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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 76 91 98
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +7
Contract jobs citing DNS 46 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.85% 0.89% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 5.76% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £320 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £213 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £355 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
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
414 330 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.61% 15.38% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 152 149
Average daily rate £320 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.77% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 36
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.15 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham +19 26 £300 +12.14% 3
Worcestershire +3 16 £220 - 3
Warwickshire -7 2 £228 -18.75%
Shropshire - 1 - - 3
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 46 (71.88%) Windows
2 42 (65.63%) DHCP
3 39 (60.94%) Active Directory
4 35 (54.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (51.56%) VMware
6 32 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (46.88%) MS Exchange
8 29 (45.31%) SAN
9 28 (43.75%) Microsoft
10 27 (42.19%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (37.50%) SCCM
12 22 (34.38%) Citrix
13 18 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2003
13 18 (28.13%) XenApp
14 17 (26.56%) Security Cleared
14 17 (26.56%) MS Office
15 16 (25.00%) TCP/IP
15 16 (25.00%) XenServer
15 16 (25.00%) XenDesktop
15 16 (25.00%) VLAN
15 16 (25.00%) SC Cleared
16 15 (23.44%) PDA
16 15 (23.44%) NAS
16 15 (23.44%) Windows XP
16 15 (23.44%) Dell
16 15 (23.44%) Blackberry
17 13 (20.31%) Windows 7
18 12 (18.75%) HP
19 11 (17.19%) SMTP
19 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 30 (46.88%) MS Exchange
2 18 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (6.25%) IBM Notes
3 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.13%) ColdFusion
4 2 (3.13%) IIS
4 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (26.56%) MS Office
2 10 (15.63%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (65.63%) DHCP
2 29 (45.31%) SAN
3 16 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 16 (25.00%) VLAN
4 15 (23.44%) NAS
5 11 (17.19%) SMTP
6 10 (15.63%) IMAP
7 6 (9.38%) Firewall
8 5 (7.81%) VPN
9 4 (6.25%) WAN
10 2 (3.13%) Wireless
10 2 (3.13%) 3G
10 2 (3.13%) Ethernet
10 2 (3.13%) LAN
10 2 (3.13%) VoIP
10 2 (3.13%) WLAN
10 2 (3.13%) Network Security
10 2 (3.13%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (3.13%) Multicast
11 1 (1.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) DataStage
General
1 11 (17.19%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (34.38%) Support Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) 3rd Line Support
3 11 (17.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) Administrator
6 6 (9.38%) Citrix Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Customer Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.25%) Server Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Customer Support Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Data Migration Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Messaging Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Data Centre Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) UNIX Administrator
9 3 (4.69%) Migration Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.13%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (3.13%) Middleware
3 1 (1.56%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.56%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.44%) PDA
1 15 (23.44%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.81%) Clustering
3 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) NHS
5 1 (1.56%) Firmware
5 1 (1.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 46 (71.88%) Windows
2 35 (54.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (23.44%) Windows XP
5 13 (20.31%) Windows 7
6 11 (17.19%) UNIX
7 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (9.38%) Linux
9 2 (3.13%) Windows 2000
9 2 (3.13%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (9.38%) Project Management
2 5 (7.81%) ITIL
3 4 (6.25%) Migration
4 3 (4.69%) PRINCE2
4 3 (4.69%) Workflow
5 2 (3.13%) Fund Management
5 2 (3.13%) Wealth Management
5 2 (3.13%) Time Management
5 2 (3.13%) ITIL V3
5 2 (3.13%) Information Assurance
5 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (3.13%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (3.13%) Business Transformation
5 2 (3.13%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (1.56%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.56%) Analytics
6 1 (1.56%) Network Architecture
6 1 (1.56%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.56%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.56%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) Perl
2 4 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.13%) SQL
3 2 (3.13%) C
3 2 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (26.56%) Security Cleared
2 16 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (10.94%) MCSE
5 5 (7.81%) MCITP
6 4 (6.25%) Degree
7 3 (4.69%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.69%) MCP
8 2 (3.13%) CCNA
8 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.56%) PMP
9 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (60.94%) Active Directory
2 27 (42.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (28.13%) XenApp
4 16 (25.00%) XenServer
4 16 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 11 (17.19%) Sendmail
6 8 (12.50%) VMware Server
7 6 (9.38%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.56%) vSphere
8 1 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (37.50%) SCCM
2 3 (4.69%) SCVMM
2 3 (4.69%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.13%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.13%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (51.56%) VMware
2 28 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 22 (34.38%) Citrix
4 15 (23.44%) Dell
5 12 (18.75%) HP
6 7 (10.94%) Cisco
6 7 (10.94%) Lotus
7 5 (7.81%) EMC
8 3 (4.69%) Juniper
8 3 (4.69%) Symantec
8 3 (4.69%) Blue Coat
9 2 (3.13%) Radware
9 2 (3.13%) Mitel
9 2 (3.13%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.13%) NetApp
9 2 (3.13%) Apple
9 2 (3.13%) Compaq
9 2 (3.13%) Avaya
9 2 (3.13%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.13%) F5
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