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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 97 74 102
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +28
Contract jobs citing DNS 28 38 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.08% 1.74% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.49% 12.38% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 7
Average daily rate £319 £245 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.10% -38.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £182 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £390 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
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
267 307 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.29% 14.08% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 128 122
Average daily rate £375 £298 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.05% -11.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 49 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £27.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.65 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £40.00 £29.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 16 £325 -12.75% 4
Worcestershire +4 2 £425 +88.88% 6
Herefordshire 0 1 - -
Warwickshire -9 1 £300 -25.00% 2
Coventry -9 1 £575 +85.48% 4
Solihull -11 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £225 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 30 (71.43%) Windows
2 20 (47.62%) DHCP
2 20 (47.62%) Firewall
3 18 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 17 (40.48%) Active Directory
5 13 (30.95%) VMware
6 12 (28.57%) LAN
7 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (23.81%) WAN
9 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
9 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
9 8 (19.05%) Cisco
9 8 (19.05%) Migration
9 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
10 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 7 (16.67%) Incident Management
10 7 (16.67%) Office 365
10 7 (16.67%) Citrix
10 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
10 7 (16.67%) Linux
11 6 (14.29%) SQL
11 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (14.29%) Mobile App
11 6 (14.29%) Windows Phone
11 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (11.90%) Apple iOS
12 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (11.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.52%) IIS
4 4 (9.52%) Skype for Business
5 3 (7.14%) CMS
6 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Office
2 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Office 365
2 2 (4.76%) GitHub
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.38%) IaaS
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 20 (47.62%) DHCP
1 20 (47.62%) Firewall
2 12 (28.57%) LAN
3 10 (23.81%) WAN
4 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
5 5 (11.90%) SMTP
5 5 (11.90%) VPN
5 5 (11.90%) Wireless
6 4 (9.52%) HTTP
6 4 (9.52%) Junos
6 4 (9.52%) Network Security
6 4 (9.52%) SAN
6 4 (9.52%) Skype
6 4 (9.52%) SSL
7 3 (7.14%) Internet
7 3 (7.14%) MPLS
7 3 (7.14%) VoIP
7 3 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (7.14%) Wireshark
8 2 (4.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.14%) MySQL
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Law
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support
1 8 (19.05%) Support Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Architect
5 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.14%) .NET Web Developer
6 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) Active Directory Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Network Support
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
1 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
1 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 3 (7.14%) Classic ASP
1 3 (7.14%) CSS
1 3 (7.14%) Entity Framework
1 3 (7.14%) HTML
1 3 (7.14%) jQuery
1 3 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
1 3 (7.14%) LINQ
1 3 (7.14%) LINQ to SQL
1 3 (7.14%) WinForms
1 3 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.52%) SecurID
3 2 (4.76%) CESG
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) BYOD
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (71.43%) Windows
2 18 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (16.67%) Linux
5 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (14.29%) Windows Phone
7 5 (11.90%) Apple iOS
8 4 (9.52%) Android
8 4 (9.52%) Mac OS X
8 4 (9.52%) Unix
9 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
9 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
10 2 (4.76%) BlackBerry OS
10 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
11 1 (2.38%) Solaris
11 1 (2.38%) SUSE
11 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
11 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Migration
2 7 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (11.90%) Problem Management
3 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
4 4 (9.52%) Change Management
4 4 (9.52%) Coaching
4 4 (9.52%) Load Balancing
4 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.52%) Workflow
5 3 (7.14%) CRM
5 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.14%) MVC
6 2 (4.76%) Change Control
6 2 (4.76%) DevOps
6 2 (4.76%) High Availability
6 2 (4.76%) Project Management
6 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.76%) Server Building
6 2 (4.76%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) C#
2 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
2 3 (7.14%) VB.NET
2 3 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) CCNA
4 2 (4.76%) CCNP
5 1 (2.38%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) MCP
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (40.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.52%) vSphere
4 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.76%) XenServer
6 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.38%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.38%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) SCOM
1 4 (9.52%) WSUS
2 3 (7.14%) SCCM
3 2 (4.76%) Nagios
3 2 (4.76%) Puppet
4 1 (2.38%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) VMware
2 8 (19.05%) Cisco
3 7 (16.67%) Citrix
4 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 5 (11.90%) Juniper
6 4 (9.52%) HP
7 3 (7.14%) arcserve
7 3 (7.14%) F5
7 3 (7.14%) MobileIron
8 2 (4.76%) Acronis
8 2 (4.76%) Brocade
8 2 (4.76%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.76%) Infoblox
8 2 (4.76%) Meru Networks
8 2 (4.76%) Oracle
8 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.76%) Sophos
9 1 (2.38%) Adobe
9 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.38%) Veeam