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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 18 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 7.63% - 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.62% - 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.22 £18.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.55% -3.43%
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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
26 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 22.03% 14.58% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 5
Average daily rate £250 £370 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.47% +10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014, 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%) UNIX
2 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (80.00%) Linux
3 6 (60.00%) SSL
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) Sun
3 6 (60.00%) CCNA
3 6 (60.00%) CISSP
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (60.00%) FTP
3 6 (60.00%) HTTP
3 6 (60.00%) SSCP
3 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (60.00%) OPNET
3 6 (60.00%) GIAC
3 6 (60.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 6 (60.00%) CEH
3 6 (60.00%) Snort
3 6 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Information Security
3 6 (60.00%) GCIH
3 6 (60.00%) Wireshark
3 6 (60.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 6 (60.00%) ArcSight
3 6 (60.00%) LogLogic
3 6 (60.00%) SIEM
3 6 (60.00%) GPEN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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%) Lync
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (60.00%) SSL
2 6 (60.00%) FTP
2 6 (60.00%) HTTP
2 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (60.00%) Wireshark
3 4 (40.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
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%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
1 2 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) UNIX
2 8 (80.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Solaris
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 6 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
1 6 (60.00%) Information Security
1 6 (60.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 6 (60.00%) SIEM
1 6 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) OOP
2 2 (20.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) CCNA
1 6 (60.00%) CISSP
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (60.00%) SSCP
1 6 (60.00%) GIAC
1 6 (60.00%) CEH
1 6 (60.00%) GCIH
1 6 (60.00%) GPEN
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Snort
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) OPNET
2 2 (20.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 2 (20.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
1 6 (60.00%) Sun
1 6 (60.00%) ArcSight
1 6 (60.00%) LogLogic
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Infoblox
3 2 (20.00%) Cyber-Ark
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix