The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 39 51 50
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing DNS 25 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.61% 1.01% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.53% 8.11% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £228 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.86% -10.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £210 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £246 £291
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
128 74 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.50% 12.44% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 32 38
Average daily rate £313 £400 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +128.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £140 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £17.55 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
DNS
West Midlands

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 July 2014.

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 July 2014, 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 26 (66.67%) Windows
2 20 (51.28%) DHCP
3 16 (41.03%) Active Directory
4 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (35.90%) TCP/IP
6 13 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 12 (30.77%) SAN
7 12 (30.77%) VMware
8 11 (28.21%) Windows 7
9 10 (25.64%) UNIX
9 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
9 10 (25.64%) HP
9 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
10 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange
10 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (23.08%) Firewall
11 8 (20.51%) Perl
11 8 (20.51%) SMTP
11 8 (20.51%) IMAP
11 8 (20.51%) Sendmail
12 7 (17.95%) Linux
12 7 (17.95%) VPN
12 7 (17.95%) Citrix
12 7 (17.95%) Lotus
12 7 (17.95%) Finance
13 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
14 5 (12.82%) ITIL
14 5 (12.82%) MCSE

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.26%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (51.28%) DHCP
2 14 (35.90%) TCP/IP
3 12 (30.77%) SAN
4 9 (23.08%) Firewall
5 8 (20.51%) IMAP
5 8 (20.51%) SMTP
6 7 (17.95%) VPN
7 4 (10.26%) WAN
8 3 (7.69%) LAN
9 2 (5.13%) WLAN
9 2 (5.13%) Ethernet
9 2 (5.13%) Wireless
9 2 (5.13%) Multicast
9 2 (5.13%) 3G
10 1 (2.56%) OSPF
10 1 (2.56%) BGP
10 1 (2.56%) Network Security
10 1 (2.56%) NAS
10 1 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Support Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Administrator
3 4 (10.26%) Customer Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (10.26%) Customer Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (7.69%) SQL DBA
4 3 (7.69%) DBA
4 3 (7.69%) Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Data Migration Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Data Centre Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Network Services Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Clustering
2 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) CMDB
3 1 (2.56%) LPAR
3 1 (2.56%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (66.67%) Windows
2 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 11 (28.21%) Windows 7
5 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (25.64%) UNIX
6 7 (17.95%) Linux
7 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000
8 2 (5.13%) Windows NT
8 2 (5.13%) Solaris
9 1 (2.56%) AIX
9 1 (2.56%) HPUX
9 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.82%) ITIL
2 4 (10.26%) Project Management
2 4 (10.26%) ITIL V3
3 3 (7.69%) Workflow
3 3 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (5.13%) ERP
4 2 (5.13%) High Availability
4 2 (5.13%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (5.13%) Business Transformation
4 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.13%) Fund Management
4 2 (5.13%) Wealth Management
5 1 (2.56%) Release Management
5 1 (2.56%) Change Management
5 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.56%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) Perl
2 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.13%) C
4 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (12.82%) MCSE
2 5 (12.82%) MCITP
2 5 (12.82%) DV Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) Degree
4 3 (7.69%) MCP
5 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.13%) MCSA
5 2 (5.13%) CCNA
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.56%) PMP
6 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 16 (41.03%) Active Directory
2 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (20.51%) Sendmail
4 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
5 3 (7.69%) XenApp
6 1 (2.56%) XenServer
6 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.56%) SRDF
6 1 (2.56%) vSphere
6 1 (2.56%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) SCCM
2 3 (7.69%) SCVMM
2 3 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.13%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.13%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) VMware
2 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.64%) HP
3 7 (17.95%) Citrix
3 7 (17.95%) Lotus
4 5 (12.82%) Cisco
5 3 (7.69%) Juniper
5 3 (7.69%) NetApp
5 3 (7.69%) Symantec
5 3 (7.69%) Blue Coat
6 2 (5.13%) SonicWALL
6 2 (5.13%) F5
6 2 (5.13%) Meru Networks
6 2 (5.13%) Radware
6 2 (5.13%) Mitel
6 2 (5.13%) Apple
6 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.13%) Avaya
6 2 (5.13%) Compaq
6 2 (5.13%) EMC
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