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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 15 26 26
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 16 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 8.84% 2.10% 3.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.40% 16.67% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 3
Median daily rate £290 £220 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £220 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £220 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £21.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+23.11% +19.58%
DNS
Hertfordshire

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
63 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 34.81% 12.59% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 4 9
Median daily rate £320 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +26.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £32.73 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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
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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016, 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 15 (78.95%) VPN
2 14 (73.68%) CCNA
2 14 (73.68%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (68.42%) CheckPoint
3 13 (68.42%) Juniper
3 13 (68.42%) Firewall
4 10 (52.63%) Cisco
5 9 (47.37%) Local Government
6 7 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (31.58%) DHCP
7 6 (31.58%) CCNP
7 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
9 4 (21.05%) Windows
9 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
10 3 (15.79%) SCCM
10 3 (15.79%) VMware
10 3 (15.79%) Office 365
10 3 (15.79%) ITIL
11 2 (10.53%) MS Office
11 2 (10.53%) MCSA
11 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
11 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
11 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
11 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (10.53%) XenApp
11 2 (10.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (10.53%) Citrix

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 (10.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) VPN
2 13 (68.42%) Firewall
3 6 (31.58%) DHCP
4 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.26%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) Kerberos
5 1 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (5.26%) Skype
5 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Xcode
General
1 9 (47.37%) Local Government
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Network Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Administrator
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) IT Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Mac Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) CCNA
1 14 (73.68%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (31.58%) CCNP
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (10.53%) MCITP
3 2 (10.53%) MCSA
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.26%) CCSA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) XenApp
3 1 (5.26%) BitLocker
3 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Casper Suite
2 1 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) CheckPoint
1 13 (68.42%) Juniper
2 10 (52.63%) Cisco
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix
6 1 (5.26%) Adobe
6 1 (5.26%) AppSense
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec