Period
to 20 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 20 February 2020 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 > Slough
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 22 24
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing DNS 13 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 5.10% 5.44% 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.40% 18.45% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 2
Slough median daily rate £371 £356 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +21.79% -19.31%
10th Percentile £342 £301 £267
90th Percentile £400 £400 £312
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £404 £463
% change year-on-year -0.93% -12.80% +27.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £80.00 - £16.00

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 Slough with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 67 103 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 26.27% 29.51% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 60 26
Slough median daily rate £363 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £135 £280 £281
90th Percentile £538 £550 £503
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £403
% change year-on-year -5.88% +5.46% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Slough median hourly rate £17.54 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.93% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.27 £12.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +52.25% -11.11% -28.24%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Slough

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Slough.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Slough

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in Slough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Slough

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 Slough region with a requirement for DNS.

1 7 (53.85%) HP
1 7 (53.85%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (46.15%) HP ALM
2 6 (46.15%) Waterfall
2 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (46.15%) Defect Management
2 6 (46.15%) IPv6
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 6 (46.15%) JIRA
2 6 (46.15%) V-Model
3 5 (38.46%) QA
3 5 (38.46%) Selenium
3 5 (38.46%) Performance Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
3 5 (38.46%) JMeter
3 5 (38.46%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) C#
3 5 (38.46%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) .NET
3 5 (38.46%) SDLC
3 5 (38.46%) BDD
3 5 (38.46%) OpenStack
3 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
3 5 (38.46%) Performance Engineering
3 5 (38.46%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (30.77%) VMware
5 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (23.08%) Service Management

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 5 (38.46%) OpenStack
2 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) AWS
1 2 (15.38%) Azure
1 2 (15.38%) IaaS
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) IPv6
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) BGP
3 2 (15.38%) DHCP
3 2 (15.38%) Skype
3 2 (15.38%) VXLAN
3 2 (15.38%) ZigBee
4 1 (7.69%) 802.15
4 1 (7.69%) LAN
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) JIRA
2 5 (38.46%) JMeter
2 5 (38.46%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Performance Engineer
1 5 (38.46%) QA Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Cloud Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
1 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
2 1 (7.69%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Smart Energy
3 1 (7.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Defect Management
2 6 (46.15%) V-Model
2 6 (46.15%) Waterfall
3 5 (38.46%) BDD
3 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Performance Engineering
3 5 (38.46%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (38.46%) Performance Testing
3 5 (38.46%) SDLC
3 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
4 3 (23.08%) Service Management
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
5 2 (15.38%) Network Virtualisation
6 1 (7.69%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (7.69%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
1 5 (38.46%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) HP
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 2 (15.38%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) CA
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) Okta