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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 64 65 67
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.12% 0.24% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.98% 2.27% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate
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£348 - £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.58% -10.00%
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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
184 88 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 18.78% 10.60% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 37 40
Average daily rate £375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £44.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -72.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.60 £12.00 £21.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £44.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 September 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 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Migration
3 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
3 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (39.13%) PowerShell
4 9 (39.13%) Hyper-V
4 9 (39.13%) vSphere
4 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
5 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (30.43%) DHCP
5 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
5 7 (30.43%) SCCM
6 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
6 6 (26.09%) Firewall
6 6 (26.09%) VMware
7 5 (21.74%) VBScript
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (21.74%) PKI
8 4 (17.39%) WSUS
8 4 (17.39%) SCOM
8 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (17.39%) HP
9 3 (13.04%) Citrix
9 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (13.04%) B2B
9 3 (13.04%) SLA
9 3 (13.04%) Cisco
9 3 (13.04%) MCP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) DHCP
2 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
2 6 (26.09%) Firewall
3 3 (13.04%) Internet
3 3 (13.04%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (4.35%) HSRP
5 1 (4.35%) NX-OS
5 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
5 1 (4.35%) LAN
5 1 (4.35%) WAN
5 1 (4.35%) 802.11
5 1 (4.35%) MPLS
5 1 (4.35%) OSPF
5 1 (4.35%) BGP
5 1 (4.35%) DSL
5 1 (4.35%) TACACS
5 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Consultant
2 6 (26.09%) Active Directory Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) X-Windows
2 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
2 5 (21.74%) PKI
3 2 (8.70%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) EPoS
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.70%) UNIX
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.70%) Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (13.04%) B2B
2 3 (13.04%) Project Management
2 3 (13.04%) Release Management
2 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Open Source
3 2 (8.70%) Kernel Tuning
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) PowerShell
2 5 (21.74%) VBScript
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.04%) MCP
2 3 (13.04%) MCSE
2 3 (13.04%) MCSA
3 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) CCNP
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 9 (39.13%) Hyper-V
2 9 (39.13%) vSphere
3 3 (13.04%) UAG
4 2 (8.70%) Squid
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) SCCM
2 4 (17.39%) SCOM
2 4 (17.39%) WSUS
3 3 (13.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
5 1 (4.35%) OVSD
5 1 (4.35%) OpenView
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) Citrix
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) Veeam
5 2 (8.70%) Infoblox
5 2 (8.70%) Adobe
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.70%) McAfee
5 2 (8.70%) TOWER Software
6 1 (4.35%) Remedy
6 1 (4.35%) NetApp
6 1 (4.35%) F5
6 1 (4.35%) Rackspace
6 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds