Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 15 October 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)
South East > Surrey
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 89 96
Rank change year-on-year -19 +7 -25
Contract jobs citing DNS 57 55 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.76% 2.09% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.42% 14.03% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 37 27
Surrey median daily rate £360 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £132 £147 £174
90th Percentile £533 £543 £500
South East median daily rate £394 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +8.62% +7.41% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Surrey median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -6.52% +27.78%
South East median hourly rate £42.27 £23.14 £35.50
% change year-on-year +82.65% -34.82% +39.22%

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 Surrey with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 459 392 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 14.14% 14.89% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 245 292
Surrey median daily rate £425 £378 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.58% -5.63% +12.68%
10th Percentile £130 £185 £174
90th Percentile £600 £563 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 32
Surrey median hourly rate £23.75 £15.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.23% -61.25% +150.00%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.50 £11.34
90th Percentile £53.50 £41.00 £48.38
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £24.65
% change year-on-year +42.86% -29.01% +9.56%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Surrey

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Surrey.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Surrey

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Surrey over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Surrey

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Surrey

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 15 October 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
Epsom +14 9 £390 +140.00%
Reigate - 8 £450 - 3
Guildford -23 7 £173 +16.95% 2
Staines -7 6 £145 -71.71% 2
Redhill - 2 £295 -
Woking -4 1 - - 2
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £463 - 1
Weybridge - 1 - -
DNS
South East

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 Surrey region with a requirement for DNS.

1 35 (61.40%) Windows
1 35 (61.40%) Active Directory
2 32 (56.14%) DHCP
3 25 (43.86%) Microsoft
4 23 (40.35%) TCP/IP
5 22 (38.60%) Office 365
5 22 (38.60%) Windows Server
6 20 (35.09%) WAN
7 18 (31.58%) LAN
7 18 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (28.07%) PowerShell
9 15 (26.32%) SCCM
9 15 (26.32%) Migration
10 13 (22.81%) Firewall
10 13 (22.81%) VMware
10 13 (22.81%) Linux
11 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (19.30%) PKI
13 10 (17.54%) Windows 10
13 10 (17.54%) Finance
13 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (17.54%) MPLS
13 10 (17.54%) ITIL
14 9 (15.79%) HTTP
14 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
15 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
15 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
15 8 (14.04%) Deep Packet Inspection
15 8 (14.04%) Change Management

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 3 (5.26%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.51%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.75%) CMS
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 22 (38.60%) Office 365
2 18 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (10.53%) IaaS
4 6 (10.53%) PaaS
5 5 (8.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (5.26%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 32 (56.14%) DHCP
2 23 (40.35%) TCP/IP
3 20 (35.09%) WAN
4 18 (31.58%) LAN
5 13 (22.81%) Firewall
6 10 (17.54%) MPLS
7 9 (15.79%) HTTP
8 7 (12.28%) L2TP
8 7 (12.28%) VPN
9 5 (8.77%) VoIP
10 4 (7.02%) Wireless
11 3 (5.26%) BGP
11 3 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (5.26%) Network Security
11 3 (5.26%) OSPF
11 3 (5.26%) Skype
11 3 (5.26%) WLAN
12 2 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (3.51%) VLAN
12 2 (3.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Big Data
1 1 (1.75%) MySQL
1 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) JIRA
2 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.75%) MSI
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Billing
3 2 (3.51%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.75%) Games
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Consultant
2 10 (17.54%) Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Developer
4 7 (12.28%) C++ Developer
4 7 (12.28%) Support Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (10.53%) Service Desk Support
6 5 (8.77%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (8.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) IT Support
6 5 (8.77%) Service Desk Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Office 365 Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) SCCM Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Service Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Administrator
8 3 (5.26%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 4 (7.02%) Web Services
3 1 (1.75%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) PKI
2 6 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.51%) Handset
3 2 (3.51%) iPhone
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Licensing
3 2 (3.51%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.51%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.75%) Clustering
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Replication
4 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (61.40%) Windows
2 22 (38.60%) Windows Server
3 13 (22.81%) Linux
4 10 (17.54%) Windows 10
4 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (5.26%) Android
8 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
8 3 (5.26%) Mac OS
8 3 (5.26%) VMS
9 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.75%) CentOS
10 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Migration
2 10 (17.54%) ITIL
3 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (14.04%) Change Management
4 8 (14.04%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 7 (12.28%) Open Source
6 5 (8.77%) DevOps
6 5 (8.77%) Identity Management
7 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (7.02%) Patch Management
7 4 (7.02%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (7.02%) Scrum
7 4 (7.02%) Server Management
8 3 (5.26%) Data Loss Prevention
8 3 (5.26%) Data Protection
8 3 (5.26%) Load Balancing
8 3 (5.26%) Network Virtualisation
8 3 (5.26%) Test Automation
9 2 (3.51%) High Availability
9 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) PowerShell
2 8 (14.04%) C++
3 7 (12.28%) Bash Shell
3 7 (12.28%) Python
3 7 (12.28%) Ruby
4 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.51%) C
5 2 (3.51%) Perl
6 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
2 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.28%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (12.28%) MCSE
4 6 (10.53%) CCNA
4 6 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (8.77%) A+ Certification
5 5 (8.77%) Degree
5 5 (8.77%) MCSA
5 5 (8.77%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (5.26%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.51%) CCNP
8 1 (1.75%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.75%) CCIE
8 1 (1.75%) CISM
8 1 (1.75%) CISSP
8 1 (1.75%) MCDST
8 1 (1.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (61.40%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.02%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (7.02%) XenApp
4 3 (5.26%) Docker
4 3 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.75%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.75%) vSphere
5 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (26.32%) SCCM
2 6 (10.53%) Puppet
3 5 (8.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (5.26%) Kubernetes
4 3 (5.26%) NetBackup
4 3 (5.26%) WSUS
5 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (43.86%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.81%) VMware
3 6 (10.53%) Avaya
4 5 (8.77%) Intel
4 5 (8.77%) McAfee
4 5 (8.77%) Mitel
5 4 (7.02%) Cisco
5 4 (7.02%) Citrix
6 3 (5.26%) Veritas
7 2 (3.51%) Adobe
7 2 (3.51%) Apple
7 2 (3.51%) Aruba
7 2 (3.51%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.51%) F5
7 2 (3.51%) Juniper
7 2 (3.51%) Lotus
7 2 (3.51%) Riverbed
7 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.51%) Sonus