Period
to 23 September 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 23 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 115 53
Rank change year-on-year +24 -62 +87
Contract jobs citing DNS 118 77 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.21% 1.62% 3.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.30% 14.10% 21.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 31 128
Scotland median daily rate £285 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.57% +4.48% -0.58%
10th Percentile £203 £146 £257
90th Percentile £475 £600 £413
UK median daily rate £400 £361 £363
% change year-on-year +10.96% -0.55% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 13
Scotland median hourly rate £25.13 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.85% -2.50% +21.21%
10th Percentile £18.76 £18.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £32.19 £23.65 £39.30
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £19.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -6.58% -32.14% +37.64%

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 554 546 910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.38% 11.52% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 277 500
Scotland median daily rate £365 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £190 £144 £218
90th Percentile £519 £521 £446
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 43 51
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £31.85 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.55% -15.07% +130.77%
10th Percentile £10.75 £18.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £46.50 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -22.45% +22.50%

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 23 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 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
Renfrewshire +12 51 £280 -25.33%
Edinburgh -5 34 £375 +7.14% 7
Glasgow -8 31 £275 -31.25% 9
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £390 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
DNS
UK

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

1 94 (79.66%) Windows
2 90 (76.27%) Active Directory
3 85 (72.03%) Microsoft
4 84 (71.19%) DHCP
5 68 (57.63%) VMware
6 61 (51.69%) Citrix
6 61 (51.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (50.85%) Security Cleared
8 58 (49.15%) SC Cleared
8 58 (49.15%) VMware Infrastructure
9 56 (47.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 54 (45.76%) Windows 7
11 53 (44.92%) Office 365
12 48 (40.68%) Ivanti
13 45 (38.14%) SQL
14 39 (33.05%) Windows Server
15 38 (32.20%) HP
15 38 (32.20%) Hyper-V
15 38 (32.20%) VMware ESXi
16 36 (30.51%) Clustering
17 34 (28.81%) Change Management
18 33 (27.97%) Veritas
19 32 (27.12%) McAfee
19 32 (27.12%) Test Scripting
19 32 (27.12%) Software Testing
19 32 (27.12%) PDA
19 32 (27.12%) HP ALM
20 31 (26.27%) Virtual Desktop
20 31 (26.27%) McAfee ePO
21 29 (24.58%) Test Automation

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 19 (16.10%) Skype for Business
2 10 (8.47%) Apache
2 10 (8.47%) nginx
3 9 (7.63%) MS Exchange
3 9 (7.63%) Office Communications Server
4 8 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.78%) Tomcat
5 7 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (5.08%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.69%) CMS
7 2 (1.69%) Confluence
7 2 (1.69%) Drupal
7 2 (1.69%) IIS
7 2 (1.69%) MODX
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 2 (1.69%) WordPress
8 1 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.85%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 53 (44.92%) Office 365
2 10 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.39%) OpenShift
4 3 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.54%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (2.54%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.69%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (1.69%) Akamai
5 2 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (1.69%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.69%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.69%) Google Tag Manager
5 2 (1.69%) Mailgun
5 2 (1.69%) npm
6 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.85%) GitHub
6 1 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 84 (71.19%) DHCP
2 19 (16.10%) Firewall
3 15 (12.71%) Skype
4 13 (11.02%) SSL
5 11 (9.32%) TCP/IP
5 11 (9.32%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (6.78%) BGP
6 8 (6.78%) DSL
6 8 (6.78%) LAN
6 8 (6.78%) OSPF
6 8 (6.78%) VPN
6 8 (6.78%) WAN
7 7 (5.93%) 3G
7 7 (5.93%) Unified Communications
8 6 (5.08%) VLAN
9 5 (4.24%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (4.24%) IPv6
9 5 (4.24%) Wireless
10 4 (3.39%) IPv4
11 3 (2.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.39%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.69%) MySQL
6 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (24.58%) HP UFT
1 29 (24.58%) WinRunner
2 9 (7.63%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.78%) Artifactory
3 8 (6.78%) GitLab
4 7 (5.93%) MSI
5 3 (2.54%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.69%) JIRA
7 1 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (5.93%) Finance
2 5 (4.24%) Banking
3 2 (1.69%) Legal
4 1 (0.85%) German Language
4 1 (0.85%) Retail
4 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (23.73%) Analyst
2 15 (12.71%) Test Analyst
3 12 (10.17%) Support Engineer
4 9 (7.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 9 (7.63%) Network Engineer
5 8 (6.78%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 8 (6.78%) Test Leader
5 8 (6.78%) Wintel Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.08%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 5 (4.24%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.24%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (4.24%) Lync Engineer
9 4 (3.39%) Administrator
9 4 (3.39%) Designer
9 4 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.39%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.39%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.86%) LDAP
2 4 (3.39%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (2.54%) Web Services
4 2 (1.69%) CSS
4 2 (1.69%) HTML
4 2 (1.69%) LAMP
4 2 (1.69%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (1.69%) Node.js
5 1 (0.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 36 (30.51%) Clustering
2 32 (27.12%) PDA
3 9 (7.63%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.63%) Fat Client
3 9 (7.63%) Thin Client
4 6 (5.08%) PKI
5 5 (4.24%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.39%) iPhone
7 3 (2.54%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.54%) Replication
8 2 (1.69%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.85%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.85%) iPad
9 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 94 (79.66%) Windows
2 61 (51.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (47.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 54 (45.76%) Windows 7
5 39 (33.05%) Windows Server
6 29 (24.58%) AIX
7 22 (18.64%) Linux
8 16 (13.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (9.32%) Solaris
10 11 (9.32%) Windows 10
11 9 (7.63%) Windows 8
12 8 (6.78%) Unix
13 3 (2.54%) Windows Phone
14 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (28.81%) Change Management
2 32 (27.12%) Software Testing
2 32 (27.12%) Test Scripting
3 29 (24.58%) Test Automation
4 24 (20.34%) Smoke Testing
5 19 (16.10%) ITIL
6 15 (12.71%) Software Delivery
7 12 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (7.63%) Patch Management
9 8 (6.78%) Incident Management
9 8 (6.78%) Load Balancing
10 7 (5.93%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (5.93%) Kanban
10 7 (5.93%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (5.93%) Software Distribution
11 6 (5.08%) DevOps
11 6 (5.08%) Personalization
11 6 (5.08%) Scrum
11 6 (5.08%) Trend Analysis
11 6 (5.08%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 45 (38.14%) SQL
2 25 (21.19%) PowerShell
3 12 (10.17%) Bash Shell
4 8 (6.78%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.93%) Python
5 7 (5.93%) VBScript
6 6 (5.08%) VB
7 2 (1.69%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.69%) PHP
8 1 (0.85%) Java
8 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (50.85%) Security Cleared
2 58 (49.15%) SC Cleared
3 29 (24.58%) ISTQB
4 14 (11.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (10.17%) Degree
6 9 (7.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (6.78%) MCSE
8 3 (2.54%) CCNA
8 3 (2.54%) CCNP
8 3 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.69%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (5.08%) SLA
System Software
1 90 (76.27%) Active Directory
2 58 (49.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (32.20%) Hyper-V
3 38 (32.20%) VMware ESXi
4 31 (26.27%) Virtual Desktop
5 19 (16.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (14.41%) XenApp
7 10 (8.47%) Docker
7 10 (8.47%) XenDesktop
8 9 (7.63%) vSphere
9 6 (5.08%) XenServer
10 4 (3.39%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 3 (2.54%) VMware NSX
12 2 (1.69%) ISA Server
12 2 (1.69%) Postfix
12 2 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.85%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.85%) NFS
13 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (27.12%) HP ALM
2 31 (26.27%) McAfee ePO
3 20 (16.95%) SCCM
4 15 (12.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (10.17%) Ansible
6 11 (9.32%) Puppet
7 9 (7.63%) Red Hat Satellite
8 8 (6.78%) Oracle ZFS
9 6 (5.08%) Kubernetes
9 6 (5.08%) Prometheus
9 6 (5.08%) Xymon
10 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (2.54%) Backup Exec
11 3 (2.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (2.54%) Malwarebytes
11 3 (2.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (2.54%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (2.54%) vCenter Server
12 2 (1.69%) Fail2ban
Vendors
1 85 (72.03%) Microsoft
2 68 (57.63%) VMware
3 61 (51.69%) Citrix
4 48 (40.68%) Ivanti
5 38 (32.20%) HP
6 33 (27.97%) Veritas
7 32 (27.12%) McAfee
8 13 (11.02%) Cisco
8 13 (11.02%) Red Hat
9 8 (6.78%) ThinPrint
10 5 (4.24%) Apple
10 5 (4.24%) Brocade
10 5 (4.24%) Dell
10 5 (4.24%) F5
10 5 (4.24%) Google
10 5 (4.24%) Symantec
11 3 (2.54%) Avaya
11 3 (2.54%) Oracle
11 3 (2.54%) ServiceNow
11 3 (2.54%) Sophos