Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 78 100
Rank change year-on-year -14 +22 +4
Contract jobs citing DNS 42 49 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.44% 2.27% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.33% 17.19% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 16
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 £355 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.41% +5.19% -7.28%
10th Percentile £223 £256 £194
90th Percentile £513 £450 £496
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £290
% change year-on-year +6.62% +17.24% -10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £15.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +39.29% -17.65% +36.00%

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 274 285 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.42% 13.22% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 150 105
Edinburgh median daily rate £364 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £206 £214
90th Percentile £544 £500 £492
Scotland median daily rate £358 £340 £330
% change year-on-year +5.15% +3.03% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate £31.00 £33.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.46% +34.00% +38.89%
10th Percentile £30.50 £12.53 £12.35
90th Percentile £31.50 £52.12 £34.85
Scotland median hourly rate £27.50 £40.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -32.10% +131.43% -41.67%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for DNS.

1 20 (47.62%) Linux
1 20 (47.62%) DHCP
1 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
1 20 (47.62%) Firewall
2 19 (45.24%) Windows
3 15 (35.71%) TCP/IP
4 14 (33.33%) VMware
4 14 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 13 (30.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (30.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (30.95%) Cisco
5 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
6 11 (26.19%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (21.43%) SAN
8 9 (21.43%) LAN
9 8 (19.05%) WAN
9 8 (19.05%) IIS
9 8 (19.05%) Law
9 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (16.67%) Public Cloud
10 7 (16.67%) CentOS
10 7 (16.67%) Splunk
10 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (16.67%) Nagios
11 6 (14.29%) CheckPoint
11 6 (14.29%) Citrix
11 6 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (14.29%) Java

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 (19.05%) IIS
2 3 (7.14%) JBoss
2 3 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.90%) Office 365
3 4 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.38%) IaaS
4 1 (2.38%) PaaS
4 1 (2.38%) Route 53
4 1 (2.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (47.62%) DHCP
1 20 (47.62%) Firewall
2 15 (35.71%) TCP/IP
3 9 (21.43%) LAN
3 9 (21.43%) SAN
4 8 (19.05%) WAN
5 6 (14.29%) HTTP
5 6 (14.29%) Network Security
6 5 (11.90%) BGP
6 5 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (11.90%) LDAP
6 5 (11.90%) OSPF
7 4 (9.52%) BIG-IP
7 4 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (9.52%) Internet
7 4 (9.52%) Wireless
8 3 (7.14%) IPv6
8 3 (7.14%) NetScaler
8 3 (7.14%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.76%) TeamCity
2 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (19.05%) Law
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
2 6 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Cloud Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Active Directory Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Administrator
5 3 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Active Directory Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) ICT Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Information Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) VMware Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Java EE
1 3 (7.14%) SOAP
1 3 (7.14%) Web Services
1 3 (7.14%) XML
1 3 (7.14%) XSLT
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (16.67%) Public Cloud
3 6 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 4 (9.52%) PKI
5 3 (7.14%) Replication
6 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.76%) Clustering
6 2 (4.76%) Private Cloud
6 2 (4.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
7 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (47.62%) Linux
2 19 (45.24%) Windows
3 14 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 13 (30.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (16.67%) CentOS
6 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.38%) Solaris
9 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.38%) Unix
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (11.90%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (11.90%) Information Security
2 5 (11.90%) ITIL
3 4 (9.52%) High Availability
3 4 (9.52%) Migration
3 4 (9.52%) Runbook
4 3 (7.14%) Change Control
4 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 3 (7.14%) DevOps
4 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.14%) Network Design
4 3 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (7.14%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) Forensic Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Hardware Maintenance
5 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.76%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) Java
2 5 (11.90%) Bash Shell
2 5 (11.90%) Perl
2 5 (11.90%) Python
3 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.14%) Ruby
4 3 (7.14%) SQL
5 2 (4.76%) PHP
6 1 (2.38%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.14%) CCNA
2 3 (7.14%) CCNP
3 2 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.76%) Degree
3 2 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.38%) CCIE
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 13 (30.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.90%) vSphere
4 4 (9.52%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.76%) Docker
6 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (4.76%) VMware NSX
7 1 (2.38%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) Nagios
2 6 (14.29%) SCCM
3 5 (11.90%) Puppet
4 3 (7.14%) Ansible
4 3 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (7.14%) vCenter Server
5 2 (4.76%) Kubernetes
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (4.76%) Rundeck
5 2 (4.76%) SCOM
5 2 (4.76%) WSUS
6 1 (2.38%) Data Guard
6 1 (2.38%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (2.38%) FortiGate
6 1 (2.38%) Simpana
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) VMware
2 13 (30.95%) Cisco
2 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
3 7 (16.67%) Splunk
4 6 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 6 (14.29%) Citrix
5 4 (9.52%) Blue Coat
5 4 (9.52%) F5
5 4 (9.52%) Sophos
6 3 (7.14%) Fortinet
6 3 (7.14%) HP
6 3 (7.14%) Oracle
6 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 3 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.76%) Brocade
7 2 (4.76%) CommVault
7 2 (4.76%) EMC
7 2 (4.76%) NetApp
8 1 (2.38%) Dell
8 1 (2.38%) McAfee