The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 11 15 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing DNS 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 5.17% 2.78% 3.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.00% 22.22% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£245 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+29.44% -3.43%
DNS
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
10 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 17.24% 12.50% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
Average daily rate £250 £425 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +77.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Bedford region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Bedford region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Notes
2 2 (66.67%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Lotus
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
2 2 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) SecurID
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Notes
1 2 (66.67%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Support Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) IT Support Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (66.67%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) CentOS
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) Lotus
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec
1 2 (66.67%) McAfee
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco