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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 57 54 48
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.29% 1.72% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% 8.59% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 5
Median daily rate £319 £340 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +60.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +7.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £11.50 - £16.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +56.25%
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
140 163 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.11% 20.05% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 102 45
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £285 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 9
Median hourly rate £12.15 £26.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.15% +76.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £16.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) DHCP
3 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
3 13 (46.43%) Firewall
4 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 9 (32.14%) VPN
6 8 (28.57%) VMware
6 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 7 (25.00%) Migration
7 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (25.00%) Citrix
8 6 (21.43%) SSL
8 6 (21.43%) WAN
8 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
8 6 (21.43%) Incident Management
8 6 (21.43%) Problem Management
8 6 (21.43%) Mobile App
9 5 (17.86%) Coaching
9 5 (17.86%) SCOM
9 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (17.86%) Junos
9 5 (17.86%) Workflow
9 5 (17.86%) RSA SecurID
9 5 (17.86%) SQL
9 5 (17.86%) IBM
9 5 (17.86%) Mac OS X
9 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
9 5 (17.86%) Change Management
9 5 (17.86%) Blackberry

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 4 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (14.29%) IIS
1 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (10.71%) Skype for Business
3 2 (7.14%) CMS
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.14%) WordPress
4 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.57%) IBM Domino
4 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) DHCP
2 13 (46.43%) Firewall
3 9 (32.14%) VPN
4 6 (21.43%) SSL
4 6 (21.43%) WAN
5 5 (17.86%) Junos
6 4 (14.29%) LAN
6 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 3 (10.71%) Skype
7 3 (10.71%) Wireless
8 2 (7.14%) ADSL
8 2 (7.14%) BGP
8 2 (7.14%) L2TP
8 2 (7.14%) OSPF
8 2 (7.14%) PPP
9 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
9 1 (3.57%) MPLS
9 1 (3.57%) SAN
9 1 (3.57%) VLAN
9 1 (3.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (10.71%) Consultant
2 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Active Directory Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) Designer
4 1 (3.57%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) CSS
1 2 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 5 (17.86%) Blackberry
2 5 (17.86%) RSA SecurID
3 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.14%) BYOD
5 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.57%) CESG
5 1 (3.57%) Clustering
5 1 (3.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (17.86%) Mac OS X
5 4 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 4 (14.29%) Linux
6 3 (10.71%) Android
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Phone
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (7.14%) BlackBerry OS
7 2 (7.14%) Unix
8 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Migration
2 6 (21.43%) Incident Management
2 6 (21.43%) Problem Management
3 5 (17.86%) Change Management
3 5 (17.86%) Coaching
3 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
3 5 (17.86%) Workflow
4 3 (10.71%) Line Management
4 3 (10.71%) Presales
5 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.14%) Front End Development
5 2 (7.14%) Inmon Methodology
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) LPIC
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (10.71%) MCP
3 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) CCNP
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.57%) CCIE
5 1 (3.57%) CCNA
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) MCITP
5 1 (3.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.29%) Firmware
4 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.57%) Terminal Server
5 1 (3.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCOM
2 4 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 4 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 4 (14.29%) WSUS
3 2 (7.14%) FortiGate
3 2 (7.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) VMware
3 7 (25.00%) Citrix
4 5 (17.86%) IBM
5 4 (14.29%) MobileIron
5 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 3 (10.71%) Acronis
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco
6 3 (10.71%) Juniper
7 2 (7.14%) Adobe
7 2 (7.14%) Brocade
7 2 (7.14%) F5
7 2 (7.14%) Fortinet
7 2 (7.14%) Infoblox
7 2 (7.14%) Meru Networks
8 1 (3.57%) Aruba
8 1 (3.57%) Capita