Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 55 115
Rank change year-on-year -74 +60 -24
Contract jobs citing DNS 44 192 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.04% 3.48% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.24% 20.53% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 113 50
Scotland median daily rate £333 £330 £196
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.76% +68.15% -40.08%
10th Percentile £153 £271 £105
90th Percentile £490 £433 £430
UK median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 1
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.28% +72.73% -1.49%
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.86% +40.00% +14.29%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 476 935 662
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.30% 16.94% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 489 294
Scotland median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -0.91%
10th Percentile £163 £223 £140
90th Percentile £463 £450 £455
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 49 30
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +37.13% +45.85%
10th Percentile £15.01 £14.00 £12.35
90th Percentile £48.08 £44.80 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%

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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 2017. 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
Edinburgh +10 19 £425 +13.33% 5
Glasgow -21 13 £165 -45.90% 4
Renfrewshire -12 6 £358 +10.68% 1
Aberdeen -3 3 - -
West Lothian -2 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £153 -
Falkirk - 1 £125 -
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Scotland region with a requirement for DNS.

1 27 (61.36%) Windows
2 26 (59.09%) DHCP
3 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (34.09%) Windows Server
6 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (29.55%) Firewall
8 12 (27.27%) Cisco
9 11 (25.00%) HP
9 11 (25.00%) SAN
9 11 (25.00%) ITIL
9 11 (25.00%) VMware
10 10 (22.73%) Linux
10 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
11 9 (20.45%) Citrix
12 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
12 8 (18.18%) Java
12 8 (18.18%) SQL
13 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
13 7 (15.91%) Finance
13 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
14 6 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (13.64%) SCCM
14 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (13.64%) CISSP
15 5 (11.36%) Terminal Services
15 5 (11.36%) VBScript
15 5 (11.36%) Perl
15 5 (11.36%) Migration

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 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (9.09%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.55%) IIS
3 2 (4.55%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.27%) Apache
4 1 (2.27%) JBoss
4 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Route 53
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (59.09%) DHCP
2 13 (29.55%) Firewall
3 11 (25.00%) SAN
4 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 6 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (11.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (11.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (11.36%) Network Security
7 4 (9.09%) BIG-IP
7 4 (9.09%) LAN
7 4 (9.09%) LDAP
7 4 (9.09%) WAN
8 3 (6.82%) HTTP
8 3 (6.82%) Wireless
9 2 (4.55%) BGP
9 2 (4.55%) IPv6
9 2 (4.55%) OSPF
9 2 (4.55%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (4.55%) SSL
9 2 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) Big Data
3 3 (6.82%) Parquet
4 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.27%) MySQL
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) GitLab
3 1 (2.27%) GoCD
3 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Back Office
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (15.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (9.09%) Analyst
2 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
2 4 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (6.82%) Administrator
3 3 (6.82%) Consultant
3 3 (6.82%) IT Support
3 3 (6.82%) Network Engineer
3 3 (6.82%) Service Desk Support
3 3 (6.82%) Splunk Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (4.55%) ICT Administrator
4 2 (4.55%) IT Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Network Consultant
4 2 (4.55%) Security Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Senior Security Consultant
4 2 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) Grok
1 3 (6.82%) Kafka
2 2 (4.55%) Regular Expression
2 2 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.27%) Java EE
3 1 (2.27%) LAMP
3 1 (2.27%) Middleware
3 1 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.27%) SOAP
3 1 (2.27%) XML
3 1 (2.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.82%) EMC VNX
2 3 (6.82%) EMC VNXe
3 2 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) PKI
4 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
4 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 27 (61.36%) Windows
2 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (34.09%) Windows Server
4 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (22.73%) Linux
6 5 (11.36%) Windows 7
7 4 (9.09%) Unix
7 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.55%) Solaris
10 1 (2.27%) AIX
10 1 (2.27%) Android
10 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (11.36%) Migration
3 4 (9.09%) Analytics
3 4 (9.09%) SDLC
3 4 (9.09%) SIEM
3 4 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (9.09%) Validation
4 3 (6.82%) Anomaly Detection
4 3 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.82%) Statistical Modelling
5 2 (4.55%) Data Modelling
5 2 (4.55%) DevOps
5 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (4.55%) Information Security
5 2 (4.55%) Network Design
5 2 (4.55%) Process Management
5 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) Java
1 8 (18.18%) SQL
2 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.36%) Perl
3 5 (11.36%) VBScript
4 4 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 4 (9.09%) Python
5 2 (4.55%) C++
6 1 (2.27%) C
6 1 (2.27%) C-shell
6 1 (2.27%) Korn
6 1 (2.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) CISSP
2 4 (9.09%) SANS
2 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) CEH
3 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (4.55%) CCNA
4 2 (4.55%) Degree
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.27%) CCIE
5 1 (2.27%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.36%) Terminal Services
3 5 (11.36%) XenApp
4 3 (6.82%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.82%) vSphere
5 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.27%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) SCCM
2 3 (6.82%) SCOM
2 3 (6.82%) vCenter Server
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) Puppet
3 2 (4.55%) WSUS
4 1 (2.27%) Ansible
4 1 (2.27%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (2.27%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.27%) Graphite
4 1 (2.27%) HAProxy
4 1 (2.27%) Icinga
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.27%) QRadar
4 1 (2.27%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.27%) Simpana
4 1 (2.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Cisco
2 11 (25.00%) HP
2 11 (25.00%) VMware
3 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 9 (20.45%) Citrix
5 5 (11.36%) F5
6 4 (9.09%) Blue Coat
6 4 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 4 (9.09%) Splunk
7 3 (6.82%) EMC
7 3 (6.82%) Sophos
8 2 (4.55%) Oracle
8 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.27%) ArcSight
9 1 (2.27%) Avaya
9 1 (2.27%) CommVault
9 1 (2.27%) Dell
9 1 (2.27%) IBM
9 1 (2.27%) McAfee
9 1 (2.27%) Symantec