Period
to 22 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 74 69
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5 -6
Contract jobs citing DNS 36 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.29% 1.61% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.95% 10.48% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 12
Birmingham median daily rate £338 £425 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.59% +70.00% -37.50%
10th Percentile £193 £294 £136
90th Percentile £438 £501 £349
West Midlands median daily rate £270 £340 £300
% change year-on-year -20.59% +13.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.25 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.45% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.75 £11.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -51.11% +4.65%

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 258 210 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.41% 15.36% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 125 117
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £400 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +19.40% -4.29%
10th Percentile £143 £208 £160
90th Percentile £500 £525 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 15
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.79% - -31.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £33.53 £25.70 £18.55
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.31 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +102.07% -14.29% -24.73%

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 January 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 January 2018, 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 20 (55.56%) DHCP
2 18 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (47.22%) Windows
4 15 (41.67%) SSH
5 14 (38.89%) VMware
6 13 (36.11%) Load Balancing
6 13 (36.11%) Linux
6 13 (36.11%) Cisco
7 12 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (30.56%) Amazon ELB
8 11 (30.56%) Firewall
9 10 (27.78%) PKI
9 10 (27.78%) LAN
9 10 (27.78%) Juniper
9 10 (27.78%) Bash Shell
10 9 (25.00%) SolarWinds
10 9 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (25.00%) Git (software)
10 9 (25.00%) Postfix
10 9 (25.00%) DevOps
10 9 (25.00%) Windows Server
10 9 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (25.00%) Configuration Management
10 9 (25.00%) Apache
10 9 (25.00%) Java
10 9 (25.00%) HTTP
10 9 (25.00%) VPN
10 9 (25.00%) Squid
10 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

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 9 (25.00%) Apache
2 8 (22.22%) Confluence
2 8 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (22.22%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.56%) IIS
3 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.78%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 12 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (30.56%) Amazon ELB
3 8 (22.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 8 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (22.22%) Amazon S3
3 8 (22.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (19.44%) Office 365
5 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (8.33%) Akamai
7 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.78%) IaaS
7 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (55.56%) DHCP
2 15 (41.67%) SSH
3 11 (30.56%) Firewall
4 10 (27.78%) LAN
5 9 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (25.00%) HTTP
5 9 (25.00%) VPN
6 8 (22.22%) IPsec
6 8 (22.22%) OpenLDAP
6 8 (22.22%) OpenVPN
6 8 (22.22%) WAN
7 6 (16.67%) VLAN
8 5 (13.89%) SNMP
8 5 (13.89%) SSL
8 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
9 4 (11.11%) MPLS
9 4 (11.11%) Network Security
9 4 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (8.33%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) Amazon RDS
1 8 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (22.22%) Ant
2 8 (22.22%) Bitbucket
2 8 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 8 (22.22%) JIRA
2 8 (22.22%) JUnit
2 8 (22.22%) Liquibase
2 8 (22.22%) Maven
2 8 (22.22%) SonarQube
2 8 (22.22%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.78%) Metasploit
3 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 1 (2.78%) Banking
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
1 1 (2.78%) Retail
1 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Active Directory Support
4 3 (8.33%) Architect
5 2 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Exchange Support
5 2 (5.56%) Network Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Network Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Active Directory Specialist
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Designer
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (2.78%) Service Desk Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) Elastic Stack
1 8 (22.22%) MCollective
1 8 (22.22%) REST
2 3 (8.33%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) LAMP
3 1 (2.78%) LDAP
3 1 (2.78%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (2.78%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) PKI
2 9 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.78%) NHS
4 1 (2.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Linux
3 9 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (22.22%) CentOS
5 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 4 (11.11%) Windows 8
8 2 (5.56%) Ubuntu
8 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.78%) Debian
9 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.78%) Unix
9 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Load Balancing
2 9 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (25.00%) DevOps
3 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.22%) Coaching
3 8 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (22.22%) Scrum
3 8 (22.22%) Service Management
3 8 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (11.11%) ITIL
4 4 (11.11%) Migration
4 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.33%) Change Management
5 3 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.33%) SIEM
5 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (5.56%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (5.56%) Network Management
6 2 (5.56%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) Bash Shell
2 9 (25.00%) Java
3 8 (22.22%) Groovy
4 4 (11.11%) SQL
5 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.78%) PHP
6 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (22.22%) CCIE
2 8 (22.22%) CCNP
2 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.00%) Postfix
2 9 (25.00%) Squid
3 8 (22.22%) Docker
3 8 (22.22%) vCloud
3 8 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.78%) iptables
5 1 (2.78%) Samba
5 1 (2.78%) XenApp
5 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) Ansible
1 8 (22.22%) Docker Swarm
1 8 (22.22%) Kibana
1 8 (22.22%) Kubernetes
1 8 (22.22%) logstash
1 8 (22.22%) Puppet
1 8 (22.22%) Rancher
1 8 (22.22%) Rsyslog
1 8 (22.22%) Sysdig
1 8 (22.22%) Terraform
1 8 (22.22%) ZABBIX
2 3 (8.33%) Nagios
2 3 (8.33%) SCOM
2 3 (8.33%) WSUS
3 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.78%) Nessus
3 1 (2.78%) Nmap
3 1 (2.78%) PowerCLI
3 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) VMware
2 13 (36.11%) Cisco
3 10 (27.78%) Juniper
4 9 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 8 (22.22%) Sonatype
6 6 (16.67%) Citrix
7 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
8 3 (8.33%) AppDynamics
8 3 (8.33%) F5
8 3 (8.33%) Fortinet
8 3 (8.33%) HP
8 3 (8.33%) Infoblox
8 3 (8.33%) Palo Alto
8 3 (8.33%) Sophos
9 2 (5.56%) IBM
9 2 (5.56%) Veeam
10 1 (2.78%) EMC
10 1 (2.78%) NEC
10 1 (2.78%) NetApp