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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 65 63 62
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing DNS 22 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.56% 1.30% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.54% 14.41% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 8
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
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
133 118 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.44% 8.99% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 48 43
Average daily rate £375 £403 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.83% +23.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £28.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +185.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 23 (63.89%) DHCP
1 23 (63.89%) Data Centre
2 21 (58.33%) Windows
3 20 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 18 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (44.44%) Cisco
5 16 (44.44%) VMware
6 15 (41.67%) TCP/IP
6 15 (41.67%) Linux
6 15 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (36.11%) Windows 7
7 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (30.56%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (30.56%) Citrix
10 10 (27.78%) HTTP
10 10 (27.78%) LDAP
10 10 (27.78%) ITIL
10 10 (27.78%) SCOM
10 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
11 9 (25.00%) Java
12 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (22.22%) SCCM
13 7 (19.44%) Disclosure Scotland
13 7 (19.44%) DevOps
13 7 (19.44%) SSL
13 7 (19.44%) IBM
13 7 (19.44%) SQL Server

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (19.44%) IIS
1 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.89%) Apache
2 5 (13.89%) Skype for Business
3 4 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 4 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 3 (8.33%) Confluence
5 2 (5.56%) nginx
6 1 (2.78%) Jadu
6 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.78%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 11 (30.56%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (13.89%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (13.89%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (13.89%) Amazon S3
3 4 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (5.56%) IaaS
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (63.89%) DHCP
2 15 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 10 (27.78%) HTTP
3 10 (27.78%) LDAP
4 7 (19.44%) SSL
5 4 (11.11%) Firewall
5 4 (11.11%) FTP
5 4 (11.11%) IPsec
5 4 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (11.11%) WAN
6 3 (8.33%) SAN
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.56%) DDNS
7 2 (5.56%) Internet
7 2 (5.56%) LAN
7 2 (5.56%) Network Security
7 2 (5.56%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (5.56%) WLAN
8 1 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.56%) Informix
4 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.78%) MariaDB
5 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Law
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Active Directory Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) IT Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Active Directory Support
5 4 (11.11%) Active Directory Support Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) DevOps Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Administrator
6 3 (8.33%) Senior IT Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (8.33%) VMware Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Linux Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) Web Services
2 4 (11.11%) Middleware
2 4 (11.11%) Servlets
3 3 (8.33%) LAMP
4 2 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (5.56%) REST
5 1 (2.78%) CSS
5 1 (2.78%) HTML
5 1 (2.78%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (2.78%) Regular Expression
5 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (63.89%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.89%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (13.89%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.56%) Replication
4 1 (2.78%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Windows
2 18 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (41.67%) Linux
3 15 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (36.11%) Windows 7
5 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
6 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (16.67%) Windows 10
8 5 (13.89%) Unix
9 3 (8.33%) Solaris
10 2 (5.56%) Mac OS X
11 1 (2.78%) AIX
11 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) ITIL
3 7 (19.44%) DevOps
4 6 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (13.89%) Business Continuity
5 5 (13.89%) Migration
5 5 (13.89%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (11.11%) Kanban
6 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 3 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (8.33%) Release Management
7 3 (8.33%) SDLC
7 3 (8.33%) Service Management
7 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 3 (8.33%) System Testing
7 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) Java
2 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.33%) SQL
4 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.33%) IISP
2 3 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (2.78%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 13 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 6 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 6 (16.67%) XenApp
4 6 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 5 (13.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (11.11%) Xen
7 2 (5.56%) Docker
7 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) SCOM
2 8 (22.22%) SCCM
3 3 (8.33%) Puppet
4 2 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 16 (44.44%) Cisco
2 16 (44.44%) VMware
3 11 (30.56%) Citrix
4 7 (19.44%) IBM
5 4 (11.11%) Atlassian
5 4 (11.11%) EMC
5 4 (11.11%) Oracle
6 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 3 (8.33%) SAP
7 2 (5.56%) Apple
7 2 (5.56%) Google
7 2 (5.56%) Sun
7 2 (5.56%) Teradata
8 1 (2.78%) Avaya
8 1 (2.78%) Genesys
8 1 (2.78%) Meraki
8 1 (2.78%) Rackspace