Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 August 2020 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 75 128
Rank change year-on-year +5 +53 -10
Contract jobs citing DNS 129 419 343
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.72% 2.86% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.54% 16.30% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 249 185
Median daily rate £450 £418 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +10.60% +10.22%
10th Percentile £224 £248 £209
90th Percentile £550 £550 £514
England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 19
Median hourly rate £31.50 £60.00 £42.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.50% +41.44% +45.03%
10th Percentile £18.80 £16.25 £15.64
90th Percentile £50.70 £82.50 £63.26
England median hourly rate £39.00 £22.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +73.33% +21.62% -17.78%

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 887 2,570 2,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.68% 17.52% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 1,503 1,352
Median daily rate £410 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.61% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £181 £210 £200
90th Percentile £556 £575 £575
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 133 151
Median hourly rate £33.00 £25.12 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.37% +2.53% +40.00%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £63.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +48.94% +17.50% +10.50%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing DNS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DNS in the South East.

Daily rate trend for DNS in the South East

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DNS in the South East over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DNS in the South East

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DNS in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for DNS in the South East

DNS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DNS in the South East over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

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 13 August 2020. 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 +25 55 £450 - 24
Hampshire +13 53 £469 +17.78% 14
Berkshire +12 34 £430 -4.44% 16
Buckinghamshire +37 13 £473 +45.38% 4
West Sussex +11 11 £370 -8.92% 3
Oxfordshire +36 8 £463 +2.78% 4
Surrey +42 7 £191 -59.89% 6
Middlesex +12 1 £300 +150.00%
Sussex +5 1 - - 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 76 (58.91%) Windows
2 75 (58.14%) Active Directory
3 69 (53.49%) DHCP
4 55 (42.64%) VMware
5 49 (37.98%) Firewall
5 49 (37.98%) Windows Server
6 46 (35.66%) Microsoft
7 43 (33.33%) Azure
8 40 (31.01%) PowerShell
9 39 (30.23%) Linux
10 37 (28.68%) VMware Infrastructure
11 34 (26.36%) Security Cleared
11 34 (26.36%) WAN
12 33 (25.58%) Office 365
13 28 (21.71%) TCP/IP
14 27 (20.93%) Migration
15 25 (19.38%) PKI
15 25 (19.38%) SC Cleared
16 24 (18.60%) VPN
17 23 (17.83%) Cisco
17 23 (17.83%) High Availability
18 22 (17.05%) Data Centre
18 22 (17.05%) SQL
19 21 (16.28%) AWS
20 20 (15.50%) Problem-Solving
21 19 (14.73%) LAN
22 18 (13.95%) SNMP
22 18 (13.95%) BGP
23 17 (13.18%) Juniper
23 17 (13.18%) Internet

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 16 (12.40%) SharePoint
1 16 (12.40%) Skype for Business
2 15 (11.63%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.20%) nginx
4 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (4.65%) IIS
5 5 (3.88%) Apache
5 5 (3.88%) Confluence
5 5 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.55%) JBoss
7 2 (1.55%) MS Project Server
7 2 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.55%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.55%) WildFly
8 1 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (5.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Magento
2 1 (0.78%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 43 (33.33%) Azure
2 33 (25.58%) Office 365
3 21 (16.28%) AWS
4 10 (7.75%) PaaS
5 9 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (6.98%) IaaS
5 9 (6.98%) SaaS
6 8 (6.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (4.65%) Power Platform
8 4 (3.10%) Coveralls
9 3 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (2.33%) Serverless
10 2 (1.55%) Apigee
10 2 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.55%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.55%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.78%) GCP
11 1 (0.78%) Route 53
11 1 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.78%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 69 (53.49%) DHCP
2 49 (37.98%) Firewall
3 34 (26.36%) WAN
4 28 (21.71%) TCP/IP
5 24 (18.60%) VPN
6 19 (14.73%) LAN
7 18 (13.95%) BGP
7 18 (13.95%) SNMP
8 17 (13.18%) Internet
8 17 (13.18%) Skype
9 16 (12.40%) MPLS
10 15 (11.63%) SSL
11 13 (10.08%) VoIP
12 12 (9.30%) VLAN
13 11 (8.53%) SMTP
14 10 (7.75%) OSPF
15 9 (6.98%) IPsec
15 9 (6.98%) PBX
16 8 (6.20%) DSL
16 8 (6.20%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.20%) MySQL
4 6 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.88%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.88%) Redis
6 4 (3.10%) Power BI
6 4 (3.10%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2019
7 2 (1.55%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (1.55%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.55%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Git (software)
1 7 (5.43%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.65%) JIRA
3 5 (3.88%) Gradle
4 4 (3.10%) Bitbucket
4 4 (3.10%) Bitbucket Server
4 4 (3.10%) JUnit
4 4 (3.10%) Maven
4 4 (3.10%) SonarQube
4 4 (3.10%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.55%) Selenium
6 2 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.78%) Gatling
7 1 (0.78%) Geb
7 1 (0.78%) GitLab
7 1 (0.78%) Mocha
7 1 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.78%) Spock
7 1 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 14 (10.85%) Finance
2 8 (6.20%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.88%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.55%) Billing
4 2 (1.55%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Local Government
5 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Police
5 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (15.50%) Network Engineer
2 16 (12.40%) Support Engineer
3 15 (11.63%) Architect
4 14 (10.85%) Wintel Engineer
5 12 (9.30%) Analyst
6 8 (6.20%) Administrator
6 8 (6.20%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.43%) Consultant
7 7 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.43%) IT Engineer
8 6 (4.65%) Developer
8 6 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) IT Support
9 5 (3.88%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Senior Wintel Engineer
10 4 (3.10%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (3.10%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.10%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.40%) LDAP
2 15 (11.63%) .NET
3 5 (3.88%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (3.10%) LAMP
4 4 (3.10%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (3.10%) SAML
5 3 (2.33%) HTML
5 3 (2.33%) Middleware
5 3 (2.33%) Node.js
5 3 (2.33%) OAuth
6 2 (1.55%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.55%) CSS
6 2 (1.55%) OpenID
6 2 (1.55%) React
6 2 (1.55%) REST
6 2 (1.55%) SailPoint
6 2 (1.55%) SOAP
6 2 (1.55%) Web Services
7 1 (0.78%) JSON
7 1 (0.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.38%) PKI
2 22 (17.05%) Data Centre
3 16 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (9.30%) Clustering
5 11 (8.53%) Management Information System
6 10 (7.75%) Client/Server
7 6 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (4.65%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (4.65%) Replication
7 6 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (3.10%) CMDB
8 4 (3.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (3.10%) Public Cloud
8 4 (3.10%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (2.33%) Fat Client
9 3 (2.33%) Private Cloud
9 3 (2.33%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.55%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.55%) CESG
10 2 (1.55%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 76 (58.91%) Windows
2 49 (37.98%) Windows Server
3 39 (30.23%) Linux
4 16 (12.40%) Unix
4 16 (12.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (11.63%) Windows Server 2016
5 15 (11.63%) Windows Server 2019
6 12 (9.30%) Windows 10
6 12 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.65%) Solaris
7 6 (4.65%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.10%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.10%) Check Point GAiA
10 3 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.55%) Android
12 1 (0.78%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.93%) Migration
2 23 (17.83%) High Availability
3 20 (15.50%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (13.18%) DevOps
5 15 (11.63%) Validation
6 14 (10.85%) Load Balancing
7 13 (10.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (9.30%) ITIL
9 11 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (8.53%) Patch Management
10 9 (6.98%) Analytics
11 8 (6.20%) Information Security
11 8 (6.20%) Service Management
11 8 (6.20%) Technology Roadmap
12 7 (5.43%) Configuration Management
12 7 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 7 (5.43%) Problem Management
12 7 (5.43%) Project Management
13 6 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (4.65%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (31.01%) PowerShell
2 22 (17.05%) SQL
3 13 (10.08%) Java
4 11 (8.53%) Python
5 8 (6.20%) C
6 5 (3.88%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.88%) PHP
6 5 (3.88%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.10%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.10%) Perl
8 3 (2.33%) Ruby
9 1 (0.78%) C#
9 1 (0.78%) Java 8
9 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.78%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.78%) VB
9 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (26.36%) Security Cleared
2 25 (19.38%) SC Cleared
3 16 (12.40%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (12.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (10.08%) CCNP
5 10 (7.75%) CCNA
6 8 (6.20%) Degree
6 8 (6.20%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.10%) BC Cleared
7 4 (3.10%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (3.10%) CCDP
7 4 (3.10%) CCIP
8 3 (2.33%) MCSA
8 3 (2.33%) MCSE
9 2 (1.55%) CCIE
9 2 (1.55%) CEH
9 2 (1.55%) CREST Certified
9 2 (1.55%) GIAC
9 2 (1.55%) MCITP
9 2 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.85%) QA
2 8 (6.20%) SLA
3 3 (2.33%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.55%) NCSC
5 1 (0.78%) GDPR
System Software
1 75 (58.14%) Active Directory
2 37 (28.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (12.40%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.53%) vSphere
5 10 (7.75%) Docker
6 7 (5.43%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (5.43%) VMware NSX
7 5 (3.88%) Firmware
8 4 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.55%) Snort
11 1 (0.78%) NDS
11 1 (0.78%) PowerDNS
11 1 (0.78%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.78%) vCloud
11 1 (0.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (10.85%) SCCM
2 12 (9.30%) Failover Clustering
2 12 (9.30%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (7.75%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (6.20%) Ansible
4 8 (6.20%) SCOM
5 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (4.65%) Kubernetes
6 6 (4.65%) Terraform
7 5 (3.88%) vCenter Server
8 4 (3.10%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (3.10%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (3.10%) HAProxy
8 4 (3.10%) PowerCLI
9 3 (2.33%) Nessus
9 3 (2.33%) WSUS
9 3 (2.33%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.55%) Puppet
10 2 (1.55%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 55 (42.64%) VMware
2 46 (35.66%) Microsoft
3 23 (17.83%) Cisco
4 17 (13.18%) Juniper
5 12 (9.30%) F5
6 11 (8.53%) Citrix
7 9 (6.98%) Sonus
8 8 (6.20%) McAfee
8 8 (6.20%) Oracle
8 8 (6.20%) ServiceNow
8 8 (6.20%) SolarWinds
8 8 (6.20%) Splunk
9 7 (5.43%) CheckPoint
10 6 (4.65%) NetApp
10 6 (4.65%) Palo Alto
11 5 (3.88%) Fortinet
12 4 (3.10%) Meraki
12 4 (3.10%) Snow
13 3 (2.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 3 (2.33%) CA