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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 87 98 67
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -31
Contract jobs citing DNS 38 18 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.49% 0.77% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.31% 6.08% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £213 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £294 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £299
% change year-on-year
+7.17% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 12
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £20.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -3.03%
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
408 296 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.01% 12.67% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 114 104
Average daily rate £340 £325 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +15.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 37
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £10.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £29.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 May 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 22 May 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 -6 14 £340 +60.00% 4
Warwickshire +6 9 £275 +69.23%
Coventry - 8 £425 - 5
Worcestershire - 4 £450 -
Shropshire - 3 £400 - 4
Walsall +5 2 £425 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £425 - 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 63 (80.77%) Windows
2 49 (62.82%) DHCP
3 44 (56.41%) Active Directory
4 30 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 30 (38.46%) VMware
5 28 (35.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (32.05%) ITIL
7 22 (28.21%) Cisco
7 22 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (28.21%) SCCM
8 21 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (21.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (21.79%) LAN
10 16 (20.51%) UNIX
10 16 (20.51%) WAN
10 16 (20.51%) SCOM
11 15 (19.23%) Windows 7
11 15 (19.23%) TCP/IP
11 15 (19.23%) MS Office
11 15 (19.23%) Citrix
11 15 (19.23%) Firewall
12 14 (17.95%) Linux
12 14 (17.95%) MS Exchange
13 13 (16.67%) Windows XP
13 13 (16.67%) Security Cleared
14 12 (15.38%) SC Cleared
15 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
15 11 (14.10%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (14.10%) CCNA
15 11 (14.10%) HP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (17.95%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.97%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.13%) IIS
3 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.56%) Lync
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.28%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (19.23%) MS Office
2 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.85%) Office 365
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.28%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 49 (62.82%) DHCP
2 17 (21.79%) LAN
3 16 (20.51%) WAN
4 15 (19.23%) TCP/IP
4 15 (19.23%) Firewall
5 11 (14.10%) SAN
6 9 (11.54%) Structured Cabling
7 7 (8.97%) NAS
7 7 (8.97%) Multicast
7 7 (8.97%) OSPF
7 7 (8.97%) BGP
8 6 (7.69%) VPN
9 5 (6.41%) VLAN
10 4 (5.13%) Wireless
11 3 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (3.85%) Internet
12 2 (2.56%) SMS
12 2 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (2.56%) Network Security
12 2 (2.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Juju
General
1 7 (8.97%) Marketing
2 5 (6.41%) Automotive
3 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.85%) Retail
4 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.56%) Finance
6 1 (1.28%) French Language
6 1 (1.28%) German Language
6 1 (1.28%) Polish Language
6 1 (1.28%) Local Government
6 1 (1.28%) Electronics
6 1 (1.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (14.10%) Support Engineer
2 9 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (11.54%) Architect
2 9 (11.54%) Analyst
3 8 (10.26%) Project Manager
3 8 (10.26%) Support Analyst
4 7 (8.97%) VMware Engineer
4 7 (8.97%) Server Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Technical Manager
5 6 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
5 6 (7.69%) IT Support
6 5 (6.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Consultant
6 5 (6.41%) Server Support
7 3 (3.85%) Network Architect
7 3 (3.85%) Server Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Support Technician
7 3 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) XMPP
1 1 (1.28%) Web Services
1 1 (1.28%) XML
1 1 (1.28%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) PKI
2 5 (6.41%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.13%) PDA
3 4 (5.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.56%) NHS
5 2 (2.56%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.56%) Clustering
5 2 (2.56%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.56%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 63 (80.77%) Windows
2 28 (35.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (21.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (20.51%) UNIX
6 15 (19.23%) Windows 7
7 14 (17.95%) Linux
8 13 (16.67%) Windows XP
9 9 (11.54%) Solaris
10 4 (5.13%) Windows 2000
11 3 (3.85%) Windows Vista
12 2 (2.56%) AIX
12 2 (2.56%) Android
12 2 (2.56%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.05%) ITIL
2 8 (10.26%) ITIL V3
3 7 (8.97%) PRINCE2
4 6 (7.69%) PRINCE
4 6 (7.69%) Project Management
5 5 (6.41%) Migration
6 3 (3.85%) Change Control
6 3 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (3.85%) MODAF
6 3 (3.85%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (3.85%) TOGAF
6 3 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.85%) Workflow
6 3 (3.85%) CAD
7 2 (2.56%) SOA
7 2 (2.56%) Service Management
7 2 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.56%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.56%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.54%) SQL
2 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.28%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 11 (14.10%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (14.10%) CCNA
4 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (6.41%) PMP
5 5 (6.41%) PMI Certification
6 4 (5.13%) MCITP
7 3 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (3.85%) MCSE
7 3 (3.85%) CCIE
7 3 (3.85%) CCNP
7 3 (3.85%) CCDA
7 3 (3.85%) CCDP
8 1 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.28%) Degree
8 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.28%) MCP
8 1 (1.28%) MCSA
8 1 (1.28%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 44 (56.41%) Active Directory
2 22 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.82%) Hyper-V
4 9 (11.54%) XenApp
5 4 (5.13%) XenServer
5 4 (5.13%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.85%) vSphere
6 3 (3.85%) VMware Server
6 3 (3.85%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.56%) Terminal Server
7 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.56%) vCloud
8 1 (1.28%) Docker
8 1 (1.28%) LXC
8 1 (1.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.28%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.28%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 22 (28.21%) SCCM
2 16 (20.51%) SCOM
3 8 (10.26%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.28%) Puppet
5 1 (1.28%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.28%) SCSM
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.28%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.28%) WSUS
5 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.28%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.28%) OpenView
Vendors
1 30 (38.46%) Microsoft
1 30 (38.46%) VMware
2 22 (28.21%) Cisco
3 15 (19.23%) Citrix
4 11 (14.10%) HP
5 9 (11.54%) CheckPoint
6 8 (10.26%) F5
7 5 (6.41%) Dell
7 5 (6.41%) Juniper
8 4 (5.13%) Sophos
8 4 (5.13%) Panasonic
9 3 (3.85%) EMC
10 2 (2.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (2.56%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.56%) Meraki
10 2 (2.56%) Spiceworks
10 2 (2.56%) FalconStor
10 2 (2.56%) Veeam
11 1 (1.28%) Google
11 1 (1.28%) Oracle
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