The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 42 87 68
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -19
Contract jobs citing DNS 120 35 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.10% 1.41% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.29% 5.33% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 18 26
Average daily rate £290 £285 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £179 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £327 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.83% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -49.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £14.65 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.88 £15.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -36.44%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
656 657 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.42% 26.48% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 204 224
Average daily rate £295 £285 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% -5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 20 26
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £20.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
DNS
South East

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +30 67 £275 +10.00% 13
Bracknell +4 12 £303 - 4
Slough +10 7 £228 -31.57% 4
Maidenhead -2 4 £425 - 1
Newbury -6 4 £175 -38.59% 1
Windsor - 2 - -
Thatcham - - - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 118 (59.00%) Windows
2 93 (46.50%) Active Directory
3 72 (36.00%) Cisco
4 65 (32.50%) VMware
5 59 (29.50%) Firewall
6 58 (29.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 56 (28.00%) DHCP
8 53 (26.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 52 (26.00%) Telecoms
10 49 (24.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 46 (23.00%) Juniper
12 41 (20.50%) VPN
12 41 (20.50%) MPLS
12 41 (20.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 40 (20.00%) Configuration Management
13 40 (20.00%) MS Exchange
14 37 (18.50%) GGSN
14 37 (18.50%) SGSN
15 36 (18.00%) SCCM
15 36 (18.00%) LDAP
15 36 (18.00%) Microsoft
16 35 (17.50%) CheckPoint
17 34 (17.00%) Change Management
18 33 (16.50%) SAN
19 32 (16.00%) TCP/IP
19 32 (16.00%) Problem Management
20 31 (15.50%) Linux
21 30 (15.00%) ITIL
21 30 (15.00%) LAN
21 30 (15.00%) HP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 40 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 27 (13.50%) IIS
3 20 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (9.00%) Lync
5 14 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (6.00%) Live Communications Server
7 8 (4.00%) Apache
8 7 (3.50%) IBM Notes
9 6 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (3.00%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.50%) Confluence
11 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (9.50%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.00%) MS Office
3 7 (3.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle BRM
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.00%) Office 365
2 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (29.50%) Firewall
2 56 (28.00%) DHCP
3 41 (20.50%) VPN
3 41 (20.50%) MPLS
4 37 (18.50%) GGSN
4 37 (18.50%) SGSN
5 36 (18.00%) LDAP
6 33 (16.50%) SAN
7 32 (16.00%) TCP/IP
8 30 (15.00%) LAN
9 27 (13.50%) Internet
9 27 (13.50%) WAN
10 25 (12.50%) MGW
11 20 (10.00%) BGP
11 20 (10.00%) L2TP
12 19 (9.50%) RTP
12 19 (9.50%) IPsec
12 19 (9.50%) SMTP
13 18 (9.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (8.50%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.50%) MySQL
4 4 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.00%) MS Access
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (2.00%) Subversion
2 3 (1.50%) MSBuild
2 3 (1.50%) Hudson
2 3 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.00%) Bugzilla
3 2 (1.00%) JIRA
3 2 (1.00%) CruiseControl
3 2 (1.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.50%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.50%) Gradle
4 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.50%) FogBugz
4 1 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.50%) Selenium
4 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.50%) Ant
4 1 (0.50%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.50%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.50%) ClearQuest
General
1 52 (26.00%) Telecoms
2 13 (6.50%) Front Office
2 13 (6.50%) Back Office
3 12 (6.00%) Finance
4 7 (3.50%) Japanese Language
4 7 (3.50%) Legal
5 6 (3.00%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.00%) French Language
6 4 (2.00%) German Language
6 4 (2.00%) Italian Language
7 3 (1.50%) Retail
8 2 (1.00%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.00%) Local Government
8 2 (1.00%) Marketing
9 1 (0.50%) Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Games
9 1 (0.50%) Military
9 1 (0.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 35 (17.50%) Support Engineer
2 26 (13.00%) Consultant
2 26 (13.00%) NOC Engineer
3 15 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 11 (5.50%) CS Core Engineer
5 11 (5.50%) Team Leader
5 11 (5.50%) Server Engineer
5 11 (5.50%) Support Consultant
6 10 (5.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 9 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.00%) Network Support
8 8 (4.00%) Design Engineer
8 8 (4.00%) Operations Team Leader
9 7 (3.50%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
9 7 (3.50%) Server Support
10 6 (3.00%) Architect
10 6 (3.00%) Network Engineer
10 6 (3.00%) Administrator
10 6 (3.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.50%) .NET
2 4 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.00%) JTAPI
3 2 (1.00%) HTML
3 2 (1.00%) DCOM
3 2 (1.00%) XML
4 1 (0.50%) REST
4 1 (0.50%) WebCenter
4 1 (0.50%) JSON
4 1 (0.50%) XSL
4 1 (0.50%) SOAP
4 1 (0.50%) Web Services
4 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.50%) WAP
4 1 (0.50%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.50%) Middleware
4 1 (0.50%) CPAN
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.00%) PKI
2 10 (5.00%) Clustering
3 5 (2.50%) Statistics
3 5 (2.50%) Replication
4 4 (2.00%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.00%) Firmware
5 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.00%) iPhone
6 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.50%) iPad
6 1 (0.50%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.50%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.50%) Wiki
6 1 (0.50%) FMCG
6 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 118 (59.00%) Windows
2 58 (29.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (26.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (15.50%) Linux
5 28 (14.00%) Windows 7
6 19 (9.50%) UNIX
7 18 (9.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (6.50%) Solaris
9 11 (5.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (5.00%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.00%) AIX
12 2 (1.00%) CentOS
12 2 (1.00%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.00%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.50%) Android
13 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 34 (17.00%) Change Management
3 32 (16.00%) Problem Management
4 30 (15.00%) ITIL
5 27 (13.50%) Fault Management
6 25 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 20 (10.00%) Performance Management
8 18 (9.00%) Service Delivery
9 16 (8.00%) Network Load Balancing
10 15 (7.50%) Service Management
11 11 (5.50%) Customer Engagement
12 10 (5.00%) Incident Management
12 10 (5.00%) Network Management
13 7 (3.50%) Project Management
14 6 (3.00%) Migration
14 6 (3.00%) E-Commerce
14 6 (3.00%) Continuous Improvement
15 5 (2.50%) Capacity Management
16 4 (2.00%) Data Security
16 4 (2.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.00%) SQL
2 14 (7.00%) Perl
2 14 (7.00%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.50%) Bash Shell
3 9 (4.50%) VB
4 8 (4.00%) Korn
5 7 (3.50%) C#
6 6 (3.00%) Java
6 6 (3.00%) C
7 5 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.00%) VBScript
8 4 (2.00%) C++
9 3 (1.50%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.50%) C-shell
10 1 (0.50%) Ruby
10 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (10.50%) Degree
2 21 (10.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (8.50%) CCNA
4 15 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 15 (7.50%) MCTS
5 13 (6.50%) MCITP
6 10 (5.00%) CCNP
7 8 (4.00%) CCIE
7 8 (4.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.00%) MCSE
8 6 (3.00%) CCSP
8 6 (3.00%) CCDP
8 6 (3.00%) CISSP
8 6 (3.00%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (2.00%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.50%) MCSA
10 3 (1.50%) CCSA
10 3 (1.50%) CCVP
11 2 (1.00%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.50%) SLA
3 4 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.00%) QA
5 1 (0.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 93 (46.50%) Active Directory
2 49 (24.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.50%) vSphere
4 15 (7.50%) Hyper-V
5 10 (5.00%) NFS
6 8 (4.00%) KVM
7 7 (3.50%) VMware ESX
8 6 (3.00%) VMware Server
9 5 (2.50%) Xen
9 5 (2.50%) NLBS
9 5 (2.50%) ISA Server
10 4 (2.00%) Samba
10 4 (2.00%) XenApp
10 4 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.50%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.00%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.50%) UAG
13 1 (0.50%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.50%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 36 (18.00%) SCCM
2 19 (9.50%) NetBackup
3 16 (8.00%) WSUS
4 13 (6.50%) SCOM
4 13 (6.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (3.00%) ARCserve
5 6 (3.00%) FortiGate
6 5 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (2.00%) WMI
8 3 (1.50%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.50%) Puppet
9 2 (1.00%) Nagios
9 2 (1.00%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.50%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.50%) YUM
10 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 72 (36.00%) Cisco
2 65 (32.50%) VMware
3 46 (23.00%) Juniper
4 41 (20.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 36 (18.00%) Microsoft
6 35 (17.50%) CheckPoint
7 30 (15.00%) HP
8 22 (11.00%) F5
8 22 (11.00%) Velocent
9 16 (8.00%) Symantec
10 14 (7.00%) Oracle
11 13 (6.50%) Blue Coat
11 13 (6.50%) Citrix
11 13 (6.50%) Lotus
11 13 (6.50%) McAfee
12 12 (6.00%) Red Hat
12 12 (6.00%) EMC
13 11 (5.50%) Huawei
14 9 (4.50%) Brocade
14 9 (4.50%) NetApp
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