Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 90 108
Rank change year-on-year +23 +18 -9
Contract jobs citing DNS 14 32 36
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.28% 1.34% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.79% 10.88% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 22
Median daily rate £450 £375 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.76% -1.56%
10th Percentile £400 £289 £97
90th Percentile £485 £538 £583
Scotland median daily rate £375 £356 £275
% change year-on-year +5.26% +29.55% -21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £21.25 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +25.00% -28.00%

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 143 294 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 13.04% 12.32% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 155 154
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.43% +6.73%
10th Percentile £174 £206 £137
90th Percentile £613 £594 £568
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £325
% change year-on-year - +30.77% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £35.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +166.04% -41.11%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +52.17% +50.82% -52.34%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Edinburgh

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DNS in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for DNS in Edinburgh

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DNS in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DNS in Edinburgh

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DNS in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for DNS in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 11 (78.57%) TCP/IP
2 10 (71.43%) SMTP
2 10 (71.43%) HTTP
2 10 (71.43%) Internet
2 10 (71.43%) Public Sector
3 9 (64.29%) Threat Analysis
3 9 (64.29%) Threat Modelling
3 9 (64.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (57.14%) PCI DSS
4 8 (57.14%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (57.14%) Security Monitoring
4 8 (57.14%) Forensic Analysis
5 5 (35.71%) Azure
5 5 (35.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 4 (28.57%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (28.57%) AWS
6 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (28.57%) CEH
6 4 (28.57%) Information Security
6 4 (28.57%) Firewall
7 3 (21.43%) Wireless
7 3 (21.43%) OSPF
7 3 (21.43%) BGP
7 3 (21.43%) DHCP
7 3 (21.43%) Windows
7 3 (21.43%) LAN
7 3 (21.43%) WAN
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco
7 3 (21.43%) Network Design

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Azure
2 4 (28.57%) AWS
3 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) TCP/IP
2 10 (71.43%) HTTP
2 10 (71.43%) Internet
2 10 (71.43%) SMTP
3 9 (64.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (28.57%) Firewall
5 3 (21.43%) BGP
5 3 (21.43%) DHCP
5 3 (21.43%) LAN
5 3 (21.43%) OSPF
5 3 (21.43%) WAN
5 3 (21.43%) Wireless
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (14.29%) IPv6
6 2 (14.29%) Network Security
6 2 (14.29%) VPN
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (7.14%) SNA
7 1 (7.14%) SSH
7 1 (7.14%) VLAN
General
1 10 (71.43%) Public Sector
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
1 9 (64.29%) Security Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) IT Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) IT Security Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (7.14%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Threat Analysis
1 9 (64.29%) Threat Modelling
2 8 (57.14%) Forensic Analysis
2 8 (57.14%) Security Monitoring
2 8 (57.14%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (35.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 4 (28.57%) Information Security
4 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
5 3 (21.43%) Network Design
5 3 (21.43%) SIEM
5 3 (21.43%) Threat Management
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (7.14%) DevOps
7 1 (7.14%) High Availability
7 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
7 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
7 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 1 (7.14%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CEH
1 4 (28.57%) CompTIA Security+
2 3 (21.43%) GCIA
2 3 (21.43%) GPPA
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (57.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
1 1 (7.14%) NFS
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
1 1 (7.14%) Kubernetes
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) Brocade
2 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
2 2 (14.29%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 1 (7.14%) Aruba
3 1 (7.14%) Ivanti
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) VMware