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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 25 38 21
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Contract jobs citing DNS 13 1 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.02% 0.35% 7.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.97% 2.17% 27.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +103.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £44.50 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+41.81% -7.24%
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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
62 46 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.20% 16.14% 25.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 26
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £380 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 23
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +97.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £45.00 £48.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

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
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 March 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 17 (85.00%) DHCP
2 15 (75.00%) Windows
3 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (40.00%) Linux
6 7 (35.00%) Firewall
7 6 (30.00%) UNIX
7 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
8 5 (25.00%) Project Management
8 5 (25.00%) Migration
8 5 (25.00%) Network Security
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
9 4 (20.00%) Infoblox
9 4 (20.00%) Dovecot
9 4 (20.00%) Lync
9 4 (20.00%) Office 365
9 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (20.00%) Degree
9 4 (20.00%) VMware
9 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 4 (20.00%) ITIL
9 4 (20.00%) LDAP
10 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (15.00%) Internet
10 3 (15.00%) Information Security
10 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
11 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (20.00%) Lync
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Tridion
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (85.00%) DHCP
2 7 (35.00%) Firewall
3 5 (25.00%) Network Security
4 4 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
4 4 (20.00%) LDAP
5 3 (15.00%) Internet
6 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless
6 1 (5.00%) BIG-IP
6 1 (5.00%) LAN
6 1 (5.00%) VoIP
6 1 (5.00%) WAN
6 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.00%) VPN
6 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Ant
General
1 1 (5.00%) Electronics
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Consultant
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Messaging Consultant
2 4 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Information Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Support Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.00%) DTV
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Linux
3 6 (30.00%) UNIX
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (5.00%) Debian
8 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Project Management
1 5 (25.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Information Security
4 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) CCIE
2 1 (5.00%) CCNP
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) Dovecot
3 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.00%) Terminal Server
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.00%) Nagios
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
2 4 (20.00%) Infoblox
3 2 (10.00%) McAfee
3 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Juniper
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) Clearswift
4 1 (5.00%) F5