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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 113 82
Rank change year-on-year +38 -31  
Contract jobs citing DNS 41 29 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.04% 0.96% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.31% 7.21% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 24
Median daily rate £365 £339 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.74% -0.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £358 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £330
% change year-on-year +6.87% -0.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Median hourly rate £10.75 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.30% -14.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £13.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £13.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £28.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -32.74% +31.39%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 308 402 342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.35% 13.32% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 216 197
Median daily rate £400 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 32
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% +22.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £37.50 £29.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +19 15 £350 +9.80% 10
Shropshire +23 9 £365 -
Worcestershire +13 6 £189 -47.20% 2
Coventry +11 2 £283 -15.03% 1
Warwickshire +8 2 - - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £375 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 47 (70.15%) Windows
2 41 (61.19%) Active Directory
3 33 (49.25%) DHCP
4 25 (37.31%) Firewall
5 24 (35.82%) Windows Server
6 20 (29.85%) VMware
7 19 (28.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (26.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (26.87%) LAN
8 18 (26.87%) VPN
9 16 (23.88%) WAN
10 15 (22.39%) TCP/IP
11 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
11 14 (20.90%) Windows 10
12 13 (19.40%) Cisco
13 12 (17.91%) Security Cleared
14 11 (16.42%) Citrix
15 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Office
16 9 (13.43%) MS Exchange
16 9 (13.43%) Migration
16 9 (13.43%) Retail
17 8 (11.94%) Dynamics AX
17 8 (11.94%) Client/Server
17 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
18 7 (10.45%) Load Balancing
18 7 (10.45%) Windows 7
19 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010
19 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2013
19 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
19 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure

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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 9 (13.43%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (7.46%) IIS
4 4 (5.97%) Apache
5 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.48%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Office 365
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.99%) IaaS
3 2 (2.99%) PaaS
3 2 (2.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (49.25%) DHCP
2 25 (37.31%) Firewall
3 18 (26.87%) LAN
3 18 (26.87%) VPN
4 16 (23.88%) WAN
5 15 (22.39%) TCP/IP
6 6 (8.96%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (7.46%) HTTP
7 5 (7.46%) SSL
7 5 (7.46%) VLAN
7 5 (7.46%) Wireless
8 4 (5.97%) ICMP
8 4 (5.97%) IPsec
8 4 (5.97%) SSH
8 4 (5.97%) TACACS
8 4 (5.97%) VoIP
9 3 (4.48%) BGP
9 3 (4.48%) DWDM
9 3 (4.48%) OSPF
9 3 (4.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.97%) Subversion
General
1 9 (13.43%) Retail
2 3 (4.48%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) French Language
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (16.42%) Consultant
2 10 (14.93%) Network Engineer
3 8 (11.94%) Administrator
4 7 (10.45%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (8.96%) Build Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Active Directory Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Active Directory Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Architect
8 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 2 (2.99%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Network Security Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Server Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) 802.1X
1 4 (5.97%) CGI
1 4 (5.97%) FastCGI
2 3 (4.48%) CSS
3 1 (1.49%) OAuth
3 1 (1.49%) SAML
3 1 (1.49%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Client/Server
2 5 (7.46%) PKI
3 4 (5.97%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.48%) FMCG
5 2 (2.99%) Clustering
5 2 (2.99%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.49%) CESG
6 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 47 (70.15%) Windows
2 24 (35.82%) Windows Server
3 19 (28.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (26.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (20.90%) Windows 10
6 7 (10.45%) Windows 7
7 6 (8.96%) Linux
8 4 (5.97%) Unix
9 2 (2.99%) VMS
9 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.43%) Migration
2 7 (10.45%) Load Balancing
3 6 (8.96%) Change Management
3 6 (8.96%) ERP
3 6 (8.96%) Hardware Maintenance
3 6 (8.96%) Network Design
3 6 (8.96%) Security Management
4 5 (7.46%) Project Management
5 4 (5.97%) OO
5 4 (5.97%) OOP
5 4 (5.97%) Refactoring
5 4 (5.97%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (5.97%) SIEM
5 4 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.97%) Unit Testing
6 3 (4.48%) DevOps
6 3 (4.48%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (4.48%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 3 (4.48%) Service Design
6 3 (4.48%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.46%) Perl
1 5 (7.46%) Python
2 4 (5.97%) C
2 4 (5.97%) C++
2 4 (5.97%) Go
2 4 (5.97%) Java
3 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.99%) SQL
5 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.46%) CCNP
3 5 (7.46%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.46%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) CCIE
5 2 (2.99%) Degree
5 2 (2.99%) MCITP
5 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.49%) CCDP
6 1 (1.49%) CCNA
6 1 (1.49%) CWAP
6 1 (1.49%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.49%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.49%) MCSA
6 1 (1.49%) MCSE
6 1 (1.49%) MCTS
6 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) GDPR
1 3 (4.48%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.99%) PMO
2 2 (2.99%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (61.19%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
2 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.99%) BitLocker
4 2 (2.99%) Terminal Server
4 2 (2.99%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.99%) XenApp
5 1 (1.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.49%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.49%) Firmware
5 1 (1.49%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) WSUS
2 4 (5.97%) SCCM
2 4 (5.97%) SCOM
3 2 (2.99%) Ansible
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.99%) Nexpose
3 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.99%) Puppet
4 1 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.49%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.49%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.49%) vMotion
Vendors
1 20 (29.85%) VMware
2 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
3 13 (19.40%) Cisco
4 11 (16.42%) Citrix
5 6 (8.96%) Juniper
6 5 (7.46%) F5
6 5 (7.46%) SolarWinds
7 4 (5.97%) Sophos
8 3 (4.48%) Brocade
8 3 (4.48%) Dell
8 3 (4.48%) Infoblox
8 3 (4.48%) Meru Networks
8 3 (4.48%) NetApp
9 2 (2.99%) Aruba
9 2 (2.99%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.99%) LogRhythm
9 2 (2.99%) Proofpoint
9 2 (2.99%) Symantec
10 1 (1.49%) EMC
10 1 (1.49%) Polycom
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