Period
to 29 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 29 May 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 74 87 129
Rank change year-on-year +13 +42 -13
Contract jobs citing DNS 175 385 314
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.47% 2.63% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.78% 15.90% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 248 148
Median daily rate £403 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.18% +18.06% -4.00%
10th Percentile £251 £245 £159
90th Percentile £540 £575 £538
England median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 16
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.73 £32.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.17% -39.54% +19.18%
10th Percentile £16.23 £16.95 £15.13
90th Percentile £45.30 £133.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +55.56% +18.42% -

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,270 2,421 2,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.92% 16.51% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 1,403 1,350
Median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +2.36%
10th Percentile £175 £213 £200
90th Percentile £550 £588 £575
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 135 153
Median hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £25.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.71% -30.01% +49.28%
10th Percentile £15.45 £12.00 £12.03
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £52.25
Median hourly rate £25.74 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +28.70% - +0.50%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing DNS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the South East

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DNS in the South East.

Daily rate trend for DNS in the South East

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DNS in the South East over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DNS in the South East

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DNS in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for DNS in the South East

DNS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DNS in the South East over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for DNS in the South East

DNS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the South East region over the 6 months to 29 May 2020. 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
Thames Valley +11 79 £413 -8.33% 19
Hampshire +17 68 £425 +6.25% 5
Berkshire +11 47 £400 -13.04% 10
Oxfordshire +25 19 £475 - 7
Surrey +19 14 £300 -34.25% 8
Buckinghamshire +26 13 £375 +15.38% 2
West Sussex +13 9 £363 -12.12% 1
Kent +8 2 £400 - 5
Middlesex +15 1 £300 +150.00%
Sussex - 1 - -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for DNS.

1 113 (64.57%) Windows
2 104 (59.43%) DHCP
3 95 (54.29%) Active Directory
4 76 (43.43%) Windows Server
5 73 (41.71%) VMware
6 61 (34.86%) Firewall
7 53 (30.29%) Microsoft
8 51 (29.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 47 (26.86%) PowerShell
10 45 (25.71%) Linux
11 44 (25.14%) WAN
11 44 (25.14%) TCP/IP
12 39 (22.29%) Migration
13 38 (21.71%) PKI
14 37 (21.14%) Office 365
15 35 (20.00%) Cisco
16 34 (19.43%) ITIL
17 33 (18.86%) Security Cleared
18 32 (18.29%) Azure
19 31 (17.71%) High Availability
19 31 (17.71%) LAN
19 31 (17.71%) Data Centre
20 29 (16.57%) SC Cleared
21 28 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
22 26 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
23 25 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
23 25 (14.29%) Windows 10
23 25 (14.29%) Juniper
24 24 (13.71%) Internet
24 24 (13.71%) Hyper-V

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 18 (10.29%) Skype for Business
2 16 (9.14%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.57%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.86%) IIS
6 4 (2.29%) Confluence
6 4 (2.29%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.71%) nginx
8 2 (1.14%) Apache
8 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.14%) JBoss
8 2 (1.14%) MS Project Server
8 2 (1.14%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.14%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.14%) WildFly
9 1 (0.57%) CMS
9 1 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.57%) Sprinklr
2 1 (0.57%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 37 (21.14%) Office 365
2 32 (18.29%) Azure
3 18 (10.29%) AWS
4 9 (5.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (3.43%) SaaS
7 5 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (2.86%) IaaS
7 5 (2.86%) PaaS
7 5 (2.86%) Serverless
7 5 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (2.29%) Akamai
8 4 (2.29%) Coveralls
9 3 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (1.14%) Apigee
10 2 (1.14%) Heroku
10 2 (1.14%) Route 53
10 2 (1.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 104 (59.43%) DHCP
2 61 (34.86%) Firewall
3 44 (25.14%) TCP/IP
3 44 (25.14%) WAN
4 31 (17.71%) LAN
5 24 (13.71%) Internet
6 21 (12.00%) IPsec
6 21 (12.00%) VLAN
6 21 (12.00%) VPN
7 20 (11.43%) BGP
8 18 (10.29%) Skype
8 18 (10.29%) VoIP
9 17 (9.71%) SNMP
10 14 (8.00%) NetScaler
10 14 (8.00%) SSL
11 13 (7.43%) MPLS
12 12 (6.86%) PBX
13 11 (6.29%) OSPF
13 11 (6.29%) SMTP
14 10 (5.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.43%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.86%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.29%) MySQL
4 4 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.29%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.14%) Redis
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.57%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.57%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (8.00%) JIRA
2 11 (6.29%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.14%) Selenium
4 7 (4.00%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.86%) Gradle
6 4 (2.29%) Bitbucket Server
6 4 (2.29%) JMeter
6 4 (2.29%) JUnit
6 4 (2.29%) Maven
6 4 (2.29%) SonarQube
6 4 (2.29%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.71%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.71%) Subversion
7 3 (1.71%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.14%) Mocha
9 1 (0.57%) Android Studio
9 1 (0.57%) Geb
9 1 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.57%) Spock
General
1 11 (6.29%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.14%) Finance
3 7 (4.00%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.71%) French Language
4 3 (1.71%) German Language
4 3 (1.71%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.71%) Marketing
4 3 (1.71%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.14%) Billing
5 2 (1.14%) Electronics
5 2 (1.14%) Legal
5 2 (1.14%) Police
6 1 (0.57%) Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Local Government
6 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (16.57%) Network Engineer
2 21 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (11.43%) Architect
4 15 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
5 13 (7.43%) Analyst
5 13 (7.43%) IT Engineer
6 11 (6.29%) Administrator
7 7 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (3.43%) Consultant
8 6 (3.43%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (3.43%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (3.43%) IT Support
8 6 (3.43%) Support Engineer
8 6 (3.43%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (2.86%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (2.86%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (2.86%) Network Architect
9 5 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.00%) .NET
2 16 (9.14%) LDAP
3 6 (3.43%) Middleware
4 4 (2.29%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.29%) 802.1X
4 4 (2.29%) HTML
4 4 (2.29%) SAML
5 3 (1.71%) CSS
5 3 (1.71%) OAuth
5 3 (1.71%) SailPoint
5 3 (1.71%) Web Services
6 2 (1.14%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.14%) HTML5
6 2 (1.14%) LAMP
6 2 (1.14%) Memcached
6 2 (1.14%) OpenID
6 2 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.14%) React
6 2 (1.14%) REST
6 2 (1.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (21.71%) PKI
2 31 (17.71%) Data Centre
3 23 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (10.29%) Clustering
5 13 (7.43%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.57%) Fat Client
6 8 (4.57%) Replication
6 8 (4.57%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (4.57%) Thin Client
7 7 (4.00%) Client/Server
8 6 (3.43%) Private Cloud
9 5 (2.86%) Chip and PIN
9 5 (2.86%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (2.29%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.71%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.71%) CMDB
12 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (1.14%) EPoS
12 2 (1.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 113 (64.57%) Windows
2 76 (43.43%) Windows Server
3 45 (25.71%) Linux
4 28 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 25 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
6 20 (11.43%) Windows 7
7 16 (9.14%) Windows Server 2019
8 14 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (5.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (5.14%) Unix
11 7 (4.00%) Ubuntu
12 5 (2.86%) VMS
13 4 (2.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (2.29%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.71%) Android
14 3 (1.71%) Apple iOS
15 2 (1.14%) CentOS
15 2 (1.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.29%) Migration
2 34 (19.43%) ITIL
3 31 (17.71%) High Availability
4 26 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (13.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (12.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 17 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (9.71%) Load Balancing
8 16 (9.14%) DevOps
9 14 (8.00%) Project Delivery
9 14 (8.00%) Validation
10 12 (6.86%) Kalman Filter
10 12 (6.86%) Service Management
10 12 (6.86%) Test Automation
11 10 (5.71%) Incident Management
11 10 (5.71%) Network Design
12 9 (5.14%) Web Filtering
13 8 (4.57%) Service Delivery
14 7 (4.00%) Change Management
14 7 (4.00%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 47 (26.86%) PowerShell
2 18 (10.29%) Java
3 17 (9.71%) SQL
4 16 (9.14%) Python
5 14 (8.00%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.43%) Perl
7 5 (2.86%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.29%) C
8 4 (2.29%) C#
8 4 (2.29%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.29%) Ruby
9 2 (1.14%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.14%) VBScript
10 1 (0.57%) Java 8
10 1 (0.57%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.57%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.57%) PHP
10 1 (0.57%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (18.86%) Security Cleared
2 29 (16.57%) SC Cleared
3 20 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (6.86%) CCNA
6 11 (6.29%) CCNP
7 9 (5.14%) Degree
8 6 (3.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (2.86%) CCDP
9 5 (2.86%) CCIP
9 5 (2.86%) ISTQB
9 5 (2.86%) MCSE
10 4 (2.29%) BC Cleared
10 4 (2.29%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (2.29%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.29%) MCITP
11 3 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.71%) MCSA
12 2 (1.14%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.86%) QA
2 3 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.14%) SLA
4 1 (0.57%) GDPR
4 1 (0.57%) NCSC
System Software
1 95 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 51 (29.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (13.71%) Hyper-V
4 15 (8.57%) XenApp
5 13 (7.43%) vSphere
5 13 (7.43%) XenDesktop
6 12 (6.86%) Docker
7 8 (4.57%) DFS Replication
7 8 (4.57%) VMware NSX
8 6 (3.43%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (2.86%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (2.29%) Firmware
10 4 (2.29%) NFS
10 4 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.14%) Snort
12 2 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.57%) NDS
13 1 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (10.86%) SCCM
2 13 (7.43%) Microsoft Clustering
3 11 (6.29%) Ansible
3 11 (6.29%) Failover Clustering
4 9 (5.14%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (5.14%) Terraform
5 8 (4.57%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (4.00%) Kubernetes
7 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (2.86%) HP ALM
8 5 (2.86%) Puppet
8 5 (2.86%) SCOM
8 5 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (2.86%) vCenter Server
8 5 (2.86%) ZABBIX
9 4 (2.29%) PowerCLI
10 3 (1.71%) HAProxy
10 3 (1.71%) WSUS
11 2 (1.14%) NetBackup
11 2 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 73 (41.71%) VMware
2 53 (30.29%) Microsoft
3 35 (20.00%) Cisco
4 25 (14.29%) Juniper
5 19 (10.86%) Citrix
6 14 (8.00%) F5
7 12 (6.86%) Sonus
8 10 (5.71%) SolarWinds
9 9 (5.14%) CheckPoint
9 9 (5.14%) HP
9 9 (5.14%) Palo Alto
10 8 (4.57%) Oracle
11 7 (4.00%) Dell
11 7 (4.00%) Red Hat
11 7 (4.00%) Remedy
12 5 (2.86%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 5 (2.86%) Ingenico
12 5 (2.86%) NetApp
13 4 (2.29%) 3PAR
13 4 (2.29%) BMC