Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 55 67
Rank change year-on-year -7 +12 -35
Contract jobs citing DNS 39 37 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.61% 2.93% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.34% 15.23% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 14
Reading median daily rate £463 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.59% -8.24% +21.43%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £207
90th Percentile £538 £550 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £390 £360
% change year-on-year +8.97% +8.33% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Reading median hourly rate - £28.75 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -48.34% +38.26%
Berkshire median hourly rate - £28.75 £55.65
% change year-on-year - -48.34% +38.26%

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 316 243 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 21.15% 19.26% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 132 157
Reading median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +3.63%
10th Percentile £225 £255 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 16
Reading median hourly rate £43.75 £25.33 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.74% -38.60% +41.33%
10th Percentile £20.00 £15.28 £13.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.98 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £20.56
% change year-on-year +11.11% -34.35% -47.28%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 23 (58.97%) Windows
3 20 (51.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (48.72%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (48.72%) DHCP
5 18 (46.15%) PowerShell
6 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
7 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
9 11 (28.21%) Web Services
9 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
9 11 (28.21%) VPN
9 11 (28.21%) Internet
9 11 (28.21%) Office 365
10 10 (25.64%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (25.64%) Reverse Proxy
10 10 (25.64%) Firewall
11 9 (23.08%) DV Cleared
11 9 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (20.51%) IaaS
12 8 (20.51%) Public Cloud
12 8 (20.51%) Windows 7
12 8 (20.51%) Replication
13 7 (17.95%) Change Management
13 7 (17.95%) PaaS
13 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
13 7 (17.95%) SAN
13 7 (17.95%) Non-Functional Testing
14 6 (15.38%) Software Licensing
14 6 (15.38%) Diameter Protocol

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 (15.38%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (10.26%) Skype for Business
3 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (51.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (28.21%) Office 365
3 10 (25.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (20.51%) IaaS
5 7 (17.95%) PaaS
6 5 (12.82%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (12.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (48.72%) DHCP
2 11 (28.21%) Internet
2 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
2 11 (28.21%) VPN
3 10 (25.64%) Firewall
3 10 (25.64%) Reverse Proxy
4 7 (17.95%) SAN
5 6 (15.38%) Diameter Protocol
5 6 (15.38%) ISUP
5 6 (15.38%) Megaco
6 5 (12.82%) NAS
7 3 (7.69%) SMTP
8 2 (5.13%) HTTP
8 2 (5.13%) Network Security
8 2 (5.13%) Skype
8 2 (5.13%) SSL
9 1 (2.56%) BGP
9 1 (2.56%) Unified Communications
9 1 (2.56%) WAAS
9 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Toad
2 2 (5.13%) MSI
2 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Architect
2 7 (17.95%) Consultant
3 6 (15.38%) Active Directory Consultant
3 6 (15.38%) Azure Consultant
3 6 (15.38%) CS Core Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Cloud Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Office 365 Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Software Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Telecoms Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) HTML
2 1 (2.56%) HTML5
2 1 (2.56%) JSON
2 1 (2.56%) Node.js
2 1 (2.56%) OAuth
2 1 (2.56%) OAuth2
2 1 (2.56%) OpenID
2 1 (2.56%) Protocol Buffers
2 1 (2.56%) REST
2 1 (2.56%) SAP PI
2 1 (2.56%) SOAP
2 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Public Cloud
1 8 (20.51%) Replication
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Licensing
3 5 (12.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (7.69%) Private Cloud
5 2 (5.13%) Clustering
5 2 (5.13%) HP Storage
5 2 (5.13%) User Experience
6 1 (2.56%) DataPower
6 1 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.56%) PKI
6 1 (2.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 23 (58.97%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.26%) Android
3 4 (10.26%) Apple iOS
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (17.95%) Change Management
3 7 (17.95%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (15.38%) ITIL
4 6 (15.38%) Service Management
4 6 (15.38%) Software Licensing
4 6 (15.38%) Technical Leadership
5 5 (12.82%) Project Management
6 4 (10.26%) SOA
7 3 (7.69%) Critical Success Factor
7 3 (7.69%) Dependency Management
7 3 (7.69%) Identity Management
7 3 (7.69%) Matrix Management
7 3 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
7 3 (7.69%) Project Governance
7 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.69%) Work Breakdown Structure
8 2 (5.13%) Email Filtering
8 2 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.56%) C
2 1 (2.56%) C#
2 1 (2.56%) C++
2 1 (2.56%) Java
2 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.08%) DV Cleared
3 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.69%) MCITP
4 3 (7.69%) MCTS
4 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.13%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.56%) CCDA
6 1 (2.56%) CCNA
6 1 (2.56%) CCVP
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.56%) PMP
6 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (5.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) CheckPoint
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) HP
3 2 (5.13%) Lumension
3 2 (5.13%) McAfee
3 2 (5.13%) VMware
4 1 (2.56%) Avaya
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco
4 1 (2.56%) Dell
4 1 (2.56%) Fujitsu
4 1 (2.56%) Huawei
4 1 (2.56%) IBM
4 1 (2.56%) Juniper
4 1 (2.56%) Nortel
4 1 (2.56%) Remedy
4 1 (2.56%) SAP