The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Lancashire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 21 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing DNS 28 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.67% 0.48% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.44% 3.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 0
Average daily rate £245 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -36.53%
Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
79 30 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.81% 14.35% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 11 17
Average daily rate £250 £253 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% -30.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £403 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -6.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
DNS
North West

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Preston -12 1 - - 2
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 41 (95.35%) DHCP
2 30 (69.77%) vSphere
3 29 (67.44%) Security Cleared
4 28 (65.12%) Windows
5 24 (55.81%) Active Directory
5 24 (55.81%) SC Cleared
6 20 (46.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (44.19%) Data Migration
7 19 (44.19%) Migration
7 19 (44.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (44.19%) PureDisk
8 18 (41.86%) Citrix
9 15 (34.88%) VMware
10 14 (32.56%) XenApp
10 14 (32.56%) XenServer
10 14 (32.56%) XenDesktop
11 13 (30.23%) HP
11 13 (30.23%) Microsoft
11 13 (30.23%) Windows XP
11 13 (30.23%) ITIL
12 12 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (25.58%) Compaq
13 11 (25.58%) Dell
14 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (20.93%) MCSE
15 8 (18.60%) 3G
16 7 (16.28%) Thin Client
16 7 (16.28%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (16.28%) SMS
16 7 (16.28%) Fat Client

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
1 5 (11.63%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (11.63%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.98%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 41 (95.35%) DHCP
2 8 (18.60%) 3G
3 7 (16.28%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (16.28%) SMS
General
1 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Migration Engineer
1 15 (34.88%) Data Migration Engineer
2 11 (25.58%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Server Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Desktop Support
4 4 (9.30%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Server Support
7 1 (2.33%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.33%) Technical Support Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.33%) Web Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Wintel Specialist
7 1 (2.33%) Web Support Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Implementation Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Thin Client
1 7 (16.28%) Fat Client
2 4 (9.30%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 28 (65.12%) Windows
2 20 (46.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (44.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (30.23%) Windows XP
5 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Data Migration
1 19 (44.19%) Migration
2 13 (30.23%) ITIL
3 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (2.33%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) VB
1 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (67.44%) Security Cleared
2 24 (55.81%) SC Cleared
3 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (20.93%) MCSE
4 3 (6.98%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 30 (69.77%) vSphere
2 24 (55.81%) Active Directory
3 14 (32.56%) XenApp
3 14 (32.56%) XenServer
3 14 (32.56%) XenDesktop
4 12 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (44.19%) PureDisk
2 4 (9.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Citrix
2 15 (34.88%) VMware
3 13 (30.23%) HP
3 13 (30.23%) Microsoft
4 11 (25.58%) Compaq
4 11 (25.58%) Dell
5 3 (6.98%) AppSense