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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 52 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 17 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.25% 1.74% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.38% 8.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.49 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+2.64% +8.25%
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
122 195 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.99% 19.98% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 90 81
Average daily rate £330 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 14
Average hourly rate £18.27 £30.00 £18.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.11% +59.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014. 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
Chester +5 6 £500 +17.64%
Knutsford +6 1 - -
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Widnes - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Crewe - - - -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 28 (68.29%) Windows
2 25 (60.98%) Active Directory
3 23 (56.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (53.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (51.22%) TCP/IP
5 21 (51.22%) DHCP
6 20 (48.78%) PowerShell
7 19 (46.34%) Clustering
8 18 (43.90%) SharePoint
9 17 (41.46%) .NET
9 17 (41.46%) SQL Server
9 17 (41.46%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (39.02%) SQL Server 2005
10 16 (39.02%) Load Balancing
10 16 (39.02%) IIS
11 12 (29.27%) MCSE
11 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (29.27%) MCITP
11 12 (29.27%) MCTS
11 12 (29.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (26.83%) Configuration Management
12 11 (26.83%) Red Hat
12 11 (26.83%) SQL
13 10 (24.39%) Firewall
13 10 (24.39%) Finance
13 10 (24.39%) CentOS
14 9 (21.95%) Amazon AWS
14 9 (21.95%) DevOps
15 8 (19.51%) Vagrant
15 8 (19.51%) Route 53

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 18 (43.90%) SharePoint
2 16 (39.02%) IIS
3 12 (29.27%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.88%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
5 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.88%) Jetty
5 2 (4.88%) nginx
5 2 (4.88%) Apache
5 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.88%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.44%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.44%) CMS
6 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.95%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (19.51%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (19.51%) Amazon S3
2 8 (19.51%) Route 53
2 8 (19.51%) Amazon ELB
3 6 (14.63%) SaaS
3 6 (14.63%) PaaS
4 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (51.22%) DHCP
1 21 (51.22%) TCP/IP
2 10 (24.39%) Firewall
3 4 (9.76%) LAN
3 4 (9.76%) WAN
4 3 (7.32%) HTTP
4 3 (7.32%) VLAN
4 3 (7.32%) SAN
5 1 (2.44%) SNMP
5 1 (2.44%) SMTP
5 1 (2.44%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (41.46%) SQL Server
1 17 (41.46%) SQL Server 2008
2 16 (39.02%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.88%) Big Data
3 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Maven
1 8 (19.51%) Hudson
1 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.88%) JUnit
3 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.44%) LoadUI
4 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.44%) JMeter
4 1 (2.44%) Subversion
4 1 (2.44%) OpenSTA
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 10 (24.39%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Local Government
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Administrator
2 6 (14.63%) SharePoint Administrator
3 5 (12.20%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (7.32%) UNIX Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Server Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Specialist
7 1 (2.44%) Wintel Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Wintel Support Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) DevOps Administrator
7 1 (2.44%) Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (2.44%) Wintel Support
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (41.46%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) Servlets
2 2 (4.88%) Web Services
3 1 (2.44%) Flash
3 1 (2.44%) Spring
3 1 (2.44%) Spring MVC
3 1 (2.44%) Struts
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.44%) JSP
3 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (46.34%) Clustering
2 8 (19.51%) Open Source
3 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) NHS
5 1 (2.44%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (68.29%) Windows
2 23 (56.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (53.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (24.39%) CentOS
5 8 (19.51%) Linux
6 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.32%) UNIX
6 3 (7.32%) Solaris
7 2 (4.88%) AIX
8 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Load Balancing
2 11 (26.83%) Configuration Management
3 9 (21.95%) DevOps
4 8 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (14.63%) Capacity Management
6 4 (9.76%) Problem Management
6 4 (9.76%) ITIL
6 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.32%) Change Management
7 3 (7.32%) Performance Testing
7 3 (7.32%) High Availability
7 3 (7.32%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (7.32%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (4.88%) JVM Tuning
8 2 (4.88%) Project Management
9 1 (2.44%) Service Management
9 1 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.44%) MVC
9 1 (2.44%) Scrum
9 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) PowerShell
2 11 (26.83%) SQL
3 4 (9.76%) Java
4 2 (4.88%) Ruby
5 1 (2.44%) C#
5 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.44%) Python
5 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (29.27%) MCTS
1 12 (29.27%) MCITP
1 12 (29.27%) MCSE
2 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) QA
System Software
1 25 (60.98%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.76%) XenApp
3 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.88%) vSphere
5 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) Puppet
1 8 (19.51%) Vagrant
2 6 (14.63%) SCCM
2 6 (14.63%) SCOM
3 3 (7.32%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.44%) WSUS
4 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Red Hat
2 6 (14.63%) RightScale
3 5 (12.20%) VMware
4 4 (9.76%) Citrix
4 4 (9.76%) Cisco
5 2 (4.88%) IBM
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.44%) Adobe
6 1 (2.44%) NetApp
6 1 (2.44%) Symantec
6 1 (2.44%) FatWire