The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 22 16 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.00% 3.57% 1.33%
As % of the System Software category 100.00% 50.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£100 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

System Software Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.00% 7.14% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £100 £223 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.05% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) UNIX
3 5 (62.50%) DMZ
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) Validation
4 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (50.00%) Solaris
4 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) Sun
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (50.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (37.50%) Lync
5 3 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 3 (37.50%) DHCP
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) LDAP
5 3 (37.50%) Middleware
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (25.00%) Change Management
6 2 (25.00%) VBScript
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) IIS

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) Lync
2 2 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) DMZ
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (37.50%) LDAP
3 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Front Office
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Middleware Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Sun Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) UNIX
3 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (50.00%) Solaris
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Validation
2 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (25.00%) VBScript
4 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) WMI
2 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) Sun
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) TIBCO
4 1 (12.50%) Reuters
4 1 (12.50%) Bloomberg