The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 30 42 40
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing DNS 7 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.66% 1.01% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.46% 7.89% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Median daily rate £252 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.60% -9.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £348 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.03% +8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +19.58%
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
52 38 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 19.77% 12.79% 25.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 39
Median daily rate £200 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £300 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £470 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.83 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stansted - 1 £325 -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 Kent region with a requirement for DNS.

1 8 (72.73%) DHCP
2 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) Citrix
4 5 (45.45%) VMware
4 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
5 4 (36.36%) Firewall
6 3 (27.27%) Perl
6 3 (27.27%) SQL
6 3 (27.27%) LDAP
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) Unix
6 3 (27.27%) XenApp
7 2 (18.18%) Contingency Planning
7 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (18.18%) DevOps
7 2 (18.18%) Dell
7 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
7 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (18.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (18.18%) High Availability
7 2 (18.18%) Puppet
7 2 (18.18%) Office 365
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (18.18%) MS Office
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco
7 2 (18.18%) NFS
7 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) DHCP
2 4 (36.36%) Firewall
3 3 (27.27%) LDAP
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (18.18%) LAN
4 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) Wireless
4 2 (18.18%) WLAN
5 1 (9.09%) Internet
5 1 (9.09%) SAN
5 1 (9.09%) VLAN
5 1 (9.09%) VPN
5 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Server Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Network Technician
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Network Technician
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Technician
3 2 (18.18%) Server Support
3 2 (18.18%) Server Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Packager
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) HACMP
2 1 (9.09%) Grid Computing
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) Unix
4 2 (18.18%) AIX
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Solaris
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Change Management
1 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
1 2 (18.18%) Contingency Planning
1 2 (18.18%) DevOps
1 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (18.18%) High Availability
2 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
2 1 (9.09%) Investment Management
2 1 (9.09%) Line Management
2 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
2 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Perl
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (27.27%) XenApp
4 2 (18.18%) NFS
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (9.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
5 1 (9.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
1 2 (18.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOrch
2 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Citrix
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) Dell
4 2 (18.18%) Veritas
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) IBM
5 1 (9.09%) Lotus