Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 69 43
Rank change year-on-year +13 -26 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 34 29 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.71% 1.97% 3.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.11% 7.90% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 32
Reading median daily rate £350 £388 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +0.13% +19.08%
10th Percentile £312 £271 £192
90th Percentile £565 £488 £449
Berkshire median daily rate £344 £300 £378
% change year-on-year +14.58% -20.53% +16.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Reading median hourly rate £28.75 £55.65 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.34% +283.79% +16.00%
10th Percentile £18.03 £55.65 £10.48
90th Percentile £39.68 £55.65 £131.63
Berkshire median hourly rate £28.75 £51.58 £17.50
% change year-on-year -44.26% +194.71% +40.00%

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 241 367 396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.23% 24.97% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 160 202
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £263 £248 £213
90th Percentile £550 £526 £517
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £373
% change year-on-year +3.23% +4.03% +6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 23
Reading median hourly rate £19.00 £29.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.04% +67.14% -
10th Percentile £12.90 £13.13 £11.18
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year -25.00% -42.40% +78.57%

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 19 November 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

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Reading over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DNS in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 (64.71%) TCP/IP
2 21 (61.76%) Windows
3 16 (47.06%) Linux
3 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 15 (44.12%) DHCP
5 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 14 (41.18%) VMware
6 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
7 10 (29.41%) Perl
7 10 (29.41%) Oracle
7 10 (29.41%) Degree
7 10 (29.41%) PowerShell
7 10 (29.41%) Bash Shell
8 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (26.47%) Computer Science
8 9 (26.47%) Python
8 9 (26.47%) ITIL
8 9 (26.47%) Unix
8 9 (26.47%) Red Hat
9 8 (23.53%) Juniper
9 8 (23.53%) JSON
9 8 (23.53%) Puppet
9 8 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (23.53%) Ansible
9 8 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
10 7 (20.59%) Relational Database
10 7 (20.59%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (20.59%) Xen

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 7 (20.59%) IIS
2 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.82%) IaaS
3 3 (8.82%) Office 365
3 3 (8.82%) PaaS
4 2 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.88%) GitHub
4 2 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (64.71%) TCP/IP
2 15 (44.12%) DHCP
3 7 (20.59%) Firewall
4 6 (17.65%) Network Security
4 6 (17.65%) VPN
5 5 (14.71%) WAN
6 4 (11.76%) IPsec
6 4 (11.76%) LAN
6 4 (11.76%) NAS
6 4 (11.76%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (11.76%) SAN
7 3 (8.82%) BGP
7 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (8.82%) iSCSI
8 2 (5.88%) Ethernet
8 2 (5.88%) HTTP
8 2 (5.88%) Internet
8 2 (5.88%) LDAP
8 2 (5.88%) MPLS
8 2 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.59%) Relational Database
2 7 (20.59%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Administrator
2 7 (20.59%) Systems Administrator
2 7 (20.59%) Windows Administrator
3 6 (17.65%) Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Server Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Build Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Field Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.88%) VMware Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Security Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) JSON
2 6 (17.65%) Web Services
3 4 (11.76%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (11.76%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (5.88%) REST
4 2 (5.88%) X-Windows
5 1 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Computer Science
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle Exalogic
3 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.82%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (8.82%) Public Cloud
4 2 (5.88%) Clustering
4 2 (5.88%) N-Tier
4 2 (5.88%) Replication
5 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (2.94%) PKI
5 1 (2.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Linux
3 9 (26.47%) Unix
3 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (20.59%) Solaris
5 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
7 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
7 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) ITIL
2 7 (20.59%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (17.65%) DevOps
4 5 (14.71%) Contingency Planning
4 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
5 4 (11.76%) Change Control
5 4 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (11.76%) Patch Management
6 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
6 3 (8.82%) Project Management
6 3 (8.82%) Security Architecture
6 3 (8.82%) SOA
7 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
7 2 (5.88%) Mathematics
7 2 (5.88%) Network Design
7 2 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (5.88%) Operations Management
7 2 (5.88%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.88%) Service Management
7 2 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) Bash Shell
1 10 (29.41%) Perl
1 10 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 9 (26.47%) Python
3 6 (17.65%) Ruby
3 6 (17.65%) SQL
4 3 (8.82%) C-shell
4 3 (8.82%) Korn
4 3 (8.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Degree
2 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
3 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 5 (14.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (8.82%) A+ Certification
6 3 (8.82%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (8.82%) MCITP
6 3 (8.82%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (8.82%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (5.88%) MCSE
7 2 (5.88%) RHCE
7 2 (5.88%) VCP6
8 1 (2.94%) CCDA
8 1 (2.94%) CCNA
8 1 (2.94%) CCNP
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.94%) MCP
8 1 (2.94%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.59%) Xen
3 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.88%) Docker
5 2 (5.88%) NFS
6 1 (2.94%) BitLocker
6 1 (2.94%) Openswan
6 1 (2.94%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) Ansible
1 8 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (23.53%) Puppet
2 2 (5.88%) WSUS
3 1 (2.94%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
1 14 (41.18%) VMware
2 10 (29.41%) Oracle
3 9 (26.47%) Red Hat
4 8 (23.53%) Juniper
5 7 (20.59%) Citrix
5 7 (20.59%) Sun
6 6 (17.65%) Cisco
7 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.88%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.88%) HP
7 2 (5.88%) Infoblox
7 2 (5.88%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.88%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (2.94%) Arista
8 1 (2.94%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.94%) Symantec
8 1 (2.94%) Vyatta