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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 16 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.38% 3.49% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.00% 16.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£331 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
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
25 37 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 17.73% 21.51% 25.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 15
Average daily rate £350 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -35.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £230 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.56 £14.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.60% +110.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Chester region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Chester region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 45 (88.24%) DHCP
2 32 (62.75%) Firewall
3 24 (47.06%) Windows
4 20 (39.22%) Red Hat
4 20 (39.22%) Configuration Management
4 20 (39.22%) Maven
4 20 (39.22%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (39.22%) CentOS
4 20 (39.22%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (39.22%) Amazon S3
4 20 (39.22%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (39.22%) Open Source
4 20 (39.22%) Puppet
4 20 (39.22%) Hudson
4 20 (39.22%) Route 53
4 20 (39.22%) Jenkins
4 20 (39.22%) Amazon ELB
4 20 (39.22%) Vagrant
4 20 (39.22%) DevOps
5 19 (37.25%) RightScale
5 19 (37.25%) Active Directory
6 14 (27.45%) Hyper-V
6 14 (27.45%) QA
6 14 (27.45%) VMware
6 14 (27.45%) SaaS
6 14 (27.45%) PaaS
7 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (25.49%) TCP/IP
7 13 (25.49%) LAN
8 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 11 (21.57%) IIS
2 8 (15.69%) Tomcat
3 6 (11.76%) Jetty
3 6 (11.76%) WebSphere
3 6 (11.76%) nginx
3 6 (11.76%) Apache
3 6 (11.76%) OpenStack
4 5 (9.80%) MS Exchange
5 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
6 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (3.92%) Lync
7 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.92%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 20 (39.22%) Amazon EC2
1 20 (39.22%) Amazon S3
1 20 (39.22%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (39.22%) Route 53
1 20 (39.22%) Amazon ELB
2 14 (27.45%) SaaS
2 14 (27.45%) PaaS
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (88.24%) DHCP
2 32 (62.75%) Firewall
3 13 (25.49%) TCP/IP
3 13 (25.49%) LAN
4 11 (21.57%) WAN
4 11 (21.57%) SAN
5 10 (19.61%) HTTP
6 7 (13.73%) VLAN
7 6 (11.76%) Internet
8 4 (7.84%) VPN
8 4 (7.84%) NetScaler
9 3 (5.88%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (5.88%) Wireless
9 3 (5.88%) SSL
9 3 (5.88%) DMZ
9 3 (5.88%) BGP
10 2 (3.92%) EIGRP
10 2 (3.92%) OSPF
10 2 (3.92%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (3.92%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (11.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (39.22%) Maven
1 20 (39.22%) Hudson
1 20 (39.22%) Jenkins
2 6 (11.76%) JUnit
2 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.96%) OpenSTA
3 1 (1.96%) LoadUI
3 1 (1.96%) JMeter
3 1 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (5.88%) Local Government
2 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) Wintel Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Security Consultant
5 3 (5.88%) Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) Architect
6 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Server Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (3.92%) Server Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Wintel Support
6 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Wintel Support Analyst
7 1 (1.96%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) Servlets
2 4 (7.84%) JSP
3 3 (5.88%) LAMP
4 1 (1.96%) .NET
4 1 (1.96%) HTML
4 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.96%) Web Services
4 1 (1.96%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 20 (39.22%) Open Source
2 9 (17.65%) Clustering
3 4 (7.84%) Firmware
4 3 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.92%) Replication
6 1 (1.96%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (47.06%) Windows
2 20 (39.22%) CentOS
3 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (21.57%) Linux
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.92%) UNIX
8 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) Configuration Management
1 20 (39.22%) Continuous Integration
1 20 (39.22%) DevOps
2 7 (13.73%) ITIL
2 7 (13.73%) Performance Testing
2 7 (13.73%) Migration
3 6 (11.76%) JVM Tuning
4 5 (9.80%) High Availability
5 4 (7.84%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.88%) Information Security
6 3 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.88%) Data Protection
6 3 (5.88%) OWASP
6 3 (5.88%) Web Development
6 3 (5.88%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.92%) Project Management
7 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.92%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) Ruby
1 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
1 6 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.92%) SQL
3 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.96%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) CCNP
1 5 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.92%) CCIP
4 1 (1.96%) ISEB
4 1 (1.96%) PMP
4 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (27.45%) QA
System Software
1 19 (37.25%) Active Directory
2 14 (27.45%) Hyper-V
3 8 (15.69%) VMware ESX
4 4 (7.84%) XenApp
4 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.92%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.92%) vSphere
6 1 (1.96%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 20 (39.22%) Puppet
1 20 (39.22%) Vagrant
2 10 (19.61%) SCCM
3 8 (15.69%) SCOM
4 3 (5.88%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.92%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.96%) WSUS
6 1 (1.96%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 20 (39.22%) Red Hat
2 19 (37.25%) RightScale
3 14 (27.45%) VMware
4 8 (15.69%) Cisco
5 7 (13.73%) Citrix
6 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 4 (7.84%) HP
7 4 (7.84%) F5
8 3 (5.88%) Akamai
8 3 (5.88%) Dell
8 3 (5.88%) Juniper
9 2 (3.92%) NetApp
9 2 (3.92%) McAfee
9 2 (3.92%) Riverbed
9 2 (3.92%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.96%) IBM
10 1 (1.96%) EMC