Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 201 153 190
Rank change year-on-year -48 +37 -15
Contract jobs citing DNS 501 249 517
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.41% 1.76% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.50% 15.85% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 151 400
10th Percentile £260 £275 £160
25th Percentile £385 £384 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £400
Median % change year-on-year - +25.00% -6.98%
75th Percentile £575 £550 £500
90th Percentile £650 £619 £600
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 17
10th Percentile £23.25 £26.63 "
25th Percentile £24.50 £27.19 £21.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.75 £42.11
Median % change year-on-year -21.26% -24.60% +127.62%
75th Percentile £46.31 £36.38 £50.00
90th Percentile £53.25 £37.50 £53.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £31.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -20.63% -21.25% +110.53%

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 3,456 1,571 3,918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.70% 11.11% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,380 1,072 2,713
10th Percentile £285 £263 £200
25th Percentile £413 £388 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £646 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £656
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 20 99
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.50 £14.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £22.88 £18.49
Median hourly rate £22.50 £31.48 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -28.51% +46.40% +13.16%
75th Percentile £37.75 £45.19 £47.25
90th Percentile £53.35 £58.30 £53.75
England median hourly rate £20.51 £31.50 £25.68
% change year-on-year -34.89% +22.66% +36.89%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -34 67 £525 +5.00% 54
South London +20 24 £388 -12.43% 4
West London -12 8 £210 -43.40% 14
North London +3 5 £400 -11.11% 7
East London - 4 £233 - 13
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 240 (47.90%) Active Directory
2 237 (47.31%) DHCP
3 235 (46.91%) Windows
4 185 (36.93%) Microsoft
5 178 (35.53%) VMware
5 178 (35.53%) Azure
6 158 (31.54%) Microsoft 365
7 157 (31.34%) Firewall
8 147 (29.34%) Linux
9 134 (26.75%) VMware Infrastructure
10 123 (24.55%) PowerShell
11 117 (23.35%) Finance
12 109 (21.76%) TCP/IP
13 107 (21.36%) AWS
14 105 (20.96%) Social Skills
15 101 (20.16%) Cisco
16 95 (18.96%) Windows Server
17 82 (16.37%) DevOps
18 77 (15.37%) Terraform
18 77 (15.37%) Python
19 75 (14.97%) Migration
20 70 (13.97%) VPN
21 68 (13.57%) Ansible
22 67 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
23 65 (12.97%) Windows 10
24 64 (12.77%) WAN
25 62 (12.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 61 (12.18%) Hyper-V
27 60 (11.98%) Docker
28 59 (11.78%) Azure Active Directory

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 37 (7.39%) MS Exchange
1 37 (7.39%) SharePoint
2 30 (5.99%) Apache
3 23 (4.59%) Tomcat
4 20 (3.99%) Confluence
4 20 (3.99%) IIS
5 11 (2.20%) nginx
6 10 (2.00%) OpenStack
6 10 (2.00%) WebLogic
6 10 (2.00%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.20%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.80%) Traefik
11 3 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.60%) CMS
11 3 (0.60%) Drupal
11 3 (0.60%) JBoss
11 3 (0.60%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.40%) Jetty
Applications
1 50 (9.98%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.20%) RMDS
2 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 178 (35.53%) Azure
2 158 (31.54%) Microsoft 365
3 107 (21.36%) AWS
4 59 (11.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 39 (7.78%) GCP
6 34 (6.79%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (5.39%) IaaS
8 26 (5.19%) PaaS
9 23 (4.59%) OneDrive
10 21 (4.19%) Serverless
11 19 (3.79%) AWS CloudFormation
11 19 (3.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 18 (3.59%) GitHub
12 18 (3.59%) Route 53
13 17 (3.39%) Amazon S3
14 15 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
15 13 (2.59%) SaaS
16 11 (2.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 10 (2.00%) Akamai
17 10 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 237 (47.31%) DHCP
2 157 (31.34%) Firewall
3 109 (21.76%) TCP/IP
4 70 (13.97%) VPN
5 64 (12.77%) WAN
6 54 (10.78%) HTTP
7 49 (9.78%) SSL
8 42 (8.38%) LAN
9 37 (7.39%) SAN
10 36 (7.19%) Network Security
11 30 (5.99%) SMTP
12 29 (5.79%) SD-WAN
13 27 (5.39%) Internet
14 25 (4.99%) VLAN
15 22 (4.39%) FTP
16 18 (3.59%) Wireless
17 17 (3.39%) BGP
17 17 (3.39%) MPLS
17 17 (3.39%) OSPF
18 16 (3.19%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.99%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.59%) MySQL
3 14 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (2.20%) Hadoop
5 10 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (1.80%) Redis
6 9 (1.80%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (1.20%) Couchbase
7 6 (1.20%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.00%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.00%) Riak
9 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.20%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.20%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 38 (7.58%) Git (software)
2 34 (6.79%) JIRA
3 33 (6.59%) Jenkins
4 14 (2.79%) Subversion
5 13 (2.59%) GitLab
6 11 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (2.00%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.00%) Artifactory
8 5 (1.00%) Maven
8 5 (1.00%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.80%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.60%) Arsenale Dataplane
10 3 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.60%) Bitbucket Server
10 3 (0.60%) CircleCI
10 3 (0.60%) Gradle
10 3 (0.60%) Serena SBM
10 3 (0.60%) TestRail
11 2 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.20%) Ant
General
1 117 (23.35%) Finance
2 105 (20.96%) Social Skills
3 24 (4.79%) Banking
3 24 (4.79%) Public Sector
4 21 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.19%) Retail
6 15 (2.99%) Financial Institution
6 15 (2.99%) Legal
7 13 (2.59%) Telecoms
8 12 (2.40%) Influencing Skills
9 11 (2.20%) Presentation Skills
10 7 (1.40%) Games
10 7 (1.40%) Local Government
10 7 (1.40%) Organisational Skills
11 6 (1.20%) Back Office
12 5 (1.00%) Documentation Skills
12 5 (1.00%) Marketing
13 4 (0.80%) Automotive
14 2 (0.40%) Law
14 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 69 (13.77%) Architect
2 50 (9.98%) Network Engineer
3 44 (8.78%) Consultant
3 44 (8.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 39 (7.78%) DevOps Engineer
5 37 (7.39%) Support Engineer
6 34 (6.79%) Security Engineer
7 31 (6.19%) Analyst
8 28 (5.59%) Administrator
8 28 (5.59%) Cloud Engineer
8 28 (5.59%) Technical Architect
9 23 (4.59%) Azure Engineer
10 18 (3.59%) IT Support
11 17 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
11 17 (3.39%) Support Analyst
11 17 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
12 16 (3.19%) Security Consultant
13 15 (2.99%) AWS Engineer
14 14 (2.79%) Network Security Engineer
14 14 (2.79%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.39%) LDAP
2 28 (5.59%) REST
3 20 (3.99%) JSON
4 17 (3.39%) HTML
5 16 (3.19%) SOAP
6 15 (2.99%) Kafka
6 15 (2.99%) Web Services
7 14 (2.79%) .NET
8 13 (2.59%) LAMP
9 11 (2.20%) HTML5
9 11 (2.20%) Middleware
10 10 (2.00%) OAuth
11 9 (1.80%) ARM Templates
11 9 (1.80%) CSS
11 9 (1.80%) JMS
11 9 (1.80%) WebSphere MQ
11 9 (1.80%) XML
12 8 (1.60%) JWT
12 8 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (1.40%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.58%) Data Centre
2 30 (5.99%) Clustering
3 21 (4.19%) PKI
4 18 (3.59%) Replication
5 16 (3.19%) Public Cloud
6 14 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.59%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.80%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.60%) iPad
12 7 (1.40%) iPhone
12 7 (1.40%) Private Cloud
13 6 (1.20%) Hedge funds
13 6 (1.20%) Virtual Team
14 5 (1.00%) Algorithms
14 5 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (1.00%) Life Science
14 5 (1.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 235 (46.91%) Windows
2 147 (29.34%) Linux
3 95 (18.96%) Windows Server
4 65 (12.97%) Windows 10
5 43 (8.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (7.19%) Windows Server 2019
7 35 (6.99%) Unix
7 35 (6.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (6.39%) Windows Server 2016
9 26 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (4.19%) Windows 7
11 14 (2.79%) Ubuntu
12 13 (2.59%) Mac OS
13 10 (2.00%) Android
13 10 (2.00%) Apple iOS
14 9 (1.80%) CentOS
15 8 (1.60%) Mac OS X
16 7 (1.40%) Solaris
17 6 (1.20%) Debian
18 5 (1.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (16.37%) DevOps
2 75 (14.97%) Migration
3 67 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (12.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 58 (11.58%) ITIL
6 54 (10.78%) Load Balancing
7 53 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
8 49 (9.78%) Cybersecurity
9 38 (7.58%) Infrastructure as Code
10 30 (5.99%) Change Control
10 30 (5.99%) High Availability
11 29 (5.79%) Configuration Management
12 28 (5.59%) Network Architecture
13 27 (5.39%) Change Management
14 25 (4.99%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (4.79%) Information Security
16 23 (4.59%) Network Management
17 22 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
17 22 (4.39%) Patch Management
18 21 (4.19%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 123 (24.55%) PowerShell
2 77 (15.37%) Python
3 53 (10.58%) SQL
4 43 (8.58%) Bash Shell
5 29 (5.79%) Java
6 24 (4.79%) Shell Script
7 23 (4.59%) Go
8 17 (3.39%) JavaScript
8 17 (3.39%) VBScript
9 12 (2.40%) Perl
9 12 (2.40%) Ruby
10 11 (2.20%) C
11 9 (1.80%) PHP
12 7 (1.40%) VB
13 6 (1.20%) C++
14 3 (0.60%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.60%) Rust
14 3 (0.60%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.60%) VBA
15 2 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 59 (11.78%) Security Cleared
2 53 (10.58%) SC Cleared
3 34 (6.79%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (6.39%) Degree
5 24 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (3.99%) CCNA
6 20 (3.99%) CCNP
7 17 (3.39%) MCSE
8 10 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (1.80%) MCSA
10 8 (1.60%) DV Cleared
11 7 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.20%) AWS Certification
12 6 (1.20%) JNCIS
12 6 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.00%) CCDA
13 5 (1.00%) CISSP
13 5 (1.00%) JNCIA
13 5 (1.00%) JNCIP
13 5 (1.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.39%) GDPR
1 17 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.00%) QA
3 9 (1.80%) SLA
4 6 (1.20%) NIST
4 6 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.80%) NCSC
6 3 (0.60%) Accessibility
7 2 (0.40%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.40%) HL7
8 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.20%) DICOM
8 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.20%) PMO
8 1 (0.20%) SOC 1
8 1 (0.20%) SOC 2
System Software
1 240 (47.90%) Active Directory
2 134 (26.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (12.18%) Hyper-V
4 60 (11.98%) Docker
5 29 (5.79%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (5.39%) vSphere
7 21 (4.19%) NFS
8 14 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (2.79%) XenApp
9 12 (2.40%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (2.20%) VMware Workstation
11 10 (2.00%) vCloud
12 7 (1.40%) KVM
13 6 (1.20%) iptables
14 5 (1.00%) VMware NSX
14 5 (1.00%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 4 (0.80%) Veritas File System
15 4 (0.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 4 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 77 (15.37%) Terraform
2 68 (13.57%) Ansible
3 59 (11.78%) SCCM
4 53 (10.58%) Kubernetes
5 39 (7.78%) Microsoft Intune
6 34 (6.79%) Puppet
7 26 (5.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 22 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
9 19 (3.79%) Prometheus
10 14 (2.79%) Grafana
10 14 (2.79%) WSUS
11 12 (2.40%) QRadar
12 11 (2.20%) Consul
12 11 (2.20%) FortiGate
12 11 (2.20%) HAProxy
12 11 (2.20%) ZABBIX
13 10 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
13 10 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (1.80%) Istio
14 9 (1.80%) Nagios
Vendors
1 185 (36.93%) Microsoft
2 178 (35.53%) VMware
3 101 (20.16%) Cisco
4 46 (9.18%) Citrix
5 40 (7.98%) Splunk
6 38 (7.58%) Dell
7 37 (7.39%) F5
8 36 (7.19%) Infoblox
8 36 (7.19%) Oracle
9 34 (6.79%) Palo Alto
9 34 (6.79%) Red Hat
10 29 (5.79%) Juniper
10 29 (5.79%) ServiceNow
11 26 (5.19%) CheckPoint
12 25 (4.99%) IBM
13 24 (4.79%) EMC
13 24 (4.79%) HP
14 16 (3.19%) CyberArk
14 16 (3.19%) McAfee
15 15 (2.99%) Adobe