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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 72 39 88
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +49
Contract jobs citing DNS 59 115 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.07% 4.14% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.10% 17.88% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 40 20
Average daily rate
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£398 £275 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.54% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £16.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+181.25% +4.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.31 £15.40 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £27.88 £15.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
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
728 643 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.52% 23.15% 26.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 237 211
Average daily rate £300 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 20
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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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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 -28 22 £417 +55.88% 13
Maidenhead +9 8 £398 -0.62% 4
Slough -2 8 £388 +70.32% 2
Bracknell -3 8 £288 +8.49%
Windsor +1 1 £370 -
Newbury -9 1 £265 +51.42%
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 94 (62.67%) Windows
2 60 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 51 (34.00%) DHCP
4 43 (28.67%) Microsoft
5 40 (26.67%) Linux
6 39 (26.00%) Firewall
6 39 (26.00%) Telecoms
7 38 (25.33%) Cisco
8 36 (24.00%) VMware
9 31 (20.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 29 (19.33%) HTTP
11 28 (18.67%) SMTP
11 28 (18.67%) SQL
12 27 (18.00%) CheckPoint
12 27 (18.00%) MCITP
12 27 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 26 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (17.33%) ITIL
13 26 (17.33%) TCP/IP
14 25 (16.67%) MS Exchange
14 25 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
15 24 (16.00%) 3G
15 24 (16.00%) Degree
15 24 (16.00%) Service Management
16 23 (15.33%) IIS
16 23 (15.33%) SCOM
17 22 (14.67%) Customer Engagement
17 22 (14.67%) Windows 7
17 22 (14.67%) VPN
17 22 (14.67%) WAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 25 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 23 (15.33%) IIS
3 10 (6.67%) Apache
4 8 (5.33%) IBM Notes
4 8 (5.33%) GroupWise
5 6 (4.00%) IBM HTTP Server
5 6 (4.00%) WebSphere
5 6 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (4.00%) Lync
5 6 (4.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (4.00%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.00%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (1.33%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.67%) WordPress
10 1 (0.67%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.33%) MS Office
4 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.00%) Office 365
2 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.67%) IaaS
4 1 (0.67%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.67%) SaaS
4 1 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (34.00%) DHCP
2 39 (26.00%) Firewall
3 29 (19.33%) HTTP
4 28 (18.67%) SMTP
5 26 (17.33%) TCP/IP
6 24 (16.00%) 3G
7 22 (14.67%) VPN
7 22 (14.67%) WAN
7 22 (14.67%) LAN
8 21 (14.00%) SAN
9 15 (10.00%) LTE
9 15 (10.00%) Internet
10 14 (9.33%) 4G
11 13 (8.67%) Radio Access Network
11 13 (8.67%) IMAP
11 13 (8.67%) MPLS
12 12 (8.00%) BGP
12 12 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (7.33%) 2G
14 9 (6.00%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.00%) MySQL
3 4 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.67%) DB2
3 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.00%) Introscope
2 2 (1.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.67%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.67%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.67%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.67%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.67%) CruiseControl
General
1 39 (26.00%) Telecoms
2 12 (8.00%) Finance
3 8 (5.33%) Banking
4 4 (2.67%) Back Office
4 4 (2.67%) Retail
5 3 (2.00%) Legal
5 3 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.33%) Electronics
6 2 (1.33%) Games
6 2 (1.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (15.33%) Field Engineer
2 22 (14.67%) Consultant
3 14 (9.33%) Support Engineer
4 9 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (6.00%) Design Engineer
5 8 (5.33%) Server Engineer
6 7 (4.67%) IP Engineer
6 7 (4.67%) Analyst
6 7 (4.67%) Exchange Engineer
6 7 (4.67%) Systems Manager
6 7 (4.67%) Operations Manager
7 6 (4.00%) WebSphere Engineer
7 6 (4.00%) Security Engineer
7 6 (4.00%) Architect
8 5 (3.33%) RAN Engineer
8 5 (3.33%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.33%) Network Architect
8 5 (3.33%) Project Engineer
8 5 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.33%) XML
2 9 (6.00%) SOAP
3 6 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (4.00%) Worklight
4 4 (2.67%) Regular Expression
5 3 (2.00%) Software Packaging
6 2 (1.33%) HTML
6 2 (1.33%) .NET
6 2 (1.33%) CSS
7 1 (0.67%) jQuery
7 1 (0.67%) LINQ
7 1 (0.67%) WCF
7 1 (0.67%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.67%) Sass
7 1 (0.67%) FastCGI
7 1 (0.67%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 1 (0.67%) REST
7 1 (0.67%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.67%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.00%) Clustering
2 12 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.67%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.33%) Replication
5 4 (2.67%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.00%) PKI
7 2 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.67%) iPhone
8 1 (0.67%) Open Source
8 1 (0.67%) Xbox
8 1 (0.67%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.67%) EPoS
8 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 94 (62.67%) Windows
2 40 (26.67%) Linux
3 26 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (14.67%) Windows 7
6 15 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (10.00%) UNIX
7 13 (8.67%) Solaris
8 7 (4.67%) Windows XP
9 6 (4.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (2.67%) SUSE
10 4 (2.67%) AIX
10 4 (2.67%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (2.00%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.33%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.33%) ITIL
2 24 (16.00%) Service Management
3 22 (14.67%) Customer Engagement
4 21 (14.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 17 (11.33%) Project Management
6 16 (10.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (5.33%) Validation
8 7 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (4.00%) Migration
9 6 (4.00%) Network Design
9 6 (4.00%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.00%) Load Balancing
10 5 (3.33%) Software Licensing
11 4 (2.67%) Change Management
11 4 (2.67%) Capacity Management
12 3 (2.00%) Compatibility Testing
12 3 (2.00%) Network Load Balancing
12 3 (2.00%) Change Control
12 3 (2.00%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (2.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.67%) SQL
2 15 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 12 (8.00%) Perl
3 12 (8.00%) VBScript
4 7 (4.67%) Python
4 7 (4.67%) Java
5 6 (4.00%) Jython
5 6 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.33%) PHP
7 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.67%) C#
7 1 (0.67%) C++
7 1 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (20.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (18.00%) MCITP
3 24 (16.00%) Degree
4 22 (14.67%) MCTS
5 17 (11.33%) MCSE
6 14 (9.33%) Security Cleared
7 9 (6.00%) DV Cleared
8 6 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (3.33%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (2.67%) CCNP
11 3 (2.00%) MCSA
12 2 (1.33%) CCSA
12 2 (1.33%) CCSE
12 2 (1.33%) HNC
12 2 (1.33%) CISSP
13 1 (0.67%) RHCSA
13 1 (0.67%) CCIE
13 1 (0.67%) CCNA
13 1 (0.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.67%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 27 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.33%) vSphere
4 8 (5.33%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.67%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.33%) XenApp
6 5 (3.33%) NFS
7 4 (2.67%) FreeRADIUS
7 4 (2.67%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.00%) Firmware
8 3 (2.00%) Samba
8 3 (2.00%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.33%) ProxySG
9 2 (1.33%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.33%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.67%) Docker
10 1 (0.67%) NLBS
10 1 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (15.33%) SCOM
2 16 (10.67%) SCCM
3 15 (10.00%) WMI
4 11 (7.33%) SCSM
5 8 (5.33%) MOM
6 4 (2.67%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (2.00%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (2.00%) HP SIM
7 3 (2.00%) vMotion
8 2 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.33%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.67%) Nagios
9 1 (0.67%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.67%) WSUS
9 1 (0.67%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 43 (28.67%) Microsoft
2 38 (25.33%) Cisco
3 36 (24.00%) VMware
4 27 (18.00%) CheckPoint
5 15 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 13 (8.67%) IBM
6 13 (8.67%) HP
7 12 (8.00%) Citrix
8 10 (6.67%) Lotus
9 9 (6.00%) Oracle
10 8 (5.33%) Novell
11 7 (4.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 7 (4.67%) Ericsson
11 7 (4.67%) Adobe
12 6 (4.00%) Cramer
12 6 (4.00%) Dell
12 6 (4.00%) AppDynamics
13 5 (3.33%) F5
13 5 (3.33%) 3PAR
13 5 (3.33%) Remedy
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