The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Lancashire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 23 33 46
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +13
Contract jobs citing DNS 24 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.59% 1.80% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 41.38% 20.00% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 0
Average daily rate
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£270 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.25% -
Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
58 25 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.52% 8.99% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 9 31
Average daily rate £265 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £150 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £330 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
DNS
North West

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 1 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 1 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 -5 2 - - 1
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 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 49 (96.08%) DHCP
2 48 (94.12%) Windows
3 46 (90.20%) Active Directory
4 38 (74.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (72.55%) Citrix
6 33 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (58.82%) VMware
8 28 (54.90%) XenApp
9 25 (49.02%) XenServer
9 25 (49.02%) Security Cleared
10 23 (45.10%) SC Cleared
11 22 (43.14%) HP
12 21 (41.18%) XenDesktop
13 20 (39.22%) vSphere
13 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
13 20 (39.22%) ITIL
13 20 (39.22%) Windows XP
14 18 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (31.37%) Compaq
15 16 (31.37%) Dell
16 15 (29.41%) MCSE
16 15 (29.41%) Wi-Fi
16 15 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (29.41%) 3G
17 13 (25.49%) SMS
18 11 (21.57%) MS Exchange
18 11 (21.57%) SharePoint
18 11 (21.57%) Exchange Server 2010
18 11 (21.57%) Windows 7
19 9 (17.65%) SCCM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 11 (21.57%) MS Exchange
1 11 (21.57%) SharePoint
1 11 (21.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (13.73%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (11.76%) Lync
4 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.96%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Project
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (96.08%) DHCP
2 15 (29.41%) Wi-Fi
2 15 (29.41%) 3G
3 13 (25.49%) SMS
4 3 (5.88%) WAN
4 3 (5.88%) LAN
5 2 (3.92%) Firewall
6 1 (1.96%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.96%) NAS
6 1 (1.96%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.96%) VLAN
6 1 (1.96%) Wireless
6 1 (1.96%) MPLS
6 1 (1.96%) SAN
6 1 (1.96%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.96%) VPN
6 1 (1.96%) ADSL
6 1 (1.96%) Structured Cabling
General
1 1 (1.96%) German Language
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Support Engineer
2 12 (23.53%) Desktop Support
3 9 (17.65%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (15.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 8 (15.69%) Server Engineer
5 7 (13.73%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (9.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) Windows Server Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Data Migration Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
10 2 (3.92%) Tester
10 2 (3.92%) Server Support
10 2 (3.92%) Server Support Engineer
11 1 (1.96%) Designer
11 1 (1.96%) Windows Support Engineer
11 1 (1.96%) Cisco Network Specialist
11 1 (1.96%) Web Engineer
11 1 (1.96%) Cisco Specialist
11 1 (1.96%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Fat Client
1 9 (17.65%) Thin Client
2 7 (13.73%) Smartcard
3 2 (3.92%) Replication
4 1 (1.96%) PKI
4 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 48 (94.12%) Windows
2 38 (74.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 33 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (39.22%) Windows XP
5 11 (21.57%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) ITIL
2 4 (7.84%) Migration
3 3 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 1 (1.96%) Content Management
4 1 (1.96%) Load Balancing
4 1 (1.96%) Information Security
4 1 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (1.96%) Project Management
4 1 (1.96%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) SQL
2 4 (7.84%) C
3 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (49.02%) Security Cleared
2 23 (45.10%) SC Cleared
3 15 (29.41%) MCSE
3 15 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.96%) CCNA
4 1 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (90.20%) Active Directory
2 28 (54.90%) XenApp
3 25 (49.02%) XenServer
4 21 (41.18%) XenDesktop
5 20 (39.22%) vSphere
6 18 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (9.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (9.80%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.96%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) SCCM
2 4 (7.84%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (5.88%) PureDisk
4 2 (3.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (3.92%) SCOM
5 1 (1.96%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.96%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (72.55%) Citrix
2 30 (58.82%) VMware
3 22 (43.14%) HP
4 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
5 16 (31.37%) Compaq
5 16 (31.37%) Dell
6 6 (11.76%) AppSense
7 3 (5.88%) Cisco
8 1 (1.96%) F5
8 1 (1.96%) Infor
8 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.96%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.96%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.96%) Remedy
8 1 (1.96%) McAfee
8 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.96%) CA
8 1 (1.96%) NetApp
8 1 (1.96%) IBM
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle
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