Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 85 94
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9 -5
Contract jobs citing DNS 398 418 451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.36% 2.50% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.56% 13.17% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 309 272
South East median daily rate £370 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £135 £250 £213
90th Percentile £550 £475 £475
England median daily rate £375 £375 £368
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 33
South East median hourly rate £23.14 £35.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.82% +69.05% +23.53%
10th Percentile £14.11 £14.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.00 £55.65 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.85 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -32.68% +40.00% +5.26%

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 2935 3175 3481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.43% 18.99% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1814 1870
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £230 £225
90th Percentile £550 £529 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 218 240
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.68 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.07 £54.13 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
% change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%

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 22 November 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 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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -8 202 £370 +5.71% 28
Hampshire -11 106 £400 +21.21% 14
Berkshire -6 100 £344 +14.97% 7
Oxfordshire +13 75 £375 -6.25% 12
Surrey +8 55 £425 +1.55% 7
Buckinghamshire -13 27 £371 -12.65% 9
West Sussex -12 15 £120 -63.08% 2
Kent -20 8 £340 +4.62%
East Sussex +1 4 £125 -66.67% 3
Middlesex -1 1 £213 -52.78%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 248 (62.31%) Windows
2 237 (59.55%) DHCP
3 206 (51.76%) Active Directory
4 162 (40.70%) Microsoft
5 131 (32.91%) TCP/IP
6 129 (32.41%) VMware
7 116 (29.15%) Windows Server
8 114 (28.64%) Firewall
9 108 (27.14%) WAN
10 104 (26.13%) Linux
11 102 (25.63%) Cisco
12 95 (23.87%) Citrix
12 95 (23.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 92 (23.12%) LAN
14 86 (21.61%) Office 365
15 76 (19.10%) ITIL
16 71 (17.84%) VMware Infrastructure
17 69 (17.34%) Windows Server 2008
18 68 (17.09%) Windows 7
19 64 (16.08%) PowerShell
19 64 (16.08%) VPN
20 63 (15.83%) SCCM
21 56 (14.07%) Amazon AWS
22 53 (13.32%) Security Cleared
23 49 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
23 49 (12.31%) Windows 10
24 45 (11.31%) LDAP
24 45 (11.31%) SCOM
24 45 (11.31%) Microsoft Azure
25 44 (11.06%) 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 44 (11.06%) MS Exchange
2 31 (7.79%) IIS
3 27 (6.78%) Apache
4 24 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (5.28%) OpenStack
6 19 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (4.27%) Tomcat
8 16 (4.02%) SharePoint
9 11 (2.76%) JBoss
10 7 (1.76%) Skype for Business
11 5 (1.26%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.01%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.50%) EPiServer
14 2 (0.50%) SAS
15 1 (0.25%) IBM Domino
15 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (10.30%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) RMDS
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 86 (21.61%) Office 365
2 56 (14.07%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (11.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (3.02%) PaaS
4 12 (3.02%) SaaS
5 9 (2.26%) IaaS
6 7 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.50%) G Suite
9 2 (0.50%) GitHub
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.25%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 237 (59.55%) DHCP
2 131 (32.91%) TCP/IP
3 114 (28.64%) Firewall
4 108 (27.14%) WAN
5 92 (23.12%) LAN
6 64 (16.08%) VPN
7 45 (11.31%) LDAP
8 40 (10.05%) Network Security
9 37 (9.30%) Remote Desktop
10 31 (7.79%) Kerberos
10 31 (7.79%) Wireless
11 29 (7.29%) Internet
12 24 (6.03%) NetScaler
13 22 (5.53%) SSL
14 21 (5.28%) VoIP
15 19 (4.77%) SAN
16 18 (4.52%) BGP
17 17 (4.27%) HTTP
18 15 (3.77%) IPsec
18 15 (3.77%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.02%) MySQL
2 12 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (2.76%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (1.76%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.51%) Oracle Exadata
7 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.50%) MS Access
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (0.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 21 (5.28%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.76%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.51%) JIRA
4 6 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.26%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.50%) GCC
6 2 (0.50%) MSI
6 2 (0.50%) Selenium
6 2 (0.50%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.25%) GitLab
7 1 (0.25%) StarTeam
General
1 32 (8.04%) Finance
2 16 (4.02%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.77%) Banking
4 11 (2.76%) Publishing
5 9 (2.26%) Retail
6 6 (1.51%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.51%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.75%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.75%) Back Office
7 3 (0.75%) Billing
7 3 (0.75%) French Language
7 3 (0.75%) Marketing
7 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.50%) Advertising
8 2 (0.50%) Electronics
8 2 (0.50%) German Language
9 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 50 (12.56%) Architect
2 48 (12.06%) Network Engineer
3 39 (9.80%) Support Engineer
4 31 (7.79%) Administrator
5 29 (7.29%) Analyst
5 29 (7.29%) Windows Engineer
6 28 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (5.53%) Network Architect
8 21 (5.28%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (4.77%) Consultant
10 17 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
11 16 (4.02%) Desktop Support
11 16 (4.02%) SCCM Engineer
11 16 (4.02%) Service Desk Engineer
11 16 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
12 15 (3.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 15 (3.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 14 (3.52%) VMware Engineer
14 12 (3.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 12 (3.02%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.78%) Web Services
2 15 (3.77%) Middleware
3 13 (3.27%) Regular Expression
4 12 (3.02%) LAMP
5 9 (2.26%) JSON
6 6 (1.51%) .NET
7 5 (1.26%) CSS
7 5 (1.26%) XML
8 4 (1.01%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.01%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.01%) IBM Integration Bus
8 4 (1.01%) JTAPI
8 4 (1.01%) RFC 2833
8 4 (1.01%) TAPI
8 4 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.75%) 802.1X
9 3 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.75%) jQuery
9 3 (0.75%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.79%) Data Centre
2 26 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.28%) Computer Science
4 19 (4.77%) Replication
5 18 (4.52%) Management Information System
6 16 (4.02%) Clustering
7 9 (2.26%) PKI
7 9 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.01%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.51%) iPhone
9 6 (1.51%) Oracle Exalogic
9 6 (1.51%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.26%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.01%) User Experience
12 3 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.75%) Raspberry Pi
12 3 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 248 (62.31%) Windows
2 116 (29.15%) Windows Server
3 104 (26.13%) Linux
4 95 (23.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (17.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (17.09%) Windows 7
7 49 (12.31%) Windows 10
8 44 (11.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (10.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 34 (8.54%) Unix
11 25 (6.28%) CentOS
12 14 (3.52%) Solaris
13 12 (3.02%) Windows 8
13 12 (3.02%) Windows XP
14 10 (2.51%) Apple iOS
15 8 (2.01%) Ubuntu
16 5 (1.26%) AIX
16 5 (1.26%) Android
16 5 (1.26%) Debian
17 4 (1.01%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (19.10%) ITIL
2 44 (11.06%) DevOps
3 42 (10.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 39 (9.80%) Change Management
5 37 (9.30%) Load Balancing
6 32 (8.04%) Configuration Management
6 32 (8.04%) Problem Management
7 29 (7.29%) Migration
8 27 (6.78%) Incident Management
9 22 (5.53%) Project Management
10 21 (5.28%) Customer Requirements
11 18 (4.52%) Task Automation
12 17 (4.27%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (4.27%) Mobile Device Management
12 17 (4.27%) Patch Management
13 16 (4.02%) Kalman Filter
13 16 (4.02%) Service Management
14 15 (3.77%) Service Design
14 15 (3.77%) System Testing
15 14 (3.52%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 64 (16.08%) PowerShell
2 40 (10.05%) Perl
3 37 (9.30%) Python
4 27 (6.78%) SQL
5 19 (4.77%) Bash Shell
6 8 (2.01%) Ruby
7 7 (1.76%) C
7 7 (1.76%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.76%) VBScript
8 6 (1.51%) Java
8 6 (1.51%) Korn
9 5 (1.26%) C-shell
9 5 (1.26%) PHP
9 5 (1.26%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.26%) VB
10 4 (1.01%) C++
11 3 (0.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 53 (13.32%) Security Cleared
2 49 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (10.55%) SC Cleared
4 31 (7.79%) Degree
5 28 (7.04%) MCSE
6 21 (5.28%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (5.03%) MCP
8 18 (4.52%) MCDST
9 16 (4.02%) CCNA
10 13 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (2.51%) CCNP
11 10 (2.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (2.26%) DV Cleared
13 7 (1.76%) MCITP
14 5 (1.26%) CISSP
14 5 (1.26%) GIAC
15 4 (1.01%) A+ Certification
15 4 (1.01%) GCIH
15 4 (1.01%) Network+ Certification
15 4 (1.01%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.04%) SLA
2 16 (4.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (3.02%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.01%) PA-DSS
4 4 (1.01%) QA
5 3 (0.75%) PMO
6 2 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.25%) GCP
7 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 206 (51.76%) Active Directory
2 71 (17.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (10.30%) VMware ESXi
4 40 (10.05%) Hyper-V
5 30 (7.54%) XenApp
6 23 (5.78%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (3.52%) Docker
8 13 (3.27%) Xen
9 10 (2.51%) vSphere
10 9 (2.26%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.26%) NFS
11 5 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (1.01%) KVM
12 4 (1.01%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.75%) iptables
13 3 (0.75%) Openswan
13 3 (0.75%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.50%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.50%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 63 (15.83%) SCCM
2 45 (11.31%) SCOM
3 42 (10.55%) Ansible
4 35 (8.79%) Puppet
5 20 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (4.27%) NetBackup
6 17 (4.27%) WSUS
7 15 (3.77%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (2.51%) Kubernetes
8 10 (2.51%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (2.51%) Red Hat Satellite
9 9 (2.26%) Nagios
10 7 (1.76%) logstash
10 7 (1.76%) SELinux
10 7 (1.76%) vCenter Server
11 5 (1.26%) AirWatch
11 5 (1.26%) Backup Exec
11 5 (1.26%) CFEngine
12 4 (1.01%) Netcool
12 4 (1.01%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 162 (40.70%) Microsoft
2 129 (32.41%) VMware
3 102 (25.63%) Cisco
4 95 (23.87%) Citrix
5 39 (9.80%) Juniper
6 38 (9.55%) Red Hat
7 31 (7.79%) Oracle
8 30 (7.54%) HP
9 23 (5.78%) CheckPoint
10 18 (4.52%) F5
10 18 (4.52%) Forcepoint
11 17 (4.27%) Dell
11 17 (4.27%) McAfee
12 16 (4.02%) Palo Alto
12 16 (4.02%) Symantec
13 15 (3.77%) Extreme Networks
13 15 (3.77%) NetApp
13 15 (3.77%) SolarWinds
13 15 (3.77%) Veeam
14 10 (2.51%) Fortinet