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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 40 63 41
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -22
Contract jobs citing DNS 89 56 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.78% 2.28% 3.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.12% 9.32% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 31 25
Median daily rate £287 £386 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.82% +37.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £181 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £424 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £24.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £20.19 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+38.71% +26.15%
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
552 601 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.46% 24.51% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 241 213
Median daily rate £363 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £36.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.72% +105.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.75 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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
Reading +13 37 £375 +13.20% 3
Newbury +8 15 £275 -20.28% 1
Bracknell -4 7 £275 +61.76%
Slough +1 5 £338 -1.81% 1
Maidenhead -11 2 £238 -40.25%
Wokingham - 1 - - 2
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 124 (63.27%) Windows
2 94 (47.96%) DHCP
3 87 (44.39%) Microsoft
4 75 (38.27%) Windows Server
5 69 (35.20%) Active Directory
6 56 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 56 (28.57%) VMware
7 55 (28.06%) VPN
8 54 (27.55%) Degree
9 52 (26.53%) SQL
9 52 (26.53%) MS Excel
10 45 (22.96%) HTTP
11 44 (22.45%) Linux
12 42 (21.43%) Firewall
12 42 (21.43%) IPsec
13 39 (19.90%) Microsoft Azure
14 38 (19.39%) Microsoft Certification
15 36 (18.37%) Hyper-V
16 35 (17.86%) LDAP
17 32 (16.33%) ITIL
18 31 (15.82%) Load Balancing
19 30 (15.31%) Incident Management
19 30 (15.31%) Cisco
20 29 (14.80%) BGP
20 29 (14.80%) Computer Science
21 28 (14.29%) PowerShell
21 28 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
21 28 (14.29%) Change Management
22 27 (13.78%) Cisco Certification
22 27 (13.78%) Performance Monitoring

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 23 (11.73%) IIS
2 19 (9.69%) MS Exchange
3 11 (5.61%) OpenStack
4 9 (4.59%) Apache
5 8 (4.08%) WebLogic
6 7 (3.57%) JBoss
6 7 (3.57%) nginx
6 7 (3.57%) Skype for Business
6 7 (3.57%) Tomcat
7 6 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (3.06%) Live Communications Server
8 5 (2.55%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.02%) GroupWise
10 2 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (1.02%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 52 (26.53%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (19.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (11.22%) Office 365
3 10 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (2.04%) PaaS
6 3 (1.53%) IaaS
6 3 (1.53%) SaaS
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.51%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 94 (47.96%) DHCP
2 56 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 55 (28.06%) VPN
4 45 (22.96%) HTTP
5 42 (21.43%) Firewall
5 42 (21.43%) IPsec
6 35 (17.86%) LDAP
7 29 (14.80%) BGP
8 26 (13.27%) IPv6
8 26 (13.27%) SMTP
9 23 (11.73%) Network Security
9 23 (11.73%) SSL
10 21 (10.71%) Software-Defined Networking
11 20 (10.20%) WAN
12 19 (9.69%) OSPF
12 19 (9.69%) VLAN
13 18 (9.18%) SNMP
14 17 (8.67%) MPLS
14 17 (8.67%) Wireshark
15 15 (7.65%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.65%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.08%) MySQL
3 6 (3.06%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.53%) MS Access
5 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.51%) Big Data
6 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.51%) DTS
6 1 (0.51%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (2.55%) Fiddler
1 5 (2.55%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.51%) Introscope
3 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 22 (11.22%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.67%) Marketing
3 6 (3.06%) French Language
3 6 (3.06%) German Language
3 6 (3.06%) Portuguese Language
3 6 (3.06%) Spanish Language
4 4 (2.04%) Back Office
5 3 (1.53%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.02%) Billing
6 2 (1.02%) Electronics
6 2 (1.02%) Finance
6 2 (1.02%) Front Office
6 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.02%) Retail
7 1 (0.51%) Advertising
7 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 71 (36.22%) Support Engineer
2 27 (13.78%) Consultant
3 26 (13.27%) VMware Engineer
4 23 (11.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 22 (11.22%) VMware Support Engineer
6 21 (10.71%) Field Engineer
7 20 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 19 (9.69%) Administrator
8 19 (9.69%) Network Engineer
9 18 (9.18%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (9.18%) Azure Engineer
10 17 (8.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (8.16%) Solaris Engineer
12 14 (7.14%) Security Engineer
12 14 (7.14%) Solaris Support Engineer
12 14 (7.14%) VMWare Administrator
13 13 (6.63%) Analyst
13 13 (6.63%) Solaris Administrator
14 12 (6.12%) Windows Engineer
15 11 (5.61%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.71%) .NET
2 20 (10.20%) CSS
3 17 (8.67%) XML
4 10 (5.10%) ADO.NET
4 10 (5.10%) Web Services
5 8 (4.08%) LAMP
6 7 (3.57%) 802.1X
6 7 (3.57%) LEMP Stack
6 7 (3.57%) MCollective
7 5 (2.55%) Ajax
7 5 (2.55%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.55%) FastCGI
7 5 (2.55%) LINQ
7 5 (2.55%) OAuth2
7 5 (2.55%) REST
7 5 (2.55%) SAML
7 5 (2.55%) WCF
7 5 (2.55%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 5 (2.55%) WPF
8 4 (2.04%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.80%) Computer Science
2 22 (11.22%) Public Cloud
3 20 (10.20%) Clustering
4 15 (7.65%) Data Centre
5 9 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.59%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.08%) PKI
7 7 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (3.57%) Statistics
8 5 (2.55%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.53%) Smart Meter
10 2 (1.02%) BYOD
10 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.51%) DataPower
11 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.51%) Replication
11 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.51%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 124 (63.27%) Windows
2 75 (38.27%) Windows Server
3 44 (22.45%) Linux
4 28 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (11.73%) Solaris
5 23 (11.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (6.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (5.61%) Ubuntu
8 10 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (5.10%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.55%) Unix
9 5 (2.55%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.53%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.02%) CentOS
12 1 (0.51%) AIX
12 1 (0.51%) Debian
12 1 (0.51%) Fedora
12 1 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.33%) ITIL
2 31 (15.82%) Load Balancing
3 30 (15.31%) Incident Management
4 28 (14.29%) Change Management
5 27 (13.78%) Performance Monitoring
6 23 (11.73%) High Availability
7 22 (11.22%) Customer Engagement
7 22 (11.22%) Problem Management
8 20 (10.20%) Mentoring
8 20 (10.20%) Service Management
9 18 (9.18%) Process Improvement
10 16 (8.16%) Presales
10 16 (8.16%) Workflow
11 13 (6.63%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 11 (5.61%) Performance Optimisation
12 11 (5.61%) Two-Factor Authentication
13 10 (5.10%) Configuration Management
13 10 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (5.10%) Software Testing
14 9 (4.59%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 52 (26.53%) SQL
2 28 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 25 (12.76%) Java
4 18 (9.18%) VBScript
5 16 (8.16%) C#
5 16 (8.16%) Python
6 11 (5.61%) C
6 11 (5.61%) C++
6 11 (5.61%) VB
7 9 (4.59%) Perl
8 8 (4.08%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.57%) PHP
10 6 (3.06%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.55%) Ruby
12 1 (0.51%) Jython
12 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (27.55%) Degree
2 38 (19.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (13.78%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (13.27%) Security Cleared
5 24 (12.24%) MCTS
6 21 (10.71%) MCITP
7 17 (8.67%) MCSE
8 16 (8.16%) CCNA
9 15 (7.65%) CCNP
10 14 (7.14%) SC Cleared
11 13 (6.63%) MCSA
11 13 (6.63%) MCSD
12 8 (4.08%) DV Cleared
13 7 (3.57%) CCSA
13 7 (3.57%) CCSE
13 7 (3.57%) CISSP
14 6 (3.06%) CCIE
15 5 (2.55%) CCA
15 5 (2.55%) CCDA
15 5 (2.55%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.61%) SLA
2 5 (2.55%) HIPAA
3 4 (2.04%) QA
4 1 (0.51%) GxP
System Software
1 69 (35.20%) Active Directory
2 36 (18.37%) Hyper-V
3 14 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.59%) UAG
4 9 (4.59%) XenApp
5 8 (4.08%) qmail
5 8 (4.08%) VMware ESX
6 7 (3.57%) BitLocker
6 7 (3.57%) ProxySG
6 7 (3.57%) Squid
6 7 (3.57%) Terminal Server
6 7 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (3.06%) vSphere
8 5 (2.55%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.53%) XenServer
10 2 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.02%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.02%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (9.69%) SCOM
2 17 (8.67%) SCCM
3 16 (8.16%) WSUS
4 15 (7.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (4.59%) logstash
5 9 (4.59%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (4.59%) Puppet
5 9 (4.59%) WMI
6 8 (4.08%) Cacti
6 8 (4.08%) Graphite
6 8 (4.08%) Nagios
6 8 (4.08%) NetBackup
6 8 (4.08%) ZABBIX
7 7 (3.57%) collectd
7 7 (3.57%) FortiGate
7 7 (3.57%) Ganglia
7 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (2.04%) Netcool
8 4 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 87 (44.39%) Microsoft
2 56 (28.57%) VMware
3 30 (15.31%) Cisco
4 21 (10.71%) Citrix
5 14 (7.14%) F5
6 13 (6.63%) Red Hat
7 10 (5.10%) HP
8 9 (4.59%) CheckPoint
9 8 (4.08%) Huawei
9 8 (4.08%) Oracle
9 8 (4.08%) Veritas
10 7 (3.57%) Blue Coat
10 7 (3.57%) Splunk
11 6 (3.06%) Symantec
12 5 (2.55%) IBM
12 5 (2.55%) Intel Security
12 5 (2.55%) Juniper
12 5 (2.55%) NetApp
13 4 (2.04%) EMC
14 3 (1.53%) Dell
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