The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 56 70 72
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +2
Contract jobs citing DNS 74 60 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.95% 2.45% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.65% 9.20% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 20
Average daily rate
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£363 £241 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.25% -6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £411 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 11
Average hourly rate - £18.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.25% -
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
635 652 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.28% 26.66% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 212 204
Average daily rate £335 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
DNS
South East

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 +11 37 £363 +88.31% 10
Slough +7 11 £253 -36.07% 7
Bracknell +13 7 £353 +113.63% 2
Windsor - 6 - -
Maidenhead -6 1 £310 -22.50%
Newbury - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 2
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 88 (46.32%) Windows
2 74 (38.95%) Active Directory
3 58 (30.53%) Cisco
4 57 (30.00%) DHCP
4 57 (30.00%) Telecoms
5 55 (28.95%) Firewall
6 44 (23.16%) Juniper
7 43 (22.63%) TCP/IP
8 42 (22.11%) Configuration Management
9 39 (20.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 38 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 37 (19.47%) GGSN
11 37 (19.47%) SGSN
12 35 (18.42%) VPN
13 34 (17.89%) Cisco Certification
14 32 (16.84%) MPLS
14 32 (16.84%) IPsec
15 30 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
16 29 (15.26%) VMware
17 28 (14.74%) SCCM
17 28 (14.74%) Windows Server 2008
18 27 (14.21%) Change Management
18 27 (14.21%) CheckPoint
18 27 (14.21%) LDAP
19 26 (13.68%) SQL Server
20 25 (13.16%) ITIL
20 25 (13.16%) WAN
20 25 (13.16%) Problem Management
21 24 (12.63%) Fault Management
21 24 (12.63%) Microsoft Certification

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 24 (12.63%) IIS
2 21 (11.05%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.32%) Apache
4 7 (3.68%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.68%) Lync
5 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.11%) Live Communications Server
7 3 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.05%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.53%) Confluence
9 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 22 (11.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.11%) MS Office
3 2 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.58%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.21%) Office 365
3 5 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 57 (30.00%) DHCP
2 55 (28.95%) Firewall
3 43 (22.63%) TCP/IP
4 37 (19.47%) GGSN
4 37 (19.47%) SGSN
5 35 (18.42%) VPN
6 32 (16.84%) IPsec
6 32 (16.84%) MPLS
7 27 (14.21%) LDAP
8 25 (13.16%) WAN
9 21 (11.05%) Internet
9 21 (11.05%) LAN
9 21 (11.05%) VoIP
10 20 (10.53%) BGP
11 19 (10.00%) OSPF
11 19 (10.00%) MGW
12 18 (9.47%) L2TP
13 16 (8.42%) SS7
14 15 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (7.37%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.11%) MySQL
3 4 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Visual Studio
1 4 (2.11%) Subversion
2 3 (1.58%) StarTeam
3 2 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.05%) Hudson
3 2 (1.05%) MSBuild
3 2 (1.05%) Ant
4 1 (0.53%) Gradle
4 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.53%) Trac
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.53%) Maven
4 1 (0.53%) JIRA
4 1 (0.53%) Selenium
4 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.53%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.53%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.53%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.53%) CruiseControl
General
1 57 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.32%) Finance
2 12 (6.32%) Front Office
3 10 (5.26%) Back Office
4 8 (4.21%) Manufacturing
4 8 (4.21%) Marketing
5 7 (3.68%) Electronics
6 5 (2.63%) Legal
7 4 (2.11%) Banking
8 3 (1.58%) Retail
9 2 (1.05%) Local Government
10 1 (0.53%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.53%) Billing
10 1 (0.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (11.58%) NOC Engineer
2 21 (11.05%) Support Engineer
3 17 (8.95%) Network Engineer
4 16 (8.42%) Consultant
4 16 (8.42%) IP Engineer
5 15 (7.89%) Design Engineer
6 13 (6.84%) Analyst
7 12 (6.32%) Field Engineer
7 12 (6.32%) Network Support
8 10 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
9 9 (4.74%) CS Core Engineer
9 9 (4.74%) Server Engineer
10 7 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (3.68%) Security Engineer
10 7 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.16%) Build Engineer
12 5 (2.63%) Test Analyst
12 5 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
12 5 (2.63%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.32%) .NET
2 11 (5.79%) DCOM
3 6 (3.16%) SOAP
4 5 (2.63%) XML
5 4 (2.11%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.11%) HTML
6 3 (1.58%) jQuery
6 3 (1.58%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (1.58%) HTML5
6 3 (1.58%) REST
6 3 (1.58%) CSS
6 3 (1.58%) XSLT
6 3 (1.58%) Ajax
6 3 (1.58%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.58%) JSON
7 2 (1.05%) Software Packaging
7 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.53%) Java SE
8 1 (0.53%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.37%) Clustering
1 14 (7.37%) PKI
2 7 (3.68%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.16%) Firmware
4 5 (2.63%) DTV
4 5 (2.63%) Statistics
4 5 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.11%) Wiki
5 4 (2.11%) Smart Meter
5 4 (2.11%) Replication
6 3 (1.58%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.58%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.05%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.53%) Social Media
8 1 (0.53%) iPad
8 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.53%) FMCG
8 1 (0.53%) iPhone
8 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 88 (46.32%) Windows
2 30 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 28 (14.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (12.11%) Linux
5 16 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (7.89%) UNIX
7 13 (6.84%) Windows 7
8 10 (5.26%) Windows 8
8 10 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (5.26%) Solaris
9 5 (2.63%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.53%) CentOS
10 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.53%) AIX
10 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.53%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (22.11%) Configuration Management
2 27 (14.21%) Change Management
3 25 (13.16%) ITIL
3 25 (13.16%) Problem Management
4 24 (12.63%) Fault Management
5 19 (10.00%) Performance Management
6 16 (8.42%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (7.89%) Network Design
8 12 (6.32%) Service Management
9 11 (5.79%) Load Balancing
9 11 (5.79%) Customer Engagement
9 11 (5.79%) Network Architecture
10 10 (5.26%) Service Delivery
11 9 (4.74%) Software Testing
11 9 (4.74%) Network Management
12 8 (4.21%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (4.21%) Digital Marketing
13 7 (3.68%) Incident Management
13 7 (3.68%) Migration
13 7 (3.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.11%) PowerShell
2 22 (11.58%) SQL
3 13 (6.84%) Java
3 13 (6.84%) VBScript
4 12 (6.32%) T-SQL
5 11 (5.79%) C#
6 10 (5.26%) Perl
7 7 (3.68%) C
8 6 (3.16%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.63%) C++
10 4 (2.11%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.53%) C-shell
11 1 (0.53%) VB
11 1 (0.53%) Python
11 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.53%) AWK
11 1 (0.53%) Ruby
11 1 (0.53%) Korn
Qualifications
1 34 (17.89%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (12.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (12.11%) Security Cleared
4 21 (11.05%) Degree
5 17 (8.95%) CCNP
5 17 (8.95%) CCNA
6 16 (8.42%) MCTS
7 15 (7.89%) SC Cleared
8 14 (7.37%) MCITP
9 10 (5.26%) MCSE
9 10 (5.26%) CCIE
10 8 (4.21%) ISEB
10 8 (4.21%) DV Cleared
10 8 (4.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (3.68%) CCDP
11 7 (3.68%) CCSP
11 7 (3.68%) CISSP
11 7 (3.68%) Check Point Certification
12 5 (2.63%) CCVP
13 4 (2.11%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 8 (4.21%) SLA
3 2 (1.05%) QA
4 1 (0.53%) COBIT
System Software
1 74 (38.95%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.37%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.68%) NFS
5 6 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (2.63%) NLBS
7 3 (1.58%) VMware Server
7 3 (1.58%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.58%) KVM
7 3 (1.58%) XenApp
8 2 (1.05%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.53%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.53%) vSphere
9 1 (0.53%) UAG
9 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.53%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.53%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.53%) Xen
9 1 (0.53%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 28 (14.74%) SCCM
2 21 (11.05%) SCOM
3 13 (6.84%) WMI
4 9 (4.74%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (4.21%) FortiGate
6 4 (2.11%) WSUS
6 4 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.05%) Puppet
8 2 (1.05%) Nagios
9 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.53%) YUM
9 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.53%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.53%) Salt
Vendors
1 58 (30.53%) Cisco
2 44 (23.16%) Juniper
3 39 (20.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 38 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 29 (15.26%) VMware
6 27 (14.21%) CheckPoint
7 20 (10.53%) Velocent
8 18 (9.47%) F5
9 17 (8.95%) HP
10 14 (7.37%) Oracle
11 11 (5.79%) Citrix
12 10 (5.26%) Red Hat
13 8 (4.21%) Huawei
14 7 (3.68%) Ericsson
14 7 (3.68%) NetApp
15 6 (3.16%) Sun
16 5 (2.63%) SAP
16 5 (2.63%) Redknee
17 4 (2.11%) Apple
17 4 (2.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
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