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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
England / East of England
Rank 22 11 17
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 141 206 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.64% 8.84% 9.01%
As % of the System Software category 50.36% 68.21% 70.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 96 106
Median daily rate £225 £263 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £140 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £463 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 62 67
Median hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £27.05 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%

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
280 302 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.19% 12.96% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 144 146
Median daily rate £325 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £169 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £488 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 68 85
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.30 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 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
Hertfordshire +3 39 £200 -44.44% 19
Cambridgeshire -2 37 £148 -35.86% 11
Suffolk -1 25 £250 +47.05% 3
Essex -22 23 £325 +26.82% 2
Bedfordshire +5 12 £325 -13.33% 3
Norfolk -11 4 £101 -72.88% 1
East Anglia - 1 £240 -
Active Directory
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 East of England region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 218 (71.01%) Windows
2 151 (49.19%) Microsoft
3 87 (28.34%) VMware
4 86 (28.01%) Windows Server
5 84 (27.36%) Citrix
6 83 (27.04%) Windows 7
7 77 (25.08%) MS Office
8 65 (21.17%) ITIL
9 64 (20.85%) MS Excel
10 56 (18.24%) VMware Infrastructure
11 47 (15.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 46 (14.98%) MS Exchange
13 44 (14.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 41 (13.36%) Office 365
15 40 (13.03%) SCCM
16 36 (11.73%) DNS
17 34 (11.07%) LAN
18 31 (10.10%) DHCP
18 31 (10.10%) Migration
19 29 (9.45%) Finance
19 29 (9.45%) WAN
19 29 (9.45%) PowerShell
20 28 (9.12%) Microsoft Azure
20 28 (9.12%) Linux
20 28 (9.12%) Firewall
21 27 (8.79%) PRINCE2
21 27 (8.79%) SQL Server
22 26 (8.47%) SAN
22 26 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
23 24 (7.82%) IIS

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 46 (14.98%) MS Exchange
2 24 (7.82%) IIS
3 21 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (2.28%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.63%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.98%) GroupWise
7 2 (0.65%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.33%) Apache
8 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.33%) nginx
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 77 (25.08%) MS Office
2 64 (20.85%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.98%) MS Project
5 2 (0.65%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.33%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.33%) SystmOne
1 1 (0.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 41 (13.36%) Office 365
2 28 (9.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.26%) Mimecast
5 6 (1.95%) G Suite
5 6 (1.95%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.98%) Akamai
6 3 (0.98%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.65%) SaaS
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (11.73%) DNS
2 34 (11.07%) LAN
3 31 (10.10%) DHCP
4 29 (9.45%) WAN
5 28 (9.12%) Firewall
6 26 (8.47%) SAN
7 18 (5.86%) Internet
7 18 (5.86%) TCP/IP
8 15 (4.89%) VPN
9 14 (4.56%) LDAP
10 12 (3.91%) NAS
11 11 (3.58%) Network Security
12 10 (3.26%) WLAN
13 8 (2.61%) Wireless
14 7 (2.28%) iSCSI
14 7 (2.28%) VLAN
15 6 (1.95%) NetScaler
16 5 (1.63%) Remote Desktop
16 5 (1.63%) Unified Communications
16 5 (1.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.30%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.98%) GIS
3 3 (0.98%) MySQL
4 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.33%) OLTP
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.33%) MSI
2 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (9.45%) Finance
2 11 (3.58%) Legal
3 7 (2.28%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.95%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.63%) Advertising
6 4 (1.30%) French Language
6 4 (1.30%) Marketing
6 4 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.30%) Publishing
7 3 (0.98%) Automotive
7 3 (0.98%) Law
8 2 (0.65%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.65%) Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.65%) Local Government
9 1 (0.33%) Billing
9 1 (0.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 91 (29.64%) Analyst
2 47 (15.31%) Support Analyst
3 31 (10.10%) Service Analyst
4 30 (9.77%) Service Desk Analyst
5 29 (9.45%) Support Engineer
6 27 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 26 (8.47%) 2nd Line Support
8 21 (6.84%) Help Desk Analyst
8 21 (6.84%) IT Support
9 20 (6.51%) 1st Line Support
9 20 (6.51%) Architect
10 17 (5.54%) Help Desk Support
10 17 (5.54%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 17 (5.54%) IT Analyst
10 17 (5.54%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (4.89%) Desktop Support
11 15 (4.89%) Project Manager
11 15 (4.89%) Windows Support Analyst
12 13 (4.23%) Active Directory Support
12 13 (4.23%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.91%) Middleware
2 5 (1.63%) SAML
2 5 (1.63%) Web Services
3 4 (1.30%) .NET
3 4 (1.30%) Java EE
3 4 (1.30%) OAuth
3 4 (1.30%) X-Windows
4 3 (0.98%) Java SE
5 2 (0.65%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.33%) COM
6 1 (0.33%) FastCGI
6 1 (0.33%) JSON
6 1 (0.33%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.33%) SAP CAF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.82%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.86%) Management Information System
3 17 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.56%) Clustering
5 12 (3.91%) Fat Client
5 12 (3.91%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.93%) Smartphone
6 9 (2.93%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (2.61%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.28%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.95%) NHS
9 6 (1.95%) PKI
10 4 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.98%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.98%) EFT
11 3 (0.98%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.98%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.65%) Handset
12 2 (0.65%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 218 (71.01%) Windows
2 86 (28.01%) Windows Server
3 83 (27.04%) Windows 7
4 47 (15.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (14.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (9.12%) Linux
7 26 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (7.49%) Windows 8
9 16 (5.21%) Windows 10
10 15 (4.89%) Windows XP
11 13 (4.23%) Unix
12 6 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.95%) Windows Vista
13 5 (1.63%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.30%) Solaris
15 2 (0.65%) Android
15 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (21.17%) ITIL
2 31 (10.10%) Migration
3 27 (8.79%) PRINCE2
4 21 (6.84%) Project Management
5 19 (6.19%) High Availability
6 16 (5.21%) Incident Management
7 15 (4.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (4.23%) Service Delivery
8 13 (4.23%) Service Management
9 11 (3.58%) Data Migration
10 10 (3.26%) Identity Management
10 10 (3.26%) Load Balancing
11 9 (2.93%) Risk Management
11 9 (2.93%) Secure Coding
12 8 (2.61%) ITIL V3
12 8 (2.61%) Mobile Device Management
12 8 (2.61%) Performance Monitoring
13 7 (2.28%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (2.28%) PRINCE
13 7 (2.28%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.45%) PowerShell
2 19 (6.19%) SQL
3 6 (1.95%) Java
4 3 (0.98%) C
5 2 (0.65%) VBA
5 2 (0.65%) VBScript
6 1 (0.33%) Perl
6 1 (0.33%) PHP
6 1 (0.33%) Python
6 1 (0.33%) Tcl
6 1 (0.33%) VB
6 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (6.51%) Degree
2 18 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (5.21%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.91%) MCP
4 12 (3.91%) MCSE
5 11 (3.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 9 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.61%) CCNA
7 8 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (2.28%) A+ Certification
8 7 (2.28%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.95%) MCSA
9 6 (1.95%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.63%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (1.63%) MOS
10 5 (1.63%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.63%) PMP
11 4 (1.30%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.98%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.56%) SLA
2 7 (2.28%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 56 (18.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (6.51%) Hyper-V
3 16 (5.21%) XenApp
4 13 (4.23%) vSphere
5 8 (2.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.95%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.63%) NDS
9 4 (1.30%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.98%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.65%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.65%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.33%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.33%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.33%) NFS
12 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 40 (13.03%) SCCM
2 12 (3.91%) WSUS
3 9 (2.93%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.63%) DameWare
5 5 (1.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.98%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.98%) SCOM
6 3 (0.98%) SCSM
7 2 (0.65%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.65%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.33%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.33%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 151 (49.19%) Microsoft
2 87 (28.34%) VMware
3 84 (27.36%) Citrix
4 24 (7.82%) Cisco
5 19 (6.19%) HP
6 17 (5.54%) Dell
7 15 (4.89%) Apple
8 12 (3.91%) Oracle
9 10 (3.26%) CheckPoint
9 10 (3.26%) Intel Security
9 10 (3.26%) Novell
10 9 (2.93%) NetApp
11 7 (2.28%) Google
11 7 (2.28%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.28%) Remedy
12 6 (1.95%) LANDesk
12 6 (1.95%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.95%) SolarWinds
12 6 (1.95%) Symantec
13 5 (1.63%) Lotus