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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 49 23 46
Rank change year-on-year -26 +23  
Contract jobs citing DNS 14 72 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.09% 7.14% 2.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.52% 23.76% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 42 16
Median daily rate £410 £388 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.80% -7.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £308 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £339
% change year-on-year - +3.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £54.08 £55.65 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £20.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +25.31% -13.68%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 147 303 200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 21.97% 30.03% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 159 80
Median daily rate £450 £380 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +15.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 2
Median hourly rate £53.75 £63.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.68% +193.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Reading

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
3 19 (65.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
5 15 (51.72%) SMTP
5 15 (51.72%) HTTP
6 14 (48.28%) Windows Server
7 13 (44.83%) DHCP
8 12 (41.38%) Load Balancing
9 11 (37.93%) Public Cloud
9 11 (37.93%) Patch Management
9 11 (37.93%) Mentoring
10 10 (34.48%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (34.48%) Problem Management
11 9 (31.03%) VMware
11 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
12 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
12 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
12 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (27.59%) QA
13 7 (24.14%) Ansible
13 7 (24.14%) Product Management
13 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
13 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
13 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
13 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (24.14%) Python
14 6 (20.69%) Web Services
14 6 (20.69%) Cisco
14 6 (20.69%) Scrum

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Top Related 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 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (10.34%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.45%) Apache
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (34.48%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Office 365
3 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (51.72%) HTTP
1 15 (51.72%) SMTP
2 13 (44.83%) DHCP
3 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
4 4 (13.79%) BGP
4 4 (13.79%) LAN
4 4 (13.79%) MPLS
4 4 (13.79%) OSPF
5 3 (10.34%) Firewall
5 3 (10.34%) HTTPS
5 3 (10.34%) SNMP
5 3 (10.34%) SSH
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (6.90%) HSRP
6 2 (6.90%) ICMP
6 2 (6.90%) Skype
6 2 (6.90%) SSL
6 2 (6.90%) Telnet
6 2 (6.90%) VPN
6 2 (6.90%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.45%) Back Office
1 1 (3.45%) Billing
1 1 (3.45%) Retail
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Cloud Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Active Directory Specialist
4 3 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.90%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) IP Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) IP Network Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) OAuth
2 1 (3.45%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Public Cloud
2 5 (17.24%) Client/Server
3 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (10.34%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.45%) PMI
5 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 19 (65.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (48.28%) Windows Server
4 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (13.79%) Linux
5 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.45%) Android
7 1 (3.45%) CentOS
7 1 (3.45%) Debian
7 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.45%) Solaris
7 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.45%) Unix
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Load Balancing
2 11 (37.93%) Mentoring
2 11 (37.93%) Patch Management
3 10 (34.48%) Problem Management
4 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (24.14%) Product Management
5 6 (20.69%) Scrum
6 5 (17.24%) Project Management
6 5 (17.24%) Service Management
7 4 (13.79%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (13.79%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (10.34%) DevOps
8 3 (10.34%) Information Management
8 3 (10.34%) ITIL
9 2 (6.90%) Change Management
9 2 (6.90%) High Availability
10 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
10 1 (3.45%) CRM
10 1 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
10 1 (3.45%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
1 7 (24.14%) Python
2 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.45%) C
2 1 (3.45%) Korn
2 1 (3.45%) Perl
2 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.45%) CCDA
4 1 (3.45%) CCIP
4 1 (3.45%) CCNA
4 1 (3.45%) CCNP
4 1 (3.45%) CCVP
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) SLA
3 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
3 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.45%) Ceph
4 1 (3.45%) Dovecot
4 1 (3.45%) iptables
4 1 (3.45%) KVM
4 1 (3.45%) Sendmail
4 1 (3.45%) Squid
4 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) Ansible
2 6 (20.69%) SCCM
2 6 (20.69%) SCOM
3 3 (10.34%) WSUS
4 1 (3.45%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.45%) Cacti
4 1 (3.45%) HAProxy
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Nagios
4 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (3.45%) Puppet
4 1 (3.45%) RANCID
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 9 (31.03%) VMware
3 6 (20.69%) Cisco
4 3 (10.34%) Juniper
5 2 (6.90%) F5
6 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.45%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.45%) Polycom
6 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.45%) Symantec
6 1 (3.45%) Tandberg
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
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