Period
to 18 August 2017

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 18 August 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 21 25
Rank change year-on-year -28 +4 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 33 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.40% 5.86% 3.41%
As % of the System Software category 67.35% 42.42% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 8 4
Northern Ireland median daily rate £401 £117 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +243.68% +1.30% -58.65%
10th Percentile £250 £95 £103
90th Percentile £575 £375 £133
UK median daily rate £306 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -6.00% +4.84% +7.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.00 £12.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.61% -2.00% -
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 49 33 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 8.02% 13.81% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 13 7
Northern Ireland median daily rate £388 £350 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +174.51% +0.99%
10th Percentile £259 £103 £104
90th Percentile £575 £603 £315
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -54.69% -
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +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 18 August 2017.

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 18 August 2017. 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 -36 27 £425 +264.03% 1
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 26 (78.79%) SQL
2 22 (66.67%) Linux
2 22 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 22 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 20 (60.61%) Artifactory
3 20 (60.61%) Node.js
3 20 (60.61%) TeamCity
3 20 (60.61%) Java
3 20 (60.61%) JavaScript
3 20 (60.61%) Oracle
3 20 (60.61%) LDAP
4 19 (57.58%) Finance
4 19 (57.58%) Sonatype Nexus
5 18 (54.55%) Windows
6 16 (48.48%) Banking
7 14 (42.42%) SQL Server
8 12 (36.36%) .NET
9 10 (30.30%) DevOps
10 8 (24.24%) Unix
10 8 (24.24%) C#
10 8 (24.24%) OO
10 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
10 8 (24.24%) Docker
10 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (24.24%) SDLC
10 8 (24.24%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (24.24%) Social Network
10 8 (24.24%) Unit Testing
10 8 (24.24%) MongoDB
10 8 (24.24%) NoSQL

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 5 (15.15%) Skype for Business
2 4 (12.12%) IBM Notes
2 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (60.61%) LDAP
2 4 (12.12%) Avaya Modular Messaging
2 4 (12.12%) NAS
2 4 (12.12%) SAN
2 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.06%) DHCP
3 2 (6.06%) DNS
3 2 (6.06%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.03%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (42.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (24.24%) MongoDB
2 8 (24.24%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 20 (60.61%) Artifactory
2 20 (60.61%) TeamCity
3 19 (57.58%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 19 (57.58%) Finance
2 16 (48.48%) Banking
3 4 (12.12%) Legal
3 4 (12.12%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) JavaScript Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Senior Support Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Administrator
5 4 (12.12%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (12.12%) Wintel Administrator
5 4 (12.12%) Wintel Systems Administrator
6 3 (9.09%) Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Support Specialist
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Support
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Support Specialist
7 2 (6.06%) MongoDB Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Node.js Developer
8 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Exchange Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (60.61%) Node.js
2 12 (36.36%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (24.24%) Social Network
1 8 (24.24%) Virtual Team
2 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
3 4 (12.12%) PKI
4 1 (3.03%) Derivative
4 1 (3.03%) Equities
4 1 (3.03%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Linux
2 18 (54.55%) Windows
3 8 (24.24%) Unix
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (30.30%) DevOps
3 8 (24.24%) OO
3 8 (24.24%) SDLC
3 8 (24.24%) Unit Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (12.12%) Change Management
5 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
6 3 (9.09%) Process Management
6 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.06%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (6.06%) Migration
8 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.03%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (3.03%) IT Asset Management
8 1 (3.03%) Proactive Monitoring
8 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.03%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (78.79%) SQL
2 20 (60.61%) Java
2 20 (60.61%) JavaScript
3 8 (24.24%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) Python
5 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) MCP
2 2 (6.06%) MCSE
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Docker
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.06%) XenApp
5 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (12.12%) NetBackup
2 4 (12.12%) SCOM
3 3 (9.09%) SCCM
4 2 (6.06%) Ansible
5 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Oracle
2 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.21%) Citrix
4 6 (18.18%) HP
5 4 (12.12%) Avaya
5 4 (12.12%) CyberTech
5 4 (12.12%) Lotus
5 4 (12.12%) NICE Systems
5 4 (12.12%) ServiceNow
6 2 (6.06%) Dell
6 2 (6.06%) Forcepoint
6 2 (6.06%) McAfee
6 2 (6.06%) Sophos
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec
7 1 (3.03%) Veeam
7 1 (3.03%) VMware