The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 24 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 78 75 72
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing DNS 21 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.56% 0.90% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.64% 9.92% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 13
Median daily rate £355 £290 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.41% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £130 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £353 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £21.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+31.39% +34.37%
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
154 131 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.43% 9.05% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 47 92
Median daily rate £355 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 8
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +90.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +38.88%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 24 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for DNS.

1 36 (87.80%) Windows
2 30 (73.17%) DHCP
3 29 (70.73%) Microsoft
3 29 (70.73%) Active Directory
4 24 (58.54%) Windows Server
5 23 (56.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (48.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (43.90%) TCP/IP
8 17 (41.46%) SQL Server
9 16 (39.02%) Windows 7
10 15 (36.59%) PowerShell
10 15 (36.59%) Citrix
11 14 (34.15%) Linux
11 14 (34.15%) VMware
12 13 (31.71%) ITIL
12 13 (31.71%) IIS
13 11 (26.83%) Oracle
13 11 (26.83%) MS Exchange
13 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (26.83%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (26.83%) Skype for Business
14 10 (24.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (21.95%) XenApp
15 9 (21.95%) XenDesktop
15 9 (21.95%) WebSphere
16 8 (19.51%) Internet
16 8 (19.51%) SSL
16 8 (19.51%) VBScript
16 8 (19.51%) Data Centre

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (31.71%) IIS
2 11 (26.83%) MS Exchange
2 11 (26.83%) Skype for Business
3 9 (21.95%) WebSphere
4 3 (7.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.88%) Apache
5 2 (4.88%) Confluence
5 2 (4.88%) nginx
5 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon S3
3 2 (4.88%) Bluemix
3 2 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.88%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (73.17%) DHCP
2 18 (43.90%) TCP/IP
3 8 (19.51%) Internet
3 8 (19.51%) SSL
4 7 (17.07%) LDAP
5 4 (9.76%) HTTP
5 4 (9.76%) Skype
6 3 (7.32%) SAN
7 2 (4.88%) ATM
7 2 (4.88%) Ethernet
7 2 (4.88%) Firewall
7 2 (4.88%) FTP
7 2 (4.88%) IPsec
7 2 (4.88%) LAN
7 2 (4.88%) NAS
7 2 (4.88%) NetScaler
7 2 (4.88%) VPN
7 2 (4.88%) WAN
8 1 (2.44%) PABX
8 1 (2.44%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (41.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) Informix
2 4 (9.76%) MongoDB
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) JIRA
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
2 4 (9.76%) Law
3 1 (2.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Active Directory Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Server Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Windows Engineer
3 8 (19.51%) Windows Server Engineer
4 7 (17.07%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) Active Directory Specialist
6 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Consultant
8 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Active Directory Support
8 3 (7.32%) Active Directory Support Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) Administrator
8 3 (7.32%) Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (7.32%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Systems Support
8 3 (7.32%) Systems Support Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) Middleware
2 2 (4.88%) Servlets
2 2 (4.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
2 6 (14.63%) Cryptography
2 6 (14.63%) Private Cloud
3 4 (9.76%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (7.32%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.88%) PKI
6 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (87.80%) Windows
2 24 (58.54%) Windows Server
3 23 (56.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (48.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (39.02%) Windows 7
6 14 (34.15%) Linux
7 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (24.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (12.20%) Windows 10
10 3 (7.32%) Solaris
11 2 (4.88%) Unix
11 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) ITIL
2 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (12.20%) Kanban
3 5 (12.20%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (9.76%) Migration
5 3 (7.32%) DevOps
5 3 (7.32%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (7.32%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 2 (4.88%) Automated Testing
6 2 (4.88%) Change Management
6 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.88%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (4.88%) Network Design
6 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.44%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.44%) Release Management
7 1 (2.44%) Service Management
7 1 (2.44%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.44%) System Testing
7 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (36.59%) PowerShell
2 8 (19.51%) VBScript
3 7 (17.07%) SQL
4 4 (9.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.44%) CCNP
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.44%) IISP
2 1 (2.44%) ISEB
2 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 29 (70.73%) Active Directory
2 11 (26.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (21.95%) XenApp
3 9 (21.95%) XenDesktop
4 5 (12.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (12.20%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.88%) Docker
6 2 (4.88%) VMware ESX
6 2 (4.88%) vSphere
6 2 (4.88%) Xen
7 1 (2.44%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) SCCM
1 6 (14.63%) SCOM
2 3 (7.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (7.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (7.32%) XenMobile
3 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (70.73%) Microsoft
2 15 (36.59%) Citrix
3 14 (34.15%) VMware
4 11 (26.83%) Oracle
5 6 (14.63%) Cisco
6 5 (12.20%) Red Hat
7 3 (7.32%) CA
7 3 (7.32%) SAP
7 3 (7.32%) Sun
7 3 (7.32%) Symantec
8 2 (4.88%) Atlassian
8 2 (4.88%) IBM
8 2 (4.88%) NCR
8 2 (4.88%) TOWER Software
8 2 (4.88%) Wincor Nixdorf
9 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.44%) EMC
9 1 (2.44%) Mitel