Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 70 83
Rank change year-on-year -9 +13 -20
Contract jobs citing DNS 13 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.98% 1.42% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.26% 8.56% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 15
Cheshire median daily rate £328 £450 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.22% +73.08% -37.35%
10th Percentile £264 £283 £201
90th Percentile £458 £765 £487
North West median daily rate £348 £350 £338
% change year-on-year -0.71% +3.70% +12.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £21.06 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.66% +21.54% -5.04%
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £22.50 £17.33
% change year-on-year -32.22% +29.83% -5.04%

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 179 222 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.50% 16.64% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 141 213
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £183 £213 £233
90th Percentile £525 £675 £575
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 37
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £17.75 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.76% +2.42% -8.79%
10th Percentile £11.87 £11.25 £12.44
90th Percentile £22.70 £56.38 £23.85
North West median hourly rate £18.13 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.69% +5.88% -10.53%

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 17 December 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
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 17 December 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 +8 4 £450 -37.93% 2
Chester +3 4 £280 -37.78%
Knutsford - 1 - -
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 12 (92.31%) DHCP
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 10 (76.92%) ITIL
2 10 (76.92%) VMware
3 9 (69.23%) Windows
3 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) Citrix
4 6 (46.15%) SCCM
5 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (30.77%) Office 365
6 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 4 (30.77%) SQL
6 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
6 4 (30.77%) Firewall
6 4 (30.77%) NetBackup
7 3 (23.08%) MCITP
7 3 (23.08%) SAN
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (23.08%) LAN
7 3 (23.08%) WAN
7 3 (23.08%) MCSA
7 3 (23.08%) HP
7 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (23.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (23.08%) Local Government
7 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (30.77%) Office 365
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) DHCP
2 4 (30.77%) Firewall
3 3 (23.08%) LAN
3 3 (23.08%) SAN
3 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 3 (23.08%) WAN
4 2 (15.38%) NAS
5 1 (7.69%) ADSL
5 1 (7.69%) BGP
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.69%) FTP
5 1 (7.69%) HTTP
5 1 (7.69%) ISDN
5 1 (7.69%) Junos
5 1 (7.69%) MPLS
5 1 (7.69%) Multicast
5 1 (7.69%) Network Security
5 1 (7.69%) OSPF
5 1 (7.69%) Skype
5 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MS Access
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (23.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (23.08%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) IT Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Firewall Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Technician
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) EMC VNX
1 1 (7.69%) EMC VNXe
1 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.69%) Android
5 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) High Availability
3 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Release Management
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 2 (15.38%) VBScript
4 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (23.08%) MCITP
1 3 (23.08%) MCSA
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) CCIE
3 1 (7.69%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.69%) JNCIA
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) GDPR
2 1 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) SCCM
2 4 (30.77%) NetBackup
3 1 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) SCOM
3 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) VMware
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco
6 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
6 1 (7.69%) Dell
6 1 (7.69%) EMC
6 1 (7.69%) EqualLogic
6 1 (7.69%) IBM
6 1 (7.69%) Juniper
6 1 (7.69%) Lumension
6 1 (7.69%) McAfee
6 1 (7.69%) Meraki
6 1 (7.69%) NetApp
6 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto
6 1 (7.69%) Symantec
6 1 (7.69%) Veritas