Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 - 44
Rank change year-on-year - +44 -2
Contract jobs citing DNS 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.07% - 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.00% - 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Staffordshire median daily rate £370 - -
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £313 £340
% change year-on-year +18.40% -8.09% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £15.25 - £46.00
10th Percentile £15.13 - £45.50
90th Percentile £15.38 - £46.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.03 £13.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year -5.24% -51.75% +26.67%

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 50 38 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 17.24% 14.13% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 21 13
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -11.72%
10th Percentile £200 £204 £129
90th Percentile £406 £400 £585
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Staffordshire median hourly rate £15.25 £29.60 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.48% -34.22% +236.45%
10th Percentile £15.13 £16.69 £20.90
90th Percentile £15.38 £46.43 £47.30
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £30.16 £15.00
% change year-on-year -45.28% +101.03% -14.29%

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 16 December 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
Tamworth - 4 £370 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £325 - 5
DNS
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) DHCP
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Office 365
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (66.67%) Unix
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (50.00%) XenApp
4 3 (50.00%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (16.67%) Email Filtering
6 1 (16.67%) Web Filtering
6 1 (16.67%) Product Management
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (16.67%) Migration
6 1 (16.67%) MCSE
6 1 (16.67%) Dell
6 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Project Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) Unix
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (16.67%) Email Filtering
3 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Product Management
3 1 (16.67%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Dell