Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 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 > Slough
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 13 30
Rank change year-on-year -10 +17 +6
Contract jobs citing DNS 20 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 5.73% 6.97% 3.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.20% 30.77% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 7
Slough median daily rate £350 £300 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.83% +56.87%
10th Percentile £247 £287 £189
90th Percentile £400 £321 £491
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £330 £320
% change year-on-year +21.21% +3.13% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
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 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 99 65 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 28.37% 22.65% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 30 51
Slough median daily rate £385 £318 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.26% -5.93% +2.27%
10th Percentile £219 £192 £210
90th Percentile £550 £478 £438
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Slough median hourly rate £16.25 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £20.81
% change year-on-year +44.44% -35.14% -24.32%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Slough over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 12 December 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 Slough region with a requirement for DNS.

1 13 (65.00%) Linux
2 12 (60.00%) Firewall
2 12 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 12 (60.00%) VMware
3 10 (50.00%) Unix
3 10 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (35.00%) Puppet
4 7 (35.00%) Apache
4 7 (35.00%) Perl
4 7 (35.00%) Python
4 7 (35.00%) Solaris
5 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (30.00%) Windows
5 6 (30.00%) NetApp
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (25.00%) Tekelec
6 5 (25.00%) Analytics
6 5 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (25.00%) vSphere
6 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) Squid
6 5 (25.00%) Citrix
6 5 (25.00%) Oracle
6 5 (25.00%) DHCP
6 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (20.00%) Dell
7 4 (20.00%) Sun
7 4 (20.00%) Cisco
7 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint

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 7 (35.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) nginx
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) Firewall
2 5 (25.00%) DHCP
2 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (15.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) 802.11
5 1 (5.00%) DAB
5 1 (5.00%) SSH
5 1 (5.00%) tcpdump
5 1 (5.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) Wireless
5 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Administrator
1 6 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Unix Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (15.00%) Help Desk Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Online Project Manager
4 3 (15.00%) Security Manager
4 3 (15.00%) Security Project Manager
5 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Linux
2 10 (50.00%) Unix
3 7 (35.00%) Solaris
4 6 (30.00%) Windows
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (15.00%) CentOS
6 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Debian
7 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Analytics
2 3 (15.00%) Online Security
2 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Data Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Perl
1 7 (35.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) CCNA
2 3 (15.00%) CCNP
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) GDPR
2 2 (10.00%) SLA
3 1 (5.00%) GPG13
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (25.00%) Squid
3 5 (25.00%) vSphere
4 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (10.00%) NFS
5 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (5.00%) iptables
6 1 (5.00%) Postfix
6 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Puppet
2 5 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) VMware
2 6 (30.00%) NetApp
3 5 (25.00%) Citrix
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 5 (25.00%) Tekelec
4 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco
4 4 (20.00%) Crossbeam
4 4 (20.00%) Dell
4 4 (20.00%) F5
4 4 (20.00%) Sandvine
4 4 (20.00%) Sun
5 3 (15.00%) Ericsson
5 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.00%) Veeam