The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 14 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing DNS 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.88% 1.06% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.67% 8.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £298 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.22 £18.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.55% -3.43%
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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
30 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 22.06% 12.77% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 9
Average daily rate £375 £350 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £29.75 £23.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.59% +56.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 11 (84.62%) Windows
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (61.54%) DHCP
4 6 (46.15%) Terminal Services
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
5 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
5 5 (38.46%) SCCM
5 5 (38.46%) SCOM
5 5 (38.46%) Citrix
5 5 (38.46%) Symantec
5 5 (38.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (30.77%) VMware
7 3 (23.08%) SAN
8 2 (15.38%) Cisco
8 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
8 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
8 2 (15.38%) WSUS
8 2 (15.38%) Firewall
8 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (7.69%) SaaS
9 1 (7.69%) Aruba
9 1 (7.69%) F5
9 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (7.69%) Amazon ELB

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) SaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) DHCP
2 3 (23.08%) SAN
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) IPsec
4 1 (7.69%) BIG-IP
4 1 (7.69%) VLAN
4 1 (7.69%) ATM
4 1 (7.69%) LAN
4 1 (7.69%) VoIP
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) FTP
4 1 (7.69%) PPP
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) MPLS
4 1 (7.69%) OSPF
4 1 (7.69%) BGP
4 1 (7.69%) EIGRP
General
1 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Support Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Network Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Network Support
3 3 (23.08%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Web Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Web Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) WAP
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
2 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) Terminal Services
3 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
4 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
1 5 (38.46%) SCOM
1 5 (38.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (15.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Citrix
2 5 (38.46%) Symantec
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Aruba
5 1 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.69%) Infoblox
5 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper