Period
to 23 July 2017

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 6 months to 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 64 49
Rank change year-on-year +24 -15 -4
Contract jobs citing DNS 26 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.81% 1.43% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.14% 10.68% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 11
Kent median daily rate £338 £252 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.16% -48.40% +56.00%
10th Percentile £185 £174 £248
90th Percentile £538 £476 £575
South East median daily rate £369 £342 £375
% change year-on-year +7.82% -8.80% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £27.38 - -
South East median hourly rate £27.38 £35.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -22.87% +36.54% +67.74%

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 74 103 85
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 13.70% 13.39% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 78 49
Kent median daily rate £375 £328 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.50% -22.94% +16.44%
10th Percentile £150 £172 £179
90th Percentile £538 £750 £543
South East median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
Kent median hourly rate £27.38 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.55% +128.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £19.72 £24.46 £10.45
90th Percentile £77.49 £54.20 £37.75
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% +5.77% +48.57%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 6 months to 23 July 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 6 months to 23 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells +17 6 £338 -
Dartford - 4 £425 - 1
Maidstone - 3 £145 -
Tonbridge +12 1 £525 -
DNS
South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 21 (80.77%) Firewall
2 16 (61.54%) DHCP
2 16 (61.54%) Cisco
3 15 (57.69%) LAN
4 14 (53.85%) VMware
5 13 (50.00%) Wireless
5 13 (50.00%) WLAN
6 12 (46.15%) WAN
6 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (42.31%) CCNA
8 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
8 10 (38.46%) IIS
8 10 (38.46%) ITIL
9 9 (34.62%) Windows
9 9 (34.62%) Change Management
9 9 (34.62%) High Availability
9 9 (34.62%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (30.77%) CheckPoint
10 8 (30.77%) .NET
11 7 (26.92%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (26.92%) IPsec
12 6 (23.08%) Network Security
12 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (23.08%) Citrix
12 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
13 5 (19.23%) CCNP
13 5 (19.23%) HTTPS
13 5 (19.23%) SLA
13 5 (19.23%) CISSP
13 5 (19.23%) HP

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 10 (38.46%) IIS
2 5 (19.23%) Apache
2 5 (19.23%) EPiServer
2 5 (19.23%) FileNet
2 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
3 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
4 3 (11.54%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (11.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (80.77%) Firewall
2 16 (61.54%) DHCP
3 15 (57.69%) LAN
4 13 (50.00%) Wireless
4 13 (50.00%) WLAN
5 12 (46.15%) WAN
6 9 (34.62%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (26.92%) IPsec
8 6 (23.08%) Network Security
9 5 (19.23%) HTTPS
9 5 (19.23%) IP Telephony
9 5 (19.23%) MPLS
9 5 (19.23%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (15.38%) 802.11
10 4 (15.38%) Cisco IPT
10 4 (15.38%) DPNSS
10 4 (15.38%) QSIG
10 4 (15.38%) SNMP
10 4 (15.38%) Telepresence
11 3 (11.54%) Skype
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Applications Specialist
1 4 (15.38%) Network Technician
1 4 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Architect
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco Architect
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco Network Architect
2 3 (11.54%) Designer
2 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Network Architect
2 3 (11.54%) Network Designer
2 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Security Designer
2 3 (11.54%) Solutions Designer
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Applications Support
3 2 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Network Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
2 5 (19.23%) 802.1X
3 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Clustering
1 5 (19.23%) Mainframe
1 5 (19.23%) Tandem
2 3 (11.54%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Solaris
3 2 (7.69%) Unix
3 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.85%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) Change Management
2 9 (34.62%) High Availability
3 5 (19.23%) Network Architecture
3 5 (19.23%) Programme Management
3 5 (19.23%) Project Management
4 4 (15.38%) Health Informatics
4 4 (15.38%) Informatics
4 4 (15.38%) Line Management
4 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.85%) CRM
6 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.85%) ITSM
6 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.85%) Server Building
6 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) JCL
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (42.31%) CCNA
3 5 (19.23%) CCNP
3 5 (19.23%) CISSP
4 4 (15.38%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) CNA
5 1 (3.85%) MCITP
5 1 (3.85%) MCP
5 1 (3.85%) MCSA
5 1 (3.85%) MCSE
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.85%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) SLA
2 4 (15.38%) QA
3 3 (11.54%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (19.23%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (15.38%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (11.54%) ProxySG
7 1 (3.85%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Cisco
2 14 (53.85%) VMware
3 8 (30.77%) CheckPoint
4 6 (23.08%) Citrix
4 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 5 (19.23%) F5
5 5 (19.23%) Genesys
5 5 (19.23%) HP
5 5 (19.23%) Informatica
5 5 (19.23%) Mitel
5 5 (19.23%) Oracle
6 4 (15.38%) Riverbed
7 3 (11.54%) Blue Coat
7 3 (11.54%) Juniper
7 3 (11.54%) Palo Alto
7 3 (11.54%) Siemens
8 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
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