Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for DNS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DNS over the 6 months to 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Domain Name System (DNS)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 79 36
Rank change year-on-year +13 -43 +8
Contract jobs citing DNS 34 21 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.14% 1.39% 4.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.82% 6.60% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 33
Hertfordshire median daily rate £416 £319 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.59% -0.39% +6.67%
10th Percentile £156 £156 £213
90th Percentile £522 £403 £488
East of England median daily rate £425 £289 £339
% change year-on-year +47.19% -14.76% +8.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £52.50 £21.28 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.77% -16.57% +45.71%
10th Percentile £48.75 £20.64 £18.93
90th Percentile £56.25 £21.91 £33.48
East of England median hourly rate £13.00 £19.39 £35.00
% change year-on-year -32.95% -44.61% +62.60%

DNS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 246 318 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.48% 21.07% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 143 155
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £159 £135 £245
90th Percentile £500 £550 £525
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 43 10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -9.59% -15.21%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.25 £14.88
90th Percentile £52.75 £32.25 £44.08
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -36.00% -32.43% +19.35%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Hertfordshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Hertfordshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Hertfordshire

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Hertfordshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage -1 15 £373 -7.57% 5
Watford +5 5 £538 +59.26% 2
Hatfield +3 3 £360 - 8
Tring 0 2 £150 -40.00%
Hemel Hempstead -8 1 £413 +84.36% 1
Kings Langley - 1 £475 -
Borehamwood - 1 £350 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - - 1
DNS
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 21 (61.76%) Active Directory
2 20 (58.82%) Windows
3 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (35.29%) Windows 7
5 12 (35.29%) DHCP
6 11 (32.35%) PowerShell
6 11 (32.35%) Windows Server
7 10 (29.41%) VMware
8 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
8 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
8 9 (26.47%) LDAP
8 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (26.47%) Windows 10
9 7 (20.59%) VPN
9 7 (20.59%) Linux
9 7 (20.59%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (17.65%) Firewall
10 6 (17.65%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (17.65%) Migration
10 6 (17.65%) SCOM
10 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
10 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
10 6 (17.65%) LAN
10 6 (17.65%) Cisco
10 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
10 6 (17.65%) DFS Replication
10 6 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (17.65%) Office 365
11 5 (14.71%) Health Informatics

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 5 (14.71%) Skype for Business
3 4 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.94%) Apache
5 1 (2.94%) nginx
5 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.94%) 3ds Max
2 1 (2.94%) AutoCAD
2 1 (2.94%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (2.94%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Office 365
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.82%) Heroku
3 1 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.94%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.94%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) DHCP
2 7 (20.59%) VPN
2 7 (20.59%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (17.65%) Firewall
3 6 (17.65%) LAN
3 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 5 (14.71%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (14.71%) Skype
4 5 (14.71%) Wireless
5 4 (11.76%) BGP
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (11.76%) FWSM
5 4 (11.76%) HTTP
5 4 (11.76%) OSPF
5 4 (11.76%) SSL
5 4 (11.76%) TACACS
5 4 (11.76%) WPA2
6 3 (8.82%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Electronic Patient Records
2 4 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 3 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.88%) MySQL
5 1 (2.94%) Big Data
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.82%) GitLab
2 3 (8.82%) Gradle
2 3 (8.82%) gulp
2 3 (8.82%) Spock
3 2 (5.88%) Gatling
3 2 (5.88%) Geb
4 1 (2.94%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (11.76%) Active Directory Specialist
3 4 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Agile Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Agile Java Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Active Directory Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Active Directory Support
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (5.88%) IT Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Messaging Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) LDAP
2 4 (11.76%) 802.1X
2 4 (11.76%) REST
3 3 (8.82%) ADSI
3 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
3 3 (8.82%) CSS
3 3 (8.82%) Dropwizard
3 3 (8.82%) Ember.js
3 3 (8.82%) Guice
3 3 (8.82%) HTML
3 3 (8.82%) HTML5
3 3 (8.82%) OAuth
3 3 (8.82%) OAuth2
3 3 (8.82%) Ratpack
3 3 (8.82%) SOAP
3 3 (8.82%) Spring
3 3 (8.82%) Spring Boot
4 2 (5.88%) WireMock
5 1 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.94%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) e-Health
1 5 (14.71%) LIMS
1 5 (14.71%) NHS
1 5 (14.71%) PACS
2 3 (8.82%) Clustering
2 3 (8.82%) PKI
3 2 (5.88%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) FMCG
4 1 (2.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (58.82%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (35.29%) Windows 7
4 11 (32.35%) Windows Server
5 9 (26.47%) Windows 10
5 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (20.59%) Linux
7 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (8.82%) Debian
8 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (8.82%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.94%) CentOS
9 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Migration
2 5 (14.71%) Analytics
2 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (14.71%) Data Migration
2 5 (14.71%) Health Informatics
2 5 (14.71%) Informatics
2 5 (14.71%) Server Patching
3 4 (11.76%) Microservices
3 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.82%) BDD
4 3 (8.82%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (8.82%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (8.82%) OWASP
4 3 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (8.82%) TDD
5 2 (5.88%) Data Integration
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (5.88%) ITSM
5 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.82%) ES6
3 3 (8.82%) Java
3 3 (8.82%) Java 8
3 3 (8.82%) TypeScript
4 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.94%) Perl
4 1 (2.94%) PHP
4 1 (2.94%) Python
4 1 (2.94%) Ruby
4 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
1 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (11.76%) CCNP
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) HL7
2 1 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (61.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.65%) DFS Replication
2 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
2 6 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (17.65%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (8.82%) Docker
3 3 (8.82%) Postfix
3 3 (8.82%) ProxySG
4 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.88%) vSphere
5 1 (2.94%) Squid
5 1 (2.94%) VMware NSX
5 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) SCOM
2 4 (11.76%) Puppet
3 3 (8.82%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (5.88%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.94%) Ansible
5 1 (2.94%) HAProxy
5 1 (2.94%) Kibana
5 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.94%) logstash
5 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.94%) SCCM
5 1 (2.94%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.94%) vMotion
5 1 (2.94%) vRealize
5 1 (2.94%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 10 (29.41%) VMware
3 6 (17.65%) Cisco
4 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
5 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
5 4 (11.76%) Juniper
6 3 (8.82%) Blue Coat
6 3 (8.82%) McAfee
6 3 (8.82%) Symantec
7 2 (5.88%) Altiris
7 2 (5.88%) CA
7 2 (5.88%) Citrix
7 2 (5.88%) Lumension
7 2 (5.88%) Remedy
7 2 (5.88%) ServiceNow
7 2 (5.88%) Sun
8 1 (2.94%) F5
8 1 (2.94%) Meraki
8 1 (2.94%) New Relic
8 1 (2.94%) Percona