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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 23 25
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2  
Contract jobs citing DNS 3 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.17% 2.52% 3.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.00% 10.26% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Median daily rate £363 £338 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -1.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £331 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £344 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £28.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -28.92% +38.71%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Slough with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 20 39 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 14.49% 24.53% 28.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 88 169
Median daily rate £500 £338 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.14% +10.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £438 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -69.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 28 June 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 9 (64.29%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) Unix
3 6 (42.86%) DHCP
4 5 (35.71%) LAN
4 5 (35.71%) VPN
4 5 (35.71%) Firewall
4 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
4 5 (35.71%) F5
4 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 4 (28.57%) Machine to Machine
5 4 (28.57%) Smart Meter
5 4 (28.57%) Network Design
5 4 (28.57%) Fortinet
5 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Solaris
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle
6 3 (21.43%) Sun
6 3 (21.43%) HP
6 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
6 3 (21.43%) SMTP
6 3 (21.43%) IMAP
6 3 (21.43%) PKI
6 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications
7 2 (14.29%) Avid
7 2 (14.29%) Network Management
7 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (14.29%) WSUS

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) DHCP
2 5 (35.71%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) LAN
2 5 (35.71%) VPN
3 3 (21.43%) IMAP
3 3 (21.43%) SMTP
3 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications
4 2 (14.29%) BGP
4 2 (14.29%) HTTP
4 2 (14.29%) MPLS
5 1 (7.14%) ATM
5 1 (7.14%) Broadband
5 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
5 1 (7.14%) FTP
5 1 (7.14%) ICMP
5 1 (7.14%) RSVP
5 1 (7.14%) SNMP
5 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.14%) VRRP
5 1 (7.14%) WAN
General
1 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) IP Design Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) IP Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) IP Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Network Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Cloud Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (7.14%) Data Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Security Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Smart Metering Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 4 (28.57%) Machine to Machine
2 4 (28.57%) Smart Meter
3 3 (21.43%) PKI
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) IPTV
4 1 (7.14%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (7.14%) STB
4 1 (7.14%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Unix
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 3 (21.43%) Solaris
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Network Design
2 2 (14.29%) High Availability
2 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps
3 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CCNA
1 2 (14.29%) CCNP
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CCIP
2 1 (7.14%) JNCIA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (14.29%) vSphere
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) WSUS
2 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) F5
3 4 (28.57%) Fortinet
4 3 (21.43%) HP
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
4 3 (21.43%) Sun
5 2 (14.29%) Avid
5 2 (14.29%) VMware
6 1 (7.14%) Avaya
6 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 1 (7.14%) Huawei
6 1 (7.14%) Juniper