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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 64 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.02% 0.42% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.32% 3.49% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£280 - £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.49 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+2.64% +8.25%
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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
123 86 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.96% 12.16% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 31 17
Average daily rate £350 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £179 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -46.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 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 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) DHCP
2 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
5 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 3 (27.27%) LAN
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
6 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
6 2 (18.18%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (18.18%) UAG
6 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (18.18%) Websense
6 2 (18.18%) CCNA
6 2 (18.18%) WAN
6 2 (18.18%) SLA
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DHCP
2 3 (27.27%) LAN
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) LDAP
4 1 (9.09%) VoIP
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) IPv4
4 1 (9.09%) IPv6
4 1 (9.09%) MPLS
4 1 (9.09%) IPsec
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
4 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
1 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
1 1 (9.09%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Development Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) JMS
1 1 (9.09%) Spring
1 1 (9.09%) Ajax
1 1 (9.09%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) PKI
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) CentOS
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
1 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
2 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Perl
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (9.09%) MCITP
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) MCP
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
3 1 (9.09%) MCSA
3 1 (9.09%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 2 (18.18%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (18.18%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Websense
3 2 (18.18%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) Remedy
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Computacenter
4 1 (9.09%) F5