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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 36 10 31
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +21
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.22% 9.04% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 42.86% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 2
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£240 £223 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.58% -21.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £237 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.22 £18.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.55% -3.43%
DNS
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
40 35 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.89% 21.08% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 24
Average daily rate £240 £233 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -28.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £213 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £310 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £18.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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
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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -16 7 £240 +7.61% 1
Preston - 1 - -
Skelmersdale - - - -
Burnley - - - -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 34 (85.00%) DHCP
2 32 (80.00%) Windows
3 28 (70.00%) VMware
4 26 (65.00%) Active Directory
5 25 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (60.00%) Citrix
7 20 (50.00%) XenApp
8 17 (42.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
8 17 (42.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (35.00%) Windows XP
10 13 (32.50%) MS Exchange
10 13 (32.50%) Windows 7
11 12 (30.00%) XenServer
12 11 (27.50%) SQL
13 10 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (22.50%) HP
14 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
14 9 (22.50%) AppSense
15 8 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
15 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
15 8 (20.00%) LAN
15 8 (20.00%) SMS
15 8 (20.00%) Java
15 8 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (17.50%) 3G
16 7 (17.50%) WAN
16 7 (17.50%) Linux
16 7 (17.50%) ITIL

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 13 (32.50%) MS Exchange
2 10 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (12.50%) Lync
5 4 (10.00%) Jetty
5 4 (10.00%) WebSphere
5 4 (10.00%) nginx
5 4 (10.00%) Apache
5 4 (10.00%) Tomcat
5 4 (10.00%) IIS
6 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.50%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Office
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (15.00%) Google App Engine
1 6 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (15.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (7.50%) Office 365
3 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (85.00%) DHCP
2 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
3 8 (20.00%) LAN
3 8 (20.00%) SMS
3 8 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (17.50%) 3G
4 7 (17.50%) WAN
5 6 (15.00%) IPsec
5 6 (15.00%) FTP
5 6 (15.00%) HTTP
6 4 (10.00%) SSL
7 3 (7.50%) NAS
7 3 (7.50%) Wireless
8 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
8 2 (5.00%) Ethernet
9 1 (2.50%) Multicast
9 1 (2.50%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (2.50%) MPLS
9 1 (2.50%) SAN
9 1 (2.50%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (12.50%) Support Engineer
1 5 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (7.50%) Solutions Designer
3 3 (7.50%) Consultant
3 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Design Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Designer
4 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 1 (2.50%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (2.50%) Network Design Consultant
5 1 (2.50%) Tester
5 1 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Technical Support
5 1 (2.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) ODBC
2 4 (10.00%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) J2EE
2 4 (10.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Fat Client
1 6 (15.00%) Thin Client
1 6 (15.00%) Open Source
2 2 (5.00%) Life Science
2 2 (5.00%) Replication
3 1 (2.50%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (80.00%) Windows
2 25 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (42.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (35.00%) Windows XP
5 13 (32.50%) Windows 7
6 7 (17.50%) Linux
7 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.00%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) ITIL
2 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (10.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (10.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (5.00%) Migration
4 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.00%) DevOps
4 2 (5.00%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.50%) CRM
5 1 (2.50%) ERP
5 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.50%) Network Design
5 1 (2.50%) Information Security
5 1 (2.50%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) SQL
2 8 (20.00%) Java
3 5 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
1 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 20 (50.00%) XenApp
3 17 (42.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (30.00%) XenServer
5 8 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (17.50%) XenDesktop
7 6 (15.00%) Xen
8 4 (10.00%) vSphere
9 2 (5.00%) ISA Server
10 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) SCCM
1 6 (15.00%) Puppet
2 5 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (5.00%) SCOM
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.50%) PureDisk
4 1 (2.50%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 28 (70.00%) VMware
2 24 (60.00%) Citrix
3 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (22.50%) HP
4 9 (22.50%) AppSense
5 6 (15.00%) Google
5 6 (15.00%) Oracle
6 3 (7.50%) Compaq
6 3 (7.50%) Dell
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco
7 2 (5.00%) NetApp
8 1 (2.50%) ScanSafe
8 1 (2.50%) F5
8 1 (2.50%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.50%) NetIQ
8 1 (2.50%) Remedy
8 1 (2.50%) CA
8 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.50%) IBM
8 1 (2.50%) Fortinet
Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day + Circa £190 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: 19 days ago