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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 86 105 73
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -32
Contract jobs citing DNS 37 33 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.63% 1.01% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.86% 10.68% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 30
Median daily rate £353 £294 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £141 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £429 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £348 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.03% +8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £12.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.51 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+30.15% +22.92%
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
312 309 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.76% 9.46% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 125 196
Median daily rate £350 £315 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 10
Median hourly rate £40.50 £14.18 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -19.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.35 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £25.50 £27.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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
Edinburgh +3 18 £353 +22.60%
Renfrewshire -4 10 £360 -17.24% 2
Glasgow +12 6 £225 +89.07%
Highlands +2 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £325 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 126 (68.48%) Active Directory
2 118 (64.13%) Windows
3 99 (53.80%) Windows Server
4 87 (47.28%) DHCP
5 80 (43.48%) PowerShell
6 78 (42.39%) Microsoft
7 75 (40.76%) Security Cleared
8 69 (37.50%) ITIL
9 66 (35.87%) SQL
10 63 (34.24%) SQL Server
10 63 (34.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 61 (33.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 60 (32.61%) SC Cleared
13 56 (30.43%) SAN
14 51 (27.72%) TCP/IP
15 47 (25.54%) HP
16 43 (23.37%) VMware
17 42 (22.83%) Linux
18 40 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
18 40 (21.74%) Firewall
18 40 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
19 39 (21.20%) Citrix
20 34 (18.48%) MS Exchange
21 32 (17.39%) MS Excel
22 31 (16.85%) Kerberos
23 29 (15.76%) Unix
23 29 (15.76%) Perl
24 28 (15.22%) WAN
24 28 (15.22%) Bash Shell
25 27 (14.67%) SharePoint

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 34 (18.48%) MS Exchange
2 27 (14.67%) Apache
2 27 (14.67%) SharePoint
3 25 (13.59%) IIS
4 18 (9.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (9.78%) OpenStack
5 16 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (4.35%) WebSphere
7 6 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.17%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.63%) lighttpd
9 3 (1.63%) nginx
9 3 (1.63%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.09%) JBoss
10 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 32 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.43%) MS Office
3 6 (3.26%) MS Project
4 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.50%) Office 365
2 22 (11.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.09%) Bluemix
4 2 (1.09%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (1.09%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.54%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.54%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 87 (47.28%) DHCP
2 56 (30.43%) SAN
3 51 (27.72%) TCP/IP
4 40 (21.74%) Firewall
5 31 (16.85%) Kerberos
6 28 (15.22%) WAN
7 23 (12.50%) SSL
8 22 (11.96%) LDAP
9 19 (10.33%) iSCSI
10 14 (7.61%) X.500
11 13 (7.07%) SMTP
12 11 (5.98%) Internet
13 8 (4.35%) SNMP
14 6 (3.26%) HTTP
14 6 (3.26%) LAN
14 6 (3.26%) SSH
15 5 (2.72%) FTP
16 4 (2.17%) NetScaler
16 4 (2.17%) VPN
17 3 (1.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (34.24%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.26%) MySQL
5 4 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.54%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.54%) Big Data
7 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.54%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.63%) ClearCase
3 3 (1.63%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.63%) StarTeam
4 2 (1.09%) Maven
5 1 (0.54%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.54%) JIRA
5 1 (0.54%) MSI
5 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (4.89%) Banking
2 6 (3.26%) Finance
3 2 (1.09%) Law
4 1 (0.54%) Advertising
4 1 (0.54%) Back Office
4 1 (0.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 40 (21.74%) Active Directory Engineer
2 17 (9.24%) Server Engineer
2 17 (9.24%) Unix Engineer
3 13 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (7.07%) Wintel Engineer
4 12 (6.52%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 9 (4.89%) Administrator
5 9 (4.89%) Analyst
5 9 (4.89%) Windows Engineer
6 8 (4.35%) SharePoint Engineer
6 8 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (4.35%) Windows Server Engineer
6 8 (4.35%) Wintel Specialist
7 7 (3.80%) Build Engineer
7 7 (3.80%) Consultant
7 7 (3.80%) IT Support
7 7 (3.80%) Support Engineer
7 7 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (3.26%) Active Directory Specialist
9 5 (2.72%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.07%) XML
2 8 (4.35%) .NET
3 7 (3.80%) Middleware
4 6 (3.26%) LAMP
4 6 (3.26%) Regular Expression
5 5 (2.72%) CSS
5 5 (2.72%) HTML
6 4 (2.17%) Django
6 4 (2.17%) Laravel
7 3 (1.63%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (1.63%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (1.63%) Web Services
8 1 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.67%) Replication
2 26 (14.13%) PKI
3 13 (7.07%) Data Centre
4 12 (6.52%) Hybrid Cloud
5 11 (5.98%) Clustering
6 8 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.35%) Blackberry
7 7 (3.80%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (3.26%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.26%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.09%) DataPower
9 2 (1.09%) Wiki
10 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.54%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.54%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.54%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 118 (64.13%) Windows
2 99 (53.80%) Windows Server
3 63 (34.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 61 (33.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (22.83%) Linux
6 29 (15.76%) Unix
7 21 (11.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (7.61%) Windows 7
9 6 (3.26%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.72%) Debian
10 5 (2.72%) SUSE
11 4 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.17%) Solaris
12 3 (1.63%) AIX
13 2 (1.09%) Android
13 2 (1.09%) HPUX
13 2 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (1.09%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (37.50%) ITIL
2 27 (14.67%) Unit Testing
3 23 (12.50%) Migration
4 11 (5.98%) High Availability
4 11 (5.98%) Load Balancing
5 9 (4.89%) Mentoring
5 9 (4.89%) Risk Management
6 8 (4.35%) Content Management
6 8 (4.35%) Server Building
7 7 (3.80%) Conflict Management
8 6 (3.26%) Configuration Management
9 5 (2.72%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (2.72%) Network Design
9 5 (2.72%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (2.72%) Validation
10 4 (2.17%) Identity Management
10 4 (2.17%) SIEM
11 3 (1.63%) Network Load Balancing
11 3 (1.63%) Service Management
11 3 (1.63%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 80 (43.48%) PowerShell
2 66 (35.87%) SQL
3 29 (15.76%) Perl
4 28 (15.22%) Bash Shell
5 27 (14.67%) VBScript
6 20 (10.87%) C-shell
6 20 (10.87%) Korn
7 19 (10.33%) Shell Script
8 13 (7.07%) JavaScript
9 9 (4.89%) Python
10 8 (4.35%) C#
11 7 (3.80%) Java
12 5 (2.72%) PHP
13 2 (1.09%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 75 (40.76%) Security Cleared
2 60 (32.61%) SC Cleared
3 40 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (7.61%) MCP
4 14 (7.61%) MCTS
5 13 (7.07%) MCSA
5 13 (7.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (5.98%) MCSE
7 10 (5.43%) DV Cleared
8 9 (4.89%) Degree
9 7 (3.80%) MCITP
9 7 (3.80%) MCSD
10 4 (2.17%) CCNA
10 4 (2.17%) CCNP
10 4 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.09%) JNCIA
13 1 (0.54%) CISSP
13 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.54%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 126 (68.48%) Active Directory
2 40 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (14.67%) XenApp
4 26 (14.13%) Hyper-V
5 20 (10.87%) Samba
6 19 (10.33%) Terminal Services
7 15 (8.15%) DFS Replication
7 15 (8.15%) vSphere
8 10 (5.43%) XenDesktop
9 6 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.63%) VMware ESX
12 2 (1.09%) Docker
12 2 (1.09%) Veritas File System
13 1 (0.54%) KVM
13 1 (0.54%) RHEV
13 1 (0.54%) vCloud
13 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.54%) zsh
Systems Management
1 19 (10.33%) SCCM
2 11 (5.98%) SCOM
3 9 (4.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 8 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (3.80%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (3.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (3.26%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (3.26%) SCVMM
6 6 (3.26%) WSUS
7 5 (2.72%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (2.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.63%) Cacti
9 3 (1.63%) Munin
9 3 (1.63%) Nagios
9 3 (1.63%) Puppet
10 2 (1.09%) AirWatch
10 2 (1.09%) Ansible
10 2 (1.09%) OpenView
10 2 (1.09%) Packer
11 1 (0.54%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 78 (42.39%) Microsoft
2 47 (25.54%) HP
3 43 (23.37%) VMware
4 39 (21.20%) Citrix
5 16 (8.70%) Oracle
5 16 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 11 (5.98%) Symantec
7 10 (5.43%) CA
8 9 (4.89%) Cisco
9 7 (3.80%) Altiris
10 5 (2.72%) arcserve
10 5 (2.72%) Lumension
11 4 (2.17%) 3PAR
11 4 (2.17%) AppSense
11 4 (2.17%) Brocade
11 4 (2.17%) Splunk
12 3 (1.63%) IBM
13 2 (1.09%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.09%) CommVault
13 2 (1.09%) NCR
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