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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 77 68 40
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -28
Contract jobs citing DNS 8 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.90% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.71% 13.41% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £405 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.70% -4.23%
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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
140 82 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.58% 6.72% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 41 36
Average daily rate £375 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £207 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £28.50 £10.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.00% -32.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
3 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (64.71%) DHCP
5 10 (58.82%) Linux
6 8 (47.06%) VMware
6 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (41.18%) IIS
7 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
7 7 (41.18%) EMC
7 7 (41.18%) SAN
7 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
8 6 (35.29%) UNIX
8 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
9 5 (29.41%) SQL
9 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (23.53%) NetApp
10 4 (23.53%) ITIL
10 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
10 4 (23.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (23.53%) Ubuntu
10 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
10 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (23.53%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (17.65%) NAS
11 3 (17.65%) MCITP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 7 (41.18%) IIS
2 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.76%) Apache
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) DHCP
2 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
2 7 (41.18%) SAN
3 3 (17.65%) NAS
3 3 (17.65%) SSH
3 3 (17.65%) LDAP
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall
4 2 (11.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) MySQL
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Designer
1 3 (17.65%) Architect
1 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 3 (17.65%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Solutions Designer
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Specialist
2 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Wintel Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Thin Client
2 2 (11.76%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (58.82%) Linux
4 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (35.29%) UNIX
7 4 (23.53%) Ubuntu
7 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
8 3 (17.65%) Solaris
9 2 (11.76%) Mac OS X
10 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (5.88%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
1 4 (23.53%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
2 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (5.88%) BCP
3 1 (5.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (17.65%) MCITP
2 3 (17.65%) MCSE
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) MCTS
3 2 (11.76%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) VMware
2 7 (41.18%) EMC
2 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
3 4 (23.53%) NetApp
4 3 (17.65%) Symantec
4 3 (17.65%) Veritas
4 3 (17.65%) Citrix
4 3 (17.65%) IBM
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Intel
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle
6 1 (5.88%) Sage
6 1 (5.88%) Avaya