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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 84 71 69
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.80% 1.09% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.11% 10.26% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 12
Median daily rate £450 £290 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.17% -23.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +56.25%
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
148 156 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.82% 10.66% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 56 70
Median daily rate £385 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £158 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +60.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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
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 5 May 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 5 May 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 23 (65.71%) Windows
1 23 (65.71%) DHCP
2 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
3 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 16 (45.71%) TCP/IP
4 16 (45.71%) Windows Server
5 15 (42.86%) Data Centre
5 15 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (40.00%) VMware
6 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (40.00%) Linux
6 14 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 12 (34.29%) Cisco
7 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
7 12 (34.29%) Citrix
8 11 (31.43%) LDAP
8 11 (31.43%) Oracle
8 11 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (28.57%) Skype for Business
10 9 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
11 8 (22.86%) IIS
11 8 (22.86%) ITIL
11 8 (22.86%) SSL
11 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (22.86%) Private Cloud
11 8 (22.86%) Disclosure Scotland
12 7 (20.00%) VMware ESXi

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 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
2 10 (28.57%) Skype for Business
3 8 (22.86%) IIS
4 5 (14.29%) WebSphere
5 2 (5.71%) Apache
5 2 (5.71%) Confluence
5 2 (5.71%) nginx
5 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (14.29%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (14.29%) Amazon S3
3 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.71%) IaaS
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (65.71%) DHCP
2 16 (45.71%) TCP/IP
3 11 (31.43%) LDAP
4 8 (22.86%) SSL
5 7 (20.00%) HTTP
5 7 (20.00%) Internet
6 6 (17.14%) Firewall
6 6 (17.14%) WAN
7 4 (11.43%) LAN
7 4 (11.43%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (11.43%) Skype
8 3 (8.57%) SAN
8 3 (8.57%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (5.71%) DDNS
9 2 (5.71%) FTP
9 2 (5.71%) IPsec
9 2 (5.71%) NetScaler
9 2 (5.71%) VPN
9 2 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (5.71%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) Informix
2 6 (17.14%) MongoDB
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
2 6 (17.14%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
1 2 (5.71%) Law
1 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 7 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Active Directory Support
3 4 (11.43%) Active Directory Support Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Server Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Desktop Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (5.71%) Middleware Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) SCCM Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Web Services
2 4 (11.43%) Middleware
3 2 (5.71%) LAMP
3 2 (5.71%) REST
3 2 (5.71%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 15 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 8 (22.86%) Private Cloud
3 6 (17.14%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (8.57%) Cryptography
5 2 (5.71%) Replication
6 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Windows Server
3 15 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (40.00%) Linux
5 10 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
7 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (14.29%) Solaris
9 2 (5.71%) Unix
9 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.86%) ITIL
3 7 (20.00%) Kanban
4 6 (17.14%) DevOps
4 6 (17.14%) Migration
5 4 (11.43%) Business Continuity
5 4 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (11.43%) Waterfall
6 3 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (8.57%) Project Management
6 3 (8.57%) Release Management
6 3 (8.57%) Re-Platforming
6 3 (8.57%) SDLC
6 3 (8.57%) Software Testing
6 3 (8.57%) System Testing
6 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.71%) Network Design
7 2 (5.71%) Service Management
7 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) Java
2 6 (17.14%) SQL
3 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 3 (8.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.57%) IISP
2 3 (8.57%) ISEB
3 1 (2.86%) CCNP
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (17.14%) XenApp
4 6 (17.14%) XenDesktop
5 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
5 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (5.71%) Docker
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
6 2 (5.71%) vSphere
6 2 (5.71%) Xen
7 1 (2.86%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
1 5 (14.29%) SCOM
2 3 (8.57%) XenMobile
3 2 (5.71%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (40.00%) VMware
3 12 (34.29%) Cisco
3 12 (34.29%) Citrix
4 11 (31.43%) Oracle
5 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 5 (14.29%) EMC
6 5 (14.29%) Sun
7 4 (11.43%) IBM
8 3 (8.57%) SAP
9 2 (5.71%) Atlassian
9 2 (5.71%) Google
9 2 (5.71%) Teradata
10 1 (2.86%) Avaya
10 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.86%) Genesys
10 1 (2.86%) Mitel