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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 41 81
Rank change year-on-year -58 +40  
Contract jobs citing DNS 13 122 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.68% 4.18% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.40% 22.51% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 67 35
Median daily rate £363 £330 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.84% +83.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £300 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £423 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £345 £325
% change year-on-year - +6.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Median hourly rate - £20.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.24%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -10.00%  

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 203 542 355
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 10.67% 18.56% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 269 168
Median daily rate £383 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.86% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £223 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +5.86% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 35 20
Median hourly rate £15.43 £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.42% +3.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £19.80 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.51 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +5 7 £438 +6.06% 3
Glasgow -17 5 £233 -22.50%
West Lothian +1 1 - -
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 51 (67.11%) DHCP
2 49 (64.47%) Active Directory
3 48 (63.16%) Windows
4 39 (51.32%) VMware
5 32 (42.11%) Microsoft
6 30 (39.47%) VMware Infrastructure
7 28 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (30.26%) Citrix
9 21 (27.63%) SQL
10 20 (26.32%) SQL Server
10 20 (26.32%) PowerShell
11 18 (23.68%) Cisco
12 17 (22.37%) Windows 7
12 17 (22.37%) Data Centre
13 16 (21.05%) Windows Server
13 16 (21.05%) XenApp
13 16 (21.05%) Finance
14 15 (19.74%) XenDesktop
15 14 (18.42%) Firewall
15 14 (18.42%) Migration
16 13 (17.11%) ITIL
16 13 (17.11%) Microsoft App-V
16 13 (17.11%) VMware ESX
16 13 (17.11%) SCCM
17 12 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
17 12 (15.79%) Linux
17 12 (15.79%) Windows 10
18 11 (14.47%) vSphere
19 10 (13.16%) Java

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 10 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.26%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.95%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.95%) IIS
5 2 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.32%) Apache
6 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.63%) Office 365
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 51 (67.11%) DHCP
2 14 (18.42%) Firewall
3 10 (13.16%) SAN
4 9 (11.84%) NetScaler
5 8 (10.53%) Internet
6 7 (9.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (9.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (7.89%) BIG-IP
7 6 (7.89%) Network Security
7 6 (7.89%) TCP/IP
7 6 (7.89%) VSAN
8 5 (6.58%) WAN
9 4 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (3.95%) HTTP
10 3 (3.95%) LDAP
10 3 (3.95%) VPN
11 2 (2.63%) iSCSI
11 2 (2.63%) LAN
11 2 (2.63%) Skype
11 2 (2.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) Apache Hive
2 4 (5.26%) Big Data
2 4 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.32%) MySQL
5 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.26%) JIRA
2 2 (2.63%) WinDbg
General
1 16 (21.05%) Finance
2 10 (13.16%) Law
3 1 (1.32%) Back Office
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (19.74%) Consultant
2 14 (18.42%) Analyst
3 12 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Security Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) Network Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) Network Security Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Migration Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Senior Consultant
6 5 (6.58%) Senior Network Consultant
6 5 (6.58%) Senior Network Security Consultant
6 5 (6.58%) Senior Security Consultant
6 5 (6.58%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 4 (5.26%) Active Directory Consultant
7 4 (5.26%) Architect
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Splunk Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.32%) LAMP
2 1 (1.32%) OC4J
2 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.37%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.58%) Replication
3 4 (5.26%) PKI
4 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.63%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.32%) Clustering
6 1 (1.32%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 48 (63.16%) Windows
2 28 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (22.37%) Windows 7
5 16 (21.05%) Windows Server
6 12 (15.79%) Linux
6 12 (15.79%) Windows 10
7 4 (5.26%) Unix
8 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.32%) AIX
9 1 (1.32%) Android
9 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.32%) CentOS
9 1 (1.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.42%) Migration
2 13 (17.11%) ITIL
3 9 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.58%) Analytics
4 5 (6.58%) SIEM
4 5 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.26%) Anomaly Detection
5 4 (5.26%) DevOps
5 4 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.26%) Email Migration
5 4 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (5.26%) SDLC
5 4 (5.26%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (2.63%) Application Discovery
6 2 (2.63%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.63%) E-Commerce
6 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 2 (2.63%) Mentoring
6 2 (2.63%) Server Building
6 2 (2.63%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.63%) SQL
2 20 (26.32%) PowerShell
3 10 (13.16%) Java
3 10 (13.16%) Perl
4 7 (9.21%) Python
5 4 (5.26%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.63%) C++
6 2 (2.63%) Korn
7 1 (1.32%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.32%) C
7 1 (1.32%) C-shell
7 1 (1.32%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.58%) CISSP
4 4 (5.26%) SANS
4 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.63%) MCSA
6 2 (2.63%) MCSE
7 1 (1.32%) CCNA
7 1 (1.32%) CCNP
7 1 (1.32%) Degree
7 1 (1.32%) HND
7 1 (1.32%) IISP
7 1 (1.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 49 (64.47%) Active Directory
2 30 (39.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (21.05%) XenApp
4 15 (19.74%) XenDesktop
5 13 (17.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (17.11%) VMware ESX
6 11 (14.47%) vSphere
7 9 (11.84%) Hyper-V
8 3 (3.95%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (3.95%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.63%) Samba
10 1 (1.32%) NFS
10 1 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (1.32%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (17.11%) SCCM
2 7 (9.21%) vRealize
3 6 (7.89%) PowerCLI
4 4 (5.26%) ArcSight ESM
4 4 (5.26%) QRadar
4 4 (5.26%) SCOM
4 4 (5.26%) vCenter Server
4 4 (5.26%) WSUS
5 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.63%) Puppet
5 2 (2.63%) SnapMirror
5 2 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.32%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.32%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 39 (51.32%) VMware
2 32 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 23 (30.26%) Citrix
4 18 (23.68%) Cisco
5 9 (11.84%) Dell
6 7 (9.21%) CheckPoint
6 7 (9.21%) F5
6 7 (9.21%) Splunk
7 6 (7.89%) HP
7 6 (7.89%) Symantec
8 4 (5.26%) ArcSight
8 4 (5.26%) Blue Coat
8 4 (5.26%) IBM
8 4 (5.26%) MapR
9 3 (3.95%) Avaya
9 3 (3.95%) NetApp
9 3 (3.95%) Riverbed
9 3 (3.95%) Veeam
10 2 (2.63%) CA
10 2 (2.63%) Red Hat