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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 31 35 17
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Contract jobs citing DNS 15 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.35% 2.47% 7.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.06% 14.06% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £285 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -6.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £43.00 £22.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.11% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
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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
68 64 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.71% 17.53% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 23 12
Average daily rate £325 £293 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +6.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £198 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £352 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 22
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 April 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 (88.00%) DHCP
2 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (52.00%) Windows
4 13 (52.00%) Linux
5 11 (44.00%) MS Excel
6 10 (40.00%) LDAP
6 10 (40.00%) ITIL
6 10 (40.00%) Project Management
7 7 (28.00%) Tridion
7 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
7 7 (28.00%) Terminal Server
7 7 (28.00%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
7 7 (28.00%) IIS
7 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
7 7 (28.00%) Firewall
7 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (28.00%) Debian
7 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
7 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (20.00%) UNIX
8 5 (20.00%) Migration
8 5 (20.00%) Network Security
9 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (16.00%) OpenLDAP
9 4 (16.00%) Infoblox
9 4 (16.00%) Dovecot
9 4 (16.00%) Lync
9 4 (16.00%) Office 365

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (28.00%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (28.00%) IIS
1 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.00%) Lync
3 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (44.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Tridion
2 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (88.00%) DHCP
2 10 (40.00%) LDAP
3 7 (28.00%) Firewall
4 5 (20.00%) Network Security
5 4 (16.00%) OpenLDAP
5 4 (16.00%) Internet
6 2 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (8.00%) VoIP
6 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.00%) Wireless
6 2 (8.00%) BIG-IP
7 1 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Ant
General
1 1 (4.00%) Marketing
1 1 (4.00%) Electronics
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) Messaging Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Security Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) IT Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Support Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Information Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Linux Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Senior IT Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Wintel Support
6 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
1 13 (52.00%) Linux
2 7 (28.00%) Debian
2 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (20.00%) UNIX
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
1 10 (40.00%) Project Management
2 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Information Security
4 3 (12.00%) Malware Detection\Protection
5 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.00%) CCIE
2 2 (8.00%) CCNP
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) Terminal Server
3 4 (16.00%) Dovecot
4 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) WSUS
1 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (16.00%) Infoblox
4 3 (12.00%) VMware
5 2 (8.00%) F5
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco
5 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.00%) Juniper
6 1 (4.00%) Symantec
6 1 (4.00%) McAfee
6 1 (4.00%) SAP
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