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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 18 33 47
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +14
Contract jobs citing DNS 31 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.89% 1.38% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 44.29% 23.53% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 3 0
Average daily rate
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£277 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.99% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
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
70 17 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.81% 5.88% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 5 30
Average daily rate £275 £225 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £150 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.17% -61.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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
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 20 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Preston - 3 £425 - 1
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 55 (93.22%) Windows
2 54 (91.53%) DHCP
3 51 (86.44%) Active Directory
4 44 (74.58%) Citrix
5 42 (71.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (66.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (64.41%) VMware
8 35 (59.32%) XenApp
9 30 (50.85%) XenServer
10 27 (45.76%) Security Cleared
11 25 (42.37%) SC Cleared
11 25 (42.37%) HP
12 24 (40.68%) Microsoft
13 23 (38.98%) XenDesktop
14 22 (37.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 22 (37.29%) Windows XP
14 22 (37.29%) ITIL
15 20 (33.90%) vSphere
16 17 (28.81%) Compaq
16 17 (28.81%) Dell
17 16 (27.12%) MCSE
17 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (25.42%) 3G
18 15 (25.42%) Wi-Fi
18 15 (25.42%) MS Exchange
18 15 (25.42%) Exchange Server 2010
19 14 (23.73%) SharePoint
19 14 (23.73%) SMS
20 13 (22.03%) Windows 7
21 12 (20.34%) SQL

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 15 (25.42%) MS Exchange
1 15 (25.42%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (23.73%) SharePoint
3 8 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (11.86%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (11.86%) Lync
5 6 (10.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.69%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Office
2 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (91.53%) DHCP
2 15 (25.42%) Wi-Fi
2 15 (25.42%) 3G
3 14 (23.73%) SMS
4 7 (11.86%) LAN
5 6 (10.17%) WAN
6 2 (3.39%) Firewall
6 2 (3.39%) Wireless
7 1 (1.69%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.69%) VLAN
7 1 (1.69%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (1.69%) NAS
7 1 (1.69%) Multicast
7 1 (1.69%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.69%) ADSL
7 1 (1.69%) WLAN
7 1 (1.69%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.69%) VPN
7 1 (1.69%) SAN
General
1 1 (1.69%) German Language
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Support Engineer
2 12 (20.34%) Desktop Support
3 9 (15.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) Server Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (8.47%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Windows Server Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Tester
8 2 (3.39%) Data Migration Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Designer
8 2 (3.39%) Server Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (3.39%) Migration Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Design Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Server Support
9 1 (1.69%) Technical Support
9 1 (1.69%) Technical Support Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Network Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) Web Services
2 4 (6.78%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Thin Client
1 8 (13.56%) Fat Client
2 7 (11.86%) Smartcard
3 2 (3.39%) Replication
4 1 (1.69%) PKI
4 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 55 (93.22%) Windows
2 42 (71.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 39 (66.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (37.29%) Windows XP
5 13 (22.03%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.69%) Linux
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.29%) ITIL
2 4 (6.78%) Project Management
3 3 (5.08%) Migration
4 2 (3.39%) Data Migration
5 1 (1.69%) Information Security
5 1 (1.69%) Content Management
5 1 (1.69%) Network Design
5 1 (1.69%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.34%) SQL
2 7 (11.86%) C
3 4 (6.78%) Java
4 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (45.76%) Security Cleared
2 25 (42.37%) SC Cleared
3 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (27.12%) MCSE
4 2 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (86.44%) Active Directory
2 35 (59.32%) XenApp
3 30 (50.85%) XenServer
4 23 (38.98%) XenDesktop
5 22 (37.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (33.90%) vSphere
7 7 (11.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (8.47%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.69%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) SCCM
2 7 (11.86%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (3.39%) PureDisk
3 2 (3.39%) SCOM
3 2 (3.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.69%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (74.58%) Citrix
2 38 (64.41%) VMware
3 25 (42.37%) HP
4 24 (40.68%) Microsoft
5 17 (28.81%) Compaq
5 17 (28.81%) Dell
6 8 (13.56%) AppSense
7 4 (6.78%) Oracle
8 3 (5.08%) Cisco
9 1 (1.69%) IBM
9 1 (1.69%) CA
9 1 (1.69%) NetApp
9 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.69%) NetIQ
9 1 (1.69%) Remedy
9 1 (1.69%) McAfee
9 1 (1.69%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.69%) Infor
9 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.69%) F5
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