Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 November 2017 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 114 131
Rank change year-on-year +13 +17 -39
Contract jobs citing DNS 78 100 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.61% 1.62% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.92% 11.72% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 66 22
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £340 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +7.09% +5.83%
10th Percentile £179 £220 £149
90th Percentile £438 £481 £400
England median daily rate £375 £375 £368
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.75 £29.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.39% +47.50% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £16.25 £13.80
90th Percentile £19.34 £43.15 £23.75
England median hourly rate £18.85 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -32.68% +40.00% +5.26%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 786 853 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.23% 13.79% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 444 298
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £161 £200 £206
90th Percentile £503 £538 £500
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.38 £10.78
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.55 £40.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the West Midlands

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in the West Midlands

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in the West Midlands

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +28 41 £325 -27.78% 3
Warwickshire +6 9 £215 -50.57% 4
Coventry +20 6 £173 -46.92% 2
Shropshire -12 6 £365 +7.35% 3
Worcestershire -5 4 £189 -37.08% 2
Wolverhampton - 3 £185 -
Herefordshire +1 1 £650 +44.44%
Walsall - 1 - -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for DNS.

1 45 (57.69%) Windows
2 44 (56.41%) Active Directory
3 39 (50.00%) DHCP
4 27 (34.62%) VMware
5 22 (28.21%) Firewall
5 22 (28.21%) VPN
5 22 (28.21%) Windows Server
6 21 (26.92%) Cisco
7 20 (25.64%) Apache
7 20 (25.64%) Load Balancing
7 20 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (24.36%) Amazon AWS
8 19 (24.36%) LAN
8 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (21.79%) Linux
9 17 (21.79%) SSL
10 16 (20.51%) WAN
10 16 (20.51%) Microsoft
10 16 (20.51%) Java
11 15 (19.23%) Ansible
12 14 (17.95%) Jenkins
12 14 (17.95%) DevOps
12 14 (17.95%) Terraform
12 14 (17.95%) Citrix
12 14 (17.95%) Configuration Management
12 14 (17.95%) Security Cleared
12 14 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (17.95%) PKI
13 13 (16.67%) SSH
14 12 (15.38%) Elasticsearch

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 20 (25.64%) Apache
2 12 (15.38%) Confluence
2 12 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (8.97%) Tomcat
4 6 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 6 (7.69%) nginx
5 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (5.13%) IIS
7 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.56%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.28%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (24.36%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (12.82%) Amazon ELB
4 8 (10.26%) Office 365
5 7 (8.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (8.97%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (8.97%) Amazon S3
5 7 (8.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (3.85%) Akamai
6 3 (3.85%) SaaS
7 2 (2.56%) GitHub
7 2 (2.56%) PaaS
8 1 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (50.00%) DHCP
2 22 (28.21%) Firewall
2 22 (28.21%) VPN
3 19 (24.36%) LAN
4 17 (21.79%) SSL
5 16 (20.51%) WAN
6 14 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (16.67%) SSH
8 12 (15.38%) HTTP
9 10 (12.82%) TCP/IP
10 9 (11.54%) IPsec
10 9 (11.54%) Reverse Proxy
11 8 (10.26%) Internet
11 8 (10.26%) Network Security
11 8 (10.26%) VoIP
12 7 (8.97%) MPLS
12 7 (8.97%) OpenLDAP
12 7 (8.97%) OpenVPN
12 7 (8.97%) VLAN
12 7 (8.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.54%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (8.97%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.85%) MySQL
5 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (17.95%) Jenkins
2 12 (15.38%) Bitbucket
2 12 (15.38%) JIRA
3 11 (14.10%) Git (software)
4 7 (8.97%) Ant
4 7 (8.97%) JUnit
4 7 (8.97%) Liquibase
4 7 (8.97%) Maven
4 7 (8.97%) SonarQube
4 7 (8.97%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (6.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (6.41%) Vagrant
6 4 (5.13%) Metasploit
6 4 (5.13%) Subversion
7 2 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (6.41%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Retail
2 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.56%) French Language
4 1 (1.28%) Advertising
4 1 (1.28%) Back Office
4 1 (1.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Military
4 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (14.10%) Consultant
2 11 (14.10%) Network Engineer
3 8 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.97%) Active Directory Consultant
5 6 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Administrator
6 5 (6.41%) Lead DevOps
6 5 (6.41%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.13%) Architect
7 4 (5.13%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.85%) Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.85%) Network Support
8 3 (3.85%) Support Officer
9 2 (2.56%) Active Directory Support
9 2 (2.56%) Exchange Support
9 2 (2.56%) ICT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) Elastic Stack
1 7 (8.97%) MCollective
1 7 (8.97%) REST
2 4 (5.13%) 802.1X
2 4 (5.13%) LAMP
3 3 (3.85%) CGI
3 3 (3.85%) FastCGI
4 1 (1.28%) .NET
4 1 (1.28%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.28%) Node.js
4 1 (1.28%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.95%) PKI
2 7 (8.97%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (8.97%) Replication
3 4 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.85%) Video\Live Streaming
5 2 (2.56%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.56%) Wiki
6 1 (1.28%) Clustering
6 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (57.69%) Windows
2 22 (28.21%) Windows Server
3 20 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (21.79%) Linux
6 8 (10.26%) Unix
7 7 (8.97%) CentOS
7 7 (8.97%) Windows 10
8 6 (7.69%) Windows 7
9 5 (6.41%) Windows 8
10 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (3.85%) Windows XP
12 2 (2.56%) Android
13 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.28%) Solaris
13 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
13 1 (1.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.64%) Load Balancing
2 14 (17.95%) Configuration Management
2 14 (17.95%) DevOps
3 11 (14.10%) Coaching
4 9 (11.54%) Service Management
5 8 (10.26%) Change Management
5 8 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (10.26%) Problem Management
5 8 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.97%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (8.97%) Open Source
6 7 (8.97%) Scrum
6 7 (8.97%) Security Management
7 6 (7.69%) ITIL
7 6 (7.69%) Migration
7 6 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.41%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (6.41%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.41%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.51%) Java
2 11 (14.10%) PowerShell
3 9 (11.54%) Bash Shell
4 7 (8.97%) Groovy
4 7 (8.97%) SQL
5 6 (7.69%) Python
6 5 (6.41%) Go
7 3 (3.85%) C
7 3 (3.85%) C++
7 3 (3.85%) Perl
8 2 (2.56%) Ruby
9 1 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.10%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (12.82%) CCIE
4 9 (11.54%) CCNP
4 9 (11.54%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.41%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.28%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.28%) Degree
6 1 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.28%) MCITP
6 1 (1.28%) MCTS
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (56.41%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.10%) Postfix
2 11 (14.10%) Squid
3 8 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (8.97%) Docker
4 7 (8.97%) vCloud
4 7 (8.97%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (5.13%) iptables
5 4 (5.13%) Samba
6 2 (2.56%) BitLocker
6 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.56%) Terminal Server
6 2 (2.56%) XenApp
7 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.28%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (19.23%) Ansible
2 14 (17.95%) Terraform
3 8 (10.26%) Nagios
3 8 (10.26%) Puppet
4 7 (8.97%) Docker Swarm
4 7 (8.97%) Kibana
4 7 (8.97%) Kubernetes
4 7 (8.97%) logstash
4 7 (8.97%) Rancher
4 7 (8.97%) Rsyslog
4 7 (8.97%) Sysdig
4 7 (8.97%) ZABBIX
5 5 (6.41%) WSUS
6 4 (5.13%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (5.13%) Nessus
6 4 (5.13%) Nmap
6 4 (5.13%) SCCM
7 3 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (3.85%) SCOM
8 2 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 27 (34.62%) VMware
2 21 (26.92%) Cisco
3 16 (20.51%) Microsoft
4 14 (17.95%) Citrix
5 11 (14.10%) SolarWinds
6 10 (12.82%) Juniper
7 7 (8.97%) Sonatype
8 6 (7.69%) F5
8 6 (7.69%) Infoblox
9 5 (6.41%) Atlassian
9 5 (6.41%) CheckPoint
9 5 (6.41%) HP
9 5 (6.41%) Sophos
10 4 (5.13%) NEC
11 3 (3.85%) AppDynamics
11 3 (3.85%) Aruba
11 3 (3.85%) Brocade
11 3 (3.85%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.85%) Meru Networks
11 3 (3.85%) Oracle