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 19 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
UK / England
Rank 35 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2041 2588 2917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.96% 5.44% 6.14%
As % of the System Software category 43.00% 52.98% 59.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1192 1475 1447
Median daily rate £325 £320 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 371 519
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £10.32 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £27.10 £26.00
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 England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4747 4885 4904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.54% 10.27% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3015 2948 2707
Median daily rate £405 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.10% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 446 576
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.20 £31.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 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
London -14 716 £365 +7.35% 231
South East -4 483 £325 - 161
South West -1 174 £269 -10.33% 34
East of England -9 142 £250 -4.76% 42
North West +6 135 £300 -3.61% 67
Yorkshire +3 126 £275 +12.24% 41
West Midlands +4 117 £298 -4.41% 51
East Midlands 0 91 £320 +28.00% 33
North East +19 54 £285 -6.17% 12
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 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 England region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 3548 (74.52%) Windows
2 2253 (47.32%) Microsoft
3 1560 (32.77%) Windows Server
4 1379 (28.96%) VMware
5 1151 (24.18%) Windows 7
6 962 (20.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 892 (18.74%) ITIL
8 885 (18.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 876 (18.40%) MS Office
10 863 (18.13%) Office 365
11 851 (17.87%) DNS
12 831 (17.45%) MS Excel
13 824 (17.31%) Citrix
14 791 (16.61%) MS Exchange
15 786 (16.51%) VMware Infrastructure
16 749 (15.73%) Security Cleared
17 746 (15.67%) SCCM
18 655 (13.76%) PowerShell
19 605 (12.71%) Migration
20 588 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
21 566 (11.89%) DHCP
22 560 (11.76%) SQL Server
23 534 (11.22%) SQL
24 528 (11.09%) Finance
25 513 (10.78%) SC Cleared
26 507 (10.65%) Cisco
27 504 (10.59%) Linux
28 486 (10.21%) Windows 10
29 478 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
30 473 (9.93%) Firewall

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
1 791 (16.61%) MS Exchange
2 378 (7.94%) SharePoint
3 376 (7.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 332 (6.97%) Skype for Business
5 252 (5.29%) IIS
6 222 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 140 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 101 (2.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 76 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
10 64 (1.34%) Apache
11 59 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
12 55 (1.16%) IBM Notes
13 54 (1.13%) WebLogic
14 50 (1.05%) Confluence
15 43 (0.90%) Tomcat
16 42 (0.88%) OpenStack
17 36 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
18 30 (0.63%) WebSphere
19 28 (0.59%) Office Communications Server
19 28 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 876 (18.40%) MS Office
2 831 (17.45%) MS Excel
3 60 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 40 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.29%) MS Project
7 4 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.084%) InDesign
7 4 (0.084%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.063%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.063%) SPSS
9 2 (0.042%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.021%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 89 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.084%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.084%) Pegasus Opera
5 4 (0.084%) SystmOne
6 3 (0.063%) RMDS
7 2 (0.042%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.042%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.021%) Eikon
8 1 (0.021%) Fredhopper
8 1 (0.021%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.021%) Magento
8 1 (0.021%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.021%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 1 (0.021%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.021%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.021%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 863 (18.13%) Office 365
2 588 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 225 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
4 213 (4.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 129 (2.71%) IaaS
6 96 (2.02%) PaaS
7 85 (1.79%) SaaS
8 73 (1.53%) OneDrive
9 50 (1.05%) Yammer
10 29 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
10 29 (0.61%) G Suite
11 26 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
12 21 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
12 21 (0.44%) Amazon S3
12 21 (0.44%) Mimecast
13 15 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
13 15 (0.32%) Google Drive
14 14 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 13 (0.27%) HP Helion
16 12 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 851 (17.87%) DNS
2 566 (11.89%) DHCP
3 473 (9.93%) Firewall
4 370 (7.77%) LAN
5 348 (7.31%) TCP/IP
5 348 (7.31%) WAN
6 298 (6.26%) SAN
7 265 (5.57%) VPN
8 225 (4.73%) Skype
9 223 (4.68%) LDAP
10 169 (3.55%) Internet
11 154 (3.23%) Wireless
12 121 (2.54%) VoIP
13 111 (2.33%) Network Security
14 104 (2.18%) Kerberos
15 102 (2.14%) NAS
16 96 (2.02%) VLAN
17 94 (1.97%) SSL
18 93 (1.95%) Remote Desktop
19 83 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 560 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 81 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 65 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 46 (0.97%) MySQL
5 37 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (0.76%) Relational Database
7 34 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 31 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
9 29 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
10 28 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 27 (0.57%) RDBMS
12 25 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
12 25 (0.53%) Big Data
13 22 (0.46%) Oracle Database
13 22 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
14 21 (0.44%) DB2
15 20 (0.42%) Hadoop
16 17 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
17 15 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 14 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 83 (1.74%) Git (software)
2 81 (1.70%) JIRA
3 78 (1.64%) Jenkins
4 45 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (0.65%) TeamCity
6 30 (0.63%) MSI
7 28 (0.59%) Visual Studio
8 23 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
9 20 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (0.25%) GitLab
12 10 (0.21%) MSTest
12 10 (0.21%) NUnit
13 8 (0.17%) JIRA Agile
13 8 (0.17%) Subversion
13 8 (0.17%) Vagrant
14 7 (0.15%) ClearCase
14 7 (0.15%) ClearQuest
14 7 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (0.13%) InstallShield
General
1 528 (11.09%) Finance
2 136 (2.86%) Legal
3 131 (2.75%) Retail
4 106 (2.23%) Banking
5 83 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 80 (1.68%) Law
7 72 (1.51%) Advertising
8 65 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 52 (1.09%) Back Office
10 39 (0.82%) Military
11 34 (0.71%) Marketing
12 32 (0.67%) Financial Institution
13 24 (0.50%) Publishing
14 23 (0.48%) Local Government
15 18 (0.38%) Investment Banking
16 17 (0.36%) French Language
17 16 (0.34%) Games
18 15 (0.32%) Electronics
19 12 (0.25%) Aerospace
20 10 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 892 (18.74%) Analyst
2 582 (12.22%) Support Engineer
3 411 (8.63%) 2nd Line Support
4 401 (8.42%) Architect
5 394 (8.28%) Service Analyst
6 393 (8.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 378 (7.94%) Service Desk Analyst
8 339 (7.12%) Support Analyst
9 317 (6.66%) Desktop Support
10 289 (6.07%) IT Support
11 270 (5.67%) Windows Engineer
12 262 (5.50%) Consultant
13 208 (4.37%) 1st Line Support
14 203 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 202 (4.24%) Administrator
16 198 (4.16%) Active Directory Engineer
16 198 (4.16%) Desktop Engineer
17 195 (4.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 184 (3.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support
19 169 (3.55%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (3.32%) .NET
2 93 (1.95%) Web Services
3 82 (1.72%) HTML
4 59 (1.24%) XML
5 56 (1.18%) ASP.NET
6 55 (1.16%) SAML
7 53 (1.11%) Middleware
8 43 (0.90%) Software Packaging
9 38 (0.80%) WCF
10 30 (0.63%) CSS
11 29 (0.61%) .NET Framework
12 27 (0.57%) JSON
13 26 (0.55%) SOAP
14 25 (0.53%) REST
15 24 (0.50%) J2EE
16 23 (0.48%) SailPoint
17 18 (0.38%) COM
17 18 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
17 18 (0.38%) HTML5
18 17 (0.36%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 300 (6.30%) Data Centre
2 275 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 191 (4.01%) Blackberry
4 174 (3.65%) PKI
5 166 (3.49%) Clustering
6 153 (3.21%) Management Information System
7 103 (2.16%) Replication
8 99 (2.08%) Smartphone
9 98 (2.06%) Computer Science
10 94 (1.97%) Fat Client
10 94 (1.97%) Thin Client
11 78 (1.64%) Client/Server
12 68 (1.43%) iPhone
13 60 (1.26%) NHS
14 59 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
15 56 (1.18%) iPad
16 47 (0.99%) Driving Licence
16 47 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
17 37 (0.78%) Mobile App
18 31 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3548 (74.52%) Windows
2 1560 (32.77%) Windows Server
3 1151 (24.18%) Windows 7
4 962 (20.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 885 (18.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 504 (10.59%) Linux
7 486 (10.21%) Windows 10
8 468 (9.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 277 (5.82%) Windows 8
10 233 (4.89%) Windows XP
11 232 (4.87%) Unix
12 152 (3.19%) Android
13 144 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 116 (2.44%) Apple iOS
15 113 (2.37%) Mac OS X
16 68 (1.43%) Solaris
17 58 (1.22%) Windows Vista
18 40 (0.84%) CentOS
19 35 (0.74%) Mac OS
19 35 (0.74%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 892 (18.74%) ITIL
2 605 (12.71%) Migration
3 213 (4.47%) Service Management
4 201 (4.22%) Agile Software Development
5 189 (3.97%) Change Management
6 184 (3.86%) Problem Management
7 167 (3.51%) Incident Management
8 162 (3.40%) DevOps
9 151 (3.17%) Service Delivery
10 135 (2.84%) Identity Management
11 126 (2.65%) Project Management
12 121 (2.54%) High Availability
13 115 (2.42%) Configuration Management
14 113 (2.37%) CRM
15 110 (2.31%) TOGAF
16 107 (2.25%) PRINCE2
17 104 (2.18%) Mobile Device Management
17 104 (2.18%) Stakeholder Management
18 99 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
19 92 (1.93%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 655 (13.76%) PowerShell
2 534 (11.22%) SQL
3 131 (2.75%) Java
4 124 (2.60%) C#
5 110 (2.31%) Python
6 96 (2.02%) VBScript
7 85 (1.79%) Perl
8 81 (1.70%) JavaScript
9 78 (1.64%) C
10 54 (1.13%) VB
11 53 (1.11%) Bash Shell
12 42 (0.88%) T-SQL
13 32 (0.67%) PHP
14 29 (0.61%) Shell Script
15 26 (0.55%) Ruby
16 24 (0.50%) C++
17 16 (0.34%) Jython
18 13 (0.27%) Korn
19 9 (0.19%) AWK
19 9 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 749 (15.73%) Security Cleared
2 513 (10.78%) SC Cleared
3 478 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 282 (5.92%) MCSE
5 165 (3.47%) DV Cleared
6 164 (3.44%) Degree
7 146 (3.07%) MCP
8 142 (2.98%) MCSA
9 125 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
10 117 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
11 111 (2.33%) MCITP
12 100 (2.10%) CCNA
13 64 (1.34%) DBS Check
14 57 (1.20%) MCTS
15 55 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 52 (1.09%) CCNP
17 44 (0.92%) CISSP
18 41 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
19 32 (0.67%) MCDST
20 22 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (5.06%) SLA
2 51 (1.07%) PCI DSS
3 43 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 39 (0.82%) QA
5 34 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.34%) JSP 440
7 13 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.11%) RMADS
9 3 (0.063%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.042%) BS25999
10 2 (0.042%) COBIT
10 2 (0.042%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.021%) BS7799
11 1 (0.021%) GDPR
11 1 (0.021%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.021%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.021%) ISO27005
System Software
1 786 (16.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 373 (7.83%) Hyper-V
3 266 (5.59%) XenApp
4 206 (4.33%) vSphere
5 167 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 152 (3.19%) VMware ESX
7 131 (2.75%) XenDesktop
8 122 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
9 71 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
10 69 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
11 66 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
12 56 (1.18%) BitLocker
13 48 (1.01%) Terminal Services
14 43 (0.90%) Docker
15 37 (0.78%) vCloud
16 32 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 31 (0.65%) NFS
18 30 (0.63%) XenServer
19 26 (0.55%) DFS Replication
20 23 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 746 (15.67%) SCCM
2 192 (4.03%) SCOM
3 147 (3.09%) WSUS
4 102 (2.14%) Puppet
5 73 (1.53%) Ansible
6 71 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
7 66 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
8 60 (1.26%) AirWatch
8 60 (1.26%) Backup Exec
9 57 (1.20%) NetBackup
10 50 (1.05%) Nagios
11 48 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 48 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
12 46 (0.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 44 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
14 40 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
15 33 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 26 (0.55%) Nessus
16 26 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 26 (0.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2253 (47.32%) Microsoft
2 1379 (28.96%) VMware
3 824 (17.31%) Citrix
4 507 (10.65%) Cisco
5 374 (7.86%) HP
6 229 (4.81%) Oracle
7 199 (4.18%) Dell
8 167 (3.51%) Symantec
9 164 (3.44%) Apple
10 158 (3.32%) Red Hat
11 125 (2.63%) NetApp
12 120 (2.52%) Intel Security
13 99 (2.08%) CheckPoint
14 92 (1.93%) AppSense
15 81 (1.70%) Google
16 80 (1.68%) LANDesk
17 76 (1.60%) Remedy
18 73 (1.53%) EMC
18 73 (1.53%) SAP
19 70 (1.47%) Sophos
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 2 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £13 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Lyndhurst, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: Market related
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £240.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: Up to £37,000 DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Modis International
Rate: £11 - £12 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £125 - £150 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £170 - £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £200 to £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £18 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £100 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £160 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per week
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Chassam Contract
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago