The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire 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 20 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing DNS 6 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 5.71% 8.16% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.18% 30.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 0
Average daily rate
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£420 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.59 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+22.94% -16.25%
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 Renfrewshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
33 40 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 31.43% 27.21% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 37 4
Average daily rate £315 £304 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.61% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £356 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Renfrewshire

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine +5 6 £420 +40.00%
DNS
Scotland

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (63.16%) Windows
3 10 (52.63%) DHCP
3 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
4 9 (47.37%) HP
4 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
5 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (42.11%) ITIL
6 7 (36.84%) LDAP
6 7 (36.84%) X.500
6 7 (36.84%) Replication
6 7 (36.84%) PKI
7 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (31.58%) Service Management
7 6 (31.58%) Kerberos
8 5 (26.32%) Nagios
8 5 (26.32%) Citrix
8 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
8 5 (26.32%) SCOM
8 5 (26.32%) Symantec
8 5 (26.32%) VMware
8 5 (26.32%) Clustering
8 5 (26.32%) NetBackup
8 5 (26.32%) Backup Exec
9 4 (21.05%) Identity Management
9 4 (21.05%) Degree
9 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
9 4 (21.05%) MCSE

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (10.53%) Lync
1 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) DHCP
2 7 (36.84%) LDAP
2 7 (36.84%) X.500
3 6 (31.58%) Kerberos
4 3 (15.79%) IPv4
4 3 (15.79%) SAN
4 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
5 2 (10.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Server Support
1 3 (15.79%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) IT Support
3 1 (5.26%) Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Replication
1 7 (36.84%) PKI
2 5 (26.32%) Clustering
3 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
4 3 (15.79%) Fat Client
4 3 (15.79%) Thin Client
5 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (15.79%) UNIX
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 6 (31.58%) Service Management
3 4 (21.05%) Identity Management
4 3 (15.79%) Six Sigma
4 3 (15.79%) Lean Six Sigma
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Change Control
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.26%) Validation
6 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) REXX
3 1 (5.26%) Tcl
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (21.05%) MCP
4 4 (21.05%) MCSE
4 4 (21.05%) Degree
5 3 (15.79%) MCTS
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
3 3 (15.79%) XenDesktop
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Nagios
1 5 (26.32%) NetBackup
1 5 (26.32%) Backup Exec
1 5 (26.32%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (5.26%) WMI
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) HP
3 5 (26.32%) Citrix
3 5 (26.32%) Symantec
3 5 (26.32%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) AppSense
5 2 (10.53%) F5