Period
to 20 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 73 53
Rank change year-on-year +6 -20 -19
Contract jobs citing DNS 32 19 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.26% 1.29% 2.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.22% 6.91% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 16
Reading median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £235 £228
90th Percentile £575 £568 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £318 £350
% change year-on-year +41.73% -9.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Reading median hourly rate - - £54.08
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 - £54.08

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 313 275 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 22.14% 18.66% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 149 137
Reading median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £210 £200 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £560
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 15
Reading median hourly rate £45.75 £17.50 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +161.43% -10.99% +0.25%
10th Percentile £18.10 £15.50 £12.90
90th Percentile £63.75 £56.25 £56.76
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £21.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -42.86% +61.54% -27.78%

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019, 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 23 (71.88%) Microsoft
2 21 (65.63%) DHCP
3 18 (56.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (53.13%) Windows
5 11 (34.38%) Public Cloud
6 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 10 (31.25%) Migration
6 10 (31.25%) Firewall
7 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
8 8 (25.00%) VPN
8 8 (25.00%) Network Architecture
8 8 (25.00%) IaaS
9 7 (21.88%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (21.88%) ITIL
9 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
10 6 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
10 6 (18.75%) Network Security
10 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
10 6 (18.75%) Service Management
10 6 (18.75%) Internet
10 6 (18.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (15.63%) SaaS
11 5 (15.63%) Office 365
11 5 (15.63%) Software-Defined Networking
11 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (15.63%) SSL
11 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
11 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
12 4 (12.50%) Cloud Computing

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 3 (9.38%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) nginx
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (56.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (25.00%) IaaS
3 7 (21.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (15.63%) Office 365
4 5 (15.63%) SaaS
5 4 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (9.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (9.38%) PaaS
7 1 (3.13%) Google Drive
7 1 (3.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (65.63%) DHCP
2 10 (31.25%) Firewall
3 8 (25.00%) VPN
4 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
5 6 (18.75%) Internet
5 6 (18.75%) Network Security
6 5 (15.63%) Software-Defined Networking
6 5 (15.63%) SSL
7 4 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (9.38%) ATM
8 3 (9.38%) CDMA
8 3 (9.38%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (9.38%) GPRS
8 3 (9.38%) GSM
8 3 (9.38%) IPsec
8 3 (9.38%) ISUP
8 3 (9.38%) Megaco
8 3 (9.38%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (9.38%) WAN
8 3 (9.38%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Architect
1 7 (21.88%) Azure Consultant
1 7 (21.88%) Consultant
2 4 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
2 4 (12.50%) IP Architect
2 4 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Azure Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) CS Core Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Active Directory Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Cloud Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) IT Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Office 365 Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (6.25%) LDAP
2 2 (6.25%) SAML
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.13%) LAMP
3 1 (3.13%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (3.13%) OAuth
3 1 (3.13%) OAuth2
3 1 (3.13%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Public Cloud
2 4 (12.50%) Clustering
2 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) Replication
3 3 (9.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Licensing
4 2 (6.25%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.13%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (3.13%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Linux
3 3 (9.38%) Unix
3 3 (9.38%) Windows 2000
3 3 (9.38%) Windows NT
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.25%) Solaris
5 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Migration
2 8 (25.00%) Network Architecture
3 7 (21.88%) ITIL
4 6 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (18.75%) Service Management
5 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 4 (12.50%) SIEM
6 3 (9.38%) Change Management
6 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (9.38%) Identity Management
7 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
7 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.25%) DevOps
7 2 (6.25%) Event Correlation
7 2 (6.25%) Information Security
7 2 (6.25%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 2 (6.25%) Records Management
7 2 (6.25%) Software Licensing
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Leadership
7 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) Perl
3 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) CCIE
3 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) Degree
4 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.13%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (6.25%) Nessus
3 1 (3.13%) HAProxy
3 1 (3.13%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (71.88%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Blue Coat
2 3 (9.38%) Huawei
2 3 (9.38%) Sybase
3 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco
3 2 (6.25%) Juniper
3 2 (6.25%) Okta
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) Qualys
3 2 (6.25%) Splunk
3 2 (6.25%) Workday
3 2 (6.25%) Zscaler
4 1 (3.13%) AppDynamics
4 1 (3.13%) Aruba
4 1 (3.13%) Google
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) McAfee