The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 23 April 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)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 64 75
Rank change year-on-year -12 +11  
Contract jobs citing DNS 8 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.74% 1.59% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.26% 8.85% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 9
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £345 £325
% change year-on-year - +6.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.27% -12.00%  

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 188 192 233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 17.50% 17.93% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 89 89
Median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -55.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £18.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Buckinghamshire

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Buckinghamshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Milton Keynes -5 7 £425 - 3
High Wycombe +5 1 - - 1
DNS
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 21 (72.41%) Cisco
2 18 (62.07%) Windows
3 16 (55.17%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (55.17%) CCNA
3 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
4 15 (51.72%) WAN
4 15 (51.72%) Firewall
5 14 (48.28%) VMware
5 14 (48.28%) DHCP
5 14 (48.28%) Windows Server
6 13 (44.83%) Remedy
7 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (41.38%) F5
8 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (37.93%) Ethernet
9 10 (34.48%) LAN
9 10 (34.48%) VoIP
9 10 (34.48%) Avaya
9 10 (34.48%) Workflow
9 10 (34.48%) IVR
9 10 (34.48%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
10 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
10 9 (31.03%) Hyper-V
11 8 (27.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (27.59%) Forcepoint
12 7 (24.14%) IIS

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 7 (24.14%) IIS
2 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Skype for Business
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (51.72%) Firewall
1 15 (51.72%) WAN
2 14 (48.28%) DHCP
3 11 (37.93%) Ethernet
4 10 (34.48%) LAN
4 10 (34.48%) VoIP
5 4 (13.79%) ADSL
5 4 (13.79%) MPLS
5 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (10.34%) Skype
6 3 (10.34%) SMTP
7 2 (6.90%) Internet
7 2 (6.90%) Network Security
7 2 (6.90%) SAN
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
8 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Analyst
2 10 (34.48%) Network Analyst
3 8 (27.59%) Network Operations Analyst
3 8 (27.59%) Operations Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Wintel Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Active Directory Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior VMware Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) SOC Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (34.48%) IVR
2 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
3 5 (17.24%) Driving Licence
4 4 (13.79%) e-Health
5 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
6 1 (3.45%) Clustering
6 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
6 1 (3.45%) PKI
6 1 (3.45%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (3.45%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (62.07%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Windows Server
3 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (13.79%) Linux
6 3 (10.34%) Android
6 3 (10.34%) Windows NT
7 2 (6.90%) Unix
8 1 (3.45%) AIX
8 1 (3.45%) CentOS
8 1 (3.45%) Debian
8 1 (3.45%) HPUX
8 1 (3.45%) Solaris
8 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Workflow
2 7 (24.14%) ITIL
3 6 (20.69%) Change Management
3 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) Data Centre Operations
4 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (10.34%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (10.34%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 3 (10.34%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 2 (6.90%) Computer Security
5 2 (6.90%) Information Security
5 2 (6.90%) SIEM
6 1 (3.45%) Computer Forensics
6 1 (3.45%) Email Filtering
6 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.45%) Presales
6 1 (3.45%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.79%) VB
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) CCNA
1 16 (55.17%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (27.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (24.14%) MCSA
3 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
3 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
4 6 (20.69%) CCNP
5 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) CCA
6 1 (3.45%) CCAA
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
6 1 (3.45%) MCITP
6 1 (3.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 11 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (31.03%) Hyper-V
4 6 (20.69%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (20.69%) ISA Server
4 6 (20.69%) UAG
5 2 (6.90%) XenApp
5 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.45%) Terminal Server
6 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (10.34%) AirWatch
2 3 (10.34%) NetBackup
2 3 (10.34%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (10.34%) WSUS
3 2 (6.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (3.45%) AppDNA
4 1 (3.45%) EdgeSight
4 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) SCCM
4 1 (3.45%) SCOM
4 1 (3.45%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Cisco
2 14 (48.28%) VMware
3 13 (44.83%) Remedy
4 12 (41.38%) F5
5 10 (34.48%) Avaya
6 8 (27.59%) Forcepoint
7 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
8 5 (17.24%) Genesys
9 4 (13.79%) CA
9 4 (13.79%) HP
10 3 (10.34%) MobileIron
10 3 (10.34%) Symantec
11 2 (6.90%) Citrix
11 2 (6.90%) Computacenter
11 2 (6.90%) Juniper
11 2 (6.90%) NetApp
12 1 (3.45%) CommVault
12 1 (3.45%) Dell
12 1 (3.45%) EMC
12 1 (3.45%) Red Hat