Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 22 25
Rank change year-on-year -26 +3 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 11 32 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.29% 8.16% 3.80%
As % of the System Software category 40.74% 60.38% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 6
Northern Ireland median daily rate £238 £225 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £100 £127 £103
90th Percentile £331 £400 £375
UK median daily rate £314 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -3.31% +4.84% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% - -
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year +1.69% +1.72% -

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 27 53 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.61% 13.52% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 34 6
Northern Ireland median daily rate £350 £293 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.66% +23.16% -5.00%
10th Percentile £226 £138 £103
90th Percentile £421 £421 £375
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £376
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.64% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% - -
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -31 11 £238 +5.56% 4
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (45.45%) ITIL
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
5 3 (27.27%) Citrix
5 3 (27.27%) CommVault
5 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) LAN
6 2 (18.18%) DNS
6 2 (18.18%) WAN
6 2 (18.18%) DHCP
7 1 (9.09%) SNMP
7 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 1 (9.09%) SLA
7 1 (9.09%) Compuware
7 1 (9.09%) VoIP
7 1 (9.09%) CRM
7 1 (9.09%) SharePoint

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 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) SNMP
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Service Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Development Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Support
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 1 (9.09%) Line Management
2 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Security Patching
2 1 (9.09%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) GDPR
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) CommVault
3 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
4 1 (9.09%) Avaya
4 1 (9.09%) Compuware
4 1 (9.09%) Meridio