Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 67 79
Rank change year-on-year -13 +12 -43
Contract jobs citing DNS 20 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.47% 2.14% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.22% 13.82% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 14
Hertfordshire median daily rate £420 £416 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.90% +30.59% -0.39%
10th Percentile £308 £156 £156
90th Percentile £448 £522 £403
East of England median daily rate £400 £425 £289
% change year-on-year -5.88% +47.19% -15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.20 £52.50 £21.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.14% +146.77% -16.57%
East of England median hourly rate £16.20 £13.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year +24.62% -32.95% -44.61%

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 217 246 318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.97% 15.48% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 97 143
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £281 £159 £135
90th Percentile £538 £500 £550
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 43
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% -9.59%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £19.60 £52.75 £32.25
East of England median hourly rate £16.10 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.63% -36.00% -32.89%

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 -4 6 £420 +12.75% 1
Hatfield +2 3 £400 +11.11% 2
Watford -12 3 £210 -60.93% 6
Welwyn Garden City +25 2 £450 - 1
Borehamwood -2 2 £425 +21.43% 6
Hemel Hempstead -3 2 - - 2
DNS
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (50.00%) Windows
3 8 (40.00%) Azure
4 7 (35.00%) LDAP
4 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (30.00%) Cisco
5 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
5 6 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (25.00%) DHCP
6 5 (25.00%) ITIL
6 5 (25.00%) VMware
7 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (20.00%) Office 365
7 4 (20.00%) Architectural Design
8 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (15.00%) SCCM
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.00%) Finance
8 3 (15.00%) Migration
8 3 (15.00%) Unix
8 3 (15.00%) AIX
8 3 (15.00%) Linux
8 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (15.00%) NFS
8 3 (15.00%) NetApp
9 2 (10.00%) Veritas
9 2 (10.00%) IBM

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 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) Azure
2 6 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (5.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (5.00%) IaaS
4 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (25.00%) DHCP
3 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (10.00%) 4G
4 2 (10.00%) 5G
4 2 (10.00%) Firewall
4 2 (10.00%) GGSN
4 2 (10.00%) LAN
4 2 (10.00%) NAS
4 2 (10.00%) SAN
4 2 (10.00%) SGSN
4 2 (10.00%) Skype
4 2 (10.00%) WAN
4 2 (10.00%) Wireshark
5 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Back Office
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory Analyst
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory Support
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
1 3 (15.00%) Analyst
1 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Azure Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) IP Network Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Mobile Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Senior Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Senior Technical Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) LDAP
2 2 (10.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) EMC Centera
1 2 (10.00%) EMC VMAX
1 2 (10.00%) EMC VNX
1 2 (10.00%) EMC VNXe
1 2 (10.00%) iPhone
1 2 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.00%) Replication
1 2 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (10.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.00%) FMCG
2 1 (5.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) AIX
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) Android
3 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Solaris
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) CentOS
4 1 (5.00%) CoreOS
4 1 (5.00%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (5.00%) Debian
4 1 (5.00%) OpenBSD
4 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Architectural Design
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Architecture Roadmap
4 2 (10.00%) BCP
4 2 (10.00%) Break/Fix
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps
4 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (10.00%) Network Design
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) Storage Management
4 2 (10.00%) Strategic Roadmap
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) Korn
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) NFS
2 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) SRDF
3 2 (10.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) Docker
4 1 (5.00%) Firmware
4 1 (5.00%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) EMC TimeFinder
2 2 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (10.00%) NetApp OnCommand
2 2 (10.00%) SCOM
2 2 (10.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (5.00%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (5.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) NetApp
4 2 (10.00%) 3PAR
4 2 (10.00%) Brocade
4 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.00%) CyberArk
4 2 (10.00%) EMC
4 2 (10.00%) F5
4 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (10.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) Huawei
4 2 (10.00%) IBM
4 2 (10.00%) Juniper
4 2 (10.00%) NetScout
4 2 (10.00%) Samsung
4 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (10.00%) Veritas
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat