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 20 November 2014 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 80 73 88
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +15
Contract jobs citing DNS 39 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.62% 1.35% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.74% 8.71% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £177 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.97 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +5.38%
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
363 310 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.10% 15.49% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 157 122
Average daily rate £350 £343 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £431 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 49
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £22.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.95%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +6 12 £450 - 5
Shropshire 0 11 - - 4
Worcestershire -2 7 £210 +16.66%
Staffordshire +3 2 £300 - 2
Warwickshire -5 2 £275 -21.42% 1
Coventry - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 63 (74.12%) DHCP
2 61 (71.76%) Windows
3 53 (62.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (57.65%) Active Directory
5 45 (52.94%) VMware
6 39 (45.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (41.18%) SCCM
8 34 (40.00%) Security Cleared
9 33 (38.82%) MS Exchange
10 32 (37.65%) Microsoft
11 26 (30.59%) SAN
11 26 (30.59%) SC Cleared
12 25 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (28.24%) VLAN
14 22 (25.88%) Citrix
14 22 (25.88%) MS Office
15 21 (24.71%) TCP/IP
15 21 (24.71%) Exchange Server 2003
16 20 (23.53%) XenApp
17 17 (20.00%) Dell
18 16 (18.82%) HP
18 16 (18.82%) Blackberry
18 16 (18.82%) XenServer
19 15 (17.65%) XenDesktop
19 15 (17.65%) NAS
19 15 (17.65%) PDA
19 15 (17.65%) ITIL
20 14 (16.47%) UNIX
21 11 (12.94%) EMC

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 33 (38.82%) MS Exchange
2 21 (24.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.71%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.53%) IIS
6 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.35%) Apache
6 2 (2.35%) ColdFusion
7 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (25.88%) MS Office
2 5 (5.88%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 63 (74.12%) DHCP
2 26 (30.59%) SAN
3 24 (28.24%) VLAN
4 21 (24.71%) TCP/IP
5 15 (17.65%) NAS
6 11 (12.94%) SMTP
7 10 (11.76%) IMAP
8 9 (10.59%) VoIP
9 8 (9.41%) Network Security
10 6 (7.06%) Firewall
10 6 (7.06%) VPN
11 5 (5.88%) WAN
12 4 (4.71%) LAN
13 2 (2.35%) Wireless
13 2 (2.35%) Multicast
14 1 (1.18%) IP Telephony
14 1 (1.18%) BIG-IP
14 1 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
14 1 (1.18%) WLAN
14 1 (1.18%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) DataStage
General
1 8 (9.41%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (24.71%) 3rd Line Support
2 19 (22.35%) Support Engineer
3 17 (20.00%) Analyst
3 17 (20.00%) Server Engineer
4 13 (15.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (11.76%) Server Support
5 10 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (10.59%) Senior Server Engineer
6 9 (10.59%) Network Engineer
7 8 (9.41%) Administrator
7 8 (9.41%) VMware Engineer
8 7 (8.24%) Network Analyst
8 7 (8.24%) Network Manager
8 7 (8.24%) Support Analyst
9 6 (7.06%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (7.06%) Citrix Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) Messaging Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 3 (3.53%) Customer Support Engineer
11 3 (3.53%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) Middleware
2 1 (1.18%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.82%) Blackberry
2 15 (17.65%) PDA
3 4 (4.71%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.71%) Clustering
4 2 (2.35%) PKI
4 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 61 (71.76%) Windows
2 53 (62.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (45.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (16.47%) UNIX
6 10 (11.76%) Linux
7 8 (9.41%) Windows XP
7 8 (9.41%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.71%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.35%) Solaris
10 1 (1.18%) HPUX
10 1 (1.18%) VMS
10 1 (1.18%) Fedora
10 1 (1.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.65%) ITIL
2 7 (8.24%) Business Continuity
2 7 (8.24%) Asset Management
2 7 (8.24%) Network Architecture
3 4 (4.71%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (3.53%) Problem Management
4 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2
4 3 (3.53%) Project Management
5 2 (2.35%) Service Management
5 2 (2.35%) Migration
5 2 (2.35%) Time Management
5 2 (2.35%) Information Assurance
5 2 (2.35%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (2.35%) ITIL V3
5 2 (2.35%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (2.35%) PRINCE
5 2 (2.35%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.18%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (1.18%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.76%) Perl
2 8 (9.41%) PowerShell
3 7 (8.24%) SQL
4 2 (2.35%) C
4 2 (2.35%) Java
5 1 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (30.59%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.76%) DV Cleared
3 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (10.59%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (5.88%) Degree
6 4 (4.71%) MCSE
7 3 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.35%) CCNA
8 2 (2.35%) MCITP
9 1 (1.18%) MCSA
9 1 (1.18%) CCNP
9 1 (1.18%) PMP
9 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (57.65%) Active Directory
2 25 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (23.53%) XenApp
4 16 (18.82%) XenServer
5 15 (17.65%) XenDesktop
6 11 (12.94%) Sendmail
7 8 (9.41%) VMware Server
8 5 (5.88%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.18%) Postfix
9 1 (1.18%) Firmware
9 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.18%) vSphere
9 1 (1.18%) KVM
Systems Management
1 35 (41.18%) SCCM
2 11 (12.94%) SCOM
3 10 (11.76%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.53%) SCSM
5 2 (2.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.35%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.18%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 45 (52.94%) VMware
2 32 (37.65%) Microsoft
3 22 (25.88%) Citrix
4 17 (20.00%) Dell
5 16 (18.82%) HP
6 11 (12.94%) EMC
7 7 (8.24%) Cisco
7 7 (8.24%) BT
7 7 (8.24%) Lotus
8 4 (4.71%) Juniper
9 3 (3.53%) Symantec
10 2 (2.35%) Apple
10 2 (2.35%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.35%) Sun
10 2 (2.35%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.35%) F5
10 2 (2.35%) Meru Networks
11 1 (1.18%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.18%) Mitel
11 1 (1.18%) Oracle
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