Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 77 35
Rank change year-on-year +22 -42 +13
Contract jobs citing DNS 48 23 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.99% 1.45% 5.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.61% 7.90% 23.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 39
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +1.56%
10th Percentile £161 £193 £221
90th Percentile £489 £441 £488
East of England median daily rate £425 £300 £345
% change year-on-year +41.67% -13.04% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £21.28 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.57% +19.92%
East of England median hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -37.14% - -18.70%

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 289 291 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.00% 18.37% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 134 165
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £177 £149 £232
90th Percentile £500 £550 £537
East of England median daily rate £400 £369 £358
% change year-on-year +8.47% +3.15% -4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 35 10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £37.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.79% -54.96% +73.34%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.25 £13.38
90th Percentile £48.10 £32.25 £44.53
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £28.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -42.86% -22.22% +22.12%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018. 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 +3 17 £420 +4.22% 2
Watford +10 11 £350 +9.80% 5
Hatfield +8 4 £500 -9.09% 7
Borehamwood - 3 £375 -
Tring 0 2 £150 -40.00%
Kings Langley - 1 £475 -
Baldock - 1 £400 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - - 1
DNS
East of England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 (70.83%) Windows
1 34 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 28 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 20 (41.67%) VMware
3 20 (41.67%) PowerShell
3 20 (41.67%) Windows Server
4 19 (39.58%) DHCP
5 18 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 13 (27.08%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (27.08%) LDAP
8 12 (25.00%) Migration
9 10 (20.83%) Firewall
9 10 (20.83%) SCOM
9 10 (20.83%) Windows 10
10 9 (18.75%) Hyper-V
10 9 (18.75%) DFS Replication
10 9 (18.75%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (18.75%) LAN
11 8 (16.67%) VPN
11 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (14.58%) Symantec
12 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
12 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
12 7 (14.58%) ITIL
12 7 (14.58%) Linux
12 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence

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 (14.58%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.25%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) 3ds Max
2 1 (2.08%) AutoCAD
2 1 (2.08%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (2.08%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Office 365
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon Glacier
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon S3
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (4.17%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Heroku
4 1 (2.08%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (39.58%) DHCP
2 10 (20.83%) Firewall
3 9 (18.75%) LAN
4 8 (16.67%) VPN
5 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
6 6 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (10.42%) BGP
7 5 (10.42%) FTP
7 5 (10.42%) HTTP
8 4 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (8.33%) FWSM
8 4 (8.33%) HTTPS
8 4 (8.33%) Internet
8 4 (8.33%) OSPF
8 4 (8.33%) TACACS
8 4 (8.33%) Wireless
8 4 (8.33%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) Electronic Patient Records
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (4.17%) MySQL
4 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Gatling
1 1 (2.08%) Geb
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.08%) GitLab
1 1 (2.08%) Gradle
1 1 (2.08%) gulp
1 1 (2.08%) Spock
General
1 2 (4.17%) Back Office
1 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.08%) Advertising
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (16.67%) Analyst
1 8 (16.67%) Consultant
2 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Active Directory Specialist
3 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
4 5 (10.42%) Active Directory Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Administrator
4 5 (10.42%) Network Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Active Directory Support Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) AWS Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Designer
7 2 (4.17%) IT Support
7 2 (4.17%) Performance Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.08%) LDAP
2 4 (8.33%) 802.1X
3 2 (4.17%) REST
3 2 (4.17%) Web Services
3 2 (4.17%) YAML
4 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.08%) CSS
4 1 (2.08%) Dropwizard
4 1 (2.08%) Ember.js
4 1 (2.08%) Guice
4 1 (2.08%) HTML
4 1 (2.08%) HTML5
4 1 (2.08%) OAuth
4 1 (2.08%) OAuth2
4 1 (2.08%) Ratpack
4 1 (2.08%) SAML
4 1 (2.08%) SOAP
4 1 (2.08%) Spring
4 1 (2.08%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.08%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) e-Health
1 6 (12.50%) LIMS
1 6 (12.50%) NHS
1 6 (12.50%) PACS
2 5 (10.42%) PKI
3 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.17%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.17%) FMCG
5 1 (2.08%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (2.08%) Replication
5 1 (2.08%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 34 (70.83%) Windows
2 20 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 18 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 10 (20.83%) Windows 10
6 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (14.58%) Linux
7 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (6.25%) Debian
8 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (6.25%) Ubuntu
9 2 (4.17%) Unix
10 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Migration
2 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (14.58%) ITIL
3 6 (12.50%) Analytics
3 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 6 (12.50%) Health Informatics
3 6 (12.50%) Informatics
3 6 (12.50%) Project Management
3 6 (12.50%) Server Patching
4 5 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (8.33%) Task-Oriented
6 3 (6.25%) Network Virtualisation
7 2 (4.17%) Data Integration
7 2 (4.17%) Information Security
7 2 (4.17%) ITSM
7 2 (4.17%) Performance Engineering
7 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.17%) Service Management
7 2 (4.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.33%) SQL
3 3 (6.25%) Python
4 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.17%) Perl
4 2 (4.17%) VBScript
5 1 (2.08%) ES6
5 1 (2.08%) Java
5 1 (2.08%) Java 8
5 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) CCNP
3 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.25%) AWS Certification
5 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) HL7
System Software
1 34 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 13 (27.08%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (18.75%) DFS Replication
3 9 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 9 (18.75%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (6.25%) Postfix
4 3 (6.25%) ProxySG
4 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.17%) vSphere
5 2 (4.17%) XenApp
6 1 (2.08%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (2.08%) Docker
6 1 (2.08%) Squid
6 1 (2.08%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) SCOM
2 5 (10.42%) WSUS
3 4 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 3 (6.25%) Puppet
5 2 (4.17%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (4.17%) SCCM
5 2 (4.17%) Terraform
6 1 (2.08%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (2.08%) vCenter Server
6 1 (2.08%) vMotion
6 1 (2.08%) vRealize
6 1 (2.08%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 28 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 20 (41.67%) VMware
3 7 (14.58%) Symantec
4 6 (12.50%) CA
4 6 (12.50%) Cisco
5 5 (10.42%) Red Hat
6 4 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.33%) Juniper
6 4 (8.33%) Veeam
7 3 (6.25%) Blue Coat
8 2 (4.17%) Altiris
8 2 (4.17%) Citrix
8 2 (4.17%) Remedy
8 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
8 2 (4.17%) Sun
9 1 (2.08%) BT
9 1 (2.08%) Clearswift
9 1 (2.08%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.08%) Meraki
9 1 (2.08%) SAP