Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 33 38
Rank change year-on-year -7 +5 -14
Contract jobs citing DNS 21 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.31% 3.45% 3.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.08% 27.94% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 9
Bedfordshire median daily rate £300 £588 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.94% +17.50% +37.93%
10th Percentile £125 £348 £353
90th Percentile £408 £641 £575
East of England median daily rate £300 £350 £375
% change year-on-year -14.29% -6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £35.00
East of England median hourly rate £20.04 £17.50 £22.38
% change year-on-year +14.51% -21.79% -24.79%

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 91 68 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 14.35% 12.36% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 31 52
Bedfordshire median daily rate £350 £438 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +3.86% +20.36%
10th Percentile £125 £150 £216
90th Percentile £512 £625 £636
East of England median daily rate £363 £365 £375
% change year-on-year -0.68% -2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £14.75 £24.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.80% -30.00% +100.00%
10th Percentile £13.08 £24.25 £11.80
90th Percentile £15.83 £24.75 £44.50
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +45.08%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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
Bedford - 7 £130 - 2
Luton -19 6 £344 -44.90%
DNS
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 21 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 18 (85.71%) DHCP
2 18 (85.71%) VMware
3 17 (80.95%) Citrix
3 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
4 16 (76.19%) ITIL
5 12 (57.14%) Symantec
5 12 (57.14%) TCP/IP
5 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (57.14%) Hyper-V
6 11 (52.38%) NAS
6 11 (52.38%) EqualLogic
6 11 (52.38%) 3PAR
6 11 (52.38%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (52.38%) Skype for Business
6 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
6 11 (52.38%) HP Data Protector
6 11 (52.38%) iSCSI
6 11 (52.38%) Fibre Channel
6 11 (52.38%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (52.38%) MS Exchange
6 11 (52.38%) SharePoint
6 11 (52.38%) SQL
6 11 (52.38%) VBScript
6 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
6 11 (52.38%) Terminal Services
6 11 (52.38%) IBM
6 11 (52.38%) HP
6 11 (52.38%) Dell

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 11 (52.38%) MS Exchange
1 11 (52.38%) SharePoint
1 11 (52.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) G Suite
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (85.71%) DHCP
2 12 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 11 (52.38%) Fibre Channel
3 11 (52.38%) iSCSI
3 11 (52.38%) NAS
3 11 (52.38%) SAN
4 7 (33.33%) VPN
5 6 (28.57%) VoIP
6 4 (19.05%) Wireless
7 3 (14.29%) H.323
7 3 (14.29%) Internet
7 3 (14.29%) IPsec
7 3 (14.29%) LAN
7 3 (14.29%) MPLS
7 3 (14.29%) PSTN
7 3 (14.29%) SSL
7 3 (14.29%) Unified Communications
7 3 (14.29%) WAN
8 1 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
1 3 (14.29%) Legal
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Storage Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Service Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Business Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Clustering
1 11 (52.38%) Replication
2 10 (47.62%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (28.57%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
3 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) ITIL
2 9 (42.86%) Problem Management
3 3 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (14.29%) Presales
3 3 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
1 11 (52.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) MCSA
1 10 (47.62%) MCSE
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (47.62%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 10 (47.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (42.86%) Degree
3 6 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 21 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (57.14%) Hyper-V
2 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (52.38%) Terminal Services
3 11 (52.38%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (28.57%) vSphere
4 6 (28.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (52.38%) Backup Exec
1 11 (52.38%) HP Data Protector
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft Clustering
1 11 (52.38%) NetBackup
2 10 (47.62%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (47.62%) SCCM
2 10 (47.62%) SCOM
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) VMware
2 17 (80.95%) Citrix
2 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
3 12 (57.14%) Symantec
4 11 (52.38%) 3PAR
4 11 (52.38%) CommVault
4 11 (52.38%) Dell
4 11 (52.38%) EqualLogic
4 11 (52.38%) HP
4 11 (52.38%) IBM
4 11 (52.38%) NetApp
4 11 (52.38%) Veritas
5 10 (47.62%) SolarWinds
6 6 (28.57%) Google
6 6 (28.57%) McAfee
7 1 (4.76%) Apple