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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 49 49 49
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 82 85 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.23% 3.13% 3.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.44% 11.60% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 46 52
Average daily rate £338 £376 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +22.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £55.65 £13.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+307.69% -14.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.76 £13.65 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £121.20 £33.85 £25.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-12.45% +42.78%
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
568 733 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.35% 27.03% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 324 233
Average daily rate £363 £325 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -10.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £201 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 38
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +51.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £39.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +21 56 £338 -15.62% 24
Slough +5 12 £353 +28.18% 5
Bracknell -12 5 £265 -21.77%
Wokingham - 3 £325 - 2
Windsor +1 2 £383 - 1
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 91 (55.15%) Windows
2 72 (43.64%) Active Directory
3 68 (41.21%) DHCP
4 66 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 58 (35.15%) TCP/IP
6 52 (31.52%) VMware
7 45 (27.27%) Windows Server
8 35 (21.21%) Linux
9 34 (20.61%) Firewall
10 33 (20.00%) Cisco
11 32 (19.39%) SMTP
12 27 (16.36%) HTTP
13 26 (15.76%) PowerShell
13 26 (15.76%) Windows Server 2008
14 25 (15.15%) Citrix
15 24 (14.55%) LAN
16 23 (13.94%) SQL Server
16 23 (13.94%) IIS
16 23 (13.94%) Windows Server 2003
16 23 (13.94%) Hyper-V
17 22 (13.33%) Security Cleared
17 22 (13.33%) Data Centre
17 22 (13.33%) Configuration Management
18 21 (12.73%) Telecoms
18 21 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
18 21 (12.73%) Problem Management
18 21 (12.73%) SCCM
19 19 (11.52%) OSPF
19 19 (11.52%) SNMP
20 18 (10.91%) WAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 23 (13.94%) IIS
2 16 (9.70%) MS Exchange
3 14 (8.48%) Apache
3 14 (8.48%) OpenStack
4 13 (7.88%) JBoss
4 13 (7.88%) nginx
4 13 (7.88%) Tomcat
4 13 (7.88%) WebLogic
5 10 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.42%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.42%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (9.70%) MS Office
2 15 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.61%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.30%) Office 365
2 13 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.42%) IaaS
4 4 (2.42%) SaaS
5 2 (1.21%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.61%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.61%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 68 (41.21%) DHCP
2 58 (35.15%) TCP/IP
3 34 (20.61%) Firewall
4 32 (19.39%) SMTP
5 27 (16.36%) HTTP
6 24 (14.55%) LAN
7 19 (11.52%) OSPF
7 19 (11.52%) SNMP
8 18 (10.91%) WAN
9 16 (9.70%) MPLS
9 16 (9.70%) SSL
9 16 (9.70%) VPN
10 15 (9.09%) BGP
10 15 (9.09%) LDAP
11 14 (8.48%) Ethernet
11 14 (8.48%) VLAN
11 14 (8.48%) Wireless
12 13 (7.88%) Network Security
13 12 (7.27%) VoIP
14 11 (6.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.94%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.48%) MySQL
2 14 (8.48%) SQL Server 2005
2 14 (8.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.82%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.21%) PVCS
General
1 21 (12.73%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.06%) Back Office
2 10 (6.06%) Front Office
3 7 (4.24%) Finance
4 4 (2.42%) Marketing
5 3 (1.82%) Electronics
5 3 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Advertising
6 1 (0.61%) Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Billing
6 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (23.64%) Support Engineer
2 17 (10.30%) VMware Engineer
3 16 (9.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (9.09%) VMware Support Engineer
4 15 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
5 14 (8.48%) Applications Engineer
5 14 (8.48%) Applications Support
5 14 (8.48%) Applications Support Engineer
5 14 (8.48%) Consultant
6 12 (7.27%) AWS Engineer
6 12 (7.27%) Network Engineer
6 12 (7.27%) Server Engineer
7 11 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
8 10 (6.06%) Analyst
8 10 (6.06%) Back Office Engineer
8 10 (6.06%) Windows Server Engineer
9 9 (5.45%) Architect
10 8 (4.85%) Field Engineer
11 7 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (4.24%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.91%) Web Services
2 14 (8.48%) LAMP
3 13 (7.88%) LEMP Stack
3 13 (7.88%) MCollective
4 6 (3.64%) XML
5 3 (1.82%) CSS
6 2 (1.21%) XMPP
7 1 (0.61%) .NET
7 1 (0.61%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.61%) Esper
7 1 (0.61%) Memcached
7 1 (0.61%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.67%) Clustering
2 11 (6.67%) Statistics
3 9 (5.45%) Replication
4 7 (4.24%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.64%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.42%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.82%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (0.61%) CCTV
8 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.61%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.61%) FMCG
8 1 (0.61%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) SCADA
8 1 (0.61%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.61%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 91 (55.15%) Windows
2 45 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 35 (21.21%) Linux
4 26 (15.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (13.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (9.70%) Windows XP
7 15 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 12 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (6.67%) Windows Vista
10 9 (5.45%) Unix
11 8 (4.85%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.82%) Solaris
13 3 (1.82%) Windows 10
14 2 (1.21%) AIX
14 2 (1.21%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (13.33%) Configuration Management
2 21 (12.73%) Problem Management
3 18 (10.91%) High Availability
3 18 (10.91%) ITIL
4 14 (8.48%) Change Management
4 14 (8.48%) Project Management
5 13 (7.88%) Capacity Management
6 12 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (7.27%) Migration
6 12 (7.27%) Validation
7 11 (6.67%) Service Management
8 9 (5.45%) Incident Management
8 9 (5.45%) Load Balancing
9 7 (4.24%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (3.64%) Data Analysis
10 6 (3.64%) Mentoring
10 6 (3.64%) Network Design
10 6 (3.64%) Workflow
11 5 (3.03%) Functional Testing
11 5 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.76%) PowerShell
2 18 (10.91%) SQL
3 17 (10.30%) Perl
4 14 (8.48%) Python
5 4 (2.42%) C
6 3 (1.82%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.82%) VB
7 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.21%) Korn
8 1 (0.61%) C#
8 1 (0.61%) C++
8 1 (0.61%) PHP
8 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.70%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (9.70%) Degree
3 11 (6.67%) CCNA
3 11 (6.67%) CCNP
3 11 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 11 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (6.06%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.64%) MCITP
5 6 (3.64%) MCTS
6 4 (2.42%) APMP
6 4 (2.42%) CCIE
6 4 (2.42%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.42%) PMP
6 4 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.82%) CCSA
7 3 (1.82%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.82%) MCSE
7 3 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.21%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.27%) SLA
2 5 (3.03%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (43.64%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.94%) Hyper-V
3 21 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (10.30%) VMware ESX
5 13 (7.88%) qmail
5 13 (7.88%) Squid
6 9 (5.45%) XenApp
7 7 (4.24%) vSphere
8 6 (3.64%) ISA Server
8 6 (3.64%) Terminal Server
8 6 (3.64%) XenDesktop
9 5 (3.03%) BitLocker
9 5 (3.03%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (2.42%) Terminal Services
10 4 (2.42%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.82%) NFS
11 3 (1.82%) UAG
12 2 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (1.21%) Xen
12 2 (1.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (12.73%) SCCM
2 16 (9.70%) Cacti
2 16 (9.70%) WSUS
3 14 (8.48%) collectd
3 14 (8.48%) Ganglia
3 14 (8.48%) Graphite
3 14 (8.48%) logstash
3 14 (8.48%) Nagios
3 14 (8.48%) Puppet
3 14 (8.48%) ZABBIX
4 11 (6.67%) SCOM
5 5 (3.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (2.42%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.42%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.82%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.21%) EdgeSight
8 2 (1.21%) Nessus
8 2 (1.21%) OpenView
8 2 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 66 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 52 (31.52%) VMware
3 33 (20.00%) Cisco
4 25 (15.15%) Citrix
5 15 (9.09%) Splunk
6 14 (8.48%) Huawei
6 14 (8.48%) Juniper
7 12 (7.27%) HP
8 8 (4.85%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.03%) Dell
9 5 (3.03%) IBM
9 5 (3.03%) NetApp
10 4 (2.42%) BT
10 4 (2.42%) F5
10 4 (2.42%) Oracle
10 4 (2.42%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.42%) Symantec
11 3 (1.82%) AppSense
11 3 (1.82%) ArcSight
11 3 (1.82%) Mercator
Slough, Berkshire
AAP3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Capita plc
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Daisy Group
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 15 days ago