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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 77 86 90
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing DNS 50 46 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.65% 1.74% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.12% 13.77% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 24 18
Average daily rate
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£180 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -34.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
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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
354 334 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.70% 12.64% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 142 146
Average daily rate £328 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £129 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 12
Average hourly rate £38.75 £22.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.22% -26.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.00 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 15 £340 -9.93% 5
Renfrewshire +3 13 £238 -34.97%
Glasgow -1 11 £111 -17.59% 3
Scottish Borders - 4 £200 -
Aberdeen +3 3 £170 - 1
North Lanarkshire -3 2 £180 -32.71% 1
Fife - 1 - -
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DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 55 (69.62%) DHCP
2 52 (65.82%) Windows
3 42 (53.16%) Active Directory
4 29 (36.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (31.65%) Microsoft
6 23 (29.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (29.11%) VMware
7 20 (25.32%) HP
7 20 (25.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (24.05%) ITIL
9 18 (22.78%) SQL
10 16 (20.25%) MS Exchange
10 16 (20.25%) Cisco
10 16 (20.25%) Replication
11 15 (18.99%) NetBackup
11 15 (18.99%) Service Management
11 15 (18.99%) Symantec
12 14 (17.72%) Backup Exec
12 14 (17.72%) Clustering
12 14 (17.72%) LDAP
12 14 (17.72%) Windows 7
13 13 (16.46%) Nagios
14 12 (15.19%) Firewall
14 12 (15.19%) IIS
14 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (15.19%) SAN
14 12 (15.19%) TCP/IP
14 12 (15.19%) SC Cleared
14 12 (15.19%) Security Cleared
14 12 (15.19%) SCCM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (20.25%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.19%) IIS
3 5 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.06%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.80%) Lync
5 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.27%) Apache
6 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) MS Office
2 4 (5.06%) MS Project
3 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.27%) PaaS
1 1 (1.27%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 55 (69.62%) DHCP
2 14 (17.72%) LDAP
3 12 (15.19%) Firewall
3 12 (15.19%) SAN
3 12 (15.19%) TCP/IP
4 8 (10.13%) Kerberos
5 6 (7.59%) WAN
5 6 (7.59%) LAN
5 6 (7.59%) VoIP
5 6 (7.59%) X.500
6 5 (6.33%) Internet
7 4 (5.06%) VPN
7 4 (5.06%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (5.06%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (5.06%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (5.06%) Network Security
8 3 (3.80%) iSCSI
8 3 (3.80%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (3.80%) BGP
8 3 (3.80%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (7.59%) Banking
2 4 (5.06%) Finance
3 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (29.11%) Analyst
2 12 (15.19%) Support Analyst
3 7 (8.86%) Network Analyst
4 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Server Support
4 6 (7.59%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Applications Support
5 4 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (5.06%) Data Centre Analyst
5 4 (5.06%) Build Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Data Network Analyst
5 4 (5.06%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Data Analyst
5 4 (5.06%) Server Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (3.80%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (3.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.80%) .NET
2 2 (2.53%) Web Services
2 2 (2.53%) XML
2 2 (2.53%) Middleware
3 1 (1.27%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.27%) REST
3 1 (1.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.25%) Replication
2 14 (17.72%) Clustering
3 8 (10.13%) PKI
4 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.80%) PDA
5 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.53%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.53%) AS400
6 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.53%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.53%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 52 (65.82%) Windows
2 29 (36.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (29.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (25.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (17.72%) Windows 7
6 11 (13.92%) Linux
7 8 (10.13%) UNIX
8 5 (6.33%) Windows 8
9 4 (5.06%) Solaris
9 4 (5.06%) Android
9 4 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (3.80%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.53%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.05%) ITIL
2 15 (18.99%) Service Management
3 11 (13.92%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (10.13%) Migration
5 7 (8.86%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (7.59%) Change Control
7 3 (3.80%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.80%) Performance Management
7 3 (3.80%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (3.80%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (3.80%) Information Security
7 3 (3.80%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.53%) BCP
8 2 (2.53%) Validation
8 2 (2.53%) Identity Management
8 2 (2.53%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.53%) Change Management
8 2 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.53%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (2.53%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.78%) SQL
2 6 (7.59%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.33%) Perl
4 3 (3.80%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.80%) C++
5 2 (2.53%) VBScript
6 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.27%) Java
6 1 (1.27%) C
6 1 (1.27%) C#
6 1 (1.27%) REXX
6 1 (1.27%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (15.19%) SC Cleared
1 12 (15.19%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.13%) Degree
3 5 (6.33%) MCSE
3 5 (6.33%) MCP
4 4 (5.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (3.80%) MCTS
5 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.80%) CCIE
6 2 (2.53%) OCP
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (2.53%) MCDST
7 1 (1.27%) MCITP
7 1 (1.27%) HND
7 1 (1.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (53.16%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.59%) VMware ESX
4 5 (6.33%) vSphere
5 4 (5.06%) NFS
5 4 (5.06%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.53%) Samba
6 2 (2.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (2.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.27%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.27%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.27%) Veritas File System
7 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (18.99%) NetBackup
2 14 (17.72%) Backup Exec
3 13 (16.46%) Nagios
4 12 (15.19%) SCCM
4 12 (15.19%) SCOM
5 4 (5.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (3.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (2.53%) WSUS
7 2 (2.53%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.27%) WMI
8 1 (1.27%) Ganglia
8 1 (1.27%) Puppet
8 1 (1.27%) Graphite
8 1 (1.27%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.27%) StatsD
8 1 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.27%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (31.65%) Microsoft
2 23 (29.11%) VMware
3 20 (25.32%) HP
4 16 (20.25%) Cisco
5 15 (18.99%) Symantec
6 9 (11.39%) CheckPoint
7 8 (10.13%) Oracle
8 7 (8.86%) EMC
8 7 (8.86%) Red Hat
9 6 (7.59%) CommVault
10 5 (6.33%) NetApp
10 5 (6.33%) Citrix
11 4 (5.06%) Juniper
11 4 (5.06%) Sophos
12 3 (3.80%) Altiris
12 3 (3.80%) Nokia
12 3 (3.80%) Avaya
13 2 (2.53%) Sun
13 2 (2.53%) F5
13 2 (2.53%) 3PAR
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