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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 40 39 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing DNS 16 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.72% 2.49% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.80% 14.29% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 2
Median daily rate £300 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
- -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.75% -20.00%

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
125 105 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.22% 17.41% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 43 43
Median daily rate £300 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £325 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 22
Median hourly rate £41.35 £15.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.66% -49.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £37.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 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
Stevenage - 6 £300 -
Watford - 4 £525 - 2
Welwyn Garden City -9 2 £450 -2.70%
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 29 (54.72%) Cisco
2 28 (52.83%) CheckPoint
3 24 (45.28%) DHCP
4 22 (41.51%) F5
4 22 (41.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 18 (33.96%) Firewall
6 17 (32.08%) Blue Coat
6 17 (32.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 16 (30.19%) BIG-IP
7 16 (30.19%) Linux
8 15 (28.30%) VMware
9 14 (26.42%) Apache
10 12 (22.64%) Windows
10 12 (22.64%) MPLS
10 12 (22.64%) Juniper
10 12 (22.64%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
11 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
11 11 (20.75%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (20.75%) nginx
11 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
11 11 (20.75%) Nagios
11 11 (20.75%) LAMP
12 10 (18.87%) Banking
12 10 (18.87%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (18.87%) FreeRADIUS
12 10 (18.87%) Data Centre
13 9 (16.98%) Java
13 9 (16.98%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (15.09%) LAN

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 14 (26.42%) Apache
2 11 (20.75%) nginx
3 4 (7.55%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (7.55%) JBoss
3 4 (7.55%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.66%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (5.66%) IIS
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (5.66%) WebLogic
4 3 (5.66%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.66%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Office
2 1 (1.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (45.28%) DHCP
2 22 (41.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 18 (33.96%) Firewall
4 17 (32.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 16 (30.19%) BIG-IP
6 12 (22.64%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (22.64%) MPLS
7 8 (15.09%) LAN
7 8 (15.09%) Network Security
7 8 (15.09%) TCP/IP
8 7 (13.21%) HTTP
9 4 (7.55%) SSL
10 3 (5.66%) ATM
10 3 (5.66%) FTP
10 3 (5.66%) Internet
10 3 (5.66%) LDAP
11 2 (3.77%) VPN
12 1 (1.89%) Intranet
12 1 (1.89%) VoIP
12 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (11.32%) MySQL
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (18.87%) Banking
2 6 (11.32%) Finance
3 5 (9.43%) Law
4 3 (5.66%) Retail
4 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (37.74%) Network Engineer
2 7 (13.21%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (11.32%) Administrator
4 5 (9.43%) Consultant
4 5 (9.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 5 (9.43%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Security Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (7.55%) NOC Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco Specialist
6 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (5.66%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Network Specialist
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) LAMP
2 5 (9.43%) LEMP Stack
3 4 (7.55%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (5.66%) J2EE
4 3 (5.66%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.43%) Wiki
3 2 (3.77%) NHS
4 1 (1.89%) CCTV
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.19%) Linux
2 12 (22.64%) Windows
3 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.66%) AIX
4 3 (5.66%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.77%) Unix
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.89%) Android
6 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (1.89%) VMS
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (9.43%) DevOps
2 4 (7.55%) ITIL
3 3 (5.66%) Load Balancing
3 3 (5.66%) Software Architecture
4 2 (3.77%) Data Protection
4 2 (3.77%) Test Scripting
4 2 (3.77%) Validation
5 1 (1.89%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.89%) Clinical Data Management
5 1 (1.89%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.89%) CRM
5 1 (1.89%) Data Management
5 1 (1.89%) Information Security
5 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (1.89%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (1.89%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (1.89%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (1.89%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.89%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (1.89%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) Java
2 5 (9.43%) Perl
2 5 (9.43%) PHP
2 5 (9.43%) Python
2 5 (9.43%) Ruby
3 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.77%) VBScript
5 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
1 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.87%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (11.32%) CCNA
4 4 (7.55%) CCIE
5 1 (1.89%) CCNP
5 1 (1.89%) CCSA
5 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.89%) MCSA
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) FreeRADIUS
2 8 (15.09%) Active Directory
3 7 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.21%) vSphere
4 6 (11.32%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (9.43%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (3.77%) BitLocker
6 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.77%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (20.75%) Nagios
1 11 (20.75%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (13.21%) SCCM
3 6 (11.32%) Puppet
4 5 (9.43%) Ansible
5 3 (5.66%) Graphite
5 3 (5.66%) logstash
5 3 (5.66%) Tivoli
6 2 (3.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (54.72%) Cisco
2 28 (52.83%) CheckPoint
3 22 (41.51%) F5
4 17 (32.08%) Blue Coat
5 15 (28.30%) VMware
6 12 (22.64%) Juniper
7 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
8 5 (9.43%) Remedy
9 3 (5.66%) Citrix
9 3 (5.66%) HP
9 3 (5.66%) IBM
9 3 (5.66%) Oracle
10 2 (3.77%) Apple
10 2 (3.77%) AppSense
10 2 (3.77%) Symantec
11 1 (1.89%) Adobe
11 1 (1.89%) Dell
11 1 (1.89%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.89%) Palo Alto
11 1 (1.89%) SonicWALL