Despite shaky times in the financial markets, Dice Holdings, the pure-play employment-site company traded on the NYSE, reported that its 2008 Q2 revenue rose by 17 percent, to $40.3 million, and operating income by 31 percent, to $10.2 million.

Per-share earnings, before one-time accounting changes, nearly tripled, to 9 cents a share, compared to analysts’ consensus estimate of 8 cents a share.

Dice, which specializes in IT and financial career sites, priced its shares at 13 during its initial public offering a year ago, though the price subsequently tumbled to a range between 7 and 9. The good earnings report bumped prices up a bit, to around 8.5.