The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 23 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.75% - 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% - 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£100 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £16.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+40.58% -12.16%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
21 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 19.27% 13.25% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Average daily rate £100 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-72.99% -1.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Northern Ireland region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Northern Ireland region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (80.00%) UNIX
3 7 (70.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) SSL
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco
4 5 (50.00%) DHCP
4 5 (50.00%) FTP
4 5 (50.00%) HTTP
4 5 (50.00%) Sun
4 5 (50.00%) CCNA
4 5 (50.00%) CISSP
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (50.00%) SSCP
4 5 (50.00%) Firewall
4 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (50.00%) OPNET
4 5 (50.00%) GIAC
4 5 (50.00%) Information Security
4 5 (50.00%) GCIH
4 5 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (50.00%) CEH
4 5 (50.00%) Snort
4 5 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Wireshark
4 5 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 5 (50.00%) ArcSight
4 5 (50.00%) LogLogic
4 5 (50.00%) SIEM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) Lync
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (50.00%) SSL
2 5 (50.00%) DHCP
2 5 (50.00%) FTP
2 5 (50.00%) HTTP
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (50.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Front Office
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
1 2 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) UNIX
3 7 (70.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Solaris
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Information Security
1 5 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 5 (50.00%) SIEM
1 5 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (20.00%) OOP
2 2 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CCNA
1 5 (50.00%) CISSP
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (50.00%) SSCP
1 5 (50.00%) GIAC
1 5 (50.00%) GCIH
1 5 (50.00%) CEH
1 5 (50.00%) GPEN
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Snort
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) vSphere
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) OPNET
2 2 (20.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 2 (20.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
1 5 (50.00%) Sun
1 5 (50.00%) ArcSight
1 5 (50.00%) LogLogic
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (20.00%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (20.00%) Infoblox
5 1 (10.00%) Reuters
5 1 (10.00%) Bloomberg