The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 59 58 39
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 18 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.20% 1.72% 3.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.98% 14.52% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 17
Median daily rate £363 £300 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £212 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £548 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £349 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.37% +8.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £17.33 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +23.00%
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
129 124 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.25% 11.85% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 73 67
Median daily rate £413 £425 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +39.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 18
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.33 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -13.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester 0 3 £450 -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Sandbach - 1 £300 -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 13 (61.90%) DHCP
2 11 (52.38%) Windows
3 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
4 8 (38.10%) Linux
4 8 (38.10%) ITIL
4 8 (38.10%) VMware
5 7 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 7 (33.33%) Firewall
5 7 (33.33%) Puppet
6 6 (28.57%) Migration
6 6 (28.57%) Load Balancing
6 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
7 5 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (23.81%) MCITP
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco
7 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (23.81%) LAN
7 5 (23.81%) WAN
7 5 (23.81%) Apache
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
8 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
8 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
8 4 (19.05%) WLAN
8 4 (19.05%) Unix
8 4 (19.05%) Project Management
8 4 (19.05%) SCCM
9 3 (14.29%) Network Security

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (23.81%) Apache
2 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
3 3 (14.29%) IIS
3 3 (14.29%) JBoss
3 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.76%) MS Project
3 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) DHCP
2 7 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (23.81%) LAN
3 5 (23.81%) WAN
4 4 (19.05%) WLAN
5 3 (14.29%) Network Security
5 3 (14.29%) SSL
5 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 2 (9.52%) Internet
6 2 (9.52%) LDAP
6 2 (9.52%) MPLS
6 2 (9.52%) SAN
6 2 (9.52%) VoIP
7 1 (4.76%) 802.15
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.76%) IPv6
7 1 (4.76%) ISDN
7 1 (4.76%) VLAN
7 1 (4.76%) Wireless
7 1 (4.76%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.52%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (9.52%) Local Government
1 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Designer
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) DBA
4 1 (4.76%) Design Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (4.76%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Requirements Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) LAMP
1 3 (14.29%) WAMP
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
2 2 (9.52%) 802.1X
2 2 (9.52%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) PMI
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) iPad
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (38.10%) Linux
4 5 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
5 4 (19.05%) Unix
6 3 (14.29%) AIX
6 3 (14.29%) HPUX
6 3 (14.29%) Solaris
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (9.52%) CentOS
8 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
8 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 6 (28.57%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
4 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
4 2 (9.52%) Network Design
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) Security Management
4 2 (9.52%) Server Hardening
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
5 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) V-Model
5 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 3 (14.29%) PHP
3 2 (9.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) MCITP
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (14.29%) MCTS
2 3 (14.29%) RHCE
3 2 (9.52%) CCNA
3 2 (9.52%) CCNP
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (9.52%) MCSA
3 2 (9.52%) PMI Certification
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (14.29%) UAG
3 3 (14.29%) vSphere
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (9.52%) vCloud
4 2 (9.52%) XenApp
5 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) Puppet
2 4 (19.05%) SCCM
3 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (9.52%) SCOM
4 2 (9.52%) WSUS
4 2 (9.52%) yum
5 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
5 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
1 8 (38.10%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco
4 3 (14.29%) Brocade
4 3 (14.29%) HP
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix
5 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
5 2 (9.52%) RightScale
5 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.76%) AppSense
6 1 (4.76%) Fujitsu
6 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
6 1 (4.76%) Symantec