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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 39 39 34
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing DNS 2 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.62% 2.55% 4.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.00% 14.29% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 6
Median daily rate £425 £513 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +66.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+31.76% +32.81%
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
50 49 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.48% 17.88% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 29 29
Median daily rate £325 £488 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +39.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £185 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £550 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £20.83 £13.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.20% -22.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 12 (80.00%) Perl
1 12 (80.00%) LDAP
2 11 (73.33%) Finance
3 10 (66.67%) Unix
4 9 (60.00%) Windows
4 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (53.33%) SQL
5 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (46.67%) VMware
6 7 (46.67%) .NET
6 7 (46.67%) IIS
6 7 (46.67%) Linux
6 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
6 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
6 7 (46.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
7 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (40.00%) SCOrch
7 6 (40.00%) Puppet
7 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (40.00%) SCCM
7 6 (40.00%) SCOM
7 6 (40.00%) WSUS
7 6 (40.00%) Citrix
7 6 (40.00%) Veritas
7 6 (40.00%) HACMP
7 6 (40.00%) Python
7 6 (40.00%) DHCP
7 6 (40.00%) NFS
7 6 (40.00%) Firewall

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 7 (46.67%) IIS
2 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) Apache
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Google Apps
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) LDAP
2 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
3 6 (40.00%) DHCP
3 6 (40.00%) Firewall
4 3 (20.00%) SAN
4 3 (20.00%) VLAN
4 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 4 (26.67%) Unix Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Unix Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) AIX Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Exchange Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Unix Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) HACMP
2 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (26.67%) Clustering
4 3 (20.00%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Unix
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 7 (46.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (26.67%) Solaris
5 3 (20.00%) AIX
6 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Contingency Planning
1 5 (33.33%) DevOps
1 5 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Line Management
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Investment Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) Perl
2 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
4 6 (40.00%) Python
5 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (6.67%) Java
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) NFS
2 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 4 (26.67%) XenServer
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 6 (40.00%) Puppet
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
1 6 (40.00%) SCOM
1 6 (40.00%) SCOrch
1 6 (40.00%) WSUS
2 3 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (20.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) Citrix
3 6 (40.00%) Veritas
4 5 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (26.67%) Dell
6 1 (6.67%) Ektron
6 1 (6.67%) Google
6 1 (6.67%) iManage
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle
6 1 (6.67%) Siebel
6 1 (6.67%) Symantec