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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 78 110 69
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -41
Contract jobs citing DNS 53 13 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.93% 0.51% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.72% 3.83% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 7 24
Median daily rate £350 £360 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £218 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £410 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -20.00%
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
360 339 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.10% 13.27% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 162 188
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £173 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 31
Median hourly rate £15.71 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.36% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £10.89 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £34.86 £29.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
Shropshire - 22 £340 -
Birmingham +1 13 £450 +120.85% 6
Solihull +8 10 £563 - 1
Worcestershire +1 3 £225 -47.05% 5
Warwickshire - 3 £435 - 3
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for DNS.

1 48 (47.52%) Security Cleared
2 47 (46.53%) Active Directory
3 45 (44.55%) DHCP
4 42 (41.58%) SC Cleared
5 37 (36.63%) Microsoft
5 37 (36.63%) Windows
6 36 (35.64%) Firewall
7 34 (33.66%) VMware
8 29 (28.71%) Linux
8 29 (28.71%) TCP/IP
9 26 (25.74%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (22.77%) HTTP
10 23 (22.77%) Windows Server
11 22 (21.78%) Configuration Management
12 21 (20.79%) LDAP
12 21 (20.79%) MS Exchange
12 21 (20.79%) Network Security
12 21 (20.79%) Puppet
12 21 (20.79%) DevOps
13 20 (19.80%) Continuous Delivery
13 20 (19.80%) Opscode Chef
14 19 (18.81%) VLAN
15 18 (17.82%) LAN
15 18 (17.82%) Migration
16 17 (16.83%) Cisco
16 17 (16.83%) Citrix
16 17 (16.83%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (14.85%) SAN
18 14 (13.86%) Kerberos
18 14 (13.86%) VoIP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 21 (20.79%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.88%) SharePoint
3 11 (10.89%) OpenStack
3 11 (10.89%) Skype for Business
4 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.97%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.98%) Apache
8 2 (1.98%) CMS
8 2 (1.98%) IIS
9 1 (0.99%) Confluence
9 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.99%) MindAlign
Applications
1 12 (11.88%) MS Office
2 6 (5.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.99%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.87%) IaaS
2 12 (11.88%) PaaS
3 11 (10.89%) Office 365
4 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (6.93%) OneDrive
6 6 (5.94%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (5.94%) Yammer
7 5 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (1.98%) SaaS
9 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.99%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.99%) Route 53
9 1 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (44.55%) DHCP
2 36 (35.64%) Firewall
3 29 (28.71%) TCP/IP
4 23 (22.77%) HTTP
5 21 (20.79%) LDAP
5 21 (20.79%) Network Security
6 19 (18.81%) VLAN
7 18 (17.82%) LAN
8 15 (14.85%) SAN
9 14 (13.86%) Kerberos
9 14 (13.86%) VoIP
9 14 (13.86%) WAN
10 12 (11.88%) VPN
11 9 (8.91%) NAS
12 8 (7.92%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (7.92%) Wireless
13 7 (6.93%) Skype
13 7 (6.93%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (5.94%) IPsec
14 6 (5.94%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.88%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.99%) Big Data
5 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (8.91%) Git (software)
1 9 (8.91%) Jenkins
1 9 (8.91%) JUnit
1 9 (8.91%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (7.92%) Apache Ivy
2 8 (7.92%) ClearCase
2 8 (7.92%) ClearQuest
2 8 (7.92%) Selenium
2 8 (7.92%) Subversion
3 1 (0.99%) Ant
3 1 (0.99%) JIRA
3 1 (0.99%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.99%) Liquibase
3 1 (0.99%) Maven
3 1 (0.99%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (1.98%) Back Office
1 2 (1.98%) Finance
1 2 (1.98%) Legal
1 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.99%) Automotive
2 1 (0.99%) Electronics
2 1 (0.99%) Law
2 1 (0.99%) Marketing
2 1 (0.99%) Publishing
2 1 (0.99%) Retail
2 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (16.83%) Analyst
2 10 (9.90%) Administrator
2 10 (9.90%) Architect
2 10 (9.90%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 10 (9.90%) Network Engineer
2 10 (9.90%) Security Analyst
3 9 (8.91%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (8.91%) VMware Engineer
4 8 (7.92%) Consultant
4 8 (7.92%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (5.94%) Active Directory Engineer
6 6 (5.94%) Automation Engineer
6 6 (5.94%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.94%) Platform Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Citrix Support Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) DevOps Specialist
7 5 (4.95%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.89%) JSON
1 11 (10.89%) REST
2 3 (2.97%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.99%) ELK Stack
3 1 (0.99%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.99%) MCollective
3 1 (0.99%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.87%) PKI
1 13 (12.87%) Replication
2 11 (10.89%) Private Cloud
3 8 (7.92%) Blackberry
3 8 (7.92%) PDA
4 7 (6.93%) Data Centre
4 7 (6.93%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.95%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.95%) Virtual Team
6 4 (3.96%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.97%) CESG
7 3 (2.97%) Clustering
7 3 (2.97%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.97%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (2.97%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.98%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.98%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (36.63%) Windows
2 29 (28.71%) Linux
3 23 (22.77%) Windows Server
4 17 (16.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (13.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (13.86%) Unix
6 9 (8.91%) AIX
6 9 (8.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (7.92%) Apple iOS
7 8 (7.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.95%) Solaris
9 3 (2.97%) SUSE
10 2 (1.98%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.98%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.99%) HPUX
11 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.78%) Configuration Management
2 21 (20.79%) DevOps
3 20 (19.80%) Continuous Delivery
4 18 (17.82%) Migration
5 14 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (12.87%) Scrum
7 11 (10.89%) Patch Management
7 11 (10.89%) SIEM
8 10 (9.90%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (8.91%) Identity Management
10 8 (7.92%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (5.94%) Email Filtering
11 6 (5.94%) ITIL
12 5 (4.95%) Target Operating Model
12 5 (4.95%) Use Case
13 4 (3.96%) Information Security
13 4 (3.96%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 3 (2.97%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.88%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.92%) SQL
3 3 (2.97%) Java
4 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.98%) Perl
4 2 (1.98%) PHP
4 2 (1.98%) Python
4 2 (1.98%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 48 (47.52%) Security Cleared
2 42 (41.58%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (7.92%) CCNA
4 8 (7.92%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.94%) CCNP
6 5 (4.95%) Degree
6 5 (4.95%) MCITP
7 4 (3.96%) JNCIA
7 4 (3.96%) JNCIP
8 3 (2.97%) CCDP
8 3 (2.97%) DBS Check
8 3 (2.97%) MCSE
8 3 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.98%) MCP
9 2 (1.98%) MCTS
10 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.99%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.99%) MCSA
System Software
1 47 (46.53%) Active Directory
2 26 (25.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (12.87%) Docker
4 11 (10.89%) XenApp
5 6 (5.94%) vSphere
5 6 (5.94%) XenDesktop
5 6 (5.94%) XenServer
6 5 (4.95%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.95%) VMware Server
7 4 (3.96%) Terminal Server
8 3 (2.97%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.98%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.98%) Firmware
10 1 (0.99%) Postfix
10 1 (0.99%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.99%) Squid
10 1 (0.99%) vCloud
10 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (20.79%) Puppet
2 20 (19.80%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (11.88%) SCCM
4 10 (9.90%) Ansible
5 9 (8.91%) SCOM
6 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (5.94%) Nagios
7 3 (2.97%) FortiGate
7 3 (2.97%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.97%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (1.98%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (1.98%) PowerCLI
8 2 (1.98%) vMotion
9 1 (0.99%) Consul
9 1 (0.99%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.99%) Packer
9 1 (0.99%) Rancher
9 1 (0.99%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (36.63%) Microsoft
2 34 (33.66%) VMware
3 17 (16.83%) Cisco
3 17 (16.83%) Citrix
4 13 (12.87%) Intel Security
5 12 (11.88%) Red Hat
6 11 (10.89%) Dell
7 10 (9.90%) SolarWinds
8 9 (8.91%) CheckPoint
9 8 (7.92%) HP
9 8 (7.92%) Juniper
10 7 (6.93%) EMC
11 6 (5.94%) Fortinet
11 6 (5.94%) Palo Alto
12 4 (3.96%) Avaya
12 4 (3.96%) Blue Coat
12 4 (3.96%) Symantec
13 3 (2.97%) 3Com
13 3 (2.97%) F5
13 3 (2.97%) Sophos
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