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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 41 28 34
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing DNS 3 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.82% 3.51% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.77% 19.30% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate £319 £350 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +35.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £350 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £350 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.38 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-14.43% +46.09%
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
52 57 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.13% 18.21% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 31
Average daily rate £389 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.07% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 15
Average hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +47.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 2016, 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 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Load Balancing
3 5 (45.45%) Perl
3 5 (45.45%) Bash Shell
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) HTTP
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) SSH
5 3 (27.27%) Selenium
5 3 (27.27%) Ubuntu
5 3 (27.27%) CentOS
5 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) Nagios
5 3 (27.27%) OSPF
5 3 (27.27%) BGP
5 3 (27.27%) Juniper
5 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
5 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 3 (27.27%) Puppet
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (27.27%) Junos
5 3 (27.27%) Vagrant

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (18.18%) OpenStack
2 1 (9.09%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
3 4 (36.36%) HTTP
4 3 (27.27%) BGP
4 3 (27.27%) Junos
4 3 (27.27%) OSPF
4 3 (27.27%) SSH
5 1 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (9.09%) Internet
5 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (9.09%) VLAN
5 1 (9.09%) VPN
5 1 (9.09%) WAN
5 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
1 3 (27.27%) Vagrant
2 2 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 2 (18.18%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) Protractor
General
1 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Juniper Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) DevOps Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Solaris Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Solaris Systems Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Ubuntu Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Unix Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) CentOS
2 3 (27.27%) Ubuntu
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Solaris
3 2 (18.18%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Load Balancing
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) DevOps
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 2 (18.18%) Kanban
5 1 (9.09%) Content Management
5 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Security Operations
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) User Stories
5 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Bash Shell
1 5 (45.45%) Perl
2 2 (18.18%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) JNCIA
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Nagios
1 3 (27.27%) Puppet
2 2 (18.18%) Graphite
2 2 (18.18%) Kubernetes
2 2 (18.18%) logstash
2 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (18.18%) Riemann
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Juniper
2 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Dynatrace
3 2 (18.18%) Google
4 1 (9.09%) AppDynamics
4 1 (9.09%) LogRhythm
4 1 (9.09%) New Relic