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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 - 24
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing DNS 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.83% - 3.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% - 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £215
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £20.00 £24.38
% change year-on-year +17.12% -17.94%  

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 15 11 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 12.40% 11.46% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 7
Median daily rate £130 £375 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -65.33% +74.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 30 March 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) BitLocker
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) VBScript
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) AppSense
4 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) MCSA
4 1 (20.00%) CRM

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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) CRM Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Server Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Android
4 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (20.00%) VMS
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) BitLocker
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) AppSense
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Adobe
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix