Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 119 127 105
Rank change year-on-year +8 -22 +34
Contract jobs citing DNS 63 64 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.38% 1.31% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.41% 9.33% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 48 47
West Midlands median daily rate £405 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.62% -18.75% +18.08%
10th Percentile £251 £193 £243
90th Percentile £575 £472 £475
England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £37.00 £16.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +131.25% +28.00% -30.56%
10th Percentile £29.90 £13.25 £10.33
90th Percentile £45.70 £22.80 £36.15
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.00% -16.67% -19.64%

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 552 686 610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.10% 14.00% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 395 327
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £210 £200 £188
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 47
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.46% +4.69% -23.81%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.99 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £32.07 £64.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -24.00%

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 24 June 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 June 2019. 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 24 £445 +21.92% 3
Coventry -1 13 £333 -11.33% 1
Shropshire -9 10 £513 +105.20%
Herefordshire +11 3 £405 +138.24%
Staffordshire +9 3 £200 -46.67%
Warwickshire +11 2 £239 -36.33%
Worcestershire -24 2 £400 +58.42% 2
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 44 (69.84%) Microsoft
2 32 (50.79%) Active Directory
3 31 (49.21%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (46.03%) DHCP
5 27 (42.86%) Linux
6 22 (34.92%) VMware
6 22 (34.92%) Microsoft Azure
7 21 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 21 (33.33%) Windows
8 20 (31.75%) SQL
9 19 (30.16%) SSL
9 19 (30.16%) Migration
9 19 (30.16%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (28.57%) Ansible
10 18 (28.57%) Docker
11 17 (26.98%) Puppet
11 17 (26.98%) Java
11 17 (26.98%) Windows Server
12 16 (25.40%) Terraform
12 16 (25.40%) Open Source
13 15 (23.81%) DevOps
14 14 (22.22%) Google Cloud Platform
14 14 (22.22%) Security Cleared
14 14 (22.22%) TCP/IP
15 13 (20.63%) Configuration Management
16 12 (19.05%) .NET
16 12 (19.05%) Apache
16 12 (19.05%) PowerShell
16 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
17 11 (17.46%) Amazon EC2

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 12 (19.05%) Apache
2 11 (17.46%) IIS
3 10 (15.87%) Apache Spark
3 10 (15.87%) Jetty
3 10 (15.87%) Mongrel
3 10 (15.87%) nginx
3 10 (15.87%) Tomcat
3 10 (15.87%) WebSphere
4 7 (11.11%) MS Exchange
5 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
6 4 (6.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (6.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 31 (49.21%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (34.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (22.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (17.46%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (15.87%) Google App Engine
5 10 (15.87%) Office 365
6 5 (7.94%) Amazon ECS
7 3 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (4.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (4.76%) IaaS
7 3 (4.76%) PaaS
8 1 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.59%) AWS Fargate
8 1 (1.59%) CloudFront
8 1 (1.59%) Route 53
8 1 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (46.03%) DHCP
2 19 (30.16%) SSL
3 14 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 11 (17.46%) Firewall
4 11 (17.46%) FTP
4 11 (17.46%) Kerberos
5 10 (15.87%) HTTP
5 10 (15.87%) IPsec
6 9 (14.29%) VPN
7 8 (12.70%) Unified Communications
8 6 (9.52%) LAN
9 5 (7.94%) WAN
10 4 (6.35%) IP Telephony
10 4 (6.35%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (4.76%) EIGRP
11 3 (4.76%) OSPF
12 2 (3.17%) BGP
12 2 (3.17%) BIG-IP
12 2 (3.17%) Internet
12 2 (3.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) Apache Hive
1 10 (15.87%) Big Data
1 10 (15.87%) Impala
1 10 (15.87%) Pentaho
2 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.59%) DB2
5 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.59%) MySQL
5 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.59%) Redis
5 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 10 (15.87%) Artifactory
2 10 (15.87%) Git (software)
2 10 (15.87%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.59%) MSI
General
1 8 (12.70%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Retail
3 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
4 1 (1.59%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (15.87%) Big Data Engineer
1 10 (15.87%) Data Engineer
1 10 (15.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (14.29%) Platform Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Network Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Azure Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Administrator
8 2 (3.17%) Service Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) .NET
2 10 (15.87%) Servlets
3 9 (14.29%) J2EE
4 2 (3.17%) RESTful
4 2 (3.17%) Web Services
5 1 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.59%) LAMP
5 1 (1.59%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.94%) PKI
3 4 (6.35%) Public Cloud
3 4 (6.35%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.76%) Clustering
5 2 (3.17%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.17%) User Experience
6 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.59%) Replication
6 1 (1.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.86%) Linux
2 21 (33.33%) Windows
3 17 (26.98%) Windows Server
4 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (11.11%) Unix
7 5 (7.94%) Windows 10
7 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.17%) HPUX
8 2 (3.17%) Solaris
8 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.59%) CentOS
9 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) Migration
2 16 (25.40%) Open Source
3 15 (23.81%) DevOps
4 13 (20.63%) Configuration Management
5 10 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (14.29%) DevSecOps
6 9 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (12.70%) Collaborative Working
7 8 (12.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (11.11%) ITIL
8 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (9.52%) Load Balancing
10 5 (7.94%) Email Filtering
10 5 (7.94%) High Availability
10 5 (7.94%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (7.94%) Service Delivery
10 5 (7.94%) Web Filtering
11 4 (6.35%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.75%) SQL
2 17 (26.98%) Java
3 12 (19.05%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.76%) PHP
5 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (11.11%) CCNA
3 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (6.35%) CCNP
4 4 (6.35%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.35%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.76%) MCSA
5 3 (4.76%) MCSE
6 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.59%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.76%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.59%) GDPR
3 1 (1.59%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.59%) NCSC
3 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (50.79%) Active Directory
2 19 (30.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (28.57%) Docker
4 10 (15.87%) Hyper-V
4 10 (15.87%) Xen
5 9 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (7.94%) XenApp
6 5 (7.94%) XenDesktop
7 4 (6.35%) DFS Replication
8 3 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (3.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (3.17%) vSphere
10 1 (1.59%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (28.57%) Ansible
2 17 (26.98%) Puppet
3 16 (25.40%) Terraform
4 9 (14.29%) Hadoop YARN
5 6 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (9.52%) SCOM
6 5 (7.94%) Kubernetes
6 5 (7.94%) WSUS
7 4 (6.35%) SCCM
7 4 (6.35%) SmoothWall
8 3 (4.76%) FortiGate
8 3 (4.76%) vCenter Server
9 2 (3.17%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (3.17%) SCDPM
9 2 (3.17%) SCSM
9 2 (3.17%) SCVMM
10 1 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (1.59%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 44 (69.84%) Microsoft
2 22 (34.92%) VMware
3 11 (17.46%) Google
4 10 (15.87%) Citrix
4 10 (15.87%) Cloudera
5 9 (14.29%) Cisco
6 7 (11.11%) CheckPoint
7 6 (9.52%) Dell
8 5 (7.94%) Fortinet
8 5 (7.94%) Infoblox
9 4 (6.35%) EMC
9 4 (6.35%) Oracle
9 4 (6.35%) SolarWinds
10 3 (4.76%) F5
10 3 (4.76%) McAfee
10 3 (4.76%) VirtaMove
11 2 (3.17%) Lets Encrypt
11 2 (3.17%) Sophos
11 2 (3.17%) TOWER Software
11 2 (3.17%) Veeam