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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 41 25 57
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +32
Contract jobs citing DNS 32 57 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.43% 5.71% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 22.80% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £190 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -8.57%
DNS
Berkshire

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
192 250 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.58% 25.03% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 91 63
Average daily rate £350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £188 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £180.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.05% +1025.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 44 (75.86%) Windows
2 34 (58.62%) Active Directory
3 30 (51.72%) DHCP
4 23 (39.66%) Microsoft
5 20 (34.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (32.76%) ITIL
7 17 (29.31%) MS Exchange
7 17 (29.31%) Degree
8 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (27.59%) MCTS
8 16 (27.59%) MCITP
9 15 (25.86%) Service Management
10 14 (24.14%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (24.14%) Customer Engagement
11 13 (22.41%) SCOM
11 13 (22.41%) VMware
11 13 (22.41%) Clustering
12 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (20.69%) Linux
12 12 (20.69%) Performance Monitoring
13 11 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (18.97%) UNIX
13 11 (18.97%) SQL
13 11 (18.97%) IIS
13 11 (18.97%) Red Hat
13 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
13 11 (18.97%) Telecoms
14 10 (17.24%) Windows 7
15 9 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (15.52%) SCCM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 17 (29.31%) MS Exchange
2 11 (18.97%) IIS
3 8 (13.79%) IBM Notes
3 8 (13.79%) GroupWise
4 6 (10.34%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
6 4 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (3.45%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (3.45%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Office 365
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (51.72%) DHCP
2 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
3 9 (15.52%) SAN
3 9 (15.52%) POP3
3 9 (15.52%) SMTP
3 9 (15.52%) IMAP
4 7 (12.07%) LTE
4 7 (12.07%) 3G
4 7 (12.07%) VoIP
5 6 (10.34%) 4G
6 5 (8.62%) LDAP
6 5 (8.62%) GSM
6 5 (8.62%) 2G
7 4 (6.90%) MGW
7 4 (6.90%) SCTP
7 4 (6.90%) XCAP
7 4 (6.90%) HTTP
7 4 (6.90%) SMPP
7 4 (6.90%) Megaco
7 4 (6.90%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.72%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.72%) MSBuild
General
1 11 (18.97%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.62%) Finance
3 3 (5.17%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Field Engineer
2 12 (20.69%) Support Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) Server Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Exchange Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Consultant
6 5 (8.62%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Customer Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Support Specialist
8 3 (5.17%) Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Linux Support
8 3 (5.17%) Wintel Support
8 3 (5.17%) Linux Support Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Windows Support Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Wintel Specialist
8 3 (5.17%) Exchange Consultant
9 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.45%) Server Support Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (3.45%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) XML
2 4 (6.90%) SOAP
3 1 (1.72%) .NET
3 1 (1.72%) XSL
3 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.41%) Clustering
2 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.90%) Replication
3 4 (6.90%) Fat Client
3 4 (6.90%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.45%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.72%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 44 (75.86%) Windows
2 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (20.69%) Linux
4 11 (18.97%) UNIX
5 10 (17.24%) Windows 7
6 9 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (8.62%) Solaris
9 4 (6.90%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.45%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.72%) Android
11 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.76%) ITIL
2 15 (25.86%) Service Management
3 14 (24.14%) Customer Engagement
3 14 (24.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (20.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.45%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (3.45%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (3.45%) Time Management
6 2 (3.45%) Project Management
7 1 (1.72%) DevOps
7 1 (1.72%) Coaching
7 1 (1.72%) Electronic Design Automation
7 1 (1.72%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.72%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.72%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.72%) Software Distribution
7 1 (1.72%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.72%) Validation
7 1 (1.72%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) SQL
2 7 (12.07%) VBScript
2 7 (12.07%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.62%) Perl
4 4 (6.90%) C
4 4 (6.90%) Bourne shell
4 4 (6.90%) VB
4 4 (6.90%) Korn
Qualifications
1 20 (34.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (29.31%) Degree
3 16 (27.59%) MCTS
3 16 (27.59%) MCITP
4 9 (15.52%) MCSE
5 8 (13.79%) DV Cleared
5 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
6 4 (6.90%) HNC
7 3 (5.17%) VCP4
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (3.45%) CCNA
8 2 (3.45%) CCA
8 2 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (3.45%) RHCSA
8 2 (3.45%) PhD
9 1 (1.72%) CCIE
9 1 (1.72%) MCP
9 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.07%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.90%) NFS
5 3 (5.17%) XenApp
6 2 (3.45%) vSphere
6 2 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (22.41%) SCOM
2 9 (15.52%) SCCM
3 8 (13.79%) NetBackup
4 7 (12.07%) WMI
5 6 (10.34%) Nagios
5 6 (10.34%) SCSM
6 5 (8.62%) MOM
7 3 (5.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 23 (39.66%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.41%) VMware
3 11 (18.97%) Red Hat
4 9 (15.52%) Lotus
4 9 (15.52%) Citrix
5 8 (13.79%) Novell
6 6 (10.34%) HP
6 6 (10.34%) Isilon
7 4 (6.90%) Altiris
7 4 (6.90%) EMC
7 4 (6.90%) Cisco
7 4 (6.90%) Veritas
8 3 (5.17%) NetApp
9 2 (3.45%) Symantec
9 2 (3.45%) Remedy
9 2 (3.45%) Avaya
9 2 (3.45%) Ericsson
9 2 (3.45%) Nortel
9 2 (3.45%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.72%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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