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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 43 79 78
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -1
Contract jobs citing DNS 135 53 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.52% 1.77% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.24% 14.76% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 35 26
Median daily rate £330 £190 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.68% -41.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £110 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £390 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
Median hourly rate £28.50 £16.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% -21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +56.25%
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
557 359 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.67% 11.99% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 169 154
Median daily rate £345 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £140 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 20 14
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +72.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.50 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%

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 3 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 May 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
Renfrewshire 0 72 £330 -2.86% 2
Glasgow +23 28 £310 +175.55% 6
Edinburgh -12 15 £413 +42.24% 3
North Lanarkshire +8 2 - -
Fife +5 2 - -
Scottish Borders 0 1 £375 +87.50%
Midlothian - 1 £225 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
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UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 141 (71.94%) Active Directory
2 122 (62.24%) Windows
3 106 (54.08%) Windows Server
4 102 (52.04%) Microsoft
5 92 (46.94%) DHCP
6 76 (38.78%) Security Cleared
7 75 (38.27%) PowerShell
8 72 (36.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 69 (35.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 65 (33.16%) ITIL
11 64 (32.65%) SQL
12 63 (32.14%) SC Cleared
13 62 (31.63%) VMware
14 58 (29.59%) Microsoft Certification
15 57 (29.08%) SQL Server
16 53 (27.04%) VMware Infrastructure
17 52 (26.53%) SAN
18 49 (25.00%) MS Exchange
19 47 (23.98%) HP
20 46 (23.47%) Citrix
21 45 (22.96%) TCP/IP
22 35 (17.86%) LDAP
22 35 (17.86%) Linux
22 35 (17.86%) Firewall
23 34 (17.35%) Replication
24 33 (16.84%) Hyper-V
25 32 (16.33%) MS Excel
25 32 (16.33%) WAN
26 31 (15.82%) SharePoint
26 31 (15.82%) Kerberos

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 49 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 31 (15.82%) SharePoint
3 23 (11.73%) OpenStack
4 21 (10.71%) Skype for Business
5 19 (9.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (8.67%) IIS
8 16 (8.16%) Apache
9 9 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (3.57%) Live Communications Server
10 7 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
11 6 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (3.06%) WebSphere
12 2 (1.02%) Confluence
12 2 (1.02%) nginx
12 2 (1.02%) Tomcat
12 2 (1.02%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 32 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.61%) MS Office
3 6 (3.06%) MS Project
4 3 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.20%) Office 365
2 19 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.55%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (2.55%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.02%) IaaS
6 1 (0.51%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 92 (46.94%) DHCP
2 52 (26.53%) SAN
3 45 (22.96%) TCP/IP
4 35 (17.86%) Firewall
4 35 (17.86%) LDAP
5 32 (16.33%) WAN
6 31 (15.82%) Kerberos
7 21 (10.71%) X.500
8 18 (9.18%) SSL
9 12 (6.12%) iSCSI
10 10 (5.10%) Skype
11 8 (4.08%) HTTP
11 8 (4.08%) Internet
11 8 (4.08%) LAN
12 4 (2.04%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (2.04%) SMTP
12 4 (2.04%) VPN
13 3 (1.53%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (1.53%) OSPF
13 3 (1.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (29.08%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.57%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.06%) Informix
5 6 (3.06%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.02%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.02%) Big Data
7 2 (1.02%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.02%) MySQL
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (3.57%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.53%) JIRA
3 2 (1.02%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.02%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.51%) Maven
4 1 (0.51%) MSI
4 1 (0.51%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (1.53%) Finance
1 3 (1.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.02%) Law
3 1 (0.51%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 48 (24.49%) Active Directory Engineer
2 18 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (7.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 14 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
4 12 (6.12%) Server Engineer
4 12 (6.12%) Support Engineer
4 12 (6.12%) Unix Engineer
5 11 (5.61%) Consultant
6 7 (3.57%) Build Engineer
6 7 (3.57%) IT Engineer
6 7 (3.57%) SharePoint Engineer
7 6 (3.06%) Analyst
7 6 (3.06%) Wintel Specialist
8 5 (2.55%) IT Support
8 5 (2.55%) Security Engineer
9 4 (2.04%) Active Directory Support
9 4 (2.04%) Active Directory Support Engineer
9 4 (2.04%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (2.04%) Design Engineer
9 4 (2.04%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.57%) .NET
1 7 (3.57%) CSS
1 7 (3.57%) HTML
1 7 (3.57%) Middleware
1 7 (3.57%) XML
2 6 (3.06%) Web Services
3 4 (2.04%) LAMP
4 3 (1.53%) Regular Expression
5 2 (1.02%) REST
5 2 (1.02%) Servlets
6 1 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.35%) Replication
2 26 (13.27%) Data Centre
3 25 (12.76%) PKI
4 15 (7.65%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (6.12%) Clustering
6 9 (4.59%) Private Cloud
7 7 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.53%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.02%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.02%) PDA
10 2 (1.02%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.51%) AS400
11 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.51%) DataPower
11 1 (0.51%) iSeries
11 1 (0.51%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.51%) VCE vBlock
11 1 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 122 (62.24%) Windows
2 106 (54.08%) Windows Server
3 72 (36.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 69 (35.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (17.86%) Linux
6 28 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (8.67%) Unix
8 15 (7.65%) Windows 7
9 11 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (4.08%) Solaris
11 3 (1.53%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.02%) Android
12 2 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.51%) AIX
13 1 (0.51%) HPUX
13 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (33.16%) ITIL
2 31 (15.82%) Migration
3 22 (11.22%) Unit Testing
4 18 (9.18%) Load Balancing
5 15 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (6.12%) Risk Management
7 10 (5.10%) Conflict Management
7 10 (5.10%) Server Virtualisation
8 9 (4.59%) High Availability
8 9 (4.59%) Server Building
9 7 (3.57%) Content Management
9 7 (3.57%) DevOps
9 7 (3.57%) Kanban
9 7 (3.57%) Validation
10 6 (3.06%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (3.06%) Mentoring
10 6 (3.06%) Project Management
10 6 (3.06%) Service Management
11 5 (2.55%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 75 (38.27%) PowerShell
2 64 (32.65%) SQL
3 18 (9.18%) Perl
4 17 (8.67%) VBScript
5 14 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 14 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 13 (6.63%) C-shell
6 13 (6.63%) Java
6 13 (6.63%) Korn
7 12 (6.12%) Shell Script
8 8 (4.08%) C#
9 5 (2.55%) Python
10 1 (0.51%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 76 (38.78%) Security Cleared
2 63 (32.14%) SC Cleared
3 58 (29.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (10.71%) MCP
4 21 (10.71%) MCTS
5 17 (8.67%) MCSA
5 17 (8.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (5.61%) MCSE
7 10 (5.10%) Degree
8 7 (3.57%) DV Cleared
8 7 (3.57%) MCITP
9 6 (3.06%) MCSD
10 3 (1.53%) CCNP
10 3 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.53%) IISP
10 3 (1.53%) ISEB
11 2 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.02%) CCNA
11 2 (1.02%) CISSP
11 2 (1.02%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.55%) SLA
3 2 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 141 (71.94%) Active Directory
2 53 (27.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (16.84%) Hyper-V
4 24 (12.24%) XenApp
5 21 (10.71%) vSphere
6 16 (8.16%) Terminal Services
7 13 (6.63%) Samba
8 12 (6.12%) DFS Replication
9 10 (5.10%) XenDesktop
10 9 (4.59%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (2.04%) VMware ESX
12 3 (1.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (1.53%) Docker
12 3 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (1.02%) Veritas File System
13 2 (1.02%) Xen
14 1 (0.51%) KVM
14 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.51%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 15 (7.65%) SCCM
2 11 (5.61%) SCOM
3 8 (4.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (2.55%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.04%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.53%) Nagios
7 3 (1.53%) Puppet
7 3 (1.53%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.53%) WSUS
7 3 (1.53%) XenMobile
8 2 (1.02%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.02%) ArcSight ESM
8 2 (1.02%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.02%) OpenView
8 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.02%) QRadar
8 2 (1.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 102 (52.04%) Microsoft
2 62 (31.63%) VMware
3 47 (23.98%) HP
4 46 (23.47%) Citrix
5 17 (8.67%) Cisco
5 17 (8.67%) Oracle
6 14 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 10 (5.10%) Symantec
8 8 (4.08%) IBM
9 7 (3.57%) Altiris
10 6 (3.06%) EMC
11 5 (2.55%) Splunk
11 5 (2.55%) Sun
12 3 (1.53%) CA
12 3 (1.53%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.53%) SAP
13 2 (1.02%) arcserve
13 2 (1.02%) CommVault
13 2 (1.02%) Sophos
13 2 (1.02%) Veritas
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