The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 23 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 14 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 6.45% - 4.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 70.00% - 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 3
Average daily rate
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£350 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 9.22% 18.39% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 7
Average daily rate £338 £275 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -27.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Luton

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Luton region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 17 (94.44%) Windows
1 17 (94.44%) DHCP
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 14 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 13 (72.22%) IIS
3 13 (72.22%) SCOM
4 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
4 11 (61.11%) FTP
5 10 (55.56%) SCCM
6 8 (44.44%) E-Commerce
7 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
7 7 (38.89%) ITIL
7 7 (38.89%) Cisco
8 6 (33.33%) SLA
8 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
9 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (27.78%) HP
10 4 (22.22%) SAN
10 4 (22.22%) Legal
10 4 (22.22%) VMware
10 4 (22.22%) Linux
10 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (16.67%) iSCSI
11 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
11 3 (16.67%) HP SIM
11 3 (16.67%) vSphere
11 3 (16.67%) SaaS
11 3 (16.67%) Database Security
11 3 (16.67%) VPN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 13 (72.22%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (16.67%) SaaS
3 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) DHCP
2 11 (61.11%) FTP
3 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
4 4 (22.22%) SAN
5 3 (16.67%) VPN
5 3 (16.67%) iSCSI
6 1 (5.56%) NAS
6 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (5.56%) DMZ
6 1 (5.56%) MPLS
6 1 (5.56%) OSPF
6 1 (5.56%) EIGRP
6 1 (5.56%) Firewall
6 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.56%) LAN
6 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (22.22%) Legal
2 2 (11.11%) Publishing
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) SCCM Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Web Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Web Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Thin Client
1 2 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 7 (38.89%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) Database Security
3 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps
5 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.56%) MCITP
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) VCP5
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (16.67%) Terminal Services
3 3 (16.67%) vSphere
4 2 (11.11%) VMware Server
5 1 (5.56%) VMFS
5 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 13 (72.22%) SCOM
2 10 (55.56%) SCCM
3 3 (16.67%) HP SIM
4 2 (11.11%) WSUS
5 1 (5.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco
3 5 (27.78%) HP
4 4 (22.22%) VMware
5 3 (16.67%) NetApp
6 2 (11.11%) Juniper
6 2 (11.11%) CommVault
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle
6 2 (11.11%) Wyse
6 2 (11.11%) Akamai
7 1 (5.56%) 3Com
7 1 (5.56%) SonicWALL
7 1 (5.56%) Dell
7 1 (5.56%) Veritas
7 1 (5.56%) Red Hat