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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 28 33
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5  
Contract jobs citing DNS 6 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.68% 2.83% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.34% 17.65% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Median daily rate £155 £425 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -63.52% +47.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £28.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -28.92% +31.76%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 58 51 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 16.20% 16.04% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 17 20
Median daily rate £415 £323 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.68% +3.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £140 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.00% -5.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Bedfordshire

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Bedfordshire

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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

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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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -10 2 - - 3
Bedford - 2 £155 -
DNS
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) DHCP
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (46.67%) WAN
4 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (33.33%) IaaS
5 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 5 (33.33%) High Availability
5 5 (33.33%) ITIL
5 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 5 (33.33%) VPN
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) LAN
6 4 (26.67%) VoIP
6 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (26.67%) Service Management
6 4 (26.67%) Firewall
7 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (20.00%) Wireless
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco
7 3 (20.00%) Citrix
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification

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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 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (33.33%) IaaS
3 2 (13.33%) Office 365
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (6.67%) PaaS
4 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) DHCP
2 7 (46.67%) WAN
3 5 (33.33%) VPN
4 4 (26.67%) Firewall
4 4 (26.67%) LAN
4 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (26.67%) VoIP
5 3 (20.00%) Wireless
6 2 (13.33%) VLAN
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (6.67%) DMVPN
7 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
7 1 (6.67%) H.323
7 1 (6.67%) IPsec
7 1 (6.67%) OSPF
7 1 (6.67%) SAN
7 1 (6.67%) Skype
7 1 (6.67%) SMTP
7 1 (6.67%) VRRP
7 1 (6.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Local Government
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Architect
1 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (20.00%) AWS Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) IT Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
4 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
5 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
1 5 (33.33%) High Availability
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
1 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 4 (26.67%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (13.33%) Planning and Forecasting
4 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Network Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) CCIE
3 1 (6.67%) CCIP
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) CCSP
3 1 (6.67%) MCP
3 1 (6.67%) MCSA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) vSphere
3 2 (13.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) Apple
4 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (13.33%) Dell
4 2 (13.33%) Google
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) McAfee
4 2 (13.33%) Mitel
4 2 (13.33%) Symantec
5 1 (6.67%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) F5
5 1 (6.67%) Lotus
5 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
5 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
Luton, Bedfordshire
JM
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