Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 54 18
Rank change year-on-year +22 -36 +8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 22 33 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.64% 5.40% 5.76%
As % of the System Software category 45.83% 67.35% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 30 8
Northern Ireland median daily rate £143 £401 £117
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -64.36% +243.68% +1.30%
10th Percentile £63 £250 £103
90th Percentile £480 £575 £375
UK median daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year +4.84% -4.62% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +30.61% -2.00%
10th Percentile £9.13 £16.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £14.95 £16.00 £20.98
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +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 48 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.31% 8.02% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 36 13
Northern Ireland median daily rate £325 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +10.71% +174.51%
10th Percentile £89 £259 £103
90th Percentile £473 £575 £603
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 5
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +10.34% -54.69%
10th Percentile £9.94 £16.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £16.00 £22.25
UK median hourly rate £16.36 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.23% - -0.87%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 +20 18 £146 -65.65% 2
County Tyrone - 2 £120 -
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) DNS
3 10 (45.45%) DHCP
4 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 5 (22.73%) Citrix
6 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
6 5 (22.73%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (18.18%) Office 365
7 4 (18.18%) Unix
8 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
8 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
8 3 (13.64%) Reuters
8 3 (13.64%) Bloomberg
8 3 (13.64%) Banking
8 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
8 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
8 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
8 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
8 3 (13.64%) Statistics
8 3 (13.64%) Degree
8 3 (13.64%) Windows Vista
8 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
8 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (13.64%) ION MarketView
8 3 (13.64%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (9.09%) Break/Fix
9 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
9 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) ION MarketView
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) DNS
2 10 (45.45%) DHCP
3 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (13.64%) Banking
1 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Games
3 1 (4.55%) Advertising
3 1 (4.55%) Front Office
3 1 (4.55%) Law
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Service Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Desktop Support
4 5 (22.73%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (22.73%) Support Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) IT Support
6 2 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Support Officer
6 2 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Wintel Support
6 2 (9.09%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) Unix
4 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Vista
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
1 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
1 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
1 3 (13.64%) Statistics
2 2 (9.09%) Break/Fix
2 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (9.09%) Migration
2 2 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (4.55%) CRM
3 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.55%) Functional Testing
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C#
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) HND
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCP
3 1 (4.55%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (9.09%) Firmware
2 2 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Citrix
3 3 (13.64%) Bloomberg
3 3 (13.64%) Reuters
4 2 (9.09%) EMC
4 2 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (4.55%) Dell
5 1 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) McAfee
5 1 (4.55%) SAP
5 1 (4.55%) Sophos
5 1 (4.55%) Sun