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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 59 44 56
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing DNS 13 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.65% 2.76% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.50% 15.53% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £200 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £41.75 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -2.63%
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
113 103 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.36% 17.76% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 44 49
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £384 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 34
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +31.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £10.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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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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 -2 10 £350 +84.21% 2
Huntingdon - - - -
St Neots - - - -
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 28 (82.35%) Windows
2 27 (79.41%) DHCP
3 20 (58.82%) Microsoft
4 15 (44.12%) Active Directory
4 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (41.18%) Firewall
6 13 (38.24%) VMware
6 13 (38.24%) SAN
7 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
7 11 (32.35%) Linux
8 10 (29.41%) Windows 7
8 10 (29.41%) SCCM
9 9 (26.47%) Windows 8
9 9 (26.47%) MS Office
9 9 (26.47%) WAN
9 9 (26.47%) LAN
9 9 (26.47%) MS Excel
10 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
10 8 (23.53%) SQL
10 8 (23.53%) Cisco
10 8 (23.53%) CheckPoint
11 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
12 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (17.65%) HP
12 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (17.65%) UNIX
13 5 (14.71%) EMC
13 5 (14.71%) Citrix

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.94%) nginx
6 1 (2.94%) Confluence
6 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.94%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (26.47%) MS Office
1 9 (26.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (79.41%) DHCP
2 14 (41.18%) Firewall
3 13 (38.24%) SAN
4 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
5 9 (26.47%) LAN
5 9 (26.47%) WAN
6 5 (14.71%) VPN
6 5 (14.71%) Internet
6 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (11.76%) LDAP
8 3 (8.82%) VoIP
8 3 (8.82%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (5.88%) Wireless
9 2 (5.88%) IPv6
9 2 (5.88%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (2.94%) NAS
10 1 (2.94%) Asterisk PBX
10 1 (2.94%) X.500
10 1 (2.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Ant
1 1 (2.94%) MSI
1 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Marketing
2 1 (2.94%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Support Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Consultant
3 5 (14.71%) Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Network Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Server Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Server Support
4 4 (11.76%) Support Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Security Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Support
5 3 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Network Support
5 3 (8.82%) Server Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) IT Support
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Wintel Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Wintel Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Messaging Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
1 3 (8.82%) MSMQ
2 1 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (2.94%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Client/Server
1 4 (11.76%) Blackberry
1 4 (11.76%) Clustering
2 3 (8.82%) PKI
2 3 (8.82%) Replication
2 3 (8.82%) CLARiiON
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) DTV
4 1 (2.94%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.94%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 28 (82.35%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (32.35%) Linux
5 10 (29.41%) Windows 7
6 9 (26.47%) Windows 8
7 6 (17.65%) UNIX
7 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (8.82%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (5.88%) Debian
10 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.94%) VMS
10 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (8.82%) ITIL
2 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
2 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
2 3 (8.82%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (8.82%) Information Security
2 3 (8.82%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.88%) Project Management
3 2 (5.88%) Change Management
3 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
3 2 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.94%) Programme Management
4 1 (2.94%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
3 4 (11.76%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.94%) AWK
4 1 (2.94%) Ruby
4 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.94%) sed
4 1 (2.94%) VBScript
4 1 (2.94%) C
4 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.76%) CCNA
3 3 (8.82%) CCNP
3 3 (8.82%) Degree
3 3 (8.82%) MCSE
4 2 (5.88%) CCIE
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.94%) CCIP
5 1 (2.94%) MCP
5 1 (2.94%) MCSD
5 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.94%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
1 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (44.12%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) vSphere
3 3 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.88%) Dovecot
4 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.94%) qmail
5 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.94%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) SCCM
2 4 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (8.82%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (8.82%) Nagios
4 2 (5.88%) SCOM
4 2 (5.88%) SCVMM
4 2 (5.88%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.94%) Bacula
5 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 13 (38.24%) VMware
3 8 (23.53%) CheckPoint
3 8 (23.53%) Cisco
4 6 (17.65%) HP
5 5 (14.71%) EMC
5 5 (14.71%) Citrix
6 4 (11.76%) McAfee
7 3 (8.82%) Clearswift
7 3 (8.82%) F5
7 3 (8.82%) Dell
8 2 (5.88%) Oracle
8 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
8 2 (5.88%) Infoblox
8 2 (5.88%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.94%) Symantec
9 1 (2.94%) Juniper
9 1 (2.94%) SAP