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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 37 57 56
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -1
Contract jobs citing DNS 26 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.50% 1.19% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.70% 9.09% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £268 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% +4.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £208 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £341 £291
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £316
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
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
132 88 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.77% 13.04% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 47 45
Average daily rate £320 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 (58.97%) Windows
2 20 (51.28%) DHCP
3 15 (38.46%) TCP/IP
3 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 15 (38.46%) VMware
3 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (33.33%) SAN
5 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (28.21%) SMTP
6 11 (28.21%) UNIX
6 11 (28.21%) Windows XP
6 11 (28.21%) MS Exchange
6 11 (28.21%) Sendmail
6 11 (28.21%) Windows 7
7 10 (25.64%) Perl
7 10 (25.64%) HP
7 10 (25.64%) IMAP
8 9 (23.08%) Finance
8 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
8 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
9 7 (17.95%) Lotus
9 7 (17.95%) MCSE
9 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (15.38%) Firewall
10 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
10 6 (15.38%) Linux
11 5 (12.82%) Cisco
11 5 (12.82%) VPN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (28.21%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.26%) IBM Notes
2 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (51.28%) DHCP
2 15 (38.46%) TCP/IP
3 13 (33.33%) SAN
4 11 (28.21%) SMTP
5 10 (25.64%) IMAP
6 6 (15.38%) Firewall
7 5 (12.82%) VPN
8 4 (10.26%) WAN
9 2 (5.13%) Wireless
9 2 (5.13%) 3G
9 2 (5.13%) LAN
9 2 (5.13%) WLAN
9 2 (5.13%) Ethernet
9 2 (5.13%) Multicast
10 1 (2.56%) HTTPS
10 1 (2.56%) FTP
10 1 (2.56%) HTTP
10 1 (2.56%) VoIP
10 1 (2.56%) OSPF
10 1 (2.56%) BGP
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Support Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Administrator
3 4 (10.26%) Customer Support Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (10.26%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (10.26%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Data Centre Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Data Migration Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) UNIX Administrator
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Service Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Support Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Clustering
2 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (58.97%) Windows
2 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (28.21%) UNIX
4 11 (28.21%) Windows XP
4 11 (28.21%) Windows 7
5 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (15.38%) Linux
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000
7 2 (5.13%) Windows NT
8 1 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.26%) Project Management
1 4 (10.26%) ITIL
2 3 (7.69%) Migration
2 3 (7.69%) Workflow
3 2 (5.13%) Fund Management
3 2 (5.13%) Wealth Management
3 2 (5.13%) ITIL V3
3 2 (5.13%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (5.13%) Business Transformation
4 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.56%) PRINCE
4 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) Perl
2 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.13%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (17.95%) MCSE
3 5 (12.82%) MCITP
4 4 (10.26%) Degree
5 3 (7.69%) MCP
5 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.13%) CCNA
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.56%) PMP
7 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (28.21%) Sendmail
4 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
5 3 (7.69%) XenApp
6 1 (2.56%) vSphere
6 1 (2.56%) XenServer
6 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) SCCM
2 3 (7.69%) SCVMM
2 3 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.13%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) VMware
2 10 (25.64%) HP
3 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.95%) Lotus
4 5 (12.82%) Cisco
4 5 (12.82%) Citrix
5 3 (7.69%) Symantec
5 3 (7.69%) Juniper
5 3 (7.69%) Blue Coat
6 2 (5.13%) Mitel
6 2 (5.13%) SonicWALL
6 2 (5.13%) NetApp
6 2 (5.13%) Apple
6 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.13%) Avaya
6 2 (5.13%) Radware
6 2 (5.13%) Compaq
6 2 (5.13%) EMC
6 2 (5.13%) F5
6 2 (5.13%) Meru Networks
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