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 3 months to 26 April 2017 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 54 50
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4  
Contract jobs citing DNS 7 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.19% 1.32% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.86% 7.75% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 13
Median daily rate £413 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% +6.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £288 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £508 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -2.50% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.11% -10.00%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 71 129 143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 12.05% 16.97% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 60 91
Median daily rate £375 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £202 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.80 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.64% -54.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 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 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for DNS.

1 17 (89.47%) DHCP
2 12 (63.16%) Windows
3 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
4 9 (47.37%) Firewall
4 9 (47.37%) VMware
4 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
5 7 (36.84%) WAN
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) LAN
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (31.58%) Office 365
7 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
7 5 (26.32%) Cisco
7 5 (26.32%) VPN
8 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
8 4 (21.05%) IIS
8 4 (21.05%) Citrix
8 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
8 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
9 3 (15.79%) Migration
9 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
9 3 (15.79%) XenApp
9 3 (15.79%) SAN
9 3 (15.79%) NetApp
9 3 (15.79%) OSPF
9 3 (15.79%) BGP
9 3 (15.79%) Identity Management

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 4 (21.05%) IIS
2 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (31.58%) Office 365
2 2 (10.53%) OneDrive
3 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.26%) IaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) DHCP
2 9 (47.37%) Firewall
3 7 (36.84%) WAN
4 6 (31.58%) LAN
5 5 (26.32%) VPN
6 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
7 3 (15.79%) BGP
7 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
7 3 (15.79%) OSPF
7 3 (15.79%) SAN
7 3 (15.79%) VoIP
8 2 (10.53%) FTP
8 2 (10.53%) Kerberos
8 2 (10.53%) LDAP
8 2 (10.53%) NAS
8 2 (10.53%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (10.53%) Skype
9 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
9 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Network Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Network Security Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Security Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Security Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Telephony Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Telephony Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Azure Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Office 365 Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.53%) FMCG
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.79%) Linux
5 2 (10.53%) Mac OS X
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Identity Management
1 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
2 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
2 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (10.53%) High Availability
2 2 (10.53%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (10.53%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (10.53%) Service Design
2 2 (10.53%) SIEM
2 2 (10.53%) Software Asset Management
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (5.26%) Email Filtering
3 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.26%) Server Building
3 1 (5.26%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) CCNP
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.53%) MCSE
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) JNCIA
4 1 (5.26%) JNCIP
4 1 (5.26%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) GDPR
1 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
1 2 (10.53%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) XenApp
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (5.26%) Firmware
4 1 (5.26%) NFS
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (5.26%) Nagios
2 1 (5.26%) Nexpose
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOrch
2 1 (5.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) VMware
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) Cisco
4 4 (21.05%) Citrix
5 3 (15.79%) NetApp
6 2 (10.53%) Apple
6 2 (10.53%) F5
6 2 (10.53%) Juniper
6 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.26%) Brocade
7 1 (5.26%) Dell
7 1 (5.26%) EMC
7 1 (5.26%) Infoblox
7 1 (5.26%) LogRhythm
7 1 (5.26%) Meru Networks
7 1 (5.26%) Proofpoint
7 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.26%) SAP