The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 34 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.72% 2.86% 5.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.34% 26.53% 25.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 17
Median daily rate £375 £275 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +12.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £250 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £300 £281
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +56.25%
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
59 49 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.38% 10.77% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 28 59
Median daily rate £368 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £455 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -53.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.57 £31.30 £33.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 8 £375 -
Blackpool -8 2 - -
Lytham St Annes -8 2 £338 -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 21 (80.77%) Windows
1 21 (80.77%) Active Directory
2 18 (69.23%) VMware
3 15 (57.69%) DHCP
4 12 (46.15%) Firewall
4 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
5 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
5 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
6 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
6 10 (38.46%) Citrix
7 9 (34.62%) ITIL
7 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
8 8 (30.77%) XenApp
8 8 (30.77%) XenServer
8 8 (30.77%) XenDesktop
8 8 (30.77%) Clustering
8 8 (30.77%) Skype for Business
9 7 (26.92%) SQL
10 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
11 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
11 5 (19.23%) vSphere
11 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (19.23%) LAN
11 5 (19.23%) MCSE
11 5 (19.23%) HP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
2 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (30.77%) Skype for Business
4 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
6 2 (7.69%) Apache
6 2 (7.69%) FileNet
6 2 (7.69%) IIS
7 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Office 365
2 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) DHCP
2 12 (46.15%) Firewall
3 5 (19.23%) LAN
3 5 (19.23%) WAN
4 4 (15.38%) SMS
4 4 (15.38%) VoIP
4 4 (15.38%) Wireless
5 3 (11.54%) SSL
6 2 (7.69%) BGP
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (7.69%) FWSM
6 2 (7.69%) HTTP
6 2 (7.69%) HTTPS
6 2 (7.69%) Internet
6 2 (7.69%) Kerberos
6 2 (7.69%) LDAP
6 2 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (7.69%) SMTP
6 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 2 (7.69%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Support Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Server Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Messaging Support
4 3 (11.54%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.69%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Server Support
6 1 (3.85%) Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Network Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Clustering
2 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) PKI
3 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 2 (7.69%) Private Cloud
3 2 (7.69%) Replication
3 2 (7.69%) Tandem
4 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 21 (80.77%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.69%) Linux
7 1 (3.85%) VMS
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (15.38%) Time Management
3 3 (11.54%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.69%) Identity Management
4 2 (7.69%) People Management
4 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.85%) High Availability
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.69%) JCL
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) MCSE
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (7.69%) CCNA
4 2 (7.69%) CCNP
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 21 (80.77%) Active Directory
2 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (30.77%) XenApp
3 8 (30.77%) XenDesktop
3 8 (30.77%) XenServer
4 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
4 5 (19.23%) vSphere
5 4 (15.38%) Brightmail
5 4 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) VMware
2 10 (38.46%) Citrix
2 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (19.23%) HP
4 4 (15.38%) AppSense
4 4 (15.38%) Compaq
4 4 (15.38%) Dell
4 4 (15.38%) IronPort
4 4 (15.38%) Symantec
4 4 (15.38%) ThinPrint
4 4 (15.38%) Veritas
5 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle
5 3 (11.54%) Palo Alto
5 3 (11.54%) Splunk
6 2 (7.69%) Ektron
6 2 (7.69%) Genesys
6 2 (7.69%) Informatica
6 2 (7.69%) Juniper