Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 59 126
Rank change year-on-year +10 +67 -31
Contract jobs citing DNS 144 472 360
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.98% 3.45% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.22% 19.28% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 273 210
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £261 £220 £163
90th Percentile £561 £544 £506
England median daily rate £448 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +11.94% -2.44% +10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 31 12
Median hourly rate £31.50 £55.00 £42.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.73% +29.89% +82.98%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.25 £16.98
90th Percentile £50.90 £82.50 £47.72
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +100.00% +7.38%

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 712 2,448 2,687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.68% 17.89% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 1,367 1,423
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £215 £202 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £445 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 144 119
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +73.91% +29.58%
10th Percentile £11.83 £12.50 £12.74
90th Percentile £59.03 £82.50 £50.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +40.00% +6.95%

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 27 October 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 27 October 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 27 October 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
Hampshire +20 61 £422 +5.38% 16
Thames Valley +23 53 £428 +0.59% 24
Berkshire +9 36 £428 -5.00% 14
West Sussex +20 17 £385 -1.28% 3
Buckinghamshire +46 11 £491 +78.56% 3
Surrey +54 10 £300 -25.23% 7
Oxfordshire +29 6 £425 - 7
Middlesex +8 1 £300 -40.00%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 91 (63.19%) DHCP
2 72 (50.00%) Windows
3 69 (47.92%) VMware
4 67 (46.53%) Active Directory
5 60 (41.67%) Firewall
6 54 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 52 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 49 (34.03%) Linux
9 41 (28.47%) Security Cleared
10 38 (26.39%) Azure
10 38 (26.39%) Windows Server
11 35 (24.31%) Cisco
12 34 (23.61%) WAN
12 34 (23.61%) PowerShell
13 29 (20.14%) Migration
14 28 (19.44%) VPN
15 27 (18.75%) Citrix
15 27 (18.75%) Load Balancing
15 27 (18.75%) AWS
16 25 (17.36%) Office 365
17 24 (16.67%) SC Cleared
17 24 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
18 23 (15.97%) LAN
18 23 (15.97%) Unix
18 23 (15.97%) ITIL
18 23 (15.97%) vSphere
19 22 (15.28%) TCP/IP
20 21 (14.58%) SQL
20 21 (14.58%) Palo Alto
21 19 (13.19%) DevOps

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 17 (11.81%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 10 (6.94%) nginx
4 9 (6.25%) Apache
4 9 (6.25%) IIS
5 8 (5.56%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.78%) Confluence
6 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.78%) JBoss
6 4 (2.78%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.39%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.39%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.69%) WildFly
Applications
1 16 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (5.56%) MS Visio
4 7 (4.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 38 (26.39%) Azure
2 27 (18.75%) AWS
3 25 (17.36%) Office 365
4 14 (9.72%) IaaS
5 10 (6.94%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (6.94%) PaaS
6 8 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (5.56%) Power Platform
7 7 (4.86%) SaaS
8 4 (2.78%) Coveralls
8 4 (2.78%) OneDrive
9 3 (2.08%) PowerApps
9 3 (2.08%) Serverless
10 2 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.39%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (1.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.39%) Azure Functions
10 2 (1.39%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 91 (63.19%) DHCP
2 60 (41.67%) Firewall
3 34 (23.61%) WAN
4 28 (19.44%) VPN
5 23 (15.97%) LAN
6 22 (15.28%) TCP/IP
7 15 (10.42%) Internet
8 14 (9.72%) BGP
9 13 (9.03%) MPLS
9 13 (9.03%) Skype
9 13 (9.03%) SNMP
9 13 (9.03%) SSL
9 13 (9.03%) VLAN
9 13 (9.03%) Wireless
10 12 (8.33%) DMZ
10 12 (8.33%) Network Security
11 10 (6.94%) IPsec
11 10 (6.94%) NetScaler
11 10 (6.94%) SMTP
11 10 (6.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.94%) MySQL
3 8 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.47%) Power BI
5 4 (2.78%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.78%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.78%) Redis
5 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2019
6 2 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.39%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (1.39%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.39%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (6.25%) JIRA
2 6 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.78%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.78%) Bitbucket Server
3 4 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.78%) Gradle
3 4 (2.78%) JUnit
3 4 (2.78%) Maven
3 4 (2.78%) SonarQube
3 4 (2.78%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 19 (13.19%) Finance
2 9 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.17%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.39%) Legal
5 1 (0.69%) Advertising
5 1 (0.69%) Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Front Office
5 1 (0.69%) Local Government
5 1 (0.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 27 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 16 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 16 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
3 13 (9.03%) Architect
3 13 (9.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (8.33%) Administrator
5 9 (6.25%) Analyst
6 8 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (4.86%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (4.86%) Wintel Support
8 6 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) Consultant
9 5 (3.47%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (3.47%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.47%) Operations Support Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.47%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.33%) .NET
2 6 (4.17%) 802.1X
2 6 (4.17%) LDAP
3 5 (3.47%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (2.78%) LAMP
4 4 (2.78%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (2.08%) Middleware
5 3 (2.08%) Node.js
6 2 (1.39%) SAML
7 1 (0.69%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.69%) Spine.js
7 1 (0.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 16 (11.11%) PKI
3 15 (10.42%) Management Information System
4 12 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.56%) Client/Server
6 7 (4.86%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (4.86%) Replication
7 5 (3.47%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (3.47%) Private Cloud
7 5 (3.47%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.78%) Clustering
8 4 (2.78%) CMDB
8 4 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (2.08%) Driving Licence
9 3 (2.08%) Fat Client
9 3 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (2.08%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.39%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 72 (50.00%) Windows
2 49 (34.03%) Linux
3 38 (26.39%) Windows Server
4 23 (15.97%) Unix
5 14 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (6.94%) Solaris
6 10 (6.94%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (6.25%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (5.56%) Windows 7
9 7 (4.86%) Windows 10
10 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (2.78%) Check Point GAiA
13 3 (2.08%) Apple iOS
13 3 (2.08%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (2.08%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.39%) AIX
14 2 (1.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.69%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.14%) Migration
2 27 (18.75%) Load Balancing
3 24 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (15.97%) ITIL
5 19 (13.19%) DevOps
5 19 (13.19%) High Availability
6 17 (11.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 17 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (11.11%) Patch Management
8 13 (9.03%) Project Delivery
9 12 (8.33%) Service Management
9 12 (8.33%) Validation
10 11 (7.64%) Information Security
10 11 (7.64%) Problem Management
10 11 (7.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 10 (6.94%) Ticket Management
12 8 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 34 (23.61%) PowerShell
2 21 (14.58%) SQL
3 19 (13.19%) Python
4 12 (8.33%) C
5 9 (6.25%) Perl
6 8 (5.56%) Java
7 7 (4.86%) PHP
7 7 (4.86%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.47%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.08%) Ruby
10 2 (1.39%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.69%) C#
11 1 (0.69%) C++
11 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (28.47%) Security Cleared
2 24 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 17 (11.81%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (11.11%) Degree
4 16 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 16 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (9.03%) CCNA
6 12 (8.33%) CCNP
7 5 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (3.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.08%) MCSA
8 3 (2.08%) MCSE
9 2 (1.39%) BC Cleared
9 2 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.39%) CCDP
9 2 (1.39%) CCIP
9 2 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.69%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.72%) SLA
2 10 (6.94%) QA
3 3 (2.08%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.39%) NCSC
5 1 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 67 (46.53%) Active Directory
2 52 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (15.97%) vSphere
4 16 (11.11%) VMware NSX
5 14 (9.72%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (8.33%) Firmware
7 11 (7.64%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (6.25%) Docker
8 9 (6.25%) Hyper-V
8 9 (6.25%) NFS
9 5 (3.47%) VMFS
10 2 (1.39%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.39%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.39%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.39%) XenApp
10 2 (1.39%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.69%) PowerDNS
11 1 (0.69%) Snort
11 1 (0.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (13.19%) SCCM
2 16 (11.11%) Ansible
3 12 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
3 12 (8.33%) vRealize
4 10 (6.94%) Nessus
4 10 (6.94%) SCOM
4 10 (6.94%) Terraform
5 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (4.86%) vCenter Server
6 6 (4.17%) vMotion
6 6 (4.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 5 (3.47%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (3.47%) Cisco UCCX
7 5 (3.47%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (3.47%) HAProxy
7 5 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.47%) WSUS
8 4 (2.78%) Kubernetes
9 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 69 (47.92%) VMware
2 54 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 35 (24.31%) Cisco
4 27 (18.75%) Citrix
5 21 (14.58%) Palo Alto
6 16 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 16 (11.11%) Dell
7 15 (10.42%) Juniper
8 13 (9.03%) F5
8 13 (9.03%) ServiceNow
9 12 (8.33%) Splunk
10 9 (6.25%) Oracle
10 9 (6.25%) SolarWinds
11 8 (5.56%) McAfee
12 7 (4.86%) HP
13 6 (4.17%) NetApp
13 6 (4.17%) Red Hat
13 6 (4.17%) Sonus
14 5 (3.47%) Aruba
14 5 (3.47%) Meraki