The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Watford region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 21 21 22
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing DNS 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.60% 2.33% 3.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.05% 15.38% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£190 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.63 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.87% -
Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
21 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 18.92% 15.12% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 3
Average daily rate £278 £350 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.71% +48.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £29.75 £35.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +180.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
DNS
Hertfordshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Watford region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 July 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) Back Office
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Aruba
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) PPP
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) ATM
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) OSPF

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) PPP
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) ATM
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) OSPF
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (50.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Support
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Network Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Aruba
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) HP