The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 63 47 71
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +24
Contract jobs citing DNS 58 83 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.43% 3.40% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.97% 13.15% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 22
Average daily rate
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£375 £280 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% +15.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £209 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -21.25%
DNS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
582 631 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.42% 25.87% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 204 199
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 10 23
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.45 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Berkshire region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Berkshire region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -15 18 £325 +26.21% 12
Maidenhead +8 13 £398 +17.77% 3
Bracknell -2 7 £291 +4.01%
Slough -5 6 £275 +10.00% 1
Newbury - 3 £345 - 3
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS.

1 82 (64.06%) Windows
2 65 (50.78%) Active Directory
3 48 (37.50%) Firewall
4 43 (33.59%) VMware
5 41 (32.03%) DHCP
6 36 (28.13%) Cisco
6 36 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 36 (28.13%) Windows 7
7 34 (26.56%) Microsoft
7 34 (26.56%) SMTP
8 32 (25.00%) WAN
9 31 (24.22%) LAN
10 30 (23.44%) TCP/IP
10 30 (23.44%) VPN
11 27 (21.09%) HTTP
12 26 (20.31%) CheckPoint
13 25 (19.53%) MPLS
14 24 (18.75%) Telecoms
14 24 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
15 23 (17.97%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (16.41%) MS Exchange
16 21 (16.41%) MCITP
16 21 (16.41%) SCCM
16 21 (16.41%) Degree
17 20 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
18 19 (14.84%) Project Management
19 18 (14.06%) Linux
20 17 (13.28%) Security Cleared
21 16 (12.50%) HP
21 16 (12.50%) ITIL

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (16.41%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.03%) IIS
3 6 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.91%) IBM Notes
4 5 (3.91%) GroupWise
5 4 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.13%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (3.13%) Lync
5 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.56%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.56%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.56%) Apache
6 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.78%) CMS
7 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.78%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.78%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 13 (10.16%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.69%) MS Office
4 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (4.69%) Office 365
2 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.78%) SaaS
3 1 (0.78%) PaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (37.50%) Firewall
2 41 (32.03%) DHCP
3 34 (26.56%) SMTP
4 32 (25.00%) WAN
5 31 (24.22%) LAN
6 30 (23.44%) TCP/IP
6 30 (23.44%) VPN
7 27 (21.09%) HTTP
8 25 (19.53%) MPLS
9 15 (11.72%) SAN
10 13 (10.16%) 3G
11 9 (7.03%) SNMP
12 8 (6.25%) VLAN
12 8 (6.25%) Network Security
12 8 (6.25%) LTE
12 8 (6.25%) 4G
13 7 (5.47%) Radio Access Network
13 7 (5.47%) Diameter Protocol
14 6 (4.69%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (4.69%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.78%) MySQL
4 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.56%) Introscope
1 2 (1.56%) Subversion
1 2 (1.56%) MSI
2 1 (0.78%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.78%) Maven
2 1 (0.78%) Selenium
2 1 (0.78%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.78%) QUnit
2 1 (0.78%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.78%) Grunt
2 1 (0.78%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (0.78%) JSHint
2 1 (0.78%) Bower
2 1 (0.78%) webpack
2 1 (0.78%) gulp
General
1 24 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.25%) Back Office
3 6 (4.69%) Finance
4 5 (3.91%) Banking
5 4 (3.13%) Retail
5 4 (3.13%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.34%) Front Office
6 3 (2.34%) Electronics
7 2 (1.56%) Billing
8 1 (0.78%) French Language
8 1 (0.78%) German Language
8 1 (0.78%) Legal
8 1 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (13.28%) Architect
2 16 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 15 (11.72%) Infrastructure Architect
4 14 (10.94%) Consultant
5 10 (7.81%) Analyst
5 10 (7.81%) Field Engineer
5 10 (7.81%) Infrastructure Manager
6 8 (6.25%) Network Architect
7 6 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (3.91%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (3.91%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (3.91%) Server Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Team Leader
9 4 (3.13%) Technical Manager
9 4 (3.13%) Technical Project Manager
9 4 (3.13%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.13%) Administrator
9 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.13%) CSS
2 3 (2.34%) HTML
3 2 (1.56%) SOAP
3 2 (1.56%) XML
3 2 (1.56%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.56%) Ajax
3 2 (1.56%) REST
3 2 (1.56%) Sass
3 2 (1.56%) Worklight
4 1 (0.78%) React
4 1 (0.78%) LESS
4 1 (0.78%) Ember.js
4 1 (0.78%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.78%) CSS3
4 1 (0.78%) JSLint
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 1 (0.78%) Backbone.js
4 1 (0.78%) FastCGI
4 1 (0.78%) JSON
4 1 (0.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.72%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.69%) Clustering
4 5 (3.91%) Replication
5 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.34%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.34%) Statistics
6 3 (2.34%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.56%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.56%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.56%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.56%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.78%) EPoS
8 1 (0.78%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.78%) Wiki
8 1 (0.78%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 82 (64.06%) Windows
2 36 (28.13%) Windows 7
3 24 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (14.06%) Linux
6 15 (11.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (8.59%) UNIX
8 10 (7.81%) Windows XP
9 8 (6.25%) Solaris
10 5 (3.91%) AIX
10 5 (3.91%) HPUX
11 4 (3.13%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (1.56%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.84%) Project Management
2 16 (12.50%) ITIL
3 13 (10.16%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (8.59%) Customer Engagement
5 10 (7.81%) Service Management
6 9 (7.03%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (5.47%) Migration
8 5 (3.91%) Network Design
8 5 (3.91%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.13%) Validation
9 4 (3.13%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.13%) Line Management
10 3 (2.34%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (2.34%) Software Delivery
10 3 (2.34%) Malware Detection\Protection
10 3 (2.34%) Network Load Balancing
10 3 (2.34%) Software Deployment
10 3 (2.34%) Software Distribution
10 3 (2.34%) Change Control
10 3 (2.34%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.94%) SQL
2 13 (10.16%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.91%) VBScript
4 4 (3.13%) Perl
4 4 (3.13%) Java
5 3 (2.34%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.34%) Python
6 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.56%) Jython
6 2 (1.56%) PHP
7 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.78%) C#
7 1 (0.78%) C++
7 1 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (17.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (16.41%) MCITP
2 21 (16.41%) Degree
3 17 (13.28%) Security Cleared
4 14 (10.94%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (8.59%) MCTS
6 9 (7.03%) DV Cleared
7 8 (6.25%) CCNA
7 8 (6.25%) MCSE
8 7 (5.47%) CCNP
8 7 (5.47%) SC Cleared
9 6 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.34%) CISSP
10 3 (2.34%) MCSA
10 3 (2.34%) CCIE
10 3 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.56%) CCSA
11 2 (1.56%) CCSE
12 1 (0.78%) HNC
12 1 (0.78%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.34%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.78%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (50.78%) Active Directory
2 36 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.16%) vSphere
4 12 (9.38%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.47%) NFS
6 6 (4.69%) XenApp
6 6 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.91%) VMware ESX
7 5 (3.91%) Terminal Services
8 4 (3.13%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.34%) Samba
10 2 (1.56%) ProxySG
10 2 (1.56%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.56%) Firmware
10 2 (1.56%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.78%) vCloud
11 1 (0.78%) Docker
11 1 (0.78%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (16.41%) SCCM
2 13 (10.16%) SCOM
3 6 (4.69%) WSUS
4 5 (3.91%) HP SIM
4 5 (3.91%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (2.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.34%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.34%) WMI
6 2 (1.56%) MOM
6 2 (1.56%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.56%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.56%) SCSM
6 2 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.56%) vMotion
7 1 (0.78%) Check_MK
7 1 (0.78%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.78%) OpenView
7 1 (0.78%) Cacti
7 1 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 43 (33.59%) VMware
2 36 (28.13%) Cisco
3 34 (26.56%) Microsoft
4 26 (20.31%) CheckPoint
5 16 (12.50%) HP
6 8 (6.25%) Citrix
7 6 (4.69%) Sun
7 6 (4.69%) SolarWinds
8 5 (3.91%) EMC
8 5 (3.91%) McAfee
8 5 (3.91%) IBM
8 5 (3.91%) NetApp
8 5 (3.91%) Novell
8 5 (3.91%) Veritas
8 5 (3.91%) Lotus
9 4 (3.13%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.13%) Juniper
9 4 (3.13%) Symantec
9 4 (3.13%) Huawei
9 4 (3.13%) Brocade
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