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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
UK / Scotland
Rank 79 65 82
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Contract jobs citing DNS 29 63 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.66% 2.49% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.18% 18.05% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 38 26
Median daily rate £395 £375 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +127.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £141 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- -23.07%

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
238 349 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.66% 13.81% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 169 165
Median daily rate £360 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £447 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 8
Median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +52.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.01 £40.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +36.36%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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
Edinburgh +16 21 £413 +10.00% 1
Glasgow -9 5 £300 +20.00% 3
West Lothian - 2 £350 -
Renfrewshire 0 1 £340 -19.04%
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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.

1 101 (73.72%) Active Directory
2 81 (59.12%) DHCP
3 77 (56.20%) Microsoft
4 76 (55.47%) Windows
5 51 (37.23%) VMware
6 43 (31.39%) PowerShell
7 42 (30.66%) VMware Infrastructure
8 38 (27.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (27.74%) Security Cleared
9 33 (24.09%) SQL
10 32 (23.36%) Windows Server
11 31 (22.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 30 (21.90%) SC Cleared
13 28 (20.44%) SQL Server
14 26 (18.98%) MS Excel
14 26 (18.98%) Citrix
15 25 (18.25%) Data Centre
15 25 (18.25%) ITIL
16 24 (17.52%) Replication
16 24 (17.52%) Firewall
17 23 (16.79%) Finance
17 23 (16.79%) PKI
18 22 (16.06%) Windows 7
19 21 (15.33%) vSphere
19 21 (15.33%) Linux
19 21 (15.33%) Kerberos
20 20 (14.60%) Cisco
20 20 (14.60%) Internet
20 20 (14.60%) LDAP
20 20 (14.60%) Migration

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 16 (11.68%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.65%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.92%) IIS
5 3 (2.19%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.46%) Apache
6 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.73%) JBoss
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.73%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (18.98%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.38%) Office 365
4 3 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.46%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.46%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.73%) IaaS
6 1 (0.73%) PaaS
6 1 (0.73%) Route 53
6 1 (0.73%) SaaS
6 1 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (59.12%) DHCP
2 24 (17.52%) Firewall
3 21 (15.33%) Kerberos
4 20 (14.60%) Internet
4 20 (14.60%) LDAP
5 18 (13.14%) X.500
6 16 (11.68%) SAN
7 14 (10.22%) VSAN
8 12 (8.76%) Intranet
9 11 (8.03%) BIG-IP
10 10 (7.30%) TCP/IP
11 9 (6.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 9 (6.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 9 (6.57%) NetScaler
12 8 (5.84%) Network Security
13 7 (5.11%) WAN
14 6 (4.38%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (2.92%) LAN
16 3 (2.19%) MPLS
16 3 (2.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.65%) Apache Hive
2 5 (3.65%) Big Data
2 5 (3.65%) Hadoop
2 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.19%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.73%) MySQL
5 1 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.65%) JIRA
2 2 (1.46%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.73%) Jenkins
General
1 23 (16.79%) Finance
2 11 (8.03%) Law
3 6 (4.38%) Banking
4 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (18.98%) Active Directory Engineer
2 21 (15.33%) Consultant
3 17 (12.41%) Analyst
4 16 (11.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (7.30%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 9 (6.57%) Splunk Engineer
7 7 (5.11%) Security Consultant
8 6 (4.38%) Active Directory Consultant
8 6 (4.38%) Network Consultant
8 6 (4.38%) Network Security Consultant
8 6 (4.38%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (4.38%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (3.65%) Architect
9 5 (3.65%) Migration Analyst
9 5 (3.65%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.65%) Senior Consultant
9 5 (3.65%) Senior Network Consultant
9 5 (3.65%) Senior Network Security Consultant
9 5 (3.65%) Senior Security Consultant
9 5 (3.65%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.19%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.46%) Web Services
3 1 (0.73%) LAMP
3 1 (0.73%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.25%) Data Centre
2 24 (17.52%) Replication
3 23 (16.79%) PKI
4 11 (8.03%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.38%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.19%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.46%) Clustering
8 2 (1.46%) iPad
9 1 (0.73%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.73%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 76 (55.47%) Windows
2 38 (27.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (23.36%) Windows Server
4 31 (22.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (16.06%) Windows 7
6 21 (15.33%) Linux
7 15 (10.95%) Windows 10
8 5 (3.65%) Unix
9 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.46%) Android
10 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.46%) CentOS
10 2 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.73%) AIX
11 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.73%) Solaris
11 1 (0.73%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.25%) ITIL
2 20 (14.60%) Migration
3 11 (8.03%) Project Management
4 10 (7.30%) Analytics
4 10 (7.30%) Server Building
5 9 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (6.57%) Change Control
5 9 (6.57%) SIEM
6 6 (4.38%) Business Analysis
6 6 (4.38%) SDLC
7 5 (3.65%) Anomaly Detection
7 5 (3.65%) Configuration Management
7 5 (3.65%) DevOps
7 5 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (3.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (3.65%) Statistical Modelling
8 4 (2.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.19%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (2.19%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.19%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 43 (31.39%) PowerShell
2 33 (24.09%) SQL
3 15 (10.95%) Java
4 14 (10.22%) Perl
5 11 (8.03%) Python
6 5 (3.65%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.46%) Korn
8 1 (0.73%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.73%) C
8 1 (0.73%) C-shell
8 1 (0.73%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.73%) PHP
8 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (27.74%) Security Cleared
2 30 (21.90%) SC Cleared
3 18 (13.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (10.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (8.03%) MCP
6 10 (7.30%) MCTS
7 7 (5.11%) Degree
8 6 (4.38%) CISSP
8 6 (4.38%) MCSE
9 5 (3.65%) SANS
10 2 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.46%) MCSA
11 1 (0.73%) CCNA
11 1 (0.73%) CCNP
11 1 (0.73%) HND
11 1 (0.73%) IISP
11 1 (0.73%) ISEB
11 1 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.19%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.46%) QA
2 2 (1.46%) SLA
System Software
1 101 (73.72%) Active Directory
2 42 (30.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (15.33%) vSphere
4 18 (13.14%) XenApp
4 18 (13.14%) XenDesktop
5 14 (10.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (9.49%) Hyper-V
6 13 (9.49%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.92%) DFS Replication
7 4 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.19%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.46%) Samba
10 1 (0.73%) NFS
10 1 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.73%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (12.41%) SCCM
2 15 (10.95%) vRealize
3 14 (10.22%) PowerCLI
4 5 (3.65%) ArcSight ESM
4 5 (3.65%) QRadar
5 4 (2.92%) Puppet
5 4 (2.92%) SCOM
5 4 (2.92%) WSUS
6 3 (2.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.46%) SnapMirror
8 1 (0.73%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.73%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.73%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.73%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 77 (56.20%) Microsoft
2 51 (37.23%) VMware
3 26 (18.98%) Citrix
4 20 (14.60%) Cisco
5 12 (8.76%) Dell
5 12 (8.76%) F5
5 12 (8.76%) HP
6 11 (8.03%) Splunk
7 9 (6.57%) CheckPoint
7 9 (6.57%) Symantec
8 6 (4.38%) Blue Coat
9 5 (3.65%) ArcSight
9 5 (3.65%) IBM
9 5 (3.65%) MapR
10 3 (2.19%) Avaya
10 3 (2.19%) CA
10 3 (2.19%) NetApp
10 3 (2.19%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.19%) Riverbed
10 3 (2.19%) Veeam