The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 28 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 22 22 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing DNS 14 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 4.70% 3.60% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.74% 14.52% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £16.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+40.58% -12.16%
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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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
95 62 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 31.88% 24.80% 35.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 26 39
Average daily rate £325 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £113 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Average hourly rate £34.00 £21.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% -55.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.79 £18.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Slough region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Slough

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Slough region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Slough region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 21 (53.85%) Windows
2 20 (51.28%) Linux
3 18 (46.15%) VMware
4 16 (41.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (38.46%) IIS
5 15 (38.46%) Java
6 13 (33.33%) Solaris
6 13 (33.33%) UNIX
6 13 (33.33%) Finance
7 12 (30.77%) Firewall
7 12 (30.77%) Banking
8 11 (28.21%) Telecoms
8 11 (28.21%) Cisco
8 11 (28.21%) Citrix
8 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (25.64%) Internet
10 9 (23.08%) Red Hat
10 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
10 9 (23.08%) Sun
10 9 (23.08%) NFS
10 9 (23.08%) Perl
10 9 (23.08%) SOAP
10 9 (23.08%) Redknee
10 9 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (23.08%) Mobile App
11 8 (20.51%) Change Management
12 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
12 7 (17.95%) Juniper
12 7 (17.95%) Dell

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 15 (38.46%) IIS
2 6 (15.38%) IBM Notes
2 6 (15.38%) Lotus Domino
2 6 (15.38%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) Firewall
2 10 (25.64%) Internet
3 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
4 6 (15.38%) DAB
4 6 (15.38%) SSL
5 4 (10.26%) HTTPS
5 4 (10.26%) HTTP
5 4 (10.26%) SMTP
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (10.26%) IMAP
6 3 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (7.69%) VLAN
6 3 (7.69%) DHCP
6 3 (7.69%) VPN
6 3 (7.69%) SAN
7 2 (5.13%) LDAP
8 1 (2.56%) Network Security
8 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
8 1 (2.56%) GGSN
8 1 (2.56%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) MySQL
2 4 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 12 (30.77%) Banking
3 11 (28.21%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Games
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Project Engineer
1 7 (17.95%) Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Web Support Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Web Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Web Hosting Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) Web Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Active Directory Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Active Directory Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Web Hosting Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) SOAP
2 6 (15.38%) Flash
3 3 (7.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Mobile App
2 6 (15.38%) CLARiiON
3 1 (2.56%) Xbox
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 21 (53.85%) Windows
2 20 (51.28%) Linux
3 16 (41.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (33.33%) Solaris
4 13 (33.33%) UNIX
5 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Change Management
2 6 (15.38%) Web Development
2 6 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 5 (12.82%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.26%) Change Control
5 3 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (7.69%) Investment Management
6 2 (5.13%) Service Management
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL
7 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.56%) Coaching
7 1 (2.56%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.56%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.56%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Migration
7 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) Java
2 9 (23.08%) Perl
3 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.69%) SQL
3 3 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.82%) JNCIA
2 5 (12.82%) CCNA
3 3 (7.69%) RHCE
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.56%) CCNP
4 1 (2.56%) CCIP
4 1 (2.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) NFS
1 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (15.38%) vSphere
3 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.56%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) VMware
2 11 (28.21%) Cisco
2 11 (28.21%) Citrix
3 9 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 9 (23.08%) Sun
3 9 (23.08%) Redknee
4 7 (17.95%) Juniper
4 7 (17.95%) Dell
5 6 (15.38%) Lotus
5 6 (15.38%) EMC
5 6 (15.38%) Symantec
5 6 (15.38%) Adobe
6 5 (12.82%) F5
6 5 (12.82%) HP
7 4 (10.26%) Remedy
7 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
7 4 (10.26%) Sybase
7 4 (10.26%) Oracle
7 4 (10.26%) Crossbeam