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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 27 34 26
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing DNS 19 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.00% 3.79% 3.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.68% 17.07% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £270 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -11.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £172 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £324 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -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
74 82 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.47% 22.22% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 32 21
Average daily rate £325 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 23
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -39.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 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 29 (93.55%) DHCP
2 27 (87.10%) Microsoft
3 25 (80.65%) Active Directory
4 21 (67.74%) Windows
5 18 (58.06%) Linux
6 16 (51.61%) ITIL
7 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
8 12 (38.71%) MS Excel
8 12 (38.71%) SharePoint
8 12 (38.71%) PowerShell
9 11 (35.48%) IIS
9 11 (35.48%) Project Management
10 10 (32.26%) Debian
10 10 (32.26%) LDAP
10 10 (32.26%) Red Hat
11 9 (29.03%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
11 9 (29.03%) VMware
11 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (25.81%) Terminal Server
13 7 (22.58%) Tridion
13 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (19.35%) Firewall
14 6 (19.35%) SAN
14 6 (19.35%) Cisco
15 5 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (16.13%) CheckPoint

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 12 (38.71%) SharePoint
2 11 (35.48%) IIS
3 9 (29.03%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
4 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (12.90%) Lync
6 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (9.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (38.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (93.55%) DHCP
2 10 (32.26%) LDAP
3 6 (19.35%) Firewall
3 6 (19.35%) SAN
4 5 (16.13%) Network Security
4 5 (16.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (12.90%) OpenLDAP
6 3 (9.68%) Internet
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (9.68%) VLAN
7 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.45%) VoIP
7 2 (6.45%) Wireless
7 2 (6.45%) BIG-IP
8 1 (3.23%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Ant
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Messaging Consultant
2 4 (12.90%) Administrator
2 4 (12.90%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Linux Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Senior IT Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Wintel Support
5 1 (3.23%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) CLARiiON
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) Linux
3 10 (32.26%) Debian
4 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (12.90%) UNIX
8 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) ITIL
2 11 (35.48%) Project Management
3 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
4 4 (12.90%) Change Management
4 4 (12.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Workflow
6 1 (3.23%) Information Security
6 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) SIEM
6 1 (3.23%) Malware Detection\Protection
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.68%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (9.68%) CCNA
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 2 (6.45%) CCIE
4 2 (6.45%) CCNP
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 25 (80.65%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.81%) Terminal Server
3 4 (12.90%) Dovecot
4 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.68%) vSphere
4 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 27 (87.10%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) Red Hat
3 9 (29.03%) VMware
4 6 (19.35%) Cisco
5 5 (16.13%) CheckPoint
5 5 (16.13%) F5
6 4 (12.90%) 3PAR
6 4 (12.90%) Infoblox
6 4 (12.90%) HP
7 3 (9.68%) Oracle
7 3 (9.68%) Dell
7 3 (9.68%) EMC
7 3 (9.68%) Veeam
8 2 (6.45%) Nintex
9 1 (3.23%) Symantec
9 1 (3.23%) Juniper
9 1 (3.23%) Splunk