The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 60 70 36
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -34
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 12 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.38% 1.04% 3.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 7.10% 21.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 16
Median daily rate £460 £305 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.81% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £226 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £643 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Median hourly rate - £17.33 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £21.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+28.91% +19.58%
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
121 169 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.20% 14.68% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 112 65
Median daily rate £425 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 22 21
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.33 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.87% -8.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington +9 4 £725 +141.66%
Chester +5 3 £520 -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (40.91%) ITIL
3 9 (40.91%) DHCP
4 8 (36.36%) Linux
4 8 (36.36%) VMware
4 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (31.82%) Migration
5 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
5 7 (31.82%) Firewall
6 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
6 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (27.27%) Puppet
7 5 (22.73%) Office 365
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
7 5 (22.73%) XenApp
7 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (22.73%) Citrix
7 5 (22.73%) Project Management
7 5 (22.73%) Unix
8 4 (18.18%) Apache
8 4 (18.18%) LDAP
8 4 (18.18%) LAN
8 4 (18.18%) WAN
8 4 (18.18%) Service Management
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (18.18%) AppSense
8 4 (18.18%) MCITP
8 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 4 (18.18%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) IIS
2 2 (9.09%) JBoss
2 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) MS Project
1 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (22.73%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) DHCP
2 7 (31.82%) Firewall
3 4 (18.18%) LAN
3 4 (18.18%) LDAP
3 4 (18.18%) WAN
4 3 (13.64%) Network Security
4 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.64%) WLAN
5 2 (9.09%) Internet
5 2 (9.09%) MPLS
5 2 (9.09%) SAN
5 2 (9.09%) SSL
6 1 (4.55%) 802.15
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.55%) IPv6
6 1 (4.55%) VLAN
6 1 (4.55%) VoIP
6 1 (4.55%) Wireless
6 1 (4.55%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
1 2 (9.09%) Local Government
1 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Design Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Enterprise Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Virtualisation Architect
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
1 2 (9.09%) 802.1X
1 2 (9.09%) JSP
1 2 (9.09%) LAMP
1 2 (9.09%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Fat Client
1 3 (13.64%) Hybrid Cloud
1 3 (13.64%) Thin Client
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) PKI
2 2 (9.09%) PMI
2 2 (9.09%) Replication
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Linux
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (22.73%) Unix
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
4 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (13.64%) AIX
5 3 (13.64%) HPUX
5 3 (13.64%) Solaris
5 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
5 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (9.09%) CentOS
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 7 (31.82%) Migration
3 5 (22.73%) Project Management
4 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 4 (18.18%) Service Management
5 3 (13.64%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (13.64%) Network Design
5 3 (13.64%) Service Design
5 3 (13.64%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
6 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 2 (9.09%) DevOps
6 2 (9.09%) ITSM
6 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.09%) Security Management
6 2 (9.09%) Server Hardening
6 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.09%) Validation
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
1 2 (9.09%) Java
1 2 (9.09%) PHP
1 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) MCITP
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (9.09%) MCSA
3 2 (9.09%) MCTS
3 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
3 2 (9.09%) RHCE
3 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.55%) CCIE
4 1 (4.55%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) CCNP
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
2 2 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (22.73%) XenApp
4 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (13.64%) VMware ESX
5 2 (9.09%) UAG
5 2 (9.09%) vCloud
6 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) Puppet
2 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (9.09%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) WSUS
2 2 (9.09%) yum
3 1 (4.55%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) VMware
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 5 (22.73%) Citrix
5 4 (18.18%) AppSense
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle
7 2 (9.09%) Brocade
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco
7 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
7 2 (9.09%) HP
7 2 (9.09%) RightScale
8 1 (4.55%) Fujitsu
8 1 (4.55%) LANDesk
8 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.55%) Symantec