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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 50 57 58
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing DNS 15 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.39% 1.70% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 10.91% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
Average hourly rate £33.63 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.16% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £16.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+46.26% +4.68%
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
105 110 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.72% 15.60% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 34 22
Average daily rate £400 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £270 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £23.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.65% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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 +11 3 - -
Welwyn Garden City +8 2 £375 -16.66%
Stevenage - 1 - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 20 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
4 17 (60.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (57.14%) DHCP
6 15 (53.57%) Citrix
7 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 14 (50.00%) VMware
8 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
10 9 (32.14%) SCOM
11 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
11 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
11 7 (25.00%) Cisco
11 7 (25.00%) Symantec
12 6 (21.43%) Terminal Services
12 6 (21.43%) SAN
12 6 (21.43%) HP
12 6 (21.43%) Dell
12 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
12 6 (21.43%) Linux
12 6 (21.43%) Network Load Balancing
12 6 (21.43%) SCCM
12 6 (21.43%) vSphere
12 6 (21.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (17.86%) JSON
13 5 (17.86%) XenApp
13 5 (17.86%) RESTful

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.86%) IIS
2 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) DHCP
2 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
3 6 (21.43%) SAN
4 4 (14.29%) Firewall
5 3 (10.71%) LDAP
5 3 (10.71%) LAN
5 3 (10.71%) BIG-IP
5 3 (10.71%) iSCSI
5 3 (10.71%) NetScaler
6 2 (7.14%) WAN
6 2 (7.14%) Ethernet
6 2 (7.14%) Wireless
6 2 (7.14%) Internet
7 1 (3.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (10.71%) Games
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Software Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Support Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Network Support Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (14.29%) Network Support
3 4 (14.29%) Network Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Embedded C Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) C Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) JSON
1 5 (17.86%) RESTful
2 3 (10.71%) REST
2 3 (10.71%) SOAP
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) HTML
3 2 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
1 3 (10.71%) Replication
1 3 (10.71%) Clustering
1 3 (10.71%) Online Games
2 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.57%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 20 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (60.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (21.43%) Linux
6 5 (17.86%) ThreadX
6 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
7 3 (10.71%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (10.71%) Android
7 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Network Load Balancing
2 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL
3 4 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
4 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (7.14%) High Availability
6 1 (3.57%) Change Control
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.57%) ERP
6 1 (3.57%) CRM
6 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security
6 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.57%) Information Management
6 1 (3.57%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (17.86%) C
2 5 (17.86%) Embedded C
2 5 (17.86%) Lua
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (10.71%) CCNA
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.14%) MCSE
3 2 (7.14%) VCP4
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 10 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (21.43%) vSphere
4 6 (21.43%) Terminal Services
5 5 (17.86%) XenApp
6 4 (14.29%) vCloud
7 3 (10.71%) NFS
7 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (10.71%) VMware ESX
8 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) SCOM
2 6 (21.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 6 (21.43%) SCCM
3 4 (14.29%) WSUS
4 3 (10.71%) Puppet
5 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Citrix
2 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (50.00%) VMware
3 7 (25.00%) Symantec
3 7 (25.00%) Cisco
4 6 (21.43%) HP
4 6 (21.43%) Dell
5 5 (17.86%) NetApp
5 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
6 3 (10.71%) Apple
7 1 (3.57%) Sophos
7 1 (3.57%) Akamai
7 1 (3.57%) Acronis
7 1 (3.57%) Veritas
7 1 (3.57%) Epicor
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle
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