Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 41 55
Rank change year-on-year -12 +14 -15
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.60% 2.28% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.52% 15.22% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 10
Cambridge median daily rate £188 £350 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.43% -13.58% +15.71%
10th Percentile £152 £203 £346
90th Percentile £229 £463 £479
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £188 £350 £390
% change year-on-year -46.43% -10.26% +15.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate £14.00 - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +2.94% -54.67%

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 133 92 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 21.31% 14.98% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 20 47
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £185
90th Percentile £400 £526 £475
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £363 £370
% change year-on-year -3.45% -2.03% +19.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 24 24
Cambridge median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -5.06% +43.64%
10th Percentile £24.33 £14.35 £20.25
90th Percentile £51.10 £77.50 £59.25
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +15.71% -10.26% +41.82%

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 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 20 January 2018, 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 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) DHCP
3 4 (40.00%) VBScript
3 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) SDL Web 8
3 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (40.00%) MVC
3 4 (40.00%) CMS
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Subversion
3 4 (40.00%) Content Management
3 4 (40.00%) Atlassian
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (40.00%) Office 365
3 4 (40.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (40.00%) Virtual Team
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (20.00%) SLA
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) Apple
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Firewall

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 (40.00%) CMS
2 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Skype
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (40.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Support
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (10.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (40.00%) Content Management
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (40.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCITP
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (10.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Atlassian
3 2 (20.00%) Apple
4 1 (10.00%) HP