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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 45 60 64
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +4
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.89% 1.19% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.77% 6.59% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 2
Median daily rate £520 £245 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.24% -41.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £215 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £770 £346 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £21.06 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.19% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.50% -11.11%
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
94 182 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.78% 18.07% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 126 78
Median daily rate £425 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 7
Median hourly rate £21.06 £17.77 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.52% -1.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.02 £16.01 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £32.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +4 5 £725 +195.91%
Macclesfield - 2 - - 2
Chester +2 1 £520 -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 13 (65.00%) DHCP
2 11 (55.00%) Firewall
3 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (45.00%) Windows
4 9 (45.00%) LAN
5 8 (40.00%) WAN
6 7 (35.00%) Migration
7 6 (30.00%) Citrix
7 6 (30.00%) Cisco
7 6 (30.00%) Network Design
7 6 (30.00%) VLAN
8 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (25.00%) VPN
8 5 (25.00%) ITIL
8 5 (25.00%) Service Management
8 5 (25.00%) VMware
9 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
9 4 (20.00%) VoIP
9 4 (20.00%) Linux
9 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (20.00%) Network Security
9 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 3 (15.00%) Service Design
10 3 (15.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 3 (15.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 3 (15.00%) Windows 10

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:

Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Project
2 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.00%) Office 365
3 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) DHCP
2 11 (55.00%) Firewall
3 9 (45.00%) LAN
4 8 (40.00%) WAN
5 6 (30.00%) VLAN
6 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (25.00%) VPN
7 4 (20.00%) Network Security
7 4 (20.00%) VoIP
8 3 (15.00%) SAN
8 3 (15.00%) WLAN
9 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (10.00%) IPsec
9 2 (10.00%) LDAP
9 2 (10.00%) MPLS
10 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (5.00%) NAS
10 1 (5.00%) SSH
10 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Check Point Support
5 1 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Security Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (15.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 3 (15.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) NHS
2 2 (10.00%) PKI
2 2 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.00%) CentOS
4 2 (10.00%) Unix
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Migration
2 6 (30.00%) Network Design
3 5 (25.00%) ITIL
3 5 (25.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Service Design
4 3 (15.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps
5 2 (10.00%) ITSM
5 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Validation
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.00%) Process Improvement
6 1 (5.00%) Release Management
6 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.00%) CCIE
4 1 (5.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
2 2 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (15.00%) XenApp
5 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
1 2 (10.00%) WSUS
2 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco
1 6 (30.00%) Citrix
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) AppSense
3 3 (15.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (15.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.00%) RightScale
4 2 (10.00%) Symantec
5 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.00%) F5
5 1 (5.00%) Fujitsu
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) LANDesk
5 1 (5.00%) Lumension
5 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds