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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 12 21 13
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing DNS 20 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 13.25% 1.82% 12.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.04% 3.57% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 0 6
Average daily rate
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£344 - £380
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 - £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 - £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £299 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.78% -8.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £18.99 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+4.87% +10.05%
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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
54 28 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 35.76% 50.91% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 21 12
Average daily rate £333 £341 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £320 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £383 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 31 October 2014.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 27 (84.38%) SC Cleared
1 27 (84.38%) Security Cleared
2 26 (81.25%) DHCP
3 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 22 (68.75%) HP
3 22 (68.75%) Windows
4 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 20 (62.50%) VMware
4 20 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (59.38%) SQL
6 18 (56.25%) Replication
7 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (40.63%) MS Exchange
9 12 (37.50%) MS Project
9 12 (37.50%) MS Office
9 12 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (34.38%) ITIL
10 11 (34.38%) SAN
11 10 (31.25%) Altiris
11 10 (31.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 10 (31.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 10 (31.25%) Enterprise Storage
12 9 (28.13%) MCTS
12 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (28.13%) LAN
12 9 (28.13%) WAN
12 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
12 9 (28.13%) MCP
13 8 (25.00%) SQL Server

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 13 (40.63%) MS Exchange
2 12 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
4 5 (15.63%) WebLogic
4 5 (15.63%) IIS
5 4 (12.50%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (37.50%) MS Project
1 12 (37.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 26 (81.25%) DHCP
2 11 (34.38%) SAN
3 9 (28.13%) LAN
3 9 (28.13%) WAN
4 5 (15.63%) Kerberos
4 5 (15.63%) X.500
4 5 (15.63%) LDAP
4 5 (15.63%) IPv4
4 5 (15.63%) VLAN
5 4 (12.50%) Firewall
6 3 (9.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Build Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Services Delivery Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) UNIX Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Linux Support
5 1 (3.13%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Technology Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) Middleware
2 5 (15.63%) HTML
2 5 (15.63%) XML
3 4 (12.50%) Web Services
4 2 (6.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (56.25%) Replication
2 10 (31.25%) Enterprise Storage
3 7 (21.88%) Thin Client
3 7 (21.88%) Fat Client
4 5 (15.63%) PKI
5 4 (12.50%) Open Source
6 3 (9.38%) EqualLogic
7 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (68.75%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (15.63%) Linux
3 5 (15.63%) UNIX
4 4 (12.50%) AIX
4 4 (12.50%) HPUX
4 4 (12.50%) Solaris
5 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) ITIL
2 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 7 (21.88%) Performance Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Service Management
5 5 (15.63%) High Availability
6 4 (12.50%) Change Data Capture
6 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 3 (9.38%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (9.38%) Validation
7 3 (9.38%) Six Sigma
7 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
8 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (15.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (84.38%) SC Cleared
1 27 (84.38%) Security Cleared
2 9 (28.13%) MCP
2 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (28.13%) MCTS
System Software
1 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
1 20 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (21.88%) VMware ESX
3 4 (12.50%) KVM
3 4 (12.50%) RHEV
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (9.38%) vSphere
4 3 (9.38%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 10 (31.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
1 22 (68.75%) HP
2 20 (62.50%) VMware
3 10 (31.25%) Altiris
4 7 (21.88%) Citrix
5 5 (15.63%) Oracle
5 5 (15.63%) Red Hat
6 3 (9.38%) AppSense
6 3 (9.38%) NetApp
6 3 (9.38%) Dell