The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 48 60
Rank change year-on-year -2 +12  
Contract jobs citing DNS 4 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.76% 1.90% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.16% 14.29% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 10
Median daily rate £300 £271 £111
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.59% +143.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
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 Glasgow with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 49 77 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 9.35% 13.28% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 43 61
Median daily rate £338 £288 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.39% -31.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £420 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £17.32 £16.00 £68.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.25% -76.47%  
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 Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Glasgow.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Glasgow

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Glasgow

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 Glasgow region with a requirement for DNS.

1 17 (65.38%) DHCP
1 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 16 (61.54%) Windows
3 14 (53.85%) VMware
4 10 (38.46%) Firewall
5 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
5 9 (34.62%) Dell
5 9 (34.62%) Windows Server
6 8 (30.77%) Linux
6 8 (30.77%) Java
7 7 (26.92%) SQL
7 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
7 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
7 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
8 6 (23.08%) SCCM
8 6 (23.08%) vSphere
8 6 (23.08%) Splunk
8 6 (23.08%) Python
8 6 (23.08%) Perl
8 6 (23.08%) Citrix
9 5 (19.23%) SAN
9 5 (19.23%) Cisco
9 5 (19.23%) Migration
9 5 (19.23%) HP
9 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (15.38%) WSUS
10 4 (15.38%) SIEM

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
2 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.69%) Apache Spark
3 2 (7.69%) IIS
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) DHCP
2 10 (38.46%) Firewall
3 5 (19.23%) SAN
4 2 (7.69%) HTTP
4 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications
4 2 (7.69%) VSAN
4 2 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.85%) Skype
5 1 (3.85%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) Apache Hive
2 3 (11.54%) Big Data
2 3 (11.54%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
1 3 (11.54%) JIRA
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Migration Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Splunk Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Email Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Splunk Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Exchange Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) Security Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Splunk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Regular Expression
2 1 (3.85%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server
3 8 (30.77%) Linux
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) Unix
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) Android
6 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.85%) CentOS
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Migration
2 4 (15.38%) Analytics
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) SIEM
3 3 (11.54%) Anomaly Detection
3 3 (11.54%) Email Migration
3 3 (11.54%) SDLC
3 3 (11.54%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
5 1 (3.85%) Data Enrichment
5 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.85%) Mobile Development
5 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) SOA
5 1 (3.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) SQL
3 6 (23.08%) Perl
3 6 (23.08%) Python
4 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.85%) Bourne shell
5 1 (3.85%) Korn
5 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) CISSP
1 3 (11.54%) MCSE
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (11.54%) SANS
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) MCSA
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.85%) HND
3 1 (3.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (23.08%) vSphere
4 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) NFS
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.85%) Samba
4 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (3.85%) XenApp
4 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) SCCM
2 4 (15.38%) WSUS
3 3 (11.54%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (11.54%) QRadar
4 2 (7.69%) PowerCLI
4 2 (7.69%) SnapMirror
4 2 (7.69%) vRealize
5 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (3.85%) SCOM
5 1 (3.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) VMware
2 9 (34.62%) Dell
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) Citrix
3 6 (23.08%) Splunk
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco
4 5 (19.23%) HP
5 3 (11.54%) ArcSight
5 3 (11.54%) IBM
5 3 (11.54%) MapR
5 3 (11.54%) NetApp
5 3 (11.54%) Riverbed
5 3 (11.54%) Symantec
5 3 (11.54%) Veeam
6 2 (7.69%) Avaya
6 2 (7.69%) Palo Alto
6 2 (7.69%) WatchGuard
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle
7 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
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