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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 45 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing DNS 14 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.33% 1.59% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.33% 9.90% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 6
Median daily rate £425 £256 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.85% -43.05%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £344 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -1.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £23.88
% change year-on-year
+27.50% -16.23%

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
105 101 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.50% 16.03% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 50 49
Median daily rate £313 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.65 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 18 (78.26%) DHCP
2 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
3 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
3 11 (47.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (47.83%) Office 365
4 9 (39.13%) SharePoint
5 8 (34.78%) MS Office
5 8 (34.78%) Identity Management
5 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
5 8 (34.78%) Migration
5 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
6 7 (30.43%) Skype
6 7 (30.43%) OneDrive
6 7 (30.43%) VMware
6 7 (30.43%) PKI
6 7 (30.43%) SCOM
6 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
6 7 (30.43%) Skype for Business
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (30.43%) LDAP
6 7 (30.43%) VoIP
6 7 (30.43%) Kerberos
7 6 (26.09%) PBX
7 6 (26.09%) Nagios
7 6 (26.09%) Unified Communications
7 6 (26.09%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (26.09%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (26.09%) Yammer
7 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Intune

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 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
4 3 (13.04%) IIS
5 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (4.35%) Apache
6 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (4.35%) MindAlign
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 18 (78.26%) DHCP
2 7 (30.43%) Kerberos
2 7 (30.43%) LDAP
2 7 (30.43%) Skype
2 7 (30.43%) VoIP
3 6 (26.09%) PBX
3 6 (26.09%) Unified Communications
4 5 (21.74%) Firewall
5 4 (17.39%) LAN
5 4 (17.39%) SAN
5 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
5 4 (17.39%) WAN
6 2 (8.70%) BGP
6 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
6 2 (8.70%) NAS
6 2 (8.70%) OSPF
6 2 (8.70%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (8.70%) SMTP
6 2 (8.70%) SNMP
6 2 (8.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Publishing
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (13.04%) Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Azure Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Office 365 Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Office 365 Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Administrator
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%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Database Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
1 1 (4.35%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) PKI
2 2 (8.70%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Solaris
5 1 (4.35%) Unix
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Identity Management
1 8 (34.78%) Migration
2 6 (26.09%) Email Filtering
2 6 (26.09%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (26.09%) Patch Management
3 3 (13.04%) Application Packaging
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (8.70%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.35%) High Availability
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.35%) Security Hardening
5 1 (4.35%) Server Building
5 1 (4.35%) Server Hardening
5 1 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) Perl
2 2 (8.70%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.35%) Ruby
3 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%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.35%) CCNA
6 1 (4.35%) CCNP
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
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 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
3 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (13.04%) XenApp
5 2 (8.70%) vSphere
6 1 (4.35%) Firmware
6 1 (4.35%) NFS
6 1 (4.35%) Sendmail
6 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) SCOM
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (26.09%) Nagios
3 3 (13.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
3 6 (26.09%) SolarWinds
4 5 (21.74%) Citrix
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco
6 2 (8.70%) Juniper
7 1 (4.35%) Apple
7 1 (4.35%) HP
7 1 (4.35%) NetApp
7 1 (4.35%) Proofpoint
7 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.35%) SAP