Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 56 32
Rank change year-on-year -15 -24 +34
Contract jobs citing DNS 20 31 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.37% 2.46% 5.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.27% 11.07% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 58
Reading median daily rate £425 £375 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -4.76% -3.61%
10th Percentile £235 £228 £243
90th Percentile £568 £538 £491
Berkshire median daily rate £338 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -3.57% - -11.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Reading median hourly rate - £54.08 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +125.31% +108.70%
Berkshire median hourly rate - £54.08 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +36.90% +125.71%

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 275 280 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.82% 22.22% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 140 264
Reading median daily rate £424 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.29% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £199 £263 £255
90th Percentile £575 £560 £518
Berkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 14
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £19.66 £21.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.99% -9.84% +16.29%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.86 £11.45
90th Percentile £56.25 £56.95 £60.80
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £18.81
% change year-on-year +61.54% -30.87% -46.27%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (65.00%) Windows
3 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 10 (50.00%) DHCP
5 9 (45.00%) VPN
5 9 (45.00%) Office 365
6 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
8 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
9 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 5 (25.00%) WAN
9 5 (25.00%) Cisco
9 5 (25.00%) Firewall
9 5 (25.00%) Skype
10 4 (20.00%) OneDrive
10 4 (20.00%) BitLocker
10 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
10 4 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
10 4 (20.00%) SaaS
10 4 (20.00%) SIEM
10 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
10 4 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 4 (20.00%) Okta
10 4 (20.00%) Internet
10 4 (20.00%) Linux
10 4 (20.00%) SCCM

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 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (10.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) Apache
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Office 365
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (20.00%) OneDrive
3 4 (20.00%) SaaS
4 3 (15.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (5.00%) GitHub
5 1 (5.00%) IaaS
5 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) DHCP
2 9 (45.00%) VPN
3 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (25.00%) Firewall
4 5 (25.00%) Skype
4 5 (25.00%) WAN
5 4 (20.00%) Internet
6 3 (15.00%) BGP
6 3 (15.00%) LAN
6 3 (15.00%) MPLS
6 3 (15.00%) OSPF
6 3 (15.00%) SAN
7 2 (10.00%) DECT
7 2 (10.00%) FTP
7 2 (10.00%) HTTP
7 2 (10.00%) HTTPS
7 2 (10.00%) PBX
7 2 (10.00%) SMTP
7 2 (10.00%) SSL
7 2 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Consultant
2 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Support Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (5.00%) Junior IT Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Strategy Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.00%) Ajax
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) CSS3
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) HTML5
2 1 (5.00%) jQuery
2 1 (5.00%) JSON
2 1 (5.00%) REST
2 1 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Replication
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) CCTV
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.00%) Unix
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.00%) Solaris
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 4 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (20.00%) SIEM
4 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Network Architecture
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
5 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Use Case
6 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (5.00%) Operations Management
6 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.00%) Web Analytics
6 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (10.00%) CCDA
4 2 (10.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) CCVP
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.00%) MCITP
4 2 (10.00%) MCTS
5 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) BitLocker
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.00%) vSphere
5 1 (5.00%) Docker
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (10.00%) SCOM
2 2 (10.00%) vCenter Server
3 1 (5.00%) Ansible
3 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco
3 4 (20.00%) Okta
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 3 (15.00%) VMware
5 2 (10.00%) Avaya
5 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) Juniper
5 2 (10.00%) Nortel
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) Huawei
6 1 (5.00%) McAfee
6 1 (5.00%) Omniture
6 1 (5.00%) Optimizely