The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Erskine region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 22 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing DNS 18 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 12.33% 2.56% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.47% 6.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 0
Average daily rate £410 £349 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.56% -
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 £22.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-12.45% +42.78%
DNS
Renfrewshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Erskine region.

Communications & Networking Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
68 44 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 46.58% 37.61% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 25 6
Average daily rate £403 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £324 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £451 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Erskine region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Erskine region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Erskine region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine 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 29 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 25 (86.21%) Microsoft
3 19 (65.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (62.07%) SC Cleared
4 18 (62.07%) Security Cleared
5 16 (55.17%) Windows
6 15 (51.72%) Windows Server
7 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (48.28%) LDAP
7 14 (48.28%) HP
7 14 (48.28%) Kerberos
7 14 (48.28%) PowerShell
7 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (44.83%) Hyper-V
8 13 (44.83%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (44.83%) Replication
8 13 (44.83%) VMware
8 13 (44.83%) PKI
8 13 (44.83%) X.500
9 10 (34.48%) SAN
9 10 (34.48%) DHCP
9 10 (34.48%) SQL
10 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
10 9 (31.03%) ITIL
10 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
10 9 (31.03%) MCSA
11 8 (27.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (27.59%) OpenStack
12 7 (24.14%) vSphere
12 7 (24.14%) MCTS

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine 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 8 (27.59%) OpenStack
2 6 (20.69%) Skype for Business
3 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
3 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
4 4 (13.79%) Live Communications Server
4 4 (13.79%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.45%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (48.28%) Kerberos
1 14 (48.28%) LDAP
2 13 (44.83%) X.500
3 10 (34.48%) DHCP
3 10 (34.48%) SAN
4 5 (17.24%) WAN
5 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.45%) Skype
5 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Lync Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) Lync Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) CSS
1 4 (13.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) PKI
1 13 (44.83%) Replication
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 16 (55.17%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) Windows Server
3 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Unix
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) Load Balancing
3 4 (13.79%) Migration
3 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
3 4 (13.79%) Validation
4 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.45%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.45%) Server Building
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) PowerShell
2 10 (34.48%) SQL
3 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.45%) C-shell
4 1 (3.45%) Korn
4 1 (3.45%) Perl
4 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (62.07%) SC Cleared
2 18 (62.07%) Security Cleared
3 9 (31.03%) MCSA
4 8 (27.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (24.14%) MCP
5 7 (24.14%) MCTS
6 3 (10.34%) MCSE
7 2 (6.90%) Degree
8 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.45%) OCP
8 1 (3.45%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 29 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (44.83%) Hyper-V
2 13 (44.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (24.14%) vSphere
4 1 (3.45%) Samba
Vendors
1 25 (86.21%) Microsoft
2 14 (48.28%) HP
3 13 (44.83%) VMware
4 4 (13.79%) Citrix
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle