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 31 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 42 26 40
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +14
Contract jobs citing DNS 36 42 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.55% 4.87% 3.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.14% 17.57% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 16
Average daily rate
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£387 £338 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% +90.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £244 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £321 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.94% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -46.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.58% -10.00%
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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
210 239 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.69% 27.73% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 92 83
Average daily rate £388 £375 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £255 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.65 £59.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015, 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 29 (53.70%) Windows
1 29 (53.70%) TCP/IP
2 26 (48.15%) Microsoft
3 23 (42.59%) DHCP
4 18 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 17 (31.48%) Active Directory
6 16 (29.63%) PowerShell
7 15 (27.78%) VMware
8 12 (22.22%) HTTP
8 12 (22.22%) Linux
9 11 (20.37%) SMTP
9 11 (20.37%) Network Security
10 10 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (16.67%) SQL
11 9 (16.67%) IIS
11 9 (16.67%) Service Management
11 9 (16.67%) SCOM
11 9 (16.67%) Load Balancing
12 8 (14.81%) Degree
12 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (14.81%) Data Centre
12 8 (14.81%) Firewall
12 8 (14.81%) Project Management
12 8 (14.81%) VPN
13 7 (12.96%) Client/Server
13 7 (12.96%) IPsec
13 7 (12.96%) Network Design
14 6 (11.11%) Workflow
14 6 (11.11%) VoIP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 9 (16.67%) IIS
2 5 (9.26%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.85%) Apache
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.85%) Lync
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) SaaS
2 3 (5.56%) Office 365
2 3 (5.56%) IaaS
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (53.70%) TCP/IP
2 23 (42.59%) DHCP
3 12 (22.22%) HTTP
4 11 (20.37%) SMTP
4 11 (20.37%) Network Security
5 8 (14.81%) Firewall
5 8 (14.81%) VPN
6 7 (12.96%) IPsec
7 6 (11.11%) iSCSI
7 6 (11.11%) VoIP
7 6 (11.11%) SNMP
8 5 (9.26%) Diameter Protocol
9 4 (7.41%) WAN
9 4 (7.41%) LAN
9 4 (7.41%) FTP
9 4 (7.41%) BGP
10 3 (5.56%) LTE
10 3 (5.56%) VLAN
10 3 (5.56%) Internet
10 3 (5.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.85%) MySQL
General
1 4 (7.41%) Front Office
1 4 (7.41%) Back Office
2 2 (3.70%) Electronics
2 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Military
3 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Support Engineer
2 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (9.26%) Platform Engineer
3 4 (7.41%) Senior Support Engineer
3 4 (7.41%) Back Office Engineer
3 4 (7.41%) Consultant
3 4 (7.41%) Network Engineer
4 3 (5.56%) Administrator
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 2 (3.70%) Technical Support
5 2 (3.70%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (3.70%) Escalation Engineer
5 2 (3.70%) NAS Consultant
5 2 (3.70%) Migration Consultant
5 2 (3.70%) Field Engineer
5 2 (3.70%) Applications Support
5 2 (3.70%) Architect
5 2 (3.70%) Desktop Support
6 1 (1.85%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) Web Services
2 3 (5.56%) XML
2 3 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.85%) CSS
3 1 (1.85%) WAP
3 1 (1.85%) Memcached
3 1 (1.85%) Esper
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.96%) Client/Server
3 5 (9.26%) Statistics
3 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.56%) Replication
4 3 (5.56%) PKI
5 2 (3.70%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.85%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.85%) Clustering
6 1 (1.85%) CESG
6 1 (1.85%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 29 (53.70%) Windows
2 12 (22.22%) Linux
3 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (9.26%) UNIX
6 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.41%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) Service Management
1 9 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 8 (14.81%) Project Management
3 7 (12.96%) Network Design
4 6 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 6 (11.11%) Workflow
4 6 (11.11%) Capacity Management
5 5 (9.26%) Validation
5 5 (9.26%) ITIL
5 5 (9.26%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.41%) Fault Management
6 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.56%) Migration
8 2 (3.70%) Line Management
8 2 (3.70%) Product Management
8 2 (3.70%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.85%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.85%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.63%) PowerShell
2 9 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 3 (5.56%) VBScript
3 3 (5.56%) VB
3 3 (5.56%) C
3 3 (5.56%) C#
3 3 (5.56%) C++
4 2 (3.70%) Perl
5 1 (1.85%) PHP
5 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) Degree
2 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.56%) CCNP
3 3 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) MCTS
4 2 (3.70%) MCITP
4 2 (3.70%) CCIE
5 1 (1.85%) MCSE
5 1 (1.85%) CCNA
5 1 (1.85%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.85%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (1.85%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (1.85%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (1.85%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.85%) JNCIE
5 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 17 (31.48%) Active Directory
3 10 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (9.26%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.56%) Terminal Services
5 3 (5.56%) XenApp
6 1 (1.85%) vSphere
6 1 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) SCOM
2 3 (5.56%) SCCM
3 2 (3.70%) SCVMM
3 2 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.85%) collectd
4 1 (1.85%) logstash
4 1 (1.85%) Salt
4 1 (1.85%) Graphite
4 1 (1.85%) vMotion
4 1 (1.85%) Nagios
4 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.85%) WMI
4 1 (1.85%) WSUS
4 1 (1.85%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.85%) Cacti
4 1 (1.85%) Ganglia
4 1 (1.85%) Puppet
4 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.85%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 26 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 15 (27.78%) VMware
3 6 (11.11%) Citrix
4 4 (7.41%) Huawei
4 4 (7.41%) Cisco
5 3 (5.56%) NetApp
5 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.70%) Juniper
6 2 (3.70%) HP
6 2 (3.70%) EMC
6 2 (3.70%) Isilon
7 1 (1.85%) F5
7 1 (1.85%) ProCurve
7 1 (1.85%) Altiris
7 1 (1.85%) Symantec