The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 24 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 34 49
Rank change year-on-year -5 +15  
Contract jobs citing DNS 18 38 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.14% 4.39% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.95% 18.18% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 6
Median daily rate £338 £375 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +13.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £330
% change year-on-year +6.87% -0.75%  
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 £28.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -32.74% +31.39%  

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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 139 209 170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 24.22% 24.16% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 111 54
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.61 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% -1.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.00 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Reading

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Reading over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Reading

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 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 Reading region with a requirement for DNS.

1 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
1 22 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 19 (59.38%) Windows
3 17 (53.13%) DHCP
4 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (40.63%) PowerShell
5 13 (40.63%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (37.50%) VMware
6 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (34.38%) SMTP
7 11 (34.38%) Python
7 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
8 10 (31.25%) Scrum
8 10 (31.25%) Load Balancing
9 9 (28.13%) Linux
10 8 (25.00%) MS Exchange
10 8 (25.00%) HTTP
10 8 (25.00%) Cisco
10 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (25.00%) Ansible
11 7 (21.88%) Public Cloud
11 7 (21.88%) Skype
11 7 (21.88%) Patch Management
11 7 (21.88%) Skype for Business
11 7 (21.88%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (21.88%) WSUS
11 7 (21.88%) Web Services
11 7 (21.88%) VB
12 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (21.88%) Skype for Business
3 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (12.50%) nginx
5 1 (3.13%) Apache
5 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (40.63%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.13%) GitHub
5 1 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (3.13%) IaaS
5 1 (3.13%) Office 365
5 1 (3.13%) OpenShift
5 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (53.13%) DHCP
2 11 (34.38%) SMTP
3 8 (25.00%) HTTP
4 7 (21.88%) Skype
5 6 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (18.75%) LAN
5 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 4 (12.50%) Firewall
7 3 (9.38%) SSH
8 2 (6.25%) 4G
8 2 (6.25%) BGP
8 2 (6.25%) HSRP
8 2 (6.25%) HTTPS
8 2 (6.25%) ICMP
8 2 (6.25%) LTE
8 2 (6.25%) MPLS
8 2 (6.25%) OSPF
8 2 (6.25%) SNMP
8 2 (6.25%) Telnet
8 2 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) GitLab
1 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
1 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Back Office
2 1 (3.13%) Billing
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Active Directory Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Exchange Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Lead Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.25%) IP Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) IP Network Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) IP Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) IP Design Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Juniper Support
7 1 (3.13%) Senior IP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) Web Services
2 5 (15.63%) XML
3 4 (12.50%) .NET
3 4 (12.50%) J2EE
3 4 (12.50%) JSON
3 4 (12.50%) Node.js
3 4 (12.50%) OAuth2
3 4 (12.50%) REST
3 4 (12.50%) SAML
3 4 (12.50%) SOAP
3 4 (12.50%) XSLT
4 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.13%) CSS
4 1 (3.13%) HTML
4 1 (3.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Linux Command Line
1 7 (21.88%) Public Cloud
2 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.13%) PKI
4 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
4 9 (28.13%) Linux
5 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (15.63%) Android
6 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
8 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (6.25%) Unix
8 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
9 1 (3.13%) AIX
9 1 (3.13%) Solaris
9 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) Load Balancing
2 10 (31.25%) Scrum
3 7 (21.88%) Patch Management
4 6 (18.75%) Mentoring
4 6 (18.75%) Problem Management
4 6 (18.75%) Task Automation
5 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 5 (15.63%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (12.50%) ITIL
6 4 (12.50%) SOA
6 4 (12.50%) Use Case
6 4 (12.50%) User Stories
7 3 (9.38%) DevOps
7 3 (9.38%) Information Management
7 3 (9.38%) Product Management
8 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
8 2 (6.25%) High Availability
8 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) PowerShell
2 11 (34.38%) Python
3 7 (21.88%) VB
4 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) VCP6
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.13%) CCIP
4 1 (3.13%) CCNP
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) MCSE
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
2 3 (9.38%) SLA
3 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
2 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) vCloud
4 1 (3.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) Ansible
2 7 (21.88%) WSUS
3 6 (18.75%) AirWatch
4 5 (15.63%) NetBackup
4 5 (15.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (15.63%) SCCM
5 4 (12.50%) SCOM
6 2 (6.25%) Puppet
7 1 (3.13%) CloudForms
7 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (3.13%) yum
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 12 (37.50%) VMware
3 8 (25.00%) Cisco
4 5 (15.63%) MobileIron
4 5 (15.63%) Symantec
5 4 (12.50%) Apigee
6 2 (6.25%) Citrix
6 2 (6.25%) F5
6 2 (6.25%) Juniper
6 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.13%) Google
7 1 (3.13%) HP
7 1 (3.13%) LANDesk
7 1 (3.13%) McAfee
7 1 (3.13%) Nokia
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle
7 1 (3.13%) Remedy
7 1 (3.13%) Samsung
7 1 (3.13%) Siemens
7 1 (3.13%) Sophos