Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 40 50
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10 -12
Contract jobs citing DNS 21 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.65% 3.44% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.88% 18.70% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 5
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -29.41% +44.68%
10th Percentile £354 £125 £369
90th Percentile £444 £412 £438
East of England median daily rate £425 £289 £340
% change year-on-year +47.19% -15.07% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £13.00 £19.39 £35.00
% change year-on-year -32.95% -44.61% +62.60%

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 96 123 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 16.70% 18.41% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 81 54
Bedfordshire median daily rate £383 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +3.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £125 £221
90th Percentile £486 £525 £573
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -63.16% +50.50%
10th Percentile £14.07 £14.00 £11.90
90th Percentile £21.58 £14.00 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £24.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year -35.35% -33.11% +15.63%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +10 15 £425 +9.32% 2
Bedford -6 1 £430 +230.77% 3
DNS
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
3 9 (42.86%) DHCP
3 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
4 8 (38.10%) TCP/IP
5 7 (33.33%) HP
5 7 (33.33%) Dell
5 7 (33.33%) ITIL
6 6 (28.57%) Migration
6 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (23.81%) Terraform
7 5 (23.81%) PKI
7 5 (23.81%) Problem Management
7 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
7 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (23.81%) Office 365
7 5 (23.81%) Legal
7 5 (23.81%) Linux
7 5 (23.81%) Web Services
7 5 (23.81%) SSL
8 4 (19.05%) SAN
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
8 4 (19.05%) VMware
8 4 (19.05%) BIG-IP
8 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (19.05%) Big Data

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 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
2 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
4 3 (14.29%) Apache
4 3 (14.29%) IIS
4 3 (14.29%) Skype for Business
5 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (23.81%) Office 365
3 4 (19.05%) Akamai
3 4 (19.05%) IaaS
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (9.52%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) DHCP
2 8 (38.10%) TCP/IP
3 5 (23.81%) SSL
4 4 (19.05%) BIG-IP
4 4 (19.05%) SAN
5 3 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (14.29%) iSCSI
5 3 (14.29%) LAN
5 3 (14.29%) NAS
5 3 (14.29%) WAN
6 1 (4.76%) FTP
6 1 (4.76%) HTTP
6 1 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (4.76%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Big Data
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.76%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (23.81%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Analyst
1 4 (19.05%) Exchange Migration Specialist
1 4 (19.05%) Exchange Specialist
1 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) Migration Specialist
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365 Specialist
2 3 (14.29%) Consultant
2 3 (14.29%) Storage Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) PKI
2 3 (14.29%) Clustering
2 3 (14.29%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 5 (23.81%) Linux
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (28.57%) Migration
3 5 (23.81%) Problem Management
4 4 (19.05%) Analytics
4 4 (19.05%) High Availability
4 4 (19.05%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (19.05%) Task Automation
5 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 3 (14.29%) Planning and Forecasting
5 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (9.52%) Auto-Scaling
6 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
6 2 (9.52%) DevOps
6 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) VBScript
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) VCAP
2 1 (4.76%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (14.29%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.76%) vCloud
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Terraform
2 4 (19.05%) Ansible
3 3 (14.29%) Backup Exec
3 3 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
3 3 (14.29%) SCCM
3 3 (14.29%) SCOM
4 2 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (4.76%) Packer
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Dell
2 7 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (19.05%) Cloudera
3 4 (19.05%) F5
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) 3PAR
4 3 (14.29%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) CommVault
4 3 (14.29%) EqualLogic
4 3 (14.29%) IBM
4 3 (14.29%) NetApp
4 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds
4 3 (14.29%) Veritas
5 2 (9.52%) Dynatrace
5 2 (9.52%) Symantec