The first table below looks at the demand for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Belfast region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 18 34 12
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -22
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 3 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.00% 0.42% 9.56%
As % of the System Software category 60.00% 16.67% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Average daily rate - - £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £265 £290
% change year-on-year
-0.94% -8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
System Software Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 5.00% 2.51% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Average daily rate £223 £375 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.66% +44.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
County Antrim

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Belfast region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Belfast region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

Active Directory
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Active Directory 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 Active Directory.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (75.00%) Altiris
2 3 (75.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (75.00%) Software Packaging
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Fujitsu
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) EPoS

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Active Directory 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 Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Application Packaging
1 3 (75.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (75.00%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Altiris
3 1 (25.00%) Fujitsu
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Dell