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 27 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 25 3 18
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +15
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 45 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.67% 21.53% 5.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 71.43% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 1
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£225 £325 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +35.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.17% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £28.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
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
45 63 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 18.37% 30.14% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 5
Average daily rate £400 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £288 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £410 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Average hourly rate £18.75 £32.50 £16.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +94.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.00 £16.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £16.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 27 May 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) DHCP
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (33.33%) Open Source
4 3 (33.33%) Puppet
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) CentOS
4 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (33.33%) Amazon S3
4 3 (33.33%) Hudson
4 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (33.33%) Vagrant
4 3 (33.33%) Route 53
4 3 (33.33%) DevOps
4 3 (33.33%) Auto-Scaling
4 3 (33.33%) CCNP
4 3 (33.33%) CCNA
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (33.33%) MS Office
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 1 (11.11%) Jetty
1 1 (11.11%) nginx
1 1 (11.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (33.33%) Amazon S3
2 3 (33.33%) Route 53
2 3 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (11.11%) SaaS
3 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) DHCP
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) HTTP
5 1 (11.11%) SAN
5 1 (11.11%) OSPF
5 1 (11.11%) BGP
5 1 (11.11%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Maven
1 3 (33.33%) Hudson
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) JUnit
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
1 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (33.33%) Open Source
1 3 (33.33%) DevOps
1 3 (33.33%) Auto-Scaling
2 2 (22.22%) SIEM
2 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Web Development
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Workflow
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Network Management
3 1 (11.11%) JVM Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCNP
1 3 (33.33%) CCNA
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) A+ Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CISSP
2 2 (22.22%) MCP
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
2 2 (22.22%) CEH
2 2 (22.22%) MCITP
3 1 (11.11%) PMP
3 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Puppet
1 3 (33.33%) Vagrant
2 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) RightScale
3 2 (22.22%) ArcSight
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec
3 2 (22.22%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Sun