The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for DNS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Domain Name System (DNS)
South East / Kent
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 56 30
Rank change year-on-year +33 -26  
Contract jobs citing DNS 21 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.95% 1.25% 3.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 60.00% 10.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 7
Median daily rate £338 £438 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.85% -10.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £250 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £485 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £345 £325
% change year-on-year -2.17% +6.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.38 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.11% -10.00%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 35 60 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 11.59% 12.47% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 49 23
Median daily rate £338 £201 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +68.32% -51.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £195 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £27.38 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Kent

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Kent

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Kent over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Kent

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS 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 25 April 2017. 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 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
Tunbridge Wells +14 6 £338 -
Dartford - 2 £425 - 1
Maidstone - 2 £145 -
Tonbridge +11 1 £525 -
DNS
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, 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 19 (67.86%) Firewall
2 15 (53.57%) VMware
3 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (46.43%) Windows
5 12 (42.86%) LAN
5 12 (42.86%) Cisco
5 12 (42.86%) DHCP
6 11 (39.29%) VMware ESX
7 10 (35.71%) Wireless
7 10 (35.71%) WLAN
8 9 (32.14%) WAN
8 9 (32.14%) ITIL
9 8 (28.57%) Change Management
9 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (28.57%) High Availability
9 8 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
10 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (25.00%) IIS
10 7 (25.00%) CCNA
11 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
11 6 (21.43%) SLA
11 6 (21.43%) Unix
11 6 (21.43%) .NET
11 6 (21.43%) Solaris
11 6 (21.43%) SAN
11 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
11 6 (21.43%) Incident Management
12 5 (17.86%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (17.86%) Reverse Proxy

DNS
Co-occurring 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 (25.00%) IIS
2 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 5 (17.86%) Apache
3 5 (17.86%) EPiServer
3 5 (17.86%) FileNet
4 3 (10.71%) Skype for Business
5 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (10.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (67.86%) Firewall
2 12 (42.86%) DHCP
2 12 (42.86%) LAN
3 10 (35.71%) Wireless
3 10 (35.71%) WLAN
4 9 (32.14%) WAN
5 8 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (21.43%) SAN
7 5 (17.86%) HTTPS
7 5 (17.86%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (14.29%) IPsec
8 4 (14.29%) VPN
9 3 (10.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (10.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (10.71%) Network Security
9 3 (10.71%) Skype
10 2 (7.14%) Cisco IPT
10 2 (7.14%) IP Telephony
10 2 (7.14%) SNMP
10 2 (7.14%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
1 4 (14.29%) Unix Engineer
1 4 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Architect
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco Architect
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco Network Architect
2 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Network Architect
2 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Network Technician
2 3 (10.71%) Solaris Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Unix Systems Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) 802.1X
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Clustering
1 5 (17.86%) Mainframe
1 5 (17.86%) Tandem
2 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.71%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (21.43%) Solaris
3 6 (21.43%) Unix
3 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.57%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL
2 8 (28.57%) Change Management
2 8 (28.57%) High Availability
3 6 (21.43%) Incident Management
4 5 (17.86%) Network Architecture
4 5 (17.86%) Project Management
5 4 (14.29%) Health Informatics
5 4 (14.29%) Informatics
5 4 (14.29%) Line Management
5 4 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 4 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.57%) IT Strategy
7 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.57%) Social Engineering
7 1 (3.57%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 1 (3.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) JCL
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (25.00%) CCNA
3 4 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (7.14%) CCNP
4 2 (7.14%) CISSP
4 2 (7.14%) MCSA
4 2 (7.14%) MCSE
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.57%) CNA
5 1 (3.57%) MCITP
5 1 (3.57%) MCP
5 1 (3.57%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) SLA
2 2 (7.14%) PMO
2 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (39.29%) VMware ESX
3 5 (17.86%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (10.71%) ProxySG
4 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) VMware
2 12 (42.86%) Cisco
3 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
3 5 (17.86%) Citrix
3 5 (17.86%) F5
3 5 (17.86%) Genesys
3 5 (17.86%) Informatica
3 5 (17.86%) Oracle
4 3 (10.71%) Blue Coat
4 3 (10.71%) Juniper
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.71%) Palo Alto
5 2 (7.14%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) Mitel
5 2 (7.14%) Riverbed
5 2 (7.14%) Siemens
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