The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Edinburgh region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 73 60 51
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.86% 0.68% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.94% 8.14% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £271
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +47.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £400 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.25% -
Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
123 86 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.63% 8.41% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 27 36
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £159 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.50 £32.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.06% +60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
DNS
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) TCP/IP
3 14 (60.87%) Linux
4 11 (47.83%) DHCP
5 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
6 9 (39.13%) HTTP
6 9 (39.13%) SSL
6 9 (39.13%) Java
6 9 (39.13%) Reverse Proxy
7 8 (34.78%) VMware
7 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (34.78%) SAN
8 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
10 5 (21.74%) UNIX
10 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
11 4 (17.39%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (17.39%) vSphere
11 4 (17.39%) PaaS
11 4 (17.39%) Heroku
11 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (17.39%) ITIL
11 4 (17.39%) IIS
11 4 (17.39%) MS Office
11 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (17.39%) Dell
11 4 (17.39%) EMC
11 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
12 3 (13.04%) Windows XP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) IIS
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (8.70%) Apache
4 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (17.39%) PaaS
1 4 (17.39%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) TCP/IP
2 11 (47.83%) DHCP
3 9 (39.13%) HTTP
3 9 (39.13%) SSL
3 9 (39.13%) Reverse Proxy
4 8 (34.78%) SAN
5 3 (13.04%) Network Security
5 3 (13.04%) VPN
5 3 (13.04%) Firewall
6 2 (8.70%) BIG-IP
6 2 (8.70%) LAN
6 2 (8.70%) VoIP
6 2 (8.70%) MPLS
7 1 (4.35%) OSPF
7 1 (4.35%) BGP
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
7 1 (4.35%) WLAN
7 1 (4.35%) WAN
7 1 (4.35%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) Wintel Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) VMWare Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) WebLogic Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Web Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) J2EE
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) EDI
2 1 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (8.70%) EqualLogic
3 1 (4.35%) FMCG
3 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.35%) CLARiiON
3 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Linux
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
5 5 (21.74%) UNIX
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (13.04%) Ubuntu
6 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity
2 3 (13.04%) Release Management
2 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Scrum
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.35%) DSDM
4 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) CCNP
3 2 (8.70%) CCIP
3 2 (8.70%) CCNA
3 2 (8.70%) CCDP
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.35%) MCDST
4 1 (4.35%) MCP
4 1 (4.35%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (17.39%) vSphere
4 3 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (13.04%) Backup Exec
1 3 (13.04%) WSUS
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Ganglia
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
2 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) StatsD
2 1 (4.35%) Nagios
2 1 (4.35%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) VMware
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Dell
2 4 (17.39%) EMC
3 3 (13.04%) CommVault
3 3 (13.04%) NetApp
3 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.04%) Symantec
4 2 (8.70%) Polycom
4 2 (8.70%) F5
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Veritas
5 1 (4.35%) Trend Micro
5 1 (4.35%) McAfee