The first table below looks at the demand for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 39 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing DNS 13 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.54% 0.42% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.95% 2.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Average daily rate
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£344 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £300 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.58% -7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.25% -
Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 38 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.22% 15.97% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 33
Average daily rate £325 £293 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £359 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
DNS
East of England

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 11 £344 - 3
Dunstable - 1 £225 -
Bedford - - - - 2
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) DHCP
2 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 10 (55.56%) IIS
5 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
5 8 (44.44%) TCP/IP
5 8 (44.44%) SCOM
6 7 (38.89%) SCCM
6 7 (38.89%) ITIL
6 7 (38.89%) FTP
7 6 (33.33%) Cisco
7 6 (33.33%) VMware
8 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (27.78%) HP
8 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
9 4 (22.22%) Linux
9 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
10 3 (16.67%) iSCSI
10 3 (16.67%) SaaS
10 3 (16.67%) HP SIM
10 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
10 3 (16.67%) Oracle
10 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 3 (16.67%) SQL
10 3 (16.67%) .NET
10 3 (16.67%) VPN
10 3 (16.67%) Citrix

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 10 (55.56%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) SaaS
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) DHCP
2 8 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 7 (38.89%) FTP
4 3 (16.67%) iSCSI
4 3 (16.67%) VPN
4 3 (16.67%) SAN
5 2 (11.11%) DMZ
5 2 (11.11%) LAN
5 2 (11.11%) WAN
5 2 (11.11%) Firewall
5 2 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (11.11%) NAS
6 1 (5.56%) VLAN
6 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.56%) MPLS
6 1 (5.56%) OSPF
6 1 (5.56%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Publishing
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (11.11%) Architect
2 2 (11.11%) SCCM Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Web Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Web Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
3 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) Software Packaging
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) iPhone
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (22.22%) Linux
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
3 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Database Security
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps
5 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) MCITP
3 1 (5.56%) VCP5
3 1 (5.56%) MCTS
3 1 (5.56%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Server
3 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
4 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (5.56%) VMFS
4 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) SCOM
2 7 (38.89%) SCCM
3 3 (16.67%) HP SIM
4 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (5.56%) XenMobile
4 1 (5.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
4 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) NetApp
5 2 (11.11%) Juniper
5 2 (11.11%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.56%) Akamai
6 1 (5.56%) 3Com
6 1 (5.56%) LANDesk
6 1 (5.56%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.56%) IBM
6 1 (5.56%) Veritas
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.56%) McAfee