Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 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 > South East
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 97 81
Rank change year-on-year -9 -16 +13
Contract jobs citing DNS 379 402 433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.27% 2.38% 2.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.62% 13.71% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 236 318
South East median daily rate £400 £373 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +9.56% -2.86%
10th Percentile £196 £135 £250
90th Percentile £523 £550 £475
England median daily rate £410 £375 £364
% change year-on-year +9.33% +3.09% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 18
South East median hourly rate £42.27 £23.14 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.65% -34.82% +57.78%
10th Percentile £27.42 £14.11 £14.20
90th Percentile £106.20 £43.00 £55.65
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £28.00
% change year-on-year +6.95% -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 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 2,783 2,933 3,125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.69% 17.38% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,486 1,595 1,790
South East median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +1.35%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £227
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +5.20% +1.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 157 210
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.48
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.07 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.85 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.10% -16.22% +10.61%

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 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
Hampshire +3 149 £386 -3.44% 24
Thames Valley -34 128 £400 +9.22% 39
Berkshire -7 96 £400 +16.36% 17
Surrey -10 60 £408 -4.12% 16
West Sussex +7 25 £400 +213.73% 7
Oxfordshire -31 19 £363 -3.33% 10
Buckinghamshire +8 13 £390 +13.87% 12
East Sussex -5 9 £425 +240.00% 4
Kent -1 7 £325 -5.80% 6
Middlesex +11 1 £450 +111.76%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 South East region with a requirement for DNS.

1 204 (53.83%) Windows
2 201 (53.03%) Active Directory
3 190 (50.13%) DHCP
4 164 (43.27%) Microsoft
5 156 (41.16%) Firewall
6 129 (34.04%) VMware
6 129 (34.04%) Windows Server
7 109 (28.76%) Security Cleared
8 104 (27.44%) TCP/IP
9 100 (26.39%) PowerShell
10 91 (24.01%) Linux
11 83 (21.90%) VMware Infrastructure
12 81 (21.37%) Microsoft Azure
13 76 (20.05%) SC Cleared
13 76 (20.05%) Cisco
14 71 (18.73%) VPN
15 68 (17.94%) Office 365
16 66 (17.41%) SCCM
17 65 (17.15%) WAN
18 63 (16.62%) LAN
18 63 (16.62%) ITIL
19 62 (16.36%) Internet
20 60 (15.83%) Windows Server 2012
21 56 (14.78%) Citrix
22 53 (13.98%) Windows Server 2008
23 52 (13.72%) SQL Server
24 49 (12.93%) SQL
24 49 (12.93%) Microsoft Certification
24 49 (12.93%) PKI
25 47 (12.40%) Microsoft Office

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 41 (10.82%) IIS
2 39 (10.29%) Apache
3 38 (10.03%) SharePoint
4 36 (9.50%) Skype for Business
5 34 (8.97%) MS Exchange
6 25 (6.60%) Tomcat
7 19 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (4.75%) JBoss
9 12 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (2.64%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (1.85%) OpenStack
11 7 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (1.32%) nginx
13 4 (1.06%) Confluence
13 4 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.79%) CMS
14 3 (0.79%) GemFire
15 2 (0.53%) IBM Notes
16 1 (0.26%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 47 (12.40%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.26%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 81 (21.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (17.94%) Office 365
3 31 (8.18%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (5.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (5.28%) IaaS
6 15 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (3.96%) PaaS
7 13 (3.43%) SaaS
8 6 (1.58%) Yammer
9 4 (1.06%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.79%) npm
11 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.53%) G Suite
11 2 (0.53%) GitHub
11 2 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.26%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 190 (50.13%) DHCP
2 156 (41.16%) Firewall
3 104 (27.44%) TCP/IP
4 71 (18.73%) VPN
5 65 (17.15%) WAN
6 63 (16.62%) LAN
7 62 (16.36%) Internet
8 35 (9.23%) SAN
9 33 (8.71%) Skype
10 31 (8.18%) Wireless
11 30 (7.92%) SMTP
12 29 (7.65%) SSL
13 28 (7.39%) HTTP
14 26 (6.86%) MPLS
14 26 (6.86%) VLAN
15 23 (6.07%) VoIP
16 22 (5.80%) OSPF
17 21 (5.54%) Cisco ASA
18 20 (5.28%) BGP
18 20 (5.28%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (13.72%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.64%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.11%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (1.58%) MySQL
6 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (1.32%) Redis
6 5 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.06%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.79%) Big Data
8 3 (0.79%) DB2
8 3 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.53%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 30 (7.92%) Git (software)
2 27 (7.12%) Jenkins
3 18 (4.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (4.49%) Visual Studio
5 11 (2.90%) JIRA
6 9 (2.37%) InstallShield
7 6 (1.58%) Fiddler
7 6 (1.58%) MSI
8 5 (1.32%) Toad
8 5 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.79%) Maven
9 3 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.53%) Ant
10 2 (0.53%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.53%) Bower
10 2 (0.53%) Gradle
10 2 (0.53%) Spinnaker
11 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.26%) Selenium
11 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 44 (11.61%) Finance
2 21 (5.54%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.11%) Billing
3 8 (2.11%) Military
3 8 (2.11%) Retail
4 5 (1.32%) Back Office
5 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.53%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.53%) Banking
6 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.26%) Games
7 1 (0.26%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 40 (10.55%) Architect
2 35 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 33 (8.71%) Consultant
4 32 (8.44%) Analyst
4 32 (8.44%) Support Engineer
5 23 (6.07%) Network Engineer
6 18 (4.75%) Developer
7 17 (4.49%) Administrator
7 17 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
7 17 (4.49%) Middleware Engineer
8 16 (4.22%) 2nd Line Support
9 15 (3.96%) Wintel Engineer
10 14 (3.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 14 (3.69%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (3.43%) Server Engineer
12 11 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (2.90%) Active Directory Consultant
12 11 (2.90%) Infrastructure Architect
12 11 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (2.64%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.12%) LDAP
2 24 (6.33%) Web Services
3 18 (4.75%) Middleware
4 14 (3.69%) .NET
5 12 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (2.90%) .NET Framework
6 11 (2.90%) ASP.NET
6 11 (2.90%) CSS
6 11 (2.90%) Entity Framework
7 10 (2.64%) 802.1X
7 10 (2.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (2.64%) HTML
7 10 (2.64%) XML
8 9 (2.37%) LINQ
8 9 (2.37%) LINQ to SQL
9 7 (1.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 6 (1.58%) RequireJS
11 5 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (1.32%) Sensu
12 4 (1.06%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.93%) PKI
2 34 (8.97%) Data Centre
3 33 (8.71%) Replication
4 27 (7.12%) Clustering
5 26 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (5.80%) Public Cloud
7 15 (3.96%) Microsoft Licensing
8 14 (3.69%) Management Information System
9 13 (3.43%) Computer Science
10 10 (2.64%) Fat Client
10 10 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (2.64%) Thin Client
11 9 (2.37%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.58%) User Experience
13 5 (1.32%) Video on Demand
14 4 (1.06%) DataPower
14 4 (1.06%) iPhone
14 4 (1.06%) W3C
15 3 (0.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 204 (53.83%) Windows
2 129 (34.04%) Windows Server
3 91 (24.01%) Linux
4 60 (15.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (13.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (11.61%) Unix
7 38 (10.03%) Windows 10
8 33 (8.71%) Windows 7
9 31 (8.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (6.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (5.01%) CentOS
12 13 (3.43%) Ubuntu
13 11 (2.90%) Solaris
14 7 (1.85%) Android
14 7 (1.85%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.85%) Check Point GAiA
14 7 (1.85%) SUSE
15 6 (1.58%) Mac OS
15 6 (1.58%) Windows 8
15 6 (1.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (16.62%) ITIL
2 47 (12.40%) Migration
3 41 (10.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 40 (10.55%) DevOps
4 40 (10.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 33 (8.71%) Root Cause Analysis
6 32 (8.44%) Change Management
7 30 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (7.12%) Problem Management
8 27 (7.12%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (6.07%) Project Management
10 21 (5.54%) Stress Testing
11 20 (5.28%) Server Management
12 18 (4.75%) Load Balancing
13 17 (4.49%) High Availability
13 17 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (4.22%) Configuration Management
14 16 (4.22%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (4.22%) Open Source
15 15 (3.96%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (26.39%) PowerShell
2 49 (12.93%) SQL
3 33 (8.71%) Perl
4 27 (7.12%) Python
5 18 (4.75%) Bash Shell
6 14 (3.69%) JavaScript
7 11 (2.90%) C#
8 9 (2.37%) Ruby
9 8 (2.11%) C++
10 7 (1.85%) C
11 6 (1.58%) PHP
11 6 (1.58%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.32%) Java
13 3 (0.79%) Groovy
13 3 (0.79%) VBScript
14 2 (0.53%) Korn
14 2 (0.53%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.53%) VB
15 1 (0.26%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 109 (28.76%) Security Cleared
2 76 (20.05%) SC Cleared
3 49 (12.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (11.08%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (8.71%) DV Cleared
6 31 (8.18%) MCSE
7 29 (7.65%) CCNP
8 26 (6.86%) CCNA
9 24 (6.33%) Degree
10 14 (3.69%) Citrix Certification
11 13 (3.43%) MCSA
12 12 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (2.11%) CCA
14 7 (1.85%) MCITP
15 6 (1.58%) MCP
16 5 (1.32%) A+ Certification
16 5 (1.32%) CCENT
16 5 (1.32%) MCTS
16 5 (1.32%) Network+ Certification
17 4 (1.06%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.96%) PCI DSS
2 14 (3.69%) QA
3 10 (2.64%) GDPR
3 10 (2.64%) SLA
4 9 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.53%) COBIT
5 2 (0.53%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.26%) GPG13
6 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 201 (53.03%) Active Directory
2 83 (21.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (9.23%) VMware ESXi
4 29 (7.65%) Hyper-V
4 29 (7.65%) XenApp
5 28 (7.39%) vSphere
6 22 (5.80%) Docker
7 20 (5.28%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (4.75%) XenDesktop
9 13 (3.43%) DFS Replication
10 10 (2.64%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (2.37%) iptables
11 9 (2.37%) XenServer
12 8 (2.11%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 8 (2.11%) Xen
13 6 (1.58%) Postfix
13 6 (1.58%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (1.32%) KVM
14 5 (1.32%) Squid
14 5 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 66 (17.41%) SCCM
2 47 (12.40%) Puppet
3 28 (7.39%) SCOM
4 24 (6.33%) SELinux
5 23 (6.07%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (5.54%) Ansible
7 17 (4.49%) Red Hat Satellite
8 15 (3.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 14 (3.69%) Failover Clustering
10 12 (3.17%) Kubernetes
10 12 (3.17%) Microsoft Intune
11 11 (2.90%) WSUS
12 9 (2.37%) Microsoft Clustering
13 7 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (1.85%) NetBackup
13 7 (1.85%) vCenter Server
14 6 (1.58%) Grafana
14 6 (1.58%) PowerCLI
14 6 (1.58%) yum
15 5 (1.32%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 164 (43.27%) Microsoft
2 129 (34.04%) VMware
3 76 (20.05%) Cisco
4 56 (14.78%) Citrix
5 33 (8.71%) Red Hat
6 32 (8.44%) Juniper
7 28 (7.39%) HP
8 26 (6.86%) Oracle
9 23 (6.07%) CheckPoint
10 21 (5.54%) Dell
10 21 (5.54%) SolarWinds
11 20 (5.28%) F5
12 15 (3.96%) Avaya
13 14 (3.69%) EMC
13 14 (3.69%) NetApp
14 13 (3.43%) McAfee
15 11 (2.90%) IBM
16 9 (2.37%) Symantec
17 8 (2.11%) Apple
17 8 (2.11%) Dell Compellent