The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 32 38 56
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +18
Contract jobs citing DNS 32 34 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.66% 4.17% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.92% 19.32% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 4
Median daily rate £315 £300 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £354 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £343 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.64% +7.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 4
Median hourly rate - £21.01 £27.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +19.58%
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
146 176 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.25% 21.57% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 67 56
Median daily rate £333 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.87% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £288 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £600 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 23 15
Median hourly rate £44.00 £21.53 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.41% +7.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Watford +17 18 £290 - 1
St Albans - 3 £325 -
Welwyn Garden City -9 1 £440 +46.66%
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 31 (64.58%) Cisco
2 24 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 24 (50.00%) Firewall
3 21 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (43.75%) CCNA
4 18 (37.50%) Juniper
4 18 (37.50%) DHCP
5 16 (33.33%) VPN
6 14 (29.17%) F5
7 13 (27.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 13 (27.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 13 (27.08%) BIG-IP
8 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
8 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
9 10 (20.83%) MPLS
9 10 (20.83%) Blue Coat
9 10 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (18.75%) Local Government
10 9 (18.75%) LAN
10 9 (18.75%) Windows
11 8 (16.67%) Finance
11 8 (16.67%) VMware
11 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
12 7 (14.58%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (14.58%) Linux
12 7 (14.58%) ITIL
12 7 (14.58%) CCNP
13 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
13 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
14 5 (10.42%) SCCM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (6.25%) Apache
1 3 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 3 (6.25%) nginx
2 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Office
2 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (50.00%) Firewall
2 18 (37.50%) DHCP
3 16 (33.33%) VPN
4 13 (27.08%) BIG-IP
4 13 (27.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 13 (27.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 10 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (20.83%) MPLS
6 9 (18.75%) LAN
7 4 (8.33%) Internet
7 4 (8.33%) Network Security
7 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
7 4 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (6.25%) ATM
9 2 (4.17%) Ethernet
9 2 (4.17%) FTP
9 2 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (4.17%) IP Telephony
9 2 (4.17%) IPsec
9 2 (4.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Xcode
General
1 9 (18.75%) Local Government
2 8 (16.67%) Finance
3 5 (10.42%) Banking
4 3 (6.25%) Law
4 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.17%) Retail
6 1 (2.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Network Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) Consultant
3 7 (14.58%) Network Consultant
4 6 (12.50%) Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) IT Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.08%) Network Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) LAMP
2 2 (4.17%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.08%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.08%) CCTV
2 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Linux
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X Server
5 1 (2.08%) Unix
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.58%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (14.58%) ITIL
2 4 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 3 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (6.25%) Change Management
3 3 (6.25%) Software Testing
4 2 (4.17%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (4.17%) Project Management
4 2 (4.17%) Server Hardening
5 1 (2.08%) CRM
5 1 (2.08%) ERP
5 1 (2.08%) High Availability
5 1 (2.08%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (2.08%) Information Security
5 1 (2.08%) Migration
5 1 (2.08%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.08%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.08%) Validation
5 1 (2.08%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.08%) Java
2 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.08%) PHP
2 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (43.75%) CCNA
1 21 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.58%) CCNP
3 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.17%) CCIE
5 2 (4.17%) Degree
5 2 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (4.17%) MCITP
5 2 (4.17%) MCSA
6 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.42%) vSphere
3 3 (6.25%) FreeRADIUS
3 3 (6.25%) XenApp
4 2 (4.17%) Firmware
4 2 (4.17%) NFS
5 1 (2.08%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) Graphite
2 3 (6.25%) logstash
2 3 (6.25%) Nagios
2 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.08%) Casper Suite
3 1 (2.08%) Puppet
3 1 (2.08%) SCOM
3 1 (2.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (64.58%) Cisco
2 24 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 18 (37.50%) Juniper
4 14 (29.17%) F5
5 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
6 10 (20.83%) Blue Coat
7 8 (16.67%) VMware
8 4 (8.33%) Citrix
9 2 (4.17%) Dell
10 1 (2.08%) Adobe
10 1 (2.08%) Apple
10 1 (2.08%) AppSense
10 1 (2.08%) Nortel
10 1 (2.08%) Siemens
10 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.08%) SonicWALL
10 1 (2.08%) Symantec