The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for DNS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank - - 19
Contract jobs citing DNS 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland - - 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £215
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £331
% change year-on-year - +5.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +28.45% -15.78%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 29 28 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 12.78% 23.14% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 0 7
Median daily rate £313 - £220
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 - £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £26.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +114.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Northern Ireland

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Northern Ireland

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Northern Ireland

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for DNS.

1 4 (100.00%) Perl
1 4 (100.00%) Python
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) SSL
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Nagios
1 4 (100.00%) DWDM
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) Radware
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Wireless
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
1 4 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 4 (100.00%) ProxySG
1 4 (100.00%) Sourcefire
1 4 (100.00%) JNCIP
1 4 (100.00%) JNCIE
1 4 (100.00%) RSA SecurID
1 4 (100.00%) FortiGate
1 4 (100.00%) Structured Cabling
1 4 (100.00%) SevOne
1 4 (100.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 4 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (100.00%) FireEye
1 4 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 4 (100.00%) IronPort

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) DWDM
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) SSL
1 4 (100.00%) Structured Cabling
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Blue Coat Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (100.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 4 (100.00%) RSA SecurID
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
1 4 (100.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Perl
1 4 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) JNCIE
1 4 (100.00%) JNCIP
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) FortiGate
1 4 (100.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Aruba
1 4 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) FireEye
1 4 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 4 (100.00%) IronPort
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) Radware
1 4 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 4 (100.00%) SevOne
1 4 (100.00%) Sourcefire