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 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 75 64
Rank change year-on-year +36 -11  
Contract jobs citing DNS 15 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.66% 1.36% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.07% 7.32% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 6
Median daily rate £350 £305 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.75% +1.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £210 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £437 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -2.50% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Median hourly rate £16.25 - £15.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 - £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.11% -10.00%  

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 83 205 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 14.74% 18.57% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 139 75
Median daily rate £350 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 16
Median hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.04% +35.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.02 £14.79 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £32.05 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Cheshire

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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

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Cheshire over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DNS in Cheshire

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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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +42 6 £275 -21.42% 2
Chester +11 3 £388 +55.00%
Knutsford - 2 £350 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 £263 -
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 14 (66.67%) LAN
2 13 (61.90%) WAN
2 13 (61.90%) DHCP
3 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
4 10 (47.62%) Windows
5 9 (42.86%) Cisco
6 8 (38.10%) VPN
7 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 7 (33.33%) Firewall
8 6 (28.57%) VMware
8 6 (28.57%) Citrix
8 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 6 (28.57%) VLAN
9 5 (23.81%) Network Design
9 5 (23.81%) ITIL
9 5 (23.81%) Migration
10 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
10 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
10 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
10 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
10 4 (19.05%) VoIP
10 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
10 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
11 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
11 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
11 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing

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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (14.29%) IIS
3 2 (9.52%) Apache
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.52%) IaaS
2 2 (9.52%) PaaS
2 2 (9.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) LAN
2 13 (61.90%) DHCP
2 13 (61.90%) WAN
3 8 (38.10%) VPN
4 7 (33.33%) Firewall
4 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 6 (28.57%) VLAN
6 4 (19.05%) VoIP
7 3 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (9.52%) NetScaler
8 2 (9.52%) Skype
9 1 (4.76%) BGP
9 1 (4.76%) DMZ
9 1 (4.76%) EIGRP
9 1 (4.76%) IPsec
9 1 (4.76%) Network Security
9 1 (4.76%) OSPF
9 1 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (4.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) MS Access
2 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Network Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Azure Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
3 2 (9.52%) IT Support
3 2 (9.52%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (9.52%) IT Technician
3 2 (9.52%) Network Support
3 2 (9.52%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Support Technician
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Check Point Support
4 1 (4.76%) SaaS Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Security Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Storage Manager
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) LAMP
1 2 (9.52%) Middleware
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) iPhone
2 2 (9.52%) NHS
2 2 (9.52%) Public Cloud
2 2 (9.52%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Android
3 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
3 2 (9.52%) CentOS
3 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
1 5 (23.81%) Migration
1 5 (23.81%) Network Design
2 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps
3 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.52%) Network Management
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
3 2 (9.52%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.76%) High Availability
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security
4 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.76%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) CCNA
3 2 (9.52%) MCSA
3 2 (9.52%) MCSE
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (14.29%) XenApp
3 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (9.52%) vSphere
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
1 2 (9.52%) vCenter Server
1 2 (9.52%) vMotion
2 1 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
2 1 (4.76%) SCOrch
2 1 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Cisco
2 6 (28.57%) Citrix
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
4 2 (9.52%) AppSense
4 2 (9.52%) CA
4 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
4 2 (9.52%) Samsung
5 1 (4.76%) Dell
5 1 (4.76%) EMC
5 1 (4.76%) F5
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) Juniper
5 1 (4.76%) NetApp
5 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.76%) Symantec