The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 16 21 12
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing DNS 4 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.92% 0.98% 7.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.53% 8.33% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £525 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
-1.14% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £23.22
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 16.67% 11.76% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 8
Median daily rate £500 £173 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+189.85% -54.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £131 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £215 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Watford region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Watford

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Watford region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 Watford region with a requirement for DNS.

1 11 (68.75%) VPN
1 11 (68.75%) CCNA
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (68.75%) Juniper
1 11 (68.75%) CheckPoint
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) Local Government
3 6 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) CCNP
4 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) DHCP
5 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
5 3 (18.75%) SCCM
5 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) Office 365
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (12.50%) BitLocker
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 2 (12.50%) VBScript
6 2 (12.50%) Internet
6 2 (12.50%) Symantec
6 2 (12.50%) Validation

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
1 11 (68.75%) VPN
2 3 (18.75%) DHCP
2 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (43.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) CRM Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Server Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) VMS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) CCNA
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) CCSA
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (6.25%) MCITP
3 1 (6.25%) MCSA
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) BitLocker
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) CheckPoint
1 11 (68.75%) Juniper
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) AppSense
4 2 (12.50%) Symantec
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix