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 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 76 76 80
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing DNS 41 27 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.71% 1.32% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.55% 8.31% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £177 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
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
355 325 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.82% 15.87% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 160 117
Average daily rate £350 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £431 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 46
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.64 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 November 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 27 November 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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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
Shropshire +3 12 - -
Birmingham +6 11 £450 - 2
Worcestershire -3 8 £213 +18.05% 1
Warwickshire -5 3 £338 -3.57% 3
Staffordshire -3 2 £300 - 4
Coventry - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 61 (72.62%) DHCP
2 59 (70.24%) Windows
3 52 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (54.76%) Active Directory
5 43 (51.19%) VMware
6 38 (45.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (40.48%) SCCM
8 33 (39.29%) Security Cleared
9 30 (35.71%) Microsoft
9 30 (35.71%) MS Exchange
10 26 (30.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (29.76%) SC Cleared
12 24 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
13 23 (27.38%) SAN
14 22 (26.19%) VLAN
15 20 (23.81%) Citrix
15 20 (23.81%) TCP/IP
15 20 (23.81%) MS Office
16 19 (22.62%) Exchange Server 2003
17 18 (21.43%) XenApp
18 17 (20.24%) HP
19 15 (17.86%) Dell
19 15 (17.86%) ITIL
19 15 (17.86%) UNIX
20 14 (16.67%) Blackberry
20 14 (16.67%) XenServer
21 13 (15.48%) XenDesktop
21 13 (15.48%) NAS
21 13 (15.48%) PDA
22 12 (14.29%) SCOM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 19 (22.62%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.76%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.38%) Apache
5 2 (2.38%) IIS
6 1 (1.19%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (23.81%) MS Office
2 4 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Office 365
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 61 (72.62%) DHCP
2 23 (27.38%) SAN
3 22 (26.19%) VLAN
4 20 (23.81%) TCP/IP
5 13 (15.48%) NAS
6 11 (13.10%) SMTP
7 10 (11.90%) IMAP
8 9 (10.71%) VoIP
9 8 (9.52%) Network Security
10 6 (7.14%) VPN
10 6 (7.14%) Firewall
11 5 (5.95%) WAN
12 4 (4.76%) LAN
13 2 (2.38%) Multicast
13 2 (2.38%) Wireless
14 1 (1.19%) 3G
14 1 (1.19%) OSPF
14 1 (1.19%) BGP
14 1 (1.19%) HTTPS
14 1 (1.19%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.19%) DataStage
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 7 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 18 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 18 (21.43%) Server Engineer
3 17 (20.24%) Analyst
4 14 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (11.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 10 (11.90%) Server Support
6 9 (10.71%) Network Engineer
6 9 (10.71%) Senior Server Engineer
7 8 (9.52%) VMware Engineer
7 8 (9.52%) Administrator
8 7 (8.33%) Network Analyst
8 7 (8.33%) Support Analyst
8 7 (8.33%) Network Manager
9 6 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (5.95%) Citrix Engineer
11 4 (4.76%) Messaging Engineer
11 4 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 3 (3.57%) UNIX Administrator
12 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.19%) Middleware
1 1 (1.19%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 13 (15.48%) PDA
3 4 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.76%) Clustering
4 2 (2.38%) PKI
5 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 59 (70.24%) Windows
2 52 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (45.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (30.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (17.86%) UNIX
6 11 (13.10%) Linux
7 7 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 7 (8.33%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.76%) Windows 2000
9 3 (3.57%) Solaris
10 1 (1.19%) Fedora
10 1 (1.19%) AIX
10 1 (1.19%) HPUX
10 1 (1.19%) VMS
10 1 (1.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.86%) ITIL
2 8 (9.52%) Business Continuity
3 7 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 7 (8.33%) Network Architecture
4 4 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (3.57%) Migration
5 3 (3.57%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.38%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.38%) ITIL V3
6 2 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.38%) Project Management
6 2 (2.38%) PRINCE
6 2 (2.38%) Service Management
7 1 (1.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.19%) Change Management
7 1 (1.19%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.19%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.19%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (1.19%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.90%) Perl
2 9 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 7 (8.33%) SQL
4 2 (2.38%) C
5 1 (1.19%) Java
5 1 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 25 (29.76%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.90%) DV Cleared
3 10 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (5.95%) Degree
6 4 (4.76%) MCSE
7 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.38%) MCITP
8 2 (2.38%) CCNA
9 1 (1.19%) CCNP
9 1 (1.19%) PMP
9 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.19%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (54.76%) Active Directory
2 24 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (21.43%) XenApp
4 14 (16.67%) XenServer
5 13 (15.48%) XenDesktop
6 11 (13.10%) Sendmail
7 8 (9.52%) VMware Server
8 5 (5.95%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.19%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.19%) Firmware
9 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.19%) KVM
9 1 (1.19%) vSphere
9 1 (1.19%) Postfix
9 1 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 34 (40.48%) SCCM
2 12 (14.29%) SCOM
3 10 (11.90%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.57%) SCSM
5 2 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.38%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.19%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.19%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.19%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 43 (51.19%) VMware
2 30 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 20 (23.81%) Citrix
4 17 (20.24%) HP
5 15 (17.86%) Dell
6 12 (14.29%) EMC
7 7 (8.33%) BT
7 7 (8.33%) Cisco
7 7 (8.33%) Lotus
8 4 (4.76%) Juniper
9 3 (3.57%) Symantec
10 2 (2.38%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.38%) F5
10 2 (2.38%) Meru Networks
10 2 (2.38%) Oracle
10 2 (2.38%) Apple
10 2 (2.38%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.38%) Sun
11 1 (1.19%) Radware
11 1 (1.19%) CommVault
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