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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 54 25 54
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +29
Contract jobs citing DNS 22 61 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.22% 5.90% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.46% 23.55% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 9
Average daily rate
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£417 £260 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £185 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+59.37% -5.88%
DNS
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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
192 259 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 19.35% 25.05% 24.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 93 74
Average daily rate £363 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.46% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £438 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +10.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+49.55% -10.84%

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
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 28 April 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 37 (74.00%) Windows
2 26 (52.00%) Active Directory
3 22 (44.00%) DHCP
3 22 (44.00%) Microsoft
4 19 (38.00%) ITIL
5 18 (36.00%) MS Exchange
5 18 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (36.00%) Degree
6 17 (34.00%) MCTS
6 17 (34.00%) MCITP
7 16 (32.00%) Service Management
8 15 (30.00%) Customer Engagement
9 14 (28.00%) SCOM
10 13 (26.00%) Performance Monitoring
10 13 (26.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (22.00%) Clustering
11 11 (22.00%) TCP/IP
11 11 (22.00%) SQL
11 11 (22.00%) IIS
12 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (20.00%) VMware
12 10 (20.00%) Telecoms
12 10 (20.00%) SCCM
13 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (18.00%) DV Cleared
13 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
13 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (18.00%) IMAP
13 9 (18.00%) Lotus
13 9 (18.00%) SAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 18 (36.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (22.00%) IIS
3 8 (16.00%) IBM Notes
3 8 (16.00%) GroupWise
4 6 (12.00%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (4.00%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (4.00%) Lync
6 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Office 365
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.00%) DHCP
2 11 (22.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (18.00%) SAN
3 9 (18.00%) IMAP
3 9 (18.00%) POP3
3 9 (18.00%) SMTP
4 6 (12.00%) 3G
4 6 (12.00%) VoIP
4 6 (12.00%) LTE
5 5 (10.00%) 4G
6 4 (8.00%) 2G
6 4 (8.00%) WAN
6 4 (8.00%) LDAP
6 4 (8.00%) GSM
7 3 (6.00%) LAN
7 3 (6.00%) RTP
7 3 (6.00%) SMPP
7 3 (6.00%) Megaco
7 3 (6.00%) TCAP
7 3 (6.00%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.00%) CruiseControl
1 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.00%) MSBuild
General
1 10 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Field Engineer
2 11 (22.00%) Support Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Server Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Support Specialist
5 3 (6.00%) Customer Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Wintel Specialist
5 3 (6.00%) Wintel Support
5 3 (6.00%) Exchange Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Systems Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Support Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Operations Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.00%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) XML
2 3 (6.00%) SOAP
3 1 (2.00%) .NET
3 1 (2.00%) XSL
3 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Clustering
2 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.00%) Private Cloud
4 3 (6.00%) Replication
5 2 (4.00%) PKI
6 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.00%) iPhone
6 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 37 (74.00%) Windows
2 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.00%) Linux
4 6 (12.00%) UNIX
5 5 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (8.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (8.00%) Solaris
6 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.00%) Android
8 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) ITIL
2 16 (32.00%) Service Management
3 15 (30.00%) Customer Engagement
4 13 (26.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 13 (26.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (4.00%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (4.00%) Project Management
6 1 (2.00%) DevOps
6 1 (2.00%) Line Management
6 1 (2.00%) Coaching
6 1 (2.00%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.00%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.00%) Software Distribution
6 1 (2.00%) Time Management
6 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.00%) Six Sigma
6 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) SQL
2 7 (14.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (12.00%) VBScript
4 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 18 (36.00%) Degree
2 17 (34.00%) MCTS
2 17 (34.00%) MCITP
3 9 (18.00%) DV Cleared
3 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (12.00%) MCSE
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.00%) RHCSA
6 1 (2.00%) CCIE
6 1 (2.00%) CCNA
6 1 (2.00%) MCP
6 1 (2.00%) HNC
6 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.00%) XenApp
4 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (28.00%) SCOM
2 10 (20.00%) SCCM
3 7 (14.00%) WMI
4 6 (12.00%) SCSM
5 5 (10.00%) MOM
6 2 (4.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (2.00%) Nagios
7 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 22 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.00%) VMware
3 9 (18.00%) Lotus
4 8 (16.00%) Novell
5 5 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (8.00%) Cisco
7 2 (4.00%) Nortel
7 2 (4.00%) Citrix
7 2 (4.00%) Avaya
7 2 (4.00%) Ericsson
7 2 (4.00%) NetApp
7 2 (4.00%) Isilon
8 1 (2.00%) Veritas
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle
8 1 (2.00%) HP
8 1 (2.00%) EMC
8 1 (2.00%) Apple
8 1 (2.00%) Remedy
8 1 (2.00%) Altiris
8 1 (2.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks