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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 29 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 25 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.29% - 3.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 56.82% - 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 0 7
Average daily rate
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£350 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £18.97 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-3.79% -0.15%
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 36 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.30% 13.00% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 42
Average daily rate £350 £275 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -17.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £378 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £160.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -91.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 - 21 £350 -
Bedford - - - - 1
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 32 (94.12%) Windows
1 32 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 31 (91.18%) DHCP
3 29 (85.29%) Active Directory
4 26 (76.47%) IIS
5 25 (73.53%) SCOM
6 21 (61.76%) MS Excel
6 21 (61.76%) FTP
7 20 (58.82%) SCCM
8 19 (55.88%) E-Commerce
9 15 (44.12%) ITIL
10 14 (41.18%) PowerShell
11 13 (38.24%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (29.41%) TCP/IP
13 9 (26.47%) SLA
14 8 (23.53%) Cisco
14 8 (23.53%) Web Services
14 8 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
15 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (20.59%) .NET
16 6 (17.65%) Legal
16 6 (17.65%) Publishing
16 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
16 6 (17.65%) Akamai
16 6 (17.65%) DevOps
17 5 (14.71%) Database Security
17 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
17 5 (14.71%) SAN
17 5 (14.71%) VMware
17 5 (14.71%) HP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 26 (76.47%) IIS
2 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.94%) Apache
Applications
1 21 (61.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (91.18%) DHCP
2 21 (61.76%) FTP
3 10 (29.41%) TCP/IP
4 5 (14.71%) SAN
5 4 (11.76%) VPN
6 3 (8.82%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.94%) NAS
7 1 (2.94%) DMZ
7 1 (2.94%) MPLS
7 1 (2.94%) OSPF
7 1 (2.94%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.94%) Firewall
7 1 (2.94%) LAN
7 1 (2.94%) WAN
7 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 6 (17.65%) Legal
1 6 (17.65%) Publishing
2 3 (8.82%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Web Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Web Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Build Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.94%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.94%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) Web Services
2 7 (20.59%) .NET
3 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.94%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Fat Client
1 3 (8.82%) Thin Client
2 2 (5.88%) Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 32 (94.12%) Windows
2 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) E-Commerce
2 15 (44.12%) ITIL
3 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 6 (17.65%) DevOps
4 5 (14.71%) Database Security
4 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (8.82%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (8.82%) Project Management
6 1 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.94%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.94%) Validation
6 1 (2.94%) Migration
6 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.82%) VBScript
3 2 (5.88%) SQL
4 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.88%) MCSE
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.88%) MCITP
3 1 (2.94%) VCP5
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) MCTS
3 1 (2.94%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (85.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.76%) Terminal Services
2 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.76%) vSphere
3 2 (5.88%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.94%) VMFS
4 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (73.53%) SCOM
2 20 (58.82%) SCCM
3 3 (8.82%) HP SIM
3 3 (8.82%) WSUS
4 1 (2.94%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 32 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 8 (23.53%) Cisco
3 6 (17.65%) Akamai
4 5 (14.71%) VMware
4 5 (14.71%) HP
5 3 (8.82%) CommVault
5 3 (8.82%) NetApp
5 3 (8.82%) Wyse
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle
6 2 (5.88%) Juniper
7 1 (2.94%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.94%) Veritas
7 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.94%) 3Com
7 1 (2.94%) Dell
7 1 (2.94%) Citrix