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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 52 36 46
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Contract jobs citing DNS 14 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.92% 3.15% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.37% 18.26% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 2
Average daily rate
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£340 £300 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +31.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £247 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £320 £246
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -17.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £19.88
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.49%
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
135 115 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.49% 17.27% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 59 25
Average daily rate £325 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £174 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 2
Average hourly rate £26.50 £11.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.49% -41.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) ITIL
3 9 (45.00%) DHCP
3 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (45.00%) Cisco
3 9 (45.00%) Firewall
4 8 (40.00%) Linux
4 8 (40.00%) UNIX
4 8 (40.00%) CCNA
4 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (40.00%) F5
5 7 (35.00%) ITIL V3
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (35.00%) Multicast
5 7 (35.00%) Structured Cabling
5 7 (35.00%) Solaris
5 7 (35.00%) OSPF
5 7 (35.00%) BGP
5 7 (35.00%) PRINCE2
5 7 (35.00%) Marketing
6 6 (30.00%) VMware
6 6 (30.00%) Project Management
6 6 (30.00%) PRINCE
7 5 (25.00%) PMP
7 5 (25.00%) PMI Certification
7 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (15.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (10.00%) Lync
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) DHCP
1 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
1 9 (45.00%) Firewall
2 7 (35.00%) OSPF
2 7 (35.00%) BGP
2 7 (35.00%) Multicast
2 7 (35.00%) Structured Cabling
3 3 (15.00%) SAN
4 2 (10.00%) LAN
4 2 (10.00%) VoIP
4 2 (10.00%) WAN
4 2 (10.00%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.00%) Skype
5 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.00%) Wireless
5 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (35.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) French Language
3 1 (5.00%) German Language
3 1 (5.00%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (30.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 6 (30.00%) Technical Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Storage Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.00%) NHS
2 2 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 8 (40.00%) UNIX
3 7 (35.00%) Solaris
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) PRINCE2
2 7 (35.00%) ITIL V3
3 6 (30.00%) PRINCE
3 6 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Workflow
4 3 (15.00%) Change Control
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
6 1 (5.00%) ITSM
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) CCNA
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (25.00%) PMP
2 5 (25.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) MCP
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) XenApp
3 2 (10.00%) Terminal Server
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) SCOM
2 2 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) F5
3 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (15.00%) Citrix
7 1 (5.00%) Apple
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Quindell Resourcing
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