Period
to 21 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 117 140
Rank change year-on-year +4 +23 -46
Contract jobs citing DNS 74 81 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.54% 1.53% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.10% 11.34% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 65 28
West Midlands median daily rate £268 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.32% +4.62% +12.07%
10th Percentile £160 £302 £209
90th Percentile £461 £545 £475
England median daily rate £375 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -37.78% -13.46%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £18.65
90th Percentile £18.96 £39.10 £23.75
England median hourly rate £17.25 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -34.91% +26.19% +5.00%

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 733 714 581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.28% 13.48% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 368 284
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +0.72%
10th Percentile £164 £210 £182
90th Percentile £525 £540 £504
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 43
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.33% -16.67% -30.77%
10th Percentile £12.53 £9.94 £10.55
90th Percentile £45.10 £40.15 £41.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.19
% change year-on-year -6.98% -3.10% +10.94%

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 February 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 February 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 +2 28 £325 -23.53% 11
Coventry - 15 £265 - 3
Warwickshire +4 8 £215 -50.57% 5
Shropshire -25 5 £173 -49.26% 3
Wolverhampton - 5 £185 - 2
Herefordshire +4 3 £170 -72.80%
Worcestershire -1 3 £230 +2.22% 2
Staffordshire +5 1 - - 6
Walsall - 1 - - 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 51 (68.92%) Windows
2 48 (64.86%) Active Directory
3 46 (62.16%) DHCP
4 26 (35.14%) VMware
5 25 (33.78%) Windows Server
6 23 (31.08%) VPN
7 22 (29.73%) PowerShell
7 22 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (25.68%) Cisco
9 18 (24.32%) ITIL
10 17 (22.97%) Microsoft
11 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (20.27%) Windows 10
12 15 (20.27%) Firewall
12 15 (20.27%) Windows 7
13 14 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (18.92%) Load Balancing
13 14 (18.92%) Citrix
13 14 (18.92%) TCP/IP
13 14 (18.92%) LAN
14 13 (17.57%) Apache
14 13 (17.57%) Linux
14 13 (17.57%) SQL
14 13 (17.57%) Configuration Management
15 12 (16.22%) MS Exchange
15 12 (16.22%) SLA
15 12 (16.22%) PKI
15 12 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
16 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
16 11 (14.86%) SSH

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 13 (17.57%) Apache
2 12 (16.22%) MS Exchange
3 8 (10.81%) Confluence
3 8 (10.81%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (8.11%) Tomcat
6 5 (6.76%) IIS
6 5 (6.76%) nginx
6 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
7 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (5.41%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.35%) Jetty
9 1 (1.35%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (1.35%) Mongrel
9 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (12.16%) Office 365
4 6 (8.11%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (6.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (6.76%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (6.76%) Amazon S3
5 5 (6.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (4.05%) G Suite
6 3 (4.05%) SaaS
7 2 (2.70%) GitHub
8 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.35%) Google App Engine
8 1 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.35%) IaaS
8 1 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (62.16%) DHCP
2 23 (31.08%) VPN
3 15 (20.27%) Firewall
4 14 (18.92%) LAN
4 14 (18.92%) TCP/IP
5 11 (14.86%) SSH
6 10 (13.51%) WAN
7 9 (12.16%) SSL
8 8 (10.81%) 802.11
8 8 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (10.81%) HTTP
8 8 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (9.46%) Reverse Proxy
10 6 (8.11%) Internet
10 6 (8.11%) VoIP
11 5 (6.76%) FTP
11 5 (6.76%) IPsec
11 5 (6.76%) NetScaler
11 5 (6.76%) OpenLDAP
11 5 (6.76%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.76%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.05%) MySQL
5 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (14.86%) Jenkins
2 8 (10.81%) Bitbucket
2 8 (10.81%) JIRA
3 7 (9.46%) Git (software)
4 5 (6.76%) Ant
4 5 (6.76%) JUnit
4 5 (6.76%) Liquibase
4 5 (6.76%) Maven
4 5 (6.76%) SonarQube
4 5 (6.76%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (5.41%) Metasploit
6 3 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (4.05%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.70%) Subversion
7 2 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.35%) Travis CI
8 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (6.76%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.70%) Automotive
3 2 (2.70%) Back Office
4 1 (1.35%) Advertising
4 1 (1.35%) Military
4 1 (1.35%) Publishing
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (14.86%) Consultant
2 9 (12.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (10.81%) Active Directory Consultant
4 7 (9.46%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.41%) Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Active Directory Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Lead DevOps
8 3 (4.05%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Network Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Network Support
8 3 (4.05%) Support Technician
9 2 (2.70%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.51%) 802.1X
2 5 (6.76%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (6.76%) MCollective
2 5 (6.76%) REST
3 4 (5.41%) LAMP
3 4 (5.41%) LDAP
4 2 (2.70%) .NET
4 2 (2.70%) X-Windows
5 1 (1.35%) J2EE
5 1 (1.35%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.35%) Node.js
5 1 (1.35%) Servlets
5 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) PKI
2 8 (10.81%) Replication
3 6 (8.11%) Driving Licence
3 6 (8.11%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (5.41%) Clustering
4 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.05%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.35%) BYOD
6 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.35%) NHS
6 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (68.92%) Windows
2 25 (33.78%) Windows Server
3 22 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (20.27%) Windows 10
5 15 (20.27%) Windows 7
6 13 (17.57%) Linux
7 9 (12.16%) Windows 8
8 7 (9.46%) Windows Vista
9 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (6.76%) CentOS
10 5 (6.76%) Unix
11 3 (4.05%) Windows XP
12 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.70%) Ubuntu
13 1 (1.35%) Android
13 1 (1.35%) Debian
13 1 (1.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.32%) ITIL
2 14 (18.92%) Load Balancing
3 13 (17.57%) Configuration Management
4 10 (13.51%) DevOps
5 9 (12.16%) Coaching
6 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (10.81%) Change Management
6 8 (10.81%) Problem Management
7 7 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (9.46%) Open Source
7 7 (9.46%) Service Delivery
8 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.76%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (6.76%) Scrum
9 5 (6.76%) Service Management
10 4 (5.41%) Change Control
10 4 (5.41%) Disk Encryption
10 4 (5.41%) Integration Testing
10 4 (5.41%) Line Management
10 4 (5.41%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.73%) PowerShell
2 13 (17.57%) SQL
3 10 (13.51%) Java
4 7 (9.46%) Bash Shell
5 5 (6.76%) Groovy
6 4 (5.41%) Python
7 3 (4.05%) Ruby
7 3 (4.05%) VB
8 2 (2.70%) Go
9 1 (1.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (9.46%) MCSE
4 6 (8.11%) CCNP
5 5 (6.76%) CCIE
5 5 (6.76%) CCNA
5 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.05%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.70%) MCITP
8 2 (2.70%) MCP
9 1 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.22%) SLA
2 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.35%) PMO
System Software
1 48 (64.86%) Active Directory
2 14 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.16%) Postfix
3 9 (12.16%) Squid
4 5 (6.76%) Docker
4 5 (6.76%) vCloud
4 5 (6.76%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.41%) iptables
5 4 (5.41%) Samba
5 4 (5.41%) XenServer
6 3 (4.05%) XenApp
7 2 (2.70%) KVM
7 2 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.35%) Xen
8 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (13.51%) Ansible
1 10 (13.51%) Terraform
2 9 (12.16%) SCCM
3 6 (8.11%) Puppet
4 5 (6.76%) AirWatch
4 5 (6.76%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (6.76%) Kibana
4 5 (6.76%) Kubernetes
4 5 (6.76%) logstash
4 5 (6.76%) Rancher
4 5 (6.76%) Rsyslog
4 5 (6.76%) Sysdig
4 5 (6.76%) WSUS
4 5 (6.76%) ZABBIX
5 4 (5.41%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (5.41%) Nessus
5 4 (5.41%) Nmap
6 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (4.05%) Nagios
6 3 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (35.14%) VMware
2 19 (25.68%) Cisco
3 17 (22.97%) Microsoft
4 14 (18.92%) Citrix
5 10 (13.51%) HP
6 6 (8.11%) Google
6 6 (8.11%) Juniper
7 5 (6.76%) Dell
7 5 (6.76%) SolarWinds
7 5 (6.76%) Sonatype
8 4 (5.41%) NEC
8 4 (5.41%) Oracle
9 3 (4.05%) Atlassian
9 3 (4.05%) EMC
9 3 (4.05%) Fujitsu
9 3 (4.05%) McAfee
9 3 (4.05%) NetApp
10 2 (2.70%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.70%) Aruba
10 2 (2.70%) Veeam