The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Chester region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 7 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing DNS 41 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 15.71% 4.83% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 68.33% 22.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Average daily rate £350 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.83% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -36.44%
Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
60 31 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 22.99% 21.38% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 5
Average daily rate £340 £240 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £409 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 5
Average hourly rate £31.56 £55.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.62% +292.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £9.00 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £33.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
DNS
Cheshire

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 16 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 41 (85.42%) DHCP
2 35 (72.92%) Firewall
3 21 (43.75%) Red Hat
3 21 (43.75%) Configuration Management
4 20 (41.67%) LAN
4 20 (41.67%) Maven
4 20 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (41.67%) CentOS
4 20 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (41.67%) Open Source
4 20 (41.67%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (41.67%) Amazon S3
4 20 (41.67%) Puppet
4 20 (41.67%) Hudson
4 20 (41.67%) Route 53
4 20 (41.67%) Jenkins
4 20 (41.67%) Amazon ELB
4 20 (41.67%) Vagrant
5 18 (37.50%) RightScale
6 17 (35.42%) WAN
7 15 (31.25%) Windows
8 14 (29.17%) Cisco
9 13 (27.08%) VMware
10 12 (25.00%) QA
10 12 (25.00%) Linux
10 12 (25.00%) ITIL
11 11 (22.92%) CCNP
11 11 (22.92%) HTTP
11 11 (22.92%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (22.92%) VLAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 8 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 7 (14.58%) nginx
2 7 (14.58%) WebSphere
2 7 (14.58%) Jetty
2 7 (14.58%) IIS
2 7 (14.58%) Apache
2 7 (14.58%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) Lync
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (41.67%) Amazon EC2
1 20 (41.67%) Amazon S3
1 20 (41.67%) Route 53
1 20 (41.67%) Amazon ELB
2 9 (18.75%) SaaS
2 9 (18.75%) PaaS
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (85.42%) DHCP
2 35 (72.92%) Firewall
3 20 (41.67%) LAN
4 17 (35.42%) WAN
5 11 (22.92%) HTTP
5 11 (22.92%) VLAN
6 10 (20.83%) NetScaler
6 10 (20.83%) VPN
7 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
8 8 (16.67%) Internet
8 8 (16.67%) BGP
9 6 (12.50%) OSPF
9 6 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (10.42%) Wireless
10 5 (10.42%) DMZ
10 5 (10.42%) Structured Cabling
11 4 (8.33%) SAN
11 4 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
12 3 (6.25%) Network Security
12 3 (6.25%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (14.58%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (41.67%) Maven
1 20 (41.67%) Hudson
1 20 (41.67%) Jenkins
2 7 (14.58%) JUnit
2 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
1 4 (8.33%) Local Government
2 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Network Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Security Consultant
4 3 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (4.17%) Storage Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Architect
5 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.17%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 1 (2.08%) Network Security Specialist
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.08%) Security Specialist
6 1 (2.08%) UNIX Specialist
6 1 (2.08%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (2.08%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) Servlets
2 3 (6.25%) LAMP
2 3 (6.25%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (41.67%) Open Source
2 5 (10.42%) Firmware
3 3 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.25%) Clustering
3 3 (6.25%) e-Health
4 2 (4.17%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (41.67%) CentOS
2 15 (31.25%) Windows
3 12 (25.00%) Linux
4 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.33%) UNIX
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.08%) Tru64
8 1 (2.08%) Windows NT
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) Configuration Management
2 20 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (25.00%) ITIL
4 10 (20.83%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (14.58%) Performance Testing
5 7 (14.58%) JVM Tuning
6 6 (12.50%) Information Security
6 6 (12.50%) Migration
7 5 (10.42%) Incident Management
7 5 (10.42%) Load Balancing
8 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (6.25%) Data Protection
9 3 (6.25%) OWASP
9 3 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (6.25%) Web Development
9 3 (6.25%) Problem Management
9 3 (6.25%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.25%) Project Management
9 3 (6.25%) Change Management
9 3 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) Ruby
1 7 (14.58%) Java
2 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.17%) SQL
3 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) CCNP
1 11 (22.92%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.25%) CCIP
3 2 (4.17%) MCP
3 2 (4.17%) MCSE
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.17%) MCITP
4 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (10.42%) XenApp
3 5 (10.42%) VMware ESX
4 3 (6.25%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.08%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 20 (41.67%) Puppet
1 20 (41.67%) Vagrant
2 7 (14.58%) SCCM
3 5 (10.42%) SCOM
4 3 (6.25%) NetBackup
4 3 (6.25%) Netcool
5 2 (4.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 18 (37.50%) RightScale
3 14 (29.17%) Cisco
4 13 (27.08%) VMware
5 10 (20.83%) F5
5 10 (20.83%) Citrix
6 9 (18.75%) HP
7 8 (16.67%) Juniper
8 7 (14.58%) Blue Coat
9 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
10 3 (6.25%) NetScout
10 3 (6.25%) Riverbed
10 3 (6.25%) CheckPoint
10 3 (6.25%) Nortel
10 3 (6.25%) Avaya
10 3 (6.25%) Akamai
11 2 (4.17%) IBM
11 2 (4.17%) Dell
11 2 (4.17%) EMC
11 2 (4.17%) NetApp