The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 77 82 92
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +10
Contract jobs citing DNS 41 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.69% 1.17% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.29% 7.69% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £289 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £246 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £353 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +27.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.10 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.00 £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.25% -
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
363 299 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.99% 15.23% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 133 135
Average daily rate £313 £323 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% +9.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
DNS
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 +17 25 £300 +31.86% 3
Worcestershire +1 12 - - 2
Warwickshire -7 3 £228 -18.75% 1
Shropshire - 1 - - 5
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Coventry - - - - 3
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 43 (75.44%) Windows
2 37 (64.91%) DHCP
3 33 (57.89%) Active Directory
4 29 (50.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (45.61%) VMware
6 25 (43.86%) SAN
6 25 (43.86%) Microsoft
7 24 (42.11%) MS Exchange
8 21 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (35.09%) SCCM
9 20 (35.09%) Citrix
10 16 (28.07%) Windows XP
11 15 (26.32%) TCP/IP
11 15 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2003
11 15 (26.32%) XenApp
12 13 (22.81%) XenServer
12 13 (22.81%) XenDesktop
12 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
12 13 (22.81%) NAS
12 13 (22.81%) MS Office
13 12 (21.05%) Dell
13 12 (21.05%) HP
13 12 (21.05%) Blackberry
13 12 (21.05%) Windows 7
13 12 (21.05%) PDA
13 12 (21.05%) VLAN
13 12 (21.05%) SC Cleared
14 10 (17.54%) UNIX
15 9 (15.79%) MS Excel

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 24 (42.11%) MS Exchange
2 15 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (7.02%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.51%) IIS
4 2 (3.51%) ColdFusion
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (22.81%) MS Office
2 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.51%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (64.91%) DHCP
2 25 (43.86%) SAN
3 15 (26.32%) TCP/IP
4 13 (22.81%) NAS
5 12 (21.05%) VLAN
6 9 (15.79%) Firewall
7 8 (14.04%) IMAP
7 8 (14.04%) SMTP
8 7 (12.28%) VPN
9 4 (7.02%) WAN
10 3 (5.26%) LAN
11 2 (3.51%) WLAN
11 2 (3.51%) Ethernet
11 2 (3.51%) Wireless
11 2 (3.51%) 3G
11 2 (3.51%) Multicast
11 2 (3.51%) Structured Cabling
12 1 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
12 1 (1.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) DataStage
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Support Engineer
2 10 (17.54%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (14.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Administrator
5 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Customer Support Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) Customer Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.26%) Data Centre Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Data Migration Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.51%) Help Desk Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (3.51%) Middleware
3 1 (1.75%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Blackberry
1 12 (21.05%) PDA
2 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.02%) Clustering
3 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Replication
4 1 (1.75%) NHS
4 1 (1.75%) CMDB
4 1 (1.75%) LPAR
4 1 (1.75%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 43 (75.44%) Windows
2 29 (50.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (28.07%) Windows XP
5 12 (21.05%) Windows 7
6 10 (17.54%) UNIX
7 7 (12.28%) Linux
8 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.51%) Windows 2000
9 2 (3.51%) Windows NT
9 2 (3.51%) Solaris
10 1 (1.75%) AIX
10 1 (1.75%) HPUX
10 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.53%) Project Management
2 4 (7.02%) Migration
2 4 (7.02%) ITIL
3 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2
3 3 (5.26%) Workflow
4 2 (3.51%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (3.51%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (3.51%) Business Transformation
4 2 (3.51%) ERP
4 2 (3.51%) Business Continuity
4 2 (3.51%) Fund Management
4 2 (3.51%) Wealth Management
4 2 (3.51%) Time Management
4 2 (3.51%) Information Assurance
4 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (3.51%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.75%) High Availability
5 1 (1.75%) Data Protection
5 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.75%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) Perl
2 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.51%) C
3 2 (3.51%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
2 12 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (8.77%) MCSE
4 5 (8.77%) MCITP
5 4 (7.02%) Degree
6 3 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 3 (5.26%) MCP
7 2 (3.51%) CCNA
7 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.75%) PMP
8 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 21 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (26.32%) XenApp
4 13 (22.81%) XenServer
4 13 (22.81%) XenDesktop
5 8 (14.04%) Sendmail
6 6 (10.53%) Hyper-V
7 5 (8.77%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.75%) NFS
8 1 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.75%) SRDF
8 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (35.09%) SCCM
2 3 (5.26%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.26%) SCVMM
3 2 (3.51%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.51%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.75%) SCOM
4 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 26 (45.61%) VMware
2 25 (43.86%) Microsoft
3 20 (35.09%) Citrix
4 12 (21.05%) Dell
4 12 (21.05%) HP
5 7 (12.28%) Cisco
5 7 (12.28%) Lotus
6 5 (8.77%) EMC
7 3 (5.26%) Juniper
7 3 (5.26%) NetApp
7 3 (5.26%) Symantec
7 3 (5.26%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.51%) SonicWALL
8 2 (3.51%) Panasonic
8 2 (3.51%) F5
8 2 (3.51%) Meru Networks
8 2 (3.51%) Radware
8 2 (3.51%) Mitel
8 2 (3.51%) Apple
8 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
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