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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 13 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Contract jobs citing DNS 39 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.61% 2.55% 3.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 63.93% 18.92% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 7 6
Average daily rate
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£384 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.91% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £280 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -2.63%
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
61 37 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.02% 13.50% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 25 31
Average daily rate £335 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +4 32 £400 +33.33% 1
Bedford +2 3 £245 -45.55%
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 58 (92.06%) Active Directory
2 57 (90.48%) DHCP
3 55 (87.30%) Microsoft
4 53 (84.13%) IIS
5 52 (82.54%) Windows
6 45 (71.43%) SCOM
7 43 (68.25%) FTP
8 38 (60.32%) E-Commerce
9 35 (55.56%) SCCM
10 33 (52.38%) MS Excel
11 26 (41.27%) Microsoft Azure
12 23 (36.51%) ITIL
13 21 (33.33%) PowerShell
14 19 (30.16%) .NET
15 17 (26.98%) SLA
16 14 (22.22%) Web Services
16 14 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
16 14 (22.22%) DevOps
17 12 (19.05%) Akamai
18 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
19 8 (12.70%) Database Security
19 8 (12.70%) Legal
19 8 (12.70%) VPN
20 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
20 6 (9.52%) Cisco
20 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
21 5 (7.94%) Symantec
21 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
21 5 (7.94%) Project Management
21 5 (7.94%) Publishing

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 53 (84.13%) IIS
2 4 (6.35%) Lotus Domino
2 4 (6.35%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (4.76%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 33 (52.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.35%) MS Office
3 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (41.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (90.48%) DHCP
2 43 (68.25%) FTP
3 8 (12.70%) VPN
4 4 (6.35%) Wireless
4 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.35%) VoIP
5 3 (4.76%) SAN
6 2 (3.17%) MPLS
6 2 (3.17%) Firewall
7 1 (1.59%) Frame Relay
7 1 (1.59%) xDSL
7 1 (1.59%) OSPF
7 1 (1.59%) BGP
7 1 (1.59%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.59%) WAN
7 1 (1.59%) SMTP
7 1 (1.59%) ATM
7 1 (1.59%) ISDN
7 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (12.70%) Legal
2 5 (7.94%) Publishing
2 5 (7.94%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.59%) Electronics
3 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 44 (69.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (31.75%) Web Engineer
3 11 (17.46%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) IT Support
5 4 (6.35%) Web Support Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Administrator
6 3 (4.76%) Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) SCCM Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Server Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (3.17%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 1 (1.59%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (30.16%) .NET
2 14 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (3.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Blackberry
1 4 (6.35%) SecurID
2 3 (4.76%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.76%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.59%) DTV
3 1 (1.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 52 (82.54%) Windows
2 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.59%) Linux
7 1 (1.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (60.32%) E-Commerce
2 23 (36.51%) ITIL
3 14 (22.22%) DevOps
4 8 (12.70%) Database Security
5 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
5 5 (7.94%) Project Management
5 5 (7.94%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.76%) Migration
6 3 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.17%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (1.59%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (1.59%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.59%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.59%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.59%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.59%) MCITP
2 1 (1.59%) MCSE
2 1 (1.59%) CCNA
2 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (26.98%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (92.06%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) Terminal Services
2 4 (6.35%) vSphere
3 3 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.59%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 45 (71.43%) SCOM
2 35 (55.56%) SCCM
3 3 (4.76%) WSUS
3 3 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 55 (87.30%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.05%) Akamai
3 6 (9.52%) Cisco
4 5 (7.94%) Symantec
5 4 (6.35%) CommVault
5 4 (6.35%) Lotus
6 3 (4.76%) Citrix
6 3 (4.76%) McAfee
6 3 (4.76%) Wyse
7 2 (3.17%) HP
8 1 (1.59%) Dell
8 1 (1.59%) Oracle
8 1 (1.59%) SAP
8 1 (1.59%) Avaya
8 1 (1.59%) Juniper
8 1 (1.59%) Veritas
8 1 (1.59%) 3Com
8 1 (1.59%) VMware
8 1 (1.59%) Brocade
8 1 (1.59%) SonicWALL
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