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 3 months to 30 April 2017 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 39 24
Rank change year-on-year +6 -15  
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.17% 2.05% 4.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 11.94% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 13
Median daily rate £256 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.15% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £325 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £340 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +1.47% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.31% -6.00%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 70 67 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 22.22% 17.14% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 39 42
Median daily rate £350 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £320 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 9
Median hourly rate £33.50 £45.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.55% +119.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £42.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £38.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for DNS.

1 18 (90.00%) DHCP
2 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (70.00%) Windows
4 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (35.00%) ITIL
6 7 (35.00%) LDAP
7 6 (30.00%) Firewall
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (25.00%) WSUS
8 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 5 (25.00%) Apple
8 5 (25.00%) IIS
9 4 (20.00%) Oracle
9 4 (20.00%) Kerberos
9 4 (20.00%) VPN
9 4 (20.00%) SLA
9 4 (20.00%) Cisco
9 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (20.00%) Project Management
9 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (20.00%) PKI
9 4 (20.00%) Clustering
9 4 (20.00%) Degree
10 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (15.00%) SCOrch
10 3 (15.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (15.00%) Azure Active Directory

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 5 (25.00%) IIS
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) DHCP
2 7 (35.00%) LDAP
3 6 (30.00%) Firewall
4 4 (20.00%) Kerberos
4 4 (20.00%) VPN
4 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (10.00%) IP Telephony
5 2 (10.00%) SAN
5 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.00%) WAN
6 1 (5.00%) Internet
6 1 (5.00%) IPv4
6 1 (5.00%) LAN
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security
6 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
6 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Administrator
2 4 (20.00%) IT Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Active Directory Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Identity Management Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
4 2 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) OAuth
1 3 (15.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Clustering
1 4 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (5.00%) Solaris
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) Identity Management
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) IT Strategy
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.00%) CCNP
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) Firmware
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) WSUS
2 3 (15.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (15.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Apple
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco
3 4 (20.00%) Oracle
4 3 (15.00%) Dell
4 3 (15.00%) Riverbed
4 3 (15.00%) VMware
5 2 (10.00%) Aruba
5 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) Juniper