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 26 February 2015 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 64 65 36
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -29
Contract jobs citing DNS 17 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.26% 1.04% 2.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.53% 12.04% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.15% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £118 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -8.57%
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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
117 108 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.67% 8.62% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 44 44
Average daily rate £350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £129 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £28.50 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -8.09%

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 26 February 2015.

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 26 February 2015, 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 18 (66.67%) DHCP
2 16 (59.26%) Windows
3 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
4 12 (44.44%) Linux
5 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (33.33%) VMware
7 9 (33.33%) LDAP
8 8 (29.63%) EMC
8 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
8 8 (29.63%) SAN
9 7 (25.93%) Red Hat
9 7 (25.93%) Firewall
9 7 (25.93%) UNIX
9 7 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (22.22%) Banking
10 6 (22.22%) Cisco
10 6 (22.22%) HP
10 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
11 5 (18.52%) Solaris
11 5 (18.52%) IIS
11 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
12 4 (14.81%) NAS
12 4 (14.81%) Migration
12 4 (14.81%) Network Security
12 4 (14.81%) SQL
12 4 (14.81%) Juniper
12 4 (14.81%) CheckPoint

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 5 (18.52%) IIS
1 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.41%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 18 (66.67%) DHCP
2 9 (33.33%) LDAP
3 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
3 8 (29.63%) SAN
4 7 (25.93%) Firewall
5 4 (14.81%) Network Security
5 4 (14.81%) NAS
6 3 (11.11%) SSH
6 3 (11.11%) BGP
6 3 (11.11%) EIGRP
7 2 (7.41%) VoIP
7 2 (7.41%) Intranet
7 2 (7.41%) IP Telephony
7 2 (7.41%) Multicast
8 1 (3.70%) Wireless Security
8 1 (3.70%) Wireless
8 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (22.22%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Architect
2 4 (14.81%) Server Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Designer
3 3 (11.11%) Network Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (3.70%) Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Programme Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Server Support
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) X-Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) PDA
3 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Linux
3 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (25.93%) UNIX
5 7 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (18.52%) Solaris
8 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
9 3 (11.11%) Ubuntu
10 2 (7.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Migration
2 3 (11.11%) Business Continuity
2 3 (11.11%) BCP
2 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
3 2 (7.41%) Change Control
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL
3 2 (7.41%) Information Security
4 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.70%) CRM
4 1 (3.70%) Change Management
4 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Management
4 1 (3.70%) Security Architecture
4 1 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) CCIE
1 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
2 2 (7.41%) NFS
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) VMware
2 8 (29.63%) EMC
3 7 (25.93%) Red Hat
4 6 (22.22%) HP
4 6 (22.22%) Cisco
5 4 (14.81%) CheckPoint
5 4 (14.81%) Juniper
6 3 (11.11%) NetApp
6 3 (11.11%) Nokia
6 3 (11.11%) Veritas
6 3 (11.11%) Symantec
6 3 (11.11%) IBM
6 3 (11.11%) Avaya
7 2 (7.41%) 3PAR
7 2 (7.41%) Oracle
7 2 (7.41%) Sun
7 2 (7.41%) Intel
7 2 (7.41%) Citrix
8 1 (3.70%) Business Objects
8 1 (3.70%) Microsoft