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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 133 134
Rank change year-on-year -44 +1  
Contract jobs citing DNS 289 409 397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.39% 1.88% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.55% 13.57% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 292 254
Median daily rate £410 £418 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +15.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 11
Median hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.95% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £120.00 £100.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £28.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -28.92% +38.71%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2303 3014 3064
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.06% 13.84% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1536 2050 1982
Median daily rate £450 £430 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +10.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 48 91
Median hourly rate £24.86 £22.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.00% +11.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.83 £11.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -39 37 £425 -5.55% 24
Croydon +9 16 £463 +28.02%
Hammersmith 0 6 £300 -42.85%
New Malden - 6 - - 1
Feltham - 3 £375 -
Docklands, London - 2 £600 -
West End of London +10 1 £400 +23.07% 5
Ilford +2 1 £168 -
Westminster +2 1 £345 -4.82%
Brentford - 1 £365 -
Chessington - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 - -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for DNS.

1 319 (53.43%) Windows
2 255 (42.71%) DHCP
3 254 (42.55%) Linux
4 244 (40.87%) Active Directory
5 237 (39.70%) VMware
6 221 (37.02%) Firewall
7 207 (34.67%) TCP/IP
8 169 (28.31%) Windows Server
9 161 (26.97%) Amazon AWS
10 160 (26.80%) Microsoft
11 150 (25.13%) DevOps
12 144 (24.12%) Puppet
13 141 (23.62%) VMware Infrastructure
14 135 (22.61%) Cisco
15 126 (21.11%) Unix
16 119 (19.93%) VPN
17 107 (17.92%) HTTP
17 107 (17.92%) PowerShell
18 105 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
19 102 (17.09%) Configuration Management
20 100 (16.75%) SQL Server
20 100 (16.75%) Security Cleared
21 97 (16.25%) Python
22 96 (16.08%) Bash Shell
23 95 (15.91%) Ansible
23 95 (15.91%) LAN
24 92 (15.41%) Load Balancing
25 91 (15.24%) WAN
25 91 (15.24%) Citrix
26 90 (15.08%) SQL

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 82 (13.74%) Apache
2 62 (10.39%) MS Exchange
3 60 (10.05%) IIS
4 40 (6.70%) SharePoint
5 32 (5.36%) Tomcat
6 29 (4.86%) nginx
7 28 (4.69%) Elasticsearch
8 26 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 25 (4.19%) Skype for Business
10 24 (4.02%) WebSphere
11 19 (3.18%) Confluence
12 18 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (2.01%) WebLogic
14 11 (1.84%) CMS
15 10 (1.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 9 (1.51%) OpenStack
16 9 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
16 9 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
17 8 (1.34%) JBoss
18 7 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 43 (7.20%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.67%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.34%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.34%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.34%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (0.34%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.17%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.17%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 161 (26.97%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (14.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (12.23%) Office 365
4 39 (6.53%) IaaS
5 26 (4.36%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (4.02%) SaaS
7 22 (3.69%) PaaS
8 21 (3.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 20 (3.35%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (2.68%) Amazon ELB
10 16 (2.68%) Amazon S3
11 12 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
12 11 (1.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 11 (1.84%) GitHub
13 8 (1.34%) Akamai
14 7 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (1.17%) Mimecast
14 7 (1.17%) OneDrive
14 7 (1.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 255 (42.71%) DHCP
2 221 (37.02%) Firewall
3 207 (34.67%) TCP/IP
4 119 (19.93%) VPN
5 107 (17.92%) HTTP
6 95 (15.91%) LAN
7 91 (15.24%) WAN
8 77 (12.90%) SAN
9 76 (12.73%) SSL
10 52 (8.71%) Internet
10 52 (8.71%) LDAP
11 50 (8.38%) Network Security
12 40 (6.70%) Cisco ASA
13 39 (6.53%) MPLS
14 34 (5.70%) SMTP
15 32 (5.36%) IPsec
16 30 (5.03%) BGP
17 29 (4.86%) Wireless
18 28 (4.69%) Cisco Nexus
18 28 (4.69%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (16.75%) SQL Server
2 45 (7.54%) PostgreSQL
3 34 (5.70%) MySQL
4 30 (5.03%) MongoDB
5 22 (3.69%) Hadoop
6 19 (3.18%) NoSQL
7 17 (2.85%) Oracle Database
8 16 (2.68%) Amazon RDS
8 16 (2.68%) Relational Database
9 15 (2.51%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (1.84%) Big Data
12 10 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.84%) DB2
13 5 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.67%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.67%) Redis
14 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
15 3 (0.50%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 75 (12.56%) Jenkins
2 72 (12.06%) Git (software)
3 34 (5.70%) JIRA
3 34 (5.70%) Sonatype Nexus
4 23 (3.85%) Maven
5 21 (3.52%) Bitbucket
6 20 (3.35%) Artifactory
7 16 (2.68%) Ant
8 15 (2.51%) Vagrant
9 12 (2.01%) SonarQube
10 11 (1.84%) JUnit
10 11 (1.84%) Liquibase
10 11 (1.84%) Subversion
10 11 (1.84%) TeamCity
11 8 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 6 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.84%) Gradle
13 5 (0.84%) webpack
14 4 (0.67%) MSBuild
General
1 78 (13.07%) Finance
2 36 (6.03%) Banking
3 28 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.85%) Retail
5 10 (1.68%) Back Office
6 9 (1.51%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.17%) Legal
9 6 (1.01%) Law
9 6 (1.01%) Marketing
10 4 (0.67%) Billing
10 4 (0.67%) Electronics
10 4 (0.67%) Japanese Language
10 4 (0.67%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.50%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.50%) Publishing
12 2 (0.34%) Front Office
12 2 (0.34%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.34%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 84 (14.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 78 (13.07%) Analyst
3 71 (11.89%) Architect
4 60 (10.05%) Administrator
5 56 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 47 (7.87%) Network Engineer
7 41 (6.87%) AWS Engineer
8 38 (6.37%) Systems Administrator
9 34 (5.70%) Linux Administrator
10 33 (5.53%) AWS DevOps
10 33 (5.53%) Linux Engineer
11 32 (5.36%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 32 (5.36%) Windows Engineer
12 29 (4.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 28 (4.69%) Support Engineer
14 27 (4.52%) Technical Architect
15 26 (4.36%) Developer
16 24 (4.02%) Consultant
17 23 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
18 22 (3.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (9.05%) Elastic Stack
2 42 (7.04%) Web Services
3 32 (5.36%) .NET
4 24 (4.02%) REST
5 22 (3.69%) Node.js
5 22 (3.69%) RabbitMQ
6 21 (3.52%) 802.1X
7 20 (3.35%) JSON
8 17 (2.85%) CSS
9 15 (2.51%) LAPP Stack
10 14 (2.35%) LAMP
10 14 (2.35%) XML
11 13 (2.18%) HTML
12 12 (2.01%) Ajax
12 12 (2.01%) Kafka
12 12 (2.01%) Middleware
12 12 (2.01%) RESTful
13 11 (1.84%) MCollective
13 11 (1.84%) Sensu
14 10 (1.68%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 88 (14.74%) Data Centre
2 30 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.03%) PKI
3 26 (4.36%) Linux Command Line
3 26 (4.36%) Replication
4 21 (3.52%) Clustering
4 21 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.18%) Computer Science
5 19 (3.18%) Public Cloud
6 13 (2.18%) Private Cloud
7 9 (1.51%) CMDB
7 9 (1.51%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (1.34%) NHS
9 7 (1.17%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (1.01%) BYOD
10 6 (1.01%) Derivative
10 6 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.01%) Spread Betting
10 6 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 319 (53.43%) Windows
2 254 (42.55%) Linux
3 169 (28.31%) Windows Server
4 126 (21.11%) Unix
5 85 (14.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 84 (14.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 82 (13.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 76 (12.73%) CentOS
9 48 (8.04%) Windows 7
10 42 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 38 (6.37%) Windows 10
12 31 (5.19%) Solaris
13 28 (4.69%) Ubuntu
14 19 (3.18%) AIX
15 16 (2.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 15 (2.51%) SUSE
17 12 (2.01%) Windows 8
17 12 (2.01%) Windows XP
18 11 (1.84%) Android
18 11 (1.84%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (25.13%) DevOps
2 105 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (17.09%) Configuration Management
4 92 (15.41%) Load Balancing
5 82 (13.74%) ITIL
6 69 (11.56%) Migration
7 62 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
8 53 (8.88%) Open Source
9 45 (7.54%) Continuous Delivery
10 40 (6.70%) Service Management
11 38 (6.37%) High Availability
12 36 (6.03%) Network Design
13 29 (4.86%) Change Management
13 29 (4.86%) Disaster Recovery
13 29 (4.86%) Scrum
14 28 (4.69%) Project Management
15 27 (4.52%) Microservices
16 24 (4.02%) Network Monitoring
17 22 (3.69%) Performance Tuning
18 20 (3.35%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (17.92%) PowerShell
2 97 (16.25%) Python
3 96 (16.08%) Bash Shell
4 90 (15.08%) SQL
5 76 (12.73%) Java
6 68 (11.39%) Perl
7 59 (9.88%) Ruby
8 33 (5.53%) Shell Script
9 32 (5.36%) C
10 21 (3.52%) Korn
11 20 (3.35%) JavaScript
12 17 (2.85%) C#
12 17 (2.85%) Groovy
13 14 (2.35%) PHP
14 7 (1.17%) Scala
15 5 (0.84%) Go
16 3 (0.50%) Jython
16 3 (0.50%) VBScript
17 2 (0.34%) Tcl
17 2 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 100 (16.75%) Security Cleared
2 79 (13.23%) SC Cleared
3 56 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (6.20%) CCNP
5 31 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (5.03%) CCNA
7 27 (4.52%) Degree
8 20 (3.35%) MCSE
9 14 (2.35%) CCIE
10 11 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.51%) Citrix Certification
11 9 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (1.51%) JNCIP
12 8 (1.34%) CCDA
12 8 (1.34%) JNCIA
12 8 (1.34%) JNCIS
13 7 (1.17%) MCSA
14 6 (1.01%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
15 5 (0.84%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.68%) SLA
2 12 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.01%) QA
5 2 (0.34%) COBIT
5 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 244 (40.87%) Active Directory
2 141 (23.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (12.06%) Docker
4 54 (9.05%) VMware ESXi
5 53 (8.88%) Hyper-V
6 34 (5.70%) Virtual Machines
7 29 (4.86%) vSphere
8 28 (4.69%) vCloud
9 27 (4.52%) NFS
10 22 (3.69%) XenApp
11 19 (3.18%) KVM
12 14 (2.35%) Squid
13 12 (2.01%) Postfix
14 8 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (1.34%) XenDesktop
15 7 (1.17%) BitLocker
15 7 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 5 (0.84%) iptables
17 5 (0.84%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 144 (24.12%) Puppet
2 95 (15.91%) Ansible
3 55 (9.21%) Nagios
4 53 (8.88%) Opscode Chef
5 47 (7.87%) Kubernetes
6 40 (6.70%) SCCM
6 40 (6.70%) ZABBIX
7 39 (6.53%) logstash
8 38 (6.37%) Terraform
9 31 (5.19%) Kibana
10 27 (4.52%) SCOM
10 27 (4.52%) yum
11 23 (3.85%) NetBackup
12 21 (3.52%) vCenter Server
13 19 (3.18%) Docker Swarm
14 18 (3.02%) Rsyslog
15 17 (2.85%) HAProxy
16 15 (2.51%) Salt
17 13 (2.18%) Graphite
17 13 (2.18%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 237 (39.70%) VMware
2 160 (26.80%) Microsoft
3 135 (22.61%) Cisco
4 91 (15.24%) Citrix
5 79 (13.23%) Red Hat
6 67 (11.22%) Oracle
7 60 (10.05%) HP
8 49 (8.21%) CheckPoint
9 43 (7.20%) Juniper
10 37 (6.20%) Palo Alto
11 35 (5.86%) F5
12 33 (5.53%) IBM
13 28 (4.69%) NetApp
14 25 (4.19%) EMC
14 25 (4.19%) Splunk
15 23 (3.85%) Dell
16 22 (3.69%) SolarWinds
17 17 (2.85%) Fortinet
17 17 (2.85%) Infoblox
17 17 (2.85%) Veeam
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Posted: 21 hours ago
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Posted: 10 hours ago
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
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Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
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Network ITR
Rate: £175.68 per day
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £575.00 - £615.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Cititec
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + excellent working hours
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PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
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