Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 58 87
Rank change year-on-year -26 +29 -18
Contract jobs citing DNS 18 36 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.22% 2.58% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.23% 15.65% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 8
Birmingham median daily rate £330 £375 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +17.65% -6.25%
10th Percentile £294 £306 £212
90th Percentile £375 £431 £375
West Midlands median daily rate £330 £365 £340
% change year-on-year -9.59% +7.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £19.50 £13.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.82% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +18.52% -54.24% +96.67%

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 176 230 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.93% 16.45% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 171 148
Birmingham median daily rate £338 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £155 £154 £185
90th Percentile £488 £488 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 9
Birmingham median hourly rate £21.00 £13.68 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.51% +9.44% -28.57%
10th Percentile £16.72 £9.93 £11.79
90th Percentile £42.50 £22.80 £17.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% -18.60% +26.47%

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 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 18 September 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 10 (55.56%) Linux
2 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) Firewall
4 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 7 (38.89%) HP
4 7 (38.89%) Citrix
4 7 (38.89%) DHCP
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
5 6 (33.33%) VMware
5 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (33.33%) XenApp
6 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
6 5 (27.78%) LAN
6 5 (27.78%) Cisco
6 5 (27.78%) ITIL
6 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (22.22%) Patch Management
7 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
7 4 (22.22%) LDAP
7 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 4 (22.22%) Samba
7 4 (22.22%) SSL
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 4 (22.22%) Symantec
7 4 (22.22%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (22.22%) iSCSI
7 4 (22.22%) Backup Exec
7 4 (22.22%) Squid

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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) Apache
3 2 (11.11%) GlassFish
3 2 (11.11%) IIS
3 2 (11.11%) JBoss
3 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) Firewall
2 7 (38.89%) DHCP
3 5 (27.78%) LAN
4 4 (22.22%) iSCSI
4 4 (22.22%) SSL
5 3 (16.67%) Network Security
5 3 (16.67%) VPN
5 3 (16.67%) WAN
6 2 (11.11%) FTP
6 2 (11.11%) Internet
6 2 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
6 2 (11.11%) IPv4
6 2 (11.11%) IPv6
6 2 (11.11%) Kerberos
6 2 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (11.11%) SNMP
6 2 (11.11%) VoIP
6 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (11.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Couchbase
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
1 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Bugzilla
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
1 2 (11.11%) Maven
1 2 (11.11%) MSBuild
1 2 (11.11%) Subversion
2 1 (5.56%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Deployment Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) LDAP
2 3 (16.67%) LAMP
3 2 (11.11%) Ajax
3 2 (11.11%) CGI
3 2 (11.11%) JSON
3 2 (11.11%) Memcached
3 2 (11.11%) REST
3 2 (11.11%) SOAP
3 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 4 (22.22%) PKI
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (11.11%) Wiki
3 1 (5.56%) CMDB
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Linux
2 9 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
4 3 (16.67%) Unix
5 2 (11.11%) CentOS
5 2 (11.11%) Debian
5 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Patch Management
3 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (11.11%) BCP
4 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (11.11%) Change Control
4 2 (11.11%) Cloud Operations
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) High Availability
4 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (11.11%) Line Management
4 2 (11.11%) Network Management
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) Perl
3 2 (11.11%) PHP
3 2 (11.11%) Python
3 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) CCNA
1 3 (16.67%) CCNP
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (33.33%) XenApp
4 4 (22.22%) Samba
4 4 (22.22%) Squid
5 2 (11.11%) iptables
5 2 (11.11%) NFS
5 2 (11.11%) Postfix
5 2 (11.11%) Varnish
5 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (11.11%) Xen
5 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Backup Exec
1 4 (22.22%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (11.11%) HAProxy
2 2 (11.11%) Nagios
2 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (11.11%) Puppet
2 2 (11.11%) WMI
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (5.56%) Nessus
3 1 (5.56%) Nmap
3 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Citrix
1 7 (38.89%) HP
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) Symantec
5 2 (11.11%) Asigra
5 2 (11.11%) IBM
5 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 2 (11.11%) Splunk
5 2 (11.11%) WSO2
6 1 (5.56%) Aruba
6 1 (5.56%) Brocade
6 1 (5.56%) F5
6 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.56%) Infoblox
6 1 (5.56%) Meru Networks
6 1 (5.56%) NEC
6 1 (5.56%) Ruckus Wireless