Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 67 60
Rank change year-on-year -7 -7 -12
Contract jobs citing DNS 100 115 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.43% 2.69% 2.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.07% 11.69% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 76 65
Berkshire median daily rate £344 £299 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.97% -21.32% +16.92%
10th Percentile £263 £259 £204
90th Percentile £588 £488 £495
South East median daily rate £370 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +8.82% -2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £28.75 £51.58 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.26% +194.71% +40.00%
10th Percentile £18.03 £45.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £39.68 £55.65 £99.38
South East median hourly rate £23.14 £35.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -34.82% +69.05% +23.53%

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 765 984 1067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.59% 23.06% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 488 526
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £398 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.71% +3.47%
10th Percentile £246 £253 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 55 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -48.57% +100.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.38 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%

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 21 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 November 2017. 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 +12 34 £350 -9.68% 5
Slough +19 21 £300 -7.83% 1
Bracknell +3 11 £275 -24.14%
Newbury -25 4 £600 +118.18% 1
Maidenhead -15 3 £360 -2.70%
Wokingham +6 1 £275 -21.43%
Windsor - 1 £550 -
DNS
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 64 (64.00%) Windows
2 61 (61.00%) DHCP
3 55 (55.00%) Active Directory
4 46 (46.00%) TCP/IP
5 41 (41.00%) VMware
6 35 (35.00%) Microsoft
6 35 (35.00%) Windows Server
7 34 (34.00%) Linux
8 30 (30.00%) Firewall
9 29 (29.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (23.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (23.00%) WAN
10 23 (23.00%) Citrix
11 21 (21.00%) Cisco
11 21 (21.00%) Degree
12 20 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (19.00%) VMware ESXi
13 19 (19.00%) LAN
14 18 (18.00%) SQL Server
14 18 (18.00%) PowerShell
15 17 (17.00%) ITIL
15 17 (17.00%) Unix
15 17 (17.00%) Perl
15 17 (17.00%) VPN
16 16 (16.00%) Oracle
16 16 (16.00%) Python
16 16 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
16 16 (16.00%) Security Cleared
17 15 (15.00%) Bash Shell
17 15 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification

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 8 (8.00%) IIS
2 5 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.00%) Apache
4 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (9.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.00%) Office 365
2 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.00%) IaaS
4 5 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (5.00%) PaaS
4 5 (5.00%) SaaS
5 2 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.00%) GitHub
6 1 (1.00%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 61 (61.00%) DHCP
2 46 (46.00%) TCP/IP
3 30 (30.00%) Firewall
4 23 (23.00%) WAN
5 19 (19.00%) LAN
6 17 (17.00%) VPN
7 11 (11.00%) Network Security
7 11 (11.00%) SAN
7 11 (11.00%) Wireless
8 8 (8.00%) BGP
8 8 (8.00%) Ethernet
8 8 (8.00%) MPLS
8 8 (8.00%) NAS
8 8 (8.00%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (7.00%) Internet
9 7 (7.00%) IPsec
9 7 (7.00%) SMTP
9 7 (7.00%) VoIP
10 6 (6.00%) Reverse Proxy
10 6 (6.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (6.00%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (3.00%) MySQL
4 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.00%) Selenium
2 2 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (6.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.00%) Retail
3 3 (3.00%) Back Office
3 3 (3.00%) French Language
3 3 (3.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.00%) German Language
4 2 (2.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Automotive
5 1 (1.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (18.00%) Administrator
2 17 (17.00%) Architect
3 10 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (9.00%) VMware Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Network Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) Analyst
6 7 (7.00%) Windows Administrator
7 6 (6.00%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (6.00%) Server Administrator
8 5 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.00%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (4.00%) Consultant
9 4 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Server Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.00%) JSON
1 9 (9.00%) Web Services
2 4 (4.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 4 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.00%) LAMP
3 2 (2.00%) Middleware
3 2 (2.00%) REST
3 2 (2.00%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.00%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Computer Science
2 11 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (9.00%) Data Centre
4 7 (7.00%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (6.00%) Oracle Exalogic
5 6 (6.00%) Replication
6 5 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (5.00%) PKI
7 3 (3.00%) Clustering
7 3 (3.00%) iPad
7 3 (3.00%) iPhone
7 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.00%) Public Cloud
8 2 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (2.00%) EMC VNX
8 2 (2.00%) FMCG
8 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Licensing
8 2 (2.00%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.00%) DataPower
9 1 (1.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 64 (64.00%) Windows
2 35 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 34 (34.00%) Linux
4 29 (29.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (23.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (17.00%) Unix
7 14 (14.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (13.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (12.00%) Windows 7
10 10 (10.00%) Solaris
11 8 (8.00%) Windows 10
11 8 (8.00%) Windows 8
12 5 (5.00%) Apple iOS
13 3 (3.00%) Android
13 3 (3.00%) Windows XP
14 2 (2.00%) AIX
14 2 (2.00%) CentOS
14 2 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (2.00%) SUSE
14 2 (2.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.00%) ITIL
2 16 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (11.00%) Load Balancing
4 9 (9.00%) DevOps
4 9 (9.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 7 (7.00%) Contingency Planning
5 7 (7.00%) Mentoring
6 6 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.00%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (6.00%) Network Design
6 6 (6.00%) Service Management
7 5 (5.00%) Change Management
8 4 (4.00%) Asset Management
8 4 (4.00%) Change Control
8 4 (4.00%) Information Security
8 4 (4.00%) Migration
8 4 (4.00%) Patch Management
8 4 (4.00%) Project Management
8 4 (4.00%) Server Building
8 4 (4.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.00%) PowerShell
2 17 (17.00%) Perl
3 16 (16.00%) Python
4 15 (15.00%) Bash Shell
5 13 (13.00%) SQL
6 7 (7.00%) Ruby
7 5 (5.00%) Korn
8 4 (4.00%) C-shell
8 4 (4.00%) VB
9 3 (3.00%) C
10 2 (2.00%) PHP
10 2 (2.00%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (21.00%) Degree
2 16 (16.00%) Security Cleared
3 15 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (13.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (7.00%) CCNA
6 7 (7.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (6.00%) CCNP
7 6 (6.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (5.00%) MCITP
8 5 (5.00%) MCSE
9 4 (4.00%) A+ Certification
9 4 (4.00%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (4.00%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (4.00%) Security+ Certification
10 3 (3.00%) DV Cleared
10 3 (3.00%) MCTS
11 2 (2.00%) CCA
11 2 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (2.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) PMO
2 2 (2.00%) QA
3 1 (1.00%) HIPAA
System Software
1 55 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 20 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (19.00%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (14.00%) XenApp
5 10 (10.00%) Xen
6 7 (7.00%) XenDesktop
7 4 (4.00%) Hyper-V
7 4 (4.00%) vSphere
8 3 (3.00%) NFS
8 3 (3.00%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (2.00%) Docker
9 2 (2.00%) Openswan
10 1 (1.00%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.00%) Firmware
10 1 (1.00%) pfSense
10 1 (1.00%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.00%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.00%) vCloud
10 1 (1.00%) VMware NSX
10 1 (1.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (11.00%) Ansible
1 11 (11.00%) Puppet
2 10 (10.00%) WSUS
3 9 (9.00%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (7.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (6.00%) SCOM
6 4 (4.00%) SCCM
7 3 (3.00%) PowerCLI
7 3 (3.00%) vCenter Server
8 2 (2.00%) AirWatch
8 2 (2.00%) Backup Exec
8 2 (2.00%) Cobbler
8 2 (2.00%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (1.00%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (1.00%) Cacti
9 1 (1.00%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (1.00%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.00%) Nagios
9 1 (1.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 41 (41.00%) VMware
2 35 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 23 (23.00%) Citrix
4 21 (21.00%) Cisco
5 16 (16.00%) Oracle
6 13 (13.00%) Red Hat
7 9 (9.00%) HP
7 9 (9.00%) Juniper
7 9 (9.00%) Sun
8 8 (8.00%) Symantec
9 7 (7.00%) MobileIron
10 6 (6.00%) Apple
10 6 (6.00%) Infoblox
11 5 (5.00%) Forcepoint
11 5 (5.00%) Fortinet
11 5 (5.00%) Polycom
12 4 (4.00%) Canon
12 4 (4.00%) F5
12 4 (4.00%) Palo Alto
12 4 (4.00%) SolarWinds