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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 38 31
Rank change year-on-year +31 -7  
Contract jobs citing DNS 57 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 16.91% 2.05% 3.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 48.72% 19.15% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 3 9
Median daily rate £425 £413 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £383 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £423 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £28.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -28.92% +31.76%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 117 47 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 34.72% 10.73% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 19 29
Median daily rate £425 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% +23.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.42% -31.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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 +6 44 £425 +3.03% 2
Blackburn - 1 £420 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £175 -
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 64 (88.89%) Migration
2 36 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 30 (41.67%) Data Centre
4 28 (38.89%) SC Cleared
4 28 (38.89%) Security Cleared
5 22 (30.56%) Windows
5 22 (30.56%) Solaris
6 21 (29.17%) Linux
7 14 (19.44%) HPUX
8 13 (18.06%) IBM
8 13 (18.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 13 (18.06%) Middleware
8 13 (18.06%) VMware
9 11 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (15.28%) AIX
10 8 (11.11%) Windows Server
11 7 (9.72%) DHCP
11 7 (9.72%) HP
11 7 (9.72%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (6.94%) Mainframe
12 5 (6.94%) Internet
13 4 (5.56%) SAN
13 4 (5.56%) Firewall
13 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
13 4 (5.56%) Unix
13 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
13 4 (5.56%) ITIL
13 4 (5.56%) Hyper-V
13 4 (5.56%) Office 365

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 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.78%) IIS
2 2 (2.78%) SAS
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.72%) DHCP
2 5 (6.94%) Internet
3 4 (5.56%) Firewall
3 4 (5.56%) SAN
4 2 (2.78%) Broadband
4 2 (2.78%) DSL
4 2 (2.78%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.78%) IP Telephony
4 2 (2.78%) iSCSI
4 2 (2.78%) MPLS
4 2 (2.78%) NAS
4 2 (2.78%) SNMP
4 2 (2.78%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (2.78%) VoIP
4 2 (2.78%) VRRP
4 2 (2.78%) Wireless
5 1 (1.39%) LAN
5 1 (1.39%) LDAP
5 1 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Architect
2 10 (13.89%) Service Architect
3 8 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 7 (9.72%) Active Directory Architect
4 7 (9.72%) Administrator
4 7 (9.72%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (8.33%) Solaris Specialist
6 5 (6.94%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Active Directory Specialist
7 4 (5.56%) Linux Specialist
8 3 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.17%) Migration Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Windows Administrator
9 2 (2.78%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Migration Specialist
9 2 (2.78%) Server Specialist
9 2 (2.78%) Solaris Administrator
9 2 (2.78%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.78%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.94%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.78%) Clustering
3 2 (2.78%) Life Science
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.39%) DataPower
4 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.56%) Solaris
1 22 (30.56%) Windows
2 21 (29.17%) Linux
3 14 (19.44%) HPUX
4 11 (15.28%) AIX
5 8 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.56%) Unix
8 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.39%) CentOS
10 1 (1.39%) Debian
10 1 (1.39%) Fedora
10 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (88.89%) Migration
2 7 (9.72%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (5.56%) ITIL
4 3 (4.17%) CRM
5 2 (2.78%) Change Management
5 2 (2.78%) E-Commerce
5 2 (2.78%) ERP
5 2 (2.78%) Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (2.78%) Release Management
5 2 (2.78%) Software Licensing
6 1 (1.39%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.39%) Data Migration
6 1 (1.39%) Information Security
6 1 (1.39%) IT Asset Management
6 1 (1.39%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.39%) Line Management
6 1 (1.39%) Network Design
6 1 (1.39%) Open Source
6 1 (1.39%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (1.39%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (38.89%) SC Cleared
1 28 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.78%) MCITP
3 2 (2.78%) MCSE
4 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.39%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (18.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.78%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (2.78%) vMotion
2 2 (2.78%) WSUS
3 1 (1.39%) Control-M
3 1 (1.39%) SCCM
3 1 (1.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (18.06%) IBM
1 13 (18.06%) VMware
2 7 (9.72%) HP
3 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.78%) Citrix
4 2 (2.78%) Dell
4 2 (2.78%) Kaseya
4 2 (2.78%) Kaspersky
4 2 (2.78%) NETGEAR
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle
4 2 (2.78%) PlateSpin
4 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.78%) SAP
4 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds
4 2 (2.78%) SonicWALL
4 2 (2.78%) Symantec
5 1 (1.39%) CA
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco
5 1 (1.39%) MobileIron
5 1 (1.39%) NetApp