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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 67 84 72
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -12
Contract jobs citing DNS 48 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.10% 1.12% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.50% 7.21% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 6 7
Average daily rate
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£290 £423 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.36% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £240 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 7
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.92 £20.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £20.00 £29.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+29.44% -3.43%
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
331 333 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.45% 15.53% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 156 103
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 52
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +5 14 £179 -60.92% 2
Worcestershire -1 12 £225 +25.00% 2
Birmingham +6 10 £450 - 8
Warwickshire -1 6 £338 - 1
Herefordshire - 3 £193 -
Staffordshire +5 2 £300 - 3
Brierley Hill - - - -
Coventry - - - - 4
Solihull - - - - 2
Walsall - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 67 (81.71%) DHCP
2 65 (79.27%) Windows
3 52 (63.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (60.98%) Active Directory
5 39 (47.56%) VMware
6 36 (43.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (43.90%) Security Cleared
7 33 (40.24%) SCCM
8 32 (39.02%) Microsoft
9 28 (34.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (32.93%) SC Cleared
11 25 (30.49%) MS Exchange
12 20 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (23.17%) MS Office
13 19 (23.17%) VLAN
14 18 (21.95%) TCP/IP
15 17 (20.73%) HP
15 17 (20.73%) SAN
16 16 (19.51%) ITIL
16 16 (19.51%) Citrix
17 14 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2003
17 14 (17.07%) XenApp
18 13 (15.85%) SCOM
19 12 (14.63%) Dell
20 11 (13.41%) EMC
20 11 (13.41%) Blackberry
20 11 (13.41%) DV Cleared
20 11 (13.41%) NAS
20 11 (13.41%) XenServer
21 10 (12.20%) UNIX

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 25 (30.49%) MS Exchange
2 14 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.10%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.44%) Apache
5 2 (2.44%) IIS
6 1 (1.22%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (23.17%) MS Office
2 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 67 (81.71%) DHCP
2 19 (23.17%) VLAN
3 18 (21.95%) TCP/IP
4 17 (20.73%) SAN
5 11 (13.41%) NAS
6 8 (9.76%) VoIP
7 7 (8.54%) Network Security
8 6 (7.32%) SMTP
9 5 (6.10%) IMAP
9 5 (6.10%) LAN
9 5 (6.10%) WAN
9 5 (6.10%) VPN
10 3 (3.66%) Firewall
11 2 (2.44%) Wireless
12 1 (1.22%) 3G
12 1 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (1.22%) S/MIME
12 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
12 1 (1.22%) WLAN
12 1 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (4.88%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (28.05%) 3rd Line Support
1 23 (28.05%) Server Engineer
2 20 (24.39%) Support Engineer
3 18 (21.95%) Analyst
4 13 (15.85%) Server Support
4 13 (15.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (13.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Senior Server Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) VMware Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) Support Analyst
7 8 (9.76%) Network Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (8.54%) Network Manager
8 7 (8.54%) Network Analyst
9 6 (7.32%) Administrator
10 4 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 3 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (3.66%) Citrix Engineer
11 3 (3.66%) Messaging Engineer
11 3 (3.66%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.22%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.41%) Blackberry
2 10 (12.20%) PDA
3 4 (4.88%) Clustering
3 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.66%) PKI
5 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 65 (79.27%) Windows
2 52 (63.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (43.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (34.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (12.20%) UNIX
6 6 (7.32%) Linux
6 6 (7.32%) Windows XP
6 6 (7.32%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.10%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.44%) Solaris
9 1 (1.22%) AIX
9 1 (1.22%) HPUX
9 1 (1.22%) VMS
9 1 (1.22%) Fedora
9 1 (1.22%) Android
9 1 (1.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.51%) ITIL
2 8 (9.76%) Business Continuity
3 7 (8.54%) Asset Management
3 7 (8.54%) Network Architecture
4 4 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (3.66%) Migration
5 3 (3.66%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.44%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.44%) Service Management
6 2 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.44%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.22%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (1.22%) Database Security
7 1 (1.22%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.22%) Change Management
7 1 (1.22%) PRINCE
7 1 (1.22%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.22%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.98%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.76%) SQL
3 5 (6.10%) Perl
4 2 (2.44%) C
5 1 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (43.90%) Security Cleared
2 27 (32.93%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.41%) DV Cleared
4 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (10.98%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (4.88%) MCSE
7 2 (2.44%) MCSA
7 2 (2.44%) MCITP
7 2 (2.44%) Degree
8 1 (1.22%) CCNP
8 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (60.98%) Active Directory
2 20 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (17.07%) XenApp
4 11 (13.41%) XenServer
5 10 (12.20%) XenDesktop
6 8 (9.76%) VMware Server
7 7 (8.54%) Hyper-V
8 6 (7.32%) Sendmail
9 1 (1.22%) Postfix
9 1 (1.22%) Firmware
9 1 (1.22%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.22%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.22%) vSphere
9 1 (1.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 33 (40.24%) SCCM
2 13 (15.85%) SCOM
3 10 (12.20%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.66%) SCSM
5 2 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.44%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.22%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.22%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.22%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 39 (47.56%) VMware
2 32 (39.02%) Microsoft
3 17 (20.73%) HP
4 16 (19.51%) Citrix
5 12 (14.63%) Dell
6 11 (13.41%) EMC
7 7 (8.54%) BT
8 5 (6.10%) Cisco
9 4 (4.88%) Sophos
10 3 (3.66%) Lotus
11 2 (2.44%) Juniper
11 2 (2.44%) Symantec
11 2 (2.44%) Sun
12 1 (1.22%) Oracle
12 1 (1.22%) Avaya
12 1 (1.22%) Radware
12 1 (1.22%) CommVault
12 1 (1.22%) Apple
12 1 (1.22%) Mitel
12 1 (1.22%) Blue Coat
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