Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 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 20 September 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 > Renfrewshire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 24 20
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4 +8
Contract jobs citing DNS 61 5 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 26.64% 5.10% 14.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 61.62% 16.67% 34.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 5 80
Renfrewshire median daily rate £280 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.33% +13.64% -21.43%
10th Percentile £214 £313 £294
90th Percentile £324 £442 £415
Scotland median daily rate £283 £350 £330
% change year-on-year -19.29% +6.06% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Renfrewshire median hourly rate - - £36.00
Scotland median hourly rate £25.13 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.63% - +21.21%

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 Renfrewshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Renfrewshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 99 30 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 43.23% 30.61% 42.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 28 197
Renfrewshire median daily rate £285 £398 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.30% +20.45% -4.35%
10th Percentile £232 £278 £263
90th Percentile £440 £442 £440
Scotland median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 27
Renfrewshire median hourly rate - - £40.00
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £31.93 £37.50
% change year-on-year -50.67% -14.87% +130.77%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Renfrewshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Renfrewshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Renfrewshire over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Renfrewshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Renfrewshire region over the 6 months to 20 September 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
Erskine +10 59 £280 -25.33%
DNS
Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 61 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 60 (98.36%) Microsoft
3 58 (95.08%) DHCP
3 58 (95.08%) Windows
4 56 (91.80%) Security Cleared
5 55 (90.16%) SC Cleared
6 50 (81.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (81.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 48 (78.69%) Citrix
8 43 (70.49%) VMware
8 43 (70.49%) Windows 7
8 43 (70.49%) Ivanti
9 40 (65.57%) Office 365
10 39 (63.93%) Hyper-V
10 39 (63.93%) SQL
11 38 (62.30%) HP
11 38 (62.30%) VMware Infrastructure
12 35 (57.38%) Change Management
13 34 (55.74%) McAfee
13 34 (55.74%) Test Scripting
13 34 (55.74%) Software Testing
13 34 (55.74%) PDA
13 34 (55.74%) HP ALM
14 33 (54.10%) VMware ESXi
14 33 (54.10%) Clustering
15 32 (52.46%) McAfee ePO
15 32 (52.46%) Virtual Desktop
16 31 (50.82%) Test Automation
16 31 (50.82%) ISTQB
16 31 (50.82%) WinRunner

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (11.48%) MS Exchange
1 7 (11.48%) Skype for Business
2 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (9.84%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 40 (65.57%) Office 365
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 58 (95.08%) DHCP
2 6 (9.84%) Skype
2 6 (9.84%) Unified Communications
3 4 (6.56%) 3G
3 4 (6.56%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (4.92%) Kerberos
4 3 (4.92%) X.500
5 1 (1.64%) IPv4
5 1 (1.64%) LAN
5 1 (1.64%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.64%) SAN
5 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (50.82%) HP UFT
1 31 (50.82%) WinRunner
2 6 (9.84%) MSI
Job Titles
1 19 (31.15%) Analyst
2 15 (24.59%) Test Analyst
3 10 (16.39%) Test Leader
4 9 (14.75%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (8.20%) Lync Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Wintel Support
7 3 (4.92%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Messaging Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Tester
8 2 (3.28%) Wintel Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (55.74%) PDA
2 33 (54.10%) Clustering
3 9 (14.75%) Computer Science
4 6 (9.84%) PKI
5 5 (8.20%) Fat Client
5 5 (8.20%) Thin Client
6 3 (4.92%) Replication
7 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 58 (95.08%) Windows
2 50 (81.97%) Windows Server 2003
2 50 (81.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (70.49%) Windows 7
4 31 (50.82%) AIX
5 22 (36.07%) Windows Server
6 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (8.20%) Windows 10
7 5 (8.20%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.64%) Android
8 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.64%) Linux
8 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.64%) Unix
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (57.38%) Change Management
2 34 (55.74%) Software Testing
2 34 (55.74%) Test Scripting
3 31 (50.82%) Test Automation
4 25 (40.98%) Smoke Testing
5 10 (16.39%) ITIL
5 10 (16.39%) Software Delivery
6 7 (11.48%) Incident Management
7 6 (9.84%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (9.84%) Software Distribution
7 6 (9.84%) Trend Analysis
8 5 (8.20%) Visualisation
9 3 (4.92%) Identity Management
9 3 (4.92%) Personalization
10 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 2 (3.28%) Project Management
11 1 (1.64%) Content Management
11 1 (1.64%) Service Delivery
11 1 (1.64%) Six Sigma
11 1 (1.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 39 (63.93%) SQL
2 14 (22.95%) PowerShell
3 6 (9.84%) T-SQL
3 6 (9.84%) VB
3 6 (9.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (91.80%) Security Cleared
2 55 (90.16%) SC Cleared
3 31 (50.82%) ISTQB
4 13 (21.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (14.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (14.75%) Degree
5 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (13.11%) MCSE
7 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 39 (63.93%) Hyper-V
3 38 (62.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (54.10%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (52.46%) Virtual Desktop
6 12 (19.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (18.03%) XenApp
8 7 (11.48%) XenDesktop
9 6 (9.84%) XenServer
10 3 (4.92%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 2 (3.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (55.74%) HP ALM
2 32 (52.46%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (16.39%) SCCM
3 10 (16.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.64%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.64%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (1.64%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.64%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 60 (98.36%) Microsoft
2 48 (78.69%) Citrix
3 43 (70.49%) Ivanti
3 43 (70.49%) VMware
4 38 (62.30%) HP
5 34 (55.74%) McAfee
6 31 (50.82%) Veritas
7 5 (8.20%) ThinPrint
8 2 (3.28%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.64%) Apple
9 1 (1.64%) SAP
9 1 (1.64%) Symantec