Period
to 20 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 6 months to 20 May 2019 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 43 38
Rank change year-on-year +13 -5 -18
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 14 18 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.57% 4.04% 6.15%
As % of the System Software category 40.00% 52.94% 62.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 17
Northern Ireland median daily rate £300 £143 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +109.79% -42.80% +100.00%
UK median daily rate £360 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +10.77% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 8
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.13 £12.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.78% +6.25% -17.24%
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +1.67% +3.45% -3.33%

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 35 34 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.93% 7.64% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 33
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £350 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.36% -6.86%
10th Percentile £131 £63 £213
90th Percentile £479 £458 £472
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £423
% change year-on-year +5.56% +6.45% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 8
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -17.24%
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.04% -0.88% +3.23%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Northern Ireland

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Northern Ireland

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 20 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Northern Ireland

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Northern Ireland

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 20 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +6 10 £150 +4.90%
County Londonderry - 2 - -
County Tyrone - 2 £300 -
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) LAN
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (50.00%) Time Management
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (35.71%) Office 365
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) MS Visio
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (35.71%) WAN
4 5 (35.71%) Citrix
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (35.71%) Biometrics
4 5 (35.71%) McAfee
4 5 (35.71%) Matrix Organization
4 5 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (35.71%) Service-Level Objective
5 4 (28.57%) Active Listening
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (28.57%) SAP
5 4 (28.57%) HP
5 4 (28.57%) Dell
5 4 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (28.57%) Migration

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Project
1 5 (35.71%) MS Visio
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Azure Data Factory
2 2 (14.29%) Azure Functions
2 2 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) PaaS
2 2 (14.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) LAN
2 5 (35.71%) WAN
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (14.29%) VLAN
3 2 (14.29%) VoIP
3 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (14.29%) Cosmos DB
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Azure Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Support
3 2 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
2 4 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 2 (14.29%) Wiki
4 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Time Management
2 5 (35.71%) Biometrics
2 5 (35.71%) Matrix Organization
2 5 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (35.71%) Service-Level Objective
3 4 (28.57%) Active Listening
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Break/Fix
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.14%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
1 2 (14.29%) MetaFrame
1 2 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (14.29%) XenApp
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Ansible
1 2 (14.29%) Kubernetes
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) Citrix
2 5 (35.71%) McAfee
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Dell
3 4 (28.57%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) SAP
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) Bloomberg
5 1 (7.14%) Forcepoint
5 1 (7.14%) Reuters