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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 73 110 83
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -27
Contract jobs citing DNS 50 33 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.28% 1.02% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.41% 10.58% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 26
Median daily rate £325 £300 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £119 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £464 £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £21.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.59% +19.58%
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
347 312 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.79% 9.66% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 127 177
Median daily rate £330 £310 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 11
Median hourly rate £14.25 £12.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.50 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 25 September 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
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 25 September 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 -6 21 £336 -25.33% 2
Edinburgh +11 14 £269 -20.37% 3
Glasgow +14 11 £225 +89.07% 3
Highlands +2 3 - -
West Lothian +7 1 £325 -13.33%
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 139 (70.92%) Active Directory
2 122 (62.24%) Windows
3 100 (51.02%) Windows Server
4 94 (47.96%) DHCP
5 88 (44.90%) Microsoft
6 84 (42.86%) PowerShell
7 75 (38.27%) Security Cleared
8 68 (34.69%) SQL
9 62 (31.63%) SC Cleared
10 61 (31.12%) ITIL
11 59 (30.10%) SQL Server
11 59 (30.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 58 (29.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 50 (25.51%) SAN
14 47 (23.98%) HP
14 47 (23.98%) Microsoft Certification
14 47 (23.98%) Firewall
15 44 (22.45%) TCP/IP
15 44 (22.45%) VMware
16 42 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
17 40 (20.41%) Linux
18 38 (19.39%) Citrix
19 36 (18.37%) Kerberos
20 35 (17.86%) MS Exchange
20 35 (17.86%) MS Excel
21 30 (15.31%) Migration
21 30 (15.31%) Replication
21 30 (15.31%) PKI
22 28 (14.29%) SharePoint
23 26 (13.27%) LDAP

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 35 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 28 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 23 (11.73%) IIS
4 21 (10.71%) Apache
5 18 (9.18%) OpenStack
6 17 (8.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (3.06%) WebSphere
11 4 (2.04%) Skype for Business
12 3 (1.53%) lighttpd
12 3 (1.53%) nginx
12 3 (1.53%) Tomcat
13 2 (1.02%) JBoss
13 2 (1.02%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 35 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.59%) MS Office
3 6 (3.06%) MS Project
4 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 25 (12.76%) Office 365
2 5 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.02%) Bluemix
3 2 (1.02%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (1.02%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.51%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.51%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 94 (47.96%) DHCP
2 50 (25.51%) SAN
3 47 (23.98%) Firewall
4 44 (22.45%) TCP/IP
5 36 (18.37%) Kerberos
6 26 (13.27%) LDAP
7 23 (11.73%) WAN
8 21 (10.71%) SSL
9 18 (9.18%) X.500
10 15 (7.65%) Internet
11 13 (6.63%) iSCSI
11 13 (6.63%) SMTP
12 8 (4.08%) LAN
12 8 (4.08%) SNMP
13 6 (3.06%) HTTP
13 6 (3.06%) Intranet
13 6 (3.06%) SSH
14 5 (2.55%) BIG-IP
14 5 (2.55%) FTP
14 5 (2.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (30.10%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.06%) MySQL
5 4 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.53%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.53%) Big Data
6 3 (1.53%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.51%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (4.08%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.06%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.04%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.53%) ClearCase
4 3 (1.53%) JIRA
4 3 (1.53%) StarTeam
5 2 (1.02%) Maven
6 1 (0.51%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.51%) MSI
6 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (6.63%) Banking
2 9 (4.59%) Finance
3 2 (1.02%) Law
4 1 (0.51%) Advertising
4 1 (0.51%) Back Office
4 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.51%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 46 (23.47%) Active Directory Engineer
2 16 (8.16%) Server Engineer
2 16 (8.16%) Wintel Engineer
3 12 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (6.12%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 11 (5.61%) Administrator
4 11 (5.61%) Unix Engineer
5 10 (5.10%) Analyst
5 10 (5.10%) Consultant
6 8 (4.08%) SharePoint Engineer
6 8 (4.08%) Splunk Engineer
6 8 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (4.08%) Wintel Specialist
7 7 (3.57%) Build Engineer
7 7 (3.57%) IT Support
7 7 (3.57%) Support Engineer
7 7 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (3.57%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (3.06%) Windows Server Engineer
9 5 (2.55%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.63%) XML
2 8 (4.08%) .NET
3 7 (3.57%) Middleware
3 7 (3.57%) Regular Expression
4 6 (3.06%) LAMP
5 5 (2.55%) CSS
5 5 (2.55%) HTML
6 4 (2.04%) Django
6 4 (2.04%) Laravel
7 3 (1.53%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (1.53%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (1.53%) Web Services
8 1 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.31%) PKI
1 30 (15.31%) Replication
2 16 (8.16%) Data Centre
3 14 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.10%) Clustering
5 8 (4.08%) Blackberry
6 7 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (3.06%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.55%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.04%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.02%) DataPower
10 2 (1.02%) Wiki
11 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.51%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.51%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 122 (62.24%) Windows
2 100 (51.02%) Windows Server
3 59 (30.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 58 (29.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (20.41%) Linux
6 23 (11.73%) Unix
7 21 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (7.65%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.55%) Debian
9 5 (2.55%) SUSE
9 5 (2.55%) Windows 10
10 4 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.04%) Solaris
11 3 (1.53%) AIX
11 3 (1.53%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.02%) HPUX
12 2 (1.02%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.02%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.51%) Android
13 1 (0.51%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (31.12%) ITIL
2 30 (15.31%) Migration
3 20 (10.20%) Unit Testing
4 12 (6.12%) Load Balancing
4 12 (6.12%) Server Building
5 11 (5.61%) High Availability
6 9 (4.59%) Mentoring
6 9 (4.59%) Risk Management
7 8 (4.08%) Configuration Management
7 8 (4.08%) Content Management
7 8 (4.08%) SIEM
8 7 (3.57%) Analytics
8 7 (3.57%) Conflict Management
9 6 (3.06%) Project Management
10 5 (2.55%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (2.55%) Change Control
10 5 (2.55%) Network Design
10 5 (2.55%) Use Case
10 5 (2.55%) Validation
11 4 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 84 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 68 (34.69%) SQL
3 26 (13.27%) Perl
4 25 (12.76%) VBScript
5 21 (10.71%) Bash Shell
6 14 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 13 (6.63%) C-shell
7 13 (6.63%) Korn
7 13 (6.63%) Python
8 12 (6.12%) Java
9 11 (5.61%) Shell Script
10 8 (4.08%) C#
11 6 (3.06%) PHP
12 2 (1.02%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 75 (38.27%) Security Cleared
2 62 (31.63%) SC Cleared
3 47 (23.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (9.18%) MCP
4 18 (9.18%) MCTS
5 13 (6.63%) MCSA
5 13 (6.63%) MCSE
5 13 (6.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (5.10%) DV Cleared
7 8 (4.08%) Degree
8 7 (3.57%) MCITP
8 7 (3.57%) MCSD
9 5 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (2.04%) CCNA
10 4 (2.04%) CCNP
10 4 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.53%) CISSP
11 3 (1.53%) SANS
12 2 (1.02%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.08%) SLA
2 2 (1.02%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 139 (70.92%) Active Directory
2 42 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (12.76%) XenApp
4 23 (11.73%) Hyper-V
5 19 (9.69%) Terminal Services
6 18 (9.18%) DFS Replication
7 16 (8.16%) vSphere
8 13 (6.63%) Samba
9 10 (5.10%) XenDesktop
10 6 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (1.02%) Docker
12 2 (1.02%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.51%) KVM
13 1 (0.51%) RHEV
13 1 (0.51%) UAG
13 1 (0.51%) vCloud
13 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.51%) zsh
Systems Management
1 16 (8.16%) SCCM
2 13 (6.63%) PowerCLI
3 11 (5.61%) SCOM
4 9 (4.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 8 (4.08%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (4.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (3.06%) SCVMM
8 5 (2.55%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (2.55%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (2.55%) WSUS
9 4 (2.04%) Puppet
9 4 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (1.53%) ArcSight ESM
10 3 (1.53%) Cacti
10 3 (1.53%) Munin
10 3 (1.53%) Nagios
10 3 (1.53%) QRadar
11 2 (1.02%) OpenView
11 2 (1.02%) Packer
Vendors
1 88 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 47 (23.98%) HP
3 44 (22.45%) VMware
4 38 (19.39%) Citrix
5 16 (8.16%) Red Hat
6 14 (7.14%) Oracle
7 13 (6.63%) Symantec
8 10 (5.10%) CA
9 8 (4.08%) Splunk
10 7 (3.57%) Altiris
10 7 (3.57%) Cisco
11 5 (2.55%) arcserve
11 5 (2.55%) F5
11 5 (2.55%) IBM
11 5 (2.55%) Lumension
12 4 (2.04%) 3PAR
12 4 (2.04%) AppSense
12 4 (2.04%) Brocade
13 3 (1.53%) ArcSight
13 3 (1.53%) SolarWinds
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