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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 104 83 90
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +7
Contract jobs citing DNS 30 50 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.95% 1.82% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.74% 13.77% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 12
Average daily rate
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£294 £328 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.30% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £253 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £14.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.59 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+22.94% -16.25%
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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
308 363 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.72% 13.24% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 196 109
Average daily rate £310 £340 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £191 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £474 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 9
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -17.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +8 19 £294 -26.56% 1
Renfrewshire -1 6 £420 +40.00%
Glasgow -9 4 £119 -56.72% 2
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DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 63 (75.00%) Windows
2 56 (66.67%) DHCP
3 48 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 34 (40.48%) Microsoft
4 34 (40.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (30.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (29.76%) VMware
7 23 (27.38%) ITIL
7 23 (27.38%) Windows 7
8 22 (26.19%) MS Exchange
8 22 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (25.00%) HP
10 20 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (21.43%) Cisco
11 18 (21.43%) Backup Exec
11 18 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (20.24%) SCOM
12 17 (20.24%) Clustering
13 16 (19.05%) Migration
13 16 (19.05%) LDAP
14 15 (17.86%) Service Management
14 15 (17.86%) NetBackup
14 15 (17.86%) Nagios
14 15 (17.86%) Symantec
15 14 (16.67%) Replication
15 14 (16.67%) TCP/IP
16 13 (15.48%) SAN
16 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
16 13 (15.48%) Performance Monitoring
17 12 (14.29%) SCCM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 22 (26.19%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (9.52%) IIS
5 7 (8.33%) Lync
5 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.38%) Apache
7 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.38%) Confluence
7 2 (2.38%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.19%) WordPress
8 1 (1.19%) JRun
8 1 (1.19%) JBoss
8 1 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (10.71%) MS Office
2 6 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.19%) PaaS
2 1 (1.19%) Heroku
2 1 (1.19%) Office 365
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 56 (66.67%) DHCP
2 16 (19.05%) LDAP
3 14 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 13 (15.48%) SAN
5 11 (13.10%) WAN
6 9 (10.71%) Kerberos
6 9 (10.71%) Firewall
7 8 (9.52%) X.500
8 7 (8.33%) LAN
9 5 (5.95%) VoIP
9 5 (5.95%) Internet
9 5 (5.95%) Network Security
10 4 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (4.76%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (4.76%) IPv4
10 4 (4.76%) HTTP
11 3 (3.57%) WLAN
11 3 (3.57%) VPN
11 3 (3.57%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.38%) MySQL
4 1 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Maven
1 2 (2.38%) JIRA
1 2 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.38%) Hudson
2 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (5.95%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Marketing
3 1 (1.19%) Law
3 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (17.86%) Analyst
2 10 (11.90%) Support Analyst
3 8 (9.52%) Server Support
3 8 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 8 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (5.95%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) Data Network Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Design Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) Data Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Consultant
5 4 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) Data Centre Analyst
6 3 (3.57%) Desktop Support
6 3 (3.57%) Applications Support
6 3 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (3.57%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.76%) HTML
1 4 (4.76%) .NET
1 4 (4.76%) CSS
2 2 (2.38%) J2EE
2 2 (2.38%) Web Services
2 2 (2.38%) XML
3 1 (1.19%) ISAPI
3 1 (1.19%) Middleware
3 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.19%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.19%) jQuery
3 1 (1.19%) HTML5
3 1 (1.19%) REST
3 1 (1.19%) CSS3
3 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.19%) COM+
3 1 (1.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.24%) Clustering
2 14 (16.67%) Replication
3 8 (9.52%) PKI
4 7 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (7.14%) Data Centre
6 5 (5.95%) Fat Client
6 5 (5.95%) Thin Client
7 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.57%) CLARiiON
8 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.19%) PDA
9 1 (1.19%) iPhone
9 1 (1.19%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 63 (75.00%) Windows
2 34 (40.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (30.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (27.38%) Windows 7
5 22 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (8.33%) UNIX
6 7 (8.33%) Linux
7 6 (7.14%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.76%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.76%) Android
10 2 (2.38%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.38%) ITIL
2 16 (19.05%) Migration
3 15 (17.86%) Service Management
4 13 (15.48%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 6 (7.14%) Change Control
7 5 (5.95%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.95%) Identity Management
8 3 (3.57%) Six Sigma
8 3 (3.57%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.57%) Performance Testing
8 3 (3.57%) Performance Management
8 3 (3.57%) Lean Six Sigma
8 3 (3.57%) Release Management
8 3 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.57%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.38%) Patch Management
9 2 (2.38%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.29%) SQL
2 11 (13.10%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.57%) Perl
4 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.57%) C++
4 3 (3.57%) Java
5 1 (1.19%) C
5 1 (1.19%) C#
5 1 (1.19%) VBScript
5 1 (1.19%) REXX
5 1 (1.19%) Tcl
5 1 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
3 11 (13.10%) Degree
4 9 (10.71%) SC Cleared
5 8 (9.52%) MCP
5 8 (9.52%) MCSE
6 4 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.57%) MCTS
8 2 (2.38%) CCNP
8 2 (2.38%) CCNA
8 2 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.38%) OCP
8 2 (2.38%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (2.38%) MCDST
9 1 (1.19%) CCIE
9 1 (1.19%) HND
9 1 (1.19%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) BS7799
2 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 48 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.10%) Hyper-V
4 9 (10.71%) vSphere
5 6 (7.14%) VMware ESX
6 4 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (3.57%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.38%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.38%) vCloud
8 2 (2.38%) Samba
8 2 (2.38%) NFS
9 1 (1.19%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 18 (21.43%) Backup Exec
2 17 (20.24%) SCOM
3 15 (17.86%) Nagios
3 15 (17.86%) NetBackup
4 12 (14.29%) SCCM
5 5 (5.95%) WSUS
6 3 (3.57%) Puppet
6 3 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.38%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.19%) WMI
8 1 (1.19%) StatsD
8 1 (1.19%) Graphite
8 1 (1.19%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.19%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.19%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 34 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 25 (29.76%) VMware
3 21 (25.00%) HP
4 18 (21.43%) Cisco
5 15 (17.86%) Symantec
6 11 (13.10%) Citrix
7 9 (10.71%) CommVault
8 8 (9.52%) Oracle
9 6 (7.14%) EMC
9 6 (7.14%) CheckPoint
10 5 (5.95%) F5
10 5 (5.95%) Red Hat
11 4 (4.76%) Veritas
11 4 (4.76%) Sophos
12 3 (3.57%) Dell Compellent
12 3 (3.57%) AppSense
12 3 (3.57%) Dell
13 2 (2.38%) NetApp
13 2 (2.38%) BMC
13 2 (2.38%) Remedy