Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 54 86
Rank change year-on-year -51 +32 +25
Contract jobs citing DNS 87 140 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.84% 3.72% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.17% 20.86% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 103 65
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +9.68% -6.77%
10th Percentile £135 £258 £125
90th Percentile £600 £438 £439
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £365
% change year-on-year -3.33% +2.74% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -15.15% -8.33%
10th Percentile £16.55 £13.35 £14.48
90th Percentile £20.80 £16.25 £17.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £25.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -32.67% +12.22% +12.50%

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 538 671 689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.37% 17.81% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 398 324
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% +5.26%
10th Percentile £150 £200 £177
90th Percentile £550 £454 £450
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 26
Scotland median hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +23.53% -43.33%
10th Percentile £11.74 £11.54 £12.35
90th Percentile £33.38 £54.30 £41.63
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%

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 20 January 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
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 20 January 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
Edinburgh -33 45 £400 +1.27% 9
Glasgow -13 31 £400 +39.74% 8
Renfrewshire +6 6 £278 -18.38%
Inverclyde -2 1 - -
Highlands -3 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £100 - 1
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 48 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 44 (50.57%) Windows
3 42 (48.28%) DHCP
4 36 (41.38%) Linux
5 35 (40.23%) Firewall
6 30 (34.48%) Microsoft
7 24 (27.59%) Finance
8 20 (22.99%) VMware
8 20 (22.99%) Windows Server
9 19 (21.84%) TCP/IP
9 19 (21.84%) Java
9 19 (21.84%) Perl
9 19 (21.84%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (20.69%) SCCM
10 18 (20.69%) PowerShell
10 18 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (20.69%) Python
11 17 (19.54%) Git (software)
11 17 (19.54%) Bash Shell
11 17 (19.54%) Splunk
12 16 (18.39%) Configuration Management
13 15 (17.24%) ITIL
13 15 (17.24%) Citrix
13 15 (17.24%) Windows 7
13 15 (17.24%) Ansible
13 15 (17.24%) DevOps
14 14 (16.09%) Cisco
15 13 (14.94%) Unix
15 13 (14.94%) Internet
15 13 (14.94%) Amazon AWS

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 11 (12.64%) Apache Spark
2 10 (11.49%) IIS
2 10 (11.49%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (6.90%) Skype for Business
5 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.60%) JBoss
7 3 (3.45%) Apache
7 3 (3.45%) Confluence
7 3 (3.45%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (3.45%) WebSphere
8 2 (2.30%) Apache Solr
8 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (2.30%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.94%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (11.49%) Office 365
3 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (3.45%) GitHub
5 2 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.15%) IaaS
6 1 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (48.28%) DHCP
2 35 (40.23%) Firewall
3 19 (21.84%) TCP/IP
4 13 (14.94%) Internet
5 11 (12.64%) LAN
5 11 (12.64%) WAN
6 9 (10.34%) HTTP
7 8 (9.20%) SSL
8 7 (8.05%) SAN
8 7 (8.05%) Skype
9 5 (5.75%) BGP
9 5 (5.75%) BIG-IP
9 5 (5.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (5.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (5.75%) OSPF
9 5 (5.75%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (4.60%) NetScaler
10 4 (4.60%) SMTP
10 4 (4.60%) VLAN
11 3 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) Big Data
1 9 (10.34%) Parquet
2 4 (4.60%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.15%) MySQL
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (19.54%) Git (software)
2 13 (14.94%) JIRA
3 5 (5.75%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.30%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.15%) Bower
5 1 (1.15%) Grunt
5 1 (1.15%) gulp
General
1 24 (27.59%) Finance
2 8 (9.20%) Law
3 7 (8.05%) Banking
4 4 (4.60%) Publishing
5 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (18.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (14.94%) Analyst
3 11 (12.64%) Security Engineer
4 10 (11.49%) Splunk Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Cloud Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Consultant
5 8 (9.20%) Java Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Desktop Support
6 6 (6.90%) IT Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Network Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Active Directory Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Administrator
8 4 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) IT Support
8 4 (4.60%) Platform Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 3 (3.45%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.64%) Kafka
2 10 (11.49%) Regular Expression
3 9 (10.34%) Grok
4 7 (8.05%) LDAP
5 6 (6.90%) Web Services
6 4 (4.60%) SOAP
6 4 (4.60%) XML
7 3 (3.45%) Java EE
7 3 (3.45%) XSLT
8 2 (2.30%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (1.15%) .NET
9 1 (1.15%) jQuery
9 1 (1.15%) LESS
9 1 (1.15%) RESTful
9 1 (1.15%) SAML
9 1 (1.15%) Sass
9 1 (1.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Data Centre
1 11 (12.64%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (8.05%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.60%) PKI
5 3 (3.45%) Clustering
5 3 (3.45%) EMC VNX
5 3 (3.45%) Replication
6 2 (2.30%) AS400
6 2 (2.30%) iSeries
6 2 (2.30%) PDA
6 2 (2.30%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.30%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 44 (50.57%) Windows
2 36 (41.38%) Linux
3 20 (22.99%) Windows Server
4 18 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (17.24%) Windows 7
6 13 (14.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (14.94%) Unix
7 12 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (11.49%) Windows 10
9 7 (8.05%) CentOS
10 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.30%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.15%) AIX
12 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.39%) Configuration Management
2 15 (17.24%) DevOps
2 15 (17.24%) ITIL
3 13 (14.94%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (13.79%) Performance Analysis
4 12 (13.79%) SDLC
5 11 (12.64%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (12.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (11.49%) Analytics
6 10 (11.49%) Migration
6 10 (11.49%) SIEM
7 9 (10.34%) Anomaly Detection
7 9 (10.34%) Data Modelling
7 9 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (10.34%) Process Management
7 9 (10.34%) Statistical Modelling
8 8 (9.20%) Business Continuity
8 8 (9.20%) Content Management
9 6 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.84%) Java
1 19 (21.84%) Perl
2 18 (20.69%) PowerShell
2 18 (20.69%) Python
3 17 (19.54%) Bash Shell
4 6 (6.90%) SQL
5 4 (4.60%) C#
5 4 (4.60%) Ruby
5 4 (4.60%) VBScript
6 2 (2.30%) PHP
7 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (10.34%) CEH
1 9 (10.34%) CISSP
1 9 (10.34%) SANS
2 6 (6.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.60%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.45%) CCNA
6 2 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.30%) CCNP
6 2 (2.30%) Degree
6 2 (2.30%) MCDST
6 2 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.15%) HND
7 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.49%) QA
2 5 (5.75%) SLA
3 3 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 19 (21.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.20%) XenDesktop
4 7 (8.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (8.05%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (6.90%) XenApp
6 4 (4.60%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.60%) vSphere
7 3 (3.45%) DFS Replication
7 3 (3.45%) VMware NSX
8 2 (2.30%) Docker
8 2 (2.30%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.30%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.15%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.15%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (20.69%) SCCM
2 15 (17.24%) Ansible
3 12 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (13.79%) Puppet
4 7 (8.05%) Nagios
5 6 (6.90%) SCOM
6 4 (4.60%) EnCase
7 2 (2.30%) AppDNA
7 2 (2.30%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.30%) Rundeck
8 1 (1.15%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.15%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.15%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (1.15%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.15%) PowerCLI
8 1 (1.15%) SafeCom
8 1 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 30 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 20 (22.99%) VMware
3 17 (19.54%) Splunk
4 15 (17.24%) Citrix
5 14 (16.09%) Cisco
6 9 (10.34%) SolarWinds
7 8 (9.20%) Symantec
8 6 (6.90%) CheckPoint
9 5 (5.75%) F5
9 5 (5.75%) HP
10 4 (4.60%) Blue Coat
10 4 (4.60%) Google
10 4 (4.60%) Riverbed
11 3 (3.45%) Avaya
11 3 (3.45%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.45%) McAfee
11 3 (3.45%) Oracle
11 3 (3.45%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.30%) Lotus
12 2 (2.30%) NetApp