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 3 months to 25 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 / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 103 77
Rank change year-on-year -2 -26  
Contract jobs citing DNS 157 198 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.06% 2.25% 2.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.97% 11.61% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 115 138
Median daily rate £360 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £254 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 15
Median hourly rate £23.64 £35.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.40% +1.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.22 £20.25 £21.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.17 £47.92 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -32.14% +31.76%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1312 1705 1827
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.18% 19.35% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 945 894
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 119 124
Median hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in the South East

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in the South East

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in the South East

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 25 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
Berkshire -18 43 £350 +17.05% 13
Hampshire +2 36 £456 +35.38% 11
Surrey +5 25 £375 -6.25% 11
Kent +18 20 £338 -20.58% 1
Buckinghamshire -10 13 £338 -21.51% 8
Oxfordshire -11 10 £150 -52.38% 9
West Sussex +13 4 £325 -7.14% 3
East Sussex 0 2 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 £405 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for DNS.

1 146 (47.40%) DHCP
2 144 (46.75%) Windows
3 139 (45.13%) Active Directory
4 115 (37.34%) Firewall
5 107 (34.74%) VMware
6 105 (34.09%) Cisco
7 88 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 84 (27.27%) Windows Server
9 80 (25.97%) LAN
10 77 (25.00%) WAN
11 73 (23.70%) TCP/IP
12 72 (23.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 71 (23.05%) Linux
14 66 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
15 56 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
15 56 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
16 50 (16.23%) VPN
17 46 (14.94%) Windows Server 2003
18 45 (14.61%) Cisco Certification
18 45 (14.61%) PowerShell
19 44 (14.29%) ITIL
20 43 (13.96%) Citrix
21 42 (13.64%) SQL
21 42 (13.64%) Python
22 41 (13.31%) Microsoft Azure
23 40 (12.99%) Ansible
24 39 (12.66%) Security Cleared
25 38 (12.34%) Load Balancing
26 36 (11.69%) DevOps
27 35 (11.36%) Configuration Management

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 34 (11.04%) MS Exchange
2 28 (9.09%) IIS
3 24 (7.79%) OpenStack
4 18 (5.84%) Apache
4 18 (5.84%) Skype for Business
5 13 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (4.22%) Tomcat
6 10 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.92%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.62%) EPiServer
8 5 (1.62%) FileNet
9 4 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.30%) nginx
10 3 (0.97%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.97%) JBoss
10 3 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.65%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.65%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 56 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (13.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (6.49%) Office 365
4 8 (2.60%) SaaS
5 7 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.62%) IaaS
6 5 (1.62%) PaaS
7 4 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.97%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.97%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.32%) GitHub
9 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 146 (47.40%) DHCP
2 115 (37.34%) Firewall
3 80 (25.97%) LAN
4 77 (25.00%) WAN
5 73 (23.70%) TCP/IP
6 50 (16.23%) VPN
7 34 (11.04%) BGP
8 31 (10.06%) MPLS
9 30 (9.74%) SSL
10 29 (9.42%) Wireless
11 28 (9.09%) HTTP
12 26 (8.44%) Internet
12 26 (8.44%) SMTP
13 23 (7.47%) Network Security
14 21 (6.82%) OSPF
15 18 (5.84%) HTTPS
15 18 (5.84%) SAN
16 17 (5.52%) Cisco Nexus
16 17 (5.52%) VLAN
17 16 (5.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.84%) MySQL
2 15 (4.87%) Apache Cassandra
2 15 (4.87%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.22%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (1.95%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.97%) MS Access
7 2 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (5.84%) Jenkins
2 14 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.62%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.97%) JIRA
4 3 (0.97%) MSI
4 3 (0.97%) Selenium
4 3 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.97%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.65%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.65%) Hudson
5 2 (0.65%) NUnit
5 2 (0.65%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.65%) WiX
6 1 (0.32%) GitLab
6 1 (0.32%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (10.06%) Finance
2 22 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.27%) Back Office
4 6 (1.95%) Banking
5 5 (1.62%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.30%) Advertising
6 4 (1.30%) Retail
7 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.65%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 46 (14.94%) Network Engineer
2 36 (11.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 35 (11.36%) Support Engineer
4 29 (9.42%) Analyst
5 23 (7.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 22 (7.14%) Consultant
7 21 (6.82%) Architect
8 18 (5.84%) DevOps Engineer
9 16 (5.19%) Developer
9 16 (5.19%) Windows Engineer
10 14 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
10 14 (4.55%) Server Engineer
10 14 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (4.22%) VMware Engineer
12 12 (3.90%) Active Directory Engineer
12 12 (3.90%) Desktop Support
12 12 (3.90%) Exchange Engineer
13 11 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
14 10 (3.25%) Network Architect
14 10 (3.25%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.52%) .NET
2 13 (4.22%) Web Services
3 11 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (3.57%) Sensu
4 10 (3.25%) XML
5 9 (2.92%) SAML
6 8 (2.60%) 802.1X
6 8 (2.60%) Regular Expression
7 6 (1.95%) LAMP
8 5 (1.62%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.62%) JSON
8 5 (1.62%) Middleware
9 4 (1.30%) J2EE
9 4 (1.30%) Node.js
9 4 (1.30%) OAuth
9 4 (1.30%) OAuth2
9 4 (1.30%) REST
9 4 (1.30%) SOAP
9 4 (1.30%) XSLT
10 3 (0.97%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.39%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.84%) Clustering
2 18 (5.84%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.55%) Driving Licence
4 14 (4.55%) PKI
5 12 (3.90%) Video on Demand
6 10 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.27%) IVR
7 7 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (2.27%) Mainframe
7 7 (2.27%) NHS
7 7 (2.27%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.95%) FlexPod
9 5 (1.62%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.62%) Replication
9 5 (1.62%) Tandem
10 4 (1.30%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.30%) Smart Meter
10 4 (1.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 144 (46.75%) Windows
2 84 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 72 (23.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 71 (23.05%) Linux
5 56 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (14.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (9.74%) Windows 7
8 28 (9.09%) Unix
9 22 (7.14%) CentOS
10 16 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (3.90%) Solaris
12 10 (3.25%) Windows 10
13 9 (2.92%) Android
13 9 (2.92%) Windows XP
14 8 (2.60%) AIX
15 6 (1.95%) Debian
16 4 (1.30%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.97%) SUSE
18 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.65%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (14.29%) ITIL
2 38 (12.34%) Load Balancing
3 36 (11.69%) DevOps
4 35 (11.36%) Configuration Management
5 30 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (9.42%) Change Management
7 24 (7.79%) Problem Management
8 21 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
9 18 (5.84%) Open Source
10 16 (5.19%) High Availability
10 16 (5.19%) Incident Management
11 14 (4.55%) Mentoring
11 14 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
12 13 (4.22%) Migration
13 12 (3.90%) Information Security
13 12 (3.90%) Project Management
13 12 (3.90%) Web Filtering
14 11 (3.57%) Customer Requirements
14 11 (3.57%) DRM
14 11 (3.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (14.61%) PowerShell
2 42 (13.64%) Python
2 42 (13.64%) SQL
3 34 (11.04%) Perl
4 17 (5.52%) PHP
5 16 (5.19%) Java
6 14 (4.55%) VB
7 8 (2.60%) JavaScript
7 8 (2.60%) Ruby
8 7 (2.27%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.27%) C
9 6 (1.95%) C++
10 5 (1.62%) C#
10 5 (1.62%) JCL
11 4 (1.30%) VBScript
12 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.65%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.32%) Korn
Qualifications
1 45 (14.61%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (12.66%) Security Cleared
3 32 (10.39%) CCNA
4 27 (8.77%) CCNP
5 23 (7.47%) SC Cleared
6 20 (6.49%) Degree
7 17 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (5.19%) DV Cleared
9 13 (4.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (3.57%) CISSP
11 9 (2.92%) MCSA
12 8 (2.60%) MCSE
13 5 (1.62%) GIAC
13 5 (1.62%) MCITP
14 4 (1.30%) GCIH
15 3 (0.97%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.97%) Master's Degree
15 3 (0.97%) MCP
15 3 (0.97%) RHCSA
15 3 (0.97%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.52%) SLA
2 12 (3.90%) QA
3 11 (3.57%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.62%) PMO
5 4 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 139 (45.13%) Active Directory
2 66 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (7.79%) Hyper-V
4 23 (7.47%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (5.84%) vSphere
6 17 (5.52%) Docker
7 14 (4.55%) KVM
7 14 (4.55%) XenApp
8 11 (3.57%) Xen
9 10 (3.25%) vCloud
10 7 (2.27%) ProxySG
11 6 (1.95%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.95%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (1.95%) UAG
11 6 (1.95%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (1.62%) ISA Server
12 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (12.99%) Ansible
2 30 (9.74%) Puppet
3 26 (8.44%) WSUS
4 24 (7.79%) SCCM
5 21 (6.82%) NetBackup
5 21 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (4.55%) Kubernetes
7 13 (4.22%) logstash
8 12 (3.90%) Grafana
9 11 (3.57%) AirWatch
9 11 (3.57%) SCOM
10 8 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (2.27%) Nagios
11 7 (2.27%) Netcool
11 7 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (1.62%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (1.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 4 (1.30%) vCenter Server
14 3 (0.97%) Backup Exec
14 3 (0.97%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 107 (34.74%) VMware
2 105 (34.09%) Cisco
3 88 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 43 (13.96%) Citrix
5 34 (11.04%) Juniper
6 33 (10.71%) CheckPoint
6 33 (10.71%) Oracle
7 32 (10.39%) HP
8 31 (10.06%) Red Hat
9 30 (9.74%) F5
10 20 (6.49%) Palo Alto
11 16 (5.19%) Dell
12 14 (4.55%) Symantec
13 13 (4.22%) Splunk
14 12 (3.90%) Remedy
15 11 (3.57%) SaltStack
16 10 (3.25%) Extreme Networks
16 10 (3.25%) McAfee
16 10 (3.25%) Veritas
17 9 (2.92%) IBM
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