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 25 June 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.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 19 18
Rank change year-on-year -47 -1  
Contract jobs citing DNS 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.57% 1.00% 5.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 2.78% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Median daily rate £250 - £128
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -32.14% +31.76%  

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 42 36 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 11.90% 36.00% 28.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 14 12
Median daily rate £350 £388 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +82.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £308 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £18.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.18%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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

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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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Northern Ireland

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -41 2 £250 -
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) Sophos
1 2 (100.00%) Forcepoint
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

DNS
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
1 2 (100.00%) Forcepoint
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Sophos