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 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 71 105 81
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -24
Contract jobs citing DNS 68 33 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.66% 1.04% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.53% 10.61% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 16 23
Median daily rate £335 £295 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.55% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £135 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £404 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £348 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +11.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £36.00 - £14.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
+58.33% +8.27%
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
388 311 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.17% 9.76% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 127 203
Median daily rate £338 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £168 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 17
Median hourly rate £41.00 £14.63 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.34% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £30.86 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

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 25 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
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 25 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 +3 32 £317 -16.98%
Edinburgh -1 22 £355 +22.41% 3
Glasgow +10 11 £400 +161.01% 1
Aberdeen - 1 £125 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 136 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 127 (66.15%) Windows
3 108 (56.25%) Windows Server
4 90 (46.88%) DHCP
5 86 (44.79%) Microsoft
6 85 (44.27%) PowerShell
7 79 (41.15%) Security Cleared
8 73 (38.02%) ITIL
9 71 (36.98%) SQL
9 71 (36.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 68 (35.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 67 (34.90%) SQL Server
12 63 (32.81%) SC Cleared
13 60 (31.25%) SAN
14 51 (26.56%) HP
14 51 (26.56%) VMware
15 49 (25.52%) TCP/IP
16 46 (23.96%) Linux
16 46 (23.96%) Citrix
16 46 (23.96%) VMware Infrastructure
17 42 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
18 40 (20.83%) MS Exchange
19 39 (20.31%) Firewall
20 32 (16.67%) MS Excel
20 32 (16.67%) XenApp
21 31 (16.15%) Kerberos
22 30 (15.63%) SharePoint
22 30 (15.63%) WAN
23 29 (15.10%) Perl
24 28 (14.58%) 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 40 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 30 (15.63%) SharePoint
3 25 (13.02%) Apache
4 23 (11.98%) IIS
5 19 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (9.90%) OpenStack
6 16 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (6.25%) Skype for Business
8 10 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (4.17%) WebSphere
10 6 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.56%) lighttpd
11 3 (1.56%) nginx
12 2 (1.04%) Live Communications Server
12 2 (1.04%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (1.04%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.52%) JBoss
13 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.21%) MS Office
3 6 (3.13%) MS Project
4 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 22 (11.46%) Office 365
2 7 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (1.04%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.04%) Bluemix
3 2 (1.04%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.52%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 90 (46.88%) DHCP
2 60 (31.25%) SAN
3 49 (25.52%) TCP/IP
4 39 (20.31%) Firewall
5 31 (16.15%) Kerberos
6 30 (15.63%) WAN
7 23 (11.98%) LDAP
7 23 (11.98%) SSL
8 19 (9.90%) iSCSI
9 14 (7.29%) X.500
10 12 (6.25%) Internet
10 12 (6.25%) SMTP
11 8 (4.17%) HTTP
11 8 (4.17%) SNMP
12 6 (3.13%) LAN
12 6 (3.13%) NetScaler
12 6 (3.13%) SSH
13 5 (2.60%) FTP
13 5 (2.60%) Skype
13 5 (2.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (34.90%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.13%) MySQL
6 5 (2.60%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.08%) Informix
7 4 (2.08%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.52%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.52%) Big Data
8 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.52%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.56%) ClearCase
2 3 (1.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.56%) StarTeam
3 2 (1.04%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.04%) Maven
4 1 (0.52%) JIRA
4 1 (0.52%) MSI
General
1 6 (3.13%) Banking
1 6 (3.13%) Finance
2 2 (1.04%) Law
3 1 (0.52%) Advertising
3 1 (0.52%) Back Office
3 1 (0.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (21.88%) Active Directory Engineer
2 17 (8.85%) Server Engineer
2 17 (8.85%) Unix Engineer
3 14 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (6.77%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 13 (6.77%) Wintel Engineer
5 10 (5.21%) Administrator
6 9 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (4.69%) Windows Engineer
7 8 (4.17%) SharePoint Engineer
7 8 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
7 8 (4.17%) Wintel Specialist
8 7 (3.65%) Active Directory Specialist
8 7 (3.65%) Analyst
8 7 (3.65%) Build Engineer
8 7 (3.65%) Consultant
9 5 (2.60%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (2.60%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (2.60%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.77%) XML
2 8 (4.17%) .NET
3 7 (3.65%) CSS
3 7 (3.65%) HTML
3 7 (3.65%) Middleware
4 6 (3.13%) LAMP
4 6 (3.13%) Regular Expression
5 4 (2.08%) Django
5 4 (2.08%) Laravel
5 4 (2.08%) Web Services
6 3 (1.56%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (1.56%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.06%) Replication
2 26 (13.54%) PKI
3 17 (8.85%) Data Centre
4 13 (6.77%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (6.25%) Clustering
6 8 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.17%) Blackberry
7 7 (3.65%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (3.13%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.13%) Cryptography
9 4 (2.08%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.04%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.04%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.04%) Wiki
11 1 (0.52%) DataPower
11 1 (0.52%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 127 (66.15%) Windows
2 108 (56.25%) Windows Server
3 71 (36.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 68 (35.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (23.96%) Linux
6 28 (14.58%) Unix
7 25 (13.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (8.33%) Windows 7
9 8 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (3.65%) Solaris
10 7 (3.65%) Windows 10
11 5 (2.60%) Debian
11 5 (2.60%) SUSE
12 2 (1.04%) AIX
12 2 (1.04%) Android
12 2 (1.04%) HPUX
12 2 (1.04%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (38.02%) ITIL
2 27 (14.06%) Unit Testing
3 25 (13.02%) Migration
4 12 (6.25%) High Availability
4 12 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 9 (4.69%) Mentoring
5 9 (4.69%) Risk Management
6 8 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (4.17%) Server Building
7 7 (3.65%) Conflict Management
7 7 (3.65%) Content Management
7 7 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (3.13%) Configuration Management
9 5 (2.60%) Network Design
9 5 (2.60%) Validation
10 4 (2.08%) Identity Management
10 4 (2.08%) SIEM
11 3 (1.56%) Kanban
11 3 (1.56%) Network Load Balancing
11 3 (1.56%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 85 (44.27%) PowerShell
2 71 (36.98%) SQL
3 29 (15.10%) Perl
4 27 (14.06%) Bash Shell
5 26 (13.54%) VBScript
6 20 (10.42%) C-shell
6 20 (10.42%) Korn
7 18 (9.38%) Shell Script
8 15 (7.81%) JavaScript
9 9 (4.69%) Python
10 8 (4.17%) C#
10 8 (4.17%) Java
11 5 (2.60%) PHP
12 2 (1.04%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 79 (41.15%) Security Cleared
2 63 (32.81%) SC Cleared
3 42 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (7.29%) MCP
4 14 (7.29%) MCSA
4 14 (7.29%) MCTS
4 14 (7.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (5.73%) MCSE
6 10 (5.21%) DV Cleared
7 9 (4.69%) Degree
8 7 (3.65%) MCITP
8 7 (3.65%) MCSD
9 4 (2.08%) CCNP
9 4 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.56%) CCNA
11 2 (1.04%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.52%) IISP
12 1 (0.52%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.17%) SLA
2 5 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 136 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 46 (23.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (16.67%) XenApp
4 28 (14.58%) Hyper-V
5 20 (10.42%) Samba
6 19 (9.90%) Terminal Services
7 17 (8.85%) vSphere
8 15 (7.81%) DFS Replication
9 14 (7.29%) XenDesktop
10 7 (3.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (3.65%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (2.08%) VMware ESX
13 2 (1.04%) Docker
13 2 (1.04%) Veritas File System
14 1 (0.52%) KVM
14 1 (0.52%) RHEV
14 1 (0.52%) vCloud
14 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (10.42%) SCCM
2 12 (6.25%) SCOM
3 9 (4.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 8 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (3.65%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (3.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (3.13%) SCVMM
6 6 (3.13%) WSUS
7 5 (2.60%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (2.08%) Nagios
8 4 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.56%) Cacti
9 3 (1.56%) Munin
9 3 (1.56%) XenMobile
10 2 (1.04%) AirWatch
10 2 (1.04%) Ansible
10 2 (1.04%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.04%) Packer
10 2 (1.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 86 (44.79%) Microsoft
2 51 (26.56%) HP
2 51 (26.56%) VMware
3 46 (23.96%) Citrix
4 21 (10.94%) Red Hat
5 19 (9.90%) Oracle
6 13 (6.77%) Symantec
7 10 (5.21%) CA
7 10 (5.21%) Cisco
8 7 (3.65%) Altiris
9 5 (2.60%) arcserve
9 5 (2.60%) Lumension
10 4 (2.08%) 3PAR
10 4 (2.08%) AppSense
10 4 (2.08%) Brocade
10 4 (2.08%) Splunk
11 3 (1.56%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.56%) Sun
12 2 (1.04%) CommVault
12 2 (1.04%) IBM
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