The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 37 26 1
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -25
Contract jobs citing DNS 3 9 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.42% 3.78% 21.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 20.45% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 11
Median daily rate £250 £225 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £415 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £28.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +56.25%
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
30 44 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 14.22% 18.49% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 15
Median daily rate £413 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £327 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £463 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -42.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for DNS.

1 9 (100.00%) DHCP
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Local Government
2 7 (77.78%) MCITP
2 7 (77.78%) SCCM
2 7 (77.78%) ITIL
2 7 (77.78%) MCSA
2 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (77.78%) Citrix
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Office 365
2 7 (77.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
6 2 (22.22%) XenApp
6 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
6 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco
6 2 (22.22%) ISDN
6 2 (22.22%) LAN
6 2 (22.22%) VoIP
6 2 (22.22%) WLAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) Office 365
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) ISDN
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) VoIP
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
2 2 (22.22%) WLAN
General
1 7 (77.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Migration Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 2 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 7 (77.78%) MCITP
1 7 (77.78%) MCSA
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCNA
2 2 (22.22%) CCNP
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Citrix
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
4 1 (11.11%) AppSense