The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 39 101 76
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -25
Contract jobs citing DNS 142 27 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.87% 0.90% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.36% 9.12% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 11 34
Median daily rate £330 £300 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £150 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £348 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 3
Median hourly rate £36.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.18% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £16.50 £17.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +25.00%
DNS
UK

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
560 296 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.21% 9.85% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 115 214
Median daily rate £330 £298 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.92% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 17 19
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.35 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire +5 75 £321 -5.51%
Glasgow +28 30 £335 +78.66% 3
Edinburgh +6 20 £355 +22.41% 6
Fife +9 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £125 -
Highlands - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £375 -
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for DNS.

1 152 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 143 (68.42%) Windows
3 124 (59.33%) Windows Server
4 105 (50.24%) DHCP
5 100 (47.85%) Microsoft
6 92 (44.02%) PowerShell
7 84 (40.19%) Security Cleared
8 83 (39.71%) ITIL
8 83 (39.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 81 (38.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 75 (35.89%) SQL
11 72 (34.45%) SQL Server
12 68 (32.54%) SAN
12 68 (32.54%) SC Cleared
13 64 (30.62%) VMware
14 57 (27.27%) HP
15 56 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
16 52 (24.88%) TCP/IP
17 51 (24.40%) Citrix
18 50 (23.92%) Microsoft Certification
19 49 (23.44%) Linux
20 45 (21.53%) MS Exchange
21 38 (18.18%) MS Excel
21 38 (18.18%) Firewall
22 37 (17.70%) Hyper-V
23 32 (15.31%) Kerberos
24 31 (14.83%) SharePoint
24 31 (14.83%) WAN
24 31 (14.83%) XenApp
25 30 (14.35%) Unix

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 45 (21.53%) MS Exchange
2 31 (14.83%) SharePoint
3 26 (12.44%) Apache
4 25 (11.96%) OpenStack
5 23 (11.00%) IIS
6 20 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (7.66%) Skype for Business
9 12 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (4.78%) WebSphere
11 7 (3.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (2.39%) nginx
14 4 (1.91%) Live Communications Server
14 4 (1.91%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (1.44%) lighttpd
16 2 (0.96%) Confluence
16 2 (0.96%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.96%) WebLogic
17 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 38 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.26%) MS Office
3 6 (2.87%) MS Project
4 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (11.00%) Office 365
3 9 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.96%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.96%) Bluemix
4 2 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.96%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.48%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 105 (50.24%) DHCP
2 68 (32.54%) SAN
3 52 (24.88%) TCP/IP
4 38 (18.18%) Firewall
5 32 (15.31%) Kerberos
6 31 (14.83%) WAN
7 27 (12.92%) LDAP
8 22 (10.53%) SSL
9 19 (9.09%) iSCSI
10 15 (7.18%) X.500
11 12 (5.74%) SMTP
12 11 (5.26%) Internet
13 10 (4.78%) HTTP
14 8 (3.83%) SNMP
15 7 (3.35%) FTP
15 7 (3.35%) Skype
16 6 (2.87%) NetScaler
16 6 (2.87%) SSH
17 5 (2.39%) LAN
18 4 (1.91%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (34.45%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.87%) MySQL
6 5 (2.39%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.91%) Informix
7 4 (1.91%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.48%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.48%) Big Data
8 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.48%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (3.83%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.44%) ClearCase
2 3 (1.44%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.44%) JIRA
2 3 (1.44%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.96%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.96%) Maven
4 1 (0.48%) MSI
General
1 6 (2.87%) Finance
2 4 (1.91%) Banking
2 4 (1.91%) Law
3 1 (0.48%) Advertising
3 1 (0.48%) Back Office
3 1 (0.48%) Local Government
3 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (21.05%) Active Directory Engineer
2 19 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 17 (8.13%) Server Engineer
3 17 (8.13%) Unix Engineer
4 16 (7.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (7.18%) Wintel Engineer
6 10 (4.78%) Administrator
6 10 (4.78%) Consultant
7 9 (4.31%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (3.83%) SharePoint Engineer
8 8 (3.83%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.83%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (3.83%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (3.83%) Windows Server Engineer
8 8 (3.83%) Wintel Specialist
9 7 (3.35%) Active Directory Specialist
9 7 (3.35%) Build Engineer
10 6 (2.87%) Analyst
10 6 (2.87%) IT Engineer
11 5 (2.39%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.22%) XML
2 9 (4.31%) CSS
2 9 (4.31%) HTML
2 9 (4.31%) Middleware
3 8 (3.83%) .NET
4 6 (2.87%) LAMP
4 6 (2.87%) Regular Expression
5 4 (1.91%) Django
5 4 (1.91%) Laravel
6 3 (1.44%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (1.44%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (1.44%) Web Services
7 2 (0.96%) Servlets
8 1 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.40%) Replication
2 27 (12.92%) PKI
3 19 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 15 (7.18%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (6.70%) Clustering
6 7 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.35%) Blackberry
6 7 (3.35%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (2.87%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.87%) Cryptography
7 6 (2.87%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.96%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.96%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.96%) Wiki
9 1 (0.48%) DataPower
9 1 (0.48%) VCE vBlock
9 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.48%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 143 (68.42%) Windows
2 124 (59.33%) Windows Server
3 83 (39.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 81 (38.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (23.44%) Linux
6 30 (14.35%) Unix
7 28 (13.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (9.57%) Windows 7
9 10 (4.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (3.35%) Solaris
11 6 (2.87%) Windows 10
12 5 (2.39%) Debian
12 5 (2.39%) SUSE
13 2 (0.96%) AIX
13 2 (0.96%) Android
13 2 (0.96%) HPUX
13 2 (0.96%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (39.71%) ITIL
2 29 (13.88%) Unit Testing
3 28 (13.40%) Migration
4 13 (6.22%) Load Balancing
4 13 (6.22%) Risk Management
5 12 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (5.74%) High Availability
6 11 (5.26%) Conflict Management
7 9 (4.31%) Mentoring
8 8 (3.83%) Server Building
9 7 (3.35%) Content Management
9 7 (3.35%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (2.87%) Configuration Management
11 5 (2.39%) DevOps
11 5 (2.39%) Kanban
11 5 (2.39%) Network Design
11 5 (2.39%) Server Virtualisation
11 5 (2.39%) Validation
12 4 (1.91%) Application Packaging
12 4 (1.91%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 92 (44.02%) PowerShell
2 75 (35.89%) SQL
3 29 (13.88%) Perl
4 27 (12.92%) Bash Shell
5 25 (11.96%) VBScript
6 20 (9.57%) C-shell
6 20 (9.57%) Korn
7 18 (8.61%) Shell Script
8 17 (8.13%) JavaScript
9 10 (4.78%) Java
10 9 (4.31%) Python
11 8 (3.83%) C#
12 5 (2.39%) PHP
13 2 (0.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 84 (40.19%) Security Cleared
2 68 (32.54%) SC Cleared
3 50 (23.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (9.57%) MCSA
4 20 (9.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (7.18%) MCP
5 15 (7.18%) MCTS
6 11 (5.26%) MCSE
7 10 (4.78%) DV Cleared
8 9 (4.31%) Degree
9 7 (3.35%) MCITP
9 7 (3.35%) MCSD
10 3 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.44%) CCNP
10 3 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.96%) CCNA
11 2 (0.96%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.48%) CISSP
12 1 (0.48%) ISEB
12 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.83%) Disclosure Scotland
1 8 (3.83%) SLA
2 2 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 152 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 56 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (17.70%) Hyper-V
4 31 (14.83%) XenApp
5 23 (11.00%) vSphere
6 20 (9.57%) Samba
7 19 (9.09%) Terminal Services
8 15 (7.18%) DFS Replication
9 13 (6.22%) XenDesktop
10 9 (4.31%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (2.87%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (1.91%) Docker
12 4 (1.91%) VMware ESX
13 3 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.96%) Veritas File System
14 2 (0.96%) Xen
15 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.48%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 21 (10.05%) SCCM
2 13 (6.22%) SCOM
3 8 (3.83%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (3.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (3.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (3.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (2.87%) Failover Clustering
5 6 (2.87%) SCVMM
5 6 (2.87%) WSUS
6 5 (2.39%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (2.39%) Nagios
7 4 (1.91%) Puppet
8 3 (1.44%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.44%) Cacti
8 3 (1.44%) Munin
8 3 (1.44%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (1.44%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.96%) Ansible
9 2 (0.96%) OpenView
Vendors
1 100 (47.85%) Microsoft
2 64 (30.62%) VMware
3 57 (27.27%) HP
4 51 (24.40%) Citrix
5 21 (10.05%) Red Hat
6 19 (9.09%) Oracle
7 13 (6.22%) Symantec
8 12 (5.74%) Cisco
9 9 (4.31%) CA
10 7 (3.35%) Altiris
11 5 (2.39%) arcserve
11 5 (2.39%) IBM
11 5 (2.39%) Lumension
12 4 (1.91%) 3PAR
12 4 (1.91%) AppSense
12 4 (1.91%) Brocade
12 4 (1.91%) Splunk
13 3 (1.44%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.44%) Sun
14 2 (0.96%) EMC
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