The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 28 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 60 68 66
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.27% 0.11% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.24% 1.06% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £248 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.61% +3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.20% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.19 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -16.87%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
152 94 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 17.57% 10.53% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 30 28
Average daily rate £375 £330 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £248 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £20.19 £12.50 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.48% -16.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 12 (57.14%) Windows
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 10 (47.62%) Migration
3 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (38.10%) vSphere
5 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 7 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 6 (28.57%) Firewall
6 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
7 5 (23.81%) ITIL
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco
7 5 (23.81%) VMware
7 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
7 5 (23.81%) SCCM
8 4 (19.05%) SCOM
8 4 (19.05%) PKI
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (19.05%) SQL
8 4 (19.05%) VBScript
8 4 (19.05%) HP
8 4 (19.05%) DHCP
9 3 (14.29%) SLA
9 3 (14.29%) CCNP
9 3 (14.29%) CCNA
9 3 (14.29%) Citrix

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) SaaS
2 1 (4.76%) PaaS
2 1 (4.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 6 (28.57%) Firewall
2 4 (19.05%) DHCP
3 3 (14.29%) IP Telephony
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
3 3 (14.29%) LAN
3 3 (14.29%) PBX
3 3 (14.29%) WAN
4 2 (9.52%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (9.52%) Internet
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.76%) VPN
5 1 (4.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) Active Directory Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Wintel Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Network Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Support Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (19.05%) PKI
3 2 (9.52%) Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) EPoS
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (14.29%) Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 2 (9.52%) UNIX
6 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
6 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Migration
2 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (9.52%) Release Management
4 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
4 2 (9.52%) B2B
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.52%) Kernel Tuning
5 1 (4.76%) Scrum
5 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.76%) Open Source
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.76%) DevOps
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) VBScript
3 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) MCP
2 3 (14.29%) MCSE
2 3 (14.29%) MCSA
2 3 (14.29%) CCNP
2 3 (14.29%) CCNA
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 8 (38.10%) vSphere
3 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (14.29%) UAG
5 1 (4.76%) Docker
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) SCCM
2 4 (19.05%) SCOM
3 3 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
4 2 (9.52%) WSUS
5 1 (4.76%) OpenView
5 1 (4.76%) OVSD
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) VMware
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco
3 4 (19.05%) HP
4 3 (14.29%) Citrix
5 2 (9.52%) Lotus
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.52%) Veeam
5 2 (9.52%) Infoblox
5 2 (9.52%) McAfee
5 2 (9.52%) TOWER Software
6 1 (4.76%) F5
6 1 (4.76%) Rackspace
6 1 (4.76%) Remedy