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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
England / East of England
Rank 24 8 14
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 142 218 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.64% 9.47% 9.62%
As % of the System Software category 50.35% 69.21% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 104 113
Median daily rate £250 £230 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £120 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £413 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 75 59
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £28.40 £27.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.48 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.46% +3.44%

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
282 315 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.18% 13.68% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 146 168
Median daily rate £350 £300 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £145 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £463 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 79 77
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.90 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 17 January 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 17 January 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
Cambridgeshire -4 41 £250 +25.00% 23
Hertfordshire -9 31 £218 -33.07% 20
Essex -14 29 £325 +32.65% 5
Bedfordshire +8 19 £275 +139.13% 1
Suffolk -15 15 £281 +36.36% 2
Norfolk -13 7 £120 -44.82% 2
East Anglia - 1 £240 -
Active Directory
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 237 (71.17%) Windows
2 166 (49.85%) Microsoft
3 104 (31.23%) Citrix
4 101 (30.33%) VMware
5 93 (27.93%) Windows 7
5 93 (27.93%) Windows Server
6 81 (24.32%) MS Excel
7 76 (22.82%) MS Office
8 69 (20.72%) VMware Infrastructure
9 68 (20.42%) ITIL
10 55 (16.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 54 (16.22%) SCCM
12 52 (15.62%) MS Exchange
12 52 (15.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 39 (11.71%) DNS
14 37 (11.11%) Finance
14 37 (11.11%) SQL Server
15 36 (10.81%) Office 365
16 34 (10.21%) PowerShell
16 34 (10.21%) Linux
16 34 (10.21%) DHCP
17 33 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
18 32 (9.61%) IIS
18 32 (9.61%) Firewall
19 31 (9.31%) Migration
20 28 (8.41%) Windows Server 2003
20 28 (8.41%) Windows 8
21 27 (8.11%) XenApp
21 27 (8.11%) HP
21 27 (8.11%) SQL

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 52 (15.62%) MS Exchange
2 32 (9.61%) IIS
3 25 (7.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (4.80%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.50%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.20%) Apache
8 4 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.90%) GroupWise
9 3 (0.90%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.60%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.30%) nginx
11 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 81 (24.32%) MS Excel
2 76 (22.82%) MS Office
3 4 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.20%) MS Project
3 4 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.60%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.30%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.30%) assyst
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.30%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.30%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 36 (10.81%) Office 365
2 33 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.80%) Akamai
5 6 (1.80%) CloudFront
6 5 (1.50%) Mimecast
7 4 (1.20%) G Suite
7 4 (1.20%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.90%) IaaS
8 3 (0.90%) SaaS
9 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.30%) iTunes
10 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (11.71%) DNS
2 34 (10.21%) DHCP
3 32 (9.61%) Firewall
4 26 (7.81%) WAN
5 25 (7.51%) LAN
6 23 (6.91%) SAN
7 18 (5.41%) Internet
7 18 (5.41%) TCP/IP
8 16 (4.80%) VPN
9 12 (3.60%) LDAP
10 11 (3.30%) Network Security
11 10 (3.00%) NAS
11 10 (3.00%) NetScaler
11 10 (3.00%) WLAN
12 9 (2.70%) Wireless
13 8 (2.40%) MPLS
14 7 (2.10%) VLAN
15 6 (1.80%) IP Telephony
15 6 (1.80%) iSCSI
15 6 (1.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.50%) MySQL
3 5 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.20%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.90%) GIS
5 3 (0.90%) OLTP
5 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.30%) JIRA
2 1 (0.30%) MSI
2 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (11.11%) Finance
2 11 (3.30%) Advertising
3 8 (2.40%) Legal
3 8 (2.40%) Marketing
4 6 (1.80%) Local Government
4 6 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.50%) Law
6 4 (1.20%) Automotive
6 4 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.90%) French Language
7 3 (0.90%) Retail
8 2 (0.60%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.60%) Front Office
8 2 (0.60%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 104 (31.23%) Analyst
2 54 (16.22%) Support Analyst
3 38 (11.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 32 (9.61%) Service Analyst
4 32 (9.61%) Support Engineer
5 31 (9.31%) Service Desk Analyst
6 27 (8.11%) Architect
7 25 (7.51%) 2nd Line Support
7 25 (7.51%) IT Support
8 24 (7.21%) Help Desk Analyst
9 21 (6.31%) 1st Line Support
9 21 (6.31%) Help Desk Support
9 21 (6.31%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 21 (6.31%) Windows Support Analyst
10 19 (5.71%) Active Directory Support
10 19 (5.71%) IT Analyst
11 18 (5.41%) Active Directory Analyst
11 18 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
12 17 (5.11%) Active Directory Support Analyst
13 16 (4.80%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.90%) Middleware
2 10 (3.00%) Web Services
3 9 (2.70%) SAML
4 5 (1.50%) .NET
5 4 (1.20%) Java EE
5 4 (1.20%) OAuth
5 4 (1.20%) X-Windows
6 3 (0.90%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.60%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.30%) COM
8 1 (0.30%) FastCGI
8 1 (0.30%) JSON
8 1 (0.30%) OAuth2
8 1 (0.30%) SAP CAF
8 1 (0.30%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.51%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.91%) Management Information System
3 22 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.90%) Fat Client
4 13 (3.90%) Thin Client
5 11 (3.30%) Clustering
6 10 (3.00%) PKI
7 9 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.40%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.80%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.80%) NHS
9 6 (1.80%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.20%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.20%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.90%) CMDB
11 3 (0.90%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.90%) iPhone
11 3 (0.90%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 237 (71.17%) Windows
2 93 (27.93%) Windows 7
2 93 (27.93%) Windows Server
3 55 (16.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (15.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (10.21%) Linux
6 28 (8.41%) Windows 8
6 28 (8.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (4.50%) Unix
8 14 (4.20%) Windows 10
9 13 (3.90%) Windows XP
10 11 (3.30%) Solaris
11 8 (2.40%) Windows Vista
12 6 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.20%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.90%) Android
14 3 (0.90%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (20.42%) ITIL
2 31 (9.31%) Migration
3 26 (7.81%) Incident Management
4 24 (7.21%) High Availability
4 24 (7.21%) PRINCE2
5 19 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 18 (5.41%) Project Management
7 15 (4.50%) Service Management
8 14 (4.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (3.30%) Data Migration
9 11 (3.30%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (2.70%) Change Control
10 9 (2.70%) PRINCE
10 9 (2.70%) Problem Management
10 9 (2.70%) Risk Management
10 9 (2.70%) Server Building
11 8 (2.40%) Configuration Management
11 8 (2.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (2.40%) Identity Management
11 8 (2.40%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.21%) PowerShell
2 27 (8.11%) SQL
3 8 (2.40%) Java
4 4 (1.20%) C
5 3 (0.90%) VBA
5 3 (0.90%) VBScript
6 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.30%) Perl
7 1 (0.30%) PHP
7 1 (0.30%) Python
7 1 (0.30%) Tcl
7 1 (0.30%) VB
7 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (6.61%) Degree
3 19 (5.71%) MCSE
4 18 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 16 (4.80%) MCP
6 9 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.70%) MCITP
7 8 (2.40%) CCNA
7 8 (2.40%) SC Cleared
8 7 (2.10%) DV Cleared
8 7 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (1.80%) MCSA
9 6 (1.80%) MOS
9 6 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.50%) A+ Certification
10 5 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (1.50%) DBS Check
10 5 (1.50%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.60%) SLA
2 7 (2.10%) JSP 440
2 7 (2.10%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.30%) FISMA
3 1 (0.30%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.30%) QA
3 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 69 (20.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (8.11%) XenApp
3 25 (7.51%) Hyper-V
4 24 (7.21%) vSphere
5 9 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (2.10%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.50%) NDS
8 5 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.20%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.20%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.90%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.60%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.30%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 54 (16.22%) SCCM
2 13 (3.90%) WSUS
3 8 (2.40%) SCOM
4 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (1.80%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.50%) DameWare
6 5 (1.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.90%) OpenView
8 3 (0.90%) SCSM
8 3 (0.90%) Simpana
8 3 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.90%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.90%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (0.60%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.60%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.60%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.30%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 166 (49.85%) Microsoft
2 104 (31.23%) Citrix
3 101 (30.33%) VMware
4 27 (8.11%) HP
5 26 (7.81%) Cisco
6 23 (6.91%) Oracle
7 18 (5.41%) Apple
8 17 (5.11%) Dell
9 15 (4.50%) NetApp
10 12 (3.60%) CheckPoint
11 10 (3.00%) Novell
12 7 (2.10%) Intel Security
12 7 (2.10%) LANDesk
12 7 (2.10%) Symantec
13 6 (1.80%) 3PAR
13 6 (1.80%) IBM
13 6 (1.80%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.50%) Google
14 5 (1.50%) Remedy
15 4 (1.20%) AppSense
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