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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 80 86 77
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing DNS 51 25 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.81% 1.02% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.87% 10.33% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 12
Average daily rate
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£323 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £180 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £375 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
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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
343 242 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.15% 9.87% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 103 121
Average daily rate £320 £360 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.17% +44.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £182 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.46% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 33
Average hourly rate £26.00 £32.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 12 September 2014.

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 12 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 September 2014. 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 -1 12 £285 -24.00% 5
Glasgow -13 10 £275 -8.33% 5
West Lothian +1 2 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
Aberdeen - - - - 5
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
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DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 81 (81.00%) Windows
2 59 (59.00%) Active Directory
3 54 (54.00%) Microsoft
3 54 (54.00%) DHCP
4 51 (51.00%) Security Cleared
5 49 (49.00%) SC Cleared
6 46 (46.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (43.00%) VMware
8 39 (39.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 38 (38.00%) HP
9 38 (38.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 33 (33.00%) SQL
11 30 (30.00%) MS Exchange
12 26 (26.00%) Replication
13 25 (25.00%) TCP/IP
13 25 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 24 (24.00%) SAN
15 23 (23.00%) ITIL
16 21 (21.00%) MS Office
16 21 (21.00%) SQL Server
17 20 (20.00%) IIS
17 20 (20.00%) Linux
17 20 (20.00%) Citrix
17 20 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 17 (17.00%) SharePoint
18 17 (17.00%) PowerShell
19 16 (16.00%) MS Project
20 15 (15.00%) Java
21 14 (14.00%) Windows 7
21 14 (14.00%) Altiris

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 30 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 20 (20.00%) IIS
3 17 (17.00%) SharePoint
4 14 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (8.00%) WebLogic
7 6 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (5.00%) WebSphere
8 5 (5.00%) Tomcat
9 4 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (4.00%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (2.00%) Apache
11 2 (2.00%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (1.00%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (21.00%) MS Office
2 16 (16.00%) MS Project
3 5 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.00%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (4.00%) PaaS
1 4 (4.00%) Heroku
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 54 (54.00%) DHCP
2 25 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 24 (24.00%) SAN
4 13 (13.00%) LDAP
4 13 (13.00%) Firewall
5 12 (12.00%) X.500
6 10 (10.00%) HTTP
6 10 (10.00%) Kerberos
7 9 (9.00%) SSL
7 9 (9.00%) Reverse Proxy
8 8 (8.00%) WAN
8 8 (8.00%) LAN
9 4 (4.00%) VPN
9 4 (4.00%) DMZ
9 4 (4.00%) VLAN
9 4 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (4.00%) IPv4
10 3 (3.00%) Wireless
10 3 (3.00%) Network Security
11 2 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.00%) MySQL
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (1.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (1.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (7.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.00%) Legal
2 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (15.00%) Build Engineer
2 13 (13.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 13 (13.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (11.00%) Analyst
3 11 (11.00%) Consultant
4 7 (7.00%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.00%) Service Analyst
5 5 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (4.00%) Administrator
7 3 (3.00%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (3.00%) Applications Support
7 3 (3.00%) Wintel Consultant
7 3 (3.00%) Server Engineer
8 2 (2.00%) VMWare Administrator
8 2 (2.00%) SharePoint Specialist
8 2 (2.00%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (2.00%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.00%) Architect
8 2 (2.00%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.00%) Middleware
2 7 (7.00%) XML
3 5 (5.00%) JSP
3 5 (5.00%) HTML
4 4 (4.00%) .NET
4 4 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (4.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (4.00%) Web Services
5 2 (2.00%) X-Windows
5 2 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.00%) COM
5 2 (2.00%) CSS
6 1 (1.00%) J2EE
6 1 (1.00%) SOAP
6 1 (1.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (26.00%) Replication
2 13 (13.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 12 (12.00%) Fat Client
3 12 (12.00%) Thin Client
4 10 (10.00%) Clustering
5 9 (9.00%) PKI
6 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (6.00%) Management Information System
8 4 (4.00%) DataPower
8 4 (4.00%) EqualLogic
9 3 (3.00%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
10 2 (2.00%) Client/Server
10 2 (2.00%) AS400
10 2 (2.00%) iSeries
10 2 (2.00%) Open Source
11 1 (1.00%) Visualisation
11 1 (1.00%) FMCG
11 1 (1.00%) Social Media
11 1 (1.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 81 (81.00%) Windows
2 46 (46.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (38.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (20.00%) Linux
5 14 (14.00%) Windows 7
6 13 (13.00%) UNIX
7 9 (9.00%) Windows XP
8 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (7.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (3.00%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (3.00%) Ubuntu
10 3 (3.00%) Windows NT
11 2 (2.00%) AIX
11 2 (2.00%) HPUX
11 2 (2.00%) Solaris
11 2 (2.00%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.00%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.00%) Android
12 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.00%) ITIL
2 9 (9.00%) Performance Testing
2 9 (9.00%) Unit Testing
3 8 (8.00%) Service Management
4 6 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.00%) Business Continuity
5 5 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (5.00%) Project Management
5 5 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (4.00%) High Availability
6 4 (4.00%) Identity Management
6 4 (4.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.00%) Six Sigma
7 3 (3.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.00%) CRM
7 3 (3.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.00%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (3.00%) Release Management
7 3 (3.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 33 (33.00%) SQL
2 17 (17.00%) PowerShell
3 15 (15.00%) Java
4 7 (7.00%) VBScript
5 4 (4.00%) VB
6 3 (3.00%) C#
6 3 (3.00%) Perl
7 2 (2.00%) REXX
7 2 (2.00%) Tcl
7 2 (2.00%) C++
7 2 (2.00%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 51 (51.00%) Security Cleared
2 49 (49.00%) SC Cleared
3 25 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (13.00%) MCTS
5 11 (11.00%) Degree
6 10 (10.00%) MCP
7 8 (8.00%) MCSE
8 6 (6.00%) MCITP
9 2 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.00%) MCDST
9 2 (2.00%) CCNA
9 2 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.00%) ISEB
10 1 (1.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 59 (59.00%) Active Directory
2 39 (39.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 8 (8.00%) vSphere
5 7 (7.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (5.00%) Terminal Services
7 4 (4.00%) XenApp
7 4 (4.00%) DFS Replication
8 3 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.00%) Hyper-V
9 2 (2.00%) ISA Server
9 2 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (2.00%) vCloud
9 2 (2.00%) KVM
9 2 (2.00%) RHEV
10 1 (1.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 20 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 14 (14.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (5.00%) SCCM
4 4 (4.00%) Netcool
5 3 (3.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (3.00%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.00%) WSUS
6 2 (2.00%) WMI
6 2 (2.00%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.00%) Puppet
7 1 (1.00%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.00%) StatsD
7 1 (1.00%) Ganglia
7 1 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 54 (54.00%) Microsoft
2 43 (43.00%) VMware
3 38 (38.00%) HP
4 20 (20.00%) Citrix
5 14 (14.00%) Altiris
6 9 (9.00%) Dell
7 7 (7.00%) EMC
7 7 (7.00%) NetApp
7 7 (7.00%) Red Hat
7 7 (7.00%) AppSense
8 6 (6.00%) Symantec
8 6 (6.00%) IBM
8 6 (6.00%) Oracle
9 4 (4.00%) Veritas
10 3 (3.00%) CommVault
10 3 (3.00%) Avaya
11 2 (2.00%) Cisco
11 2 (2.00%) McAfee
12 1 (1.00%) Veeam
12 1 (1.00%) F5
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