Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for DNS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DNS over the 6 months to 25 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Domain Name System (DNS)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 93 71
Rank change year-on-year +30 -22 -34
Contract jobs citing DNS 28 24 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.27% 1.28% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.28% 7.21% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 16
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £328 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.87% +52.33% -30.65%
10th Percentile £263 £203 £194
90th Percentile £450 £439 £450
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £288
% change year-on-year - +30.43% +2.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.25 - £16.50
10th Percentile £14.08 - £14.00
90th Percentile £65.00 - £17.50
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year +3.33% -10.45% -37.38%

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 172 333 248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.92% 17.78% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 227 132
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £415 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.63% +1.22% +12.33%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £213
90th Percentile £538 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £361
% change year-on-year - +10.73% +12.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 6 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.33 £21.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.02% +24.70% -32.64%
10th Percentile £11.26 £12.96 £14.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £38.63 £41.50
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year +3.33% -11.35% -15.40%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Cheshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Cheshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Cheshire over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Cheshire

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Cheshire

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Cheshire over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DNS in Cheshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +45 11 £275 -35.29% 5
Chester +15 6 £393 +57.00%
Knutsford - 2 £350 - 1
Northwich - 2 - -
Ellesmere Port - 1 £263 -
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 13 (46.43%) ITIL
2 13 (46.43%) Windows
3 12 (42.86%) WAN
3 12 (42.86%) LAN
4 11 (39.29%) DHCP
5 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 9 (32.14%) Data Centre
7 8 (28.57%) Office 365
7 8 (28.57%) Cisco
7 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 8 (28.57%) Migration
7 8 (28.57%) Load Balancing
7 8 (28.57%) PowerShell
8 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 7 (25.00%) IIS
9 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
9 6 (21.43%) Firewall
9 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (21.43%) VMware
9 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (21.43%) Skype for Business
9 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
10 5 (17.86%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (17.86%) Windows Server

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (25.00%) IIS
1 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 6 (21.43%) Skype for Business
3 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (17.86%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (10.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (7.14%) Apache
6 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) Office 365
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.71%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (10.71%) OneDrive
3 3 (10.71%) Yammer
4 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (7.14%) IaaS
4 2 (7.14%) PaaS
4 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) LAN
1 12 (42.86%) WAN
2 11 (39.29%) DHCP
3 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 6 (21.43%) Firewall
5 5 (17.86%) VPN
6 4 (14.29%) BGP
6 4 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (14.29%) OSPF
7 3 (10.71%) EIGRP
8 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
8 2 (7.14%) Skype
9 1 (3.57%) DMZ
9 1 (3.57%) Internet
9 1 (3.57%) Multicast
9 1 (3.57%) Network Security
9 1 (3.57%) PSTN
9 1 (3.57%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (3.57%) SAN
9 1 (3.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (7.14%) MS Access
3 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Network Support
4 3 (10.71%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) SharePoint Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Azure Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Break Fix Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.14%) Exchange Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) IT Support
5 2 (7.14%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (7.14%) IT Technician
5 2 (7.14%) Support Technician
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Web Services
2 3 (10.71%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
2 3 (10.71%) Ajax
2 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.71%) CSS
2 3 (10.71%) CSS3
2 3 (10.71%) HTML
2 3 (10.71%) HTML5
2 3 (10.71%) JSON
2 3 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (10.71%) WAP
2 3 (10.71%) XML
3 2 (7.14%) LAMP
3 2 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (14.29%) PKI
3 4 (14.29%) Replication
4 2 (7.14%) iPhone
4 2 (7.14%) Public Cloud
4 2 (7.14%) Smartphone
5 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.57%) BYOD
5 1 (3.57%) Clustering
5 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.71%) Android
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.14%) CentOS
4 2 (7.14%) Linux
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) ITIL
2 8 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 8 (28.57%) Migration
3 4 (14.29%) High Availability
4 3 (10.71%) Change Management
4 3 (10.71%) TOGAF
5 2 (7.14%) Break/Fix
5 2 (7.14%) DevOps
5 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.14%) Network Design
5 2 (7.14%) Network Management
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE
5 2 (7.14%) Task Automation
5 2 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.57%) Line Management
6 1 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (3.57%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.57%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) C#
2 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.14%) CCNA
4 2 (7.14%) MCSA
4 2 (7.14%) MCSE
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) COBIT
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.71%) UAG
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.71%) XenApp
3 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) vCenter Server
2 2 (7.14%) vMotion
3 1 (3.57%) AirWatch
3 1 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) Cisco
3 6 (21.43%) VMware
4 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
4 5 (17.86%) Citrix
5 3 (10.71%) Apple
5 3 (10.71%) Fortinet
5 3 (10.71%) Samsung
6 2 (7.14%) AppSense
6 2 (7.14%) CA
6 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.57%) Dell
7 1 (3.57%) EMC
7 1 (3.57%) Google
7 1 (3.57%) McAfee
7 1 (3.57%) NetApp
7 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.57%) Symantec