The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 28 39 34
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.82% 0.62% 2.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.52% 4.35% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £235 £319 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.27% -8.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%

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
54 46 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.25% 14.15% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 32
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £243 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £435 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 3
Median hourly rate £21.00 £55.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.81% +29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £41.80 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £55.00 £43.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for DNS.

1 13 (92.86%) DHCP
2 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 10 (71.43%) Windows
4 8 (57.14%) LDAP
4 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
5 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (42.86%) IIS
6 6 (42.86%) WSUS
7 5 (35.71%) ITIL
8 4 (28.57%) Linux
8 4 (28.57%) Kerberos
8 4 (28.57%) Clustering
8 4 (28.57%) PKI
8 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
9 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (21.43%) VMware
9 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (21.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (21.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (21.43%) OAuth
9 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (21.43%) Identity Management
9 3 (21.43%) Project Management
9 3 (21.43%) SAML
9 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
9 3 (21.43%) Oracle
10 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 2 (14.29%) MS Office
10 2 (14.29%) SLA
10 2 (14.29%) IBM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 6 (42.86%) IIS
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) DHCP
2 8 (57.14%) LDAP
3 4 (28.57%) Kerberos
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) Internet
4 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
4 1 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Administrator
1 6 (42.86%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Identity Management Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
4 2 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Active Directory Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) OAuth
1 3 (21.43%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Clustering
1 4 (28.57%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Identity Management
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Terminal Server
3 1 (7.14%) iptables
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) WSUS
2 3 (21.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Nagios
3 1 (7.14%) OSSEC
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Apple
3 2 (14.29%) Dell
3 2 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) EMC
4 1 (7.14%) LogRhythm
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.14%) TippingPoint