The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 28 March 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)
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 26 23
Rank change year-on-year +14 -3  
Contract jobs citing DNS 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 6.60% 1.17% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.89% 14.29% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £625 £575 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +39.39%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £20.00 £24.38
% change year-on-year +17.12% -17.94%  

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 Luton with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 18 14 9
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 16.98% 8.19% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 8
Median daily rate £425 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £300 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Luton

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Luton

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Luton region with a requirement for DNS.

1 12 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (68.75%) High Availability
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) Load Balancing
2 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Linux
2 11 (68.75%) E-Commerce
2 11 (68.75%) WAN
2 11 (68.75%) IaaS
2 11 (68.75%) Relational Database
3 10 (62.50%) Service Management
4 9 (56.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (43.75%) Capacity Management
5 7 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (43.75%) LAN
6 5 (31.25%) DHCP
6 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 5 (31.25%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (25.00%) Marketing
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 3 (18.75%) Planning and Forecasting
8 3 (18.75%) VMware
8 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (18.75%) HP
8 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
8 3 (18.75%) Symantec
9 2 (12.50%) SMTP
9 2 (12.50%) Lotus

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (68.75%) IaaS
3 2 (12.50%) Office 365
4 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
4 1 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (6.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) WAN
2 7 (43.75%) LAN
3 5 (31.25%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) SMTP
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) Wireless
5 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
5 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
5 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (25.00%) Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Architect
1 11 (68.75%) Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (37.50%) AWS Architect
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Collaboration Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Messaging Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) AWS Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Architect
4 1 (6.25%) NetBackup Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Design Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Linux
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
3 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (68.75%) E-Commerce
1 11 (68.75%) High Availability
1 11 (68.75%) Load Balancing
2 10 (62.50%) Service Management
3 9 (56.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (43.75%) Capacity Management
4 7 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (31.25%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (18.75%) Planning and Forecasting
6 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
7 2 (12.50%) Change Management
7 2 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (12.50%) Re-Platforming
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) HP
1 3 (18.75%) Symantec
1 3 (18.75%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) Apple
2 2 (12.50%) Dell
2 2 (12.50%) Lotus
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
3 1 (6.25%) NetApp