The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 39 54 63
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +9
Contract jobs citing DNS 26 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.29% 1.99% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.57% 8.77% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 4
Average daily rate
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£256 £375 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.66% +212.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £34.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.82% +15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.25% -
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
140 171 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.70% 22.71% 18.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 68 81
Average daily rate £300 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 12
Average hourly rate £19.50 £35.00 £19.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.28% +81.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £16.84 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
DNS
North West

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 25 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +18 14 £246 - 4
Knutsford +7 4 £370 -7.50%
Warrington -20 1 £175 -
Wilmslow - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 60 (78.95%) DHCP
2 41 (53.95%) Firewall
3 39 (51.32%) Windows
4 31 (40.79%) Active Directory
5 29 (38.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (35.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (31.58%) TCP/IP
8 23 (30.26%) Red Hat
8 23 (30.26%) Configuration Management
8 23 (30.26%) Maven
8 23 (30.26%) CentOS
8 23 (30.26%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (30.26%) Amazon EC2
8 23 (30.26%) Amazon S3
8 23 (30.26%) Amazon AWS
8 23 (30.26%) Open Source
8 23 (30.26%) Puppet
8 23 (30.26%) Hudson
8 23 (30.26%) Route 53
8 23 (30.26%) Jenkins
8 23 (30.26%) Amazon ELB
8 23 (30.26%) Vagrant
9 22 (28.95%) DevOps
10 21 (27.63%) RightScale
10 21 (27.63%) LAN
11 20 (26.32%) VMware
12 19 (25.00%) IIS
13 17 (22.37%) WAN
13 17 (22.37%) Clustering
13 17 (22.37%) Hyper-V

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 19 (25.00%) IIS
2 15 (19.74%) SharePoint
3 10 (13.16%) Tomcat
3 10 (13.16%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (10.53%) MS Exchange
5 7 (9.21%) Apache
5 7 (9.21%) WebSphere
5 7 (9.21%) Jetty
5 7 (9.21%) nginx
5 7 (9.21%) OpenStack
6 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.95%) Lync
8 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.32%) CMS
9 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.32%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Office
2 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.32%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 23 (30.26%) Amazon EC2
1 23 (30.26%) Amazon S3
1 23 (30.26%) Amazon AWS
1 23 (30.26%) Route 53
1 23 (30.26%) Amazon ELB
2 12 (15.79%) SaaS
2 12 (15.79%) PaaS
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 60 (78.95%) DHCP
2 41 (53.95%) Firewall
3 24 (31.58%) TCP/IP
4 21 (27.63%) LAN
5 17 (22.37%) WAN
6 14 (18.42%) SAN
7 12 (15.79%) HTTP
7 12 (15.79%) VLAN
8 9 (11.84%) Internet
9 7 (9.21%) VPN
9 7 (9.21%) NetScaler
10 5 (6.58%) Structured Cabling
10 5 (6.58%) DMZ
10 5 (6.58%) BGP
10 5 (6.58%) Wireless
11 4 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
12 3 (3.95%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (3.95%) EIGRP
12 3 (3.95%) OSPF
12 3 (3.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
1 9 (11.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (9.21%) Big Data
3 7 (9.21%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (30.26%) Maven
1 23 (30.26%) Hudson
1 23 (30.26%) Jenkins
2 7 (9.21%) JUnit
2 7 (9.21%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.32%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.32%) JMeter
3 1 (1.32%) LoadUI
3 1 (1.32%) OpenSTA
General
1 7 (9.21%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.26%) Local Government
3 3 (3.95%) Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (18.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (13.16%) Analyst
3 9 (11.84%) Network Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Wintel Analyst
5 3 (3.95%) Storage Manager
5 3 (3.95%) Server Engineer
5 3 (3.95%) Security Consultant
5 3 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (3.95%) Consultant
5 3 (3.95%) Support Analyst
5 3 (3.95%) Architect
6 2 (2.63%) Project Manager
6 2 (2.63%) Support Engineer
6 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (2.63%) Senior Manager
6 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (2.63%) Administrator
6 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (2.63%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.84%) .NET
2 7 (9.21%) Servlets
3 4 (5.26%) JSP
4 3 (3.95%) LAMP
5 1 (1.32%) Spring
5 1 (1.32%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.32%) HTML
5 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.32%) Struts
5 1 (1.32%) Web Services
5 1 (1.32%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 23 (30.26%) Open Source
2 17 (22.37%) Clustering
3 6 (7.89%) Firmware
4 3 (3.95%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.95%) Replication
5 2 (2.63%) EqualLogic
5 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.32%) NHS
6 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.32%) iPhone
6 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.32%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.32%) iPad
6 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 39 (51.32%) Windows
2 29 (38.16%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (35.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (30.26%) CentOS
5 16 (21.05%) Linux
6 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.95%) UNIX
8 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.26%) Configuration Management
1 23 (30.26%) Continuous Integration
2 22 (28.95%) DevOps
3 13 (17.11%) Load Balancing
4 11 (14.47%) Migration
5 10 (13.16%) Incident Management
5 10 (13.16%) ITIL
6 8 (10.53%) Performance Testing
7 7 (9.21%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (9.21%) JVM Tuning
8 5 (6.58%) Capacity Management
8 5 (6.58%) Problem Management
8 5 (6.58%) Project Management
8 5 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.95%) Web Development
9 3 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.95%) Information Security
9 3 (3.95%) Change Management
9 3 (3.95%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (3.95%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) SQL
1 13 (17.11%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.53%) Java
3 7 (9.21%) Ruby
4 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) MCSE
1 8 (10.53%) CCNP
1 8 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (10.53%) MCITP
2 7 (9.21%) MCTS
3 4 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.95%) CCIP
5 1 (1.32%) ISEB
5 1 (1.32%) PMP
5 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.74%) QA
System Software
1 31 (40.79%) Active Directory
2 17 (22.37%) Hyper-V
3 9 (11.84%) VMware ESX
4 7 (9.21%) XenApp
4 7 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.63%) vSphere
5 2 (2.63%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.32%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.32%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 23 (30.26%) Puppet
1 23 (30.26%) Vagrant
2 11 (14.47%) SCCM
3 8 (10.53%) SCOM
4 6 (7.89%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.95%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.63%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.63%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (30.26%) Red Hat
2 21 (27.63%) RightScale
3 20 (26.32%) VMware
4 14 (18.42%) Cisco
5 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
6 12 (15.79%) Citrix
7 7 (9.21%) HP
7 7 (9.21%) F5
8 5 (6.58%) Dell
8 5 (6.58%) Juniper
9 4 (5.26%) NetApp
9 4 (5.26%) Blue Coat
10 3 (3.95%) Riverbed
10 3 (3.95%) EMC
10 3 (3.95%) Akamai
11 2 (2.63%) SAP
11 2 (2.63%) IBM
11 2 (2.63%) McAfee
12 1 (1.32%) FatWire
12 1 (1.32%) Symantec
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