Period
to 25 July 2017

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 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 47 41
Rank change year-on-year +15 -6 -35
Contract jobs citing DNS 6 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.28% 2.11% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.64% 13.79% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 3
Chester median daily rate £393 £250 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.00% +11.11% -30.77%
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £328 £215
% change year-on-year +6.87% +52.33% -30.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Chester median hourly rate £15.15 - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.25 - £16.50

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 44 58 63
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 16.73% 15.26% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 48 34
Chester median daily rate £369 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.61% +3.13% +17.65%
10th Percentile £266 £225 £316
90th Percentile £534 £525 £478
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £415 £410
% change year-on-year -6.63% +1.22% +12.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 9
Chester median hourly rate £13.50 £21.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% -1.18% -34.62%
10th Percentile £10.50 £17.44 £15.74
90th Percentile £16.26 £25.55 £57.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.33 £21.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year -27.02% +24.70% -32.64%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

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 25 July 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 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (66.67%) OSPF
2 4 (66.67%) BGP
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (33.33%) Middleware
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Smartphone
4 2 (33.33%) Android
4 2 (33.33%) iPhone
4 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (33.33%) Samsung
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (16.67%) Multicast
5 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity

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 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) BGP
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) OSPF
3 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) Multicast
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Network Support
2 3 (50.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) iPhone
2 2 (33.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Android
1 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (33.33%) Samsung