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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 42 66 69
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +3
Contract jobs citing DNS 88 63 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.57% 2.49% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.46% 9.25% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 23
Average daily rate
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£335 £208 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.44% -35.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £145 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £408 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £20.65 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
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
654 681 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.56% 26.86% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 228 206
Average daily rate £360 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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
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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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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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 +10 42 £338 +90.14% 7
Slough +3 16 £293 -23.27% 7
Windsor - 8 - -
Bracknell +7 4 £380 - 2
Newbury +4 2 £300 +71.42%
Maidenhead -5 1 £338 -15.62%
Wokingham - - - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 84 (48.55%) Windows
2 75 (43.35%) Active Directory
3 60 (34.68%) DHCP
4 57 (32.95%) Cisco
5 56 (32.37%) Firewall
6 50 (28.90%) Telecoms
7 41 (23.70%) TCP/IP
8 38 (21.97%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (21.39%) Microsoft
10 34 (19.65%) VPN
10 34 (19.65%) Juniper
10 34 (19.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 33 (19.08%) Windows Server 2008
12 31 (17.92%) Linux
13 29 (16.76%) IPsec
14 27 (15.61%) VMware
14 27 (15.61%) CheckPoint
15 26 (15.03%) MPLS
15 26 (15.03%) SQL Server
15 26 (15.03%) SCCM
16 25 (14.45%) BGP
17 24 (13.87%) OSPF
17 24 (13.87%) Microsoft Certification
17 24 (13.87%) Security Cleared
18 23 (13.29%) IIS
19 22 (12.72%) SQL
19 22 (12.72%) UNIX
19 22 (12.72%) WAN
19 22 (12.72%) Network Design
20 21 (12.14%) PowerShell

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 23 (13.29%) IIS
2 19 (10.98%) MS Exchange
3 14 (8.09%) Apache
4 8 (4.62%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.16%) Lync
8 2 (1.16%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.16%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.16%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.58%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.58%) Confluence
9 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (10.98%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.31%) MS Office
3 2 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.73%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.05%) Office 365
3 6 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 60 (34.68%) DHCP
2 56 (32.37%) Firewall
3 41 (23.70%) TCP/IP
4 34 (19.65%) VPN
5 29 (16.76%) IPsec
6 26 (15.03%) MPLS
7 25 (14.45%) BGP
8 24 (13.87%) OSPF
9 22 (12.72%) WAN
10 21 (12.14%) VoIP
11 20 (11.56%) LAN
11 20 (11.56%) GGSN
11 20 (11.56%) SGSN
12 19 (10.98%) Internet
13 15 (8.67%) LDAP
14 14 (8.09%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (7.51%) SNMP
16 12 (6.94%) FWSM
16 12 (6.94%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (6.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.47%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (3.47%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (2.89%) MySQL
4 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.58%) DB2
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.89%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.73%) StarTeam
2 3 (1.73%) Subversion
3 2 (1.16%) Ant
4 1 (0.58%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.58%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.58%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.58%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.58%) Trac
4 1 (0.58%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.58%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.58%) Gradle
4 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.58%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.58%) Hudson
4 1 (0.58%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.58%) JIRA
4 1 (0.58%) Selenium
4 1 (0.58%) Maven
General
1 50 (28.90%) Telecoms
2 16 (9.25%) Finance
3 8 (4.62%) Marketing
3 8 (4.62%) Banking
4 7 (4.05%) Electronics
4 7 (4.05%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.47%) Front Office
6 4 (2.31%) Back Office
7 3 (1.73%) Retail
8 2 (1.16%) German Language
8 2 (1.16%) Legal
9 1 (0.58%) Games
9 1 (0.58%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.58%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (12.14%) Network Engineer
2 20 (11.56%) Design Engineer
2 20 (11.56%) IP Engineer
3 17 (9.83%) Support Engineer
4 13 (7.51%) Field Engineer
5 12 (6.94%) Analyst
6 10 (5.78%) SCCM Engineer
7 9 (5.20%) Server Engineer
7 9 (5.20%) Security Engineer
7 9 (5.20%) Consultant
8 8 (4.62%) Network Support
8 8 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.05%) Project Engineer
9 7 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (4.05%) NOC Engineer
10 6 (3.47%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (2.89%) Administrator
11 5 (2.89%) Test Analyst
11 5 (2.89%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
11 5 (2.89%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.94%) .NET
2 11 (6.36%) DCOM
3 9 (5.20%) SOAP
4 5 (2.89%) XML
5 4 (2.31%) Ajax
5 4 (2.31%) REST
5 4 (2.31%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.31%) HTML
6 3 (1.73%) CSS
6 3 (1.73%) XSLT
6 3 (1.73%) HTML5
6 3 (1.73%) jQuery
6 3 (1.73%) JSON
6 3 (1.73%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.16%) Software Packaging
7 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (1.16%) LAMP
8 1 (0.58%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.58%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.94%) PKI
1 12 (6.94%) Clustering
2 8 (4.62%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.47%) Wiki
4 6 (3.47%) Firmware
5 5 (2.89%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.89%) DTV
5 5 (2.89%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.31%) Statistics
6 4 (2.31%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.73%) Replication
7 3 (1.73%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.16%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.16%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.16%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.58%) IVR
9 1 (0.58%) iPad
9 1 (0.58%) Social Media
9 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 84 (48.55%) Windows
2 34 (19.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 33 (19.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (17.92%) Linux
5 22 (12.72%) UNIX
6 21 (12.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (10.40%) Windows 7
8 14 (8.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (5.78%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.78%) Solaris
10 6 (3.47%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.89%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.16%) AIX
13 1 (0.58%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.58%) SUSE
13 1 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.58%) CentOS
13 1 (0.58%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.72%) Network Design
2 21 (12.14%) Configuration Management
3 19 (10.98%) ITIL
4 12 (6.94%) Network Architecture
4 12 (6.94%) Change Management
4 12 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (6.36%) Service Management
5 11 (6.36%) Load Balancing
5 11 (6.36%) Problem Management
6 9 (5.20%) Project Management
6 9 (5.20%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (5.20%) Customer Engagement
6 9 (5.20%) Fault Management
6 9 (5.20%) Software Testing
7 8 (4.62%) Performance Management
7 8 (4.62%) Digital Marketing
7 8 (4.62%) Network Management
8 6 (3.47%) Migration
8 6 (3.47%) Programme Management
9 5 (2.89%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.72%) SQL
2 21 (12.14%) PowerShell
3 17 (9.83%) Java
3 17 (9.83%) Perl
4 14 (8.09%) VBScript
5 13 (7.51%) T-SQL
6 11 (6.36%) C
6 11 (6.36%) C#
7 6 (3.47%) Korn
7 6 (3.47%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.47%) C++
7 6 (3.47%) VB
8 5 (2.89%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.89%) Bourne shell
9 2 (1.16%) Ruby
9 2 (1.16%) Python
9 2 (1.16%) PHP
10 1 (0.58%) AWK
10 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.58%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 38 (21.97%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (13.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (13.87%) Security Cleared
3 21 (12.14%) CCNP
4 18 (10.40%) CCNA
5 17 (9.83%) Degree
6 15 (8.67%) SC Cleared
7 14 (8.09%) MCTS
8 12 (6.94%) MCITP
8 12 (6.94%) MCSE
9 11 (6.36%) CCIE
10 8 (4.62%) DV Cleared
10 8 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (4.62%) ISEB
11 7 (4.05%) CCDP
11 7 (4.05%) CISSP
11 7 (4.05%) Check Point Certification
11 7 (4.05%) CCSP
11 7 (4.05%) JNCIA
12 6 (3.47%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.36%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.47%) SLA
3 2 (1.16%) QA
4 1 (0.58%) COBIT
System Software
1 75 (43.35%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.67%) NFS
4 13 (7.51%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.31%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.73%) KVM
7 3 (1.73%) XenApp
7 3 (1.73%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.73%) VMware Server
7 3 (1.73%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.16%) NLBS
8 2 (1.16%) vSphere
9 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.58%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.58%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.58%) XenServer
9 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.58%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.58%) UAG
Systems Management
1 26 (15.03%) SCCM
2 19 (10.98%) SCOM
3 13 (7.51%) WMI
4 9 (5.20%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (4.62%) FortiGate
5 8 (4.62%) Nagios
6 6 (3.47%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.73%) WSUS
8 2 (1.16%) Puppet
9 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.58%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.58%) Check_MK
9 1 (0.58%) Salt
9 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.58%) YUM
Vendors
1 57 (32.95%) Cisco
2 37 (21.39%) Microsoft
3 34 (19.65%) Juniper
4 27 (15.61%) VMware
4 27 (15.61%) CheckPoint
5 21 (12.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 21 (12.14%) Citrix
5 21 (12.14%) HP
6 18 (10.40%) Red Hat
6 18 (10.40%) F5
7 11 (6.36%) Oracle
8 8 (4.62%) Redknee
8 8 (4.62%) Velocent
8 8 (4.62%) Sun
8 8 (4.62%) Ericsson
9 6 (3.47%) NetApp
10 5 (2.89%) SAP
10 5 (2.89%) EMC
10 5 (2.89%) Isilon
11 4 (2.31%) Huawei
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