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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 66 46 51
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +5
Contract jobs citing DNS 38 88 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.90% 3.45% 3.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.76% 15.30% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 47 48
Median daily rate £381 £340 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.13% -12.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £435 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Median hourly rate £54.08 £55.65 £13.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.83% +307.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-8.75% -16.66%

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
434 575 745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.66% 22.53% 26.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 300 326
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £45.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.11% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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
Slough +4 10 £425 +20.56%
Reading -27 9 £285 -16.17% 4
Bracknell -1 3 £275 -11.29% 4
Windsor +2 2 - -
Wokingham +2 2 £338 +3.84%
Maidenhead - 2 - - 1
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 42 (48.28%) Windows
2 38 (43.68%) VMware
3 36 (41.38%) Active Directory
4 28 (32.18%) Microsoft
5 27 (31.03%) TCP/IP
6 26 (29.89%) DHCP
6 26 (29.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (28.74%) Cisco
8 24 (27.59%) Windows Server
9 23 (26.44%) SQL
9 23 (26.44%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (25.29%) Telecoms
10 22 (25.29%) HTTP
11 19 (21.84%) Amazon AWS
12 18 (20.69%) MPLS
13 16 (18.39%) Java
13 16 (18.39%) Solaris
13 16 (18.39%) Linux
13 16 (18.39%) Incident Management
14 15 (17.24%) Security Cleared
14 15 (17.24%) LDAP
14 15 (17.24%) SNMP
14 15 (17.24%) OSPF
14 15 (17.24%) BGP
14 15 (17.24%) Performance Monitoring
15 14 (16.09%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (16.09%) Juniper
15 14 (16.09%) Problem Management
16 13 (14.94%) SMTP
16 13 (14.94%) MS Exchange

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 13 (14.94%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.49%) IIS
3 7 (8.05%) Apache
4 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.75%) OpenStack
5 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.15%) Confluence
6 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.15%) nginx
6 1 (1.15%) SAS
6 1 (1.15%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (11.49%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.84%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.75%) IBM Cloud
3 5 (5.75%) SoftLayer
4 4 (4.60%) Office 365
5 3 (3.45%) IaaS
6 2 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.15%) PaaS
7 1 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (31.03%) TCP/IP
2 26 (29.89%) DHCP
3 22 (25.29%) HTTP
4 18 (20.69%) MPLS
5 15 (17.24%) BGP
5 15 (17.24%) LDAP
5 15 (17.24%) OSPF
5 15 (17.24%) SNMP
6 13 (14.94%) SMTP
7 12 (13.79%) FTP
8 11 (12.64%) Firewall
9 9 (10.34%) Broadband
9 9 (10.34%) SSL
10 8 (9.20%) ICMP
10 8 (9.20%) Internet
11 7 (8.05%) HTTPS
11 7 (8.05%) LAN
11 7 (8.05%) Telnet
12 6 (6.90%) Unified Communications
12 6 (6.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) MySQL
3 3 (3.45%) MS Access
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.15%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Vagrant
2 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.15%) JIRA
General
1 22 (25.29%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.05%) Electronics
3 6 (6.90%) Finance
4 5 (5.75%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.75%) Marketing
5 3 (3.45%) Billing
6 2 (2.30%) Legal
6 2 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.15%) Back Office
7 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (25.29%) Support Engineer
2 15 (17.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 14 (16.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 14 (16.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 11 (12.64%) Architect
4 11 (12.64%) Network Engineer
5 10 (11.49%) Administrator
5 10 (11.49%) IP Engineer
5 10 (11.49%) IP Network Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) Solaris Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) VMWare Administrator
6 9 (10.34%) VMware Engineer
7 8 (9.20%) Solaris Administrator
7 8 (9.20%) Solaris Support Engineer
7 8 (9.20%) VMware Support Engineer
7 8 (9.20%) Windows Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Server Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Cloud Architect
10 4 (4.60%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) Web Services
2 6 (6.90%) Middleware
3 4 (4.60%) CSS
3 4 (4.60%) HTML
3 4 (4.60%) LAMP
4 1 (1.15%) .NET
4 1 (1.15%) Django
4 1 (1.15%) JTAPI
4 1 (1.15%) Kafka
4 1 (1.15%) OAuth
4 1 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.15%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.20%) Clustering
1 8 (9.20%) Public Cloud
2 7 (8.05%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.75%) Client/Server
4 5 (5.75%) FlexPod
4 5 (5.75%) IPTV
4 5 (5.75%) Over-the-Top Content
4 5 (5.75%) Video on Demand
5 4 (4.60%) STB
5 4 (4.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (2.30%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.30%) Replication
6 2 (2.30%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.15%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (1.15%) PMI
7 1 (1.15%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (48.28%) Windows
2 26 (29.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (27.59%) Windows Server
4 16 (18.39%) Linux
4 16 (18.39%) Solaris
5 14 (16.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (13.79%) Unix
7 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (6.90%) Windows 7
9 5 (5.75%) Windows 10
9 5 (5.75%) Windows XP
10 4 (4.60%) Android
11 3 (3.45%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.30%) Debian
12 2 (2.30%) SUSE
13 1 (1.15%) CentOS
13 1 (1.15%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.39%) Incident Management
2 15 (17.24%) Performance Monitoring
3 14 (16.09%) Problem Management
4 11 (12.64%) Change Management
4 11 (12.64%) Load Balancing
5 9 (10.34%) DevOps
5 9 (10.34%) Mentoring
6 8 (9.20%) CRM
7 7 (8.05%) High Availability
7 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 7 (8.05%) ITIL
7 7 (8.05%) Patch Management
7 7 (8.05%) Service Management
8 6 (6.90%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (6.90%) Product Management
9 5 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.75%) Converged Infrastructure
9 5 (5.75%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (5.75%) Programme Management
9 5 (5.75%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.44%) SQL
2 16 (18.39%) Java
3 12 (13.79%) PowerShell
4 9 (10.34%) Python
5 7 (8.05%) Perl
6 5 (5.75%) Bash Shell
6 5 (5.75%) PHP
6 5 (5.75%) Ruby
7 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.30%) C
10 1 (1.15%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.20%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (8.05%) CCNA
3 7 (8.05%) CCNP
3 7 (8.05%) DV Cleared
4 6 (6.90%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.75%) CCIP
6 4 (4.60%) JNCIA
6 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.60%) VCDX
7 2 (2.30%) Degree
7 2 (2.30%) MCSE
8 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.15%) CCDA
8 1 (1.15%) CCVP
8 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.15%) MCITP
8 1 (1.15%) MCTS
8 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.15%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.64%) SLA
2 6 (6.90%) QA
3 5 (5.75%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 23 (26.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.79%) vSphere
4 10 (11.49%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.90%) vCloud
5 6 (6.90%) VMware ESX
6 4 (4.60%) Docker
6 4 (4.60%) XenApp
7 3 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.30%) iptables
8 2 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.30%) Xen
9 1 (1.15%) Ceph
9 1 (1.15%) Dovecot
9 1 (1.15%) Firmware
9 1 (1.15%) KVM
9 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.15%) NFS
9 1 (1.15%) Squid
9 1 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (12.64%) Ansible
2 8 (9.20%) Puppet
2 8 (9.20%) SCCM
3 7 (8.05%) SCOM
4 6 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (5.75%) Nagios
5 5 (5.75%) NetBackup
5 5 (5.75%) vRealize
6 3 (3.45%) Netcool
6 3 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (2.30%) WSUS
8 1 (1.15%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (1.15%) Cacti
8 1 (1.15%) Capistrano
8 1 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (1.15%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.15%) Unicenter
8 1 (1.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (43.68%) VMware
2 28 (32.18%) Microsoft
3 25 (28.74%) Cisco
4 14 (16.09%) Juniper
5 11 (12.64%) Huawei
6 9 (10.34%) Red Hat
7 7 (8.05%) Oracle
8 6 (6.90%) Citrix
8 6 (6.90%) HP
9 5 (5.75%) F5
9 5 (5.75%) Nimsoft
9 5 (5.75%) SAP
9 5 (5.75%) Veritas
10 4 (4.60%) CheckPoint
10 4 (4.60%) EMC
10 4 (4.60%) Intel Security
11 3 (3.45%) Ericsson
12 2 (2.30%) Avaya
12 2 (2.30%) Sun
13 1 (1.15%) Dell