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 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 51 64 54
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing DNS 74 59 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.14% 2.29% 3.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.26% 9.70% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 29 19
Median daily rate £275 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £204 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £436 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £348 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +11.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
+42.50% +20.30%
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
519 608 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.04% 23.65% 25.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 274 218
Median daily rate £350 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £208 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 14
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.57% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.30 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.37 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 28 July 2016.

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 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +8 22 £268 -17.69% 9
Newbury +10 19 £275 -20.28% 1
Bracknell -8 7 £275 -33.33% 1
Slough +5 6 £338 +62.65%
Wokingham -7 2 - - 1
Maidenhead -9 1 £205 -48.42%
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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.

1 119 (65.75%) Windows
2 82 (45.30%) DHCP
3 78 (43.09%) Microsoft
4 69 (38.12%) Windows Server
5 64 (35.36%) Active Directory
6 57 (31.49%) SQL
7 53 (29.28%) VMware
8 52 (28.73%) TCP/IP
9 50 (27.62%) VPN
10 48 (26.52%) MS Excel
11 47 (25.97%) Degree
12 41 (22.65%) Firewall
13 40 (22.10%) Microsoft Azure
14 39 (21.55%) IPsec
14 39 (21.55%) Linux
15 38 (20.99%) HTTP
16 35 (19.34%) Microsoft Certification
16 35 (19.34%) LDAP
17 32 (17.68%) Hyper-V
18 31 (17.13%) Load Balancing
18 31 (17.13%) Change Management
19 30 (16.57%) Java
19 30 (16.57%) Incident Management
19 30 (16.57%) PowerShell
19 30 (16.57%) Performance Monitoring
20 29 (16.02%) Solaris
21 27 (14.92%) ITIL
21 27 (14.92%) Cisco Certification
22 26 (14.36%) IPv6
22 26 (14.36%) BGP

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 22 (12.15%) IIS
2 15 (8.29%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.87%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.31%) Live Communications Server
5 5 (2.76%) OpenStack
5 5 (2.76%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.66%) Apache
7 3 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.10%) GroupWise
8 2 (1.10%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.10%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.55%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 48 (26.52%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (22.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (11.05%) Office 365
3 5 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.21%) PaaS
5 3 (1.66%) IaaS
5 3 (1.66%) SaaS
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.55%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.55%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.55%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 82 (45.30%) DHCP
2 52 (28.73%) TCP/IP
3 50 (27.62%) VPN
4 41 (22.65%) Firewall
5 39 (21.55%) IPsec
6 38 (20.99%) HTTP
7 35 (19.34%) LDAP
8 26 (14.36%) BGP
8 26 (14.36%) IPv6
9 23 (12.71%) Network Security
10 21 (11.60%) Software-Defined Networking
11 20 (11.05%) WAN
12 19 (10.50%) SMTP
13 17 (9.39%) LAN
14 16 (8.84%) MPLS
14 16 (8.84%) SSL
14 16 (8.84%) Wireshark
15 15 (8.29%) Internet
16 14 (7.73%) SNMP
16 14 (7.73%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.31%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.66%) MS Access
5 2 (1.10%) MySQL
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.55%) Big Data
6 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.55%) DTS
6 1 (0.55%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (2.76%) Fiddler
1 5 (2.76%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.66%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.10%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.55%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.55%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.55%) Introscope
4 1 (0.55%) JUnit
4 1 (0.55%) Selenium
4 1 (0.55%) Subversion
General
1 20 (11.05%) Telecoms
2 18 (9.94%) Marketing
3 6 (3.31%) French Language
3 6 (3.31%) German Language
3 6 (3.31%) Portuguese Language
3 6 (3.31%) Spanish Language
4 3 (1.66%) Electronics
4 3 (1.66%) Finance
4 3 (1.66%) Italian Language
4 3 (1.66%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.10%) Back Office
5 2 (1.10%) Billing
5 2 (1.10%) Retail
6 1 (0.55%) Advertising
6 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 63 (34.81%) Support Engineer
2 28 (15.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 25 (13.81%) VMware Engineer
4 24 (13.26%) Administrator
4 24 (13.26%) Consultant
5 23 (12.71%) 3rd Line Support
6 22 (12.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 22 (12.15%) Solaris Engineer
7 21 (11.60%) Field Engineer
8 20 (11.05%) VMWare Administrator
8 20 (11.05%) VMware Support Engineer
9 19 (10.50%) Network Engineer
9 19 (10.50%) Solaris Administrator
9 19 (10.50%) Solaris Support Engineer
10 18 (9.94%) Azure Engineer
10 18 (9.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (7.73%) Security Engineer
12 11 (6.08%) Analyst
13 10 (5.52%) Network Support
13 10 (5.52%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.60%) .NET
1 21 (11.60%) CSS
2 14 (7.73%) XML
3 10 (5.52%) ADO.NET
4 7 (3.87%) 802.1X
5 5 (2.76%) Ajax
5 5 (2.76%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.76%) FastCGI
5 5 (2.76%) LINQ
5 5 (2.76%) OAuth2
5 5 (2.76%) REST
5 5 (2.76%) SAML
5 5 (2.76%) WCF
5 5 (2.76%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 5 (2.76%) WPF
6 4 (2.21%) DCOM
6 4 (2.21%) Web Services
7 3 (1.66%) JDBC
7 3 (1.66%) JSP
7 3 (1.66%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.81%) Computer Science
2 22 (12.15%) Public Cloud
3 20 (11.05%) Clustering
4 14 (7.73%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.42%) PKI
6 7 (3.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (3.87%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.76%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.76%) Statistics
9 3 (1.66%) Smart Meter
10 2 (1.10%) BYOD
11 1 (0.55%) DataPower
11 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.55%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.55%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 119 (65.75%) Windows
2 69 (38.12%) Windows Server
3 39 (21.55%) Linux
4 29 (16.02%) Solaris
5 26 (14.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (10.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (7.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (6.08%) Ubuntu
9 9 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (4.97%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.21%) Unix
10 4 (2.21%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.10%) CentOS
11 2 (1.10%) Debian
12 1 (0.55%) AIX
12 1 (0.55%) Fedora
12 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.55%) VMS
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (17.13%) Change Management
1 31 (17.13%) Load Balancing
2 30 (16.57%) Incident Management
2 30 (16.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 27 (14.92%) ITIL
4 19 (10.50%) Customer Engagement
4 19 (10.50%) Mentoring
5 18 (9.94%) Process Improvement
5 18 (9.94%) Service Management
6 17 (9.39%) Presales
6 17 (9.39%) Problem Management
7 16 (8.84%) High Availability
7 16 (8.84%) Workflow
8 13 (7.18%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 11 (6.08%) Performance Optimisation
9 11 (6.08%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 10 (5.52%) Software Testing
11 9 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (4.97%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (4.97%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 57 (31.49%) SQL
2 30 (16.57%) Java
2 30 (16.57%) PowerShell
3 18 (9.94%) VBScript
4 16 (8.84%) C#
5 11 (6.08%) C
5 11 (6.08%) C++
5 11 (6.08%) Python
5 11 (6.08%) VB
6 8 (4.42%) PHP
6 8 (4.42%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.87%) JavaScript
8 6 (3.31%) Ruby
9 3 (1.66%) Perl
10 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.55%) Jython
11 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (25.97%) Degree
2 35 (19.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (14.92%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (11.60%) MCTS
5 20 (11.05%) Security Cleared
6 18 (9.94%) MCITP
7 17 (9.39%) MCSE
8 16 (8.84%) CCNA
9 15 (8.29%) CCNP
10 13 (7.18%) MCSA
10 13 (7.18%) MCSD
11 12 (6.63%) SC Cleared
12 7 (3.87%) CCSA
12 7 (3.87%) CCSE
12 7 (3.87%) CISSP
13 6 (3.31%) CCIE
14 5 (2.76%) CCDA
14 5 (2.76%) DV Cleared
15 4 (2.21%) CCA
15 4 (2.21%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.42%) SLA
2 5 (2.76%) HIPAA
3 4 (2.21%) QA
4 1 (0.55%) GxP
4 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 64 (35.36%) Active Directory
2 32 (17.68%) Hyper-V
3 14 (7.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.42%) UAG
5 7 (3.87%) ProxySG
5 7 (3.87%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (3.31%) VMware ESX
6 6 (3.31%) vSphere
6 6 (3.31%) XenApp
7 4 (2.21%) BitLocker
7 4 (2.21%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.10%) Docker
8 2 (1.10%) NFS
8 2 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.10%) XenServer
9 1 (0.55%) Postfix
9 1 (0.55%) qmail
Systems Management
1 15 (8.29%) SCOM
1 15 (8.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 11 (6.08%) SCCM
3 10 (5.52%) WSUS
4 9 (4.97%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (4.97%) WMI
5 8 (4.42%) NetBackup
6 7 (3.87%) FortiGate
6 7 (3.87%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.21%) Ansible
7 4 (2.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (2.21%) Netcool
7 4 (2.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (2.21%) Puppet
8 3 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.66%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (1.66%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.10%) logstash
9 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.10%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 78 (43.09%) Microsoft
2 53 (29.28%) VMware
3 25 (13.81%) Cisco
4 15 (8.29%) Citrix
5 14 (7.73%) F5
6 13 (7.18%) Red Hat
7 10 (5.52%) CheckPoint
8 9 (4.97%) HP
9 7 (3.87%) Blue Coat
9 7 (3.87%) Oracle
9 7 (3.87%) Veritas
10 5 (2.76%) Intel Security
10 5 (2.76%) Symantec
11 4 (2.21%) Huawei
11 4 (2.21%) IBM
12 3 (1.66%) EMC
12 3 (1.66%) NetApp
12 3 (1.66%) SAP
13 2 (1.10%) Juniper
13 2 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
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