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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 36 56 67
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +11
Contract jobs citing DNS 28 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.55% 1.86% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.86% 9.50% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 1
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£310 £260 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +116.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
Average hourly rate £18.25 £33.28 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
141 179 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.89% 19.63% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 89 81
Average daily rate £323 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £226 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 10
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £14.50 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +14 11 £331 +47.22%
Knutsford +14 4 £475 +61.01% 1
Runcorn -3 3 £430 -
Warrington - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Crewe - - - -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 47 (68.12%) DHCP
2 43 (62.32%) Windows
3 40 (57.97%) Active Directory
4 34 (49.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (43.48%) TCP/IP
7 26 (37.68%) IIS
7 26 (37.68%) Clustering
8 25 (36.23%) Firewall
9 22 (31.88%) PowerShell
10 21 (30.43%) SharePoint
11 19 (27.54%) Red Hat
11 19 (27.54%) Configuration Management
12 18 (26.09%) CentOS
13 17 (24.64%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (24.64%) Load Balancing
13 17 (24.64%) .NET
13 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
14 16 (23.19%) Maven
14 16 (23.19%) SQL Server 2005
14 16 (23.19%) Hyper-V
14 16 (23.19%) Amazon EC2
14 16 (23.19%) Amazon S3
14 16 (23.19%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (23.19%) Amazon AWS
14 16 (23.19%) Open Source
14 16 (23.19%) RightScale
14 16 (23.19%) Puppet
14 16 (23.19%) Hudson
14 16 (23.19%) Route 53

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 26 (37.68%) IIS
2 21 (30.43%) SharePoint
3 14 (20.29%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (10.14%) MS Exchange
5 6 (8.70%) Tomcat
6 4 (5.80%) nginx
6 4 (5.80%) Jetty
6 4 (5.80%) OpenStack
6 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (5.80%) WebSphere
6 4 (5.80%) Apache
7 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.90%) Lync
7 2 (2.90%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.45%) CMS
8 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.45%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Office
2 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 16 (23.19%) Amazon EC2
1 16 (23.19%) Amazon S3
1 16 (23.19%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (23.19%) Route 53
1 16 (23.19%) Amazon ELB
2 14 (20.29%) SaaS
2 14 (20.29%) PaaS
3 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (68.12%) DHCP
2 30 (43.48%) TCP/IP
3 25 (36.23%) Firewall
4 11 (15.94%) SAN
4 11 (15.94%) LAN
5 10 (14.49%) WAN
6 6 (8.70%) HTTP
7 5 (7.25%) Internet
7 5 (7.25%) VLAN
8 3 (4.35%) SSL
9 2 (2.90%) SMTP
10 1 (1.45%) LDAP
10 1 (1.45%) DMZ
10 1 (1.45%) SNMP
10 1 (1.45%) VPN
10 1 (1.45%) BGP
10 1 (1.45%) Wireless
10 1 (1.45%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.45%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (1.45%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.64%) SQL Server 2008
1 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
2 16 (23.19%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.80%) Big Data
3 4 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (23.19%) Maven
1 16 (23.19%) Hudson
1 16 (23.19%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.80%) Cucumber
2 4 (5.80%) JUnit
3 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.45%) JMeter
4 1 (1.45%) OpenSTA
4 1 (1.45%) LoadUI
General
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Local Government
2 4 (5.80%) Banking
2 4 (5.80%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (18.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (13.04%) Analyst
3 7 (10.14%) Administrator
4 6 (8.70%) Wintel Analyst
4 6 (8.70%) SharePoint Administrator
5 4 (5.80%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (5.80%) Developer
5 4 (5.80%) Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Security Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Architect
6 3 (4.35%) UNIX Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Wintel Support Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Server Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Wintel Support
7 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.64%) .NET
2 4 (5.80%) JSP
2 4 (5.80%) Servlets
3 3 (4.35%) LAMP
4 1 (1.45%) Flash
4 1 (1.45%) HTML
4 1 (1.45%) Struts
4 1 (1.45%) Web Services
4 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.45%) Spring
4 1 (1.45%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (37.68%) Clustering
2 16 (23.19%) Open Source
2 16 (23.19%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.90%) Replication
4 2 (2.90%) Firmware
5 1 (1.45%) NHS
5 1 (1.45%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (62.32%) Windows
2 34 (49.28%) Windows Server 2003
3 33 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (26.09%) CentOS
5 11 (15.94%) Linux
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.35%) Solaris
7 3 (4.35%) UNIX
7 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.90%) AIX
9 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) Configuration Management
2 17 (24.64%) Load Balancing
3 16 (23.19%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (23.19%) DevOps
4 8 (11.59%) Migration
4 8 (11.59%) ITIL
5 7 (10.14%) Capacity Management
6 5 (7.25%) Incident Management
6 5 (7.25%) High Availability
6 5 (7.25%) Performance Testing
7 4 (5.80%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.80%) JVM Tuning
7 4 (5.80%) Project Management
8 3 (4.35%) Change Management
8 3 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.35%) Information Security
8 3 (4.35%) Web Development
8 3 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.35%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.88%) PowerShell
2 14 (20.29%) SQL
3 5 (7.25%) Java
4 4 (5.80%) Ruby
5 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) MCTS
1 12 (17.39%) MCSE
1 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (17.39%) MCITP
2 3 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) PMP
3 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.45%) CCNP
3 1 (1.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.84%) QA
System Software
1 40 (57.97%) Active Directory
2 16 (23.19%) Hyper-V
3 8 (11.59%) VMware ESX
4 5 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.25%) XenApp
5 2 (2.90%) vSphere
5 2 (2.90%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.45%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.45%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 16 (23.19%) Puppet
1 16 (23.19%) Vagrant
2 12 (17.39%) SCCM
3 9 (13.04%) SCOM
4 3 (4.35%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.45%) WSUS
6 1 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.45%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 19 (27.54%) Red Hat
2 16 (23.19%) RightScale
3 15 (21.74%) VMware
4 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
5 6 (8.70%) Cisco
5 6 (8.70%) Citrix
6 3 (4.35%) HP
6 3 (4.35%) Akamai
7 2 (2.90%) McAfee
7 2 (2.90%) Dell
7 2 (2.90%) IBM
8 1 (1.45%) SAP
8 1 (1.45%) Symantec
8 1 (1.45%) Juniper
8 1 (1.45%) NetApp
8 1 (1.45%) Adobe
8 1 (1.45%) FatWire
8 1 (1.45%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.45%) F5
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