The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 29 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 3071 3366 3163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.23% 6.62% 6.49%
As % of the System Software category 52.73% 63.43% 64.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1736 1763 1543
Median daily rate £330 £300 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £144 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 559 577
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £25.00 £24.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
Active Directory
UK

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

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5824 5307 4933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.82% 10.43% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3627 2998 2670
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 636 630
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £30.70
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 England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 England

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in England

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in England

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in England

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in 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 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
London -10 1046 £363 +13.28% 280
South East -8 651 £350 +3.46% 148
North West +4 264 £388 +63.15% 62
South West +3 256 £325 +27.45% 63
North East +17 231 £275 +41.02% 21
East of England -2 220 £220 -21.42% 46
West Midlands -11 160 £325 - 60
Yorkshire -7 137 £288 - 40
East Midlands -2 112 £344 +24.09% 37
Midlands +2 5 £488 +8.33%
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in 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 England region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 4333 (76.20%) Windows
2 2588 (45.52%) Microsoft
3 2095 (36.84%) Windows Server
4 1847 (32.48%) VMware
5 1342 (23.60%) Windows 7
6 1306 (22.97%) Citrix
7 1215 (21.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 1213 (21.33%) ITIL
9 1151 (20.24%) MS Exchange
10 1103 (19.40%) MS Office
11 1057 (18.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 1049 (18.45%) DNS
13 1033 (18.17%) VMware Infrastructure
14 963 (16.94%) MS Excel
15 884 (15.55%) Security Cleared
16 863 (15.18%) SCCM
17 797 (14.02%) Finance
18 781 (13.74%) SQL
19 764 (13.44%) PowerShell
20 762 (13.40%) SQL Server
21 755 (13.28%) Windows Server 2003
22 698 (12.28%) DHCP
23 697 (12.26%) Office 365
24 681 (11.98%) Linux
25 671 (11.80%) Migration
26 620 (10.90%) SC Cleared
27 598 (10.52%) Microsoft Certification
28 590 (10.38%) Firewall
29 586 (10.31%) Cisco
30 549 (9.66%) HP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in 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 1151 (20.24%) MS Exchange
2 492 (8.65%) SharePoint
3 460 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 366 (6.44%) Skype for Business
5 303 (5.33%) IIS
6 257 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 171 (3.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 146 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2003
9 144 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
10 116 (2.04%) Apache
11 103 (1.81%) IBM Notes
12 83 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
13 70 (1.23%) Tomcat
14 60 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
15 57 (1.00%) OpenStack
16 54 (0.95%) WebSphere
17 38 (0.67%) WebLogic
18 37 (0.65%) JBoss
19 36 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
20 32 (0.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 1103 (19.40%) MS Office
2 963 (16.94%) MS Excel
3 69 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 66 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (0.51%) MS Project
6 24 (0.42%) InfoPath
7 17 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.21%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.088%) PaintShop Pro
10 4 (0.070%) HipChat
10 4 (0.070%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.053%) Windchill
12 1 (0.018%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.018%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 72 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 17 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 14 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.12%) RMDS
6 6 (0.11%) assyst
6 6 (0.11%) BusinessWare
6 6 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.11%) SAP R/3
6 6 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.088%) Eikon
7 5 (0.088%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.070%) Northgate Housing
8 4 (0.070%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.053%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 3 (0.053%) Remedy AR System
10 2 (0.035%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.035%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 697 (12.26%) Office 365
2 458 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 209 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
4 193 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 89 (1.57%) IaaS
6 77 (1.35%) SaaS
7 53 (0.93%) Yammer
8 47 (0.83%) PaaS
9 42 (0.74%) OneDrive
10 37 (0.65%) Mimecast
11 32 (0.56%) Google Apps
12 16 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.14%) SoftLayer
14 6 (0.11%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.088%) SuccessFactors
15 5 (0.088%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.070%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.070%) Google Cloud Platform
16 4 (0.070%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1049 (18.45%) DNS
2 698 (12.28%) DHCP
3 590 (10.38%) Firewall
4 441 (7.76%) TCP/IP
5 436 (7.67%) SAN
6 413 (7.26%) LAN
7 410 (7.21%) WAN
8 268 (4.71%) VPN
9 220 (3.87%) LDAP
10 206 (3.62%) Internet
11 169 (2.97%) Skype
12 150 (2.64%) Wireless
13 123 (2.16%) Network Security
14 119 (2.09%) SSL
15 116 (2.04%) NAS
16 114 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
17 113 (1.99%) VoIP
18 94 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
19 92 (1.62%) NetScaler
20 77 (1.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 762 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 141 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 101 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 78 (1.37%) Oracle Database
5 75 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 71 (1.25%) MySQL
7 52 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
8 47 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 39 (0.69%) DB2
10 38 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 33 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
12 31 (0.55%) Relational Database
13 27 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
14 21 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
14 21 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (0.33%) MongoDB
16 18 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
16 18 (0.32%) GIS
17 17 (0.30%) NoSQL
18 16 (0.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 93 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 79 (1.39%) Jenkins
3 77 (1.35%) JIRA
4 49 (0.86%) MSI
5 47 (0.83%) Visual Studio
6 42 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (0.65%) Subversion
8 24 (0.42%) Hudson
8 24 (0.42%) Maven
9 23 (0.40%) Ant
10 22 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
11 16 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (0.26%) TeamCity
13 11 (0.19%) StarTeam
13 11 (0.19%) Vagrant
14 9 (0.16%) Artifactory
15 8 (0.14%) NUnit
16 7 (0.12%) Capybara
16 7 (0.12%) Eclipse
16 7 (0.12%) Gerrit
General
1 797 (14.02%) Finance
2 190 (3.34%) Banking
3 146 (2.57%) Law
4 129 (2.27%) Legal
5 117 (2.06%) Telecoms
6 107 (1.88%) Retail
7 74 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 67 (1.18%) Advertising
9 51 (0.90%) Back Office
10 41 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 39 (0.69%) Publishing
12 36 (0.63%) Marketing
13 34 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 30 (0.53%) Local Government
15 27 (0.47%) French Language
16 26 (0.46%) Electronics
17 25 (0.44%) Front Office
17 25 (0.44%) German Language
18 20 (0.35%) Military
19 16 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1158 (20.37%) Analyst
2 796 (14.00%) Support Engineer
3 495 (8.71%) Service Analyst
4 473 (8.32%) Service Desk Analyst
5 456 (8.02%) Architect
6 431 (7.58%) Support Analyst
7 415 (7.30%) 2nd Line Support
8 406 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 400 (7.03%) Desktop Support
10 330 (5.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 325 (5.72%) 3rd Line Support
12 315 (5.54%) Consultant
13 285 (5.01%) IT Support
14 270 (4.75%) Windows Engineer
15 257 (4.52%) Administrator
16 245 (4.31%) Desktop Engineer
17 223 (3.92%) 1st Line Support
18 218 (3.83%) Server Engineer
19 200 (3.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 192 (3.38%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (3.69%) .NET
2 131 (2.30%) Web Services
3 93 (1.64%) HTML
4 75 (1.32%) XML
5 65 (1.14%) Middleware
6 61 (1.07%) CSS
7 55 (0.97%) jQuery
8 43 (0.76%) LAMP
9 41 (0.72%) SAML
10 40 (0.70%) SOAP
11 38 (0.67%) ASP.NET
12 33 (0.58%) .NET Framework
12 33 (0.58%) REST
13 29 (0.51%) HTML5
14 25 (0.44%) AngularJS
15 23 (0.40%) J2EE
16 22 (0.39%) WCF
17 21 (0.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 19 (0.33%) JSON
19 15 (0.26%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 483 (8.49%) Data Centre
2 348 (6.12%) Blackberry
3 257 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
4 207 (3.64%) Clustering
5 161 (2.83%) PKI
6 153 (2.69%) Management Information System
7 152 (2.67%) Computer Science
8 106 (1.86%) Fat Client
8 106 (1.86%) Thin Client
9 91 (1.60%) Replication
10 81 (1.42%) Driving Licence
11 79 (1.39%) NHS
12 74 (1.30%) Smartphone
13 70 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
14 60 (1.06%) Client/Server
15 58 (1.02%) iPhone
16 54 (0.95%) Cryptography
17 51 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
18 47 (0.83%) iPad
19 43 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4333 (76.20%) Windows
2 2095 (36.84%) Windows Server
3 1342 (23.60%) Windows 7
4 1215 (21.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 1057 (18.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 755 (13.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 681 (11.98%) Linux
8 471 (8.28%) Windows XP
9 422 (7.42%) Windows 8
10 335 (5.89%) Unix
11 243 (4.27%) Windows 10
12 191 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 114 (2.00%) Apple iOS
14 111 (1.95%) Android
15 107 (1.88%) Mac OS X
16 85 (1.49%) Solaris
17 76 (1.34%) Windows Vista
18 57 (1.00%) CentOS
19 53 (0.93%) AIX
20 48 (0.84%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1213 (21.33%) ITIL
2 671 (11.80%) Migration
3 282 (4.96%) Project Management
4 273 (4.80%) Service Management
5 231 (4.06%) Incident Management
6 226 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
7 216 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
8 195 (3.43%) Service Delivery
9 192 (3.38%) Configuration Management
10 172 (3.02%) Problem Management
11 171 (3.01%) DevOps
12 170 (2.99%) High Availability
13 161 (2.83%) Change Management
14 138 (2.43%) ITSM
15 134 (2.36%) ITIL V3
16 127 (2.23%) Identity Management
17 124 (2.18%) CRM
18 120 (2.11%) Information Security
19 117 (2.06%) Server Building
20 113 (1.99%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 781 (13.74%) SQL
2 764 (13.44%) PowerShell
3 181 (3.18%) Java
4 151 (2.66%) VBScript
5 136 (2.39%) C#
6 130 (2.29%) Perl
7 126 (2.22%) JavaScript
8 118 (2.08%) Python
9 98 (1.72%) VB
10 78 (1.37%) C
11 73 (1.28%) Bash Shell
12 65 (1.14%) Shell Script
13 61 (1.07%) Ruby
14 59 (1.04%) PHP
15 55 (0.97%) T-SQL
16 18 (0.32%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.32%) VB.NET
17 15 (0.26%) C++
18 14 (0.25%) Tcl
19 12 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 884 (15.55%) Security Cleared
2 620 (10.90%) SC Cleared
3 598 (10.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 334 (5.87%) MCSE
5 241 (4.24%) Degree
6 160 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
7 156 (2.74%) DV Cleared
8 154 (2.71%) MCP
9 135 (2.37%) MCSA
10 130 (2.29%) CCNA
11 110 (1.93%) MCITP
12 101 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 97 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
14 87 (1.53%) MCTS
15 86 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
16 76 (1.34%) CISSP
17 52 (0.91%) MCDST
18 49 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 43 (0.76%) DBS Check
20 37 (0.65%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (4.91%) SLA
2 71 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 64 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 37 (0.65%) QA
6 22 (0.39%) COBIT
7 17 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 14 (0.25%) FIPS 140-2
9 12 (0.21%) JSP 440
10 8 (0.14%) RMADS
10 8 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.088%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.088%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.053%) BS7799
12 3 (0.053%) ISO15022
12 3 (0.053%) ISO20022
13 2 (0.035%) DICOM
13 2 (0.035%) GPG13
13 2 (0.035%) HL7
14 1 (0.018%) COSO
System Software
1 1033 (18.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 437 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 417 (7.33%) XenApp
4 300 (5.28%) vSphere
5 219 (3.85%) XenDesktop
6 202 (3.55%) VMware ESX
7 186 (3.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 143 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
9 116 (2.04%) XenServer
10 59 (1.04%) Terminal Services
11 52 (0.91%) Docker
12 42 (0.74%) NFS
13 36 (0.63%) BitLocker
13 36 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 32 (0.56%) ISA Server
15 31 (0.55%) Samba
16 30 (0.53%) VMware Server
17 29 (0.51%) Firmware
18 28 (0.49%) Terminal Server
19 25 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 863 (15.18%) SCCM
2 354 (6.23%) SCOM
3 166 (2.92%) WSUS
4 155 (2.73%) Puppet
5 109 (1.92%) Backup Exec
6 78 (1.37%) NetBackup
7 76 (1.34%) Ansible
8 66 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 60 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 58 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 53 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
12 51 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
13 48 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
14 44 (0.77%) SCVMM
14 44 (0.77%) Windows Intune
15 41 (0.72%) Nagios
16 36 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 35 (0.62%) HP SIM
18 31 (0.55%) SCOrch
19 30 (0.53%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 2588 (45.52%) Microsoft
2 1847 (32.48%) VMware
3 1306 (22.97%) Citrix
4 586 (10.31%) Cisco
5 549 (9.66%) HP
6 378 (6.65%) Oracle
7 230 (4.05%) Red Hat
8 226 (3.97%) NetApp
9 219 (3.85%) Dell
10 169 (2.97%) IBM
11 160 (2.81%) AppSense
12 155 (2.73%) Symantec
13 141 (2.48%) Intel Security
14 134 (2.36%) Apple
15 121 (2.13%) EMC
16 118 (2.08%) Remedy
17 106 (1.86%) SAP
18 100 (1.76%) Lotus
19 80 (1.41%) Splunk
20 75 (1.32%) CheckPoint
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