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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 61 52 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.22% 1.97% 3.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.06% 10.64% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 8
Median daily rate £319 £340 £246
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +38.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £261 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £21.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+31.39% +34.37%
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
124 141 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.07% 18.48% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 85 57
Median daily rate £338 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £279 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £26.50 £11.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.83% +126.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £30.00 £17.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +38.88%

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
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 24 June 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 24 June 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 (52.17%) DHCP
1 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 11 (47.83%) Windows
3 9 (39.13%) Firewall
4 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
5 7 (30.43%) VMware
5 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
5 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
6 6 (26.09%) Migration
6 6 (26.09%) SSL
7 5 (21.74%) VPN
7 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
7 5 (21.74%) WAN
7 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
7 5 (21.74%) IBM
7 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (21.74%) SCCM
7 5 (21.74%) SCOM
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
8 4 (17.39%) Backup Exec
8 4 (17.39%) LPIC
8 4 (17.39%) WSUS
8 4 (17.39%) Linux
8 4 (17.39%) SQL
8 4 (17.39%) IIS
8 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
8 4 (17.39%) Citrix
8 4 (17.39%) Firmware

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 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (17.39%) IIS
3 3 (13.04%) Skype for Business
4 2 (8.70%) CMS
4 2 (8.70%) WordPress
5 1 (4.35%) IBM Domino
5 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (8.70%) Photoshop
3 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) DHCP
2 9 (39.13%) Firewall
3 6 (26.09%) SSL
4 5 (21.74%) VPN
4 5 (21.74%) WAN
5 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
6 3 (13.04%) LAN
6 3 (13.04%) Skype
6 3 (13.04%) Wireless
7 2 (8.70%) BGP
7 2 (8.70%) L2TP
7 2 (8.70%) OSPF
7 2 (8.70%) PPP
8 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
8 1 (4.35%) Junos
8 1 (4.35%) MPLS
8 1 (4.35%) Network Security
8 1 (4.35%) SAN
8 1 (4.35%) VoIP
8 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.35%) Advertising
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Marketing
1 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (13.04%) Consultant
1 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Active Directory Consultant
2 2 (8.70%) Developer
2 2 (8.70%) Hardware Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Design Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) HTML CSS Developer
3 1 (4.35%) IT Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Network Support
3 1 (4.35%) PHP Developer
3 1 (4.35%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) CSS
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) BYOD
3 1 (4.35%) CESG
3 1 (4.35%) CMDB
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
4 4 (17.39%) Linux
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Phone
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
6 2 (8.70%) Unix
7 1 (4.35%) Android
7 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Line Management
2 3 (13.04%) Presales
3 2 (8.70%) Change Management
3 2 (8.70%) Coaching
3 2 (8.70%) Front End Development
3 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.70%) Inmon Methodology
3 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team Management
4 1 (4.35%) Web Development
4 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) PHP
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) LPIC
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (13.04%) MCP
3 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) CCNP
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.35%) CCIE
5 1 (4.35%) CCNA
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) MCITP
5 1 (4.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (17.39%) Firmware
4 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) SCCM
1 5 (21.74%) SCOM
2 4 (17.39%) Backup Exec
2 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
2 4 (17.39%) WSUS
3 2 (8.70%) FortiGate
3 2 (8.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) IBM
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco
6 2 (8.70%) Adobe
6 2 (8.70%) Brocade
6 2 (8.70%) F5
6 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
6 2 (8.70%) Infoblox
6 2 (8.70%) Meru Networks
6 2 (8.70%) MobileIron
7 1 (4.35%) Acronis
7 1 (4.35%) Aruba
7 1 (4.35%) Capita
7 1 (4.35%) Juniper