The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 8 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 9 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 9.09% 4.42% 3.60%
As % of the System Software category 45.00% 45.45% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Average daily rate £109 £115 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.80
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.37%
Active Directory
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

System Software Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
20 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 20.20% 9.73% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 4
Average daily rate £350 £124 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+182.25% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £108 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £338 £248
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +9 9 £109 -5.85% 1
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 (63.64%) Microsoft
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) CRM
2 4 (36.36%) Advertising
2 4 (36.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (36.36%) Marketing
3 3 (27.27%) Software Deployment
3 3 (27.27%) Software Delivery
3 3 (27.27%) Office Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Data Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) MCSA
3 3 (27.27%) CCNA
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (18.18%) CA
4 2 (18.18%) Unicenter
4 2 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (18.18%) MSI
4 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
5 1 (9.09%) Banking

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MSI
General
1 4 (36.36%) Advertising
1 4 (36.36%) Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) CRM Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Dynamics CRM Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Deskside Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Deskside Support
2 3 (27.27%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Management Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Consultant
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) CRM
2 3 (27.27%) Data Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Office Automation
2 3 (27.27%) Software Delivery
2 3 (27.27%) Software Deployment
3 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNA
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (27.27%) MCSA
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (18.18%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) CA