Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 75 43
Rank change year-on-year 0 -32 +9
Contract jobs citing DNS 22 17 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.41% 1.32% 3.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.91% 6.07% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 28
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £348 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.11% +9.45% +0.79%
10th Percentile £223 £156 £187
90th Percentile £488 £405 £535
East of England median daily rate £425 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +41.67% -7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £52.50 - -
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% -43.75% +142.42%

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 247 280 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.83% 21.72% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 141 155
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +7.10%
10th Percentile £163 £130 £232
90th Percentile £513 £575 £525
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -9.59% -12.83%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £13.23
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.15 £44.04
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -10.53% -49.33% +27.29%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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
Hatfield +5 7 £360 - 5
Hemel Hempstead -11 4 £413 +84.36% 1
Stevenage -12 3 £325 -19.35% 2
Watford +2 2 £538 +43.33% 4
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - - 3
Tring - 1 £150 -
Kings Langley - 1 £475 -
DNS
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 10 (45.45%) DHCP
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
1 10 (45.45%) Firewall
2 9 (40.91%) Cisco
2 9 (40.91%) Windows
3 8 (36.36%) VPN
3 8 (36.36%) SSL
3 8 (36.36%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
4 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
4 7 (31.82%) Load Balancing
4 7 (31.82%) Wireless
4 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
4 7 (31.82%) HTTP
4 7 (31.82%) Linux
4 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
5 6 (27.27%) 802.1X
5 6 (27.27%) MongoDB
5 6 (27.27%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (27.27%) LAN
5 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 6 (27.27%) CCNP
5 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (27.27%) OSPF
5 6 (27.27%) BGP
5 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (22.73%) Cisco ASA

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 (27.27%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 4 (18.18%) nginx
2 4 (18.18%) Skype for Business
3 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (13.64%) OpenStack
4 1 (4.55%) Confluence
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) 3ds Max
2 1 (4.55%) AutoCAD
2 1 (4.55%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (4.55%) SketchUp
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Office 365
2 4 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (13.64%) Stackdriver
4 2 (9.09%) Akamai
4 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (9.09%) Heroku
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (4.55%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) DHCP
1 10 (45.45%) Firewall
2 8 (36.36%) SSL
2 8 (36.36%) VPN
2 8 (36.36%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (31.82%) HTTP
3 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
3 7 (31.82%) Wireless
4 6 (27.27%) BGP
4 6 (27.27%) LAN
4 6 (27.27%) OSPF
5 5 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (22.73%) HTTPS
6 4 (18.18%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (18.18%) FWSM
6 4 (18.18%) Kerberos
6 4 (18.18%) Skype
6 4 (18.18%) TACACS
6 4 (18.18%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) MongoDB
2 3 (13.64%) Big Data
3 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
2 4 (18.18%) Artifactory
2 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 4 (18.18%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (9.09%) GitLab
3 2 (9.09%) Gradle
3 2 (9.09%) gulp
3 2 (9.09%) Spock
4 1 (4.55%) Gatling
4 1 (4.55%) Geb
4 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (13.64%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Security Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Messaging Support
4 2 (9.09%) Server Support
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server Support
4 2 (9.09%) Wintel Support
4 2 (9.09%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) 802.1X
2 4 (18.18%) ADSI
2 4 (18.18%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (18.18%) HTML
2 4 (18.18%) LDAP
3 3 (13.64%) Node.js
3 3 (13.64%) REST
4 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 2 (9.09%) CSS
4 2 (9.09%) Dropwizard
4 2 (9.09%) Ember.js
4 2 (9.09%) Guice
4 2 (9.09%) HTML5
4 2 (9.09%) OAuth
4 2 (9.09%) OAuth2
4 2 (9.09%) Ratpack
4 2 (9.09%) SOAP
4 2 (9.09%) Spring
4 2 (9.09%) Spring Boot
4 2 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (18.18%) Clustering
1 4 (18.18%) PKI
2 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (18.18%) CentOS
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.55%) Unix
7 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Load Balancing
2 5 (22.73%) DevOps
2 5 (22.73%) Microservices
2 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
3 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (18.18%) Protective Monitoring
4 3 (13.64%) Break/Fix
4 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.64%) Database Tuning
4 3 (13.64%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Measurement
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Release Automation
4 3 (13.64%) Security Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
4 3 (13.64%) Validation
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
2 5 (22.73%) Python
3 4 (18.18%) Bash Shell
3 4 (18.18%) Ruby
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) Perl
4 3 (13.64%) PHP
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) ES6
5 2 (9.09%) Java
5 2 (9.09%) Java 8
5 2 (9.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) CCNP
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) ProxySG
3 2 (9.09%) Docker
3 2 (9.09%) VMware NSX
3 2 (9.09%) vSphere
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Puppet
2 4 (18.18%) Kibana
2 4 (18.18%) logstash
2 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (13.64%) Ansible
3 3 (13.64%) HAProxy
4 2 (9.09%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (9.09%) vCenter Server
4 2 (9.09%) vRealize
5 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
5 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (4.55%) SCCM
5 1 (4.55%) vMotion
5 1 (4.55%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Cisco
2 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 5 (22.73%) Blue Coat
3 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
3 5 (22.73%) Citrix
3 5 (22.73%) F5
3 5 (22.73%) Juniper
3 5 (22.73%) VMware
4 4 (18.18%) Google
4 4 (18.18%) McAfee
4 4 (18.18%) Percona
5 3 (13.64%) New Relic
5 3 (13.64%) SolarWinds
5 3 (13.64%) Splunk
6 2 (9.09%) Arista
6 2 (9.09%) Atlassian
6 2 (9.09%) Lumension
6 2 (9.09%) Meraki
6 2 (9.09%) Riverbed
6 2 (9.09%) Zscaler