The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 29 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)
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 34 46
Rank change year-on-year +2 +12  
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.38% 1.60% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.00% 14.63% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Median daily rate £290 £250 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £205 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £20.00 £24.38
% change year-on-year +28.45% -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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 50 41 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 13.23% 10.96% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 32 30
Median daily rate £313 £303 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -28.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +154.54%  
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 Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Northamptonshire

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Northamptonshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Northampton +3 5 £290 +41.46% 1
DNS
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 10 (71.43%) Windows
1 10 (71.43%) Linux
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
3 6 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (42.86%) BMC
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (42.86%) Intel Security
3 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) TDD
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 4 (28.57%) Ubuntu
4 4 (28.57%) JSON
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (28.57%) Kanban
4 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 4 (28.57%) PaaS
4 4 (28.57%) Python
4 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (28.57%) .NET
4 4 (28.57%) SOA
4 4 (28.57%) DHCP
4 4 (28.57%) HTTP
4 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 4 (28.57%) SSL
4 4 (28.57%) IaaS

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) IaaS
1 4 (28.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) DHCP
1 4 (28.57%) HTTP
1 4 (28.57%) SSL
1 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Server Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Platform Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
1 4 (28.57%) JSON
1 4 (28.57%) Node.js
1 4 (28.57%) REST
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Linux
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (28.57%) CoreOS
4 4 (28.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
1 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 4 (28.57%) Kanban
1 4 (28.57%) Scrum
1 4 (28.57%) SOA
1 4 (28.57%) TDD
2 1 (7.14%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 4 (28.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) MCSE
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) BMC
1 6 (42.86%) Intel Security
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft