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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 12 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.89% 4.63% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 41.38% 17.24% -
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 £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £18.25 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
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
29 58 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.48% 26.85% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 14
Average daily rate £400 £275 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £14.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% +110.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 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 23 September 2014.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 38 (90.48%) DHCP
2 23 (54.76%) Windows
2 23 (54.76%) Firewall
3 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
4 15 (35.71%) Red Hat
4 15 (35.71%) Configuration Management
4 15 (35.71%) Maven
4 15 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (35.71%) CentOS
4 15 (35.71%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (35.71%) Amazon S3
4 15 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (35.71%) Open Source
4 15 (35.71%) Puppet
4 15 (35.71%) Hudson
4 15 (35.71%) RightScale
4 15 (35.71%) Route 53
4 15 (35.71%) Jenkins
4 15 (35.71%) Amazon ELB
4 15 (35.71%) Vagrant
4 15 (35.71%) DevOps
5 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 14 (33.33%) VMware
5 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (30.95%) SaaS
6 13 (30.95%) PaaS
7 12 (28.57%) QA
7 12 (28.57%) TCP/IP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (26.19%) IIS
2 6 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
4 4 (9.52%) OpenStack
4 4 (9.52%) WebSphere
4 4 (9.52%) Jetty
4 4 (9.52%) nginx
4 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 4 (9.52%) Apache
5 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (4.76%) Lync
6 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 15 (35.71%) Amazon EC2
1 15 (35.71%) Amazon S3
1 15 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (35.71%) Route 53
1 15 (35.71%) Amazon ELB
2 13 (30.95%) SaaS
2 13 (30.95%) PaaS
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (90.48%) DHCP
2 23 (54.76%) Firewall
3 12 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 10 (23.81%) SAN
5 9 (21.43%) LAN
5 9 (21.43%) WAN
6 6 (14.29%) HTTP
7 5 (11.90%) VLAN
8 4 (9.52%) Internet
9 3 (7.14%) SSL
10 1 (2.38%) BGP
10 1 (2.38%) DMZ
10 1 (2.38%) VPN
10 1 (2.38%) SMTP
10 1 (2.38%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (2.38%) Wireless
10 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
10 1 (2.38%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Big Data
1 4 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (35.71%) Maven
1 15 (35.71%) Hudson
1 15 (35.71%) Jenkins
2 4 (9.52%) Cucumber
2 4 (9.52%) JUnit
3 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.38%) OpenSTA
3 1 (2.38%) JMeter
3 1 (2.38%) LoadUI
General
1 4 (9.52%) Local Government
2 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Wintel Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Security Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Wintel Support
5 2 (4.76%) Server Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) JSP
1 4 (9.52%) Servlets
2 3 (7.14%) LAMP
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.38%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) Open Source
2 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (21.43%) Clustering
4 3 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.76%) Replication
5 2 (4.76%) Firmware
6 1 (2.38%) NHS
6 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (54.76%) Windows
2 15 (35.71%) CentOS
3 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (16.67%) Linux
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Configuration Management
1 15 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
1 15 (35.71%) DevOps
2 7 (16.67%) ITIL
2 7 (16.67%) Migration
3 5 (11.90%) Performance Testing
3 5 (11.90%) High Availability
4 4 (9.52%) JVM Tuning
5 3 (7.14%) OWASP
5 3 (7.14%) Data Protection
5 3 (7.14%) Information Security
5 3 (7.14%) Web Development
6 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.38%) Matrix Management
7 1 (2.38%) Load Testing
7 1 (2.38%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.52%) Ruby
2 4 (9.52%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.38%) ISEB
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.38%) CCNP
2 1 (2.38%) PMP
2 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 14 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 8 (19.05%) VMware ESX
4 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (9.52%) XenApp
6 2 (4.76%) vSphere
6 2 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (2.38%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 15 (35.71%) Puppet
1 15 (35.71%) Vagrant
2 11 (26.19%) SCCM
3 9 (21.43%) SCOM
4 2 (4.76%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.76%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Red Hat
1 15 (35.71%) RightScale
2 14 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.90%) Citrix
4 5 (11.90%) Cisco
5 3 (7.14%) HP
5 3 (7.14%) Akamai
6 2 (4.76%) Dell
6 2 (4.76%) McAfee
7 1 (2.38%) Juniper
7 1 (2.38%) NetApp
7 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.38%) F5