The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 43 34 32
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.74% 3.68% 3.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% 15.38% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 8
Average daily rate
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£358 £350 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £310 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £380 £297
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.54% +7.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £33.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.51 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.51% -10.00%
DNS
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
84 117 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.25% 23.93% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 49 17
Average daily rate £275 £325 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +38.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £423 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 10
Average hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% -1.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Cambridge region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Cambridge region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS.

1 22 (78.57%) DHCP
2 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
4 17 (60.71%) SQL Server
5 16 (57.14%) Windows
6 14 (50.00%) Linux
7 13 (46.43%) ITIL
8 12 (42.86%) VMware
9 11 (39.29%) PowerShell
9 11 (39.29%) MS Excel
9 11 (39.29%) SharePoint
9 11 (39.29%) IIS
10 10 (35.71%) Red Hat
10 10 (35.71%) Firewall
10 10 (35.71%) Debian
11 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (32.14%) MS Exchange
11 9 (32.14%) LDAP
12 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (28.57%) Load Balancing
13 7 (25.00%) Terminal Server
13 7 (25.00%) Project Management
14 6 (21.43%) SAN
14 6 (21.43%) Tridion
14 6 (21.43%) Cisco
14 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (17.86%) 3PAR
15 5 (17.86%) F5

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (39.29%) IIS
1 11 (39.29%) SharePoint
2 9 (32.14%) MS Exchange
3 8 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (10.71%) OpenStack
5 3 (10.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (39.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.71%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.57%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (78.57%) DHCP
2 10 (35.71%) Firewall
3 9 (32.14%) LDAP
4 6 (21.43%) SAN
5 5 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (14.29%) VLAN
6 4 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 2 (7.14%) Internet
8 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.57%) Wireless
8 1 (3.57%) BIG-IP
8 1 (3.57%) VPN
8 1 (3.57%) IPv4
8 1 (3.57%) FTP
8 1 (3.57%) LAN
8 1 (3.57%) VoIP
8 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (60.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.57%) EDRMS
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Selenium
1 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.57%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Support
5 1 (3.57%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) CLARiiON
2 1 (3.57%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
2 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Linux
3 10 (35.71%) Debian
4 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) ITIL
2 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (28.57%) Load Balancing
4 7 (25.00%) Project Management
5 5 (17.86%) Change Management
6 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
6 3 (10.71%) DevOps
7 2 (7.14%) Scrum
7 2 (7.14%) Workflow
7 2 (7.14%) Migration
7 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.14%) Kanban
7 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.14%) TDD
7 2 (7.14%) BDD
8 1 (3.57%) SIEM
8 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
8 1 (3.57%) Information Security
8 1 (3.57%) Malware Detection\Protection
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) PowerShell
2 5 (17.86%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (17.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) CCIE
4 1 (3.57%) CCNP
System Software
1 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) Terminal Server
3 4 (14.29%) vSphere
4 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Nagios
1 3 (10.71%) Puppet
1 3 (10.71%) Vagrant
1 3 (10.71%) logstash
1 3 (10.71%) Graphite
1 3 (10.71%) Kubernetes
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.57%) WMI
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (42.86%) VMware
3 10 (35.71%) Red Hat
4 6 (21.43%) Cisco
5 5 (17.86%) Oracle
5 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
5 5 (17.86%) HP
5 5 (17.86%) 3PAR
5 5 (17.86%) F5
6 4 (14.29%) Dell
6 4 (14.29%) EMC
7 3 (10.71%) Google
7 3 (10.71%) Veeam
7 3 (10.71%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (7.14%) Nintex
9 1 (3.57%) Splunk
9 1 (3.57%) Citrix