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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 86 94 67
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -27
Contract jobs citing DNS 37 23 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.54% 0.98% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.49% 8.95% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 19
Median daily rate £398 £313 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.20% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £140 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
-1.14% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Median hourly rate £11.00 £22.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.11% -13.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £23.22
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.86%

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
322 257 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.37% 10.95% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 123 150
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 38
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 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 +5 14 £425 +65.85% 9
Solihull +3 10 £563 -
Shropshire - 7 £350 - 4
Worcestershire +1 3 £225 -47.05% 3
Staffordshire - 1 £425 - 2
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 41 (45.56%) Security Cleared
2 39 (43.33%) Active Directory
3 36 (40.00%) DHCP
3 36 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 33 (36.67%) Firewall
5 32 (35.56%) Microsoft
6 29 (32.22%) Linux
7 28 (31.11%) Windows
8 27 (30.00%) VMware
9 26 (28.89%) TCP/IP
10 22 (24.44%) HTTP
11 21 (23.33%) LDAP
11 21 (23.33%) DevOps
12 20 (22.22%) Configuration Management
12 20 (22.22%) Puppet
13 19 (21.11%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (21.11%) LAN
13 19 (21.11%) Opscode Chef
13 19 (21.11%) Continuous Delivery
14 16 (17.78%) Windows Server
14 16 (17.78%) WAN
14 16 (17.78%) Citrix
14 16 (17.78%) Migration
14 16 (17.78%) Network Security
15 14 (15.56%) Kerberos
15 14 (15.56%) Unix
15 14 (15.56%) VLAN
16 13 (14.44%) PKI
16 13 (14.44%) Office 365
16 13 (14.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 13 (14.44%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.11%) OpenStack
2 10 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.78%) Skype for Business
4 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.22%) Apache
6 2 (2.22%) CMS
6 2 (2.22%) IIS
7 1 (1.11%) Confluence
7 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.11%) MindAlign
Applications
1 13 (14.44%) MS Office
2 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (14.44%) Office 365
2 12 (13.33%) IaaS
3 11 (12.22%) PaaS
4 7 (7.78%) OneDrive
5 6 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (6.67%) Yammer
6 5 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (2.22%) SaaS
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.11%) Route 53
8 1 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (40.00%) DHCP
2 33 (36.67%) Firewall
3 26 (28.89%) TCP/IP
4 22 (24.44%) HTTP
5 21 (23.33%) LDAP
6 19 (21.11%) LAN
7 16 (17.78%) Network Security
7 16 (17.78%) WAN
8 14 (15.56%) Kerberos
8 14 (15.56%) VLAN
9 12 (13.33%) SAN
10 9 (10.00%) VoIP
10 9 (10.00%) VPN
11 8 (8.89%) NAS
12 7 (7.78%) Skype
13 6 (6.67%) PBX
13 6 (6.67%) Unified Communications
13 6 (6.67%) X.500
14 4 (4.44%) BGP
14 4 (4.44%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.22%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.11%) Big Data
3 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 9 (10.00%) JUnit
1 9 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (8.89%) Apache Ivy
2 8 (8.89%) ClearCase
2 8 (8.89%) ClearQuest
2 8 (8.89%) Selenium
2 8 (8.89%) Subversion
3 1 (1.11%) Ant
3 1 (1.11%) JIRA
3 1 (1.11%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (1.11%) Liquibase
3 1 (1.11%) Maven
3 1 (1.11%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (2.22%) Finance
1 2 (2.22%) Legal
1 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
1 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.11%) Automotive
2 1 (1.11%) Electronics
2 1 (1.11%) Law
2 1 (1.11%) Marketing
2 1 (1.11%) Publishing
2 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (16.67%) Analyst
2 11 (12.22%) Network Engineer
3 10 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 10 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 8 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (8.89%) Consultant
5 7 (7.78%) Architect
5 7 (7.78%) VMware Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Platform Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) DevOps Specialist
7 5 (5.56%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Active Directory Consultant
8 4 (4.44%) Citrix Support Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Network Analyst
8 4 (4.44%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.11%) JSON
1 10 (11.11%) REST
2 2 (2.22%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.11%) ELK Stack
3 1 (1.11%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.11%) MCollective
3 1 (1.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.44%) PKI
2 10 (11.11%) Private Cloud
3 9 (10.00%) Replication
4 7 (7.78%) Blackberry
4 7 (7.78%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.78%) PDA
5 5 (5.56%) Mobile App
6 4 (4.44%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.44%) Virtual Team
7 3 (3.33%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.33%) Fat Client
7 3 (3.33%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (3.33%) Thin Client
8 2 (2.22%) Clustering
8 2 (2.22%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (2.22%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.11%) Data Integration
9 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (32.22%) Linux
2 28 (31.11%) Windows
3 16 (17.78%) Windows Server
4 14 (15.56%) Unix
5 13 (14.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (10.00%) AIX
8 8 (8.89%) Apple iOS
9 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (5.56%) Solaris
11 3 (3.33%) SUSE
11 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (1.11%) HPUX
12 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.33%) DevOps
2 20 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 19 (21.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 16 (17.78%) Migration
5 13 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (13.33%) Scrum
7 11 (12.22%) SIEM
8 10 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (11.11%) Patch Management
9 9 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (10.00%) Identity Management
10 8 (8.89%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (6.67%) Email Filtering
12 5 (5.56%) ITIL
12 5 (5.56%) Target Operating Model
12 5 (5.56%) Use Case
13 4 (4.44%) Information Security
13 4 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
14 3 (3.33%) Application Packaging
14 3 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.33%) Java
2 3 (3.33%) Perl
2 3 (3.33%) Python
3 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.22%) PHP
3 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.22%) SQL
4 1 (1.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (45.56%) Security Cleared
2 36 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.56%) Degree
4 5 (5.56%) MCITP
5 4 (4.44%) CCNA
5 4 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.44%) MCSE
6 2 (2.22%) CCNP
6 2 (2.22%) MCP
6 2 (2.22%) MCTS
6 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.11%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.11%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.11%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.11%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.11%) MCSA
System Software
1 39 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 19 (21.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.33%) Docker
4 8 (8.89%) XenApp
5 5 (5.56%) XenDesktop
5 5 (5.56%) XenServer
6 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.44%) Terminal Server
6 4 (4.44%) VMware Server
7 3 (3.33%) vSphere
8 1 (1.11%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.11%) Firmware
8 1 (1.11%) NFS
8 1 (1.11%) Postfix
8 1 (1.11%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.11%) Squid
8 1 (1.11%) vCloud
8 1 (1.11%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (22.22%) Puppet
2 19 (21.11%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (11.11%) Ansible
4 8 (8.89%) SCCM
5 7 (7.78%) SCOM
6 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (6.67%) Nagios
7 2 (2.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (2.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.11%) Consul
8 1 (1.11%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.11%) Kibana
8 1 (1.11%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.11%) logstash
8 1 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.11%) Packer
8 1 (1.11%) Rancher
8 1 (1.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (35.56%) Microsoft
2 27 (30.00%) VMware
3 16 (17.78%) Citrix
4 12 (13.33%) Cisco
5 11 (12.22%) Intel Security
5 11 (12.22%) Red Hat
6 10 (11.11%) SolarWinds
7 7 (7.78%) Dell
8 6 (6.67%) CheckPoint
8 6 (6.67%) Juniper
8 6 (6.67%) Palo Alto
9 4 (4.44%) Avaya
9 4 (4.44%) Blue Coat
9 4 (4.44%) EMC
9 4 (4.44%) Fortinet
9 4 (4.44%) HP
10 3 (3.33%) 3Com
10 3 (3.33%) F5
11 2 (2.22%) Oracle
12 1 (1.11%) SAP
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