The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 76 91 65
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -26
Contract jobs citing DNS 52 23 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.87% 0.92% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.99% 10.36% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 13 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -18.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £158 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £370 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £316
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £12.25 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
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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 Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
347 222 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.45% 8.90% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 101 105
Average daily rate £324 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £158 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 31
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.82 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £32.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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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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
Glasgow -5 13 £275 -12.00% 5
Edinburgh -12 12 £364 -6.06% 1
West Lothian +2 2 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
Aberdeen - - - - 3
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
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DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 79 (80.61%) Windows
2 54 (55.10%) Active Directory
3 53 (54.08%) Microsoft
3 53 (54.08%) DHCP
4 49 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 47 (47.96%) SC Cleared
6 44 (44.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (44.90%) VMware
7 40 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 38 (38.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 35 (35.71%) HP
10 31 (31.63%) SQL
11 27 (27.55%) MS Exchange
12 26 (26.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 25 (25.51%) SAN
13 25 (25.51%) TCP/IP
13 25 (25.51%) Replication
14 21 (21.43%) ITIL
15 20 (20.41%) Linux
15 20 (20.41%) SQL Server
15 20 (20.41%) Citrix
16 19 (19.39%) IIS
16 19 (19.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 18 (18.37%) MS Office
18 16 (16.33%) SharePoint
19 15 (15.31%) Windows 7
19 15 (15.31%) PowerShell
19 15 (15.31%) Altiris
19 15 (15.31%) UNIX
19 15 (15.31%) Java

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 27 (27.55%) MS Exchange
2 19 (19.39%) IIS
3 16 (16.33%) SharePoint
4 12 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (10.20%) WebLogic
6 5 (5.10%) Tomcat
6 5 (5.10%) WebSphere
7 4 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (4.08%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (4.08%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (3.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (3.06%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (2.04%) Apache
10 1 (1.02%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (18.37%) MS Office
2 12 (12.24%) MS Project
3 5 (5.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (4.08%) PaaS
1 4 (4.08%) Heroku
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 53 (54.08%) DHCP
2 25 (25.51%) SAN
2 25 (25.51%) TCP/IP
3 14 (14.29%) Firewall
4 12 (12.24%) LDAP
5 11 (11.22%) X.500
6 10 (10.20%) HTTP
6 10 (10.20%) SSL
7 9 (9.18%) Kerberos
7 9 (9.18%) Reverse Proxy
8 8 (8.16%) WAN
8 8 (8.16%) LAN
9 6 (6.12%) VPN
10 4 (4.08%) Network Security
10 4 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (4.08%) Wireless
10 4 (4.08%) DMZ
11 3 (3.06%) IPv4
11 3 (3.06%) VLAN
12 2 (2.04%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (1.02%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (1.02%) Legal
2 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (16.33%) Build Engineer
2 13 (13.27%) Analyst
2 13 (13.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (11.22%) Consultant
3 11 (11.22%) Wintel Engineer
4 8 (8.16%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.10%) Service Analyst
5 5 (5.10%) Administrator
5 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 5 (5.10%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (4.08%) Server Engineer
7 3 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.06%) Applications Support
7 3 (3.06%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (3.06%) Wintel Consultant
8 2 (2.04%) VMWare Administrator
8 2 (2.04%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (2.04%) SharePoint Specialist
8 2 (2.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.04%) WebLogic Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.20%) Middleware
2 5 (5.10%) Web Services
2 5 (5.10%) JSP
3 4 (4.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 4 (4.08%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (4.08%) XML
3 4 (4.08%) .NET
3 4 (4.08%) HTML
4 3 (3.06%) CSS
5 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.04%) COM
5 2 (2.04%) J2EE
6 1 (1.02%) SOAP
6 1 (1.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.51%) Replication
2 14 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
3 13 (13.27%) Thin Client
3 13 (13.27%) Fat Client
4 11 (11.22%) Clustering
5 8 (8.16%) PKI
6 7 (7.14%) Management Information System
7 4 (4.08%) DataPower
7 4 (4.08%) Computer Science
8 3 (3.06%) EqualLogic
8 3 (3.06%) Open Source
9 2 (2.04%) iSeries
9 2 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (2.04%) AS400
9 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.02%) CMDB
10 1 (1.02%) Statistics
10 1 (1.02%) CLARiiON
10 1 (1.02%) FMCG
10 1 (1.02%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 79 (80.61%) Windows
2 44 (44.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (38.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (20.41%) Linux
5 15 (15.31%) Windows 7
5 15 (15.31%) UNIX
6 9 (9.18%) Windows XP
7 8 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.06%) AIX
9 3 (3.06%) HPUX
9 3 (3.06%) Solaris
9 3 (3.06%) Windows NT
9 3 (3.06%) Ubuntu
9 3 (3.06%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.04%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.02%) Android
11 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.43%) ITIL
2 10 (10.20%) Performance Testing
3 9 (9.18%) Service Management
4 8 (8.16%) Unit Testing
5 5 (5.10%) Project Management
5 5 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.10%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (4.08%) Lean Six Sigma
6 4 (4.08%) Identity Management
6 4 (4.08%) Six Sigma
6 4 (4.08%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.06%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.06%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.06%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.06%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.06%) Business Continuity
7 3 (3.06%) Release Management
7 3 (3.06%) High Availability
7 3 (3.06%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 31 (31.63%) SQL
2 15 (15.31%) PowerShell
2 15 (15.31%) Java
3 6 (6.12%) VBScript
4 4 (4.08%) VB
5 3 (3.06%) Perl
6 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.04%) C++
7 1 (1.02%) C#
7 1 (1.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 49 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 47 (47.96%) SC Cleared
3 26 (26.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (13.27%) Degree
5 12 (12.24%) MCTS
6 10 (10.20%) MCSE
6 10 (10.20%) MCP
7 6 (6.12%) MCITP
8 3 (3.06%) CCNA
8 3 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.04%) MCDST
9 2 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.02%) HND
10 1 (1.02%) MCSA
10 1 (1.02%) ISEB
10 1 (1.02%) CCNP
10 1 (1.02%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (55.10%) Active Directory
2 40 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (12.24%) VMware ESX
4 9 (9.18%) vSphere
5 7 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (5.10%) Terminal Services
6 5 (5.10%) XenApp
7 4 (4.08%) DFS Replication
8 3 (3.06%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.06%) KVM
8 3 (3.06%) RHEV
9 2 (2.04%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
10 1 (1.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (1.02%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (19.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 15 (15.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (7.14%) SCCM
4 4 (4.08%) Netcool
5 3 (3.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (3.06%) WSUS
5 3 (3.06%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.06%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.02%) Nagios
7 1 (1.02%) Ganglia
7 1 (1.02%) Puppet
7 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.02%) StatsD
7 1 (1.02%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 53 (54.08%) Microsoft
2 44 (44.90%) VMware
3 35 (35.71%) HP
4 20 (20.41%) Citrix
5 15 (15.31%) Altiris
6 8 (8.16%) Red Hat
6 8 (8.16%) Dell
6 8 (8.16%) Oracle
7 7 (7.14%) EMC
7 7 (7.14%) AppSense
8 6 (6.12%) NetApp
8 6 (6.12%) Symantec
8 6 (6.12%) IBM
9 4 (4.08%) Veritas
10 3 (3.06%) Cisco
10 3 (3.06%) CommVault
10 3 (3.06%) F5
11 2 (2.04%) Avaya
11 2 (2.04%) Sophos
11 2 (2.04%) McAfee