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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 37 43
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6  
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 21 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.43% 3.26% 4.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.45% 18.58% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 16
Median daily rate £320 £325 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.53% +3.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £170 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £506 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £9.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £28.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -28.92% +31.76%  

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 165 113 253
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 26.15% 17.52% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 62 118
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £494 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 21
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +62.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £224 - 2
Watford -6 1 £375 - 2
Welwyn - 1 £388 -
DNS
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 7 (46.67%) DHCP
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) F5
3 5 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 4 (26.67%) Juniper
4 4 (26.67%) Firewall
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco
4 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (20.00%) Web Services
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (20.00%) IIS
5 3 (20.00%) Internet
5 3 (20.00%) MPLS
5 3 (20.00%) Remedy
5 3 (20.00%) Wiki
5 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008

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 3 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) JBoss
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) DHCP
2 5 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (26.67%) Firewall
4 3 (20.00%) Internet
4 3 (20.00%) MPLS
5 2 (13.33%) BIG-IP
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (13.33%) IMAP
5 2 (13.33%) SMTP
5 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 1 (6.67%) ATM
6 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
6 1 (6.67%) LAN
6 1 (6.67%) NAS
6 1 (6.67%) SAN
6 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
6 1 (6.67%) VLAN
6 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Check Point Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (13.33%) Ajax
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) Entity Framework
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) jQuery
2 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (13.33%) LINQ
2 2 (13.33%) LINQ to SQL
2 2 (13.33%) RequireJS
2 2 (13.33%) WCF
2 2 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Wiki
3 2 (13.33%) W3C
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
4 1 (6.67%) PKI
4 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Android
5 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (13.33%) MVC
1 2 (13.33%) SDLC
2 1 (6.67%) API Development
2 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (6.67%) Change Management
2 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (6.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (6.67%) Data Security
2 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Kanban
2 1 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Network Management
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) CCIE
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
3 1 (6.67%) MCSA
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) F5
2 5 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) Juniper
4 3 (20.00%) Remedy
5 2 (13.33%) Apple
5 2 (13.33%) VMware
6 1 (6.67%) Adobe
6 1 (6.67%) Dell
6 1 (6.67%) Meraki
6 1 (6.67%) MikroTik
6 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL