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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 65 62 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -25
Contract jobs citing DNS 15 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.10% 1.24% 3.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 15.22% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.06% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £171 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £363
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 £23.00 £16.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+41.53% -9.72%
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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
120 92 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.77% 8.18% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 43 39
Average daily rate £350 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £28.50 £10.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) DHCP
3 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (46.15%) Linux
4 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
6 10 (38.46%) VMware
7 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (30.77%) EMC
7 8 (30.77%) SAN
8 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
8 7 (26.92%) UNIX
8 7 (26.92%) LDAP
8 7 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (23.08%) Firewall
9 6 (23.08%) IIS
9 6 (23.08%) HP
9 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (19.23%) Cisco
10 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
10 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
10 5 (19.23%) Solaris
11 4 (15.38%) SQL
11 4 (15.38%) Juniper
11 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
11 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (15.38%) Finance
11 4 (15.38%) Banking
11 4 (15.38%) Network Security
11 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (23.08%) IIS
2 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
3 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (7.69%) Apache
5 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) DHCP
2 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
3 8 (30.77%) SAN
4 7 (26.92%) LDAP
5 6 (23.08%) Firewall
6 4 (15.38%) Network Security
6 4 (15.38%) NAS
7 3 (11.54%) SSH
7 3 (11.54%) BGP
7 3 (11.54%) EIGRP
8 2 (7.69%) Intranet
8 2 (7.69%) IP Telephony
9 1 (3.85%) Multicast
9 1 (3.85%) Wireless Security
9 1 (3.85%) Wireless
9 1 (3.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (7.69%) MySQL
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
1 4 (15.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Designer
2 3 (11.54%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Network Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (11.54%) Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Programme Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Support
4 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
1 2 (7.69%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.85%) PDA
3 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Linux
2 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (26.92%) UNIX
4 7 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (19.23%) Solaris
7 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
7 3 (11.54%) Ubuntu
8 2 (7.69%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (3.85%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
1 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (11.54%) BCP
1 3 (11.54%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
2 2 (7.69%) Information Security
2 2 (7.69%) Migration
2 2 (7.69%) Change Control
2 2 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (3.85%) Security Architecture
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Management
3 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.85%) Workflow
3 1 (3.85%) Change Management
3 1 (3.85%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (11.54%) MCITP
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.54%) MCSE
3 2 (7.69%) CCIE
3 2 (7.69%) MCTS
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) MCDST
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.85%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) NFS
3 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
3 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (3.85%) vSphere
4 1 (3.85%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) VMware
2 8 (30.77%) EMC
3 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
4 6 (23.08%) HP
5 5 (19.23%) Cisco
6 4 (15.38%) Juniper
6 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
7 3 (11.54%) Citrix
7 3 (11.54%) NetApp
7 3 (11.54%) Nokia
7 3 (11.54%) Veritas
7 3 (11.54%) Avaya
7 3 (11.54%) Symantec
7 3 (11.54%) IBM
7 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
8 2 (7.69%) Sun
8 2 (7.69%) Intel
8 2 (7.69%) Oracle
8 2 (7.69%) 3PAR
9 1 (3.85%) F5
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