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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 39 62 67
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +5
Contract jobs citing DNS 105 75 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.04% 3.01% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.08% 12.84% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 22 31
Average daily rate
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£325 £278 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.11% -14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £167 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £434 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 6
Average hourly rate - £16.10 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.97 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +5.38%
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
653 584 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.13% 23.42% 34.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 215 255
Average daily rate £325 £338 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 36 35
Average hourly rate £20.25 £37.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.00% +63.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £22.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.95%

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 20 November 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
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 20 November 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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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 +27 27 £375 +57.89% 11
Slough +13 27 £300 +41.17% 2
Bracknell +6 20 £300 -21.82% 2
Windsor - 9 - - 1
Maidenhead -15 4 £400 +8.84%
Newbury -2 1 £300 -31.42% 1
Hungerford - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Thatcham - - - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 117 (62.23%) Windows
2 80 (42.55%) Active Directory
3 67 (35.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 62 (32.98%) DHCP
5 60 (31.91%) Linux
6 54 (28.72%) Firewall
6 54 (28.72%) VMware
7 49 (26.06%) Microsoft
8 48 (25.53%) Cisco
9 47 (25.00%) IIS
9 47 (25.00%) Telecoms
10 46 (24.47%) TCP/IP
11 41 (21.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 38 (20.21%) Red Hat
12 38 (20.21%) SQL
13 37 (19.68%) Windows Server 2012
14 35 (18.62%) SQL Server
14 35 (18.62%) UNIX
15 34 (18.09%) Citrix
16 32 (17.02%) Internet
16 32 (17.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 31 (16.49%) CheckPoint
18 30 (15.96%) HP
19 28 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
20 27 (14.36%) PowerShell
21 26 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
21 26 (13.83%) Windows 7
21 26 (13.83%) NetBackup
22 24 (12.77%) BGP
22 24 (12.77%) ITIL

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 47 (25.00%) IIS
2 15 (7.98%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.38%) Apache
4 11 (5.85%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.26%) IBM Notes
5 8 (4.26%) Lotus Domino
6 7 (3.72%) GlassFish
6 7 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.53%) Lync
10 1 (0.53%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (9.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.06%) MS Office
2 2 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.60%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.53%) assyst
3 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.26%) Office 365
3 4 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.60%) SaaS
4 3 (1.60%) PaaS
4 3 (1.60%) IaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 62 (32.98%) DHCP
2 54 (28.72%) Firewall
3 46 (24.47%) TCP/IP
4 32 (17.02%) Internet
5 24 (12.77%) BGP
6 21 (11.17%) OSPF
7 20 (10.64%) 3G
7 20 (10.64%) VPN
8 16 (8.51%) SSL
8 16 (8.51%) HTTP
9 15 (7.98%) SAN
9 15 (7.98%) LTE
10 13 (6.91%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (6.91%) IPsec
10 13 (6.91%) WAN
11 11 (5.85%) LAN
11 11 (5.85%) Network Security
11 11 (5.85%) NetScaler
11 11 (5.85%) VoLTE
12 10 (5.32%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (18.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.26%) MySQL
3 5 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.66%) DB2
4 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 7
5 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.66%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.06%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.53%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.53%) Trac
3 1 (0.53%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.53%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.53%) Subversion
3 1 (0.53%) Maven
3 1 (0.53%) Ant
General
1 47 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 20 (10.64%) Finance
3 11 (5.85%) Banking
4 8 (4.26%) Marketing
5 7 (3.72%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.72%) Electronics
6 4 (2.13%) Billing
7 3 (1.60%) Back Office
7 3 (1.60%) Legal
7 3 (1.60%) Retail
8 2 (1.06%) German Language
9 1 (0.53%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (13.83%) Support Engineer
2 21 (11.17%) Design Engineer
3 20 (10.64%) IP Engineer
4 18 (9.57%) Field Engineer
5 15 (7.98%) Analyst
6 13 (6.91%) Consultant
6 13 (6.91%) Network Engineer
7 12 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (6.38%) SCCM Engineer
8 11 (5.85%) Linux Engineer
9 10 (5.32%) Security Engineer
10 9 (4.79%) Server Engineer
10 9 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (3.72%) Designer
13 6 (3.19%) Web Analyst
13 6 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 6 (3.19%) Web Engineer
13 6 (3.19%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
13 6 (3.19%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.91%) DCOM
1 13 (6.91%) SOAP
2 9 (4.79%) .NET
3 8 (4.26%) ASP.NET
4 7 (3.72%) LAMP
4 7 (3.72%) Flash
5 6 (3.19%) XML
5 6 (3.19%) HTML
5 6 (3.19%) CSS
6 5 (2.66%) Ajax
6 5 (2.66%) Software Packaging
6 5 (2.66%) Regular Expression
7 4 (2.13%) REST
7 4 (2.13%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.60%) XSLT
8 3 (1.60%) jQuery
8 3 (1.60%) HTML5
8 3 (1.60%) X-Windows
9 2 (1.06%) JSON
9 2 (1.06%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.91%) PKI
3 10 (5.32%) Clustering
4 9 (4.79%) Thin Client
4 9 (4.79%) Fat Client
5 8 (4.26%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.26%) Replication
5 8 (4.26%) CLARiiON
6 6 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.66%) DTV
7 5 (2.66%) Wiki
8 3 (1.60%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.60%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.60%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.60%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.06%) Learning Management System
9 2 (1.06%) Open Source
10 1 (0.53%) Social Media
10 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 117 (62.23%) Windows
2 67 (35.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 60 (31.91%) Linux
4 41 (21.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (19.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (18.62%) UNIX
7 32 (17.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (13.83%) Windows 7
9 17 (9.04%) Solaris
10 6 (3.19%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.66%) AIX
11 5 (2.66%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (2.66%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.66%) SUSE
12 3 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.53%) VMS
13 1 (0.53%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.77%) ITIL
2 23 (12.23%) Network Design
3 18 (9.57%) Change Management
4 17 (9.04%) Load Balancing
5 15 (7.98%) Project Management
5 15 (7.98%) Service Management
6 13 (6.91%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (6.38%) Web Development
8 11 (5.85%) Validation
9 10 (5.32%) Configuration Management
9 10 (5.32%) Customer Engagement
9 10 (5.32%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (4.79%) Incident Management
11 8 (4.26%) Network Architecture
11 8 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (4.26%) Digital Marketing
12 7 (3.72%) Capacity Management
13 6 (3.19%) Change Control
13 6 (3.19%) Software Testing
13 6 (3.19%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.21%) SQL
2 27 (14.36%) PowerShell
3 21 (11.17%) Perl
3 21 (11.17%) Java
4 20 (10.64%) VBScript
5 15 (7.98%) T-SQL
6 11 (5.85%) C
7 9 (4.79%) VB
7 9 (4.79%) Bourne shell
7 9 (4.79%) Korn
8 8 (4.26%) C#
8 8 (4.26%) JavaScript
9 7 (3.72%) PHP
10 6 (3.19%) Python
11 2 (1.06%) Ruby
11 2 (1.06%) C++
12 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.53%) AWK
Qualifications
1 28 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (11.17%) Security Cleared
3 20 (10.64%) MCSE
4 19 (10.11%) SC Cleared
4 19 (10.11%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (9.57%) MCITP
6 12 (6.38%) Degree
7 11 (5.85%) CCNA
8 10 (5.32%) MCTS
9 9 (4.79%) CCNP
10 8 (4.26%) HNC
10 8 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (4.26%) JNCIA
11 7 (3.72%) CCA
11 7 (3.72%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (3.19%) RHCE
13 5 (2.66%) ISEB
13 5 (2.66%) DV Cleared
13 5 (2.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (1.06%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.72%) SLA
2 2 (1.06%) QA
2 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 80 (42.55%) Active Directory
2 26 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (10.11%) vSphere
4 18 (9.57%) NFS
5 11 (5.85%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.72%) VMware ESX
7 6 (3.19%) Firmware
7 6 (3.19%) Terminal Services
7 6 (3.19%) XenApp
8 5 (2.66%) FreeRADIUS
8 5 (2.66%) ProxySG
9 3 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.60%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.60%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.60%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.06%) vCloud
11 1 (0.53%) Docker
11 1 (0.53%) LXC
11 1 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (13.83%) NetBackup
2 21 (11.17%) SCCM
3 20 (10.64%) SCOM
4 17 (9.04%) WMI
5 13 (6.91%) Nagios
6 7 (3.72%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (3.72%) WSUS
7 6 (3.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (2.66%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (1.60%) SCSM
9 3 (1.60%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.06%) MOM
10 2 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.53%) Check_MK
11 1 (0.53%) EdgeSight
11 1 (0.53%) Netcool
11 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 54 (28.72%) VMware
2 49 (26.06%) Microsoft
3 48 (25.53%) Cisco
4 38 (20.21%) Red Hat
5 34 (18.09%) Citrix
6 31 (16.49%) CheckPoint
7 30 (15.96%) HP
8 23 (12.23%) EMC
9 17 (9.04%) Symantec
10 13 (6.91%) Juniper
11 12 (6.38%) Dell
11 12 (6.38%) Sun
11 12 (6.38%) F5
12 11 (5.85%) Isilon
13 9 (4.79%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 9 (4.79%) Lotus
13 9 (4.79%) Oracle
14 8 (4.26%) IBM
14 8 (4.26%) CA
14 8 (4.26%) NetApp
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