The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 59 47 44
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing DNS 7 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.91% 1.69% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.88% 13.95% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 13
Median daily rate £475 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £21.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+23.11% +19.58%
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
119 86 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.54% 12.08% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 57 74
Median daily rate £400 £319 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.49% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 11
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for DNS.

1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 9 (52.94%) SCCM
3 8 (47.06%) Windows
4 7 (41.18%) DHCP
5 6 (35.29%) Citrix
5 6 (35.29%) SSL
5 6 (35.29%) VMware
6 5 (29.41%) Firewall
6 5 (29.41%) IBM
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
6 5 (29.41%) Linux
6 5 (29.41%) SCOM
6 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
7 4 (23.53%) Replication
7 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (23.53%) LPIC
7 4 (23.53%) SQL
7 4 (23.53%) IIS
7 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
7 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
7 4 (23.53%) VPN
7 4 (23.53%) Migration
7 4 (23.53%) NetBackup
7 4 (23.53%) Backup Exec
7 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
7 4 (23.53%) Firmware
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (23.53%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.88%) IBM Domino
3 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.88%) MindAlign
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) DHCP
2 6 (35.29%) SSL
3 5 (29.41%) Firewall
4 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
4 4 (23.53%) VPN
5 3 (17.65%) WAN
6 2 (11.76%) BGP
6 2 (11.76%) L2TP
6 2 (11.76%) OSPF
6 2 (11.76%) PPP
6 2 (11.76%) SAN
7 1 (5.88%) IMAP
7 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
7 1 (5.88%) Junos
7 1 (5.88%) LAN
7 1 (5.88%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (5.88%) S/MIME
7 1 (5.88%) SMTP
7 1 (5.88%) SNMP
7 1 (5.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (11.76%) Publishing
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Administrator
1 4 (23.53%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (23.53%) Windows Administrator
1 4 (23.53%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Database Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Unix Support
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Replication
2 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.88%) BYOD
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) CMDB
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Android
5 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.88%) Solaris
5 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Line Management
2 3 (17.65%) Presales
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Coaching
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) Security Hardening
4 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team Management
4 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) LPIC
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) CCNP
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.88%) CCIE
4 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
4 1 (5.88%) MCITP
4 1 (5.88%) MCP
4 1 (5.88%) MCSA
4 1 (5.88%) MCSE
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (23.53%) Firmware
4 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.88%) Sendmail
5 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.88%) vSphere
5 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) SCCM
2 5 (29.41%) SCOM
3 4 (23.53%) Backup Exec
3 4 (23.53%) NetBackup
4 2 (11.76%) FortiGate
5 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Citrix
1 6 (35.29%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) IBM
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) Acronis
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) MobileIron
5 1 (5.88%) Proofpoint
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