Period
to 22 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 78 74
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 -5
Contract jobs citing DNS 14 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.07% 1.74% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.86% 11.52% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 16
Birmingham median daily rate £370 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% -23.53% +30.77%
10th Percentile £219 £183 £294
90th Percentile £436 £438 £501
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £270 £340
% change year-on-year +37.04% -20.59% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Birmingham median hourly rate - £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +12.96% -3.57% -37.78%

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 158 243 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.02% 15.13% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 171 133
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +13.14%
10th Percentile £172 £155 £213
90th Percentile £476 £525 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 12
Birmingham median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +42.86% -
10th Percentile £13.86 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.88 £42.15 £26.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £30.17 £15.00
% change year-on-year -43.65% +101.12% -16.67%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019, 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 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) DHCP
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
4 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
5 6 (42.86%) Linux
5 6 (42.86%) Migration
5 6 (42.86%) Office 365
5 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
6 5 (35.71%) ITIL
7 4 (28.57%) SQL
7 4 (28.57%) Citrix
7 4 (28.57%) Firewall
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) SCCM
7 4 (28.57%) XenApp
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
7 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
8 3 (21.43%) VMware
8 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
8 3 (21.43%) Project Management
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (21.43%) IPv6
8 3 (21.43%) CCNP
8 3 (21.43%) CCNA
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco
9 2 (14.29%) IBM

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 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) DHCP
2 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 3 (21.43%) IPv6
4 2 (14.29%) IP Telephony
4 2 (14.29%) IPv4
4 2 (14.29%) iSCSI
4 2 (14.29%) LAN
4 2 (14.29%) NAS
4 2 (14.29%) SNMP
4 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
4 2 (14.29%) WLAN
5 1 (7.14%) BIG-IP
5 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (7.14%) Multicast
5 1 (7.14%) PBX
5 1 (7.14%) Skype
5 1 (7.14%) VLAN
5 1 (7.14%) VoIP
5 1 (7.14%) VPN
5 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MSI
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Project Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Migration Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) PKI
2 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) CMDB
3 1 (7.14%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
3 6 (42.86%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
6 2 (14.29%) Unix
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Application Packaging
5 2 (14.29%) BCP
5 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (14.29%) Network Management
5 2 (14.29%) Power Management
5 2 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (14.29%) Software Distribution
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Hardware Maintenance
6 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (7.14%) Network Design
6 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CCNA
1 3 (21.43%) CCNP
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MCP
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) XenApp
3 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (7.14%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) Asigra
4 2 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) IBM
4 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.14%) Aruba
5 1 (7.14%) Avaya
5 1 (7.14%) Brocade
5 1 (7.14%) Dell
5 1 (7.14%) F5
5 1 (7.14%) Infoblox
5 1 (7.14%) Ivanti
5 1 (7.14%) Meru Networks
5 1 (7.14%) Mitel
5 1 (7.14%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL
5 1 (7.14%) Sophos