Period
to 24 January 2018

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 24 January 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)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 31 30
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 -8
Contract jobs citing DNS 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.79% 1.27% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.54% 10.00% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Chester median daily rate £280 £520 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.15% - -
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £460 £305
% change year-on-year -39.13% +50.82% -29.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Chester median hourly rate - - £35.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £21.06 £24.92
% change year-on-year -31.16% -15.46% +34.68%

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 Chester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 26 30 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 15.48% 12.66% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 35
Chester median daily rate £280 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.12% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £175 £209 £278
90th Percentile £425 £530 £520
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £425 £438
% change year-on-year -17.65% -2.86% +17.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 12
Chester median hourly rate £32.50 £16.08 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.18% -32.32% +28.38%
10th Percentile £16.65 £11.87 £15.92
90th Percentile £33.75 £17.85 £37.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year -17.14% -1.52% -3.95%

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 24 January 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 Chester region with a requirement for DNS.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (100.00%) Local Government
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
General
1 3 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Support
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware