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 30 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 63 61
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2  
Contract jobs citing DNS 18 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.40% 1.04% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.04% 5.67% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 5
Median daily rate £350 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £459 £415
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 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 163 141 159
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 21.70% 18.41% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 63 60
Median daily rate £431 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £14.20 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -64.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 30 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for DNS.

1 17 (70.83%) Cisco
2 15 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (62.50%) CCNA
2 15 (62.50%) Firewall
3 13 (54.17%) Windows
4 12 (50.00%) WAN
4 12 (50.00%) Remedy
5 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
5 11 (45.83%) F5
6 10 (41.67%) DHCP
6 10 (41.67%) Ethernet
7 9 (37.50%) VoIP
7 9 (37.50%) Avaya
7 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (37.50%) Workflow
7 9 (37.50%) VMware
7 9 (37.50%) IVR
7 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
7 9 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (33.33%) Forcepoint
8 8 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (29.17%) LAN
9 7 (29.17%) IIS
9 7 (29.17%) ITIL
9 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
9 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
9 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (29.17%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 15 (62.50%) Firewall
2 12 (50.00%) WAN
3 10 (41.67%) DHCP
3 10 (41.67%) Ethernet
4 9 (37.50%) VoIP
5 7 (29.17%) LAN
6 4 (16.67%) ADSL
6 4 (16.67%) MPLS
7 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 2 (8.33%) Internet
8 2 (8.33%) Network Security
9 1 (4.17%) BIG-IP
9 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (4.17%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (4.17%) IPsec
9 1 (4.17%) SAN
9 1 (4.17%) VLAN
9 1 (4.17%) VPN
9 1 (4.17%) Wireless
9 1 (4.17%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Network Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) Network Operations Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) Operations Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Wintel Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Active Directory Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Data Network Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) DBA
7 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Security Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (37.50%) IVR
2 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.67%) Driving Licence
2 4 (16.67%) e-Health
3 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.17%) Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) PKI
4 1 (4.17%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Unix
4 3 (12.50%) Windows NT
5 2 (8.33%) AIX
5 2 (8.33%) HPUX
5 2 (8.33%) Solaris
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Workflow
2 7 (29.17%) Change Management
2 7 (29.17%) ITIL
3 6 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.33%) Computer Security
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security
5 2 (8.33%) SIEM
6 1 (4.17%) Computer Forensics
6 1 (4.17%) Email Filtering
6 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) People Management
6 1 (4.17%) Presales
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.17%) Security Operations
6 1 (4.17%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VB
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) CCNA
1 15 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
3 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
4 6 (25.00%) CCNP
4 6 (25.00%) MCSA
5 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) CCA
6 1 (4.17%) CCAA
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
2 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (25.00%) Forefront TMG
3 6 (25.00%) ISA Server
3 6 (25.00%) UAG
4 2 (8.33%) XenApp
4 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (4.17%) Terminal Server
5 1 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (8.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (4.17%) AppDNA
3 1 (4.17%) EdgeSight
3 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Cisco
2 12 (50.00%) Remedy
3 11 (45.83%) F5
4 9 (37.50%) Avaya
4 9 (37.50%) VMware
5 8 (33.33%) Forcepoint
6 5 (20.83%) Genesys
7 4 (16.67%) CA
8 2 (8.33%) Citrix
8 2 (8.33%) Computacenter
8 2 (8.33%) Juniper
8 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
9 1 (4.17%) AppSense
9 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
9 1 (4.17%) CommVault
9 1 (4.17%) EMC
9 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
9 1 (4.17%) HP
9 1 (4.17%) NetApp
9 1 (4.17%) Oracle