Period
to 20 September 2018

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 6 months to 20 September 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 47 58
Rank change year-on-year -24 +11 -6
Contract jobs citing DNS 23 43 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.58% 3.43% 2.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.39% 15.14% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 27
Reading median daily rate £500 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.52% -12.00% -3.10%
10th Percentile £403 £300 £227
90th Percentile £575 £538 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +30.77% +4.00% -19.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Reading median hourly rate - £41.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +140.58% +18.97%
Berkshire median hourly rate - £41.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -7.78% +157.14%

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 Reading with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 274 284 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.83% 22.63% 23.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 143 184
Reading median daily rate £423 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £169 £263 £255
90th Percentile £538 £560 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 12
Reading median hourly rate £17.25 £19.33 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.76% -1.43% +12.06%
10th Percentile £15.30 £14.61 £11.55
90th Percentile £58.00 £49.95 £38.53
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +48.15% - -38.64%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 6 months to 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 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 Reading region with a requirement for DNS.

1 14 (60.87%) Windows
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
3 12 (52.17%) DHCP
4 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
4 7 (30.43%) VPN
4 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
5 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
5 6 (26.09%) Firewall
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle
5 6 (26.09%) Office 365
5 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
6 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
6 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
6 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
7 4 (17.39%) SaaS
7 4 (17.39%) SIEM
7 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (17.39%) Degree
7 4 (17.39%) SCCM
7 4 (17.39%) SAN
7 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
7 4 (17.39%) Replication
7 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
7 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 4 (17.39%) Azure Active Directory

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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) Skype for Business
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Office 365
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (17.39%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (17.39%) OneDrive
3 4 (17.39%) SaaS
4 2 (8.70%) IaaS
4 2 (8.70%) PaaS
5 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (4.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) DHCP
2 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
2 7 (30.43%) VPN
3 6 (26.09%) Firewall
4 4 (17.39%) SAN
4 4 (17.39%) Skype
5 3 (13.04%) BGP
5 3 (13.04%) Internet
5 3 (13.04%) LAN
5 3 (13.04%) OSPF
5 3 (13.04%) WAN
6 2 (8.70%) DECT
6 2 (8.70%) FTP
6 2 (8.70%) HTTP
6 2 (8.70%) HTTPS
6 2 (8.70%) PBX
6 2 (8.70%) SMTP
6 2 (8.70%) SNMP
6 2 (8.70%) SSL
6 2 (8.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Toad
2 2 (8.70%) MSI
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Active Directory Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (8.70%) Azure Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) CS Core Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Software Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Junior IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) JSON
2 1 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Replication
2 2 (8.70%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) HP Storage
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) CCTV
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (4.35%) PKI
3 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
3 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
4 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
5 3 (13.04%) Linux
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (17.39%) Identity Access Management
2 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Transformation
2 4 (17.39%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 4 (17.39%) SIEM
3 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (13.04%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) Network Architecture
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Optimisation
3 3 (13.04%) Service Management
4 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.70%) Matrix Management
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) CCDA
4 2 (8.70%) CCNA
4 2 (8.70%) CCVP
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.70%) MCITP
4 2 (8.70%) MCTS
5 1 (4.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) BitLocker
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) vSphere
4 1 (4.35%) Docker
4 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (4.35%) Ansible
3 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.35%) Puppet
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
3 4 (17.39%) Okta
4 2 (8.70%) Avaya
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Juniper
4 2 (8.70%) Lumension
4 2 (8.70%) McAfee
4 2 (8.70%) Nortel
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) Dell
5 1 (4.35%) Fujitsu
5 1 (4.35%) Huawei