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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 34 44 46
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing DNS 40 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.69% 2.83% 2.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.80% 16.10% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 0
Average daily rate
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£314 £190 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.20% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 6
Average hourly rate £9.50 £29.75 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.06% +14.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.90 £24.00 £14.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.97 £32.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -16.87%
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
202 118 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.71% 17.59% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 51 23
Average daily rate £350 £275 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -17.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 12
Average hourly rate £21.53 £23.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 28 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 July 2015. 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
Welwyn Garden City +8 19 £333 -
Watford -1 6 £300 +57.89% 2
Stevenage - 6 £313 -
Hemel Hempstead -1 1 - - 4
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 40 (67.80%) Windows
2 31 (52.54%) DHCP
2 31 (52.54%) Active Directory
3 30 (50.85%) HP
4 29 (49.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (47.46%) VMware
6 27 (45.76%) Citrix
7 26 (44.07%) TCP/IP
8 25 (42.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (38.98%) Microsoft
9 23 (38.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (32.20%) Cisco
11 18 (30.51%) Dell
12 16 (27.12%) ITIL
12 16 (27.12%) Firewall
13 15 (25.42%) Windows 2000 Server
14 14 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (23.73%) CCNA
15 13 (22.03%) XenApp
15 13 (22.03%) Hyper-V
15 13 (22.03%) Data Centre
16 12 (20.34%) Android
16 12 (20.34%) SCCM
16 12 (20.34%) Windows XP
17 11 (18.64%) Project Management
17 11 (18.64%) MS Office
17 11 (18.64%) Apple
17 11 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
18 9 (15.25%) SCOM
18 9 (15.25%) High Availability

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 6 (10.17%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.47%) Apache
3 4 (6.78%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.39%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.39%) IIS
5 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (18.64%) MS Office
2 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (52.54%) DHCP
2 26 (44.07%) TCP/IP
3 16 (27.12%) Firewall
4 9 (15.25%) SAN
5 7 (11.86%) LAN
6 5 (8.47%) LDAP
7 4 (6.78%) FTP
7 4 (6.78%) VLAN
7 4 (6.78%) NAS
8 3 (5.08%) SSH
8 3 (5.08%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (5.08%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (5.08%) Network Security
8 3 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (5.08%) Ethernet
8 3 (5.08%) WAN
8 3 (5.08%) Internet
9 2 (3.39%) SMTP
9 2 (3.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) MySQL
General
1 7 (11.86%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (20.34%) 2nd Line Support
2 11 (18.64%) Administrator
3 9 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) Desktop Support
5 7 (11.86%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (10.17%) Network Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (8.47%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.08%) Technical Support
8 3 (5.08%) Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) UNIX Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (3.39%) Windows Administrator
9 2 (3.39%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.39%) Wintel Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) Web Services
2 2 (3.39%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) Middleware
3 1 (1.69%) JSON
3 1 (1.69%) RESTful
3 1 (1.69%) HTML
3 1 (1.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.86%) Clustering
3 6 (10.17%) PKI
4 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.39%) Replication
5 2 (3.39%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.69%) iPhone
6 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 40 (67.80%) Windows
2 29 (49.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (42.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (38.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (25.42%) Windows 2000 Server
6 12 (20.34%) Windows XP
6 12 (20.34%) Android
7 8 (13.56%) Linux
8 6 (10.17%) Windows 7
9 5 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (8.47%) UNIX
10 3 (5.08%) Solaris
11 2 (3.39%) HPUX
11 2 (3.39%) Debian
12 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.69%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) ITIL
2 11 (18.64%) Project Management
3 9 (15.25%) High Availability
4 8 (13.56%) Server Building
4 8 (13.56%) Asset Management
4 8 (13.56%) Load Balancing
5 6 (10.17%) Change Management
6 5 (8.47%) Build Automation
7 4 (6.78%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (6.78%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.78%) Migration
8 3 (5.08%) Operations Management
8 3 (5.08%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (5.08%) Office Automation
9 2 (3.39%) Change Control
9 2 (3.39%) Data Protection
9 2 (3.39%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (3.39%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (3.39%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.17%) SQL
2 5 (8.47%) Shell Script
2 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.78%) Perl
4 3 (5.08%) C#
4 3 (5.08%) Java
4 3 (5.08%) Python
4 3 (5.08%) Bourne shell
4 3 (5.08%) C-shell
5 1 (1.69%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.69%) Lua
5 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) CCNA
1 14 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
2 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.08%) MCSE
4 2 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.69%) MCITP
5 1 (1.69%) Degree
5 1 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.69%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) SLA
2 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 31 (52.54%) Active Directory
2 13 (22.03%) Hyper-V
2 13 (22.03%) XenApp
3 11 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (11.86%) vSphere
5 6 (10.17%) Firmware
5 6 (10.17%) VMware ESX
6 5 (8.47%) Terminal Services
7 2 (3.39%) Samba
7 2 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.39%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.39%) iptables
7 2 (3.39%) NFS
8 1 (1.69%) Postfix
8 1 (1.69%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (20.34%) SCCM
2 9 (15.25%) SCOM
3 5 (8.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (6.78%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (6.78%) Puppet
5 3 (5.08%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (5.08%) SCOrch
5 3 (5.08%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.69%) OpenView
6 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.69%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.69%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 30 (50.85%) HP
2 28 (47.46%) VMware
3 27 (45.76%) Citrix
4 23 (38.98%) Microsoft
5 19 (32.20%) Cisco
6 18 (30.51%) Dell
7 11 (18.64%) Apple
8 7 (11.86%) Symantec
8 7 (11.86%) Brocade
9 6 (10.17%) NetApp
9 6 (10.17%) Red Hat
9 6 (10.17%) EMC
9 6 (10.17%) IBM
9 6 (10.17%) SAP
10 5 (8.47%) Oracle
10 5 (8.47%) ServiceNow
11 4 (6.78%) McAfee
12 3 (5.08%) Remedy
12 3 (5.08%) Juniper
12 3 (5.08%) BMC