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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 86 95 102
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs citing DNS 36 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.41% 0.58% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.88% 4.00% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 6
Average daily rate
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£288 £320 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% +9.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £201 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £350 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
457 300 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.85% 14.47% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 141 142
Average daily rate £320 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £168 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -41.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +15 20 £300 -6.25% 7
Worcestershire - 10 £213 - 3
Shropshire - 3 - - 2
Warwickshire -11 1 £245 -22.22% 3
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Coventry - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 49 (72.06%) Windows
2 48 (70.59%) DHCP
3 40 (58.82%) Active Directory
4 39 (57.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (51.47%) VMware
6 34 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (45.59%) MS Exchange
8 29 (42.65%) SAN
9 28 (41.18%) Microsoft
10 27 (39.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 27 (39.71%) SCCM
11 22 (32.35%) Citrix
12 20 (29.41%) Security Cleared
13 19 (27.94%) VLAN
14 18 (26.47%) Exchange Server 2003
14 18 (26.47%) SC Cleared
14 18 (26.47%) XenApp
14 18 (26.47%) TCP/IP
15 17 (25.00%) MS Office
15 17 (25.00%) XenServer
16 16 (23.53%) XenDesktop
17 15 (22.06%) NAS
17 15 (22.06%) PDA
17 15 (22.06%) Dell
17 15 (22.06%) Blackberry
18 14 (20.59%) Windows XP
19 13 (19.12%) HP
19 13 (19.12%) Windows 7
20 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
21 11 (16.18%) UNIX

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 31 (45.59%) MS Exchange
2 18 (26.47%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.88%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.94%) IIS
4 2 (2.94%) ColdFusion
4 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (25.00%) MS Office
2 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.94%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (70.59%) DHCP
2 29 (42.65%) SAN
3 19 (27.94%) VLAN
4 18 (26.47%) TCP/IP
5 15 (22.06%) NAS
6 11 (16.18%) SMTP
7 10 (14.71%) IMAP
8 7 (10.29%) Firewall
9 6 (8.82%) VPN
10 5 (7.35%) VoIP
11 4 (5.88%) WAN
11 4 (5.88%) Network Security
12 2 (2.94%) Multicast
12 2 (2.94%) Structured Cabling
12 2 (2.94%) Wireless
12 2 (2.94%) LAN
12 2 (2.94%) WLAN
12 2 (2.94%) Ethernet
12 2 (2.94%) 3G
13 1 (1.47%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) DataStage
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (16.18%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) Support Engineer
2 15 (22.06%) 3rd Line Support
3 11 (16.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) VMware Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Administrator
5 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Server Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Citrix Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Customer Support Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Network Manager
7 4 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.88%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Customer Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Server Support
8 3 (4.41%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (2.94%) Middleware
3 1 (1.47%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.47%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.06%) Blackberry
1 15 (22.06%) PDA
2 5 (7.35%) Clustering
3 4 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 49 (72.06%) Windows
2 39 (57.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (20.59%) Windows XP
5 13 (19.12%) Windows 7
6 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (16.18%) UNIX
7 6 (8.82%) Linux
8 2 (2.94%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.94%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (8.82%) Project Management
2 5 (7.35%) ITIL
3 4 (5.88%) Migration
4 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2
4 3 (4.41%) Business Continuity
4 3 (4.41%) Asset Management
4 3 (4.41%) Network Architecture
4 3 (4.41%) Workflow
5 2 (2.94%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (2.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (2.94%) ITIL V3
5 2 (2.94%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (2.94%) Business Transformation
5 2 (2.94%) Fund Management
5 2 (2.94%) Wealth Management
5 2 (2.94%) Time Management
5 2 (2.94%) Information Assurance
6 1 (1.47%) Analytics
6 1 (1.47%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.47%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.71%) Perl
2 6 (8.82%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.41%) SQL
4 2 (2.94%) C
4 2 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 18 (26.47%) SC Cleared
3 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (10.29%) MCSE
5 5 (7.35%) MCITP
6 4 (5.88%) Degree
6 4 (5.88%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.41%) MCP
7 3 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.94%) CCNA
8 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.47%) PMP
9 1 (1.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 27 (39.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (26.47%) XenApp
4 17 (25.00%) XenServer
5 16 (23.53%) XenDesktop
6 11 (16.18%) Sendmail
7 8 (11.76%) VMware Server
8 7 (10.29%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.47%) vSphere
9 1 (1.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 27 (39.71%) SCCM
2 4 (5.88%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.41%) SCOM
3 3 (4.41%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.94%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.94%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 35 (51.47%) VMware
2 28 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 22 (32.35%) Citrix
4 15 (22.06%) Dell
5 13 (19.12%) HP
6 8 (11.76%) Cisco
7 7 (10.29%) EMC
7 7 (10.29%) Lotus
8 3 (4.41%) Juniper
8 3 (4.41%) Symantec
8 3 (4.41%) Blue Coat
8 3 (4.41%) BT
9 2 (2.94%) SonicWALL
9 2 (2.94%) Panasonic
9 2 (2.94%) F5
9 2 (2.94%) Meru Networks
9 2 (2.94%) Radware
9 2 (2.94%) Mitel
9 2 (2.94%) NetApp
9 2 (2.94%) Apple
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jumar
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago