The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 166 228 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.24% 8.84% 10.16%
As % of the System Software category 53.72% 66.47% 70.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 97 152
Median daily rate £285 £235 £216
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.27% +8.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £404 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 89 67
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.79 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.94% -1.41%
Active Directory
England

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

System Software Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
309 343 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.48% 13.29% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 150 212
Median daily rate £338 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £145 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £348
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 102 86
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 the East of England

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Essex +3 48 £325 +26.82% 4
Hertfordshire -3 40 £243 -19.16% 10
Cambridgeshire -8 35 £243 +39.36% 21
Bedfordshire +3 22 £388 +82.35% 3
Suffolk -9 13 £313 +4.16% 5
Norfolk -8 9 £160 -8.57% 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 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 East of England region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 278 (74.33%) Windows
2 192 (51.34%) Microsoft
3 126 (33.69%) Citrix
4 118 (31.55%) Windows 7
5 108 (28.88%) VMware
5 108 (28.88%) Windows Server
6 99 (26.47%) MS Office
6 99 (26.47%) MS Excel
7 77 (20.59%) ITIL
8 75 (20.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 68 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 64 (17.11%) MS Exchange
11 59 (15.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 59 (15.78%) SCCM
12 52 (13.90%) Finance
13 47 (12.57%) Incident Management
14 46 (12.30%) Office 365
15 41 (10.96%) SQL Server
16 40 (10.70%) Windows 8
17 39 (10.43%) DNS
18 38 (10.16%) Microsoft Azure
19 36 (9.63%) IIS
19 36 (9.63%) Windows Server 2003
20 34 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
20 34 (9.09%) HP
20 34 (9.09%) DHCP
21 33 (8.82%) Cisco
22 32 (8.56%) Firewall
22 32 (8.56%) PowerShell
23 31 (8.29%) XenApp

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 64 (17.11%) MS Exchange
2 36 (9.63%) IIS
3 28 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (4.28%) SharePoint
5 14 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (2.41%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.87%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.07%) Apache
9 4 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.80%) GroupWise
11 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.27%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 99 (26.47%) MS Excel
1 99 (26.47%) MS Office
2 5 (1.34%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.53%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.53%) MS Project
4 2 (0.53%) Windchill
5 1 (0.27%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) assyst
2 2 (0.53%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 46 (12.30%) Office 365
2 38 (10.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (6.95%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.41%) CloudFront
5 5 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.07%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.80%) IaaS
7 3 (0.80%) SaaS
8 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.53%) iTunes
8 2 (0.53%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.27%) G Suite
9 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (10.43%) DNS
2 34 (9.09%) DHCP
3 32 (8.56%) Firewall
4 26 (6.95%) WAN
5 23 (6.15%) LAN
5 23 (6.15%) SAN
6 20 (5.35%) Internet
7 19 (5.08%) VPN
8 17 (4.55%) TCP/IP
9 12 (3.21%) NetScaler
10 11 (2.94%) Network Security
10 11 (2.94%) VLAN
11 10 (2.67%) WLAN
12 9 (2.41%) iSCSI
12 9 (2.41%) NAS
12 9 (2.41%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (2.14%) VoIP
14 7 (1.87%) Wireless
15 6 (1.60%) Kerberos
15 6 (1.60%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.14%) MySQL
4 6 (1.60%) GIS
5 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.80%) OLTP
6 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.27%) JIRA
2 1 (0.27%) MSI
2 1 (0.27%) Xcode
General
1 52 (13.90%) Finance
2 12 (3.21%) Advertising
3 11 (2.94%) Law
4 10 (2.67%) Legal
5 8 (2.14%) Local Government
6 6 (1.60%) Marketing
7 4 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.07%) Retail
7 4 (1.07%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.53%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.53%) Automotive
8 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.53%) Front Office
8 2 (0.53%) Publishing
9 1 (0.27%) Banking
9 1 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 128 (34.22%) Analyst
2 64 (17.11%) Support Analyst
3 53 (14.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 43 (11.50%) Service Analyst
5 42 (11.23%) Service Desk Analyst
6 38 (10.16%) Help Desk Analyst
7 34 (9.09%) Support Engineer
8 29 (7.75%) Windows Support Analyst
9 28 (7.49%) Help Desk Support
9 28 (7.49%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 27 (7.22%) Active Directory Analyst
10 27 (7.22%) Active Directory Support
11 26 (6.95%) Architect
11 26 (6.95%) Citrix Analyst
12 25 (6.68%) Active Directory Support Analyst
13 24 (6.42%) Citrix Support
13 24 (6.42%) Citrix Support Analyst
14 23 (6.15%) IT Support
15 22 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
16 21 (5.61%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.01%) Web Services
2 10 (2.67%) Middleware
3 7 (1.87%) SAML
4 4 (1.07%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.80%) .NET
5 3 (0.80%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.53%) HTML
6 2 (0.53%) Java EE
6 2 (0.53%) OAuth
6 2 (0.53%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.27%) COM
7 1 (0.27%) SAP CAF
7 1 (0.27%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.61%) Data Centre
3 19 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 17 (4.55%) Blackberry
5 15 (4.01%) Fat Client
5 15 (4.01%) Thin Client
6 10 (2.67%) PKI
7 8 (2.14%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.87%) Clustering
8 7 (1.87%) Smartphone
8 7 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.60%) NHS
10 5 (1.34%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.07%) iPad
11 4 (1.07%) iPhone
12 3 (0.80%) CESG
12 3 (0.80%) CMDB
12 3 (0.80%) EFT
12 3 (0.80%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 278 (74.33%) Windows
2 118 (31.55%) Windows 7
3 108 (28.88%) Windows Server
4 75 (20.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (15.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (10.70%) Windows 8
7 36 (9.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (8.29%) Linux
9 19 (5.08%) Windows 10
10 16 (4.28%) Unix
11 14 (3.74%) Windows XP
12 13 (3.48%) Solaris
13 7 (1.87%) Windows Vista
14 6 (1.60%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (1.07%) Android
16 4 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.80%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
18 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (20.59%) ITIL
2 47 (12.57%) Incident Management
3 27 (7.22%) Migration
4 21 (5.61%) High Availability
5 17 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 17 (4.55%) Service Management
6 15 (4.01%) Kalman Filter
6 15 (4.01%) PRINCE2
7 13 (3.48%) Project Management
8 12 (3.21%) Identity Management
8 12 (3.21%) Information Security
9 11 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (2.67%) Document Management
10 10 (2.67%) E-Commerce
10 10 (2.67%) Problem Management
11 9 (2.41%) Change Control
11 9 (2.41%) ITIL V3
12 8 (2.14%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (2.14%) Converged Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.56%) PowerShell
2 26 (6.95%) SQL
3 8 (2.14%) C
3 8 (2.14%) Java
4 4 (1.07%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.80%) VBScript
6 2 (0.53%) C++
6 2 (0.53%) VBA
7 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (6.42%) Security Cleared
3 22 (5.88%) Degree
3 22 (5.88%) MCSE
4 18 (4.81%) MCP
5 16 (4.28%) SC Cleared
6 11 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (2.67%) CCNA
7 10 (2.67%) MCITP
8 9 (2.41%) MCSA
9 8 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (1.60%) MOS
11 6 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.34%) A+ Certification
12 5 (1.34%) CISSP
12 5 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (1.34%) PMI Certification
12 5 (1.34%) PMP
13 4 (1.07%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.48%) SLA
2 8 (2.14%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.07%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) FISMA
5 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.27%) QA
5 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 68 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (8.29%) XenApp
3 27 (7.22%) Hyper-V
4 25 (6.68%) vSphere
5 9 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (2.41%) VMware ESX
6 8 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.34%) NDS
7 5 (1.34%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.80%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.80%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.80%) XenServer
10 2 (0.53%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.53%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.27%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 59 (15.78%) SCCM
2 12 (3.21%) WSUS
3 9 (2.41%) Backup Exec
3 9 (2.41%) SCOM
4 5 (1.34%) DameWare
5 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.80%) OpenView
6 3 (0.80%) Simpana
6 3 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.80%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.80%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.53%) Casper Suite
7 2 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.53%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.27%) SCSM
8 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.27%) vMotion
Vendors
1 192 (51.34%) Microsoft
2 126 (33.69%) Citrix
3 108 (28.88%) VMware
4 34 (9.09%) HP
5 33 (8.82%) Cisco
6 25 (6.68%) Oracle
7 23 (6.15%) Dell
8 21 (5.61%) NetApp
9 18 (4.81%) Apple
10 16 (4.28%) CheckPoint
11 10 (2.67%) Novell
12 9 (2.41%) Akamai
13 8 (2.14%) IBM
14 7 (1.87%) LANDesk
15 6 (1.60%) 3PAR
15 6 (1.60%) Avaya
15 6 (1.60%) SAP
16 5 (1.34%) Intel Security
16 5 (1.34%) Remedy
16 5 (1.34%) ServiceNow
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