Period
to 19 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for DNS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DNS over the 6 months to 19 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Domain Name System (DNS)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 35 37
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 -
Contract jobs citing DNS 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.51% 0.73% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.24% 3.70% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Staffordshire median daily rate £233 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.00% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £165 £363 £406
90th Percentile £337 £388 £430
West Midlands median daily rate £419 £275 £413
% change year-on-year +52.13% -33.27% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.13 £12.25 £11.00
% change year-on-year +80.61% +11.36% -51.11%

DNS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 29 54 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 14.57% 19.78% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 10
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £323 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.18% -22.99% +28.85%
10th Percentile £192 £204 £294
90th Percentile £395 £482 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £411 £400
% change year-on-year -2.74% +2.81% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £15.25 £15.48 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.49% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.17 £25.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -47.32% +66.67% +3.45%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Staffordshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Staffordshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 19 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Staffordshire

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in Staffordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Staffordshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 19 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +14 2 £213 - 1
Tamworth -2 1 £360 -4.00%
Stafford - 1 £200 -
DNS
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 5 (100.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) Office 365
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) EMC VNX
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (40.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (40.00%) WSUS
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (40.00%) Sophos
4 2 (40.00%) EMC
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 2 (40.00%) MCSA
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) PuTTY
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Project Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Solaris
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Server Management
1 2 (40.00%) Service Design
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Email Filtering
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Product Management
2 1 (20.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCSA
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) vCenter Server
1 2 (40.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) EMC
2 2 (40.00%) Fortinet
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Sophos
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) Peregrine
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy