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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 45 64
Rank change year-on-year -16 +19  
Contract jobs citing DNS 43 89 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.34% 3.77% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.65% 16.15% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 51 30
Median daily rate £350 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £235 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £55.65 £17.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +222.60% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% +26.66%  

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 369 551 604
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 20.12% 23.32% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 249 243
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 28
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -60.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £39.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -4 18 £338 -10.00% 8
Bracknell +9 10 £269 -6.10% 1
Maidenhead +3 5 £360 +51.57% 1
Slough +5 3 £363 +7.40% 1
DNS
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 47 (55.29%) Active Directory
2 45 (52.94%) DHCP
3 44 (51.76%) Windows
4 33 (38.82%) Cisco
5 32 (37.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (34.12%) Microsoft
7 28 (32.94%) Windows Server
8 27 (31.76%) PowerShell
9 24 (28.24%) VMware
10 20 (23.53%) SMTP
11 19 (22.35%) Linux
11 19 (22.35%) Amazon AWS
12 18 (21.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (20.00%) Python
13 17 (20.00%) LAN
13 17 (20.00%) Problem Management
14 16 (18.82%) MPLS
15 15 (17.65%) Telecoms
15 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
15 15 (17.65%) WSUS
15 15 (17.65%) Load Balancing
16 14 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (16.47%) Firewall
16 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2012
17 13 (15.29%) TCP/IP
17 13 (15.29%) Unix
17 13 (15.29%) Microsoft Azure
18 12 (14.12%) NetBackup
18 12 (14.12%) MS Exchange

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 12 (14.12%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (8.24%) Skype for Business
4 6 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.71%) nginx
5 4 (4.71%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.35%) Apache
7 2 (2.35%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.35%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (15.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.71%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.53%) IBM Cloud
4 3 (3.53%) SoftLayer
5 2 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.35%) IaaS
5 2 (2.35%) PaaS
6 1 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.18%) GitHub
6 1 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.18%) Office 365
6 1 (1.18%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (52.94%) DHCP
2 20 (23.53%) SMTP
3 17 (20.00%) LAN
4 16 (18.82%) MPLS
5 14 (16.47%) Firewall
6 13 (15.29%) TCP/IP
7 12 (14.12%) VPN
8 11 (12.94%) BGP
8 11 (12.94%) HTTP
9 10 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (11.76%) OSPF
10 8 (9.41%) WAN
11 7 (8.24%) Internet
11 7 (8.24%) Skype
11 7 (8.24%) SNMP
12 6 (7.06%) Broadband
13 5 (5.88%) Unified Communications
14 4 (4.71%) IMAP
14 4 (4.71%) SAN
14 4 (4.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.71%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (3.53%) MS Access
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.18%) MySQL
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.18%) GitLab
2 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.18%) Selenium
2 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.53%) Finance
3 2 (2.35%) Back Office
3 2 (2.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Billing
4 1 (1.18%) French Language
4 1 (1.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 11 (12.94%) Support Engineer
2 10 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 9 (10.59%) Architect
4 8 (9.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) IP Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) IP Network Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (8.24%) Active Directory Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Consultant
6 6 (7.06%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Developer
6 6 (7.06%) VMware Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Windows Consultant
7 5 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Exchange Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Server Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Active Directory Consultant
8 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 4 (4.71%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.59%) Web Services
2 5 (5.88%) .NET
2 5 (5.88%) XML
3 4 (4.71%) J2EE
3 4 (4.71%) JSON
3 4 (4.71%) Node.js
3 4 (4.71%) OAuth2
3 4 (4.71%) REST
3 4 (4.71%) SAML
3 4 (4.71%) SOAP
3 4 (4.71%) XSLT
4 3 (3.53%) Middleware
5 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.18%) CSS
5 1 (1.18%) HTML
5 1 (1.18%) LAMP
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (1.18%) RESTful
5 1 (1.18%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Data Centre
1 7 (8.24%) Linux Command Line
1 7 (8.24%) Public Cloud
2 6 (7.06%) Clustering
3 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.71%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.71%) Machine to Machine
4 4 (4.71%) PKI
4 4 (4.71%) Smart Meter
4 4 (4.71%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.53%) FlexPod
5 3 (3.53%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (1.18%) DataPower
7 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.18%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.18%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (1.18%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 44 (51.76%) Windows
2 32 (37.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (32.94%) Windows Server
4 19 (22.35%) Linux
5 18 (21.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (15.29%) Unix
8 9 (10.59%) Android
9 7 (8.24%) Windows XP
10 6 (7.06%) Windows 7
11 5 (5.88%) Solaris
12 4 (4.71%) Windows 10
13 3 (3.53%) AIX
13 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (3.53%) SUSE
14 2 (2.35%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (1.18%) CentOS
15 1 (1.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 15 (17.65%) Load Balancing
3 14 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (12.94%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 10 (11.76%) ITIL
5 10 (11.76%) Scrum
6 9 (10.59%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (8.24%) Incident Management
7 7 (8.24%) Patch Management
8 6 (7.06%) Mentoring
8 6 (7.06%) Task Automation
9 5 (5.88%) CRM
9 5 (5.88%) DevOps
9 5 (5.88%) High Availability
9 5 (5.88%) Use Case
10 4 (4.71%) Change Management
10 4 (4.71%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (4.71%) Network Design
10 4 (4.71%) SOA
10 4 (4.71%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.76%) PowerShell
2 17 (20.00%) Python
3 11 (12.94%) SQL
3 11 (12.94%) VB
4 8 (9.41%) Java
5 5 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.88%) Perl
6 3 (3.53%) Ruby
7 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.18%) C
8 1 (1.18%) Korn
8 1 (1.18%) PHP
8 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.94%) DV Cleared
3 7 (8.24%) CCNP
3 7 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.71%) CCNA
4 4 (4.71%) Degree
4 4 (4.71%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.35%) CCIP
6 2 (2.35%) MCITP
6 2 (2.35%) MCTS
6 2 (2.35%) VCDX
6 2 (2.35%) VCP6
6 2 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.18%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) SLA
2 4 (4.71%) QA
3 3 (3.53%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 47 (55.29%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.24%) Hyper-V
3 7 (8.24%) vSphere
4 5 (5.88%) vCloud
5 4 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.53%) Docker
7 1 (1.18%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.18%) KVM
7 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.18%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (17.65%) WSUS
2 12 (14.12%) Ansible
2 12 (14.12%) NetBackup
3 10 (11.76%) AirWatch
4 7 (8.24%) Puppet
4 7 (8.24%) SCCM
5 6 (7.06%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (5.88%) SCOM
7 3 (3.53%) Netcool
7 3 (3.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (3.53%) Unicenter
7 3 (3.53%) vRealize
8 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (2.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (1.18%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (1.18%) Cobbler
9 1 (1.18%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (38.82%) Cisco
2 29 (34.12%) Microsoft
3 24 (28.24%) VMware
4 10 (11.76%) Oracle
5 9 (10.59%) HP
5 9 (10.59%) MobileIron
5 9 (10.59%) Symantec
6 8 (9.41%) F5
6 8 (9.41%) Juniper
7 7 (8.24%) Citrix
8 6 (7.06%) Red Hat
9 5 (5.88%) EMC
9 5 (5.88%) Fortinet
9 5 (5.88%) Huawei
10 4 (4.71%) Apigee
10 4 (4.71%) Sun
11 3 (3.53%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.53%) McAfee
11 3 (3.53%) Nimsoft
11 3 (3.53%) Veritas
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