Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 38 53
Rank change year-on-year -16 +15 -1
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.25% 3.02% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 18.18% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 8
Kent median daily rate £333 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.31% -10.34% -19.44%
10th Percentile £130 £183 £230
90th Percentile £538 £338 £480
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £23.14 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.85% +22.22% +12.50%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 72 77 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 13.48% 16.59% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 64 31
Kent median daily rate £325 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.33% -
10th Percentile £120 £168 £268
90th Percentile £528 £448 £500
South East median daily rate £396 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +0.25% +5.40% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £14.45 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.79% -61.47% +243.25%
10th Percentile £16.04 £14.45 £26.33
90th Percentile £27.17 £14.45 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £23.09 £32.50
% change year-on-year -24.75% -28.95% +62.50%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018. 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 0 1 - - 2
West Malling - 1 - - 2
Dartford - 1 £200 - 1
Maidstone - 1 - - 3
Sevenoaks - 1 - - 1
DNS
South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) DHCP
3 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 6 (50.00%) Cisco
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) ITIL
4 6 (50.00%) VMware
5 5 (41.67%) IIS
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (33.33%) .NET
6 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 4 (33.33%) HP
6 4 (33.33%) Finance
7 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (25.00%) Firewall
7 3 (25.00%) PRINCE
7 3 (25.00%) SLA
7 3 (25.00%) CCNA
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (25.00%) Driving Licence
7 3 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 2 (16.67%) DevOps

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 5 (41.67%) IIS
2 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (16.67%) Apache
4 2 (16.67%) EPiServer
5 1 (8.33%) JBoss
5 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (16.67%) IaaS
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (16.67%) npm
1 2 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (8.33%) HTTP
4 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) Multicast
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security
4 1 (8.33%) WAAS
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless
4 1 (8.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Bower
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (16.67%) NuGet
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Azure DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Field Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Support
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Field Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Field Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) J2EE
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware
3 1 (8.33%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Solaris
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Microservices
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (8.33%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCNA
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (8.33%) Docker
4 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) ISA Server
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (8.33%) Aruba
4 1 (8.33%) BEA
4 1 (8.33%) Bloomberg
4 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
4 1 (8.33%) Capita
4 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) Riverbed
4 1 (8.33%) Siebel
4 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (8.33%) TIBCO
4 1 (8.33%) TippingPoint