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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
Rank 136 114 121
Rank change year-on-year -22 +7  
Contract jobs citing DNS 821 1107 954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 2.10% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.63% 14.24% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 697 543
Median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 54 78
Median hourly rate £27.38 £20.50 £22.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.56% -7.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.40 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +36.90% -20.00%  

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 6502 7774 7741
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.64% 14.72% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4001 4619 4207
Median daily rate £400 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 337 430
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

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 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in the UK

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 22 March 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 -23 765 £400 +6.66% 298
London -11 307 £425 +4.61% 104
South East -53 147 £369 +5.35% 69
East of England +10 70 £345 -13.75% 21
South West +18 69 £338 -3.57% 14
North West +15 69 £350 -6.66% 31
Hampshire -29 43 £425 +26.86% 21
Berkshire -22 42 £400 +10.34% 20
Manchester +10 38 £345 -18.82% 17
East Midlands +10 37 £320 +6.66% 7
City of London -12 36 £413 +10.00% 21
Yorkshire -13 28 £425 -6.38% 27
West Midlands +13 25 £425 +21.42% 19
Bristol +11 25 £338 -10.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +5 21 £350 +7.69% 8
Cambridgeshire +24 20 £419 +59.52% 11
Milton Keynes +9 19 £350 -12.50% 3
Scotland -17 18 £395 +5.33% 10
Essex -1 17 £200 -34.69%
North East -4 17 £290 +15.88% 6
Tyne and Wear -7 16 £290 +20.83% 5
Lancashire +28 15 £453 +34.14% 3
Leicestershire +12 15 £259 +3.50%
Gloucestershire +7 15 £250 +28.20% 2
Derbyshire +3 15 £358 +2.14%
South Yorkshire -1 15 £425 +14.86% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 15 £290 +20.83% 4
Surrey -25 15 £293 -16.10% 7
Wiltshire +2 14 £365 -1.35% 1
Reading -27 14 £410 +11.18% 14

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 1062 (55.43%) Windows
2 960 (50.10%) DHCP
3 947 (49.43%) Active Directory
4 718 (37.47%) VMware
5 680 (35.49%) Microsoft
6 577 (30.11%) Linux
7 559 (29.18%) Windows Server
8 544 (28.39%) TCP/IP
9 537 (28.03%) Firewall
10 442 (23.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 441 (23.02%) VMware Infrastructure
12 417 (21.76%) Cisco
13 387 (20.20%) Security Cleared
14 346 (18.06%) Windows Server 2012
15 334 (17.43%) LAN
16 310 (16.18%) PowerShell
17 308 (16.08%) WAN
18 301 (15.71%) ITIL
19 299 (15.61%) SC Cleared
20 298 (15.55%) VPN
21 285 (14.87%) Amazon AWS
22 276 (14.41%) SQL
23 271 (14.14%) Puppet
24 269 (14.04%) DevOps
25 262 (13.67%) Citrix
26 253 (13.20%) Finance
27 250 (13.05%) Data Centre
28 242 (12.63%) Windows 7
29 241 (12.58%) SCCM
30 239 (12.47%) SQL Server

DNS
Top Related 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
1 224 (11.69%) MS Exchange
2 205 (10.70%) Apache
3 201 (10.49%) IIS
4 122 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 120 (6.26%) SharePoint
6 111 (5.79%) Skype for Business
7 96 (5.01%) Tomcat
8 86 (4.49%) nginx
9 67 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
10 56 (2.92%) WebSphere
11 47 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
12 44 (2.30%) Confluence
13 39 (2.04%) JBoss
14 33 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
15 28 (1.46%) OpenStack
16 27 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
17 26 (1.36%) Jetty
17 26 (1.36%) WebLogic
18 25 (1.30%) Mongrel
19 23 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 213 (11.12%) MS Excel
2 154 (8.04%) MS Office
3 20 (1.04%) HipChat
4 13 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.052%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.052%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 3 (0.16%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.10%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.052%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 285 (14.87%) Amazon AWS
2 218 (11.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 187 (9.76%) Office 365
4 95 (4.96%) IaaS
5 55 (2.87%) PaaS
6 42 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
7 37 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
8 36 (1.88%) SaaS
9 34 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
10 32 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
11 25 (1.30%) Google App Engine
12 21 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 16 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
13 16 (0.84%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
14 13 (0.68%) OneDrive
15 11 (0.57%) GitHub
16 9 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
16 9 (0.47%) Yammer
17 8 (0.42%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 960 (50.10%) DHCP
2 544 (28.39%) TCP/IP
3 537 (28.03%) Firewall
4 334 (17.43%) LAN
5 308 (16.08%) WAN
6 298 (15.55%) VPN
7 202 (10.54%) SSL
8 200 (10.44%) HTTP
9 193 (10.07%) LDAP
10 185 (9.66%) SAN
11 163 (8.51%) Internet
12 137 (7.15%) Network Security
13 126 (6.58%) MPLS
14 123 (6.42%) SMTP
15 114 (5.95%) Wireless
16 113 (5.90%) BGP
17 109 (5.69%) IPsec
18 108 (5.64%) VLAN
19 101 (5.27%) SNMP
20 98 (5.11%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (12.47%) SQL Server
2 92 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
3 70 (3.65%) Oracle Database
4 62 (3.24%) Relational Database
5 58 (3.03%) MySQL
6 56 (2.92%) Hadoop
7 53 (2.77%) Oracle Database 11g
8 39 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 32 (1.67%) RDBMS
10 25 (1.30%) MongoDB
11 24 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (0.84%) NoSQL
13 14 (0.73%) Big Data
13 14 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
14 13 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
16 10 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
17 9 (0.47%) Redis
17 9 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 8 (0.42%) Riak
Development Applications
1 164 (8.56%) Jenkins
2 124 (6.47%) Git (software)
3 74 (3.86%) JIRA
4 51 (2.66%) Maven
4 51 (2.66%) Sonatype Nexus
5 42 (2.19%) Vagrant
6 35 (1.83%) JUnit
7 34 (1.77%) Ant
8 32 (1.67%) SonarQube
9 31 (1.62%) Bitbucket
10 29 (1.51%) Subversion
10 29 (1.51%) Travis CI
11 27 (1.41%) Liquibase
12 24 (1.25%) Selenium
13 21 (1.10%) JIRA Agile
14 20 (1.04%) TeamCity
15 17 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (0.84%) Grunt
17 15 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
18 11 (0.57%) Bower
General
1 253 (13.20%) Finance
2 79 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 64 (3.34%) Banking
4 41 (2.14%) Manufacturing
5 36 (1.88%) Retail
6 33 (1.72%) Back Office
7 29 (1.51%) Law
8 22 (1.15%) Legal
8 22 (1.15%) Marketing
9 19 (0.99%) Billing
10 12 (0.63%) Electronics
11 11 (0.57%) Publishing
12 9 (0.47%) Games
12 9 (0.47%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.37%) Advertising
14 6 (0.31%) Front Office
14 6 (0.31%) Local Government
15 5 (0.26%) French Language
15 5 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.21%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 195 (10.18%) Architect
2 189 (9.86%) Network Engineer
3 184 (9.60%) Support Engineer
4 181 (9.45%) Analyst
5 157 (8.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 146 (7.62%) Administrator
7 126 (6.58%) Consultant
8 114 (5.95%) DevOps Engineer
9 86 (4.49%) Systems Administrator
10 84 (4.38%) Windows Engineer
11 74 (3.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 72 (3.76%) Infrastructure Architect
13 71 (3.71%) 3rd Line Support
14 68 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
15 67 (3.50%) Server Engineer
16 62 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support
16 62 (3.24%) Active Directory Engineer
17 56 (2.92%) Linux Administrator
17 56 (2.92%) Linux Engineer
18 52 (2.71%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (4.07%) .NET
2 69 (3.60%) Elastic Stack
3 55 (2.87%) Web Services
4 52 (2.71%) Middleware
5 49 (2.56%) HTML
6 45 (2.35%) CSS
7 41 (2.14%) LAMP
8 38 (1.98%) REST
9 32 (1.67%) JSON
9 32 (1.67%) Software Packaging
10 31 (1.62%) J2EE
11 28 (1.46%) Node.js
12 27 (1.41%) MCollective
13 25 (1.30%) LAPP Stack
13 25 (1.30%) Servlets
14 24 (1.25%) 802.1X
14 24 (1.25%) SAML
15 23 (1.20%) XML
16 22 (1.15%) Oracle GoldenGate
17 18 (0.94%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 250 (13.05%) Data Centre
2 122 (6.37%) PKI
3 113 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
4 97 (5.06%) Management Information System
5 89 (4.65%) Replication
6 87 (4.54%) Clustering
7 45 (2.35%) Fat Client
7 45 (2.35%) Thin Client
8 37 (1.93%) Computer Science
9 30 (1.57%) Client/Server
10 29 (1.51%) Public Cloud
11 25 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
12 23 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
13 22 (1.15%) NHS
14 21 (1.10%) Driving Licence
15 19 (0.99%) Blackberry
16 18 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
17 17 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
17 17 (0.89%) Private Cloud
18 15 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1062 (55.43%) Windows
2 577 (30.11%) Linux
3 559 (29.18%) Windows Server
4 442 (23.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 346 (18.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 242 (12.63%) Windows 7
7 226 (11.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 223 (11.64%) Unix
9 178 (9.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 135 (7.05%) Windows 10
11 97 (5.06%) Solaris
12 92 (4.80%) CentOS
13 63 (3.29%) Ubuntu
14 57 (2.97%) AIX
15 49 (2.56%) Windows XP
16 47 (2.45%) Android
16 47 (2.45%) Windows 8
17 45 (2.35%) Apple iOS
18 34 (1.77%) Mac OS X
19 22 (1.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (15.71%) ITIL
2 269 (14.04%) DevOps
3 205 (10.70%) Agile Software Development
4 202 (10.54%) Configuration Management
5 201 (10.49%) Migration
6 194 (10.13%) Load Balancing
7 136 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
8 112 (5.85%) Service Management
9 102 (5.32%) Change Management
10 101 (5.27%) Continuous Delivery
11 86 (4.49%) Open Source
12 84 (4.38%) Incident Management
13 82 (4.28%) High Availability
14 80 (4.18%) Disaster Recovery
14 80 (4.18%) Project Management
15 78 (4.07%) Scrum
16 66 (3.44%) Problem Management
17 64 (3.34%) Information Security
18 56 (2.92%) Service Delivery
19 54 (2.82%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 310 (16.18%) PowerShell
2 276 (14.41%) SQL
3 191 (9.97%) Python
4 179 (9.34%) Perl
5 142 (7.41%) Java
6 124 (6.47%) Bash Shell
7 74 (3.86%) JavaScript
8 73 (3.81%) Ruby
9 62 (3.24%) Shell Script
10 52 (2.71%) C
11 43 (2.24%) PHP
12 39 (2.04%) Korn
13 25 (1.30%) VBScript
14 24 (1.25%) VB
15 21 (1.10%) C#
16 14 (0.73%) C++
17 10 (0.52%) Go
17 10 (0.52%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.37%) C-shell
18 7 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 387 (20.20%) Security Cleared
2 299 (15.61%) SC Cleared
3 171 (8.92%) Cisco Certification
4 139 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 109 (5.69%) CCNA
6 98 (5.11%) CCNP
7 79 (4.12%) Degree
8 60 (3.13%) MCSE
9 43 (2.24%) DV Cleared
10 39 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 32 (1.67%) MCP
12 29 (1.51%) MCSA
13 27 (1.41%) CCIE
14 25 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
14 25 (1.30%) MCTS
15 20 (1.04%) DBS Check
15 20 (1.04%) MCDST
16 19 (0.99%) CISSP
17 18 (0.94%) JNCIA
18 15 (0.78%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.59%) SLA
2 37 (1.93%) PCI DSS
3 32 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 26 (1.36%) QA
5 19 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.26%) PMO
7 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.052%) BS7799
8 1 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.052%) GDPR
8 1 (0.052%) GxP
8 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 947 (49.43%) Active Directory
2 441 (23.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 164 (8.56%) Hyper-V
4 132 (6.89%) XenApp
5 130 (6.78%) VMware ESX
6 117 (6.11%) vSphere
7 96 (5.01%) Docker
8 90 (4.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 75 (3.91%) VMware ESXi
10 73 (3.81%) XenDesktop
11 69 (3.60%) NFS
12 65 (3.39%) vCloud
13 49 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
14 38 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
15 35 (1.83%) Squid
16 33 (1.72%) Postfix
17 25 (1.30%) Xen
18 23 (1.20%) BitLocker
19 22 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
20 18 (0.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 271 (14.14%) Puppet
2 241 (12.58%) SCCM
3 155 (8.09%) Ansible
4 122 (6.37%) Opscode Chef
5 117 (6.11%) Nagios
6 101 (5.27%) SCOM
7 81 (4.23%) ZABBIX
8 75 (3.91%) Terraform
9 62 (3.24%) Kubernetes
10 61 (3.18%) WSUS
11 51 (2.66%) logstash
12 44 (2.30%) NetBackup
13 41 (2.14%) Kibana
14 40 (2.09%) Microsoft Intune
15 35 (1.83%) vRealize
16 34 (1.77%) Consul
16 34 (1.77%) Packer
17 30 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
17 30 (1.57%) yum
18 29 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 718 (37.47%) VMware
2 680 (35.49%) Microsoft
3 417 (21.76%) Cisco
4 262 (13.67%) Citrix
5 196 (10.23%) Oracle
6 178 (9.29%) Red Hat
7 161 (8.40%) HP
8 147 (7.67%) CheckPoint
9 129 (6.73%) F5
10 123 (6.42%) Juniper
11 106 (5.53%) Dell
12 81 (4.23%) IBM
13 73 (3.81%) Symantec
14 65 (3.39%) Apple
15 63 (3.29%) EMC
16 60 (3.13%) Palo Alto
17 57 (2.97%) NetApp
17 57 (2.97%) Splunk
18 45 (2.35%) Intel Security
19 44 (2.30%) Sun
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