Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 79 70
Rank change year-on-year +18 -9 +13
Contract jobs citing DNS 28 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.26% 0.98% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.92% 7.26% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 15
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £328 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.50% -27.22% +73.08%
10th Percentile £313 £264 £283
90th Percentile £400 £458 £765
North West median daily rate £400 £348 £350
% change year-on-year +15.11% -0.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £21.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -21.66% +21.54%
10th Percentile £16.00 £15.25 £18.83
90th Percentile £18.60 £17.75 £23.44
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £15.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +31.15% -32.22% +29.83%

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 148 179 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.95% 13.50% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 131 140
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% -
10th Percentile £271 £183 £212
90th Percentile £525 £525 £675
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -26.76% +2.42%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.87 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.75 £22.70 £56.38
North West median hourly rate £18.25 £18.13 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.69% +0.69% +5.88%

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 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 17 December 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
Warrington +5 10 £388 -13.89% 1
Wilmslow - 7 - -
Ellesmere Port - 4 £325 - 1
Crewe - 2 - - 1
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
3 18 (64.29%) Office 365
4 16 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (57.14%) DHCP
4 16 (57.14%) VMware
5 15 (53.57%) LAN
5 15 (53.57%) WAN
5 15 (53.57%) Windows Server
6 14 (50.00%) TCP/IP
7 10 (35.71%) MS Exchange
7 10 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
8 9 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (32.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (28.57%) Windows 10
9 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
9 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
10 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (25.00%) VPN
10 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (17.86%) Fat Client
11 5 (17.86%) WSUS
11 5 (17.86%) Thin Client
11 5 (17.86%) Clearswift
11 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
11 5 (17.86%) SQL
11 5 (17.86%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (17.86%) Teradici
11 5 (17.86%) Opscode Chef

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 10 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
3 4 (14.29%) Apache
3 4 (14.29%) nginx
3 4 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (64.29%) Office 365
2 16 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (17.86%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) DHCP
2 15 (53.57%) LAN
2 15 (53.57%) WAN
3 14 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (25.00%) VPN
5 4 (14.29%) HTTP
5 4 (14.29%) Internet
5 4 (14.29%) SSL
6 2 (7.14%) Network Security
6 2 (7.14%) Skype
7 1 (3.57%) DMZ
7 1 (3.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon Redshift
1 4 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 4 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Administrator
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Windows Administrator
3 5 (17.86%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.14%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Support
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.57%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (3.57%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) LAPP Stack
1 4 (14.29%) Servlets
1 4 (14.29%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Fat Client
1 5 (17.86%) Thin Client
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Windows Server
3 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 8 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (14.29%) Linux
7 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (14.29%) Build Automation
3 4 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
3 4 (14.29%) DevOps
3 4 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.57%) Decision-Making
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL
4 1 (3.57%) ITSM
4 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.57%) Process Management
4 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 4 (14.29%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) MCITP
3 1 (3.57%) MCP
3 1 (3.57%) MCSA
3 1 (3.57%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) MCTS
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (17.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (17.86%) vCenter Server
1 5 (17.86%) WSUS
2 4 (14.29%) Ansible
2 4 (14.29%) Puppet
2 4 (14.29%) Salt
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) VMware
2 5 (17.86%) Clearswift
2 5 (17.86%) Teradici
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) IronPort