Domain Name System (DNS)
UK

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 2 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
2 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 131 123 174
Rank change year-on-year -8 +51 -1
Contract jobs citing DNS 801 1,395 1,474
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.81% 2.12% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.44% 17.34% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 986 1,016
10th Percentile £200 £250 £193
25th Percentile £325 £400 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £467 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year -11.05% +10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £638 £575
90th Percentile £675 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £400
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 32
10th Percentile £23.65 £18.58 -
25th Percentile £25.00 £22.31 £20.75
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.88 £31.75
Median % change year-on-year -4.48% +31.89% -2.64%
75th Percentile £56.40 £58.58 £48.82
90th Percentile £64.50 £87.05 £65.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £49.12 £21.50
% change year-on-year -18.56% +128.45% -2.27%

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK

DNS 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.

Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,960 8,043 9,813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.46% 12.21% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,576 5,195 6,465
10th Percentile £205 £240 £210
25th Percentile £350 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £520 £500
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £600 £638 £600
90th Percentile £700 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 539 367
10th Percentile £14.27 £9.80 £13.25
25th Percentile £19.98 £10.63 £16.25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £19.30 £23.50
Median % change year-on-year +107.25% -17.87% -21.67%
75th Percentile £65.00 £57.33 £48.75
90th Percentile £73.83 £73.75 £65.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +150.00% -5.00% -20.00%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the UK

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DNS.

Daily rate trend for DNS in the UK

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DNS over the 6 months to 2 March 2024.

Daily rate histogram for DNS in the UK

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DNS.

Hourly rate trend for DNS in the UK

DNS
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DNS over the 6 months to 2 March 2024.

Hourly rate histogram for DNS in the UK

DNS
Top 17 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 2 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England -7 689 £465 -11.43% 484
UK excluding London -9 446 £500 - 388
London +24 301 £450 -18.18% 129
Work from Home -22 235 £463 -14.75% 171
South East +23 172 £500 -7.83% 113
North of England -53 70 £384 -30.23% 92
Scotland +59 69 £600 +33.93% 17
Midlands +26 63 £388 +10.71% 88
South West -28 57 £600 +15.66% 29
West Midlands +33 46 £413 -4.07% 50
North West -58 37 £395 -29.96% 53
Yorkshire 0 28 £375 -28.57% 29
East Midlands -5 16 £325 -0.38% 37
East of England -20 12 £388 -22.50% 42
North East +21 5 £500 -16.67% 10
Northern Ireland +7 4 - - 3
Wales -2 3 £725 +38.10% 15

DNS
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 159 (19.85%) Microsoft Exchange
2 57 (7.12%) SharePoint
3 41 (5.12%) IIS
4 39 (4.87%) Confluence
5 21 (2.62%) Apache
6 20 (2.50%) nginx
7 18 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (1.37%) OpenStack
8 11 (1.37%) Tomcat
9 9 (1.12%) JBoss
10 7 (0.87%) Apache Solr
10 7 (0.87%) CMS
10 7 (0.87%) IBM Domino
10 7 (0.87%) IBM Notes
10 7 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (0.87%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.37%) WordPress
12 2 (0.25%) Traefik
12 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.87%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (1.12%) Temenos T24
2 7 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 284 (35.46%) Azure
2 203 (25.34%) Microsoft 365
3 141 (17.60%) AWS
4 127 (15.86%) Entra ID
5 46 (5.74%) IaaS
6 41 (5.12%) GCP
7 40 (4.99%) Azure Monitor
8 28 (3.50%) SaaS
9 25 (3.12%) PaaS
10 24 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
11 20 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
12 19 (2.37%) Azure Storage
12 19 (2.37%) OneDrive
13 17 (2.12%) GitHub
13 17 (2.12%) Power Platform
14 15 (1.87%) Akamai
14 15 (1.87%) Mimecast
15 14 (1.75%) Azure DevOps
15 14 (1.75%) Nutanix
15 14 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 410 (51.19%) DHCP
2 259 (32.33%) Firewall
3 176 (21.97%) TCP/IP
4 120 (14.98%) WAN
5 110 (13.73%) VPN
6 107 (13.36%) LAN
7 64 (7.99%) BGP
8 63 (7.87%) SAN
9 62 (7.74%) Network Security
10 61 (7.62%) VLAN
11 52 (6.49%) Wi-Fi
12 49 (6.12%) SSL
13 46 (5.74%) MPLS
14 42 (5.24%) OSPF
15 40 (4.99%) HTTP
16 39 (4.87%) Internet
16 39 (4.87%) Wireless
17 32 (4.00%) IPsec
18 31 (3.87%) SMTP
19 29 (3.62%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (7.99%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.87%) Amazon RDS
2 23 (2.87%) Relational Database
3 15 (1.87%) MySQL
4 12 (1.50%) RDBMS
5 11 (1.37%) Power BI
6 10 (1.25%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.62%) MariaDB
8 5 (0.62%) Redis
9 4 (0.50%) Amazon QuickSight
9 4 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.50%) Couchbase
10 3 (0.37%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.25%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 51 (6.37%) JIRA
2 39 (4.87%) Git
3 23 (2.87%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.50%) Visual Studio Code
5 8 (1.00%) Axure RP
5 8 (1.00%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.75%) Bitbucket
6 6 (0.75%) GitLab
7 4 (0.50%) Cypress.io
7 4 (0.50%) Snyk
8 3 (0.37%) Postman
8 3 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.25%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.12%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.12%) Darcs
10 1 (0.12%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.12%) Gradle
10 1 (0.12%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.12%) Travis CI
General
1 205 (25.59%) Social Skills
2 113 (14.11%) Finance
3 73 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (7.99%) Public Sector
5 40 (4.99%) Telecoms
6 38 (4.74%) Banking
7 32 (4.00%) Documentation Skills
8 15 (1.87%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.62%) Military
10 12 (1.50%) Marketing
11 11 (1.37%) Electronics
12 10 (1.25%) Investment Banking
12 10 (1.25%) Mandarin Language
12 10 (1.25%) Retail
13 9 (1.12%) Legal
14 8 (1.00%) Advertising
14 8 (1.00%) Aerospace
14 8 (1.00%) German Language
14 8 (1.00%) Presentation Skills
15 7 (0.87%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 131 (16.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 88 (10.99%) Network Engineer
3 73 (9.11%) Support Engineer
4 65 (8.11%) Senior
5 56 (6.99%) Architect
6 49 (6.12%) Analyst
7 37 (4.62%) Administrator
8 36 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
9 33 (4.12%) Systems Administrator
10 31 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support
10 31 (3.87%) Azure Engineer
11 28 (3.50%) IT Support
12 27 (3.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 25 (3.12%) IT Engineer
14 24 (3.00%) Security Engineer
15 23 (2.87%) Cloud Engineer
15 23 (2.87%) Integration Engineer
16 21 (2.62%) Azure Specialist
17 20 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 20 (2.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (6.74%) LDAP
2 27 (3.37%) JSON
3 25 (3.12%) .NET
4 16 (2.00%) ARM Templates
4 16 (2.00%) SAML
5 14 (1.75%) REST
6 13 (1.62%) XML
7 10 (1.25%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (1.12%) IBM Integration Bus
8 9 (1.12%) Kafka
8 9 (1.12%) RESTful
9 8 (1.00%) 802.1X
10 7 (0.87%) CSS
10 7 (0.87%) Middleware
10 7 (0.87%) YAML
11 6 (0.75%) .NET Remoting
11 6 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
12 5 (0.62%) LEMP Stack
12 5 (0.62%) OpenID
12 5 (0.62%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 117 (14.61%) PKI
2 103 (12.86%) Data Centre
3 46 (5.74%) Clustering
4 40 (4.99%) Management Information System
5 37 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
6 30 (3.75%) Private Cloud
7 22 (2.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 21 (2.62%) Replication
9 19 (2.37%) Data Protection Act
10 18 (2.25%) Cloud Native
11 16 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
12 14 (1.75%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.75%) iPad
12 14 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
12 14 (1.75%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.50%) NHS
14 10 (1.25%) CMDB
15 9 (1.12%) CCTV
15 9 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (1.12%) Team-Oriented Environment
Operating Systems
1 458 (57.18%) Windows
2 297 (37.08%) Windows Server
3 185 (23.10%) Linux
4 107 (13.36%) Windows 10
5 87 (10.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 69 (8.61%) Windows Server 2019
7 55 (6.87%) Windows Server 2016
8 48 (5.99%) Windows 7
9 47 (5.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 43 (5.37%) Unix
11 36 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (2.00%) CentOS
13 16 (2.00%) VMS
14 14 (1.75%) Ubuntu
15 13 (1.62%) Mac OS
16 11 (1.37%) Solaris
17 9 (1.12%) Debian
18 8 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
19 6 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 114 (14.23%) Agile
3 113 (14.11%) ITIL
4 102 (12.73%) Migration
5 96 (11.99%) DevOps
5 96 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
6 56 (6.99%) Infrastructure as Code
7 54 (6.74%) Cybersecurity
8 53 (6.62%) Load Balancing
9 51 (6.37%) Computer Science
10 48 (5.99%) RBAC
11 45 (5.62%) Customer Service
12 43 (5.37%) CI/CD
12 43 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
12 43 (5.37%) Project Delivery
13 42 (5.24%) Configuration Management
14 41 (5.12%) Change Management
15 40 (4.99%) High Availability
16 39 (4.87%) Vulnerability Management
17 38 (4.74%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 209 (26.09%) PowerShell
2 120 (14.98%) Python
3 50 (6.24%) SQL
4 44 (5.49%) Bash
5 30 (3.75%) Java
5 30 (3.75%) VBScript
6 29 (3.62%) C#
7 26 (3.25%) Shell Script
8 22 (2.75%) VB
9 21 (2.62%) Perl
10 18 (2.25%) Go
11 15 (1.87%) JavaScript
12 13 (1.62%) Bicep
13 9 (1.12%) PHP
14 8 (1.00%) Ruby
15 5 (0.62%) C
16 4 (0.50%) C++
17 3 (0.37%) VB.NET
18 2 (0.25%) ActionScript
18 2 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 223 (27.84%) Security Cleared
2 142 (17.73%) SC Cleared
3 103 (12.86%) Degree
4 87 (10.86%) DV Cleared
5 85 (10.61%) Cisco Certification
6 65 (8.11%) CCNA
7 59 (7.37%) CCNP
8 41 (5.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
10 27 (3.37%) Azure Certification
11 23 (2.87%) MCSE
12 19 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (2.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 13 (1.62%) AWS Certification
14 13 (1.62%) MCSA
15 8 (1.00%) CCIE
15 8 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
16 7 (0.87%) CCDP
16 7 (0.87%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.37%) GDPR
2 18 (2.25%) QA
3 17 (2.12%) SLA
4 13 (1.62%) NIST
5 11 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (1.00%) ISO 9000
8 6 (0.75%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.62%) NCSC
10 4 (0.50%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.25%) GRC
13 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.12%) COPPA
13 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.12%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 447 (55.81%) Active Directory
2 173 (21.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (7.87%) Hyper-V
3 63 (7.87%) Virtual Machines
4 57 (7.12%) VMware ESXi
5 42 (5.24%) Virtual Desktop
6 38 (4.74%) Docker
7 29 (3.62%) vSphere
8 26 (3.25%) Virtual Servers
8 26 (3.25%) XenApp
9 23 (2.87%) VMware NSX
10 17 (2.12%) Terminal Services
11 16 (2.00%) VMware Workstation
11 16 (2.00%) XenDesktop
12 15 (1.87%) BitLocker
13 14 (1.75%) NFS
14 13 (1.62%) KVM
15 12 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
16 8 (1.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 8 (1.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 129 (16.10%) SCCM
2 76 (9.49%) Ansible
3 72 (8.99%) Kubernetes
4 67 (8.36%) Terraform
5 63 (7.87%) Microsoft Intune
6 55 (6.87%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 52 (6.49%) WSUS
8 48 (5.99%) vCenter Server
9 38 (4.74%) SCOM
10 23 (2.87%) Single Sign-On
11 19 (2.37%) FortiGate
12 16 (2.00%) Nagios
13 15 (1.87%) NetBackup
13 15 (1.87%) Progress Chef
14 14 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
14 14 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
14 14 (1.75%) Puppet
15 11 (1.37%) Prometheus
15 11 (1.37%) vMotion
16 10 (1.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 301 (37.58%) Microsoft
2 249 (31.09%) VMware
3 150 (18.73%) Cisco
4 71 (8.86%) Citrix
5 61 (7.62%) F5
6 50 (6.24%) Palo Alto
7 36 (4.49%) Dell
7 36 (4.49%) SolarWinds
8 34 (4.24%) NetApp
8 34 (4.24%) Oracle
9 33 (4.12%) Infoblox
10 31 (3.87%) HP
11 29 (3.62%) Red Hat
11 29 (3.62%) Splunk
12 25 (3.12%) EMC
12 25 (3.12%) Veeam
13 24 (3.00%) Fortinet
13 24 (3.00%) Google
13 24 (3.00%) Juniper
13 24 (3.00%) ServiceNow