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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 42 57 66
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +9
Contract jobs citing DNS 97 73 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.97% 2.86% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.70% 10.64% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 22 23
Average daily rate
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£300 £308 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £129 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £414 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £14.00 £13.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -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
660 686 1044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.98% 26.88% 33.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 224 222
Average daily rate £350 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 15 September 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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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 +8 36 £338 +104.54% 13
Slough +5 24 £285 -25.24% 5
Bracknell +14 11 £300 - 2
Maidenhead -11 3 £338 -15.62% 3
Newbury - 2 £300 -
Wokingham - - - - 1
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 105 (55.56%) Windows
2 84 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 69 (36.51%) DHCP
4 59 (31.22%) Firewall
5 58 (30.69%) Cisco
6 51 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (25.40%) Telecoms
8 45 (23.81%) TCP/IP
9 44 (23.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 41 (21.69%) Microsoft
11 40 (21.16%) Linux
12 39 (20.63%) Cisco Certification
13 38 (20.11%) VMware
14 36 (19.05%) VPN
15 34 (17.99%) SQL Server
15 34 (17.99%) IIS
16 31 (16.40%) Windows Server 2012
17 29 (15.34%) UNIX
17 29 (15.34%) HP
17 29 (15.34%) Juniper
17 29 (15.34%) IPsec
18 28 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
19 27 (14.29%) CheckPoint
19 27 (14.29%) Red Hat
20 26 (13.76%) Citrix
20 26 (13.76%) SQL
20 26 (13.76%) PowerShell
20 26 (13.76%) SCCM
21 25 (13.23%) Security Cleared
21 25 (13.23%) OSPF

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 34 (17.99%) IIS
2 20 (10.58%) MS Exchange
3 17 (8.99%) Apache
4 10 (5.29%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (3.17%) IBM Notes
7 5 (2.65%) Lotus Domino
7 5 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.12%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.06%) Lync
9 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.53%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.53%) Confluence
10 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 18 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.12%) MS Office
3 2 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.59%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.76%) Office 365
3 6 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.53%) SaaS
4 1 (0.53%) PaaS
4 1 (0.53%) IaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 69 (36.51%) DHCP
2 59 (31.22%) Firewall
3 45 (23.81%) TCP/IP
4 36 (19.05%) VPN
5 29 (15.34%) IPsec
6 25 (13.23%) OSPF
6 25 (13.23%) BGP
7 24 (12.70%) MPLS
8 22 (11.64%) Internet
8 22 (11.64%) WAN
9 20 (10.58%) LAN
9 20 (10.58%) VoIP
10 16 (8.47%) SSL
11 15 (7.94%) HTTP
12 14 (7.41%) GGSN
12 14 (7.41%) SGSN
12 14 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (6.88%) SNMP
14 12 (6.35%) Wireless
14 12 (6.35%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (17.99%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.23%) MySQL
3 7 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.53%) DB2
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 7
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.65%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.59%) Subversion
2 3 (1.59%) StarTeam
3 2 (1.06%) Ant
4 1 (0.53%) Maven
4 1 (0.53%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.53%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.53%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.53%) JIRA
4 1 (0.53%) Selenium
4 1 (0.53%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.53%) Hudson
4 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.53%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.53%) Gradle
4 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.53%) Trac
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Ivy
General
1 48 (25.40%) Telecoms
2 20 (10.58%) Finance
3 11 (5.82%) Banking
4 9 (4.76%) Marketing
5 8 (4.23%) Electronics
5 8 (4.23%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.59%) Retail
6 3 (1.59%) Front Office
6 3 (1.59%) Back Office
7 2 (1.06%) Legal
7 2 (1.06%) German Language
8 1 (0.53%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.53%) Billing
8 1 (0.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (11.11%) Support Engineer
1 21 (11.11%) Design Engineer
1 21 (11.11%) IP Engineer
2 20 (10.58%) Network Engineer
3 17 (8.99%) Analyst
4 15 (7.94%) Field Engineer
5 12 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (5.82%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (5.29%) Server Engineer
7 10 (5.29%) SCCM Engineer
8 9 (4.76%) Security Engineer
8 9 (4.76%) Consultant
9 8 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (4.23%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (3.70%) Administrator
10 7 (3.70%) Project Engineer
11 6 (3.17%) Network Support
11 6 (3.17%) Test Analyst
12 5 (2.65%) Support Analyst
12 5 (2.65%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.94%) .NET
2 11 (5.82%) DCOM
3 10 (5.29%) SOAP
4 7 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 7 (3.70%) HTML
5 6 (3.17%) CSS
6 5 (2.65%) XML
6 5 (2.65%) LAMP
7 4 (2.12%) Ajax
7 4 (2.12%) Flash
7 4 (2.12%) REST
8 3 (1.59%) jQuery
8 3 (1.59%) HTML5
8 3 (1.59%) JSON
8 3 (1.59%) Software Packaging
8 3 (1.59%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.59%) XSLT
9 2 (1.06%) X-Windows
9 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.35%) Clustering
2 12 (6.35%) PKI
3 9 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.23%) Fat Client
4 8 (4.23%) Thin Client
5 7 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.17%) Replication
6 6 (3.17%) Firmware
6 6 (3.17%) DTV
6 6 (3.17%) Wiki
7 5 (2.65%) CLARiiON
8 4 (2.12%) Statistics
8 4 (2.12%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.59%) Learning Management System
9 3 (1.59%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.06%) Open Source
10 2 (1.06%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 105 (55.56%) Windows
2 51 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (23.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (21.16%) Linux
5 31 (16.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (15.34%) UNIX
7 22 (11.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (11.11%) Windows 7
9 11 (5.82%) Solaris
10 9 (4.76%) Windows 8
11 6 (3.17%) Windows XP
11 6 (3.17%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.06%) AIX
13 1 (0.53%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.53%) SUSE
13 1 (0.53%) Android
13 1 (0.53%) CentOS
13 1 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (12.17%) Network Design
2 22 (11.64%) ITIL
3 15 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (7.41%) Change Management
4 14 (7.41%) Configuration Management
5 13 (6.88%) Load Balancing
6 12 (6.35%) Network Architecture
6 12 (6.35%) Service Management
7 11 (5.82%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (5.29%) Software Testing
8 10 (5.29%) Customer Engagement
9 9 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
9 9 (4.76%) Project Management
9 9 (4.76%) Mentoring
10 8 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (4.23%) Web Development
10 8 (4.23%) Network Management
11 7 (3.70%) Migration
11 7 (3.70%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.76%) SQL
1 26 (13.76%) PowerShell
2 23 (12.17%) Java
3 22 (11.64%) Perl
4 15 (7.94%) VBScript
5 14 (7.41%) C
6 13 (6.88%) T-SQL
7 12 (6.35%) C#
8 9 (4.76%) Korn
9 8 (4.23%) Bourne shell
9 8 (4.23%) VB
9 8 (4.23%) JavaScript
10 6 (3.17%) C++
10 6 (3.17%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.65%) PHP
12 3 (1.59%) Python
13 2 (1.06%) Ruby
14 1 (0.53%) C-shell
14 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.53%) AWK
Qualifications
1 39 (20.63%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (13.23%) Security Cleared
4 21 (11.11%) CCNP
5 19 (10.05%) CCNA
6 18 (9.52%) Degree
7 16 (8.47%) SC Cleared
8 15 (7.94%) MCTS
8 15 (7.94%) MCSE
9 14 (7.41%) MCITP
10 11 (5.82%) CCIE
11 9 (4.76%) ISEB
11 9 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (4.23%) DV Cleared
12 8 (4.23%) JNCIA
13 7 (3.70%) Check Point Certification
13 7 (3.70%) CCA
13 7 (3.70%) CISSP
13 7 (3.70%) CCSP
13 7 (3.70%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.82%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.70%) SLA
3 2 (1.06%) QA
4 1 (0.53%) COBIT
System Software
1 84 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 21 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (10.05%) NFS
4 14 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (3.70%) vSphere
7 5 (2.65%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.59%) ProxySG
8 3 (1.59%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.59%) XenApp
8 3 (1.59%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.59%) KVM
9 2 (1.06%) NLBS
9 2 (1.06%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.53%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.53%) Xen
10 1 (0.53%) XenServer
10 1 (0.53%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.53%) UAG
10 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (13.76%) SCCM
2 19 (10.05%) SCOM
3 15 (7.94%) NetBackup
4 13 (6.88%) WMI
5 11 (5.82%) Nagios
6 10 (5.29%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (4.23%) FortiGate
8 5 (2.65%) WSUS
9 4 (2.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (1.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (1.06%) Puppet
12 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.53%) CA Spectrum
12 1 (0.53%) Salt
12 1 (0.53%) Check_MK
12 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.53%) YUM
Vendors
1 58 (30.69%) Cisco
2 41 (21.69%) Microsoft
3 38 (20.11%) VMware
4 29 (15.34%) HP
4 29 (15.34%) Juniper
5 27 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 27 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 26 (13.76%) Citrix
7 19 (10.05%) F5
8 15 (7.94%) EMC
9 14 (7.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 11 (5.82%) Oracle
11 9 (4.76%) Sun
11 9 (4.76%) Symantec
11 9 (4.76%) Redknee
12 8 (4.23%) Isilon
13 7 (3.70%) Ericsson
13 7 (3.70%) Lotus
13 7 (3.70%) Dell
14 6 (3.17%) SAP
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