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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 58 45 60
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +15
Contract jobs citing DNS 18 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.14% 1.63% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.43% 9.20% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
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£160 - £344
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 - £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £27.63 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
134 87 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.95% 17.76% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 19 75
Average daily rate £335 £283 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.58% -22.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £151 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.53 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.82% -13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.08 £26.00 £20.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
Hemel Hempstead - 5 - -
Watford - 5 £160 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - - 1
Hertford 0 1 £160 - 1
St Albans - 1 - - 1
Stevenage - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 30 (78.95%) Windows
2 26 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 23 (60.53%) DHCP
4 21 (55.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
6 17 (44.74%) MS Exchange
7 16 (42.11%) VMware
7 16 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (36.84%) MS Excel
9 13 (34.21%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (28.95%) SQL
11 10 (26.32%) Linux
11 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
11 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (26.32%) Firewall
11 10 (26.32%) Windows 7
12 9 (23.68%) vSphere
12 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (23.68%) Sophos
12 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
13 7 (18.42%) IIS
13 7 (18.42%) Symantec
13 7 (18.42%) Citrix
13 7 (18.42%) Backup Exec
13 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
13 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (15.79%) NetBackup
14 6 (15.79%) Clustering
14 6 (15.79%) CMS

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 17 (44.74%) MS Exchange
2 16 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (34.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (18.42%) IIS
5 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (15.79%) CMS
5 6 (15.79%) Apache
6 2 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 23 (60.53%) DHCP
2 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
2 10 (26.32%) Firewall
3 6 (15.79%) Internet
3 6 (15.79%) HTTP
4 5 (13.16%) LAN
4 5 (13.16%) WAN
4 5 (13.16%) SAN
4 5 (13.16%) VPN
5 3 (7.89%) BIG-IP
6 2 (5.26%) VLAN
6 2 (5.26%) Network Security
6 2 (5.26%) Wireless
6 2 (5.26%) IPsec
6 2 (5.26%) EIGRP
6 2 (5.26%) BGP
6 2 (5.26%) MPLS
6 2 (5.26%) OSPF
6 2 (5.26%) FTP
6 2 (5.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Back Office
2 2 (5.26%) Publishing
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Systems Administrator
1 7 (18.42%) Administrator
1 7 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Support Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Support Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Technical Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Server Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Technical Support Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Technical Support
4 4 (10.53%) IT Support
5 3 (7.89%) Network Support
5 3 (7.89%) Network Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.89%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
1 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Clustering
2 5 (13.16%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.26%) iPhone
3 2 (5.26%) iPad
4 1 (2.63%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) Statistics
4 1 (2.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (78.95%) Windows
2 21 (55.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (26.32%) Linux
3 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (26.32%) Windows 7
4 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (15.79%) UNIX
5 6 (15.79%) Windows 8
6 5 (13.16%) Windows XP
6 5 (13.16%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) Service Delivery
2 5 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (5.26%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.26%) Data Security
5 1 (2.63%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (2.63%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.63%) People Management
5 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.63%) ERP
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL
5 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.63%) Validation
5 1 (2.63%) Workflow
5 1 (2.63%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.63%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) Java
3 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.63%) VBScript
4 1 (2.63%) VB
4 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.63%) Perl
4 1 (2.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) CCSE
3 2 (5.26%) CCNP
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.68%) vSphere
3 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (13.16%) vCloud
4 5 (13.16%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.26%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.63%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.63%) VMFS
6 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.63%) NFS
6 1 (2.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Backup Exec
2 6 (15.79%) NetBackup
3 5 (13.16%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (7.89%) SCCM
5 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 16 (42.11%) VMware
3 9 (23.68%) Sophos
4 7 (18.42%) Symantec
4 7 (18.42%) Citrix
5 5 (13.16%) Acronis
5 5 (13.16%) Veritas
5 5 (13.16%) CheckPoint
5 5 (13.16%) Cisco
6 4 (10.53%) HP
6 4 (10.53%) F5
7 2 (5.26%) SonicWALL
7 2 (5.26%) Websense
7 2 (5.26%) Juniper
7 2 (5.26%) Lumension
7 2 (5.26%) Infoblox
8 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.63%) Trend Micro
8 1 (2.63%) Akamai
8 1 (2.63%) Aruba