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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 50 47 63
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing DNS 21 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.46% 1.99% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.21% 16.67% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £220 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -16.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £185 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £293 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £316
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
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
159 90 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 18.66% 11.92% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 35 62
Average daily rate £335 £278 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.72% -13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £188 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 15 45
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £12.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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
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 21 August 2014. 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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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 -8 16 £350 +66.66% 4
Peterborough +7 1 - - 3
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 30 (78.95%) DHCP
2 29 (76.32%) Windows
3 23 (60.53%) Microsoft
4 20 (52.63%) Active Directory
5 16 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (36.84%) TCP/IP
7 13 (34.21%) VMware
8 12 (31.58%) WAN
8 12 (31.58%) SCCM
9 11 (28.95%) Linux
9 11 (28.95%) LAN
9 11 (28.95%) Windows 7
10 10 (26.32%) ITIL
10 10 (26.32%) Citrix
10 10 (26.32%) SAN
10 10 (26.32%) SCOM
10 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (23.68%) Oracle
11 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
11 9 (23.68%) Red Hat
11 9 (23.68%) Oracle Database
12 8 (21.05%) MS Office
12 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (21.05%) PKI
12 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (21.05%) Windows 8
13 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
13 7 (18.42%) EMC
13 7 (18.42%) XenApp
13 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2010

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
2 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (10.53%) Apache
5 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.63%) SAS
6 1 (2.63%) nginx
6 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) MS Office
2 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (78.95%) DHCP
2 14 (36.84%) TCP/IP
3 12 (31.58%) WAN
4 11 (28.95%) LAN
5 10 (26.32%) SAN
6 5 (13.16%) Firewall
7 4 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (10.53%) VoIP
8 3 (7.89%) SMS
8 3 (7.89%) Internet
8 3 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (7.89%) IPv6
9 2 (5.26%) Wireless
9 2 (5.26%) VPN
10 1 (2.63%) Intranet
10 1 (2.63%) 3G
10 1 (2.63%) MPLS
10 1 (2.63%) X.500
10 1 (2.63%) LDAP
10 1 (2.63%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle Database
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.89%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MSI
1 1 (2.63%) AdminStudio
1 1 (2.63%) JIRA
1 1 (2.63%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Consultant
1 7 (18.42%) Support Engineer
1 7 (18.42%) Administrator
2 6 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (15.79%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Server Support
3 5 (13.16%) Server Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Network Support
4 4 (10.53%) Server Support Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Wintel Support
4 4 (10.53%) Wintel Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Linux Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Oracle Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Support Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Server Support Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Server Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) HTML
1 1 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (2.63%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) PKI
2 4 (10.53%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.26%) NHS
4 2 (5.26%) Clustering
5 1 (2.63%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.63%) Smartcard
5 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.63%) MPEG
5 1 (2.63%) CMDB
5 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (76.32%) Windows
2 16 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (28.95%) Windows 7
3 11 (28.95%) Linux
4 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (21.05%) Windows 8
5 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (10.53%) Windows XP
8 3 (7.89%) Windows Vista
8 3 (7.89%) CentOS
9 2 (5.26%) HPUX
10 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.63%) Windows NT
10 1 (2.63%) VMS
10 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) ITIL
2 6 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (13.16%) ERP
4 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.89%) Migration
5 3 (7.89%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) E-business
6 2 (5.26%) Project Management
6 2 (5.26%) Computer Architecture
7 1 (2.63%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.63%) Software Distribution
7 1 (2.63%) Validation
7 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.63%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) Perl
1 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
1 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.53%) SQL
3 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.26%) VBScript
5 1 (2.63%) VB
5 1 (2.63%) AWK
5 1 (2.63%) Ruby
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) Java
5 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.63%) sed
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.53%) CCNP
2 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.89%) OCP
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (7.89%) RHCE
3 3 (7.89%) MCSE
4 2 (5.26%) CCIE
4 2 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) CCIP
5 1 (2.63%) CCNA
5 1 (2.63%) MCP
5 1 (2.63%) MCSD
5 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.42%) XenApp
3 6 (15.79%) vSphere
4 5 (13.16%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (10.53%) VMware ESX
5 4 (10.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.63%) XenServer
8 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.63%) Samba
8 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.63%) qmail
Systems Management
1 12 (31.58%) SCCM
2 10 (26.32%) SCOM
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (13.16%) Backup Exec
3 5 (13.16%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (10.53%) WSUS
4 4 (10.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (7.89%) SCOrch
5 3 (7.89%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.63%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 23 (60.53%) Microsoft
2 13 (34.21%) VMware
3 10 (26.32%) Citrix
4 9 (23.68%) Red Hat
4 9 (23.68%) Oracle
5 7 (18.42%) EMC
6 6 (15.79%) Cisco
7 5 (13.16%) SAP
8 4 (10.53%) Symantec
9 2 (5.26%) AppSense
9 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
9 2 (5.26%) HP
10 1 (2.63%) Dell
10 1 (2.63%) IBM
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