Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 49 43
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 +18
Contract jobs citing DNS 16 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.37% 2.13% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.16% 10.40% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 4
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £188 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +126.67% -35.90% -29.09%
10th Percentile £359 £152 £190
90th Percentile £496 £229 £481
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £188 £293
% change year-on-year +126.67% -35.90% -26.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - £14.00 -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -20.00% -16.67%

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 113 125 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 16.74% 20.49% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 42 26
Cambridge median daily rate £340 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £229 £143 £134
90th Percentile £499 £411 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £340 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -2.86% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 41 24
Cambridge median hourly rate £45.50 £42.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +97.65% -49.70%
10th Percentile £17.20 £23.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £54.50 £52.50 £46.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £45.50 £41.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +9.64% +25.76% -19.02%

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019, 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 11 (68.75%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (62.50%) DevOps
2 10 (62.50%) HTTP
3 9 (56.25%) Firewall
4 8 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (50.00%) Linux
5 7 (43.75%) SQL
5 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
5 7 (43.75%) VMware
5 7 (43.75%) LAMP
5 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (43.75%) Docker
5 7 (43.75%) Kubernetes
6 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (37.50%) SSL
7 5 (31.25%) VPN
7 5 (31.25%) Unix
7 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (31.25%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (31.25%) Over-the-Top Content
7 5 (31.25%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (31.25%) REST
7 5 (31.25%) High Availability
8 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 4 (25.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 4 (25.00%) DRM
8 4 (25.00%) NetApp

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 4 (25.00%) Apache
2 3 (18.75%) nginx
2 3 (18.75%) OpenStack
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 11 (68.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) HTTP
2 9 (56.25%) Firewall
3 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (37.50%) SSL
5 5 (31.25%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (31.25%) VPN
6 3 (18.75%) Unicast
7 2 (12.50%) VLAN
8 1 (6.25%) Broadband
8 1 (6.25%) DHCP
8 1 (6.25%) Internet
8 1 (6.25%) LAN
8 1 (6.25%) Skype
8 1 (6.25%) WAN
8 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Hadoop
2 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
2 3 (18.75%) MySQL
3 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
1 3 (18.75%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (18.75%) Publishing
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Site Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Site Reliability Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Network Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) LAMP
2 5 (31.25%) REST
3 3 (18.75%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (18.75%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (12.50%) .NET
4 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Over-the-Top Content
2 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (25.00%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) New Media
3 1 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Unix
3 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Ubuntu
3 4 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (18.75%) CentOS
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
5 1 (6.25%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) DevOps
2 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (31.25%) High Availability
4 4 (25.00%) DRM
4 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (25.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (18.75%) Database Optimisation
5 3 (18.75%) Demand Forecasting
5 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) Kanban
6 2 (12.50%) Microservices
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) Perl
3 3 (18.75%) Python
3 3 (18.75%) Ruby
4 2 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Docker
1 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (31.25%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Kubernetes
2 3 (18.75%) Ansible
2 3 (18.75%) Nagios
2 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (18.75%) Puppet
2 3 (18.75%) Salt
2 3 (18.75%) Terraform
2 3 (18.75%) ZABBIX
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 7 (43.75%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) NetApp
4 2 (12.50%) Google
4 2 (12.50%) New Relic
4 2 (12.50%) Zerto
5 1 (6.25%) Aruba
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (6.25%) Veeam