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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 90 78 82
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing DNS 30 41 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.26% 1.71% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.03% 11.26% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £225 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £320 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.20% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Average hourly rate £16.75 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £13.80 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £18.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -16.87%
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
272 364 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.38% 15.14% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 174 131
Average daily rate £320 £313 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £155 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 34
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 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
Worcestershire -3 8 £400 - 3
Birmingham -16 8 £400 +33.33% 7
Coventry - 5 £300 - 2
Warwickshire +3 4 £200 -12.08%
Herefordshire - 3 £415 -
Shropshire -1 1 £150 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 58 (77.33%) Windows
2 40 (53.33%) DHCP
3 34 (45.33%) Active Directory
4 33 (44.00%) VMware
5 25 (33.33%) Cisco
6 24 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (29.33%) ITIL
8 21 (28.00%) TCP/IP
8 21 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
10 18 (24.00%) Firewall
11 14 (18.67%) UNIX
11 14 (18.67%) Linux
11 14 (18.67%) Windows 7
11 14 (18.67%) SCCM
11 14 (18.67%) Data Centre
12 13 (17.33%) SCOM
12 13 (17.33%) MS Exchange
13 12 (16.00%) Solaris
13 12 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (16.00%) CheckPoint
13 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
14 11 (14.67%) Citrix
14 11 (14.67%) CCNA
14 11 (14.67%) Windows XP
15 10 (13.33%) SQL
15 10 (13.33%) VPN
15 10 (13.33%) LAN
15 10 (13.33%) WAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 13 (17.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.67%) IIS
2 5 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.67%) Lync
3 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.67%) CMS
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.33%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.67%) Office 365
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.67%) Yammer
4 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.33%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 40 (53.33%) DHCP
2 21 (28.00%) TCP/IP
3 18 (24.00%) Firewall
4 10 (13.33%) VPN
4 10 (13.33%) LAN
4 10 (13.33%) WAN
5 9 (12.00%) SAN
5 9 (12.00%) Structured Cabling
6 8 (10.67%) BGP
7 7 (9.33%) OSPF
7 7 (9.33%) SMTP
7 7 (9.33%) Multicast
8 5 (6.67%) Network Security
9 4 (5.33%) Wireless
9 4 (5.33%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (5.33%) SNMP
9 4 (5.33%) SSL
10 3 (4.00%) Internet
10 3 (4.00%) NAS
10 3 (4.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.33%) Juju
General
1 7 (9.33%) Marketing
2 6 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.33%) Automotive
4 3 (4.00%) Retail
5 2 (2.67%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.67%) Finance
6 1 (1.33%) Legal
6 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.33%) Military
6 1 (1.33%) French Language
6 1 (1.33%) German Language
6 1 (1.33%) Polish Language
6 1 (1.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (12.00%) Architect
2 8 (10.67%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.00%) Technical Project Manager
3 6 (8.00%) Consultant
3 6 (8.00%) Technical Manager
4 5 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) IT Support
4 5 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.00%) Administrator
6 3 (4.00%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.00%) Analyst
6 3 (4.00%) Data Centre Technician
6 3 (4.00%) Network Architect
6 3 (4.00%) Server Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) Security Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) XML
2 2 (2.67%) WinForms
2 2 (2.67%) HTML
2 2 (2.67%) .NET
2 2 (2.67%) Classic ASP
2 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.67%) CSS
2 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.67%) LINQ
2 2 (2.67%) jQuery
2 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (2.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (2.67%) LINQ to SQL
2 2 (2.67%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.33%) Web Services
3 1 (1.33%) XMPP
3 1 (1.33%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.33%) PKI
3 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.67%) Clustering
4 2 (2.67%) NHS
4 2 (2.67%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.67%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.67%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.33%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) Replication
5 1 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 58 (77.33%) Windows
2 21 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (18.67%) Windows 7
4 14 (18.67%) UNIX
4 14 (18.67%) Linux
5 12 (16.00%) Solaris
6 11 (14.67%) Windows XP
7 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.00%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.00%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.67%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.33%) Android
10 1 (1.33%) CentOS
10 1 (1.33%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.33%) AIX
10 1 (1.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.33%) ITIL
2 7 (9.33%) PRINCE2
2 7 (9.33%) Migration
2 7 (9.33%) ITIL V3
3 6 (8.00%) PRINCE
3 6 (8.00%) Project Management
4 5 (6.67%) Change Control
4 5 (6.67%) Patch Management
5 4 (5.33%) Server Building
5 4 (5.33%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.00%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (4.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (4.00%) MODAF
6 3 (4.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (4.00%) Information Security
6 3 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.00%) Workflow
6 3 (4.00%) Data Centre Operations
6 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.33%) SQL
2 4 (5.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.67%) C#
3 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.67%) VBScript
3 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.67%) CCNA
3 9 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (6.67%) PMP
5 5 (6.67%) PMI Certification
5 5 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (5.33%) CCNP
7 3 (4.00%) MCSE
7 3 (4.00%) CCIE
7 3 (4.00%) CCDA
7 3 (4.00%) CCDP
7 3 (4.00%) MCITP
7 3 (4.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.33%) Degree
8 1 (1.33%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.67%) QA
System Software
1 34 (45.33%) Active Directory
2 24 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.33%) XenApp
4 6 (8.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (4.00%) Terminal Services
5 3 (4.00%) vSphere
6 2 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.67%) vCloud
6 2 (2.67%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.67%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.67%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.33%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.33%) Squid
7 1 (1.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.33%) XenServer
7 1 (1.33%) Docker
7 1 (1.33%) LXC
Systems Management
1 14 (18.67%) SCCM
2 13 (17.33%) SCOM
3 4 (5.33%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.33%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.67%) WSUS
5 1 (1.33%) SCSM
5 1 (1.33%) Puppet
5 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.33%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.33%) OpenView
5 1 (1.33%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.33%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 33 (44.00%) VMware
2 25 (33.33%) Cisco
3 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (16.00%) CheckPoint
5 11 (14.67%) Citrix
6 10 (13.33%) F5
7 7 (9.33%) HP
8 6 (8.00%) Dell
9 5 (6.67%) Sun
9 5 (6.67%) Juniper
10 4 (5.33%) Compaq
11 3 (4.00%) Symantec
11 3 (4.00%) Panasonic
11 3 (4.00%) ArcSight
12 2 (2.67%) Veeam
12 2 (2.67%) FalconStor
12 2 (2.67%) Blue Coat
12 2 (2.67%) EMC
12 2 (2.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 1 (1.33%) CA
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