The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 27 36 43
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs citing DNS 14 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.43% 3.01% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.57% 22.03% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 2
Median daily rate £453 £319 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.03% +18.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £246 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £375 £274
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £359
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-11.25% -16.66%

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
49 59 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.99% 13.66% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 40 10
Median daily rate £500 £315 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.73% -18.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £465 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £24.15 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.74% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +2 11 £431 +14.80%
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (85.71%) Migration
3 10 (71.43%) Windows
4 9 (64.29%) Linux
5 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
5 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
6 6 (42.86%) VMware
6 6 (42.86%) Middleware
7 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (28.57%) Mainframe
8 4 (28.57%) AIX
8 4 (28.57%) HPUX
8 4 (28.57%) Solaris
9 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
9 3 (21.43%) DHCP
9 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
9 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
10 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
10 2 (14.29%) IP Telephony
10 2 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (14.29%) MCITP
10 2 (14.29%) WSUS
10 2 (14.29%) Life Science
10 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
10 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
10 2 (14.29%) Clustering
10 2 (14.29%) NAS
10 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
10 2 (14.29%) Kaseya

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) IP Telephony
2 2 (14.29%) NAS
2 2 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) DSL
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
3 1 (7.14%) LDAP
3 1 (7.14%) MPLS
3 1 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (7.14%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Active Directory Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Migration Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Service Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Server Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Mainframe
2 2 (14.29%) Clustering
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Life Science
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) AIX
3 4 (28.57%) HPUX
3 4 (28.57%) Solaris
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (14.29%) ERP
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (7.14%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) MCITP
2 2 (14.29%) MCSE
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 2 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (14.29%) WSUS
2 1 (7.14%) vMotion
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Kaseya
2 2 (14.29%) Kaspersky
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
2 2 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) Dell
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) NETGEAR
3 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL