Period
to 24 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 24 February 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)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 29 29
Rank change year-on-year -19 0 -3
Contract jobs citing DNS 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.83% 2.62% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.82% 13.04% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Watford median daily rate £319 £525 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.29% +138.64% -45.00%
10th Percentile £303 £513 £210
90th Percentile £339 £538 £230
Hertfordshire median daily rate £343 £356 £375
% change year-on-year -3.65% -5.00% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Watford median hourly rate - - £30.00
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £21.28 £25.50 £21.01
% change year-on-year -16.57% +21.40% -43.99%

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 Watford with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 34 46 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 9.37% 20.09% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 8
Watford median daily rate £350 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +50.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £214 £120 £180
90th Percentile £550 £525 £438
Hertfordshire median daily rate £340 £400 £380
% change year-on-year -15.00% +5.19% -2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Watford median hourly rate £45.00 - £32.73
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £36.60 £21.00
% change year-on-year -61.75% +74.29% -

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Watford

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Watford.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Watford

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Watford region with a requirement for DNS.

1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Replication
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenServer
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Server Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Windows Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Server Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCSA
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenServer
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) VMware