The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Scotland region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 82 72 62
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs citing DNS 46 40 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.73% 1.72% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.98% 13.29% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 29
Average daily rate £338 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £200 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Average hourly rate £21.00 £32.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% +23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -36.53%
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
329 301 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.39% 12.95% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 149 168
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £195 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 34
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -49.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.00 £21.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.17 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
DNS
UK

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -28 11 £375 +74.41% 4
Glasgow +16 9 £135 -54.23% 3
Aberdeen +12 4 - - 2
North Lanarkshire - 3 £268 -
West Lothian - 1 £375 -
Dundee - - - -
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - - 1
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 76 (80.00%) Windows
2 65 (68.42%) DHCP
3 51 (53.68%) Microsoft
4 43 (45.26%) Security Cleared
5 42 (44.21%) SC Cleared
6 41 (43.16%) VMware
7 37 (38.95%) Active Directory
7 37 (38.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (35.79%) HP
8 34 (35.79%) TCP/IP
9 32 (33.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 32 (33.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (31.58%) MS Office
11 29 (30.53%) Replication
12 26 (27.37%) MS Exchange
13 24 (25.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 22 (23.16%) SharePoint
14 22 (23.16%) SQL
15 20 (21.05%) Citrix
16 19 (20.00%) SAN
17 18 (18.95%) Firewall
17 18 (18.95%) Windows 7
18 17 (17.89%) Enterprise Storage
18 17 (17.89%) Altiris
18 17 (17.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 17 (17.89%) Dell
19 16 (16.84%) WAN
19 16 (16.84%) LAN
20 15 (15.79%) PowerShell
20 15 (15.79%) vSphere

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 26 (27.37%) MS Exchange
2 22 (23.16%) SharePoint
3 15 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (4.21%) IIS
7 3 (3.16%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.11%) CMS
8 2 (2.11%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.05%) Lync
9 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.05%) Apache
Applications
1 30 (31.58%) MS Office
2 13 (13.68%) MS Project
3 6 (6.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.11%) PaaS
2 2 (2.11%) Heroku
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (68.42%) DHCP
2 34 (35.79%) TCP/IP
3 19 (20.00%) SAN
4 18 (18.95%) Firewall
5 16 (16.84%) WAN
5 16 (16.84%) LAN
6 12 (12.63%) VPN
7 8 (8.42%) SSL
7 8 (8.42%) HTTP
8 7 (7.37%) Reverse Proxy
8 7 (7.37%) Network Security
9 6 (6.32%) SMTP
9 6 (6.32%) Wireless
9 6 (6.32%) VLAN
9 6 (6.32%) VoIP
10 3 (3.16%) WLAN
10 3 (3.16%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (2.11%) IP Telephony
11 2 (2.11%) MPLS
11 2 (2.11%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.05%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) MSI
General
1 4 (4.21%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Marketing
3 1 (1.05%) Military
3 1 (1.05%) Banking
3 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (16.84%) Wintel Engineer
2 13 (13.68%) Build Engineer
3 9 (9.47%) Analyst
3 9 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Network Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Administrator
4 7 (7.37%) Server Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (4.21%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.16%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.16%) Consultant
8 2 (2.11%) DBA
8 2 (2.11%) Architect
8 2 (2.11%) SQL DBA
8 2 (2.11%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (2.11%) Radia Specialist
8 2 (2.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (2.11%) Wintel Consultant
8 2 (2.11%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) Web Services
1 4 (4.21%) Middleware
2 3 (3.16%) CSS
3 2 (2.11%) XML
4 1 (1.05%) EDI
4 1 (1.05%) SAML
4 1 (1.05%) SOAP
4 1 (1.05%) HTML
4 1 (1.05%) J2EE
4 1 (1.05%) JSON
4 1 (1.05%) OAuth
4 1 (1.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 29 (30.53%) Replication
2 17 (17.89%) Enterprise Storage
3 10 (10.53%) Fat Client
3 10 (10.53%) Thin Client
3 10 (10.53%) Clustering
4 5 (5.26%) PKI
5 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.21%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (4.21%) CLARiiON
6 3 (3.16%) FMCG
6 3 (3.16%) Open Source
7 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.05%) CMDB
8 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.05%) Social Media
8 1 (1.05%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 76 (80.00%) Windows
2 37 (38.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 32 (33.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (18.95%) Windows 7
5 13 (13.68%) Linux
6 10 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.16%) UNIX
7 3 (3.16%) Solaris
7 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.11%) AIX
8 2 (2.11%) HPUX
9 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.79%) ITIL
2 7 (7.37%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
3 5 (5.26%) Fault Management
3 5 (5.26%) Project Management
3 5 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (5.26%) Migration
4 4 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (4.21%) Service Management
4 4 (4.21%) Performance Testing
4 4 (4.21%) Document Management
4 4 (4.21%) Waterfall
5 3 (3.16%) Business Transformation
6 2 (2.11%) Change Data Capture
6 2 (2.11%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (2.11%) Information Assurance
6 2 (2.11%) High Availability
6 2 (2.11%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (2.11%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.11%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.16%) SQL
2 15 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 12 (12.63%) VB
4 8 (8.42%) VBScript
5 7 (7.37%) Java
6 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.05%) Perl
6 1 (1.05%) Python
6 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.05%) Korn
Qualifications
1 43 (45.26%) Security Cleared
2 42 (44.21%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.37%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.26%) Degree
6 3 (3.16%) CCIE
6 3 (3.16%) CCNP
7 2 (2.11%) CCIP
7 2 (2.11%) CCNA
7 2 (2.11%) CCDP
7 2 (2.11%) MCSE
8 1 (1.05%) MCSA
8 1 (1.05%) MCP
8 1 (1.05%) HND
8 1 (1.05%) ISEB
8 1 (1.05%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (38.95%) Active Directory
2 32 (33.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (15.79%) vSphere
4 9 (9.47%) VMware ESX
5 8 (8.42%) XenApp
6 7 (7.37%) Terminal Services
7 5 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (4.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (2.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (2.11%) ISA Server
10 2 (2.11%) DFS Replication
10 2 (2.11%) KVM
11 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
11 1 (1.05%) VMware GSX
11 1 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (25.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 17 (17.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (8.42%) SCCM
4 7 (7.37%) Netcool
5 5 (5.26%) Backup Exec
5 5 (5.26%) WSUS
6 2 (2.11%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.11%) Puppet
7 1 (1.05%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.05%) StatsD
7 1 (1.05%) Ganglia
7 1 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.05%) SCOM
7 1 (1.05%) Nagios
7 1 (1.05%) ARCserve
7 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 51 (53.68%) Microsoft
2 41 (43.16%) VMware
3 34 (35.79%) HP
4 20 (21.05%) Citrix
5 17 (17.89%) Dell
5 17 (17.89%) Altiris
6 11 (11.58%) Cisco
7 9 (9.47%) EMC
8 7 (7.37%) Veritas
9 5 (5.26%) Symantec
9 5 (5.26%) Sophos
10 4 (4.21%) CheckPoint
10 4 (4.21%) Oracle
10 4 (4.21%) CommVault
11 3 (3.16%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.16%) AppSense
12 2 (2.11%) Polycom
12 2 (2.11%) F5
12 2 (2.11%) McAfee
12 2 (2.11%) Websense
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