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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 11 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 220 301 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.93% 10.53% 10.10%
As % of the System Software category 62.68% 67.95% 70.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 143 133
Median daily rate £220 £280 £218
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +28.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £157 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £433 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 76 55
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.35 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £38.03 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
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
351 443 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.25% 15.50% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 229 210
Median daily rate £350 £310 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +16.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £433 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 85 64
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

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 29 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 May 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 +7 66 £350 +27.27% 8
Hertfordshire -6 51 £220 -37.14% 7
Cambridgeshire -8 44 £298 -8.46% 18
Suffolk +7 31 £173 -23.33% 5
Bedfordshire -5 22 £165 -30.15% 7
Norfolk -21 8 £153 -19.73% 1
Active Directory
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 318 (73.95%) Windows
2 175 (40.70%) Microsoft
3 156 (36.28%) Windows 7
4 142 (33.02%) MS Office
4 142 (33.02%) Citrix
5 112 (26.05%) MS Excel
6 103 (23.95%) ITIL
7 100 (23.26%) VMware
8 95 (22.09%) Windows Server
9 72 (16.74%) Finance
9 72 (16.74%) MS Exchange
10 67 (15.58%) Incident Management
11 65 (15.12%) SCCM
12 63 (14.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 59 (13.72%) Windows 8
14 58 (13.49%) Blackberry
15 56 (13.02%) Windows Server 2012
15 56 (13.02%) Office 365
16 49 (11.40%) DNS
17 45 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
18 44 (10.23%) Windows XP
18 44 (10.23%) Data Centre
19 41 (9.53%) Document Management
20 39 (9.07%) Law
21 36 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
21 36 (8.37%) Security Cleared
22 35 (8.14%) SLA
22 35 (8.14%) Cisco
23 34 (7.91%) Migration
24 31 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2010

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 72 (16.74%) MS Exchange
2 31 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (4.42%) IIS
4 18 (4.19%) SharePoint
5 15 (3.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 15 (3.49%) Skype for Business
6 14 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (1.40%) IBM Notes
8 6 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.16%) CICS
9 5 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.16%) IBM Domino
10 4 (0.93%) Apache
10 4 (0.93%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.47%) nginx
11 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.23%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 142 (33.02%) MS Office
2 112 (26.05%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.40%) assyst
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 56 (13.02%) Office 365
2 17 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.93%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.23%) SaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 49 (11.40%) DNS
2 29 (6.74%) SAN
3 28 (6.51%) DHCP
3 28 (6.51%) Firewall
3 28 (6.51%) WAN
4 25 (5.81%) LAN
5 16 (3.72%) TCP/IP
6 11 (2.56%) IP Telephony
6 11 (2.56%) NAS
6 11 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (2.33%) NetScaler
8 9 (2.09%) Internet
8 9 (2.09%) VLAN
8 9 (2.09%) VoIP
8 9 (2.09%) Wireless
9 7 (1.63%) LDAP
9 7 (1.63%) SSL
9 7 (1.63%) VPN
10 6 (1.40%) Network Security
10 6 (1.40%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.63%) Oracle Database
2 7 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (1.16%) DB2
3 5 (1.16%) MySQL
3 5 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.70%) Big Data
6 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Gerrit
1 2 (0.47%) MSI
2 1 (0.23%) Ant
2 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.23%) Hudson
2 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.23%) JIRA
2 1 (0.23%) Maven
2 1 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 72 (16.74%) Finance
2 39 (9.07%) Law
3 12 (2.79%) Advertising
4 7 (1.63%) Local Government
4 7 (1.63%) Retail
4 7 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.16%) Back Office
6 3 (0.70%) French Language
6 3 (0.70%) Marketing
7 2 (0.47%) Banking
7 2 (0.47%) Electronics
7 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.23%) Legal
8 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 154 (35.81%) Analyst
2 80 (18.60%) Service Analyst
3 79 (18.37%) Service Desk Analyst
4 70 (16.28%) Help Desk Analyst
5 58 (13.49%) Support Engineer
6 53 (12.33%) Support Analyst
7 46 (10.70%) Desktop Support
8 35 (8.14%) 2nd Line Support
8 35 (8.14%) Desktop Engineer
9 28 (6.51%) Active Directory Support
9 28 (6.51%) Help Desk Support
9 28 (6.51%) IT Analyst
10 26 (6.05%) Active Directory Analyst
10 26 (6.05%) Consultant
10 26 (6.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 25 (5.81%) Help Desk Support Analyst
11 25 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (5.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 24 (5.58%) 3rd Line Support
12 24 (5.58%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.40%) Middleware
2 5 (1.16%) ISPF
2 5 (1.16%) Web Services
3 4 (0.93%) Java EE
3 4 (0.93%) OAuth
3 4 (0.93%) SAML
3 4 (0.93%) SPNEGO
4 2 (0.47%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (0.47%) OpenJDK
4 2 (0.47%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.23%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.23%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 58 (13.49%) Blackberry
2 44 (10.23%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.79%) Mainframe
5 10 (2.33%) Clustering
6 8 (1.86%) Driving Licence
6 8 (1.86%) NHS
7 7 (1.63%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.63%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.40%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.40%) iPhone
8 6 (1.40%) PKI
8 6 (1.40%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.16%) AS400
9 5 (1.16%) BYOD
9 5 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (0.93%) CMDB
10 4 (0.93%) iPad
11 3 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 318 (73.95%) Windows
2 156 (36.28%) Windows 7
3 95 (22.09%) Windows Server
4 63 (14.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (13.72%) Windows 8
6 56 (13.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (10.23%) Windows XP
8 29 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (5.58%) Linux
10 19 (4.42%) Unix
11 16 (3.72%) Windows 10
12 11 (2.56%) Mac OS
13 10 (2.33%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.86%) Windows Vista
15 7 (1.63%) Android
16 6 (1.40%) Solaris
16 6 (1.40%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (1.16%) MVS
17 5 (1.16%) zOS
18 3 (0.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (23.95%) ITIL
2 67 (15.58%) Incident Management
3 41 (9.53%) Document Management
4 34 (7.91%) Migration
5 25 (5.81%) High Availability
6 20 (4.65%) ITIL V3
7 16 (3.72%) Identity Access Management
7 16 (3.72%) Project Management
8 12 (2.79%) Service Management
9 11 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (2.33%) Service Delivery
11 9 (2.09%) Application Packaging
11 9 (2.09%) Information Security
11 9 (2.09%) ITSM
11 9 (2.09%) Problem Management
11 9 (2.09%) Workflow
12 8 (1.86%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (1.86%) Load Balancing
12 8 (1.86%) Software Deployment
13 7 (1.63%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.81%) SQL
2 22 (5.12%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.86%) Java
4 6 (1.40%) C
4 6 (1.40%) Python
5 5 (1.16%) COBOL
5 5 (1.16%) JCL
6 3 (0.70%) C++
6 3 (0.70%) VB
7 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.47%) VBScript
8 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.23%) PHP
8 1 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
1 36 (8.37%) Security Cleared
2 26 (6.05%) MCSE
2 26 (6.05%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (2.09%) CCNA
4 9 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.09%) MCSA
5 8 (1.86%) MCP
5 8 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.40%) Degree
7 6 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (1.40%) VCP5
8 5 (1.16%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.93%) VCP6
10 2 (0.47%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.47%) CCNP
10 2 (0.47%) MCITP
10 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.14%) SLA
2 2 (0.47%) QA
3 1 (0.23%) COBIT
3 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (3.49%) XenApp
3 12 (2.79%) vSphere
4 11 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (1.63%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.63%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.16%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 4 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (0.93%) MetaFrame
8 4 (0.93%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.70%) Docker
9 3 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.70%) XenServer
10 2 (0.47%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.47%) NFS
10 2 (0.47%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.47%) Xen
11 1 (0.23%) Firmware
11 1 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 65 (15.12%) SCCM
2 14 (3.26%) SCOM
3 8 (1.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (1.63%) Oracle Identity Management
5 5 (1.16%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.16%) Bacula
5 5 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (1.16%) Tivoli NetView
5 5 (1.16%) ZABBIX
6 4 (0.93%) WSUS
7 3 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.47%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.23%) Ansible
9 1 (0.23%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.23%) Puppet
9 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 175 (40.70%) Microsoft
2 142 (33.02%) Citrix
3 100 (23.26%) VMware
4 35 (8.14%) Cisco
5 24 (5.58%) HP
6 18 (4.19%) Apple
6 18 (4.19%) NetApp
7 11 (2.56%) Oracle
7 11 (2.56%) Symantec
8 9 (2.09%) Dell
9 8 (1.86%) Avaya
9 8 (1.86%) CheckPoint
9 8 (1.86%) IBM
9 8 (1.86%) Nortel
9 8 (1.86%) SAP
10 7 (1.63%) 3PAR
10 7 (1.63%) Lotus
11 6 (1.40%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.16%) Remedy
12 5 (1.16%) Siemens
Chelmsford, Essex
Red10
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Premier IT
Rate: £13 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £90.00 - £110.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Red10
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Ifftner Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Essex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Suffolk
Eames Consulting
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Colchester
Pertemps IT
Rate: Up to £14 per hour all inclusive
Posted: 26 days ago
Cambridge
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago