Period
to 18 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for DKIM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DKIM over the 6 months to 18 September 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.

DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 592 650 631
Rank change year-on-year +58 -19 -
Contract jobs citing DKIM 23 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.048% 0.024% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.16% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 3
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +46.09% -
10th Percentile £388 £281 £232
90th Percentile £463 £550 £299
UK median daily rate £435 £315 £294
% change year-on-year +38.10% +7.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

DKIM 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,270 7,917 8,064
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.15% 14.39% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,223 4,361 4,601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £195 £198 £180
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 456 557 582
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.55 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.92% +2.70% -26.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.20 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +35.00% +5.26% -24.00%

DKIM
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing DKIM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for DKIM in the UK excluding London

DKIM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DKIM in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for DKIM in the UK excluding London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DKIM in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DKIM in the UK excluding London

DKIM
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DKIM within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 September 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
South East - 18 £450 -
North of England +26 3 £160 -67.18%
Yorkshire - 3 £160 -
Midlands +30 1 - -
West Midlands +27 1 - -
South West -16 1 - -
DKIM
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing DKIM 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for DKIM.

1 21 (91.30%) DMARC
2 18 (78.26%) Kalman Filter
3 17 (73.91%) SMTP
4 16 (69.57%) MS Exchange
4 16 (69.57%) Cisco
4 16 (69.57%) DNS
5 15 (65.22%) IronPort
6 14 (60.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (60.87%) LDAP
7 13 (56.52%) SSL
7 13 (56.52%) Regular Expression
7 13 (56.52%) Security Patching
8 12 (52.17%) IBM Domino
8 12 (52.17%) IBM
9 11 (47.83%) G Suite
10 10 (43.48%) Network Security
11 6 (26.09%) Retail
12 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
12 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
12 5 (21.74%) Windows
12 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
12 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
12 5 (21.74%) Office 365
13 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (13.04%) Firewall
14 3 (13.04%) Clearswift
14 3 (13.04%) McAfee
14 3 (13.04%) VMware

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 16 (69.57%) MS Exchange
2 12 (52.17%) IBM Domino
3 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
4 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (4.35%) Apache
6 1 (4.35%) Mailman
Cloud Services
1 11 (47.83%) G Suite
2 5 (21.74%) Office 365
3 2 (8.70%) Azure
3 2 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (8.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (91.30%) DMARC
2 17 (73.91%) SMTP
3 16 (69.57%) DNS
4 13 (56.52%) SSL
5 10 (43.48%) Network Security
6 3 (13.04%) Firewall
7 2 (8.70%) Skype
7 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
8 1 (4.35%) HTTP
8 1 (4.35%) IMAP
8 1 (4.35%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
General
1 6 (26.09%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Network Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Security Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (21.74%) Consultant
6 4 (17.39%) Cisco Consultant
6 4 (17.39%) Cisco Security Consultant
6 4 (17.39%) Security Consultant
7 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) IronPort Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Email Marketing Specialist
8 1 (4.35%) Lync Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Marketing Specialist
8 1 (4.35%) Office 365 Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) LDAP
2 13 (56.52%) Regular Expression
3 1 (4.35%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.35%) SUSE
3 1 (4.35%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Kalman Filter
2 14 (60.87%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (56.52%) Security Patching
4 3 (13.04%) Email Filtering
4 3 (13.04%) Email Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
5 2 (8.70%) Change Management
5 2 (8.70%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (8.70%) Information Security
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (8.70%) Product Roadmap
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.35%) MVC
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Cisco
2 15 (65.22%) IronPort
3 12 (52.17%) IBM
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.04%) Clearswift
5 3 (13.04%) McAfee
5 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) Proofpoint