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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 50 44 32
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 34 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.63% 3.46% 4.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.94% 16.59% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 19
Median daily rate £350 £380 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +12.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £213 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £348 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.03% +8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +19.58%
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
173 205 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.44% 20.83% 28.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 104 93
Median daily rate £433 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.61% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £233 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.89 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £24.26 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 44 (69.84%) Windows
2 33 (52.38%) DHCP
3 32 (50.79%) Microsoft
4 30 (47.62%) Windows Server
5 27 (42.86%) TCP/IP
6 26 (41.27%) VPN
6 26 (41.27%) Active Directory
7 23 (36.51%) MS Excel
7 23 (36.51%) Linux
8 21 (33.33%) IPsec
8 21 (33.33%) PowerShell
9 20 (31.75%) Firewall
10 18 (28.57%) HTTP
10 18 (28.57%) Degree
10 18 (28.57%) Load Balancing
11 17 (26.98%) VBScript
12 16 (25.40%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (25.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (25.40%) BGP
12 16 (25.40%) Hyper-V
12 16 (25.40%) Microsoft Azure
13 15 (23.81%) .NET
13 15 (23.81%) SQL
14 14 (22.22%) MPLS
15 13 (20.63%) XML
15 13 (20.63%) Cisco
15 13 (20.63%) Mentoring
16 12 (19.05%) Public Cloud
16 12 (19.05%) Software-Defined Networking
16 12 (19.05%) WAN

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 4 (6.35%) IIS
1 4 (6.35%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.76%) Apache
3 2 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.17%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (36.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (25.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.52%) Office 365
3 4 (6.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (6.35%) PaaS
4 3 (4.76%) IaaS
4 3 (4.76%) SaaS
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.59%) CloudBees
5 1 (1.59%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 33 (52.38%) DHCP
2 27 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 26 (41.27%) VPN
4 21 (33.33%) IPsec
5 20 (31.75%) Firewall
6 18 (28.57%) HTTP
7 16 (25.40%) BGP
8 14 (22.22%) MPLS
9 12 (19.05%) Software-Defined Networking
9 12 (19.05%) VLAN
9 12 (19.05%) WAN
10 11 (17.46%) IPv6
11 10 (15.87%) Network Security
11 10 (15.87%) SMTP
12 9 (14.29%) LAN
13 7 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (11.11%) Internet
13 7 (11.11%) OSPF
13 7 (11.11%) SNMP
13 7 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.76%) MySQL
4 2 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.17%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.59%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (1.59%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.59%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.59%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.59%) JUnit
3 1 (1.59%) Selenium
3 1 (1.59%) Subversion
3 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (17.46%) Marketing
2 9 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.94%) French Language
3 5 (7.94%) German Language
3 5 (7.94%) Portuguese Language
3 5 (7.94%) Spanish Language
4 3 (4.76%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.59%) Electronics
5 1 (1.59%) Finance
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (36.51%) Support Engineer
2 12 (19.05%) Azure Engineer
3 11 (17.46%) Security Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (14.29%) Field Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Escalation Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Network Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) IP Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) IP Security Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) IT Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) IT Security Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) Consultant
9 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) SCCM Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) Network Support
10 3 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.81%) .NET
2 13 (20.63%) XML
3 11 (17.46%) CSS
4 5 (7.94%) ADO.NET
5 4 (6.35%) DCOM
5 4 (6.35%) OAuth2
5 4 (6.35%) SAML
6 3 (4.76%) LAMP
6 3 (4.76%) Middleware
7 2 (3.17%) ELK Stack
7 2 (3.17%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (1.59%) Ajax
8 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.59%) FastCGI
8 1 (1.59%) LINQ
8 1 (1.59%) REST
8 1 (1.59%) WCF
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 1 (1.59%) WPF
8 1 (1.59%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Computer Science
1 12 (19.05%) Public Cloud
2 7 (11.11%) Clustering
2 7 (11.11%) PKI
3 5 (7.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (6.35%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 44 (69.84%) Windows
2 30 (47.62%) Windows Server
3 23 (36.51%) Linux
4 10 (15.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (15.87%) Ubuntu
5 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.76%) Debian
7 2 (3.17%) Unix
7 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.59%) AIX
8 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.59%) CentOS
8 1 (1.59%) Fedora
8 1 (1.59%) Solaris
8 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 13 (20.63%) Mentoring
3 11 (17.46%) Presales
4 10 (15.87%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 10 (15.87%) Process Improvement
4 10 (15.87%) Workflow
5 9 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 9 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 6 (9.52%) Customer Engagement
6 6 (9.52%) ITIL
6 6 (9.52%) Network Design
6 6 (9.52%) Service Management
7 5 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (7.94%) DDoS Mitigation
7 5 (7.94%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 5 (7.94%) High Availability
8 4 (6.35%) B2B
8 4 (6.35%) B2C
8 4 (6.35%) DevOps
8 4 (6.35%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 17 (26.98%) VBScript
3 15 (23.81%) SQL
4 11 (17.46%) C#
5 10 (15.87%) C
5 10 (15.87%) C++
5 10 (15.87%) VB
6 6 (9.52%) Python
7 5 (7.94%) PHP
8 4 (6.35%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.17%) Java
9 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.59%) Perl
10 1 (1.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (28.57%) Degree
2 16 (25.40%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (25.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (17.46%) CCNP
4 10 (15.87%) MCSE
5 9 (14.29%) CCNA
6 8 (12.70%) MCSA
6 8 (12.70%) MCSD
6 8 (12.70%) MCTS
7 6 (9.52%) MCITP
8 5 (7.94%) CCSA
8 5 (7.94%) CCSE
8 5 (7.94%) CISSP
9 4 (6.35%) CCIE
10 3 (4.76%) CCA
10 3 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
11 2 (3.17%) DV Cleared
11 2 (3.17%) MCAD
11 2 (3.17%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (41.27%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.40%) Hyper-V
3 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.94%) ProxySG
5 4 (6.35%) XenApp
6 3 (4.76%) vSphere
7 2 (3.17%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.59%) Ceph
8 1 (1.59%) Docker
8 1 (1.59%) KVM
8 1 (1.59%) NFS
8 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.59%) Postfix
8 1 (1.59%) qmail
8 1 (1.59%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.59%) Varnish
8 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) SCOM
1 10 (15.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (11.11%) WMI
3 5 (7.94%) FortiGate
3 5 (7.94%) SCCM
4 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (4.76%) Ansible
5 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (4.76%) Puppet
6 2 (3.17%) Kibana
6 2 (3.17%) logstash
7 1 (1.59%) Cacti
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.59%) Salt
7 1 (1.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.59%) WSUS
7 1 (1.59%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 32 (50.79%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.63%) Cisco
3 10 (15.87%) Red Hat
3 10 (15.87%) VMware
4 7 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 6 (9.52%) Citrix
5 6 (9.52%) F5
6 5 (7.94%) Blue Coat
7 4 (6.35%) Huawei
8 3 (4.76%) IBM
9 2 (3.17%) HP
9 2 (3.17%) NetApp
9 2 (3.17%) Splunk
9 2 (3.17%) Symantec
10 1 (1.59%) Aruba
10 1 (1.59%) Mitel
10 1 (1.59%) NetScout
10 1 (1.59%) Rackspace
10 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.59%) Sophos