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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 16 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing DNS 30 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.81% 3.55% 4.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 66.67% 30.30% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £275 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £363 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -11.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £16.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+40.58% -12.16%
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
45 33 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.72% 11.70% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 18 33
Average daily rate £400 £300 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £390 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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 +8 25 £425 +41.66%
Bedford -1 2 - -
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 54 (91.53%) Active Directory
2 52 (88.14%) DHCP
3 51 (86.44%) Microsoft
4 49 (83.05%) IIS
5 47 (79.66%) Windows
6 40 (67.80%) SCOM
7 38 (64.41%) FTP
8 35 (59.32%) E-Commerce
9 31 (52.54%) SCCM
10 28 (47.46%) MS Excel
11 25 (42.37%) Microsoft Azure
12 21 (35.59%) ITIL
13 20 (33.90%) PowerShell
14 18 (30.51%) .NET
15 15 (25.42%) SLA
15 15 (25.42%) DevOps
16 14 (23.73%) Amazon AWS
16 14 (23.73%) Web Services
17 12 (20.34%) Akamai
18 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2008
19 8 (13.56%) VPN
20 7 (11.86%) Database Security
20 7 (11.86%) Legal
21 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
21 6 (10.17%) Cisco
21 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
22 5 (8.47%) Symantec
22 5 (8.47%) Configuration Management
22 5 (8.47%) Project Management
22 5 (8.47%) Publishing

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 49 (83.05%) IIS
2 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (6.78%) Lotus Domino
2 4 (6.78%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.08%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 28 (47.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.78%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (42.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (23.73%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (88.14%) DHCP
2 38 (64.41%) FTP
3 8 (13.56%) VPN
4 4 (6.78%) Wireless
4 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.78%) VoIP
5 3 (5.08%) SAN
6 2 (3.39%) Firewall
6 2 (3.39%) MPLS
7 1 (1.69%) WAN
7 1 (1.69%) SMTP
7 1 (1.69%) ATM
7 1 (1.69%) ISDN
7 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.69%) OSPF
7 1 (1.69%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.69%) Frame Relay
7 1 (1.69%) BGP
7 1 (1.69%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (11.86%) Legal
2 5 (8.47%) Publishing
2 5 (8.47%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Marketing
3 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.69%) Electronics
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 41 (69.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (35.59%) Web Engineer
3 13 (22.03%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) IT Support
7 3 (5.08%) Administrator
7 3 (5.08%) Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.08%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Web Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (3.39%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.39%) Network Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Network Support
9 1 (1.69%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (30.51%) .NET
2 14 (23.73%) Web Services
3 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) SecurID
1 4 (6.78%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.08%) Thin Client
2 3 (5.08%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.69%) DTV
3 1 (1.69%) Replication
3 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 47 (79.66%) Windows
2 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.69%) Linux
7 1 (1.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (59.32%) E-Commerce
2 21 (35.59%) ITIL
3 15 (25.42%) DevOps
4 7 (11.86%) Database Security
5 5 (8.47%) Configuration Management
5 5 (8.47%) Project Management
5 5 (8.47%) Load Balancing
6 3 (5.08%) Migration
6 3 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.08%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.39%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (1.69%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.69%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (1.69%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.69%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.90%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.69%) CCNA
2 1 (1.69%) MCSE
2 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (25.42%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (91.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) vSphere
2 4 (6.78%) Terminal Services
3 3 (5.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.69%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 40 (67.80%) SCOM
2 31 (52.54%) SCCM
3 3 (5.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (5.08%) WSUS
4 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 51 (86.44%) Microsoft
2 12 (20.34%) Akamai
3 6 (10.17%) Cisco
4 5 (8.47%) Symantec
5 4 (6.78%) CommVault
5 4 (6.78%) Lotus
6 3 (5.08%) Citrix
6 3 (5.08%) McAfee
6 3 (5.08%) Wyse
7 2 (3.39%) HP
8 1 (1.69%) Dell
8 1 (1.69%) Oracle
8 1 (1.69%) SAP
8 1 (1.69%) Websense
8 1 (1.69%) BT
8 1 (1.69%) Sophos
8 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.69%) Avaya
8 1 (1.69%) Juniper
8 1 (1.69%) Veritas