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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 70 72 60
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs citing DNS 16 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.33% 1.01% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.55% 9.02% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £248 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.41% +23.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £242 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £250 £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 £12.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+244.00% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.38 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+52.34% +3.22%
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
212 122 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.67% 11.20% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 37 49
Average daily rate £368 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £14.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.86% +13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.62 £13.30 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £29.00 £27.00
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 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 27 March 2015.

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 27 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
Milton Keynes 0 9 £350 +41.41% 1
High Wycombe -5 2 £350 +40.00% 7
Aylesbury - 2 - - 3
Beaconsfield - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Marlow - - - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 30 (68.18%) Windows
2 28 (63.64%) DHCP
3 21 (47.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (29.55%) LAN
6 13 (29.55%) Windows 7
7 12 (27.27%) ITIL
7 12 (27.27%) WAN
8 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 11 (25.00%) VMware
9 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
9 10 (22.73%) Citrix
9 10 (22.73%) Cisco
10 9 (20.45%) Windows XP
10 9 (20.45%) IIS
10 9 (20.45%) SQL
10 9 (20.45%) SCCM
10 9 (20.45%) Firewall
11 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
11 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
12 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
12 7 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (15.91%) CCNA
12 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
13 6 (13.64%) XenDesktop
13 6 (13.64%) vSphere
13 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (13.64%) CCNP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.45%) IIS
3 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.55%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.55%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.27%) CMS
5 1 (2.27%) Apache
5 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.27%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.55%) SaaS
2 2 (4.55%) PaaS
2 2 (4.55%) IaaS
3 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (63.64%) DHCP
2 13 (29.55%) LAN
3 12 (27.27%) WAN
4 9 (20.45%) Firewall
5 3 (6.82%) IP Telephony
5 3 (6.82%) VLAN
5 3 (6.82%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (6.82%) PBX
6 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.55%) VPN
6 2 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (2.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (2.27%) Multicast
7 1 (2.27%) Internet
7 1 (2.27%) MPLS
7 1 (2.27%) OSPF
7 1 (2.27%) BGP
7 1 (2.27%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) MySQL
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) TestDirector
1 2 (4.55%) Bugzilla
1 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
3 3 (6.82%) Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Marketing
4 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Network Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Active Directory Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.82%) Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Support Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Web Support Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) HTML
1 2 (4.55%) .NET
1 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) PKI
1 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Open Source
2 2 (4.55%) User Experience
2 2 (4.55%) DTV
3 1 (2.27%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 30 (68.18%) Windows
2 21 (47.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (29.55%) Windows 7
5 9 (20.45%) Windows XP
6 6 (13.64%) Linux
6 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.55%) UNIX
8 1 (2.27%) CentOS
8 1 (2.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) ITIL
2 6 (13.64%) Migration
3 5 (11.36%) Problem Management
4 4 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.82%) QMS
5 3 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.55%) Test Management
6 2 (4.55%) Scrum
6 2 (4.55%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.55%) Automated Testing
6 2 (4.55%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.55%) DevOps
6 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.55%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) SQL
2 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.82%) VBScript
3 3 (6.82%) VB
4 2 (4.55%) C#
4 2 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
2 7 (15.91%) CCNA
2 7 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (13.64%) CCNP
4 5 (11.36%) DV Cleared
5 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.55%) ISEB
7 2 (4.55%) MCP
7 2 (4.55%) MCSE
7 2 (4.55%) MCSA
7 2 (4.55%) MCITP
8 1 (2.27%) Degree
8 1 (2.27%) VCAP
8 1 (2.27%) CCIA
8 1 (2.27%) CCA
8 1 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.27%) CCEA
8 1 (2.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
3 6 (13.64%) XenDesktop
3 6 (13.64%) vSphere
4 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (9.09%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (6.82%) UAG
6 3 (6.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (4.55%) Docker
8 1 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) SCCM
2 3 (6.82%) SCOM
3 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.27%) Cacti
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) VMware
1 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.73%) Cisco
2 10 (22.73%) Citrix
3 4 (9.09%) HP
4 3 (6.82%) Dell
4 3 (6.82%) Websense
4 3 (6.82%) AppSense
5 2 (4.55%) F5
5 2 (4.55%) Juniper
5 2 (4.55%) Lotus
5 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.55%) IBM
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle
5 2 (4.55%) SAP
6 1 (2.27%) Remedy
6 1 (2.27%) Computacenter
6 1 (2.27%) Northgate
6 1 (2.27%) Crossbeam
6 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds