Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 117 104
Rank change year-on-year -36 -13 +38
Contract jobs citing DNS 56 73 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.09% 1.50% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.00% 9.48% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 38 69
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £313 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.40% -8.09% +8.80%
10th Percentile £200 £161 £220
90th Percentile £488 £441 £488
England median daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.03 £13.75 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.24% -51.75% +26.67%
10th Percentile £10.38 £10.75 £13.55
90th Percentile £15.81 £19.34 £43.05
England median hourly rate £21.50 £18.70 £28.00
% change year-on-year +14.97% -33.21% +34.94%

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 622 770 813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.07% 15.87% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 470 422
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £184 £160 £200
90th Percentile £538 £501 £540
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 38 33
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £30.16 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.28% +101.03% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.64 £12.15 £10.05
90th Percentile £31.08 £44.20 £39.60
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.48%

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 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
Birmingham -17 14 £370 +5.71% 10
Warwickshire +12 9 £300 +39.53% 3
Coventry -6 9 £450 +105.71% 3
Solihull - 7 £400 - 1
Shropshire -58 6 £460 +166.67%
Staffordshire - 6 £370 - 8
Worcestershire - 4 £400 - 2
Dudley - 3 - - 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for DNS.

1 38 (67.86%) Windows
2 32 (57.14%) DHCP
3 30 (53.57%) VMware
4 29 (51.79%) Active Directory
5 25 (44.64%) Windows Server
6 22 (39.29%) Linux
7 21 (37.50%) Microsoft
8 18 (32.14%) Firewall
8 18 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (26.79%) PowerShell
10 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Azure
10 13 (23.21%) Data Centre
10 13 (23.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 12 (21.43%) TCP/IP
12 11 (19.64%) VPN
12 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
12 11 (19.64%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (17.86%) DevOps
13 10 (17.86%) Java
13 10 (17.86%) SQL
13 10 (17.86%) ITIL
13 10 (17.86%) SSL
13 10 (17.86%) Citrix
13 10 (17.86%) Finance
14 9 (16.07%) Cisco
14 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (16.07%) Office 365
14 9 (16.07%) XenApp

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 8 (14.29%) Apache
1 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 8 (14.29%) nginx
2 6 (10.71%) Confluence
2 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.36%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.57%) CMS
4 2 (3.57%) Drupal
4 2 (3.57%) IIS
4 2 (3.57%) MS Project Server
4 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.57%) WordPress
5 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (19.64%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (16.07%) Office 365
4 5 (8.93%) IaaS
5 2 (3.57%) GitHub
5 2 (3.57%) Linode
6 1 (1.79%) Akamai
6 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.79%) PaaS
6 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (57.14%) DHCP
2 18 (32.14%) Firewall
3 12 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 11 (19.64%) VPN
5 10 (17.86%) SSL
6 8 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (8.93%) LAN
7 5 (8.93%) SAN
7 5 (8.93%) VLAN
8 4 (7.14%) iSCSI
8 4 (7.14%) SSH
9 3 (5.36%) BGP
9 3 (5.36%) IPv6
9 3 (5.36%) WAN
9 3 (5.36%) WLAN
10 2 (3.57%) FTP
10 2 (3.57%) HTTP
10 2 (3.57%) IPv4
10 2 (3.57%) RIP
10 2 (3.57%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle Database
2 6 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.57%) MySQL
4 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (10.71%) Bitbucket
2 6 (10.71%) ClearCase
2 6 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 6 (10.71%) JIRA
2 6 (10.71%) Subversion
2 6 (10.71%) Vagrant
3 2 (3.57%) CircleCI
3 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (17.86%) Network Engineer
2 10 (17.86%) Support Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Citrix Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Consultant
5 4 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Project Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) IT Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) IT Support
6 3 (5.36%) JIRA Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.71%) Web Services
2 5 (8.93%) JSON
3 3 (5.36%) WSH
4 2 (3.57%) LAMP
4 2 (3.57%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (3.57%) XML
5 1 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.93%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (7.14%) Replication
4 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.57%) Clustering
4 2 (3.57%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.57%) EMC VNXe
4 2 (3.57%) NHS
4 2 (3.57%) PKI
4 2 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.79%) CMDB
5 1 (1.79%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.79%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 38 (67.86%) Windows
2 25 (44.64%) Windows Server
3 22 (39.29%) Linux
4 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (10.71%) Windows 10
6 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (8.93%) Unix
8 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (17.86%) DevOps
2 10 (17.86%) ITIL
3 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (12.50%) Migration
5 6 (10.71%) Continuous Deployment
6 5 (8.93%) Change Management
6 5 (8.93%) Patch Management
7 4 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (7.14%) Deployment Automation
7 4 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (5.36%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (5.36%) Project Management
8 3 (5.36%) Re-Platforming
8 3 (5.36%) SIEM
8 3 (5.36%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.79%) PowerShell
2 10 (17.86%) Java
2 10 (17.86%) SQL
3 4 (7.14%) VBScript
4 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.57%) PHP
4 2 (3.57%) Ruby
4 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.50%) MCSE
3 6 (10.71%) CCNP
3 6 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (8.93%) MCITP
5 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (5.36%) CCNA
7 2 (3.57%) DBS Check
7 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.57%) Sun Certification
8 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.79%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.79%) Degree
8 1 (1.79%) GIAC
8 1 (1.79%) MCP
8 1 (1.79%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.79%) GDPR
2 1 (1.79%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (51.79%) Active Directory
2 18 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (16.07%) XenApp
4 8 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 7 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (10.71%) vSphere
7 2 (3.57%) Docker
7 2 (3.57%) Firmware
7 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.79%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.79%) Snort
8 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) Nagios
2 6 (10.71%) Ansible
2 6 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (10.71%) Rundeck
2 6 (10.71%) Terraform
3 4 (7.14%) WSUS
4 2 (3.57%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (3.57%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (3.57%) Nessus
4 2 (3.57%) SCCM
4 2 (3.57%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.79%) Kibana
5 1 (1.79%) logstash
5 1 (1.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.79%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 30 (53.57%) VMware
2 21 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.86%) Citrix
4 9 (16.07%) Cisco
5 8 (14.29%) IBM
6 6 (10.71%) Atlassian
6 6 (10.71%) Oracle
7 4 (7.14%) HP
8 3 (5.36%) Brocade
8 3 (5.36%) Dell
8 3 (5.36%) F5
8 3 (5.36%) Juniper
8 3 (5.36%) Red Hat
8 3 (5.36%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.36%) SonicWALL
8 3 (5.36%) Sophos
9 2 (3.57%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.57%) Google
9 2 (3.57%) Infoblox
9 2 (3.57%) Tripwire