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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 70 52 35
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -17
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 23 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.25% 2.37% 4.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.48% 19.17% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 9
Median daily rate £330 £215 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.48% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £16.25 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +23.07%
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
147 120 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.67% 12.37% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 62 54
Median daily rate £400 £438 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +41.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 10
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -32.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 3 £425 - 1
Chester -12 3 £305 +35.55% 1
Runcorn - 1 - -
Sandbach - 1 £300 -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 19 (55.88%) DHCP
2 17 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (47.06%) VMware
4 15 (44.12%) Windows
5 14 (41.18%) Cisco
6 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
7 10 (29.41%) LAN
7 10 (29.41%) Firewall
7 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (26.47%) SCCM
8 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (26.47%) PowerShell
8 9 (26.47%) MS Exchange
8 9 (26.47%) ITIL
9 8 (23.53%) WAN
9 8 (23.53%) Linux
9 8 (23.53%) SSL
9 8 (23.53%) Citrix
9 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (23.53%) MCITP
10 7 (20.59%) Load Balancing
10 7 (20.59%) Migration
10 7 (20.59%) VPN
11 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
11 6 (17.65%) VoIP
11 6 (17.65%) IPsec
11 6 (17.65%) Network Security
11 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
11 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
12 5 (14.71%) Palo Alto

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 9 (26.47%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
3 5 (14.71%) Apache
3 5 (14.71%) IIS
4 3 (8.82%) JBoss
4 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Office 365
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (55.88%) DHCP
2 10 (29.41%) Firewall
2 10 (29.41%) LAN
3 8 (23.53%) SSL
3 8 (23.53%) WAN
4 7 (20.59%) VPN
5 6 (17.65%) IPsec
5 6 (17.65%) Network Security
5 6 (17.65%) VoIP
6 5 (14.71%) SSH
6 5 (14.71%) VLAN
7 4 (11.76%) MPLS
7 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
8 3 (8.82%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (8.82%) IPv6
8 3 (8.82%) SAN
8 3 (8.82%) WLAN
9 2 (5.88%) ISDN
9 2 (5.88%) LDAP
9 2 (5.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (14.71%) Local Government
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Architect
1 6 (17.65%) Network Architect
2 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Designer
4 3 (8.82%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Data Centre Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Data Migration Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Data Migration Lead
5 2 (5.88%) Lead Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Lead Data Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Migration Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Mobile Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Network Security Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Security Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) LAMP
2 3 (8.82%) WAMP
3 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.88%) JSP
4 1 (2.94%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (5.88%) iSeries
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) PMI
3 1 (2.94%) iPad
3 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (23.53%) Linux
4 5 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.82%) AIX
6 3 (8.82%) HPUX
6 3 (8.82%) Solaris
6 3 (8.82%) Unix
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) ITIL
2 7 (20.59%) Load Balancing
2 7 (20.59%) Migration
3 4 (11.76%) Change Control
3 4 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.88%) Capacity Management
4 2 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 2 (5.88%) High Availability
4 2 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (5.88%) Information Security
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (5.88%) Project Management
4 2 (5.88%) Server Hardening
4 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.88%) Test Automation
4 2 (5.88%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 3 (8.82%) Bash Shell
3 3 (8.82%) PHP
4 2 (5.88%) C#
4 2 (5.88%) Java
4 2 (5.88%) Lisp
4 2 (5.88%) Perl
4 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) MCITP
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 5 (14.71%) MCSA
3 4 (11.76%) CCNA
3 4 (11.76%) CCNP
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.82%) MCTS
4 3 (8.82%) RHCE
4 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.94%) CCIE
6 1 (2.94%) Degree
6 1 (2.94%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.82%) UAG
4 3 (8.82%) vSphere
4 3 (8.82%) XenApp
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.88%) Postfix
5 2 (5.88%) Sendmail
5 2 (5.88%) vCloud
5 2 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) SCCM
2 5 (14.71%) Puppet
3 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (5.88%) SCOM
4 2 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (5.88%) yum
5 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) VMware
2 14 (41.18%) Cisco
3 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 8 (23.53%) Citrix
5 5 (14.71%) Palo Alto
5 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
6 4 (11.76%) IBM
7 3 (8.82%) Brocade
7 3 (8.82%) Fortinet
7 3 (8.82%) HP
7 3 (8.82%) Oracle
8 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
8 2 (5.88%) F5
8 2 (5.88%) Intel Security
8 2 (5.88%) Juniper
8 2 (5.88%) MobileIron
8 2 (5.88%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.88%) Symantec
8 2 (5.88%) Trustwave
9 1 (2.94%) LANDesk