Period
to 18 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 103 99
Rank change year-on-year -24 -4 -15
Contract jobs citing DNS 339 376 410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.04% 2.31% 2.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.99% 13.55% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 227 291
South East median daily rate £380 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £208 £141 £263
90th Percentile £500 £538 £475
England median daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 24
South East median hourly rate £42.42 £27.38 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.93% -31.98% +34.17%
10th Percentile £17.20 £16.25 £15.18
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.00 £47.95
England median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year - -32.14% +33.33%

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 2,610 2,775 3,197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.74% 17.05% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,379 1,528 1,848
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +4.73%
10th Percentile £200 £211 £228
90th Percentile £575 £544 £531
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 163 203
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.78% -28.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.85 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £46.90 £47.97
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.01% -27.28% +25.00%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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
Hampshire +16 139 £388 -13.89% 29
Thames Valley -50 117 £325 -2.62% 25
Berkshire -47 61 £425 +30.77% 12
Surrey -30 47 £375 -10.45% 27
Oxfordshire -12 40 £325 -12.16% 7
West Sussex 0 17 £413 +184.48% 4
Buckinghamshire +15 16 £412 +29.33% 6
Kent -8 9 £325 -4.41% 4
East Sussex -1 8 £463 +270.00% 4
Middlesex +8 2 £431 +39.60% 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 195 (57.52%) Windows
2 192 (56.64%) Active Directory
3 173 (51.03%) DHCP
4 158 (46.61%) Microsoft
5 131 (38.64%) Windows Server
6 118 (34.81%) Firewall
7 111 (32.74%) VMware
8 88 (25.96%) Security Cleared
9 86 (25.37%) PowerShell
10 80 (23.60%) SCCM
11 79 (23.30%) Microsoft Azure
12 77 (22.71%) VMware Infrastructure
12 77 (22.71%) TCP/IP
13 76 (22.42%) Cisco
14 75 (22.12%) Office 365
15 70 (20.65%) Linux
16 64 (18.88%) WAN
17 63 (18.58%) LAN
18 60 (17.70%) Windows Server 2012
19 59 (17.40%) ITIL
20 57 (16.81%) VPN
21 55 (16.22%) SC Cleared
22 52 (15.34%) PKI
23 51 (15.04%) Migration
23 51 (15.04%) Windows 10
24 50 (14.75%) Citrix
24 50 (14.75%) Microsoft Office
25 49 (14.45%) Internet
25 49 (14.45%) Windows Server 2008
26 47 (13.86%) 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 37 (10.91%) SharePoint
2 36 (10.62%) IIS
3 35 (10.32%) Skype for Business
4 26 (7.67%) Apache
5 22 (6.49%) MS Exchange
6 13 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (3.83%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.36%) nginx
7 8 (2.36%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (2.06%) JBoss
9 6 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.77%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.88%) GemFire
11 3 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.88%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.59%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.59%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 50 (14.75%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.59%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.29%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 79 (23.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (22.12%) Office 365
3 47 (13.86%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (5.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (4.42%) SaaS
6 13 (3.83%) IaaS
7 11 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (3.24%) Yammer
8 8 (2.36%) PaaS
9 7 (2.06%) OneDrive
10 5 (1.47%) GitHub
11 4 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.59%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.59%) npm
14 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 173 (51.03%) DHCP
2 118 (34.81%) Firewall
3 77 (22.71%) TCP/IP
4 64 (18.88%) WAN
5 63 (18.58%) LAN
6 57 (16.81%) VPN
7 49 (14.45%) Internet
8 34 (10.03%) Skype
9 33 (9.73%) VLAN
10 31 (9.14%) BGP
10 31 (9.14%) OSPF
10 31 (9.14%) SAN
11 29 (8.55%) SSL
12 28 (8.26%) SMTP
13 27 (7.96%) Remote Desktop
14 26 (7.67%) MPLS
14 26 (7.67%) Wireless
15 22 (6.49%) HTTP
15 22 (6.49%) NetScaler
16 21 (6.19%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.72%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (3.54%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.65%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.36%) MySQL
7 5 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.18%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.18%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.18%) Redis
8 4 (1.18%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.88%) DB2
9 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.59%) GIS
Development Applications
1 20 (5.90%) Git (software)
2 19 (5.60%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (4.42%) Visual Studio
4 9 (2.65%) InstallShield
5 6 (1.77%) JIRA
6 5 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.18%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.88%) Fiddler
8 3 (0.88%) MSI
8 3 (0.88%) Toad
9 2 (0.59%) Ant
9 2 (0.59%) Bower
9 2 (0.59%) Gradle
9 2 (0.59%) Maven
9 2 (0.59%) Spinnaker
10 1 (0.29%) AppVeyor
10 1 (0.29%) GitLab
10 1 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.29%) Travis CI
General
1 26 (7.67%) Finance
2 19 (5.60%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.36%) Military
4 7 (2.06%) Retail
5 5 (1.47%) Back Office
5 5 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.59%) Publishing
7 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.29%) Games
7 1 (0.29%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 42 (12.39%) Architect
2 41 (12.09%) Support Engineer
3 37 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 29 (8.55%) Network Engineer
5 24 (7.08%) Analyst
6 23 (6.78%) Consultant
7 20 (5.90%) Systems Engineer
8 19 (5.60%) Windows Engineer
9 18 (5.31%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (4.42%) Developer
10 15 (4.42%) Server Engineer
11 14 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (4.13%) Active Directory Engineer
11 14 (4.13%) Windows Server Engineer
12 13 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support
12 13 (3.83%) Administrator
13 12 (3.54%) SCCM Engineer
14 11 (3.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 11 (3.24%) IT Support
14 11 (3.24%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.32%) Web Services
2 24 (7.08%) LDAP
3 12 (3.54%) .NET
3 12 (3.54%) CSS
3 12 (3.54%) HTML
4 11 (3.24%) ASP.NET Web API
4 11 (3.24%) Middleware
5 10 (2.95%) .NET Framework
5 10 (2.95%) ASP.NET
5 10 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (2.95%) Entity Framework
5 10 (2.95%) XML
6 9 (2.65%) LINQ
6 9 (2.65%) LINQ to SQL
7 7 (2.06%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (1.77%) 802.1X
8 6 (1.77%) RequireJS
9 5 (1.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 5 (1.47%) Kafka
9 5 (1.47%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 52 (15.34%) PKI
2 30 (8.85%) Data Centre
3 27 (7.96%) Clustering
3 27 (7.96%) Replication
4 18 (5.31%) Fat Client
4 18 (5.31%) Thin Client
5 14 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.13%) Management Information System
5 14 (4.13%) Public Cloud
6 11 (3.24%) Microsoft Licensing
6 11 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (2.65%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.47%) DataPower
8 5 (1.47%) User Experience
9 4 (1.18%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.18%) CMDB
9 4 (1.18%) iPhone
9 4 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.18%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.18%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 195 (57.52%) Windows
2 131 (38.64%) Windows Server
3 70 (20.65%) Linux
4 60 (17.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (15.04%) Windows 10
6 49 (14.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (10.91%) Unix
8 31 (9.14%) Windows 7
9 21 (6.19%) Apple iOS
10 20 (5.90%) Mac OS
10 20 (5.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (5.60%) CentOS
11 19 (5.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (3.24%) Solaris
13 9 (2.65%) Ubuntu
14 8 (2.36%) Check Point GAiA
15 7 (2.06%) SUSE
16 6 (1.77%) Android
17 5 (1.47%) Windows 8
18 4 (1.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (17.40%) ITIL
2 51 (15.04%) Migration
3 42 (12.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 30 (8.85%) Problem Management
5 28 (8.26%) DevOps
6 27 (7.96%) Application Packaging
6 27 (7.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (6.78%) Change Management
8 22 (6.49%) Configuration Management
8 22 (6.49%) High Availability
9 21 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (6.19%) Data Protection
9 21 (6.19%) Root Cause Analysis
10 19 (5.60%) Load Balancing
10 19 (5.60%) Mobile Device Management
11 17 (5.01%) Mentoring
11 17 (5.01%) Server Management
12 15 (4.42%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (4.13%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (3.83%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 86 (25.37%) PowerShell
2 38 (11.21%) SQL
3 22 (6.49%) Python
4 16 (4.72%) JavaScript
5 15 (4.42%) Perl
6 13 (3.83%) C#
7 12 (3.54%) Bash Shell
8 9 (2.65%) PHP
9 8 (2.36%) C
10 7 (2.06%) Java
11 6 (1.77%) Ruby
12 5 (1.47%) C++
13 4 (1.18%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.88%) Groovy
15 2 (0.59%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.59%) VBScript
16 1 (0.29%) Korn
16 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 88 (25.96%) Security Cleared
2 55 (16.22%) SC Cleared
3 37 (10.91%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (8.26%) DV Cleared
5 24 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (6.49%) CCNA
7 21 (6.19%) CCNP
8 19 (5.60%) Degree
9 18 (5.31%) Citrix Certification
10 15 (4.42%) MCSE
11 14 (4.13%) CCA
12 8 (2.36%) A+ Certification
12 8 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.47%) CCSE
13 5 (1.47%) ISTQB
13 5 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (1.47%) JNCIA
13 5 (1.47%) MCSA
13 5 (1.47%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (1.18%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.49%) GDPR
2 9 (2.65%) QA
3 8 (2.36%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.06%) SLA
5 5 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.88%) PMO
7 2 (0.59%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.29%) COBIT
8 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 192 (56.64%) Active Directory
2 77 (22.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (9.73%) VMware ESXi
4 29 (8.55%) XenApp
5 27 (7.96%) Hyper-V
5 27 (7.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 23 (6.78%) XenDesktop
7 19 (5.60%) DFS Replication
7 19 (5.60%) Docker
8 17 (5.01%) vSphere
9 15 (4.42%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (4.13%) XenServer
11 10 (2.95%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (2.36%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 8 (2.36%) Xen
13 7 (2.06%) iptables
14 6 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (1.47%) BitLocker
15 5 (1.47%) KVM
15 5 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 80 (23.60%) SCCM
2 34 (10.03%) SCOM
3 31 (9.14%) Microsoft Intune
4 30 (8.85%) Puppet
5 22 (6.49%) Ansible
6 16 (4.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 16 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (4.72%) WSUS
7 14 (4.13%) SELinux
8 12 (3.54%) Failover Clustering
9 8 (2.36%) Kubernetes
9 8 (2.36%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (2.06%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (2.06%) yum
11 6 (1.77%) Cisco CUCM
11 6 (1.77%) logstash
11 6 (1.77%) NetBackup
11 6 (1.77%) vCenter Server
12 5 (1.47%) Grafana
12 5 (1.47%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 158 (46.61%) Microsoft
2 111 (32.74%) VMware
3 76 (22.42%) Cisco
4 50 (14.75%) Citrix
5 37 (10.91%) Juniper
6 29 (8.55%) Oracle
7 26 (7.67%) SolarWinds
8 23 (6.78%) CheckPoint
9 22 (6.49%) Apple
10 19 (5.60%) Dell
11 18 (5.31%) HP
11 18 (5.31%) Red Hat
12 16 (4.72%) McAfee
13 15 (4.42%) F5
14 11 (3.24%) NetApp
15 10 (2.95%) IBM
16 9 (2.65%) Avaya
16 9 (2.65%) EMC
17 7 (2.06%) Google
17 7 (2.06%) Intel