The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Active Directory
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 15 21
Rank change year-on-year -20 +6  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 6 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.88% 8.85% 2.02%
As % of the System Software category 37.50% 58.82% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 1
Median daily rate £225 £229 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.85% +129.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -5.46% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +16.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 16 17 2
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 7.69% 15.04% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 1
Median daily rate £326 £109 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +200.00% +8.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +16.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Belfast

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Belfast

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 22 (70.97%) Windows
2 14 (45.16%) MS Exchange
3 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
4 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
5 9 (29.03%) MS Office
5 9 (29.03%) MS Excel
6 8 (25.81%) Linux
6 8 (25.81%) Python
6 8 (25.81%) Migration
6 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (25.81%) Ansible
6 8 (25.81%) AWS Certification
6 8 (25.81%) Identity Access Management
6 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
7 6 (19.35%) IT Asset Management
7 6 (19.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (19.35%) Windows 8
7 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (19.35%) Asset Management
7 6 (19.35%) VMware
7 6 (19.35%) Backup Exec
7 6 (19.35%) Network Architecture
7 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
7 6 (19.35%) Veeam
7 6 (19.35%) Polycom
7 6 (19.35%) Video Conferencing

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (45.16%) MS Exchange
2 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) MS Excel
1 9 (29.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) Internet
1 6 (19.35%) VPN
2 2 (6.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.23%) SSH
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MSI
General
1 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
1 2 (6.45%) Multimedia
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) IT Support
2 8 (25.81%) Architect
2 8 (25.81%) Cloud Architect
2 8 (25.81%) Support Officer
3 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (12.90%) Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) AWS Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) IT Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Deskside Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Deskside Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Service Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (70.97%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
3 8 (25.81%) Linux
3 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
4 6 (19.35%) Windows 8
4 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.23%) Android
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (25.81%) Identity Access Management
1 8 (25.81%) Migration
2 6 (19.35%) Asset Management
2 6 (19.35%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (19.35%) IT Asset Management
2 6 (19.35%) Network Architecture
3 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
4 4 (12.90%) ITIL
4 4 (12.90%) Software Distribution
5 3 (9.68%) Change Management
5 3 (9.68%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (9.68%) Software Delivery
6 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Office Automation
6 1 (3.23%) Process Management
6 1 (3.23%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Python
2 3 (9.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) AWS Certification
2 3 (9.68%) MCP
2 3 (9.68%) MCSE
2 3 (9.68%) MCTS
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
1 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) Ansible
2 6 (19.35%) Backup Exec
2 6 (19.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (19.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (12.90%) SCCM
4 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.23%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Polycom
2 6 (19.35%) Symantec
2 6 (19.35%) Veeam
2 6 (19.35%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) Apple
3 1 (3.23%) CA
3 1 (3.23%) MobileIron
Belfast, County Antrim
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Rate: £8.76 per hour
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