Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 16 27
Rank change year-on-year -15 +11 +12
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.99% 6.12% 3.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.15% 31.48% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 8
Slough median daily rate £300 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +7.41% +17.39%
10th Percentile £270 £346 £174
90th Percentile £353 £445 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £318 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -9.29% - -11.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £54.08 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +125.31% +37.14%

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 47 54 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 15.61% 19.42% 24.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 49
Slough median daily rate £325 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +6.38% +14.82%
10th Percentile £182 £162 £213
90th Percentile £496 £550 £527
Berkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Slough median hourly rate - £13.43 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.39% -33.33%
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +61.54% -20.00% -53.57%

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 22 July 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 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Citrix
3 4 (44.44%) DHCP
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 4 (44.44%) Tekelec
4 3 (33.33%) Sandvine
4 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (33.33%) Office 365
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) CentOS
4 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Solaris
4 3 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) SLA
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 3 (33.33%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (22.22%) Apple
5 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) NetApp
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) NFS

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 2 (22.22%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (11.11%) MPLS
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) SSH
4 1 (11.11%) SSL
4 1 (11.11%) VLAN
4 1 (11.11%) VoIP
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 1 (11.11%) HBase
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Hudson
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (22.22%) Help Desk Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Support
2 1 (11.11%) Data Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Hardware Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Server Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Server Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) COM
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 3 (33.33%) CentOS
3 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Solaris
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
2 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) NFS
2 2 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (22.22%) XenApp
2 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
3 1 (11.11%) Docker
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) KVM
3 1 (11.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
2 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) yum
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) Tekelec
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 3 (33.33%) Sandvine
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Apple
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) NetApp
5 1 (11.11%) Avaya
5 1 (11.11%) Canon
5 1 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) MobileIron
5 1 (11.11%) Polycom
5 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 1 (11.11%) Symantec
5 1 (11.11%) Twitter
5 1 (11.11%) Veeam