The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 25 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.56% 3.03% 5.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.19% 15.38% 33.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 13
Average daily rate
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£488 £270 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.55% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £181 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £354 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
DNS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 39 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.43% 19.70% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 24
Average daily rate £450 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £423 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £28.75 £17.00 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.11% -25.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Kent region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Kent

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Kent region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Kent region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tonbridge - 5 £488 -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS.

1 11 (84.62%) TCP/IP
2 8 (61.54%) Veritas
2 8 (61.54%) Perl
2 8 (61.54%) UNIX
2 8 (61.54%) LDAP
2 8 (61.54%) HACMP
2 8 (61.54%) NFS
2 8 (61.54%) Clustering
2 8 (61.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (61.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 8 (61.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 8 (61.54%) Puppet
2 8 (61.54%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) Python
3 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
4 6 (46.15%) NetBackup
4 6 (46.15%) Finance
4 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (38.46%) Firewall
5 5 (38.46%) DHCP
5 5 (38.46%) MySQL
6 4 (30.77%) AIX
6 4 (30.77%) Solaris
6 4 (30.77%) SAN
6 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
6 4 (30.77%) Symantec
6 4 (30.77%) Project Management
6 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (30.77%) Performance Analysis

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) TCP/IP
2 8 (61.54%) LDAP
3 5 (38.46%) Firewall
3 5 (38.46%) DHCP
4 4 (30.77%) SAN
5 2 (15.38%) LAN
5 2 (15.38%) WAN
5 2 (15.38%) Network Security
5 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
6 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (7.69%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX Administrator
1 3 (23.08%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Technical Architect
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX Support
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Architect
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) HACMP
1 8 (61.54%) Clustering
2 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) EqualLogic
4 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) UNIX
1 8 (61.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) AIX
3 4 (30.77%) Solaris
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Project Management
1 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (30.77%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) DevOps
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Perl
2 7 (53.85%) Python
3 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
4 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (15.38%) CCIE
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) NFS
1 8 (61.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 8 (61.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) DFS Replication
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) Puppet
1 8 (61.54%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (46.15%) NetBackup
3 2 (15.38%) OpenView
3 2 (15.38%) Control-M
4 1 (7.69%) SCCM
4 1 (7.69%) SCOM
4 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Veritas
2 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
3 4 (30.77%) Symantec
4 3 (23.08%) Dell
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) IBM
5 2 (15.38%) Sun
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) NetScout
5 2 (15.38%) VMware
5 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.69%) F5
6 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco
6 1 (7.69%) Juniper
6 1 (7.69%) Citrix
6 1 (7.69%) CommVault