Period
to 21 May 2018

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 21 May 2018 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 35 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 - -
Contract jobs citing DNS 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.12% 1.63% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.45% 25.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 0
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £290 £400 £338
% change year-on-year -27.50% +18.52% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.25 £11.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +47.73% -45.68% -17.35%

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 55 20 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 20.60% 6.54% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 26
Staffordshire median daily rate £325 £413 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +24.06% -16.88%
10th Percentile £204 £205 £135
90th Percentile £431 £488 £481
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £15.48 £24.60 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.07% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.78 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +17.34% +14.29% -46.15%

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 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 21 May 2018. 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 -2 2 £310 -27.06% 3
Tamworth -4 1 £375 -9.09%
DNS
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, 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 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) IaaS
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) LDAP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) WLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Kerberos

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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) IaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Kerberos
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) SNMP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Technician
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Support
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco