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 3 months to 23 June 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)
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 18 26
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8  
Contract jobs citing DNS 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.62% 2.16% 2.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.13% 15.79% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% +26.66%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 32 19 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 19.88% 13.67% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 15
Median daily rate £320 £275 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.36% -20.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £263 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £300 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 23 June 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 Watford region with a requirement for DNS.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Security
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) CMS

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Application Packaging
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 1 (50.00%) Data Security
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe
2 1 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Meraki
2 1 (50.00%) SonicWALL
2 1 (50.00%) VMware