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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 34 43 51
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +8
Contract jobs citing DNS 20 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.44% 2.53% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.41% 16.84% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 6
Average daily rate £450 £443 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +28.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £389 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
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
98 95 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.87% 15.03% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 37
Average daily rate £375 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £208 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £29.75 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.57% +26.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 4 £463 +23.33%
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £450 - 2
St Albans - 1 - -
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 31 (70.45%) Cisco
2 23 (52.27%) Firewall
3 21 (47.73%) DHCP
4 19 (43.18%) Wi-Fi
5 18 (40.91%) Active Directory
6 17 (38.64%) LAN
6 17 (38.64%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (36.36%) Blue Coat
8 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
8 14 (31.82%) CheckPoint
9 12 (27.27%) SLA
9 12 (27.27%) Windows
9 12 (27.27%) F5
10 11 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (22.73%) Citrix
11 10 (22.73%) CCNA
12 9 (20.45%) Forcepoint
12 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (20.45%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (18.18%) Barracuda Networks
13 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
13 8 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
13 8 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 8 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 8 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
13 8 (18.18%) MPLS
13 8 (18.18%) Remedy
13 8 (18.18%) Juniper
13 8 (18.18%) FTP
13 8 (18.18%) VMware

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.55%) IIS
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 4 (9.09%) MS Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (52.27%) Firewall
2 21 (47.73%) DHCP
3 19 (43.18%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (38.64%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (38.64%) LAN
5 9 (20.45%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (18.18%) BIG-IP
6 8 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
6 8 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 8 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 8 (18.18%) FTP
6 8 (18.18%) MPLS
7 7 (15.91%) WAN
8 6 (13.64%) IP Telephony
8 6 (13.64%) VLAN
9 5 (11.36%) 3G
9 5 (11.36%) LTE
9 5 (11.36%) NetScaler
9 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
10 4 (9.09%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.27%) MySQL
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (15.91%) Advertising
2 5 (11.36%) Finance
3 3 (6.82%) Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Publishing
4 2 (4.55%) Retail
4 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Analyst
1 11 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Network Specialist
2 7 (15.91%) Technical Specialist
3 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Network Support
5 3 (6.82%) NOC Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.55%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Citrix Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Citrix Support
6 2 (4.55%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Network Operations Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
1 1 (2.27%) Web Services
1 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) Fat Client
2 5 (11.36%) Thin Client
2 5 (11.36%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.82%) PKI
4 1 (2.27%) Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) Windows
2 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (15.91%) Windows XP
4 6 (13.64%) Linux
4 6 (13.64%) Windows Server
5 5 (11.36%) Unix
5 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (15.91%) ITIL
2 7 (15.91%) Project Management
3 6 (13.64%) Asset Management
4 4 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (6.82%) High Availability
5 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (4.55%) Service Management
7 1 (2.27%) Change Management
7 1 (2.27%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.27%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.27%) Network Management
7 1 (2.27%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.27%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.27%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.27%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.27%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) C
2 1 (2.27%) C#
2 1 (2.27%) C++
2 1 (2.27%) Java
2 1 (2.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (22.73%) CCNA
3 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
5 5 (11.36%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (6.82%) CCNP
7 2 (4.55%) Degree
7 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.27%) MCSA
8 1 (2.27%) MCSE
8 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) XenApp
3 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.55%) Firmware
5 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Vendors
1 31 (70.45%) Cisco
2 16 (36.36%) Blue Coat
3 14 (31.82%) CheckPoint
3 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 12 (27.27%) F5
5 10 (22.73%) Citrix
6 9 (20.45%) Forcepoint
7 8 (18.18%) Barracuda Networks
7 8 (18.18%) Juniper
7 8 (18.18%) Remedy
7 8 (18.18%) VMware
8 6 (13.64%) HP
8 6 (13.64%) Nortel
9 5 (11.36%) Siemens
10 4 (9.09%) Aruba
10 4 (9.09%) Meraki
11 3 (6.82%) Sophos
12 2 (4.55%) Brocade
13 1 (2.27%) Greenplum
13 1 (2.27%) Huawei