Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 47 45
Rank change year-on-year +16 -2 +22
Contract jobs citing DNS 38 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 5.06% 2.46% 2.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.14% 10.49% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 9
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £200 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +112.50% -42.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £375 £184 £307
90th Percentile £475 £254 £440
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £200 £350
% change year-on-year +112.50% -42.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - £14.00 -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 -
% change year-on-year +32.14% - -

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 140 162 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 18.64% 23.41% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 72 20
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £300 £185 £316
90th Percentile £478 £411 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 45 26
Cambridge median hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £39.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.54% +4.13% +21.15%
10th Percentile £13.00 £22.40 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.25 £50.65 £77.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £40.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year -7.41% +2.53% +9.72%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 23 (60.53%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (57.89%) Linux
3 21 (55.26%) VMware
4 19 (50.00%) DevOps
5 18 (47.37%) Microsoft
5 18 (47.37%) NetApp
5 18 (47.37%) Firewall
6 17 (44.74%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (44.74%) PKI
7 16 (42.11%) LAMP
7 16 (42.11%) Red Hat
7 16 (42.11%) Kubernetes
7 16 (42.11%) Docker
8 15 (39.47%) Apache
9 13 (34.21%) CheckPoint
10 12 (31.58%) Nagios
10 12 (31.58%) Python
10 12 (31.58%) Windows
10 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
10 12 (31.58%) Perl
10 12 (31.58%) MySQL
10 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
10 12 (31.58%) Ruby
10 12 (31.58%) nginx
10 12 (31.58%) Hadoop
10 12 (31.58%) CentOS
10 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (31.58%) ZABBIX
10 12 (31.58%) Bash Shell
10 12 (31.58%) Puppet

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 15 (39.47%) Apache
2 12 (31.58%) nginx
2 12 (31.58%) OpenStack
3 7 (18.42%) MS Exchange
4 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (10.53%) IIS
6 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 23 (60.53%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.63%) IaaS
4 1 (2.63%) Office 365
4 1 (2.63%) PaaS
4 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (47.37%) Firewall
2 11 (28.95%) DHCP
3 9 (23.68%) HTTP
3 9 (23.68%) SSL
3 9 (23.68%) Unicast
4 8 (21.05%) TCP/IP
5 5 (13.16%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (13.16%) VPN
6 2 (5.26%) VLAN
7 1 (2.63%) Broadband
7 1 (2.63%) Internet
7 1 (2.63%) Kerberos
7 1 (2.63%) LAN
7 1 (2.63%) Skype
7 1 (2.63%) WAN
7 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (44.74%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (31.58%) Hadoop
2 12 (31.58%) MongoDB
2 12 (31.58%) MySQL
2 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Jenkins
1 12 (31.58%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.16%) Legal
3 3 (7.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Senior DevOps
3 5 (13.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Site Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Python Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Ruby Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) LAMP
2 12 (31.58%) LAPP Stack
2 12 (31.58%) LEMP Stack
3 5 (13.16%) REST
4 2 (5.26%) .NET
4 2 (5.26%) Web Services
5 1 (2.63%) LDAP
5 1 (2.63%) OAuth
5 1 (2.63%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (44.74%) PKI
2 5 (13.16%) Over-the-Top Content
3 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.63%) New Media
4 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (57.89%) Linux
2 12 (31.58%) CentOS
2 12 (31.58%) Windows
3 6 (15.79%) Data ONTAP
3 6 (15.79%) Unix
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
5 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.53%) Ubuntu
6 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) DevOps
2 9 (23.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (18.42%) Load Balancing
4 6 (15.79%) ITIL
5 5 (13.16%) High Availability
6 4 (10.53%) DRM
6 4 (10.53%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (7.89%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (7.89%) Database Optimisation
7 3 (7.89%) Demand Forecasting
7 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3
7 3 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (7.89%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (7.89%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (5.26%) Kanban
8 2 (5.26%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) Bash Shell
1 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
1 12 (31.58%) Perl
1 12 (31.58%) Python
1 12 (31.58%) Ruby
2 10 (26.32%) PowerShell
3 7 (18.42%) SQL
4 2 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (5.26%) MCSA
1 2 (5.26%) MCSE
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 16 (42.11%) Docker
2 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
4 6 (15.79%) vSphere
5 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (13.16%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (13.16%) XenApp
6 1 (2.63%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.63%) NFS
6 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (42.11%) Kubernetes
2 12 (31.58%) Ansible
2 12 (31.58%) Nagios
2 12 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (31.58%) Puppet
2 12 (31.58%) Salt
2 12 (31.58%) Terraform
2 12 (31.58%) ZABBIX
3 4 (10.53%) WSUS
4 1 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.63%) SCCM
4 1 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) VMware
2 18 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 18 (47.37%) NetApp
3 16 (42.11%) Red Hat
4 13 (34.21%) CheckPoint
5 5 (13.16%) Citrix
6 2 (5.26%) Google
6 2 (5.26%) New Relic
7 1 (2.63%) Aruba
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco
7 1 (2.63%) Dell
7 1 (2.63%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (2.63%) HP
7 1 (2.63%) IBM
7 1 (2.63%) Nokia
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle
7 1 (2.63%) Zerto