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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 45 34 28
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing DNS 2 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.67% 3.31% 4.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.00% 15.00% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
Average daily rate
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£531 £400 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% +135.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £245 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £400 £204
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.35% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.95% -16.25%
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
40 60 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.47% 22.06% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 24
Average daily rate £425 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £122 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £9.00 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (92.31%) TCP/IP
2 9 (69.23%) Veritas
2 9 (69.23%) Red Hat
2 9 (69.23%) HACMP
2 9 (69.23%) Perl
2 9 (69.23%) UNIX
2 9 (69.23%) LDAP
2 9 (69.23%) NFS
2 9 (69.23%) Clustering
2 9 (69.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (69.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 9 (69.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 9 (69.23%) Puppet
2 9 (69.23%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (61.54%) Finance
3 8 (61.54%) Linux
3 8 (61.54%) Python
4 7 (53.85%) MySQL
4 7 (53.85%) NetBackup
4 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (38.46%) Symantec
5 5 (38.46%) AIX
5 5 (38.46%) SAN
5 5 (38.46%) Dell
6 4 (30.77%) IBM
6 4 (30.77%) Sun
6 4 (30.77%) OpenView
6 4 (30.77%) HP
6 4 (30.77%) Control-M
6 4 (30.77%) Shell Script

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) TCP/IP
2 9 (69.23%) LDAP
3 5 (38.46%) SAN
4 4 (30.77%) Firewall
4 4 (30.77%) DHCP
5 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
5 2 (15.38%) Network Security
6 1 (7.69%) Junos
6 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (7.69%) LAN
6 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX Support
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) HACMP
1 9 (69.23%) Clustering
2 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) EqualLogic
4 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) UNIX
1 9 (69.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (61.54%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) AIX
4 4 (30.77%) Solaris
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
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
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Perl
2 8 (61.54%) Python
3 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
4 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCIE
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 9 (69.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 9 (69.23%) NFS
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) DFS Replication
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (69.23%) Puppet
1 9 (69.23%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (53.85%) NetBackup
3 4 (30.77%) OpenView
3 4 (30.77%) Control-M
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Veritas
1 9 (69.23%) Red Hat
2 5 (38.46%) Symantec
2 5 (38.46%) Dell
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) IBM
3 4 (30.77%) Sun
3 4 (30.77%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) NetScout
4 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
4 2 (15.38%) Lancope
5 1 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) CommVault
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat