The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 20 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing DNS 3 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.46% 4.85% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.00% 27.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -2.63%
DNS
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20 36 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.39% 17.48% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 9
Average daily rate £400 £425 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +49.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £395 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £9.00 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £31.56 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Chester region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Chester

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Chester region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 14 (93.33%) DHCP
2 9 (60.00%) Firewall
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
4 7 (46.67%) Red Hat
4 7 (46.67%) Configuration Management
4 7 (46.67%) Maven
4 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (46.67%) CentOS
4 7 (46.67%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (46.67%) Amazon S3
4 7 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (46.67%) Open Source
4 7 (46.67%) Puppet
4 7 (46.67%) Hudson
4 7 (46.67%) Route 53
4 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
4 7 (46.67%) Amazon ELB
4 7 (46.67%) Vagrant
4 7 (46.67%) DevOps
5 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (33.33%) RightScale
5 5 (33.33%) SaaS
5 5 (33.33%) PaaS
5 5 (33.33%) SCCM
5 5 (33.33%) SCOM
5 5 (33.33%) QA
5 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (20.00%) High Availability

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (13.33%) Jetty
1 2 (13.33%) nginx
1 2 (13.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (46.67%) Amazon S3
1 7 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (46.67%) Route 53
1 7 (46.67%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (33.33%) SaaS
2 5 (33.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) DHCP
2 9 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (20.00%) HTTP
3 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (20.00%) SAN
4 2 (13.33%) VLAN
4 2 (13.33%) LAN
4 2 (13.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Maven
1 7 (46.67%) Hudson
1 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (13.33%) JUnit
3 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) OpenSTA
3 1 (6.67%) LoadUI
General
1 2 (13.33%) Local Government
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Server Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Servlets
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) Flash
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Open Source
2 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (20.00%) Clustering
4 1 (6.67%) NHS
4 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) CentOS
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Configuration Management
1 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (46.67%) DevOps
2 3 (20.00%) High Availability
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) JVM Tuning
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) Ruby
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) XenApp
3 2 (13.33%) vSphere
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Puppet
1 7 (46.67%) Vagrant
2 5 (33.33%) SCCM
2 5 (33.33%) SCOM
3 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Red Hat
2 5 (33.33%) RightScale
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (13.33%) Citrix
6 1 (6.67%) NetApp