Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019 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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 80 58
Rank change year-on-year +16 -22 +16
Contract jobs citing DNS 20 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.94% 1.24% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.87% 9.64% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 11
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.06% +2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £306 £360 £275
90th Percentile £495 £360 £394
North West median daily rate £466 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +16.38% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.42% -4.62% -53.57%
10th Percentile £26.25 £13.75 £14.91
90th Percentile £28.75 £21.38 £65.00
North West median hourly rate £24.09 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +55.39% - -55.71%

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 126 166 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.22% 12.82% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 77 96
Cheshire median daily rate £423 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% -1.96% -10.00%
10th Percentile £200 £203 £223
90th Percentile £588 £541 £500
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 26
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.00 £18.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.85% +10.61% -30.53%
10th Percentile £14.18 £11.40 £10.88
90th Percentile £25.38 £40.63 £65.00
North West median hourly rate £17.21 £17.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.26% +11.29% -26.19%

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 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 2019. 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
Chester - 8 £438 - 1
Warrington +11 5 £363 - 3
Crewe -4 2 - -
Knutsford -11 1 £315 -12.50%
Runcorn - 1 - -
Alderley Edge - 1 - - 1
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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 16 (80.00%) DHCP
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco
3 8 (40.00%) LAN
4 7 (35.00%) Linux
4 7 (35.00%) BGP
4 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (30.00%) OSPF
5 6 (30.00%) Windows
5 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (25.00%) VPN
6 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (25.00%) ITIL
6 5 (25.00%) EIGRP
6 5 (25.00%) Firewall
6 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (20.00%) Finance
7 4 (20.00%) Migration
7 4 (20.00%) VMware
7 4 (20.00%) Internet
7 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (20.00%) DMZ
7 4 (20.00%) Python
7 4 (20.00%) CCNP
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (20.00%) WAN
8 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange

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 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Apache
2 2 (10.00%) nginx
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) DHCP
2 8 (40.00%) LAN
3 7 (35.00%) BGP
4 6 (30.00%) OSPF
4 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (25.00%) EIGRP
5 5 (25.00%) Firewall
5 5 (25.00%) VPN
6 4 (20.00%) DMZ
6 4 (20.00%) Internet
6 4 (20.00%) WAN
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (15.00%) IPsec
7 3 (15.00%) SSL
7 3 (15.00%) VLAN
7 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (10.00%) Multicast
8 2 (10.00%) SAN
8 2 (10.00%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) IT Technician
3 2 (10.00%) Senior IT Technician
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Technician
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (10.00%) Servlets
1 2 (10.00%) WSGI
2 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.00%) Unix
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Antivirus Management
3 3 (15.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) DevOps
4 2 (10.00%) Build Automation
4 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
4 2 (10.00%) Hardware Maintenance
4 2 (10.00%) High Availability
4 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CCNP
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) CCIE
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (5.00%) GDPR
3 1 (5.00%) ISO 22301
3 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Ansible
1 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
1 2 (10.00%) Salt
1 2 (10.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (15.00%) Juniper
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Infoblox
5 1 (5.00%) arcserve
5 1 (5.00%) BT
5 1 (5.00%) F5
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) Meraki
5 1 (5.00%) Nimsoft
5 1 (5.00%) Opsware
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) Veritas