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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 73 63
Rank change year-on-year +13 -10  
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.21% 1.32% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.67% 14.71% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 10
Median daily rate £413 £388 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +12.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £295 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £20.00 £24.38
% change year-on-year +17.12% -17.94%  

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 75 136 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 8.26% 8.95% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 59 51
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -62.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.07 £15.00 £35.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.24 £15.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 March 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 28 March 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 33 (75.00%) DHCP
2 32 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 28 (63.64%) Windows
4 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 20 (45.45%) VMware
6 19 (43.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (43.18%) Citrix
7 18 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (38.64%) Windows 7
8 17 (38.64%) XenApp
9 16 (36.36%) XenDesktop
10 14 (31.82%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (31.82%) Cisco
10 14 (31.82%) Finance
10 14 (31.82%) Windows 10
11 13 (29.55%) VMware ESX
11 13 (29.55%) PowerShell
12 11 (25.00%) Data Centre
13 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (22.73%) Hyper-V
13 10 (22.73%) Law
13 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
14 9 (20.45%) SQL
14 9 (20.45%) SCCM
14 9 (20.45%) NetScaler
15 8 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 8 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 8 (18.18%) F5
15 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development

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 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.09%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.55%) Office 365
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 33 (75.00%) DHCP
2 9 (20.45%) NetScaler
3 8 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 8 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 8 (18.18%) Internet
4 7 (15.91%) BIG-IP
5 6 (13.64%) Network Security
6 5 (11.36%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (6.82%) Firewall
7 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
8 2 (4.55%) LAN
8 2 (4.55%) MPLS
8 2 (4.55%) VPN
8 2 (4.55%) WAN
9 1 (2.27%) BGP
9 1 (2.27%) FTP
9 1 (2.27%) HTTP
9 1 (2.27%) LDAP
9 1 (2.27%) OSPF
9 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) WinDbg
General
1 14 (31.82%) Finance
2 10 (22.73%) Law
3 2 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Consultant
2 7 (15.91%) Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Network Consultant
3 6 (13.64%) Network Security Consultant
3 6 (13.64%) Security Consultant
3 6 (13.64%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Architect
4 5 (11.36%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (11.36%) Senior Network Consultant
4 5 (11.36%) Senior Network Security Consultant
4 5 (11.36%) Senior Security Consultant
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Active Directory Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Citrix Support
6 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.09%) PKI
2 4 (9.09%) Replication
3 3 (6.82%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.55%) iPad
5 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.27%) Clustering
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 28 (63.64%) Windows
2 19 (43.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (38.64%) Windows 7
5 14 (31.82%) Windows 10
6 6 (13.64%) Windows Server
7 3 (6.82%) Linux
8 2 (4.55%) Android
8 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.27%) Unix
9 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (15.91%) Migration
3 5 (11.36%) ITIL
3 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.09%) DevOps
4 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.55%) Application Discovery
5 2 (4.55%) Application Packaging
5 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.55%) Project Management
5 2 (4.55%) Server Building
5 2 (4.55%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (2.27%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.27%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.27%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) PowerShell
2 9 (20.45%) SQL
3 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.27%) CCNA
2 1 (2.27%) CCNP
2 1 (2.27%) CISSP
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) IISP
2 1 (2.27%) ISEB
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 32 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 18 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (38.64%) XenApp
4 16 (36.36%) XenDesktop
5 14 (31.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (29.55%) VMware ESX
7 10 (22.73%) Hyper-V
8 3 (6.82%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) SCCM
2 3 (6.82%) SCOM
2 3 (6.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (6.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.55%) Puppet
4 1 (2.27%) AppDNA
4 1 (2.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (45.45%) VMware
3 19 (43.18%) Citrix
4 14 (31.82%) Cisco
5 8 (18.18%) CheckPoint
5 8 (18.18%) F5
6 5 (11.36%) Blue Coat
7 4 (9.09%) HP
8 3 (6.82%) CA
8 3 (6.82%) Symantec
9 2 (4.55%) Apple
9 2 (4.55%) Dell
9 2 (4.55%) Mitel
9 2 (4.55%) Varonis
9 2 (4.55%) Xerox
10 1 (2.27%) Adobe
10 1 (2.27%) Canon
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