Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 132 125
Rank change year-on-year +39 -7 -47
Contract jobs citing DNS 377 329 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.53% 1.93% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.92% 12.79% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 171 170
South East median daily rate £425 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.65% -2.00% +8.85%
10th Percentile £240 £158 £163
90th Percentile £565 £500 £538
England median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 14
South East median hourly rate £18.87 £42.42 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.53% +54.93% -24.47%
10th Percentile £15.74 £15.64 £16.90
90th Percentile £120.63 £63.26 £50.75
England median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year +10.53% -16.85% -18.39%

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 2,526 2,573 2,737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.95% 15.08% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,499 1,347 1,513
South East median daily rate £418 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £213 £206 £216
90th Percentile £576 £575 £538
England median daily rate £430 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +1.18% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 148 179
South East median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.01% +42.87% -32.69%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.70 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.63 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -24.00%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 17 July 2019.

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 6 months to 17 July 2019.

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 6 months to 17 July 2019. 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 +33 137 £450 +38.46% 74
Hampshire +4 133 £413 +10.00% 46
Berkshire +35 95 £450 +28.57% 42
Surrey +13 41 £468 +16.88% 27
West Sussex +36 35 £400 +28.00% 18
Buckinghamshire +24 22 £325 -14.47% 13
Oxfordshire +5 20 £500 +53.85% 19
Kent +5 19 £400 +23.08% 20
East Sussex -4 8 - - 8
Middlesex +7 1 £120 -73.33%
Sussex - 1 £400 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 212 (56.23%) Active Directory
2 210 (55.70%) Windows
3 177 (46.95%) DHCP
4 170 (45.09%) Microsoft
5 151 (40.05%) Microsoft Azure
6 135 (35.81%) VMware
7 116 (30.77%) Firewall
8 103 (27.32%) PowerShell
9 102 (27.06%) Windows Server
10 90 (23.87%) Cisco
11 85 (22.55%) Office 365
12 82 (21.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 81 (21.49%) TCP/IP
14 79 (20.95%) VPN
15 77 (20.42%) WAN
16 76 (20.16%) ITIL
17 74 (19.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 73 (19.36%) SCCM
19 72 (19.10%) Citrix
20 67 (17.77%) LAN
20 67 (17.77%) Migration
21 62 (16.45%) Hyper-V
22 60 (15.92%) IaaS
23 59 (15.65%) Windows Server 2008
24 55 (14.59%) Windows Server 2012
25 53 (14.06%) VLAN
25 53 (14.06%) Cisco Certification
26 52 (13.79%) Windows 10
27 51 (13.53%) Disaster Recovery
28 50 (13.26%) Linux

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 43 (11.41%) SharePoint
2 42 (11.14%) MS Exchange
3 30 (7.96%) Skype for Business
4 20 (5.31%) IIS
5 17 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.92%) IBM Domino
7 10 (2.65%) Apache
8 6 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.59%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (1.33%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.06%) Apache Spark
10 4 (1.06%) ColdFusion
10 4 (1.06%) Jetty
10 4 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.80%) nginx
11 3 (0.80%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 32 (8.49%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) assyst
1 3 (0.80%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 151 (40.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (22.55%) Office 365
3 60 (15.92%) IaaS
4 44 (11.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 41 (10.88%) Amazon AWS
6 37 (9.81%) PaaS
7 20 (5.31%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 20 (5.31%) SaaS
8 14 (3.71%) OneDrive
9 11 (2.92%) Yammer
10 10 (2.65%) G Suite
11 9 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.33%) Power Platform
13 4 (1.06%) Datadog
13 4 (1.06%) PowerApps
14 3 (0.80%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.53%) Amazon ECS
15 2 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.53%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 177 (46.95%) DHCP
2 116 (30.77%) Firewall
3 81 (21.49%) TCP/IP
4 79 (20.95%) VPN
5 77 (20.42%) WAN
6 67 (17.77%) LAN
7 53 (14.06%) VLAN
8 49 (13.00%) SAN
9 44 (11.67%) Internet
10 41 (10.88%) Network Security
11 36 (9.55%) SSL
12 29 (7.69%) Skype
13 27 (7.16%) NetScaler
13 27 (7.16%) SMTP
14 25 (6.63%) MPLS
15 24 (6.37%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (5.04%) NAS
16 19 (5.04%) VoIP
17 18 (4.77%) Reverse Proxy
17 18 (4.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
3 11 (2.92%) MySQL
4 8 (2.12%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.33%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2017
8 3 (0.80%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.53%) DB2
9 2 (0.53%) GIS
9 2 (0.53%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.27%) Big Data
10 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.27%) Power BI
10 1 (0.27%) Redis
10 1 (0.27%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
2 12 (3.18%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.18%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.59%) Gradle
4 4 (1.06%) GoCD
4 4 (1.06%) IntelliJ
4 4 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.06%) Maven
4 4 (1.06%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.80%) gulp
5 3 (0.80%) Hudson
5 3 (0.80%) JIRA
5 3 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.53%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.53%) Gatling
6 2 (0.53%) Geb
6 2 (0.53%) GitLab
6 2 (0.53%) Spock
7 1 (0.27%) QARun
7 1 (0.27%) Selenium
General
1 33 (8.75%) Telecoms
2 20 (5.31%) Finance
3 16 (4.24%) Retail
4 12 (3.18%) Billing
5 6 (1.59%) Electronics
5 6 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.59%) Marketing
6 5 (1.33%) Banking
7 4 (1.06%) Legal
8 3 (0.80%) Advertising
8 3 (0.80%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.80%) Back Office
8 3 (0.80%) Local Government
9 2 (0.53%) Law
9 2 (0.53%) Military
9 2 (0.53%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 61 (16.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (13.26%) Architect
3 40 (10.61%) Consultant
4 39 (10.34%) Network Engineer
5 32 (8.49%) Support Engineer
6 24 (6.37%) Windows Engineer
7 22 (5.84%) Server Engineer
8 18 (4.77%) Administrator
9 17 (4.51%) Azure Engineer
10 16 (4.24%) Security Engineer
10 16 (4.24%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (3.98%) Infrastructure Architect
12 14 (3.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 13 (3.45%) Active Directory Engineer
13 13 (3.45%) Azure DevOps
13 13 (3.45%) Network Architect
14 12 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (3.18%) Cisco Engineer
15 11 (2.92%) IT Support
15 11 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.75%) LDAP
2 15 (3.98%) Web Services
3 13 (3.45%) Regular Expression
4 7 (1.86%) REST
5 6 (1.59%) Dropwizard
5 6 (1.59%) HTML
5 6 (1.59%) JSON
5 6 (1.59%) Kafka
5 6 (1.59%) LAMP
5 6 (1.59%) Spring
5 6 (1.59%) Spring Boot
6 5 (1.33%) SOAP
7 4 (1.06%) CSS
7 4 (1.06%) Java SE
7 4 (1.06%) Lambda Expressions
7 4 (1.06%) OAuth
7 4 (1.06%) OAuth2
7 4 (1.06%) SailPoint
8 3 (0.80%) Middleware
8 3 (0.80%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.02%) Data Centre
2 33 (8.75%) PKI
3 32 (8.49%) Public Cloud
4 27 (7.16%) Clustering
5 25 (6.63%) Replication
6 22 (5.84%) Fat Client
6 22 (5.84%) Thin Client
7 20 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (2.92%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.65%) NHS
10 7 (1.86%) Microsoft Licensing
11 6 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.33%) Blackberry
13 4 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (1.06%) DataPower
14 3 (0.80%) CMDB
14 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
14 3 (0.80%) N-Tier
15 2 (0.53%) Driving Licence
15 2 (0.53%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 210 (55.70%) Windows
2 102 (27.06%) Windows Server
3 59 (15.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 55 (14.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (13.79%) Windows 10
6 50 (13.26%) Linux
7 18 (4.77%) Unix
8 16 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (3.18%) Windows 7
10 11 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (2.39%) Mac OS
12 6 (1.59%) Solaris
12 6 (1.59%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.33%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.06%) AIX
14 4 (1.06%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.06%) Check Point GAiA
14 4 (1.06%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.06%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.80%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (20.16%) ITIL
2 74 (19.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 67 (17.77%) Migration
4 51 (13.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 44 (11.67%) DevOps
6 29 (7.69%) Load Balancing
7 26 (6.90%) Change Management
8 24 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (5.31%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (4.77%) Configuration Management
11 16 (4.24%) SIEM
12 15 (3.98%) Computer Science
12 15 (3.98%) High Availability
12 15 (3.98%) Server Building
13 14 (3.71%) Security Patching
14 13 (3.45%) Information Security
14 13 (3.45%) Infrastructure as Code
14 13 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
15 12 (3.18%) Identity Access Management
15 12 (3.18%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (27.32%) PowerShell
2 50 (13.26%) SQL
3 12 (3.18%) Python
4 11 (2.92%) VBScript
5 9 (2.39%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.12%) Java
7 7 (1.86%) Ruby
8 6 (1.59%) Perl
9 5 (1.33%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.33%) Kotlin
10 4 (1.06%) Java 9
10 4 (1.06%) PHP
10 4 (1.06%) Scala
10 4 (1.06%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.80%) C#
11 3 (0.80%) Java 8
11 3 (0.80%) VB
12 2 (0.53%) C
12 2 (0.53%) ES6
12 2 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 53 (14.06%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (13.00%) Security Cleared
3 39 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 36 (9.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (7.16%) CCNA
6 26 (6.90%) MCSE
7 25 (6.63%) CCNP
8 20 (5.31%) CCIE
9 19 (5.04%) Degree
10 18 (4.77%) MCP
11 12 (3.18%) DV Cleared
12 9 (2.39%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (2.12%) CCENT
13 8 (2.12%) MCSA
14 7 (1.86%) CCA
15 6 (1.59%) CCDP
15 6 (1.59%) CISM
15 6 (1.59%) CISSP
16 5 (1.33%) CRISC
16 5 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.90%) GDPR
2 18 (4.77%) SLA
3 12 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (2.92%) QA
5 9 (2.39%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.86%) NIST
7 5 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.53%) PMO
9 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.27%) NCSC
System Software
1 212 (56.23%) Active Directory
2 82 (21.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (16.45%) Hyper-V
4 37 (9.81%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (7.43%) XenApp
6 27 (7.16%) vSphere
7 22 (5.84%) XenDesktop
8 20 (5.31%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (3.45%) Docker
10 11 (2.92%) DFS Replication
11 10 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (2.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 9 (2.39%) NFS
13 7 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (1.33%) VMware NSX
15 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (1.06%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.80%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.80%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 3 (0.80%) Xen
Systems Management
1 73 (19.36%) SCCM
2 30 (7.96%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (5.31%) SCOM
4 19 (5.04%) WSUS
5 14 (3.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 12 (3.18%) vCenter Server
7 11 (2.92%) Failover Clustering
8 10 (2.65%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (2.65%) SCVMM
9 9 (2.39%) Nessus
10 8 (2.12%) Ansible
10 8 (2.12%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (2.12%) Terraform
11 6 (1.59%) Kubernetes
12 5 (1.33%) AirWatch
12 5 (1.33%) Kibana
12 5 (1.33%) Nagios
12 5 (1.33%) Puppet
12 5 (1.33%) vRealize
12 5 (1.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 170 (45.09%) Microsoft
2 135 (35.81%) VMware
3 90 (23.87%) Cisco
4 72 (19.10%) Citrix
5 30 (7.96%) Juniper
6 29 (7.69%) HP
7 24 (6.37%) CheckPoint
7 24 (6.37%) Dell
8 23 (6.10%) IBM
9 22 (5.84%) Oracle
10 17 (4.51%) SolarWinds
11 15 (3.98%) IronPort
12 14 (3.71%) Apple
12 14 (3.71%) Red Hat
13 13 (3.45%) F5
14 11 (2.92%) EMC
15 8 (2.12%) CommVault
15 8 (2.12%) McAfee
15 8 (2.12%) Palo Alto
15 8 (2.12%) Veeam