The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 22 31 42
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +11
Contract jobs citing DNS 30 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.93% 1.11% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.59% 15.79% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 1 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £265 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +55.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
82 19 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.94% 7.01% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 5 28
Average daily rate £325 £181 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.31% -49.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £300 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -65.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Lancashire region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS.

1 50 (87.72%) DHCP
2 49 (85.96%) Windows
3 42 (73.68%) Active Directory
4 40 (70.18%) VMware
5 39 (68.42%) Citrix
6 34 (59.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (54.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (50.88%) XenApp
9 23 (40.35%) XenServer
10 21 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
11 20 (35.09%) Windows XP
12 19 (33.33%) MS Exchange
13 18 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
14 16 (28.07%) Security Cleared
14 16 (28.07%) Windows 7
14 16 (28.07%) ITIL
14 16 (28.07%) SQL
14 16 (28.07%) HP
15 15 (26.32%) SC Cleared
15 15 (26.32%) XenDesktop
16 13 (22.81%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (22.81%) SMS
17 12 (21.05%) 3G
17 12 (21.05%) AppSense
18 11 (19.30%) Microsoft App-V
19 10 (17.54%) LAN
19 10 (17.54%) SharePoint
20 9 (15.79%) WAN
20 9 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 18 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (17.54%) SharePoint
4 9 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (15.79%) Lync
5 3 (5.26%) Apache
5 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
5 3 (5.26%) IIS
5 3 (5.26%) Jetty
5 3 (5.26%) WebSphere
5 3 (5.26%) nginx
6 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.75%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (8.77%) Google App Engine
1 5 (8.77%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (87.72%) DHCP
2 13 (22.81%) Wi-Fi
2 13 (22.81%) SMS
3 12 (21.05%) 3G
4 10 (17.54%) LAN
5 9 (15.79%) WAN
6 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
7 5 (8.77%) FTP
7 5 (8.77%) HTTP
7 5 (8.77%) IPsec
8 3 (5.26%) SSL
9 2 (3.51%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (3.51%) Wireless
9 2 (3.51%) Firewall
10 1 (1.75%) SAN
10 1 (1.75%) MPLS
10 1 (1.75%) VPN
10 1 (1.75%) Kerberos
10 1 (1.75%) WLAN
10 1 (1.75%) ADSL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.75%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Support Engineer
2 10 (17.54%) Desktop Support
3 8 (14.04%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Designer
6 4 (7.02%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (5.26%) Tester
7 3 (5.26%) Design Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Technical Support Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Technical Support
9 1 (1.75%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) Server Support
9 1 (1.75%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) ODBC
2 3 (5.26%) Servlets
2 3 (5.26%) .NET
2 3 (5.26%) J2EE
3 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Fat Client
1 8 (14.04%) Thin Client
2 5 (8.77%) Open Source
3 4 (7.02%) Smartcard
4 3 (5.26%) Replication
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.75%) PKI
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 49 (85.96%) Windows
2 34 (59.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (54.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (35.09%) Windows XP
5 16 (28.07%) Windows 7
6 6 (10.53%) Linux
7 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) ITIL
2 5 (8.77%) Configuration Management
2 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (7.02%) Project Management
4 3 (5.26%) Automated Testing
4 3 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.51%) Migration
6 1 (1.75%) CRM
6 1 (1.75%) ERP
6 1 (1.75%) Information Security
6 1 (1.75%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.75%) Content Management
6 1 (1.75%) Network Design
6 1 (1.75%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.75%) Data Migration
6 1 (1.75%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) SQL
2 8 (14.04%) C
2 8 (14.04%) Java
3 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (28.07%) Security Cleared
2 15 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.04%) MCSE
3 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.51%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.75%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 29 (50.88%) XenApp
3 23 (40.35%) XenServer
4 21 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (26.32%) XenDesktop
6 11 (19.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (15.79%) vSphere
8 6 (10.53%) ISA Server
9 5 (8.77%) Xen
10 1 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
10 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) HP Data Protector
2 6 (10.53%) SCCM
3 5 (8.77%) Puppet
4 2 (3.51%) HP SIM
4 2 (3.51%) SCOM
4 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.51%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.75%) PureDisk
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 40 (70.18%) VMware
2 39 (68.42%) Citrix
3 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 16 (28.07%) HP
5 12 (21.05%) AppSense
6 7 (12.28%) Compaq
6 7 (12.28%) Dell
6 7 (12.28%) Oracle
7 5 (8.77%) Google
8 3 (5.26%) Cisco
9 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.51%) Infor
9 2 (3.51%) NetApp
9 2 (3.51%) Remedy
10 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.75%) CA
10 1 (1.75%) McAfee
10 1 (1.75%) NetIQ
10 1 (1.75%) IBM
10 1 (1.75%) Fortinet