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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 67 59 50
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.00% 0.71% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.43% 7.69% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Average daily rate
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£364 £388 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +58.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £378 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £398 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
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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
105 104 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.79% 9.28% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 30 34
Average daily rate £408 £400 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +63.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £450 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £32.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.80 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 14 (58.33%) Linux
4 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
5 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (37.50%) Reverse Proxy
6 9 (37.50%) Java
6 9 (37.50%) DHCP
6 9 (37.50%) HTTP
6 9 (37.50%) SSL
7 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (33.33%) VMware
8 7 (29.17%) SAN
8 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
9 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (25.00%) IIS
10 5 (20.83%) MS Office
10 5 (20.83%) UNIX
10 5 (20.83%) Clustering
10 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (16.67%) vSphere
11 4 (16.67%) PaaS
11 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (16.67%) Heroku
11 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 6 (25.00%) IIS
1 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (8.33%) Apache
5 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
5 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (16.67%) PaaS
1 4 (16.67%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 9 (37.50%) DHCP
2 9 (37.50%) HTTP
2 9 (37.50%) SSL
2 9 (37.50%) Reverse Proxy
3 7 (29.17%) SAN
4 3 (12.50%) Network Security
5 2 (8.33%) Firewall
5 2 (8.33%) BIG-IP
6 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) WebLogic Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Wintel Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) VMWare Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Web Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) J2EE
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.33%) Thin Client
2 2 (8.33%) EqualLogic
3 1 (4.17%) CLARiiON
3 1 (4.17%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Linux
3 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (20.83%) UNIX
7 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 3 (12.50%) Ubuntu
7 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (4.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Release Management
2 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
2 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) Change Management
4 1 (4.17%) Scrum
4 1 (4.17%) DSDM
4 1 (4.17%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (16.67%) MCSE
3 3 (12.50%) MCITP
4 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.33%) CCNA
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (8.33%) MCDST
4 2 (8.33%) MCTS
5 1 (4.17%) ISEB
5 1 (4.17%) MCSA
5 1 (4.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.67%) vSphere
4 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) WSUS
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.17%) Nagios
3 1 (4.17%) Ganglia
3 1 (4.17%) Puppet
3 1 (4.17%) Vagrant
3 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.17%) StatsD
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) VMware
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.67%) EMC
4 3 (12.50%) Dell
4 3 (12.50%) CommVault
4 3 (12.50%) NetApp
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.33%) Symantec
5 2 (8.33%) F5
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (4.17%) Veritas
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix