The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 54 29 56
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +27
Contract jobs citing DNS 26 50 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.62% 6.07% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.57% 35.21% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 2
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£225 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £226 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £370 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 £28.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.13% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
DNS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
140 142 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.11% 17.23% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 53 50
Average daily rate £425 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £500 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 10
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.53% -21.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £18.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Cheshire region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
Chester -24 9 £225 -30.76% 1
Warrington 0 5 - - 3
Crewe - 5 - -
Runcorn - 1 - - 3
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 27 (81.82%) DHCP
2 17 (51.52%) Windows
3 14 (42.42%) Firewall
4 11 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 10 (30.30%) VMware
5 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
5 10 (30.30%) Citrix
6 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
7 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
7 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
7 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (21.21%) XenApp
7 7 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (21.21%) SLA
7 7 (21.21%) ITIL
8 6 (18.18%) HTML
8 6 (18.18%) Broadband
8 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 6 (18.18%) Internet
8 6 (18.18%) Blackberry
8 6 (18.18%) XenDesktop
8 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
8 6 (18.18%) iPhone
8 6 (18.18%) Smartphone
8 6 (18.18%) Migration
8 6 (18.18%) Device Driver
8 6 (18.18%) iPad
8 6 (18.18%) Puppet
9 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.06%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.03%) Jetty
4 1 (3.03%) nginx
4 1 (3.03%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.12%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (12.12%) Amazon S3
2 4 (12.12%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (12.12%) Route 53
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
3 1 (3.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (81.82%) DHCP
2 14 (42.42%) Firewall
3 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
4 6 (18.18%) Broadband
4 6 (18.18%) Internet
5 5 (15.15%) VPN
6 4 (12.12%) LAN
6 4 (12.12%) VLAN
7 3 (9.09%) Network Security
7 3 (9.09%) SAN
7 3 (9.09%) WAN
7 3 (9.09%) HTTP
8 1 (3.03%) tcpdump
8 1 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (3.03%) SSH
8 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
8 1 (3.03%) NAS
8 1 (3.03%) IPv4
8 1 (3.03%) OSPF
8 1 (3.03%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Big Data
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Maven
1 4 (12.12%) Hudson
1 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.03%) MSI
2 1 (3.03%) JUnit
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
1 4 (12.12%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Service Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Project Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Network Technician
4 3 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Wintel Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Technician
6 1 (3.03%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Technician
6 1 (3.03%) DevOps Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Blackberry
1 6 (18.18%) iPhone
1 6 (18.18%) Smartphone
1 6 (18.18%) Device Driver
1 6 (18.18%) iPad
2 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.12%) CentOS
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 7 (21.21%) ITIL
3 6 (18.18%) Migration
4 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
4 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (12.12%) Open Source
4 4 (12.12%) Auto-Scaling
5 3 (9.09%) DevOps
5 3 (9.09%) SIEM
5 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
5 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 3 (9.09%) Project Management
6 2 (6.06%) Web Development
6 2 (6.06%) Workflow
6 2 (6.06%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.06%) Information Security
6 2 (6.06%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.03%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (3.03%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.09%) Ruby
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
3 1 (3.03%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
1 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
1 7 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.12%) CCNA
3 3 (9.09%) CCNP
4 2 (6.06%) MCSE
4 2 (6.06%) MCP
4 2 (6.06%) CISSP
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.06%) A+ Certification
4 2 (6.06%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) MCITP
4 2 (6.06%) CEH
5 1 (3.03%) PMP
5 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.03%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) SLA
2 3 (9.09%) QA
3 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.21%) XenApp
3 6 (18.18%) XenDesktop
4 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
6 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (3.03%) iptables
7 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.03%) Samba
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
7 1 (3.03%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) Puppet
2 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 4 (12.12%) Vagrant
3 2 (6.06%) SCOM
3 2 (6.06%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.03%) Opsview
4 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.03%) MOM
4 1 (3.03%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) VMware
1 10 (30.30%) Citrix
2 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.12%) Cisco
3 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
4 3 (9.09%) ArcSight
5 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.06%) Symantec
5 2 (6.06%) HP
5 2 (6.06%) RightScale
6 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.03%) NetApp
6 1 (3.03%) Sun
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