The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 68 62 65
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing DNS 6 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.61% 2.25% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 13.20% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 6
Average daily rate £325 £268 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.49% -2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £150 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £485 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +107.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +48.43%
DNS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
156 197 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 15.98% 17.03% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 82 29
Average daily rate £388 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Average hourly rate £16.10 £22.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.81% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.92 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £34.20 £37.50
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 Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Buckinghamshire region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Buckinghamshire region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 5 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
Milton Keynes -1 5 £438 +37.25% 1
High Wycombe +3 1 £235 +56.66% 1
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 9 (47.37%) Internet
2 9 (47.37%) Windows
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
4 7 (36.84%) DHCP
4 7 (36.84%) Cisco
4 7 (36.84%) Migration
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
5 6 (31.58%) Firewall
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (31.58%) LAN
6 5 (26.32%) WAN
6 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
6 5 (26.32%) VPN
6 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
7 4 (21.05%) CCNP
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (21.05%) MPLS
7 4 (21.05%) Java
7 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
7 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
7 4 (21.05%) SCCM
7 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
7 4 (21.05%) F5
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (21.05%) User Experience
7 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
8 3 (15.79%) vSphere
8 3 (15.79%) BIG-IP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) Lync
2 2 (10.53%) Node.js
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
1 2 (10.53%) ProjectWise
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Internet
2 7 (36.84%) DHCP
3 6 (31.58%) Firewall
3 6 (31.58%) LAN
4 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
4 5 (26.32%) VPN
4 5 (26.32%) WAN
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (21.05%) MPLS
6 3 (15.79%) BGP
6 3 (15.79%) BIG-IP
6 3 (15.79%) OSPF
7 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (10.53%) FTP
7 2 (10.53%) NetScaler
7 2 (10.53%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (10.53%) SSL
7 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications
7 2 (10.53%) Wireless
8 1 (5.26%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Ant
2 1 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Active Directory Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Architect
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Network Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Network Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Data Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Ajax
1 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
1 2 (10.53%) CSS
1 2 (10.53%) CSS3
1 2 (10.53%) Dojo
1 2 (10.53%) DOM
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
1 2 (10.53%) HTML5
1 2 (10.53%) J2EE
1 2 (10.53%) J2SE
1 2 (10.53%) jQuery
1 2 (10.53%) JSP
1 2 (10.53%) JSTL
1 2 (10.53%) React
1 2 (10.53%) XML
1 2 (10.53%) XSLT
2 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
1 4 (21.05%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) PKI
2 2 (10.53%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.26%) Linux
7 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) B2B
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
3 2 (10.53%) Front End Development
3 2 (10.53%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Time Management
4 1 (5.26%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) CCNP
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCITP
2 1 (5.26%) MCP
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
3 3 (15.79%) vSphere
4 2 (10.53%) Squid
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) WSUS
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) Cisco
3 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
4 4 (21.05%) F5
5 3 (15.79%) Avaya
5 3 (15.79%) Citrix
5 3 (15.79%) VMware
6 2 (10.53%) Adobe
6 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
6 2 (10.53%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) IBM
6 2 (10.53%) IronPort
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle
6 2 (10.53%) Remedy
7 1 (5.26%) NetApp
7 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds