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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 55 83
Rank change year-on-year -64 +28  
Contract jobs citing DNS 143 327 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.83% 3.55% 2.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.76% 16.04% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 220 131
Median daily rate £369 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.35% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £246 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £498 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year - +2.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 20
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +43.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.13 £57.12 £43.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £20.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year +14.26% -15.89%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1465 2039 2052
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 18.80% 22.11% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 1128 994
Median daily rate £400 £352 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 103 105
Median hourly rate £19.56 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.42% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -31 44 £405 +20.44% 22
Berkshire -22 37 £381 +3.38% 26
Buckinghamshire +1 20 £350 -12.50% 8
Surrey -32 16 £293 -13.97% 6
Kent +8 8 £303 -32.77% 2
West Sussex +5 7 £195 -35.00% 3
Oxfordshire -17 7 £450 +80.00% 8
East Sussex - 2 - - 3
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for DNS.

1 168 (50.45%) Active Directory
2 162 (48.65%) Windows
3 143 (42.94%) DHCP
4 115 (34.53%) Microsoft
5 110 (33.03%) VMware
6 104 (31.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 100 (30.03%) Cisco
7 100 (30.03%) Windows Server
8 98 (29.43%) Firewall
9 88 (26.43%) TCP/IP
10 67 (20.12%) Linux
11 64 (19.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 63 (18.92%) WAN
13 60 (18.02%) ITIL
14 59 (17.72%) LAN
15 57 (17.12%) VPN
15 57 (17.12%) Security Cleared
16 56 (16.82%) VMware Infrastructure
17 53 (15.92%) Windows Server 2003
18 48 (14.41%) Cisco Certification
19 47 (14.11%) PowerShell
20 46 (13.81%) Windows 7
21 44 (13.21%) Citrix
21 44 (13.21%) SMTP
22 42 (12.61%) LDAP
22 42 (12.61%) Unix
23 41 (12.31%) Data Centre
24 40 (12.01%) SC Cleared
24 40 (12.01%) SCCM
25 39 (11.71%) SQL

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 37 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 30 (9.01%) Skype for Business
3 25 (7.51%) IIS
4 19 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (4.80%) Apache
6 15 (4.50%) Tomcat
7 11 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (3.00%) SharePoint
9 9 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (2.10%) JBoss
11 5 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (1.50%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.90%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.60%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.30%) Confluence
14 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (9.31%) MS Office
2 25 (7.51%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.21%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (8.41%) Office 365
3 27 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.10%) SaaS
5 5 (1.50%) IBM Cloud
5 5 (1.50%) SoftLayer
6 4 (1.20%) IaaS
7 3 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.90%) PaaS
7 3 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 143 (42.94%) DHCP
2 98 (29.43%) Firewall
3 88 (26.43%) TCP/IP
4 63 (18.92%) WAN
5 59 (17.72%) LAN
6 57 (17.12%) VPN
7 44 (13.21%) SMTP
8 42 (12.61%) LDAP
9 38 (11.41%) MPLS
10 35 (10.51%) BGP
11 34 (10.21%) SSL
12 30 (9.01%) HTTP
13 29 (8.71%) Internet
14 26 (7.81%) OSPF
15 25 (7.51%) Ethernet
15 25 (7.51%) Network Security
16 24 (7.21%) SNMP
17 21 (6.31%) Skype
17 21 (6.31%) VLAN
18 20 (6.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.80%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (1.50%) MySQL
5 3 (0.90%) MS Access
5 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.90%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.90%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (2.40%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.80%) Vagrant
3 5 (1.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.90%) MSI
4 3 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.60%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.60%) Hudson
5 2 (0.60%) JIRA
5 2 (0.60%) NUnit
5 2 (0.60%) Selenium
5 2 (0.60%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.60%) WiX
6 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.30%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.30%) Subversion
General
1 28 (8.41%) Telecoms
2 27 (8.11%) Finance
3 11 (3.30%) Back Office
4 4 (1.20%) Electronics
4 4 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.20%) Retail
5 3 (0.90%) Banking
5 3 (0.90%) Billing
5 3 (0.90%) French Language
5 3 (0.90%) Publishing
6 2 (0.60%) Advertising
6 2 (0.60%) Legal
6 2 (0.60%) Local Government
6 2 (0.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.30%) Games
7 1 (0.30%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 54 (16.22%) Network Engineer
2 44 (13.21%) Support Engineer
3 38 (11.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (10.21%) Analyst
5 26 (7.81%) Active Directory Engineer
6 24 (7.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 21 (6.31%) 3rd Line Support
7 21 (6.31%) Architect
8 20 (6.01%) Windows Engineer
9 19 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
10 18 (5.41%) Administrator
11 15 (4.50%) VMware Engineer
12 14 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 14 (4.20%) Consultant
12 14 (4.20%) Linux Engineer
12 14 (4.20%) Server Engineer
13 12 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
13 12 (3.60%) Support Analyst
14 11 (3.30%) Network Analyst
14 11 (3.30%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.80%) Web Services
2 13 (3.90%) Middleware
3 11 (3.30%) SAML
4 10 (3.00%) OAuth
5 8 (2.40%) Regular Expression
6 5 (1.50%) .NET
6 5 (1.50%) 802.1X
7 4 (1.20%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.20%) XML
8 3 (0.90%) COM+
9 2 (0.60%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.60%) Ajax
9 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.60%) Breeze.js
9 2 (0.60%) J2EE
9 2 (0.60%) jQuery
9 2 (0.60%) LAMP
9 2 (0.60%) WCF
9 2 (0.60%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.31%) Data Centre
2 35 (10.51%) Management Information System
3 22 (6.61%) PKI
4 21 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (6.31%) Replication
5 20 (6.01%) Clustering
6 16 (4.80%) Driving Licence
7 11 (3.30%) Public Cloud
8 10 (3.00%) IVR
9 9 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (2.70%) Fat Client
9 9 (2.70%) Thin Client
10 8 (2.40%) Computer Science
10 8 (2.40%) FlexPod
11 7 (2.10%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.80%) IPTV
13 5 (1.50%) Over-the-Top Content
13 5 (1.50%) Video on Demand
14 4 (1.20%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 162 (48.65%) Windows
2 104 (31.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 100 (30.03%) Windows Server
4 67 (20.12%) Linux
5 64 (19.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (15.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (13.81%) Windows 7
8 42 (12.61%) Unix
9 25 (7.51%) Solaris
10 22 (6.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (5.11%) Windows 10
12 10 (3.00%) Windows XP
13 9 (2.70%) Android
13 9 (2.70%) Mac OS X
14 8 (2.40%) CentOS
15 7 (2.10%) Windows 8
16 5 (1.50%) AIX
16 5 (1.50%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.90%) Debian
17 3 (0.90%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (18.02%) ITIL
2 39 (11.71%) Change Management
3 37 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 34 (10.21%) Load Balancing
4 34 (10.21%) Problem Management
5 23 (6.91%) Kalman Filter
6 20 (6.01%) Information Security
7 18 (5.41%) Mentoring
8 17 (5.11%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (5.11%) Project Management
9 16 (4.80%) Customer Requirements
9 16 (4.80%) Migration
10 15 (4.50%) Mobile Device Management
11 14 (4.20%) Configuration Management
11 14 (4.20%) DevOps
11 14 (4.20%) Patch Management
12 13 (3.90%) High Availability
12 13 (3.90%) Web Filtering
13 12 (3.60%) Capacity Management
13 12 (3.60%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 47 (14.11%) PowerShell
2 39 (11.71%) SQL
3 30 (9.01%) Perl
4 28 (8.41%) Python
5 20 (6.01%) Java
6 10 (3.00%) C++
6 10 (3.00%) Ruby
7 9 (2.70%) C
7 9 (2.70%) C#
8 8 (2.40%) VB
9 6 (1.80%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.80%) PHP
10 5 (1.50%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.20%) VBScript
12 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.60%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.30%) Korn
Qualifications
1 57 (17.12%) Security Cleared
2 48 (14.41%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (12.01%) SC Cleared
4 38 (11.41%) CCNA
5 28 (8.41%) CCNP
6 27 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (5.11%) Degree
8 13 (3.90%) DV Cleared
8 13 (3.90%) MCP
9 10 (3.00%) MCTS
10 8 (2.40%) CISSP
10 8 (2.40%) GCIH
10 8 (2.40%) GIAC
10 8 (2.40%) MCSA
10 8 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.80%) JNCIA
11 6 (1.80%) MCSE
12 5 (1.50%) CCIP
12 5 (1.50%) RHCSA
13 4 (1.20%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.91%) SLA
2 22 (6.61%) PCI DSS
3 15 (4.50%) QA
4 11 (3.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.60%) PMO
System Software
1 168 (50.45%) Active Directory
2 56 (16.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (9.91%) Hyper-V
4 28 (8.41%) vSphere
5 25 (7.51%) XenApp
6 21 (6.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (5.71%) VMware ESX
8 14 (4.20%) XenDesktop
9 10 (3.00%) vCloud
9 10 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (2.10%) BitLocker
11 6 (1.80%) Firmware
11 6 (1.80%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (1.80%) ISA Server
11 6 (1.80%) UAG
12 5 (1.50%) Docker
12 5 (1.50%) Terminal Services
12 5 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.60%) NFS
13 2 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 40 (12.01%) SCCM
2 29 (8.71%) Puppet
3 25 (7.51%) SCOM
4 18 (5.41%) WSUS
5 16 (4.80%) Ansible
6 13 (3.90%) NetBackup
7 12 (3.60%) Nagios
8 10 (3.00%) EdgeSight
8 10 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (2.40%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (2.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 6 (1.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (1.50%) AirWatch
12 5 (1.50%) AppDNA
12 5 (1.50%) Backup Exec
12 5 (1.50%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (1.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (1.50%) Red Hat Satellite
12 5 (1.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 115 (34.53%) Microsoft
2 110 (33.03%) VMware
3 100 (30.03%) Cisco
4 44 (13.21%) Citrix
5 37 (11.11%) F5
5 37 (11.11%) Juniper
6 33 (9.91%) HP
7 32 (9.61%) CheckPoint
8 30 (9.01%) Red Hat
9 20 (6.01%) Dell
9 20 (6.01%) Oracle
10 19 (5.71%) Remedy
11 16 (4.80%) Symantec
12 14 (4.20%) Palo Alto
13 13 (3.90%) Huawei
14 12 (3.60%) Avaya
14 12 (3.60%) CA
15 11 (3.30%) Forcepoint
16 9 (2.70%) AppSense
16 9 (2.70%) Intel Security
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