Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 53 62
Rank change year-on-year -14 +9 -19
Contract jobs citing DNS 30 34 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.01% 2.73% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.77% 13.99% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 21
Reading median daily rate £425 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% -2.85%
10th Percentile £350 £312 £226
90th Percentile £575 £565 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £344 £275
% change year-on-year +16.36% +25.00% -27.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Reading median hourly rate - £28.75 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -48.34% +283.79%
Berkshire median hourly rate - £28.75 £51.58
% change year-on-year - -44.26% +194.71%

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 307 243 378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 20.56% 19.49% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 125 168
Reading median daily rate £423 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% - +3.36%
10th Percentile £190 £263 £228
90th Percentile £538 £562 £530
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 16
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -14.61% +27.14%
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.25 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +20.37% -10.00% -44.44%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 18 (60.00%) DHCP
1 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
2 17 (56.67%) Windows
3 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 8 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (23.33%) Office 365
6 7 (23.33%) VPN
6 7 (23.33%) Change Management
7 6 (20.00%) Megaco
7 6 (20.00%) ISUP
7 6 (20.00%) Firewall
7 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 6 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
7 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 5 (16.67%) Skype for Business
8 5 (16.67%) PaaS
8 5 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (16.67%) Public Cloud
8 5 (16.67%) IaaS
8 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
8 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 4 (13.33%) Oracle

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 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (23.33%) Office 365
4 5 (16.67%) IaaS
4 5 (16.67%) PaaS
5 3 (10.00%) OneDrive
5 3 (10.00%) SaaS
6 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (60.00%) DHCP
2 7 (23.33%) VPN
3 6 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 6 (20.00%) Firewall
3 6 (20.00%) ISUP
3 6 (20.00%) Megaco
4 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (13.33%) BGP
5 4 (13.33%) Internet
5 4 (13.33%) LAN
5 4 (13.33%) OSPF
5 4 (13.33%) SAN
5 4 (13.33%) Skype
5 4 (13.33%) SMTP
5 4 (13.33%) WAN
6 3 (10.00%) DECT
6 3 (10.00%) FTP
6 3 (10.00%) HTTP
6 3 (10.00%) PBX
6 3 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Toad
2 2 (6.67%) MSI
General
1 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Consultant
2 6 (20.00%) Active Directory Consultant
2 6 (20.00%) CS Core Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Azure Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Cloud Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Active Directory Support
6 2 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Software Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Telecoms Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Active Directory Expert
7 1 (3.33%) Active Directory Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared DBA
7 1 (3.33%) Junior IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
1 5 (16.67%) Public Cloud
2 4 (13.33%) Replication
3 3 (10.00%) User Experience
4 2 (6.67%) Clustering
4 2 (6.67%) HP Storage
5 1 (3.33%) CCTV
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (3.33%) PKI
5 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (23.33%) Change Management
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 3 (10.00%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 3 (10.00%) Network Architecture
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 3 (10.00%) Service Management
4 3 (10.00%) SIEM
4 3 (10.00%) Use Case
5 2 (6.67%) Critical Success Factor
5 2 (6.67%) Dependency Management
5 2 (6.67%) Project Governance
5 2 (6.67%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) CCDA
2 3 (10.00%) CCNA
2 3 (10.00%) CCVP
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.00%) MCITP
2 3 (10.00%) MCTS
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) BitLocker
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle
4 3 (10.00%) Avaya
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco
4 3 (10.00%) Juniper
4 3 (10.00%) Nortel
4 3 (10.00%) Okta
5 2 (6.67%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) Lumension
5 2 (6.67%) McAfee
5 2 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (3.33%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) Fujitsu
6 1 (3.33%) Huawei