Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 55 48
Rank change year-on-year -59 -7 +25
Contract jobs citing DNS 57 106 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.46% 2.77% 3.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.51% 14.42% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 49 113
Berkshire median daily rate £374 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -7.14% -11.95%
10th Percentile £219 £265 £257
90th Percentile £504 £538 £488
South East median daily rate £376 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.43% - -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Berkshire median hourly rate - £48.58 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.80% +97.14%
South East median hourly rate £42.42 £28.32 £35.50
% change year-on-year +49.81% -20.24% +18.33%

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 670 735 1,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.17% 19.19% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 315 512
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.58% +6.25%
10th Percentile £185 £244 £250
90th Percentile £545 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +3.13% +0.95% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 53 42
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -23.78% -36.83%
10th Percentile £13.28 £12.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £53.63 £46.45 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £17.49 £25.00
% change year-on-year +31.50% -30.04% +4.71%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -23 20 £425 +30.77% 10
Slough -17 10 £300 -6.61% 4
Bracknell -6 9 £123 -54.46% 2
Maidenhead -9 2 £525 +45.83% 3
Wokingham - 1 - - 2
DNS
South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 34 (59.65%) Windows
2 32 (56.14%) Active Directory
3 29 (50.88%) Microsoft
4 27 (47.37%) DHCP
5 21 (36.84%) TCP/IP
6 19 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 17 (29.82%) Firewall
8 15 (26.32%) VMware
8 15 (26.32%) VPN
8 15 (26.32%) Office 365
8 15 (26.32%) Windows Server
9 14 (24.56%) Linux
10 13 (22.81%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (21.05%) SCCM
11 12 (21.05%) SaaS
12 11 (19.30%) Internet
13 10 (17.54%) Oracle
13 10 (17.54%) WAN
13 10 (17.54%) LAN
13 10 (17.54%) Telecoms
13 10 (17.54%) Replication
13 10 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (17.54%) PowerShell
13 10 (17.54%) DV Cleared
14 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
14 9 (15.79%) Windows 7
14 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (15.79%) Cisco
14 9 (15.79%) Citrix
15 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Office

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 7 (12.28%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.02%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.26%) Apache
4 1 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (26.32%) Office 365
2 13 (22.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (21.05%) SaaS
4 8 (14.04%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (10.53%) IaaS
6 4 (7.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (7.02%) OneDrive
7 3 (5.26%) PaaS
8 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (1.75%) G Suite
9 1 (1.75%) GitHub
9 1 (1.75%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (1.75%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (47.37%) DHCP
2 21 (36.84%) TCP/IP
3 17 (29.82%) Firewall
4 15 (26.32%) VPN
5 11 (19.30%) Internet
6 10 (17.54%) LAN
6 10 (17.54%) WAN
7 7 (12.28%) Reverse Proxy
7 7 (12.28%) SNMP
8 6 (10.53%) BGP
8 6 (10.53%) MPLS
8 6 (10.53%) OSPF
9 5 (8.77%) SAN
10 4 (7.02%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (7.02%) Skype
10 4 (7.02%) SSL
10 4 (7.02%) Wireless
10 4 (7.02%) WLAN
11 3 (5.26%) HTTPS
11 3 (5.26%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.75%) Big Data
3 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.75%) HBase
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.75%) Hudson
2 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.75%) Toad
2 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (17.54%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.51%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) Architect
2 9 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (8.77%) Administrator
4 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Help Desk Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) IT Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) IT Support
6 3 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Azure Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) Web Services
2 2 (3.51%) JSON
2 2 (3.51%) SOAP
3 1 (1.75%) COM
3 1 (1.75%) LDAP
3 1 (1.75%) Middleware
3 1 (1.75%) OAuth
3 1 (1.75%) REST
3 1 (1.75%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Replication
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Licensing
2 7 (12.28%) Public Cloud
3 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Digital Signage
4 2 (3.51%) iPad
4 2 (3.51%) iPhone
4 2 (3.51%) PKI
4 2 (3.51%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.51%) User Experience
4 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.75%) CCTV
5 1 (1.75%) Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 34 (59.65%) Windows
2 15 (26.32%) Windows Server
3 14 (24.56%) Linux
4 9 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (14.04%) Windows 10
6 6 (10.53%) Unix
7 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (7.02%) Solaris
9 3 (5.26%) CentOS
9 3 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (3.51%) Android
10 2 (3.51%) Mac OS
10 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.51%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.28%) ITIL
1 7 (12.28%) Software Licensing
2 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (8.77%) Customer Engagement
2 5 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (8.77%) Identity Access Management
2 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 4 (7.02%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (7.02%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (7.02%) Service Management
3 4 (7.02%) SIEM
4 3 (5.26%) Business Continuity
4 3 (5.26%) Information Security
4 3 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 3 (5.26%) Network Architecture
4 3 (5.26%) Project Management
4 3 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (5.26%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.54%) PowerShell
2 7 (12.28%) SQL
3 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.02%) Python
4 2 (3.51%) C
4 2 (3.51%) C#
4 2 (3.51%) Perl
5 1 (1.75%) Java
5 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.54%) DV Cleared
3 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 8 (14.04%) Degree
5 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.26%) CCDA
6 3 (5.26%) CCNA
6 3 (5.26%) CCVP
6 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.51%) MCITP
7 2 (3.51%) MCTS
8 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (56.14%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.77%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (7.02%) BitLocker
4 4 (7.02%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.51%) Docker
6 2 (3.51%) NFS
6 2 (3.51%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (3.51%) XenApp
6 2 (3.51%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.75%) KVM
7 1 (1.75%) vSphere
7 1 (1.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (21.05%) SCCM
2 7 (12.28%) SCOM
3 4 (7.02%) Puppet
4 3 (5.26%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.51%) Ansible
5 2 (3.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.51%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.75%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.75%) Nessus
6 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.75%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.75%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.75%) WSUS
6 1 (1.75%) yum
Vendors
1 29 (50.88%) Microsoft
2 15 (26.32%) VMware
3 10 (17.54%) Oracle
4 9 (15.79%) Cisco
4 9 (15.79%) Citrix
5 5 (8.77%) Avaya
5 5 (8.77%) HP
5 5 (8.77%) Okta
5 5 (8.77%) SolarWinds
5 5 (8.77%) Tekelec
6 4 (7.02%) Sandvine
7 3 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 3 (5.26%) Juniper
7 3 (5.26%) Nortel
7 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.51%) Apple
8 2 (3.51%) Dell
8 2 (3.51%) Google
8 2 (3.51%) Motorola
8 2 (3.51%) NetApp