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 4 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 80 75 64
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing DNS 48 44 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.74% 1.80% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.68% 15.60% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 18
Average daily rate
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£140 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £133 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £425 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £309 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.36% +2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+53.12% -5.88%
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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
351 282 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.74% 11.56% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 95 160
Average daily rate £325 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 12
Average hourly rate £29.50 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.47% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £14.85 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.17 £27.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 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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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
Edinburgh -4 18 £400 +23.15% 1
Glasgow -6 10 £113 -55.00% 6
Aberdeen +2 3 £170 - 2
Fife - 1 - - 1
West Lothian - - - - 3
Moray - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Stirling - - - -
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DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 60 (72.29%) DHCP
2 56 (67.47%) Windows
3 43 (51.81%) Active Directory
4 31 (37.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (33.73%) VMware
6 25 (30.12%) ITIL
7 24 (28.92%) Microsoft
8 23 (27.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (26.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (24.10%) SQL
11 19 (22.89%) Linux
11 19 (22.89%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (21.69%) SC Cleared
12 18 (21.69%) Security Cleared
12 18 (21.69%) HP
13 17 (20.48%) MS Exchange
13 17 (20.48%) Firewall
14 16 (19.28%) Symantec
14 16 (19.28%) SAN
15 15 (18.07%) Replication
16 14 (16.87%) TCP/IP
16 14 (16.87%) LDAP
16 14 (16.87%) UNIX
16 14 (16.87%) Service Management
17 13 (15.66%) Clustering
17 13 (15.66%) NetBackup
17 13 (15.66%) IIS
17 13 (15.66%) Red Hat
18 12 (14.46%) Citrix
18 12 (14.46%) Backup Exec

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 17 (20.48%) MS Exchange
2 13 (15.66%) IIS
3 6 (7.23%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.61%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (3.61%) Apache
6 3 (3.61%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.41%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (9.64%) MS Office
2 6 (7.23%) MS Project
3 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 60 (72.29%) DHCP
2 17 (20.48%) Firewall
3 16 (19.28%) SAN
4 14 (16.87%) TCP/IP
4 14 (16.87%) LDAP
5 7 (8.43%) WAN
6 6 (7.23%) LAN
7 5 (6.02%) Kerberos
8 4 (4.82%) VPN
8 4 (4.82%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (4.82%) Network Security
8 4 (4.82%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (4.82%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (4.82%) NAS
9 3 (3.61%) SSH
9 3 (3.61%) VLAN
9 3 (3.61%) IPv4
9 3 (3.61%) BGP
9 3 (3.61%) EIGRP
9 3 (3.61%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.41%) MySQL
4 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
General
1 7 (8.43%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (20.48%) Analyst
2 9 (10.84%) Support Analyst
3 7 (8.43%) Wintel Engineer
4 6 (7.23%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.23%) Server Support
5 5 (6.02%) Build Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Server Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Architect
6 4 (4.82%) Applications Support
6 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (3.61%) Designer
7 3 (3.61%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Senior Desktop Support
7 3 (3.61%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) UNIX Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) Middleware
2 4 (4.82%) Web Services
2 4 (4.82%) XML
3 3 (3.61%) .NET
3 3 (3.61%) HTML
4 2 (2.41%) X-Windows
5 1 (1.20%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.20%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.07%) Replication
2 13 (15.66%) Clustering
3 6 (7.23%) Thin Client
3 6 (7.23%) PKI
3 6 (7.23%) Fat Client
4 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (3.61%) Open Source
6 3 (3.61%) PDA
7 2 (2.41%) AS400
7 2 (2.41%) iSeries
8 1 (1.20%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 56 (67.47%) Windows
2 31 (37.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (27.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (26.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (22.89%) Linux
6 14 (16.87%) UNIX
7 12 (14.46%) Windows 7
8 10 (12.05%) Solaris
8 10 (12.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.82%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.82%) Android
10 3 (3.61%) Ubuntu
10 3 (3.61%) AIX
10 3 (3.61%) HPUX
11 2 (2.41%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.41%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.12%) ITIL
2 14 (16.87%) Service Management
3 8 (9.64%) Migration
3 8 (9.64%) Change Control
4 7 (8.43%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (7.23%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (4.82%) Performance Testing
7 3 (3.61%) Unit Testing
7 3 (3.61%) Change Data Capture
7 3 (3.61%) High Availability
7 3 (3.61%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (3.61%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (3.61%) Validation
7 3 (3.61%) Business Continuity
7 3 (3.61%) Information Security
7 3 (3.61%) BCP
7 3 (3.61%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.41%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.41%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.10%) SQL
2 10 (12.05%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.23%) Perl
4 5 (6.02%) VBScript
5 3 (3.61%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.61%) C++
6 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.20%) C-shell
7 1 (1.20%) Korn
7 1 (1.20%) REXX
7 1 (1.20%) Tcl
7 1 (1.20%) C#
7 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (21.69%) SC Cleared
1 18 (21.69%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.02%) Degree
3 5 (6.02%) MCP
4 4 (4.82%) MCTS
4 4 (4.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.61%) CCIE
6 2 (2.41%) MCSE
6 2 (2.41%) OCP
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.20%) VCP4
7 1 (1.20%) MCDST
7 1 (1.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (51.81%) Active Directory
2 19 (22.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.02%) vSphere
3 5 (6.02%) VMware ESX
4 4 (4.82%) NFS
4 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.61%) XenApp
5 3 (3.61%) KVM
5 3 (3.61%) RHEV
5 3 (3.61%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (3.61%) Samba
6 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.20%) Veritas File System
7 1 (1.20%) vCloud
7 1 (1.20%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.20%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (15.66%) NetBackup
2 12 (14.46%) Backup Exec
3 11 (13.25%) SCOM
3 11 (13.25%) Nagios
4 9 (10.84%) SCCM
5 5 (6.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (4.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (3.61%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (2.41%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.20%) WMI
9 1 (1.20%) WSUS
9 1 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 28 (33.73%) VMware
2 24 (28.92%) Microsoft
3 18 (21.69%) HP
4 16 (19.28%) Symantec
5 13 (15.66%) Red Hat
6 12 (14.46%) Citrix
7 10 (12.05%) EMC
7 10 (12.05%) Cisco
8 8 (9.64%) CheckPoint
8 8 (9.64%) Oracle
9 6 (7.23%) CommVault
9 6 (7.23%) NetApp
10 5 (6.02%) IBM
11 4 (4.82%) Sophos
11 4 (4.82%) Veritas
11 4 (4.82%) Avaya
11 4 (4.82%) Juniper
11 4 (4.82%) Altiris
12 3 (3.61%) Nokia
13 2 (2.41%) Sun