The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 72 91 63
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -28
Contract jobs citing DNS 40 16 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.85% 0.76% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.75% 6.02% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 4
Average daily rate
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£280 £420 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +16.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £339 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 5
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £29.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.83 - £15.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 - £29.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+39.39% -13.15%
DNS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
291 266 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.45% 12.69% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 124 83
Average daily rate £313 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £150 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £440 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 16 55
Average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -27.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.89 £29.30 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the West Midlands region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

DNS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

DNS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 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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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
Warwickshire - 11 £338 -
Shropshire +1 10 £179 -60.92% 1
Worcestershire - 7 £225 - 4
Birmingham 0 5 £450 +23.28% 6
Herefordshire - 3 £193 -
Coventry -1 2 £310 -11.42% 2
Solihull - 1 - - 3
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Brierley Hill - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 64 (83.12%) DHCP
2 63 (81.82%) Windows
3 51 (66.23%) Active Directory
4 49 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (42.86%) VMware
6 32 (41.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (40.26%) SCCM
8 30 (38.96%) Microsoft
8 30 (38.96%) Security Cleared
9 28 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (27.27%) SC Cleared
11 20 (25.97%) MS Exchange
12 18 (23.38%) ITIL
13 17 (22.08%) MS Office
13 17 (22.08%) TCP/IP
13 17 (22.08%) SCOM
14 16 (20.78%) HP
14 16 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (19.48%) VLAN
16 13 (16.88%) Citrix
17 10 (12.99%) EMC
17 10 (12.99%) SAN
18 9 (11.69%) Dell
18 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
18 9 (11.69%) LAN
18 9 (11.69%) SQL
18 9 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2003
18 9 (11.69%) DV Cleared
18 9 (11.69%) PowerShell
18 9 (11.69%) XenApp

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 20 (25.97%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.60%) IIS
5 2 (2.60%) Apache
6 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (22.08%) MS Office
2 7 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 64 (83.12%) DHCP
2 17 (22.08%) TCP/IP
3 15 (19.48%) VLAN
4 10 (12.99%) SAN
5 9 (11.69%) LAN
6 8 (10.39%) VoIP
6 8 (10.39%) WAN
7 7 (9.09%) Network Security
7 7 (9.09%) NAS
8 3 (3.90%) SMTP
8 3 (3.90%) VPN
9 2 (2.60%) IMAP
9 2 (2.60%) Firewall
10 1 (1.30%) Internet
10 1 (1.30%) S/MIME
10 1 (1.30%) Wireless
10 1 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.30%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (2.60%) Banking
1 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
1 2 (2.60%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Automotive
2 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
1 22 (28.57%) Server Engineer
2 21 (27.27%) Analyst
3 14 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 14 (18.18%) Server Support
4 12 (15.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (14.29%) Support Analyst
6 8 (10.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (10.39%) Senior Server Engineer
6 8 (10.39%) Network Engineer
7 7 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (9.09%) Network Analyst
8 6 (7.79%) VMware Engineer
8 6 (7.79%) Network Manager
9 5 (6.49%) Administrator
10 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) Server Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) Server Support Analyst
11 3 (3.90%) Technical Analyst
11 3 (3.90%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 6 (7.79%) PDA
3 5 (6.49%) PKI
4 4 (5.19%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (3.90%) Clustering
5 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 63 (81.82%) Windows
2 49 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (41.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.09%) UNIX
6 6 (7.79%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.79%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.49%) Linux
7 5 (6.49%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.60%) Solaris
9 1 (1.30%) AIX
9 1 (1.30%) HPUX
9 1 (1.30%) VMS
9 1 (1.30%) Fedora
9 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.30%) CentOS
9 1 (1.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) ITIL
2 8 (10.39%) Business Continuity
3 7 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 7 (9.09%) Network Architecture
4 4 (5.19%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (5.19%) Migration
5 3 (3.90%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.60%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.60%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.60%) Service Management
7 1 (1.30%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.30%) Change Management
7 1 (1.30%) CAD
7 1 (1.30%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.30%) PRINCE
7 1 (1.30%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.30%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.30%) Database Security
7 1 (1.30%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.69%) SQL
1 9 (11.69%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.60%) C
2 2 (2.60%) Perl
3 1 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (38.96%) Security Cleared
2 21 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (11.69%) DV Cleared
4 8 (10.39%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (5.19%) MCSE
6 2 (2.60%) MCITP
6 2 (2.60%) MCSA
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.30%) CCNP
7 1 (1.30%) Degree
7 1 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (66.23%) Active Directory
2 16 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.69%) XenApp
4 8 (10.39%) Hyper-V
5 7 (9.09%) XenServer
6 6 (7.79%) XenDesktop
6 6 (7.79%) VMware Server
7 3 (3.90%) Sendmail
8 2 (2.60%) vSphere
9 1 (1.30%) Firmware
9 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.30%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.30%) Postfix
9 1 (1.30%) KVM
Systems Management
1 31 (40.26%) SCCM
2 17 (22.08%) SCOM
3 8 (10.39%) NetBackup
4 5 (6.49%) SCOrch
5 3 (3.90%) SCSM
6 2 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.30%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 33 (42.86%) VMware
2 30 (38.96%) Microsoft
3 16 (20.78%) HP
4 13 (16.88%) Citrix
5 10 (12.99%) EMC
6 9 (11.69%) Dell
7 7 (9.09%) BT
8 4 (5.19%) Cisco
8 4 (5.19%) Sophos
9 2 (2.60%) Sun
10 1 (1.30%) CommVault
10 1 (1.30%) Juniper
10 1 (1.30%) Oracle
10 1 (1.30%) Spiceworks
10 1 (1.30%) Panasonic
10 1 (1.30%) Meraki