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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 29 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 17 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.98% 5.14% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.22% 30.91% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £190 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.63 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £19.00 £16.88
% change year-on-year
+4.78% +12.59%
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
90 55 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 24.39% 16.62% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 32
Average daily rate £335 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 25
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 2014, 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 21 (84.00%) DHCP
2 19 (76.00%) Windows
3 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (48.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (44.00%) SCCM
5 11 (44.00%) TCP/IP
6 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
7 9 (36.00%) WAN
7 9 (36.00%) SAN
8 8 (32.00%) MS Office
8 8 (32.00%) Linux
8 8 (32.00%) LAN
8 8 (32.00%) Windows 8
9 7 (28.00%) SCOM
9 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
9 7 (28.00%) VMware
10 6 (24.00%) ITIL
10 6 (24.00%) EMC
10 6 (24.00%) Citrix
10 6 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
11 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
11 5 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
11 5 (20.00%) Cisco
11 5 (20.00%) Oracle
11 5 (20.00%) Firewall
11 5 (20.00%) PKI

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) Apache
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) nginx
4 1 (4.00%) Confluence
4 1 (4.00%) SAS
4 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Office
2 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (84.00%) DHCP
2 11 (44.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (36.00%) WAN
3 9 (36.00%) SAN
4 8 (32.00%) LAN
5 5 (20.00%) Firewall
6 4 (16.00%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (12.00%) VoIP
7 3 (12.00%) IPv6
8 2 (8.00%) VPN
8 2 (8.00%) Internet
9 1 (4.00%) MPLS
9 1 (4.00%) X.500
9 1 (4.00%) Intranet
9 1 (4.00%) Wireless
9 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
9 1 (4.00%) Network Security
9 1 (4.00%) LDAP
9 1 (4.00%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MSI
1 1 (4.00%) AdminStudio
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
1 1 (4.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Support Engineer
1 6 (24.00%) Administrator
2 5 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (16.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Server Support
3 4 (16.00%) Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Support Specialist
4 3 (12.00%) Server Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Network Support
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Wintel Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Implementation Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Wintel Support
5 2 (8.00%) Network Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Server Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Network Support Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) MSMQ
1 1 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (4.00%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) PKI
2 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (8.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Device Driver
4 1 (4.00%) Replication
4 1 (4.00%) CLARiiON
4 1 (4.00%) CMDB
4 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.00%) MPEG
4 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (32.00%) Windows 8
5 8 (32.00%) Linux
6 6 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (8.00%) CentOS
9 1 (4.00%) UNIX
9 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
9 1 (4.00%) HPUX
9 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
9 1 (4.00%) Windows NT
9 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
9 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (12.00%) ERP
3 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Computer Architecture
5 1 (4.00%) Software Distribution
5 1 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) E-business
5 1 (4.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (12.00%) Perl
4 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.00%) VBScript
5 1 (4.00%) VB
5 1 (4.00%) AWK
5 1 (4.00%) Ruby
5 1 (4.00%) C
5 1 (4.00%) Java
5 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.00%) sed
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.00%) CCNP
3 2 (8.00%) CCNA
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) OCP
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (8.00%) RHCE
3 2 (8.00%) MCSE
3 2 (8.00%) CCIE
4 1 (4.00%) MCP
4 1 (4.00%) MCSD
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.00%) MCTS
4 1 (4.00%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (12.00%) XenApp
2 3 (12.00%) vSphere
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.00%) qmail
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (44.00%) SCCM
2 7 (28.00%) SCOM
3 3 (12.00%) SCVMM
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (12.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (12.00%) SCOrch
4 2 (8.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (8.00%) WSUS
5 1 (4.00%) Bacula
5 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
5 1 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (4.00%) Nagios
5 1 (4.00%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) VMware
3 6 (24.00%) EMC
3 6 (24.00%) Citrix
4 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (20.00%) Oracle
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (12.00%) SAP
5 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (8.00%) Symantec
7 1 (4.00%) McAfee
7 1 (4.00%) Clearswift
7 1 (4.00%) HP
7 1 (4.00%) AppSense
7 1 (4.00%) F5