Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 72 56
Rank change year-on-year +39 -16 -2
Contract jobs citing DNS 69 24 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.03% 1.63% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.97% 9.52% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 20
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £355 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.68% -0.35% -20.83%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £223
90th Percentile £750 £550 £526
East of England median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £66.81 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.26% - -
East of England median hourly rate £66.81 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +281.77% -7.89% -9.52%

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 314 252 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 22.89% 17.13% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 110 139
Hertfordshire median daily rate £420 £347 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.04% -7.47% -11.76%
10th Percentile £295 £175 £160
90th Percentile £575 £539 £555
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 39 14
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.25 £13.92 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.29% -55.81% +110.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.45 £11.13
90th Percentile £66.81 £36.75 £50.45
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £30.56
% change year-on-year +2.86% -42.73% -18.52%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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
Hatfield +12 15 £375 -21.05%
Watford +12 13 £375 -
Stevenage -2 13 £420 +22.36%
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £550 - 6
Borehamwood - 4 £300 -
Hemel Hempstead 0 2 - -
Letchworth - 1 - -
Baldock - 1 £400 -
DNS
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 34 (49.28%) Cisco
2 32 (46.38%) DHCP
3 31 (44.93%) Active Directory
4 29 (42.03%) Firewall
4 29 (42.03%) F5
5 28 (40.58%) Microsoft
5 28 (40.58%) Windows
6 26 (37.68%) VMware
7 23 (33.33%) 802.1X
8 21 (30.43%) Blue Coat
9 20 (28.99%) Windows Server
10 19 (27.54%) LAN
11 18 (26.09%) Juniper
11 18 (26.09%) PowerShell
12 16 (23.19%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (23.19%) VPN
12 16 (23.19%) Migration
13 15 (21.74%) Retail
13 15 (21.74%) CheckPoint
14 14 (20.29%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (20.29%) BGP
14 14 (20.29%) Project Management
14 14 (20.29%) Amazon AWS
14 14 (20.29%) Arista
15 13 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (18.84%) OSPF
15 13 (18.84%) WAN
15 13 (18.84%) ITIL
16 12 (17.39%) Data Centre

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 7 (10.14%) Apache
1 7 (10.14%) Tomcat
2 6 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.35%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.29%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (14.49%) Office 365
3 8 (11.59%) Akamai
4 2 (2.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.90%) Amazon Glacier
4 2 (2.90%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.90%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.90%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.90%) IaaS
4 2 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (46.38%) DHCP
2 29 (42.03%) Firewall
3 19 (27.54%) LAN
4 16 (23.19%) Cisco Nexus
4 16 (23.19%) VPN
5 14 (20.29%) BGP
6 13 (18.84%) OSPF
6 13 (18.84%) WAN
7 11 (15.94%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (15.94%) Cisco ISE
8 10 (14.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 10 (14.49%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (14.49%) Wireless
9 9 (13.04%) FWSM
9 9 (13.04%) TACACS
9 9 (13.04%) WPA2
10 7 (10.14%) HTTP
10 7 (10.14%) TCP/IP
11 6 (8.70%) HTTPS
11 6 (8.70%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) MySQL
2 5 (7.25%) Electronic Patient Records
3 3 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (5.80%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.45%) Gatling
3 1 (1.45%) Geb
3 1 (1.45%) GitLab
3 1 (1.45%) Gradle
3 1 (1.45%) gulp
3 1 (1.45%) Hudson
3 1 (1.45%) Spock
3 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (21.74%) Retail
2 10 (14.49%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.70%) Finance
4 2 (2.90%) Back Office
5 1 (1.45%) Advertising
5 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (21.74%) Network Engineer
2 14 (20.29%) Architect
3 12 (17.39%) Consultant
4 7 (10.14%) Active Directory Consultant
4 7 (10.14%) Lead Architect
4 7 (10.14%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 7 (10.14%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (8.70%) Active Directory Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Blue Coat Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) IP Network Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Network Architect
6 5 (7.25%) NOC Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Administrator
7 4 (5.80%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Security Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (33.33%) 802.1X
2 8 (11.59%) LDAP
3 7 (10.14%) J2EE
4 3 (4.35%) HTML
5 2 (2.90%) Web Services
5 2 (2.90%) XML
5 2 (2.90%) YAML
6 1 (1.45%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.45%) CSS
6 1 (1.45%) Dropwizard
6 1 (1.45%) Ember.js
6 1 (1.45%) Guice
6 1 (1.45%) HTML5
6 1 (1.45%) Kafka
6 1 (1.45%) OAuth
6 1 (1.45%) OAuth2
6 1 (1.45%) Ratpack
6 1 (1.45%) REST
6 1 (1.45%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.45%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.59%) EMC VNX
3 7 (10.14%) PKI
3 7 (10.14%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 6 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (7.25%) e-Health
5 5 (7.25%) LIMS
5 5 (7.25%) PACS
6 4 (5.80%) NHS
6 4 (5.80%) Replication
6 4 (5.80%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.90%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.45%) Clustering
8 1 (1.45%) CMDB
8 1 (1.45%) FMCG
8 1 (1.45%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (1.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 28 (40.58%) Windows
2 20 (28.99%) Windows Server
3 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (13.04%) Linux
5 9 (13.04%) Windows 7
6 7 (10.14%) Unix
7 6 (8.70%) Windows 10
8 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.90%) Debian
9 2 (2.90%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.90%) Solaris
9 2 (2.90%) SUSE
9 2 (2.90%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) Migration
2 14 (20.29%) Project Management
3 13 (18.84%) ITIL
4 12 (17.39%) Analytics
5 10 (14.49%) Network Design
6 9 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (10.14%) Continuous Deployment
8 7 (10.14%) Data Migration
8 7 (10.14%) Decision-Making
8 7 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (8.70%) PRINCE2
9 6 (8.70%) Service Delivery
9 6 (8.70%) TOGAF
9 6 (8.70%) UML
10 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (7.25%) Health Informatics
10 5 (7.25%) Informatics
10 5 (7.25%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.09%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.59%) Java
3 6 (8.70%) Python
4 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.35%) SQL
4 3 (4.35%) VBScript
5 2 (2.90%) Perl
6 1 (1.45%) ES6
6 1 (1.45%) Java 8
6 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (20.29%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (15.94%) CCNP
2 11 (15.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (14.49%) Security Cleared
4 8 (11.59%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.35%) AWS Certification
5 3 (4.35%) CCNA
5 3 (4.35%) MCSE
6 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.90%) MCSA
7 1 (1.45%) MCP
7 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.25%) HL7
3 1 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (44.93%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.04%) ProxySG
3 9 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (11.59%) vSphere
5 7 (10.14%) Squid
5 7 (10.14%) Varnish
6 6 (8.70%) Hyper-V
7 5 (7.25%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (4.35%) DFS Replication
9 2 (2.90%) KVM
9 2 (2.90%) XenApp
10 1 (1.45%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (1.45%) Docker
10 1 (1.45%) Firmware
10 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (14.49%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (14.49%) Puppet
2 9 (13.04%) vCenter Server
3 7 (10.14%) SCCM
3 7 (10.14%) SCOM
4 4 (5.80%) NetBackup
5 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (4.35%) WSUS
6 2 (2.90%) Stealthwatch
6 2 (2.90%) Terraform
7 1 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.45%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 34 (49.28%) Cisco
2 29 (42.03%) F5
3 28 (40.58%) Microsoft
4 26 (37.68%) VMware
5 21 (30.43%) Blue Coat
6 18 (26.09%) Juniper
7 15 (21.74%) CheckPoint
8 14 (20.29%) Arista
9 12 (17.39%) Palo Alto
10 11 (15.94%) Riverbed
11 9 (13.04%) Oracle
12 8 (11.59%) EMC
13 7 (10.14%) Unisys
14 6 (8.70%) Fortinet
15 5 (7.25%) Symantec
15 5 (7.25%) Zscaler
16 4 (5.80%) Citrix
17 3 (4.35%) CA
17 3 (4.35%) HP
17 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds