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 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 41 72 38
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -34
Contract jobs citing DNS 107 64 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.29% 2.27% 4.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.37% 8.66% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 39 41
Average daily rate £400 £398 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +43.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £283 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Average hourly rate £17.25 £47.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.68% +196.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £43.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £47.50 £27.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.00% +56.25%
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
616 739 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.68% 26.19% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 320 241
Average daily rate £375 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 37
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £32.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 April 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 30 April 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 30 April 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 +19 64 £419 +0.41% 7
Slough +8 6 £338 -12.90% 1
Bracknell -4 6 £450 +56.52% 4
Newbury +14 4 £288 +8.49% 1
Wokingham - 2 £325 -
Maidenhead -7 1 £270 -32.07% 2
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 116 (60.42%) Windows
2 93 (48.44%) Microsoft
3 87 (45.31%) DHCP
4 79 (41.15%) Active Directory
5 65 (33.85%) Windows Server
6 61 (31.77%) TCP/IP
7 53 (27.60%) VMware
8 50 (26.04%) Degree
9 45 (23.44%) HTTP
10 42 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
11 41 (21.35%) VPN
12 40 (20.83%) MS Excel
13 38 (19.79%) Firewall
14 37 (19.27%) ITIL
15 36 (18.75%) Linux
15 36 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
16 34 (17.71%) SMTP
16 34 (17.71%) Hyper-V
17 31 (16.15%) PowerShell
17 31 (16.15%) Office 365
17 31 (16.15%) Cisco
18 30 (15.63%) LDAP
19 29 (15.10%) SSL
20 28 (14.58%) SQL
20 28 (14.58%) IPsec
20 28 (14.58%) BGP
20 28 (14.58%) High Availability
20 28 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
21 25 (13.02%) Telecoms
21 25 (13.02%) MCTS

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (11.98%) IIS
2 21 (10.94%) MS Exchange
3 16 (8.33%) OpenStack
4 15 (7.81%) Apache
5 14 (7.29%) WebLogic
6 13 (6.77%) JBoss
6 13 (6.77%) nginx
6 13 (6.77%) Tomcat
7 11 (5.73%) Skype for Business
8 10 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (2.60%) Live Communications Server
12 3 (1.56%) SharePoint
13 2 (1.04%) GroupWise
13 2 (1.04%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (1.04%) WebSphere
13 2 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 40 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 23 (11.98%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.52%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 42 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (16.15%) Office 365
3 16 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (5.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.04%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.52%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.52%) IaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 87 (45.31%) DHCP
2 61 (31.77%) TCP/IP
3 45 (23.44%) HTTP
4 41 (21.35%) VPN
5 38 (19.79%) Firewall
6 34 (17.71%) SMTP
7 30 (15.63%) LDAP
8 29 (15.10%) SSL
9 28 (14.58%) BGP
9 28 (14.58%) IPsec
10 22 (11.46%) OSPF
10 22 (11.46%) SNMP
11 21 (10.94%) IPv6
12 16 (8.33%) Internet
12 16 (8.33%) LAN
12 16 (8.33%) MPLS
12 16 (8.33%) Wireless
13 15 (7.81%) Software-Defined Networking
14 14 (7.29%) VRRP
14 14 (7.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.29%) MySQL
3 4 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.52%) Big Data
5 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (2.60%) Fiddler
1 5 (2.60%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.52%) Introscope
2 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (13.02%) Telecoms
2 15 (7.81%) Marketing
3 10 (5.21%) Back Office
4 8 (4.17%) Front Office
5 5 (2.60%) Finance
5 5 (2.60%) French Language
5 5 (2.60%) German Language
5 5 (2.60%) Portuguese Language
5 5 (2.60%) Spanish Language
6 4 (2.08%) Electronics
6 4 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.56%) Billing
7 3 (1.56%) Italian Language
8 2 (1.04%) Advertising
8 2 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (30.21%) Support Engineer
2 26 (13.54%) Field Engineer
3 25 (13.02%) Consultant
4 21 (10.94%) VMware Engineer
5 17 (8.85%) VMware Support Engineer
6 16 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
6 16 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
7 15 (7.81%) Analyst
8 14 (7.29%) Server Engineer
9 13 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (6.77%) Network Engineer
10 12 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
10 12 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
11 11 (5.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 11 (5.73%) Technical Consultant
12 10 (5.21%) Active Directory Engineer
13 9 (4.69%) Architect
13 9 (4.69%) Escalation Engineer
13 9 (4.69%) Microsoft Consultant
13 9 (4.69%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.85%) .NET
1 17 (8.85%) XML
2 15 (7.81%) CSS
2 15 (7.81%) Web Services
3 14 (7.29%) LAMP
4 13 (6.77%) LEMP Stack
4 13 (6.77%) MCollective
5 8 (4.17%) ADO.NET
6 7 (3.65%) 802.1X
7 5 (2.60%) Ajax
7 5 (2.60%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.60%) FastCGI
7 5 (2.60%) LINQ
7 5 (2.60%) OAuth2
7 5 (2.60%) REST
7 5 (2.60%) SAML
7 5 (2.60%) WCF
7 5 (2.60%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 5 (2.60%) WPF
8 4 (2.08%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.98%) Computer Science
2 20 (10.42%) Clustering
3 16 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 16 (8.33%) Public Cloud
4 11 (5.73%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.17%) PKI
5 8 (4.17%) Statistics
6 7 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.13%) Replication
8 5 (2.60%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.56%) Smart Meter
10 2 (1.04%) BYOD
10 2 (1.04%) VCE vBlock
11 1 (0.52%) DataPower
11 1 (0.52%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.52%) FMCG
11 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 116 (60.42%) Windows
2 65 (33.85%) Windows Server
3 36 (18.75%) Linux
4 28 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (7.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (6.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (5.21%) Ubuntu
9 8 (4.17%) Solaris
10 6 (3.13%) Windows 7
10 6 (3.13%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.13%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.60%) Unix
12 3 (1.56%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.56%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.04%) AIX
13 2 (1.04%) CentOS
13 2 (1.04%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.04%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.27%) ITIL
2 28 (14.58%) High Availability
3 24 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
4 23 (11.98%) Load Balancing
5 22 (11.46%) Service Management
6 21 (10.94%) Configuration Management
6 21 (10.94%) Problem Management
7 17 (8.85%) Change Management
7 17 (8.85%) Mentoring
8 16 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (8.33%) Incident Management
9 15 (7.81%) Migration
10 14 (7.29%) Process Improvement
11 13 (6.77%) Performance Monitoring
12 12 (6.25%) Presales
13 11 (5.73%) Performance Optimisation
13 11 (5.73%) Workflow
14 10 (5.21%) Validation
15 9 (4.69%) Capacity Management
15 9 (4.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (16.15%) PowerShell
2 28 (14.58%) SQL
3 20 (10.42%) Python
4 16 (8.33%) VBScript
5 14 (7.29%) C#
5 14 (7.29%) Perl
6 11 (5.73%) Java
7 9 (4.69%) C
7 9 (4.69%) C++
7 9 (4.69%) VB
8 8 (4.17%) T-SQL
9 6 (3.13%) PHP
10 5 (2.60%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.60%) Ruby
11 1 (0.52%) Jython
11 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (26.04%) Degree
2 36 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (13.02%) MCTS
4 23 (11.98%) MCITP
5 18 (9.38%) Security Cleared
6 15 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (6.77%) MCSE
8 10 (5.21%) SC Cleared
9 9 (4.69%) CCNP
9 9 (4.69%) MCSA
9 9 (4.69%) MCSD
10 7 (3.65%) CCNA
11 5 (2.60%) CCSA
11 5 (2.60%) CCSE
11 5 (2.60%) CISSP
11 5 (2.60%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.08%) APMP
12 4 (2.08%) PMP
12 4 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.65%) SLA
2 4 (2.08%) QA
3 2 (1.04%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.52%) GxP
System Software
1 79 (41.15%) Active Directory
2 34 (17.71%) Hyper-V
3 18 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (7.29%) qmail
5 13 (6.77%) Squid
6 9 (4.69%) UAG
7 8 (4.17%) Terminal Server
7 8 (4.17%) VMware ESX
8 7 (3.65%) BitLocker
8 7 (3.65%) XenApp
9 6 (3.13%) ISA Server
9 6 (3.13%) vSphere
9 6 (3.13%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.60%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (2.60%) ProxySG
11 3 (1.56%) XenServer
12 2 (1.04%) KVM
12 2 (1.04%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (1.04%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (9.90%) SCCM
1 19 (9.90%) WSUS
2 18 (9.38%) SCOM
3 14 (7.29%) Cacti
3 14 (7.29%) Graphite
3 14 (7.29%) logstash
3 14 (7.29%) Nagios
3 14 (7.29%) Puppet
3 14 (7.29%) ZABBIX
4 13 (6.77%) collectd
4 13 (6.77%) Ganglia
5 11 (5.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (4.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 8 (4.17%) WMI
8 5 (2.60%) FortiGate
9 4 (2.08%) NetBackup
9 4 (2.08%) Windows Intune
10 3 (1.56%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 93 (48.44%) Microsoft
2 53 (27.60%) VMware
3 31 (16.15%) Cisco
4 23 (11.98%) Citrix
5 13 (6.77%) Red Hat
5 13 (6.77%) Splunk
6 11 (5.73%) Huawei
7 10 (5.21%) HP
7 10 (5.21%) Juniper
8 9 (4.69%) F5
9 7 (3.65%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.13%) Blue Coat
10 6 (3.13%) NetApp
10 6 (3.13%) Oracle
10 6 (3.13%) Symantec
11 5 (2.60%) IBM
12 4 (2.08%) BT
12 4 (2.08%) Dell
12 4 (2.08%) SAP
12 4 (2.08%) ServiceNow
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