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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank - 29 25
Contract jobs citing DNS 0 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 3.17% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 24.00% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £425 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +32.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £16.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+40.58% -12.16%
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
21 25 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 17.50% 13.23% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 3
Average daily rate £382 £425 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.23% +49.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -9.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 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 11 (100.00%) DHCP
2 7 (63.64%) Red Hat
2 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 7 (63.64%) Configuration Management
2 7 (63.64%) Maven
2 7 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (63.64%) CentOS
2 7 (63.64%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (63.64%) Amazon S3
2 7 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (63.64%) Open Source
2 7 (63.64%) Puppet
2 7 (63.64%) Hudson
2 7 (63.64%) Route 53
2 7 (63.64%) Jenkins
2 7 (63.64%) Amazon ELB
2 7 (63.64%) Vagrant
2 7 (63.64%) DevOps
3 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (45.45%) SaaS
3 5 (45.45%) PaaS
3 5 (45.45%) RightScale
3 5 (45.45%) QA
4 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) SCCM
4 4 (36.36%) SCOM
5 2 (18.18%) Big Data
5 2 (18.18%) High Availability
5 2 (18.18%) OpenStack

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 2 (18.18%) OpenStack
1 2 (18.18%) nginx
1 2 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
1 2 (18.18%) Jetty
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (63.64%) Amazon S3
1 7 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (63.64%) Route 53
1 7 (63.64%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (45.45%) SaaS
2 5 (45.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) DHCP
2 7 (63.64%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) HTTP
3 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 2 (18.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Big Data
1 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Maven
1 7 (63.64%) Hudson
1 7 (63.64%) Jenkins
2 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) JUnit
General
1 2 (18.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Open Source
2 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) CentOS
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Configuration Management
1 7 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (63.64%) DevOps
2 2 (18.18%) High Availability
2 2 (18.18%) JVM Tuning
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 2 (18.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) Puppet
1 7 (63.64%) Vagrant
2 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 4 (36.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Red Hat
2 5 (45.45%) RightScale
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco