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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 80 82 73
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing DNS 38 38 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.63% 1.60% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.46% 11.45% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 10
Average daily rate
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£340 £290 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £212 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £331 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £293
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 12
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.57% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.50 £20.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -20.00%
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
305 332 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.07% 13.96% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 154 124
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £164 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 39
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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
Birmingham -11 15 £340 +9.67% 5
Worcestershire +3 7 £400 - 2
Warwickshire +1 7 £275 +20.87% 2
Coventry - 6 £300 - 4
Shropshire -1 2 £275 -
Walsall - 1 £425 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £425 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 59 (80.82%) Windows
2 41 (56.16%) DHCP
3 34 (46.58%) Active Directory
4 30 (41.10%) VMware
5 24 (32.88%) Cisco
6 23 (31.51%) ITIL
6 23 (31.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (28.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (27.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (27.40%) TCP/IP
9 19 (26.03%) Microsoft
10 17 (23.29%) Firewall
11 15 (20.55%) WAN
11 15 (20.55%) LAN
11 15 (20.55%) SCCM
11 15 (20.55%) Data Centre
12 14 (19.18%) Windows 7
12 14 (19.18%) UNIX
13 13 (17.81%) Linux
13 13 (17.81%) Windows XP
13 13 (17.81%) SCOM
14 12 (16.44%) MS Exchange
14 12 (16.44%) Solaris
14 12 (16.44%) Citrix
14 12 (16.44%) CheckPoint
15 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (15.07%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (15.07%) CCNA
15 11 (15.07%) MS Excel
15 11 (15.07%) SQL

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 12 (16.44%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.85%) IIS
3 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (4.11%) Lync
3 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.74%) CMS
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (15.07%) MS Excel
2 10 (13.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.11%) Office 365
3 1 (1.37%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (56.16%) DHCP
2 20 (27.40%) TCP/IP
3 17 (23.29%) Firewall
4 15 (20.55%) LAN
4 15 (20.55%) WAN
5 9 (12.33%) SAN
5 9 (12.33%) Structured Cabling
6 8 (10.96%) VPN
7 7 (9.59%) OSPF
7 7 (9.59%) BGP
7 7 (9.59%) Multicast
8 6 (8.22%) SMTP
9 4 (5.48%) Internet
9 4 (5.48%) Wireless
9 4 (5.48%) SNMP
10 3 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (4.11%) NAS
10 3 (4.11%) SSL
11 2 (2.74%) SMS
11 2 (2.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.37%) Juju
General
1 7 (9.59%) Telecoms
1 7 (9.59%) Marketing
2 5 (6.85%) Automotive
3 3 (4.11%) Retail
4 2 (2.74%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.74%) Finance
5 1 (1.37%) Legal
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Military
5 1 (1.37%) French Language
5 1 (1.37%) German Language
5 1 (1.37%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (10.96%) Architect
1 8 (10.96%) Project Manager
2 7 (9.59%) Analyst
3 6 (8.22%) Technical Project Manager
3 6 (8.22%) Consultant
3 6 (8.22%) Support Analyst
3 6 (8.22%) Technical Manager
3 6 (8.22%) IT Support
4 5 (6.85%) VMware Engineer
4 5 (6.85%) Wintel Engineer
4 5 (6.85%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.11%) Support Technician
6 3 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.11%) Server Support
6 3 (4.11%) Data Centre Technician
6 3 (4.11%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (4.11%) Network Architect
7 2 (2.74%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) XML
2 2 (2.74%) WinForms
2 2 (2.74%) HTML
2 2 (2.74%) .NET
2 2 (2.74%) Classic ASP
2 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.74%) CSS
2 2 (2.74%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.74%) LINQ
2 2 (2.74%) jQuery
2 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (2.74%) Entity Framework
2 2 (2.74%) LINQ to SQL
2 2 (2.74%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.37%) Web Services
3 1 (1.37%) XMPP
3 1 (1.37%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.55%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.22%) PKI
3 2 (2.74%) Clustering
3 2 (2.74%) NHS
3 2 (2.74%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.74%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.74%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.37%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 59 (80.82%) Windows
2 21 (28.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (27.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (19.18%) Windows 7
4 14 (19.18%) UNIX
5 13 (17.81%) Linux
5 13 (17.81%) Windows XP
6 12 (16.44%) Solaris
7 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.11%) Windows Vista
8 3 (4.11%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.11%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.37%) AIX
9 1 (1.37%) HPUX
9 1 (1.37%) Android
9 1 (1.37%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.51%) ITIL
2 8 (10.96%) Patch Management
3 7 (9.59%) PRINCE2
3 7 (9.59%) ITIL V3
4 6 (8.22%) PRINCE
4 6 (8.22%) Project Management
4 6 (8.22%) Migration
5 4 (5.48%) Change Control
6 3 (4.11%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (4.11%) TOGAF
6 3 (4.11%) MODAF
6 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (4.11%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.11%) Information Security
6 3 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.11%) Workflow
6 3 (4.11%) CAD
6 3 (4.11%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.11%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) SQL
2 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
2 2 (2.74%) VBScript
2 2 (2.74%) VB.NET
2 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.74%) C#
2 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (15.07%) CCNA
1 11 (15.07%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.59%) SC Cleared
2 7 (9.59%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.85%) PMP
3 5 (6.85%) PMI Certification
3 5 (6.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (5.48%) MCITP
4 4 (5.48%) MCSE
5 3 (4.11%) CCIE
5 3 (4.11%) CCNP
5 3 (4.11%) CCDA
5 3 (4.11%) CCDP
6 1 (1.37%) Degree
6 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.74%) QA
System Software
1 34 (46.58%) Active Directory
2 23 (31.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.96%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.22%) XenApp
5 3 (4.11%) Terminal Services
5 3 (4.11%) vSphere
6 2 (2.74%) vCloud
6 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.74%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.37%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.37%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.37%) XenServer
7 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.37%) Docker
7 1 (1.37%) LXC
Systems Management
1 15 (20.55%) SCCM
2 13 (17.81%) SCOM
3 7 (9.59%) SCOrch
4 4 (5.48%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.74%) WSUS
5 2 (2.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.37%) SCSM
6 1 (1.37%) Puppet
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.37%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.37%) OpenView
6 1 (1.37%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.37%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 30 (41.10%) VMware
2 24 (32.88%) Cisco
3 19 (26.03%) Microsoft
4 12 (16.44%) Citrix
4 12 (16.44%) CheckPoint
5 9 (12.33%) HP
5 9 (12.33%) F5
6 7 (9.59%) Dell
7 5 (6.85%) Sun
7 5 (6.85%) Juniper
8 4 (5.48%) Compaq
9 3 (4.11%) Symantec
9 3 (4.11%) Panasonic
10 2 (2.74%) Veeam
10 2 (2.74%) FalconStor
10 2 (2.74%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.74%) EMC
10 2 (2.74%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 1 (1.37%) CA
11 1 (1.37%) Veritas
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