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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 81 96 68
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -28
Contract jobs citing DNS 35 14 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.37% 0.64% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.89% 5.79% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 13
Average daily rate
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£413 £226 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.32% +29.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £181 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 4
Average hourly rate £24.50 £13.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.90% +1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £11.05 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £15.45 £14.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.38 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+52.34% +3.22%
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
354 242 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.83% 11.05% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 108 109
Average daily rate £375 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 13 42
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.37 £34.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
Warwickshire +9 12 - -
Coventry +9 8 £368 -8.12% 4
Birmingham -17 6 £325 +43.64% 3
Worcestershire - 4 £500 - 4
Shropshire - 2 £400 - 2
Walsall -1 1 £425 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £425 -
Dudley - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 70 (88.61%) Windows
2 62 (78.48%) DHCP
3 51 (64.56%) Active Directory
4 41 (51.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (41.77%) Microsoft
5 33 (41.77%) VMware
6 32 (40.51%) SCCM
7 30 (37.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (31.65%) Security Cleared
8 25 (31.65%) ITIL
9 24 (30.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (27.85%) SCOM
11 21 (26.58%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (24.05%) SC Cleared
13 18 (22.78%) Citrix
13 18 (22.78%) MS Office
14 17 (21.52%) WAN
14 17 (21.52%) LAN
15 16 (20.25%) MS Exchange
16 13 (16.46%) HP
17 12 (15.19%) Windows XP
17 12 (15.19%) XenApp
18 11 (13.92%) Windows 7
18 11 (13.92%) TCP/IP
19 10 (12.66%) Hyper-V
20 9 (11.39%) MS Excel
20 9 (11.39%) SQL
21 8 (10.13%) Windows 2000
21 8 (10.13%) Cisco
21 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 16 (20.25%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.86%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.53%) Lync
5 2 (2.53%) IIS
6 1 (1.27%) Apache
6 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (22.78%) MS Office
2 9 (11.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 62 (78.48%) DHCP
2 17 (21.52%) LAN
2 17 (21.52%) WAN
3 11 (13.92%) TCP/IP
4 8 (10.13%) VLAN
5 7 (8.86%) SAN
6 5 (6.33%) NAS
7 4 (5.06%) Network Security
7 4 (5.06%) VoIP
8 3 (3.80%) Internet
8 3 (3.80%) VPN
9 2 (2.53%) SMS
9 2 (2.53%) Unified Communications
9 2 (2.53%) Firewall
9 2 (2.53%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (1.27%) Wireless
10 1 (1.27%) Cisco ICM
10 1 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.27%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.80%) Automotive
2 3 (3.80%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.27%) Retail
3 1 (1.27%) Local Government
3 1 (1.27%) French Language
3 1 (1.27%) German Language
3 1 (1.27%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (20.25%) 3rd Line Support
1 16 (20.25%) Server Engineer
2 15 (18.99%) Analyst
3 11 (13.92%) Server Support
3 11 (13.92%) Support Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Support Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (7.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) IT Support
7 5 (6.33%) VMware Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Senior Server Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Windows Administrator
7 5 (6.33%) Administrator
7 5 (6.33%) Network Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Architect
8 4 (5.06%) Consultant
8 4 (5.06%) Server Support Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Server Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) VXML
1 1 (1.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) PKI
2 5 (6.33%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.06%) PDA
3 4 (5.06%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.53%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.53%) Clustering
5 2 (2.53%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 70 (88.61%) Windows
2 41 (51.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (37.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (30.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (15.19%) Windows XP
6 11 (13.92%) Windows 7
7 8 (10.13%) Windows 2000
8 5 (6.33%) UNIX
8 5 (6.33%) Linux
9 3 (3.80%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.27%) Android
10 1 (1.27%) CentOS
10 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.27%) AIX
10 1 (1.27%) Solaris
10 1 (1.27%) VMS
10 1 (1.27%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.65%) ITIL
2 6 (7.59%) Migration
2 6 (7.59%) Problem Management
3 5 (6.33%) Business Continuity
3 5 (6.33%) Asset Management
4 3 (3.80%) CAD
4 3 (3.80%) Network Architecture
4 3 (3.80%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (3.80%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (2.53%) Service Management
6 1 (1.27%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.27%) ITSM
6 1 (1.27%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.27%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.27%) SOA
6 1 (1.27%) PRINCE
6 1 (1.27%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (1.27%) TOGAF
6 1 (1.27%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.39%) SQL
2 6 (7.59%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.80%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (31.65%) Security Cleared
2 19 (24.05%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (7.59%) DV Cleared
5 5 (6.33%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (5.06%) MCITP
6 4 (5.06%) MCSE
7 2 (2.53%) MCSA
7 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.53%) CCNP
7 2 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.27%) Degree
8 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.27%) CCNA
8 1 (1.27%) CCDA
8 1 (1.27%) CCDP
8 1 (1.27%) MCP
8 1 (1.27%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) SLA
1 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 51 (64.56%) Active Directory
2 21 (26.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (15.19%) XenApp
4 10 (12.66%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.06%) XenServer
5 4 (5.06%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.80%) vSphere
6 3 (3.80%) VMware Server
6 3 (3.80%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.53%) Terminal Server
7 2 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.27%) Postfix
8 1 (1.27%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 32 (40.51%) SCCM
2 22 (27.85%) SCOM
3 8 (10.13%) SCOrch
4 5 (6.33%) NetBackup
5 4 (5.06%) SCSM
6 3 (3.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (2.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.27%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 33 (41.77%) Microsoft
1 33 (41.77%) VMware
2 18 (22.78%) Citrix
3 13 (16.46%) HP
4 8 (10.13%) Cisco
5 7 (8.86%) EMC
6 5 (6.33%) Dell
7 4 (5.06%) Sophos
8 3 (3.80%) BT
8 3 (3.80%) Juniper
9 2 (2.53%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (2.53%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.53%) FalconStor
10 1 (1.27%) Spiceworks
10 1 (1.27%) Meraki
10 1 (1.27%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.27%) Panasonic
10 1 (1.27%) CommVault
10 1 (1.27%) Oracle
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