The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 34 45 45
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 37 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.11% 3.42% 2.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.62% 14.22% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 13
Average daily rate
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£363 £193 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.31% -14.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £23.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.25% -
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
253 232 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.08% 24.07% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 82 96
Average daily rate £351 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +50.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.30 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
DNS
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 43 (43.88%) Active Directory
2 42 (42.86%) Windows
3 30 (30.61%) Configuration Management
4 28 (28.57%) Juniper
5 26 (26.53%) Firewall
5 26 (26.53%) GGSN
5 26 (26.53%) SGSN
5 26 (26.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 25 (25.51%) DHCP
7 24 (24.49%) VPN
8 23 (23.47%) MPLS
9 20 (20.41%) Change Management
9 20 (20.41%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (20.41%) TCP/IP
9 20 (20.41%) Cisco
9 20 (20.41%) Microsoft
10 19 (19.39%) IIS
11 18 (18.37%) MGW
11 18 (18.37%) IPsec
12 17 (17.35%) Fault Management
12 17 (17.35%) LDAP
12 17 (17.35%) WAN
12 17 (17.35%) CCNP
13 16 (16.33%) CheckPoint
13 16 (16.33%) LAN
13 16 (16.33%) Problem Management
13 16 (16.33%) Telecoms
14 15 (15.31%) PowerShell
14 15 (15.31%) MS Excel
14 15 (15.31%) Velocent

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 19 (19.39%) IIS
2 10 (10.20%) Apache
3 8 (8.16%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.04%) Lync
6 2 (2.04%) Live Communications Server
7 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (15.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.04%) MS Office
3 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.06%) Office 365
3 1 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.02%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 26 (26.53%) Firewall
1 26 (26.53%) GGSN
1 26 (26.53%) SGSN
2 25 (25.51%) DHCP
3 24 (24.49%) VPN
4 23 (23.47%) MPLS
5 20 (20.41%) TCP/IP
6 18 (18.37%) IPsec
6 18 (18.37%) MGW
7 17 (17.35%) LDAP
7 17 (17.35%) WAN
8 16 (16.33%) LAN
9 13 (13.27%) L2TP
9 13 (13.27%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (12.24%) Internet
11 11 (11.22%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (11.22%) FWSM
12 10 (10.20%) BIG-IP
12 10 (10.20%) Cisco PIX
12 10 (10.20%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (4.08%) MySQL
3 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.04%) Subversion
2 2 (2.04%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.02%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.02%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.02%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.02%) Trac
3 1 (1.02%) Maven
3 1 (1.02%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.02%) Ant
General
1 16 (16.33%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.20%) Back Office
3 6 (6.12%) Front Office
4 4 (4.08%) Legal
5 3 (3.06%) Retail
5 3 (3.06%) Marketing
6 1 (1.02%) Billing
6 1 (1.02%) Games
6 1 (1.02%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (16.33%) NOC Engineer
2 14 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 14 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 9 (9.18%) Field Engineer
3 9 (9.18%) SCCM Engineer
3 9 (9.18%) CS Core Engineer
4 7 (7.14%) IP Engineer
4 7 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 5 (5.10%) Design Engineer
5 5 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (5.10%) Network Support
6 4 (4.08%) Build Engineer
6 4 (4.08%) Server Engineer
6 4 (4.08%) Support Specialist
7 3 (3.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.06%) Server Support
7 3 (3.06%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.06%) Consultant
7 3 (3.06%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.18%) DCOM
2 5 (5.10%) .NET
3 4 (4.08%) XML
4 3 (3.06%) jQuery
4 3 (3.06%) HTML5
4 3 (3.06%) HTML
4 3 (3.06%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.06%) CSS
4 3 (3.06%) XSLT
4 3 (3.06%) Ajax
4 3 (3.06%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.02%) XSL
6 1 (1.02%) Java SE
6 1 (1.02%) Web Services
6 1 (1.02%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) PKI
2 6 (6.12%) Clustering
3 4 (4.08%) Statistics
3 4 (4.08%) Firmware
4 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.06%) Replication
4 3 (3.06%) Wiki
5 1 (1.02%) Social Media
5 1 (1.02%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 42 (42.86%) Windows
2 10 (10.20%) Linux
3 8 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.14%) UNIX
4 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.10%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.08%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.06%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.04%) Solaris
9 1 (1.02%) FreeBSD
9 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (30.61%) Configuration Management
2 20 (20.41%) Change Management
3 17 (17.35%) Fault Management
4 16 (16.33%) Problem Management
5 14 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (14.29%) ITIL
6 12 (12.24%) Performance Management
7 9 (9.18%) Service Delivery
8 8 (8.16%) Load Balancing
8 8 (8.16%) Network Architecture
8 8 (8.16%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (8.16%) Network Management
9 7 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
9 7 (7.14%) Network Design
9 7 (7.14%) Service Management
10 4 (4.08%) Project Management
10 4 (4.08%) E-Commerce
10 4 (4.08%) Document Management
11 3 (3.06%) Web Development
11 3 (3.06%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.31%) PowerShell
2 14 (14.29%) SQL
3 11 (11.22%) VBScript
4 10 (10.20%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.10%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.08%) Perl
6 4 (4.08%) C#
7 3 (3.06%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.04%) C
8 2 (2.04%) Java
9 1 (1.02%) VB
9 1 (1.02%) Python
9 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.02%) AWK
Qualifications
1 20 (20.41%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (17.35%) CCNP
3 12 (12.24%) Security Cleared
4 11 (11.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (11.22%) Degree
5 9 (9.18%) CCIE
6 8 (8.16%) SC Cleared
7 7 (7.14%) MCTS
7 7 (7.14%) MCITP
7 7 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
7 7 (7.14%) CCSP
7 7 (7.14%) CCDP
7 7 (7.14%) CISSP
8 5 (5.10%) DV Cleared
9 4 (4.08%) CCNA
10 3 (3.06%) MCSA
11 1 (1.02%) MCDBA
11 1 (1.02%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.02%) JNCIE
11 1 (1.02%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.08%) SLA
3 1 (1.02%) COBIT
3 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 43 (43.88%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.06%) NLBS
4 3 (3.06%) KVM
5 2 (2.04%) XenApp
5 2 (2.04%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.02%) NFS
6 1 (1.02%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.02%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.02%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (13.27%) SCCM
1 13 (13.27%) SCOM
2 11 (11.22%) WMI
3 8 (8.16%) FortiGate
4 3 (3.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (3.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (3.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.02%) Nagios
6 1 (1.02%) WSUS
6 1 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.02%) Puppet
6 1 (1.02%) Salt
6 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (28.57%) Juniper
2 26 (26.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 20 (20.41%) Cisco
3 20 (20.41%) Microsoft
4 16 (16.33%) CheckPoint
5 15 (15.31%) Velocent
6 12 (12.24%) VMware
6 12 (12.24%) F5
7 5 (5.10%) NetApp
8 4 (4.08%) Citrix
8 4 (4.08%) Huawei
9 3 (3.06%) Symantec
9 3 (3.06%) Omniture
9 3 (3.06%) Ericsson
10 2 (2.04%) Apple
10 2 (2.04%) Lotus
10 2 (2.04%) Borland
10 2 (2.04%) Avaya
10 2 (2.04%) Oracle
10 2 (2.04%) Nortel
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