Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 14 December 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.

DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM)
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 884 885 877
Rank change year-on-year +1 -8 -
Contract jobs citing DKIM 19 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.003% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.021% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 10
UK median daily rate £438 £288 £523
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.17% -44.98% -
10th Percentile £281 £281 £425
90th Percentile £550 £294 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £288 -
% change year-on-year +52.17% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,515 13,966 15,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.88% 13.53% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,156 8,606 9,423
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 643 708 795
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.19 £11.67
90th Percentile £48.17 £46.33 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -5.26% -20.00% +15.85%

DKIM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DKIM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DKIM in the UK

DKIM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DKIM in the UK

DKIM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DKIM over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DKIM in the UK

DKIM
Top 11 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 14 December 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
England +18 18 £438 +52.17% 2
UK excluding London -19 14 £438 +52.17% 2
London - 5 - -
East of England - 4 £350 -
North of England -9 3 £450 +56.52% 2
West Midlands - 3 £550 -
Midlands - 3 £550 -
North West - 3 £450 - 2
South East -6 2 - -
South West - 1 £225 -
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 with a requirement for DKIM.

1 16 (84.21%) DMARC
2 13 (68.42%) DNS
3 8 (42.11%) Linux
4 7 (36.84%) Red Hat
4 7 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (31.58%) Postfix
6 5 (26.32%) Debian
6 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
6 5 (26.32%) Ubuntu
6 5 (26.32%) Puppet
7 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (21.05%) Windows
7 4 (21.05%) SSL
7 4 (21.05%) Finance
7 4 (21.05%) Change Management
7 4 (21.05%) Symantec
8 3 (15.79%) Data Loss Prevention
8 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (15.79%) Sophos
8 3 (15.79%) Project Management
8 3 (15.79%) Clearswift
8 3 (15.79%) VMware
8 3 (15.79%) SMTP
8 3 (15.79%) DHCP
8 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
8 3 (15.79%) LDAP
8 3 (15.79%) Apache
8 3 (15.79%) Windows Server

DKIM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.79%) Apache
4 2 (10.53%) IIS
4 2 (10.53%) MS Project Server
5 1 (5.26%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) IaaS
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) G Suite
2 1 (5.26%) Mimecast
2 1 (5.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) DMARC
2 13 (68.42%) DNS
3 4 (21.05%) SSL
4 3 (15.79%) DHCP
4 3 (15.79%) SMTP
5 2 (10.53%) Firewall
5 2 (10.53%) iSCSI
6 1 (5.26%) Internet
6 1 (5.26%) OpenLDAP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Music Industry
2 1 (5.26%) Publishing
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Administrator
2 5 (26.32%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Email Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Security Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Ubuntu Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Messaging Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Security Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Security Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) LDAP
2 2 (10.53%) Regular Expression
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Core
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) RFC 822
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Clustering
1 2 (10.53%) EMC VNX
1 2 (10.53%) EMC VNXe
1 2 (10.53%) PKI
1 2 (10.53%) RSA SecurID
1 2 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.26%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (26.32%) Debian
3 5 (26.32%) Ubuntu
4 4 (21.05%) Windows
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Change Management
1 4 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Data Loss Prevention
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (15.79%) Project Management
2 3 (15.79%) SIEM
3 2 (10.53%) Decision-Making
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (10.53%) Server Building
4 1 (5.26%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Machine Learning
4 1 (5.26%) Open Source
4 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Java
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) CISSP
2 2 (10.53%) CompTIA Security+
2 2 (10.53%) GIAC
2 2 (10.53%) SANS
3 1 (5.26%) CEH
3 1 (5.26%) OSCP
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Postfix
2 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Squid
3 2 (10.53%) Firmware
3 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.26%) BitLocker
4 1 (5.26%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Puppet
2 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (10.53%) Backup Exec
3 2 (10.53%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (10.53%) Nessus
3 2 (10.53%) vCenter Server
3 2 (10.53%) WSUS
4 1 (5.26%) CASB
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (5.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Red Hat
2 4 (21.05%) Symantec
3 3 (15.79%) Clearswift
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Sophos
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Adobe
4 2 (10.53%) Dell
4 2 (10.53%) EMC
4 2 (10.53%) Google
4 2 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) IronPort
4 2 (10.53%) Proofpoint
4 2 (10.53%) Tripwire
5 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) Forcepoint
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) Splunk