Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 122 67
Rank change year-on-year -5 -55 +23
Contract jobs citing DNS 316 298 541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.89% 1.95% 3.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.16% 10.67% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 181 347
South East median daily rate £358 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.67% +7.14% -5.41%
10th Percentile £156 £200 £235
90th Percentile £538 £538 £496
England median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 33
South East median hourly rate £32.63 £27.38 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.18% -26.99% +25.00%
10th Percentile £15.13 £15.35 £11.45
90th Percentile £47.83 £54.89 £55.52
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.70 £23.25
% change year-on-year -8.21% -10.97% +1.84%

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 2,598 2,793 3,731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.53% 18.26% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,335 1,618 2,083
South East median daily rate £413 £402 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +5.66% +1.33%
10th Percentile £195 £219 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 183 200
South East median hourly rate £24.50 £16.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.48% -47.20% -3.13%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.77
90th Percentile £52.50 £45.70 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £24.62
% change year-on-year +0.50% -19.15% +14.49%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -13 123 £368 +5.00% 36
Hampshire +16 111 £353 -16.94% 16
Berkshire -34 54 £438 +25.00% 18
Surrey -21 52 £400 +6.67% 14
Oxfordshire +25 43 £325 -7.14% 10
Buckinghamshire -15 26 £412 +18.56% 8
West Sussex -3 14 £300 +41.18% 7
Kent -13 8 £325 -3.70% 6
East Sussex +3 6 £325 - 7
Middlesex -2 2 £525 +29.57%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 187 (59.18%) Active Directory
2 183 (57.91%) Windows
3 159 (50.32%) DHCP
4 133 (42.09%) Microsoft
5 117 (37.03%) Firewall
6 113 (35.76%) VMware
7 104 (32.91%) Windows Server
8 95 (30.06%) Cisco
9 85 (26.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 80 (25.32%) Security Cleared
10 80 (25.32%) WAN
11 74 (23.42%) TCP/IP
12 73 (23.10%) Microsoft Azure
13 71 (22.47%) Linux
14 64 (20.25%) SCCM
15 62 (19.62%) VPN
15 62 (19.62%) Office 365
16 61 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
17 60 (18.99%) LAN
18 57 (18.04%) PowerShell
19 55 (17.41%) ITIL
20 53 (16.77%) Microsoft Office
21 49 (15.51%) Citrix
21 49 (15.51%) Juniper
21 49 (15.51%) Data Centre
22 47 (14.87%) Windows Server 2008
23 45 (14.24%) Amazon AWS
23 45 (14.24%) BGP
24 43 (13.61%) Windows 10
25 40 (12.66%) Migration

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 34 (10.76%) SharePoint
2 26 (8.23%) IIS
3 21 (6.65%) MS Exchange
4 19 (6.01%) Apache
5 15 (4.75%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.53%) SharePoint Server
6 8 (2.53%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.58%) JBoss
8 5 (1.58%) nginx
9 4 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.95%) SAS
11 2 (0.63%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.63%) GroupWise
11 2 (0.63%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.63%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 53 (16.77%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.32%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.27%) RMDS
2 3 (0.95%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.63%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 73 (23.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (19.62%) Office 365
3 45 (14.24%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (5.70%) IaaS
5 14 (4.43%) SaaS
6 12 (3.80%) PaaS
7 10 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.90%) Yammer
9 5 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.95%) GitHub
10 3 (0.95%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.63%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.63%) npm
11 2 (0.63%) NuGet
11 2 (0.63%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.32%) Heroku
12 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 159 (50.32%) DHCP
2 117 (37.03%) Firewall
3 80 (25.32%) WAN
4 74 (23.42%) TCP/IP
5 62 (19.62%) VPN
6 60 (18.99%) LAN
7 45 (14.24%) BGP
8 39 (12.34%) VLAN
9 38 (12.03%) OSPF
10 32 (10.13%) SAN
11 31 (9.81%) Wireless
12 27 (8.54%) Remote Desktop
13 24 (7.59%) Network Security
14 23 (7.28%) Internet
15 22 (6.96%) MPLS
16 21 (6.65%) Cisco ASA
16 21 (6.65%) NetScaler
17 16 (5.06%) Skype
18 15 (4.75%) SSL
19 14 (4.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.75%) Amazon RDS
2 11 (3.48%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.58%) MySQL
3 5 (1.58%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.95%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.95%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.95%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 3 (0.95%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.63%) GIS
5 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.32%) Big Data
6 1 (0.32%) HBase
Development Applications
1 11 (3.48%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.85%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.22%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.58%) StarTeam
5 3 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.63%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.63%) Bower
6 2 (0.63%) GitLab
6 2 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.32%) Gatling
7 1 (0.32%) Geb
7 1 (0.32%) Gradle
7 1 (0.32%) gulp
7 1 (0.32%) Hudson
7 1 (0.32%) JIRA
7 1 (0.32%) Spock
7 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (9.18%) Finance
2 14 (4.43%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.22%) Retail
4 6 (1.90%) Military
5 4 (1.27%) Legal
6 3 (0.95%) Banking
6 3 (0.95%) Marketing
6 3 (0.95%) Publishing
7 1 (0.32%) Electronics
7 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (16.14%) Network Engineer
2 43 (13.61%) Architect
3 39 (12.34%) Support Engineer
4 30 (9.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (7.59%) Consultant
6 20 (6.33%) Analyst
7 18 (5.70%) Windows Engineer
8 16 (5.06%) IT Support
9 15 (4.75%) Administrator
9 15 (4.75%) IT Engineer
9 15 (4.75%) Systems Engineer
10 14 (4.43%) Network Architect
11 12 (3.80%) IT Support Engineer
11 12 (3.80%) SCCM Engineer
11 12 (3.80%) Server Engineer
11 12 (3.80%) Wintel Engineer
12 11 (3.48%) Security Engineer
13 10 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support
13 10 (3.16%) Network Security Engineer
13 10 (3.16%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.91%) Web Services
2 8 (2.53%) Middleware
3 6 (1.90%) CSS
3 6 (1.90%) HTML
3 6 (1.90%) REST
4 5 (1.58%) .NET
4 5 (1.58%) .NET Framework
4 5 (1.58%) LDAP
5 4 (1.27%) 802.1X
5 4 (1.27%) HTML5
5 4 (1.27%) Rendezvous
5 4 (1.27%) Spring
5 4 (1.27%) XML
6 3 (0.95%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.95%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.95%) Hibernate
6 3 (0.95%) Kafka
6 3 (0.95%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 49 (15.51%) Data Centre
2 24 (7.59%) PKI
3 17 (5.38%) Clustering
4 12 (3.80%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.16%) Fat Client
6 10 (3.16%) Thin Client
7 7 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.90%) e-Health
8 6 (1.90%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.58%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.27%) CMDB
10 4 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.27%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.27%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.95%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.95%) Replication
11 3 (0.95%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 183 (57.91%) Windows
2 104 (32.91%) Windows Server
3 71 (22.47%) Linux
4 61 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (14.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (13.61%) Windows 10
7 40 (12.66%) Unix
7 40 (12.66%) Windows 7
8 22 (6.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (6.65%) Apple iOS
10 19 (6.01%) Mac OS
11 16 (5.06%) Solaris
12 12 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (2.53%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.90%) Check Point GAiA
15 5 (1.58%) AIX
15 5 (1.58%) SUSE
16 4 (1.27%) Android
16 4 (1.27%) CentOS
16 4 (1.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (17.41%) ITIL
2 40 (12.66%) Migration
3 31 (9.81%) Problem Management
4 29 (9.18%) Load Balancing
5 26 (8.23%) Change Management
6 21 (6.65%) Application Packaging
7 18 (5.70%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (5.38%) DevOps
9 16 (5.06%) Data Protection
9 16 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (5.06%) Mobile Device Management
10 14 (4.43%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (4.43%) Configuration Management
10 14 (4.43%) Incident Management
10 14 (4.43%) Project Management
10 14 (4.43%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (4.11%) Patch Management
11 13 (4.11%) Service Management
12 12 (3.80%) Service Design
12 12 (3.80%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (18.04%) PowerShell
2 18 (5.70%) SQL
3 17 (5.38%) Python
4 12 (3.80%) Perl
5 9 (2.85%) Java
6 8 (2.53%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.22%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.22%) C
8 5 (1.58%) PHP
9 4 (1.27%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.95%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.63%) C#
12 1 (0.32%) C++
12 1 (0.32%) ES6
12 1 (0.32%) Groovy
12 1 (0.32%) Java 8
12 1 (0.32%) Scala
12 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 80 (25.32%) Security Cleared
2 38 (12.03%) SC Cleared
3 37 (11.71%) DV Cleared
4 36 (11.39%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (8.23%) CCNP
6 19 (6.01%) CCNA
7 18 (5.70%) Degree
8 17 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (4.11%) MCSE
10 12 (3.80%) CCDP
10 12 (3.80%) JNCIS
10 12 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (2.53%) MCP
12 7 (2.22%) CCA
12 7 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (1.90%) JNCIA
13 6 (1.90%) MCSA
14 4 (1.27%) CCENT
14 4 (1.27%) CCIE
14 4 (1.27%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.75%) GDPR
2 12 (3.80%) SLA
3 7 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.58%) PMO
5 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 187 (59.18%) Active Directory
2 85 (26.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (12.34%) Hyper-V
4 27 (8.54%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (7.91%) XenApp
6 24 (7.59%) vSphere
7 22 (6.96%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (4.11%) VMware NSX
9 12 (3.80%) DFS Replication
9 12 (3.80%) XenDesktop
10 9 (2.85%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (2.53%) XenServer
12 7 (2.22%) Docker
13 6 (1.90%) ProxySG
14 5 (1.58%) KVM
14 5 (1.58%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (1.58%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.95%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 64 (20.25%) SCCM
2 29 (9.18%) SCOM
3 26 (8.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 19 (6.01%) Puppet
5 15 (4.75%) WSUS
6 10 (3.16%) Ansible
7 9 (2.85%) Nessus
8 8 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (2.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (2.22%) WhatsUp Gold
10 6 (1.90%) AirWatch
10 6 (1.90%) SELinux
11 5 (1.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (1.58%) Red Hat Satellite
12 4 (1.27%) Cacti
12 4 (1.27%) Malwarebytes
12 4 (1.27%) Nagios
12 4 (1.27%) NetBackup
12 4 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.95%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 133 (42.09%) Microsoft
2 113 (35.76%) VMware
3 95 (30.06%) Cisco
4 49 (15.51%) Citrix
4 49 (15.51%) Juniper
5 25 (7.91%) SolarWinds
6 24 (7.59%) CheckPoint
6 24 (7.59%) Palo Alto
7 20 (6.33%) Apple
7 20 (6.33%) F5
8 17 (5.38%) Dell
9 13 (4.11%) Oracle
10 12 (3.80%) Brocade
10 12 (3.80%) McAfee
11 11 (3.48%) Red Hat
11 11 (3.48%) Veeam
12 10 (3.16%) Qualys
13 8 (2.53%) Blue Coat
13 8 (2.53%) HP
13 8 (2.53%) IronPort