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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 64 85 63
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -22
Contract jobs citing DNS 67 37 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.63% 1.37% 2.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.46% 10.39% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 17 10
Average daily rate £350 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £108 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +43.75%
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
363 356 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.23% 13.19% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 167 82
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £140 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 23 £363 +3.57% 3
Renfrewshire +8 20 £410 +68.21% 1
Glasgow +18 17 £275 +19.56% 8
North Lanarkshire - 3 £150 - 1
Inverclyde -3 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 88 (74.58%) Active Directory
2 74 (62.71%) Microsoft
3 65 (55.08%) Windows
4 61 (51.69%) DHCP
5 47 (39.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (39.83%) Windows Server
6 42 (35.59%) VMware
7 41 (34.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (33.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 34 (28.81%) LDAP
9 34 (28.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 32 (27.12%) ITIL
11 31 (26.27%) Security Cleared
12 30 (25.42%) PowerShell
12 30 (25.42%) MS Exchange
13 27 (22.88%) SC Cleared
14 25 (21.19%) Hyper-V
14 25 (21.19%) TCP/IP
14 25 (21.19%) Data Centre
15 23 (19.49%) Citrix
16 22 (18.64%) Windows 7
16 22 (18.64%) Replication
17 21 (17.80%) Kerberos
17 21 (17.80%) Cisco
17 21 (17.80%) Linux
18 20 (16.95%) HP
18 20 (16.95%) Windows Server 2003
19 19 (16.10%) SAN
19 19 (16.10%) X.500
19 19 (16.10%) SQL Server

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 30 (25.42%) MS Exchange
2 17 (14.41%) Skype for Business
3 10 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (8.47%) SharePoint
4 9 (7.63%) OpenStack
5 8 (6.78%) IIS
6 7 (5.93%) Apache
6 7 (5.93%) Live Communications Server
6 7 (5.93%) Office Communications Server
7 6 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (3.39%) Tomcat
8 4 (3.39%) WebSphere
9 3 (2.54%) Confluence
10 2 (1.69%) nginx
11 1 (0.85%) Jadu
11 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (11.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.24%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (4.24%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (4.24%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.69%) IaaS
5 2 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 61 (51.69%) DHCP
2 34 (28.81%) LDAP
3 25 (21.19%) TCP/IP
4 21 (17.80%) Kerberos
5 19 (16.10%) SAN
5 19 (16.10%) X.500
6 17 (14.41%) WAN
7 10 (8.47%) HTTP
7 10 (8.47%) SSL
8 8 (6.78%) Firewall
8 8 (6.78%) IPsec
9 7 (5.93%) LAN
10 6 (5.08%) Skype
11 4 (3.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (3.39%) FTP
11 4 (3.39%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (3.39%) VoIP
11 4 (3.39%) VPN
12 3 (2.54%) MPLS
12 3 (2.54%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.39%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.69%) Informix
4 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.85%) Big Data
5 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.85%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.54%) JIRA
2 1 (0.85%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (5.08%) Finance
2 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.69%) Advertising
3 2 (1.69%) Law
3 2 (1.69%) Norwegian Language
4 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.85%) Local Government
4 1 (0.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (27.12%) Active Directory Engineer
2 12 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (8.47%) Consultant
3 10 (8.47%) Support Engineer
4 9 (7.63%) Analyst
5 8 (6.78%) IT Engineer
5 8 (6.78%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (6.78%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) Support Analyst
7 6 (5.08%) Server Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) VMware Engineer
9 4 (3.39%) Active Directory Support
9 4 (3.39%) Active Directory Support Engineer
9 4 (3.39%) DevOps Consultant
9 4 (3.39%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.39%) Senior IT Engineer
9 4 (3.39%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (3.39%) Windows Server Engineer
10 3 (2.54%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 3 (2.54%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.78%) CSS
1 8 (6.78%) HTML
2 5 (4.24%) Web Services
3 4 (3.39%) Middleware
3 4 (3.39%) Servlets
4 3 (2.54%) LAMP
4 3 (2.54%) REST
5 2 (1.69%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (1.69%) Regular Expression
5 2 (1.69%) XML
6 1 (0.85%) JSON
6 1 (0.85%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.19%) Data Centre
2 22 (18.64%) Replication
3 19 (16.10%) PKI
4 7 (5.93%) Clustering
5 5 (4.24%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (4.24%) Private Cloud
6 4 (3.39%) PDA
7 3 (2.54%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.69%) AS400
8 2 (1.69%) iSeries
8 2 (1.69%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.85%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.85%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.85%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 65 (55.08%) Windows
2 47 (39.83%) Windows Server
2 47 (39.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (34.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (18.64%) Windows 7
5 21 (17.80%) Linux
6 20 (16.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (8.47%) Unix
8 6 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.08%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.54%) Solaris
9 3 (2.54%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.69%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.85%) AIX
11 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.12%) ITIL
2 15 (12.71%) Migration
3 13 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (8.47%) Load Balancing
4 10 (8.47%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (6.78%) DevOps
6 7 (5.93%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (5.08%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.08%) Service Management
8 5 (4.24%) Business Continuity
9 4 (3.39%) Automated Testing
9 4 (3.39%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (3.39%) High Availability
9 4 (3.39%) Project Management
9 4 (3.39%) Risk Management
9 4 (3.39%) Unit Testing
9 4 (3.39%) Validation
9 4 (3.39%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.42%) PowerShell
2 16 (13.56%) SQL
3 10 (8.47%) Java
4 9 (7.63%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.39%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.54%) Perl
7 2 (1.69%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.69%) C-shell
7 2 (1.69%) Korn
8 1 (0.85%) C#
8 1 (0.85%) PHP
8 1 (0.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 40 (33.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (26.27%) Security Cleared
3 27 (22.88%) SC Cleared
4 12 (10.17%) MCP
4 12 (10.17%) MCTS
5 11 (9.32%) MCSA
6 9 (7.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (5.93%) MCSE
8 4 (3.39%) Degree
9 3 (2.54%) IISP
9 3 (2.54%) ISEB
10 2 (1.69%) CCNP
10 2 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.69%) MCDST
10 2 (1.69%) OCP
10 2 (1.69%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.85%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.85%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 88 (74.58%) Active Directory
2 34 (28.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (21.19%) Hyper-V
4 13 (11.02%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (7.63%) vSphere
6 8 (6.78%) XenDesktop
7 7 (5.93%) XenApp
8 6 (5.08%) VMware ESX
9 5 (4.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (3.39%) Xen
11 3 (2.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (1.69%) Docker
12 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.69%) Samba
13 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (12.71%) SCOM
2 11 (9.32%) SCCM
3 7 (5.93%) NetBackup
4 6 (5.08%) Backup Exec
5 5 (4.24%) Nagios
6 3 (2.54%) Puppet
7 2 (1.69%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.85%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (0.85%) QRadar
8 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.85%) vRealize
8 1 (0.85%) WMI
Vendors
1 74 (62.71%) Microsoft
2 42 (35.59%) VMware
3 23 (19.49%) Citrix
4 21 (17.80%) Cisco
5 20 (16.95%) HP
6 10 (8.47%) Symantec
7 9 (7.63%) IBM
8 6 (5.08%) Oracle
9 5 (4.24%) EMC
10 4 (3.39%) Atlassian
10 4 (3.39%) SAP
11 3 (2.54%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.69%) Apple
12 2 (1.69%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.69%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.69%) Google
12 2 (1.69%) Juniper
12 2 (1.69%) Sun
12 2 (1.69%) Teradata
13 1 (0.85%) Genesys
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