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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 27 26 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing DNS 7 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.33% 4.70% 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.07% 30.91% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 4
Average daily rate £270 £265 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +11.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £325 £261
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -34.61%
Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
41 55 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 19.52% 15.19% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 25
Average daily rate £365 £290 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.86% -5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £328 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.69 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% +33.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Canterbury - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) DHCP
2 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 7 (63.64%) VMware
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (54.55%) SolarWinds
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) Dell
5 4 (36.36%) WAN
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) MCSE
5 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (36.36%) SAN
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (36.36%) vSphere
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (27.27%) VCAP
6 3 (27.27%) VCDX
6 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (27.27%) MCITP
6 3 (27.27%) CommVault
6 3 (27.27%) Firewall
6 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
6 3 (27.27%) Change Management
6 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
6 3 (27.27%) LAN
6 3 (27.27%) Cisco
6 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (27.27%) CCNP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
1 2 (18.18%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) DHCP
2 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 4 (36.36%) SAN
3 3 (27.27%) Firewall
3 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 3 (27.27%) LAN
4 2 (18.18%) Kerberos
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (9.09%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (9.09%) VLAN
5 1 (9.09%) Network Security
5 1 (9.09%) DMZ
5 1 (9.09%) Internet
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless
5 1 (9.09%) LDAP
5 1 (9.09%) VPN
5 1 (9.09%) VoIP
5 1 (9.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) MySQL
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Advertising
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Network Support
2 2 (18.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Network Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Junior Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Debian
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) UNIX
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (27.27%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
1 1 (9.09%) Perl
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) MCSE
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (27.27%) VCAP
2 3 (27.27%) VCDX
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (27.27%) MCITP
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) CCNP
2 3 (27.27%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) NVQ Level 3
3 1 (9.09%) RHCE
3 1 (9.09%) A+ Certification
3 1 (9.09%) MCP
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) vSphere
3 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
4 2 (18.18%) Squid
5 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 1 (9.09%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
1 1 (9.09%) Nagios
1 1 (9.09%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) SolarWinds
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Dell
4 3 (27.27%) CommVault
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
5 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
6 1 (9.09%) Infoblox