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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 61 26 52
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +26
Contract jobs citing DNS 16 48 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.61% 5.92% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.59% 36.92% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 1
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£400 £345 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +43.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
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
138 130 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.86% 16.03% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 39 50
Average daily rate £400 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £173 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £457 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 12
Average hourly rate £15.50 £32.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.30% -5.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.03 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 -12 5 - - 1
Chester -29 3 £463 +32.14% 1
Crewe - 3 - - 6
Runcorn - 1 - - 1
Daresbury - 1 £408 -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 18 (90.00%) DHCP
2 11 (55.00%) Firewall
3 9 (45.00%) Windows
4 8 (40.00%) Citrix
5 7 (35.00%) Incident Management
6 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 5 (25.00%) VPN
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (25.00%) ITIL
7 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (25.00%) XenApp
8 4 (20.00%) XenDesktop
8 4 (20.00%) iPhone
8 4 (20.00%) iPad
8 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (20.00%) Puppet
8 4 (20.00%) VLAN
8 4 (20.00%) HTML
8 4 (20.00%) SLA
8 4 (20.00%) Broadband
8 4 (20.00%) Internet
8 4 (20.00%) Device Driver
8 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
8 4 (20.00%) Smartphone
9 3 (15.00%) Auto-Scaling
9 3 (15.00%) DevOps
9 3 (15.00%) Route 53
9 3 (15.00%) Hudson

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.00%) Jetty
2 1 (5.00%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.00%) Route 53
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon S3
3 1 (5.00%) SaaS
3 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) DHCP
2 11 (55.00%) Firewall
3 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (25.00%) VPN
5 4 (20.00%) VLAN
5 4 (20.00%) Broadband
5 4 (20.00%) Internet
6 3 (15.00%) LAN
6 3 (15.00%) WAN
7 2 (10.00%) Network Security
7 2 (10.00%) HTTP
7 2 (10.00%) SAN
8 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (5.00%) SSL
8 1 (5.00%) LDAP
8 1 (5.00%) SMTP
8 1 (5.00%) VoIP
8 1 (5.00%) SNMP
8 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
8 1 (5.00%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Hudson
1 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (15.00%) Maven
2 1 (5.00%) MSI
2 1 (5.00%) JUnit
2 1 (5.00%) Subversion
2 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (15.00%) Network Technician
5 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Technician
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Technician
6 1 (5.00%) DevOps Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.00%) Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Packager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Technician
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) Servlets
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) iPhone
1 4 (20.00%) iPad
1 4 (20.00%) Device Driver
1 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (20.00%) Smartphone
2 3 (15.00%) Open Source
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) CentOS
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Incident Management
2 5 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Auto-Scaling
3 3 (15.00%) DevOps
3 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.00%) SIEM
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.00%) JVM Tuning
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) Web Development
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security
5 1 (5.00%) Validation
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (10.00%) Ruby
1 2 (10.00%) Java
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
1 2 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.00%) VBScript
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
2 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.00%) CISSP
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) HNC
3 1 (5.00%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (10.00%) QA
3 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) XenApp
3 4 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (5.00%) iptables
5 1 (5.00%) Samba
5 1 (5.00%) NFS
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Puppet
2 3 (15.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.00%) Opsview
4 1 (5.00%) MOM
4 1 (5.00%) Nagios
4 1 (5.00%) SCCM
4 1 (5.00%) SCOM
4 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Citrix
2 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) RightScale
3 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (10.00%) ArcSight
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec
4 1 (5.00%) Sun
Crewe, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £13.50 - £15.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £210 - £220 per day
Posted: 5 days ago