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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 45 67 69
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +2
Contract jobs citing DNS 90 69 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.40% 2.64% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.57% 11.56% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 36 24
Average daily rate
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£378 £300 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% -7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £239 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Average hourly rate £13.65 £24.10 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.35% -49.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+29.44% -3.43%
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
663 597 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.07% 22.80% 31.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 229 228
Average daily rate £350 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 35 36
Average hourly rate £39.50 £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.20% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +21 27 £375 +36.36% 10
Slough +1 18 £300 - 4
Bracknell +1 12 £376 -1.95% 3
Windsor - 8 - -
Newbury +2 1 £363 -17.14% 2
Maidenhead -11 1 £400 -
Hungerford - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Thatcham - - - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 116 (61.38%) Windows
2 73 (38.62%) Active Directory
3 67 (35.45%) Linux
4 64 (33.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 63 (33.33%) DHCP
6 55 (29.10%) VMware
7 52 (27.51%) Cisco
7 52 (27.51%) Microsoft
8 50 (26.46%) Firewall
9 48 (25.40%) Telecoms
10 45 (23.81%) IIS
11 43 (22.75%) Red Hat
12 42 (22.22%) TCP/IP
13 41 (21.69%) Windows Server 2003
14 38 (20.11%) SQL
15 37 (19.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 36 (19.05%) UNIX
16 36 (19.05%) Citrix
17 34 (17.99%) Windows Server 2012
18 32 (16.93%) Microsoft Certification
19 31 (16.40%) Internet
20 30 (15.87%) CheckPoint
20 30 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
21 29 (15.34%) SQL Server
21 29 (15.34%) HP
22 26 (13.76%) NetBackup
22 26 (13.76%) Windows 7
23 25 (13.23%) Perl
23 25 (13.23%) ITIL
23 25 (13.23%) PowerShell

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 45 (23.81%) IIS
2 16 (8.47%) MS Exchange
3 14 (7.41%) Apache
4 10 (5.29%) IBM Notes
5 8 (4.23%) Lotus Domino
5 8 (4.23%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.70%) GlassFish
7 4 (2.12%) Lync
7 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.59%) Live Communications Server
8 3 (1.59%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 3 (1.59%) GroupWise
9 2 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.06%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.06%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 14 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.59%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.53%) assyst
2 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (3.17%) Office 365
2 4 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.59%) SaaS
3 3 (1.59%) PaaS
3 3 (1.59%) IaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 63 (33.33%) DHCP
2 50 (26.46%) Firewall
3 42 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 31 (16.40%) Internet
5 23 (12.17%) 3G
5 23 (12.17%) BGP
6 19 (10.05%) HTTP
6 19 (10.05%) OSPF
7 18 (9.52%) SAN
8 17 (8.99%) SSL
9 16 (8.47%) VPN
9 16 (8.47%) LTE
10 14 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (5.82%) SMTP
11 11 (5.82%) 4G
11 11 (5.82%) NetScaler
12 10 (5.29%) Radio Access Network
12 10 (5.29%) VoLTE
12 10 (5.29%) WAN
12 10 (5.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.34%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.29%) MySQL
3 5 (2.65%) DB2
3 5 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 7
5 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.06%) Introscope
1 2 (1.06%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.53%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.53%) Trac
2 1 (0.53%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.53%) Subversion
2 1 (0.53%) Maven
2 1 (0.53%) Ant
General
1 48 (25.40%) Telecoms
2 18 (9.52%) Finance
3 13 (6.88%) Banking
4 5 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.12%) Retail
5 4 (2.12%) Billing
6 3 (1.59%) Legal
6 3 (1.59%) Back Office
6 3 (1.59%) Electronics
7 2 (1.06%) Marketing
7 2 (1.06%) German Language
7 2 (1.06%) Games
8 1 (0.53%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 25 (13.23%) Support Engineer
2 19 (10.05%) Field Engineer
2 19 (10.05%) Design Engineer
3 18 (9.52%) IP Engineer
4 16 (8.47%) Consultant
5 14 (7.41%) Analyst
5 14 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (5.82%) Network Engineer
6 11 (5.82%) Linux Engineer
7 10 (5.29%) Security Engineer
8 9 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (4.23%) Server Engineer
9 8 (4.23%) Project Engineer
9 8 (4.23%) SCCM Engineer
10 7 (3.70%) Designer
11 6 (3.17%) Web Engineer
11 6 (3.17%) Web Analyst
11 6 (3.17%) Architect
11 6 (3.17%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.41%) SOAP
2 8 (4.23%) DCOM
3 7 (3.70%) LAMP
3 7 (3.70%) Software Packaging
3 7 (3.70%) Flash
4 6 (3.17%) XML
4 6 (3.17%) .NET
5 5 (2.65%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.65%) Regular Expression
6 3 (1.59%) X-Windows
6 3 (1.59%) REST
6 3 (1.59%) HTML
6 3 (1.59%) CSS
7 2 (1.06%) ADO.NET
7 2 (1.06%) WCF
7 2 (1.06%) Silverlight
7 2 (1.06%) LINQ
7 2 (1.06%) Ajax
7 2 (1.06%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 2 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.35%) Clustering
2 12 (6.35%) PKI
3 10 (5.29%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.76%) Thin Client
4 9 (4.76%) Fat Client
5 8 (4.23%) CLARiiON
6 5 (2.65%) Replication
7 4 (2.12%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.12%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.59%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.59%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.06%) DTV
9 2 (1.06%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.06%) Wiki
9 2 (1.06%) Open Source
10 1 (0.53%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.53%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 116 (61.38%) Windows
2 67 (35.45%) Linux
3 64 (33.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (21.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (19.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (19.05%) UNIX
7 34 (17.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (13.76%) Windows 7
9 21 (11.11%) Solaris
10 7 (3.70%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.65%) AIX
11 5 (2.65%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (2.65%) SUSE
12 4 (2.12%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (1.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.53%) Android
15 1 (0.53%) VMS
15 1 (0.53%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.23%) ITIL
2 19 (10.05%) Network Design
3 17 (8.99%) Service Management
3 17 (8.99%) Change Management
4 15 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (7.94%) Load Balancing
4 15 (7.94%) Performance Monitoring
5 12 (6.35%) Customer Engagement
5 12 (6.35%) Project Management
5 12 (6.35%) Validation
6 10 (5.29%) Configuration Management
7 9 (4.76%) Incident Management
7 9 (4.76%) Web Development
8 7 (3.70%) Capacity Management
9 6 (3.17%) Change Control
10 5 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (2.12%) Network Load Balancing
11 4 (2.12%) Time Management
11 4 (2.12%) Performance Management
11 4 (2.12%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.11%) SQL
2 25 (13.23%) Perl
2 25 (13.23%) PowerShell
3 23 (12.17%) Java
4 18 (9.52%) VBScript
5 11 (5.82%) C
6 10 (5.29%) T-SQL
7 9 (4.76%) VB
7 9 (4.76%) Bourne shell
7 9 (4.76%) Korn
8 8 (4.23%) Python
9 7 (3.70%) PHP
10 5 (2.65%) C#
10 5 (2.65%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.59%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.06%) Jython
12 2 (1.06%) Ruby
12 2 (1.06%) C++
13 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.53%) AWK
Qualifications
1 32 (16.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (12.70%) MCSE
3 22 (11.64%) MCITP
4 21 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 19 (10.05%) SC Cleared
6 16 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (7.41%) Degree
8 12 (6.35%) MCTS
9 10 (5.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (5.29%) CCNA
10 8 (4.23%) HNC
11 7 (3.70%) CCNP
11 7 (3.70%) CCA
11 7 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (3.70%) JNCIA
12 5 (2.65%) DV Cleared
12 5 (2.65%) RHCE
13 2 (1.06%) PhD
13 2 (1.06%) CCIE
13 2 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 73 (38.62%) Active Directory
2 30 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (10.58%) vSphere
3 20 (10.58%) NFS
4 8 (4.23%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.17%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.17%) XenApp
6 5 (2.65%) Firmware
6 5 (2.65%) Terminal Services
6 5 (2.65%) ProxySG
6 5 (2.65%) FreeRADIUS
7 3 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.59%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.06%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.06%) vCloud
9 1 (0.53%) Docker
9 1 (0.53%) LXC
9 1 (0.53%) NLBS
9 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (13.76%) NetBackup
2 21 (11.11%) SCOM
3 17 (8.99%) WMI
4 16 (8.47%) SCCM
5 13 (6.88%) Nagios
6 6 (3.17%) MOM
6 6 (3.17%) WSUS
6 6 (3.17%) SCSM
7 5 (2.65%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (1.59%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.53%) Netcool
10 1 (0.53%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.53%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (29.10%) VMware
2 52 (27.51%) Cisco
2 52 (27.51%) Microsoft
3 43 (22.75%) Red Hat
4 36 (19.05%) Citrix
5 30 (15.87%) CheckPoint
6 29 (15.34%) HP
7 23 (12.17%) EMC
8 17 (8.99%) Symantec
9 14 (7.41%) Dell
10 13 (6.88%) Juniper
10 13 (6.88%) Lotus
11 12 (6.35%) F5
11 12 (6.35%) Sun
12 11 (5.82%) IBM
12 11 (5.82%) Oracle
12 11 (5.82%) Isilon
13 10 (5.29%) Redknee
14 9 (4.76%) Adobe
14 9 (4.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
Bracknell, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Volt
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago