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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 62 39 49
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +10
Contract jobs citing DNS 16 32 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.46% 3.90% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.70% 21.77% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 5
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£300 £305 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £187 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £430 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £321 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.94% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Average hourly rate £17.33 £18.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.72% -47.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.58% -10.00%
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
126 147 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.53% 17.90% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 69 66
Average daily rate £413 £305 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.24% -18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 22
Average hourly rate £17.33 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.84 £16.79 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Crewe - 5 - - 1
Warrington -8 3 £300 +71.42% 4
Chester -13 2 - - 1
Knutsford -10 1 £485 +31.08%
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 29 (70.73%) DHCP
2 24 (58.54%) Windows
3 18 (43.90%) TCP/IP
4 14 (34.15%) SLA
4 14 (34.15%) Incident Management
5 13 (31.71%) VMware
6 12 (29.27%) Firewall
6 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
6 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
7 10 (24.39%) Device Driver
7 10 (24.39%) SC Cleared
7 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
7 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (24.39%) Internet
7 10 (24.39%) ITIL
7 10 (24.39%) HTML
8 9 (21.95%) Citrix
9 8 (19.51%) MS Office
9 8 (19.51%) PowerShell
9 8 (19.51%) Migration
10 7 (17.07%) XenApp
10 7 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (14.63%) Cisco
11 6 (14.63%) LAN
11 6 (14.63%) XenDesktop
11 6 (14.63%) Puppet
11 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (14.63%) SCCM
12 5 (12.20%) Retail
12 5 (12.20%) Data Analysis

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (12.20%) MS Exchange
1 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.44%) Jetty
2 1 (2.44%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) MS Office
2 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.76%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (9.76%) Amazon S3
2 4 (9.76%) Route 53
2 4 (9.76%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.44%) SaaS
3 1 (2.44%) PaaS
3 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (70.73%) DHCP
2 18 (43.90%) TCP/IP
3 12 (29.27%) Firewall
4 10 (24.39%) Internet
5 6 (14.63%) LAN
6 5 (12.20%) WAN
7 4 (9.76%) Broadband
7 4 (9.76%) VPN
8 3 (7.32%) SAN
8 3 (7.32%) Network Security
9 2 (4.88%) Wireless
9 2 (4.88%) VLAN
9 2 (4.88%) HTTP
9 2 (4.88%) VoIP
10 1 (2.44%) MPLS
10 1 (2.44%) OSPF
10 1 (2.44%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Maven
1 4 (9.76%) Hudson
1 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.44%) JUnit
2 1 (2.44%) MSI
General
1 5 (12.20%) Retail
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Analyst
2 11 (26.83%) Service Analyst
2 11 (26.83%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (14.63%) Exchange Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Migration Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Project Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Security Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
9 1 (2.44%) Security Consultant
9 1 (2.44%) Network Technician
9 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 1 (2.44%) Network Manager
9 1 (2.44%) Applications Packager
9 1 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (2.44%) Field Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Device Driver
2 4 (9.76%) Smartphone
2 4 (9.76%) iPhone
2 4 (9.76%) iPad
2 4 (9.76%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.88%) GIS
3 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (58.54%) Windows
2 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.76%) CentOS
4 3 (7.32%) Linux
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) Incident Management
2 10 (24.39%) ITIL
3 8 (19.51%) Migration
4 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
4 5 (12.20%) Project Management
4 5 (12.20%) Data Analysis
5 4 (9.76%) Auto-Scaling
5 4 (9.76%) SIEM
5 4 (9.76%) Information Security
5 4 (9.76%) Web Development
5 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (9.76%) Data Protection
5 4 (9.76%) Open Source
6 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
6 3 (7.32%) DevOps
7 2 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.88%) Data Centre Operations
7 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.76%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) Ruby
4 1 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) SC Cleared
1 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (12.20%) CCNP
3 5 (12.20%) CCNA
4 4 (9.76%) CISSP
4 4 (9.76%) A+ Certification
4 4 (9.76%) CEH
5 2 (4.88%) MCITP
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.88%) MCP
5 2 (4.88%) MCSE
6 1 (2.44%) PMP
6 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (34.15%) SLA
2 3 (7.32%) QA
System Software
1 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.07%) XenApp
3 6 (14.63%) XenDesktop
3 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (4.88%) XenServer
6 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) SCCM
1 6 (14.63%) Puppet
2 4 (9.76%) Vagrant
3 2 (4.88%) SCOM
3 2 (4.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) VMware
2 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.95%) Citrix
4 6 (14.63%) Cisco
5 4 (9.76%) ArcSight
5 4 (9.76%) Red Hat
5 4 (9.76%) Symantec
6 3 (7.32%) Sun
6 3 (7.32%) ServiceNow
7 2 (4.88%) RightScale
7 2 (4.88%) HP
7 2 (4.88%) Avaya
7 2 (4.88%) Toshiba
7 2 (4.88%) BT
Crewe, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £17.33 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 23 days ago