The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 39 8
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -31
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 18 10 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.16% 2.35% 11.78%
As % of the System Software category 58.06% 30.30% 57.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 28
Median daily rate £235 £319 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.27% +96.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £138 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £421 £209
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £294
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -7.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Active Directory
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

System Software Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
31 33 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.62% 7.75% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 41
Median daily rate £400 £413 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +135.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £237 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 9
Median hourly rate £15.50 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.71% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £14.40 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £60.00 £47.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Cambridge region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Cambridge region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 25 (65.79%) Windows
2 17 (44.74%) Windows 7
3 14 (36.84%) ITIL
3 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 10 (26.32%) DHCP
4 10 (26.32%) DNS
5 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
5 9 (23.68%) Citrix
5 9 (23.68%) MS Office
5 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (23.68%) Windows Server
6 8 (21.05%) Windows 10
6 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
7 7 (18.42%) Linux
7 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
8 6 (15.79%) VPN
8 6 (15.79%) IIS
8 6 (15.79%) Oracle
8 6 (15.79%) VMware
8 6 (15.79%) Office 365
9 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (13.16%) Identity Management
9 5 (13.16%) SCCM
9 5 (13.16%) WSUS
9 5 (13.16%) LDAP
9 5 (13.16%) Mac OS X
10 4 (10.53%) X-Windows
10 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
10 4 (10.53%) LANDesk

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 9 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.79%) IIS
3 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (23.68%) MS Office
2 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) DHCP
1 10 (26.32%) DNS
2 6 (15.79%) VPN
3 5 (13.16%) LDAP
4 3 (7.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (7.89%) Kerberos
5 2 (5.26%) ADSL
5 2 (5.26%) Firewall
5 2 (5.26%) LAN
5 2 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.63%) NAS
6 1 (2.63%) SAN
6 1 (2.63%) Skype
6 1 (2.63%) WAN
6 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) IT Support
3 7 (18.42%) Administrator
3 7 (18.42%) Support Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Service Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (13.16%) IT Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Service Desk Support
6 4 (10.53%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Support Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Oracle Architect
7 3 (7.89%) Oracle Technical Architect
7 3 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) X-Windows
2 2 (5.26%) OAuth
2 2 (5.26%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) CESG
1 3 (7.89%) Clustering
1 3 (7.89%) Mainframe
1 3 (7.89%) PKI
2 2 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.63%) BYOD
3 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (65.79%) Windows
2 17 (44.74%) Windows 7
3 9 (23.68%) Windows Server
3 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (21.05%) Windows 10
5 7 (18.42%) Linux
6 5 (13.16%) Mac OS X
6 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (10.53%) Windows 8
8 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (5.26%) Mac OS
9 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) Identity Management
3 3 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
3 3 (7.89%) Information Security
3 3 (7.89%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
3 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (7.89%) SDLC
3 3 (7.89%) SIEM
3 3 (7.89%) Threat Modelling
3 3 (7.89%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (5.26%) Project Management
4 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.63%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.63%) Service Management
5 1 (2.63%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.63%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) CCNA
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
1 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (2.63%) MCP
1 1 (2.63%) MCSA
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) SCCM
1 5 (13.16%) WSUS
2 4 (10.53%) DameWare
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (2.63%) SCSM
5 1 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.68%) Citrix
3 6 (15.79%) Oracle
3 6 (15.79%) VMware
4 4 (10.53%) LANDesk
5 3 (7.89%) Apple
5 3 (7.89%) HP
5 3 (7.89%) SAP
6 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco
6 2 (5.26%) Dell
6 2 (5.26%) IBM
7 1 (2.63%) Becrypt
7 1 (2.63%) Cognos
7 1 (2.63%) ESRI
7 1 (2.63%) NetApp
7 1 (2.63%) Remedy
7 1 (2.63%) Sophos
7 1 (2.63%) Sun
7 1 (2.63%) WorldPay
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