Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 44 20
Rank change year-on-year +5 -24 +9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 20 34 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.71% 5.85% 5.88%
As % of the System Software category 51.28% 61.82% 52.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 9
Northern Ireland median daily rate £143 £388 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -63.10% +210.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £63 £213 £103
90th Percentile £488 £575 £375
UK median daily rate £325 £317 £325
% change year-on-year +2.52% -2.46% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.84% +52.00%
10th Percentile £9.13 £12.00 £15.38
90th Percentile £16.15 £12.00 £22.83
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £14.90 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.03% -0.67% -

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 39 55 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.18% 9.47% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 43 12
Northern Ireland median daily rate £331 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.50% - +182.26%
10th Percentile £89 £250 £103
90th Percentile £473 £570 £608
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £12.75 £12.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -36.84% -40.63%
10th Percentile £9.13 £12.00 £15.38
90th Percentile £17.18 £12.00 £22.83
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +9 18 £145 -63.88% 3
County Tyrone - 1 £120 - 1
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 12 (60.00%) DHCP
1 12 (60.00%) DNS
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (35.00%) Citrix
4 5 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (20.00%) Office 365
5 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco
6 3 (15.00%) CommVault
6 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
6 3 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (15.00%) Statistics
6 3 (15.00%) Banking
6 3 (15.00%) Investment Banking
6 3 (15.00%) Firewall
6 3 (15.00%) VMware
6 3 (15.00%) Reuters
6 3 (15.00%) Bloomberg
6 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (15.00%) Unix
6 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (15.00%) ION MarketView
6 3 (15.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Vista
6 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (15.00%) Problem-Solving

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 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) ION MarketView
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) DHCP
1 12 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) SAN
4 1 (5.00%) SNMP
4 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (15.00%) Banking
1 3 (15.00%) Investment Banking
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Front Office
3 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Service Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (15.00%) IT Support
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Support Officer
6 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Implementation Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (15.00%) Statistics
3 2 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (5.00%) Break/Fix
4 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
1 2 (10.00%) HND
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MCP
2 1 (5.00%) MCSA
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Virtual Desktop
1 3 (15.00%) XenApp
2 2 (10.00%) Firmware
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) Citrix
3 3 (15.00%) Bloomberg
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) CommVault
3 3 (15.00%) Reuters
3 3 (15.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Avaya
4 1 (5.00%) Compuware
4 1 (5.00%) Dell
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) McAfee
4 1 (5.00%) Meridio
4 1 (5.00%) Sophos
4 1 (5.00%) Sun