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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 23 7 25
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +18
Contract jobs citing DNS 8 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.04% 13.66% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.62% 53.66% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£225 £270 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £31.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.25%
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
37 41 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 18.69% 25.47% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 8
Average daily rate £375 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £730 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +55.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 9 (90.00%) DHCP
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) CCNP
4 4 (40.00%) CCNA
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (40.00%) MS Office
4 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (30.00%) Open Source
5 3 (30.00%) Puppet
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) CentOS
5 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (30.00%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (30.00%) Amazon S3
5 3 (30.00%) Hudson
5 3 (30.00%) ArcSight
5 3 (30.00%) SIEM
5 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (30.00%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (30.00%) Vagrant
5 3 (30.00%) Route 53
5 3 (30.00%) DevOps
5 3 (30.00%) Auto-Scaling
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) A+ Certification
5 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (10.00%) Jetty
1 1 (10.00%) nginx
1 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (30.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (30.00%) Amazon S3
2 3 (30.00%) Route 53
2 3 (30.00%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (10.00%) SaaS
3 1 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) DHCP
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) Network Security
4 2 (20.00%) HTTP
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (10.00%) OSPF
5 1 (10.00%) BGP
5 1 (10.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Maven
1 3 (30.00%) Hudson
1 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (10.00%) JUnit
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) GIS
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (30.00%) CentOS
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Information Security
1 3 (30.00%) Web Development
1 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (30.00%) Open Source
1 3 (30.00%) SIEM
1 3 (30.00%) DevOps
1 3 (30.00%) Auto-Scaling
2 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Workflow
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) JVM Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCNP
1 4 (40.00%) CCNA
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) A+ Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CISSP
2 3 (30.00%) CEH
3 2 (20.00%) MCITP
3 2 (20.00%) MCP
3 2 (20.00%) MCSE
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (10.00%) PMP
4 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
1 3 (30.00%) Vagrant
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) ArcSight
2 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (30.00%) Symantec
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) RightScale
3 2 (20.00%) Sun
3 2 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco