The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 68 64 52
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.75% 0.82% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.98% 7.03% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate
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£271 £375 £229
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.80% +63.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £315 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £395 £242
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £11.50 - £21.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 - £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 - £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
82 128 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.83% 11.62% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 41 40
Average daily rate £300 £400 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +63.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £191 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Edinburgh region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS.

1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (64.00%) TCP/IP
3 15 (60.00%) Linux
3 15 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (48.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (44.00%) DHCP
6 9 (36.00%) HTTP
6 9 (36.00%) SSL
6 9 (36.00%) Java
6 9 (36.00%) Reverse Proxy
7 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (32.00%) VMware
8 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
8 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
9 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (24.00%) IIS
9 6 (24.00%) ITIL
9 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (24.00%) SAN
10 5 (20.00%) MS Office
10 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 5 (20.00%) Business Continuity
10 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (16.00%) Heroku
11 4 (16.00%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (16.00%) PaaS
11 4 (16.00%) Clustering

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (24.00%) IIS
2 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (12.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (8.00%) Apache
5 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (16.00%) PaaS
1 4 (16.00%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 16 (64.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (44.00%) DHCP
3 9 (36.00%) HTTP
3 9 (36.00%) SSL
3 9 (36.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 6 (24.00%) SAN
5 3 (12.00%) Firewall
5 3 (12.00%) Network Security
6 2 (8.00%) Intranet
7 1 (4.00%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) MySQL
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Wintel Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) VMWare Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Web Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) WebLogic Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) X-Windows
2 1 (4.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) J2EE
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (8.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) CLARiiON
3 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) Linux
3 12 (48.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (16.00%) UNIX
8 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (12.00%) Ubuntu
8 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
9 2 (8.00%) Mac OS X
10 1 (4.00%) Windows NT
10 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (12.00%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (12.00%) Release Management
3 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.00%) Scrum
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) DSDM
5 1 (4.00%) CRM
5 1 (4.00%) BCP
5 1 (4.00%) Business Transformation
5 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.00%) MCSE
2 3 (12.00%) MCITP
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) CCNA
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.00%) MCDST
3 2 (8.00%) MCTS
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) vSphere
3 3 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) WSUS
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.00%) Nagios
3 1 (4.00%) Ganglia
3 1 (4.00%) Puppet
3 1 (4.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.00%) StatsD
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) VMware
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) EMC
4 3 (12.00%) Dell
4 3 (12.00%) Citrix
4 3 (12.00%) CommVault
4 3 (12.00%) NetApp
4 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.00%) Symantec
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle
6 1 (4.00%) Sage
6 1 (4.00%) F5
6 1 (4.00%) Veritas
6 1 (4.00%) Avaya
6 1 (4.00%) Intel
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