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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 46 51 93
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +42
Contract jobs citing DNS 89 90 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.36% 3.46% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.97% 15.15% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 52 9
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£375 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
Average hourly rate £13.65 £14.75 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.45% -68.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £16.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+41.53% -9.72%
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
686 594 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.93% 22.84% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 221 177
Average daily rate £350 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 35
Average hourly rate £36.00 £26.10 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -25.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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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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 0 27 £400 +44.14% 11
Bracknell +7 16 £376 +15.76% 2
Slough 0 14 £300 -
Windsor -2 4 - -
Newbury +2 3 £250 -42.85% 1
Maidenhead -8 2 £336 -15.93% 4
Thatcham - - - - 1
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 117 (63.24%) Windows
2 69 (37.30%) Active Directory
3 67 (36.22%) DHCP
4 66 (35.68%) Linux
5 60 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (28.65%) VMware
7 51 (27.57%) Microsoft
8 49 (26.49%) Cisco
9 46 (24.86%) Firewall
10 45 (24.32%) IIS
11 43 (23.24%) Telecoms
12 39 (21.08%) Red Hat
12 39 (21.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 37 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 37 (20.00%) SQL
14 34 (18.38%) UNIX
14 34 (18.38%) Windows Server 2012
15 33 (17.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 32 (17.30%) Citrix
17 31 (16.76%) TCP/IP
18 30 (16.22%) ITIL
18 30 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
19 29 (15.68%) CheckPoint
20 28 (15.14%) Perl
21 27 (14.59%) MCITP
21 27 (14.59%) Windows 7
22 26 (14.05%) HP
22 26 (14.05%) NetBackup
23 25 (13.51%) Internet
23 25 (13.51%) MCSE

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 45 (24.32%) IIS
2 19 (10.27%) MS Exchange
3 16 (8.65%) Apache
4 14 (7.57%) IBM Notes
5 8 (4.32%) Lotus Domino
6 7 (3.78%) GroupWise
6 7 (3.78%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.78%) GlassFish
7 6 (3.24%) Adobe CQ
7 6 (3.24%) WebSphere
7 6 (3.24%) IBM HTTP Server
7 6 (3.24%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (2.16%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.62%) Lync
9 3 (1.62%) Live Communications Server
9 3 (1.62%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 3 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.54%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.62%) MS Office
3 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.54%) assyst
1 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.70%) Office 365
3 4 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.62%) SaaS
4 3 (1.62%) PaaS
4 3 (1.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (36.22%) DHCP
2 46 (24.86%) Firewall
3 31 (16.76%) TCP/IP
4 25 (13.51%) Internet
5 24 (12.97%) SAN
5 24 (12.97%) HTTP
6 21 (11.35%) 3G
6 21 (11.35%) BGP
7 19 (10.27%) SSL
8 17 (9.19%) OSPF
8 17 (9.19%) SMTP
9 14 (7.57%) VPN
10 13 (7.03%) LTE
11 12 (6.49%) IMAP
11 12 (6.49%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (5.95%) 2G
12 11 (5.95%) Radio Access Network
13 10 (5.41%) 4G
13 10 (5.41%) WAN
14 9 (4.86%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.35%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.95%) MySQL
3 5 (2.70%) DB2
4 4 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 7
5 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.24%) Introscope
2 2 (1.08%) Fiddler
2 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.54%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.54%) MSBuild
General
1 43 (23.24%) Telecoms
2 16 (8.65%) Finance
3 12 (6.49%) Banking
4 4 (2.16%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.16%) Back Office
5 3 (1.62%) Legal
5 3 (1.62%) Retail
5 3 (1.62%) Billing
6 2 (1.08%) German Language
6 2 (1.08%) Games
7 1 (0.54%) Electronics
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (12.43%) Field Engineer
1 23 (12.43%) Support Engineer
2 18 (9.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (9.73%) Design Engineer
2 18 (9.73%) Consultant
3 15 (8.11%) IP Engineer
4 11 (5.95%) Linux Engineer
4 11 (5.95%) Analyst
5 10 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (4.86%) Network Engineer
6 9 (4.86%) Server Engineer
7 8 (4.32%) Security Engineer
8 7 (3.78%) Operations Manager
8 7 (3.78%) Support Analyst
8 7 (3.78%) Project Engineer
8 7 (3.78%) Systems Manager
9 6 (3.24%) WebSphere Engineer
9 6 (3.24%) Web Engineer
9 6 (3.24%) Web Analyst
9 6 (3.24%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.03%) SOAP
2 11 (5.95%) XML
3 7 (3.78%) Flash
3 7 (3.78%) LAMP
4 6 (3.24%) Worklight
4 6 (3.24%) .NET
4 6 (3.24%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (2.70%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.70%) Software Packaging
5 5 (2.70%) Regular Expression
6 4 (2.16%) HTML
6 4 (2.16%) CSS
7 3 (1.62%) X-Windows
8 2 (1.08%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 2 (1.08%) FastCGI
8 2 (1.08%) WCF
8 2 (1.08%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.08%) LINQ
8 2 (1.08%) Ajax
8 2 (1.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.27%) Clustering
2 11 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.86%) Thin Client
3 9 (4.86%) Fat Client
3 9 (4.86%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.32%) CLARiiON
5 5 (2.70%) Replication
5 5 (2.70%) PKI
6 4 (2.16%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.62%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.62%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.08%) Wiki
8 2 (1.08%) Open Source
8 2 (1.08%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.54%) DTV
9 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.54%) iPhone
9 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.54%) CMDB
9 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 117 (63.24%) Windows
2 66 (35.68%) Linux
3 60 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (21.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (18.38%) UNIX
5 34 (18.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (17.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (14.59%) Windows 7
8 19 (10.27%) Solaris
9 8 (4.32%) Windows XP
10 6 (3.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 5 (2.70%) AIX
11 5 (2.70%) SUSE
11 5 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (1.62%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.08%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.54%) VMS
14 1 (0.54%) Android
14 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.22%) ITIL
2 24 (12.97%) Service Management
3 21 (11.35%) Performance Monitoring
4 19 (10.27%) Customer Engagement
5 17 (9.19%) Change Management
5 17 (9.19%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (8.65%) Network Design
7 13 (7.03%) Project Management
7 13 (7.03%) Load Balancing
8 10 (5.41%) Validation
9 9 (4.86%) Web Development
9 9 (4.86%) Incident Management
10 8 (4.32%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (4.32%) Configuration Management
11 7 (3.78%) Capacity Management
12 5 (2.70%) Migration
12 5 (2.70%) Software Licensing
12 5 (2.70%) Change Control
13 4 (2.16%) Time Management
13 4 (2.16%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.00%) SQL
2 28 (15.14%) Perl
3 21 (11.35%) Java
4 20 (10.81%) PowerShell
5 17 (9.19%) VBScript
6 11 (5.95%) Python
7 10 (5.41%) C
8 9 (4.86%) VB
8 9 (4.86%) Bourne shell
8 9 (4.86%) Korn
9 8 (4.32%) PHP
10 6 (3.24%) Jython
10 6 (3.24%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.24%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.70%) C#
12 4 (2.16%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.08%) Ruby
13 2 (1.08%) C++
Qualifications
1 37 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (14.59%) MCITP
3 25 (13.51%) MCSE
4 21 (11.35%) Degree
5 20 (10.81%) MCTS
6 13 (7.03%) Security Cleared
7 12 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (5.95%) SC Cleared
9 8 (4.32%) HNC
9 8 (4.32%) CCNA
10 7 (3.78%) CCA
10 7 (3.78%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (3.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.70%) CCNP
11 5 (2.70%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.62%) RHCE
13 2 (1.08%) RHCSA
13 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.08%) PhD
14 1 (0.54%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.32%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 69 (37.30%) Active Directory
2 30 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (11.89%) vSphere
4 19 (10.27%) NFS
5 8 (4.32%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.70%) Terminal Services
6 5 (2.70%) XenApp
6 5 (2.70%) FreeRADIUS
7 4 (2.16%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.16%) ProxySG
7 4 (2.16%) Firmware
8 3 (1.62%) DFS Replication
8 3 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.08%) vCloud
9 2 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.54%) XenServer
10 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.54%) NLBS
10 1 (0.54%) LXC
Systems Management
1 26 (14.05%) NetBackup
2 20 (10.81%) SCOM
3 17 (9.19%) WMI
4 12 (6.49%) Nagios
5 11 (5.95%) SCSM
6 9 (4.86%) SCCM
7 8 (4.32%) MOM
8 6 (3.24%) WSUS
9 5 (2.70%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (1.62%) HP SIM
10 3 (1.62%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (1.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (1.08%) FortiGate
11 2 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 1 (0.54%) Netcool
12 1 (0.54%) ARCserve
12 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.54%) Puppet
12 1 (0.54%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 53 (28.65%) VMware
2 51 (27.57%) Microsoft
3 49 (26.49%) Cisco
4 39 (21.08%) Red Hat
5 32 (17.30%) Citrix
6 29 (15.68%) CheckPoint
7 26 (14.05%) HP
8 23 (12.43%) EMC
9 17 (9.19%) IBM
9 17 (9.19%) Lotus
10 15 (8.11%) Dell
11 14 (7.57%) Adobe
11 14 (7.57%) Symantec
12 11 (5.95%) Isilon
13 10 (5.41%) F5
13 10 (5.41%) Oracle
13 10 (5.41%) Juniper
13 10 (5.41%) Sun
14 9 (4.86%) Redknee
14 9 (4.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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