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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 40 37 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs citing DNS 4 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.92% 1.53% 4.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 23.08% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Average daily rate
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£400 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.57% -5.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+48.43% +3.22%
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
44 26 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.14% 6.63% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 23
Average daily rate £425 £344 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £483 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 30 March 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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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 - 1 £400 -
Bedford - - - -
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 38 (88.37%) Active Directory
2 36 (83.72%) DHCP
3 33 (76.74%) Microsoft
3 33 (76.74%) IIS
4 32 (74.42%) Windows
5 24 (55.81%) FTP
6 22 (51.16%) SCOM
7 21 (48.84%) E-Commerce
8 18 (41.86%) SCCM
9 15 (34.88%) MS Excel
10 14 (32.56%) .NET
10 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (27.91%) ITIL
12 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
12 10 (23.26%) DevOps
13 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (18.60%) SLA
14 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (16.28%) Web Services
15 7 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
15 7 (16.28%) Akamai
16 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
16 6 (13.95%) VoIP
17 5 (11.63%) Cisco
17 5 (11.63%) VPN
17 5 (11.63%) Symantec
17 5 (11.63%) Citrix
18 4 (9.30%) SecurID
18 4 (9.30%) Continuous Delivery
18 4 (9.30%) Lotus

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 33 (76.74%) IIS
2 4 (9.30%) Lotus Domino
3 3 (6.98%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (34.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.30%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (83.72%) DHCP
2 24 (55.81%) FTP
3 6 (13.95%) VoIP
4 5 (11.63%) VPN
5 4 (9.30%) Firewall
5 4 (9.30%) Wireless
6 3 (6.98%) OSPF
6 3 (6.98%) WAN
7 2 (4.65%) MPLS
7 2 (4.65%) LAN
7 2 (4.65%) VRRP
7 2 (4.65%) VLAN
8 1 (2.33%) xDSL
8 1 (2.33%) Frame Relay
8 1 (2.33%) BGP
8 1 (2.33%) EIGRP
8 1 (2.33%) SMTP
8 1 (2.33%) ATM
8 1 (2.33%) ISDN
8 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (6.98%) Legal
1 3 (6.98%) Retail
1 3 (6.98%) Local Government
2 1 (2.33%) Marketing
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.33%) Electronics
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (67.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (39.53%) Web Engineer
3 13 (30.23%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Network Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) IT Support
6 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Voice Network Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Data Network Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Network Support
8 1 (2.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (32.56%) .NET
2 7 (16.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Blackberry
1 4 (9.30%) SecurID
2 3 (6.98%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.33%) DTV
3 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (74.42%) Windows
2 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.33%) CentOS
5 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) E-Commerce
2 12 (27.91%) ITIL
3 10 (23.26%) DevOps
4 4 (9.30%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (6.98%) Database Security
5 3 (6.98%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (6.98%) Project Management
5 3 (6.98%) Migration
6 2 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.33%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.33%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.33%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) CCNA
1 3 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.65%) MCITP
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.33%) MCSE
3 1 (2.33%) MCSA
3 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (88.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (2.33%) vSphere
3 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 22 (51.16%) SCOM
2 18 (41.86%) SCCM
3 3 (6.98%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 33 (76.74%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) Akamai
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco
3 5 (11.63%) Citrix
3 5 (11.63%) Symantec
4 4 (9.30%) Lotus
5 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.98%) McAfee
5 3 (6.98%) VMware
6 2 (4.65%) Mitel
6 2 (4.65%) HP
7 1 (2.33%) Dell
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle
7 1 (2.33%) SAP
7 1 (2.33%) Avaya
7 1 (2.33%) Juniper
7 1 (2.33%) CommVault
7 1 (2.33%) Veritas
7 1 (2.33%) Brocade
7 1 (2.33%) SonicWALL