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 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 67 50 44
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Contract jobs citing DNS 44 74 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.20% 2.90% 3.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.80% 14.04% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 36 48
Median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £253 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £431 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £55.65 £85.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.72% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.50% -11.11%
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
500 527 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.04% 20.67% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 282 278
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 14
Median hourly rate £50.00 £39.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.58% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading -24 14 £450 +28.57% 7
Newbury +17 10 £275 -37.14% 1
Slough +12 6 £290 -10.76% 2
Bracknell +1 5 £405 +28.57%
Maidenhead +2 3 £425 +47.82%
Wokingham -4 2 £344 -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 61 (61.62%) VMware
2 47 (47.47%) Windows
3 40 (40.40%) SQL
4 37 (37.37%) Active Directory
5 34 (34.34%) LDAP
6 31 (31.31%) Solaris
6 31 (31.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 31 (31.31%) Performance Monitoring
7 29 (29.29%) Incident Management
7 29 (29.29%) DHCP
8 28 (28.28%) Microsoft
9 27 (27.27%) Java
9 27 (27.27%) Change Management
10 25 (25.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (24.24%) Windows Server
12 21 (21.21%) Linux
12 21 (21.21%) TCP/IP
12 21 (21.21%) SMTP
13 20 (20.20%) HTTP
14 18 (18.18%) MS Exchange
15 17 (17.17%) Cisco
16 15 (15.15%) Firewall
16 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (15.15%) Telecoms
17 14 (14.14%) Electronics
17 14 (14.14%) SQL Server
18 13 (13.13%) Windows Server 2012
18 13 (13.13%) DevOps
19 12 (12.12%) LAN
19 12 (12.12%) FTP

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 18 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.10%) Apache
2 10 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (10.10%) IIS
3 7 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (6.06%) Skype for Business
5 5 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.03%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.03%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.01%) Confluence
7 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.01%) nginx
7 1 (1.01%) SAS
7 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (10.10%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (7.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.06%) Office 365
3 3 (3.03%) IaaS
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.01%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.01%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.01%) PaaS
4 1 (1.01%) SoftLayer
4 1 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (34.34%) LDAP
2 29 (29.29%) DHCP
3 21 (21.21%) SMTP
3 21 (21.21%) TCP/IP
4 20 (20.20%) HTTP
5 15 (15.15%) Firewall
6 12 (12.12%) FTP
6 12 (12.12%) LAN
6 12 (12.12%) SNMP
7 11 (11.11%) MPLS
8 10 (10.10%) Internet
8 10 (10.10%) WAN
9 9 (9.09%) BGP
9 9 (9.09%) SSL
10 8 (8.08%) OSPF
11 7 (7.07%) HTTPS
12 6 (6.06%) SAN
12 6 (6.06%) Telnet
12 6 (6.06%) VLAN
12 6 (6.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.08%) MySQL
4 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.02%) MS Access
7 1 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.01%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.01%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (1.01%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.01%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.01%) JIRA
3 1 (1.01%) JUnit
3 1 (1.01%) Selenium
3 1 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.01%) Subversion
General
1 15 (15.15%) Telecoms
2 14 (14.14%) Electronics
3 8 (8.08%) Finance
4 7 (7.07%) Manufacturing
4 7 (7.07%) Marketing
5 2 (2.02%) Billing
5 2 (2.02%) Legal
5 2 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.01%) Local Government
6 1 (1.01%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (32.32%) Support Engineer
2 27 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support
2 27 (27.27%) Administrator
3 26 (26.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 26 (26.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 26 (26.26%) Solaris Engineer
3 26 (26.26%) VMWare Administrator
3 26 (26.26%) VMware Engineer
4 25 (25.25%) Solaris Administrator
5 24 (24.24%) Solaris Support Engineer
5 24 (24.24%) VMware Support Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) Consultant
6 8 (8.08%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Server Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Network Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Architect
9 5 (5.05%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (5.05%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.08%) LAMP
2 7 (7.07%) Middleware
3 6 (6.06%) HTML
4 5 (5.05%) CSS
5 3 (3.03%) Web Services
6 2 (2.02%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.01%) Django
7 1 (1.01%) ELK Stack
7 1 (1.01%) Kafka
7 1 (1.01%) OAuth
7 1 (1.01%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.01%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.08%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.07%) Clustering
3 5 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.05%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.05%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.04%) IPTV
4 4 (4.04%) Over-the-Top Content
4 4 (4.04%) Statistics
4 4 (4.04%) Video on Demand
5 3 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.03%) STB
6 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.02%) Replication
7 1 (1.01%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.01%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.01%) PMI
7 1 (1.01%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 47 (47.47%) Windows
2 31 (31.31%) Solaris
3 25 (25.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (24.24%) Windows Server
5 21 (21.21%) Linux
6 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (13.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (10.10%) Android
8 10 (10.10%) Unix
9 7 (7.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (7.07%) Windows 7
10 5 (5.05%) Debian
10 5 (5.05%) Windows 10
10 5 (5.05%) Windows XP
11 3 (3.03%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.02%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.01%) CentOS
13 1 (1.01%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.01%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.31%) Performance Monitoring
2 29 (29.29%) Incident Management
3 27 (27.27%) Change Management
4 13 (13.13%) DevOps
5 11 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 10 (10.10%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 8 (8.08%) Load Balancing
7 8 (8.08%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 7 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (7.07%) Digital Marketing
8 7 (7.07%) Programme Management
8 7 (7.07%) Service Management
8 7 (7.07%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 6 (6.06%) Mentoring
9 6 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (6.06%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 5 (5.05%) Data Centre Operations
10 5 (5.05%) Migration
10 5 (5.05%) Project Management
11 4 (4.04%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (40.40%) SQL
2 27 (27.27%) Java
3 9 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 8 (8.08%) PHP
4 8 (8.08%) PowerShell
4 8 (8.08%) Python
5 6 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.06%) VB
6 5 (5.05%) Perl
7 4 (4.04%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.02%) C
8 2 (2.02%) Ruby
9 1 (1.01%) Korn
Qualifications
1 11 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.08%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.06%) CCNA
4 5 (5.05%) CCNP
5 4 (4.04%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.03%) CCIP
6 3 (3.03%) Degree
6 3 (3.03%) JNCIA
6 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.03%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.02%) CCDA
7 2 (2.02%) MCSE
8 1 (1.01%) CCIE
8 1 (1.01%) CCSA
8 1 (1.01%) CCSE
8 1 (1.01%) CCVP
8 1 (1.01%) CISSP
8 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.01%) MCP
8 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) SLA
2 4 (4.04%) QA
3 1 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.01%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (37.37%) Active Directory
2 31 (31.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.07%) vSphere
4 6 (6.06%) VMware ESX
5 5 (5.05%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.04%) Xen
7 3 (3.03%) XenApp
8 2 (2.02%) Ceph
8 2 (2.02%) iptables
8 2 (2.02%) KVM
8 2 (2.02%) vCloud
8 2 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.01%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.01%) Docker
9 1 (1.01%) Dovecot
9 1 (1.01%) Postfix
9 1 (1.01%) Sendmail
9 1 (1.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (10.10%) NetBackup
2 7 (7.07%) SCCM
3 6 (6.06%) AirWatch
3 6 (6.06%) Ansible
3 6 (6.06%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (6.06%) Puppet
3 6 (6.06%) WSUS
4 5 (5.05%) Nagios
4 5 (5.05%) SCOM
5 3 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.02%) Netcool
6 2 (2.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.01%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.01%) Cacti
7 1 (1.01%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.01%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.01%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 61 (61.62%) VMware
2 28 (28.28%) Microsoft
3 17 (17.17%) Cisco
4 10 (10.10%) HP
5 9 (9.09%) Symantec
6 8 (8.08%) Red Hat
7 7 (7.07%) Juniper
7 7 (7.07%) SAP
8 6 (6.06%) MobileIron
9 5 (5.05%) Huawei
9 5 (5.05%) Veritas
10 4 (4.04%) CheckPoint
10 4 (4.04%) Citrix
10 4 (4.04%) F5
11 3 (3.03%) EMC
11 3 (3.03%) Ericsson
11 3 (3.03%) Intel Security
11 3 (3.03%) Oracle
12 2 (2.02%) IBM
12 2 (2.02%) Splunk
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