Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 95 88
Rank change year-on-year -17 -7 -4
Contract jobs citing DNS 352 350 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.13% 2.28% 2.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.85% 11.45% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 227 264
South East median daily rate £378 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.03% +0.74% -3.57%
10th Percentile £130 £246 £213
90th Percentile £580 £480 £498
England median daily rate £375 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 33
South East median hourly rate £19.42 £27.44 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.22% +30.67% -1.18%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.13 £12.56
90th Percentile £92.21 £55.65 £55.65
England median hourly rate £17.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -35.85% +26.19% +5.00%

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 2,739 3,057 3,482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.59% 19.93% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,462 1,772 1,876
South East median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £158 £218 £218
90th Percentile £570 £550 £525
England median daily rate £413 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 213 210
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.28% -38.57% +62.19%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.50 £12.23
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.32 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.38
% change year-on-year -6.98% -3.91% +11.88%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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
Thames Valley -26 134 £390 +11.43% 36
Hampshire +5 116 £400 +17.65% 21
Berkshire -31 68 £463 +27.72% 16
Surrey -7 62 £400 +6.67% 25
Oxfordshire +3 45 £375 +7.14% 9
Buckinghamshire -29 21 £400 +15.11% 11
West Sussex +1 16 £143 -56.15% 5
East Sussex +2 10 £125 -61.54% 5
Kent -20 10 £325 +3.17% 11
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 197 (55.97%) Windows
2 190 (53.98%) Active Directory
3 186 (52.84%) DHCP
4 155 (44.03%) Microsoft
5 121 (34.38%) Firewall
6 115 (32.67%) VMware
7 109 (30.97%) WAN
8 106 (30.11%) Cisco
9 103 (29.26%) TCP/IP
10 88 (25.00%) Linux
10 88 (25.00%) Windows Server
11 81 (23.01%) Citrix
11 81 (23.01%) Security Cleared
12 79 (22.44%) LAN
13 78 (22.16%) Office 365
14 72 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
15 68 (19.32%) ITIL
15 68 (19.32%) Windows Server 2012
16 66 (18.75%) VPN
17 60 (17.05%) SCCM
18 58 (16.48%) Windows 7
19 56 (15.91%) PowerShell
20 54 (15.34%) SC Cleared
21 48 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
21 48 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
21 48 (13.64%) Hyper-V
22 44 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
23 41 (11.65%) Juniper
23 41 (11.65%) Wireless
23 41 (11.65%) Amazon AWS

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 32 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 27 (7.67%) IIS
3 24 (6.82%) Apache
4 20 (5.68%) SharePoint
5 19 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (5.40%) Tomcat
6 14 (3.98%) JBoss
7 8 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.42%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.42%) SAS
9 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.85%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.85%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.57%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.57%) GroupWise
11 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.28%) iPlanet
Applications
1 44 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.57%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 78 (22.16%) Office 365
2 48 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (5.40%) IaaS
5 14 (3.98%) PaaS
5 14 (3.98%) SaaS
6 9 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.57%) GitHub
8 2 (0.57%) npm
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.28%) G Suite
9 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.28%) Heroku
9 1 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.28%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 186 (52.84%) DHCP
2 121 (34.38%) Firewall
3 109 (30.97%) WAN
4 103 (29.26%) TCP/IP
5 79 (22.44%) LAN
6 66 (18.75%) VPN
7 41 (11.65%) Wireless
8 35 (9.94%) Network Security
9 33 (9.38%) SAN
10 32 (9.09%) NetScaler
10 32 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
11 26 (7.39%) VLAN
12 24 (6.82%) BGP
13 23 (6.53%) Internet
14 22 (6.25%) Kerberos
15 20 (5.68%) OSPF
16 17 (4.83%) NAS
16 17 (4.83%) VoIP
17 16 (4.55%) SSL
18 13 (3.69%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (1.70%) MySQL
4 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.42%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 5 (1.42%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 3 (0.85%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (4.26%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.98%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.99%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.42%) StarTeam
4 5 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.14%) JIRA
6 2 (0.57%) Bower
6 2 (0.57%) GCC
6 2 (0.57%) GitLab
6 2 (0.57%) NuGet
6 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.28%) Gatling
7 1 (0.28%) Geb
7 1 (0.28%) Gradle
7 1 (0.28%) gulp
7 1 (0.28%) Spock
7 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
General
1 34 (9.66%) Finance
2 13 (3.69%) Banking
3 12 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.99%) Publishing
5 6 (1.70%) Marketing
6 5 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.14%) Legal
8 3 (0.85%) Electronics
8 3 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.85%) Retail
9 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.57%) Back Office
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Billing
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Military
10 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (18.18%) Architect
2 50 (14.20%) Network Engineer
3 32 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 27 (7.67%) Network Architect
5 25 (7.10%) Analyst
6 24 (6.82%) Consultant
7 18 (5.11%) Administrator
8 17 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
10 15 (4.26%) SCCM Engineer
10 15 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
11 13 (3.69%) IT Support
12 12 (3.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 11 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
13 11 (3.13%) Service Desk Engineer
13 11 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
13 11 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
14 10 (2.84%) Azure Consultant
14 10 (2.84%) Azure Engineer
14 10 (2.84%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.52%) LDAP
2 25 (7.10%) Web Services
3 14 (3.98%) Middleware
3 14 (3.98%) Regular Expression
4 9 (2.56%) .NET
5 6 (1.70%) .NET Framework
5 6 (1.70%) CSS
5 6 (1.70%) REST
6 5 (1.42%) JSON
7 4 (1.14%) 802.1X
7 4 (1.14%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.14%) HTML
7 4 (1.14%) HTML5
7 4 (1.14%) JTAPI
7 4 (1.14%) RFC 2833
7 4 (1.14%) TAPI
7 4 (1.14%) XML
8 3 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (0.85%) LAMP
8 3 (0.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.94%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.40%) Clustering
4 16 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.55%) Replication
5 13 (3.69%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.84%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (2.27%) e-Health
7 8 (2.27%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.70%) PKI
9 6 (1.70%) Wiki
10 5 (1.42%) iPhone
10 5 (1.42%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.14%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.14%) User Experience
11 4 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Licensing
12 3 (0.85%) Raspberry Pi
12 3 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 197 (55.97%) Windows
2 88 (25.00%) Linux
2 88 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 68 (19.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 58 (16.48%) Windows 7
5 48 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (10.51%) Unix
7 35 (9.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (9.66%) Windows 10
9 31 (8.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (4.83%) CentOS
11 14 (3.98%) Solaris
11 14 (3.98%) Windows XP
12 11 (3.13%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.99%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.70%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.42%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.42%) SUSE
16 4 (1.14%) Debian
16 4 (1.14%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (19.32%) ITIL
2 39 (11.08%) Change Management
3 36 (10.23%) Load Balancing
4 33 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 33 (9.38%) Migration
5 31 (8.81%) Problem Management
6 27 (7.67%) Incident Management
7 21 (5.97%) DevOps
7 21 (5.97%) Project Management
8 20 (5.68%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 19 (5.40%) System Testing
10 18 (5.11%) Kalman Filter
11 16 (4.55%) Patch Management
12 15 (4.26%) Boundary Protection
12 15 (4.26%) Customer Requirements
13 14 (3.98%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (3.98%) Email Filtering
14 13 (3.69%) Task Automation
15 12 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
15 12 (3.41%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 56 (15.91%) PowerShell
2 24 (6.82%) Perl
3 22 (6.25%) SQL
4 20 (5.68%) Python
5 10 (2.84%) Java
6 8 (2.27%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.99%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.99%) C
8 5 (1.42%) C++
8 5 (1.42%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.57%) C-shell
9 2 (0.57%) Korn
9 2 (0.57%) Ruby
10 1 (0.28%) ES6
10 1 (0.28%) Groovy
10 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.28%) Scala
10 1 (0.28%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 81 (23.01%) Security Cleared
2 54 (15.34%) SC Cleared
3 38 (10.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (7.67%) DV Cleared
5 25 (7.10%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (6.53%) MCSE
7 21 (5.97%) CCNP
8 20 (5.68%) MCP
9 19 (5.40%) Degree
10 16 (4.55%) MCDST
11 11 (3.13%) CCNA
12 10 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (2.27%) CCDP
14 7 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (1.70%) JNCIS
16 5 (1.42%) MCSA
17 4 (1.14%) A+ Certification
17 4 (1.14%) CCIE
17 4 (1.14%) CCSA
17 4 (1.14%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.67%) SLA
2 16 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (3.69%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.70%) QA
5 4 (1.14%) PA-DSS
6 3 (0.85%) PMO
7 2 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 190 (53.98%) Active Directory
2 72 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (13.64%) Hyper-V
4 32 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (5.97%) XenApp
6 19 (5.40%) vSphere
7 13 (3.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (2.27%) ProxySG
9 7 (1.99%) VMware NSX
10 6 (1.70%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.42%) Docker
11 5 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (1.14%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.14%) KVM
12 4 (1.14%) VirtualBox
12 4 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.85%) UAG
14 2 (0.57%) iptables
14 2 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 60 (17.05%) SCCM
2 41 (11.65%) SCOM
3 30 (8.52%) Puppet
4 17 (4.83%) Ansible
5 14 (3.98%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (3.41%) Red Hat Satellite
6 12 (3.41%) SELinux
7 10 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (2.56%) WSUS
9 8 (2.27%) WhatsUp Gold
10 7 (1.99%) AirWatch
11 6 (1.70%) Cacti
11 6 (1.70%) Nagios
11 6 (1.70%) NetBackup
12 5 (1.42%) Backup Exec
12 5 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (1.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (1.42%) vCenter Server
13 4 (1.14%) Malwarebytes
14 3 (0.85%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 155 (44.03%) Microsoft
2 115 (32.67%) VMware
3 106 (30.11%) Cisco
4 81 (23.01%) Citrix
5 41 (11.65%) Juniper
6 28 (7.95%) Red Hat
7 24 (6.82%) CheckPoint
8 22 (6.25%) SolarWinds
9 21 (5.97%) F5
10 20 (5.68%) Forcepoint
11 17 (4.83%) Palo Alto
12 16 (4.55%) Dell
12 16 (4.55%) HP
12 16 (4.55%) McAfee
12 16 (4.55%) Oracle
13 14 (3.98%) Extreme Networks
14 11 (3.13%) Infoblox
14 11 (3.13%) Veeam
15 10 (2.84%) Blue Coat
16 9 (2.56%) Apple