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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 20 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.54% - 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.34% - 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£215 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.38 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+52.34% +3.22%
DNS
UK

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
29 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 24.58% 9.28% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 6
Average daily rate £225 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £112 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £325 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - 3 £215 - 2
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) UNIX
2 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 7 (58.33%) Linux
3 7 (58.33%) Firewall
4 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
5 5 (41.67%) Wireshark
5 5 (41.67%) ArcSight
5 5 (41.67%) LogLogic
5 5 (41.67%) SIEM
5 5 (41.67%) GPEN
5 5 (41.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
5 5 (41.67%) OPNET
5 5 (41.67%) GIAC
5 5 (41.67%) Information Security
5 5 (41.67%) GCIH
5 5 (41.67%) SSCP
5 5 (41.67%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (41.67%) CEH
5 5 (41.67%) Snort
5 5 (41.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (41.67%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Reverse Engineering
5 5 (41.67%) SSL
5 5 (41.67%) Cisco
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (41.67%) Sun

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Lync
3 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 7 (58.33%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (41.67%) Wireshark
3 5 (41.67%) SSL
3 5 (41.67%) DHCP
3 5 (41.67%) FTP
3 5 (41.67%) HTTP
4 2 (16.67%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Front Office
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) NOC Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) SOAP
1 2 (16.67%) XML
1 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) UNIX
3 7 (58.33%) Linux
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (16.67%) Solaris
6 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Information Security
1 5 (41.67%) Ethical Hacking
1 5 (41.67%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (41.67%) Reverse Engineering
1 5 (41.67%) SIEM
1 5 (41.67%) Vulnerability Management
1 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) OOP
3 2 (16.67%) OO
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (33.33%) VBScript
3 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CCNA
1 5 (41.67%) CISSP
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (41.67%) SSCP
1 5 (41.67%) GIAC
1 5 (41.67%) GCIH
1 5 (41.67%) CEH
1 5 (41.67%) GPEN
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Snort
2 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) OPNET
2 2 (16.67%) WMI
2 2 (16.67%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (41.67%) Sun
1 5 (41.67%) ArcSight
1 5 (41.67%) LogLogic
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Infoblox
4 2 (16.67%) F5
4 2 (16.67%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (8.33%) Reuters
5 1 (8.33%) Bloomberg