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 3 months to 23 May 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
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 91 109
Rank change year-on-year -50 +18  
Contract jobs citing DNS 798 1308 1060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.78% 2.45% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.31% 15.55% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 846 615
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £230 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +4.47% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 67 83
Median hourly rate £22.50 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.46% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.40 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £46.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £26.58 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.01% +6.30%  

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 5996 8409 8169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.38% 15.73% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3571 5098 4515
Median daily rate £400 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +12.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 378 462
Median hourly rate £26.00 £28.50 £25.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.77% +10.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -25.71% +34.61%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 May 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 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DNS in the UK

DNS
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -36 750 £375 - 326
London -30 302 £405 -3.57% 120
South East -37 146 £375 - 71
North West +44 98 £388 +3.33% 35
South West +17 50 £338 +5.46% 17
Lancashire +30 45 £433 +15.33% 3
Berkshire -23 44 £350 -6.66% 9
East of England -6 40 £323 -3.00% 26
Yorkshire +7 38 £331 -25.14% 18
Preston +5 34 £440 +6.66%
City of London -42 34 £425 - 30
East Midlands -3 30 £289 -16.00% 9
Manchester +7 29 £406 +8.33% 24
Hampshire -26 29 £500 +42.85% 18
West Midlands +28 25 £388 +10.71% 24
Kent +27 22 £338 -20.58% 3
Reading -10 22 £338 -15.62% 5
Surrey -13 21 £480 +24.27% 17
North East -27 21 £198 -29.46% 7
South Yorkshire +7 19 £325 -33.33% 1
Tyne and Wear -25 19 £198 -29.46% 4
Cambridgeshire +11 18 £300 -11.76% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 17 £198 -29.46% 1
Cheshire +38 16 £350 +6.06% 7
Bristol +3 16 £275 -15.38% 9
West Yorkshire +2 13 £394 -11.01% 16
Essex -2 12 £425 +71.71% 2
Leicestershire +3 11 £250 -9.09% 2
Cambridge +3 11 £256 -24.63% 1
Leeds +2 11 £363 -20.15% 8

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 892 (54.09%) Windows
2 806 (48.88%) DHCP
3 783 (47.48%) Active Directory
4 564 (34.20%) VMware
5 537 (32.57%) Microsoft
6 479 (29.05%) Linux
6 479 (29.05%) Firewall
7 475 (28.81%) Windows Server
8 471 (28.56%) TCP/IP
9 374 (22.68%) Cisco
10 353 (21.41%) VMware Infrastructure
11 330 (20.01%) Windows Server 2008
12 328 (19.89%) LAN
13 304 (18.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 297 (18.01%) WAN
15 294 (17.83%) Security Cleared
16 276 (16.74%) Amazon AWS
17 257 (15.59%) VPN
18 252 (15.28%) DevOps
19 249 (15.10%) PowerShell
20 240 (14.55%) ITIL
21 234 (14.19%) Citrix
22 232 (14.07%) Data Centre
22 232 (14.07%) Puppet
23 229 (13.89%) SC Cleared
24 221 (13.40%) Migration
25 220 (13.34%) MS Exchange
26 219 (13.28%) SQL
27 218 (13.22%) SQL Server
28 201 (12.19%) Agile Software Development

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
1 220 (13.34%) MS Exchange
2 182 (11.04%) IIS
3 165 (10.01%) Apache
4 108 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 107 (6.49%) SharePoint
6 95 (5.76%) Skype for Business
7 87 (5.28%) Tomcat
8 82 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2013
9 64 (3.88%) nginx
10 48 (2.91%) WebSphere
11 40 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2007
12 36 (2.18%) OpenStack
13 33 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
13 33 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
14 26 (1.58%) Confluence
15 24 (1.46%) JBoss
15 24 (1.46%) Jetty
16 23 (1.39%) Mongrel
17 19 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
18 15 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 127 (7.70%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.18%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.18%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.12%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.12%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.061%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 15 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.12%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.061%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 276 (16.74%) Amazon AWS
2 188 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 170 (10.31%) Office 365
4 84 (5.09%) IaaS
5 52 (3.15%) PaaS
6 44 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
7 38 (2.30%) SaaS
8 36 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
9 32 (1.94%) Google Cloud Platform
10 31 (1.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 30 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
12 23 (1.39%) Google App Engine
13 20 (1.21%) Amazon S3
14 16 (0.97%) GitHub
15 15 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
16 12 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
17 11 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 11 (0.67%) Mimecast
18 9 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
19 8 (0.49%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 806 (48.88%) DHCP
2 479 (29.05%) Firewall
3 471 (28.56%) TCP/IP
4 328 (19.89%) LAN
5 297 (18.01%) WAN
6 257 (15.59%) VPN
7 183 (11.10%) HTTP
8 162 (9.82%) SSL
9 144 (8.73%) SAN
10 142 (8.61%) Internet
11 119 (7.22%) Wireless
12 118 (7.16%) MPLS
13 104 (6.31%) Network Security
14 101 (6.12%) BGP
15 97 (5.88%) LDAP
16 87 (5.28%) VLAN
17 83 (5.03%) IPsec
18 80 (4.85%) OSPF
19 79 (4.79%) SMTP
20 77 (4.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
3 59 (3.58%) MySQL
4 50 (3.03%) MongoDB
5 48 (2.91%) Relational Database
6 39 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 35 (2.12%) Hadoop
8 30 (1.82%) Oracle Database
9 29 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 27 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
11 23 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
12 19 (1.15%) RDBMS
13 18 (1.09%) NoSQL
14 14 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
15 13 (0.79%) MS Access
16 12 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 11 (0.67%) Big Data
17 11 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
18 10 (0.61%) Redis
18 10 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 137 (8.31%) Jenkins
2 115 (6.97%) Git (software)
3 49 (2.97%) JIRA
4 36 (2.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 35 (2.12%) Vagrant
6 34 (2.06%) Maven
7 26 (1.58%) Bitbucket
8 24 (1.46%) Travis CI
9 20 (1.21%) Ant
10 19 (1.15%) Artifactory
10 19 (1.15%) Subversion
11 17 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (0.91%) TeamCity
13 14 (0.85%) Selenium
14 13 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
15 12 (0.73%) JUnit
15 12 (0.73%) SonarQube
15 12 (0.73%) Visual Studio
16 11 (0.67%) Grunt
17 9 (0.55%) Liquibase
General
1 192 (11.64%) Finance
2 74 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 67 (4.06%) Banking
4 41 (2.49%) Retail
5 32 (1.94%) Back Office
5 32 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.03%) Legal
6 17 (1.03%) Marketing
7 16 (0.97%) Billing
8 14 (0.85%) Law
9 10 (0.61%) Publishing
10 9 (0.55%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.49%) Electronics
12 6 (0.36%) Front Office
12 6 (0.36%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.24%) Games
13 4 (0.24%) Japanese Language
14 3 (0.18%) Local Government
14 3 (0.18%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 182 (11.04%) Architect
2 179 (10.86%) Analyst
3 155 (9.40%) Network Engineer
4 135 (8.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 134 (8.13%) Support Engineer
6 128 (7.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 102 (6.19%) Consultant
8 90 (5.46%) Administrator
9 73 (4.43%) Windows Engineer
10 62 (3.76%) Desktop Support
11 60 (3.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 60 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
12 58 (3.52%) Infrastructure Architect
13 54 (3.27%) Server Engineer
14 50 (3.03%) Technical Architect
15 49 (2.97%) 2nd Line Support
15 49 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
16 46 (2.79%) Linux Engineer
17 45 (2.73%) Developer
18 43 (2.61%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (5.70%) .NET
2 82 (4.97%) Elastic Stack
3 58 (3.52%) Web Services
4 42 (2.55%) Middleware
5 38 (2.30%) Node.js
6 37 (2.24%) REST
7 36 (2.18%) JSON
8 34 (2.06%) CSS
9 33 (2.00%) HTML
10 31 (1.88%) 802.1X
11 30 (1.82%) LAMP
12 28 (1.70%) J2EE
13 27 (1.64%) XML
14 25 (1.52%) LAPP Stack
14 25 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
15 22 (1.33%) Servlets
16 20 (1.21%) Ajax
16 20 (1.21%) SAML
17 18 (1.09%) Sensu
18 16 (0.97%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 232 (14.07%) Data Centre
2 110 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (4.55%) PKI
4 71 (4.31%) Management Information System
5 64 (3.88%) Clustering
6 53 (3.21%) Replication
7 35 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
7 35 (2.12%) Public Cloud
8 30 (1.82%) Computer Science
9 27 (1.64%) Client/Server
9 27 (1.64%) Fat Client
9 27 (1.64%) Thin Client
9 27 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
10 25 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.15%) NHS
12 18 (1.09%) Driving Licence
12 18 (1.09%) Private Cloud
13 15 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 15 (0.91%) Mainframe
13 15 (0.91%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 892 (54.09%) Windows
2 479 (29.05%) Linux
3 475 (28.81%) Windows Server
4 330 (20.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 304 (18.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 190 (11.52%) Unix
7 185 (11.22%) Windows 7
8 181 (10.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 147 (8.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 127 (7.70%) Windows 10
11 91 (5.52%) CentOS
12 82 (4.97%) Solaris
13 43 (2.61%) AIX
14 41 (2.49%) Android
14 41 (2.49%) Ubuntu
15 37 (2.24%) Windows 8
16 36 (2.18%) Windows XP
17 30 (1.82%) Apple iOS
18 27 (1.64%) Mac OS X
19 18 (1.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (15.28%) DevOps
2 240 (14.55%) ITIL
3 221 (13.40%) Migration
4 201 (12.19%) Agile Software Development
5 193 (11.70%) Load Balancing
6 176 (10.67%) Configuration Management
7 107 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
8 98 (5.94%) Change Management
9 93 (5.64%) Open Source
10 72 (4.37%) Service Management
11 71 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
11 71 (4.31%) High Availability
12 69 (4.18%) Incident Management
13 67 (4.06%) Project Management
14 66 (4.00%) Continuous Delivery
15 60 (3.64%) Problem Management
16 57 (3.46%) Information Security
16 57 (3.46%) Scrum
17 54 (3.27%) Network Management
18 52 (3.15%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 249 (15.10%) PowerShell
2 219 (13.28%) SQL
3 168 (10.19%) Python
4 141 (8.55%) Java
5 136 (8.25%) Perl
6 126 (7.64%) Bash Shell
7 83 (5.03%) Ruby
8 63 (3.82%) JavaScript
9 47 (2.85%) C
10 42 (2.55%) PHP
11 38 (2.30%) Shell Script
12 34 (2.06%) C#
13 24 (1.46%) Korn
14 23 (1.39%) VBScript
15 22 (1.33%) VB
16 15 (0.91%) C++
17 11 (0.67%) Groovy
18 8 (0.49%) Go
18 8 (0.49%) Scala
19 7 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 294 (17.83%) Security Cleared
2 229 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 149 (9.04%) Cisco Certification
4 112 (6.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 95 (5.76%) CCNA
5 95 (5.76%) CCNP
6 76 (4.61%) Degree
7 54 (3.27%) MCSE
8 39 (2.37%) DV Cleared
9 28 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 26 (1.58%) MCSA
11 20 (1.21%) MCDST
12 19 (1.15%) CCIE
12 19 (1.15%) CISSP
13 16 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
14 15 (0.91%) DBS Check
14 15 (0.91%) JNCIA
14 15 (0.91%) MCITP
15 12 (0.73%) JNCIP
15 12 (0.73%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.06%) SLA
2 29 (1.76%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.27%) QA
4 16 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
5 14 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.49%) PMO
7 3 (0.18%) GDPR
8 2 (0.12%) COBIT
9 1 (0.061%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.061%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 783 (47.48%) Active Directory
2 353 (21.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (8.43%) Hyper-V
4 135 (8.19%) VMware ESXi
5 106 (6.43%) Docker
6 88 (5.34%) XenApp
7 68 (4.12%) vSphere
8 49 (2.97%) Microsoft App-V
9 45 (2.73%) vCloud
10 41 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
11 40 (2.43%) NFS
12 36 (2.18%) XenDesktop
13 32 (1.94%) Xen
14 30 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
15 21 (1.27%) KVM
16 20 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
17 19 (1.15%) Squid
18 18 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
19 16 (0.97%) BitLocker
20 15 (0.91%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 232 (14.07%) Puppet
2 184 (11.16%) SCCM
3 150 (9.10%) Ansible
4 109 (6.61%) Opscode Chef
5 94 (5.70%) Nagios
6 73 (4.43%) SCOM
7 65 (3.94%) Kubernetes
8 59 (3.58%) NetBackup
8 59 (3.58%) WSUS
9 52 (3.15%) ZABBIX
10 50 (3.03%) Terraform
11 45 (2.73%) logstash
12 35 (2.12%) Kibana
13 32 (1.94%) vCenter Server
14 28 (1.70%) Microsoft Intune
15 27 (1.64%) AirWatch
15 27 (1.64%) yum
16 25 (1.52%) FortiGate
17 24 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
17 24 (1.46%) Salt
Vendors
1 564 (34.20%) VMware
2 537 (32.57%) Microsoft
3 374 (22.68%) Cisco
4 234 (14.19%) Citrix
5 162 (9.82%) Oracle
6 158 (9.58%) HP
7 142 (8.61%) Red Hat
8 128 (7.76%) CheckPoint
9 117 (7.10%) F5
10 103 (6.25%) Juniper
11 89 (5.40%) Dell
12 87 (5.28%) IBM
13 60 (3.64%) Palo Alto
14 59 (3.58%) NetApp
15 57 (3.46%) EMC
16 50 (3.03%) Apple
16 50 (3.03%) Splunk
17 45 (2.73%) Symantec
18 44 (2.67%) McAfee
19 41 (2.49%) Infoblox
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Modis International
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Inchinnan, Renfrewshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Wembley, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £8.00 - £9.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £445 - £555 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £16 - £18 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £24000 - £28000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
North East
LA International
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Rate: From £24 to £26 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £330 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Inspire Corporation Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
NCC Group
Rate: Day rate is circa £330 per day.
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £540.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago