Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 156 115
Rank change year-on-year +79 -41 +3
Contract jobs citing DNS 100 51 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.58% 0.99% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.29% 7.96% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 34 43
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.16% +13.85% -4.41%
10th Percentile £213 £219 £189
90th Percentile £475 £479 £438
England median daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.20% +10.91% -53.39%
10th Percentile £14.70 £10.45 £10.75
90th Percentile £31.00 £22.60 £19.34
England median hourly rate £39.50 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +97.50% +6.95% -33.21%

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 614 641 763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.82% 12.44% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 375 450
West Midlands median daily rate £386 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.96% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £210 £184 £161
90th Percentile £588 £536 £500
England median daily rate £425 £425 £404
% change year-on-year - +5.20% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 44
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -9.09% -9.41%
10th Percentile £12.35 £10.86 £10.58
90th Percentile £47.88 £33.00 £44.80
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.85
% change year-on-year +25.60% +6.10% -16.22%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +12 23 £313 -15.54% 13
Shropshire +62 19 £430 -6.52% 1
Worcestershire +13 11 £450 +20.00% 4
Coventry +12 11 £308 -31.67% 2
Herefordshire - 10 £288 - 2
Warwickshire +5 9 £320 +42.22% 7
Staffordshire +13 1 £112 -69.73% 9
Solihull -1 1 - - 1
Dudley -8 1 £275 - 2
Walsall - 1 £250 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £438 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 72 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 60 (60.00%) Windows
3 53 (53.00%) DHCP
4 41 (41.00%) Microsoft
5 33 (33.00%) VMware
5 33 (33.00%) Security Cleared
6 30 (30.00%) Windows Server
7 27 (27.00%) WAN
8 26 (26.00%) Linux
9 25 (25.00%) AWS
10 24 (24.00%) Firewall
11 23 (23.00%) TCP/IP
12 22 (22.00%) MS Exchange
13 21 (21.00%) DV Cleared
13 21 (21.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (19.00%) Azure
14 19 (19.00%) Migration
15 18 (18.00%) Jenkins
16 17 (17.00%) Ansible
16 17 (17.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 17 (17.00%) VPN
17 16 (16.00%) Veeam
18 15 (15.00%) vSphere
19 14 (14.00%) Amazon EC2
19 14 (14.00%) VLAN
19 14 (14.00%) VMware ESXi
20 13 (13.00%) Public Sector
21 12 (12.00%) WSUS
21 12 (12.00%) Windows 2000 Server
21 12 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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 22 (22.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 11 (11.00%) SharePoint
3 10 (10.00%) Apache
4 8 (8.00%) Apache Spark
5 4 (4.00%) IIS
5 4 (4.00%) Skype for Business
6 3 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.00%) Jetty
7 2 (2.00%) Mongrel
7 2 (2.00%) nginx
7 2 (2.00%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.00%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.00%) Confluence
8 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 2 (2.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 25 (25.00%) AWS
2 19 (19.00%) Azure
3 14 (14.00%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (11.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 10 (10.00%) Office 365
6 7 (7.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (7.00%) Amazon S3
6 7 (7.00%) CloudFront
6 7 (7.00%) Route 53
7 4 (4.00%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (4.00%) GCP
8 3 (3.00%) Google App Engine
8 3 (3.00%) IaaS
8 3 (3.00%) PaaS
8 3 (3.00%) SaaS
9 2 (2.00%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 53 (53.00%) DHCP
2 27 (27.00%) WAN
3 24 (24.00%) Firewall
4 23 (23.00%) TCP/IP
5 17 (17.00%) VPN
6 14 (14.00%) VLAN
7 10 (10.00%) Internet
7 10 (10.00%) X.500
8 9 (9.00%) LAN
8 9 (9.00%) SSL
9 8 (8.00%) Kerberos
10 7 (7.00%) SAN
11 6 (6.00%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (5.00%) NetScaler
12 5 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (5.00%) Wireless
13 4 (4.00%) NAS
13 4 (4.00%) Unified Communications
13 4 (4.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.00%) Apache Hive
1 8 (8.00%) Big Data
1 8 (8.00%) Impala
1 8 (8.00%) MySQL
1 8 (8.00%) Pentaho
2 7 (7.00%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (18.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (8.00%) Artifactory
2 8 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.00%) GitLab
3 2 (2.00%) JIRA
3 2 (2.00%) Travis CI
General
1 13 (13.00%) Public Sector
2 3 (3.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (17.00%) Support Engineer
2 11 (11.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 11 (11.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (9.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) Administrator
4 9 (9.00%) IT Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Network Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (7.00%) Big Data Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) Data Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) IT Administrator
6 7 (7.00%) IT Systems Administrator
6 7 (7.00%) Platform Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (6.00%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.00%) LAMP
1 7 (7.00%) LEMP Stack
1 7 (7.00%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (5.00%) LDAP
3 3 (3.00%) Web Services
4 2 (2.00%) .NET
4 2 (2.00%) J2EE
4 2 (2.00%) SAML
4 2 (2.00%) Servlets
5 1 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.00%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.00%) Replication
4 3 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.00%) Cyberattack
4 3 (3.00%) PKI
5 2 (2.00%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.00%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.00%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (1.00%) Clustering
6 1 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.00%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.00%) NHS
6 1 (1.00%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (60.00%) Windows
2 30 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 26 (26.00%) Linux
4 21 (21.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (12.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 10 (10.00%) Unix
6 10 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (9.00%) Ubuntu
8 8 (8.00%) CentOS
9 7 (7.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (7.00%) Solaris
10 6 (6.00%) Windows 7
11 3 (3.00%) HPUX
12 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.00%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.00%) OpenVMS
13 1 (1.00%) Windows NT
13 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.00%) Migration
2 17 (17.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (11.00%) DevOps
4 10 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 10 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 8 (8.00%) DevSecOps
5 8 (8.00%) Email Filtering
5 8 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (8.00%) Web Filtering
6 7 (7.00%) Change Management
6 7 (7.00%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (7.00%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.00%) Product Management
8 4 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.00%) BCP
8 4 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.00%) Microservices
8 4 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (4.00%) Storage Management
8 4 (4.00%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.00%) SQL
2 7 (7.00%) Bash Shell
2 7 (7.00%) PHP
2 7 (7.00%) Python
3 6 (6.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.00%) Perl
4 3 (3.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.00%) Java
6 1 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (33.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (21.00%) DV Cleared
3 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.00%) CCNP
5 4 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.00%) CCNA
7 2 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.00%) MCSA
7 2 (2.00%) MCSE
7 2 (2.00%) RHCE
7 2 (2.00%) RHCSA
8 1 (1.00%) CCDP
8 1 (1.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.00%) NCSC
1 3 (3.00%) NIST
2 2 (2.00%) SLA
3 1 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 72 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.00%) vSphere
3 14 (14.00%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 8 (8.00%) Docker
7 3 (3.00%) Samba
7 3 (3.00%) Xen
8 2 (2.00%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (2.00%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.00%) PowerDNS
8 2 (2.00%) Squid
9 1 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.00%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.00%) KVM
9 1 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.00%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (17.00%) Ansible
2 12 (12.00%) WSUS
3 10 (10.00%) Terraform
4 8 (8.00%) Hadoop YARN
4 8 (8.00%) SCCM
5 7 (7.00%) HAProxy
6 5 (5.00%) SCOM
7 4 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (4.00%) Puppet
7 4 (4.00%) QRadar
7 4 (4.00%) vRealize
8 3 (3.00%) SmoothWall
9 2 (2.00%) FortiGate
9 2 (2.00%) Grafana
9 2 (2.00%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (2.00%) NetBackup
9 2 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (1.00%) Backup Exec
10 1 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (1.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 41 (41.00%) Microsoft
2 33 (33.00%) VMware
3 16 (16.00%) Veeam
4 12 (12.00%) Cisco
5 11 (11.00%) Citrix
5 11 (11.00%) Google
6 8 (8.00%) Cloudera
6 8 (8.00%) Dell
7 7 (7.00%) HP
8 6 (6.00%) SolarWinds
9 5 (5.00%) CommVault
9 5 (5.00%) Juniper
9 5 (5.00%) Palo Alto
10 4 (4.00%) F5
10 4 (4.00%) Nimble Storage
10 4 (4.00%) PlateSpin
11 3 (3.00%) Brocade
11 3 (3.00%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.00%) McAfee
11 3 (3.00%) Sun