The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cambridge region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 35 33 47
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.86% 2.38% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.79% 15.52% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Average daily rate
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£298 £220 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.22% -37.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
87 58 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.71% 15.34% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 22 53
Average daily rate £325 £285 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £220 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £343 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 30
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.70 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
DNS
Cambridgeshire

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 14 (70.00%) DHCP
2 13 (65.00%) Windows
3 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 10 (50.00%) Linux
5 9 (45.00%) ITIL
5 9 (45.00%) Oracle
5 9 (45.00%) Red Hat
5 9 (45.00%) Oracle Database
6 8 (40.00%) SCOM
6 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (35.00%) VMware
7 7 (35.00%) PKI
7 7 (35.00%) Citrix
7 7 (35.00%) SCCM
8 6 (30.00%) EMC
8 6 (30.00%) XenApp
9 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (25.00%) Perl
9 5 (25.00%) ERP
9 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 5 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (25.00%) SAP
9 5 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (20.00%) WAN
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (20.00%) Apache

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (20.00%) Apache
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.00%) nginx
3 1 (5.00%) Confluence
3 1 (5.00%) SAS
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) DHCP
2 4 (20.00%) WAN
3 3 (15.00%) LAN
3 3 (15.00%) SMS
4 2 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) IPv6
5 1 (5.00%) SAN
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) 3G
5 1 (5.00%) MPLS
5 1 (5.00%) X.500
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall
5 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.00%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (5.00%) LDAP
5 1 (5.00%) VoIP
5 1 (5.00%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
1 1 (5.00%) AdminStudio
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Consultant
2 6 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (30.00%) Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Wintel Support
3 4 (20.00%) Wintel Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Network Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Server Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Server Support Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (5.00%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) PKI
2 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (10.00%) NHS
4 1 (5.00%) Smartcard
4 1 (5.00%) Device Driver
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) CMDB
4 1 (5.00%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.00%) CentOS
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.00%) HPUX
5 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.00%) Windows NT
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) ERP
2 5 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) E-business
5 1 (5.00%) Validation
5 1 (5.00%) Computer Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Perl
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.00%) VBScript
4 1 (5.00%) VB
4 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.00%) AWK
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.00%) sed
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.00%) OCP
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (15.00%) RHCE
3 1 (5.00%) MCTS
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) MCP
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) XenApp
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 4 (20.00%) vSphere
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (5.00%) Samba
6 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (5.00%) qmail
6 1 (5.00%) XenServer
6 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) SCOM
2 7 (35.00%) SCCM
3 5 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (20.00%) Backup Exec
4 4 (20.00%) WSUS
4 4 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
5 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
5 1 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (5.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) Oracle
2 9 (45.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 7 (35.00%) Citrix
4 6 (30.00%) EMC
5 5 (25.00%) SAP
6 4 (20.00%) Symantec
7 2 (10.00%) AppSense
8 1 (5.00%) Cisco