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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 70 62 53
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing DNS 16 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.09% 0.89% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.46% 7.69% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 1
Average daily rate
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£290 £385 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.67% +92.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £293
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -4.41%
DNS
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
153 143 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.41% 11.63% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 75 30
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £128 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 21 (65.63%) DHCP
2 18 (56.25%) Windows
3 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
4 13 (40.63%) VMware
5 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (34.38%) Cisco
6 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (31.25%) SAN
7 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (31.25%) Linux
7 10 (31.25%) LDAP
8 9 (28.13%) HP
9 8 (25.00%) SQL
10 7 (21.88%) UNIX
10 7 (21.88%) EMC
10 7 (21.88%) Firewall
10 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
11 6 (18.75%) Migration
11 6 (18.75%) Banking
11 6 (18.75%) Red Hat
11 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
11 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
11 6 (18.75%) Oracle
11 6 (18.75%) IIS
12 5 (15.63%) VoIP
12 5 (15.63%) CheckPoint
12 5 (15.63%) NetApp
12 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
12 5 (15.63%) VMware ESX

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 6 (18.75%) IIS
2 3 (9.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (6.25%) Lync
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.13%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) PaaS
1 1 (3.13%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 21 (65.63%) DHCP
2 10 (31.25%) LDAP
2 10 (31.25%) SAN
3 7 (21.88%) Firewall
4 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 5 (15.63%) VoIP
6 4 (12.50%) LAN
6 4 (12.50%) WAN
6 4 (12.50%) Network Security
7 3 (9.38%) Internet
7 3 (9.38%) BGP
7 3 (9.38%) EIGRP
8 2 (6.25%) WLAN
8 2 (6.25%) Kerberos
8 2 (6.25%) IP Telephony
8 2 (6.25%) iSCSI
8 2 (6.25%) NAS
8 2 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (6.25%) Multicast
9 1 (3.13%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (18.75%) Banking
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Law
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Network Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Data Network Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Data Centre Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Server Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Data Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Server Support
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Network Support
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Programme Manager
6 1 (3.13%) UNIX Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Support Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) REST
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) PDA
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (31.25%) Linux
4 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (21.88%) UNIX
6 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
7 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (12.50%) Solaris
8 3 (9.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (9.38%) ITIL
2 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
2 3 (9.38%) Information Security
2 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
2 3 (9.38%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (9.38%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (6.25%) Change Control
3 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (6.25%) Service Management
3 2 (6.25%) BCP
3 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.13%) SEO
4 1 (3.13%) Workflow
4 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.13%) Change Management
4 1 (3.13%) Release Management
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.13%) C
2 1 (3.13%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) CCIE
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) OCP
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.13%) HND
4 1 (3.13%) ISEB
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) VMware ESX
3 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.50%) vSphere
3 4 (12.50%) NFS
4 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Samba
5 1 (3.13%) ProxySG
5 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.25%) WSUS
2 2 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.13%) Nagios
3 1 (3.13%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) Ganglia
3 1 (3.13%) Puppet
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.13%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.13%) StatsD
3 1 (3.13%) Graphite
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) VMware
2 11 (34.38%) Cisco
3 9 (28.13%) HP
4 7 (21.88%) EMC
5 6 (18.75%) Oracle
5 6 (18.75%) Red Hat
6 5 (15.63%) CheckPoint
6 5 (15.63%) NetApp
6 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.50%) Juniper
8 3 (9.38%) Nokia
9 2 (6.25%) Fortinet
9 2 (6.25%) CommVault
9 2 (6.25%) Avaya
9 2 (6.25%) Sun
9 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
9 2 (6.25%) 3PAR
9 2 (6.25%) F5
10 1 (3.13%) Business Objects
10 1 (3.13%) Veeam