The table below looks at the statistics 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 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 31 38 29
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.67% 2.55% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.78% 30.95% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £344 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.60% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.95% -16.25%
DNS
East of England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
36 42 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.60% 8.24% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 22
Average daily rate £313 £325 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £374 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £26.75 £11.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.18% -74.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 2015.

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 2015. 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 +3 5 £288 -16.36%
Dunstable -1 1 £130 -42.22% 1
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 12 (92.31%) Windows
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 11 (84.62%) DHCP
3 10 (76.92%) VMware
3 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (69.23%) Citrix
5 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
5 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
5 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (46.15%) Cisco
6 6 (46.15%) ITIL
6 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (30.77%) Local Government
8 4 (30.77%) WAN
8 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (30.77%) SAN
9 3 (23.08%) Firewall
9 3 (23.08%) LAN
9 3 (23.08%) CCNA
9 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
9 3 (23.08%) VPN
9 3 (23.08%) MCITP
9 3 (23.08%) SCCM
9 3 (23.08%) vSphere
9 3 (23.08%) XenApp
10 2 (15.38%) Office 365
10 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Lync
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) DHCP
2 4 (30.77%) SAN
2 4 (30.77%) WAN
3 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 3 (23.08%) VPN
3 3 (23.08%) LAN
4 2 (15.38%) VoIP
4 2 (15.38%) VLAN
4 2 (15.38%) OSPF
4 2 (15.38%) VRRP
5 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Server Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Voice Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
3 1 (7.69%) Server Patching
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Document Management
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCNA
2 3 (23.08%) MCITP
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (15.38%) MCSA
4 1 (7.69%) CCIE
4 1 (7.69%) CCNP
4 1 (7.69%) CCDA
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (23.08%) XenApp
3 3 (23.08%) vSphere
4 2 (15.38%) Terminal Services
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
5 1 (7.69%) MetaFrame
5 1 (7.69%) Firmware
5 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
3 1 (7.69%) WSUS
3 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) VMware
2 9 (69.23%) Citrix
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) Cisco
5 2 (15.38%) Mitel
5 2 (15.38%) CommVault
5 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
5 2 (15.38%) Symantec
6 1 (7.69%) Sophos
6 1 (7.69%) Wyse
6 1 (7.69%) HP