The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 54 48 39
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing DNS 14 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.72% 2.03% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.64% 14.77% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 1
Average daily rate
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£340 £213 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £299
% change year-on-year
+7.17% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £16.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -3.03%
DNS
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
162 88 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.93% 13.73% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 44 23
Average daily rate £325 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £213 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 1
Average hourly rate £26.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Birmingham region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Birmingham region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS.

1 10 (55.56%) ITIL
1 10 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Firewall
3 8 (44.44%) Linux
3 8 (44.44%) UNIX
3 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (44.44%) CCNA
3 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 8 (44.44%) F5
4 7 (38.89%) ITIL V3
4 7 (38.89%) Multicast
4 7 (38.89%) Structured Cabling
4 7 (38.89%) OSPF
4 7 (38.89%) BGP
4 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2
4 7 (38.89%) Solaris
4 7 (38.89%) Marketing
5 6 (33.33%) DHCP
5 6 (33.33%) Project Management
5 6 (33.33%) PRINCE
6 5 (27.78%) PMP
6 5 (27.78%) PMI Certification
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 5 (27.78%) VMware
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
7 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 3 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (5.56%) Lync
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 9 (50.00%) Firewall
3 7 (38.89%) Multicast
3 7 (38.89%) Structured Cabling
3 7 (38.89%) OSPF
3 7 (38.89%) BGP
4 6 (33.33%) DHCP
5 3 (16.67%) SAN
6 2 (11.11%) NetScaler
6 2 (11.11%) LAN
6 2 (11.11%) WAN
7 1 (5.56%) VPN
7 1 (5.56%) VoIP
7 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (38.89%) Marketing
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) French Language
3 1 (5.56%) German Language
3 1 (5.56%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Project Manager
2 6 (33.33%) Technical Manager
2 6 (33.33%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Storage Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Network Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 2 (11.11%) NHS
1 2 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.56%) PKI
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Linux
2 8 (44.44%) UNIX
3 7 (38.89%) Solaris
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) ITIL
2 7 (38.89%) ITIL V3
2 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2
3 6 (33.33%) Project Management
3 6 (33.33%) PRINCE
4 3 (16.67%) Workflow
4 3 (16.67%) Change Control
5 2 (11.11%) Service Management
6 1 (5.56%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (44.44%) CCNA
2 5 (27.78%) PMP
2 5 (27.78%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.56%) MCP
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) XenApp
3 2 (11.11%) Terminal Server
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.56%) ISA Server
4 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (11.11%) SCOM
3 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 8 (44.44%) F5
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 3 (16.67%) Citrix