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 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 9 22
Rank change year-on-year -31 +13  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 5 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.12% 9.09% 4.13%
As % of the System Software category 55.56% 47.37% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 4
Median daily rate £238 £109 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +118.89% -5.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £105 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £350 £125
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £319 £300
% change year-on-year -2.82% +6.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +16.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  

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 9 19 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 3.81% 19.19% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 7
Median daily rate £301 £109 £124
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +176.95% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £105 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £385 £228
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £363 £347
% change year-on-year -0.68% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -54.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.23%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -33 3 £238 +118.89% 1
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 20 (68.97%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) MS Exchange
3 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
4 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
5 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
6 7 (24.14%) Windows 8
6 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (24.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (24.14%) Identity Access Management
6 7 (24.14%) Linux
6 7 (24.14%) Python
6 7 (24.14%) Internet
6 7 (24.14%) Symantec
6 7 (24.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (24.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (24.14%) Migration
6 7 (24.14%) VMware
6 7 (24.14%) Backup Exec
6 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (24.14%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (24.14%) Ansible
6 7 (24.14%) IT Asset Management
6 7 (24.14%) AWS Certification
6 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (24.14%) Asset Management
6 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V

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 15 (51.72%) MS Exchange
2 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) Internet
2 6 (20.69%) VPN
3 2 (6.90%) Skype
4 1 (3.45%) ADSL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 3 (10.34%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) IT Support
2 9 (31.03%) Architect
3 8 (27.59%) Support Officer
4 7 (24.14%) Cloud Architect
4 7 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) AWS Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Exchange Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support
7 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) IT Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Office 365 Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (68.97%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
4 7 (24.14%) Linux
4 7 (24.14%) Windows 8
4 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (24.14%) Asset Management
1 7 (24.14%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (24.14%) Identity Access Management
1 7 (24.14%) IT Asset Management
1 7 (24.14%) Migration
2 6 (20.69%) Network Architecture
3 3 (10.34%) Change Management
3 3 (10.34%) Software Delivery
4 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.90%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL
4 2 (6.90%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (6.90%) Software Distribution
5 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Office Automation
5 1 (3.45%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) Python
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) AWS Certification
2 2 (6.90%) MCP
2 2 (6.90%) MCSE
2 2 (6.90%) MCTS
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
1 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) Ansible
1 7 (24.14%) Backup Exec
1 7 (24.14%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (24.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (6.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (6.90%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.45%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) Symantec
2 7 (24.14%) Veeam
2 7 (24.14%) VMware
3 6 (20.69%) Polycom
4 1 (3.45%) CA