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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 51 51 50
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing DNS 13 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.73% 0.94% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.04% 7.32% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £19.00 £16.88
% change year-on-year
+4.78% +12.59%
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
108 82 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.34% 12.85% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 55 37
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £215 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 5
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 (60.53%) Windows
2 19 (50.00%) DHCP
3 17 (44.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (42.11%) TCP/IP
5 15 (39.47%) VMware
6 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
7 12 (31.58%) HP
7 12 (31.58%) SAN
7 12 (31.58%) MS Exchange
8 11 (28.95%) SMTP
8 11 (28.95%) UNIX
8 11 (28.95%) Sendmail
9 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (26.32%) Perl
9 10 (26.32%) IMAP
10 9 (23.68%) Windows XP
10 9 (23.68%) Windows 7
11 8 (21.05%) ITIL
11 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (18.42%) NetBackup
12 7 (18.42%) DV Cleared
12 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
12 7 (18.42%) SCCM
12 7 (18.42%) Lotus
12 7 (18.42%) Linux
12 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
13 6 (15.79%) Cisco
13 6 (15.79%) VPN
13 6 (15.79%) ITIL Certification

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 12 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.53%) IBM Notes
4 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.63%) Apache
6 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 19 (50.00%) DHCP
2 16 (42.11%) TCP/IP
3 12 (31.58%) SAN
4 11 (28.95%) SMTP
5 10 (26.32%) IMAP
6 6 (15.79%) VPN
6 6 (15.79%) Firewall
7 4 (10.53%) WAN
8 2 (5.26%) Multicast
8 2 (5.26%) WLAN
8 2 (5.26%) LAN
8 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
8 2 (5.26%) 3G
8 2 (5.26%) Wireless
9 1 (2.63%) Network Security
9 1 (2.63%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.63%) BIG-IP
9 1 (2.63%) OSPF
9 1 (2.63%) BGP
9 1 (2.63%) FTP
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Administrator
3 6 (15.79%) Senior Server Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Server Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (15.79%) Server Support
4 4 (10.53%) Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) Customer Support Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Messaging Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Customer Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Network Services Manager
6 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Network Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Clustering
2 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 23 (60.53%) Windows
2 17 (44.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (28.95%) UNIX
4 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (23.68%) Windows XP
5 9 (23.68%) Windows 7
6 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (18.42%) Linux
8 2 (5.26%) Windows NT
8 2 (5.26%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.63%) Fedora
9 1 (2.63%) Solaris
9 1 (2.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) ITIL
2 2 (5.26%) ITIL V3
2 2 (5.26%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (5.26%) Business Transformation
2 2 (5.26%) Fund Management
2 2 (5.26%) Wealth Management
3 1 (2.63%) Service Management
3 1 (2.63%) Change Management
3 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.63%) PRINCE
3 1 (2.63%) Project Management
3 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) Perl
2 3 (7.89%) C
2 3 (7.89%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) DV Cleared
1 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (10.53%) Degree
5 3 (7.89%) MCSE
6 2 (5.26%) CCNA
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.26%) MCITP
6 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) PMP
7 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
2 11 (28.95%) Sendmail
3 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.26%) XenApp
6 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.63%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.63%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) NetBackup
1 7 (18.42%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) VMware
2 12 (31.58%) HP
3 7 (18.42%) Lotus
4 6 (15.79%) Cisco
5 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
6 4 (10.53%) Citrix
7 3 (7.89%) Blue Coat
7 3 (7.89%) Symantec
7 3 (7.89%) Juniper
7 3 (7.89%) EMC
8 2 (5.26%) F5
8 2 (5.26%) Meru Networks
8 2 (5.26%) Compaq
8 2 (5.26%) Avaya
8 2 (5.26%) Apple
8 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
8 2 (5.26%) Radware
8 2 (5.26%) Mitel
8 2 (5.26%) SonicWALL
8 2 (5.26%) NetApp
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