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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 83 100 67
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -33
Contract jobs citing DNS 44 19 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.62% 0.80% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.43% 6.67% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £213 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £183 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £16.50 £20.50
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
422 285 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.52% 12.00% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 123 122
Average daily rate £345 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 22 39
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

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 21 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 April 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 £340 +60.00% 7
Warwickshire +2 10 £650 +300.00%
Coventry +10 9 £425 +6.25% 1
Worcestershire - 4 £500 - 1
Herefordshire - 3 £200 - 2
Shropshire - 3 £400 - 2
Walsall 0 2 £425 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £425 -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 70 (82.35%) Windows
2 57 (67.06%) DHCP
3 48 (56.47%) Active Directory
4 37 (43.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (37.65%) VMware
6 31 (36.47%) Microsoft
6 31 (36.47%) ITIL
7 30 (35.29%) SCCM
8 29 (34.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (25.88%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (25.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (24.71%) SCOM
10 21 (24.71%) Security Cleared
11 18 (21.18%) Citrix
11 18 (21.18%) Cisco
12 17 (20.00%) WAN
12 17 (20.00%) LAN
13 16 (18.82%) MS Office
13 16 (18.82%) SC Cleared
14 15 (17.65%) MS Exchange
14 15 (17.65%) TCP/IP
15 14 (16.47%) Windows XP
15 14 (16.47%) UNIX
16 13 (15.29%) Linux
17 12 (14.12%) HP
17 12 (14.12%) Firewall
17 12 (14.12%) XenApp
17 12 (14.12%) Windows 7
18 11 (12.94%) Cisco Certification
19 10 (11.76%) CCNA

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 15 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.06%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.35%) Lync
6 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (18.82%) MS Office
2 10 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.53%) Office 365
3 1 (1.18%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (67.06%) DHCP
2 17 (20.00%) LAN
2 17 (20.00%) WAN
3 15 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 12 (14.12%) Firewall
5 9 (10.59%) SAN
6 8 (9.41%) Structured Cabling
7 7 (8.24%) Multicast
7 7 (8.24%) OSPF
7 7 (8.24%) BGP
8 6 (7.06%) VLAN
9 5 (5.88%) NAS
10 3 (3.53%) Network Security
10 3 (3.53%) Internet
10 3 (3.53%) VPN
11 2 (2.35%) SMS
11 2 (2.35%) VoIP
11 2 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (2.35%) Unified Communications
11 2 (2.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Juju
General
1 7 (8.24%) Marketing
2 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.53%) Automotive
3 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.35%) Retail
4 2 (2.35%) Finance
5 1 (1.18%) Local Government
5 1 (1.18%) French Language
5 1 (1.18%) German Language
5 1 (1.18%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
2 14 (16.47%) Server Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) Analyst
4 11 (12.94%) Support Engineer
5 10 (11.76%) Server Support
6 9 (10.59%) Support Analyst
7 8 (9.41%) Architect
7 8 (9.41%) Project Manager
8 6 (7.06%) Technical Project Manager
8 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Technical Manager
8 6 (7.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) IT Support
9 5 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
9 5 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (5.88%) Administrator
9 5 (5.88%) Consultant
10 4 (4.71%) Server Support Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) Web Services
1 1 (1.18%) XML
1 1 (1.18%) VXML
1 1 (1.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) PKI
2 5 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.71%) PDA
3 4 (4.71%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.35%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.35%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.35%) NHS
5 2 (2.35%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.18%) Clustering
6 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 70 (82.35%) Windows
2 37 (43.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (34.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (25.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (16.47%) UNIX
5 14 (16.47%) Windows XP
6 13 (15.29%) Linux
7 12 (14.12%) Windows 7
8 8 (9.41%) Windows 2000
8 8 (9.41%) Solaris
9 3 (3.53%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.18%) Android
10 1 (1.18%) AIX
10 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.47%) ITIL
2 8 (9.41%) ITIL V3
3 7 (8.24%) PRINCE2
3 7 (8.24%) PRINCE
4 6 (7.06%) Project Management
4 6 (7.06%) Migration
4 6 (7.06%) Problem Management
5 4 (4.71%) Business Continuity
6 3 (3.53%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.53%) CAD
6 3 (3.53%) Change Control
6 3 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (3.53%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (3.53%) Workflow
7 2 (2.35%) SOA
7 2 (2.35%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.35%) Service Management
7 2 (2.35%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (2.35%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.24%) SQL
2 5 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.18%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (24.71%) Security Cleared
2 16 (18.82%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.94%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (11.76%) CCNA
5 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 5 (5.88%) PMP
6 5 (5.88%) PMI Certification
7 4 (4.71%) MCITP
7 4 (4.71%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (4.71%) MCSE
8 3 (3.53%) CCNP
9 2 (2.35%) MCSA
9 2 (2.35%) CCIE
9 2 (2.35%) CCDA
9 2 (2.35%) CCDP
9 2 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.18%) Degree
10 1 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.35%) QA
System Software
1 48 (56.47%) Active Directory
2 22 (25.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (14.12%) XenApp
4 10 (11.76%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.71%) XenServer
5 4 (4.71%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.53%) vSphere
6 3 (3.53%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.35%) vCloud
7 2 (2.35%) Terminal Server
7 2 (2.35%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.18%) Docker
8 1 (1.18%) LXC
Systems Management
1 30 (35.29%) SCCM
2 21 (24.71%) SCOM
3 8 (9.41%) SCOrch
4 4 (4.71%) SCSM
4 4 (4.71%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.18%) OpenView
7 1 (1.18%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.18%) Data Guard
7 1 (1.18%) Puppet
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.18%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (37.65%) VMware
2 31 (36.47%) Microsoft
3 18 (21.18%) Cisco
3 18 (21.18%) Citrix
4 12 (14.12%) HP
5 8 (9.41%) CheckPoint
5 8 (9.41%) F5
6 6 (7.06%) EMC
7 5 (5.88%) Dell
8 4 (4.71%) Sophos
8 4 (4.71%) Juniper
9 2 (2.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (2.35%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.35%) Panasonic
9 2 (2.35%) FalconStor
10 1 (1.18%) Google
10 1 (1.18%) Spiceworks
10 1 (1.18%) Meraki
10 1 (1.18%) BT
10 1 (1.18%) Oracle
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