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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 99 75 101
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +26
Contract jobs citing DNS 29 50 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.99% 1.93% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.35% 14.20% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 14
Average daily rate
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£300 £344 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -7.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £234 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.03% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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
310 352 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.61% 13.59% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 180 117
Average daily rate £325 £351 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% +1.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £140 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £16.00 £9.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 June 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 June 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 -9 11 £241 -39.68% 2
Renfrewshire +1 9 £348 +31.32%
Glasgow -16 3 £119 -51.67% 4
Fife - 2 £100 -
North Lanarkshire -6 1 £180 -32.71%
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DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 54 (69.23%) Windows
2 53 (67.95%) DHCP
3 44 (56.41%) Active Directory
4 29 (37.18%) Microsoft
4 29 (37.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (29.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (28.21%) HP
7 21 (26.92%) MS Exchange
7 21 (26.92%) VMware
8 20 (25.64%) ITIL
9 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (20.51%) Cisco
11 16 (20.51%) Windows 7
12 15 (19.23%) NetBackup
12 15 (19.23%) LDAP
12 15 (19.23%) Symantec
12 15 (19.23%) Service Management
12 15 (19.23%) Migration
13 14 (17.95%) Backup Exec
13 14 (17.95%) Clustering
14 13 (16.67%) SCOM
14 13 (16.67%) Nagios
14 13 (16.67%) SQL
14 13 (16.67%) TCP/IP
15 12 (15.38%) Firewall
15 12 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (15.38%) Replication
16 11 (14.10%) SCCM
16 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 21 (26.92%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.82%) IIS
3 8 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (8.97%) Lync
4 7 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.56%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.28%) JBoss
8 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.28%) JRun
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) MS Office
2 6 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.85%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.28%) PaaS
1 1 (1.28%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 53 (67.95%) DHCP
2 15 (19.23%) LDAP
3 13 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 12 (15.38%) Firewall
5 10 (12.82%) WAN
6 9 (11.54%) SAN
7 7 (8.97%) Kerberos
8 6 (7.69%) LAN
8 6 (7.69%) VoIP
8 6 (7.69%) Internet
9 5 (6.41%) VPN
9 5 (6.41%) X.500
10 4 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (5.13%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (5.13%) Network Security
11 3 (3.85%) BGP
11 3 (3.85%) EIGRP
11 3 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (3.85%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (7.69%) Banking
2 4 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (1.28%) Law
3 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (30.77%) Analyst
2 13 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 8 (10.26%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.26%) Server Support
4 7 (8.97%) Network Analyst
5 6 (7.69%) Server Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Data Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Applications Support
7 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Data Network Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Data Centre Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) ICT Support Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Build Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Senior Support Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Server Support Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) .NET
2 3 (3.85%) CSS
2 3 (3.85%) Middleware
2 3 (3.85%) HTML
3 2 (2.56%) Web Services
3 2 (2.56%) XML
4 1 (1.28%) ISAPI
4 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.28%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.28%) REST
4 1 (1.28%) SOAP
4 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.28%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.95%) Clustering
2 12 (15.38%) Replication
3 10 (12.82%) Data Centre
4 8 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.41%) PKI
6 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.56%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.56%) iSeries
7 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.56%) PDA
7 2 (2.56%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.56%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 54 (69.23%) Windows
2 29 (37.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (29.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (20.51%) Windows 7
6 7 (8.97%) Linux
7 6 (7.69%) Windows 8
8 5 (6.41%) UNIX
9 4 (5.13%) Android
9 4 (5.13%) Solaris
10 3 (3.85%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.64%) ITIL
2 15 (19.23%) Service Management
2 15 (19.23%) Migration
3 11 (14.10%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (8.97%) Load Balancing
4 7 (8.97%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (7.69%) Change Control
6 4 (5.13%) Server Building
7 3 (3.85%) Change Management
7 3 (3.85%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (3.85%) Patch Management
7 3 (3.85%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.85%) Performance Management
7 3 (3.85%) Information Security
8 2 (2.56%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.56%) Unit Testing
8 2 (2.56%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (2.56%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.67%) SQL
2 7 (8.97%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.41%) Perl
4 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.85%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.85%) C++
5 1 (1.28%) Java
5 1 (1.28%) C
5 1 (1.28%) C#
5 1 (1.28%) REXX
5 1 (1.28%) Tcl
5 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
3 9 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.54%) MCP
4 7 (8.97%) Degree
5 6 (7.69%) MCSE
6 4 (5.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.85%) CCIE
7 3 (3.85%) MCDST
7 3 (3.85%) MCTS
8 2 (2.56%) OCP
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (1.28%) MCITP
9 1 (1.28%) ISEB
9 1 (1.28%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) BS7799
2 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (56.41%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.26%) Hyper-V
4 6 (7.69%) VMware ESX
5 5 (6.41%) vSphere
6 4 (5.13%) NFS
7 2 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.56%) Samba
7 2 (2.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.28%) Veritas File System
8 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.28%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.28%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (19.23%) NetBackup
2 14 (17.95%) Backup Exec
3 13 (16.67%) Nagios
3 13 (16.67%) SCOM
4 11 (14.10%) SCCM
5 3 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.56%) WSUS
6 2 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.28%) WMI
7 1 (1.28%) Ganglia
7 1 (1.28%) Puppet
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.28%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.28%) StatsD
7 1 (1.28%) Graphite
7 1 (1.28%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 29 (37.18%) Microsoft
2 22 (28.21%) HP
3 21 (26.92%) VMware
4 16 (20.51%) Cisco
5 15 (19.23%) Symantec
6 9 (11.54%) CheckPoint
7 8 (10.26%) Citrix
7 8 (10.26%) Oracle
8 6 (7.69%) CommVault
8 6 (7.69%) F5
9 4 (5.13%) Sophos
9 4 (5.13%) Juniper
9 4 (5.13%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.13%) EMC
10 3 (3.85%) Avaya
10 3 (3.85%) Nokia
11 2 (2.56%) NetApp
11 2 (2.56%) Sun
11 2 (2.56%) Altiris
11 2 (2.56%) Fortinet