Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 111 142
Rank change year-on-year -30 +31 -27
Contract jobs citing DNS 61 66 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.21% 1.52% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.00% 10.61% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 41 35
West Midlands median daily rate £330 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +11.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £250 £184 £220
90th Percentile £475 £430 £483
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £11.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.27% -51.11% +50.00%
10th Percentile £12.91 £10.30 £11.95
90th Percentile £23.50 £14.30 £38.30
England median hourly rate £18.75 £23.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -18.48% -17.86% +30.08%

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 678 622 843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.41% 14.37% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 352 437
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +4.73% +5.71%
10th Percentile £205 £178 £175
90th Percentile £550 £510 £525
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 47 46
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.34 £16.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.34% -25.58% +24.64%
10th Percentile £11.64 £10.50 £10.99
90th Percentile £30.80 £64.50 £39.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -33 14 £365 -8.75% 7
Coventry -10 10 £388 +124.64% 1
Worcestershire -8 9 £275 +45.70% 2
Shropshire -28 8 £250 -31.51% 2
Warwickshire +4 6 £375 -11.76% 5
Solihull - 4 £400 - 1
Staffordshire -2 3 £375 -9.09% 3
Dudley - 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 - 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 37 (60.66%) Windows
2 26 (42.62%) Active Directory
2 26 (42.62%) VMware
3 25 (40.98%) DHCP
4 24 (39.34%) PowerShell
5 21 (34.43%) Windows Server
6 20 (32.79%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (31.15%) Microsoft
8 18 (29.51%) Firewall
9 16 (26.23%) TCP/IP
9 16 (26.23%) Citrix
9 16 (26.23%) Linux
9 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
9 16 (26.23%) MS Exchange
9 16 (26.23%) Hyper-V
10 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (21.31%) Remote Desktop
12 12 (19.67%) XenApp
13 11 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (18.03%) JSON
13 11 (18.03%) SQL
13 11 (18.03%) SSL
13 11 (18.03%) Cisco
13 11 (18.03%) Clustering
14 10 (16.39%) Apache
14 10 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
15 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
15 9 (14.75%) Java

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 16 (26.23%) MS Exchange
2 11 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (16.39%) Apache
4 6 (9.84%) IIS
4 6 (9.84%) nginx
5 5 (8.20%) Confluence
6 2 (3.28%) GlassFish
6 2 (3.28%) JBoss
6 2 (3.28%) MS Project Server
6 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.64%) CMS
7 1 (1.64%) Drupal
7 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.64%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 20 (32.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (8.20%) IaaS
4 4 (6.56%) Office 365
5 1 (1.64%) Akamai
5 1 (1.64%) GitHub
5 1 (1.64%) Linode
5 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (40.98%) DHCP
2 18 (29.51%) Firewall
3 16 (26.23%) TCP/IP
4 13 (21.31%) Remote Desktop
5 11 (18.03%) SSL
6 7 (11.48%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (11.48%) SAN
7 6 (9.84%) DMARC
7 6 (9.84%) NAS
7 6 (9.84%) SMTP
7 6 (9.84%) SNMP
8 5 (8.20%) DDNS
8 5 (8.20%) Internet
8 5 (8.20%) VPN
9 4 (6.56%) iSCSI
9 4 (6.56%) MPLS
9 4 (6.56%) VLAN
10 3 (4.92%) Kerberos
10 3 (4.92%) LAN
10 3 (4.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.84%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (8.20%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.56%) MySQL
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.28%) Couchbase
6 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.48%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.48%) JIRA
2 7 (11.48%) Subversion
3 6 (9.84%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (8.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (8.20%) Bitbucket
4 5 (8.20%) ClearCase
4 5 (8.20%) Vagrant
5 2 (3.28%) Bugzilla
5 2 (3.28%) Maven
5 2 (3.28%) MSBuild
5 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.64%) CircleCI
6 1 (1.64%) Metasploit
6 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (14.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 9 (14.75%) Azure Engineer
1 9 (14.75%) Support Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Network Engineer
3 7 (11.48%) Consultant
4 6 (9.84%) Citrix Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Cloud Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Azure Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) Exchange Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Applications Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) JIRA Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) Deployment Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Installations Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) JSON
2 5 (8.20%) LAMP
2 5 (8.20%) LDAP
3 3 (4.92%) WSH
4 2 (3.28%) Ajax
4 2 (3.28%) CGI
4 2 (3.28%) Memcached
4 2 (3.28%) REST
4 2 (3.28%) SOAP
4 2 (3.28%) XML
5 1 (1.64%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.64%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Clustering
2 8 (13.11%) Data Centre
3 7 (11.48%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.28%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.28%) EMC VNXe
4 2 (3.28%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.28%) PKI
4 2 (3.28%) Wiki
5 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.64%) NHS
5 1 (1.64%) Replication
5 1 (1.64%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 37 (60.66%) Windows
2 21 (34.43%) Windows Server
3 16 (26.23%) Linux
4 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.84%) Solaris
6 6 (9.84%) Windows 10
6 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.92%) CentOS
7 3 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.92%) Unix
8 2 (3.28%) Debian
8 2 (3.28%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.75%) DevOps
2 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (13.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (13.11%) Patch Management
3 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (11.48%) Continuous Deployment
4 6 (9.84%) ITIL
5 5 (8.20%) Scrum
6 4 (6.56%) Data Centre Operations
6 4 (6.56%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.92%) Change Control
7 3 (4.92%) Change Management
7 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.92%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (4.92%) Deployment Automation
7 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (4.92%) Migration
7 3 (4.92%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (39.34%) PowerShell
2 11 (18.03%) SQL
3 9 (14.75%) Java
4 4 (6.56%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.56%) VBScript
5 3 (4.92%) PHP
5 3 (4.92%) Python
6 2 (3.28%) Perl
7 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.20%) MCITP
2 5 (8.20%) MCSE
3 3 (4.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.28%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.64%) Degree
5 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.64%) RHCE
5 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.64%) GDPR
2 1 (1.64%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (42.62%) Active Directory
2 16 (26.23%) Hyper-V
3 13 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (19.67%) XenApp
5 5 (8.20%) Squid
6 4 (6.56%) Samba
6 4 (6.56%) vSphere
6 4 (6.56%) XenServer
7 3 (4.92%) iptables
7 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (3.28%) DFS Replication
8 2 (3.28%) Firmware
8 2 (3.28%) NFS
8 2 (3.28%) Postfix
8 2 (3.28%) Varnish
8 2 (3.28%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (3.28%) Xen
9 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.64%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) Nagios
2 7 (11.48%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (9.84%) Backup Exec
4 5 (8.20%) Ansible
4 5 (8.20%) Rundeck
4 5 (8.20%) Terraform
5 4 (6.56%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (6.56%) WSUS
6 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (4.92%) Nessus
7 2 (3.28%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (3.28%) HAProxy
7 2 (3.28%) Puppet
7 2 (3.28%) SCOM
7 2 (3.28%) vCenter Server
7 2 (3.28%) WMI
8 1 (1.64%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (1.64%) Nmap
8 1 (1.64%) SCCM
8 1 (1.64%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 26 (42.62%) VMware
2 19 (31.15%) Microsoft
3 16 (26.23%) Citrix
4 11 (18.03%) Cisco
5 7 (11.48%) Dell
5 7 (11.48%) HP
6 6 (9.84%) Sun
7 5 (8.20%) Atlassian
7 5 (8.20%) Compaq
7 5 (8.20%) IBM
7 5 (8.20%) Oracle
7 5 (8.20%) Red Hat
7 5 (8.20%) SolarWinds
8 4 (6.56%) Symantec
9 3 (4.92%) F5
10 2 (3.28%) Brocade
10 2 (3.28%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.28%) Meru Networks
10 2 (3.28%) Splunk
10 2 (3.28%) WSO2