Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 2020 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 90 112 98
Rank change year-on-year +22 -14 -35
Contract jobs citing DNS 23 20 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.22% 0.78% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.39% 8.13% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 19
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £290 £170 £227
90th Percentile £475 £457 £553
Scotland median daily rate £450 £325 £294
% change year-on-year +38.46% +10.64% -13.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £23.00 - £19.00

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 245 246 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 13.04% 9.62% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 116 153
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £216 £195 £203
90th Percentile £525 £575 £588
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £17.25 £16.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.42% -67.92%
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 £17.18
% change year-on-year +15.94% +0.41% -18.19%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020, 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 (60.87%) Public Sector
2 13 (56.52%) TCP/IP
3 12 (52.17%) Internet
4 11 (47.83%) Windows
4 11 (47.83%) SMTP
4 11 (47.83%) HTTP
5 10 (43.48%) Threat Analysis
5 10 (43.48%) Threat Modelling
5 10 (43.48%) Forensic Analysis
6 9 (39.13%) Security Monitoring
6 9 (39.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (39.13%) PCI DSS
6 9 (39.13%) Azure
6 9 (39.13%) Vulnerability Management
6 9 (39.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
7 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
7 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
8 7 (30.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 7 (30.43%) Windows 10
8 7 (30.43%) SCCM
8 7 (30.43%) Finance
9 6 (26.09%) VMware
9 6 (26.09%) Office 365
9 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
10 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
10 5 (21.74%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (21.74%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (21.74%) Skype

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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
1 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (39.13%) Azure
2 6 (26.09%) Office 365
3 5 (21.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (17.39%) AWS
4 4 (17.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) TCP/IP
2 12 (52.17%) Internet
3 11 (47.83%) HTTP
3 11 (47.83%) SMTP
4 9 (39.13%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (21.74%) Skype
6 4 (17.39%) DHCP
6 4 (17.39%) LAN
7 3 (13.04%) BGP
7 3 (13.04%) Firewall
7 3 (13.04%) OSPF
7 3 (13.04%) WAN
7 3 (13.04%) Wireless
8 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (8.70%) IPv6
8 2 (8.70%) VPN
9 1 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (4.35%) DMVPN
9 1 (4.35%) MPLS
9 1 (4.35%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 14 (60.87%) Public Sector
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 4 (17.39%) Back Office
4 1 (4.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
1 11 (47.83%) Security Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) IT Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) IT Security Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (8.70%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
3 7 (30.43%) Windows 10
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.70%) Linux
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Forensic Analysis
1 10 (43.48%) Threat Analysis
1 10 (43.48%) Threat Modelling
2 9 (39.13%) Security Monitoring
2 9 (39.13%) Vulnerability Management
3 7 (30.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 5 (21.74%) Information Security
4 5 (21.74%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
5 4 (17.39%) SIEM
5 4 (17.39%) Threat Management
6 3 (13.04%) Network Design
6 3 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (8.70%) ITIL
7 2 (8.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Smoke Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Statistics
7 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) CEH
1 5 (21.74%) CompTIA Security+
2 3 (13.04%) GCIA
2 3 (13.04%) GPPA
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (39.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (39.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.35%) VMware NSX
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) SCCM
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) Citrix
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco
4 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
5 2 (8.70%) Brocade
5 2 (8.70%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) Apple
6 1 (4.35%) Aruba
6 1 (4.35%) Equitrac
6 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.35%) Ivanti
6 1 (4.35%) Sophos
6 1 (4.35%) Spiceworks
6 1 (4.35%) Symantec
6 1 (4.35%) Veeam