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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 37 33 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing DNS 1 5 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.35% 1.82% 6.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.86% 11.63% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 16
Average daily rate
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- £300 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +62.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+29.44% -3.43%
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 43 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 12.11% 15.69% 25.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 37
Average daily rate £450 £313 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% +92.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £250 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 29
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 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
Maidstone - - - -
Stansted - - - -
West Malling - - - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) Advertising
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (50.00%) Change Management
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (50.00%) XenApp
3 4 (50.00%) vSphere
3 4 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (37.50%) UNIX
4 3 (37.50%) CCNP
4 3 (37.50%) CCNA
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) IIS
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) HP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (25.00%) IIS
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (50.00%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (25.00%) VLAN
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
6 1 (12.50%) VPN
6 1 (12.50%) LDAP
General
1 5 (62.50%) Advertising
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Network Support
2 2 (25.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) HACMP
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) AIX
4 1 (12.50%) Solaris
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Information Governance
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) CCNA
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) XenApp
1 4 (50.00%) vSphere
1 4 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (12.50%) NFS
4 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
1 2 (25.00%) HP SIM
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Veeam
5 1 (12.50%) Intel
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) Veritas