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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 100 74 93
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +19
Contract jobs citing DNS 25 56 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.83% 2.09% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.56% 14.29% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 32 14
Average daily rate
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£295 £333 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% -1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £260 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £418 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.25%
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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
292 392 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.68% 14.63% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 218 127
Average daily rate £300 £351 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.55% +6.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £203 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -44.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £16.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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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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 0 13 £290 -27.50% 4
Renfrewshire -4 6 £343 +21.88%
Fife - 2 £100 -
Glasgow -14 1 £188 -31.81% 3
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DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 60 (70.59%) Windows
1 60 (70.59%) DHCP
2 49 (57.65%) Active Directory
3 34 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (38.82%) Microsoft
5 27 (31.76%) VMware
6 26 (30.59%) HP
7 23 (27.06%) MS Exchange
7 23 (27.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (25.88%) ITIL
9 20 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (21.18%) Windows 7
11 17 (20.00%) Cisco
12 15 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (17.65%) LDAP
12 15 (17.65%) SQL
12 15 (17.65%) Service Management
12 15 (17.65%) NetBackup
12 15 (17.65%) Backup Exec
13 14 (16.47%) Migration
13 14 (16.47%) Clustering
13 14 (16.47%) Symantec
13 14 (16.47%) TCP/IP
14 13 (15.29%) Nagios
14 13 (15.29%) SAN
14 13 (15.29%) Replication
14 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
14 13 (15.29%) SCOM
15 12 (14.12%) SCCM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (27.06%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (9.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (9.41%) IIS
4 7 (8.24%) Lync
4 7 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (7.06%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.35%) Apache
6 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.35%) Confluence
6 2 (2.35%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.18%) JRun
7 1 (1.18%) JBoss
7 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (10.59%) MS Office
2 6 (7.06%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.53%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.18%) PaaS
2 1 (1.18%) Heroku
2 1 (1.18%) Office 365
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 60 (70.59%) DHCP
2 15 (17.65%) LDAP
3 14 (16.47%) TCP/IP
4 13 (15.29%) SAN
5 10 (11.76%) WAN
5 10 (11.76%) Firewall
6 7 (8.24%) Kerberos
7 6 (7.06%) LAN
7 6 (7.06%) VoIP
7 6 (7.06%) Internet
8 5 (5.88%) X.500
8 5 (5.88%) Network Security
9 4 (4.71%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (4.71%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (4.71%) VPN
9 4 (4.71%) IPv4
9 4 (4.71%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (3.53%) WLAN
10 3 (3.53%) HTTP
10 3 (3.53%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.71%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.35%) MySQL
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Maven
1 2 (2.35%) JIRA
1 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.35%) Hudson
2 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (8.24%) Banking
2 4 (4.71%) Finance
3 1 (1.18%) Law
3 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (25.88%) Analyst
2 12 (14.12%) Support Analyst
3 9 (10.59%) Support Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Server Support
5 6 (7.06%) Network Analyst
5 6 (7.06%) Server Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.71%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Data Network Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Data Centre Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) IT Support
8 3 (3.53%) Build Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Senior Support Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Server Support Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Senior Desktop Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Senior Desktop Support
8 3 (3.53%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) .NET
2 3 (3.53%) CSS
2 3 (3.53%) HTML
3 2 (2.35%) Middleware
3 2 (2.35%) Web Services
3 2 (2.35%) XML
3 2 (2.35%) J2EE
4 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.18%) COM+
4 1 (1.18%) ISAPI
4 1 (1.18%) SOAP
4 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.18%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Clustering
2 13 (15.29%) Replication
3 11 (12.94%) Data Centre
4 9 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (7.06%) Thin Client
5 6 (7.06%) Fat Client
6 5 (5.88%) PKI
6 5 (5.88%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.35%) PDA
7 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.18%) AS400
8 1 (1.18%) CLARiiON
8 1 (1.18%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 60 (70.59%) Windows
2 34 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (27.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (21.18%) Windows 7
6 10 (11.76%) Linux
7 9 (10.59%) UNIX
8 6 (7.06%) Windows 8
8 6 (7.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.71%) Android
9 4 (4.71%) Solaris
10 2 (2.35%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.88%) ITIL
2 15 (17.65%) Service Management
3 14 (16.47%) Migration
4 11 (12.94%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (10.59%) Change Control
6 7 (8.24%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (8.24%) Load Balancing
7 6 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (5.88%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.71%) Performance Testing
9 4 (4.71%) Server Building
10 3 (3.53%) Change Management
10 3 (3.53%) Patch Management
10 3 (3.53%) Technical Analysis
10 3 (3.53%) Lean Six Sigma
10 3 (3.53%) Release Management
10 3 (3.53%) Performance Management
10 3 (3.53%) Six Sigma
10 3 (3.53%) Information Security
11 2 (2.35%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.65%) SQL
2 10 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.71%) Perl
4 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.53%) C++
4 3 (3.53%) Java
4 3 (3.53%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.18%) C
5 1 (1.18%) C#
5 1 (1.18%) VBScript
5 1 (1.18%) REXX
5 1 (1.18%) Tcl
5 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
3 10 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 9 (10.59%) Degree
5 8 (9.41%) MCP
6 5 (5.88%) MCSE
7 3 (3.53%) CCIE
7 3 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.53%) MCTS
7 3 (3.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.35%) OCP
8 2 (2.35%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (2.35%) MCDST
9 1 (1.18%) ISEB
9 1 (1.18%) HND
9 1 (1.18%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) BS7799
2 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 49 (57.65%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (14.12%) Hyper-V
4 8 (9.41%) vSphere
5 7 (8.24%) VMware ESX
6 4 (4.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (4.71%) NFS
7 3 (3.53%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (2.35%) Samba
8 2 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.35%) vCloud
8 2 (2.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.18%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.18%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.18%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 15 (17.65%) NetBackup
1 15 (17.65%) Backup Exec
2 13 (15.29%) Nagios
2 13 (15.29%) SCOM
3 12 (14.12%) SCCM
4 3 (3.53%) WSUS
4 3 (3.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (3.53%) Puppet
4 3 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.35%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.18%) WMI
6 1 (1.18%) StatsD
6 1 (1.18%) Graphite
6 1 (1.18%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.18%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.18%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 33 (38.82%) Microsoft
2 27 (31.76%) VMware
3 26 (30.59%) HP
4 17 (20.00%) Cisco
5 14 (16.47%) Symantec
6 12 (14.12%) Citrix
7 9 (10.59%) Oracle
8 8 (9.41%) CheckPoint
9 7 (8.24%) CommVault
10 6 (7.06%) Red Hat
10 6 (7.06%) F5
11 5 (5.88%) EMC
12 4 (4.71%) Sophos
12 4 (4.71%) AppSense
13 3 (3.53%) Juniper
14 2 (2.35%) BMC
14 2 (2.35%) Avaya
14 2 (2.35%) NetApp
14 2 (2.35%) Nokia
14 2 (2.35%) Veritas
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