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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 21 35 18
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Contract jobs citing DNS 16 5 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.94% 1.55% 8.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.88% 9.62% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Average daily rate
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£325 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.83%
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 £24.38 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+52.34% +3.22%
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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
67 52 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.68% 16.10% 26.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 22
Average daily rate £325 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £379 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 22
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 23 (88.46%) DHCP
2 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
3 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
4 15 (57.69%) Windows
5 13 (50.00%) Linux
6 11 (42.31%) MS Excel
7 10 (38.46%) Project Management
8 9 (34.62%) ITIL
8 9 (34.62%) LDAP
9 8 (30.77%) Firewall
10 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
10 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
10 7 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (23.08%) UNIX
11 6 (23.08%) IIS
11 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
11 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (23.08%) Debian
11 6 (23.08%) Tridion
11 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
11 6 (23.08%) Terminal Server
11 6 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (19.23%) Network Security
12 5 (19.23%) Migration
13 4 (15.38%) Degree
13 4 (15.38%) OpenLDAP
13 4 (15.38%) Infoblox
13 4 (15.38%) Dovecot
13 4 (15.38%) Lync

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (26.92%) SharePoint
2 6 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (23.08%) IIS
3 4 (15.38%) Lync
3 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
4 2 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (42.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Tridion
2 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) DHCP
2 9 (34.62%) LDAP
3 8 (30.77%) Firewall
4 5 (19.23%) Network Security
5 4 (15.38%) OpenLDAP
5 4 (15.38%) Internet
6 2 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (7.69%) Wireless
6 2 (7.69%) BIG-IP
6 2 (7.69%) VoIP
6 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.85%) VPN
7 1 (3.85%) SAN
7 1 (3.85%) WAN
7 1 (3.85%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Ant
General
1 1 (3.85%) Electronics
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Consultant
1 6 (23.08%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Messaging Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Security Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Information Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Support Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) IT Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) IT Support
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Senior IT Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Support
5 1 (3.85%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.85%) DTV
2 1 (3.85%) Replication
2 1 (3.85%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (23.08%) Debian
4 6 (23.08%) UNIX
5 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Project Management
2 9 (34.62%) ITIL
3 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (19.23%) Migration
5 3 (11.54%) Information Security
6 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.85%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) CCIE
2 2 (7.69%) CCNP
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) Terminal Server
3 4 (15.38%) Dovecot
4 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.85%) Nagios
2 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 4 (15.38%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) Infoblox
4 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco
5 2 (7.69%) F5
5 2 (7.69%) McAfee
6 1 (3.85%) Clearswift
6 1 (3.85%) SAP
6 1 (3.85%) Symantec
6 1 (3.85%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix
6 1 (3.85%) Juniper