The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 49 52 50
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing DNS 5 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.84% 1.94% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.94% 12.96% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 6
Average daily rate £319 £338 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £144 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £46.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-12.45% +42.78%
DNS
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
72 108 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 12.16% 14.94% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 59 52
Average daily rate £325 £344 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £104 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £418 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 17
Average hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
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 Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Cambridgeshire region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Cambridgeshire region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -13 3 £319 -8.92% 4
Peterborough +11 1 - -
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (46.67%) Linux
1 7 (46.67%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) Perl
2 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) HTTP
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Web Services
3 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 4 (26.67%) Puppet
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (26.67%) CentOS
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Ubuntu
4 3 (20.00%) SSH
4 3 (20.00%) TDD
4 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (20.00%) Selenium
4 3 (20.00%) Junos
4 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (20.00%) BDD
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (20.00%) Vagrant
4 3 (20.00%) DevOps
4 3 (20.00%) Solaris
4 3 (20.00%) Unix

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (13.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (13.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (26.67%) HTTP
4 3 (20.00%) BGP
4 3 (20.00%) DHCP
4 3 (20.00%) Junos
4 3 (20.00%) OSPF
4 3 (20.00%) SSH
5 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (6.67%) FTP
6 1 (6.67%) Internet
6 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (6.67%) VLAN
6 1 (6.67%) WAN
6 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
1 3 (20.00%) Vagrant
2 2 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (13.33%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) Protractor
General
1 1 (6.67%) Electronics
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) Juniper Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) Solaris Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) Ubuntu Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Security Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (6.67%) Spring
2 1 (6.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) CentOS
2 4 (26.67%) Ubuntu
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) Solaris
3 3 (20.00%) Unix
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (26.67%) Scrum
3 3 (20.00%) BDD
3 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (20.00%) DevOps
3 3 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Kanban
5 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
5 1 (6.67%) Content Management
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.67%) Release Management
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) User Stories
5 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Bash Shell
1 6 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) JNCIA
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) CCNP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
2 1 (6.67%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Puppet
2 3 (20.00%) Nagios
3 2 (13.33%) Graphite
3 2 (13.33%) Kubernetes
3 2 (13.33%) logstash
3 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (13.33%) Riemann
4 1 (6.67%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
1 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 3 (20.00%) Juniper
3 2 (13.33%) Dynatrace
3 2 (13.33%) Google
3 2 (13.33%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) AppDynamics
4 1 (6.67%) BMC
4 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) LogRhythm
4 1 (6.67%) New Relic
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow