The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 99 67 92
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +25
Contract jobs citing DNS 19 37 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 2.02% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.79% 13.65% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 7
Average daily rate £213 £175 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £116 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £16.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -36.53%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
280 271 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.77% 14.79% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 121 104
Average daily rate £350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 30
Average hourly rate £15.43 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.89% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
DNS
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -4 14 £213 +30.76% 1
Warwickshire -7 2 £163 -
Staffordshire -2 1 - - 2
Coventry -10 1 £400 +285.54% 4
Walsall - 1 - - 2
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 3
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (57.14%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) DHCP
3 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (40.00%) Firewall
4 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (20.00%) VPN
7 7 (20.00%) AIX
7 7 (20.00%) Oracle
7 7 (20.00%) Solaris
7 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 7 (20.00%) VMware
7 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (17.14%) Migration
8 6 (17.14%) Telecoms
8 6 (17.14%) Apache
8 6 (17.14%) WebLogic
8 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
9 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
9 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
9 5 (14.29%) CTI
9 5 (14.29%) MPLS
9 5 (14.29%) IPv4
9 5 (14.29%) IPv6
9 5 (14.29%) HP
9 5 (14.29%) Internet
9 5 (14.29%) Citrix
9 5 (14.29%) ADSL

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (17.14%) Apache
1 6 (17.14%) WebLogic
2 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.71%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (45.71%) DHCP
2 14 (40.00%) Firewall
3 7 (20.00%) VPN
4 5 (14.29%) CTI
4 5 (14.29%) MPLS
4 5 (14.29%) IPv4
4 5 (14.29%) IPv6
4 5 (14.29%) Internet
4 5 (14.29%) ADSL
4 5 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 5 (14.29%) IPsec
5 4 (11.43%) BIG-IP
5 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
5 4 (11.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (11.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (8.57%) SAN
7 2 (5.71%) LAN
8 1 (2.86%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (2.86%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (17.14%) Telecoms
2 5 (14.29%) Multimedia
3 4 (11.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Architect
1 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
1 6 (17.14%) Platform Architect
2 5 (14.29%) Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) DBA
4 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.57%) Network Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (8.57%) SQL DBA
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Network Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Data Centre Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Data Migration Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) J2EE
2 2 (5.71%) LAMP
3 1 (2.86%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) IVR
2 2 (5.71%) Clustering
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (2.86%) LPAR
3 1 (2.86%) NHS
3 1 (2.86%) Replication
3 1 (2.86%) CMDB
3 1 (2.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 20 (57.14%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (20.00%) AIX
4 7 (20.00%) Solaris
5 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
6 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 4 (11.43%) Linux
8 3 (8.57%) UNIX
8 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.86%) VMS
9 1 (2.86%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (17.14%) Migration
3 5 (14.29%) WFM
4 4 (11.43%) Scrum
5 3 (8.57%) Project Management
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL
5 3 (8.57%) Workflow
6 2 (5.71%) ERP
6 2 (5.71%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.71%) High Availability
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.86%) Change Management
7 1 (2.86%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.86%) Validation
7 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.86%) Information Security
7 1 (2.86%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) Java
1 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.71%) PHP
2 2 (5.71%) Python
2 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.43%) MCSE
3 3 (8.57%) MCP
3 3 (8.57%) MCITP
3 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) MCSA
5 1 (2.86%) CISA
5 1 (2.86%) CISM
5 1 (2.86%) CISSP
5 1 (2.86%) CEH
5 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.29%) Squid
4 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (5.71%) XenApp
5 2 (5.71%) vSphere
5 2 (5.71%) KVM
6 1 (2.86%) Varnish
6 1 (2.86%) XenServer
6 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.86%) SRDF
6 1 (2.86%) NFS
6 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) SCVMM
3 2 (5.71%) Nagios
3 2 (5.71%) Puppet
4 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.86%) MOM
4 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.86%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle
2 7 (20.00%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) HP
3 5 (14.29%) Citrix
4 4 (11.43%) F5
5 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.86%) Panasonic
6 1 (2.86%) BMC
6 1 (2.86%) CA
6 1 (2.86%) NetApp
6 1 (2.86%) Veritas
6 1 (2.86%) EMC
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco
6 1 (2.86%) IBM