Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 14 31
Rank change year-on-year -6 +17 +4
Contract jobs citing DNS 22 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 6.47% 6.85% 2.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.72% 32.79% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 8
Slough median daily rate £325 £303 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.44% -10.37% +62.65%
10th Percentile £258 £299 £242
90th Percentile £400 £369 £461
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £344 £275
% change year-on-year +16.36% +25.00% -28.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £41.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -7.78% +157.14%

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 89 61 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 26.18% 20.89% 26.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 30 57
Slough median daily rate £363 £331 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.43% -1.85% +8.87%
10th Percentile £135 £203 £213
90th Percentile £550 £559 £442
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Slough median hourly rate £16.25 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +40.74% -6.90% -39.58%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 15 (68.18%) Linux
2 12 (54.55%) Firewall
2 12 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 12 (54.55%) VMware
3 10 (45.45%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (45.45%) Unix
4 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 7 (31.82%) DHCP
5 7 (31.82%) Windows
5 7 (31.82%) Solaris
5 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
5 7 (31.82%) Citrix
5 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
6 6 (27.27%) NetApp
6 6 (27.27%) Perl
6 6 (27.27%) Apache
6 6 (27.27%) Python
6 6 (27.27%) Puppet
7 5 (22.73%) Analytics
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco
7 5 (22.73%) Oracle
7 5 (22.73%) Tekelec
8 4 (18.18%) Sandvine
8 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
8 4 (18.18%) Dell

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 6 (27.27%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) JBoss
2 1 (4.55%) nginx
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) Firewall
2 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 7 (31.82%) DHCP
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (13.64%) Internet
6 2 (9.09%) SSH
6 2 (9.09%) Wireless
7 1 (4.55%) 802.11
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (4.55%) DAB
7 1 (4.55%) LAN
7 1 (4.55%) SSL
7 1 (4.55%) tcpdump
7 1 (4.55%) VLAN
7 1 (4.55%) VPN
7 1 (4.55%) WAN
7 1 (4.55%) Wireshark
7 1 (4.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Administrator
1 5 (22.73%) Project Manager
1 5 (22.73%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Unix Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (13.64%) Help Desk Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Online Project Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Security Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Security Project Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Windows Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Linux
2 10 (45.45%) Unix
3 7 (31.82%) Solaris
3 7 (31.82%) Windows
3 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.64%) CentOS
5 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.55%) Debian
7 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Analytics
2 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL
3 3 (13.64%) Online Security
4 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analytics
5 1 (4.55%) High Availability
5 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.55%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Perl
1 6 (27.27%) Python
2 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) CCNA
2 3 (13.64%) CCNP
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) GDPR
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
3 1 (4.55%) GPG13
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
3 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (18.18%) Squid
4 4 (18.18%) vSphere
5 2 (9.09%) NFS
5 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (9.09%) XenApp
5 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.55%) iptables
6 1 (4.55%) Postfix
6 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) Puppet
2 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) VMware
2 7 (31.82%) Citrix
3 6 (27.27%) NetApp
4 5 (22.73%) Cisco
4 5 (22.73%) Oracle
4 5 (22.73%) Tekelec
5 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
5 4 (18.18%) Crossbeam
5 4 (18.18%) Dell
5 4 (18.18%) F5
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 4 (18.18%) Sandvine
5 4 (18.18%) Sun
6 3 (13.64%) Ericsson
6 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
7 2 (9.09%) Apple
8 1 (4.55%) MobileIron
8 1 (4.55%) Polycom
8 1 (4.55%) Symantec
8 1 (4.55%) Veeam