Period
to 22 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for DNS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DNS over the 6 months to 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Domain Name System (DNS)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 63 75
Rank change year-on-year -21 +12 -2
Contract jobs citing DNS 17 25 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.14% 1.99% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.99% 13.97% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 15
Birmingham median daily rate £365 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +18.52% -2.88%
10th Percentile £318 £313 £233
90th Percentile £406 £438 £433
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £400 £339
% change year-on-year -18.75% +18.08% -1.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +21.74% -25.81%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £24.60 £15.50 £11.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +28.00% -30.56% -

DNS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 189 179 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.72% 14.24% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 129 112
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £375 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.36% -3.26%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £185
90th Percentile £536 £500 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 15
Birmingham median hourly rate £21.50 £13.18 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.13% +5.44% -51.92%
10th Percentile £14.75 £9.93 £10.73
90th Percentile £44.13 £23.15 £26.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +4.69% -24.71% -7.61%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Birmingham

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Birmingham

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Birmingham

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for DNS.

1 8 (47.06%) Windows
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
1 8 (47.06%) Hyper-V
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) DHCP
3 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) HP
3 6 (35.29%) SSL
3 6 (35.29%) Firewall
3 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
4 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (29.41%) Citrix
5 4 (23.53%) VPN
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco
5 4 (23.53%) Symantec
5 4 (23.53%) IIS
5 4 (23.53%) Apache
5 4 (23.53%) LDAP
5 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
5 4 (23.53%) XenApp
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (23.53%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (23.53%) Samba
5 4 (23.53%) Backup Exec
5 4 (23.53%) Squid
5 4 (23.53%) PKI
5 4 (23.53%) Patch Management
6 3 (17.65%) Jenkins

DNS
Co-occurring 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 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Apache
2 4 (23.53%) IIS
3 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
4 2 (11.76%) GlassFish
4 2 (11.76%) JBoss
5 1 (5.88%) Jetty
5 1 (5.88%) Mongrel
5 1 (5.88%) nginx
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (11.76%) IaaS
4 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (5.88%) G Suite
4 1 (5.88%) Google App Engine
4 1 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) DHCP
2 6 (35.29%) Firewall
2 6 (35.29%) SSL
3 4 (23.53%) VPN
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (17.65%) FTP
4 3 (17.65%) Internet
4 3 (17.65%) LAN
4 3 (17.65%) SAN
4 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (11.76%) IPsec
5 2 (11.76%) iSCSI
5 2 (11.76%) Kerberos
5 2 (11.76%) MPLS
5 2 (11.76%) Network Security
5 2 (11.76%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (11.76%) VoIP
5 2 (11.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Couchbase
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
1 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
1 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
1 3 (17.65%) Subversion
2 2 (11.76%) Bugzilla
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Maven
2 2 (11.76%) MSBuild
3 1 (5.88%) Metasploit
3 1 (5.88%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Deployment Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) PC Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) LDAP
2 3 (17.65%) JSON
2 3 (17.65%) LAMP
3 2 (11.76%) 802.1X
3 2 (11.76%) Ajax
3 2 (11.76%) CGI
3 2 (11.76%) Memcached
3 2 (11.76%) REST
3 2 (11.76%) SOAP
3 2 (11.76%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) J2EE
4 1 (5.88%) Servlets
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) PKI
2 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (11.76%) Wiki
3 1 (5.88%) BYOD
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.76%) CentOS
5 2 (11.76%) Debian
5 2 (11.76%) Ubuntu
5 2 (11.76%) Unix
5 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Patch Management
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
2 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (17.65%) DevOps
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.76%) Cloud Operations
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (11.76%) High Availability
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.76%) Open Source
3 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (11.76%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) Change Control
4 1 (5.88%) Disk Encryption
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
3 3 (17.65%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) Python
4 2 (11.76%) Perl
4 2 (11.76%) PHP
4 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.88%) Ruby
5 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.76%) DBS Check
2 1 (5.88%) CCIE
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PMO
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
1 8 (47.06%) Hyper-V
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (23.53%) Samba
3 4 (23.53%) Squid
3 4 (23.53%) XenApp
4 3 (17.65%) Xen
5 2 (11.76%) iptables
5 2 (11.76%) NFS
5 2 (11.76%) Postfix
5 2 (11.76%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Backup Exec
1 4 (23.53%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (17.65%) Puppet
3 2 (11.76%) HAProxy
3 2 (11.76%) Nagios
3 2 (11.76%) WMI
4 1 (5.88%) AirWatch
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (5.88%) Nessus
4 1 (5.88%) Nmap
4 1 (5.88%) Salt
4 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) HP
1 6 (35.29%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) Symantec
4 2 (11.76%) Google
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
4 2 (11.76%) Splunk
4 2 (11.76%) WSO2
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper
5 1 (5.88%) McAfee
5 1 (5.88%) NEC
5 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.88%) Sophos