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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 46 44
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2  
Contract jobs citing DNS 7 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.19% 1.86% 3.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.19% 10.92% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
Median daily rate £344 £483 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.75% +28.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £15.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £20.00 £24.38
% change year-on-year +17.12% -17.94%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 113 119 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 19.25% 17.05% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 64 57
Median daily rate £365 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.11% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 15
Median hourly rate £31.50 £15.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.00% +1.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.66 £13.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £37.90 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage - 3 £300 -
Welwyn Garden City -4 1 £450 -6.73%
Welwyn - 1 £388 -
Watford - 1 - - 3
DNS
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 21 (51.22%) DHCP
2 20 (48.78%) Cisco
3 18 (43.90%) CheckPoint
4 16 (39.02%) F5
5 15 (36.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 15 (36.59%) Linux
6 13 (31.71%) Apache
6 13 (31.71%) VMware
7 12 (29.27%) Firewall
7 12 (29.27%) Blue Coat
7 12 (29.27%) Windows
7 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
8 11 (26.83%) BIG-IP
8 11 (26.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 10 (24.39%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (24.39%) nginx
9 10 (24.39%) LAMP
9 10 (24.39%) Nagios
10 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
10 9 (21.95%) Java
10 9 (21.95%) FreeRADIUS
11 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
11 8 (19.51%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (19.51%) MPLS
11 8 (19.51%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (19.51%) Banking
12 7 (17.07%) Juniper
12 7 (17.07%) HTTP
12 7 (17.07%) SCCM
12 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared

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 13 (31.71%) Apache
2 10 (24.39%) nginx
3 4 (9.76%) JBoss
3 4 (9.76%) Tomcat
4 3 (7.32%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (7.32%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (7.32%) IIS
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (7.32%) WebLogic
4 3 (7.32%) WebSphere
4 3 (7.32%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (51.22%) DHCP
2 15 (36.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 12 (29.27%) Firewall
4 11 (26.83%) BIG-IP
4 11 (26.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 8 (19.51%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (19.51%) MPLS
6 7 (17.07%) HTTP
7 6 (14.63%) TCP/IP
8 5 (12.20%) Network Security
9 4 (9.76%) LAN
9 4 (9.76%) SSL
10 3 (7.32%) ATM
10 3 (7.32%) FTP
10 3 (7.32%) Internet
10 3 (7.32%) LDAP
11 2 (4.88%) SAN
12 1 (2.44%) Intranet
12 1 (2.44%) VoIP
12 1 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (14.63%) MySQL
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (19.51%) Banking
2 6 (14.63%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Law
3 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (14.63%) Administrator
4 5 (12.20%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (9.76%) Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (9.76%) NOC Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Blue Coat Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Check Point Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Cisco Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support
6 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Network Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.88%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) LAMP
2 5 (12.20%) LEMP Stack
3 4 (9.76%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (7.32%) J2EE
4 3 (7.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) Wiki
3 1 (2.44%) CCTV
3 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) NHS
3 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (36.59%) Linux
2 12 (29.27%) Windows
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (9.76%) Windows 10
5 3 (7.32%) AIX
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Server
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.88%) Unix
6 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.44%) Android
7 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (2.44%) VMS
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.20%) DevOps
2 4 (9.76%) ITIL
3 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
3 3 (7.32%) Software Architecture
4 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
4 2 (4.88%) Test Scripting
4 2 (4.88%) Validation
5 1 (2.44%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.44%) CRM
5 1 (2.44%) Information Security
5 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.44%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.44%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.44%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) Java
2 5 (12.20%) Perl
2 5 (12.20%) PHP
2 5 (12.20%) Python
2 5 (12.20%) Ruby
3 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
4 3 (7.32%) VBScript
5 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
1 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.32%) CCIE
4 2 (4.88%) CCNA
5 1 (2.44%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.44%) MCSA
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
1 9 (21.95%) FreeRADIUS
2 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (14.63%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (14.63%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (14.63%) vSphere
4 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.88%) BitLocker
5 2 (4.88%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.88%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) Nagios
1 10 (24.39%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (17.07%) SCCM
3 6 (14.63%) Puppet
4 5 (12.20%) Ansible
5 3 (7.32%) Tivoli
6 2 (4.88%) Graphite
6 2 (4.88%) logstash
6 2 (4.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (48.78%) Cisco
2 18 (43.90%) CheckPoint
3 16 (39.02%) F5
4 13 (31.71%) VMware
5 12 (29.27%) Blue Coat
5 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.07%) Juniper
7 4 (9.76%) Remedy
8 3 (7.32%) Citrix
8 3 (7.32%) HP
8 3 (7.32%) IBM
8 3 (7.32%) Oracle
9 2 (4.88%) Apple
9 2 (4.88%) AppSense
9 2 (4.88%) Symantec
10 1 (2.44%) Adobe
10 1 (2.44%) Dell
10 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.44%) Palo Alto
10 1 (2.44%) SonicWALL
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