Period
to 17 July 2018

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 6 months to 17 July 2018 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
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 78 30
Rank change year-on-year +34 -48 -3
Contract jobs citing DNS 17 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.84% 0.35% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 39.53% 4.26% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £143 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.80% - -
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £352
% change year-on-year - +6.53% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 - £20.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £22.93 £28.00
% change year-on-year -23.66% -18.13% +40.00%

DNS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following 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 or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 43 47 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.71% 8.16% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 41 17
Northern Ireland median daily rate £263 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.91% -1.43% +55.56%
10th Percentile £63 £113 £80
90th Percentile £505 £450 £583
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.50 - £20.00
10th Percentile £12.20 - £13.25
90th Percentile £16.15 - £33.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.66 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.73% -21.36% +19.05%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +30 17 £143 -42.80%
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for DNS.

1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
3 11 (64.71%) DHCP
3 11 (64.71%) Windows
4 10 (58.82%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
6 7 (41.18%) Degree
7 6 (35.29%) ITIL
7 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
8 5 (29.41%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (29.41%) MobileIron
8 5 (29.41%) Decision-Making
8 5 (29.41%) Mimecast
8 5 (29.41%) Forcepoint
8 5 (29.41%) Symantec
8 5 (29.41%) Skype for Business
8 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (29.41%) ITIL V3
8 5 (29.41%) SMTP
9 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
9 4 (23.53%) Citrix
10 3 (17.65%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (17.65%) Reuters
10 3 (17.65%) Bloomberg
10 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
10 3 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (17.65%) Unix
10 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP

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 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (29.41%) Skype for Business
3 3 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) DHCP
2 5 (29.41%) SMTP
3 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) Firewall
4 1 (5.88%) LAN
4 1 (5.88%) SAN
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
1 3 (17.65%) Investment Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Service Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Messaging Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
3 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
4 3 (17.65%) Unix
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Vista
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Decision-Making
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL V3
2 5 (29.41%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
3 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (17.65%) Statistics
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) HND
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCP
3 1 (5.88%) MCSA
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Forcepoint
2 5 (29.41%) MobileIron
2 5 (29.41%) Symantec
3 4 (23.53%) Citrix
4 3 (17.65%) Bloomberg
4 3 (17.65%) Reuters
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) CommVault
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) McAfee
5 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.88%) Sophos
5 1 (5.88%) Sun
5 1 (5.88%) VMware