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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 33 29 42
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.01% 3.75% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.39% 16.90% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £190 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% +18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £41.75 - £19.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.35 - £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.15 - £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £18.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.12% -3.43%
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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
61 71 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.37% 22.19% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 32 32
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £388 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 22
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £10.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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 29 December 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 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) DHCP
3 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (37.50%) Firewall
5 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 8 (33.33%) WAN
6 8 (33.33%) SAN
6 8 (33.33%) LAN
7 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
7 7 (29.17%) Linux
7 7 (29.17%) MS Office
7 7 (29.17%) SCCM
7 7 (29.17%) VMware
7 7 (29.17%) Windows 8
7 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (16.67%) Internet
8 4 (16.67%) Cisco
8 4 (16.67%) UNIX
8 4 (16.67%) LDAP
8 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
9 3 (12.50%) Degree
9 3 (12.50%) Information Security
9 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
9 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
9 3 (12.50%) SQL

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) nginx
3 1 (4.17%) Confluence
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Office
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (75.00%) DHCP
2 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 9 (37.50%) Firewall
3 8 (33.33%) WAN
3 8 (33.33%) LAN
3 8 (33.33%) SAN
4 4 (16.67%) Internet
4 4 (16.67%) LDAP
5 3 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (8.33%) VoIP
6 2 (8.33%) VPN
6 2 (8.33%) IPv6
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (8.33%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (4.17%) NAS
7 1 (4.17%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (4.17%) X.500
7 1 (4.17%) Intranet
7 1 (4.17%) PBX
7 1 (4.17%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Ant
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Server Support
4 3 (12.50%) Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) IT Support
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Information Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Messaging Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Network Support
5 2 (8.33%) Implementation Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Support Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) MSMQ
1 1 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (4.17%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (8.33%) Clustering
1 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) PKI
2 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.17%) MPEG
2 1 (4.17%) DTV
2 1 (4.17%) Device Driver
2 1 (4.17%) Replication
2 1 (4.17%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
3 7 (29.17%) Windows 8
3 7 (29.17%) Linux
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (12.50%) Information Security
2 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL
3 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.17%) Migration
3 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.17%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) VBScript
3 1 (4.17%) C
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) AWK
3 1 (4.17%) Ruby
3 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.17%) sed
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) CCNA
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
2 2 (8.33%) CCIE
2 2 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (4.17%) CCIP
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.17%) MCTS
3 1 (4.17%) MCP
3 1 (4.17%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Dovecot
3 1 (4.17%) Samba
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) qmail
3 1 (4.17%) vSphere
3 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) SCOM
2 2 (8.33%) SCVMM
2 2 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (8.33%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.17%) Bacula
3 1 (4.17%) Nagios
3 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.17%) WSUS
3 1 (4.17%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco
4 3 (12.50%) EMC
4 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix
5 2 (8.33%) Infoblox
5 2 (8.33%) McAfee
6 1 (4.17%) Clearswift
6 1 (4.17%) F5
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec
6 1 (4.17%) SAP
6 1 (4.17%) HP