The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 23 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)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 28 34
Rank change year-on-year +7 +6  
Contract jobs citing DNS 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.56% 2.62% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 14.29% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Median daily rate £388 £250 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.00% -45.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £345 £325
% change year-on-year - +6.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.15 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.27% -12.00%  

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 Chester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 18 35 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 15.38% 18.32% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 21
Median daily rate £295 £325 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.23% -22.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £200 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Median hourly rate £15.15 £21.00 £15.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.85% +31.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £16.84 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £25.00 £44.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Chester

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Chester region with a requirement for DNS.

1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Smartphone
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) iPhone
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) Samsung
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) iPhone
1 2 (66.67%) Smartphone
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Samsung
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Fortinet