Period
to 22 July 2017

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 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 79 71
Rank change year-on-year +18 -8 -13
Contract jobs citing DNS 23 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.75% 1.38% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.98% 8.97% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 23
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -3.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £313 £229 £314
90th Percentile £425 £435 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £338 £375
% change year-on-year +18.52% -10.00% +35.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -25.81% -6.06%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £14.25
90th Percentile £15.50 £11.75 £16.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -44.44% +45.16% -6.06%

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 192 234 234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.61% 15.34% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 135 140
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £338 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.46% +5.38%
10th Percentile £216 £185 £216
90th Percentile £500 £525 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 14
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.86 £12.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.88% -32.43% +58.12%
10th Percentile £9.90 £10.73 £10.40
90th Percentile £25.70 £26.25 £27.78
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -22.09% +13.16% +19.87%

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 July 2017.

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 July 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 (73.91%) DHCP
2 11 (47.83%) Windows
3 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
3 10 (43.48%) Firewall
4 9 (39.13%) VPN
5 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
5 7 (30.43%) Cisco
6 6 (26.09%) F5
7 5 (21.74%) Linux
7 5 (21.74%) LAN
7 5 (21.74%) SSL
7 5 (21.74%) VMware
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (21.74%) SolarWinds
8 4 (17.39%) Infoblox
8 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
8 4 (17.39%) Reverse Engineering
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Refactoring
8 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
8 4 (17.39%) Wireless
8 4 (17.39%) Subversion
8 4 (17.39%) SSH
8 4 (17.39%) Network Design
8 4 (17.39%) BIG-IP
8 4 (17.39%) PKI
8 4 (17.39%) Brocade
8 4 (17.39%) VLAN
8 4 (17.39%) ICMP

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 (17.39%) Apache
2 2 (8.70%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) DHCP
2 10 (43.48%) Firewall
3 9 (39.13%) VPN
4 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
5 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (21.74%) LAN
5 5 (21.74%) SSL
6 4 (17.39%) BIG-IP
6 4 (17.39%) HTTP
6 4 (17.39%) ICMP
6 4 (17.39%) SSH
6 4 (17.39%) TACACS
6 4 (17.39%) VLAN
6 4 (17.39%) VoIP
6 4 (17.39%) Wireless
7 3 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (13.04%) IPsec
7 3 (13.04%) IPv6
7 3 (13.04%) SNMP
7 3 (13.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
1 4 (17.39%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.04%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Network Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Network Security Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Security Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Security Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Telephony Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Telephony Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) IT Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) CGI
1 4 (17.39%) FastCGI
2 3 (13.04%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Client/Server
1 4 (17.39%) PKI
2 3 (13.04%) FMCG
2 3 (13.04%) Streaming Video
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
3 4 (17.39%) Unix
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
1 4 (17.39%) Network Design
1 4 (17.39%) OO
1 4 (17.39%) OOP
1 4 (17.39%) Project Management
1 4 (17.39%) Refactoring
1 4 (17.39%) Reverse Engineering
1 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
2 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
2 3 (13.04%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 3 (13.04%) Service Design
2 3 (13.04%) SIEM
2 3 (13.04%) Software Asset Management
3 2 (8.70%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (8.70%) Information Security
3 2 (8.70%) Logistics
3 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) C
1 4 (17.39%) C++
1 4 (17.39%) Go
1 4 (17.39%) Java
1 4 (17.39%) Perl
1 4 (17.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) CCNP
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.04%) CCIE
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) MCITP
4 1 (4.35%) MCTS
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) GDPR
1 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.70%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) BitLocker
3 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.70%) Terminal Server
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) Nexpose
2 2 (8.70%) WSUS
3 1 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco
2 6 (26.09%) F5
3 5 (21.74%) SolarWinds
3 5 (21.74%) VMware
4 4 (17.39%) Brocade
4 4 (17.39%) Infoblox
4 4 (17.39%) Juniper
4 4 (17.39%) Meru Networks
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 4 (17.39%) Sophos
5 3 (13.04%) Aruba
5 3 (13.04%) Citrix
6 2 (8.70%) LogRhythm
6 2 (8.70%) NetApp
6 2 (8.70%) Proofpoint
7 1 (4.35%) Apple
7 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.35%) Dell
7 1 (4.35%) EMC
7 1 (4.35%) HP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Rate: £90 per day
Posted: 3 days ago