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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 34 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing DNS 14 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.11% 3.76% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.39% 28.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £195 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.48% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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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
113 49 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.11% 13.17% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 29
Average daily rate £330 £250 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 15 29
Average hourly rate £25.50 £31.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.74% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.14 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £45.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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 (77.78%) Windows
2 20 (74.07%) DHCP
3 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
5 11 (40.74%) WAN
5 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (37.04%) SCCM
6 10 (37.04%) LAN
7 9 (33.33%) SAN
7 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (29.63%) Windows 8
8 8 (29.63%) MS Office
9 7 (25.93%) Linux
9 7 (25.93%) VMware
9 7 (25.93%) SCOM
10 6 (22.22%) ITIL
10 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
10 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (22.22%) EMC
10 6 (22.22%) Citrix
11 5 (18.52%) Red Hat
11 5 (18.52%) Cisco
11 5 (18.52%) Oracle
11 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
12 4 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (14.81%) XenApp
12 4 (14.81%) PowerShell

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.41%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) SAS
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Confluence
3 1 (3.70%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Office
2 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (74.07%) DHCP
2 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
2 11 (40.74%) WAN
3 10 (37.04%) LAN
4 9 (33.33%) SAN
5 4 (14.81%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (14.81%) Firewall
6 3 (11.11%) IPv6
6 3 (11.11%) VoIP
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (7.41%) SMS
7 2 (7.41%) Internet
8 1 (3.70%) X.500
8 1 (3.70%) MPLS
8 1 (3.70%) Intranet
8 1 (3.70%) LDAP
8 1 (3.70%) PBX
8 1 (3.70%) VPN
8 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
8 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.11%) Hadoop
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
1 1 (3.70%) AdminStudio
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
1 1 (3.70%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Administrator
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (14.81%) Network Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Server Support
4 3 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Support
4 3 (11.11%) Support Specialist
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Wintel Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Server Support Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Wintel Support
5 2 (7.41%) Network Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Server Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Network Support Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
1 1 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (3.70%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) PKI
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.70%) NHS
4 1 (3.70%) MPEG
4 1 (3.70%) CMDB
4 1 (3.70%) CLARiiON
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (29.63%) Windows 8
5 7 (25.93%) Linux
6 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (7.41%) CentOS
9 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
9 1 (3.70%) HPUX
9 1 (3.70%) Windows NT
9 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (11.11%) ERP
3 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.41%) Computer Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Validation
5 1 (3.70%) E-business
5 1 (3.70%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
1 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
2 3 (11.11%) Perl
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.41%) VBScript
4 1 (3.70%) C
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) VB
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
4 1 (3.70%) AWK
4 1 (3.70%) sed
4 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (11.11%) CCNP
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
4 2 (7.41%) MCSE
4 2 (7.41%) CCNA
4 2 (7.41%) CCIE
4 2 (7.41%) OCP
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (7.41%) RHCE
5 1 (3.70%) CCIP
5 1 (3.70%) MCP
5 1 (3.70%) MCSD
5 1 (3.70%) MCTS
5 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) XenApp
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (11.11%) vSphere
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.70%) Samba
5 1 (3.70%) XenServer
5 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.70%) qmail
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) SCCM
2 7 (25.93%) SCOM
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (11.11%) SCVMM
3 3 (11.11%) SCOrch
4 2 (7.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (7.41%) Backup Exec
4 2 (7.41%) WSUS
5 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) EMC
3 6 (22.22%) Citrix
4 5 (18.52%) Red Hat
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco
4 5 (18.52%) Oracle
5 3 (11.11%) SAP
6 2 (7.41%) AppSense
6 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.41%) Symantec
7 1 (3.70%) F5