Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 100 81
Rank change year-on-year +5 -19 +11
Contract jobs citing DNS 406 388 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.54% 2.34% 2.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.49% 13.40% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 214 289
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £200 £133 £258
90th Percentile £538 £575 £475
England median daily rate £413 £365 £380
% change year-on-year +13.01% -3.95% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 15
South East median hourly rate £45.05 £23.14 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.67% -15.85% +22.22%
10th Percentile £27.87 £13.58 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.38 £43.00 £55.65
England median hourly rate £24.00 £17.38 £26.79
% change year-on-year +38.13% -35.14% +19.06%

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 2,621 2,896 3,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.40% 17.47% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,389 1,566 1,757
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £210 £163 £227
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 150 195
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £17.49 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.79% -21.39% -31.01%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.72 £11.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.98 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.60% -16.89% +2.27%

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 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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
Hampshire +3 152 £383 -4.38% 21
Thames Valley -5 152 £408 +8.67% 56
Berkshire +7 119 £425 +8.97% 23
Surrey -2 65 £425 - 28
West Sussex -4 24 £400 +240.43% 4
Oxfordshire -20 21 £388 +3.33% 13
Buckinghamshire +20 12 £400 -1.54% 20
East Sussex -11 8 £500 +300.00% 1
Kent +4 5 £325 -2.26% 7
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 229 (56.40%) Windows
2 213 (52.46%) Active Directory
3 198 (48.77%) DHCP
4 186 (45.81%) Microsoft
5 170 (41.87%) Firewall
6 143 (35.22%) VMware
7 126 (31.03%) Security Cleared
7 126 (31.03%) Windows Server
8 122 (30.05%) PowerShell
9 117 (28.82%) Microsoft Azure
10 112 (27.59%) TCP/IP
11 94 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 93 (22.91%) Linux
13 90 (22.17%) VPN
14 85 (20.94%) SC Cleared
15 81 (19.95%) Office 365
16 70 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
16 70 (17.24%) SCCM
17 69 (17.00%) ITIL
18 67 (16.50%) Citrix
19 65 (16.01%) Internet
20 60 (14.78%) Migration
20 60 (14.78%) Windows Server 2008
21 58 (14.29%) Cisco
22 56 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 55 (13.55%) Microsoft Office
24 54 (13.30%) LAN
24 54 (13.30%) Microsoft Certification
25 53 (13.05%) PKI
26 52 (12.81%) SAN

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 45 (11.08%) SharePoint
2 43 (10.59%) MS Exchange
3 37 (9.11%) Apache
4 36 (8.87%) Skype for Business
5 35 (8.62%) IIS
6 26 (6.40%) Tomcat
7 22 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (4.43%) JBoss
9 14 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (2.46%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (1.48%) Confluence
13 4 (0.99%) nginx
13 4 (0.99%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.74%) CMS
14 3 (0.74%) GemFire
14 3 (0.74%) MS Project Server
15 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
16 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 55 (13.55%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 117 (28.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (19.95%) Office 365
3 43 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (8.37%) IaaS
5 29 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (5.17%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (5.17%) SaaS
7 17 (4.19%) PaaS
8 11 (2.71%) Yammer
9 7 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.23%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.99%) Akamai
12 3 (0.74%) GitHub
12 3 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.74%) npm
12 3 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.49%) G Suite
13 2 (0.49%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 198 (48.77%) DHCP
2 170 (41.87%) Firewall
3 112 (27.59%) TCP/IP
4 90 (22.17%) VPN
5 65 (16.01%) Internet
6 54 (13.30%) LAN
7 52 (12.81%) SAN
8 50 (12.32%) WAN
9 35 (8.62%) Reverse Proxy
9 35 (8.62%) Skype
10 34 (8.37%) VLAN
11 29 (7.14%) NetScaler
12 27 (6.65%) HTTP
13 25 (6.16%) MPLS
13 25 (6.16%) Network Security
14 22 (5.42%) SSL
14 22 (5.42%) VoIP
15 21 (5.17%) iSCSI
15 21 (5.17%) SMTP
16 20 (4.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.08%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.22%) MongoDB
2 9 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 9 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.97%) MySQL
4 7 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (1.23%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (0.99%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.74%) Big Data
7 3 (0.74%) DB2
7 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.49%) Cloudera CDH
Development Applications
1 27 (6.65%) Git (software)
2 24 (5.91%) Jenkins
3 15 (3.69%) JIRA
4 12 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (2.96%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.72%) Fiddler
5 7 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (1.48%) MSI
7 5 (1.23%) Toad
8 4 (0.99%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.74%) Maven
9 3 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.49%) Ant
10 2 (0.49%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.49%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.49%) Bower
10 2 (0.49%) Gradle
10 2 (0.49%) Spinnaker
11 1 (0.25%) StarTeam
11 1 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 43 (10.59%) Finance
2 23 (5.67%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.22%) Billing
4 8 (1.97%) Military
5 7 (1.72%) Advertising
5 7 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.23%) Retail
7 3 (0.74%) Back Office
7 3 (0.74%) Banking
8 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 49 (12.07%) Architect
2 48 (11.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 40 (9.85%) Consultant
4 32 (7.88%) Support Engineer
5 28 (6.90%) Analyst
6 19 (4.68%) Network Engineer
7 17 (4.19%) Administrator
7 17 (4.19%) Infrastructure Architect
7 17 (4.19%) Middleware Engineer
7 17 (4.19%) Server Engineer
8 15 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (3.69%) Developer
8 15 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (3.69%) Systems Engineer
9 13 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (3.20%) Project Manager
9 13 (3.20%) Wintel Engineer
10 12 (2.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 12 (2.96%) IT Engineer
11 11 (2.71%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (9.11%) Web Services
2 20 (4.93%) LDAP
3 18 (4.43%) Middleware
4 11 (2.71%) 802.1X
5 9 (2.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 8 (1.97%) .NET
7 7 (1.72%) JSON
8 6 (1.48%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (1.48%) XML
9 5 (1.23%) .NET Framework
9 5 (1.23%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.23%) CSS
9 5 (1.23%) Entity Framework
9 5 (1.23%) HTML
9 5 (1.23%) REST
10 4 (0.99%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (0.99%) LINQ
10 4 (0.99%) LINQ to SQL
10 4 (0.99%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.05%) PKI
2 42 (10.34%) Replication
3 33 (8.13%) Data Centre
4 32 (7.88%) Clustering
5 30 (7.39%) Public Cloud
6 28 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (5.91%) Microsoft Licensing
8 18 (4.43%) Fat Client
8 18 (4.43%) Thin Client
9 12 (2.96%) Management Information System
10 10 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.23%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.23%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.99%) Blackberry
14 3 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.74%) HP Storage
14 3 (0.74%) iPhone
14 3 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.74%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 229 (56.40%) Windows
2 126 (31.03%) Windows Server
3 93 (22.91%) Linux
4 70 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 60 (14.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (10.84%) Windows 10
7 38 (9.36%) Unix
8 32 (7.88%) Windows 7
9 30 (7.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (2.71%) CentOS
11 11 (2.71%) Solaris
12 10 (2.46%) Android
12 10 (2.46%) Apple iOS
12 10 (2.46%) Ubuntu
13 8 (1.97%) VMS
14 7 (1.72%) Windows 8
15 6 (1.48%) Windows XP
16 5 (1.23%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.99%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (17.00%) ITIL
2 60 (14.78%) Migration
3 56 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 52 (12.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 37 (9.11%) DevOps
5 37 (9.11%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (7.14%) Project Management
8 28 (6.90%) Change Management
8 28 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
9 27 (6.65%) Problem Management
10 25 (6.16%) High Availability
11 24 (5.91%) Software Licensing
12 22 (5.42%) Stress Testing
13 20 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (4.19%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (4.19%) Network Management
14 17 (4.19%) Scrum
15 16 (3.94%) Computer Science
15 16 (3.94%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 122 (30.05%) PowerShell
2 49 (12.07%) SQL
3 31 (7.64%) Python
4 28 (6.90%) Perl
5 20 (4.93%) Bash Shell
6 16 (3.94%) JavaScript
7 13 (3.20%) Ruby
8 11 (2.71%) C++
9 6 (1.48%) Java
10 5 (1.23%) C#
11 4 (0.99%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.99%) VBScript
12 3 (0.74%) C
12 3 (0.74%) Groovy
13 2 (0.49%) Korn
13 2 (0.49%) PHP
13 2 (0.49%) VB
14 1 (0.25%) C-shell
14 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 126 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 85 (20.94%) SC Cleared
3 54 (13.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (11.08%) DV Cleared
5 39 (9.61%) MCSE
6 30 (7.39%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (6.40%) Degree
8 22 (5.42%) CCNA
9 20 (4.93%) CCNP
10 15 (3.69%) MCSA
11 13 (3.20%) Citrix Certification
11 13 (3.20%) MCP
12 10 (2.46%) CCA
13 8 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (1.72%) MCDST
15 6 (1.48%) MCITP
16 5 (1.23%) AWS Certification
17 4 (0.99%) A+ Certification
17 4 (0.99%) CCENT
17 4 (0.99%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.68%) QA
2 14 (3.45%) GDPR
3 13 (3.20%) PCI DSS
4 11 (2.71%) SLA
5 8 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.49%) COBIT
6 2 (0.49%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.49%) PMO
6 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.25%) GPG13
7 1 (0.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 213 (52.46%) Active Directory
2 94 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (12.07%) VMware ESXi
4 45 (11.08%) vSphere
5 41 (10.10%) XenApp
6 40 (9.85%) Hyper-V
7 33 (8.13%) XenDesktop
8 18 (4.43%) Docker
8 18 (4.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (4.43%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (4.43%) XenServer
9 16 (3.94%) DFS Replication
10 10 (2.46%) VMware NSX
11 9 (2.22%) NFS
11 9 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (1.97%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 7 (1.72%) iptables
13 7 (1.72%) Samba
13 7 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 70 (17.24%) SCCM
2 44 (10.84%) Puppet
3 31 (7.64%) SCOM
4 23 (5.67%) Microsoft Intune
5 22 (5.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 21 (5.17%) SELinux
7 19 (4.68%) Ansible
7 19 (4.68%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (4.43%) Failover Clustering
9 17 (4.19%) Red Hat Satellite
10 13 (3.20%) Kubernetes
10 13 (3.20%) vCenter Server
11 9 (2.22%) vRealize
12 7 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (1.72%) NetBackup
12 7 (1.72%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 7 (1.72%) WSUS
13 6 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (1.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 6 (1.48%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 186 (45.81%) Microsoft
2 143 (35.22%) VMware
3 67 (16.50%) Citrix
4 58 (14.29%) Cisco
5 38 (9.36%) Dell
6 37 (9.11%) HP
7 32 (7.88%) Juniper
8 31 (7.64%) Red Hat
9 23 (5.67%) EMC
10 22 (5.42%) Oracle
11 19 (4.68%) F5
11 19 (4.68%) SolarWinds
12 16 (3.94%) CheckPoint
13 15 (3.69%) IBM
14 14 (3.45%) McAfee
15 13 (3.20%) NetApp
16 11 (2.71%) Avaya
17 10 (2.46%) Symantec
18 9 (2.22%) Palo Alto
19 8 (1.97%) Dell Compellent