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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 41 15 34
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +19
Contract jobs citing DNS 6 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.35% 7.18% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.65% 51.72% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 0
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+39.39% -13.15%
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
34 29 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.62% 13.88% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 14
Average daily rate £374 £225 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.11% -45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £213 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £431 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -53.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
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 26 January 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
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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
Blackpool -19 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Burnley - - - -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 27 (81.82%) DHCP
2 25 (75.76%) Windows
2 25 (75.76%) VMware
3 20 (60.61%) Citrix
4 19 (57.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (51.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (51.52%) XenApp
5 17 (51.52%) Active Directory
6 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
7 13 (39.39%) MS Exchange
8 12 (36.36%) Windows 7
9 10 (30.30%) Windows XP
9 10 (30.30%) SQL
9 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
10 9 (27.27%) XenServer
10 9 (27.27%) AppSense
11 8 (24.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
11 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
11 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (24.24%) SMS
11 8 (24.24%) Java
12 7 (21.21%) LAN
13 6 (18.18%) FTP
13 6 (18.18%) HTTP
13 6 (18.18%) WAN
13 6 (18.18%) Oracle
13 6 (18.18%) ODBC
13 6 (18.18%) SharePoint

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 13 (39.39%) MS Exchange
2 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (12.12%) WebSphere
4 4 (12.12%) IIS
4 4 (12.12%) Apache
4 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
4 4 (12.12%) Jetty
4 4 (12.12%) nginx
4 4 (12.12%) Lync
5 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (18.18%) Google App Engine
1 6 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (6.06%) Office 365
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (81.82%) DHCP
2 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 8 (24.24%) SMS
4 7 (21.21%) LAN
5 6 (18.18%) WAN
5 6 (18.18%) FTP
5 6 (18.18%) HTTP
5 6 (18.18%) IPsec
6 4 (12.12%) SSL
6 4 (12.12%) 3G
6 4 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (9.09%) Wireless
8 2 (6.06%) SAN
8 2 (6.06%) iSCSI
8 2 (6.06%) NAS
8 2 (6.06%) Ethernet
9 1 (3.03%) WLAN
9 1 (3.03%) Multicast
9 1 (3.03%) OpenLDAP
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (9.09%) Consultant
1 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support
1 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
1 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (9.09%) Design Engineer
1 3 (9.09%) Designer
1 3 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
2 2 (6.06%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (6.06%) Server Engineer
2 2 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (3.03%) Test Manager
3 1 (3.03%) Network Consultant
3 1 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (3.03%) Technical Support
3 1 (3.03%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (3.03%) Technical Assurance Consultant
3 1 (3.03%) Data Migration Engineer
3 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) ODBC
2 4 (12.12%) .NET
2 4 (12.12%) J2EE
2 4 (12.12%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Open Source
2 4 (12.12%) Fat Client
2 4 (12.12%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.06%) Life Science
4 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (75.76%) Windows
2 19 (57.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 10 (30.30%) Windows XP
4 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (18.18%) Linux
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
1 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (15.15%) ITIL
3 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
3 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
4 3 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.06%) Software Deployment
5 2 (6.06%) DevOps
5 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.03%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.03%) Network Design
6 1 (3.03%) ERP
6 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.03%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) Java
3 4 (12.12%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
1 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) MCSE
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (51.52%) Active Directory
1 17 (51.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 17 (51.52%) XenApp
2 9 (27.27%) XenServer
3 8 (24.24%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (18.18%) Xen
5 5 (15.15%) XenDesktop
6 2 (6.06%) vSphere
7 1 (3.03%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) Puppet
2 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 4 (12.12%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (3.03%) PureDisk
3 1 (3.03%) HP SIM
3 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) VMware
2 20 (60.61%) Citrix
3 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
4 9 (27.27%) AppSense
5 6 (18.18%) Google
5 6 (18.18%) Oracle
6 5 (15.15%) HP
7 2 (6.06%) McAfee
8 1 (3.03%) NetApp
8 1 (3.03%) Remedy
8 1 (3.03%) Compaq
8 1 (3.03%) Dell
8 1 (3.03%) Infor
8 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
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