Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 127 58
Rank change year-on-year +60 -69 +65
Contract jobs citing DNS 175 43 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.12% 1.02% 3.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.30% 9.09% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 18 113
Scotland median daily rate £275 £333 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.29% +0.76% +71.43%
10th Percentile £205 £153 £271
90th Percentile £436 £490 £433
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 10
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -12.28% +72.73%
10th Percentile £16.60 £25.00 £18.30
90th Percentile £31.20 £25.00 £40.10
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £23.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -23.91% -17.86% +40.00%

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 641 473 913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.43% 11.24% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 251 474
Scotland median daily rate £325 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £191 £163 £223
90th Percentile £510 £463 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 48
Scotland median hourly rate £15.38 £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.69% -18.75% +25.98%
10th Percentile £10.95 £15.01 £14.21
90th Percentile £32.48 £48.08 £44.95
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.65%

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 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +19 96 £275 -23.08% 2
Glasgow +2 37 £273 +65.15% 7
Edinburgh -13 34 £338 -20.59% 2
Inverclyde -1 2 - -
West Lothian +2 1 £100 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £390 -
Highlands - 1 - -
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 153 (87.43%) Active Directory
2 149 (85.14%) Windows
3 134 (76.57%) DHCP
4 127 (72.57%) Microsoft
5 104 (59.43%) Security Cleared
6 101 (57.71%) VMware
7 100 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 100 (57.14%) SC Cleared
8 99 (56.57%) Citrix
9 88 (50.29%) Windows Server
10 79 (45.14%) Windows 7
11 78 (44.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 76 (43.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 70 (40.00%) Ivanti
14 68 (38.86%) SQL
15 56 (32.00%) Office 365
16 54 (30.86%) VMware ESXi
17 48 (27.43%) HP
18 45 (25.71%) XenApp
19 44 (25.14%) SCCM
20 42 (24.00%) Change Management
21 41 (23.43%) PowerShell
22 40 (22.86%) Hyper-V
22 40 (22.86%) Microsoft App-V
22 40 (22.86%) McAfee
23 39 (22.29%) Software Delivery
24 38 (21.71%) Clustering
25 36 (20.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
26 35 (20.00%) Veritas
27 34 (19.43%) Software Testing

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 34 (19.43%) Skype for Business
2 29 (16.57%) MS Exchange
3 22 (12.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (6.29%) Office Communications Server
5 8 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (4.57%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.43%) IIS
7 2 (1.14%) Apache
7 2 (1.14%) CMS
7 2 (1.14%) Confluence
7 2 (1.14%) Drupal
7 2 (1.14%) MODX
7 2 (1.14%) nginx
7 2 (1.14%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 2 (1.14%) WordPress
8 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.57%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 56 (32.00%) Office 365
2 14 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (1.71%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.14%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (1.14%) Akamai
7 2 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.14%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.14%) Google Tag Manager
7 2 (1.14%) Mailgun
7 2 (1.14%) npm
8 1 (0.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 134 (76.57%) DHCP
2 23 (13.14%) WAN
2 23 (13.14%) Wi-Fi
3 22 (12.57%) 3G
3 22 (12.57%) LAN
4 17 (9.71%) Skype
5 14 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 12 (6.86%) SAN
7 11 (6.29%) Firewall
8 9 (5.14%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (4.57%) VPN
10 7 (4.00%) Unified Communications
11 6 (3.43%) BGP
11 6 (3.43%) OSPF
11 6 (3.43%) SSL
11 6 (3.43%) VSAN
12 5 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (2.86%) VLAN
13 4 (2.29%) HSRP
13 4 (2.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.86%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.14%) MySQL
4 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (17.14%) HP UFT
1 30 (17.14%) WinRunner
2 16 (9.14%) MSI
3 4 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.71%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.14%) JIRA
6 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.57%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (4.00%) Finance
2 5 (2.86%) Banking
3 2 (1.14%) Legal
4 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (17.71%) Analyst
2 23 (13.14%) Support Engineer
3 18 (10.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 18 (10.29%) Test Analyst
4 16 (9.14%) Messaging Engineer
5 13 (7.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 12 (6.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (5.71%) Test Leader
8 9 (5.14%) Desktop Support
8 9 (5.14%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 8 (4.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 8 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) Mobility Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
11 6 (3.43%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.43%) Infrastructure Support
11 6 (3.43%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
11 6 (3.43%) IT Analyst
11 6 (3.43%) Lync Engineer
11 6 (3.43%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.86%) LDAP
1 5 (2.86%) Web Services
2 2 (1.14%) CSS
2 2 (1.14%) HTML
2 2 (1.14%) LAMP
2 2 (1.14%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (1.14%) Node.js
3 1 (0.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 38 (21.71%) Clustering
2 34 (19.43%) PDA
3 24 (13.71%) Fat Client
3 24 (13.71%) Thin Client
4 22 (12.57%) Computer Science
5 15 (8.57%) Blackberry
6 14 (8.00%) PKI
7 9 (5.14%) Management Information System
8 7 (4.00%) Private Cloud
9 6 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (2.86%) Data Centre
11 3 (1.71%) Replication
12 2 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (1.14%) EMC VNX
12 2 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (1.14%) iPhone
12 2 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.57%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 1 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
13 1 (0.57%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 149 (85.14%) Windows
2 100 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 88 (50.29%) Windows Server
4 79 (45.14%) Windows 7
5 76 (43.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (17.14%) AIX
7 22 (12.57%) Windows 10
8 20 (11.43%) Windows 8
9 19 (10.86%) Linux
10 17 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (5.14%) Windows Phone
12 8 (4.57%) Apple iOS
12 8 (4.57%) Unix
13 7 (4.00%) Android
13 7 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (4.00%) Windows Phone 8
14 3 (1.71%) Windows XP
15 2 (1.14%) Solaris
16 1 (0.57%) HPUX
16 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.00%) Change Management
2 39 (22.29%) Software Delivery
3 34 (19.43%) Software Testing
3 34 (19.43%) Test Scripting
4 31 (17.71%) ITIL
5 30 (17.14%) Test Automation
6 25 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
7 16 (9.14%) Software Distribution
8 12 (6.86%) Incident Management
8 12 (6.86%) Workflow
9 10 (5.71%) Personalization
10 9 (5.14%) Load Balancing
11 7 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (4.00%) DevOps
11 7 (4.00%) High Availability
12 6 (3.43%) Content Management
12 6 (3.43%) Visualisation
13 5 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (2.86%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 68 (38.86%) SQL
2 41 (23.43%) PowerShell
3 17 (9.71%) T-SQL
3 17 (9.71%) VBScript
4 15 (8.57%) VB
5 7 (4.00%) Python
6 5 (2.86%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.14%) Java
7 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 104 (59.43%) Security Cleared
2 100 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 30 (17.14%) ISTQB
4 27 (15.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 24 (13.71%) Degree
6 21 (12.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (5.71%) MCSE
9 7 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.71%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.57%) CCNA
12 1 (0.57%) CCNP
12 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.57%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.57%) MCP
12 1 (0.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (4.00%) GCP
3 5 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 153 (87.43%) Active Directory
2 78 (44.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (30.86%) VMware ESXi
4 45 (25.71%) XenApp
5 40 (22.86%) Hyper-V
5 40 (22.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 32 (18.29%) Virtual Desktop
7 27 (15.43%) XenDesktop
8 21 (12.00%) XenServer
9 9 (5.14%) vSphere
10 6 (3.43%) VMware NSX
11 5 (2.86%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 3 (1.71%) Docker
12 3 (1.71%) ISA Server
13 2 (1.14%) Postfix
13 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.57%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.57%) NFS
14 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 44 (25.14%) SCCM
2 36 (20.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 34 (19.43%) HP ALM
4 32 (18.29%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (4.57%) AirWatch
6 7 (4.00%) Ansible
6 7 (4.00%) XenMobile
7 6 (3.43%) PowerCLI
7 6 (3.43%) SafeCom
7 6 (3.43%) SAP Afaria
7 6 (3.43%) vRealize
8 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.86%) Puppet
8 5 (2.86%) vCenter Server
9 4 (2.29%) FortiGate
10 3 (1.71%) Kubernetes
11 2 (1.14%) Fail2ban
11 2 (1.14%) HAProxy
11 2 (1.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 127 (72.57%) Microsoft
2 101 (57.71%) VMware
3 99 (56.57%) Citrix
4 70 (40.00%) Ivanti
5 48 (27.43%) HP
6 40 (22.86%) McAfee
7 35 (20.00%) Veritas
8 26 (14.86%) ThinPrint
9 12 (6.86%) Cisco
10 9 (5.14%) Apple
11 8 (4.57%) F5
12 7 (4.00%) SAP
13 5 (2.86%) Google
14 4 (2.29%) Dell
14 4 (2.29%) Infoblox
14 4 (2.29%) Oracle
14 4 (2.29%) Red Hat
14 4 (2.29%) Symantec
15 3 (1.71%) ServiceNow
16 2 (1.14%) Palo Alto