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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 52 30 43
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +13
Contract jobs citing DNS 15 51 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.04% 5.54% 3.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.28% 21.70% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 25 18
Median daily rate £400 £338 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
- +0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £55.65 £37.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.41% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.22
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.86%

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
206 235 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.95% 25.52% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 114 96
Median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £275 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +109.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017, 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 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) DHCP
3 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
4 11 (42.31%) SMTP
5 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
5 10 (38.46%) VMware
6 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (34.62%) HTTP
7 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
8 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (26.92%) MPLS
8 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
9 6 (23.08%) LAN
9 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
10 5 (19.23%) Project Management
10 5 (19.23%) Service Management
10 5 (19.23%) Firewall
10 5 (19.23%) Client/Server
10 5 (19.23%) Linux
10 5 (19.23%) SNMP
10 5 (19.23%) Cisco
10 5 (19.23%) DevOps
10 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
10 5 (19.23%) Public Cloud
11 4 (15.38%) Patch Management
11 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (15.38%) Product Management

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 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) Apache
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.85%) Confluence
5 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.85%) SAS
5 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.69%) Office 365
3 1 (3.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) DHCP
2 11 (42.31%) SMTP
3 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
4 9 (34.62%) HTTP
5 7 (26.92%) MPLS
6 6 (23.08%) LAN
7 5 (19.23%) Firewall
7 5 (19.23%) SNMP
8 4 (15.38%) BGP
8 4 (15.38%) LDAP
8 4 (15.38%) OSPF
8 4 (15.38%) WAN
9 3 (11.54%) HTTPS
9 3 (11.54%) Internet
9 3 (11.54%) SAN
10 2 (7.69%) DDNS
10 2 (7.69%) HSRP
10 2 (7.69%) SSL
10 2 (7.69%) VPN
10 2 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (3.85%) ClearCase
3 1 (3.85%) ClearQuest
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) JUnit
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.85%) Back Office
1 1 (3.85%) Billing
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Support Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) AWS Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Cloud Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Active Directory Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Architect
4 2 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (7.69%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Network Support
4 2 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) LAMP
1 2 (7.69%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) OAuth
2 1 (3.85%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Client/Server
1 5 (19.23%) Public Cloud
2 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) PMI
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (19.23%) Linux
5 3 (11.54%) Debian
6 2 (7.69%) Ubuntu
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.85%) AIX
7 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.85%) CentOS
7 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.85%) Solaris
7 1 (3.85%) Unix
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
2 5 (19.23%) DevOps
2 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
2 5 (19.23%) Project Management
2 5 (19.23%) Service Management
3 4 (15.38%) Patch Management
3 4 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
3 4 (15.38%) Product Management
3 4 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (11.54%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.69%) High Availability
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) Network Design
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) CRM
6 1 (3.85%) Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
2 3 (11.54%) Python
3 2 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (3.85%) C
4 1 (3.85%) Korn
4 1 (3.85%) Perl
4 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.85%) CCDA
3 1 (3.85%) CCIP
3 1 (3.85%) CCNA
3 1 (3.85%) CCNP
3 1 (3.85%) CCVP
3 1 (3.85%) MCP
3 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 4 (15.38%) vSphere
4 2 (7.69%) iptables
4 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.85%) Ceph
5 1 (3.85%) Dovecot
5 1 (3.85%) KVM
5 1 (3.85%) NFS
5 1 (3.85%) Postfix
5 1 (3.85%) Sendmail
5 1 (3.85%) Squid
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
1 4 (15.38%) SCOM
2 3 (11.54%) Ansible
2 3 (11.54%) Puppet
3 1 (3.85%) Cacti
3 1 (3.85%) Capistrano
3 1 (3.85%) HAProxy
3 1 (3.85%) Nagios
3 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (3.85%) RANCID
3 1 (3.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 10 (38.46%) VMware
3 5 (19.23%) Cisco
4 3 (11.54%) Juniper
5 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
5 2 (7.69%) F5
5 2 (7.69%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) IBM
5 2 (7.69%) Splunk
6 1 (3.85%) Aruba
6 1 (3.85%) Percona
6 1 (3.85%) Polycom
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.85%) Sophos
6 1 (3.85%) Tandberg