Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 80 69
Rank change year-on-year +9 -11 -15
Contract jobs citing DNS 117 97 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.83% 2.37% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.83% 12.29% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 49 58
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +8.33% +2.86%
10th Percentile £282 £287 £267
90th Percentile £538 £600 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Berkshire median hourly rate - £28.75 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -48.34% +38.26%
South East median hourly rate £42.27 £23.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +82.65% -15.85% +22.22%

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 789 789 923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.10% 19.29% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 338 445
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £240 £225
90th Percentile £558 £600 £535
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 54
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £20.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -34.35% -47.28%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.33
90th Percentile £46.00 £40.25 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £17.38 £22.38
% change year-on-year +26.62% -22.35% -31.15%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -7 39 £463 +18.59% 14
Slough -5 21 £350 +16.67% 1
Bracknell 0 11 - - 2
Newbury +6 7 £550 +10.00%
Maidenhead +10 4 £559 - 3
Wokingham -8 1 £210 -23.64% 1
Windsor - 1 - - 1
DNS
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 55 (47.01%) Windows
2 54 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 52 (44.44%) Firewall
4 51 (43.59%) Microsoft
5 43 (36.75%) TCP/IP
5 43 (36.75%) Active Directory
5 43 (36.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 42 (35.90%) VPN
7 41 (35.04%) DHCP
8 37 (31.62%) Internet
9 33 (28.21%) Reverse Proxy
10 30 (25.64%) SC Cleared
10 30 (25.64%) DV Cleared
10 30 (25.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 30 (25.64%) Web Services
11 29 (24.79%) PowerShell
12 28 (23.93%) VMware
13 23 (19.66%) Replication
14 21 (17.95%) Windows Server
15 20 (17.09%) Microsoft Licensing
15 20 (17.09%) Software Licensing
16 18 (15.38%) Public Cloud
16 18 (15.38%) Telecoms
16 18 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
17 17 (14.53%) Windows Server 2012
18 16 (13.68%) SQL
18 16 (13.68%) Cloud Computing
19 15 (12.82%) Linux
19 15 (12.82%) IaaS
19 15 (12.82%) Office 365

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 10 (8.55%) Skype for Business
2 7 (5.98%) Apache
2 7 (5.98%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.13%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (3.42%) IIS
4 4 (3.42%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.71%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.85%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.85%) JBoss
7 1 (0.85%) nginx
7 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 43 (36.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (13.68%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (12.82%) IaaS
3 15 (12.82%) Office 365
3 15 (12.82%) SaaS
4 11 (9.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (6.84%) PaaS
7 2 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.71%) G Suite
8 1 (0.85%) GitHub
8 1 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 52 (44.44%) Firewall
2 43 (36.75%) TCP/IP
3 42 (35.90%) VPN
4 41 (35.04%) DHCP
5 37 (31.62%) Internet
6 33 (28.21%) Reverse Proxy
7 12 (10.26%) Network Security
8 11 (9.40%) SAN
9 9 (7.69%) MPLS
9 9 (7.69%) NAS
10 8 (6.84%) Skype
11 7 (5.98%) HTTP
12 6 (5.13%) Diameter Protocol
12 6 (5.13%) ISUP
12 6 (5.13%) Megaco
12 6 (5.13%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (5.13%) SMTP
12 6 (5.13%) Wireless
13 5 (4.27%) SSH
13 5 (4.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.13%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.71%) Big Data
4 2 (1.71%) Cloudera CDH
4 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.71%) MySQL
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.85%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Toad
2 2 (1.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.71%) MSI
2 2 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.85%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.85%) CF BOSH
3 1 (0.85%) GitLab
3 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.42%) Billing
3 2 (1.71%) Retail
4 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (31.62%) Architect
2 15 (12.82%) Consultant
3 14 (11.97%) Infrastructure Architect
4 12 (10.26%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (9.40%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.84%) Azure Consultant
7 7 (5.98%) Active Directory Consultant
8 6 (5.13%) Administrator
8 6 (5.13%) Analyst
8 6 (5.13%) CS Core Engineer
8 6 (5.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 6 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.13%) Network Architect
8 6 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.27%) Cloud Consultant
9 5 (4.27%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (4.27%) Network Consultant
9 5 (4.27%) Security Consultant
9 5 (4.27%) Security Manager
9 5 (4.27%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (25.64%) Web Services
2 4 (3.42%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.56%) JSON
3 3 (2.56%) LDAP
4 2 (1.71%) OAuth
4 2 (1.71%) Regular Expression
4 2 (1.71%) SOAP
5 1 (0.85%) .NET
5 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.85%) HTML
5 1 (0.85%) HTML5
5 1 (0.85%) Node.js
5 1 (0.85%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.85%) OpenID
5 1 (0.85%) Protocol Buffers
5 1 (0.85%) REST
5 1 (0.85%) RESTful
5 1 (0.85%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.85%) SAML
5 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.66%) Replication
2 20 (17.09%) Microsoft Licensing
3 18 (15.38%) Public Cloud
4 8 (6.84%) Data Centre
4 8 (6.84%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (4.27%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.27%) PKI
6 4 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.42%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.56%) Clustering
8 2 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.71%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.71%) User Experience
9 1 (0.85%) DataPower
9 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 55 (47.01%) Windows
2 21 (17.95%) Windows Server
3 17 (14.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (12.82%) Linux
5 12 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (9.40%) Windows 7
7 10 (8.55%) Unix
8 9 (7.69%) Windows 10
9 6 (5.13%) Solaris
10 5 (4.27%) Android
10 5 (4.27%) Apple iOS
11 4 (3.42%) CentOS
12 3 (2.56%) VMS
12 3 (2.56%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (2.56%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.85%) Debian
14 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.64%) Disaster Recovery
2 20 (17.09%) Software Licensing
3 14 (11.97%) ITIL
4 11 (9.40%) Change Management
4 11 (9.40%) Project Management
4 11 (9.40%) Service Management
5 10 (8.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (8.55%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (7.69%) Analytics
6 9 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (7.69%) SOA
7 8 (6.84%) Network Virtualisation
7 8 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (6.84%) Technical Leadership
8 7 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (5.98%) SIEM
9 6 (5.13%) Data Loss Prevention
9 6 (5.13%) Migration
9 6 (5.13%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (4.27%) Online Security
Programming Languages
1 29 (24.79%) PowerShell
2 16 (13.68%) SQL
3 9 (7.69%) Python
4 7 (5.98%) Perl
5 3 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.71%) Java
7 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.85%) C
7 1 (0.85%) C#
7 1 (0.85%) C++
7 1 (0.85%) PHP
7 1 (0.85%) Ruby
7 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 30 (25.64%) DV Cleared
2 30 (25.64%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.69%) Degree
4 8 (6.84%) CCNA
4 8 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.13%) CCNP
6 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.56%) MCITP
7 3 (2.56%) MCTS
8 2 (1.71%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.85%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.85%) CCDA
9 1 (0.85%) CCVP
9 1 (0.85%) CEH
9 1 (0.85%) CISSP
9 1 (0.85%) GIAC
9 1 (0.85%) OSCP
9 1 (0.85%) PMP
9 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.69%) QA
2 6 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.27%) GDPR
4 4 (3.42%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.71%) COBIT
5 2 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.85%) GPG13
6 1 (0.85%) PMO
6 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (36.75%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.40%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (5.98%) vSphere
5 6 (5.13%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (4.27%) Squid
7 4 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (3.42%) XenApp
7 4 (3.42%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.71%) iptables
10 1 (0.85%) Docker
10 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.85%) NFS
10 1 (0.85%) Postfix
10 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (8.55%) SCOM
2 9 (7.69%) Puppet
2 9 (7.69%) SCCM
3 8 (6.84%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (5.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (4.27%) Ansible
6 4 (3.42%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.71%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.85%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.85%) Mesos
9 1 (0.85%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 51 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 28 (23.93%) VMware
3 11 (9.40%) Cisco
3 11 (9.40%) Oracle
4 9 (7.69%) Citrix
5 8 (6.84%) CheckPoint
5 8 (6.84%) Dell
5 8 (6.84%) HP
5 8 (6.84%) Juniper
6 7 (5.98%) F5
7 6 (5.13%) NetApp
7 6 (5.13%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.42%) Crossbeam
8 4 (3.42%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.42%) Sandvine
8 4 (3.42%) Sun
8 4 (3.42%) Tekelec
9 3 (2.56%) EMC
9 3 (2.56%) Palo Alto
9 3 (2.56%) Riverbed