Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 19 April 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 83 55
Rank change year-on-year +14 -28 +53
Contract jobs citing DNS 149 80 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.99% 2.22% 3.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.21% 15.75% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 43 104
Scotland median daily rate £275 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +6.06% +65.00%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £254
90th Percentile £475 £450 £433
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Scotland median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -17.81% +5.80%
10th Percentile £15.48 £14.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £15.50 £26.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £22.85 £21.38
% change year-on-year -25.60% +6.90% -8.06%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 591 508 860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.85% 14.10% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 280 425
Scotland median daily rate £345 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.83% -0.68% +7.35%
10th Percentile £200 £172 £213
90th Percentile £500 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £415 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 35
Scotland median hourly rate £15.50 £22.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.87% -39.33% +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.32 £14.17
90th Percentile £26.60 £57.50 £46.90
UK median hourly rate £19.40 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.84% -12.00% +16.06%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Scotland

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Scotland

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Scotland

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Scotland

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 April 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
Renfrewshire +20 72 £270 -20.59% 3
Edinburgh -26 37 £473 +18.13% 4
Glasgow -19 30 £270 -4.42% 3
Inverclyde - 2 - -
Highlands - 2 - - 2
West Lothian +2 1 £100 -71.43%
Aberdeenshire - 1 £100 - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £390 -
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 Scotland region with a requirement for DNS.

1 124 (83.22%) Active Directory
2 119 (79.87%) Windows
3 106 (71.14%) DHCP
4 95 (63.76%) Microsoft
5 79 (53.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 77 (51.68%) VMware
7 76 (51.01%) Security Cleared
8 74 (49.66%) Citrix
9 73 (48.99%) Windows Server
10 70 (46.98%) SC Cleared
11 58 (38.93%) VMware Infrastructure
11 58 (38.93%) Windows 7
12 47 (31.54%) Windows Server 2003
13 41 (27.52%) SQL
14 40 (26.85%) Ivanti
14 40 (26.85%) SCCM
15 39 (26.17%) XenApp
16 38 (25.50%) VMware ESXi
17 35 (23.49%) PowerShell
17 35 (23.49%) Microsoft App-V
18 30 (20.13%) HP
19 29 (19.46%) XenDesktop
19 29 (19.46%) Office 365
20 27 (18.12%) Software Delivery
20 27 (18.12%) MS Exchange
21 26 (17.45%) Windows 10
22 25 (16.78%) ITIL
22 25 (16.78%) Change Management
23 24 (16.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
24 23 (15.44%) McAfee

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 27 (18.12%) MS Exchange
2 23 (15.44%) Skype for Business
3 17 (11.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (6.71%) SharePoint
5 8 (5.37%) IIS
6 7 (4.70%) Office Communications Server
7 6 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.68%) Confluence
9 3 (2.01%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.34%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.34%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
11 1 (0.67%) Apache
11 1 (0.67%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.67%) JBoss
11 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 29 (19.46%) Office 365
2 15 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (4.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (4.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.68%) GitHub
5 4 (2.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (2.01%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 106 (71.14%) DHCP
2 22 (14.77%) WAN
3 21 (14.09%) LAN
4 19 (12.75%) Wi-Fi
5 18 (12.08%) 3G
6 16 (10.74%) TCP/IP
7 13 (8.72%) SAN
8 11 (7.38%) Firewall
9 10 (6.71%) Skype
10 9 (6.04%) SSL
11 8 (5.37%) HTTP
11 8 (5.37%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (4.70%) Internet
12 7 (4.70%) Reverse Proxy
12 7 (4.70%) VSAN
13 6 (4.03%) BIG-IP
13 6 (4.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 5 (3.36%) BGP
14 5 (3.36%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (3.36%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.36%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (2.01%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (8.72%) HP UFT
1 13 (8.72%) WinRunner
2 9 (6.04%) MSI
3 6 (4.03%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.36%) JIRA
5 4 (2.68%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.67%) TestDirector
General
1 16 (10.74%) Finance
2 8 (5.37%) Banking
3 1 (0.67%) Legal
3 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (12.75%) Analyst
2 18 (12.08%) 2nd Line Support
2 18 (12.08%) Support Engineer
3 16 (10.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (9.40%) Messaging Engineer
5 13 (8.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 12 (8.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 12 (8.05%) Desktop Support
7 9 (6.04%) Consultant
7 9 (6.04%) Test Analyst
8 7 (4.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.70%) Mobility Engineer
9 6 (4.03%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 6 (4.03%) Test Leader
10 5 (3.36%) Architect
10 5 (3.36%) Infrastructure Support
10 5 (3.36%) IT Analyst
10 5 (3.36%) Wintel Engineer
11 4 (2.68%) Designer
11 4 (2.68%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.70%) Web Services
2 3 (2.01%) LDAP
3 1 (0.67%) Middleware
3 1 (0.67%) SAML
3 1 (0.67%) SOAP
3 1 (0.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.42%) Clustering
1 20 (13.42%) Fat Client
1 20 (13.42%) Thin Client
2 16 (10.74%) PDA
3 15 (10.07%) Computer Science
3 15 (10.07%) PKI
4 13 (8.72%) Blackberry
5 10 (6.71%) Data Centre
6 9 (6.04%) Management Information System
7 7 (4.70%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (3.36%) Private Cloud
9 4 (2.68%) EMC VNX
9 4 (2.68%) Replication
10 3 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (1.34%) AS400
11 2 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
12 1 (0.67%) iSeries
12 1 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (0.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 119 (79.87%) Windows
2 79 (53.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (48.99%) Windows Server
4 58 (38.93%) Windows 7
5 47 (31.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (17.45%) Windows 10
7 17 (11.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (10.74%) Linux
8 16 (10.74%) Windows 8
9 14 (9.40%) AIX
10 7 (4.70%) Android
10 7 (4.70%) Apple iOS
10 7 (4.70%) Windows Phone
10 7 (4.70%) Windows Phone 8
11 5 (3.36%) Unix
12 4 (2.68%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.34%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.67%) HPUX
14 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.12%) Software Delivery
2 25 (16.78%) Change Management
2 25 (16.78%) ITIL
3 16 (10.74%) Software Testing
3 16 (10.74%) Test Scripting
4 13 (8.72%) Test Automation
5 11 (7.38%) Workflow
6 10 (6.71%) Smoke Testing
7 9 (6.04%) Configuration Management
7 9 (6.04%) DevOps
7 9 (6.04%) Software Distribution
8 7 (4.70%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (4.70%) Incident Management
8 7 (4.70%) Waterfall
9 6 (4.03%) Content Management
9 6 (4.03%) Project Management
9 6 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (3.36%) Business Continuity
10 5 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.36%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.52%) SQL
2 35 (23.49%) PowerShell
3 11 (7.38%) VBScript
4 9 (6.04%) T-SQL
4 9 (6.04%) VB
5 8 (5.37%) Java
6 7 (4.70%) Python
7 6 (4.03%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.34%) Perl
8 2 (1.34%) Ruby
9 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (51.01%) Security Cleared
2 70 (46.98%) SC Cleared
3 18 (12.08%) Degree
4 16 (10.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (9.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (8.72%) ISTQB
7 11 (7.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (4.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (3.36%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (3.36%) MCSE
10 3 (2.01%) AWS Certification
10 3 (2.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.34%) CCNA
11 2 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.34%) MCP
12 1 (0.67%) CCNP
12 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.67%) HND
12 1 (0.67%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (4.70%) GCP
3 5 (3.36%) SLA
System Software
1 124 (83.22%) Active Directory
2 58 (38.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (26.17%) XenApp
4 38 (25.50%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (23.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 29 (19.46%) XenDesktop
7 20 (13.42%) Hyper-V
8 16 (10.74%) Virtual Desktop
8 16 (10.74%) XenServer
9 7 (4.70%) VMware NSX
9 7 (4.70%) vSphere
10 5 (3.36%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 4 (2.68%) DFS Replication
11 4 (2.68%) ISA Server
12 3 (2.01%) Docker
13 1 (0.67%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 40 (26.85%) SCCM
2 24 (16.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 16 (10.74%) HP ALM
4 15 (10.07%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (6.71%) Ansible
6 7 (4.70%) AirWatch
6 7 (4.70%) PowerCLI
6 7 (4.70%) SafeCom
6 7 (4.70%) vRealize
6 7 (4.70%) XenMobile
7 6 (4.03%) SAP Afaria
7 6 (4.03%) SCOM
8 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (3.36%) Puppet
9 4 (2.68%) FortiGate
10 3 (2.01%) Kubernetes
10 3 (2.01%) vCenter Server
11 2 (1.34%) AppDNA
12 1 (0.67%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 95 (63.76%) Microsoft
2 77 (51.68%) VMware
3 74 (49.66%) Citrix
4 40 (26.85%) Ivanti
5 30 (20.13%) HP
6 23 (15.44%) McAfee
6 23 (15.44%) ThinPrint
7 17 (11.41%) Veritas
8 12 (8.05%) Cisco
9 7 (4.70%) Apple
9 7 (4.70%) Google
9 7 (4.70%) SAP
9 7 (4.70%) SolarWinds
10 6 (4.03%) F5
11 4 (2.68%) Infoblox
11 4 (2.68%) Oracle
11 4 (2.68%) Riverbed
11 4 (2.68%) Symantec
12 3 (2.01%) Lotus
13 2 (1.34%) Avaya