The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 42 51 35
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Contract jobs citing DNS 23 19 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.93% 2.03% 4.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.14% 10.92% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 12
Median daily rate £300 £308 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -15.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £158 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £333 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £349 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.81% +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £20.09 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+40.59% +19.95%
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
175 174 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.29% 18.59% 28.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 77 85
Median daily rate £388 £340 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% -2.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.93% -11.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for DNS.

1 63 (72.41%) Windows
2 51 (58.62%) Microsoft
3 43 (49.43%) DHCP
4 39 (44.83%) Windows Server
5 35 (40.23%) TCP/IP
6 34 (39.08%) Active Directory
7 32 (36.78%) VPN
8 31 (35.63%) MS Excel
9 30 (34.48%) Microsoft Azure
10 28 (32.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (32.18%) Degree
11 27 (31.03%) Firewall
11 27 (31.03%) IPsec
12 24 (27.59%) PowerShell
13 23 (26.44%) Linux
14 22 (25.29%) ITIL
14 22 (25.29%) HTTP
15 19 (21.84%) SQL
15 19 (21.84%) .NET
15 19 (21.84%) BGP
15 19 (21.84%) MCTS
15 19 (21.84%) Hyper-V
16 18 (20.69%) Customer Engagement
16 18 (20.69%) Load Balancing
17 17 (19.54%) MCITP
17 17 (19.54%) Service Management
17 17 (19.54%) Cisco Certification
17 17 (19.54%) VBScript
17 17 (19.54%) IIS
18 15 (17.24%) C#

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (19.54%) IIS
2 7 (8.05%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.45%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.30%) Apache
4 2 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.30%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.15%) Live Communications Server
5 1 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 31 (35.63%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (34.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (13.79%) Office 365
3 4 (4.60%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (4.60%) PaaS
4 3 (3.45%) IaaS
4 3 (3.45%) SaaS
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.15%) CloudBees
5 1 (1.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 43 (49.43%) DHCP
2 35 (40.23%) TCP/IP
3 32 (36.78%) VPN
4 27 (31.03%) Firewall
4 27 (31.03%) IPsec
5 22 (25.29%) HTTP
6 19 (21.84%) BGP
7 14 (16.09%) IPv6
8 13 (14.94%) MPLS
8 13 (14.94%) Network Security
9 12 (13.79%) Internet
9 12 (13.79%) SMTP
9 12 (13.79%) Software-Defined Networking
9 12 (13.79%) VLAN
9 12 (13.79%) WAN
10 11 (12.64%) Wireshark
11 10 (11.49%) OSPF
11 10 (11.49%) SSL
12 9 (10.34%) LAN
13 8 (9.20%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.30%) MySQL
5 1 (1.15%) Big Data
5 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Fiddler
1 5 (5.75%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.15%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (1.15%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.15%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.15%) JUnit
4 1 (1.15%) Selenium
4 1 (1.15%) Subversion
General
1 11 (12.64%) Marketing
1 11 (12.64%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.75%) French Language
2 5 (5.75%) German Language
2 5 (5.75%) Portuguese Language
2 5 (5.75%) Spanish Language
3 3 (3.45%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.15%) Electronics
4 1 (1.15%) Finance
4 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (28.74%) Support Engineer
2 17 (19.54%) Field Engineer
3 14 (16.09%) Consultant
4 13 (14.94%) Azure Engineer
5 11 (12.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (12.64%) Security Engineer
6 8 (9.20%) Technical Consultant
7 7 (8.05%) Escalation Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Consultant
7 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) Network Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Analyst
9 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (5.75%) IP Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) IP Security Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) IT Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) IT Security Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.84%) .NET
2 13 (14.94%) XML
3 11 (12.64%) CSS
4 9 (10.34%) ADO.NET
5 5 (5.75%) Ajax
5 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET
5 5 (5.75%) FastCGI
5 5 (5.75%) LINQ
5 5 (5.75%) REST
5 5 (5.75%) WCF
5 5 (5.75%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 5 (5.75%) WPF
6 4 (4.60%) DCOM
6 4 (4.60%) OAuth2
6 4 (4.60%) SAML
7 3 (3.45%) 802.1X
7 3 (3.45%) RSS
8 2 (2.30%) ELK Stack
8 2 (2.30%) LAMP
8 2 (2.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) Public Cloud
2 12 (13.79%) Computer Science
3 11 (12.64%) Clustering
4 7 (8.05%) PKI
5 5 (5.75%) Client/Server
5 5 (5.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.60%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.30%) BYOD
8 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 63 (72.41%) Windows
2 39 (44.83%) Windows Server
3 23 (26.44%) Linux
4 10 (11.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (11.49%) Ubuntu
5 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.30%) Debian
6 2 (2.30%) Unix
6 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.15%) AIX
7 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.15%) CentOS
7 1 (1.15%) Fedora
7 1 (1.15%) Solaris
7 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.15%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.29%) ITIL
2 18 (20.69%) Customer Engagement
2 18 (20.69%) Load Balancing
3 17 (19.54%) Service Management
4 13 (14.94%) Mentoring
5 12 (13.79%) Process Improvement
6 11 (12.64%) Presales
7 10 (11.49%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 10 (11.49%) Workflow
8 9 (10.34%) Software Testing
8 9 (10.34%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 8 (9.20%) High Availability
10 7 (8.05%) Performance Optimisation
11 6 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (6.90%) Web Development
12 5 (5.75%) DDoS Mitigation
12 5 (5.75%) Deep Packet Inspection
12 5 (5.75%) MVC
12 5 (5.75%) Network Design
13 4 (4.60%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 24 (27.59%) PowerShell
2 19 (21.84%) SQL
3 17 (19.54%) VBScript
4 15 (17.24%) C#
5 10 (11.49%) C
5 10 (11.49%) C++
5 10 (11.49%) VB
6 9 (10.34%) Python
7 8 (9.20%) PHP
7 8 (9.20%) T-SQL
8 6 (6.90%) Java
8 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
9 5 (5.75%) Ruby
10 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (32.18%) Degree
1 28 (32.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (21.84%) MCTS
3 17 (19.54%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (19.54%) MCITP
4 11 (12.64%) CCNP
4 11 (12.64%) MCSE
5 9 (10.34%) CCNA
6 8 (9.20%) MCSA
6 8 (9.20%) MCSD
7 7 (8.05%) Security Cleared
8 5 (5.75%) CCIE
8 5 (5.75%) CCSA
8 5 (5.75%) CCSE
8 5 (5.75%) CISSP
9 4 (4.60%) SC Cleared
10 3 (3.45%) CCA
10 3 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.30%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (39.08%) Active Directory
2 19 (21.84%) Hyper-V
3 7 (8.05%) UAG
4 6 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (5.75%) ProxySG
5 5 (5.75%) XenApp
6 4 (4.60%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (3.45%) Terminal Server
7 3 (3.45%) vSphere
8 2 (2.30%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.15%) Ceph
9 1 (1.15%) Docker
9 1 (1.15%) KVM
9 1 (1.15%) Postfix
9 1 (1.15%) qmail
9 1 (1.15%) Sendmail
9 1 (1.15%) Varnish
9 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.15%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (11.49%) SCOM
1 10 (11.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (8.05%) SCCM
2 7 (8.05%) WMI
3 6 (6.90%) WSUS
4 5 (5.75%) FortiGate
4 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (3.45%) Ansible
5 3 (3.45%) Puppet
5 3 (3.45%) SCVMM
6 2 (2.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (2.30%) Kibana
6 2 (2.30%) logstash
7 1 (1.15%) Bacula
7 1 (1.15%) cPanel
7 1 (1.15%) Graphite
7 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.15%) Salt
7 1 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 51 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.24%) Cisco
3 10 (11.49%) Red Hat
3 10 (11.49%) VMware
4 9 (10.34%) Citrix
5 7 (8.05%) CheckPoint
6 6 (6.90%) F5
7 5 (5.75%) Blue Coat
8 4 (4.60%) Huawei
9 2 (2.30%) IBM
9 2 (2.30%) NetApp
9 2 (2.30%) Symantec
10 1 (1.15%) Avaya
10 1 (1.15%) CommVault
10 1 (1.15%) Hitachi
10 1 (1.15%) HP
10 1 (1.15%) Juniper
10 1 (1.15%) Oracle
10 1 (1.15%) SAP
10 1 (1.15%) Sophos