Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 57 120
Rank change year-on-year -45 +63 -10
Contract jobs citing DNS 85 141 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.71% 3.22% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.19% 19.24% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 105 41
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% +17.24% -10.77%
10th Percentile £134 £263 £115
90th Percentile £600 £413 £450
UK median daily rate £370 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +2.78% -1.37% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Scotland median hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.29% -17.65% +36.00%
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -32.14% +40.00% +5.26%

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 599 733 684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.03% 16.74% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 438 301
Scotland median daily rate £358 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.15% +3.03% +1.54%
10th Percentile £150 £210 £165
90th Percentile £538 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 31
Scotland median hourly rate £27.50 £40.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.10% +131.43% -41.67%
10th Percentile £11.56 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £46.95 £45.80 £40.25
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -14 42 £350 -1.41%
Glasgow -5 28 £400 +33.33% 3
Renfrewshire +1 6 £375 +10.29%
Aberdeen - 3 - -
Inverclyde 0 2 £153 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £100 -
Falkirk - 1 £125 -
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 44 (51.76%) Windows
1 44 (51.76%) Active Directory
2 43 (50.59%) DHCP
3 39 (45.88%) Firewall
4 38 (44.71%) Linux
5 25 (29.41%) Windows Server
6 21 (24.71%) Python
6 21 (24.71%) Perl
7 20 (23.53%) Java
7 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 20 (23.53%) Splunk
8 19 (22.35%) Bash Shell
8 19 (22.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (22.35%) TCP/IP
8 19 (22.35%) Finance
9 18 (21.18%) VMware
9 18 (21.18%) ITIL
10 16 (18.82%) Git (software)
11 15 (17.65%) Unix
11 15 (17.65%) Configuration Management
11 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (16.47%) Kafka
12 14 (16.47%) Apache Spark
12 14 (16.47%) SAN
12 14 (16.47%) PowerShell
12 14 (16.47%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (15.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (15.29%) SIEM
13 13 (15.29%) Puppet

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 14 (16.47%) Apache Spark
2 10 (11.76%) IIS
3 7 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.71%) JBoss
4 4 (4.71%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.53%) Apache
5 3 (3.53%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.35%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (7.06%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.06%) Office 365
3 4 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.18%) IaaS
4 1 (1.18%) PaaS
4 1 (1.18%) Route 53
4 1 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (50.59%) DHCP
2 39 (45.88%) Firewall
3 19 (22.35%) TCP/IP
4 14 (16.47%) SAN
5 9 (10.59%) LAN
6 8 (9.41%) WAN
7 7 (8.24%) LDAP
8 6 (7.06%) HTTP
8 6 (7.06%) Internet
8 6 (7.06%) Network Security
9 5 (5.88%) BGP
9 5 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (5.88%) OSPF
9 5 (5.88%) SSL
10 4 (4.71%) BIG-IP
10 4 (4.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (4.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (4.71%) Wireless
11 3 (3.53%) NetScaler
11 3 (3.53%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.12%) Big Data
1 12 (14.12%) Parquet
2 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.18%) MySQL
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 16 (18.82%) Git (software)
2 13 (15.29%) JIRA
3 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.35%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.18%) Bower
4 1 (1.18%) Grunt
4 1 (1.18%) gulp
General
1 19 (22.35%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Law
3 6 (7.06%) Banking
4 4 (4.71%) Publishing
5 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (16.47%) Analyst
3 13 (15.29%) Security Engineer
3 13 (15.29%) Splunk Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Cloud Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) IT Analyst
4 8 (9.41%) Java Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) Administrator
6 6 (7.06%) IT Support
6 6 (7.06%) Network Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Consultant
7 5 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Active Directory Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Platform Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.47%) Kafka
2 12 (14.12%) Grok
2 12 (14.12%) Regular Expression
3 4 (4.71%) SOAP
3 4 (4.71%) Web Services
3 4 (4.71%) XML
4 3 (3.53%) Java EE
4 3 (3.53%) XSLT
5 2 (2.35%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.18%) .NET
6 1 (1.18%) jQuery
6 1 (1.18%) LESS
6 1 (1.18%) Middleware
6 1 (1.18%) RESTful
6 1 (1.18%) SAML
6 1 (1.18%) Sass
6 1 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (10.59%) Data Centre
3 7 (8.24%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.71%) Clustering
4 4 (4.71%) PKI
5 3 (3.53%) EMC VNX
5 3 (3.53%) EMC VNXe
5 3 (3.53%) Replication
6 2 (2.35%) PDA
6 2 (2.35%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (1.18%) AS400
7 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.18%) iSeries
7 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (51.76%) Windows
2 38 (44.71%) Linux
3 25 (29.41%) Windows Server
4 19 (22.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (17.65%) Unix
5 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (15.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (8.24%) CentOS
8 6 (7.06%) Windows 7
9 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (4.71%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.18%) AIX
11 1 (1.18%) Solaris
11 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.18%) ITIL
2 15 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 14 (16.47%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (15.29%) Analytics
4 13 (15.29%) SIEM
5 12 (14.12%) Capacity Planning
5 12 (14.12%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (14.12%) SDLC
6 11 (12.94%) Anomaly Detection
6 11 (12.94%) Data Modelling
6 11 (12.94%) DevOps
6 11 (12.94%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (12.94%) Performance Analysis
6 11 (12.94%) Process Management
6 11 (12.94%) Statistical Modelling
7 8 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (9.41%) Content Management
8 6 (7.06%) Migration
8 6 (7.06%) Validation
9 5 (5.88%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.71%) Perl
1 21 (24.71%) Python
2 20 (23.53%) Java
3 19 (22.35%) Bash Shell
4 14 (16.47%) PowerShell
5 10 (11.76%) SQL
6 9 (10.59%) VBScript
7 4 (4.71%) C#
8 3 (3.53%) Ruby
9 2 (2.35%) PHP
10 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (15.29%) CISSP
2 12 (14.12%) CEH
2 12 (14.12%) SANS
3 8 (9.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (7.06%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
7 3 (3.53%) CCNA
7 3 (3.53%) CCNP
7 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.35%) Degree
8 2 (2.35%) MCDST
9 1 (1.18%) CCIE
9 1 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.29%) QA
2 5 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (4.71%) SLA
4 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (51.76%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.88%) Terminal Services
3 5 (5.88%) vSphere
3 5 (5.88%) XenApp
4 4 (4.71%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.53%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.35%) Docker
6 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.35%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (15.29%) Puppet
2 11 (12.94%) Ansible
2 11 (12.94%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (12.94%) SCCM
3 7 (8.24%) Nagios
4 4 (4.71%) EnCase
5 3 (3.53%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.35%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (2.35%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.35%) Rundeck
6 2 (2.35%) SCOM
6 2 (2.35%) WSUS
7 1 (1.18%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.18%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.18%) Data Guard
7 1 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.18%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.18%) Simpana
7 1 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
1 20 (23.53%) Splunk
2 18 (21.18%) VMware
3 13 (15.29%) Cisco
3 13 (15.29%) HP
4 11 (12.94%) Citrix
5 6 (7.06%) CheckPoint
5 6 (7.06%) Symantec
6 5 (5.88%) EMC
7 4 (4.71%) Blue Coat
7 4 (4.71%) F5
7 4 (4.71%) McAfee
7 4 (4.71%) Oracle
7 4 (4.71%) Sophos
8 3 (3.53%) Dell
8 3 (3.53%) Fortinet
8 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.53%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.35%) CommVault
9 2 (2.35%) NetApp