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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 42 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing DNS 17 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.10% 1.95% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.06% 16.22% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 5
Average daily rate
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£340 £213 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
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
141 74 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.39% 12.03% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 44 33
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £183 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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 14 (60.87%) ITIL
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) DHCP
2 11 (47.83%) TCP/IP
3 10 (43.48%) Cisco
3 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
4 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (39.13%) Firewall
4 9 (39.13%) VMware
4 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (34.78%) F5
5 8 (34.78%) CCNA
5 8 (34.78%) Linux
5 8 (34.78%) UNIX
6 7 (30.43%) PRINCE2
6 7 (30.43%) Solaris
6 7 (30.43%) PRINCE
6 7 (30.43%) OSPF
6 7 (30.43%) BGP
6 7 (30.43%) ITIL V3
6 7 (30.43%) Marketing
6 7 (30.43%) Multicast
6 7 (30.43%) Structured Cabling
7 6 (26.09%) SCCM
7 6 (26.09%) Project Management
7 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
8 5 (21.74%) PMP
8 5 (21.74%) PMI Certification
9 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.70%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.35%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) DHCP
1 11 (47.83%) TCP/IP
2 9 (39.13%) Firewall
3 7 (30.43%) OSPF
3 7 (30.43%) BGP
3 7 (30.43%) Multicast
3 7 (30.43%) Structured Cabling
4 4 (17.39%) SAN
5 3 (13.04%) LAN
5 3 (13.04%) WAN
6 2 (8.70%) NetScaler
7 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
7 1 (4.35%) VoIP
7 1 (4.35%) VPN
7 1 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (30.43%) Marketing
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) French Language
3 1 (4.35%) German Language
3 1 (4.35%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Project Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Technical Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Technical Project Manager
3 5 (21.74%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (13.04%) Server Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Server Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Server Support
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Storage Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) IT Support
6 1 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Network Manager
6 1 (4.35%) IT Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) NHS
1 2 (8.70%) Thin Client
1 2 (8.70%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.35%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (34.78%) Linux
3 8 (34.78%) UNIX
4 7 (30.43%) Solaris
5 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
5 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) ITIL
2 7 (30.43%) PRINCE2
2 7 (30.43%) PRINCE
2 7 (30.43%) ITIL V3
3 6 (26.09%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) Change Control
4 3 (13.04%) Workflow
5 2 (8.70%) Service Management
6 1 (4.35%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (34.78%) CCNA
3 5 (21.74%) PMP
3 5 (21.74%) PMI Certification
4 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) MCP
5 1 (4.35%) MCSE
5 1 (4.35%) MCSA
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.35%) CCNP
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (8.70%) Terminal Server
3 2 (8.70%) vSphere
3 2 (8.70%) XenApp
4 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.35%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) NetBackup
3 2 (8.70%) SCOM
3 2 (8.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) VMware
3 8 (34.78%) F5
4 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
5 4 (17.39%) Citrix
6 3 (13.04%) HP
7 1 (4.35%) EMC
7 1 (4.35%) Juniper
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