Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 32 43
Rank change year-on-year -45 +11 +25
Contract jobs citing DNS 22 66 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.41% 4.81% 3.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.85% 23.24% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 33 25
Hertfordshire median daily rate £319 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.39% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £156 £245 £244
90th Percentile £403 £471 £519
East of England median daily rate £300 £350 £333
% change year-on-year -14.29% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 19
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £21.28 £25.50 £21.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.57% +21.40% -23.96%
10th Percentile £20.64 £18.93 £8.70
90th Percentile £21.91 £33.48 £25.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.56 £21.53
% change year-on-year -44.54% +46.60% -3.80%

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 321 284 354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 20.56% 20.71% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 157 146
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +5.63%
10th Percentile £125 £245 £256
90th Percentile £535 £525 £544
East of England median daily rate £365 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +1.39% -4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 9 42
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £20.00 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.98% -7.08% +39.82%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.00 £10.68
90th Percentile £33.15 £44.15 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -30.56% +20.00% +22.45%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Watford -19 5 £319 +9.91% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £288 - 1
Stevenage -7 3 £403 -
Tring - 1 £250 -
Hatfield - 1 - - 3
Broxbourne - 1 £115 -
DNS
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 17 (77.27%) DHCP
2 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
3 12 (54.55%) VMware
4 10 (45.45%) Windows
4 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
5 9 (40.91%) Cisco
5 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
6 7 (31.82%) LAN
7 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
8 5 (22.73%) Citrix
8 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (22.73%) Firewall
8 5 (22.73%) CCNP
8 5 (22.73%) Migration
8 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (22.73%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (18.18%) Network Management
9 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (18.18%) VLAN
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (18.18%) VPN
9 4 (18.18%) Juniper
10 3 (13.64%) Internet
10 3 (13.64%) DWDM
10 3 (13.64%) OSPF
10 3 (13.64%) BGP
10 3 (13.64%) CCDP
10 3 (13.64%) MCSA
10 3 (13.64%) C

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 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (77.27%) DHCP
2 7 (31.82%) LAN
3 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 5 (22.73%) Firewall
5 4 (18.18%) VLAN
5 4 (18.18%) VPN
6 3 (13.64%) BGP
6 3 (13.64%) DWDM
6 3 (13.64%) Internet
6 3 (13.64%) NetScaler
6 3 (13.64%) OSPF
6 3 (13.64%) Wireless
7 2 (9.09%) IGMP
7 2 (9.09%) Multicast
7 2 (9.09%) SAN
7 2 (9.09%) WAN
7 2 (9.09%) WLAN
8 1 (4.55%) LDAP
8 1 (4.55%) SMTP
8 1 (4.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Technical Leader
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Server Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Team Leader
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.55%) Ajax
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) jQuery
2 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (4.55%) LINQ
2 1 (4.55%) LINQ to SQL
2 1 (4.55%) RequireJS
2 1 (4.55%) WCF
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Replication
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) CCTV
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) FMCG
2 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.09%) Linux
6 1 (4.55%) CentOS
6 1 (4.55%) CoreOS
6 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.55%) Unix
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Migration
2 4 (18.18%) Network Management
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (4.55%) API Development
5 1 (4.55%) Change Control
5 1 (4.55%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (4.55%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) SDLC
5 1 (4.55%) Server Building
5 1 (4.55%) Service Design
5 1 (4.55%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (4.55%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) CCNP
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (13.64%) CCDP
3 3 (13.64%) JNCIS
3 3 (13.64%) MCSA
3 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) DBS Check
4 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) MCSE
5 1 (4.55%) RHCA
5 1 (4.55%) RHCE
System Software
1 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (22.73%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
4 3 (13.64%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (9.09%) vSphere
5 2 (9.09%) XenApp
6 1 (4.55%) Docker
6 1 (4.55%) LXC
6 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) Ansible
2 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.55%) Mesos
2 1 (4.55%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) vCenter Server
2 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) VMware
2 9 (40.91%) Cisco
2 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 5 (22.73%) Citrix
4 4 (18.18%) Juniper
5 3 (13.64%) Brocade
6 2 (9.09%) Apple
7 1 (4.55%) Dell
7 1 (4.55%) Ericsson
7 1 (4.55%) Fujitsu
7 1 (4.55%) Google
7 1 (4.55%) HP
7 1 (4.55%) Huawei
7 1 (4.55%) Infoblox
7 1 (4.55%) NetScout
7 1 (4.55%) Nokia
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle
7 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.55%) Redknee
7 1 (4.55%) SonicWALL