The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 64 47 40
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Contract jobs citing DNS 45 74 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.28% 3.06% 3.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.66% 13.60% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 36 45
Median daily rate £375 £338 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £244 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
- +0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £55.65 £37.75 £13.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.41% +176.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.22
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.86%

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
466 544 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.64% 22.51% 26.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 272 307
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 29 12
Median hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +19.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £52.38 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 January 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
Reading -22 15 £400 +18.51% 12
Slough +9 7 £363 +2.83% 1
Newbury - 4 £275 - 1
Wokingham - 3 £338 - 1
Windsor 0 2 - -
Bracknell -1 2 £388 +46.22% 3
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 52 (54.17%) VMware
2 44 (45.83%) Windows
3 41 (42.71%) Active Directory
4 33 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 31 (32.29%) DHCP
5 31 (32.29%) SQL
6 29 (30.21%) Microsoft
6 29 (30.21%) TCP/IP
7 26 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (26.04%) Cisco
8 25 (26.04%) Windows Server
9 23 (23.96%) LDAP
10 22 (22.92%) Java
11 21 (21.88%) Telecoms
11 21 (21.88%) Performance Monitoring
12 20 (20.83%) Incident Management
12 20 (20.83%) Solaris
13 19 (19.79%) HTTP
13 19 (19.79%) MPLS
14 18 (18.75%) SMTP
14 18 (18.75%) MS Exchange
14 18 (18.75%) Linux
15 17 (17.71%) SNMP
15 17 (17.71%) Change Management
16 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
17 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
18 14 (14.58%) OSPF
18 14 (14.58%) BGP
18 14 (14.58%) SQL Server

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 18 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (9.38%) Apache
3 9 (9.38%) IIS
4 7 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (6.25%) Skype for Business
6 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (5.21%) OpenStack
7 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.04%) Confluence
8 1 (1.04%) nginx
8 1 (1.04%) SAS
8 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.21%) IBM Cloud
3 5 (5.21%) Office 365
3 5 (5.21%) SoftLayer
4 2 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.08%) IaaS
5 1 (1.04%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (32.29%) DHCP
2 29 (30.21%) TCP/IP
3 23 (23.96%) LDAP
4 19 (19.79%) HTTP
4 19 (19.79%) MPLS
5 18 (18.75%) SMTP
6 17 (17.71%) SNMP
7 14 (14.58%) BGP
7 14 (14.58%) OSPF
8 13 (13.54%) LAN
9 12 (12.50%) Firewall
10 10 (10.42%) FTP
10 10 (10.42%) Internet
10 10 (10.42%) WAN
11 9 (9.38%) SSL
12 8 (8.33%) Broadband
13 7 (7.29%) HTTPS
13 7 (7.29%) ICMP
13 7 (7.29%) Telnet
14 6 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.29%) MySQL
4 5 (5.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.08%) MS Access
7 1 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.04%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Vagrant
2 4 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.04%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (1.04%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.04%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.04%) JIRA
4 1 (1.04%) JUnit
4 1 (1.04%) Selenium
4 1 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.04%) Subversion
General
1 21 (21.88%) Telecoms
2 13 (13.54%) Electronics
3 7 (7.29%) Finance
4 6 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 6 (6.25%) Marketing
5 3 (3.13%) Billing
6 2 (2.08%) Legal
6 2 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.04%) Back Office
7 1 (1.04%) Local Government
7 1 (1.04%) Publishing
7 1 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 19 (19.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 18 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
3 18 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 16 (16.67%) Administrator
5 15 (15.63%) Solaris Engineer
5 15 (15.63%) VMWare Administrator
5 15 (15.63%) VMware Engineer
6 14 (14.58%) Solaris Administrator
6 14 (14.58%) Solaris Support Engineer
6 14 (14.58%) VMware Support Engineer
7 11 (11.46%) Architect
7 11 (11.46%) Network Engineer
8 9 (9.38%) IP Engineer
8 9 (9.38%) IP Network Engineer
9 8 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (7.29%) Consultant
11 6 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (6.25%) Server Engineer
12 5 (5.21%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) LAMP
1 7 (7.29%) Middleware
2 5 (5.21%) HTML
3 4 (4.17%) CSS
4 3 (3.13%) Web Services
5 2 (2.08%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.04%) Django
6 1 (1.04%) JTAPI
6 1 (1.04%) Kafka
6 1 (1.04%) OAuth
6 1 (1.04%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.04%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.29%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (6.25%) Clustering
3 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.21%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.21%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.21%) FlexPod
3 5 (5.21%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.17%) IPTV
4 4 (4.17%) Over-the-Top Content
4 4 (4.17%) Statistics
4 4 (4.17%) VCE vBlock
4 4 (4.17%) Video on Demand
5 3 (3.13%) STB
6 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.08%) Replication
7 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.04%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.04%) PMI
7 1 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (45.83%) Windows
2 26 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (26.04%) Windows Server
4 20 (20.83%) Solaris
5 18 (18.75%) Linux
6 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (10.42%) Android
8 10 (10.42%) Unix
9 6 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (6.25%) Windows 7
10 5 (5.21%) Debian
10 5 (5.21%) Windows 10
10 5 (5.21%) Windows XP
11 3 (3.13%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.08%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.04%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.88%) Performance Monitoring
2 20 (20.83%) Incident Management
3 17 (17.71%) Change Management
4 13 (13.54%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 11 (11.46%) DevOps
6 10 (10.42%) Problem Management
7 8 (8.33%) CRM
7 8 (8.33%) Load Balancing
8 7 (7.29%) Service Management
9 6 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (6.25%) High Availability
9 6 (6.25%) ITIL
9 6 (6.25%) Mentoring
9 6 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 6 (6.25%) Programme Management
9 6 (6.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 6 (6.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 5 (5.21%) Converged Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 31 (32.29%) SQL
2 22 (22.92%) Java
3 12 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 10 (10.42%) Python
5 8 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 8 (8.33%) Perl
6 7 (7.29%) PHP
7 6 (6.25%) Ruby
7 6 (6.25%) VB
8 5 (5.21%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.17%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.08%) C
11 1 (1.04%) Korn
Qualifications
1 12 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.21%) CCNA
3 5 (5.21%) CCNP
3 5 (5.21%) DV Cleared
3 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.17%) CCIP
4 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.17%) VCDX
5 3 (3.13%) JNCIA
6 2 (2.08%) Degree
6 2 (2.08%) MCSE
7 1 (1.04%) CCDA
7 1 (1.04%) CCVP
7 1 (1.04%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.04%) MCITP
7 1 (1.04%) MCTS
7 1 (1.04%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.04%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.42%) SLA
2 5 (5.21%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.17%) QA
4 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (42.71%) Active Directory
2 33 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (12.50%) vSphere
4 9 (9.38%) Hyper-V
5 7 (7.29%) VMware ESX
6 6 (6.25%) vCloud
7 4 (4.17%) Docker
7 4 (4.17%) XenApp
8 3 (3.13%) Xen
9 2 (2.08%) iptables
9 2 (2.08%) KVM
9 2 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.04%) Ceph
10 1 (1.04%) Dovecot
10 1 (1.04%) Postfix
10 1 (1.04%) Sendmail
10 1 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (1.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (10.42%) NetBackup
2 9 (9.38%) Ansible
2 9 (9.38%) Puppet
3 7 (7.29%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (7.29%) WSUS
4 6 (6.25%) AirWatch
4 6 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (6.25%) SCCM
4 6 (6.25%) SCOM
5 5 (5.21%) Nagios
5 5 (5.21%) vRealize
6 2 (2.08%) Netcool
6 2 (2.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (1.04%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (1.04%) Cacti
7 1 (1.04%) Capistrano
7 1 (1.04%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.04%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 52 (54.17%) VMware
2 29 (30.21%) Microsoft
3 25 (26.04%) Cisco
4 13 (13.54%) Juniper
5 10 (10.42%) Huawei
6 9 (9.38%) HP
7 7 (7.29%) Red Hat
7 7 (7.29%) Symantec
8 6 (6.25%) MobileIron
8 6 (6.25%) SAP
9 5 (5.21%) Citrix
9 5 (5.21%) Nimsoft
10 4 (4.17%) CheckPoint
10 4 (4.17%) F5
10 4 (4.17%) Intel Security
10 4 (4.17%) Oracle
10 4 (4.17%) Veritas
11 3 (3.13%) EMC
11 3 (3.13%) Ericsson
12 2 (2.08%) IBM
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
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