Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 101 117
Rank change year-on-year -46 +16 +7
Contract jobs citing DNS 1640 2501 2167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.72% 2.27% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.46% 14.53% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1044 1613 1303
UK median daily rate £375 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +1.43% -
10th Percentile £159 £213 £194
90th Percentile £568 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year +6.06% -2.22% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 135 150
UK median hourly rate £22.93 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.13% +40.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £12.54 £13.00 £11.23
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.30 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.93 £28.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -18.13% +30.23% +30.30%

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 13167 17216 16350
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.85% 15.65% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7893 10435 9143
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £204 £225 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 765 799 934
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.19
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -24.00% +19.23% +16.49%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 July 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 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DNS in the UK

DNS
Top 16 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 24 July 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
England -41 1540 £375 +4.17% 275
UK excluding London -49 994 £350 +6.06% 190
London -46 600 £416 +0.91% 95
North of England -11 326 £350 +9.38% 57
South East -48 294 £361 +5.63% 62
North West +52 190 £370 -1.33% 43
Midlands +32 129 £375 +11.11% 24
South West +6 112 £365 +7.35% 16
Yorkshire -3 85 £450 +1.69% 12
East of England -36 85 £295 -13.24% 21
West Midlands +30 65 £400 +18.52% 17
East Midlands -7 60 £288 -14.81% 7
North East -33 51 £283 +6.60% 2
Scotland -76 42 £325 -1.52% 8
Wales -11 14 £400 +14.29% 2
Northern Ireland -45 2 £250 -

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 888 (54.15%) Windows
2 839 (51.16%) DHCP
3 794 (48.41%) Active Directory
4 552 (33.66%) VMware
5 521 (31.77%) Microsoft
6 504 (30.73%) TCP/IP
7 496 (30.24%) Linux
8 490 (29.88%) Firewall
9 476 (29.02%) Windows Server
10 379 (23.11%) Cisco
11 338 (20.61%) VMware Infrastructure
12 296 (18.05%) Windows Server 2008
13 295 (17.99%) LAN
14 290 (17.68%) Windows Server 2012
15 278 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
16 275 (16.77%) Security Cleared
17 273 (16.65%) WAN
18 272 (16.59%) VPN
19 269 (16.40%) ITIL
20 255 (15.55%) DevOps
21 235 (14.33%) Migration
22 225 (13.72%) Data Centre
23 220 (13.41%) Puppet
24 218 (13.29%) Citrix
25 214 (13.05%) PowerShell
26 213 (12.99%) MS Exchange
27 212 (12.93%) SQL
27 212 (12.93%) Load Balancing
28 209 (12.74%) SC Cleared
28 209 (12.74%) Unix

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
1 213 (12.99%) MS Exchange
2 166 (10.12%) IIS
3 159 (9.70%) Apache
4 107 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 100 (6.10%) Tomcat
6 96 (5.85%) SharePoint
7 90 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 88 (5.37%) Skype for Business
9 72 (4.39%) nginx
10 44 (2.68%) WebSphere
11 41 (2.50%) OpenStack
12 40 (2.44%) JBoss
13 39 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
14 38 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
15 35 (2.13%) WebLogic
16 33 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
17 29 (1.77%) Confluence
18 25 (1.52%) Jetty
18 25 (1.52%) Mongrel
19 21 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 142 (8.66%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.30%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.24%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.12%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.12%) SketchUp
9 1 (0.061%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 12 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 278 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
2 185 (11.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 185 (11.28%) Office 365
3 61 (3.72%) IaaS
4 51 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
5 49 (2.99%) PaaS
6 45 (2.74%) SaaS
7 38 (2.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 37 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
9 30 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
10 29 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (1.52%) Google App Engine
12 22 (1.34%) Amazon S3
13 20 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
13 20 (1.22%) OpenDNS
14 16 (0.98%) GitHub
15 14 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 14 (0.85%) Mimecast
16 12 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
17 10 (0.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 839 (51.16%) DHCP
2 504 (30.73%) TCP/IP
3 490 (29.88%) Firewall
4 295 (17.99%) LAN
5 273 (16.65%) WAN
6 272 (16.59%) VPN
7 185 (11.28%) HTTP
8 163 (9.94%) SSL
9 146 (8.90%) SAN
10 125 (7.62%) Wireless
11 115 (7.01%) Internet
12 108 (6.59%) LDAP
13 102 (6.22%) Network Security
14 100 (6.10%) BGP
14 100 (6.10%) VLAN
15 98 (5.98%) MPLS
16 87 (5.30%) IPsec
17 78 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
17 78 (4.76%) SMTP
18 77 (4.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.15%) MySQL
3 60 (3.66%) MongoDB
4 57 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
5 38 (2.32%) Relational Database
5 38 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 28 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 26 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
7 26 (1.59%) NoSQL
8 22 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
9 19 (1.16%) Maltego
10 18 (1.10%) Hadoop
10 18 (1.10%) RDBMS
11 17 (1.04%) Oracle Database
12 16 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
13 14 (0.85%) Big Data
13 14 (0.85%) MS Access
14 13 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
16 11 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 151 (9.21%) Jenkins
2 136 (8.29%) Git (software)
3 51 (3.11%) JIRA
4 47 (2.87%) Sonatype Nexus
5 33 (2.01%) Artifactory
6 29 (1.77%) Maven
7 27 (1.65%) Vagrant
8 24 (1.46%) Travis CI
9 21 (1.28%) Ant
10 20 (1.22%) Bitbucket
11 18 (1.10%) Subversion
12 15 (0.91%) Visual Studio
13 13 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 12 (0.73%) SonarQube
15 11 (0.67%) JUnit
15 11 (0.67%) Liquibase
16 8 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (0.49%) Selenium
16 8 (0.49%) TeamCity
General
1 172 (10.49%) Finance
2 70 (4.27%) Telecoms
3 67 (4.09%) Banking
4 37 (2.26%) Manufacturing
4 37 (2.26%) Retail
5 24 (1.46%) Back Office
6 15 (0.91%) Law
7 13 (0.79%) Marketing
8 12 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 11 (0.67%) Legal
10 10 (0.61%) Electronics
11 9 (0.55%) Billing
12 8 (0.49%) Publishing
13 7 (0.43%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.37%) Front Office
15 5 (0.30%) Advertising
15 5 (0.30%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.24%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.24%) Japanese Language
16 4 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 186 (11.34%) Analyst
2 159 (9.70%) Network Engineer
3 145 (8.84%) Architect
4 135 (8.23%) DevOps Engineer
5 133 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 132 (8.05%) Support Engineer
7 106 (6.46%) Administrator
8 96 (5.85%) Consultant
9 68 (4.15%) Systems Administrator
10 64 (3.90%) Windows Engineer
11 60 (3.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 59 (3.60%) Support Analyst
13 57 (3.48%) Desktop Support
14 55 (3.35%) Developer
15 54 (3.29%) Linux Engineer
16 50 (3.05%) Systems Engineer
17 48 (2.93%) 2nd Line Support
17 48 (2.93%) AWS Engineer
18 47 (2.87%) IT Support
19 44 (2.68%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (5.91%) .NET
2 92 (5.61%) Elastic Stack
3 68 (4.15%) Web Services
4 40 (2.44%) 802.1X
4 40 (2.44%) Node.js
5 39 (2.38%) J2EE
6 38 (2.32%) REST
7 37 (2.26%) JSON
7 37 (2.26%) XML
8 30 (1.83%) LAMP
9 29 (1.77%) CSS
9 29 (1.77%) Middleware
10 28 (1.71%) HTML
11 24 (1.46%) Servlets
12 23 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
13 21 (1.28%) .NET Framework
13 21 (1.28%) Sensu
14 20 (1.22%) Ajax
15 18 (1.10%) LAPP Stack
15 18 (1.10%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 225 (13.72%) Data Centre
2 101 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (3.84%) Clustering
4 61 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 60 (3.66%) PKI
6 45 (2.74%) Replication
7 44 (2.68%) Public Cloud
8 40 (2.44%) Computer Science
9 33 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
10 32 (1.95%) Client/Server
10 32 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
12 23 (1.40%) NHS
13 19 (1.16%) Blackberry
14 18 (1.10%) Driving Licence
14 18 (1.10%) Private Cloud
15 17 (1.04%) Fat Client
15 17 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
15 17 (1.04%) Thin Client
16 16 (0.98%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 888 (54.15%) Windows
2 496 (30.24%) Linux
3 476 (29.02%) Windows Server
4 296 (18.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 290 (17.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 209 (12.74%) Unix
7 168 (10.24%) Windows 7
8 153 (9.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 147 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 124 (7.56%) Windows 10
11 116 (7.07%) CentOS
12 87 (5.30%) Solaris
13 56 (3.41%) Windows XP
14 42 (2.56%) Windows 8
15 40 (2.44%) Ubuntu
16 38 (2.32%) Android
17 37 (2.26%) AIX
18 30 (1.83%) SUSE
19 26 (1.59%) Apple iOS
20 24 (1.46%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (16.40%) ITIL
2 255 (15.55%) DevOps
3 235 (14.33%) Migration
4 212 (12.93%) Load Balancing
5 185 (11.28%) Agile Software Development
6 182 (11.10%) Configuration Management
7 114 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
8 108 (6.59%) Open Source
9 87 (5.30%) Change Management
10 81 (4.94%) Project Management
11 73 (4.45%) High Availability
12 70 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
13 68 (4.15%) Service Management
14 64 (3.90%) Continuous Delivery
15 62 (3.78%) Network Design
16 57 (3.48%) Incident Management
17 56 (3.41%) Scrum
18 54 (3.29%) Problem Management
19 49 (2.99%) SIEM
20 45 (2.74%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 214 (13.05%) PowerShell
2 212 (12.93%) SQL
3 192 (11.71%) Python
4 151 (9.21%) Perl
5 146 (8.90%) Java
6 136 (8.29%) Bash Shell
7 90 (5.49%) Ruby
8 54 (3.29%) JavaScript
9 45 (2.74%) PHP
10 43 (2.62%) Korn
11 40 (2.44%) C
11 40 (2.44%) Shell Script
12 38 (2.32%) C#
13 28 (1.71%) VBScript
14 18 (1.10%) Go
14 18 (1.10%) Groovy
14 18 (1.10%) VB
15 13 (0.79%) PL/SQL
16 12 (0.73%) C++
17 11 (0.67%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 275 (16.77%) Security Cleared
2 209 (12.74%) SC Cleared
3 146 (8.90%) Cisco Certification
4 116 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 91 (5.55%) CCNP
6 90 (5.49%) CCNA
7 84 (5.12%) Degree
8 57 (3.48%) MCSE
9 36 (2.20%) DV Cleared
10 28 (1.71%) MCITP
11 26 (1.59%) CISSP
12 21 (1.28%) CCIE
12 21 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (1.22%) MCSA
14 19 (1.16%) MCDST
15 17 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
15 17 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (1.04%) MCP
16 16 (0.98%) JNCIS
17 15 (0.91%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.84%) SLA
2 22 (1.34%) QA
3 17 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.49%) PMO
6 5 (0.30%) COBIT
7 4 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.18%) GDPR
9 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.12%) GCP
10 1 (0.061%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.061%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.061%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 794 (48.41%) Active Directory
2 338 (20.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (8.96%) Hyper-V
4 109 (6.65%) Docker
5 103 (6.28%) VMware ESXi
6 74 (4.51%) XenApp
7 56 (3.41%) vSphere
8 52 (3.17%) NFS
9 47 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
10 39 (2.38%) Xen
11 34 (2.07%) KVM
12 33 (2.01%) vCloud
13 32 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
14 22 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
15 20 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
16 19 (1.16%) Samba
17 18 (1.10%) Squid
18 16 (0.98%) DFS Replication
18 16 (0.98%) ProxySG
18 16 (0.98%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 220 (13.41%) Puppet
2 160 (9.76%) Ansible
3 142 (8.66%) SCCM
4 102 (6.22%) Opscode Chef
5 64 (3.90%) Kubernetes
5 64 (3.90%) WSUS
6 61 (3.72%) Nagios
7 59 (3.60%) logstash
8 54 (3.29%) NetBackup
9 53 (3.23%) Terraform
10 49 (2.99%) Kibana
11 47 (2.87%) SCOM
12 35 (2.13%) ZABBIX
13 33 (2.01%) vCenter Server
14 23 (1.40%) Docker Swarm
14 23 (1.40%) FortiGate
14 23 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 22 (1.34%) AirWatch
15 22 (1.34%) Grafana
16 21 (1.28%) Salt
Vendors
1 552 (33.66%) VMware
2 521 (31.77%) Microsoft
3 379 (23.11%) Cisco
4 218 (13.29%) Citrix
5 175 (10.67%) HP
6 174 (10.61%) Red Hat
7 157 (9.57%) Oracle
8 117 (7.13%) F5
9 113 (6.89%) Juniper
10 96 (5.85%) CheckPoint
11 95 (5.79%) Dell
12 71 (4.33%) IBM
13 69 (4.21%) Palo Alto
14 62 (3.78%) NetApp
15 54 (3.29%) EMC
15 54 (3.29%) SolarWinds
16 49 (2.99%) Apple
17 46 (2.80%) Splunk
18 45 (2.74%) Google
19 41 (2.50%) Sophos
London
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
CACI Network Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £600 per day - 3 Month Contract (initially)
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Rate: £90 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £13 - £17 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
Rullion
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: Competitive day rate offered to the right candidate
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Aim Hire Jobs
Posted: 3 days ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £170 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
NCC Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Roc Search
Rate: £120 - £130 per day + Mileage Expenses (INSIDE IR35)
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: Up to £35,000 per annum pro rata
Posted: 6 days ago
Cumbria
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CACI Network Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £500 - £510 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Daily Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Posted: 12 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 20 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400.00 - £487.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + Outside IR35
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £600 - £630 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Bluetown Online LTD
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 6 days ago