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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 57 39 47
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Contract jobs citing DNS 15 34 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.76% 4.33% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.64% 28.81% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 3
Average daily rate
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£301 £333 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.39% +33.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £223 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £418 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+48.43% +3.22%
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
141 118 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.53% 15.01% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 37 46
Average daily rate £388 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £133 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 14
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 30 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. 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
Warrington -4 4 - -
Chester -19 2 £463 +34.05% 2
Crewe - 2 - - 1
Macclesfield - 1 £203 -
Wilmslow - 1 - - 3
Northwich - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 15 (88.24%) DHCP
2 11 (64.71%) Firewall
3 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) Citrix
4 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
5 5 (29.41%) VPN
5 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (29.41%) Puppet
6 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
6 4 (23.53%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (23.53%) Vagrant
6 4 (23.53%) DevOps
6 4 (23.53%) Auto-Scaling
6 4 (23.53%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (23.53%) Amazon S3
6 4 (23.53%) XenApp
6 4 (23.53%) CentOS
6 4 (23.53%) Open Source
6 4 (23.53%) Hudson
6 4 (23.53%) Route 53
6 4 (23.53%) Maven
6 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
6 4 (23.53%) VLAN
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
6 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
7 3 (17.65%) VMware
7 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
7 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 2 (11.76%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.88%) Jetty
2 1 (5.88%) nginx
2 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (23.53%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (23.53%) Amazon S3
2 4 (23.53%) Route 53
2 4 (23.53%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (5.88%) SaaS
3 1 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) DHCP
2 11 (64.71%) Firewall
3 5 (29.41%) VPN
4 4 (23.53%) VLAN
5 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
5 3 (17.65%) Broadband
5 3 (17.65%) LAN
5 3 (17.65%) WAN
6 2 (11.76%) HTTP
6 2 (11.76%) SAN
6 2 (11.76%) Internet
6 2 (11.76%) Network Security
7 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
7 1 (5.88%) NAS
7 1 (5.88%) tcpdump
7 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (5.88%) SSH
7 1 (5.88%) LDAP
7 1 (5.88%) SSL
7 1 (5.88%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Maven
1 4 (23.53%) Hudson
1 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.88%) JUnit
2 1 (5.88%) MSI
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Analyst
1 3 (17.65%) Service Analyst
1 3 (17.65%) Network Technician
1 3 (17.65%) Service Desk Analyst
1 3 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Applications Packager
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.88%) Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Technician
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Technician
3 1 (5.88%) DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) Servlets
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Open Source
2 3 (17.65%) iPad
2 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 3 (17.65%) Smartphone
2 3 (17.65%) iPhone
3 2 (11.76%) Device Driver
4 1 (5.88%) Replication
4 1 (5.88%) Clustering
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) CentOS
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
1 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
1 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (23.53%) DevOps
1 4 (23.53%) Auto-Scaling
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.88%) Validation
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) SIEM
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) JVM Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Java
1 2 (11.76%) Python
1 2 (11.76%) Ruby
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) HNC
4 1 (5.88%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 2 (11.76%) SLA
3 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) XenApp
3 3 (17.65%) XenDesktop
4 2 (11.76%) Terminal Services
4 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.88%) NFS
5 1 (5.88%) Samba
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.88%) iptables
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Puppet
2 4 (23.53%) Vagrant
3 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.88%) Opsview
4 1 (5.88%) MOM
4 1 (5.88%) Nagios
4 1 (5.88%) WSUS
4 1 (5.88%) SCCM
4 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Citrix
2 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) RightScale
4 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.88%) ArcSight
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
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