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 7 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 30 3 19
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +16
Contract jobs citing DNS 6 51 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.47% 20.73% 4.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.63% 70.83% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 1
Average daily rate
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£344 £340 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.10% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £298
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +4.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
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
41 72 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.87% 29.27% 18.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 3
Average daily rate £425 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £288 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 4
Average hourly rate £18.75 £32.50 £16.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +95.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.03 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £16.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -4.76%

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 7 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 7 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 6 (100.00%) DHCP
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) CCNP
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) A+ Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Symantec
4 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) CISSP
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) CEH
4 2 (33.33%) Maven
4 2 (33.33%) Information Security
4 2 (33.33%) Web Development
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) CentOS
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 (16.67%) OpenStack
1 1 (16.67%) nginx
1 1 (16.67%) Jetty
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon S3
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (33.33%) Route 53
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (16.67%) SaaS
2 1 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) DHCP
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
1 2 (33.33%) Hudson
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Information Security
1 2 (33.33%) Web Development
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 2 (33.33%) SIEM
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) Auto-Scaling
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) JVM Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) A+ Certification
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) PMP
2 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
1 2 (33.33%) Vagrant
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) Symantec
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) ArcSight
2 2 (33.33%) RightScale
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Sun