Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 123 97
Rank change year-on-year +64 -26 -10
Contract jobs citing DNS 474 357 397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.44% 2.16% 2.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.11% 13.36% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 199 249
South East median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £220 £163 £135
90th Percentile £545 £506 £550
England median daily rate £400 £401 £375
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 12 19
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £42.34 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.89% +82.98% -34.82%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.98 £14.65
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.72 £45.53
England median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £18.85
% change year-on-year +100.00% +6.10% -32.68%

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 2,481 2,673 2,831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.01% 16.21% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,390 1,408 1,557
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £204 £200 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 118 153
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £22.88 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.86% +27.08% -25.47%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.56 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £50.38 £45.55
England median hourly rate £29.25 £19.69 £18.70
% change year-on-year +48.53% +5.31% -16.89%

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 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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
Thames Valley +66 195 £425 +6.92% 72
Berkshire +41 161 £450 +12.50% 46
Hampshire +3 148 £400 +1.91% 52
West Sussex +44 47 £390 -4.00% 18
Surrey +25 39 £401 +15.47% 48
East Sussex +20 21 £370 -20.00% 7
Oxfordshire +24 18 £425 +30.77% 10
Buckinghamshire +16 16 £275 -32.27% 16
Kent +16 15 £388 +19.23% 15
Sussex - 4 £400 -
Middlesex +10 1 £500 +11.11%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 283 (59.70%) Windows
2 256 (54.01%) Active Directory
3 214 (45.15%) DHCP
4 204 (43.04%) Firewall
5 201 (42.41%) Microsoft
6 164 (34.60%) VMware
7 163 (34.39%) Azure
8 139 (29.32%) TCP/IP
9 138 (29.11%) VPN
10 137 (28.90%) Windows Server
11 136 (28.69%) PowerShell
12 121 (25.53%) Office 365
13 120 (25.32%) Cisco
14 115 (24.26%) Security Cleared
15 114 (24.05%) VMware Infrastructure
15 114 (24.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 94 (19.83%) SC Cleared
17 91 (19.20%) Disaster Recovery
18 87 (18.35%) Windows Server 2008
19 84 (17.72%) Internet
20 83 (17.51%) WAN
21 82 (17.30%) Citrix
22 80 (16.88%) IaaS
23 75 (15.82%) SAN
23 75 (15.82%) ITIL
23 75 (15.82%) Windows 10
24 74 (15.61%) LAN
25 69 (14.56%) SCCM
26 66 (13.92%) Linux
26 66 (13.92%) Replication

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 48 (10.13%) SharePoint
2 37 (7.81%) MS Exchange
2 37 (7.81%) Skype for Business
3 23 (4.85%) IIS
4 11 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.90%) IBM Domino
6 8 (1.69%) Apache
7 6 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.05%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.84%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.84%) ColdFusion
9 4 (0.84%) Confluence
9 4 (0.84%) Jetty
9 4 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.84%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.63%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 60 (12.66%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.63%) assyst
1 3 (0.63%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (0.63%) CA PPM
1 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 163 (34.39%) Azure
2 121 (25.53%) Office 365
3 80 (16.88%) IaaS
4 65 (13.71%) SaaS
5 62 (13.08%) PaaS
6 54 (11.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 42 (8.86%) AWS
7 42 (8.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 21 (4.43%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (3.38%) Yammer
10 12 (2.53%) OneDrive
11 8 (1.69%) G Suite
12 7 (1.48%) GCP
13 4 (0.84%) Datadog
13 4 (0.84%) GitHub
14 3 (0.63%) Coveralls
15 2 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.42%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.42%) Power Platform
15 2 (0.42%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 214 (45.15%) DHCP
2 204 (43.04%) Firewall
3 139 (29.32%) TCP/IP
4 138 (29.11%) VPN
5 84 (17.72%) Internet
6 83 (17.51%) WAN
7 75 (15.82%) SAN
8 74 (15.61%) LAN
9 63 (13.29%) Reverse Proxy
10 59 (12.45%) Network Security
11 54 (11.39%) NAS
12 52 (10.97%) VLAN
13 41 (8.65%) BGP
14 36 (7.59%) IPsec
15 34 (7.17%) MPLS
15 34 (7.17%) Skype
16 32 (6.75%) OSPF
17 27 (5.70%) Cisco ASA
18 26 (5.49%) SSL
18 26 (5.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (2.11%) MySQL
3 10 (2.11%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (1.48%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.84%) SQLite
8 3 (0.63%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.63%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2017
9 2 (0.42%) Big Data
9 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.42%) Power BI
9 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.21%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (4.01%) Git (software)
2 17 (3.59%) Visual Studio Team System
3 12 (2.53%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.90%) Gradle
4 9 (1.90%) JIRA
4 9 (1.90%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.69%) Maven
6 7 (1.48%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.27%) SonarQube
8 4 (0.84%) Android Studio
8 4 (0.84%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.84%) GoCD
8 4 (0.84%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.63%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.63%) Bitbucket Server
9 3 (0.63%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.63%) Gerrit
9 3 (0.63%) GitLab
9 3 (0.63%) Hudson
10 2 (0.42%) gulp
General
1 43 (9.07%) Telecoms
2 42 (8.86%) Finance
3 27 (5.70%) Public Sector
4 13 (2.74%) Retail
5 12 (2.53%) Marketing
6 11 (2.32%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.11%) Electronics
8 9 (1.90%) Back Office
8 9 (1.90%) Local Government
9 5 (1.05%) Banking
9 5 (1.05%) Billing
10 3 (0.63%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.63%) Legal
10 3 (0.63%) Military
11 2 (0.42%) Publishing
12 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Law
12 1 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 102 (21.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 77 (16.24%) Network Engineer
3 75 (15.82%) Architect
4 37 (7.81%) Support Engineer
5 35 (7.38%) Azure Engineer
6 33 (6.96%) Windows Engineer
7 28 (5.91%) Azure Architect
8 26 (5.49%) Server Engineer
9 23 (4.85%) Administrator
10 21 (4.43%) Cloud Architect
10 21 (4.43%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (4.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 20 (4.22%) Network Architect
12 18 (3.80%) Cloud Engineer
12 18 (3.80%) Security Engineer
13 17 (3.59%) Consultant
13 17 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (2.95%) Analyst
15 13 (2.74%) Cisco Engineer
15 13 (2.74%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.55%) Web Services
2 35 (7.38%) LDAP
3 12 (2.53%) Oracle Fusion
4 11 (2.32%) Regular Expression
5 9 (1.90%) 802.1X
5 9 (1.90%) REST
6 8 (1.69%) Kafka
7 7 (1.48%) HTML
8 6 (1.27%) Dropwizard
8 6 (1.27%) LAMP
8 6 (1.27%) SOAP
8 6 (1.27%) Spring
8 6 (1.27%) Spring Boot
9 5 (1.05%) SAML
10 4 (0.84%) CSS
10 4 (0.84%) Dagger
10 4 (0.84%) Java SE
10 4 (0.84%) Lambda Expressions
10 4 (0.84%) RESTful
10 4 (0.84%) Retrofit
Miscellaneous
1 66 (13.92%) Replication
2 54 (11.39%) Data Centre
3 39 (8.23%) Public Cloud
4 25 (5.27%) Fat Client
4 25 (5.27%) Thin Client
5 23 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (4.22%) PKI
7 16 (3.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 16 (3.38%) Management Information System
8 15 (3.16%) Clustering
8 15 (3.16%) Microsoft Licensing
8 15 (3.16%) NHS
9 14 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (1.48%) CMDB
13 6 (1.27%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.84%) Blackberry
15 3 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
16 2 (0.42%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 283 (59.70%) Windows
2 137 (28.90%) Windows Server
3 87 (18.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 75 (15.82%) Windows 10
5 66 (13.92%) Linux
6 61 (12.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (6.96%) Windows 7
8 23 (4.85%) Unix
9 17 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (2.32%) VMS
12 9 (1.90%) Android
13 8 (1.69%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.48%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.48%) Solaris
15 6 (1.27%) Check Point GAiA
15 6 (1.27%) Mac OS X
16 5 (1.05%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.84%) Windows NT
18 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (24.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 91 (19.20%) Disaster Recovery
3 75 (15.82%) ITIL
4 48 (10.13%) Load Balancing
5 45 (9.49%) Migration
6 42 (8.86%) Information Security
6 42 (8.86%) SOA
7 39 (8.23%) Computer Science
7 39 (8.23%) DevOps
8 38 (8.02%) Change Management
9 33 (6.96%) Configuration Management
10 32 (6.75%) Problem-Solving
11 29 (6.12%) Non-Functional Testing
12 26 (5.49%) ERP
12 26 (5.49%) Project Delivery
13 22 (4.64%) Identity Management
13 22 (4.64%) SIEM
14 20 (4.22%) Kalman Filter
15 19 (4.01%) Analytics
15 19 (4.01%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 136 (28.69%) PowerShell
2 56 (11.81%) SQL
3 30 (6.33%) Python
4 19 (4.01%) Bash Shell
5 16 (3.38%) Perl
6 15 (3.16%) Java
7 12 (2.53%) VBScript
8 10 (2.11%) Ruby
9 8 (1.69%) C
9 8 (1.69%) Kotlin
10 7 (1.48%) JavaScript
10 7 (1.48%) PHP
11 4 (0.84%) Java 9
11 4 (0.84%) Scala
11 4 (0.84%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.63%) C++
12 3 (0.63%) Java 8
12 3 (0.63%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.42%) C#
13 2 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 115 (24.26%) Security Cleared
2 94 (19.83%) SC Cleared
3 62 (13.08%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (11.39%) Degree
5 41 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (7.17%) CCNP
7 29 (6.12%) CCNA
8 28 (5.91%) MCSE
9 21 (4.43%) Citrix Certification
10 20 (4.22%) CCA
11 18 (3.80%) CCIE
12 17 (3.59%) MCP
13 16 (3.38%) DV Cleared
14 8 (1.69%) CISSP
15 7 (1.48%) CCDP
15 7 (1.48%) CCIP
15 7 (1.48%) CISM
16 6 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
16 6 (1.27%) CRISC
16 6 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.85%) SLA
2 20 (4.22%) GDPR
3 18 (3.80%) QA
4 14 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (2.53%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.48%) NIST
7 4 (0.84%) NCSC
8 3 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 256 (54.01%) Active Directory
2 114 (24.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (9.49%) XenApp
4 44 (9.28%) VMware ESXi
5 43 (9.07%) Hyper-V
6 31 (6.54%) XenDesktop
7 23 (4.85%) DFS Replication
8 21 (4.43%) Docker
9 20 (4.22%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (4.01%) vSphere
11 12 (2.53%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (1.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (1.69%) Firmware
14 5 (1.05%) NFS
15 4 (0.84%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 3 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 3 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 3 (0.63%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 69 (14.56%) SCCM
2 30 (6.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 30 (6.33%) Single Sign-On
3 22 (4.64%) Nessus
4 18 (3.80%) SCOM
5 13 (2.74%) Ansible
5 13 (2.74%) vCenter Server
6 12 (2.53%) WSUS
7 11 (2.32%) SCVMM
8 10 (2.11%) Kubernetes
8 10 (2.11%) Terraform
9 9 (1.90%) Puppet
10 8 (1.69%) Nagios
10 8 (1.69%) Oracle Identity Management
10 8 (1.69%) PingFederate
11 6 (1.27%) Backup Exec
12 5 (1.05%) logstash
12 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (1.05%) SCSM
12 5 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 201 (42.41%) Microsoft
2 164 (34.60%) VMware
3 120 (25.32%) Cisco
4 82 (17.30%) Citrix
5 49 (10.34%) Juniper
6 47 (9.92%) CheckPoint
7 35 (7.38%) Oracle
8 34 (7.17%) SolarWinds
9 32 (6.75%) Palo Alto
10 28 (5.91%) Dell
11 25 (5.27%) HP
12 24 (5.06%) Workday
13 22 (4.64%) F5
14 19 (4.01%) Blue Coat
15 16 (3.38%) McAfee
15 16 (3.38%) Red Hat
16 15 (3.16%) IBM
17 14 (2.95%) Avaya
17 14 (2.95%) EMC
17 14 (2.95%) SAP