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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 101 113
Rank change year-on-year -44 +12  
Contract jobs citing DNS 812 1281 1057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.75% 2.29% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.79% 15.05% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 816 610
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £225 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +1.47% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 58 89
Median hourly rate £22.85 £22.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.69% -11.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.39 £11.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.31% -6.00%  

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 6348 8514 8277
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.70% 15.23% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3836 5147 4512
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 357 458
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -34 768 £386 +3.00% 251
London -24 300 £425 +1.19% 94
South East -62 148 £388 +7.63% 52
North West +46 95 £375 - 31
South West +18 64 £338 +3.84% 14
East of England +1 52 £323 -0.76% 14
Lancashire +25 44 £440 +17.33% 1
Berkshire -26 41 £350 -12.50% 15
City of London -41 40 £363 -6.45% 26
Yorkshire +3 38 £344 -23.61% 19
East Midlands +5 37 £300 - 4
Hampshire -41 32 £475 +38.08% 9
Preston +6 31 £444 +18.33%
Manchester 0 29 £325 -13.33% 16
Cambridgeshire +16 25 £325 - 2
Surrey -14 24 £446 +39.45% 7
Kent +32 22 £338 -22.85%
West Midlands +21 22 £413 +6.45% 16
Reading -17 21 £400 -4.47% 11
South Yorkshire +11 19 £438 +1.15% 6
Bristol +2 19 £325 -7.14% 8
Leicestershire +9 18 £265 +6.00% 2
North East -38 18 £198 -25.47% 7
Tyne and Wear -32 17 £194 -26.88% 4
Cheshire +32 15 £350 +20.68% 8
Wiltshire +10 15 £475 +31.03% 2
Gloucestershire +7 15 £250 +38.88% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 15 £198 -25.47% 3
Essex +1 14 £425 +71.71% 1
West Yorkshire +2 12 £425 -5.97% 9

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 964 (54.80%) Windows
2 866 (49.23%) DHCP
3 835 (47.47%) Active Directory
4 626 (35.59%) VMware
5 582 (33.09%) Microsoft
6 526 (29.90%) Linux
7 500 (28.43%) Windows Server
8 498 (28.31%) Firewall
9 497 (28.25%) TCP/IP
10 401 (22.80%) Cisco
11 386 (21.94%) VMware Infrastructure
12 371 (21.09%) Windows Server 2008
13 331 (18.82%) LAN
14 317 (18.02%) Security Cleared
14 317 (18.02%) Windows Server 2012
15 309 (17.57%) WAN
16 285 (16.20%) ITIL
17 276 (15.69%) VPN
18 273 (15.52%) Amazon AWS
19 268 (15.24%) PowerShell
20 255 (14.50%) SQL
21 253 (14.38%) Citrix
21 253 (14.38%) DevOps
22 250 (14.21%) SC Cleared
23 241 (13.70%) Data Centre
24 238 (13.53%) Puppet
25 227 (12.91%) SQL Server
26 225 (12.79%) Migration
27 222 (12.62%) MS Exchange
28 220 (12.51%) Finance

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
1 222 (12.62%) MS Exchange
2 200 (11.37%) IIS
3 176 (10.01%) Apache
4 117 (6.65%) SharePoint
5 114 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 99 (5.63%) Skype for Business
7 93 (5.29%) Tomcat
8 78 (4.43%) nginx
9 74 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
10 53 (3.01%) WebSphere
11 36 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
11 36 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
12 32 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
13 31 (1.76%) Confluence
14 29 (1.65%) JBoss
15 26 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
15 26 (1.48%) Jetty
15 26 (1.48%) OpenStack
16 25 (1.42%) Mongrel
17 18 (1.02%) WebLogic
Applications
1 132 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.23%) HipChat
5 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.17%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.057%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.057%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.057%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.057%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 15 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.17%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 273 (15.52%) Amazon AWS
2 202 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 166 (9.44%) Office 365
4 87 (4.95%) IaaS
5 49 (2.79%) PaaS
6 42 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
7 35 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (1.88%) SaaS
9 32 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
10 31 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
11 30 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 25 (1.42%) Google App Engine
13 19 (1.08%) Amazon S3
14 14 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
15 12 (0.68%) GitHub
16 11 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (0.63%) Mimecast
17 9 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 9 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
17 9 (0.51%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 866 (49.23%) DHCP
2 498 (28.31%) Firewall
3 497 (28.25%) TCP/IP
4 331 (18.82%) LAN
5 309 (17.57%) WAN
6 276 (15.69%) VPN
7 182 (10.35%) HTTP
8 171 (9.72%) SSL
9 166 (9.44%) SAN
10 151 (8.58%) Internet
11 127 (7.22%) LDAP
12 123 (6.99%) Wireless
13 122 (6.94%) MPLS
14 111 (6.31%) Network Security
15 109 (6.20%) BGP
16 94 (5.34%) SMTP
17 93 (5.29%) IPsec
18 90 (5.12%) VLAN
19 89 (5.06%) VoIP
20 85 (4.83%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (12.91%) SQL Server
2 77 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
3 63 (3.58%) MySQL
4 61 (3.47%) Relational Database
5 41 (2.33%) Oracle Database
6 40 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 38 (2.16%) Hadoop
8 37 (2.10%) MongoDB
9 31 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
10 26 (1.48%) RDBMS
10 26 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 22 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
13 14 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
14 13 (0.74%) Big Data
15 12 (0.68%) MS Access
15 12 (0.68%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 9 (0.51%) Redis
18 8 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 137 (7.79%) Jenkins
2 114 (6.48%) Git (software)
3 55 (3.13%) JIRA
4 40 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
4 40 (2.27%) Vagrant
5 33 (1.88%) Maven
6 26 (1.48%) Travis CI
7 23 (1.31%) Bitbucket
7 23 (1.31%) Subversion
8 21 (1.19%) Selenium
9 19 (1.08%) Ant
10 18 (1.02%) JUnit
10 18 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (0.85%) SonarQube
12 13 (0.74%) Artifactory
12 13 (0.74%) Grunt
12 13 (0.74%) TeamCity
13 12 (0.68%) Liquibase
13 12 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
14 10 (0.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 220 (12.51%) Finance
2 72 (4.09%) Telecoms
3 58 (3.30%) Banking
4 37 (2.10%) Manufacturing
5 32 (1.82%) Retail
6 31 (1.76%) Back Office
7 19 (1.08%) Marketing
8 17 (0.97%) Legal
9 16 (0.91%) Billing
9 16 (0.91%) Law
10 11 (0.63%) Publishing
11 9 (0.51%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.45%) Electronics
13 6 (0.34%) Front Office
14 5 (0.28%) Advertising
14 5 (0.28%) Games
14 5 (0.28%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.23%) Japanese Language
15 4 (0.23%) Local Government
16 3 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 200 (11.37%) Architect
2 169 (9.61%) Analyst
2 169 (9.61%) Network Engineer
3 166 (9.44%) Support Engineer
4 143 (8.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 116 (6.59%) DevOps Engineer
6 115 (6.54%) Administrator
7 100 (5.69%) Consultant
8 86 (4.89%) Windows Engineer
9 73 (4.15%) Systems Administrator
10 67 (3.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 65 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
12 61 (3.47%) Server Engineer
13 56 (3.18%) 2nd Line Support
14 55 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
15 54 (3.07%) Linux Engineer
16 52 (2.96%) 3rd Line Support
16 52 (2.96%) Technical Architect
17 46 (2.62%) Linux Administrator
18 45 (2.56%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (5.40%) .NET
2 70 (3.98%) Elastic Stack
3 57 (3.24%) Web Services
4 47 (2.67%) Middleware
5 40 (2.27%) HTML
6 38 (2.16%) REST
7 37 (2.10%) CSS
7 37 (2.10%) LAMP
8 34 (1.93%) Node.js
9 33 (1.88%) JSON
10 30 (1.71%) LAPP Stack
10 30 (1.71%) XML
11 29 (1.65%) J2EE
12 27 (1.53%) 802.1X
13 24 (1.36%) Servlets
14 21 (1.19%) SAML
15 19 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
16 16 (0.91%) Ajax
17 15 (0.85%) AngularJS
17 15 (0.85%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 241 (13.70%) Data Centre
2 110 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (4.89%) PKI
4 80 (4.55%) Clustering
5 78 (4.43%) Management Information System
6 61 (3.47%) Replication
7 30 (1.71%) Fat Client
7 30 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
7 30 (1.71%) Public Cloud
7 30 (1.71%) Thin Client
8 27 (1.53%) Computer Science
9 25 (1.42%) Client/Server
9 25 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
10 20 (1.14%) Driving Licence
10 20 (1.14%) NHS
11 18 (1.02%) Blackberry
11 18 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (0.91%) Mobile App
13 15 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
13 15 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 964 (54.80%) Windows
2 526 (29.90%) Linux
3 500 (28.43%) Windows Server
4 371 (21.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 317 (18.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 210 (11.94%) Windows 7
7 203 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 202 (11.48%) Unix
9 168 (9.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 127 (7.22%) Windows 10
11 89 (5.06%) Solaris
12 88 (5.00%) CentOS
13 47 (2.67%) AIX
14 46 (2.62%) Ubuntu
15 45 (2.56%) Windows XP
16 43 (2.44%) Android
17 40 (2.27%) Windows 8
18 38 (2.16%) Apple iOS
19 31 (1.76%) Mac OS X
20 17 (0.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (16.20%) ITIL
2 253 (14.38%) DevOps
3 225 (12.79%) Migration
4 207 (11.77%) Agile Software Development
5 188 (10.69%) Load Balancing
6 177 (10.06%) Configuration Management
7 118 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
8 98 (5.57%) Change Management
9 95 (5.40%) Service Management
10 90 (5.12%) Open Source
11 84 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
12 77 (4.38%) High Availability
13 75 (4.26%) Continuous Delivery
14 67 (3.81%) Project Management
14 67 (3.81%) Scrum
15 65 (3.70%) Incident Management
15 65 (3.70%) Problem Management
16 55 (3.13%) Information Security
16 55 (3.13%) Network Management
17 54 (3.07%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 268 (15.24%) PowerShell
2 255 (14.50%) SQL
3 179 (10.18%) Python
4 155 (8.81%) Perl
5 150 (8.53%) Java
6 126 (7.16%) Bash Shell
7 74 (4.21%) Ruby
8 66 (3.75%) JavaScript
9 50 (2.84%) C
10 42 (2.39%) Shell Script
11 40 (2.27%) PHP
12 31 (1.76%) C#
12 31 (1.76%) Korn
13 23 (1.31%) VBScript
14 20 (1.14%) VB
15 16 (0.91%) C++
16 8 (0.45%) Groovy
17 7 (0.40%) Go
17 7 (0.40%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.34%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 317 (18.02%) Security Cleared
2 250 (14.21%) SC Cleared
3 158 (8.98%) Cisco Certification
4 107 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 99 (5.63%) CCNP
6 98 (5.57%) CCNA
7 71 (4.04%) Degree
8 56 (3.18%) MCSE
9 43 (2.44%) DV Cleared
10 36 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 27 (1.53%) MCSA
12 21 (1.19%) CCIE
12 21 (1.19%) CISSP
13 18 (1.02%) MCDST
14 17 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
15 16 (0.91%) DBS Check
15 16 (0.91%) JNCIA
16 15 (0.85%) SANS
17 14 (0.80%) JNCIP
17 14 (0.80%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.66%) SLA
2 34 (1.93%) PCI DSS
3 23 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 20 (1.14%) QA
5 17 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.51%) PMO
7 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.11%) GDPR
9 1 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.057%) GxP
9 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 835 (47.47%) Active Directory
2 386 (21.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (8.93%) Hyper-V
4 116 (6.59%) VMware ESX
5 110 (6.25%) XenApp
6 96 (5.46%) vSphere
7 89 (5.06%) Docker
8 70 (3.98%) VMware ESXi
9 64 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
10 58 (3.30%) NFS
11 51 (2.90%) vCloud
11 51 (2.90%) XenDesktop
12 46 (2.62%) Virtual Desktop
13 38 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
14 30 (1.71%) Xen
15 27 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
16 21 (1.19%) Squid
17 19 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
18 18 (1.02%) Postfix
19 17 (0.97%) Samba
Systems Management
1 238 (13.53%) Puppet
2 204 (11.60%) SCCM
3 145 (8.24%) Ansible
4 110 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
5 99 (5.63%) Nagios
6 84 (4.78%) SCOM
7 60 (3.41%) ZABBIX
8 56 (3.18%) WSUS
9 54 (3.07%) Kubernetes
10 53 (3.01%) Terraform
11 52 (2.96%) NetBackup
12 42 (2.39%) logstash
13 41 (2.33%) vCenter Server
14 36 (2.05%) Kibana
15 30 (1.71%) FortiGate
16 28 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
17 25 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 25 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
18 24 (1.36%) yum
19 23 (1.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 626 (35.59%) VMware
2 582 (33.09%) Microsoft
3 401 (22.80%) Cisco
4 253 (14.38%) Citrix
5 174 (9.89%) Oracle
6 165 (9.38%) HP
7 159 (9.04%) Red Hat
8 132 (7.50%) CheckPoint
9 119 (6.77%) F5
10 114 (6.48%) Juniper
11 92 (5.23%) Dell
11 92 (5.23%) IBM
12 66 (3.75%) Palo Alto
13 65 (3.70%) NetApp
14 62 (3.52%) EMC
15 55 (3.13%) Splunk
16 54 (3.07%) Apple
17 53 (3.01%) Symantec
18 49 (2.79%) Intel Security
19 43 (2.44%) Google
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £11 - £17 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £395 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Harris Global
Rate: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Enterprise Solutions Partnership
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £195 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Click
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £17 Per Hour
Posted: 26 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Care Futures
Rate: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £540.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 days ago