Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 126 81
Rank change year-on-year -2 -45 +7
Contract jobs citing DNS 334 297 516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.94% 1.83% 2.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.94% 10.80% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 167 346
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29% -9.33%
10th Percentile £163 £161 £228
90th Percentile £500 £538 £488
England median daily rate £398 £375 £359
% change year-on-year +6.00% +4.46% +2.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 31
South East median hourly rate £42.42 £27.38 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.93% -22.87% +26.79%
10th Percentile £15.64 £17.11 £14.50
90th Percentile £63.26 £49.75 £48.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.93 £28.00
% change year-on-year -17.12% -18.13% +38.72%

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 2,582 2,749 3,737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.03% 16.98% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,351 1,518 2,110
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +4.92% +1.67%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £220
90th Percentile £575 £538 £528
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 177 215
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £12.73 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.69 £25.00
% change year-on-year +7.01% -25.24% +21.95%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -16 121 £325 -7.14% 51
Hampshire +26 120 £375 -20.00% 24
Surrey -4 64 £400 +6.67% 17
Berkshire -29 55 £318 -9.29% 27
Oxfordshire +21 46 £325 +60.49% 10
Buckinghamshire +3 20 £380 +11.76% 14
West Sussex +9 17 £313 +56.25% 3
Kent -10 5 £250 -25.93% 7
East Sussex 0 4 £400 - 5
Middlesex +8 3 £450 +11.11%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 213 (63.77%) Windows
2 205 (61.38%) Active Directory
3 172 (51.50%) DHCP
4 148 (44.31%) Microsoft
5 128 (38.32%) VMware
5 128 (38.32%) Windows Server
6 126 (37.72%) Firewall
7 95 (28.44%) VMware Infrastructure
8 92 (27.54%) Cisco
9 84 (25.15%) TCP/IP
10 82 (24.55%) Linux
10 82 (24.55%) SCCM
11 81 (24.25%) WAN
12 80 (23.95%) Office 365
13 75 (22.46%) Microsoft Azure
14 74 (22.16%) Security Cleared
15 72 (21.56%) LAN
16 63 (18.86%) VPN
16 63 (18.86%) Citrix
16 63 (18.86%) PowerShell
17 60 (17.96%) ITIL
18 59 (17.66%) Windows Server 2012
19 55 (16.47%) Windows 10
20 54 (16.17%) Microsoft Office
21 51 (15.27%) Windows Server 2008
22 48 (14.37%) Migration
23 47 (14.07%) BGP
24 46 (13.77%) Amazon AWS
24 46 (13.77%) Data Centre
25 43 (12.87%) Cisco Certification

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 36 (10.78%) IIS
2 35 (10.48%) SharePoint
3 29 (8.68%) Skype for Business
4 23 (6.89%) MS Exchange
5 17 (5.09%) Apache
6 9 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.80%) nginx
7 6 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.20%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.90%) SAS
10 2 (0.60%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.60%) GemFire
10 2 (0.60%) GroupWise
10 2 (0.60%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 54 (16.17%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.60%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) RMDS
2 2 (0.60%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.30%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 80 (23.95%) Office 365
2 75 (22.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (13.77%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (4.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (4.49%) IaaS
5 15 (4.49%) SaaS
6 11 (3.29%) PaaS
7 8 (2.40%) Yammer
8 5 (1.50%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.20%) GitHub
10 3 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.60%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.60%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.60%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.30%) npm
12 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 172 (51.50%) DHCP
2 126 (37.72%) Firewall
3 84 (25.15%) TCP/IP
4 81 (24.25%) WAN
5 72 (21.56%) LAN
6 63 (18.86%) VPN
7 47 (14.07%) BGP
8 42 (12.57%) OSPF
9 41 (12.28%) VLAN
10 35 (10.48%) Internet
10 35 (10.48%) Wireless
11 31 (9.28%) SAN
12 29 (8.68%) SMTP
13 28 (8.38%) MPLS
13 28 (8.38%) Remote Desktop
13 28 (8.38%) Skype
14 27 (8.08%) SSL
15 24 (7.19%) Network Security
16 23 (6.89%) NetScaler
17 21 (6.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.49%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (2.69%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.40%) MySQL
4 8 (2.40%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.90%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.90%) Redis
7 3 (0.90%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 3 (0.90%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.60%) DB2
8 2 (0.60%) GIS
8 2 (0.60%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.60%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.30%) HBase
Development Applications
1 11 (3.29%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.99%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.99%) Visual Studio
3 9 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.50%) InstallShield
5 4 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.90%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.90%) JIRA
7 2 (0.60%) GitLab
7 2 (0.60%) Gradle
8 1 (0.30%) Bower
8 1 (0.30%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.30%) Geb
8 1 (0.30%) gulp
8 1 (0.30%) Hudson
8 1 (0.30%) Maven
8 1 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.30%) Selenium
8 1 (0.30%) Spock
8 1 (0.30%) Subversion
General
1 20 (5.99%) Finance
2 15 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.69%) Retail
4 7 (2.10%) Military
5 3 (0.90%) Publishing
6 2 (0.60%) Back Office
7 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.30%) Games
7 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (13.47%) Network Engineer
1 45 (13.47%) Support Engineer
2 43 (12.87%) Architect
3 34 (10.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (8.98%) Consultant
5 25 (7.49%) Analyst
6 20 (5.99%) Windows Engineer
7 17 (5.09%) IT Engineer
7 17 (5.09%) IT Support
8 15 (4.49%) Systems Engineer
9 14 (4.19%) Wintel Engineer
10 13 (3.89%) Administrator
10 13 (3.89%) Server Engineer
11 12 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (3.59%) IT Support Engineer
11 12 (3.59%) SCCM Engineer
11 12 (3.59%) Security Engineer
11 12 (3.59%) Windows Server Engineer
12 11 (3.29%) Active Directory Engineer
12 11 (3.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.68%) Web Services
2 15 (4.49%) LDAP
3 10 (2.99%) CSS
3 10 (2.99%) HTML
4 7 (2.10%) .NET
4 7 (2.10%) .NET Framework
4 7 (2.10%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.10%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (2.10%) XML
5 6 (1.80%) 802.1X
5 6 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (1.80%) Entity Framework
5 6 (1.80%) Kafka
6 5 (1.50%) LINQ
6 5 (1.50%) LINQ to SQL
6 5 (1.50%) RequireJS
6 5 (1.50%) REST
6 5 (1.50%) Sensu
7 4 (1.20%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.77%) Data Centre
2 38 (11.38%) PKI
3 17 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.09%) Clustering
4 14 (4.19%) Fat Client
4 14 (4.19%) Thin Client
5 13 (3.89%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (2.99%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.69%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.10%) Replication
9 6 (1.80%) DataPower
10 5 (1.50%) User Experience
11 4 (1.20%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.20%) CMDB
11 4 (1.20%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.20%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.20%) Video on Demand
11 4 (1.20%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.90%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 213 (63.77%) Windows
2 128 (38.32%) Windows Server
3 82 (24.55%) Linux
4 59 (17.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (16.47%) Windows 10
6 51 (15.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (11.68%) Unix
7 39 (11.68%) Windows 7
8 26 (7.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (6.59%) Mac OS
10 20 (5.99%) Apple iOS
11 17 (5.09%) Solaris
12 15 (4.49%) CentOS
13 13 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (3.29%) Check Point GAiA
15 6 (1.80%) AIX
15 6 (1.80%) Android
16 5 (1.50%) Windows XP
17 4 (1.20%) SUSE
17 4 (1.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (17.96%) ITIL
2 48 (14.37%) Migration
3 30 (8.98%) Problem Management
4 26 (7.78%) Load Balancing
5 24 (7.19%) Change Management
6 23 (6.89%) Application Packaging
7 20 (5.99%) Configuration Management
7 20 (5.99%) DevOps
7 20 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (5.39%) Data Protection
9 18 (5.39%) Mobile Device Management
10 17 (5.09%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (4.79%) Patch Management
11 16 (4.79%) Root Cause Analysis
12 13 (3.89%) High Availability
12 13 (3.89%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (3.59%) SIEM
14 11 (3.29%) Mentoring
14 11 (3.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (18.86%) PowerShell
2 30 (8.98%) SQL
3 18 (5.39%) Python
4 14 (4.19%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.59%) Perl
6 11 (3.29%) C
7 9 (2.69%) C#
7 9 (2.69%) PHP
8 8 (2.40%) Bash Shell
8 8 (2.40%) Java
9 5 (1.50%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.90%) Groovy
11 2 (0.60%) C++
11 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.60%) Ruby
12 1 (0.30%) ES6
12 1 (0.30%) Java 8
12 1 (0.30%) Scala
12 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 74 (22.16%) Security Cleared
2 43 (12.87%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (11.68%) SC Cleared
4 30 (8.98%) DV Cleared
5 29 (8.68%) CCNP
6 25 (7.49%) CCNA
7 21 (6.29%) Degree
8 20 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (5.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (4.19%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (3.29%) MCSE
12 10 (2.99%) CCA
13 9 (2.69%) CCDP
13 9 (2.69%) JNCIS
14 7 (2.10%) JNCIA
14 7 (2.10%) MCSA
15 6 (1.80%) CCSE
16 5 (1.50%) CCSA
16 5 (1.50%) ISTQB
16 5 (1.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.79%) GDPR
2 12 (3.59%) SLA
3 7 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.80%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.50%) PMO
5 5 (1.50%) QA
6 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 205 (61.38%) Active Directory
2 95 (28.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (12.87%) Hyper-V
4 34 (10.18%) VMware ESXi
4 34 (10.18%) XenApp
5 24 (7.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 20 (5.99%) vSphere
6 20 (5.99%) XenDesktop
7 15 (4.49%) Docker
8 14 (4.19%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (3.89%) DFS Replication
10 12 (3.59%) XenServer
11 11 (3.29%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (2.99%) VMware NSX
13 9 (2.69%) KVM
14 7 (2.10%) Xen
15 6 (1.80%) VirtualBox
16 5 (1.50%) BitLocker
17 4 (1.20%) iptables
17 4 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 82 (24.55%) SCCM
2 35 (10.48%) SCOM
3 28 (8.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 18 (5.39%) Puppet
4 18 (5.39%) WSUS
5 14 (4.19%) Ansible
6 13 (3.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 11 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (2.10%) Kubernetes
8 7 (2.10%) Nessus
9 6 (1.80%) Cacti
9 6 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (1.80%) logstash
9 6 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (1.50%) Kibana
10 5 (1.50%) Nagios
10 5 (1.50%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.50%) yum
11 4 (1.20%) Grafana
11 4 (1.20%) Malwarebytes
Vendors
1 148 (44.31%) Microsoft
2 128 (38.32%) VMware
3 92 (27.54%) Cisco
4 63 (18.86%) Citrix
5 41 (12.28%) Juniper
6 28 (8.38%) CheckPoint
7 25 (7.49%) Oracle
7 25 (7.49%) SolarWinds
8 22 (6.59%) Apple
9 17 (5.09%) Palo Alto
10 15 (4.49%) Dell
11 12 (3.59%) McAfee
11 12 (3.59%) Red Hat
12 11 (3.29%) IBM
12 11 (3.29%) Qualys
13 10 (2.99%) Brocade
13 10 (2.99%) F5
13 10 (2.99%) NetApp
14 9 (2.69%) HP
14 9 (2.69%) Veeam