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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 16 16
Rank change year-on-year -23 0  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 22 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 6.65% 2.27% 5.13%
As % of the System Software category 68.75% 22.22% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 1 4
Belfast median daily rate £403 £125 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +222.00% +8.45%  
10th Percentile £250 £123 £103
90th Percentile £575 £128 £133
County Antrim median daily rate £403 £125 £115
% change year-on-year +222.00% +8.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

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 32 9 10
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 9.67% 10.23% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 4 10
Belfast median daily rate £375 £550 £124
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.81% +343.54%  
10th Percentile £250 £232 £105
90th Percentile £560 £613 £229
County Antrim median daily rate £375 £550 £124
% change year-on-year -31.81% +343.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Belfast median hourly rate - - £32.00
County Antrim median hourly rate - - £32.00

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Belfast over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 June 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 17 (60.71%) SQL
1 17 (60.71%) Linux
1 17 (60.71%) Continuous Integration
1 17 (60.71%) Jenkins
2 16 (57.14%) Windows
3 15 (53.57%) Java
3 15 (53.57%) JavaScript
3 15 (53.57%) Oracle
3 15 (53.57%) LDAP
3 15 (53.57%) Artifactory
3 15 (53.57%) TeamCity
3 15 (53.57%) Node.js
4 14 (50.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 12 (42.86%) Banking
6 11 (39.29%) Finance
7 10 (35.71%) .NET
7 10 (35.71%) MS Exchange
8 7 (25.00%) DevOps
9 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
9 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (17.86%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (17.86%) MongoDB
10 5 (17.86%) NoSQL
10 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (17.86%) Docker
10 5 (17.86%) SDLC

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 10 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (53.57%) LDAP
2 4 (14.29%) Internet
3 3 (10.71%) VPN
4 2 (7.14%) DHCP
4 2 (7.14%) DNS
4 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) MongoDB
2 5 (17.86%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (60.71%) Jenkins
2 15 (53.57%) Artifactory
2 15 (53.57%) TeamCity
3 14 (50.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (42.86%) Banking
2 11 (39.29%) Finance
3 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) JavaScript Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) IT Support
5 3 (10.71%) Support Officer
5 3 (10.71%) Support Specialist
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Support
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Support Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Developer
6 2 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.57%) Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Development Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Service Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (53.57%) Node.js
2 10 (35.71%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
1 5 (17.86%) Social Network
1 5 (17.86%) Virtual Team
2 3 (10.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) Linux
2 16 (57.14%) Windows
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (17.86%) Unix
5 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (25.00%) DevOps
3 5 (17.86%) OO
3 5 (17.86%) SDLC
3 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (14.29%) IT Asset Management
5 3 (10.71%) Network Architecture
5 3 (10.71%) Process Management
5 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL
7 1 (3.57%) Proactive Monitoring
7 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) SQL
2 15 (53.57%) Java
2 15 (53.57%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.86%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) MCP
2 2 (7.14%) MCSE
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
2 5 (17.86%) Docker
3 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 4 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (7.14%) Ansible
3 2 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Oracle
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) Symantec
3 4 (14.29%) Veeam
3 4 (14.29%) VMware
4 3 (10.71%) Citrix
4 3 (10.71%) Polycom
5 2 (7.14%) Dell
5 2 (7.14%) Forcepoint
5 2 (7.14%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) McAfee
5 2 (7.14%) Sophos
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