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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 56 54 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing DNS 19 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.41% 2.07% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.81% 13.56% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 7
Average daily rate
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£315 £305 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.27% +38.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £189 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £365 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -17.50%
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
113 118 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.36% 15.25% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 56 42
Average daily rate £275 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 21
Average hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £11.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 July 2015. 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
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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 -6 16 £315 +10.52% 5
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 35 (85.37%) DHCP
2 32 (78.05%) Active Directory
3 31 (75.61%) Microsoft
4 27 (65.85%) Windows
5 22 (53.66%) ITIL
6 19 (46.34%) Linux
7 18 (43.90%) SQL Server
8 14 (34.15%) VMware
8 14 (34.15%) PowerShell
9 13 (31.71%) MS Excel
9 13 (31.71%) SharePoint
10 12 (29.27%) IIS
10 12 (29.27%) Red Hat
10 12 (29.27%) Project Management
10 12 (29.27%) Debian
11 11 (26.83%) Firewall
11 11 (26.83%) LDAP
11 11 (26.83%) Cisco
12 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
12 10 (24.39%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (24.39%) CheckPoint
12 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (24.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (24.39%) F5
12 10 (24.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 9 (21.95%) Terminal Server
14 8 (19.51%) SAN
14 8 (19.51%) Tridion
14 8 (19.51%) vSphere
15 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 13 (31.71%) SharePoint
2 12 (29.27%) IIS
3 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
3 10 (24.39%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (9.76%) Lync
7 3 (7.32%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (31.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (85.37%) DHCP
2 11 (26.83%) LDAP
2 11 (26.83%) Firewall
3 10 (24.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 8 (19.51%) SAN
5 6 (14.63%) Internet
6 5 (12.20%) Network Security
6 5 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (12.20%) Wireless
6 5 (12.20%) BIG-IP
6 5 (12.20%) VoIP
6 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
7 3 (7.32%) VLAN
7 3 (7.32%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (4.88%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (2.44%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (43.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Consultant
3 5 (12.20%) Network Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Environment Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) SharePoint Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Messaging Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.44%) ADSI
2 1 (2.44%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) CLARiiON
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (65.85%) Windows
2 19 (46.34%) Linux
3 12 (29.27%) Debian
4 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.88%) UNIX
8 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) ITIL
2 12 (29.27%) Project Management
3 10 (24.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (14.63%) Migration
4 6 (14.63%) Change Management
4 6 (14.63%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.88%) Workflow
6 1 (2.44%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.44%) SIEM
6 1 (2.44%) Line Management
6 1 (2.44%) Malware Detection\Protection
6 1 (2.44%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.20%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (14.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (12.20%) CCNA
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (7.32%) Degree
5 2 (4.88%) CCIE
5 2 (4.88%) CCNP
6 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 32 (78.05%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.95%) Terminal Server
3 8 (19.51%) vSphere
4 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.88%) Dovecot
6 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (4.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (4.88%) SCCM
2 2 (4.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (75.61%) Microsoft
2 14 (34.15%) VMware
3 12 (29.27%) Red Hat
4 11 (26.83%) Cisco
5 10 (24.39%) CheckPoint
5 10 (24.39%) F5
6 6 (14.63%) 3PAR
6 6 (14.63%) HP
7 5 (12.20%) Dell
7 5 (12.20%) EMC
7 5 (12.20%) Oracle
8 4 (9.76%) Dell Compellent
9 3 (7.32%) Veeam
10 2 (4.88%) Infoblox
10 2 (4.88%) Altiris
10 2 (4.88%) Nintex
10 2 (4.88%) Symantec
11 1 (2.44%) Juniper
11 1 (2.44%) Splunk