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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 69 54 44
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -10
Contract jobs citing DNS 50 79 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.30% 3.19% 4.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.01% 15.43% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 39 49
Median daily rate £339 £387 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.40% +19.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £204 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £428 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% +40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £21.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+28.91% +19.58%
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
454 512 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.84% 20.68% 26.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 266 240
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 24
Median hourly rate £36.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.75 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Newbury +14 13 £275 -37.14% 1
Maidenhead 0 9 £380 +32.17% 1
Reading -22 9 £400 +3.35% 6
Bracknell -8 8 £363 -2.68%
Slough -5 3 £363 +74.69% 2
Wokingham -8 2 - - 2
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 81 (57.86%) Windows
2 67 (47.86%) DHCP
3 64 (45.71%) SQL
3 64 (45.71%) VMware
4 50 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 47 (33.57%) Microsoft
5 47 (33.57%) Windows Server
6 37 (26.43%) Performance Monitoring
6 37 (26.43%) Solaris
6 37 (26.43%) LDAP
6 37 (26.43%) Change Management
6 37 (26.43%) Incident Management
7 35 (25.00%) Linux
8 33 (23.57%) Java
8 33 (23.57%) TCP/IP
8 33 (23.57%) VPN
9 29 (20.71%) Firewall
9 29 (20.71%) MS Excel
10 27 (19.29%) HTTP
11 26 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (18.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (17.14%) IPsec
13 23 (16.43%) Cisco
14 21 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
14 21 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (15.00%) WAN
14 21 (15.00%) SMTP
14 21 (15.00%) PowerShell
15 20 (14.29%) Hyper-V
15 20 (14.29%) 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 19 (13.57%) MS Exchange
2 13 (9.29%) IIS
3 10 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.71%) Apache
5 7 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (4.29%) Skype for Business
7 5 (3.57%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.14%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.71%) Confluence
9 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.71%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.71%) nginx
9 1 (0.71%) SAS
9 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (20.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.00%) Office 365
3 4 (2.86%) IaaS
3 4 (2.86%) PaaS
4 3 (2.14%) SaaS
5 1 (0.71%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.71%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.71%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (47.86%) DHCP
2 37 (26.43%) LDAP
3 33 (23.57%) TCP/IP
3 33 (23.57%) VPN
4 29 (20.71%) Firewall
5 27 (19.29%) HTTP
6 24 (17.14%) IPsec
7 21 (15.00%) SMTP
7 21 (15.00%) WAN
8 17 (12.14%) LAN
9 16 (11.43%) Network Security
10 15 (10.71%) MPLS
10 15 (10.71%) VLAN
11 14 (10.00%) BGP
11 14 (10.00%) IPv6
11 14 (10.00%) Software-Defined Networking
12 12 (8.57%) SNMP
13 11 (7.86%) Internet
14 10 (7.14%) HTTPS
15 9 (6.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.00%) MySQL
4 5 (3.57%) MS Access
4 5 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.14%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.71%) DTS
7 1 (0.71%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.71%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.71%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (0.71%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.71%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.71%) JIRA
3 1 (0.71%) JUnit
3 1 (0.71%) Selenium
3 1 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 17 (12.14%) Telecoms
2 16 (11.43%) Marketing
3 12 (8.57%) Electronics
4 7 (5.00%) Finance
4 7 (5.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.43%) Back Office
5 2 (1.43%) Billing
5 2 (1.43%) French Language
5 2 (1.43%) German Language
5 2 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.43%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (1.43%) Retail
5 2 (1.43%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.71%) Local Government
6 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (37.86%) Support Engineer
2 32 (22.86%) VMware Engineer
3 31 (22.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 30 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support
4 30 (21.43%) Solaris Engineer
5 29 (20.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 29 (20.71%) Administrator
6 28 (20.00%) VMWare Administrator
6 28 (20.00%) VMware Support Engineer
7 27 (19.29%) Solaris Administrator
7 27 (19.29%) Solaris Support Engineer
8 15 (10.71%) Network Engineer
9 14 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (9.29%) Consultant
10 13 (9.29%) Security Engineer
11 10 (7.14%) Network Support
11 10 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
12 8 (5.71%) Azure Engineer
13 7 (5.00%) Field Engineer
13 7 (5.00%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.14%) CSS
2 8 (5.71%) .NET
2 8 (5.71%) XML
3 7 (5.00%) LAMP
4 5 (3.57%) HTML
5 4 (2.86%) DCOM
5 4 (2.86%) Web Services
6 3 (2.14%) ADO.NET
6 3 (2.14%) Middleware
7 2 (1.43%) JDBC
7 2 (1.43%) JSP
7 2 (1.43%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.71%) AppFabric
8 1 (0.71%) Django
8 1 (0.71%) ELK Stack
8 1 (0.71%) Kafka
8 1 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.71%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.00%) Clustering
1 14 (10.00%) Public Cloud
2 13 (9.29%) Computer Science
3 12 (8.57%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.71%) Statistics
5 6 (4.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.14%) PKI
8 2 (1.43%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.43%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.71%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.71%) Replication
9 1 (0.71%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 81 (57.86%) Windows
2 47 (33.57%) Windows Server
3 37 (26.43%) Solaris
4 35 (25.00%) Linux
5 26 (18.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (7.86%) Windows XP
9 10 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (5.71%) Unix
11 7 (5.00%) Ubuntu
12 6 (4.29%) Android
13 5 (3.57%) Debian
13 5 (3.57%) Windows 7
14 4 (2.86%) Windows 10
15 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.71%) CentOS
16 1 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.43%) Change Management
1 37 (26.43%) Incident Management
1 37 (26.43%) Performance Monitoring
2 20 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 18 (12.86%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 16 (11.43%) Problem Management
4 16 (11.43%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 11 (7.86%) Mentoring
5 11 (7.86%) Presales
6 10 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (7.14%) DevOps
6 10 (7.14%) Workflow
7 9 (6.43%) Migration
7 9 (6.43%) Process Improvement
8 7 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
8 7 (5.00%) High Availability
8 7 (5.00%) ITIL
8 7 (5.00%) Network Design
8 7 (5.00%) Programme Management
8 7 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (45.71%) SQL
2 33 (23.57%) Java
3 21 (15.00%) PowerShell
4 12 (8.57%) VBScript
5 11 (7.86%) VB
6 8 (5.71%) Bash Shell
6 8 (5.71%) PHP
6 8 (5.71%) Python
7 6 (4.29%) C
7 6 (4.29%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.57%) C#
8 5 (3.57%) C++
8 5 (3.57%) Perl
9 4 (2.86%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.14%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.43%) Ruby
12 1 (0.71%) Korn
Qualifications
1 21 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (13.57%) Degree
2 19 (13.57%) Security Cleared
3 16 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (10.00%) CCNA
5 12 (8.57%) CCNP
6 11 (7.86%) MCSE
7 9 (6.43%) SC Cleared
8 8 (5.71%) MCSA
8 8 (5.71%) MCSD
8 8 (5.71%) MCTS
9 6 (4.29%) CCSA
9 6 (4.29%) CCSE
9 6 (4.29%) CISSP
9 6 (4.29%) MCITP
10 5 (3.57%) CCIE
10 5 (3.57%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.14%) CCA
11 3 (2.14%) CCDA
11 3 (2.14%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.71%) SLA
2 3 (2.14%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 26 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.29%) ProxySG
4 6 (4.29%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.57%) vSphere
6 4 (2.86%) Xen
6 4 (2.86%) XenApp
7 2 (1.43%) Ceph
7 2 (1.43%) iptables
7 2 (1.43%) KVM
7 2 (1.43%) vCloud
7 2 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.71%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.71%) Docker
8 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.71%) NFS
8 1 (0.71%) Squid
8 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (11.43%) NetBackup
2 12 (8.57%) SCOM
3 10 (7.14%) SCCM
4 9 (6.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (6.43%) WMI
5 8 (5.71%) WSUS
6 6 (4.29%) AirWatch
6 6 (4.29%) Ansible
6 6 (4.29%) FortiGate
6 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (4.29%) Netcool
6 6 (4.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (4.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (4.29%) Puppet
7 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.14%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (2.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.43%) MOM
8 2 (1.43%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 64 (45.71%) VMware
2 47 (33.57%) Microsoft
3 23 (16.43%) Cisco
4 14 (10.00%) HP
5 11 (7.86%) F5
5 11 (7.86%) Red Hat
5 11 (7.86%) Symantec
5 11 (7.86%) Veritas
6 9 (6.43%) CheckPoint
7 8 (5.71%) Intel Security
7 8 (5.71%) Oracle
8 7 (5.00%) Citrix
8 7 (5.00%) SAP
9 6 (4.29%) Blue Coat
9 6 (4.29%) MobileIron
10 5 (3.57%) EMC
11 4 (2.86%) Huawei
12 3 (2.14%) IBM
13 2 (1.43%) Fortinet
13 2 (1.43%) Juniper
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