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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 27 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.61% 5.96% 3.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.91% 57.50% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 5
Average daily rate £494 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.17% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-12.45% +42.78%
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
43 40 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.95% 10.36% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 12
Average daily rate £418 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Average hourly rate £29.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £17.50 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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 -13 6 £569 +33.82% 1
Dunstable - 4 - -
Bedford +3 1 £425 - 1
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 8 (42.11%) Citrix
4 7 (36.84%) Linux
4 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
4 7 (36.84%) VMware
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (36.84%) High Availability
5 6 (31.58%) LAN
5 6 (31.58%) ITIL
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
5 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
5 6 (31.58%) WAN
6 5 (26.32%) .NET
6 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
6 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (26.32%) IaaS
6 5 (26.32%) XenApp
6 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
7 4 (21.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (21.05%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (21.05%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (21.05%) Skype for Business
7 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (21.05%) Office 365
7 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
7 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
7 4 (21.05%) Symantec
7 4 (21.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (21.05%) Skype for Business
3 3 (15.79%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (26.32%) IaaS
2 4 (21.05%) Office 365
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) LAN
1 6 (31.58%) WAN
2 4 (21.05%) DHCP
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) VPN
3 3 (15.79%) SSL
4 2 (10.53%) LDAP
4 2 (10.53%) SSH
4 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.26%) OSPF
5 1 (5.26%) VLAN
5 1 (5.26%) VoIP
5 1 (5.26%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
1 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
1 3 (15.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Architect
1 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Support
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 2 (10.53%) AWS Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Server Support
3 2 (10.53%) Server Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (21.05%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.53%) Solaris
4 2 (10.53%) Unix
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) High Availability
2 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
3 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
4 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
4 3 (15.79%) DevOps
4 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (15.79%) Service Management
4 3 (15.79%) Software Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.53%) Operations Management
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.26%) CRM
6 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) Bourne shell
2 2 (10.53%) C-shell
2 2 (10.53%) Perl
2 2 (10.53%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (10.53%) MCITP
1 2 (10.53%) MCSA
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) XenApp
3 4 (21.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (21.05%) MetaFrame
3 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Backup Exec
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Citrix
2 7 (36.84%) VMware
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 4 (21.05%) Symantec
5 2 (10.53%) EMC
5 2 (10.53%) hybris
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle
5 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.53%) Sitecore
5 2 (10.53%) Sun
6 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco
6 1 (5.26%) Mitel