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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 67 76 74
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing DNS 58 42 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.98% 1.72% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.96% 14.84% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 14 15
Average daily rate
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£185 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.07% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £131 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £419 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.38 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+52.34% +3.22%
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
342 283 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.68% 11.57% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 104 137
Average daily rate £347 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £129 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £421 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% +47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £16.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.17 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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 +5 22 £350 +7.69% 3
Glasgow +1 12 £111 -54.12% 2
Aberdeen -1 3 £170 - 1
Dundee - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - - 1
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 58 (69.88%) DHCP
2 54 (65.06%) Windows
3 41 (49.40%) Active Directory
4 27 (32.53%) VMware
4 27 (32.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (27.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (27.71%) Microsoft
6 21 (25.30%) ITIL
6 21 (25.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (22.89%) SQL
8 18 (21.69%) HP
9 17 (20.48%) Symantec
9 17 (20.48%) Firewall
9 17 (20.48%) Service Management
9 17 (20.48%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (19.28%) MS Exchange
10 16 (19.28%) Linux
11 15 (18.07%) SAN
11 15 (18.07%) Clustering
11 15 (18.07%) NetBackup
11 15 (18.07%) Replication
12 14 (16.87%) Backup Exec
12 14 (16.87%) LDAP
13 13 (15.66%) UNIX
13 13 (15.66%) Cisco
13 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP
13 13 (15.66%) Nagios
13 13 (15.66%) SC Cleared
13 13 (15.66%) Security Cleared
13 13 (15.66%) Windows 7

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 16 (19.28%) MS Exchange
2 11 (13.25%) IIS
3 6 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.02%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.61%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.61%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.41%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (1.20%) Apache
8 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.20%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) MS Office
2 4 (4.82%) MS Project
3 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.20%) PaaS
1 1 (1.20%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 58 (69.88%) DHCP
2 17 (20.48%) Firewall
3 15 (18.07%) SAN
4 14 (16.87%) LDAP
5 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP
6 6 (7.23%) Kerberos
7 5 (6.02%) WAN
7 5 (6.02%) LAN
7 5 (6.02%) VPN
8 4 (4.82%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (4.82%) Network Security
8 4 (4.82%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (4.82%) NAS
8 4 (4.82%) X.500
8 4 (4.82%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (3.61%) BGP
9 3 (3.61%) EIGRP
9 3 (3.61%) Internet
9 3 (3.61%) VoIP
10 2 (2.41%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (8.43%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (22.89%) Analyst
2 10 (12.05%) Support Analyst
3 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (7.23%) Server Support
3 6 (7.23%) Support Engineer
4 4 (4.82%) Applications Support
4 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (4.82%) Network Analyst
4 4 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (4.82%) Server Engineer
4 4 (4.82%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (4.82%) Build Engineer
5 3 (3.61%) IT Support
5 3 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (3.61%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (3.61%) Senior Support Engineer
5 3 (3.61%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 3 (3.61%) Senior Desktop Support
5 3 (3.61%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) Web Services
1 5 (6.02%) Middleware
2 3 (3.61%) .NET
3 2 (2.41%) XML
4 1 (1.20%) CSS
4 1 (1.20%) SOAP
4 1 (1.20%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.07%) Replication
1 15 (18.07%) Clustering
2 7 (8.43%) PKI
2 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.23%) Thin Client
3 6 (7.23%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.61%) PDA
4 3 (3.61%) Open Source
4 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.41%) iSeries
5 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.41%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 54 (65.06%) Windows
2 27 (32.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (27.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (25.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (19.28%) Linux
6 13 (15.66%) UNIX
6 13 (15.66%) Windows 7
7 9 (10.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (10.84%) Solaris
8 4 (4.82%) Android
8 4 (4.82%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.61%) AIX
9 3 (3.61%) HPUX
9 3 (3.61%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.41%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.30%) ITIL
2 17 (20.48%) Service Management
3 11 (13.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (9.64%) Migration
4 8 (9.64%) Change Control
5 7 (8.43%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (6.02%) Configuration Management
6 5 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.82%) Performance Testing
8 3 (3.61%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.61%) Performance Management
8 3 (3.61%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.61%) Information Security
8 3 (3.61%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (3.61%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (3.61%) Change Data Capture
9 2 (2.41%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (2.41%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (2.41%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.41%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.89%) SQL
2 6 (7.23%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.02%) Perl
4 3 (3.61%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.61%) C++
5 2 (2.41%) VBScript
6 1 (1.20%) REXX
6 1 (1.20%) Tcl
6 1 (1.20%) Java
6 1 (1.20%) C
6 1 (1.20%) C#
6 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (15.66%) SC Cleared
1 13 (15.66%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (7.23%) Degree
4 4 (4.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (4.82%) MCSE
5 3 (3.61%) CCIE
5 3 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.41%) MCP
6 2 (2.41%) OCP
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.20%) MCDST
7 1 (1.20%) MCTS
7 1 (1.20%) MCITP
7 1 (1.20%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (49.40%) Active Directory
2 17 (20.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.23%) VMware ESX
4 5 (6.02%) vSphere
5 4 (4.82%) NFS
5 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.61%) XenApp
6 3 (3.61%) KVM
6 3 (3.61%) RHEV
6 3 (3.61%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (2.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (2.41%) Samba
8 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.20%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.20%) Veritas File System
8 1 (1.20%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (18.07%) NetBackup
2 14 (16.87%) Backup Exec
3 13 (15.66%) Nagios
4 12 (14.46%) SCOM
5 10 (12.05%) SCCM
6 4 (4.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (3.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (2.41%) WSUS
8 2 (2.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (2.41%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.20%) WMI
9 1 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (1.20%) Ganglia
9 1 (1.20%) Puppet
9 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (1.20%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (1.20%) StatsD
9 1 (1.20%) Graphite
Vendors
1 27 (32.53%) VMware
2 23 (27.71%) Microsoft
3 18 (21.69%) HP
4 17 (20.48%) Symantec
5 13 (15.66%) Cisco
6 12 (14.46%) Red Hat
7 11 (13.25%) Citrix
8 9 (10.84%) CheckPoint
8 9 (10.84%) Oracle
8 9 (10.84%) EMC
9 6 (7.23%) CommVault
10 5 (6.02%) NetApp
11 4 (4.82%) IBM
11 4 (4.82%) Sophos
11 4 (4.82%) Juniper
12 3 (3.61%) Altiris
12 3 (3.61%) Nokia
12 3 (3.61%) Veritas
12 3 (3.61%) Avaya
13 2 (2.41%) Sun
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