Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 102 54
Rank change year-on-year -1 -48 +30
Contract jobs citing DNS 82 84 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.73% 1.77% 3.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.63% 15.85% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 40 101
Scotland median daily rate £325 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +6.62% +5.26%
10th Percentile £156 £132 £256
90th Percentile £468 £600 £438
UK median daily rate £410 £361 £375
% change year-on-year +13.57% -3.73% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Scotland median hourly rate £17.75 £19.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.58% +35.71% -17.65%
10th Percentile £17.38 £16.55 £13.35
90th Percentile £18.13 £20.80 £16.25
UK median hourly rate £22.32 £17.19 £25.50
% change year-on-year +29.88% -32.60% +13.33%

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 493 530 668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.38% 11.19% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 305 394
Scotland median daily rate £395 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +10.29% -2.86%
10th Percentile £138 £150 £198
90th Percentile £538 £550 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 36
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +3.90% +13.24%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.85 £11.50
90th Percentile £36.23 £33.30 £54.84
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.60% -16.89% +2.27%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 +11 28 £325 +17.12% 2
Edinburgh -19 25 £388 - 8
Glasgow -24 23 £210 -47.50% 8
Aberdeen - 2 £413 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £488 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 56 (68.29%) Windows
2 48 (58.54%) DHCP
3 43 (52.44%) Active Directory
4 35 (42.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (39.02%) Microsoft
6 27 (32.93%) Linux
7 26 (31.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (31.71%) Windows Server
8 25 (30.49%) Citrix
8 25 (30.49%) Security Cleared
8 25 (30.49%) PowerShell
9 24 (29.27%) SC Cleared
9 24 (29.27%) Office 365
10 22 (26.83%) Firewall
10 22 (26.83%) VMware
11 19 (23.17%) ITIL
11 19 (23.17%) SQL
12 18 (21.95%) HP
12 18 (21.95%) Windows 7
13 17 (20.73%) Apache
13 17 (20.73%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (19.51%) SQL Server
14 16 (19.51%) TCP/IP
15 15 (18.29%) LDAP
15 15 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (18.29%) Bash Shell
16 14 (17.07%) SAN
17 13 (15.85%) Unix
17 13 (15.85%) Solaris
17 13 (15.85%) Finance

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 17 (20.73%) Apache
2 10 (12.20%) nginx
2 10 (12.20%) SharePoint
3 8 (9.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (9.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (9.76%) SharePoint Server
3 8 (9.76%) Tomcat
4 6 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (6.10%) MS Exchange
6 3 (3.66%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.44%) CMS
7 2 (2.44%) Confluence
7 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.44%) IIS
7 2 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) InfoPath
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 24 (29.27%) Office 365
2 4 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.88%) OneDrive
2 4 (4.88%) OpenShift
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.44%) npm
5 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.22%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.22%) IaaS
5 1 (1.22%) Route 53
5 1 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (58.54%) DHCP
2 22 (26.83%) Firewall
3 16 (19.51%) TCP/IP
4 14 (17.07%) SAN
5 12 (14.63%) SSL
6 11 (13.41%) WAN
7 8 (9.76%) BGP
7 8 (9.76%) DSL
7 8 (9.76%) OSPF
8 7 (8.54%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (8.54%) iSCSI
9 6 (7.32%) LAN
10 5 (6.10%) IPv6
10 5 (6.10%) Kerberos
10 5 (6.10%) NetScaler
10 5 (6.10%) VPN
11 4 (4.88%) HTTP
11 4 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (4.88%) Wireless
12 3 (3.66%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.44%) MySQL
3 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Jenkins
2 8 (9.76%) Artifactory
2 8 (9.76%) GitLab
3 7 (8.54%) HP UFT
3 7 (8.54%) Visual Studio
3 7 (8.54%) WinRunner
4 2 (2.44%) JIRA
5 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.22%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (15.85%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Publishing
3 3 (3.66%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Back Office
4 1 (1.22%) German Language
4 1 (1.22%) Law
4 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (14.63%) Analyst
2 8 (9.76%) Network Engineer
3 7 (8.54%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (7.32%) Administrator
4 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.32%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (6.10%) Citrix Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) SharePoint Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.88%) Consultant
6 4 (4.88%) Design Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (4.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Unix Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.66%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.29%) LDAP
2 10 (12.20%) CSS
3 8 (9.76%) jQuery
3 8 (9.76%) XML
3 8 (9.76%) XSLT
4 4 (4.88%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (3.66%) HTML
5 3 (3.66%) Spring
5 3 (3.66%) Web Services
6 2 (2.44%) LAMP
6 2 (2.44%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (2.44%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (8.54%) Clustering
2 7 (8.54%) PDA
3 4 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.66%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.44%) iPhone
5 2 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.22%) AS400
6 1 (1.22%) iPad
6 1 (1.22%) iSeries
6 1 (1.22%) PKI
6 1 (1.22%) Replication
6 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (68.29%) Windows
2 35 (42.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (32.93%) Linux
4 26 (31.71%) Windows Server
4 26 (31.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (21.95%) Windows 7
6 17 (20.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (15.85%) Solaris
7 13 (15.85%) Unix
8 10 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (12.20%) Windows 10
9 7 (8.54%) AIX
10 2 (2.44%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.17%) ITIL
2 12 (14.63%) Migration
3 9 (10.98%) High Availability
3 9 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (9.76%) Change Management
4 8 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (9.76%) Server Management
5 7 (8.54%) DevOps
5 7 (8.54%) Patch Management
5 7 (8.54%) Records Management
5 7 (8.54%) Software Testing
5 7 (8.54%) Test Automation
5 7 (8.54%) Test Scripting
5 7 (8.54%) Workflow
6 6 (7.32%) Data Protection
6 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (7.32%) Kanban
6 6 (7.32%) Smoke Testing
6 6 (7.32%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.49%) PowerShell
2 19 (23.17%) SQL
3 15 (18.29%) Bash Shell
4 11 (13.41%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.98%) Perl
5 9 (10.98%) Python
6 8 (9.76%) Shell Script
7 7 (8.54%) C-shell
7 7 (8.54%) Korn
7 7 (8.54%) VBScript
8 3 (3.66%) Java
9 2 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (30.49%) Security Cleared
2 24 (29.27%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.98%) Degree
4 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (8.54%) ISTQB
5 7 (8.54%) MCSE
6 6 (7.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (3.66%) CCNA
7 3 (3.66%) CCNP
7 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.44%) OCP
8 2 (2.44%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (1.22%) CCA
9 1 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.63%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 43 (52.44%) Active Directory
2 15 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (15.85%) XenApp
4 9 (10.98%) Terminal Services
4 9 (10.98%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (9.76%) Docker
6 7 (8.54%) Hyper-V
6 7 (8.54%) Samba
6 7 (8.54%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (8.54%) vSphere
6 7 (8.54%) XenDesktop
7 5 (6.10%) VMware NSX
8 3 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.22%) Firmware
10 1 (1.22%) NFS
10 1 (1.22%) Postfix
10 1 (1.22%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 10 (12.20%) Ansible
1 10 (12.20%) Puppet
2 9 (10.98%) Red Hat Satellite
3 8 (9.76%) Oracle ZFS
4 7 (8.54%) HP ALM
4 7 (8.54%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (7.32%) Prometheus
5 6 (7.32%) SCCM
5 6 (7.32%) Xymon
6 4 (4.88%) Kubernetes
7 3 (3.66%) DatAdvantage
8 2 (2.44%) HAProxy
8 2 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (1.22%) AppDNA
9 1 (1.22%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (1.22%) Malwarebytes
9 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (1.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (1.22%) Packer
Vendors
1 32 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 25 (30.49%) Citrix
3 22 (26.83%) VMware
4 18 (21.95%) HP
5 10 (12.20%) Cisco
5 10 (12.20%) Red Hat
6 7 (8.54%) Centrify
6 7 (8.54%) Ivanti
6 7 (8.54%) McAfee
6 7 (8.54%) Nintex
6 7 (8.54%) Veritas
7 5 (6.10%) Apple
7 5 (6.10%) Brocade
8 3 (3.66%) Splunk
8 3 (3.66%) Varonis
9 2 (2.44%) Avaya
9 2 (2.44%) Google
9 2 (2.44%) Juniper
9 2 (2.44%) Lets Encrypt
9 2 (2.44%) SolarWinds