Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for DNS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DNS over the 6 months to 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Domain Name System (DNS)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 45 38
Rank change year-on-year +18 -7 +21
Contract jobs citing DNS 38 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 5.19% 2.94% 3.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.94% 13.01% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 10 16
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £200 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +112.50% -42.03% -1.43%
10th Percentile £344 £177 £313
90th Percentile £475 £232 £519
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £200 £345
% change year-on-year +112.50% -42.03% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - £18.25 -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £10.01 £18.25 -
% change year-on-year -45.15% - -

DNS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 136 146 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 18.58% 22.60% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 76 37
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -15.63% +26.98%
10th Percentile £300 £187 £320
90th Percentile £478 £402 £560
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £380 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 35 25
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
10th Percentile £13.00 £27.30 £32.50
90th Percentile £52.25 £51.25 £77.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £39.75
% change year-on-year -28.00% -5.66% +22.31%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Cambridge

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Cambridge

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Cambridge over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Cambridge

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for DNS.

1 21 (55.26%) Linux
1 21 (55.26%) VMware
2 20 (52.63%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 18 (47.37%) PKI
4 17 (44.74%) NetApp
4 17 (44.74%) Firewall
5 16 (42.11%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (42.11%) DevOps
6 15 (39.47%) Docker
6 15 (39.47%) Kubernetes
6 15 (39.47%) LAMP
6 15 (39.47%) Red Hat
6 15 (39.47%) DHCP
7 14 (36.84%) Active Directory
7 14 (36.84%) Apache
8 12 (31.58%) Windows
8 12 (31.58%) CheckPoint
8 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
9 11 (28.95%) CentOS
9 11 (28.95%) Ruby
9 11 (28.95%) Hadoop
9 11 (28.95%) ZABBIX
9 11 (28.95%) nginx
9 11 (28.95%) Bash Shell
9 11 (28.95%) Puppet
9 11 (28.95%) MongoDB
9 11 (28.95%) OpenStack
9 11 (28.95%) Jenkins
9 11 (28.95%) Nagios

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (36.84%) Apache
2 11 (28.95%) nginx
2 11 (28.95%) OpenStack
3 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
4 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (15.79%) IIS
5 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 20 (52.63%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.63%) IaaS
4 1 (2.63%) Office 365
4 1 (2.63%) PaaS
4 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (44.74%) Firewall
2 15 (39.47%) DHCP
3 8 (21.05%) Unicast
4 6 (15.79%) HTTP
4 6 (15.79%) SSL
4 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
5 5 (13.16%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (13.16%) VPN
6 3 (7.89%) Kerberos
7 1 (2.63%) Broadband
7 1 (2.63%) Internet
7 1 (2.63%) LAN
7 1 (2.63%) Skype
7 1 (2.63%) VLAN
7 1 (2.63%) WAN
7 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (42.11%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (28.95%) Hadoop
2 11 (28.95%) MongoDB
2 11 (28.95%) MySQL
3 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
4 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Jenkins
1 11 (28.95%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Administrator
3 6 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Senior DevOps
4 5 (13.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (7.89%) Azure Administrator
6 3 (7.89%) Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) VMWare Administrator
6 3 (7.89%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.26%) Identity Management Administrator
7 2 (5.26%) Identity Management Specialist
7 2 (5.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Python Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) LAMP
2 11 (28.95%) LAPP Stack
2 11 (28.95%) LEMP Stack
3 5 (13.16%) REST
4 3 (7.89%) LDAP
4 3 (7.89%) OAuth
4 3 (7.89%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (47.37%) PKI
2 5 (13.16%) Over-the-Top Content
3 3 (7.89%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.63%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (55.26%) Linux
2 12 (31.58%) Windows
3 11 (28.95%) CentOS
4 6 (15.79%) Data ONTAP
4 6 (15.79%) Unix
5 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (10.53%) Ubuntu
7 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
8 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) DevOps
2 10 (26.32%) ITIL
3 8 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (13.16%) High Availability
4 5 (13.16%) Load Balancing
5 4 (10.53%) DRM
6 3 (7.89%) Business Continuity
6 3 (7.89%) Identity Management
6 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.26%) Change Management
7 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.63%) Data Analysis
8 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (2.63%) Matrix Management
8 1 (2.63%) Project Management
8 1 (2.63%) Service Management
8 1 (2.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
2 11 (28.95%) Bash Shell
2 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
2 11 (28.95%) Perl
2 11 (28.95%) Python
2 11 (28.95%) Ruby
3 5 (13.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.26%) MCSA
2 2 (5.26%) MCSE
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 15 (39.47%) Docker
2 14 (36.84%) Active Directory
3 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (15.79%) vSphere
5 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (13.16%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (13.16%) XenApp
6 3 (7.89%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 3 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (39.47%) Kubernetes
2 11 (28.95%) Ansible
2 11 (28.95%) Nagios
2 11 (28.95%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (28.95%) Puppet
2 11 (28.95%) Salt
2 11 (28.95%) Terraform
2 11 (28.95%) ZABBIX
3 8 (21.05%) WSUS
4 3 (7.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) VMware
2 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 17 (44.74%) NetApp
4 15 (39.47%) Red Hat
5 12 (31.58%) CheckPoint
6 5 (13.16%) Citrix
7 3 (7.89%) Dell
7 3 (7.89%) HP
7 3 (7.89%) IBM
7 3 (7.89%) Oracle
8 1 (2.63%) Aruba
8 1 (2.63%) Cisco
8 1 (2.63%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (2.63%) Nokia