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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 58 49 43
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.15% 2.24% 3.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.92% 19.63% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 13
Median daily rate £365 £215 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.76% -18.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £214 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £339 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.05% +8.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
+58.33% +8.27%
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
130 107 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.67% 11.40% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 58 62
Median daily rate £400 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 18 13
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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
Chester -9 3 £400 +77.77%
Warrington 0 2 £425 -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Sandbach - 1 £300 -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) DHCP
2 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
3 12 (52.17%) VMware
4 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
4 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (39.13%) ITIL
6 8 (34.78%) Cisco
6 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
7 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
7 7 (30.43%) MCITP
7 7 (30.43%) SCCM
8 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
8 6 (26.09%) Linux
8 6 (26.09%) Citrix
9 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
9 5 (21.74%) VoIP
9 5 (21.74%) WAN
9 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
9 5 (21.74%) Apache
9 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (21.74%) Puppet
9 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
10 4 (17.39%) Office 365
10 4 (17.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
10 4 (17.39%) Migration
10 4 (17.39%) Local Government

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 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) Apache
2 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
3 4 (17.39%) IIS
4 3 (13.04%) JBoss
4 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) DHCP
2 5 (21.74%) VoIP
2 5 (21.74%) WAN
3 4 (17.39%) LAN
4 3 (13.04%) Firewall
4 3 (13.04%) SSL
4 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.04%) WLAN
5 2 (8.70%) Internet
5 2 (8.70%) ISDN
5 2 (8.70%) LDAP
5 2 (8.70%) MPLS
5 2 (8.70%) SAN
6 1 (4.35%) 802.15
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.35%) IPv6
6 1 (4.35%) SMTP
6 1 (4.35%) VLAN
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless
6 1 (4.35%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (17.39%) Local Government
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Designer
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) LAMP
2 3 (13.04%) WAMP
3 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.70%) JSP
4 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.70%) PMI
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) iPad
2 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (26.09%) Linux
4 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
5 4 (17.39%) Unix
6 3 (13.04%) AIX
6 3 (13.04%) HPUX
6 3 (13.04%) Solaris
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
3 4 (17.39%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
5 2 (8.70%) Network Design
5 2 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.70%) Security Management
5 2 (8.70%) Server Hardening
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.35%) High Availability
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (4.35%) V-Model
6 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
2 3 (13.04%) PHP
3 2 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) MCITP
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (17.39%) MCSA
3 3 (13.04%) CCNA
3 3 (13.04%) CCNP
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (13.04%) MCTS
3 3 (13.04%) RHCE
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
4 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) CCIE
5 1 (4.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 3 (13.04%) UAG
4 3 (13.04%) vSphere
4 3 (13.04%) XenApp
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (8.70%) vCloud
5 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (4.35%) Postfix
6 1 (4.35%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) SCCM
2 5 (21.74%) Puppet
3 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (8.70%) SCOM
4 2 (8.70%) yum
5 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) VMware
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 8 (34.78%) Cisco
4 6 (26.09%) Citrix
5 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
6 3 (13.04%) Brocade
6 3 (13.04%) HP
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle
7 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.35%) AppSense
8 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
8 1 (4.35%) Intel Security
8 1 (4.35%) LANDesk
8 1 (4.35%) MobileIron
8 1 (4.35%) Symantec
8 1 (4.35%) Trustwave