Period
to 20 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for DNS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DNS over the 6 months to 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Domain Name System (DNS)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 71 41
Rank change year-on-year -41 -30 +29
Contract jobs citing DNS 54 81 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.41% 2.22% 4.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.42% 11.28% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 40 113
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.06% +2.86% -11.95%
10th Percentile £145 £269 £238
90th Percentile £538 £531 £475
South East median daily rate £360 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -0.69% +3.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Berkshire median hourly rate - £55.65 £55.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.59% +30.18%
South East median hourly rate £38.71 £27.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year +41.38% -35.58% +41.67%

DNS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 641 718 1,178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.68% 19.64% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 300 551
Berkshire median daily rate £419 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £197 £212 £250
90th Percentile £575 £560 £525
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +4.38% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 56 44
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £12.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.67% -48.39% -35.42%
10th Percentile £13.28 £12.00 £10.58
90th Percentile £53.63 £47.75 £60.80
South East median hourly rate £25.50 £17.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% -46.88% +0.38%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Berkshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Berkshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Berkshire

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Berkshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 20 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -14 21 £450 +20.00% 6
Bracknell -2 6 £114 -57.71% 5
Slough -17 5 £318 -12.41% 1
Newbury - 4 £450 - 2
Maidenhead -11 2 - -
Wokingham -6 1 - - 2
DNS
South East

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 28 (51.85%) Windows
1 28 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (38.89%) Linux
4 20 (37.04%) DHCP
5 16 (29.63%) TCP/IP
6 15 (27.78%) WAN
7 14 (25.93%) VPN
7 14 (25.93%) Office 365
8 13 (24.07%) Firewall
9 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
9 12 (22.22%) Windows Server
10 11 (20.37%) VMware
10 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
11 10 (18.52%) Windows 7
11 10 (18.52%) Cisco
12 9 (16.67%) SharePoint
12 9 (16.67%) MPLS
12 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
13 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (12.96%) Degree
14 7 (12.96%) SCCM
14 7 (12.96%) IaaS
14 7 (12.96%) vSphere
14 7 (12.96%) SaaS
14 7 (12.96%) Skype
15 6 (11.11%) Windows 10
15 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 9 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.26%) Skype for Business
3 4 (7.41%) IIS
3 4 (7.41%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.56%) Apache
5 2 (3.70%) GroupWise
6 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.93%) Office 365
2 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (12.96%) IaaS
3 7 (12.96%) SaaS
4 4 (7.41%) OneDrive
5 3 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (5.56%) PaaS
6 2 (3.70%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (3.70%) SoftLayer
7 1 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (37.04%) DHCP
2 16 (29.63%) TCP/IP
3 15 (27.78%) WAN
4 14 (25.93%) VPN
5 13 (24.07%) Firewall
6 9 (16.67%) MPLS
7 7 (12.96%) Skype
8 6 (11.11%) SNMP
9 5 (9.26%) BGP
9 5 (9.26%) LAN
9 5 (9.26%) OSPF
10 4 (7.41%) FTP
11 3 (5.56%) Internet
11 3 (5.56%) SSH
11 3 (5.56%) SSL
11 3 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (5.56%) Wireless
11 3 (5.56%) WLAN
12 2 (3.70%) Network Security
12 2 (3.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) Big Data
2 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.85%) HBase
2 1 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.56%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.85%) Hudson
3 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (1.85%) Electronics
3 1 (1.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Consultant
2 9 (16.67%) Architect
3 8 (14.81%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Administrator
5 4 (7.41%) Azure Consultant
5 4 (7.41%) IT Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) IT Support
5 4 (7.41%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Build Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Junior
6 3 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Network Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Network Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) .NET
1 3 (5.56%) .NET Framework
1 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET
1 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 3 (5.56%) CSS
1 3 (5.56%) HTML
1 3 (5.56%) HTML5
1 3 (5.56%) jQuery
1 3 (5.56%) JSON
1 3 (5.56%) XML
1 3 (5.56%) XSLT
2 2 (3.70%) LDAP
3 1 (1.85%) Ajax
3 1 (1.85%) COM
3 1 (1.85%) CSS3
3 1 (1.85%) Middleware
3 1 (1.85%) REST
3 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.41%) Private Cloud
3 3 (5.56%) Clustering
3 3 (5.56%) Wiki
4 2 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.70%) PKI
5 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.85%) User Experience
5 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (51.85%) Windows
2 21 (38.89%) Linux
3 12 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 10 (18.52%) Windows 7
5 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (9.26%) Unix
8 4 (7.41%) SUSE
8 4 (7.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (5.56%) Mac OS
9 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.85%) OS/2
11 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (9.26%) ITIL
3 4 (7.41%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 4 (7.41%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (7.41%) Project Management
3 4 (7.41%) SIEM
4 3 (5.56%) Analytics
4 3 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (5.56%) Front End Development
4 3 (5.56%) MVC
4 3 (5.56%) SEO
4 3 (5.56%) Software Distribution
4 3 (5.56%) Web Analytics
4 3 (5.56%) Web Development
5 2 (3.70%) Migration
5 2 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.56%) Python
3 3 (5.56%) SQL
4 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.70%) C#
4 2 (3.70%) Perl
5 1 (1.85%) C
5 1 (1.85%) Java
5 1 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.96%) Degree
3 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.70%) CCDA
5 2 (3.70%) CCNA
5 2 (3.70%) CCVP
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.96%) vSphere
3 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (9.26%) XenApp
5 4 (7.41%) BitLocker
5 4 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.70%) Docker
7 2 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (3.70%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.85%) KVM
8 1 (1.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) SCCM
2 5 (9.26%) Puppet
2 5 (9.26%) SCOM
3 3 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.70%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.85%) Ansible
5 1 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.85%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.85%) WSUS
5 1 (1.85%) yum
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.37%) VMware
3 10 (18.52%) Cisco
4 5 (9.26%) Citrix
5 4 (7.41%) Avaya
5 4 (7.41%) HP
5 4 (7.41%) Okta
6 3 (5.56%) Borland
6 3 (5.56%) Lumension
6 3 (5.56%) Omniture
6 3 (5.56%) Optimizely
6 3 (5.56%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.70%) Apple
7 2 (3.70%) Dell
7 2 (3.70%) Google
7 2 (3.70%) IBM
7 2 (3.70%) Juniper
7 2 (3.70%) Nortel
7 2 (3.70%) Oracle
7 2 (3.70%) Veeam