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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 37 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.47% 0.73% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.43% 4.08% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
Average daily rate £450 £450 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +51.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £450 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-12.45% +42.78%
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
35 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.04% 17.95% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 12
Average daily rate £240 £450 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +52.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £467 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £11.46 £10.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.14% -53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Kent region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Tonbridge - 2 £438 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (66.67%) Perl
1 8 (66.67%) LDAP
1 8 (66.67%) DHCP
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) HP
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) .NET
3 6 (50.00%) IIS
3 6 (50.00%) Unix
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (50.00%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) WSUS
4 5 (41.67%) SCCM
4 5 (41.67%) SCOM
4 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
4 5 (41.67%) SCOrch
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (33.33%) Citrix
5 4 (33.33%) VMware ESX
6 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 3 (25.00%) Clustering
6 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (25.00%) Veritas
6 3 (25.00%) DMZ

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) DHCP
1 8 (66.67%) LDAP
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) DMZ
3 3 (25.00%) Internet
3 3 (25.00%) LAN
3 3 (25.00%) Network Security
3 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (16.67%) VLAN
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) LAN Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
1 3 (25.00%) HACMP
2 2 (16.67%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Unix
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Solaris
6 1 (8.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (16.67%) DevOps
2 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Line Management
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Perl
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
4 3 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (8.33%) Java
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 3 (25.00%) NFS
4 3 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (25.00%) XenServer
5 2 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 5 (41.67%) SCCM
1 5 (41.67%) SCOM
1 5 (41.67%) SCOrch
1 5 (41.67%) WSUS
2 3 (25.00%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (25.00%) Puppet
3 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (8.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) HP
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco
5 3 (25.00%) Dell
5 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (25.00%) Veritas
6 1 (8.33%) Ektron
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (8.33%) Siebel
6 1 (8.33%) Symantec