Period
to 25 May 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 25 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 108 135
Rank change year-on-year -13 +27 -33
Contract jobs citing DNS 72 61 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.46% 1.42% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.84% 10.72% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 39 34
West Midlands median daily rate £295 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.27% +11.11% -0.74%
10th Percentile £171 £213 £215
90th Percentile £430 £550 £544
England median daily rate £375 £385 £375
% change year-on-year -2.60% +2.67% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.25 £11.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.73% -45.68% -11.96%
10th Percentile £13.13 £10.10 £13.28
90th Percentile £23.50 £33.20 £25.33
England median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -11.63% -17.31% +13.89%

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 732 569 645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.84% 13.21% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 302 326
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £171 £180
90th Percentile £538 £538 £506
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 39 29
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.39 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.17% +10.34% -44.23%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.45 £10.73
90th Percentile £38.38 £72.50 £37.65
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

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 25 May 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 25 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
Birmingham -14 22 £358 -10.63% 6
Coventry +4 17 £375 +32.74% 3
Worcestershire -3 12 £253 +12.22% 2
Shropshire -23 5 £250 -30.07%
Staffordshire -3 3 £375 -9.09% 3
Wolverhampton - 3 £375 - 5
Warwickshire 0 2 £375 -
Herefordshire -1 2 £160 -74.40%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for DNS.

1 50 (69.44%) Windows
2 40 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 36 (50.00%) DHCP
4 27 (37.50%) PowerShell
5 25 (34.72%) VMware
6 22 (30.56%) TCP/IP
7 21 (29.17%) MS Exchange
7 21 (29.17%) Windows Server
8 20 (27.78%) Citrix
8 20 (27.78%) Microsoft
9 19 (26.39%) Cisco
10 17 (23.61%) VPN
10 17 (23.61%) ITIL
10 17 (23.61%) Firewall
10 17 (23.61%) Hyper-V
11 16 (22.22%) SQL
12 14 (19.44%) HP
12 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (18.06%) SQL Server
13 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (16.67%) Clustering
15 11 (15.28%) Windows 7
15 11 (15.28%) Linux
15 11 (15.28%) SLA
15 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (15.28%) Remote Desktop
16 10 (13.89%) Windows 10

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 21 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (11.11%) IIS
4 6 (8.33%) Apache
5 4 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.56%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.78%) GlassFish
6 2 (2.78%) JBoss
6 2 (2.78%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.39%) Confluence
7 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.39%) Jetty
7 1 (1.39%) Mongrel
7 1 (1.39%) nginx
7 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.33%) Office 365
3 4 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.17%) G Suite
4 3 (4.17%) IaaS
5 2 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.78%) SaaS
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.39%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (50.00%) DHCP
2 22 (30.56%) TCP/IP
3 17 (23.61%) Firewall
3 17 (23.61%) VPN
4 11 (15.28%) Remote Desktop
5 9 (12.50%) SAN
6 8 (11.11%) 802.11
6 8 (11.11%) SNMP
7 7 (9.72%) LAN
7 7 (9.72%) NetScaler
8 6 (8.33%) DMARC
8 6 (8.33%) NAS
8 6 (8.33%) SMTP
8 6 (8.33%) SSL
8 6 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (6.94%) DDNS
9 5 (6.94%) Internet
9 5 (6.94%) SSH
9 5 (6.94%) VLAN
9 5 (6.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (4.17%) MySQL
3 2 (2.78%) Couchbase
3 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (6.94%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.17%) JIRA
4 3 (4.17%) Maven
4 3 (4.17%) Subversion
4 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.78%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.78%) MSBuild
5 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.39%) Ant
6 1 (1.39%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.39%) JUnit
6 1 (1.39%) Liquibase
6 1 (1.39%) Metasploit
6 1 (1.39%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.39%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.17%) Finance
4 2 (2.78%) Automotive
4 2 (2.78%) Back Office
5 1 (1.39%) Legal
5 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (15.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 11 (15.28%) Support Engineer
2 7 (9.72%) Azure Engineer
2 7 (9.72%) Consultant
3 6 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 6 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Cloud Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Desktop Support
5 4 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Server Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Applications Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Architect
6 3 (4.17%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.89%) 802.1X
2 8 (11.11%) JSON
3 5 (6.94%) LDAP
4 4 (5.56%) LAMP
5 3 (4.17%) REST
6 2 (2.78%) Ajax
6 2 (2.78%) CGI
6 2 (2.78%) Memcached
6 2 (2.78%) SOAP
6 2 (2.78%) XML
6 2 (2.78%) X-Windows
7 1 (1.39%) .NET
7 1 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.39%) J2EE
7 1 (1.39%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.39%) MCollective
7 1 (1.39%) Servlets
7 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.67%) Clustering
2 8 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.33%) Driving Licence
3 6 (8.33%) PKI
4 5 (6.94%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.78%) Wiki
6 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.39%) BYOD
6 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.39%) NHS
6 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Replication
6 1 (1.39%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 50 (69.44%) Windows
2 21 (29.17%) Windows Server
3 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (15.28%) Linux
5 11 (15.28%) Windows 7
6 10 (13.89%) Windows 10
7 7 (9.72%) Windows Vista
8 6 (8.33%) Solaris
8 6 (8.33%) Windows 8
8 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (5.56%) CentOS
10 3 (4.17%) Debian
10 3 (4.17%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.78%) Unix
11 2 (2.78%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.39%) Android
12 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.61%) ITIL
2 8 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (6.94%) DevOps
3 5 (6.94%) Load Balancing
4 4 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 4 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (5.56%) Data Analysis
4 4 (5.56%) Data Centre Operations
4 4 (5.56%) Disk Encryption
4 4 (5.56%) Patch Management
5 3 (4.17%) Change Management
5 3 (4.17%) IT Strategy
5 3 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.17%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (4.17%) Project Management
5 3 (4.17%) Scrum
5 3 (4.17%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.78%) Cloud Operations
6 2 (2.78%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 16 (22.22%) SQL
3 4 (5.56%) Java
3 4 (5.56%) Python
4 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.17%) VB
5 2 (2.78%) Perl
5 2 (2.78%) PHP
6 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.39%) Groovy
6 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 7 (9.72%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (9.72%) MCSE
4 5 (6.94%) CCNA
4 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.56%) CCNP
6 3 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (4.17%) MCITP
7 2 (2.78%) CCIE
7 2 (2.78%) DBS Check
7 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.78%) MCP
7 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.39%) Degree
8 1 (1.39%) RHCE
8 1 (1.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.28%) SLA
2 3 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.39%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 17 (23.61%) Hyper-V
3 14 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (13.89%) XenApp
5 8 (11.11%) XenServer
6 6 (8.33%) Squid
7 4 (5.56%) Samba
8 3 (4.17%) iptables
8 3 (4.17%) Postfix
8 3 (4.17%) Xen
9 2 (2.78%) KVM
9 2 (2.78%) NFS
9 2 (2.78%) Varnish
9 2 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (1.39%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.39%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.39%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) SCCM
2 5 (6.94%) AirWatch
2 5 (6.94%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (5.56%) Puppet
3 4 (5.56%) WSUS
4 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (4.17%) Nagios
4 3 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.17%) SCOM
4 3 (4.17%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.78%) HAProxy
5 2 (2.78%) WMI
6 1 (1.39%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.39%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.39%) Nessus
6 1 (1.39%) Nmap
6 1 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (34.72%) VMware
2 20 (27.78%) Citrix
2 20 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 19 (26.39%) Cisco
4 14 (19.44%) HP
5 10 (13.89%) Dell
6 8 (11.11%) SolarWinds
7 6 (8.33%) Sun
8 5 (6.94%) Compaq
9 4 (5.56%) Google
9 4 (5.56%) Juniper
9 4 (5.56%) Symantec
10 3 (4.17%) Aruba
10 3 (4.17%) Avaya
10 3 (4.17%) Fujitsu
10 3 (4.17%) NetApp
10 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.78%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.78%) EMC
11 2 (2.78%) Sophos