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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 23 24 39
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +15
Contract jobs citing DNS 27 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.54% 1.52% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.57% 11.54% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 1 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £265 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £265 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £265 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £19.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+4.78% +10.14%
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
70 26 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.95% 13.13% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 9 21
Average daily rate £320 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £265 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £310 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £13.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -36.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
Burnley - - - -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 46 (86.79%) DHCP
2 45 (84.91%) Windows
3 38 (71.70%) Active Directory
4 37 (69.81%) VMware
5 36 (67.92%) Citrix
6 33 (62.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (56.60%) XenApp
8 28 (52.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
9 20 (37.74%) XenServer
9 20 (37.74%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (33.96%) Windows XP
11 17 (32.08%) MS Exchange
12 16 (30.19%) SQL
12 16 (30.19%) Exchange Server 2010
13 15 (28.30%) Windows 7
13 15 (28.30%) HP
14 13 (24.53%) ITIL
14 13 (24.53%) SMS
15 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
15 12 (22.64%) XenDesktop
16 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
16 11 (20.75%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (20.75%) AppSense
17 10 (18.87%) LAN
17 10 (18.87%) SharePoint
17 10 (18.87%) 3G
18 9 (16.98%) WAN
18 9 (16.98%) Microsoft App-V
18 9 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2003

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 17 (32.08%) MS Exchange
2 16 (30.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (18.87%) SharePoint
4 9 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (13.21%) Lync
6 3 (5.66%) Jetty
6 3 (5.66%) WebSphere
6 3 (5.66%) Apache
6 3 (5.66%) Tomcat
6 3 (5.66%) IIS
6 3 (5.66%) nginx
7 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.89%) MS Project Server
8 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Office
2 1 (1.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (9.43%) Google App Engine
1 5 (9.43%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.89%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (86.79%) DHCP
2 13 (24.53%) SMS
3 11 (20.75%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (18.87%) LAN
4 10 (18.87%) 3G
5 9 (16.98%) WAN
6 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
7 5 (9.43%) FTP
7 5 (9.43%) HTTP
7 5 (9.43%) IPsec
8 3 (5.66%) SSL
9 2 (3.77%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (3.77%) Firewall
9 2 (3.77%) Wireless
10 1 (1.89%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.89%) VLAN
10 1 (1.89%) MPLS
10 1 (1.89%) SAN
10 1 (1.89%) VPN
10 1 (1.89%) Kerberos
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.89%) German Language
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) Support Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Desktop Support
3 6 (11.32%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Designer
4 4 (7.55%) Solutions Designer
5 3 (5.66%) Tester
5 3 (5.66%) Design Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Server Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (1.89%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (1.89%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco Specialist
7 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) ODBC
2 3 (5.66%) Servlets
2 3 (5.66%) .NET
2 3 (5.66%) J2EE
3 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Thin Client
1 7 (13.21%) Fat Client
2 5 (9.43%) Open Source
3 3 (5.66%) Replication
3 3 (5.66%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.89%) PKI
4 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 45 (84.91%) Windows
2 33 (62.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (52.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (33.96%) Windows XP
5 15 (28.30%) Windows 7
6 6 (11.32%) Linux
7 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) ITIL
2 5 (9.43%) Configuration Management
2 5 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (7.55%) Project Management
4 3 (5.66%) Unit Testing
4 3 (5.66%) Automated Testing
5 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.77%) Migration
6 1 (1.89%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.89%) Content Management
6 1 (1.89%) Network Design
6 1 (1.89%) Information Security
6 1 (1.89%) Data Migration
6 1 (1.89%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.89%) CRM
6 1 (1.89%) ERP
6 1 (1.89%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.19%) SQL
2 8 (15.09%) C
2 8 (15.09%) Java
3 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.21%) MCSE
3 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.77%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.89%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (71.70%) Active Directory
2 30 (56.60%) XenApp
3 20 (37.74%) XenServer
3 20 (37.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (22.64%) XenDesktop
5 9 (16.98%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (15.09%) vSphere
7 6 (11.32%) ISA Server
8 5 (9.43%) Xen
9 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.89%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) SCCM
1 8 (15.09%) HP Data Protector
2 5 (9.43%) Puppet
3 2 (3.77%) HP SIM
3 2 (3.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.77%) SCOM
3 2 (3.77%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.89%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 37 (69.81%) VMware
2 36 (67.92%) Citrix
3 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
4 15 (28.30%) HP
5 11 (20.75%) AppSense
6 7 (13.21%) Oracle
7 6 (11.32%) Compaq
7 6 (11.32%) Dell
8 5 (9.43%) Google
9 3 (5.66%) Cisco
10 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.77%) Infor
10 2 (3.77%) Remedy
10 2 (3.77%) NetApp
11 1 (1.89%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.89%) McAfee
11 1 (1.89%) NetIQ
11 1 (1.89%) CA
11 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.89%) IBM
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