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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 38 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Contract jobs citing DNS 13 28 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.10% 6.64% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.55% 36.36% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £245 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £321 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.16% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
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
44 77 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.50% 18.25% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 48 11
Average daily rate £300 £250 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -0.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £535 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
Average hourly rate £11.50 £28.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.64% +3.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 -5 11 £288 +22.34%
Burnley - 5 £275 -
Preston - - - -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (100.00%) DHCP
2 17 (89.47%) VMware
3 16 (84.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
5 13 (68.42%) Windows
6 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
6 11 (57.89%) Citrix
7 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
8 8 (42.11%) XenServer
8 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (42.11%) TCP/IP
9 7 (36.84%) HP
9 7 (36.84%) McAfee
9 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (36.84%) MCSE
9 7 (36.84%) vSphere
10 6 (31.58%) nginx
10 6 (31.58%) XenApp
10 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
10 6 (31.58%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (31.58%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (31.58%) Google App Engine
10 6 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (31.58%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
10 6 (31.58%) IPsec
10 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
10 6 (31.58%) Xen

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (31.58%) IIS
1 6 (31.58%) Apache
1 6 (31.58%) Tomcat
1 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
1 6 (31.58%) Jetty
1 6 (31.58%) nginx
2 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
3 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
4 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.26%) Lync
5 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (31.58%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (31.58%) Google App Engine
1 6 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (31.58%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (15.79%) SaaS
3 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (100.00%) DHCP
2 8 (42.11%) TCP/IP
3 6 (31.58%) SSL
3 6 (31.58%) FTP
3 6 (31.58%) HTTP
3 6 (31.58%) IPsec
4 2 (10.53%) iSCSI
4 2 (10.53%) NAS
4 2 (10.53%) SMS
4 2 (10.53%) Wireless
4 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
4 2 (10.53%) SAN
5 1 (5.26%) 3G
5 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Server Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Security Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Build and Release Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Release Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Server Support
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) .NET
1 6 (31.58%) J2EE
1 6 (31.58%) Servlets
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Open Source
2 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.53%) Life Science
3 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (31.58%) Linux
5 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
1 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
1 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps
4 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.53%) Software Deployment
4 2 (10.53%) Content Management
5 1 (5.26%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (36.84%) MCSE
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 16 (84.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 8 (42.11%) XenServer
4 7 (36.84%) vSphere
5 6 (31.58%) Xen
5 6 (31.58%) XenApp
6 5 (26.32%) XenDesktop
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Puppet
2 4 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (15.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (15.79%) EdgeSight
3 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (15.79%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) VMware
2 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
3 11 (57.89%) Citrix
4 7 (36.84%) McAfee
4 7 (36.84%) HP
5 6 (31.58%) Google
6 4 (21.05%) Compaq
6 4 (21.05%) Dell
7 3 (15.79%) Symantec
7 3 (15.79%) Lumension
8 2 (10.53%) AppSense
8 2 (10.53%) Stellent