The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 53 64
Rank change year-on-year -13 +11  
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.21% 1.36% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.38% 7.89% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 8
Median daily rate £338 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.41% +8.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £407 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £464 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% +26.66%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 141 114 142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 19.03% 17.17% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 48 52
Median daily rate £400 £451 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.20% +12.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 3
Median hourly rate £15.50 £11.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.78% -71.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Milton Keynes

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for DNS.

1 17 (60.71%) Firewall
2 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) DHCP
3 14 (50.00%) Cisco
4 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
5 12 (42.86%) CCNA
5 12 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (39.29%) VMware
6 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
7 10 (35.71%) WAN
8 9 (32.14%) Remedy
9 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (28.57%) LAN
9 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (28.57%) Hyper-V
9 8 (28.57%) F5
9 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
10 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 7 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 7 (25.00%) IIS
10 7 (25.00%) ITIL
10 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (25.00%) Forcepoint
10 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
11 6 (21.43%) Change Management
11 6 (21.43%) Workflow
11 6 (21.43%) Finance

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (25.00%) IIS
2 5 (17.86%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (60.71%) Firewall
2 15 (53.57%) DHCP
3 10 (35.71%) WAN
4 8 (28.57%) LAN
5 6 (21.43%) Ethernet
5 6 (21.43%) VoIP
6 2 (7.14%) Internet
6 2 (7.14%) SAN
6 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 2 (7.14%) VLAN
7 1 (3.57%) ADSL
7 1 (3.57%) BGP
7 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (3.57%) IPv4
7 1 (3.57%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.57%) MPLS
7 1 (3.57%) Network Security
7 1 (3.57%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MSI
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Spanish Language
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Network Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Wintel Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Active Directory Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Network Operations Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) AWS Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Cloud Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Developer
6 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Data Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Data Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) AWS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (21.43%) IVR
3 4 (14.29%) Driving Licence
4 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.57%) e-Health
5 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
3 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (7.14%) AIX
5 2 (7.14%) Unix
5 2 (7.14%) Windows NT
6 1 (3.57%) CentOS
6 1 (3.57%) Debian
6 1 (3.57%) HPUX
6 1 (3.57%) Solaris
6 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Change Management
2 6 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (21.43%) Workflow
3 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
3 5 (17.86%) DevOps
4 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
4 3 (10.71%) Migration
5 2 (7.14%) Computer Security
5 2 (7.14%) Information Security
5 2 (7.14%) SIEM
6 1 (3.57%) Computer Forensics
6 1 (3.57%) Email Filtering
6 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.57%) Presales
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Security Operations
6 1 (3.57%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) VB
3 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) CCNA
1 12 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (21.43%) CCNP
3 6 (21.43%) MCSA
4 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (21.43%) Forefront TMG
3 6 (21.43%) UAG
4 5 (17.86%) ISA Server
5 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.57%) Terminal Server
6 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Server
6 1 (3.57%) vSphere
6 1 (3.57%) XenApp
6 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Ansible
2 2 (7.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (3.57%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (3.57%) EdgeSight
3 1 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Cisco
2 11 (39.29%) VMware
3 9 (32.14%) Remedy
4 8 (28.57%) F5
5 7 (25.00%) Forcepoint
6 6 (21.43%) Avaya
7 2 (7.14%) Computacenter
7 2 (7.14%) Genesys
7 2 (7.14%) Juniper
7 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.14%) NetApp
8 1 (3.57%) 3PAR
8 1 (3.57%) AppSense
8 1 (3.57%) Citrix
8 1 (3.57%) Dell
8 1 (3.57%) EMC
8 1 (3.57%) EqualLogic
8 1 (3.57%) HP
8 1 (3.57%) Oracle
8 1 (3.57%) SAP