Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for DNS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DNS over the 6 months to 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Domain Name System (DNS)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 49 45
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 +5
Contract jobs citing DNS 16 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.73% 1.66% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.84% 10.38% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 6
Bedfordshire median daily rate £402 £300 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.83% -26.15% +41.30%
10th Percentile £129 £139 £254
90th Percentile £438 £409 £438
East of England median daily rate £425 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +41.67% -7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £105.00 - £40.00
10th Percentile £97.50 - £33.50
90th Percentile £112.50 - £42.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.66% -48.13% +142.42%

DNS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 95 106 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 16.21% 15.99% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 64 46
Bedfordshire median daily rate £413 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +17.65% -13.92%
10th Percentile £283 £154 £191
90th Percentile £502 £625 £538
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 9
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -65.00% -
10th Percentile £14.46 £14.00 £12.10
90th Percentile £76.70 £14.00 £45.21
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £18.98 £37.50
% change year-on-year -10.43% -49.39% +27.29%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Bedfordshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Bedfordshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Bedfordshire

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Bedfordshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +5 12 £425 -
DNS
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 13 (81.25%) Windows
1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 9 (56.25%) DHCP
4 8 (50.00%) ITIL
5 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
6 5 (31.25%) Office 365
6 5 (31.25%) Problem Management
6 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (31.25%) VMware
6 5 (31.25%) Symantec
6 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (25.00%) Task Automation
7 4 (25.00%) Terraform
7 4 (25.00%) Backup Exec
7 4 (25.00%) BIG-IP
7 4 (25.00%) HP
7 4 (25.00%) Dell
7 4 (25.00%) Web Services
7 4 (25.00%) Linux
7 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (25.00%) Akamai
7 4 (25.00%) F5
7 4 (25.00%) High Availability
7 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.25%) Apache
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.25%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
2 4 (25.00%) Akamai
2 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (25.00%) IaaS
3 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) DHCP
2 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (25.00%) BIG-IP
4 3 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (18.75%) iSCSI
4 3 (18.75%) LAN
4 3 (18.75%) NAS
4 3 (18.75%) SAN
4 3 (18.75%) VPN
4 3 (18.75%) WAN
5 2 (12.50%) Firewall
5 2 (12.50%) SSL
5 2 (12.50%) Wireless
6 1 (6.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Big Data
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Storage Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) Clustering
1 3 (18.75%) Replication
2 2 (12.50%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) CCTV
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
4 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.25%) Android
5 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (31.25%) Problem Management
3 4 (25.00%) Analytics
3 4 (25.00%) High Availability
3 4 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 4 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (25.00%) Task Automation
4 3 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (18.75%) Planning and Forecasting
4 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
5 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.25%) Identity Management
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCP
1 1 (6.25%) MCSA
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services
4 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Ansible
1 4 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
1 4 (25.00%) Terraform
2 3 (18.75%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (18.75%) NetBackup
2 3 (18.75%) SCOM
3 2 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Symantec
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Cloudera
3 4 (25.00%) Dell
3 4 (25.00%) F5
3 4 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) 3PAR
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) CommVault
4 3 (18.75%) EqualLogic
4 3 (18.75%) IBM
4 3 (18.75%) NetApp
4 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
4 3 (18.75%) Veritas
5 1 (6.25%) Apple