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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 20 35
Rank change year-on-year
0 +15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.57% 2.54% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 40.00% 42.86% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
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£115 - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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
10 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 8.93% 5.93% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Average daily rate £124 £120 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -59.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%

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 5 May 2015. 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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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 +2 4 £115 - 1
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) UNIX
3 6 (54.55%) DHCP
3 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
3 6 (54.55%) DNS
3 6 (54.55%) Citrix
3 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
4 5 (45.45%) ITIL
5 4 (36.36%) MS Office
5 4 (36.36%) Solaris
5 4 (36.36%) Linux
5 4 (36.36%) Sun
5 4 (36.36%) DMZ
5 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
5 4 (36.36%) Reuters
5 4 (36.36%) Bloomberg
5 4 (36.36%) Blackberry
5 4 (36.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (36.36%) AirWatch
5 4 (36.36%) Firewall
5 4 (36.36%) Validation
5 4 (36.36%) Banking
5 4 (36.36%) Investment Banking
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Vista
5 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
5 4 (36.36%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 4 (36.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Lync
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DHCP
1 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) DMZ
2 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (27.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (36.36%) Banking
1 4 (36.36%) Investment Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Front Office
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Middleware Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Sun Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Blackberry
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) UNIX
3 4 (36.36%) Solaris
3 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Vista
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Validation
2 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
3 3 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
5 1 (9.09%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
2 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
3 2 (18.18%) VBScript
4 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) AirWatch
2 2 (18.18%) WMI
3 1 (9.09%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Citrix
2 4 (36.36%) Sun
2 4 (36.36%) Reuters
2 4 (36.36%) Bloomberg
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
5 1 (9.09%) TIBCO
5 1 (9.09%) IBM