Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 July 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)
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 102 114
Rank change year-on-year -45 +12 +12
Contract jobs citing DNS 1647 2504 2163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 2.27% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.48% 14.55% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1053 1619 1307
UK median daily rate £375 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +0.71% +0.73%
10th Percentile £160 £213 £194
90th Percentile £570 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year +6.06% -2.22% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 135 152
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.86% +40.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.30 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -17.86% +30.23% +30.30%

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13202 17208 16269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.87% 15.63% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7917 10427 9080
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £205 £225 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 772 797 927
UK median hourly rate £19.64 £25.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +19.42% +11.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.22
90th Percentile £50.23 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -24.00% +19.05% +16.67%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the UK

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in the UK

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in the UK

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in the UK

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DNS in the UK

DNS
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 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
England -44 1547 £375 +4.17% 296
UK excluding London -50 1001 £350 +6.06% 206
London -48 601 £413 +0.30% 108
North of England -12 326 £350 +9.38% 56
South East -50 296 £375 +9.65% 66
North West +56 190 £363 -3.33% 43
Midlands +29 131 £370 +8.82% 34
South West +5 111 £370 +8.82% 15
East of England -27 88 £300 -11.76% 17
Yorkshire +2 86 £450 +1.69% 11
West Midlands +35 66 £400 +18.08% 22
East Midlands +4 61 £288 -14.81% 12
North East -36 50 £283 +6.60% 2
Scotland -67 43 £333 +0.76% 15
Wales -8 14 £400 +14.29% 3
Northern Ireland -43 2 £250 -

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 with a requirement for DNS.

1 888 (53.92%) Windows
2 834 (50.64%) DHCP
3 792 (48.09%) Active Directory
4 556 (33.76%) VMware
5 525 (31.88%) Microsoft
6 508 (30.84%) TCP/IP
7 499 (30.30%) Linux
8 495 (30.05%) Firewall
9 474 (28.78%) Windows Server
10 377 (22.89%) Cisco
11 342 (20.77%) VMware Infrastructure
12 295 (17.91%) LAN
13 293 (17.79%) Windows Server 2008
14 290 (17.61%) Windows Server 2012
15 280 (17.00%) Security Cleared
16 279 (16.94%) Amazon AWS
17 274 (16.64%) WAN
18 273 (16.58%) VPN
19 269 (16.33%) ITIL
20 255 (15.48%) DevOps
21 233 (14.15%) Migration
22 226 (13.72%) Data Centre
22 226 (13.72%) Puppet
23 220 (13.36%) PowerShell
24 215 (13.05%) Citrix
25 213 (12.93%) SQL
25 213 (12.93%) SC Cleared
26 212 (12.87%) Unix
27 211 (12.81%) MS Exchange
28 210 (12.75%) Load Balancing

DNS
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
1 211 (12.81%) MS Exchange
2 169 (10.26%) IIS
3 161 (9.78%) Apache
4 104 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 100 (6.07%) Tomcat
6 95 (5.77%) SharePoint
7 89 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 87 (5.28%) Skype for Business
9 73 (4.43%) nginx
10 44 (2.67%) WebSphere
11 41 (2.49%) OpenStack
12 39 (2.37%) JBoss
13 38 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
13 38 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
14 35 (2.13%) WebLogic
15 33 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
16 29 (1.76%) Confluence
17 26 (1.58%) Jetty
17 26 (1.58%) Mongrel
18 21 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 145 (8.80%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.24%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.24%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.18%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.12%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.12%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.061%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 12 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 279 (16.94%) Amazon AWS
2 184 (11.17%) Office 365
3 183 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 61 (3.70%) IaaS
5 52 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
6 48 (2.91%) PaaS
7 44 (2.67%) SaaS
8 38 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
9 37 (2.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 29 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
11 28 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
12 26 (1.58%) Google App Engine
13 22 (1.34%) Amazon S3
14 20 (1.21%) Amazon ELB
14 20 (1.21%) OpenDNS
15 17 (1.03%) GitHub
16 14 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 14 (0.85%) Mimecast
17 12 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
18 10 (0.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 834 (50.64%) DHCP
2 508 (30.84%) TCP/IP
3 495 (30.05%) Firewall
4 295 (17.91%) LAN
5 274 (16.64%) WAN
6 273 (16.58%) VPN
7 188 (11.41%) HTTP
8 165 (10.02%) SSL
9 147 (8.93%) SAN
10 122 (7.41%) Wireless
11 119 (7.23%) Internet
12 110 (6.68%) LDAP
13 104 (6.31%) Network Security
14 101 (6.13%) BGP
15 100 (6.07%) MPLS
15 100 (6.07%) VLAN
16 89 (5.40%) IPsec
17 80 (4.86%) Cisco ASA
18 78 (4.74%) SMTP
18 78 (4.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.13%) MySQL
3 60 (3.64%) MongoDB
4 57 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
5 40 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 39 (2.37%) Relational Database
7 28 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 26 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
8 26 (1.58%) NoSQL
9 22 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
10 19 (1.15%) Maltego
11 18 (1.09%) Hadoop
11 18 (1.09%) RDBMS
12 17 (1.03%) Oracle Database
13 16 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
14 15 (0.91%) MS Access
15 14 (0.85%) Big Data
16 13 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 12 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
18 10 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 151 (9.17%) Jenkins
2 135 (8.20%) Git (software)
3 51 (3.10%) JIRA
4 47 (2.85%) Sonatype Nexus
5 32 (1.94%) Artifactory
6 28 (1.70%) Maven
7 26 (1.58%) Vagrant
8 25 (1.52%) Travis CI
9 21 (1.28%) Ant
10 20 (1.21%) Bitbucket
11 17 (1.03%) Subversion
12 15 (0.91%) Visual Studio
13 13 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 12 (0.73%) SonarQube
15 11 (0.67%) JUnit
15 11 (0.67%) Liquibase
16 9 (0.55%) TeamCity
17 8 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
17 8 (0.49%) Selenium
General
1 173 (10.50%) Finance
2 70 (4.25%) Telecoms
3 66 (4.01%) Banking
4 38 (2.31%) Manufacturing
4 38 (2.31%) Retail
5 25 (1.52%) Back Office
6 16 (0.97%) Law
7 13 (0.79%) Legal
7 13 (0.79%) Marketing
8 12 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 10 (0.61%) Electronics
10 9 (0.55%) Billing
11 8 (0.49%) Publishing
12 7 (0.43%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.30%) Advertising
13 5 (0.30%) Front Office
13 5 (0.30%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.24%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.24%) Japanese Language
14 4 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 187 (11.35%) Analyst
2 156 (9.47%) Network Engineer
3 146 (8.86%) Architect
4 137 (8.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 131 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 129 (7.83%) Support Engineer
7 109 (6.62%) Administrator
8 96 (5.83%) Consultant
9 70 (4.25%) Systems Administrator
10 66 (4.01%) Windows Engineer
11 60 (3.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 59 (3.58%) Support Analyst
13 57 (3.46%) Desktop Support
14 56 (3.40%) Linux Engineer
15 55 (3.34%) Developer
16 53 (3.22%) Systems Engineer
17 48 (2.91%) 2nd Line Support
18 47 (2.85%) AWS Engineer
18 47 (2.85%) IT Support
18 47 (2.85%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (5.95%) .NET
2 93 (5.65%) Elastic Stack
3 68 (4.13%) Web Services
4 40 (2.43%) 802.1X
4 40 (2.43%) J2EE
4 40 (2.43%) Node.js
5 38 (2.31%) REST
6 37 (2.25%) JSON
7 36 (2.19%) XML
8 29 (1.76%) CSS
8 29 (1.76%) LAMP
8 29 (1.76%) Middleware
9 28 (1.70%) HTML
10 25 (1.52%) Servlets
11 23 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
12 21 (1.28%) .NET Framework
12 21 (1.28%) Sensu
13 20 (1.21%) Ajax
14 19 (1.15%) SAML
15 18 (1.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 226 (13.72%) Data Centre
2 102 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (3.95%) Clustering
4 62 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 60 (3.64%) PKI
6 45 (2.73%) Replication
7 44 (2.67%) Public Cloud
8 40 (2.43%) Computer Science
9 34 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
10 32 (1.94%) Client/Server
10 32 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (1.34%) NHS
11 22 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
12 18 (1.09%) Blackberry
12 18 (1.09%) Driving Licence
12 18 (1.09%) Fat Client
12 18 (1.09%) Private Cloud
12 18 (1.09%) Thin Client
13 17 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
14 16 (0.97%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 888 (53.92%) Windows
2 499 (30.30%) Linux
3 474 (28.78%) Windows Server
4 293 (17.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 290 (17.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 212 (12.87%) Unix
7 169 (10.26%) Windows 7
8 155 (9.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 145 (8.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 123 (7.47%) Windows 10
11 116 (7.04%) CentOS
12 88 (5.34%) Solaris
13 54 (3.28%) Windows XP
14 42 (2.55%) Ubuntu
15 39 (2.37%) Windows 8
16 38 (2.31%) AIX
17 37 (2.25%) Android
18 30 (1.82%) SUSE
19 27 (1.64%) Apple iOS
20 24 (1.46%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (16.33%) ITIL
2 255 (15.48%) DevOps
3 233 (14.15%) Migration
4 210 (12.75%) Load Balancing
5 187 (11.35%) Agile Software Development
5 187 (11.35%) Configuration Management
6 113 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
7 109 (6.62%) Open Source
8 86 (5.22%) Change Management
9 81 (4.92%) Project Management
10 73 (4.43%) High Availability
11 71 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
12 65 (3.95%) Service Management
13 64 (3.89%) Continuous Delivery
14 60 (3.64%) Network Design
15 58 (3.52%) Incident Management
16 57 (3.46%) Scrum
17 55 (3.34%) Problem Management
18 50 (3.04%) SIEM
19 46 (2.79%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 220 (13.36%) PowerShell
2 213 (12.93%) SQL
3 189 (11.48%) Python
4 149 (9.05%) Perl
5 145 (8.80%) Java
6 138 (8.38%) Bash Shell
7 90 (5.46%) Ruby
8 54 (3.28%) JavaScript
9 44 (2.67%) Korn
9 44 (2.67%) PHP
10 42 (2.55%) C
11 41 (2.49%) Shell Script
12 38 (2.31%) C#
13 29 (1.76%) VBScript
14 18 (1.09%) Go
14 18 (1.09%) Groovy
15 17 (1.03%) VB
16 13 (0.79%) PL/SQL
17 12 (0.73%) C++
18 11 (0.67%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 280 (17.00%) Security Cleared
2 213 (12.93%) SC Cleared
3 145 (8.80%) Cisco Certification
4 114 (6.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 94 (5.71%) CCNP
6 89 (5.40%) CCNA
7 84 (5.10%) Degree
8 55 (3.34%) MCSE
9 37 (2.25%) DV Cleared
10 28 (1.70%) MCITP
11 26 (1.58%) CISSP
12 21 (1.28%) MCSA
12 21 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (1.21%) CCIE
14 19 (1.15%) MCDST
15 18 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
16 17 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
16 17 (1.03%) MCP
17 16 (0.97%) JNCIA
18 15 (0.91%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.76%) SLA
2 23 (1.40%) QA
3 17 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.49%) PMO
6 5 (0.30%) COBIT
7 4 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.18%) GDPR
9 2 (0.12%) GCP
10 1 (0.061%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.061%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.061%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.061%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 792 (48.09%) Active Directory
2 342 (20.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (8.86%) Hyper-V
4 106 (6.44%) Docker
5 105 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
6 71 (4.31%) XenApp
7 57 (3.46%) vSphere
8 52 (3.16%) NFS
9 48 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
10 40 (2.43%) Xen
11 36 (2.19%) KVM
12 35 (2.13%) vCloud
13 32 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
14 22 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
15 20 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
15 20 (1.21%) Samba
16 19 (1.15%) Squid
17 17 (1.03%) ProxySG
17 17 (1.03%) XenDesktop
18 16 (0.97%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 226 (13.72%) Puppet
2 159 (9.65%) Ansible
3 147 (8.93%) SCCM
4 101 (6.13%) Opscode Chef
5 64 (3.89%) Nagios
6 62 (3.76%) Kubernetes
7 61 (3.70%) WSUS
8 59 (3.58%) logstash
9 54 (3.28%) NetBackup
10 50 (3.04%) Terraform
11 49 (2.98%) Kibana
12 48 (2.91%) SCOM
13 36 (2.19%) ZABBIX
14 34 (2.06%) vCenter Server
15 23 (1.40%) FortiGate
15 23 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 23 (1.40%) yum
16 22 (1.34%) Docker Swarm
16 22 (1.34%) Grafana
17 21 (1.28%) Salt
Vendors
1 556 (33.76%) VMware
2 525 (31.88%) Microsoft
3 377 (22.89%) Cisco
4 215 (13.05%) Citrix
5 176 (10.69%) Red Hat
6 175 (10.63%) HP
7 158 (9.59%) Oracle
8 118 (7.16%) F5
9 115 (6.98%) Juniper
10 97 (5.89%) CheckPoint
11 95 (5.77%) Dell
12 72 (4.37%) IBM
13 68 (4.13%) Palo Alto
14 62 (3.76%) NetApp
15 54 (3.28%) EMC
15 54 (3.28%) SolarWinds
16 49 (2.98%) Apple
17 47 (2.85%) Google
17 47 (2.85%) Splunk
18 41 (2.49%) Sophos
South East
Rullion
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: Competitive day rate offered to the right candidate
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Rate: £90 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £13 - £17 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Sidcup, Kent
NCC Group
Posted: Yesterday
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + Outside IR35
Posted: 6 hours ago
Kent
Roc Search
Rate: £120 - £130 per day + Mileage Expenses (INSIDE IR35)
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: Up to £35,000 per annum pro rata
Posted: 2 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £16 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Daily Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £500 - £510 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £140.00 - £160.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Health insurance, generous holidays, other
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £600 - £630 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cornwall
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Posted: 8 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago