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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 57 47 49
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing DNS 8 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.04% 2.10% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.11% 11.11% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 7
Average daily rate £350 £340 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £320 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £418 £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £11.50 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.00% +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
131 153 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.99% 18.87% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 96 40
Average daily rate £370 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £280 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 6
Average hourly rate £11.80 £26.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.61% +103.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £28.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 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 30 April 2016, 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 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) DHCP
3 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 9 (42.86%) Firewall
4 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 6 (28.57%) VPN
7 5 (23.81%) VMware
7 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
7 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
7 5 (23.81%) Problem Management
7 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
8 4 (19.05%) WSUS
8 4 (19.05%) RSA SecurID
8 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (19.05%) Office 365
8 4 (19.05%) Coaching
8 4 (19.05%) Junos
8 4 (19.05%) Migration
8 4 (19.05%) Workflow
8 4 (19.05%) Change Management
8 4 (19.05%) Mac OS X
8 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
8 4 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (19.05%) Citrix
8 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
9 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 3 (14.29%) MCP
9 3 (14.29%) Juniper

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 4 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 2 (9.52%) CMS
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.52%) WordPress
4 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.76%) IBM Domino
4 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
4 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) DHCP
2 9 (42.86%) Firewall
3 6 (28.57%) VPN
4 4 (19.05%) Junos
5 3 (14.29%) LAN
5 3 (14.29%) Skype
5 3 (14.29%) WAN
5 3 (14.29%) Wireless
6 2 (9.52%) ADSL
6 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.76%) MPLS
7 1 (4.76%) Network Security
7 1 (4.76%) SAN
7 1 (4.76%) SSL
7 1 (4.76%) VLAN
7 1 (4.76%) VoIP
7 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Support
4 1 (4.76%) PHP Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) CSS
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
2 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
2 4 (19.05%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) BYOD
3 1 (4.76%) CESG
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (19.05%) Mac OS X
5 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Phone
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (9.52%) Android
6 2 (9.52%) BlackBerry OS
6 2 (9.52%) Unix
7 1 (4.76%) Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
1 5 (23.81%) Problem Management
2 4 (19.05%) Change Management
2 4 (19.05%) Coaching
2 4 (19.05%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Workflow
3 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Front End Development
4 2 (9.52%) Inmon Methodology
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) Line Management
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.76%) Presales
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
1 2 (9.52%) PHP
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) MCP
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.76%) CCNA
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) LPIC
4 1 (4.76%) MCITP
4 1 (4.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Firmware
3 1 (4.76%) Terminal Server
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) WSUS
2 2 (9.52%) Nagios
2 2 (9.52%) SCOM
3 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) Acronis
4 3 (14.29%) Juniper
4 3 (14.29%) MobileIron
5 2 (9.52%) Adobe
5 2 (9.52%) Brocade
5 2 (9.52%) F5
5 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
5 2 (9.52%) IBM
5 2 (9.52%) Infoblox
5 2 (9.52%) Meru Networks
6 1 (4.76%) Aruba
6 1 (4.76%) Capita
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
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