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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 50 32 40
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Contract jobs citing DNS 19 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.03% 4.07% 3.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.59% 14.34% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 14
Average daily rate
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£308 £363 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.17% +88.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £258 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £400 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.35% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 - £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.95% -16.25%
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
164 251 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.54% 28.39% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 84 85
Average daily rate £340 £351 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.99% +25.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £258 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
Average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 July 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 July 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 24 (57.14%) Windows
2 20 (47.62%) TCP/IP
2 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 19 (45.24%) Active Directory
4 16 (38.10%) DHCP
5 14 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 12 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (28.57%) SCOM
6 12 (28.57%) VMware
7 10 (23.81%) Degree
7 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
7 10 (23.81%) MS Exchange
7 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (21.43%) SCCM
8 9 (21.43%) DV Cleared
8 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (16.67%) Network Security
10 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
10 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
10 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
10 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 6 (14.29%) ITIL
10 6 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (11.90%) Diameter Protocol
11 5 (11.90%) VoIP
11 5 (11.90%) SMTP
11 5 (11.90%) SNMP
11 5 (11.90%) Service Management
11 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.14%) IIS
2 3 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (4.76%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.76%) GroupWise
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (47.62%) TCP/IP
2 16 (38.10%) DHCP
3 7 (16.67%) Network Security
4 5 (11.90%) Diameter Protocol
4 5 (11.90%) SNMP
4 5 (11.90%) VoIP
4 5 (11.90%) SMTP
5 4 (9.52%) WAN
5 4 (9.52%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (9.52%) LTE
6 3 (7.14%) SAN
6 3 (7.14%) Internet
6 3 (7.14%) Firewall
7 2 (4.76%) IPsec
7 2 (4.76%) FCAPS
7 2 (4.76%) 3G
7 2 (4.76%) MPLS
7 2 (4.76%) OSPF
7 2 (4.76%) BGP
7 2 (4.76%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.52%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Front Office
3 3 (7.14%) Back Office
4 2 (4.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) Field Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Support Specialist
3 3 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Wintel Support
3 3 (7.14%) Back Office Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Wintel Specialist
4 2 (4.76%) NAS Consultant
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Migration Consultant
4 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
4 2 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (2.38%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (2.38%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.38%) Technical Support
5 1 (2.38%) Analyst
5 1 (2.38%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Replication
2 3 (7.14%) Statistics
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Clustering
3 2 (4.76%) PKI
3 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 24 (57.14%) Windows
2 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.52%) UNIX
4 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.14%) Linux
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) ITIL
1 6 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (11.90%) Service Management
2 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (11.90%) Network Design
3 4 (9.52%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (9.52%) Validation
4 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 3 (7.14%) Project Management
4 3 (7.14%) Workflow
4 3 (7.14%) Fault Management
4 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 3 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.76%) Software Distribution
5 2 (4.76%) Line Management
5 2 (4.76%) Network Architecture
5 2 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (2.38%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.38%) ITSM
6 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Degree
1 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.43%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) MCTS
3 4 (9.52%) MCITP
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.76%) CCIE
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.38%) CCNP
5 1 (2.38%) CCNA
5 1 (2.38%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.38%) JNCIE
5 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (45.24%) Active Directory
2 14 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 12 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.76%) XenApp
4 2 (4.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) SCOM
2 9 (21.43%) SCCM
3 2 (4.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.38%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 12 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (7.14%) Huawei
3 3 (7.14%) NetApp
3 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.76%) Novell
4 2 (4.76%) Lotus
4 2 (4.76%) EMC
4 2 (4.76%) Citrix
4 2 (4.76%) Isilon
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco
5 1 (2.38%) Juniper
5 1 (2.38%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) Symantec
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