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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 37 101 76
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -25
Contract jobs citing DNS 147 30 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.09% 1.04% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.78% 9.55% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 18 28
Median daily rate £325 £318 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -10.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £107 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £431 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
Median hourly rate £28.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% +3.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +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
549 314 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.01% 10.84% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 142 179
Median daily rate £330 £337 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £158 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £450 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 19 19
Median hourly rate £38.00 £31.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.68% +51.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £13.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.75 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 +4 84 £320 -7.97%
Glasgow +29 30 £335 +181.51% 2
Edinburgh -12 12 £375 +27.11%
North Lanarkshire +9 2 - - 1
Fife +6 2 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £125 -
Midlothian - 1 £225 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £375 -
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 153 (72.86%) Active Directory
2 139 (66.19%) Windows
3 122 (58.10%) Windows Server
4 105 (50.00%) DHCP
4 105 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 86 (40.95%) PowerShell
6 80 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (37.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 78 (37.14%) Security Cleared
9 74 (35.24%) ITIL
10 71 (33.81%) SQL
11 67 (31.90%) SQL Server
12 66 (31.43%) VMware
13 65 (30.95%) SC Cleared
14 59 (28.10%) SAN
15 57 (27.14%) VMware Infrastructure
16 55 (26.19%) HP
16 55 (26.19%) Microsoft Certification
17 49 (23.33%) Citrix
18 48 (22.86%) MS Exchange
19 47 (22.38%) TCP/IP
20 46 (21.90%) Linux
21 40 (19.05%) Firewall
22 38 (18.10%) Hyper-V
23 36 (17.14%) MS Excel
24 34 (16.19%) Kerberos
25 33 (15.71%) SharePoint
26 32 (15.24%) LDAP
26 32 (15.24%) Migration
27 31 (14.76%) Replication

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 48 (22.86%) MS Exchange
2 33 (15.71%) SharePoint
3 25 (11.90%) OpenStack
4 22 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (10.00%) IIS
6 19 (9.05%) Apache
6 19 (9.05%) Skype for Business
7 18 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (3.81%) WebSphere
10 6 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (2.86%) Live Communications Server
10 6 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (2.38%) nginx
12 4 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (1.43%) lighttpd
14 2 (0.95%) Confluence
14 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 36 (17.14%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.24%) MS Office
3 6 (2.86%) MS Project
4 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 23 (10.95%) Office 365
2 12 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.38%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (2.38%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.48%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.48%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.48%) IaaS
5 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 105 (50.00%) DHCP
2 59 (28.10%) SAN
3 47 (22.38%) TCP/IP
4 40 (19.05%) Firewall
5 34 (16.19%) Kerberos
6 32 (15.24%) LDAP
7 29 (13.81%) WAN
8 23 (10.95%) SSL
9 17 (8.10%) X.500
10 13 (6.19%) HTTP
11 12 (5.71%) iSCSI
11 12 (5.71%) SMTP
12 10 (4.76%) Internet
12 10 (4.76%) Skype
13 8 (3.81%) SNMP
14 7 (3.33%) FTP
14 7 (3.33%) LAN
15 6 (2.86%) NetScaler
15 6 (2.86%) SSH
16 4 (1.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (31.90%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.86%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.38%) Informix
6 5 (2.38%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.38%) MySQL
7 4 (1.90%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.48%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.48%) Big Data
8 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.48%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (3.81%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.43%) JIRA
3 2 (0.95%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.95%) Maven
3 2 (0.95%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.48%) MSI
4 1 (0.48%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (1.43%) Finance
1 3 (1.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (0.95%) Law
3 1 (0.48%) Back Office
3 1 (0.48%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (22.38%) Active Directory Engineer
2 19 (9.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (8.57%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 14 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 14 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
5 12 (5.71%) Support Engineer
5 12 (5.71%) Unix Engineer
6 11 (5.24%) Consultant
7 8 (3.81%) Administrator
7 8 (3.81%) SharePoint Engineer
8 7 (3.33%) Build Engineer
8 7 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (3.33%) Wintel Specialist
9 6 (2.86%) Active Directory Specialist
9 6 (2.86%) IT Engineer
9 6 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (2.86%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (2.38%) IT Support
10 5 (2.38%) Windows Server Engineer
11 4 (1.90%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.19%) XML
2 11 (5.24%) CSS
2 11 (5.24%) HTML
3 9 (4.29%) Middleware
4 8 (3.81%) .NET
5 6 (2.86%) LAMP
5 6 (2.86%) Regular Expression
5 6 (2.86%) Web Services
6 4 (1.90%) Django
6 4 (1.90%) Laravel
7 3 (1.43%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (1.43%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.95%) Servlets
9 1 (0.48%) REST
9 1 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.76%) Replication
2 29 (13.81%) PKI
3 24 (11.43%) Data Centre
4 17 (8.10%) Hybrid Cloud
5 16 (7.62%) Clustering
6 8 (3.81%) Private Cloud
7 7 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (2.86%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.90%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.90%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.95%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.95%) PDA
10 2 (0.95%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.95%) Wiki
11 1 (0.48%) DataPower
11 1 (0.48%) VCE vBlock
11 1 (0.48%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 139 (66.19%) Windows
2 122 (58.10%) Windows Server
3 80 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 79 (37.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (21.90%) Linux
6 29 (13.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (10.95%) Unix
8 16 (7.62%) Windows 7
9 11 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (3.33%) Solaris
11 5 (2.38%) Debian
11 5 (2.38%) SUSE
12 3 (1.43%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.95%) AIX
13 2 (0.95%) Android
13 2 (0.95%) HPUX
14 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (35.24%) ITIL
2 32 (15.24%) Migration
3 22 (10.48%) Unit Testing
4 16 (7.62%) Load Balancing
5 15 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (7.14%) High Availability
6 13 (6.19%) Risk Management
7 11 (5.24%) Conflict Management
8 9 (4.29%) Mentoring
8 9 (4.29%) Server Building
9 8 (3.81%) Server Virtualisation
10 7 (3.33%) Configuration Management
10 7 (3.33%) Content Management
10 7 (3.33%) DevOps
11 6 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (2.86%) Kanban
11 6 (2.86%) Service Management
12 5 (2.38%) Network Design
12 5 (2.38%) Project Management
12 5 (2.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 86 (40.95%) PowerShell
2 71 (33.81%) SQL
3 22 (10.48%) Perl
4 20 (9.52%) Bash Shell
4 20 (9.52%) VBScript
5 19 (9.05%) JavaScript
6 13 (6.19%) C-shell
6 13 (6.19%) Java
6 13 (6.19%) Korn
7 12 (5.71%) Shell Script
8 9 (4.29%) Python
9 8 (3.81%) C#
10 5 (2.38%) PHP
11 2 (0.95%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 78 (37.14%) Security Cleared
2 65 (30.95%) SC Cleared
3 55 (26.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (9.52%) MCSA
4 20 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 16 (7.62%) MCP
5 16 (7.62%) MCTS
6 12 (5.71%) MCSE
7 9 (4.29%) Degree
8 7 (3.33%) DV Cleared
8 7 (3.33%) MCITP
8 7 (3.33%) MCSD
9 3 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.43%) CCNP
9 3 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.43%) IISP
9 3 (1.43%) ISEB
10 2 (0.95%) CCNA
10 2 (0.95%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (3.81%) SLA
3 2 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 153 (72.86%) Active Directory
2 57 (27.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (18.10%) Hyper-V
4 26 (12.38%) XenApp
5 23 (10.95%) vSphere
6 17 (8.10%) Terminal Services
7 15 (7.14%) DFS Replication
8 13 (6.19%) Samba
9 11 (5.24%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (4.76%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.90%) Docker
11 4 (1.90%) VMware ESX
12 3 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.95%) Veritas File System
13 2 (0.95%) Xen
14 1 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.48%) UAG
14 1 (0.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (9.05%) SCCM
2 13 (6.19%) SCOM
3 8 (3.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (2.86%) Nagios
5 6 (2.86%) SCVMM
5 6 (2.86%) WSUS
6 5 (2.38%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (2.38%) NetBackup
6 5 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (1.90%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.90%) Puppet
8 3 (1.43%) Cacti
8 3 (1.43%) Munin
8 3 (1.43%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.95%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.95%) Ansible
9 2 (0.95%) OpenView
9 2 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.95%) Packer
Vendors
1 105 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 66 (31.43%) VMware
3 55 (26.19%) HP
4 49 (23.33%) Citrix
5 21 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 18 (8.57%) Oracle
7 16 (7.62%) Cisco
8 12 (5.71%) Symantec
9 7 (3.33%) Altiris
10 6 (2.86%) CA
10 6 (2.86%) IBM
11 5 (2.38%) arcserve
11 5 (2.38%) Lumension
12 4 (1.90%) 3PAR
12 4 (1.90%) AppSense
12 4 (1.90%) Brocade
12 4 (1.90%) EMC
12 4 (1.90%) Splunk
12 4 (1.90%) Sun
13 3 (1.43%) SAP