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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 111 91 101
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +10
Contract jobs citing DNS 25 38 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.89% 1.49% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.46% 9.27% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 6
Median daily rate £350 £350 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +64.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £294
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +7.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £16.50 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +56.25%
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
387 410 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.78% 16.08% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 236 115
Median daily rate £363 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £227 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 31
Median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.54 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

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 25 May 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
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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
Birmingham -3 10 £319 -6.25% 5
Warwickshire -8 5 £338 +22.72% 1
Worcestershire -10 3 £358 -20.55%
Coventry -10 2 - - 2
Shropshire -35 2 £500 +25.00% 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 32 (57.14%) Windows
2 27 (48.21%) Active Directory
3 25 (44.64%) DHCP
4 20 (35.71%) Firewall
4 20 (35.71%) Windows Server
5 19 (33.93%) VMware
6 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (19.64%) WAN
8 11 (19.64%) Linux
8 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
9 10 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (17.86%) SQL
9 10 (17.86%) Migration
9 10 (17.86%) Citrix
10 9 (16.07%) IIS
10 9 (16.07%) LAN
10 9 (16.07%) VPN
10 9 (16.07%) SSL
11 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
11 8 (14.29%) Service Delivery
11 8 (14.29%) Incident Management
11 8 (14.29%) Load Balancing
12 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
12 7 (12.50%) SCOM
12 7 (12.50%) Skype for Business
12 7 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (12.50%) Red Hat
12 7 (12.50%) MS Excel

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 9 (16.07%) IIS
2 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 7 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (8.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (8.93%) CMS
6 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
7 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
7 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
7 2 (3.57%) WordPress
8 1 (1.79%) Apache
8 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.79%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.79%) Jetty
8 1 (1.79%) nginx
8 1 (1.79%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
2 2 (3.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.79%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.50%) Office 365
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.57%) GitHub
4 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.79%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (44.64%) DHCP
2 20 (35.71%) Firewall
3 11 (19.64%) WAN
4 9 (16.07%) LAN
4 9 (16.07%) SSL
4 9 (16.07%) VPN
5 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 6 (10.71%) Skype
7 5 (8.93%) Junos
7 5 (8.93%) SMTP
8 4 (7.14%) HTTP
8 4 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (5.36%) FTP
9 3 (5.36%) Network Security
9 3 (5.36%) Unified Communications
9 3 (5.36%) VoIP
9 3 (5.36%) Wireless
9 3 (5.36%) Wireshark
10 2 (3.57%) Internet
10 2 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
1 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (1.79%) Ant
3 1 (1.79%) Gradle
3 1 (1.79%) JUnit
3 1 (1.79%) Maven
3 1 (1.79%) Selenium
General
1 3 (5.36%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.79%) Advertising
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (12.50%) Analyst
1 7 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 5 (8.93%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (8.93%) Architect
2 5 (8.93%) Consultant
2 5 (8.93%) Developer
2 5 (8.93%) Network Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Active Directory Consultant
3 4 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Web Developer
4 3 (5.36%) .NET Developer
4 3 (5.36%) .NET Web Developer
4 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Server Support
4 3 (5.36%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) CSS
1 5 (8.93%) HTML
2 4 (7.14%) .NET
3 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (5.36%) Classic ASP
3 3 (5.36%) Entity Framework
3 3 (5.36%) jQuery
3 3 (5.36%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (5.36%) LINQ
3 3 (5.36%) LINQ to SQL
3 3 (5.36%) WAP
3 3 (5.36%) WinForms
3 3 (5.36%) XML
4 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.79%) JSON
4 1 (1.79%) REST
4 1 (1.79%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.71%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.93%) Blackberry
3 5 (8.93%) PKI
3 5 (8.93%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.57%) BYOD
5 2 (3.57%) HP Storage
5 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) CESG
6 1 (1.79%) Clustering
6 1 (1.79%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 32 (57.14%) Windows
2 20 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (19.64%) Linux
5 6 (10.71%) Apple iOS
5 6 (10.71%) Windows Phone
5 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (8.93%) Android
6 5 (8.93%) Mac OS X
7 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.36%) Unix
8 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
8 3 (5.36%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.36%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.57%) BlackBerry OS
9 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.79%) CentOS
10 1 (1.79%) Solaris
10 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.86%) Migration
2 8 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 8 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 8 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 7 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (10.71%) Problem Management
5 5 (8.93%) Change Management
5 5 (8.93%) Coaching
5 5 (8.93%) CRM
5 5 (8.93%) ITIL
5 5 (8.93%) Workflow
6 4 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 4 (7.14%) Server Building
6 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.14%) Web Development
7 3 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.36%) MVC
7 3 (5.36%) Performance Testing
7 3 (5.36%) Presales
7 3 (5.36%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) SQL
2 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.36%) C#
3 3 (5.36%) Java
3 3 (5.36%) PHP
3 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
3 3 (5.36%) VB.NET
3 3 (5.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.71%) Degree
4 4 (7.14%) LPIC
5 3 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.36%) MCP
5 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.57%) CCNP
6 2 (3.57%) MCSE
6 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.79%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.79%) CCIE
7 1 (1.79%) CCNA
7 1 (1.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (48.21%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.93%) Firmware
4 4 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.57%) vSphere
6 1 (1.79%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.79%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) SCOM
2 5 (8.93%) WSUS
3 4 (7.14%) Backup Exec
3 4 (7.14%) NetBackup
3 4 (7.14%) SCCM
4 3 (5.36%) Puppet
4 3 (5.36%) SmoothWall
5 2 (3.57%) FortiGate
5 2 (3.57%) Nagios
5 2 (3.57%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.79%) Ansible
6 1 (1.79%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.79%) vMotion
Vendors
1 19 (33.93%) VMware
2 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.86%) Citrix
4 7 (12.50%) Cisco
4 7 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 5 (8.93%) IBM
5 5 (8.93%) Juniper
6 4 (7.14%) HP
6 4 (7.14%) MobileIron
7 3 (5.36%) Acronis
8 2 (3.57%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.57%) Adobe
8 2 (3.57%) Brocade
8 2 (3.57%) F5
8 2 (3.57%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.57%) Infoblox
8 2 (3.57%) Meru Networks
8 2 (3.57%) Palo Alto
8 2 (3.57%) Veeam
9 1 (1.79%) EMC