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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 37 45 25
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -20
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.74% 0.93% 3.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 15.38% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 5
Average daily rate £300 £269 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% +19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £264 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £274 £282
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-12.45% +42.78%
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
55 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.68% 6.05% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 17 9
Average daily rate £313 £388 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% +61.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £235 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £400 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £24.15 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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 -6 5 £265 -
Preston - 4 £375 -
Lancaster - 2 £319 -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 32 (86.49%) DHCP
2 29 (78.38%) Windows
2 29 (78.38%) Active Directory
3 26 (70.27%) VMware
4 17 (45.95%) Citrix
4 17 (45.95%) XenApp
4 17 (45.95%) XenServer
4 17 (45.95%) Windows Server
5 16 (43.24%) XenDesktop
5 16 (43.24%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
6 15 (40.54%) ITIL
6 15 (40.54%) MS Exchange
7 14 (37.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (35.14%) Skype for Business
8 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (32.43%) AppSense
10 11 (29.73%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (27.03%) HP
11 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
12 9 (24.32%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 9 (24.32%) ThinPrint
12 9 (24.32%) SMS
12 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
13 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
13 8 (21.62%) Firewall
13 8 (21.62%) SharePoint
13 8 (21.62%) MS Office
13 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (40.54%) MS Exchange
2 14 (37.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (35.14%) Skype for Business
4 8 (21.62%) SharePoint
5 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (5.41%) Apache
7 2 (5.41%) IIS
7 2 (5.41%) Jetty
7 2 (5.41%) nginx
7 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
7 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
8 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Office
2 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (13.51%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (13.51%) Google App Engine
1 5 (13.51%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (10.81%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (10.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (86.49%) DHCP
2 9 (24.32%) SMS
3 8 (21.62%) Firewall
3 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
4 6 (16.22%) Wireless
5 5 (13.51%) HTTP
5 5 (13.51%) LAN
5 5 (13.51%) SSL
5 5 (13.51%) WAN
6 4 (10.81%) FTP
6 4 (10.81%) IPsec
6 4 (10.81%) VoIP
7 2 (5.41%) Internet
7 2 (5.41%) VPN
8 1 (2.70%) BGP
8 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.70%) Kerberos
8 1 (2.70%) SAN
8 1 (2.70%) SMTP
8 1 (2.70%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Support Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (10.81%) Applications Support
3 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Messaging Support
4 3 (8.11%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Change Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.41%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) IT Support
5 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Network Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Server Support
5 2 (5.41%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) J2EE
1 2 (5.41%) Servlets
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.11%) Clustering
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.70%) Informatics
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) PKI
4 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 29 (78.38%) Windows
2 17 (45.95%) Windows Server
3 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (13.51%) Linux
7 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.70%) VMS
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) ITIL
2 9 (24.32%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (10.81%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.11%) Change Management
4 3 (8.11%) Content Management
4 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (8.11%) Data Protection
4 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (8.11%) Open Source
5 2 (5.41%) Automated Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.41%) Release Management
5 2 (5.41%) Time Management
5 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.70%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) Service Management
6 1 (2.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.51%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) C++
3 2 (5.41%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.41%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
3 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (16.22%) MCSE
5 3 (8.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (5.41%) CCNA
6 2 (5.41%) CCNP
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.70%) MCITP
7 1 (2.70%) MCSA
7 1 (2.70%) VCP4
7 1 (2.70%) VCP5
7 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 29 (78.38%) Active Directory
2 17 (45.95%) XenApp
2 17 (45.95%) XenServer
3 16 (43.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (43.24%) XenDesktop
4 11 (29.73%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (21.62%) vSphere
6 4 (10.81%) Brightmail
6 4 (10.81%) Xen
7 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (70.27%) VMware
2 17 (45.95%) Citrix
3 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
4 12 (32.43%) AppSense
5 10 (27.03%) HP
6 9 (24.32%) ThinPrint
7 7 (18.92%) Compaq
7 7 (18.92%) Dell
8 5 (13.51%) Google
8 5 (13.51%) Symantec
9 4 (10.81%) IronPort
10 3 (8.11%) Intel Security
10 3 (8.11%) Stellent
11 2 (5.41%) Veritas
12 1 (2.70%) 3PAR
12 1 (2.70%) Altiris
12 1 (2.70%) Capita
12 1 (2.70%) Cisco
12 1 (2.70%) Juniper