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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 55 21 40
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +19
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 71 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.27% 7.04% 3.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.42% 24.07% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 38 19
Median daily rate £285 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £250 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £472 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £54.08 £55.65 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.83% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%

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
166 295 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.35% 29.27% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 161 85
Median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £55.65 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +158.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (52.17%) HTTP
4 11 (47.83%) SMTP
4 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
5 10 (43.48%) DHCP
5 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
6 9 (39.13%) Load Balancing
7 8 (34.78%) VMware
7 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
7 8 (34.78%) Mentoring
7 8 (34.78%) Public Cloud
8 7 (30.43%) Patch Management
8 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
8 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (26.09%) Product Management
9 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (26.09%) QA
9 6 (26.09%) Problem Management
9 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
10 5 (21.74%) Client/Server
10 5 (21.74%) Cisco
10 5 (21.74%) Project Management
10 5 (21.74%) SCCM
10 5 (21.74%) SCOM
10 5 (21.74%) Service Management
10 5 (21.74%) DV Cleared
10 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared

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 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Apache
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) Confluence
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
3 1 (4.35%) SAS
3 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) HTTP
2 11 (47.83%) SMTP
3 10 (43.48%) DHCP
4 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
5 4 (17.39%) BGP
5 4 (17.39%) MPLS
5 4 (17.39%) OSPF
6 3 (13.04%) Firewall
6 3 (13.04%) HTTPS
6 3 (13.04%) LAN
6 3 (13.04%) LDAP
6 3 (13.04%) SNMP
7 2 (8.70%) HSRP
7 2 (8.70%) ICMP
7 2 (8.70%) SSH
7 2 (8.70%) SSL
7 2 (8.70%) Telnet
7 2 (8.70%) VPN
7 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
8 1 (4.35%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.35%) Back Office
1 1 (4.35%) Billing
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Cloud Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) AWS Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Active Directory Specialist
3 3 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) IP Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Juniper Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) OAuth
2 1 (4.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Public Cloud
2 5 (21.74%) Client/Server
3 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (4.35%) PMI
5 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (17.39%) Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.35%) CentOS
7 1 (4.35%) Debian
7 1 (4.35%) Mac OS
7 1 (4.35%) Solaris
7 1 (4.35%) Unix
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Load Balancing
2 8 (34.78%) Mentoring
3 7 (30.43%) Patch Management
4 6 (26.09%) Problem Management
4 6 (26.09%) Product Management
5 5 (21.74%) Project Management
5 5 (21.74%) Service Management
6 4 (17.39%) DevOps
6 4 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (17.39%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.04%) Scrum
8 2 (8.70%) High Availability
8 2 (8.70%) ITIL
9 1 (4.35%) Change Management
9 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
9 1 (4.35%) CRM
9 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
9 1 (4.35%) Network Management
9 1 (4.35%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Python
2 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) Korn
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) DV Cleared
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CCDA
3 1 (4.35%) CCIP
3 1 (4.35%) CCNA
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) CCVP
3 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) SLA
3 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.70%) iptables
4 2 (8.70%) vSphere
5 1 (4.35%) Ceph
5 1 (4.35%) Dovecot
5 1 (4.35%) KVM
5 1 (4.35%) NFS
5 1 (4.35%) Postfix
5 1 (4.35%) Sendmail
5 1 (4.35%) Squid
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Ansible
1 5 (21.74%) SCCM
1 5 (21.74%) SCOM
2 2 (8.70%) Puppet
3 1 (4.35%) Cacti
3 1 (4.35%) Capistrano
3 1 (4.35%) HAProxy
3 1 (4.35%) Nagios
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (4.35%) RANCID
3 1 (4.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco
4 3 (13.04%) Juniper
5 2 (8.70%) F5
6 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.35%) Percona
6 1 (4.35%) Polycom
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) Tandberg