The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 65 47 70
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +23
Contract jobs citing DNS 14 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.68% 1.33% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.07% 6.54% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£255 £298 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -20.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £90.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £19.00 £16.88
% change year-on-year
+4.78% +12.59%
DNS
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
139 107 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.65% 20.27% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 36 70
Average daily rate £340 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £238 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 6
Average hourly rate £15.29 £40.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.77% +122.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £40.00 £20.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Hertfordshire region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford 0 4 £255 -14.28% 3
Hemel Hempstead - 4 - -
St Albans - 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - - 1
Hertford - 1 £160 -
Hitchin - - - -
Kings Langley - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - -
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS.

1 28 (84.85%) Windows
2 24 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 20 (60.61%) DHCP
3 20 (60.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
5 17 (51.52%) VMware
6 15 (45.45%) MS Exchange
7 13 (39.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (30.30%) vSphere
10 9 (27.27%) Firewall
10 9 (27.27%) Sophos
10 9 (27.27%) Citrix
11 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
11 8 (24.24%) Symantec
11 8 (24.24%) IIS
11 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
12 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
12 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (21.21%) Backup Exec
12 7 (21.21%) Linux
12 7 (21.21%) SQL
12 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
13 6 (18.18%) Clustering
13 6 (18.18%) NetBackup
13 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 13 (39.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (24.24%) IIS
5 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (9.09%) CMS
6 3 (9.09%) Apache
7 2 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 20 (60.61%) DHCP
2 9 (27.27%) Firewall
3 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
4 5 (15.15%) VPN
4 5 (15.15%) SAN
4 5 (15.15%) LAN
5 4 (12.12%) WAN
5 4 (12.12%) BIG-IP
6 3 (9.09%) FTP
6 3 (9.09%) HTTP
6 3 (9.09%) Internet
7 2 (6.06%) LDAP
7 2 (6.06%) VLAN
7 2 (6.06%) Network Security
7 2 (6.06%) IPsec
8 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
8 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
8 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (3.03%) SMTP
8 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Publishing
2 2 (6.06%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Support Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Administrator
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) IT Support
4 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (12.12%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Network Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Network Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Network Support
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Server Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) WAP
2 1 (3.03%) REST
2 1 (3.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Clustering
2 5 (15.15%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.06%) Replication
3 2 (6.06%) iPhone
3 2 (6.06%) iPad
4 1 (3.03%) PKI
4 1 (3.03%) Statistics
4 1 (3.03%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 28 (84.85%) Windows
2 20 (60.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
5 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (21.21%) Linux
6 5 (15.15%) Windows 2000
6 5 (15.15%) Windows XP
7 3 (9.09%) UNIX
7 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
9 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (12.12%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.06%) Data Security
4 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.03%) ERP
5 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.03%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.03%) Workflow
5 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.03%) Workflow Management
5 1 (3.03%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL
5 1 (3.03%) CRM
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) Perl
4 1 (3.03%) VBScript
4 1 (3.03%) VB
4 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.03%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) CCNP
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.06%) CCSE
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
1 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 10 (30.30%) vSphere
3 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (18.18%) vCloud
5 5 (15.15%) VMware ESX
6 3 (9.09%) Terminal Services
7 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
7 2 (6.06%) NFS
7 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (3.03%) VMFS
8 1 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Backup Exec
2 6 (18.18%) NetBackup
3 5 (15.15%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (9.09%) SCCM
4 3 (9.09%) SCOM
5 1 (3.03%) Puppet
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
2 17 (51.52%) VMware
3 9 (27.27%) Citrix
3 9 (27.27%) Sophos
4 8 (24.24%) Symantec
5 5 (15.15%) Acronis
5 5 (15.15%) Veritas
5 5 (15.15%) HP
5 5 (15.15%) Cisco
6 4 (12.12%) CheckPoint
7 3 (9.09%) F5
8 2 (6.06%) Lumension
8 2 (6.06%) NetApp
8 2 (6.06%) Websense
8 2 (6.06%) SonicWALL
8 2 (6.06%) Juniper
9 1 (3.03%) Epicor
9 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.03%) IBM
9 1 (3.03%) Dell