Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 69 31
Rank change year-on-year +14 -38 +16
Contract jobs citing DNS 37 26 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.94% 1.84% 5.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.23% 6.93% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 49
Reading median daily rate £390 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +21.43% -3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £207 £183
90th Percentile £550 £488 £438
Berkshire median daily rate £390 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Reading median hourly rate £28.75 £55.65 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.34% - +345.20%
10th Percentile £18.03 £55.65 £11.45
90th Percentile £39.68 £55.65 £180.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £28.75 £55.65 £55.65
% change year-on-year -48.34% - +325.62%

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 243 375 459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.30% 26.60% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 157 233
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.36% +3.20%
10th Percentile £255 £213 £226
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 31
Reading median hourly rate £25.33 £41.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.60% +37.50% +71.43%
10th Percentile £15.28 £13.13 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.98 £55.65 £63.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £20.56 £39.00
% change year-on-year -34.35% -47.28% +119.72%

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 January 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

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Reading over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DNS in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 (59.46%) Windows
2 19 (51.35%) TCP/IP
2 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
3 15 (40.54%) Active Directory
3 15 (40.54%) Linux
4 13 (35.14%) DHCP
5 12 (32.43%) Degree
5 12 (32.43%) Computer Science
5 12 (32.43%) PowerShell
6 11 (29.73%) VMware
7 10 (27.03%) Python
7 10 (27.03%) Perl
7 10 (27.03%) Oracle
7 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
7 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (27.03%) Bash Shell
7 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (24.32%) Ansible
8 9 (24.32%) JSON
8 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
9 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (21.62%) Unix
9 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
9 8 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (21.62%) Firewall
9 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (21.62%) Puppet
9 8 (21.62%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
10 7 (18.92%) Relational Database

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 (16.22%) IIS
2 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (16.22%) IaaS
3 5 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (10.81%) PaaS
5 3 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (8.11%) Office 365
6 2 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (5.41%) GitHub
6 2 (5.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (51.35%) TCP/IP
2 13 (35.14%) DHCP
3 8 (21.62%) Firewall
4 7 (18.92%) VPN
5 6 (16.22%) Network Security
6 5 (13.51%) WAN
7 4 (10.81%) BGP
7 4 (10.81%) IPsec
8 3 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (8.11%) Internet
8 3 (8.11%) iSCSI
8 3 (8.11%) LAN
8 3 (8.11%) MPLS
9 2 (5.41%) NAS
9 2 (5.41%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (5.41%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (5.41%) SAN
10 1 (2.70%) 3G
10 1 (2.70%) SMTP
10 1 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.92%) Relational Database
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle Exadata
3 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.70%) MySQL
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) StarTeam
1 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Electronics
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Administrator
2 7 (18.92%) Systems Administrator
2 7 (18.92%) Windows Administrator
3 5 (13.51%) Build Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Azure Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (10.81%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Server Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Field Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Support Technician
7 1 (2.70%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) JSON
2 6 (16.22%) Web Services
3 4 (10.81%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (10.81%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (8.11%) XML
5 2 (5.41%) LDAP
5 2 (5.41%) REST
5 2 (5.41%) X-Windows
6 1 (2.70%) .NET
6 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.70%) Ajax
6 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.70%) CSS
6 1 (2.70%) CSS3
6 1 (2.70%) HTML
6 1 (2.70%) HTML5
6 1 (2.70%) jQuery
6 1 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Computer Science
2 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle Exalogic
3 4 (10.81%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (8.11%) Private Cloud
4 3 (8.11%) Public Cloud
5 2 (5.41%) Clustering
5 2 (5.41%) Replication
6 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (2.70%) PKI
6 1 (2.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) Linux
3 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (21.62%) Unix
4 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
5 7 (18.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (18.92%) Solaris
6 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
7 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (18.92%) ITIL
3 6 (16.22%) DevOps
4 5 (13.51%) Contingency Planning
4 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
4 5 (13.51%) Patch Management
5 4 (10.81%) Change Control
5 4 (10.81%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
6 3 (8.11%) Security Architecture
6 3 (8.11%) Software Distribution
7 2 (5.41%) Data Analysis
7 2 (5.41%) Information Security
7 2 (5.41%) Integration Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
7 2 (5.41%) Operations Management
7 2 (5.41%) Project Management
7 2 (5.41%) Service Management
7 2 (5.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) PowerShell
2 10 (27.03%) Bash Shell
2 10 (27.03%) Perl
2 10 (27.03%) Python
3 6 (16.22%) Ruby
4 4 (10.81%) SQL
5 3 (8.11%) C-shell
5 3 (8.11%) Korn
6 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Degree
2 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
3 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
4 5 (13.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (10.81%) DV Cleared
6 3 (8.11%) A+ Certification
6 3 (8.11%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (8.11%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (2.70%) MCITP
7 1 (2.70%) MCP
7 1 (2.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (40.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.92%) Xen
3 3 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (8.11%) vSphere
4 2 (5.41%) Docker
4 2 (5.41%) NFS
4 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.70%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.70%) Openswan
5 1 (2.70%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) Ansible
2 8 (21.62%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (21.62%) Puppet
3 3 (8.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (5.41%) WSUS
5 1 (2.70%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
2 11 (29.73%) VMware
3 10 (27.03%) Oracle
4 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
5 7 (18.92%) Juniper
5 7 (18.92%) Sun
6 6 (16.22%) Cisco
7 5 (13.51%) Citrix
8 3 (8.11%) Borland
8 3 (8.11%) Infoblox
8 3 (8.11%) Lumension
9 2 (5.41%) Arista
9 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
9 2 (5.41%) Fortinet
9 2 (5.41%) Palo Alto
9 2 (5.41%) SonicWALL
10 1 (2.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 1 (2.70%) HP
10 1 (2.70%) Remedy
10 1 (2.70%) Symantec