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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 81 73
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8  
Contract jobs citing DNS 7 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.57% 1.48% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.22% 12.90% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 5
Median daily rate £425 £355 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.71% +22.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £28.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -28.92% +38.71%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 97 155 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 7.90% 11.51% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 66 42
Median daily rate £310 £355 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.67% +14.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £295 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 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 27 June 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 10 (55.56%) DHCP
2 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 7 (38.89%) Citrix
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
4 6 (33.33%) VMware
4 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) XenApp
5 5 (27.78%) XenDesktop
5 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (22.22%) Programme Delivery
6 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 4 (22.22%) F5
6 4 (22.22%) NetScaler
6 4 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (22.22%) Finance
6 4 (22.22%) Law
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (22.22%) Internet
7 3 (16.67%) Wireless
7 3 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (16.67%) HP
7 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
7 3 (16.67%) Linux

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 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
2 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Route 53
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) DHCP
2 4 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (22.22%) Internet
2 4 (22.22%) NetScaler
3 3 (16.67%) BIG-IP
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (16.67%) LAN
3 3 (16.67%) Network Security
3 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (16.67%) Wireless
4 2 (11.11%) BGP
4 2 (11.11%) Firewall
4 2 (11.11%) HTTP
4 2 (11.11%) IPv6
4 2 (11.11%) LDAP
4 2 (11.11%) OSPF
4 2 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (11.11%) SSL
4 2 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
1 4 (22.22%) Law
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Consultant
1 3 (16.67%) Network Consultant
1 3 (16.67%) Network Security Consultant
1 3 (16.67%) Security Consultant
1 3 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
1 3 (16.67%) Senior Network Consultant
1 3 (16.67%) Senior Network Security Consultant
1 3 (16.67%) Senior Security Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Citrix Specialist
2 2 (11.11%) Citrix Support
2 2 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Senior Systems Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Support Specialist
2 2 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
2 1 (5.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 3 (16.67%) Linux
4 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Programme Delivery
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.11%) Network Design
4 2 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (11.11%) Task Automation
4 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.56%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.56%) Coaching
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps
5 1 (5.56%) Email Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.56%) SDLC
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 1 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team Management
5 1 (5.56%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCNA
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) CISSP
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (27.78%) XenApp
3 5 (27.78%) XenDesktop
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
1 2 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) AppDNA
2 1 (5.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco
1 7 (38.89%) Citrix
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) F5
4 3 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 3 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) Brocade
5 1 (5.56%) McAfee