Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 68 91
Rank change year-on-year +16 +23 -28
Contract jobs citing DNS 7 25 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.20% 1.80% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.29% 13.09% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 22 15
Median daily rate - £415 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.70% -8.75%
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £390 £330
% change year-on-year -0.64% +18.18% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £15.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year +20.69% +73.13% +19.64%

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 96 191 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.41% 13.77% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 131 132
Median daily rate £400 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +4.73% -1.33%
10th Percentile £308 £213 £210
90th Percentile £588 £550 £537
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 10
Median hourly rate £20.44 £25.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.25% +16.28% +63.13%
10th Percentile £15.00 £22.50 £14.75
90th Percentile £35.88 £27.50 £44.13
Median hourly rate £21.88 £20.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.02% +15.71% +9.38%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing DNS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Birmingham

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DNS in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for DNS in Birmingham

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DNS in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for DNS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) DHCP
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) Azure
3 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (57.14%) XenApp
4 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
4 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (42.86%) vSphere
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) SCCM
4 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) SAN
4 3 (42.86%) IaaS
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
4 3 (42.86%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (28.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
5 2 (28.57%) Office 365
6 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (14.29%) SaaS

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 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Azure
2 3 (42.86%) IaaS
3 2 (28.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 2 (28.57%) Office 365
4 1 (14.29%) PaaS
4 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) MPLS
5 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
5 1 (14.29%) Network Security
5 1 (14.29%) Skype
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) VPN
5 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Public Sector
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Desktop Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Remote Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 1 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (14.29%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (14.29%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) E-Discovery
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Preventative Maintenance
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 1 (14.29%) Remediation Plan
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCIE
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) XenApp
3 3 (42.86%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) vSphere
3 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
4 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) Mitel
4 1 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (14.29%) SAP