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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 69 77 61
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -16
Contract jobs citing DNS 19 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.18% 0.87% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.29% 9.09% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 1
Average daily rate
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£294 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.59 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+22.94% -16.25%
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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
143 121 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.91% 9.58% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 69 32
Average daily rate £350 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £523 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £12.35 £11.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.39% -64.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015, 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 25 (69.44%) Windows
2 24 (66.67%) DHCP
3 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
4 15 (41.67%) Windows 7
5 14 (38.89%) VMware
6 13 (36.11%) Cisco
6 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 12 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (25.00%) Migration
9 9 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 9 (25.00%) SAN
10 8 (22.22%) LDAP
10 8 (22.22%) ITIL
10 8 (22.22%) vSphere
11 7 (19.44%) MS Office
11 7 (19.44%) Oracle
11 7 (19.44%) Linux
11 7 (19.44%) SLA
12 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (16.67%) HP
12 6 (16.67%) EMC
12 6 (16.67%) LAN
12 6 (16.67%) WAN
12 6 (16.67%) SCCM
12 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (13.89%) Data Centre

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 12 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (8.33%) IIS
4 2 (5.56%) Apache
4 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.56%) Confluence
4 2 (5.56%) Lync
4 2 (5.56%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.78%) JRun
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.78%) JBoss
5 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Office
2 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) PaaS
2 1 (2.78%) Heroku
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (66.67%) DHCP
2 9 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (25.00%) SAN
3 8 (22.22%) LDAP
4 6 (16.67%) LAN
4 6 (16.67%) WAN
5 5 (13.89%) Firewall
5 5 (13.89%) Network Security
6 4 (11.11%) VoIP
6 4 (11.11%) HTTP
6 4 (11.11%) Internet
7 2 (5.56%) SSL
7 2 (5.56%) Kerberos
7 2 (5.56%) FTP
7 2 (5.56%) WLAN
7 2 (5.56%) iSCSI
7 2 (5.56%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (5.56%) Wireless
7 2 (5.56%) SSH
7 2 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.56%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Maven
1 2 (5.56%) JIRA
1 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.56%) Hudson
2 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Support Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Server Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Network Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Server Support
4 3 (8.33%) Server Support Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Data Centre Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Data Network Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) IT Support
5 2 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Network Support
5 2 (5.56%) Network Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) J2EE
1 2 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) ISAPI
2 1 (2.78%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.78%) REST
2 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.78%) COM+
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.33%) CLARiiON
4 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.56%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.56%) Fat Client
4 2 (5.56%) Replication
5 1 (2.78%) iPhone
5 1 (2.78%) iPad
5 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.78%) Clustering
5 1 (2.78%) PDA
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (69.44%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (19.44%) Linux
6 4 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 4 (11.11%) UNIX
7 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Migration
2 8 (22.22%) ITIL
3 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.33%) Release Management
4 3 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.56%) Patch Management
5 2 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (5.56%) Service Management
5 2 (5.56%) Scrum
5 2 (5.56%) Network Design
5 2 (5.56%) Automated Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.78%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (2.78%) Content Management
6 1 (2.78%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.78%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.78%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.78%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
1 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) C
3 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (5.56%) OCP
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (5.56%) CCNP
3 2 (5.56%) CCNA
4 1 (2.78%) ISEB
4 1 (2.78%) HND
4 1 (2.78%) MCSE
4 1 (2.78%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) BS7799
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 10 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (22.22%) vSphere
4 5 (13.89%) VMware ESX
5 4 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.56%) vCloud
6 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.56%) VMware Server
6 2 (5.56%) Samba
6 2 (5.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) SCCM
2 5 (13.89%) WSUS
3 3 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 3 (8.33%) SCOM
3 3 (8.33%) Puppet
3 3 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.78%) Nagios
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.78%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.78%) Ganglia
5 1 (2.78%) StatsD
5 1 (2.78%) Graphite
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) VMware
2 13 (36.11%) Cisco
3 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (19.44%) Oracle
5 6 (16.67%) HP
5 6 (16.67%) EMC
6 5 (13.89%) CommVault
7 4 (11.11%) Red Hat
8 3 (8.33%) Dell
8 3 (8.33%) Veritas
8 3 (8.33%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (5.56%) Remedy
9 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
9 2 (5.56%) BMC
9 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
9 2 (5.56%) NetApp
10 1 (2.78%) Hitachi
10 1 (2.78%) Reuters
10 1 (2.78%) Bloomberg
10 1 (2.78%) CA