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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 60 45 67
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +22
Contract jobs citing DNS 70 85 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.69% 3.50% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.20% 13.12% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 29 24
Average daily rate
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£380 £338 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% +62.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £254 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £321 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.94% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.58% -10.00%
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
574 648 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.02% 26.70% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 240 228
Average daily rate £325 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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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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 -14 35 £388 +14.81% 9
Slough -5 9 £208 -27.19%
Bracknell -4 7 £425 +11.84%
Newbury -8 4 £385 +28.33% 1
Maidenhead +6 2 £320 -5.18%
Wokingham - 1 - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 68 (56.67%) Windows
2 48 (40.00%) DHCP
3 46 (38.33%) Firewall
4 45 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 44 (36.67%) TCP/IP
6 43 (35.83%) VMware
7 38 (31.67%) Microsoft
8 34 (28.33%) Cisco
9 31 (25.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 30 (25.00%) Linux
11 29 (24.17%) HTTP
12 28 (23.33%) VPN
12 28 (23.33%) LAN
13 26 (21.67%) WAN
13 26 (21.67%) SMTP
14 24 (20.00%) PowerShell
15 21 (17.50%) MPLS
15 21 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
16 20 (16.67%) Hyper-V
16 20 (16.67%) Windows 7
16 20 (16.67%) HP
16 20 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
16 20 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
17 18 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (15.00%) CheckPoint
18 17 (14.17%) Project Management
19 16 (13.33%) SQL
19 16 (13.33%) Data Centre
20 15 (12.50%) Network Security
20 15 (12.50%) VLAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.33%) IIS
3 6 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.33%) Lync
4 4 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.83%) Apache
6 1 (0.83%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (9.17%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 6 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.00%) Office 365
3 4 (3.33%) IaaS
3 4 (3.33%) SaaS
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (40.00%) DHCP
2 46 (38.33%) Firewall
3 44 (36.67%) TCP/IP
4 29 (24.17%) HTTP
5 28 (23.33%) LAN
5 28 (23.33%) VPN
6 26 (21.67%) WAN
6 26 (21.67%) SMTP
7 21 (17.50%) MPLS
8 15 (12.50%) VLAN
8 15 (12.50%) Network Security
9 14 (11.67%) BGP
10 13 (10.83%) OSPF
10 13 (10.83%) SNMP
11 12 (10.00%) 3G
12 11 (9.17%) Internet
13 10 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
13 10 (8.33%) 4G
14 9 (7.50%) IPsec
14 9 (7.50%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.83%) MySQL
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (2.50%) QUnit
1 3 (2.50%) Grunt
1 3 (2.50%) Karma Test Runner
1 3 (2.50%) JSHint
1 3 (2.50%) Bower
1 3 (2.50%) webpack
1 3 (2.50%) gulp
1 3 (2.50%) Maven
1 3 (2.50%) Selenium
2 2 (1.67%) MSI
2 2 (1.67%) Subversion
3 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.83%) PVCS
3 1 (0.83%) Fiddler
General
1 14 (11.67%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.83%) Back Office
3 5 (4.17%) Retail
4 4 (3.33%) Front Office
5 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.67%) Billing
5 2 (1.67%) Marketing
5 2 (1.67%) Electronics
5 2 (1.67%) Finance
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) French Language
6 1 (0.83%) German Language
6 1 (0.83%) Games
6 1 (0.83%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (18.33%) Support Engineer
2 15 (12.50%) Architect
3 12 (10.00%) Consultant
4 11 (9.17%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 6 (5.00%) Analyst
5 6 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (5.00%) Administrator
6 5 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (4.17%) Platform Engineer
7 4 (3.33%) Designer
7 4 (3.33%) Back Office Engineer
7 4 (3.33%) Senior Support Engineer
7 4 (3.33%) Network Architect
7 4 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (2.50%) Developer
8 3 (2.50%) Field Engineer
8 3 (2.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.00%) CSS
2 6 (5.00%) .NET
3 5 (4.17%) Web Services
4 4 (3.33%) XML
4 4 (3.33%) HTML
4 4 (3.33%) Ajax
4 4 (3.33%) REST
5 3 (2.50%) CSS3
5 3 (2.50%) JSLint
5 3 (2.50%) JSON
5 3 (2.50%) DOM
5 3 (2.50%) HTML5
5 3 (2.50%) Sass
5 3 (2.50%) LESS
5 3 (2.50%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.50%) React
5 3 (2.50%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.67%) Ember.js
6 2 (1.67%) Backbone.js
6 2 (1.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 6 (5.00%) Replication
4 5 (4.17%) Statistics
5 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.50%) Graphic Design
6 3 (2.50%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.50%) PKI
6 3 (2.50%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.67%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.67%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.67%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.83%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.83%) Wiki
8 1 (0.83%) Online Games
8 1 (0.83%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 68 (56.67%) Windows
2 30 (25.00%) Linux
3 21 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 18 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (10.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (10.00%) UNIX
8 8 (6.67%) Solaris
9 7 (5.83%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.17%) AIX
10 5 (4.17%) HPUX
10 5 (4.17%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.17%) Project Management
2 11 (9.17%) Load Balancing
3 10 (8.33%) Service Management
3 10 (8.33%) ITIL
4 8 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 8 (6.67%) Network Design
5 7 (5.83%) Workflow
6 6 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (5.00%) Migration
6 6 (5.00%) Customer Engagement
6 6 (5.00%) Capacity Management
7 5 (4.17%) Mentoring
7 5 (4.17%) Validation
7 5 (4.17%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.33%) Change Management
8 4 (3.33%) MVC
8 4 (3.33%) Fault Management
8 4 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (3.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 16 (13.33%) SQL
3 7 (5.83%) VBScript
4 5 (4.17%) VB
4 5 (4.17%) C#
4 5 (4.17%) C++
5 4 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.33%) C
6 3 (2.50%) Perl
6 3 (2.50%) Python
7 2 (1.67%) PHP
8 1 (0.83%) Java
8 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.83%) Ruby
8 1 (0.83%) Korn
8 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 20 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (11.67%) MCITP
2 14 (11.67%) Degree
3 13 (10.83%) CCNP
3 13 (10.83%) CCNA
4 10 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 8 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.83%) MCSE
7 6 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.33%) MCTS
9 3 (2.50%) MCSA
9 3 (2.50%) CCIE
9 3 (2.50%) CISSP
9 3 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.67%) CCSA
10 2 (1.67%) CCSE
11 1 (0.83%) Security+ Certification
11 1 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.33%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 31 (25.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 12 (10.00%) vSphere
4 12 (10.00%) VMware ESX
5 8 (6.67%) XenApp
6 6 (5.00%) NFS
6 6 (5.00%) Terminal Services
7 5 (4.17%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (3.33%) Samba
9 3 (2.50%) Firmware
10 2 (1.67%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.67%) ProxySG
10 2 (1.67%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.67%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.83%) Xen
11 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.83%) vCloud
11 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (11.67%) SCCM
2 9 (7.50%) SCOM
3 7 (5.83%) WSUS
3 7 (5.83%) Cacti
4 6 (5.00%) OpenView
4 6 (5.00%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (2.50%) HP SIM
5 3 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.50%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.67%) Nagios
6 2 (1.67%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.67%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.83%) collectd
7 1 (0.83%) logstash
7 1 (0.83%) Salt
7 1 (0.83%) Graphite
7 1 (0.83%) vMotion
Vendors
1 43 (35.83%) VMware
2 38 (31.67%) Microsoft
3 34 (28.33%) Cisco
4 20 (16.67%) HP
5 18 (15.00%) CheckPoint
6 12 (10.00%) Citrix
7 6 (5.00%) EMC
7 6 (5.00%) Sun
7 6 (5.00%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.17%) McAfee
8 5 (4.17%) Juniper
8 5 (4.17%) NetApp
8 5 (4.17%) Veritas
8 5 (4.17%) ProCurve
8 5 (4.17%) F5
9 4 (3.33%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.33%) Symantec
9 4 (3.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 4 (3.33%) 3PAR
9 4 (3.33%) Huawei