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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 37 69
Rank change year-on-year -20 +32  
Contract jobs citing DNS 38 109 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.09% 4.43% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.67% 17.81% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 61 39
Median daily rate £350 £388 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% -2.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Median hourly rate £54.08 £55.65 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +30.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.82 £10.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.34 £101.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £20.00 £24.38
% change year-on-year +17.12% -17.94%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 356 612 790
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.59% 24.86% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 287 342
Median daily rate £413 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% +20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £253 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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
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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -28 14 £350 -12.56% 16
Slough +4 11 £363 +2.83% 4
Bracknell 0 4 £275 -38.88% 2
Wokingham -1 1 £338 +3.84% 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Windsor - 1 - - 1
DNS
South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 42 (50.00%) Windows
2 37 (44.05%) Active Directory
3 31 (36.90%) Cisco
3 31 (36.90%) VMware
4 30 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 29 (34.52%) DHCP
6 28 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (29.76%) TCP/IP
8 24 (28.57%) Windows Server
9 23 (27.38%) HTTP
10 20 (23.81%) SMTP
10 20 (23.81%) Telecoms
11 18 (21.43%) MPLS
11 18 (21.43%) PowerShell
11 18 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
12 17 (20.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (19.05%) BGP
14 15 (17.86%) OSPF
14 15 (17.86%) SNMP
14 15 (17.86%) Problem Management
15 14 (16.67%) Load Balancing
15 14 (16.67%) Juniper
16 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (15.48%) Solaris
16 13 (15.48%) Linux
16 13 (15.48%) Java
17 12 (14.29%) SQL
17 12 (14.29%) Unix
17 12 (14.29%) Python
17 12 (14.29%) Firewall

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 11 (13.10%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (5.95%) OpenStack
3 4 (4.76%) IIS
3 4 (4.76%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.57%) Apache
4 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.19%) SAS
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (13.10%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.95%) IBM Cloud
3 5 (5.95%) SoftLayer
4 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.38%) Office 365
5 1 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.19%) IaaS
5 1 (1.19%) PaaS
5 1 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (34.52%) DHCP
2 25 (29.76%) TCP/IP
3 23 (27.38%) HTTP
4 20 (23.81%) SMTP
5 18 (21.43%) MPLS
6 16 (19.05%) BGP
7 15 (17.86%) OSPF
7 15 (17.86%) SNMP
8 12 (14.29%) Firewall
9 11 (13.10%) LAN
10 10 (11.90%) LDAP
11 9 (10.71%) Broadband
11 9 (10.71%) FTP
12 8 (9.52%) ICMP
12 8 (9.52%) VPN
13 6 (7.14%) VLAN
14 5 (5.95%) IGMP
14 5 (5.95%) IMAP
14 5 (5.95%) Internet
14 5 (5.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.19%) MS Access
2 1 (1.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.57%) Billing
2 3 (3.57%) Electronics
3 2 (2.38%) Finance
3 2 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Back Office
4 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.19%) Marketing
4 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 11 (13.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 10 (11.90%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (11.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 10 (11.90%) Architect
3 10 (11.90%) Cloud Engineer
3 10 (11.90%) IP Engineer
3 10 (11.90%) IP Network Engineer
3 10 (11.90%) Network Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) VMware Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Server Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Solaris Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (5.95%) Solaris Administrator
7 5 (5.95%) Solaris Support Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) VMWare Administrator
7 5 (5.95%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) Web Services
2 5 (5.95%) Middleware
3 1 (1.19%) .NET
3 1 (1.19%) CSS
3 1 (1.19%) HTML
3 1 (1.19%) JTAPI
3 1 (1.19%) LAMP
3 1 (1.19%) OAuth
3 1 (1.19%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) Public Cloud
2 7 (8.33%) Clustering
3 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.95%) Client/Server
4 5 (5.95%) FlexPod
4 5 (5.95%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (5.95%) IPTV
4 5 (5.95%) Over-the-Top Content
4 5 (5.95%) Video on Demand
5 4 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.76%) STB
5 4 (4.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 3 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (3.57%) Machine to Machine
6 3 (3.57%) PKI
6 3 (3.57%) Smart Meter
7 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.38%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.38%) Replication
7 2 (2.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (50.00%) Windows
2 28 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 13 (15.48%) Linux
4 13 (15.48%) Solaris
4 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (14.29%) Unix
6 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (7.14%) Android
7 6 (7.14%) Windows 10
7 6 (7.14%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.57%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.38%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.19%) CentOS
10 1 (1.19%) Debian
10 1 (1.19%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.19%) SUSE
10 1 (1.19%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.86%) Problem Management
2 14 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 12 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 12 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (13.10%) Mentoring
4 11 (13.10%) Patch Management
5 9 (10.71%) Change Management
5 9 (10.71%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 8 (9.52%) CRM
7 7 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (8.33%) Product Management
8 6 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (7.14%) High Availability
8 6 (7.14%) ITIL
8 6 (7.14%) Scrum
9 5 (5.95%) Converged Infrastructure
9 5 (5.95%) DevOps
9 5 (5.95%) Network Architecture
9 5 (5.95%) Project Management
9 5 (5.95%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 13 (15.48%) Java
3 12 (14.29%) Python
3 12 (14.29%) SQL
4 6 (7.14%) Perl
5 5 (5.95%) Ruby
6 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.38%) C
6 2 (2.38%) VB
7 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.19%) Korn
7 1 (1.19%) PHP
7 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (8.33%) CCNA
3 7 (8.33%) CCNP
3 7 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.95%) CCIP
5 4 (4.76%) JNCIA
5 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.76%) VCDX
6 3 (3.57%) Degree
6 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.38%) MCSE
8 1 (1.19%) CCDA
8 1 (1.19%) CCVP
8 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.10%) SLA
2 8 (9.52%) QA
3 5 (5.95%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 37 (44.05%) Active Directory
2 17 (20.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.10%) Hyper-V
3 11 (13.10%) vSphere
4 5 (5.95%) vCloud
5 4 (4.76%) Docker
5 4 (4.76%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.57%) XenApp
7 1 (1.19%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.19%) Ceph
7 1 (1.19%) Dovecot
7 1 (1.19%) Firmware
7 1 (1.19%) iptables
7 1 (1.19%) KVM
7 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.19%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.19%) Squid
7 1 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (14.29%) Ansible
2 9 (10.71%) SCCM
3 6 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (7.14%) Puppet
3 6 (7.14%) SCOM
3 6 (7.14%) WSUS
4 5 (5.95%) Nagios
4 5 (5.95%) vRealize
5 3 (3.57%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.38%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.19%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (1.19%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.19%) Netcool
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (1.19%) RANCID
7 1 (1.19%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (36.90%) Cisco
1 31 (36.90%) VMware
2 30 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 14 (16.67%) Juniper
4 11 (13.10%) Huawei
5 8 (9.52%) F5
6 6 (7.14%) HP
6 6 (7.14%) Oracle
6 6 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.95%) Citrix
7 5 (5.95%) Nimsoft
8 4 (4.76%) CheckPoint
8 4 (4.76%) Sun
9 3 (3.57%) Ericsson
9 3 (3.57%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.38%) Avaya
10 2 (2.38%) EMC
10 2 (2.38%) Intel Security
10 2 (2.38%) MobileIron
10 2 (2.38%) Symantec
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