Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 59 32 82
Rank change year-on-year -27 +50 -35
Contract jobs citing DNS 25 74 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.10% 5.25% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.79% 22.29% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 14
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £400 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +16.53% -3.65%
10th Percentile £218 £325 £256
90th Percentile £588 £545 £550
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £300
% change year-on-year - +33.33% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £66.81 £21.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +214.03% -16.57%
East of England median hourly rate £13.00 £66.81 £20.25
% change year-on-year -80.54% +230.01% +15.69%

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 212 332 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 17.77% 23.56% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 136 113
Hertfordshire median daily rate £380 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £209 £250 £150
90th Percentile £596 £550 £538
East of England median daily rate £400 £389 £363
% change year-on-year +2.89% +7.24% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 35 40
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.25 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.84% +21.05% -61.07%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.25 £12.15
90th Percentile £16.75 £66.81 £35.88
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.14% -50.00% +5.26%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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
Hemel Hempstead -7 9 £325 - 1
Watford -8 6 £305 -23.75% 12
Hatfield -6 4 £390 +4.00%
Welwyn Garden City +13 2 £650 - 1
Hertford - 1 £325 - 3
Waltham Cross - 1 £190 -
DNS
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 19 (76.00%) DHCP
2 18 (72.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (68.00%) Windows
4 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (48.00%) VMware
6 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (40.00%) PowerShell
7 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (40.00%) ITIL
8 9 (36.00%) Migration
8 9 (36.00%) Windows Server
9 8 (32.00%) SCCM
9 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
10 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
10 7 (28.00%) LAN
10 7 (28.00%) Cisco
10 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (24.00%) Firewall
11 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
11 6 (24.00%) MCSE
11 6 (24.00%) Office 365
12 5 (20.00%) Public Sector
12 5 (20.00%) Azure
13 4 (16.00%) VLAN
13 4 (16.00%) Blackberry
13 4 (16.00%) WAN
13 4 (16.00%) SQL
13 4 (16.00%) HP
13 4 (16.00%) Citrix

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 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Office 365
2 5 (20.00%) Azure
3 4 (16.00%) IaaS
4 2 (8.00%) AWS
4 2 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (8.00%) PaaS
5 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (76.00%) DHCP
2 7 (28.00%) LAN
3 6 (24.00%) Firewall
4 4 (16.00%) VLAN
4 4 (16.00%) WAN
5 3 (12.00%) SAN
5 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.00%) Skype
6 2 (8.00%) VPN
6 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (4.00%) Broadband
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.00%) FTP
7 1 (4.00%) Internet
7 1 (4.00%) MPLS
7 1 (4.00%) OSPF
7 1 (4.00%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (4.00%) Telnet
7 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) MySQL
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Big Data
2 2 (8.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (20.00%) Public Sector
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 5 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) IT Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (12.00%) IT Support
3 3 (12.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Technical Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (12.00%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (8.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (36.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (12.00%) VMS
7 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.00%) AIX
8 1 (4.00%) CentOS
8 1 (4.00%) CoreOS
8 1 (4.00%) Debian
8 1 (4.00%) Linux
8 1 (4.00%) OpenBSD
8 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
8 1 (4.00%) Unix
8 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 9 (36.00%) Migration
3 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (12.00%) Network Design
5 2 (8.00%) Architectural Design
5 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps
6 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.00%) Proactive Maintenance
6 1 (4.00%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.00%) Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) Service Management
6 1 (4.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 1 (4.00%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) VB
4 1 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) MCSE
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (12.00%) MCSA
3 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.00%) CCIE
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.00%) NCDA
4 1 (4.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (4.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (4.00%) GxP
System Software
1 18 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (8.00%) vSphere
4 1 (4.00%) Docker
4 1 (4.00%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.00%) NFS
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.00%) Puppet
2 1 (4.00%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (4.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (48.00%) VMware
3 7 (28.00%) Cisco
4 4 (16.00%) Citrix
4 4 (16.00%) HP
4 4 (16.00%) Lumension
5 2 (8.00%) Ab Initio
5 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.00%) CommVault
5 2 (8.00%) F5
5 2 (8.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (8.00%) Juniper
5 2 (8.00%) NetApp
5 2 (8.00%) Nimble Storage
5 2 (8.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (8.00%) TIBCO
6 1 (4.00%) Aruba
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.00%) Veritas