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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 82 85 99
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Contract jobs citing DNS 33 40 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.34% 1.56% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.04% 8.99% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 9
Average daily rate
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£293 £290 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £428 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +35.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £18.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £19.60 £13.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.58% -10.00%
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
274 445 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.10% 17.41% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 229 149
Average daily rate £315 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 32
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -3 15 £260 -13.33% 4
Worcestershire -3 5 - - 2
Coventry - 4 £270 - 3
Herefordshire - 4 £415 -
Warwickshire +6 2 - - 1
Staffordshire -12 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £350 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 47 (68.12%) Windows
2 33 (47.83%) DHCP
3 29 (42.03%) VMware
4 28 (40.58%) Active Directory
5 27 (39.13%) Cisco
6 25 (36.23%) Firewall
7 24 (34.78%) TCP/IP
8 19 (27.54%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
10 15 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (21.74%) ITIL
11 14 (20.29%) UNIX
11 14 (20.29%) Linux
11 14 (20.29%) CheckPoint
12 13 (18.84%) CCNA
13 12 (17.39%) Solaris
13 12 (17.39%) F5
13 12 (17.39%) Security Cleared
14 11 (15.94%) SCCM
14 11 (15.94%) MS Exchange
14 11 (15.94%) VPN
15 10 (14.49%) Windows 7
15 10 (14.49%) Data Centre
16 9 (13.04%) Structured Cabling
16 9 (13.04%) SCOM
16 9 (13.04%) BGP
16 9 (13.04%) Migration
16 9 (13.04%) SAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 11 (15.94%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.25%) IIS
2 5 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.35%) Lync
4 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.90%) CMS
5 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.45%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Office 365
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.90%) Yammer
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.45%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 33 (47.83%) DHCP
2 25 (36.23%) Firewall
3 24 (34.78%) TCP/IP
4 11 (15.94%) VPN
5 9 (13.04%) BGP
5 9 (13.04%) SAN
5 9 (13.04%) Structured Cabling
6 8 (11.59%) LAN
7 7 (10.14%) WAN
7 7 (10.14%) SMTP
7 7 (10.14%) OSPF
7 7 (10.14%) Multicast
7 7 (10.14%) Network Security
8 6 (8.70%) SSL
9 5 (7.25%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (5.80%) Wireless
10 4 (5.80%) BIG-IP
10 4 (5.80%) HTTP
10 4 (5.80%) SNMP
11 3 (4.35%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.45%) Juju
General
1 7 (10.14%) Marketing
2 5 (7.25%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.80%) Finance
4 3 (4.35%) Automotive
4 3 (4.35%) Retail
5 2 (2.90%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.45%) Electronics
6 1 (1.45%) Legal
6 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (15.94%) Architect
2 8 (11.59%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.70%) Network Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) Technical Project Manager
3 6 (8.70%) Technical Manager
4 5 (7.25%) Server Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Consultant
5 4 (5.80%) Network Specialist
5 4 (5.80%) IT Support
6 3 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Network Architect
6 3 (4.35%) Data Centre Technician
6 3 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.35%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) XML
2 2 (2.90%) WinForms
2 2 (2.90%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.90%) LINQ
2 2 (2.90%) jQuery
2 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (2.90%) Entity Framework
2 2 (2.90%) LINQ to SQL
2 2 (2.90%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (2.90%) HTML
2 2 (2.90%) .NET
2 2 (2.90%) Classic ASP
2 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.90%) CSS
3 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.35%) PKI
4 2 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.90%) NHS
4 2 (2.90%) Clustering
5 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Replication
5 1 (1.45%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.45%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 47 (68.12%) Windows
2 18 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (20.29%) UNIX
4 14 (20.29%) Linux
5 12 (17.39%) Solaris
6 10 (14.49%) Windows 7
7 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (8.70%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.45%) CentOS
10 1 (1.45%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.45%) Android
10 1 (1.45%) AIX
10 1 (1.45%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.74%) ITIL
2 9 (13.04%) Migration
3 8 (11.59%) Change Control
4 7 (10.14%) ITIL V3
4 7 (10.14%) PRINCE2
5 6 (8.70%) PRINCE
5 6 (8.70%) Project Management
5 6 (8.70%) Load Balancing
6 5 (7.25%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.35%) Workflow
7 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (4.35%) Data Centre Operations
7 3 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.35%) Information Security
7 3 (4.35%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (4.35%) TOGAF
7 3 (4.35%) MODAF
8 2 (2.90%) Network Design
8 2 (2.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.90%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.70%) SQL
2 4 (5.80%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.90%) C#
3 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.90%) VBScript
3 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (18.84%) CCNA
3 12 (17.39%) Security Cleared
4 8 (11.59%) SC Cleared
5 6 (8.70%) CCNP
6 5 (7.25%) PMP
6 5 (7.25%) PMI Certification
6 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (5.80%) DV Cleared
8 3 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (4.35%) CCDA
8 3 (4.35%) CCDP
8 3 (4.35%) CCIE
9 2 (2.90%) MCSE
9 2 (2.90%) MCITP
10 1 (1.45%) Degree
10 1 (1.45%) CCSA
10 1 (1.45%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.45%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.90%) QA
System Software
1 28 (40.58%) Active Directory
2 19 (27.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.25%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.80%) vSphere
5 3 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.35%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.35%) XenApp
6 2 (2.90%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.90%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.90%) vCloud
7 1 (1.45%) Docker
7 1 (1.45%) LXC
7 1 (1.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.45%) Squid
7 1 (1.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) SCCM
2 9 (13.04%) SCOM
3 4 (5.80%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.90%) WSUS
4 2 (2.90%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.45%) OpenView
5 1 (1.45%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.45%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.45%) Puppet
5 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.45%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.45%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 29 (42.03%) VMware
2 27 (39.13%) Cisco
3 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 14 (20.29%) CheckPoint
5 12 (17.39%) F5
6 8 (11.59%) HP
7 7 (10.14%) Juniper
8 6 (8.70%) Dell
9 5 (7.25%) Sun
9 5 (7.25%) Citrix
10 4 (5.80%) ArcSight
10 4 (5.80%) Compaq
11 3 (4.35%) Symantec
11 3 (4.35%) Panasonic
12 2 (2.90%) Veeam
12 2 (2.90%) Blue Coat
12 2 (2.90%) NetApp
12 2 (2.90%) EMC
13 1 (1.45%) CA
13 1 (1.45%) Veritas
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