Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 84 111
Rank change year-on-year +4 +27 -64
Contract jobs citing DNS 92 135 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.18% 2.45% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.07% 23.20% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 96 31
Scotland median daily rate £338 £283 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.47% -19.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £102 £203 £146
90th Percentile £488 £463 £600
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 2 3
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £25.13 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.45% +25.63% -
10th Percentile £15.91 £18.76 £18.70
90th Percentile £40.45 £32.19 £24.10
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £17.63 £19.00
% change year-on-year +27.66% -7.24% -32.14%

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 539 582 539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.75% 10.57% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 336 272
Scotland median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £184 £187 £140
90th Percentile £588 £519 £524
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 42
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £15.75 £31.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -50.67% -14.87%
10th Percentile £16.25 £10.75 £18.60
90th Percentile £42.25 £33.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +35.00% +5.26% -24.00%

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 18 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 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
Glasgow +18 32 £325 +19.27% 7
Edinburgh +17 31 £410 +9.33% 12
Renfrewshire -7 5 £550 +96.43%
Dundee - 4 £325 -
Scottish Borders - 4 £269 - 1
North Lanarkshire +3 3 - -
Aberdeen - 2 £100 - 2
Stirling - 2 £363 -
West Lothian - 2 £90 - 3
Fife - 2 £375 - 5
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 62 (67.39%) Active Directory
2 52 (56.52%) DHCP
3 48 (52.17%) Windows
4 36 (39.13%) Microsoft
5 32 (34.78%) VMware
6 26 (28.26%) Windows 10
7 25 (27.17%) SCCM
8 23 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 23 (25.00%) Finance
8 23 (25.00%) Migration
8 23 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 21 (22.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (21.74%) SQL
10 20 (21.74%) Azure
11 19 (20.65%) Cisco
12 18 (19.57%) Public Sector
13 17 (18.48%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (18.48%) Office 365
13 17 (18.48%) Windows 7
13 17 (18.48%) PowerShell
14 16 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (17.39%) Windows Server
15 15 (16.30%) Microsoft Office
15 15 (16.30%) Firewall
16 14 (15.22%) Linux
16 14 (15.22%) PKI
17 13 (14.13%) VPN
17 13 (14.13%) Cisco Certification
17 13 (14.13%) Symantec
17 13 (14.13%) Skype for Business

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 13 (14.13%) Skype for Business
2 12 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (6.52%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.43%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.35%) IBM Domino
6 2 (2.17%) Apache
6 2 (2.17%) IIS
7 1 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.09%) JBoss
7 1 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (16.30%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (21.74%) Azure
2 17 (18.48%) Office 365
3 11 (11.96%) AWS
4 8 (8.70%) GitHub
5 6 (6.52%) SaaS
6 4 (4.35%) Mimecast
6 4 (4.35%) OneDrive
7 3 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.09%) IaaS
8 1 (1.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (56.52%) DHCP
2 23 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 15 (16.30%) Firewall
4 13 (14.13%) VPN
5 9 (9.78%) Internet
5 9 (9.78%) Network Security
6 8 (8.70%) LAN
7 7 (7.61%) EIGRP
7 7 (7.61%) OSPF
7 7 (7.61%) WAN
8 6 (6.52%) SAN
8 6 (6.52%) Skype
8 6 (6.52%) Unified Communications
9 5 (5.43%) BGP
9 5 (5.43%) PPP
9 5 (5.43%) VoIP
10 4 (4.35%) MPLS
10 4 (4.35%) RIP
10 4 (4.35%) SNMP
10 4 (4.35%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.09%) Big Data
3 1 (1.09%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.09%) MySQL
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.43%) Bitbucket
2 5 (5.43%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.35%) GitLab
3 4 (4.35%) JIRA
3 4 (4.35%) StarTeam
3 4 (4.35%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.09%) Maven
4 1 (1.09%) WinDbg
General
1 23 (25.00%) Finance
2 18 (19.57%) Public Sector
3 6 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.17%) Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Electronics
4 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.17%) Marketing
4 2 (2.17%) Military
4 2 (2.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Law
5 1 (1.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (13.04%) Network Engineer
2 9 (9.78%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (7.61%) Analyst
3 7 (7.61%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (6.52%) Support Engineer
4 6 (6.52%) Technical Support
5 5 (5.43%) Active Directory Engineer
5 5 (5.43%) Active Directory Support
5 5 (5.43%) Desktop Support
5 5 (5.43%) Messaging Engineer
5 5 (5.43%) Security Engineer
5 5 (5.43%) Support Specialist
5 5 (5.43%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) IT Analyst
6 4 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (4.35%) Windows Deployment Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.96%) LDAP
2 2 (2.17%) LAMP
3 1 (1.09%) Java EE
3 1 (1.09%) Kafka
3 1 (1.09%) Node.js
3 1 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.22%) PKI
2 11 (11.96%) Blackberry
3 8 (8.70%) Replication
4 7 (7.61%) AS400
4 7 (7.61%) iSeries
5 6 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (5.43%) Clustering
7 3 (3.26%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.26%) EMC VNX
7 3 (3.26%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.17%) CMDB
8 2 (2.17%) NHS
9 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.09%) Handset
9 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 48 (52.17%) Windows
2 26 (28.26%) Windows 10
3 21 (22.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (18.48%) Windows 7
5 16 (17.39%) Windows Server
5 16 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (15.22%) Linux
7 7 (7.61%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.43%) AIX
8 5 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (4.35%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.26%) CentOS
10 3 (3.26%) Solaris
10 3 (3.26%) Unix
11 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.09%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.00%) Migration
2 17 (18.48%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (11.96%) DevOps
3 11 (11.96%) Incident Management
4 8 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (8.70%) Load Balancing
4 8 (8.70%) Task Automation
5 7 (7.61%) Change Management
6 6 (6.52%) High Availability
6 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (6.52%) ITIL
6 6 (6.52%) Server Virtualisation
6 6 (6.52%) Technical Leadership
7 5 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (5.43%) Information Security
7 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure as Code
7 5 (5.43%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (5.43%) Scrum
7 5 (5.43%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.74%) SQL
2 17 (18.48%) PowerShell
3 10 (10.87%) Python
4 6 (6.52%) Perl
5 4 (4.35%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.35%) PHP
6 3 (3.26%) Java
6 3 (3.26%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.09%) ANSI SQL
7 1 (1.09%) Ruby
7 1 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (14.13%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (11.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (10.87%) CCNA
4 9 (9.78%) CCNP
4 9 (9.78%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.61%) MCSA
6 6 (6.52%) MCSE
7 5 (5.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
8 4 (4.35%) DV Cleared
8 4 (4.35%) ISTQB
8 4 (4.35%) MCITP
8 4 (4.35%) MCTS
9 3 (3.26%) BC Cleared
9 3 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (3.26%) CCDP
9 3 (3.26%) CCIP
10 2 (2.17%) CCIE
10 2 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (2.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) Cyber Essentials
1 7 (7.61%) SLA
2 5 (5.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 4 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (3.26%) QA
5 1 (1.09%) COBIT
5 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.09%) GDPR
5 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.09%) NCSC
5 1 (1.09%) NIST
5 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 62 (67.39%) Active Directory
2 23 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.78%) Hyper-V
3 9 (9.78%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (7.61%) VMware NSX
5 3 (3.26%) NFS
5 3 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.26%) vSphere
6 2 (2.17%) Firmware
6 2 (2.17%) Samba
6 2 (2.17%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.09%) BIND 9
7 1 (1.09%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 25 (27.17%) SCCM
2 6 (6.52%) Ansible
3 4 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (4.35%) Netcool
3 4 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (3.26%) Nessus
4 3 (3.26%) OpenVAS
4 3 (3.26%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.17%) Nexpose
5 2 (2.17%) vRealize
5 2 (2.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.09%) Puppet
6 1 (1.09%) SCOM
6 1 (1.09%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 36 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 32 (34.78%) VMware
3 19 (20.65%) Cisco
4 13 (14.13%) Symantec
5 12 (13.04%) Citrix
6 9 (9.78%) EMC
7 7 (7.61%) Avaya
7 7 (7.61%) Red Hat
8 6 (6.52%) Google
8 6 (6.52%) Juniper
8 6 (6.52%) McAfee
9 5 (5.43%) Apple
9 5 (5.43%) Dell
9 5 (5.43%) F5
9 5 (5.43%) HP
10 4 (4.35%) NetApp
10 4 (4.35%) Veritas
11 3 (3.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (3.26%) Sophos
11 3 (3.26%) Veeam