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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 25 21 32
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing DNS 6 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.24% 6.33% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.89% 25.42% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £250 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -36.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £210 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £254 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -22.50%
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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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
76 59 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 28.36% 24.89% 22.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 21 23
Average daily rate £260 £225 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -33.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £190 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £375 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £36.50 - £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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
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 7 July 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 9 (64.29%) Linux
1 9 (64.29%) VMware
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 7 (50.00%) DHCP
3 7 (50.00%) Firewall
4 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (35.71%) vSphere
5 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco
5 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
5 5 (35.71%) HP
5 5 (35.71%) SAN
6 4 (28.57%) Citrix
6 4 (28.57%) WAN
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (28.57%) VPN
6 4 (28.57%) LAN
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (28.57%) XenApp
6 4 (28.57%) XenDesktop
6 4 (28.57%) 3PAR
6 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (28.57%) ProCurve

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (21.43%) Lync
5 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) DHCP
1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) SAN
3 4 (28.57%) VPN
3 4 (28.57%) LAN
3 4 (28.57%) WAN
3 4 (28.57%) VLAN
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (21.43%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (21.43%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (21.43%) SNMP
4 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 2 (14.29%) 3GPP
5 2 (14.29%) UMTS
5 2 (14.29%) GPRS
5 2 (14.29%) IPv6
5 2 (14.29%) Internet
5 2 (14.29%) 802.15
5 2 (14.29%) HSPA
5 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Project Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Smart Meter
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (21.43%) UNIX
6 3 (21.43%) Solaris
7 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
8 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
8 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) ERP
1 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
1 2 (14.29%) V-Model
1 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
1 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Change Control
2 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) MCSE
1 3 (21.43%) MCSA
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MCITP
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (35.71%) vSphere
3 4 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (28.57%) XenApp
3 4 (28.57%) XenDesktop
4 3 (21.43%) Samba
5 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 2 (14.29%) Firmware
5 2 (14.29%) NFS
6 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
6 1 (7.14%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) WSUS
3 1 (7.14%) OpenView
3 1 (7.14%) Cacti
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) Brocade
3 4 (28.57%) ProCurve
3 4 (28.57%) 3PAR
4 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
4 3 (21.43%) Redknee
4 3 (21.43%) Sandvine
5 2 (14.29%) Tekelec
5 2 (14.29%) NetApp
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 1 (7.14%) Dell
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) Sun
6 1 (7.14%) Crossbeam
6 1 (7.14%) Infoblox
6 1 (7.14%) F5