Period
to 26 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Highlands 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 26 May 2018 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 > Highlands
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 - 5
Rank change year-on-year - +5 -
Contract jobs citing DNS 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Highlands 33.33% - 6.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 66.67% - 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Highlands median daily rate - - -
Scotland median daily rate £275 £395 £330
% change year-on-year -30.38% +19.70% +65.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Highlands median hourly rate £15.75 - £14.50
10th Percentile £15.33 - £14.25
90th Percentile £15.98 - £14.75
Scotland median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -28.00% +21.95% +18.84%

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 the Highlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Highlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 3 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Highlands 50.00% 31.82% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Highlands median daily rate £200 £121 £103
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.95% +18.29% -
Scotland median daily rate £325 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Highlands median hourly rate £15.75 £26.91 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.47% +85.59% -
10th Percentile £15.33 £11.32 £14.25
90th Percentile £15.98 £44.63 £14.75
Scotland median hourly rate £15.50 £27.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -43.64% -28.57% +21.26%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the Highlands

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Highlands.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the Highlands

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Highlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in the Highlands

DNS
Contract Job Locations in the Highlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Highlands region over the 6 months to 26 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Inverness - 2 - -
DNS
Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, 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 Highlands region with a requirement for DNS.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Highlands 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) VMware