Period
to 22 July 2018

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 22 July 2018 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 63 92
Rank change year-on-year -13 +29 -19
Contract jobs citing DNS 20 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.47% 2.25% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.20% 16.47% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 23
Cheshire median daily rate £355 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +7.69% +51.16%
10th Percentile £324 £263 £202
90th Percentile £436 £450 £438
North West median daily rate £395 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% -3.33% +30.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.00 £16.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.23% - -
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +31.25% +6.67% -10.45%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 164 170 323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.04% 13.69% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 116 219
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -8.82% +3.66%
10th Percentile £252 £269 £263
90th Percentile £535 £538 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.88 £15.33 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.74% -27.02% +24.70%
10th Percentile £11.59 £11.26 £12.96
90th Percentile £42.50 £65.00 £38.63
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% -11.76%

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 22 July 2018.

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
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 22 July 2018. 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
Knutsford -5 6 £360 +2.86% 1
Wilmslow - 6 - - 1
Warrington -8 3 - - 3
Ellesmere Port -1 2 £338 +28.57%
Crewe - 2 - - 6
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (70.00%) Windows Server
4 13 (65.00%) DHCP
5 12 (60.00%) Office 365
6 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (55.00%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
7 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
7 8 (40.00%) LAN
7 8 (40.00%) WAN
8 7 (35.00%) VMware
8 7 (35.00%) Windows 2000
8 7 (35.00%) Windows 10
8 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
9 6 (30.00%) Docker
9 6 (30.00%) SQL
9 6 (30.00%) VBScript
9 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (30.00%) Firewall
10 5 (25.00%) WSUS
10 5 (25.00%) Fat Client
10 5 (25.00%) Clearswift
10 5 (25.00%) Thin Client
10 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi

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 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (60.00%) Office 365
2 11 (55.00%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) DHCP
2 8 (40.00%) LAN
2 8 (40.00%) WAN
3 6 (30.00%) Firewall
4 2 (10.00%) DMZ
4 2 (10.00%) SAN
4 2 (10.00%) Skype
5 1 (5.00%) MPLS
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security
5 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (5.00%) VLAN
5 1 (5.00%) VoIP
5 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Windows Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Server Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Administrator
4 5 (25.00%) Senior Windows Administrator
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Senior Server Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (5.00%) Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Exchange Support
7 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 5 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (35.00%) Windows 10
5 7 (35.00%) Windows 2000
6 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (20.00%) Linux
8 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
9 1 (5.00%) AIX
9 1 (5.00%) CentOS
9 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (5.00%) Solaris
9 1 (5.00%) Unix
9 1 (5.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (5.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity Management
2 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (5.00%) ERP
2 1 (5.00%) High Availability
2 1 (5.00%) Information Security
2 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
1 6 (30.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) CCNA
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 17 (85.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) Docker
3 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (25.00%) vCenter Server
2 5 (25.00%) WSUS
3 1 (5.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) Clearswift
2 5 (25.00%) Teradici
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) arcserve
4 1 (5.00%) EMC
4 1 (5.00%) Hitachi
4 1 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) Sophos
4 1 (5.00%) Sun
4 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard