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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 49 68 62
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Contract jobs citing DNS 22 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.71% 1.84% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.88% 18.24% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 7
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-11.25% -14.89%

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
85 148 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.47% 10.10% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 55 48
Median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £52.00 - £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.20%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017, 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 37 (68.52%) DHCP
2 36 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 32 (59.26%) Windows
4 23 (42.59%) Microsoft
5 22 (40.74%) VMware
6 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (37.04%) Windows 7
8 19 (35.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (35.19%) Citrix
9 17 (31.48%) XenApp
10 16 (29.63%) XenDesktop
11 15 (27.78%) Cisco
12 14 (25.93%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (25.93%) Windows 10
13 13 (24.07%) PowerShell
13 13 (24.07%) VMware ESX
13 13 (24.07%) Finance
14 12 (22.22%) F5
15 11 (20.37%) Hyper-V
15 11 (20.37%) Data Centre
15 11 (20.37%) BIG-IP
16 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
16 10 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (18.52%) Law
16 10 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
17 9 (16.67%) SCCM
17 9 (16.67%) Windows Server
17 9 (16.67%) NetScaler
17 9 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (7.41%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.70%) Apache
4 2 (3.70%) IIS
4 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.85%) CMS
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.85%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.56%) Office 365
4 2 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (3.70%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.85%) IaaS
5 1 (1.85%) PaaS
5 1 (1.85%) Route 53
5 1 (1.85%) SaaS
5 1 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (68.52%) DHCP
2 11 (20.37%) BIG-IP
3 9 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 9 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 9 (16.67%) NetScaler
4 8 (14.81%) Internet
4 8 (14.81%) Network Security
5 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
6 6 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (11.11%) Firewall
7 4 (7.41%) SSL
8 3 (5.56%) MPLS
9 2 (3.70%) HTTP
9 2 (3.70%) LAN
9 2 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (3.70%) VPN
9 2 (3.70%) WAN
10 1 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.85%) FTP
10 1 (1.85%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.70%) WinDbg
2 1 (1.85%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (24.07%) Finance
2 10 (18.52%) Law
3 6 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Consultant
2 8 (14.81%) Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Network Consultant
4 6 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
4 6 (11.11%) Security Consultant
4 6 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Architect
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Network Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Network Security Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Security Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Active Directory Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Citrix Specialist
7 3 (5.56%) Citrix Support Specialist
7 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.41%) PKI
2 4 (7.41%) Replication
3 3 (5.56%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.70%) Clustering
4 2 (3.70%) iPad
5 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.85%) DataPower
5 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 32 (59.26%) Windows
2 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (37.04%) Windows 7
4 19 (35.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (25.93%) Windows 10
6 9 (16.67%) Linux
6 9 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.70%) Android
7 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.70%) Unix
7 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.85%) AIX
8 1 (1.85%) CentOS
8 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (12.96%) ITIL
3 6 (11.11%) Migration
4 5 (9.26%) DevOps
5 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.41%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.56%) Project Management
7 2 (3.70%) Application Discovery
7 2 (3.70%) Application Packaging
7 2 (3.70%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.70%) Server Building
7 2 (3.70%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (3.70%) Waterfall
8 1 (1.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) PowerShell
2 9 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (7.41%) Bash Shell
3 4 (7.41%) Java
4 2 (3.70%) Perl
5 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.85%) PHP
5 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.85%) CCNA
2 1 (1.85%) CCNP
2 1 (1.85%) CISSP
2 1 (1.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) IISP
2 1 (1.85%) ISEB
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.85%) QA
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 20 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (31.48%) XenApp
4 16 (29.63%) XenDesktop
5 14 (25.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (24.07%) VMware ESX
7 11 (20.37%) Hyper-V
8 3 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (5.56%) vSphere
9 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.85%) zsh
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) SCCM
2 5 (9.26%) Puppet
3 3 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.56%) SCOM
3 3 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.85%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 23 (42.59%) Microsoft
2 22 (40.74%) VMware
3 19 (35.19%) Citrix
4 15 (27.78%) Cisco
5 12 (22.22%) F5
6 9 (16.67%) CheckPoint
7 6 (11.11%) Blue Coat
8 4 (7.41%) HP
9 3 (5.56%) CA
9 3 (5.56%) Dell
9 3 (5.56%) Symantec
10 2 (3.70%) Apple
10 2 (3.70%) Mitel
10 2 (3.70%) Varonis
10 2 (3.70%) Xerox
11 1 (1.85%) Adobe
11 1 (1.85%) Canon
11 1 (1.85%) CommVault
11 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.85%) RightScale