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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 45 54 74
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +20
Contract jobs citing DNS 16 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.35% 1.74% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.41% 9.09% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
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£510 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.68% +20.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £33.63 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+29.44% -3.43%
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
111 121 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.30% 19.12% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 57 50
Average daily rate £355 £308 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.44% -3.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 11
Average hourly rate £29.75 £23.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.59% +56.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.55 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £40.00 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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
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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 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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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
Watford +10 8 £400 +34.45% 1
Stevenage - 3 £510 -
St Albans - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Kings Langley - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 25 (75.76%) Active Directory
3 23 (69.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (60.61%) DHCP
4 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
5 18 (54.55%) VMware
6 15 (45.45%) Citrix
6 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (30.30%) MS Exchange
8 10 (30.30%) Symantec
8 10 (30.30%) vSphere
8 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (27.27%) IIS
9 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
9 9 (27.27%) SCOM
9 9 (27.27%) PowerShell
10 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (24.24%) vCloud
11 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
11 7 (21.21%) SAN
11 7 (21.21%) Firewall
11 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (18.18%) Cisco
12 6 (18.18%) Terminal Services
12 6 (18.18%) Sophos
12 6 (18.18%) Clustering
12 6 (18.18%) NetBackup
12 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (18.18%) SCCM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 10 (30.30%) MS Exchange
2 9 (27.27%) IIS
3 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 20 (60.61%) DHCP
2 7 (21.21%) SAN
2 7 (21.21%) Firewall
3 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
4 4 (12.12%) LDAP
4 4 (12.12%) BIG-IP
5 3 (9.09%) iSCSI
5 3 (9.09%) NetScaler
5 3 (9.09%) FTP
6 2 (6.06%) LAN
6 2 (6.06%) VPN
6 2 (6.06%) Wireless
6 2 (6.06%) VLAN
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.03%) IPsec
7 1 (3.03%) MPLS
7 1 (3.03%) OSPF
7 1 (3.03%) BGP
7 1 (3.03%) EIGRP
7 1 (3.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Games
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Support Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Network Support
4 6 (18.18%) Network Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Network Support Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) IT Support
7 2 (6.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support
8 1 (3.03%) Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Network Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Administrator
8 1 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Web Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) SOAP
1 3 (9.09%) Web Services
1 3 (9.09%) REST
2 2 (6.06%) JSON
2 2 (6.06%) RESTful
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Clustering
2 5 (15.15%) Blackberry
3 4 (12.12%) Replication
4 3 (9.09%) Online Games
5 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 23 (69.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.15%) Windows 2000
6 4 (12.12%) Linux
6 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.06%) ThreadX
9 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
9 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (12.12%) Network Load Balancing
2 4 (12.12%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL
4 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.03%) ERP
5 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.03%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.03%) Workflow
5 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.03%) Workflow Management
5 1 (3.03%) CRM
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.03%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) Lua
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) C
2 2 (6.06%) Embedded C
3 1 (3.03%) VB6
3 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
3 1 (3.03%) VB
3 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (75.76%) Active Directory
2 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (30.30%) vSphere
4 8 (24.24%) vCloud
5 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
5 6 (18.18%) Terminal Services
6 5 (15.15%) VMware ESX
7 4 (12.12%) NFS
7 4 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (3.03%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) SCOM
2 6 (18.18%) NetBackup
2 6 (18.18%) SCCM
3 5 (15.15%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (15.15%) Backup Exec
3 5 (15.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (9.09%) Puppet
4 3 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
2 18 (54.55%) VMware
3 15 (45.45%) Citrix
4 10 (30.30%) Symantec
5 6 (18.18%) Sophos
5 6 (18.18%) Cisco
6 5 (15.15%) Veritas
6 5 (15.15%) Acronis
7 4 (12.12%) HP
7 4 (12.12%) NetApp
8 3 (9.09%) Dell
8 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
9 2 (6.06%) Akamai
10 1 (3.03%) Websense
10 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat
10 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
10 1 (3.03%) Infoblox
10 1 (3.03%) Trend Micro
10 1 (3.03%) Aruba
10 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £29.75 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £30 - £45 Per Hour
Posted: 6 days ago