Period
to 20 October 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 20 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.

DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 863 875 -
Rank change year-on-year +12 - +905
Contract jobs citing DKIM 22 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.006% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.044% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 0
UK median daily rate £315 £294 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.23% - -
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 13,465 13,503 16,446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.16% 13.59% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,100 8,240 10,018
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £200 £186 £219
90th Percentile £605 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 659 723 832
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.30% -17.20% +16.25%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.32 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.56% -22.00% +25.00%

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 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DKIM in the UK

DKIM
Top 10 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 20 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
England +7 22 £315 +7.23% 4
UK excluding London -11 13 £438 +52.17% 2
London -5 9 £310 -29.94% 2
East of England - 4 £350 -
North West -11 3 £450 +66.67% 2
North of England -24 3 £450 +56.52% 2
Midlands - 3 £550 -
West Midlands - 3 £550 -
South East -5 2 - -
South West - 1 £225 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 19 (86.36%) DMARC
2 18 (81.82%) DNS
3 7 (31.82%) Linux
3 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
3 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (27.27%) Windows
4 6 (27.27%) SMTP
5 5 (22.73%) Debian
5 5 (22.73%) Information Security
5 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
5 5 (22.73%) Puppet
5 5 (22.73%) Postfix
5 5 (22.73%) Ubuntu
6 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (18.18%) Symantec
6 4 (18.18%) LDAP
6 4 (18.18%) SSL
7 3 (13.64%) DHCP
7 3 (13.64%) Apache
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
7 3 (13.64%) CISSP
7 3 (13.64%) VMware
7 3 (13.64%) Finance
7 3 (13.64%) Sophos
7 3 (13.64%) Clearswift
7 3 (13.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (13.64%) SIEM

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 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (13.64%) Apache
4 2 (9.09%) IIS
4 2 (9.09%) MS Project Server
5 1 (4.55%) IBM Domino
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Mimecast
2 2 (9.09%) IaaS
2 2 (9.09%) Office 365
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.55%) G Suite
3 1 (4.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (86.36%) DMARC
2 18 (81.82%) DNS
3 6 (27.27%) SMTP
4 4 (18.18%) SSL
5 3 (13.64%) DHCP
6 2 (9.09%) iSCSI
6 2 (9.09%) Kerberos
6 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
7 1 (4.55%) Firewall
7 1 (4.55%) Internet
7 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.55%) Music Industry
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Administrator
2 5 (22.73%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Ubuntu Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Email Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Support Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Email Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) LDAP
2 2 (9.09%) Regular Expression
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Core
3 1 (4.55%) RFC 822
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Clustering
1 2 (9.09%) EMC VNX
1 2 (9.09%) EMC VNXe
1 2 (9.09%) RSA SecurID
1 2 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Cloud Native
2 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
1 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (27.27%) Windows
3 5 (22.73%) Debian
3 5 (22.73%) Ubuntu
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
5 2 (9.09%) Mac OS
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (22.73%) Information Security
3 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (13.64%) SIEM
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Compatibility Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) Security Operations
5 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Server Building
6 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.55%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) Java
1 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) CISSP
2 2 (9.09%) CompTIA Security+
2 2 (9.09%) GIAC
2 2 (9.09%) SANS
3 1 (4.55%) CEH
3 1 (4.55%) OSCP
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Postfix
2 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) Squid
3 2 (9.09%) Firmware
3 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.55%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Puppet
2 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 2 (9.09%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (9.09%) Nessus
3 2 (9.09%) vCenter Server
3 2 (9.09%) WSUS
4 1 (4.55%) CASB
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (4.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
2 4 (18.18%) Symantec
3 3 (13.64%) Clearswift
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) Sophos
3 3 (13.64%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) Adobe
4 2 (9.09%) Dell
4 2 (9.09%) EMC
4 2 (9.09%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) IronPort
4 2 (9.09%) Tripwire
5 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) Forcepoint
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) Proofpoint
5 1 (4.55%) Splunk