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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 39 54 23
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -31
Contract jobs citing DNS 1 9 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.33% 1.63% 7.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.22% 13.04% 33.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 29
Median daily rate - £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £21.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+28.91% +19.58%
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
45 69 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.71% 12.50% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 43 62
Median daily rate £513 £413 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% +37.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £177 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £635 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 11
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -7.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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
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 30 September 2016, 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 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) LAN
4 4 (40.00%) PKI
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (30.00%) Replication
5 3 (30.00%) WAN
5 3 (30.00%) DHCP
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) SSL
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (30.00%) Splunk
5 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 3 (30.00%) Palo Alto
6 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
6 2 (20.00%) Office 365
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
6 2 (20.00%) Skype
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003

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 (20.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
1 5 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) DHCP
2 3 (30.00%) SSL
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) Kerberos
3 2 (20.00%) LDAP
3 2 (20.00%) Skype
3 2 (20.00%) X.500
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) FWSM
4 1 (10.00%) HTTP
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) SMTP
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Support
3 1 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Splunk Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) PKI
2 3 (30.00%) Replication
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
1 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (10.00%) Software Licensing
3 1 (10.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) MCSE
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (30.00%) Splunk
4 2 (20.00%) Lotus
4 2 (20.00%) Symantec
5 1 (10.00%) Forcepoint
5 1 (10.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) Sophos
5 1 (10.00%) Veeam