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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 59 59 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing DNS 4 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.55% 1.08% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.58% 7.09% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 8
Average daily rate
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£270 £328 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.65% +0.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £224 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+39.39% -13.15%
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
155 141 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.17% 15.26% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 74 70
Average daily rate £343 £410 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.46% +28.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £226 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £565 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 23
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -22.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £31.56 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -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
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 27 January 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
(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
Macclesfield - 1 £203 -
Sandbach - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Chester - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (64.29%) DHCP
2 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 15 (53.57%) Windows
3 11 (39.29%) TCP/IP
3 11 (39.29%) Red Hat
3 11 (39.29%) Configuration Management
3 11 (39.29%) PowerShell
4 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (35.71%) CentOS
4 10 (35.71%) Firewall
4 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (35.71%) Clustering
5 9 (32.14%) IIS
5 9 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (32.14%) DevOps
6 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
6 8 (28.57%) Amazon ELB
6 8 (28.57%) Vagrant
6 8 (28.57%) Route 53
6 8 (28.57%) Open Source
6 8 (28.57%) Puppet
6 8 (28.57%) Hudson
6 8 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (28.57%) Amazon S3
6 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (28.57%) Load Balancing
6 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (28.57%) .NET
6 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 8 (28.57%) SharePoint

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 9 (32.14%) IIS
2 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 5 (17.86%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (7.14%) Apache
4 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 2 (7.14%) OpenStack
4 2 (7.14%) nginx
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 2 (7.14%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 9 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (28.57%) Amazon ELB
2 8 (28.57%) Route 53
2 8 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (28.57%) Amazon S3
3 6 (21.43%) SaaS
3 6 (21.43%) PaaS
4 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (64.29%) DHCP
2 11 (39.29%) TCP/IP
3 10 (35.71%) Firewall
4 3 (10.71%) VLAN
4 3 (10.71%) LAN
4 3 (10.71%) WAN
5 2 (7.14%) HTTP
5 2 (7.14%) SAN
5 2 (7.14%) VPN
6 1 (3.57%) Internet
6 1 (3.57%) LDAP
6 1 (3.57%) VoIP
6 1 (3.57%) SNMP
6 1 (3.57%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 8 (28.57%) Hudson
1 8 (28.57%) Maven
2 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.14%) JUnit
3 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Local Government
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Administrator
2 6 (21.43%) SharePoint Administrator
3 5 (17.86%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Developer
4 3 (10.71%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (10.71%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) DevOps Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Network Technician
6 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) Servlets
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Clustering
2 8 (28.57%) Open Source
3 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (35.71%) CentOS
2 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (17.86%) Linux
4 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (10.71%) UNIX
4 3 (10.71%) Solaris
5 2 (7.14%) AIX
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Configuration Management
2 9 (32.14%) DevOps
3 8 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (14.29%) ITIL
5 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Capacity Management
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) JVM Tuning
6 2 (7.14%) High Availability
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Project Management
7 1 (3.57%) Scrum
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) Ruby
5 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) MCTS
1 5 (17.86%) MCITP
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (17.86%) MCSE
2 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) XenApp
2 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) Vagrant
1 8 (28.57%) Puppet
2 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 4 (14.29%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) WSUS
3 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Red Hat
2 6 (21.43%) RightScale
3 3 (10.71%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft