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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 22 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.81% 1.74% 1.10%
As % of the System Software category 25.00% 33.33% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.90
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.04%
Active Directory
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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 Northern Ireland region.

System Software Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.23% 5.22% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate £223 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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
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 17 September 2014. 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
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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 -3 1 £325 - 2
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Clustering
2 3 (75.00%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Administrator
2 2 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Knowledge Management
1 3 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix