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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 41 50 50
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 16 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.36% 0.83% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.33% 5.38% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 3
Average daily rate £325 £450 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +23.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £326 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-12.45% +42.78%
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
98 93 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.45% 15.37% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 40 41
Average daily rate £375 £295 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% +61.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £12.37 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% -12.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) DHCP
3 10 (50.00%) Firewall
4 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) WAN
6 5 (25.00%) LAN
6 5 (25.00%) VMware
6 5 (25.00%) Mobile App
6 5 (25.00%) Migration
6 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (20.00%) SecurID
7 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (20.00%) Coaching
7 4 (20.00%) Office 365
7 4 (20.00%) Junos
7 4 (20.00%) Change Management
7 4 (20.00%) Workflow
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
7 4 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (20.00%) VPN
7 4 (20.00%) Citrix

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) DHCP
2 10 (50.00%) Firewall
3 5 (25.00%) LAN
3 5 (25.00%) WAN
4 4 (20.00%) Junos
4 4 (20.00%) VPN
5 3 (15.00%) Skype
5 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.00%) Wireless
6 2 (10.00%) ADSL
6 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (5.00%) BIG-IP
7 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
7 1 (5.00%) HTTP
7 1 (5.00%) MPLS
7 1 (5.00%) Network Security
7 1 (5.00%) SAN
7 1 (5.00%) SSL
7 1 (5.00%) VLAN
7 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Network Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Network Support
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Support Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (20.00%) SecurID
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) BYOD
4 1 (5.00%) CESG
4 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (20.00%) Mac OS X
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Phone
6 2 (10.00%) Android
6 2 (10.00%) BlackBerry OS
6 2 (10.00%) Unix
6 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 5 (25.00%) Migration
1 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (20.00%) Change Management
2 4 (20.00%) Coaching
2 4 (20.00%) Workflow
3 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) Inmon Methodology
4 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) Change Control
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) MCP
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Server
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) WSUS
2 2 (10.00%) Nagios
3 1 (5.00%) HP SIM
3 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (20.00%) Citrix
3 4 (20.00%) Juniper
4 3 (15.00%) F5
4 3 (15.00%) MobileIron
5 2 (10.00%) Acronis
5 2 (10.00%) Brocade
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco
5 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (10.00%) Infoblox
5 2 (10.00%) Meru Networks
6 1 (5.00%) Adobe
6 1 (5.00%) arcserve
6 1 (5.00%) Aruba
6 1 (5.00%) HP