Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for DNS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DNS over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Domain Name System (DNS)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 63 48
Rank change year-on-year +52 -15 -23
Contract jobs citing DNS 52 4 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 11.35% 0.60% 3.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 50.98% 5.56% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 0 23
Lancashire median daily rate £425 - £338
10th Percentile £167 - £177
90th Percentile £548 - £400
North West median daily rate £351 £350 £344
% change year-on-year +0.14% +1.82% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Lancashire median hourly rate - £14.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.32% -30.91%
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £19.63 £17.33
% change year-on-year -15.92% +13.24% -30.68%

DNS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 102 72 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 22.27% 10.84% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 43 79
Lancashire median daily rate £438 £440 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% +25.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £225 £173 £168
90th Percentile £550 £600 £643
North West median daily rate £400 £408 £375
% change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 20
Lancashire median hourly rate £11.72 £20.50 £41.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.83% -50.96% +103.90%
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.00 £32.50 £49.50
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% -10.53%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Lancashire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Lancashire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Lancashire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Lancashire

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +17 42 £425 -
Lytham St Annes - 2 £240 -
Burnley - 1 £238 -
Blackpool - 1 £300 - 1
Morecambe - 1 £100 -
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 42 (80.77%) Migration
2 26 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 25 (48.08%) SC Cleared
4 21 (40.38%) Solaris
5 16 (30.77%) Data Centre
6 13 (25.00%) AIX
7 11 (21.15%) Linux
7 11 (21.15%) Active Directory
8 9 (17.31%) HPUX
9 8 (15.38%) Windows
10 6 (11.54%) VMware
10 6 (11.54%) DHCP
11 5 (9.62%) Unix
12 4 (7.69%) ITIL
12 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
12 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
13 3 (5.77%) Firewall
13 3 (5.77%) Finance
13 3 (5.77%) SAN
13 3 (5.77%) Middleware
13 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
14 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
14 2 (3.85%) Broadband
14 2 (3.85%) Ethernet
14 2 (3.85%) SNMP
14 2 (3.85%) VoIP
14 2 (3.85%) HP

DNS
Co-occurring 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 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.85%) IIS
2 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.92%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) DHCP
2 3 (5.77%) Firewall
2 3 (5.77%) SAN
3 2 (3.85%) Broadband
3 2 (3.85%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.85%) SNMP
3 2 (3.85%) VoIP
3 2 (3.85%) Wireless
4 1 (1.92%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.92%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.92%) LAN
4 1 (1.92%) NAS
4 1 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.92%) SMS
4 1 (1.92%) VLAN
4 1 (1.92%) VPN
4 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) MySQL
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Architect
1 9 (17.31%) Infrastructure Architect
2 8 (15.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 6 (11.54%) Linux Specialist
3 6 (11.54%) Solaris Specialist
4 5 (9.62%) AIX Specialist
5 4 (7.69%) Administrator
6 3 (5.77%) Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) Solaris Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.85%) Data Centre Specialist
7 2 (3.85%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.85%) HPUX Specialist
7 2 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Migration Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Migration Specialist
7 2 (3.85%) Unix Specialist
8 1 (1.92%) Network Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.85%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) Life Science
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (40.38%) Solaris
2 13 (25.00%) AIX
3 11 (21.15%) Linux
4 9 (17.31%) HPUX
5 8 (15.38%) Windows
6 5 (9.62%) Unix
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.92%) CentOS
8 1 (1.92%) Debian
8 1 (1.92%) Fedora
8 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (80.77%) Migration
2 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (7.69%) ITIL
3 2 (3.85%) Change Management
3 2 (3.85%) Information Architecture
3 2 (3.85%) Network Management
3 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (1.92%) DevOps
4 1 (1.92%) ERP
4 1 (1.92%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.92%) Kanban
4 1 (1.92%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (1.92%) Proactive Management
4 1 (1.92%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.92%) Release Management
4 1 (1.92%) Runbook
4 1 (1.92%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.92%) C
1 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (48.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.92%) Degree
3 1 (1.92%) MCITP
3 1 (1.92%) MCSE
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (21.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.85%) XenApp
4 2 (3.85%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.85%) XenServer
5 1 (1.92%) iptables
5 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.92%) Puppet
2 1 (1.92%) SCCM
2 1 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) VMware
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.85%) AppSense
3 2 (3.85%) Citrix
3 2 (3.85%) HP
3 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco
4 1 (1.92%) IBM
4 1 (1.92%) Kaseya
4 1 (1.92%) Kaspersky
4 1 (1.92%) Lotus
4 1 (1.92%) NetApp
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.92%) Sun
4 1 (1.92%) Symantec