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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 103 78 82
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +4
Contract jobs citing DNS 34 51 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.04% 1.83% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.26% 14.33% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £323 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +34.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £255 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £357 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.95% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.58% -10.00%
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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
302 356 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.20% 12.75% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 190 102
Average daily rate £308 £310 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.80% -14.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £477 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 10
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -5 18 £294 -19.29% 7
Glasgow +6 6 £119 -56.72% 7
Renfrewshire -8 6 £435 +31.69%
Fife -6 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
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DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 43 (68.25%) Windows
1 43 (68.25%) Active Directory
2 36 (57.14%) DHCP
3 34 (53.97%) Microsoft
4 24 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (36.51%) VMware
6 21 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 18 (28.57%) HP
7 18 (28.57%) Windows 7
8 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (25.40%) Security Cleared
9 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (23.81%) Migration
10 15 (23.81%) LDAP
11 13 (20.63%) Cisco
12 12 (19.05%) WAN
12 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP
12 12 (19.05%) Replication
13 11 (17.46%) PKI
13 11 (17.46%) ITIL
13 11 (17.46%) X.500
14 10 (15.87%) MCSE
14 10 (15.87%) Kerberos
14 10 (15.87%) SAN
14 10 (15.87%) PowerShell
14 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
14 10 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (14.29%) vSphere

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 21 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 10 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (11.11%) Lync
3 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
5 4 (6.35%) IIS
5 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.17%) Confluence
6 2 (3.17%) OpenStack
6 2 (3.17%) Apache
6 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.59%) JRun
7 1 (1.59%) JBoss
7 1 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (14.29%) MS Office
2 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.59%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.59%) PaaS
2 1 (1.59%) Heroku
2 1 (1.59%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 36 (57.14%) DHCP
2 15 (23.81%) LDAP
3 12 (19.05%) WAN
3 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP
4 11 (17.46%) X.500
5 10 (15.87%) Kerberos
5 10 (15.87%) SAN
6 8 (12.70%) LAN
7 5 (7.94%) VoIP
7 5 (7.94%) Network Security
8 4 (6.35%) IPv4
8 4 (6.35%) Firewall
8 4 (6.35%) HTTP
8 4 (6.35%) Internet
8 4 (6.35%) VPN
9 3 (4.76%) SSL
9 3 (4.76%) WLAN
9 3 (4.76%) Wireless
9 3 (4.76%) iSCSI
9 3 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Maven
1 2 (3.17%) JIRA
1 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.17%) Hudson
2 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (7.94%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Advertising
3 1 (1.59%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (17.46%) Analyst
2 8 (12.70%) Support Analyst
3 7 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) Design Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Data Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Consultant
5 4 (6.35%) Network Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Network Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Data Network Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) IT Support
5 4 (6.35%) Data Centre Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Server Support Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) HTML
1 4 (6.35%) CSS
2 2 (3.17%) J2EE
2 2 (3.17%) XML
3 1 (1.59%) ISAPI
3 1 (1.59%) Middleware
3 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.59%) jQuery
3 1 (1.59%) HTML5
3 1 (1.59%) REST
3 1 (1.59%) CSS3
3 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.59%) COM+
3 1 (1.59%) .NET
3 1 (1.59%) SOAP
3 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Replication
2 11 (17.46%) PKI
3 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 6 (9.52%) Data Centre
5 5 (7.94%) Clustering
5 5 (7.94%) Fat Client
5 5 (7.94%) Thin Client
6 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.76%) CLARiiON
7 2 (3.17%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.59%) iPhone
8 1 (1.59%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 43 (68.25%) Windows
2 24 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (9.52%) UNIX
6 6 (9.52%) Linux
7 5 (7.94%) Windows XP
7 5 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) Migration
2 11 (17.46%) ITIL
3 6 (9.52%) Identity Management
3 6 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.35%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.35%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.76%) Performance Testing
6 3 (4.76%) Performance Management
6 3 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.76%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (4.76%) Release Management
6 3 (4.76%) Change Control
6 3 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.76%) Service Management
6 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.76%) Six Sigma
7 2 (3.17%) Change Management
7 2 (3.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.87%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.11%) SQL
3 4 (6.35%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.76%) Java
5 1 (1.59%) C#
5 1 (1.59%) PHP
5 1 (1.59%) VBScript
5 1 (1.59%) REXX
5 1 (1.59%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 21 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (25.40%) Security Cleared
3 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
3 10 (15.87%) MCSE
4 8 (12.70%) MCP
4 8 (12.70%) Degree
5 4 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.76%) MCTS
6 3 (4.76%) CCNP
7 2 (3.17%) CCNA
7 2 (3.17%) MCDST
8 1 (1.59%) HND
8 1 (1.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) BS7799
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 43 (68.25%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 9 (14.29%) vSphere
4 6 (9.52%) VMware ESX
5 4 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.76%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.17%) vCloud
7 2 (3.17%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 7 (11.11%) SCCM
2 6 (9.52%) SCOM
3 4 (6.35%) Nagios
3 4 (6.35%) NetBackup
3 4 (6.35%) WSUS
4 3 (4.76%) Puppet
4 3 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.59%) StatsD
5 1 (1.59%) Graphite
5 1 (1.59%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.59%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.59%) Ganglia
5 1 (1.59%) WMI
Vendors
1 34 (53.97%) Microsoft
2 23 (36.51%) VMware
3 18 (28.57%) HP
4 13 (20.63%) Cisco
5 9 (14.29%) Citrix
6 6 (9.52%) Oracle
7 4 (6.35%) Symantec
7 4 (6.35%) F5
7 4 (6.35%) EMC
8 3 (4.76%) Dell Compellent
8 3 (4.76%) AppSense
8 3 (4.76%) Dell
8 3 (4.76%) CommVault
8 3 (4.76%) Veritas
9 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.17%) Juniper
9 2 (3.17%) BMC
9 2 (3.17%) Remedy
10 1 (1.59%) Wyse
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