Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for DNS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DNS over the 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Domain Name System (DNS)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 87 76
Rank change year-on-year -27 -11 +21
Contract jobs citing DNS 26 49 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.91% 1.67% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.44% 17.63% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 18
Edinburgh median daily rate £363 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -4.11% +4.29%
10th Percentile £246 £245 £218
90th Percentile £453 £510 £465
Scotland median daily rate £310 £375 £340
% change year-on-year -17.33% +10.29% +15.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £15.00
Scotland median hourly rate £25.13 £19.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +28.85% +39.29% -17.65%

DNS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 249 278 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.75% 9.50% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 142 137
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £207 £212 £200
90th Percentile £551 £561 £483
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year - +10.29% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.43 £23.93 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.34% -53.98% +108.00%
10th Percentile £13.23 £17.71 £12.81
90th Percentile £23.28 £30.09 £52.10
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -30.00% +16.28% +26.47%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Edinburgh

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Edinburgh

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Edinburgh

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for DNS.

1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Linux
3 11 (42.31%) SSL
3 11 (42.31%) Firewall
4 10 (38.46%) Red Hat
4 10 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (34.62%) Jenkins
6 8 (30.77%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (30.77%) Artifactory
6 8 (30.77%) Ansible
6 8 (30.77%) Docker
6 8 (30.77%) GitLab
6 8 (30.77%) nginx
6 8 (30.77%) Bash Shell
6 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
6 8 (30.77%) Apache
6 8 (30.77%) Tomcat
6 8 (30.77%) Solaris
6 8 (30.77%) LDAP
6 8 (30.77%) DHCP
6 8 (30.77%) DSL
6 8 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (30.77%) VMware
6 8 (30.77%) Oracle ZFS
7 7 (26.92%) Puppet
8 6 (23.08%) Patch Management
8 6 (23.08%) Kanban
8 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (23.08%) Scrum

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 8 (30.77%) Apache
1 8 (30.77%) nginx
1 8 (30.77%) Tomcat
2 3 (11.54%) Skype for Business
3 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.85%) Confluence
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (15.38%) OpenShift
2 3 (11.54%) Office 365
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.85%) Route 53
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) Firewall
1 11 (42.31%) SSL
2 8 (30.77%) DHCP
2 8 (30.77%) DSL
3 5 (19.23%) BGP
3 5 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (19.23%) IPv6
3 5 (19.23%) LAN
3 5 (19.23%) OSPF
3 5 (19.23%) WAN
4 4 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (11.54%) HTTP
5 3 (11.54%) Skype
6 2 (7.69%) IPv4
6 2 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 2 (7.69%) Wireless
7 1 (3.85%) Internet
7 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
7 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Jenkins
2 8 (30.77%) Artifactory
2 8 (30.77%) GitLab
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (11.54%) Banking
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Network Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Administrator
2 4 (15.38%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
2 4 (15.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Web Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Solaris Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) LDAP
2 4 (15.38%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (11.54%) Spring
3 3 (11.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Linux
3 10 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (30.77%) Solaris
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.85%) Unix
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) Kanban
2 6 (23.08%) Patch Management
2 6 (23.08%) Scrum
2 6 (23.08%) Virtual Environments
3 5 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (15.38%) Business Transformation
4 4 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
5 2 (7.69%) DevOps
5 2 (7.69%) High Availability
5 2 (7.69%) Information Security
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.69%) Release Management
6 1 (3.85%) Chat Support
6 1 (3.85%) Converged Infrastructure
6 1 (3.85%) SDLC
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.85%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Bash Shell
2 4 (15.38%) Python
3 3 (11.54%) Java
3 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) CCNA
1 3 (11.54%) CCNP
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
1 8 (30.77%) Docker
2 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) VMware NSX
3 3 (11.54%) XenDesktop
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (7.69%) XenApp
5 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) Ansible
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle ZFS
1 8 (30.77%) Red Hat Satellite
2 7 (26.92%) Puppet
3 6 (23.08%) Prometheus
3 6 (23.08%) Xymon
4 4 (15.38%) Kubernetes
5 2 (7.69%) SCCM
6 1 (3.85%) AppDNA
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (3.85%) Packer
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Red Hat
2 8 (30.77%) VMware
3 6 (23.08%) Citrix
3 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 5 (19.23%) Brocade
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco
5 2 (7.69%) F5
5 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
5 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.85%) HP