Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 28 35
Rank change year-on-year +14 +7 -13
Contract jobs citing DNS 21 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 7.17% 3.15% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.43% 11.49% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 8
Slough median daily rate £300 £326 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.83% +56.87% -30.83%
10th Percentile £290 £189 £204
90th Percentile £346 £491 £356
Berkshire median daily rate £344 £299 £380
% change year-on-year +14.97% -21.32% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £28.75 £51.58 £17.50
% change year-on-year -44.26% +194.71% +40.00%

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 69 87 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 23.55% 27.44% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 55 96
Slough median daily rate £325 £338 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +2.27% +1.54%
10th Percentile £203 £204 £213
90th Percentile £545 £444 £523
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Slough median hourly rate £13.00 - £22.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year -18.18% -42.61% +64.29%

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 23 November 2017, 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 Slough region with a requirement for DNS.

1 20 (95.24%) Windows
1 20 (95.24%) DHCP
2 19 (90.48%) Active Directory
2 19 (90.48%) VMware
3 18 (85.71%) Windows Server
4 15 (71.43%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (61.90%) XenApp
5 13 (61.90%) Citrix
6 11 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
7 9 (42.86%) Firewall
7 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (42.86%) TCP/IP
8 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
8 8 (38.10%) Office 365
8 8 (38.10%) Windows 8
8 8 (38.10%) Windows 10
9 7 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
9 7 (33.33%) WAN
9 7 (33.33%) Linux
9 7 (33.33%) LAN
9 7 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (28.57%) XenDesktop
10 6 (28.57%) Apple
10 6 (28.57%) VLAN
10 6 (28.57%) Cisco
10 6 (28.57%) Symantec
10 6 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (23.81%) Forcepoint

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 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.76%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 20 (95.24%) DHCP
2 9 (42.86%) Firewall
2 9 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 7 (33.33%) LAN
3 7 (33.33%) WAN
4 6 (28.57%) VLAN
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (14.29%) VPN
5 3 (14.29%) Wireless
6 2 (9.52%) SMTP
6 2 (9.52%) SNMP
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.76%) Network Security
7 1 (4.76%) SAN
7 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 3 (14.29%) Back Office
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) French Language
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 2 (9.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
5 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Desktop Support
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (14.29%) iPad
3 3 (14.29%) iPhone
4 2 (9.52%) Replication
5 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.76%) EMC VNX
5 1 (4.76%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 18 (85.71%) Windows Server
3 15 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (38.10%) Windows 10
5 8 (38.10%) Windows 8
6 7 (33.33%) Linux
7 5 (23.81%) Apple iOS
8 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (9.52%) Windows Phone
9 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
10 1 (4.76%) Android
10 1 (4.76%) CentOS
10 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (19.05%) Asset Management
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.76%) DevOps
4 1 (4.76%) Kanban
4 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.76%) Open Source
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Server Building
4 1 (4.76%) Statistics
4 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Perl
2 1 (4.76%) PHP
2 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (19.05%) CCNA
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (14.29%) CCNP
4 2 (9.52%) CCENT
4 2 (9.52%) MCSA
4 2 (9.52%) MCSE
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.76%) CCA
5 1 (4.76%) CCAA
5 1 (4.76%) CCDA
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (4.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) HIPAA
System Software
1 19 (90.48%) Active Directory
2 15 (71.43%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (61.90%) XenApp
4 11 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (28.57%) XenDesktop
6 3 (14.29%) vSphere
7 1 (4.76%) vCloud
7 1 (4.76%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (9.52%) vCenter Server
2 2 (9.52%) WSUS
3 1 (4.76%) Ansible
3 1 (4.76%) Cobbler
3 1 (4.76%) PowerCLI
3 1 (4.76%) Puppet
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) VMware
2 13 (61.90%) Citrix
3 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) Apple
4 6 (28.57%) Cisco
4 6 (28.57%) Symantec
5 5 (23.81%) Forcepoint
5 5 (23.81%) MobileIron
5 5 (23.81%) Polycom
6 4 (19.05%) Canon
7 3 (14.29%) HP
7 3 (14.29%) Veeam
8 2 (9.52%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (9.52%) Dell
8 2 (9.52%) IBM
8 2 (9.52%) Kaspersky
9 1 (4.76%) Kofax
9 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
9 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
9 1 (4.76%) Wonderware