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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
UK / Scotland
Rank 40 59 102
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +43
Contract jobs citing DNS 68 72 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.17% 2.79% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.52% 19.30% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 44 13
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £258 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £417 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
-1.14% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £15.75 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £23.22
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.86%

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
302 373 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.50% 14.45% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 190 152
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £435 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 10
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +28.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £15.90 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £43.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +31 33 £398 +13.57% 5
Glasgow +9 21 £283 +2.72%
Renfrewshire +14 11 £328 -0.75%
Inverclyde +4 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £350 - 1
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 101 (73.72%) Active Directory
2 83 (60.58%) DHCP
3 78 (56.93%) Windows
4 77 (56.20%) Microsoft
5 50 (36.50%) VMware
6 45 (32.85%) PowerShell
7 41 (29.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 38 (27.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (27.01%) Security Cleared
10 34 (24.82%) Windows Server
11 31 (22.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 31 (22.63%) SQL
12 29 (21.17%) SC Cleared
13 28 (20.44%) SQL Server
13 28 (20.44%) MS Excel
14 25 (18.25%) Firewall
15 24 (17.52%) ITIL
15 24 (17.52%) Citrix
15 24 (17.52%) Replication
16 23 (16.79%) PKI
17 22 (16.06%) Windows 7
17 22 (16.06%) Linux
17 22 (16.06%) Data Centre
18 21 (15.33%) Kerberos
18 21 (15.33%) Finance
18 21 (15.33%) Migration
18 21 (15.33%) vSphere
19 20 (14.60%) Internet
19 20 (14.60%) MS Exchange
20 18 (13.14%) LDAP

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 20 (14.60%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.11%) IIS
4 4 (2.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (2.92%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.19%) Apache
5 3 (2.19%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.19%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.46%) JBoss
6 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.73%) CMS
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 28 (20.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.57%) Office 365
3 8 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.46%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (1.46%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.73%) G Suite
5 1 (0.73%) IaaS
5 1 (0.73%) PaaS
5 1 (0.73%) Route 53
5 1 (0.73%) SaaS
5 1 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 83 (60.58%) DHCP
2 25 (18.25%) Firewall
3 21 (15.33%) Kerberos
4 20 (14.60%) Internet
5 18 (13.14%) LDAP
5 18 (13.14%) X.500
6 14 (10.22%) VSAN
7 13 (9.49%) SAN
7 13 (9.49%) TCP/IP
8 12 (8.76%) Intranet
9 10 (7.30%) BIG-IP
10 7 (5.11%) NetScaler
10 7 (5.11%) WAN
11 6 (4.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (4.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (4.38%) Network Security
12 5 (3.65%) LAN
12 5 (3.65%) SSL
13 4 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (2.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.65%) Apache Hive
3 5 (3.65%) Big Data
3 5 (3.65%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.19%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.38%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.65%) JIRA
3 2 (1.46%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.46%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.73%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.73%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (15.33%) Finance
2 9 (6.57%) Banking
3 8 (5.84%) Law
4 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (18.98%) Active Directory Engineer
2 18 (13.14%) Consultant
3 17 (12.41%) Analyst
4 16 (11.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (7.30%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 9 (6.57%) Splunk Engineer
7 6 (4.38%) Active Directory Consultant
7 6 (4.38%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.38%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (3.65%) IT Support
8 5 (3.65%) Migration Analyst
8 5 (3.65%) Security Consultant
8 5 (3.65%) Server Engineer
8 5 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.65%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (2.92%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 4 (2.92%) IT Engineer
9 4 (2.92%) Network Security Consultant
9 4 (2.92%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 4 (2.92%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.19%) Regular Expression
1 3 (2.19%) Web Services
2 1 (0.73%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.52%) Replication
2 23 (16.79%) PKI
3 22 (16.06%) Data Centre
4 11 (8.03%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.38%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.92%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.46%) Clustering
8 2 (1.46%) iPad
9 1 (0.73%) DataPower
9 1 (0.73%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 78 (56.93%) Windows
2 38 (27.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (24.82%) Windows Server
4 31 (22.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (16.06%) Linux
5 22 (16.06%) Windows 7
6 15 (10.95%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.65%) Unix
8 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.46%) Android
9 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.46%) CentOS
9 2 (1.46%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.46%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.73%) AIX
10 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.52%) ITIL
2 21 (15.33%) Migration
3 11 (8.03%) Project Management
4 10 (7.30%) Analytics
4 10 (7.30%) Server Building
5 9 (6.57%) Change Control
5 9 (6.57%) SIEM
6 8 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (4.38%) Business Analysis
7 6 (4.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (4.38%) SDLC
8 5 (3.65%) Anomaly Detection
8 5 (3.65%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.65%) Statistical Modelling
9 4 (2.92%) DevOps
9 4 (2.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.92%) Load Balancing
9 4 (2.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (2.19%) Chat Support
10 3 (2.19%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 45 (32.85%) PowerShell
2 31 (22.63%) SQL
3 16 (11.68%) Java
4 13 (9.49%) Perl
5 11 (8.03%) Python
6 5 (3.65%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.46%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.73%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.73%) C
8 1 (0.73%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.73%) Korn
8 1 (0.73%) PHP
8 1 (0.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (27.01%) Security Cleared
2 29 (21.17%) SC Cleared
3 18 (13.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (10.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (8.03%) MCP
6 10 (7.30%) MCTS
7 6 (4.38%) Degree
7 6 (4.38%) MCSE
8 5 (3.65%) CISSP
8 5 (3.65%) SANS
9 2 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.46%) CCNP
9 2 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.46%) MCSA
10 1 (0.73%) CCNA
10 1 (0.73%) HND
10 1 (0.73%) IISP
10 1 (0.73%) ISEB
10 1 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.19%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.46%) QA
2 2 (1.46%) SLA
System Software
1 101 (73.72%) Active Directory
2 41 (29.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (15.33%) vSphere
4 18 (13.14%) XenDesktop
5 17 (12.41%) XenApp
6 14 (10.22%) Hyper-V
7 13 (9.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (9.49%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.92%) DFS Replication
8 4 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.73%) NFS
10 1 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.73%) Samba
10 1 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.73%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.73%) zsh
Systems Management
1 17 (12.41%) SCCM
2 14 (10.22%) PowerCLI
2 14 (10.22%) vRealize
3 5 (3.65%) ArcSight ESM
3 5 (3.65%) Puppet
3 5 (3.65%) QRadar
4 4 (2.92%) SCOM
4 4 (2.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (2.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (2.92%) WSUS
5 3 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.46%) SnapMirror
7 1 (0.73%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.73%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 77 (56.20%) Microsoft
2 50 (36.50%) VMware
3 24 (17.52%) Citrix
4 15 (10.95%) Cisco
5 12 (8.76%) Dell
6 11 (8.03%) Splunk
7 10 (7.30%) F5
7 10 (7.30%) HP
7 10 (7.30%) Symantec
8 7 (5.11%) CheckPoint
9 6 (4.38%) IBM
10 5 (3.65%) ArcSight
10 5 (3.65%) MapR
11 4 (2.92%) Blue Coat
11 4 (2.92%) CA
12 3 (2.19%) Avaya
12 3 (2.19%) NetApp
12 3 (2.19%) Riverbed
12 3 (2.19%) Veeam
13 2 (1.46%) SolarWinds
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