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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 63 55 65
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing DNS 56 73 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.18% 2.92% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.79% 11.34% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 22
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £241
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +50.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £255 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £400 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.35% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.95% -16.25%
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
572 644 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.29% 25.74% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 217 222
Average daily rate £325 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £42.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -18 19 £308 -15.17% 14
Bracknell -3 10 £419 +18.79%
Maidenhead - 8 £398 - 1
Slough -2 7 £208 -17.82% 4
Newbury - 3 £345 - 1
Wokingham - 1 - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 73 (60.33%) Windows
2 59 (48.76%) Active Directory
3 52 (42.98%) Firewall
4 39 (32.23%) VMware
5 38 (31.40%) DHCP
5 38 (31.40%) Cisco
6 35 (28.93%) Windows 7
7 33 (27.27%) TCP/IP
8 32 (26.45%) WAN
8 32 (26.45%) LAN
8 32 (26.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 31 (25.62%) VPN
10 29 (23.97%) SMTP
10 29 (23.97%) Microsoft
11 28 (23.14%) MPLS
12 27 (22.31%) CheckPoint
12 27 (22.31%) HTTP
13 23 (19.01%) Telecoms
14 22 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (17.36%) SCCM
16 19 (15.70%) Project Management
17 18 (14.88%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
17 18 (14.88%) Linux
17 18 (14.88%) Degree
18 17 (14.05%) MS Exchange
18 17 (14.05%) Security Cleared
19 16 (13.22%) MS Visio
19 16 (13.22%) HP
19 16 (13.22%) MCITP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 17 (14.05%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.31%) Lync
3 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (3.31%) IIS
3 4 (3.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.65%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (1.65%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.65%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (13.22%) MS Visio
2 11 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (4.96%) Office 365
2 2 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.83%) SaaS
3 1 (0.83%) PaaS
3 1 (0.83%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.83%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (42.98%) Firewall
2 38 (31.40%) DHCP
3 33 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 32 (26.45%) LAN
4 32 (26.45%) WAN
5 31 (25.62%) VPN
6 29 (23.97%) SMTP
7 28 (23.14%) MPLS
8 27 (22.31%) HTTP
9 15 (12.40%) 3G
10 11 (9.09%) SNMP
10 11 (9.09%) 4G
11 10 (8.26%) Network Security
11 10 (8.26%) LTE
11 10 (8.26%) VLAN
11 10 (8.26%) SAN
12 9 (7.44%) OSPF
12 9 (7.44%) BGP
13 8 (6.61%) Internet
13 8 (6.61%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Maven
1 3 (2.48%) Selenium
1 3 (2.48%) Grunt
1 3 (2.48%) Karma Test Runner
1 3 (2.48%) JSHint
1 3 (2.48%) Bower
1 3 (2.48%) webpack
1 3 (2.48%) gulp
1 3 (2.48%) QUnit
2 2 (1.65%) MSI
2 2 (1.65%) Subversion
3 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.83%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.83%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
General
1 23 (19.01%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.79%) Back Office
3 6 (4.96%) Retail
4 5 (4.13%) Finance
5 4 (3.31%) Electronics
5 4 (3.31%) Banking
6 3 (2.48%) Front Office
7 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.65%) Billing
8 1 (0.83%) French Language
8 1 (0.83%) German Language
8 1 (0.83%) Games
8 1 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (15.70%) Support Engineer
2 18 (14.88%) Architect
3 15 (12.40%) Infrastructure Architect
4 11 (9.09%) Consultant
5 10 (8.26%) Infrastructure Manager
6 9 (7.44%) Analyst
7 8 (6.61%) Network Architect
8 6 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.13%) Field Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (4.13%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Designer
10 4 (3.31%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (3.31%) Technical Project Manager
10 4 (3.31%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.31%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.31%) Technical Manager
10 4 (3.31%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.79%) CSS
2 4 (3.31%) REST
2 4 (3.31%) HTML
2 4 (3.31%) Ajax
3 3 (2.48%) JSON
3 3 (2.48%) CSS3
3 3 (2.48%) JSLint
3 3 (2.48%) DOM
3 3 (2.48%) HTML5
3 3 (2.48%) Sass
3 3 (2.48%) LESS
3 3 (2.48%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.48%) React
4 2 (1.65%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.65%) Ember.js
4 2 (1.65%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.83%) FastCGI
5 1 (0.83%) SOAP
5 1 (0.83%) Web Services
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.13%) Replication
4 4 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.48%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.48%) Statistics
5 3 (2.48%) Graphic Design
5 3 (2.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.65%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.65%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.65%) Clustering
6 2 (1.65%) PKI
6 2 (1.65%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.65%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) Online Games
7 1 (0.83%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 73 (60.33%) Windows
2 35 (28.93%) Windows 7
3 22 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (14.88%) Linux
4 18 (14.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (10.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (9.09%) UNIX
7 9 (7.44%) Windows XP
8 7 (5.79%) Solaris
9 5 (4.13%) AIX
9 5 (4.13%) HPUX
10 4 (3.31%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.65%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.70%) Project Management
2 12 (9.92%) ITIL
3 10 (8.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (5.79%) Customer Engagement
5 6 (4.96%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (4.96%) Service Management
5 6 (4.96%) Network Design
6 5 (4.13%) Migration
6 5 (4.13%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.31%) MVC
7 4 (3.31%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.31%) Validation
7 4 (3.31%) Line Management
8 3 (2.48%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (2.48%) Software Delivery
8 3 (2.48%) Malware Detection\Protection
8 3 (2.48%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.48%) Change Control
8 3 (2.48%) Capacity Management
8 3 (2.48%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.74%) PowerShell
2 11 (9.09%) SQL
3 4 (3.31%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.48%) VBScript
4 3 (2.48%) Java
5 1 (0.83%) Python
5 1 (0.83%) Ruby
5 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.83%) Perl
5 1 (0.83%) PHP
5 1 (0.83%) C#
5 1 (0.83%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 18 (14.88%) Degree
2 17 (14.05%) Security Cleared
3 16 (13.22%) MCITP
4 15 (12.40%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (8.26%) CCNA
6 9 (7.44%) DV Cleared
7 8 (6.61%) CCNP
8 7 (5.79%) SC Cleared
9 6 (4.96%) MCTS
9 6 (4.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (4.96%) MCSE
10 3 (2.48%) MCSA
10 3 (2.48%) CCIE
10 3 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.48%) CISSP
11 2 (1.65%) CCSA
11 2 (1.65%) CCSE
12 1 (0.83%) HNC
12 1 (0.83%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.83%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (48.76%) Active Directory
2 32 (26.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (11.57%) Hyper-V
4 11 (9.09%) vSphere
5 6 (4.96%) XenApp
5 6 (4.96%) NFS
6 5 (4.13%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.13%) Terminal Services
7 4 (3.31%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.48%) Samba
9 2 (1.65%) ProxySG
9 2 (1.65%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.65%) Firmware
9 2 (1.65%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.83%) vCloud
10 1 (0.83%) Docker
10 1 (0.83%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (17.36%) SCCM
2 12 (9.92%) SCOM
3 6 (4.96%) WSUS
4 5 (4.13%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (2.48%) HP SIM
5 3 (2.48%) Cacti
5 3 (2.48%) OpenView
5 3 (2.48%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.48%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.65%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.83%) Check_MK
7 1 (0.83%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.83%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.83%) Nagios
Vendors
1 39 (32.23%) VMware
2 38 (31.40%) Cisco
3 29 (23.97%) Microsoft
4 27 (22.31%) CheckPoint
5 16 (13.22%) HP
6 8 (6.61%) Citrix
7 6 (4.96%) Sun
7 6 (4.96%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.13%) McAfee
8 5 (4.13%) EMC
8 5 (4.13%) NetApp
8 5 (4.13%) Veritas
9 4 (3.31%) Symantec
9 4 (3.31%) ProCurve
9 4 (3.31%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.31%) Brocade
9 4 (3.31%) 3PAR
9 4 (3.31%) F5
10 3 (2.48%) Huawei
10 3 (2.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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