The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 42 68 71
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +3
Contract jobs citing DNS 27 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.98% 1.66% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.21% 7.03% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -2.63%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
190 256 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.97% 23.57% 33.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 100 95
Average daily rate £350 £390 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +32.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Reading region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Reading

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Reading region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 49 (80.33%) Windows
2 41 (67.21%) Active Directory
3 34 (55.74%) DHCP
4 21 (34.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (31.15%) Windows 7
5 19 (31.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (29.51%) Citrix
6 18 (29.51%) Linux
7 17 (27.87%) UNIX
7 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
7 17 (27.87%) Red Hat
8 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (22.95%) ITIL
9 14 (22.95%) PowerShell
9 14 (22.95%) NetBackup
10 13 (21.31%) Degree
10 13 (21.31%) TCP/IP
11 12 (19.67%) HP
11 12 (19.67%) MCSE
11 12 (19.67%) SQL
11 12 (19.67%) IIS
11 12 (19.67%) SCOM
12 11 (18.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (18.03%) Isilon
12 11 (18.03%) MCTS
12 11 (18.03%) MCITP
12 11 (18.03%) VBScript
12 11 (18.03%) Service Management
12 11 (18.03%) Nagios
13 10 (16.39%) Perl

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (19.67%) IIS
2 7 (11.48%) SharePoint
2 7 (11.48%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.92%) GroupWise
3 3 (4.92%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.28%) Live Communications Server
4 2 (3.28%) Lync
5 1 (1.64%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.64%) Apache
5 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (6.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (55.74%) DHCP
2 13 (21.31%) TCP/IP
3 9 (14.75%) VoIP
3 9 (14.75%) WAN
4 8 (13.11%) LAN
4 8 (13.11%) VPN
5 7 (11.48%) Internet
5 7 (11.48%) 3G
6 6 (9.84%) HTTP
6 6 (9.84%) LTE
6 6 (9.84%) 4G
7 5 (8.20%) NetScaler
7 5 (8.20%) GSM
7 5 (8.20%) LDAP
7 5 (8.20%) Firewall
7 5 (8.20%) 2G
8 4 (6.56%) IPsec
8 4 (6.56%) SAN
8 4 (6.56%) MPLS
8 4 (6.56%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.64%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.64%) Fiddler
1 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.64%) MSBuild
General
1 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.28%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Billing
3 1 (1.64%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Field Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Support Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Server Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Linux Support
5 5 (8.20%) Linux Support Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) SCCM Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Windows Support Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Customer Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Server Support
7 3 (4.92%) Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.92%) Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Server Support Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Security Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) XML
1 5 (8.20%) DCOM
2 4 (6.56%) SOAP
3 2 (3.28%) .NET
4 1 (1.64%) ADO.NET
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.64%) XSL
4 1 (1.64%) Ajax
4 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.64%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.64%) WCF
4 1 (1.64%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.64%) LINQ
4 1 (1.64%) REST
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 1 (1.64%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Thin Client
1 9 (14.75%) Fat Client
1 9 (14.75%) Clustering
2 8 (13.11%) PKI
3 4 (6.56%) Replication
4 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.64%) iPhone
5 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 49 (80.33%) Windows
2 21 (34.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (31.15%) Windows 7
4 18 (29.51%) Linux
5 17 (27.87%) UNIX
6 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (18.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (8.20%) Solaris
10 4 (6.56%) Windows XP
11 3 (4.92%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) ITIL
2 11 (18.03%) Service Management
3 10 (16.39%) Customer Engagement
4 9 (14.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.20%) Incident Management
5 5 (8.20%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.92%) Network Architecture
6 3 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (4.92%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.92%) Network Design
6 3 (4.92%) Time Management
6 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.28%) Project Management
7 2 (3.28%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.64%) Web Development
8 1 (1.64%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (1.64%) CRM
8 1 (1.64%) MVC
8 1 (1.64%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.95%) PowerShell
2 12 (19.67%) SQL
3 11 (18.03%) VBScript
4 10 (16.39%) Perl
5 9 (14.75%) C
5 9 (14.75%) VB
5 9 (14.75%) Bourne shell
5 9 (14.75%) Korn
6 6 (9.84%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.64%) PHP
7 1 (1.64%) C#
7 1 (1.64%) C++
7 1 (1.64%) Java
7 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.64%) Python
7 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (31.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (21.31%) Degree
3 12 (19.67%) MCSE
4 11 (18.03%) MCTS
4 11 (18.03%) MCITP
5 8 (13.11%) HNC
5 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
6 7 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
7 6 (9.84%) CCA
7 6 (9.84%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (8.20%) CCNP
9 3 (4.92%) CCNA
9 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
10 2 (3.28%) PhD
10 2 (3.28%) RHCSA
11 1 (1.64%) CCIE
11 1 (1.64%) CCSP
11 1 (1.64%) CCDP
11 1 (1.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (67.21%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.39%) NFS
3 5 (8.20%) XenApp
3 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.56%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.28%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.28%) vSphere
6 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.64%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.64%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (22.95%) NetBackup
2 12 (19.67%) SCOM
3 11 (18.03%) Nagios
4 10 (16.39%) WMI
5 8 (13.11%) SCCM
6 5 (8.20%) SCSM
7 3 (4.92%) MOM
7 3 (4.92%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (4.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (4.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (1.64%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 18 (29.51%) Citrix
2 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
2 17 (27.87%) Red Hat
3 12 (19.67%) HP
4 11 (18.03%) Isilon
5 10 (16.39%) VMware
6 9 (14.75%) EMC
7 6 (9.84%) Cisco
7 6 (9.84%) NetApp
7 6 (9.84%) Veritas
7 6 (9.84%) Altiris
8 5 (8.20%) Symantec
9 4 (6.56%) Lotus
10 3 (4.92%) Novell
11 2 (3.28%) Ericsson
11 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
11 2 (3.28%) Dell
11 2 (3.28%) Nortel
11 2 (3.28%) Avaya
11 2 (3.28%) Remedy