The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 22 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.99% 3.03% 4.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 44.00% 24.39% 52.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 14
Median daily rate £500 £569 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% +33.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £466 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £359
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-11.25% -16.66%

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
25 41 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.06% 12.42% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 26
Median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +65.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +17 9 £625 +8.69% 2
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 13 (68.42%) Windows
1 13 (68.42%) WAN
1 13 (68.42%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (63.16%) Linux
3 11 (57.89%) E-Commerce
3 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (57.89%) Load Balancing
3 11 (57.89%) High Availability
3 11 (57.89%) IaaS
3 11 (57.89%) Relational Database
4 10 (52.63%) Service Management
5 9 (47.37%) LAN
5 9 (47.37%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (36.84%) Capacity Management
6 7 (36.84%) DHCP
6 7 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
7 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (26.32%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
8 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (21.05%) Marketing
9 4 (21.05%) Firewall
9 4 (21.05%) VMware
10 3 (15.79%) Wireless
10 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
10 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (15.79%) Symantec
10 3 (15.79%) HP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (10.53%) IBM Notes
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (68.42%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (57.89%) IaaS
3 2 (10.53%) Office 365
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon S3
4 1 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (5.26%) G Suite
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (5.26%) PaaS
4 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) WAN
2 9 (47.37%) LAN
3 7 (36.84%) DHCP
4 4 (21.05%) Firewall
5 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.79%) VPN
5 3 (15.79%) Wireless
6 2 (10.53%) SMTP
6 2 (10.53%) VLAN
6 2 (10.53%) VoIP
7 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
7 1 (5.26%) FTP
7 1 (5.26%) H.323
7 1 (5.26%) IPsec
7 1 (5.26%) IPv4
7 1 (5.26%) ISDN
7 1 (5.26%) OSPF
7 1 (5.26%) SAN
7 1 (5.26%) VRRP
7 1 (5.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Marketing
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Architect
1 11 (57.89%) Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (31.58%) AWS Architect
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Collaboration Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Messaging Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Network Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Linux
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
6 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (57.89%) E-Commerce
1 11 (57.89%) High Availability
1 11 (57.89%) Load Balancing
2 10 (52.63%) Service Management
3 9 (47.37%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (36.84%) Capacity Management
4 7 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (26.32%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (15.79%) Planning and Forecasting
6 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.53%) Change Management
7 2 (10.53%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (10.53%) Re-Platforming
8 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.26%) ITIL
8 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
8 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.26%) Network Management
8 1 (5.26%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) CCIE
3 1 (5.26%) CCIP
3 1 (5.26%) CCNP
3 1 (5.26%) CCSP
3 1 (5.26%) MCP
3 1 (5.26%) MCSA
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.26%) XenApp
4 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco
2 3 (15.79%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Symantec
3 2 (10.53%) Apple
3 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) Dell
3 2 (10.53%) Lotus
3 2 (10.53%) Mitel
4 1 (5.26%) F5
4 1 (5.26%) Google
4 1 (5.26%) Intel Security
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp
4 1 (5.26%) Riverbed
4 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds