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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 54 46 33
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing DNS 4 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.65% 1.05% 3.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.71% 9.23% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 8
Average daily rate
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£295 £303 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.47% +72.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -8.57%
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
85 65 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.78% 11.36% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 37 33
Average daily rate £260 £225 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -32.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.57% -2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -8.09%

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
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 26 February 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) DHCP
3 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (68.75%) VMware
5 10 (62.50%) SCCM
5 10 (62.50%) ITIL
6 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
7 8 (50.00%) HP
7 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (43.75%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (43.75%) DV Cleared
8 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
8 7 (43.75%) NetBackup
9 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
9 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
10 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
11 4 (25.00%) Citrix
11 4 (25.00%) MS Office
11 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
12 3 (18.75%) SQL
12 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
12 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
12 3 (18.75%) Cisco
12 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (18.75%) Service Management
12 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
13 2 (12.50%) SAN
13 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) IIS
5 1 (6.25%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) DHCP
2 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
4 1 (6.25%) VLAN
General
1 1 (6.25%) French Language
1 1 (6.25%) German Language
1 1 (6.25%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (43.75%) Server Support
2 7 (43.75%) Server Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Senior Server Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Help Desk Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Thin Client
1 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 2 (12.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Fedora
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITSM
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL Certification
1 7 (43.75%) DV Cleared
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) MCSA
2 1 (6.25%) CCNP
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
3 2 (12.50%) Terminal Server
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) SCCM
2 7 (43.75%) NetBackup
3 2 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 8 (50.00%) HP
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco
6 2 (12.50%) EMC
7 1 (6.25%) Juniper
7 1 (6.25%) CommVault
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