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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 35 27 28
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing DNS 7 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.36% 3.46% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.86% 21.28% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £170 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+135.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
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
71 47 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 23.99% 16.26% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 15
Average daily rate £350 £275 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.37% -46.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
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 20 August 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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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
Dartford - - - - 1
Sandwich - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 13 (81.25%) TCP/IP
2 11 (68.75%) DHCP
3 10 (62.50%) WAN
3 10 (62.50%) Windows
4 9 (56.25%) Cisco
4 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
4 9 (56.25%) Firewall
5 8 (50.00%) LAN
6 7 (43.75%) Change Management
6 7 (43.75%) Advertising
6 7 (43.75%) VMware
7 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (37.50%) CCNP
7 6 (37.50%) CCNA
7 6 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (31.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
8 5 (31.25%) Finance
9 4 (25.00%) VPN
9 4 (25.00%) ITIL
9 4 (25.00%) SolarWinds
9 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
9 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
10 3 (18.75%) vSphere
10 3 (18.75%) SCCM
10 3 (18.75%) MS Office
10 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
10 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
10 3 (18.75%) Juniper

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) TCP/IP
2 11 (68.75%) DHCP
3 10 (62.50%) WAN
4 9 (56.25%) Firewall
5 8 (50.00%) LAN
6 6 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (31.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (25.00%) VPN
9 1 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (6.25%) Network Security
9 1 (6.25%) LDAP
9 1 (6.25%) HTTP
9 1 (6.25%) Kerberos
9 1 (6.25%) DMZ
9 1 (6.25%) Internet
9 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Ingres
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) WebLOAD
General
1 7 (43.75%) Advertising
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Network Support
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support
4 2 (12.50%) Network Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Network Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Network Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Junior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.25%) CentOS
5 1 (6.25%) Solaris
5 1 (6.25%) OS/400
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Change Management
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Network Design
3 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Information Governance
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.25%) SOA
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (37.50%) CCNP
1 6 (37.50%) CCNA
2 2 (12.50%) A+ Certification
2 2 (12.50%) MCP
2 2 (12.50%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) vSphere
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) Squid
4 1 (6.25%) Varnish
4 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) Nagios
3 1 (6.25%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
4 4 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) Juniper
6 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 2 (12.50%) Citrix
7 1 (6.25%) Infoblox
7 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
7 1 (6.25%) JBoss
7 1 (6.25%) HP