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 24 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
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 103 115
Rank change year-on-year -43 +12  
Contract jobs citing DNS 798 1264 1058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.72% 2.26% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.53% 14.96% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 805 607
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £345 £325
% change year-on-year - +6.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 62 89
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.38 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -14.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £11.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £47.35 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -10.00%  

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 6370 8451 8390
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.76% 15.12% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 5103 4591
Median daily rate £400 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.76% +10.14%  
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 £384 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +5.86% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 368 451
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +0.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -41 754 £385 +2.66% 294
London -27 293 £420 +1.81% 97
South East -67 132 £350 -1.40% 70
North West +44 91 £350 -6.66% 31
South West +24 75 £365 +12.30% 14
East of England +6 51 £320 -1.53% 17
Lancashire +29 41 £448 +19.33% 1
City of London -16 40 £325 -13.33% 25
Berkshire -26 40 £350 -15.15% 18
East Midlands -3 38 £300 - 6
Yorkshire +3 32 £350 -22.90% 33
Manchester +4 30 £325 -16.12% 19
West Midlands +25 29 £413 +6.45% 17
Hampshire -46 29 £475 +39.70% 15
Preston +5 28 £450 +20.00%
Cambridgeshire +20 25 £325 - 3
Bristol +10 25 £338 -3.57% 5
South Yorkshire +14 20 £425 +8.97% 7
Reading -18 20 £410 -3.52% 10
Kent +29 19 £303 -30.85% 2
Leicestershire +15 18 £265 +6.00% 3
North East -40 17 £245 -9.67% 10
Surrey -26 16 £446 +24.88% 9
Wiltshire +6 15 £365 +0.68% 3
Gloucestershire +1 15 £250 +38.88% 4
Tyne and Wear -38 15 £240 -11.11% 6
Cheshire +30 13 £350 +27.27% 5
Sheffield +11 13 £525 +10.52% 7
Essex -6 13 £375 +17.18% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -42 13 £290 +7.40% 4

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 981 (55.68%) Windows
2 880 (49.94%) DHCP
3 847 (48.07%) Active Directory
4 636 (36.10%) VMware
5 603 (34.22%) Microsoft
6 526 (29.85%) Linux
7 511 (29.00%) Windows Server
8 500 (28.38%) TCP/IP
9 489 (27.75%) Firewall
10 391 (22.19%) Cisco
11 390 (22.13%) VMware Infrastructure
12 384 (21.79%) Windows Server 2008
13 327 (18.56%) Security Cleared
14 324 (18.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 319 (18.10%) LAN
16 296 (16.80%) WAN
17 286 (16.23%) ITIL
18 269 (15.27%) VPN
19 268 (15.21%) PowerShell
20 267 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
21 262 (14.87%) SC Cleared
22 259 (14.70%) Citrix
23 252 (14.30%) SQL
24 246 (13.96%) DevOps
25 241 (13.68%) Data Centre
26 238 (13.51%) Puppet
27 224 (12.71%) SQL Server
28 223 (12.66%) MS Exchange
29 222 (12.60%) Finance
30 221 (12.54%) Migration

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
1 223 (12.66%) MS Exchange
2 196 (11.12%) IIS
3 176 (9.99%) Apache
4 121 (6.87%) SharePoint
5 117 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 97 (5.51%) Skype for Business
7 89 (5.05%) Tomcat
8 77 (4.37%) nginx
9 74 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 54 (3.06%) WebSphere
11 35 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
12 34 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
13 31 (1.76%) Confluence
13 31 (1.76%) JBoss
14 30 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
15 27 (1.53%) Jetty
16 26 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
16 26 (1.48%) Mongrel
17 25 (1.42%) OpenStack
18 20 (1.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 133 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.28%) HipChat
5 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.057%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.057%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.057%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.057%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 15 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.62%) 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
Cloud Services
1 267 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 200 (11.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 170 (9.65%) Office 365
4 85 (4.82%) IaaS
5 47 (2.67%) PaaS
6 45 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
7 36 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
9 31 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
9 31 (1.76%) SaaS
10 26 (1.48%) Google App Engine
10 26 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 19 (1.08%) Amazon S3
12 15 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
13 11 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.62%) GitHub
13 11 (0.62%) Mimecast
14 10 (0.57%) OneDrive
15 9 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 880 (49.94%) DHCP
2 500 (28.38%) TCP/IP
3 489 (27.75%) Firewall
4 319 (18.10%) LAN
5 296 (16.80%) WAN
6 269 (15.27%) VPN
7 183 (10.39%) HTTP
8 175 (9.93%) SSL
9 168 (9.53%) SAN
10 148 (8.40%) Internet
11 134 (7.60%) LDAP
12 120 (6.81%) MPLS
13 118 (6.70%) Wireless
14 115 (6.53%) Network Security
15 105 (5.96%) BGP
16 99 (5.62%) SMTP
17 92 (5.22%) IPsec
18 90 (5.11%) VoIP
19 89 (5.05%) VLAN
20 88 (4.99%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (12.71%) SQL Server
2 72 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
3 61 (3.46%) MySQL
3 61 (3.46%) Relational Database
4 42 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 41 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 39 (2.21%) Hadoop
7 32 (1.82%) MongoDB
7 32 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
8 27 (1.53%) RDBMS
9 26 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
11 15 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (0.79%) Big Data
12 14 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
13 12 (0.68%) NoSQL
14 11 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (0.51%) Redis
16 8 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
16 8 (0.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 138 (7.83%) Jenkins
2 114 (6.47%) Git (software)
3 57 (3.23%) JIRA
4 40 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
5 38 (2.16%) Vagrant
6 33 (1.87%) Maven
7 29 (1.65%) Travis CI
8 26 (1.48%) Subversion
9 23 (1.31%) Bitbucket
9 23 (1.31%) Selenium
10 22 (1.25%) JUnit
11 20 (1.14%) Ant
12 18 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (0.96%) SonarQube
14 14 (0.79%) Liquibase
14 14 (0.79%) TeamCity
15 12 (0.68%) Grunt
15 12 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
16 8 (0.45%) Apache Ivy
16 8 (0.45%) Artifactory
General
1 222 (12.60%) Finance
2 69 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 59 (3.35%) Banking
4 39 (2.21%) Manufacturing
5 33 (1.87%) Retail
6 31 (1.76%) Back Office
7 22 (1.25%) Law
8 20 (1.14%) Marketing
9 17 (0.96%) Legal
10 15 (0.85%) Billing
11 11 (0.62%) Publishing
12 10 (0.57%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.51%) Electronics
14 7 (0.40%) Games
15 6 (0.34%) Front Office
16 5 (0.28%) Advertising
16 5 (0.28%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.23%) Japanese Language
17 4 (0.23%) Local Government
18 3 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 196 (11.12%) Architect
2 172 (9.76%) Support Engineer
3 169 (9.59%) Network Engineer
4 164 (9.31%) Analyst
5 143 (8.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 115 (6.53%) Administrator
7 108 (6.13%) DevOps Engineer
8 102 (5.79%) Consultant
9 92 (5.22%) Windows Engineer
10 70 (3.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 69 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
12 65 (3.69%) Server Engineer
13 64 (3.63%) Infrastructure Architect
14 61 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
15 58 (3.29%) 2nd Line Support
16 56 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support
17 53 (3.01%) Linux Engineer
18 51 (2.89%) Desktop Support
18 51 (2.89%) Technical Architect
19 44 (2.50%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (5.22%) .NET
2 62 (3.52%) Elastic Stack
3 56 (3.18%) Web Services
4 47 (2.67%) Middleware
5 38 (2.16%) HTML
5 38 (2.16%) REST
6 36 (2.04%) CSS
6 36 (2.04%) LAMP
7 31 (1.76%) JSON
8 30 (1.70%) J2EE
8 30 (1.70%) Node.js
9 26 (1.48%) Servlets
10 25 (1.42%) XML
11 24 (1.36%) 802.1X
11 24 (1.36%) LAPP Stack
12 22 (1.25%) SAML
13 17 (0.96%) Software Packaging
14 15 (0.85%) Ajax
14 15 (0.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 14 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 241 (13.68%) Data Centre
2 102 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (5.33%) PKI
4 83 (4.71%) Clustering
5 77 (4.37%) Management Information System
6 66 (3.75%) Replication
7 32 (1.82%) Fat Client
7 32 (1.82%) Thin Client
8 30 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
9 29 (1.65%) Public Cloud
10 28 (1.59%) Client/Server
11 27 (1.53%) Computer Science
12 24 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
13 21 (1.19%) NHS
14 20 (1.14%) Driving Licence
15 18 (1.02%) Blackberry
15 18 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (0.91%) Mobile App
16 16 (0.91%) Private Cloud
17 15 (0.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 981 (55.68%) Windows
2 526 (29.85%) Linux
3 511 (29.00%) Windows Server
4 384 (21.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 324 (18.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 221 (12.54%) Windows 7
7 205 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 201 (11.41%) Unix
9 168 (9.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 138 (7.83%) Windows 10
11 88 (4.99%) Solaris
12 82 (4.65%) CentOS
13 49 (2.78%) AIX
14 48 (2.72%) Windows 8
15 45 (2.55%) Ubuntu
15 45 (2.55%) Windows XP
16 43 (2.44%) Android
17 41 (2.33%) Apple iOS
18 33 (1.87%) Mac OS X
19 17 (0.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (16.23%) ITIL
2 246 (13.96%) DevOps
3 221 (12.54%) Migration
4 204 (11.58%) Agile Software Development
5 180 (10.22%) Load Balancing
6 177 (10.05%) Configuration Management
7 122 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
8 98 (5.56%) Change Management
9 97 (5.51%) Service Management
10 88 (4.99%) Open Source
11 81 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
12 79 (4.48%) Continuous Delivery
13 76 (4.31%) High Availability
14 67 (3.80%) Problem Management
14 67 (3.80%) Project Management
14 67 (3.80%) Scrum
15 64 (3.63%) Incident Management
16 56 (3.18%) Information Security
17 55 (3.12%) Kalman Filter
18 54 (3.06%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 268 (15.21%) PowerShell
2 252 (14.30%) SQL
3 171 (9.70%) Python
4 153 (8.68%) Perl
5 144 (8.17%) Java
6 119 (6.75%) Bash Shell
7 66 (3.75%) Ruby
8 64 (3.63%) JavaScript
9 53 (3.01%) C
10 42 (2.38%) Shell Script
11 41 (2.33%) PHP
12 32 (1.82%) Korn
13 28 (1.59%) C#
14 24 (1.36%) VBScript
15 22 (1.25%) VB
16 17 (0.96%) C++
17 7 (0.40%) Go
17 7 (0.40%) Groovy
17 7 (0.40%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 327 (18.56%) Security Cleared
2 262 (14.87%) SC Cleared
3 154 (8.74%) Cisco Certification
4 110 (6.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 98 (5.56%) CCNA
6 95 (5.39%) CCNP
7 66 (3.75%) Degree
8 54 (3.06%) MCSE
9 41 (2.33%) DV Cleared
10 35 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 29 (1.65%) MCSA
12 20 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
12 20 (1.14%) CCIE
13 19 (1.08%) CISSP
14 17 (0.96%) MCDST
15 16 (0.91%) DBS Check
15 16 (0.91%) JNCIA
16 15 (0.85%) SANS
17 14 (0.79%) JNCIP
17 14 (0.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.77%) SLA
2 35 (1.99%) PCI DSS
3 27 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 21 (1.19%) QA
5 17 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.45%) 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
1 847 (48.07%) Active Directory
2 390 (22.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (9.08%) Hyper-V
4 115 (6.53%) XenApp
5 114 (6.47%) VMware ESX
6 102 (5.79%) vSphere
7 82 (4.65%) Docker
8 73 (4.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 73 (4.14%) VMware ESXi
9 61 (3.46%) NFS
10 54 (3.06%) XenDesktop
11 53 (3.01%) vCloud
12 45 (2.55%) Virtual Desktop
13 38 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
14 29 (1.65%) Xen
15 23 (1.31%) Squid
15 23 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
16 20 (1.14%) Postfix
17 17 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
17 17 (0.96%) Samba
Systems Management
1 238 (13.51%) Puppet
2 212 (12.03%) SCCM
3 139 (7.89%) Ansible
4 109 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
5 98 (5.56%) Nagios
6 87 (4.94%) SCOM
7 61 (3.46%) ZABBIX
8 56 (3.18%) WSUS
9 54 (3.06%) Terraform
10 51 (2.89%) Kubernetes
11 48 (2.72%) NetBackup
12 41 (2.33%) vCenter Server
13 38 (2.16%) logstash
14 34 (1.93%) Microsoft Intune
15 32 (1.82%) Kibana
16 27 (1.53%) FortiGate
17 24 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 24 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
17 24 (1.36%) vRealize
17 24 (1.36%) yum
Vendors
1 636 (36.10%) VMware
2 603 (34.22%) Microsoft
3 391 (22.19%) Cisco
4 259 (14.70%) Citrix
5 170 (9.65%) Oracle
6 161 (9.14%) HP
7 160 (9.08%) Red Hat
8 127 (7.21%) CheckPoint
9 114 (6.47%) F5
10 106 (6.02%) Juniper
11 95 (5.39%) Dell
12 87 (4.94%) IBM
13 61 (3.46%) EMC
14 59 (3.35%) NetApp
14 59 (3.35%) Palo Alto
15 57 (3.23%) Apple
16 54 (3.06%) Symantec
17 53 (3.01%) Splunk
18 46 (2.61%) Intel Security
19 43 (2.44%) Google
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £195 - £200 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £395 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Care Futures
Rate: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Digital Gurus
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £55.65 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £160 - £184 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £269 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Southern Lights Recruitment
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £500 to £570 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Reed Technology
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £540 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: 3 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £475 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Digital Skills
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £620 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago