The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 58 49 58
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing DNS 6 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.82% 1.62% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.32% 13.51% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -2.63%
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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 Glasgow region.

Communications & Networking Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
95 74 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 13.03% 11.99% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 24 42
Average daily rate £340 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.20% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Glasgow region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) DHCP
4 5 (33.33%) IBM
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (26.67%) X.500
5 4 (26.67%) LDAP
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) Replication
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (20.00%) vSphere
6 3 (20.00%) XenApp
6 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (20.00%) PKI
6 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (20.00%) Kerberos
6 3 (20.00%) Citrix
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (20.00%) SAN
6 3 (20.00%) UNIX
6 3 (20.00%) Identity Management
7 2 (13.33%) IPsec
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL
7 2 (13.33%) Linux

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.67%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Project
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) DHCP
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) LDAP
2 4 (26.67%) X.500
3 3 (20.00%) SAN
3 3 (20.00%) Kerberos
4 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (13.33%) IPsec
4 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (6.67%) DMZ
5 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
5 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Applications Support
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Build Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) COM
2 1 (6.67%) JSP
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Replication
2 3 (20.00%) PKI
3 1 (6.67%) DataPower
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) UNIX
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Change Control
2 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Content Management
3 1 (6.67%) Logistics
3 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Perl
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) VBScript
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) C-shell
2 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.67%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (13.33%) MCSE
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) MCP
4 1 (6.67%) MCTS
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) XenApp
2 3 (20.00%) vSphere
3 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.67%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) IBM
4 3 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (13.33%) NetApp
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle
6 1 (6.67%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) TIBCO
6 1 (6.67%) Altiris