The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Kent region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 32 21 32
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.75% 5.88% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.00% 33.33% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Average daily rate
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£308 £190 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.84% -28.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £19.35 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
60 48 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 25.00% 17.65% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 20 12
Average daily rate £350 £240 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -9.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £445 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £67.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -76.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
DNS
South East

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Sittingbourne - 1 £350 -
Swanley - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
Dartford - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Rochester - - - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 (78.57%) DHCP
2 10 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 9 (64.29%) Windows
4 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
5 7 (50.00%) WAN
6 6 (42.86%) Cisco
6 6 (42.86%) Firewall
6 6 (42.86%) VMware
7 5 (35.71%) LAN
8 4 (28.57%) CCNP
8 4 (28.57%) CCNA
8 4 (28.57%) Change Management
8 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (28.57%) Advertising
8 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
8 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (28.57%) SolarWinds
8 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
9 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (21.43%) Finance
9 3 (21.43%) SCCM
9 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
9 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
9 3 (21.43%) Juniper
9 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
9 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 3 (21.43%) VPN
9 3 (21.43%) Linux

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) DHCP
2 10 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 7 (50.00%) WAN
4 6 (42.86%) Firewall
5 5 (35.71%) LAN
6 3 (21.43%) VPN
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (14.29%) Kerberos
8 1 (7.14%) Wireless
8 1 (7.14%) Network Security
8 1 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (7.14%) SAN
8 1 (7.14%) DMZ
8 1 (7.14%) Internet
8 1 (7.14%) LDAP
8 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) Ingres
2 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) WebLOAD
General
1 4 (28.57%) Advertising
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Network Support
3 2 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Network Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) Debian
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) CentOS
5 1 (7.14%) UNIX
5 1 (7.14%) Solaris
5 1 (7.14%) OS/400
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Change Management
1 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CCNP
1 4 (28.57%) CCNA
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) MCP
2 2 (14.29%) A+ Certification
2 2 (14.29%) NVQ Level 3
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Squid
2 2 (14.29%) vSphere
3 1 (7.14%) Varnish
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) Nagios
3 1 (7.14%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco
1 6 (42.86%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) SolarWinds
3 3 (21.43%) Juniper
3 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
3 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) Riverbed
4 1 (7.14%) Infoblox
4 1 (7.14%) JBoss