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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 34 22 8
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -14
Contract jobs citing DNS 3 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.64% 4.57% 10.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.64% 29.63% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Median daily rate £400 £225 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £225 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £348 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +11.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £24.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
+42.50% +20.30%
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
22 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 12.02% 15.43% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 8
Median daily rate £413 £375 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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
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 28 July 2016.

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 28 July 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 7 (87.50%) DHCP
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (50.00%) Office 365
4 4 (50.00%) Local Government
4 4 (50.00%) MCITP
4 4 (50.00%) SCCM
4 4 (50.00%) MCSA
4 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (37.50%) CCNP
5 3 (37.50%) CCNA
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco
6 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (25.00%) XenApp
6 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring

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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) ISDN
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) VoIP
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) WLAN
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) MPLS
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
General
1 4 (50.00%) Local Government
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Requirements Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 4 (50.00%) MCITP
1 4 (50.00%) MCSA
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CCIE
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (12.50%) AppSense
5 1 (12.50%) LANDesk