%) HBase
15 5 (0.62%) Blockchain
15 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database
16 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
16 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 159 (19.73%) Jenkins
2 134 (16.63%) Git (software)
3 71 (8.81%) Artifactory
4 48 (5.96%) Sonatype Nexus
5 33 (4.09%) GitLab
6 31 (3.85%) Travis CI
7 28 (3.47%) Gradle
8 26 (3.23%) JIRA
9 21 (2.61%) gulp
9 21 (2.61%) Spock
9 21 (2.61%) Vagrant
10 20 (2.48%) Gatling
10 20 (2.48%) Geb
11 10 (1.24%) SonarQube
12 8 (0.99%) Maven
12 8 (0.99%) Selenium
13 6 (0.74%) Chocolatey
13 6 (0.74%) Fiddler
14 5 (0.62%) Gerrit
14 5 (0.62%) WebDriver
General
1 108 (13.40%) Finance
2 36 (4.47%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.72%) Banking
4 15 (1.86%) Financial Institution
5 13 (1.61%) Electronics
6 12 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.36%) Retail
8 10 (1.24%) Marketing
9 9 (1.12%) Back Office
10 8 (0.99%) Advertising
10 8 (0.99%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.99%) Legal
11 6 (0.74%) French Language
12 5 (0.62%) German Language
13 4 (0.50%) Billing
13 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.37%) Games
14 3 (0.37%) Law
15 2 (0.25%) Local Government
15 2 (0.25%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 123 (15.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 89 (11.04%) Network Engineer
3 75 (9.31%) Analyst
4 74 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 58 (7.20%) Support Engineer
6 43 (5.33%) Architect
7 40 (4.96%) Developer
8 35 (4.34%) AWS Engineer
9 33 (4.09%) Desktop Support
9 33 (4.09%) IT Support
10 32 (3.97%) Cloud Engineer
11 29 (3.60%) Windows Engineer
12 28 (3.47%) Consultant
13 26 (3.23%) Administrator
13 26 (3.23%) Lead DevOps
14 25 (3.10%) Agile Developer
14 25 (3.10%) IT Engineer
14 25 (3.10%) Support Analyst
15 24 (2.98%) AWS DevOps
16 23 (2.85%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (8.19%) Elastic Stack
2 54 (6.70%) LEMP Stack
3 43 (5.33%) RabbitMQ
3 43 (5.33%) REST
4 40 (4.96%) HTML
5 38 (4.71%) CSS
6 37 (4.59%) HTML5
7 36 (4.47%) OAuth
8 35 (4.34%) ActiveMQ
8 35 (4.34%) Kafka
8 35 (4.34%) OAuth2
9 34 (4.22%) AngularJS
10 33 (4.09%) SOAP
11 31 (3.85%) Web Services
12 28 (3.47%) Sensu
13 24 (2.98%) Dropwizard
13 24 (2.98%) Guice
13 24 (2.98%) JSON
13 24 (2.98%) LDAP
13 24 (2.98%) Ratpack
Miscellaneous
1 113 (14.02%) Data Centre
2 38 (4.71%) Clustering
2 38 (4.71%) Linux Command Line
3 29 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (3.10%) Public Cloud
5 24 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.61%) Replication
7 20 (2.48%) PKI
8 18 (2.23%) Private Cloud
9 17 (2.11%) Blackberry
10 15 (1.86%) Cloud Native
10 15 (1.86%) CMDB
10 15 (1.86%) Computer Science
11 13 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
12 12 (1.49%) Fintech
12 12 (1.49%) Virtual Team
13 11 (1.36%) iPhone
14 10 (1.24%) Credit Risk
15 8 (0.99%) Fat Client
15 8 (0.99%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 371 (46.03%) Windows
2 303 (37.59%) Linux
3 189 (23.45%) Windows Server
4 110 (13.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 107 (13.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 98 (12.16%) Windows 7
7 92 (11.41%) Windows 10
8 66 (8.19%) Unix
9 30 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (3.60%) Apple iOS
11 25 (3.10%) Android
12 24 (2.98%) Windows 8
13 23 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
14 22 (2.73%) Mac OS X
15 19 (2.36%) CentOS
16 13 (1.61%) Mac OS
17 12 (1.49%) Ubuntu
18 11 (1.36%) Windows XP
19 8 (0.99%) CoreOS
20 6 (0.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (22.95%) DevOps
3 159 (19.73%) Configuration Management
4 144 (17.87%) ITIL
5 131 (16.25%) Load Balancing
6 103 (12.78%) Open Source
7 100 (12.41%) Microservices
8 83 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
9 75 (9.31%) Migration
10 54 (6.70%) Test Automation
11 52 (6.45%) High Availability
12 49 (6.08%) TDD
13 45 (5.58%) OO
14 44 (5.46%) Service Management
15 41 (5.09%) Change Management
16 40 (4.96%) Project Management
17 37 (4.59%) BDD
17 37 (4.59%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 37 (4.59%) Problem-Solving
18 34 (4.22%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 146 (18.11%) Python
2 116 (14.39%) Java
3 114 (14.14%) PowerShell
4 104 (12.90%) Ruby
5 101 (12.53%) Bash Shell
6 76 (9.43%) Perl
7 70 (8.68%) SQL
8 48 (5.96%) JavaScript
9 32 (3.97%) Java 8
10 29 (3.60%) ES6
11 27 (3.35%) C
12 25 (3.10%) Groovy
13 24 (2.98%) Scala
14 23 (2.85%) C#
15 21 (2.61%) TypeScript
16 17 (2.11%) Go
17 9 (1.12%) Shell Script
18 8 (0.99%) PHP
19 5 (0.62%) T-SQL
19 5 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 133 (16.50%) Security Cleared
2 106 (13.15%) SC Cleared
3 66 (8.19%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (5.46%) CCNP
5 43 (5.33%) Degree
6 36 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (3.35%) CCNA
8 23 (2.85%) MCSE
9 21 (2.61%) CCIE
10 18 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (1.99%) DV Cleared
12 13 (1.61%) MCSA
13 12 (1.49%) CISSP
13 12 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (1.24%) MCP
15 9 (1.12%) A+ Certification
15 9 (1.12%) CISM
16 8 (0.99%) CCSE
16 8 (0.99%) CTC Cleared
17 6 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.10%) SLA
2 19 (2.36%) QA
3 12 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.36%) GCP
5 7 (0.87%) GDPR
5 7 (0.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.12%) PMO
7 1 (0.12%) SAS 70
System Software
1 331 (41.07%) Active Directory
2 165 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (19.73%) Docker
4 62 (7.69%) XenApp
5 56 (6.95%) Virtual Machines
6 52 (6.45%) vSphere
7 44 (5.46%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (4.47%) Hyper-V
9 25 (3.10%) VMware NSX
9 25 (3.10%) XenDesktop
10 19 (2.36%) DFS Replication
11 17 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
12 14 (1.74%) NFS
13 13 (1.61%) vCloud
14 10 (1.24%) etcd
14 10 (1.24%) flannel
14 10 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (1.24%) XenServer
15 8 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 150 (18.61%) Puppet
2 121 (15.01%) Ansible
3 89 (11.04%) Kubernetes
4 81 (10.05%) Terraform
5 78 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
6 62 (7.69%) SCCM
7 46 (5.71%) HAProxy
8 35 (4.34%) logstash
9 30 (3.72%) Docker Swarm
9 30 (3.72%) vCenter Server
10 28 (3.47%) Grafana
11 23 (2.85%) WSUS
12 22 (2.73%) SCOM
13 20 (2.48%) Kibana
14 19 (2.36%) Failover Clustering
15 16 (1.99%) ZABBIX
16 14 (1.74%) Mesos
17 13 (1.61%) Backup Exec
17 13 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
18 12 (1.49%) Salt
Vendors
1 251 (31.14%) Microsoft
2 209 (25.93%) VMware
3 173 (21.46%) Cisco
4 129 (16.00%) Citrix
5 65 (8.06%) HP
6 58 (7.20%) CheckPoint
6 58 (7.20%) F5
7 39 (4.84%) Infoblox
8 36 (4.47%) Ivanti
9 34 (4.22%) Juniper
10 32 (3.97%) Dell
10 32 (3.97%) Palo Alto
11 24 (2.98%) ServiceNow
12 23 (2.85%) Apple
12 23 (2.85%) SolarWinds
13 21 (2.61%) Red Hat
14 19 (2.36%) EMC
15 16 (1.99%) Blue Coat
16 15 (1.86%) Fortinet
16 15 (1.86%) NetApp