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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 89 95 69
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -26
Contract jobs citing DNS 33 31 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.39% 1.19% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.82% 11.97% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 11
Median daily rate £423 £325 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £535 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
- -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 13
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £18.00 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £18.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.75% -20.00%

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
336 259 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.15% 9.92% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 127 131
Median daily rate £363 £400 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £177 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 51
Median hourly rate £23.95 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.05% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.02 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £25.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 10 £375 +15.38% 9
Herefordshire 0 8 £625 - 3
Solihull - 5 £475 -
Shropshire - 5 £350 - 5
Worcestershire +1 4 £225 -47.05% 2
Staffordshire - 1 £425 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for DNS.

1 39 (48.15%) Active Directory
2 38 (46.91%) Security Cleared
3 33 (40.74%) Windows
4 32 (39.51%) DHCP
5 29 (35.80%) Firewall
6 28 (34.57%) TCP/IP
6 28 (34.57%) SC Cleared
7 25 (30.86%) Microsoft
8 24 (29.63%) LAN
9 22 (27.16%) WAN
10 20 (24.69%) LDAP
11 19 (23.46%) VMware
12 17 (20.99%) Linux
12 17 (20.99%) HTTP
13 15 (18.52%) Windows Server
14 14 (17.28%) Kerberos
14 14 (17.28%) Migration
14 14 (17.28%) Network Security
15 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (16.05%) Office 365
16 12 (14.81%) DevOps
16 12 (14.81%) SIEM
16 12 (14.81%) PKI
17 11 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (13.58%) Puppet
17 11 (13.58%) Cybersecurity
17 11 (13.58%) Continuous Delivery
17 11 (13.58%) Opscode Chef
17 11 (13.58%) Configuration Management
17 11 (13.58%) SharePoint

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (13.58%) SharePoint
2 10 (12.35%) Skype for Business
3 5 (6.17%) IIS
4 4 (4.94%) OpenStack
5 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.47%) CMS
6 2 (2.47%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.23%) Apache
7 1 (1.23%) MindAlign
7 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (13.58%) MS Office
2 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (16.05%) Office 365
2 7 (8.64%) OneDrive
3 6 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (7.41%) Yammer
4 5 (6.17%) IaaS
5 4 (4.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (39.51%) DHCP
2 29 (35.80%) Firewall
3 28 (34.57%) TCP/IP
4 24 (29.63%) LAN
5 22 (27.16%) WAN
6 20 (24.69%) LDAP
7 17 (20.99%) HTTP
8 14 (17.28%) Kerberos
8 14 (17.28%) Network Security
9 10 (12.35%) Skype
9 10 (12.35%) VPN
10 8 (9.88%) Unified Communications
10 8 (9.88%) VoIP
11 6 (7.41%) PBX
11 6 (7.41%) X.500
12 5 (6.17%) BGP
12 5 (6.17%) OSPF
13 4 (4.94%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (4.94%) IPsec
13 4 (4.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.23%) Big Data
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Apache Ivy
1 7 (8.64%) ClearCase
1 7 (8.64%) ClearQuest
1 7 (8.64%) Git (software)
1 7 (8.64%) Jenkins
1 7 (8.64%) JUnit
1 7 (8.64%) Selenium
1 7 (8.64%) Sonatype Nexus
1 7 (8.64%) Subversion
General
1 4 (4.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Legal
2 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.23%) Electronics
3 1 (1.23%) Law
3 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.23%) Marketing
3 1 (1.23%) Publishing
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (16.05%) Analyst
2 12 (14.81%) Consultant
3 10 (12.35%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 10 (12.35%) Security Analyst
4 7 (8.64%) Active Directory Consultant
4 7 (8.64%) Network Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) Active Directory Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.17%) Architect
6 5 (6.17%) DevOps Specialist
7 4 (4.94%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Platform Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Azure Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Azure Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (3.70%) Office 365 Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Office 365 Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) JSON
1 4 (4.94%) REST
2 1 (1.23%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.23%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) PKI
2 7 (8.64%) Replication
3 5 (6.17%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.94%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.94%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.70%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.47%) Clustering
6 2 (2.47%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (40.74%) Windows
2 17 (20.99%) Linux
3 15 (18.52%) Windows Server
4 9 (11.11%) Unix
4 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (9.88%) AIX
5 8 (9.88%) Windows 10
5 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (8.64%) Apple iOS
6 7 (8.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.47%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.47%) Solaris
7 2 (2.47%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.23%) HPUX
8 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.28%) Migration
2 12 (14.81%) DevOps
2 12 (14.81%) SIEM
3 11 (13.58%) Configuration Management
3 11 (13.58%) Continuous Delivery
3 11 (13.58%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (9.88%) Identity Management
4 8 (9.88%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.41%) Email Filtering
6 6 (7.41%) Patch Management
7 4 (4.94%) Information Security
7 4 (4.94%) Scrum
7 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.94%) Target Operating Model
7 4 (4.94%) Use Case
8 3 (3.70%) Application Packaging
8 3 (3.70%) Change Management
8 3 (3.70%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.88%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.70%) SQL
3 2 (2.47%) Perl
3 2 (2.47%) Python
4 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.23%) Java
4 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.23%) PHP
4 1 (1.23%) Ruby
4 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (46.91%) Security Cleared
2 28 (34.57%) SC Cleared
3 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.17%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.17%) MCITP
5 4 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.94%) Degree
5 4 (4.94%) MCSE
6 3 (3.70%) CCNA
6 3 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.47%) CCNP
7 2 (2.47%) MCP
7 2 (2.47%) MCTS
8 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.23%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.23%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.23%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (48.15%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.64%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (4.94%) Docker
6 3 (3.70%) XenApp
7 2 (2.47%) DFS Replication
7 2 (2.47%) Firmware
7 2 (2.47%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.47%) vSphere
8 1 (1.23%) NFS
8 1 (1.23%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.23%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (13.58%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (13.58%) Puppet
2 8 (9.88%) SCOM
3 7 (8.64%) Ansible
4 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (7.41%) Nagios
5 3 (3.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (3.70%) WSUS
6 2 (2.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.23%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.23%) SCCM
7 1 (1.23%) vMotion
Vendors
1 25 (30.86%) Microsoft
2 19 (23.46%) VMware
3 10 (12.35%) Cisco
3 10 (12.35%) Intel Security
4 7 (8.64%) Citrix
4 7 (8.64%) SolarWinds
5 6 (7.41%) Juniper
5 6 (7.41%) Palo Alto
5 6 (7.41%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.70%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.70%) F5
6 3 (3.70%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.47%) Apple
8 1 (1.23%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.23%) Dell
8 1 (1.23%) EMC
8 1 (1.23%) NetApp
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle
8 1 (1.23%) SAP
8 1 (1.23%) Tandberg
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