The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 61 47 63
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs citing DNS 7 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.78% 0.92% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.09% 8.20% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £248 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.83% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -36.44%
Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
115 61 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 12.76% 11.25% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 21 40
Average daily rate £325 £371 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.45% +6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 13
Average hourly rate £29.00 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
DNS
Buckinghamshire

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 16 April 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (40.00%) DHCP
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) Internet
5 2 (20.00%) Symantec
5 2 (20.00%) NetApp
5 2 (20.00%) Python
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) MS Office
5 2 (20.00%) SOAP
5 2 (20.00%) Web Services
5 2 (20.00%) XML
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DHCP
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) Internet
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) ADSL
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Python Developer
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
1 2 (20.00%) XML
1 2 (20.00%) JSON
1 2 (20.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (10.00%) Snort
3 1 (10.00%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (10.00%) Nessus
1 1 (10.00%) Plesk
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) NetApp
4 2 (20.00%) Symantec
5 1 (10.00%) Dell