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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 42 41 41
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.61% 0.77% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 6.98% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £140 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +142.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £25.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.84% +59.37%
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
24 43 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.34% 11.05% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 10
Average daily rate £300 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £168 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 3
Average hourly rate £46.07 £40.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.17% +128.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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
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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 2 £140 - 1
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
3 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (35.71%) ITIL
3 5 (35.71%) LAN
3 5 (35.71%) WAN
3 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (35.71%) Load Balancing
3 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (35.71%) Skype for Business
3 5 (35.71%) High Availability
3 5 (35.71%) Office 365
3 5 (35.71%) IaaS
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
4 4 (28.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (28.57%) XenApp
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (28.57%) Backup Exec
4 4 (28.57%) Service Management
4 4 (28.57%) VPN
4 4 (28.57%) .NET
4 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
1 5 (35.71%) Skype for Business
2 4 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (35.71%) IaaS
1 5 (35.71%) Office 365
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) LAN
1 5 (35.71%) WAN
2 4 (28.57%) VPN
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) SSL
3 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Architect
1 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Server Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Support
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 2 (14.29%) AWS Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Server Support
3 2 (14.29%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) iPhone
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (7.14%) Android
4 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
1 5 (35.71%) High Availability
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
1 5 (35.71%) Load Balancing
2 4 (28.57%) Service Management
3 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.14%) ITSM
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (28.57%) MetaFrame
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (28.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) Symantec
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) hybris
4 2 (14.29%) Sitecore
5 1 (7.14%) Apple
5 1 (7.14%) HP