Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 58 88
Rank change year-on-year -27 +30 -17
Contract jobs citing DNS 14 38 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.98% 2.42% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.29% 14.62% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 10
Birmingham median daily rate £370 £338 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.63% -25.00% +91.49%
10th Percentile £288 £304 £309
90th Percentile £398 £438 £518
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £325 £340
% change year-on-year +13.85% -4.41% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £24.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.78% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £13.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year +10.91% -53.39% +55.26%

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 192 260 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.41% 16.58% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 192 131
Birmingham median daily rate £360 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £181 £154 £205
90th Percentile £488 £486 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £381
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.64% +8.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 8
Birmingham median hourly rate £21.00 £13.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.73% -8.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £16.58 £9.98 £10.69
90th Percentile £42.50 £31.10 £26.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £22.49 £21.25
% change year-on-year -22.19% +5.84% +21.43%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 11 (78.57%) DHCP
2 10 (71.43%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 7 (50.00%) Linux
5 6 (42.86%) Firewall
5 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
5 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (35.71%) Office 365
6 5 (35.71%) VMware
6 5 (35.71%) ITIL
6 5 (35.71%) SQL
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco
7 4 (28.57%) Citrix
7 4 (28.57%) Unix
7 4 (28.57%) LAN
7 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
7 4 (28.57%) XenApp
8 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (21.43%) HP
8 3 (21.43%) IPv6
8 3 (21.43%) CCNP
8 3 (21.43%) CCNA
8 3 (21.43%) Project Management
8 3 (21.43%) PKI
9 2 (14.29%) Brocade

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%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) DHCP
2 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) LAN
4 3 (21.43%) IPv6
5 2 (14.29%) BIG-IP
5 2 (14.29%) Internet
5 2 (14.29%) IP Telephony
5 2 (14.29%) IPv4
5 2 (14.29%) iSCSI
5 2 (14.29%) NAS
5 2 (14.29%) Network Security
5 2 (14.29%) SNMP
5 2 (14.29%) SSL
5 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
5 2 (14.29%) VoIP
5 2 (14.29%) VPN
5 2 (14.29%) WAN
5 2 (14.29%) Wireless
5 2 (14.29%) WLAN
6 1 (7.14%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Project Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Support
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (21.43%) PKI
3 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (7.14%) CMDB
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (7.14%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 7 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) Unix
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) BCP
4 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (14.29%) Change Control
4 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 2 (14.29%) Line Management
4 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Network Design
4 2 (14.29%) Network Management
4 2 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Hardware Maintenance
5 1 (7.14%) IT Strategy
5 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CCNA
1 3 (21.43%) CCNP
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (28.57%) XenApp
3 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 1 (7.14%) iptables
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (7.14%) Postfix
5 1 (7.14%) Samba
5 1 (7.14%) Squid
5 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
1 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) Aruba
4 2 (14.29%) Asigra
4 2 (14.29%) Brocade
4 2 (14.29%) F5
4 2 (14.29%) IBM
4 2 (14.29%) Infoblox
4 2 (14.29%) Meru Networks
4 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.14%) Avaya
5 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
5 1 (7.14%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL