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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 47 19 37
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +18
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 30 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.52% 7.50% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.65% 42.25% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 27 2
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£375 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £321 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.94% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.58% -10.00%
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
68 71 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.26% 17.75% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 49 3
Average daily rate £400 £280 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.86% +86.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +60.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Blackpool -30 9 £338 +30.97%
Lytham St Annes +2 2 £426 +41.91%
Chorley - 1 £375 -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 21 (95.45%) DHCP
2 20 (90.91%) VMware
3 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
4 16 (72.73%) Windows
5 13 (59.09%) Citrix
5 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
5 13 (59.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (59.09%) XenServer
6 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
7 10 (45.45%) XenApp
7 10 (45.45%) ITIL
7 10 (45.45%) AppSense
8 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (31.82%) Symantec
9 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (31.82%) HP
10 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
10 6 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (27.27%) Server Building
10 6 (27.27%) XenDesktop
11 5 (22.73%) nginx
11 5 (22.73%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (22.73%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (22.73%) Google App Engine
11 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (22.73%) Google
11 5 (22.73%) WebSphere
11 5 (22.73%) Xen

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (22.73%) IIS
1 5 (22.73%) Apache
1 5 (22.73%) Tomcat
1 5 (22.73%) WebSphere
1 5 (22.73%) Jetty
1 5 (22.73%) nginx
2 4 (18.18%) Lync
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS Office
3 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (22.73%) Google App Engine
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (22.73%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (13.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (95.45%) DHCP
2 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 5 (22.73%) FTP
3 5 (22.73%) HTTP
3 5 (22.73%) SSL
3 5 (22.73%) IPsec
4 4 (18.18%) SMS
5 3 (13.64%) SAN
6 1 (4.55%) X.500
6 1 (4.55%) Wireless
6 1 (4.55%) LDAP
6 1 (4.55%) VPN
6 1 (4.55%) Kerberos
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Applications Support
2 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Change Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Security Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Build and Release Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Tester
4 1 (4.55%) IT Support Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Release Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) IT Support
4 1 (4.55%) Server Support
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Support Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
1 5 (22.73%) J2EE
1 5 (22.73%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Replication
2 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (22.73%) Linux
5 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Server Building
3 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Open Source
4 4 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Software Deployment
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (9.09%) Validation
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
7 1 (4.55%) ITSM
7 1 (4.55%) Identity Management
7 1 (4.55%) Release Management
7 1 (4.55%) Service Management
7 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.55%) DevOps
7 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) VBScript
2 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) MCSE
5 3 (13.64%) MCSA
5 3 (13.64%) CCNP
5 3 (13.64%) CCNA
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (13.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (13.64%) MCITP
5 3 (13.64%) VCP4
5 3 (13.64%) VCP5
System Software
1 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
1 13 (59.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 13 (59.09%) XenServer
2 10 (45.45%) XenApp
3 6 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (27.27%) XenDesktop
4 5 (22.73%) vSphere
4 5 (22.73%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Puppet
1 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (13.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (13.64%) EdgeSight
2 3 (13.64%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (13.64%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) VMware
2 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
3 13 (59.09%) Citrix
4 10 (45.45%) AppSense
5 7 (31.82%) Symantec
5 7 (31.82%) HP
6 5 (22.73%) Google
7 3 (13.64%) 3PAR
7 3 (13.64%) Lumension
7 3 (13.64%) McAfee
7 3 (13.64%) Altiris
8 2 (9.09%) Compaq
8 2 (9.09%) Dell