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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 46 51 63
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +12
Contract jobs citing DNS 21 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.77% 2.40% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.93% 20.93% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 3
Average daily rate
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£338 £235 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.61% +23.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £375 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.97 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.11% -0.15%
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
176 86 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 23.22% 11.48% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 36 36
Average daily rate £330 £285 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 15 41
Average hourly rate £27.50 £34.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.28% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -3 14 £350 +75.00% 4
Peterborough +6 1 - -
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (81.08%) Windows
2 29 (78.38%) DHCP
3 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
4 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
5 17 (45.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (40.54%) TCP/IP
7 14 (37.84%) SAN
8 13 (35.14%) VMware
8 13 (35.14%) Windows 7
9 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (32.43%) WAN
10 11 (29.73%) LAN
11 10 (27.03%) Linux
11 10 (27.03%) Windows 8
11 10 (27.03%) SCCM
12 9 (24.32%) MS Office
12 9 (24.32%) ITIL
12 9 (24.32%) Cisco
13 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (21.62%) EMC
13 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
13 8 (21.62%) Firewall
14 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
14 7 (18.92%) Oracle
14 7 (18.92%) Citrix
14 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (18.92%) Red Hat
14 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (18.92%) SCOM
14 7 (18.92%) vSphere

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (21.62%) MS Exchange
2 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.41%) Apache
6 1 (2.70%) SAS
6 1 (2.70%) nginx
6 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (24.32%) MS Office
2 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (78.38%) DHCP
2 15 (40.54%) TCP/IP
3 14 (37.84%) SAN
4 12 (32.43%) WAN
5 11 (29.73%) LAN
6 8 (21.62%) Firewall
7 6 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (10.81%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (10.81%) VoIP
9 3 (8.11%) VPN
9 3 (8.11%) IPv6
9 3 (8.11%) Internet
10 2 (5.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (5.41%) Wireless
10 2 (5.41%) SMS
11 1 (2.70%) LDAP
11 1 (2.70%) PBX
11 1 (2.70%) HTTP
11 1 (2.70%) IP Telephony
11 1 (2.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.11%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MSI
1 1 (2.70%) AdminStudio
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
1 1 (2.70%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Support Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Consultant
3 5 (13.51%) Server Support
3 5 (13.51%) Administrator
4 4 (10.81%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (10.81%) Server Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Network Support
5 3 (8.11%) Server Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Support
5 3 (8.11%) Support Specialist
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Wintel Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Network Support Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Linux Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Server Support Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) HTML
1 1 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (2.70%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) PKI
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.11%) CLARiiON
3 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.70%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.70%) MPEG
4 1 (2.70%) NHS
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 30 (81.08%) Windows
2 17 (45.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (35.14%) Windows 7
4 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (27.03%) Windows 8
5 10 (27.03%) Linux
6 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (13.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Vista
8 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
9 2 (5.41%) Debian
9 2 (5.41%) CentOS
10 1 (2.70%) UNIX
10 1 (2.70%) VMS
10 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.70%) Windows NT
10 1 (2.70%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) ITIL
2 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
3 3 (8.11%) ERP
4 2 (5.41%) Project Management
4 2 (5.41%) Change Management
4 2 (5.41%) Migration
4 2 (5.41%) Computer Architecture
4 2 (5.41%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.70%) E-business
5 1 (2.70%) Validation
5 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
2 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.11%) Perl
4 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.41%) VBScript
5 1 (2.70%) VB
5 1 (2.70%) AWK
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) C
5 1 (2.70%) Java
5 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.70%) sed
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.81%) CCNA
3 4 (10.81%) CCNP
4 3 (8.11%) MCSE
5 2 (5.41%) CCIE
5 2 (5.41%) OCP
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (5.41%) RHCE
5 2 (5.41%) Degree
5 2 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.70%) MCTS
6 1 (2.70%) MCP
6 1 (2.70%) MCSD
6 1 (2.70%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.92%) vSphere
3 4 (10.81%) XenApp
4 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.11%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.70%) Samba
6 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.70%) qmail
6 1 (2.70%) XenServer
6 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) SCCM
2 7 (18.92%) SCOM
3 3 (8.11%) SCVMM
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Backup Exec
3 3 (8.11%) SCOrch
3 3 (8.11%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (5.41%) WSUS
4 2 (5.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.70%) Bacula
Vendors
1 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
2 13 (35.14%) VMware
3 9 (24.32%) Cisco
4 8 (21.62%) EMC
5 7 (18.92%) Citrix
5 7 (18.92%) Red Hat
5 7 (18.92%) Oracle
6 5 (13.51%) CheckPoint
7 3 (8.11%) SAP
7 3 (8.11%) HP
7 3 (8.11%) Dell
7 3 (8.11%) F5
8 2 (5.41%) AppSense
8 2 (5.41%) 3PAR
8 2 (5.41%) Symantec