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 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 28 32 39
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing DNS 28 40 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.44% 4.72% 2.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.40% 19.51% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 7
Median daily rate £315 £314 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.39% +65.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £256 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £360 £248
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £348 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +11.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 5
Median hourly rate - £9.50 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -68.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
+58.33% +8.27%
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
125 205 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 19.81% 24.20% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 93 50
Median daily rate £375 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 24 15
Median hourly rate £18.25 £21.53 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.21% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £37.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

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 July 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 25 July 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 +10 10 £270 -10.00% 3
Welwyn Garden City -6 4 £495 +48.87%
St Albans - 2 £325 -
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 27 (62.79%) Cisco
2 18 (41.86%) CheckPoint
2 18 (41.86%) F5
3 17 (39.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 17 (39.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 17 (39.53%) BIG-IP
4 16 (37.21%) DHCP
5 15 (34.88%) Firewall
6 14 (32.56%) Blue Coat
6 14 (32.56%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (32.56%) MPLS
7 12 (27.91%) Finance
8 11 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (23.26%) CCNA
9 10 (23.26%) Active Directory
9 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
10 9 (20.93%) Windows
11 8 (18.60%) VPN
11 8 (18.60%) VMware
11 8 (18.60%) Data Centre
12 7 (16.28%) Banking
12 7 (16.28%) Linux
12 7 (16.28%) Juniper
13 6 (13.95%) ITIL
13 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
13 6 (13.95%) LAN
14 5 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (11.63%) SCCM
14 5 (11.63%) CCNP
14 5 (11.63%) ATM

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 (6.98%) Apache
1 3 (6.98%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
1 3 (6.98%) nginx
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Office
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (39.53%) BIG-IP
1 17 (39.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 17 (39.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 16 (37.21%) DHCP
3 15 (34.88%) Firewall
4 14 (32.56%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (32.56%) MPLS
5 8 (18.60%) VPN
6 6 (13.95%) LAN
6 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
7 5 (11.63%) ATM
7 5 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (9.30%) Internet
9 3 (6.98%) Network Security
10 2 (4.65%) IP Telephony
10 2 (4.65%) IPsec
10 2 (4.65%) SMTP
10 2 (4.65%) SNMP
10 2 (4.65%) WAN
10 2 (4.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Xcode
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Banking
3 4 (9.30%) Local Government
3 4 (9.30%) Retail
3 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.98%) Law
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Network Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Consultant
3 6 (13.95%) Administrator
3 6 (13.95%) Technical Specialist
4 5 (11.63%) Network Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) Network Specialist
6 3 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (4.65%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) IT Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Senior IT Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) WLAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) LAMP
2 2 (4.65%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.33%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) CCTV
3 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X Server
5 1 (2.33%) Unix
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.95%) ITIL
2 3 (6.98%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (6.98%) Change Management
2 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
2 3 (6.98%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
3 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (4.65%) High Availability
3 2 (4.65%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (4.65%) Project Management
3 2 (4.65%) Server Hardening
4 1 (2.33%) CRM
4 1 (2.33%) ERP
4 1 (2.33%) Information Security
4 1 (2.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.33%) Migration
4 1 (2.33%) Network Architecture
4 1 (2.33%) Service Management
4 1 (2.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.33%) Java
2 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.33%) PHP
2 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (23.26%) CCNA
3 5 (11.63%) CCNP
4 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.65%) CCIE
6 2 (4.65%) Degree
6 2 (4.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (4.65%) MCITP
6 2 (4.65%) MCSA
7 1 (2.33%) DBS Check
System Software
1 10 (23.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) vSphere
3 3 (6.98%) Firmware
3 3 (6.98%) FreeRADIUS
3 3 (6.98%) XenApp
4 2 (4.65%) NFS
5 1 (2.33%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) Graphite
2 3 (6.98%) logstash
2 3 (6.98%) Nagios
2 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.33%) Casper Suite
3 1 (2.33%) Puppet
3 1 (2.33%) SCOM
3 1 (2.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (62.79%) Cisco
2 18 (41.86%) CheckPoint
2 18 (41.86%) F5
3 14 (32.56%) Blue Coat
4 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
5 8 (18.60%) VMware
6 7 (16.28%) Juniper
7 3 (6.98%) Citrix
8 2 (4.65%) Dell
9 1 (2.33%) Adobe
9 1 (2.33%) Apple
9 1 (2.33%) AppSense
9 1 (2.33%) Brocade
9 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.33%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.33%) Symantec