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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 22 37 49
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +12
Contract jobs citing DNS 40 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.34% 3.69% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.57% 18.32% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 4
Median daily rate £415 £413 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -9.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £278 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £494 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.69 £59.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.57% -63.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £15.00 £35.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £92.50 £83.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -20.00%
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
140 131 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.19% 20.12% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 55 57
Median daily rate £450 £388 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +9.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £221 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 11
Median hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.52% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.50 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 8 December 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
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 8 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
St Albans - 7 £300 - 1
Welwyn - 5 - -
Welwyn Garden City -10 4 £450 -9.09%
Stevenage +2 3 £225 -18.18%
Potters Bar - 3 - -
Watford -2 2 £525 +138.63% 1
Hoddesdon - 1 - -
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 46 (63.89%) Cisco
2 36 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 36 (50.00%) DHCP
3 33 (45.83%) Firewall
4 27 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (34.72%) Juniper
6 24 (33.33%) CCNA
7 22 (30.56%) Linux
8 20 (27.78%) VMware
9 18 (25.00%) VPN
10 17 (23.61%) Apache
10 17 (23.61%) F5
11 16 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 16 (22.22%) Data Centre
12 15 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 14 (19.44%) Opscode Chef
13 14 (19.44%) nginx
13 14 (19.44%) BIG-IP
13 14 (19.44%) LAN
13 14 (19.44%) Nagios
13 14 (19.44%) LAMP
14 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
14 13 (18.06%) Windows
14 13 (18.06%) FreeRADIUS
15 12 (16.67%) Network Security
15 12 (16.67%) SC Cleared
15 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
15 12 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
16 11 (15.28%) Active Directory
16 11 (15.28%) vSphere

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 17 (23.61%) Apache
2 14 (19.44%) nginx
3 7 (9.72%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (5.56%) JBoss
4 4 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.56%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.17%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (4.17%) IIS
5 3 (4.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (4.17%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (50.00%) DHCP
2 33 (45.83%) Firewall
3 18 (25.00%) VPN
4 16 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 15 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 14 (19.44%) BIG-IP
6 14 (19.44%) LAN
7 12 (16.67%) Network Security
8 10 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (13.89%) MPLS
9 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
10 7 (9.72%) HTTP
11 5 (6.94%) FTP
12 4 (5.56%) Internet
12 4 (5.56%) SSL
13 3 (4.17%) IPsec
13 3 (4.17%) LDAP
13 3 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (2.78%) ATM
14 2 (2.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (8.33%) MySQL
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (12.50%) Local Government
2 8 (11.11%) Banking
3 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.94%) Finance
4 5 (6.94%) Law
5 4 (5.56%) Retail
6 1 (1.39%) Advertising
6 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (47.22%) Network Engineer
2 10 (13.89%) Administrator
2 10 (13.89%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (11.11%) Consultant
4 7 (9.72%) Network Consultant
5 6 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Security Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Network Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (4.17%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Desktop Support
9 2 (2.78%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (2.78%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.44%) LAMP
2 5 (6.94%) LAPP Stack
2 5 (6.94%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (4.17%) J2EE
3 3 (4.17%) Middleware
4 2 (2.78%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.78%) NHS
3 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.39%) CCTV
3 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.56%) Linux
2 13 (18.06%) Windows
3 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.17%) AIX
5 3 (4.17%) Unix
5 3 (4.17%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.11%) ITIL
2 7 (9.72%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (9.72%) Load Balancing
3 5 (6.94%) DevOps
4 3 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (4.17%) Change Management
4 3 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (4.17%) Software Architecture
5 2 (2.78%) CRM
5 2 (2.78%) Data Protection
5 2 (2.78%) Information Security
5 2 (2.78%) Project Management
5 2 (2.78%) Server Hardening
6 1 (1.39%) Clinical Data Management
6 1 (1.39%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.39%) ERP
6 1 (1.39%) Migration
6 1 (1.39%) Network Architecture
6 1 (1.39%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.39%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.89%) Java
2 6 (8.33%) PHP
3 5 (6.94%) Perl
3 5 (6.94%) Python
3 5 (6.94%) Ruby
4 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (33.33%) CCNA
3 12 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.33%) CCNP
5 3 (4.17%) CCIE
6 2 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.78%) MCITP
6 2 (2.78%) MCSA
6 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.39%) CCSA
7 1 (1.39%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 13 (18.06%) FreeRADIUS
2 11 (15.28%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.28%) vSphere
3 6 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.94%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (6.94%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (4.17%) XenApp
6 2 (2.78%) Firmware
6 2 (2.78%) NFS
7 1 (1.39%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.39%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.39%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (19.44%) Nagios
1 14 (19.44%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (11.11%) SCCM
3 7 (9.72%) Puppet
4 6 (8.33%) Graphite
4 6 (8.33%) logstash
5 5 (6.94%) Ansible
6 3 (4.17%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.39%) SCOM
7 1 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (63.89%) Cisco
2 36 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 25 (34.72%) Juniper
4 20 (27.78%) VMware
5 17 (23.61%) F5
6 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
7 11 (15.28%) Blue Coat
8 5 (6.94%) Citrix
9 3 (4.17%) HP
9 3 (4.17%) IBM
9 3 (4.17%) Oracle
10 2 (2.78%) Dell
11 1 (1.39%) Apple
11 1 (1.39%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.39%) Nortel
11 1 (1.39%) Remedy
11 1 (1.39%) Siemens
11 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.39%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.39%) Symantec