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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 20 May 2022 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
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 202 215 160
Rank change year-on-year +13 -55 +15
Contract jobs citing DNS 550 308 336
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.41% 1.28% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.97% 14.25% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 205 227
10th Percentile £301 £254 £189
25th Percentile £450 £356 £309
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £543 £450 £410
Median % change year-on-year +20.61% +9.76% -8.89%
75th Percentile £638 £520 £521
90th Percentile £700 £600 £638
England median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 26
10th Percentile £34.04 £23.00 £18.50
25th Percentile £41.49 £33.13 £25.37
Median hourly rate £45.50 £50.00 £42.25
Median % change year-on-year -9.00% +18.34% +101.19%
75th Percentile £49.65 £63.13 £47.83
90th Percentile £58.75 £71.00 £49.38
England median hourly rate £22.50 £27.11 £25.74
% change year-on-year -16.99% +5.30% +17.00%

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 3,675 2,162 2,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.44% 8.95% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,551 1,497 1,510
10th Percentile £313 £299 £207
25th Percentile £450 £381 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £575
90th Percentile £750 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +13.64% +3.53% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 20 64
10th Percentile £20.96 £13.85 £14.73
25th Percentile £23.91 £21.53 £18.50
Median hourly rate £29.12 £47.33 £37.13
Median % change year-on-year -38.47% +27.48% +65.00%
75th Percentile £46.81 £64.06 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £76.03 £52.28
England median hourly rate £23.91 £23.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year +1.74% +16.05% +8.29%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -18 85 £550 +10.00% 21
South London -7 14 £330 +7.76% 4
West London -2 8 £455 +102.22% 15
East London -8 4 £233 +3.33% 9
North London - 1 £138 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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.

1 274 (49.82%) Windows
2 255 (46.36%) Active Directory
3 248 (45.09%) Azure
4 231 (42.00%) DHCP
5 211 (38.36%) Microsoft
6 184 (33.45%) VMware
7 175 (31.82%) Linux
8 164 (29.82%) Firewall
9 151 (27.45%) PowerShell
10 149 (27.09%) DevOps
11 146 (26.55%) AWS
12 137 (24.91%) VMware Infrastructure
13 135 (24.55%) Windows Server
14 126 (22.91%) Terraform
15 124 (22.55%) Microsoft 365
16 119 (21.64%) CI/CD
17 117 (21.27%) Finance
18 110 (20.00%) TCP/IP
19 108 (19.64%) Agile
20 104 (18.91%) Python
21 103 (18.73%) Load Balancing
21 103 (18.73%) Social Skills
22 100 (18.18%) Ansible
23 97 (17.64%) Migration
24 83 (15.09%) Kubernetes
24 83 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
25 78 (14.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 77 (14.00%) ITIL
26 77 (14.00%) Cisco
27 71 (12.91%) SCCM

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 34 (6.18%) MS Exchange
2 29 (5.27%) Confluence
3 28 (5.09%) IIS
3 28 (5.09%) SharePoint
4 27 (4.91%) nginx
5 18 (3.27%) OpenStack
6 14 (2.55%) Apache
7 11 (2.00%) Traefik
8 8 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (1.45%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.91%) CMS
10 5 (0.91%) Drupal
10 5 (0.91%) JBoss
11 4 (0.73%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.73%) Red Hat Fuse
11 4 (0.73%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (5.64%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.82%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.18%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 16 (2.91%) Shopify
2 12 (2.18%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.18%) assyst
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 248 (45.09%) Azure
2 146 (26.55%) AWS
3 124 (22.55%) Microsoft 365
4 64 (11.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 52 (9.45%) GCP
6 44 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
7 43 (7.82%) GitHub
8 38 (6.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 30 (5.45%) SaaS
10 28 (5.09%) PaaS
11 25 (4.55%) IaaS
12 23 (4.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 21 (3.82%) Amazon S3
14 20 (3.64%) AWS CloudFormation
14 20 (3.64%) Mimecast
15 19 (3.45%) Azure Monitor
15 19 (3.45%) OneDrive
15 19 (3.45%) Serverless
16 18 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
17 17 (3.09%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 231 (42.00%) DHCP
2 164 (29.82%) Firewall
3 110 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 69 (12.55%) VPN
5 63 (11.45%) WAN
6 60 (10.91%) Internet
7 51 (9.27%) HTTP
7 51 (9.27%) Network Security
8 45 (8.18%) SSL
9 33 (6.00%) MPLS
10 31 (5.64%) SD-WAN
11 30 (5.45%) IPsec
11 30 (5.45%) LAN
12 27 (4.91%) FTP
12 27 (4.91%) SSH
13 25 (4.55%) DMZ
13 25 (4.55%) SMTP
14 21 (3.82%) BGP
14 21 (3.82%) Kerberos
14 21 (3.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.64%) Amazon RDS
3 15 (2.73%) MySQL
4 14 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.27%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.09%) Couchbase
7 6 (1.09%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.09%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.91%) Redis
9 4 (0.73%) Power BI
10 3 (0.55%) DB2
10 3 (0.55%) MariaDB
10 3 (0.55%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.18%) Cognos Impromptu
12 1 (0.18%) ObjectStore
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 64 (11.64%) Git (software)
2 47 (8.55%) Jenkins
3 45 (8.18%) JIRA
4 32 (5.82%) GitLab
5 13 (2.36%) Bitbucket
6 11 (2.00%) Subversion
7 8 (1.45%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.09%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.73%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.55%) Grunt
10 3 (0.55%) gulp
10 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio Code
10 3 (0.55%) webpack
11 2 (0.36%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.36%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.36%) Serena SBM
11 2 (0.36%) Terragrunt
11 2 (0.36%) Vagrant
General
1 117 (21.27%) Finance
2 103 (18.73%) Social Skills
3 36 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (6.55%) Banking
4 25 (4.55%) Public Sector
5 22 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 17 (3.09%) Presentation Skills
7 16 (2.91%) Influencing Skills
8 14 (2.55%) Financial Institution
9 11 (2.00%) Retail
10 9 (1.64%) Law
11 8 (1.45%) Legal
12 7 (1.27%) Documentation Skills
13 5 (0.91%) Games
13 5 (0.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 5 (0.91%) Organisational Skills
13 5 (0.91%) Publishing
14 3 (0.55%) Billing
14 3 (0.55%) Marketing
15 2 (0.36%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (12.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 66 (12.00%) Architect
3 63 (11.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 42 (7.64%) Azure Engineer
5 41 (7.45%) Consultant
6 36 (6.55%) Security Engineer
7 33 (6.00%) Network Engineer
8 28 (5.09%) Wintel Engineer
9 27 (4.91%) Analyst
9 27 (4.91%) AWS Engineer
10 26 (4.73%) Support Engineer
11 24 (4.36%) Cloud Engineer
12 21 (3.82%) AWS DevOps
13 20 (3.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 20 (3.64%) Azure DevOps
13 20 (3.64%) Cloud Architect
13 20 (3.64%) Developer
14 18 (3.27%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 17 (3.09%) Network Architect
16 15 (2.73%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.18%) LDAP
2 27 (4.91%) HTML
3 22 (4.00%) CSS
4 18 (3.27%) OAuth
4 18 (3.27%) REST
5 16 (2.91%) CSS3
6 15 (2.73%) JSON
7 14 (2.55%) jQuery
7 14 (2.55%) XML
8 13 (2.36%) RESTful
9 12 (2.18%) cloud-init
9 12 (2.18%) Middleware
9 12 (2.18%) Symfony
10 10 (1.82%) .NET
10 10 (1.82%) HTML5
10 10 (1.82%) SOAP
10 10 (1.82%) Web Services
11 9 (1.64%) Kafka
11 9 (1.64%) Node.js
11 9 (1.64%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 64 (11.64%) PKI
2 48 (8.73%) Data Centre
3 37 (6.73%) Clustering
3 37 (6.73%) Public Cloud
4 36 (6.55%) Replication
5 27 (4.91%) Private Cloud
6 25 (4.55%) Cloud Native
6 25 (4.55%) Management Information System
7 17 (3.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 15 (2.73%) CMDB
9 13 (2.36%) CCTV
9 13 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (2.18%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (1.45%) Legacy Applications
12 8 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (1.27%) User Experience
14 6 (1.09%) Enterprise Cloud
15 5 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 274 (49.82%) Windows
2 175 (31.82%) Linux
3 135 (24.55%) Windows Server
4 52 (9.45%) Unix
5 46 (8.36%) Windows 10
6 43 (7.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (6.18%) Windows Server 2016
8 24 (4.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (4.18%) Android
9 23 (4.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (3.64%) CentOS
11 18 (3.27%) VMS
12 16 (2.91%) Apple iOS
12 16 (2.91%) Windows Server 2019
13 10 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (1.82%) Windows 7
14 9 (1.64%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.64%) Windows 8
15 8 (1.45%) Debian
16 6 (1.09%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (27.09%) DevOps
2 119 (21.64%) CI/CD
3 108 (19.64%) Agile
4 103 (18.73%) Load Balancing
5 97 (17.64%) Migration
6 83 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
7 78 (14.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 77 (14.00%) ITIL
9 61 (11.09%) Infrastructure as Code
10 50 (9.09%) Configuration Management
11 42 (7.64%) Patch Management
12 39 (7.09%) Test Automation
13 37 (6.73%) Cybersecurity
13 37 (6.73%) Project Delivery
14 36 (6.55%) Change Management
15 31 (5.64%) Data Loss Prevention
16 30 (5.45%) High Availability
17 29 (5.27%) Mobile Device Management
18 28 (5.09%) Identity Management
18 28 (5.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (27.45%) PowerShell
2 104 (18.91%) Python
3 69 (12.55%) SQL
4 52 (9.45%) Bash
5 42 (7.64%) JavaScript
6 37 (6.73%) Java
7 25 (4.55%) Go
8 24 (4.36%) Ruby
9 21 (3.82%) PHP
10 20 (3.64%) Perl
11 19 (3.45%) VBScript
12 16 (2.91%) C
13 10 (1.82%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.64%) VB
15 8 (1.45%) C#
16 5 (0.91%) Groovy
16 5 (0.91%) VBA
17 2 (0.36%) C++
17 2 (0.36%) Lisp
17 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (8.18%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (6.73%) Security Cleared
3 32 (5.82%) SC Cleared
4 25 (4.55%) CCNP
5 24 (4.36%) Degree
6 20 (3.64%) CCNA
7 15 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (2.36%) CCIE
9 10 (1.82%) MCSE
10 8 (1.45%) CCIE Security
10 8 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.27%) MCTS
11 7 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
11 7 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (1.09%) MCSA
13 5 (0.91%) CISSP
13 5 (0.91%) MCP
14 4 (0.73%) CCA
14 4 (0.73%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.09%) SLA
2 18 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.73%) QA
4 13 (2.36%) PCI DSS
5 12 (2.18%) NCSC
6 11 (2.00%) GDPR
7 5 (0.91%) Accessibility
7 5 (0.91%) NIST
7 5 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.73%) GRC
9 2 (0.36%) DICOM
9 2 (0.36%) HL7
10 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 255 (46.36%) Active Directory
2 137 (24.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (12.36%) Docker
4 39 (7.09%) vSphere
5 36 (6.55%) Hyper-V
6 34 (6.18%) NFS
7 28 (5.09%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (3.27%) XenApp
10 14 (2.55%) vCloud
10 14 (2.55%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (2.00%) VMware Workstation
11 11 (2.00%) XenDesktop
12 10 (1.82%) Firmware
13 9 (1.64%) BitLocker
13 9 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.91%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 5 (0.91%) KVM
14 5 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.91%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 126 (22.91%) Terraform
2 100 (18.18%) Ansible
3 83 (15.09%) Kubernetes
4 71 (12.91%) SCCM
5 49 (8.91%) Microsoft Intune
6 47 (8.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 27 (4.91%) Puppet
8 21 (3.82%) Single Sign-On
9 20 (3.64%) Consul
10 19 (3.45%) HAProxy
10 19 (3.45%) Prometheus
11 18 (3.27%) ZABBIX
12 16 (2.91%) Packer
13 15 (2.73%) WSUS
14 13 (2.36%) Docker Swarm
15 12 (2.18%) Istio
15 12 (2.18%) vCenter Server
16 11 (2.00%) Graphite
16 11 (2.00%) linkerd
16 11 (2.00%) Podman
Vendors
1 211 (38.36%) Microsoft
2 184 (33.45%) VMware
3 77 (14.00%) Cisco
4 66 (12.00%) Citrix
5 40 (7.27%) Splunk
6 39 (7.09%) Red Hat
7 37 (6.73%) ServiceNow
8 34 (6.18%) F5
9 31 (5.64%) Oracle
10 30 (5.45%) Infoblox
11 29 (5.27%) Google
12 26 (4.73%) Okta
13 24 (4.36%) Dell
13 24 (4.36%) HP
13 24 (4.36%) IBM
13 24 (4.36%) NetApp
14 22 (4.00%) CheckPoint
15 21 (3.82%) Palo Alto
16 18 (3.27%) CyberArk
17 17 (3.09%) Zscaler