Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 70 63
Rank change year-on-year -21 -7 -5
Contract jobs citing DNS 76 105 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.94% 2.63% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.48% 13.65% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 52 87
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £344 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.36% +25.00% -28.10%
10th Percentile £294 £263 £235
90th Percentile £511 £586 £469
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +4.00% +11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Berkshire median hourly rate - £41.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.78% +157.14%
South East median hourly rate £42.34 £23.14 £35.50
% change year-on-year +82.98% -34.82% +49.47%

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 725 769 999
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.48% 19.26% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 339 495
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £198 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £613 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 45 53
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.74% -6.90% -43.14%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.25 £45.40 £47.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year +38.89% -25.70% +7.67%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -15 26 £463 +40.15% 3
Slough -1 22 £325 +7.44% 3
Bracknell -4 10 £175 -34.94% 4
Maidenhead +1 4 £559 +55.21% 1
Newbury -11 2 £450 -25.00% 1
Windsor +3 1 - - 2
DNS
South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 35 (46.05%) Active Directory
2 34 (44.74%) DHCP
2 34 (44.74%) Windows
3 31 (40.79%) Microsoft
3 31 (40.79%) Firewall
4 25 (32.89%) Security Cleared
5 24 (31.58%) TCP/IP
6 22 (28.95%) VPN
7 21 (27.63%) VMware
8 18 (23.68%) Telecoms
8 18 (23.68%) Linux
8 18 (23.68%) Windows Server
9 16 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
10 15 (19.74%) Internet
11 14 (18.42%) DV Cleared
12 13 (17.11%) Reverse Proxy
12 13 (17.11%) Replication
12 13 (17.11%) Cisco
13 12 (15.79%) SCCM
13 12 (15.79%) SC Cleared
13 12 (15.79%) PowerShell
13 12 (15.79%) SaaS
14 11 (14.47%) Oracle
14 11 (14.47%) Web Services
14 11 (14.47%) Office 365
15 10 (13.16%) Software Licensing
15 10 (13.16%) Public Cloud
15 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Licensing
15 10 (13.16%) ITIL
15 10 (13.16%) Unix

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 6 (7.89%) Apache
1 6 (7.89%) Skype for Business
2 5 (6.58%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.58%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.32%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.32%) JBoss
4 1 (1.32%) nginx
4 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (15.79%) SaaS
3 11 (14.47%) Office 365
4 10 (13.16%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (9.21%) IaaS
6 6 (7.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (5.26%) OneDrive
8 3 (3.95%) PaaS
9 2 (2.63%) G Suite
10 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
10 1 (1.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (44.74%) DHCP
2 31 (40.79%) Firewall
3 24 (31.58%) TCP/IP
4 22 (28.95%) VPN
5 15 (19.74%) Internet
6 13 (17.11%) Reverse Proxy
7 10 (13.16%) LAN
7 10 (13.16%) WAN
8 7 (9.21%) Skype
8 7 (9.21%) Wireless
9 6 (7.89%) SAN
10 5 (6.58%) Diameter Protocol
10 5 (6.58%) ISUP
10 5 (6.58%) Megaco
10 5 (6.58%) MPLS
10 5 (6.58%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (6.58%) SSL
11 4 (5.26%) SMTP
11 4 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (5.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
1 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (2.63%) Big Data
3 2 (2.63%) Cloudera CDH
3 2 (2.63%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.95%) Toad
2 2 (2.63%) MSI
3 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (23.68%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.95%) Retail
3 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) Architect
2 9 (11.84%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.89%) Administrator
4 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Consultant
5 5 (6.58%) CS Core Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (6.58%) Technical Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Active Directory Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.26%) Unix Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Help Desk Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Online Project Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.47%) Web Services
2 3 (3.95%) LDAP
3 2 (2.63%) JSON
3 2 (2.63%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.63%) SOAP
4 1 (1.32%) .NET
4 1 (1.32%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.32%) OAuth
4 1 (1.32%) REST
4 1 (1.32%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Replication
2 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Licensing
2 10 (13.16%) Public Cloud
3 5 (6.58%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.95%) Clustering
5 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.63%) Digital Signage
6 2 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.63%) HP Storage
6 2 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.63%) iPad
6 2 (2.63%) iPhone
6 2 (2.63%) User Experience
6 2 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.32%) CCTV
7 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.32%) PKI
7 1 (1.32%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (44.74%) Windows
2 18 (23.68%) Linux
2 18 (23.68%) Windows Server
3 10 (13.16%) Unix
3 10 (13.16%) Windows 7
4 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (10.53%) Windows 10
6 7 (9.21%) Solaris
7 5 (6.58%) CentOS
8 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.95%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.63%) Android
9 2 (2.63%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.63%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.32%) Debian
10 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.16%) ITIL
1 10 (13.16%) Software Licensing
2 8 (10.53%) Change Management
3 7 (9.21%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (9.21%) Project Management
3 7 (9.21%) SIEM
4 6 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.58%) Analytics
5 5 (6.58%) Identity Access Management
5 5 (6.58%) Load Balancing
6 4 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 4 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (5.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (3.95%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 10 (13.16%) SQL
3 7 (9.21%) Python
4 6 (7.89%) Perl
5 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.63%) C#
7 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.32%) C
7 1 (1.32%) Java
7 1 (1.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (32.89%) Security Cleared
2 14 (18.42%) DV Cleared
3 12 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 8 (10.53%) CCNA
4 8 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (9.21%) Degree
6 6 (7.89%) CCNP
7 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.63%) CCDA
8 2 (2.63%) CCVP
8 2 (2.63%) MCITP
8 2 (2.63%) MCTS
9 1 (1.32%) CEH
9 1 (1.32%) CISSP
9 1 (1.32%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (1.32%) GIAC
9 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.32%) MCP
9 1 (1.32%) OSCP
9 1 (1.32%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) QA
2 3 (3.95%) GDPR
3 2 (2.63%) COBIT
3 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.63%) SLA
4 1 (1.32%) GPG13
System Software
1 35 (46.05%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.16%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.89%) vSphere
5 5 (6.58%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (5.26%) BitLocker
6 4 (5.26%) Squid
6 4 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.63%) NFS
7 2 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.63%) XenApp
7 2 (2.63%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.32%) Docker
8 1 (1.32%) iptables
8 1 (1.32%) Postfix
8 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (15.79%) SCCM
2 8 (10.53%) Puppet
3 7 (9.21%) SCOM
4 6 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (5.26%) Ansible
6 3 (3.95%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.32%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.32%) Nessus
8 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.32%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.32%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 31 (40.79%) Microsoft
2 21 (27.63%) VMware
3 13 (17.11%) Cisco
4 11 (14.47%) Oracle
5 9 (11.84%) Citrix
6 8 (10.53%) CheckPoint
7 7 (9.21%) F5
7 7 (9.21%) HP
8 6 (7.89%) NetApp
9 5 (6.58%) Dell
9 5 (6.58%) Juniper
9 5 (6.58%) Okta
9 5 (6.58%) Red Hat
9 5 (6.58%) SolarWinds
9 5 (6.58%) Tekelec
10 4 (5.26%) Crossbeam
10 4 (5.26%) Sandvine
10 4 (5.26%) Sun
11 3 (3.95%) Ericsson
11 3 (3.95%) Riverbed