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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 33 46 56
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +10
Contract jobs citing DNS 35 37 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.04% 3.64% 3.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.20% 15.81% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 16
Average daily rate
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£338 £165 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.54% -46.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £111 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £416 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
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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
216 234 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.94% 23.01% 39.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 80 111
Average daily rate £400 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Reading region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 53 (67.09%) Windows
2 52 (65.82%) Active Directory
3 34 (43.04%) DHCP
4 26 (32.91%) VPN
5 21 (26.58%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (25.32%) Firewall
7 19 (24.05%) WAN
7 19 (24.05%) IPsec
8 18 (22.78%) TCP/IP
8 18 (22.78%) LAN
8 18 (22.78%) MPLS
8 18 (22.78%) CCNP
9 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
9 17 (21.52%) Linux
9 17 (21.52%) IIS
9 17 (21.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (20.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (20.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (17.72%) UNIX
11 14 (17.72%) PowerShell
11 14 (17.72%) Security Cleared
11 14 (17.72%) Windows 7
11 14 (17.72%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (16.46%) Degree
12 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
12 13 (16.46%) SQL
13 12 (15.19%) Internet
13 12 (15.19%) Citrix
13 12 (15.19%) ITIL
13 12 (15.19%) SCOM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 17 (21.52%) IIS
2 10 (12.66%) Apache
3 7 (8.86%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.27%) GroupWise
6 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (12.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS Office
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.59%) Office 365
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 34 (43.04%) DHCP
2 26 (32.91%) VPN
3 20 (25.32%) Firewall
4 19 (24.05%) IPsec
4 19 (24.05%) WAN
5 18 (22.78%) LAN
5 18 (22.78%) TCP/IP
5 18 (22.78%) MPLS
6 12 (15.19%) Internet
7 10 (12.66%) BIG-IP
7 10 (12.66%) SNMP
7 10 (12.66%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (12.66%) FWSM
8 9 (11.39%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (11.39%) VoIP
8 9 (11.39%) WLAN
8 9 (11.39%) Cisco PIX
8 9 (11.39%) Wireless
8 9 (11.39%) OSPF
8 9 (11.39%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.06%) MySQL
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.53%) Subversion
2 2 (2.53%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.27%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.27%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.27%) Trac
3 1 (1.27%) Maven
3 1 (1.27%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.27%) Ant
General
1 3 (3.80%) Retail
1 3 (3.80%) Marketing
2 2 (2.53%) Back Office
3 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.27%) Finance
3 1 (1.27%) Legal
3 1 (1.27%) Games
3 1 (1.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (17.72%) Network Engineer
1 14 (17.72%) Field Engineer
2 13 (16.46%) Support Engineer
3 9 (11.39%) SCCM Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) IP Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Security Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Server Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Design Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Build Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Senior Design Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Senior IP Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Linux Support Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Linux Support
9 3 (3.80%) Administrator
9 3 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.80%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.39%) DCOM
2 6 (7.59%) .NET
3 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.06%) XML
3 4 (5.06%) Ajax
4 3 (3.80%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.80%) HTML
4 3 (3.80%) XSLT
4 3 (3.80%) jQuery
4 3 (3.80%) CSS
4 3 (3.80%) HTML5
5 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.27%) Java SE
6 1 (1.27%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.27%) WCF
6 1 (1.27%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.27%) LINQ
6 1 (1.27%) Web Services
6 1 (1.27%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) PKI
2 8 (10.13%) Thin Client
2 8 (10.13%) Fat Client
3 7 (8.86%) Replication
4 5 (6.33%) Clustering
5 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.80%) Wiki
6 2 (2.53%) Firmware
6 2 (2.53%) Statistics
7 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.27%) Social Media
7 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 53 (67.09%) Windows
2 17 (21.52%) Linux
2 17 (21.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (20.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (17.72%) Windows 7
4 14 (17.72%) UNIX
5 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.06%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.53%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.27%) FreeBSD
8 1 (1.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.72%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (15.19%) ITIL
3 9 (11.39%) Load Balancing
3 9 (11.39%) Network Architecture
3 9 (11.39%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (10.13%) Network Management
4 8 (10.13%) Customer Engagement
4 8 (10.13%) Network Design
4 8 (10.13%) Service Management
5 7 (8.86%) Mentoring
6 6 (7.59%) Configuration Management
7 5 (6.33%) Project Management
8 4 (5.06%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.06%) MVC
8 4 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.06%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.06%) Web Development
9 3 (3.80%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (3.80%) Web Analytics
9 3 (3.80%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.72%) PowerShell
2 13 (16.46%) SQL
3 11 (13.92%) T-SQL
4 10 (12.66%) VBScript
4 10 (12.66%) Perl
5 9 (11.39%) C
6 8 (10.13%) Bourne shell
6 8 (10.13%) VB
6 8 (10.13%) Korn
7 5 (6.33%) Bash Shell
7 5 (6.33%) C#
8 4 (5.06%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.80%) Java
10 2 (2.53%) Python
11 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.27%) AWK
11 1 (1.27%) Ruby
11 1 (1.27%) C++
11 1 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (26.58%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (22.78%) CCNP
3 16 (20.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (17.72%) Security Cleared
5 13 (16.46%) Degree
6 9 (11.39%) SC Cleared
7 8 (10.13%) MCTS
7 8 (10.13%) MCITP
7 8 (10.13%) CCIE
8 7 (8.86%) CCSP
8 7 (8.86%) CCDP
8 7 (8.86%) Check Point Certification
8 7 (8.86%) CISSP
9 5 (6.33%) DV Cleared
9 5 (6.33%) CCA
9 5 (6.33%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (6.33%) HNC
9 5 (6.33%) MCSE
10 4 (5.06%) CCNA
11 3 (3.80%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) COBIT
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 52 (65.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.39%) NFS
3 5 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.80%) KVM
5 2 (2.53%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.53%) XenApp
6 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.27%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.27%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.27%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 12 (15.19%) SCOM
2 11 (13.92%) WMI
2 11 (13.92%) SCCM
3 9 (11.39%) Nagios
3 9 (11.39%) NetBackup
4 8 (10.13%) FortiGate
5 6 (7.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (3.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (3.80%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.27%) WSUS
8 1 (1.27%) Puppet
8 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.19%) Citrix
3 11 (13.92%) Cisco
3 11 (13.92%) VMware
3 11 (13.92%) F5
4 10 (12.66%) CheckPoint
4 10 (12.66%) HP
4 10 (12.66%) Juniper
5 9 (11.39%) Red Hat
6 8 (10.13%) Isilon
6 8 (10.13%) EMC
7 5 (6.33%) NetApp
8 4 (5.06%) Veritas
8 4 (5.06%) Altiris
9 3 (3.80%) Omniture
9 3 (3.80%) Symantec
9 3 (3.80%) Ericsson
10 2 (2.53%) Dell
10 2 (2.53%) AppSense
10 2 (2.53%) Borland