Period
to 15 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 119 127
Rank change year-on-year -15 +8 +2
Contract jobs citing DNS 63 71 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.25% 1.55% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.65% 9.82% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 41 63
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% -4.41% +13.33%
10th Percentile £258 £184 £220
90th Percentile £475 £438 £469
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -52.54% +76.12%
10th Percentile £10.57 £11.75 £16.25
90th Percentile £22.80 £19.72 £43.15
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £28.00
% change year-on-year +1.60% -33.21% +40.00%

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 653 723 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.93% 15.81% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 427 461
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £180 £160 £181
90th Percentile £530 £500 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 51 36
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.92 £20.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.41% -13.98% +32.86%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.50 £11.76
90th Percentile £27.83 £60.00 £39.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 October 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 October 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 -29 17 £365 +4.29% 6
Coventry -4 10 £450 +160.87% 5
Worcestershire -3 7 £450 +138.41% 6
Shropshire -47 7 £450 +23.29% 4
Solihull - 7 £400 - 4
Warwickshire +4 5 £225 +4.65% 4
Staffordshire -5 4 £370 -1.33% 5
Dudley - 3 - - 3
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 (60.32%) Windows
2 34 (53.97%) DHCP
3 25 (39.68%) VMware
4 24 (38.10%) Active Directory
4 24 (38.10%) Windows Server
5 22 (34.92%) Firewall
5 22 (34.92%) PowerShell
6 20 (31.75%) Linux
7 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (22.22%) Hyper-V
9 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 14 (22.22%) Citrix
9 14 (22.22%) Cisco
10 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
10 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
10 13 (20.63%) Data Centre
11 12 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 12 (19.05%) XenApp
12 11 (17.46%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (17.46%) SSL
12 11 (17.46%) SQL
12 11 (17.46%) Apache
13 10 (15.87%) MS Exchange
13 10 (15.87%) Finance
13 10 (15.87%) Git (software)
13 10 (15.87%) JSON
13 10 (15.87%) DevOps
14 9 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration

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 11 (17.46%) Apache
2 10 (15.87%) MS Exchange
3 8 (12.70%) nginx
4 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (9.52%) Confluence
6 5 (7.94%) IIS
7 2 (3.17%) CMS
7 2 (3.17%) Drupal
7 2 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (3.17%) MS Project Server
7 2 (3.17%) WordPress
8 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.59%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.59%) JBoss
8 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (17.46%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (12.70%) Office 365
4 5 (7.94%) IaaS
5 2 (3.17%) GitHub
5 2 (3.17%) Linode
6 1 (1.59%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 34 (53.97%) DHCP
2 22 (34.92%) Firewall
3 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
4 11 (17.46%) SSL
5 9 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
6 8 (12.70%) Reverse Proxy
6 8 (12.70%) SNMP
6 8 (12.70%) VPN
7 6 (9.52%) DMARC
7 6 (9.52%) SMTP
8 5 (7.94%) Internet
8 5 (7.94%) iSCSI
8 5 (7.94%) LAN
9 4 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (6.35%) FTP
9 4 (6.35%) MPLS
9 4 (6.35%) NAS
9 4 (6.35%) SSH
9 4 (6.35%) VLAN
10 3 (4.76%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.35%) MySQL
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.59%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.11%) JIRA
2 7 (11.11%) Subversion
3 6 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (9.52%) Bitbucket
3 6 (9.52%) ClearCase
3 6 (9.52%) Vagrant
4 5 (7.94%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (3.17%) CircleCI
6 1 (1.59%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.59%) Maven
6 1 (1.59%) Metasploit
6 1 (1.59%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (20.63%) Network Engineer
2 10 (15.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Azure Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Support Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Consultant
5 6 (9.52%) Citrix Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Azure Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) IT Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) IT Support
8 3 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Citrix Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Server Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) JSON
2 5 (7.94%) LAMP
3 4 (6.35%) LDAP
4 3 (4.76%) WSH
5 2 (3.17%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (3.17%) Web Services
6 1 (1.59%) Ajax
6 1 (1.59%) CGI
6 1 (1.59%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.59%) Memcached
6 1 (1.59%) REST
6 1 (1.59%) SOAP
6 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.52%) Clustering
2 6 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (6.35%) PKI
4 2 (3.17%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.17%) EMC VNXe
4 2 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) NHS
4 2 (3.17%) Replication
4 2 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.59%) CMDB
5 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (60.32%) Windows
2 24 (38.10%) Windows Server
3 20 (31.75%) Linux
4 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (9.52%) Solaris
6 6 (9.52%) Windows 10
7 5 (7.94%) Unix
8 3 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.17%) CentOS
9 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.59%) Debian
10 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (15.87%) DevOps
3 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (14.29%) ITIL
4 7 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
5 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (9.52%) Patch Management
6 5 (7.94%) Migration
7 4 (6.35%) Change Management
7 4 (6.35%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (6.35%) Data Centre Operations
7 4 (6.35%) Deployment Automation
7 4 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.35%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.35%) Scrum
7 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (4.76%) Server Hardening
8 3 (4.76%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (4.76%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) PowerShell
2 11 (17.46%) SQL
3 9 (14.29%) Java
4 4 (6.35%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.35%) VBScript
5 3 (4.76%) PHP
6 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.17%) Python
7 1 (1.59%) C
7 1 (1.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.94%) CCNP
2 5 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.94%) MCITP
2 5 (7.94%) MCSE
3 3 (4.76%) CCNA
3 3 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.17%) DBS Check
4 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.59%) Degree
5 1 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.59%) RHCE
5 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.59%) GDPR
2 1 (1.59%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 12 (19.05%) XenApp
5 5 (7.94%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (6.35%) Squid
6 4 (6.35%) vSphere
7 3 (4.76%) iptables
7 3 (4.76%) Samba
7 3 (4.76%) XenDesktop
8 2 (3.17%) DFS Replication
8 2 (3.17%) Docker
8 2 (3.17%) Firmware
8 2 (3.17%) Postfix
8 2 (3.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (3.17%) XenServer
9 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.59%) Varnish
9 1 (1.59%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) Nagios
2 7 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (9.52%) Ansible
3 6 (9.52%) Rundeck
3 6 (9.52%) Terraform
4 4 (6.35%) Backup Exec
5 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (4.76%) Nessus
5 3 (4.76%) WSUS
6 2 (3.17%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (3.17%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (3.17%) Kubernetes
6 2 (3.17%) SCCM
6 2 (3.17%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.59%) Nmap
7 1 (1.59%) Puppet
7 1 (1.59%) SCOM
7 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.59%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (39.68%) VMware
2 14 (22.22%) Cisco
2 14 (22.22%) Citrix
2 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.70%) IBM
4 7 (11.11%) Dell
4 7 (11.11%) HP
5 6 (9.52%) Atlassian
5 6 (9.52%) Oracle
5 6 (9.52%) Sun
6 5 (7.94%) Compaq
7 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.76%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.17%) F5
9 2 (3.17%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.17%) Google
9 2 (3.17%) Juniper
9 2 (3.17%) Sophos
9 2 (3.17%) Symantec
9 2 (3.17%) Tripwire