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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 42 65 65
Rank change year-on-year
+23 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 33 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.51% 0.66% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.92% 3.25% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 6
Average daily rate £425 £338 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +2.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £394 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.38 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-14.43% +46.09%
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
195 154 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.72% 20.24% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 83 70
Average daily rate £488 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £203 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £16.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.45 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 22 £538 -
Chester - 5 £250 - 1
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 34 (70.83%) DHCP
2 23 (47.92%) Firewall
3 21 (43.75%) VPN
4 20 (41.67%) Cisco
5 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 17 (35.42%) LAN
7 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 15 (31.25%) VMware
9 14 (29.17%) SSH
9 14 (29.17%) Network Security
9 14 (29.17%) SSL
10 13 (27.08%) IPsec
10 13 (27.08%) Palo Alto
11 12 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 12 (25.00%) Citrix
11 12 (25.00%) Windows
12 11 (22.92%) ITIL
12 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
13 10 (20.83%) Migration
13 10 (20.83%) VLAN
13 10 (20.83%) WAN
14 9 (18.75%) MS Exchange
14 9 (18.75%) SCCM
14 9 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (18.75%) Change Control
14 9 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
14 9 (18.75%) Data Centre
15 8 (16.67%) Office 365
15 8 (16.67%) Hyper-V
15 8 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 9 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.17%) IIS
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Office 365
2 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (70.83%) DHCP
2 23 (47.92%) Firewall
3 21 (43.75%) VPN
4 17 (35.42%) LAN
5 14 (29.17%) Network Security
5 14 (29.17%) SSH
5 14 (29.17%) SSL
6 13 (27.08%) IPsec
7 10 (20.83%) VLAN
7 10 (20.83%) WAN
8 8 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 5 (10.42%) MPLS
10 4 (8.33%) BGP
10 4 (8.33%) FabricPath
10 4 (8.33%) IPv4
10 4 (8.33%) IPv6
10 4 (8.33%) OSPF
10 4 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (8.33%) TRILL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (14.58%) Local Government
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Architect
2 9 (18.75%) Network Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Network Architect
4 6 (12.50%) Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Data Architect
5 5 (10.42%) Data Centre Architect
5 5 (10.42%) Lead Architect
5 5 (10.42%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Security Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Data Migration Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Data Migration Lead
6 4 (8.33%) Lead Data Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Migration Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Network Support
6 4 (8.33%) Service Desk Support
6 4 (8.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) HTML
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.33%) Device Driver
2 4 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (8.33%) iSeries
3 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.08%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.00%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Linux
3 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) ITIL
2 10 (20.83%) Migration
3 9 (18.75%) Change Control
3 9 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (14.58%) Configuration Management
5 5 (10.42%) Information Security
5 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.17%) Data Protection
7 2 (4.17%) High Availability
7 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (4.17%) Project Management
8 1 (2.08%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) Lisp
1 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 4 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) C#
2 2 (4.17%) Perl
2 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 7 (14.58%) MCITP
3 7 (14.58%) MCSA
3 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (10.42%) CCNA
5 5 (10.42%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) SLA
2 3 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.17%) Postfix
4 2 (4.17%) Sendmail
4 2 (4.17%) XenApp
4 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (4.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 20 (41.67%) Cisco
2 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 15 (31.25%) VMware
4 13 (27.08%) Palo Alto
5 12 (25.00%) Citrix
6 7 (14.58%) IBM
7 5 (10.42%) F5
7 5 (10.42%) Fortinet
8 4 (8.33%) CheckPoint
8 4 (8.33%) Juniper
9 2 (4.17%) Avaya
9 2 (4.17%) BT
9 2 (4.17%) Intel Security
9 2 (4.17%) MobileIron
9 2 (4.17%) Symantec
9 2 (4.17%) Toshiba
9 2 (4.17%) Trustwave