Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 104 58
Rank change year-on-year -6 -46 +63
Contract jobs citing DNS 94 85 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.80% 1.71% 3.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.41% 14.46% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 36 105
Scotland median daily rate £310 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.48% +6.62% +17.24%
10th Percentile £157 £134 £263
90th Percentile £457 £600 £413
UK median daily rate £400 £370 £360
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Scotland median hourly rate £25.13 £19.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.85% +39.29% -17.65%
10th Percentile £18.76 £18.50 £13.35
90th Percentile £32.19 £23.65 £16.25
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year - -32.14% +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 540 588 733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.35% 11.81% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 314 440
Scotland median daily rate £375 £358 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.90% +5.15% +3.03%
10th Percentile £154 £147 £210
90th Percentile £525 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 39 27
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% -32.10% +134.78%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.56 £13.50
90th Percentile £34.63 £46.95 £45.80
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +5.26% -16.79% +11.39%

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 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +11 35 £288 -23.33%
Edinburgh -18 30 £400 +14.29% 5
Glasgow -29 23 £195 -51.25% 5
Aberdeen +13 2 £413 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £488 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 66 (70.21%) Windows
2 62 (65.96%) Active Directory
3 60 (63.83%) DHCP
4 43 (45.74%) Microsoft
5 39 (41.49%) Citrix
5 39 (41.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (37.23%) Security Cleared
6 35 (37.23%) VMware
7 34 (36.17%) SC Cleared
8 33 (35.11%) Windows 7
8 33 (35.11%) Office 365
8 33 (35.11%) SQL
9 31 (32.98%) Linux
10 30 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (28.72%) HP
12 26 (27.66%) PowerShell
13 25 (26.60%) ITIL
14 24 (25.53%) Windows Server 2003
15 22 (23.40%) Windows Server
16 21 (22.34%) Ivanti
17 20 (21.28%) VMware ESXi
17 20 (21.28%) Firewall
18 19 (20.21%) Windows Server 2012
19 18 (19.15%) Hyper-V
20 17 (18.09%) Bash Shell
20 17 (18.09%) Change Management
20 17 (18.09%) Apache
21 16 (17.02%) AIX
21 16 (17.02%) WinRunner
21 16 (17.02%) HP UFT

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 (18.09%) Apache
2 10 (10.64%) nginx
2 10 (10.64%) Skype for Business
3 8 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (8.51%) Tomcat
4 6 (6.38%) MS Exchange
5 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.19%) CMS
7 2 (2.13%) Confluence
7 2 (2.13%) Drupal
7 2 (2.13%) IIS
7 2 (2.13%) MODX
7 2 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (2.13%) WordPress
8 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 33 (35.11%) Office 365
2 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.26%) OpenShift
4 3 (3.19%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (3.19%) OneDrive
5 2 (2.13%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (2.13%) Akamai
5 2 (2.13%) Google Analytics
5 2 (2.13%) Google Tag Manager
5 2 (2.13%) Mailgun
5 2 (2.13%) npm
6 1 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.06%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.06%) IaaS
6 1 (1.06%) Route 53
6 1 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 60 (63.83%) DHCP
2 20 (21.28%) Firewall
3 16 (17.02%) TCP/IP
4 15 (15.96%) SAN
5 14 (14.89%) WAN
6 13 (13.83%) SSL
7 9 (9.57%) BGP
7 9 (9.57%) LAN
7 9 (9.57%) OSPF
8 8 (8.51%) DSL
8 8 (8.51%) iSCSI
8 8 (8.51%) VPN
9 7 (7.45%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (7.45%) Skype
10 5 (5.32%) IPv6
10 5 (5.32%) VLAN
10 5 (5.32%) Wireless
11 4 (4.26%) EIGRP
11 4 (4.26%) Kerberos
11 4 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.13%) MySQL
4 2 (2.13%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (17.02%) HP UFT
1 16 (17.02%) WinRunner
2 10 (10.64%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.51%) Artifactory
3 8 (8.51%) GitLab
4 5 (5.32%) MSI
5 3 (3.19%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.13%) JIRA
7 1 (1.06%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (7.45%) Finance
2 3 (3.19%) Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Legal
3 2 (2.13%) Publishing
4 1 (1.06%) Back Office
4 1 (1.06%) German Language
4 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (25.53%) Analyst
2 10 (10.64%) Network Engineer
3 8 (8.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 8 (8.51%) Test Analyst
4 6 (6.38%) Support Engineer
4 6 (6.38%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 5 (5.32%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (5.32%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.32%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.26%) Administrator
6 4 (4.26%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.26%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (4.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (4.26%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 4 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (4.26%) Unix Engineer
6 4 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.96%) LDAP
2 5 (5.32%) Web Services
3 4 (4.26%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (3.19%) Spring
5 2 (2.13%) CSS
5 2 (2.13%) HTML
5 2 (2.13%) LAMP
5 2 (2.13%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (2.13%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.02%) Clustering
1 16 (17.02%) PDA
2 7 (7.45%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.26%) iPhone
4 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.13%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) AS400
6 1 (1.06%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.06%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.06%) iPad
6 1 (1.06%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 66 (70.21%) Windows
2 39 (41.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (35.11%) Windows 7
4 31 (32.98%) Linux
5 24 (25.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (23.40%) Windows Server
7 19 (20.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (17.02%) AIX
9 15 (15.96%) Solaris
9 15 (15.96%) Unix
10 14 (14.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (8.51%) Windows 10
12 3 (3.19%) Windows Phone
13 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
14 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.60%) ITIL
2 17 (18.09%) Change Management
3 16 (17.02%) Software Testing
3 16 (17.02%) Test Automation
3 16 (17.02%) Test Scripting
4 14 (14.89%) Smoke Testing
5 10 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (9.57%) Patch Management
7 8 (8.51%) Incident Management
8 7 (7.45%) DevOps
8 7 (7.45%) Kanban
9 6 (6.38%) Migration
9 6 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (6.38%) Scrum
9 6 (6.38%) Software Distribution
9 6 (6.38%) Virtual Environments
10 5 (5.32%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (5.32%) Server Management
10 5 (5.32%) Software Delivery
10 5 (5.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (35.11%) SQL
2 26 (27.66%) PowerShell
3 17 (18.09%) Bash Shell
4 11 (11.70%) VBScript
5 8 (8.51%) Perl
5 8 (8.51%) Shell Script
6 7 (7.45%) C-shell
6 7 (7.45%) Korn
6 7 (7.45%) Python
7 6 (6.38%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.26%) VB
9 3 (3.19%) Java
10 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (37.23%) Security Cleared
2 34 (36.17%) SC Cleared
3 16 (17.02%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.38%) Degree
5 3 (3.19%) CCNA
5 3 (3.19%) CCNP
5 3 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.13%) MCSE
6 2 (2.13%) OCP
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.51%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 62 (65.96%) Active Directory
2 30 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (21.28%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (19.15%) Hyper-V
5 16 (17.02%) Virtual Desktop
6 14 (14.89%) XenApp
7 9 (9.57%) Terminal Services
8 8 (8.51%) Docker
8 8 (8.51%) vSphere
9 7 (7.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (7.45%) Samba
9 7 (7.45%) XenDesktop
10 5 (5.32%) VMware NSX
11 4 (4.26%) XenServer
12 2 (2.13%) NFS
12 2 (2.13%) Postfix
12 2 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (17.02%) HP ALM
1 16 (17.02%) McAfee ePO
2 11 (11.70%) SCCM
3 10 (10.64%) Ansible
3 10 (10.64%) Puppet
4 9 (9.57%) Red Hat Satellite
5 8 (8.51%) Oracle ZFS
6 6 (6.38%) Prometheus
6 6 (6.38%) Xymon
7 5 (5.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (4.26%) Kubernetes
9 3 (3.19%) Backup Exec
9 3 (3.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (3.19%) Malwarebytes
9 3 (3.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (3.19%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (2.13%) Fail2ban
10 2 (2.13%) HAProxy
10 2 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (2.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 43 (45.74%) Microsoft
2 39 (41.49%) Citrix
3 35 (37.23%) VMware
4 27 (28.72%) HP
5 21 (22.34%) Ivanti
6 16 (17.02%) McAfee
6 16 (17.02%) Veritas
7 12 (12.77%) Cisco
7 12 (12.77%) Red Hat
8 7 (7.45%) Centrify
9 6 (6.38%) Apple
10 5 (5.32%) Brocade
10 5 (5.32%) Dell
11 4 (4.26%) Avaya
11 4 (4.26%) ServiceNow
11 4 (4.26%) Symantec
12 3 (3.19%) Google
12 3 (3.19%) Palo Alto
12 3 (3.19%) Sophos
13 2 (2.13%) SolarWinds