Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 198 130
Rank change year-on-year +27 -68 -1
Contract jobs citing DNS 786 640 928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.69% 1.36% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.12% 11.84% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 405 608
London median daily rate £430 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - +9.68%
10th Percentile £169 £172 £231
90th Percentile £624 £600 £543
England median daily rate £413 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.74% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 29
London median hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.18% -24.44% +25.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.31 £10.70
90th Percentile £42.74 £57.50 £63.75
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £28.00
% change year-on-year +4.28% -33.21% +40.00%

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 5,200 5,406 6,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.18% 11.51% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,577 3,658 4,057
London median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +5.95%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £253
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 149 139
London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.82% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.70 £11.50
90th Percentile £55.12 £48.01 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +46 196 £420 -1.18% 61
West London -6 32 £425 +23.91% 37
South London -31 21 £350 -12.50% 14
East London -22 15 £253 -40.24% 17
North London -7 2 £163 -59.06% 4
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 450 (57.25%) Windows
2 398 (50.64%) Active Directory
3 384 (48.85%) DHCP
4 308 (39.19%) Microsoft
5 263 (33.46%) TCP/IP
6 247 (31.42%) Linux
7 222 (28.24%) Firewall
8 200 (25.45%) VMware
9 195 (24.81%) Windows Server
10 169 (21.50%) Finance
11 158 (20.10%) Cisco
12 154 (19.59%) Amazon AWS
13 149 (18.96%) Office 365
14 145 (18.45%) PowerShell
15 138 (17.56%) Microsoft Azure
16 135 (17.18%) VPN
17 134 (17.05%) WAN
18 130 (16.54%) DevOps
19 128 (16.28%) Windows 7
19 128 (16.28%) MS Exchange
20 127 (16.16%) VMware Infrastructure
21 123 (15.65%) LAN
22 118 (15.01%) ITIL
23 113 (14.38%) Windows 10
24 107 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
25 106 (13.49%) HTTP
26 99 (12.60%) Python
27 97 (12.34%) Microsoft Office
28 94 (11.96%) Load Balancing
29 92 (11.70%) SSL

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
1 128 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 50 (6.36%) Apache
3 47 (5.98%) SharePoint
4 46 (5.85%) Skype for Business
5 45 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 42 (5.34%) Elasticsearch
7 40 (5.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 37 (4.71%) IIS
9 25 (3.18%) Confluence
9 25 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 21 (2.67%) Apache Spark
11 19 (2.42%) Tomcat
12 16 (2.04%) nginx
13 15 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (1.40%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.76%) CMS
16 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
17 3 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
17 3 (0.38%) JBoss
17 3 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 97 (12.34%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.13%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 15 (1.91%) Eikon
2 5 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.25%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 154 (19.59%) Amazon AWS
2 149 (18.96%) Office 365
3 138 (17.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 46 (5.85%) IaaS
5 39 (4.96%) SaaS
6 36 (4.58%) PaaS
7 35 (4.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 34 (4.33%) Mimecast
9 33 (4.20%) Serverless
10 30 (3.82%) Amazon EC2
11 29 (3.69%) Amazon S3
12 25 (3.18%) Heroku
13 23 (2.93%) AWS Lambda
14 20 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
15 16 (2.04%) Route 53
16 15 (1.91%) AWS CloudTrail
17 14 (1.78%) G Suite
18 13 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
19 12 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
20 11 (1.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 384 (48.85%) DHCP
2 263 (33.46%) TCP/IP
3 222 (28.24%) Firewall
4 135 (17.18%) VPN
5 134 (17.05%) WAN
6 123 (15.65%) LAN
7 106 (13.49%) HTTP
8 92 (11.70%) SSL
9 71 (9.03%) FTP
10 62 (7.89%) Internet
11 59 (7.51%) BGP
12 54 (6.87%) OSPF
13 53 (6.74%) IPsec
14 51 (6.49%) Wireless
15 48 (6.11%) SAN
15 48 (6.11%) VoIP
16 43 (5.47%) Skype
17 38 (4.83%) Cisco IOS
17 38 (4.83%) Cisco Nexus
18 37 (4.71%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (6.87%) MySQL
2 50 (6.36%) MongoDB
3 44 (5.60%) SQL Server
4 40 (5.09%) PostgreSQL
5 33 (4.20%) Amazon RDS
6 24 (3.05%) Relational Database
7 23 (2.93%) Big Data
7 23 (2.93%) Hadoop
7 23 (2.93%) NoSQL
8 20 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (1.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 15 (1.91%) RDBMS
9 15 (1.91%) Redis
10 13 (1.65%) MariaDB
11 9 (1.15%) HBase
12 6 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.64%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.64%) Flink
14 4 (0.51%) Amazon Aurora
14 4 (0.51%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 89 (11.32%) Git (software)
2 85 (10.81%) Jenkins
3 36 (4.58%) JIRA
4 28 (3.56%) GitLab
5 24 (3.05%) Gradle
6 22 (2.80%) gulp
7 19 (2.42%) Sonatype Nexus
8 18 (2.29%) Maven
8 18 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
9 15 (1.91%) Bitbucket
9 15 (1.91%) TeamCity
10 14 (1.78%) SonarQube
10 14 (1.78%) Travis CI
11 11 (1.40%) Visual Studio
12 10 (1.27%) JUnit
12 10 (1.27%) Selenium
13 9 (1.15%) Ant
13 9 (1.15%) Artifactory
13 9 (1.15%) Liquibase
13 9 (1.15%) Spock
General
1 169 (21.50%) Finance
2 34 (4.33%) Banking
2 34 (4.33%) Law
3 23 (2.93%) Retail
4 21 (2.67%) Back Office
5 17 (2.16%) Spanish Language
5 17 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.04%) Front Office
7 12 (1.53%) Legal
8 11 (1.40%) French Language
9 9 (1.15%) Italian Language
10 8 (1.02%) Publishing
11 7 (0.89%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.89%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.76%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.64%) Billing
14 4 (0.51%) German Language
14 4 (0.51%) Marketing
14 4 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.38%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 97 (12.34%) Analyst
2 84 (10.69%) Architect
3 81 (10.31%) DevOps Engineer
4 76 (9.67%) Support Engineer
5 67 (8.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 64 (8.14%) Network Engineer
7 49 (6.23%) Support Analyst
8 46 (5.85%) IT Support
9 45 (5.73%) 2nd Line Support
10 40 (5.09%) Developer
11 35 (4.45%) Desktop Support
12 30 (3.82%) IT Engineer
13 29 (3.69%) AWS Engineer
14 28 (3.56%) Service Analyst
15 27 (3.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 27 (3.44%) Service Desk Analyst
16 26 (3.31%) Administrator
16 26 (3.31%) Consultant
17 24 (3.05%) Cloud Engineer
18 23 (2.93%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (6.49%) REST
2 33 (4.20%) OAuth
3 32 (4.07%) Elastic Stack
4 29 (3.69%) HTML
5 28 (3.56%) LDAP
6 27 (3.44%) CSS
6 27 (3.44%) HTML5
6 27 (3.44%) SOAP
7 26 (3.31%) Kafka
7 26 (3.31%) Spring
8 25 (3.18%) AngularJS
8 25 (3.18%) OAuth2
8 25 (3.18%) Web Services
9 24 (3.05%) 802.1X
10 23 (2.93%) Dropwizard
10 23 (2.93%) Guice
10 23 (2.93%) LAMP
10 23 (2.93%) Ratpack
11 22 (2.80%) Ember.js
11 22 (2.80%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 68 (8.65%) Data Centre
2 57 (7.25%) Blackberry
3 39 (4.96%) Public Cloud
4 36 (4.58%) PKI
5 28 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (3.31%) iPhone
7 22 (2.80%) Linux Command Line
8 19 (2.42%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
9 18 (2.29%) Clustering
10 17 (2.16%) iPad
10 17 (2.16%) Private Cloud
10 17 (2.16%) Replication
10 17 (2.16%) Smartphone
11 16 (2.04%) Cloud Native
11 16 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
12 15 (1.91%) Fixed Income
13 11 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (1.27%) User Experience
15 9 (1.15%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 450 (57.25%) Windows
2 247 (31.42%) Linux
3 195 (24.81%) Windows Server
4 128 (16.28%) Windows 7
5 113 (14.38%) Windows 10
6 86 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 85 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 77 (9.80%) Unix
9 44 (5.60%) Apple iOS
10 40 (5.09%) Android
11 37 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 33 (4.20%) Solaris
13 31 (3.94%) Mac OS X
14 29 (3.69%) Windows 8
15 27 (3.44%) Windows Server 2003
16 21 (2.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 20 (2.54%) Mac OS
18 17 (2.16%) CentOS
19 16 (2.04%) SUSE
19 16 (2.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (16.54%) DevOps
2 118 (15.01%) ITIL
3 107 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (11.96%) Load Balancing
5 92 (11.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 89 (11.32%) Migration
7 80 (10.18%) Service Management
8 69 (8.78%) Configuration Management
9 68 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
10 57 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
11 48 (6.11%) Microservices
11 48 (6.11%) Test Automation
12 44 (5.60%) SDLC
13 42 (5.34%) Kalman Filter
14 41 (5.22%) Open Source
15 33 (4.20%) Change Management
15 33 (4.20%) OO
16 32 (4.07%) BCP
16 32 (4.07%) Patch Management
16 32 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 145 (18.45%) PowerShell
2 99 (12.60%) Python
3 82 (10.43%) Java
4 71 (9.03%) SQL
5 53 (6.74%) Perl
5 53 (6.74%) Ruby
6 49 (6.23%) Bash Shell
7 39 (4.96%) JavaScript
8 36 (4.58%) Shell Script
9 32 (4.07%) C
10 25 (3.18%) Java 8
11 24 (3.05%) ES6
12 22 (2.80%) TypeScript
13 20 (2.54%) C#
14 18 (2.29%) PHP
15 12 (1.53%) Groovy
16 10 (1.27%) Go
17 7 (0.89%) Scala
18 6 (0.76%) C++
19 5 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (7.00%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (6.62%) Security Cleared
3 48 (6.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (5.60%) SC Cleared
5 34 (4.33%) CCNP
6 29 (3.69%) Degree
7 22 (2.80%) CCNA
7 22 (2.80%) MCSE
8 21 (2.67%) MCSA
9 16 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (1.91%) CCIE
10 15 (1.91%) MCP
11 8 (1.02%) MCITP
12 6 (0.76%) CCSE
12 6 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.64%) A+ Certification
13 5 (0.64%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.64%) CHECK Team Member
13 5 (0.64%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.47%) SLA
2 13 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (1.65%) QA
3 6 (0.76%) GDPR
3 6 (0.76%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.38%) HIPAA
4 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.13%) COBIT
6 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.13%) OASIS TOSCA
6 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 398 (50.64%) Active Directory
2 127 (16.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (10.43%) Docker
4 45 (5.73%) Virtual Desktop
5 43 (5.47%) Hyper-V
6 42 (5.34%) XenApp
7 38 (4.83%) Virtual Machines
8 37 (4.71%) vSphere
9 33 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
10 31 (3.94%) XenDesktop
11 21 (2.67%) DFS Replication
12 20 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (1.91%) NFS
14 13 (1.65%) BitLocker
14 13 (1.65%) vCloud
15 12 (1.53%) Squid
16 11 (1.40%) Firmware
16 11 (1.40%) Postfix
16 11 (1.40%) VMware Server
17 9 (1.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 86 (10.94%) Puppet
2 85 (10.81%) Ansible
3 71 (9.03%) SCCM
4 68 (8.65%) Opscode Chef
5 59 (7.51%) Kubernetes
6 48 (6.11%) Terraform
7 34 (4.33%) Docker Swarm
8 26 (3.31%) WSUS
9 25 (3.18%) Backup Exec
10 22 (2.80%) Nagios
10 22 (2.80%) SCOM
11 18 (2.29%) ZABBIX
12 17 (2.16%) NetBackup
13 16 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
13 16 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 16 (2.04%) vCenter Server
14 15 (1.91%) Single Sign-On
15 14 (1.78%) CFEngine
15 14 (1.78%) logstash
16 12 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 308 (39.19%) Microsoft
2 200 (25.45%) VMware
3 158 (20.10%) Cisco
4 92 (11.70%) Citrix
5 47 (5.98%) HP
6 46 (5.85%) Apple
7 44 (5.60%) F5
8 41 (5.22%) Red Hat
9 39 (4.96%) SolarWinds
10 38 (4.83%) Google
11 36 (4.58%) McAfee
12 33 (4.20%) Oracle
13 32 (4.07%) Veeam
14 31 (3.94%) Bloomberg
15 29 (3.69%) Sony
15 29 (3.69%) Symantec
16 28 (3.56%) Ivanti
17 27 (3.44%) ServiceNow
18 26 (3.31%) Reuters
19 24 (3.05%) CheckPoint