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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 98 81 64
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -17
Contract jobs citing DNS 26 42 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.93% 1.70% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.30% 15.11% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £157 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.22 £18.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.55% -3.43%
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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
356 278 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.78% 11.26% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 118 124
Average daily rate £350 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 17
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £36.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -19.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 7 £425 - 2
Glasgow -5 6 £350 -12.50% 1
Fife - 1 - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
Moray - - - - 1
Stirling - - - - 1
Aberdeen - - - - 2
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UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 54 (72.00%) Windows
2 49 (65.33%) Active Directory
3 46 (61.33%) DHCP
4 41 (54.67%) Microsoft
5 36 (48.00%) SC Cleared
5 36 (48.00%) Security Cleared
6 35 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (45.33%) VMware
8 30 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (34.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (32.00%) SQL
11 23 (30.67%) MS Exchange
12 22 (29.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 22 (29.33%) Replication
13 20 (26.67%) HP
14 19 (25.33%) SAN
14 19 (25.33%) ITIL
15 17 (22.67%) Linux
15 17 (22.67%) MS Office
16 16 (21.33%) IIS
17 14 (18.67%) UNIX
17 14 (18.67%) LDAP
18 13 (17.33%) MS Project
18 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
18 13 (17.33%) Citrix
18 13 (17.33%) PowerShell
19 12 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 12 (16.00%) MCTS
19 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
19 12 (16.00%) Red Hat

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 23 (30.67%) MS Exchange
2 16 (21.33%) IIS
3 11 (14.67%) SharePoint
3 11 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (8.00%) WebLogic
6 4 (5.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (5.33%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (4.00%) Apache
8 2 (2.67%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.67%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 17 (22.67%) MS Office
2 13 (17.33%) MS Project
3 3 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 46 (61.33%) DHCP
2 19 (25.33%) SAN
3 14 (18.67%) LDAP
4 12 (16.00%) Firewall
5 11 (14.67%) X.500
5 11 (14.67%) WAN
5 11 (14.67%) TCP/IP
6 10 (13.33%) LAN
7 9 (12.00%) Kerberos
8 5 (6.67%) VLAN
8 5 (6.67%) IPv4
9 4 (5.33%) VPN
10 3 (4.00%) NAS
10 3 (4.00%) SSH
10 3 (4.00%) IPsec
11 2 (2.67%) Intranet
11 2 (2.67%) NetScaler
12 1 (1.33%) iSCSI
12 1 (1.33%) HSRP
12 1 (1.33%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.67%) MySQL
General
1 7 (9.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 9 (12.00%) Analyst
2 9 (12.00%) Build Engineer
3 6 (8.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 6 (8.00%) Consultant
3 6 (8.00%) Support Analyst
4 5 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 5 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (6.67%) Architect
5 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) UNIX Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Designer
7 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (2.67%) Server Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (2.67%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (2.67%) Applications Support
7 2 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.67%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) XML
2 6 (8.00%) Middleware
3 5 (6.67%) HTML
3 5 (6.67%) Web Services
4 2 (2.67%) X-Windows
4 2 (2.67%) .NET
4 2 (2.67%) COM
4 2 (2.67%) CSS
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.33%) JSP
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.33%) Replication
2 10 (13.33%) PKI
3 9 (12.00%) Thin Client
3 9 (12.00%) Fat Client
4 8 (10.67%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (6.67%) Clustering
6 4 (5.33%) Open Source
7 3 (4.00%) EqualLogic
7 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.67%) AS400
8 2 (2.67%) iSeries
9 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.33%) DataPower
9 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.33%) PDA
9 1 (1.33%) Statistics
9 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 54 (72.00%) Windows
2 35 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (22.67%) Linux
5 14 (18.67%) UNIX
6 12 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (13.33%) Windows 7
8 7 (9.33%) Solaris
9 4 (5.33%) AIX
9 4 (5.33%) HPUX
9 4 (5.33%) Ubuntu
10 3 (4.00%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.67%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.67%) Windows NT
11 2 (2.67%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.33%) Android
12 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.33%) ITIL
2 8 (10.67%) Unit Testing
3 6 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (6.67%) Performance Testing
4 5 (6.67%) High Availability
4 5 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.33%) Identity Management
5 4 (5.33%) Validation
5 4 (5.33%) Migration
5 4 (5.33%) Service Management
5 4 (5.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (5.33%) Change Data Capture
5 4 (5.33%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.00%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (4.00%) Six Sigma
7 2 (2.67%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.67%) Change Control
7 2 (2.67%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.67%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.00%) SQL
2 13 (17.33%) PowerShell
3 7 (9.33%) VBScript
4 2 (2.67%) REXX
4 2 (2.67%) Tcl
4 2 (2.67%) Java
4 2 (2.67%) Perl
4 2 (2.67%) C#
5 1 (1.33%) C-shell
5 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.33%) Korn
5 1 (1.33%) C++
5 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (48.00%) SC Cleared
1 36 (48.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (29.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (16.00%) MCTS
4 11 (14.67%) MCP
5 8 (10.67%) MCSE
6 6 (8.00%) Degree
7 4 (5.33%) MCITP
8 3 (4.00%) MCDST
9 2 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.67%) CCNA
9 2 (2.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (65.33%) Active Directory
2 26 (34.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.00%) vSphere
4 5 (6.67%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.33%) KVM
5 4 (5.33%) RHEV
5 4 (5.33%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (4.00%) XenApp
6 3 (4.00%) vCloud
7 2 (2.67%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.33%) Samba
8 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (14.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (12.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (5.33%) SCCM
4 3 (4.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (2.67%) WMI
5 2 (2.67%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 41 (54.67%) Microsoft
2 34 (45.33%) VMware
3 20 (26.67%) HP
4 13 (17.33%) Citrix
5 12 (16.00%) Red Hat
6 9 (12.00%) NetApp
6 9 (12.00%) Altiris
7 8 (10.67%) IBM
8 7 (9.33%) Oracle
8 7 (9.33%) EMC
9 5 (6.67%) Symantec
10 3 (4.00%) Dell
10 3 (4.00%) Avaya
10 3 (4.00%) Veritas
11 2 (2.67%) Intel
11 2 (2.67%) Cisco
12 1 (1.33%) Sage
12 1 (1.33%) TIBCO
12 1 (1.33%) AppSense