Period
to 26 April 2019

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 26 April 2019 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
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 54 34
Rank change year-on-year +21 -20 +9
Contract jobs citing DNS 13 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.30% 1.91% 3.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.06% 13.19% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 10
Bedfordshire median daily rate £350 £300 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -39.39% +16.47%
10th Percentile £106 £100 £148
90th Percentile £478 £300 £639
East of England median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% -8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £105.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £66.81 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +281.77% -7.89% -9.52%

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 72 91 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 18.27% 14.51% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 50 37
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.38% -4.19%
10th Percentile £200 £149 £149
90th Percentile £513 £551 £625
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -9.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £16.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.88% -57.22%
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £29.61
% change year-on-year +2.86% -40.90% -21.04%

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 26 April 2019.

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 26 April 2019. 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 +9 11 £350 +164.15% 1
Bedford - 1 - -
DNS
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2019, 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 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) DHCP
3 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) VPN
4 5 (38.46%) Web Services
4 5 (38.46%) Time Management
4 5 (38.46%) Office 365
4 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
5 4 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (30.77%) F5
5 4 (30.77%) Linux
6 3 (23.08%) IIS
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (23.08%) ETL
6 3 (23.08%) SLA
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) Firewall
6 3 (23.08%) Wireless
6 3 (23.08%) BIG-IP
6 3 (23.08%) High Availability
6 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (23.08%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (23.08%) SCCM
6 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 3 (23.08%) IIS
2 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
3 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Office 365
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (7.69%) Akamai
4 1 (7.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) DHCP
1 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
2 5 (38.46%) VPN
3 3 (23.08%) BIG-IP
3 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 3 (23.08%) Wireless
4 2 (15.38%) FTP
4 2 (15.38%) HTTP
4 2 (15.38%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (15.38%) Skype
4 2 (15.38%) SMTP
4 2 (15.38%) SSH
4 2 (15.38%) SSL
4 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
5 1 (7.69%) BGP
5 1 (7.69%) Internet
5 1 (7.69%) LAN
5 1 (7.69%) OSPF
5 1 (7.69%) TACACS
5 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Big Data
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
General
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
1 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Build Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Desktop Build Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Developer
1 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (7.69%) Administrator
2 1 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Time Management
2 4 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (23.08%) ETL
3 3 (23.08%) High Availability
3 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (23.08%) Planning and Forecasting
3 3 (23.08%) SDLC
3 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (15.38%) MVC
4 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Web Development
5 1 (7.69%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
5 1 (7.69%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Squid
3 1 (7.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) HAProxy
3 1 (7.69%) Ansible
3 1 (7.69%) SCOM
3 1 (7.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) F5
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (15.38%) Symantec
5 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Cloudera
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper