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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 46 37 54
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.67% 2.90% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.82% 23.08% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 1
Median daily rate £425 £325 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +10.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- -23.07%

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
112 78 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.05% 12.56% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 39 39
Median daily rate £313 £368 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.96% +41.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £158 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £10.73 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.47% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.35 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +36.36%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017, 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 20 (86.96%) DHCP
2 16 (69.57%) Windows
3 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (47.83%) Office 365
5 9 (39.13%) Identity Management
5 9 (39.13%) SharePoint
5 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
6 8 (34.78%) VoIP
6 8 (34.78%) MS Office
6 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
6 8 (34.78%) VMware
7 7 (30.43%) Firewall
7 7 (30.43%) Migration
7 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
7 7 (30.43%) Skype for Business
7 7 (30.43%) LDAP
7 7 (30.43%) Kerberos
7 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (30.43%) Skype
7 7 (30.43%) OneDrive
8 6 (26.09%) Patch Management
8 6 (26.09%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (26.09%) Yammer
8 6 (26.09%) Email Filtering
8 6 (26.09%) Nagios
8 6 (26.09%) WAN
8 6 (26.09%) PBX
8 6 (26.09%) Unified Communications

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 9 (39.13%) SharePoint
2 7 (30.43%) Skype for Business
3 3 (13.04%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) Apache
4 1 (4.35%) MindAlign
4 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (47.83%) Office 365
2 7 (30.43%) OneDrive
3 6 (26.09%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (26.09%) Yammer
4 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (86.96%) DHCP
2 8 (34.78%) VoIP
3 7 (30.43%) Firewall
3 7 (30.43%) Kerberos
3 7 (30.43%) LDAP
3 7 (30.43%) Skype
4 6 (26.09%) PBX
4 6 (26.09%) Unified Communications
4 6 (26.09%) WAN
5 5 (21.74%) LAN
5 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
6 3 (13.04%) BGP
6 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
6 3 (13.04%) OSPF
6 3 (13.04%) SAN
6 3 (13.04%) VPN
7 2 (8.70%) FTP
7 2 (8.70%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (8.70%) SMTP
7 2 (8.70%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Publishing
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Azure Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Office 365 Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Office 365 Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Azure Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Office 365 Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Database Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Network Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
1 1 (4.35%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
3 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Solaris
5 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Identity Management
2 7 (30.43%) Migration
3 6 (26.09%) Email Filtering
3 6 (26.09%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (26.09%) Patch Management
4 3 (13.04%) Application Packaging
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
5 2 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (8.70%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.35%) CRM
6 1 (4.35%) DevOps
6 1 (4.35%) High Availability
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Server Building
6 1 (4.35%) Server Hardening
6 1 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Perl
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
1 2 (8.70%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) MCITP
4 3 (13.04%) MCSE
5 2 (8.70%) CCNP
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.35%) CCNA
6 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
6 1 (4.35%) Degree
6 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
6 1 (4.35%) JNCIP
6 1 (4.35%) JNCIS
6 1 (4.35%) MCSA
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
3 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.70%) XenApp
5 1 (4.35%) Firmware
5 1 (4.35%) NFS
5 1 (4.35%) Sendmail
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (26.09%) Nagios
1 6 (26.09%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) VMware
3 6 (26.09%) SolarWinds
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) Apple
5 2 (8.70%) Juniper
6 1 (4.35%) Brocade
6 1 (4.35%) F5
6 1 (4.35%) Infoblox
6 1 (4.35%) Meru Networks
6 1 (4.35%) NetApp
6 1 (4.35%) Proofpoint
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) SAP