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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 31 29 25
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2887 3196 3348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.83% 6.04% 6.56%
As % of the System Software category 48.86% 56.64% 63.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1729 1720 1734
Median daily rate £335 £313 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.20% +7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £135 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 492 575
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.55 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £30.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
5909 5643 5308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.94% 10.67% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3823 3230 2953
Median daily rate £413 £365 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.01% +10.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 561 635
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £43.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 1123 £368 +13.07% 221
South East -9 522 £325 +0.07% 143
East of England +1 219 £350 +10.23% 51
North West +4 213 £325 +8.33% 63
South West +7 194 £275 +62.96% 48
West Midlands -4 170 £348 +3.88% 63
Yorkshire -6 169 £325 +6.55% 52
North East +18 154 £260 -5.45% 17
East Midlands +5 101 £350 +21.73% 33
Midlands +3 16 £500 +100.00% 2
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 4526 (75.38%) Windows
2 2910 (48.47%) Microsoft
3 2176 (36.24%) Windows Server
4 1915 (31.90%) VMware
5 1411 (23.50%) Citrix
6 1284 (21.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1268 (21.12%) Windows 7
8 1214 (20.22%) ITIL
9 1197 (19.94%) MS Exchange
10 1176 (19.59%) DNS
11 1132 (18.85%) MS Excel
12 1124 (18.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 1116 (18.59%) MS Office
14 1078 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1014 (16.89%) SCCM
16 927 (15.44%) Security Cleared
17 923 (15.37%) PowerShell
18 904 (15.06%) SQL
19 884 (14.72%) Office 365
20 853 (14.21%) SQL Server
21 847 (14.11%) DHCP
22 770 (12.82%) Migration
23 764 (12.72%) Windows Server 2003
24 761 (12.67%) Finance
25 729 (12.14%) Linux
26 688 (11.46%) Cisco
27 666 (11.09%) SC Cleared
28 649 (10.81%) Firewall
29 622 (10.36%) HP
30 604 (10.06%) Microsoft Azure

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 1197 (19.94%) MS Exchange
2 575 (9.58%) SharePoint
3 496 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 489 (8.14%) Skype for Business
5 335 (5.58%) IIS
6 277 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 154 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 150 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 138 (2.30%) Apache
9 138 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 122 (2.03%) IBM Notes
11 100 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
12 94 (1.57%) Tomcat
13 70 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
14 62 (1.03%) WebLogic
15 50 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
16 49 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
17 48 (0.80%) WebSphere
18 44 (0.73%) JBoss
19 41 (0.68%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1132 (18.85%) MS Excel
2 1116 (18.59%) MS Office
3 67 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 63 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (0.38%) MS Project
6 15 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.13%) Windchill
9 5 (0.083%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.067%) InDesign
11 3 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.050%) HipChat
12 2 (0.033%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.033%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.017%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.017%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.017%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 81 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 18 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.22%) assyst
6 12 (0.20%) Faxination
7 10 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
8 8 (0.13%) Eikon
9 4 (0.067%) Remedy AR System
9 4 (0.067%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.050%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 3 (0.050%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.050%) Sage X3
11 2 (0.033%) Infor M3
11 2 (0.033%) Northgate Housing
11 2 (0.033%) OpenText MBPM
11 2 (0.033%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.033%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 1 (0.017%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 884 (14.72%) Office 365
2 604 (10.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 275 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
4 251 (4.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 128 (2.13%) IaaS
6 94 (1.57%) SaaS
7 74 (1.23%) PaaS
8 73 (1.22%) OneDrive
9 72 (1.20%) Yammer
10 59 (0.98%) Google Apps
11 40 (0.67%) Mimecast
12 28 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (0.27%) Amazon S3
14 15 (0.25%) Trello
15 12 (0.20%) CloudFront
16 9 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
17 6 (0.100%) Google Cloud Platform
18 5 (0.083%) Amazon ELB
18 5 (0.083%) OpenShift
18 5 (0.083%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1176 (19.59%) DNS
2 847 (14.11%) DHCP
3 649 (10.81%) Firewall
4 480 (7.99%) SAN
5 471 (7.84%) LAN
6 468 (7.79%) WAN
7 436 (7.26%) TCP/IP
8 313 (5.21%) LDAP
9 304 (5.06%) VPN
10 271 (4.51%) Skype
11 226 (3.76%) Internet
12 170 (2.83%) Network Security
13 162 (2.70%) Wireless
14 147 (2.45%) VoIP
15 134 (2.23%) NAS
16 124 (2.07%) VLAN
17 114 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
18 112 (1.87%) SSL
19 108 (1.80%) Remote Desktop
20 97 (1.62%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 853 (14.21%) SQL Server
2 147 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 112 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 102 (1.70%) MySQL
5 77 (1.28%) Oracle Database
6 66 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 66 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
7 63 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 59 (0.98%) DB2
9 45 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 40 (0.67%) Relational Database
11 36 (0.60%) Big Data
12 34 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
13 32 (0.53%) Hadoop
14 27 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
15 26 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
16 25 (0.42%) NoSQL
17 23 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
18 22 (0.37%) RDBMS
19 20 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 98 (1.63%) Git (software)
2 91 (1.52%) JIRA
3 76 (1.27%) MSI
4 71 (1.18%) Jenkins
5 53 (0.88%) Visual Studio
6 52 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (0.58%) Subversion
8 23 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
9 19 (0.32%) Ant
9 19 (0.32%) Maven
10 15 (0.25%) SoapUI
11 14 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (0.22%) Gerrit
12 13 (0.22%) Selenium
13 11 (0.18%) Hudson
13 11 (0.18%) JIRA Agile
14 10 (0.17%) MSTest
14 10 (0.17%) NUnit
15 9 (0.15%) StarTeam
15 9 (0.15%) TeamCity
General
1 761 (12.67%) Finance
2 180 (3.00%) Banking
3 129 (2.15%) Law
4 127 (2.12%) Legal
5 124 (2.07%) Telecoms
6 119 (1.98%) Retail
7 74 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 66 (1.10%) Back Office
9 61 (1.02%) Advertising
10 43 (0.72%) Marketing
11 42 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 34 (0.57%) Publishing
13 31 (0.52%) French Language
14 30 (0.50%) Local Government
15 21 (0.35%) Electronics
15 21 (0.35%) German Language
16 17 (0.28%) Investment Banking
16 17 (0.28%) Italian Language
17 16 (0.27%) Military
18 14 (0.23%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 1149 (19.14%) Analyst
2 786 (13.09%) Support Engineer
3 566 (9.43%) Architect
4 484 (8.06%) Service Analyst
5 475 (7.91%) Service Desk Analyst
6 454 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 421 (7.01%) Support Analyst
8 406 (6.76%) Consultant
9 405 (6.75%) Desktop Support
10 398 (6.63%) 2nd Line Support
11 329 (5.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 309 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
13 291 (4.85%) Windows Engineer
14 283 (4.71%) Administrator
15 259 (4.31%) Desktop Engineer
16 242 (4.03%) IT Support
17 199 (3.31%) Server Engineer
18 196 (3.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 189 (3.15%) IT Analyst
20 187 (3.11%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (3.36%) .NET
2 134 (2.23%) Web Services
3 122 (2.03%) HTML
4 97 (1.62%) Middleware
5 88 (1.47%) SAML
6 82 (1.37%) XML
7 69 (1.15%) REST
8 62 (1.03%) CSS
9 56 (0.93%) J2EE
10 53 (0.88%) LAMP
11 44 (0.73%) SOAP
12 41 (0.68%) .NET Framework
13 38 (0.63%) OAuth
14 37 (0.62%) jQuery
15 36 (0.60%) WCF
16 35 (0.58%) ASP.NET
17 31 (0.52%) JSON
18 29 (0.48%) RESTful
19 27 (0.45%) AngularJS
20 26 (0.43%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 458 (7.63%) Data Centre
2 345 (5.75%) Blackberry
3 251 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
4 236 (3.93%) Clustering
5 195 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 186 (3.10%) Computer Science
7 175 (2.91%) PKI
8 118 (1.97%) Replication
9 105 (1.75%) Fat Client
9 105 (1.75%) Thin Client
10 90 (1.50%) Smartphone
11 74 (1.23%) iPhone
12 72 (1.20%) Client/Server
12 72 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
13 71 (1.18%) Driving Licence
13 71 (1.18%) NHS
14 54 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
15 53 (0.88%) Mainframe
16 52 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
17 49 (0.82%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 4526 (75.38%) Windows
2 2176 (36.24%) Windows Server
3 1284 (21.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 1268 (21.12%) Windows 7
5 1124 (18.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 764 (12.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 729 (12.14%) Linux
8 417 (6.95%) Windows 8
9 404 (6.73%) Windows XP
10 370 (6.16%) Windows 10
11 355 (5.91%) Unix
12 179 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 160 (2.66%) Android
14 140 (2.33%) Mac OS X
15 139 (2.32%) Solaris
16 136 (2.27%) Apple iOS
17 77 (1.28%) CentOS
18 69 (1.15%) AIX
19 59 (0.98%) Windows Vista
20 45 (0.75%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1214 (20.22%) ITIL
2 770 (12.82%) Migration
3 277 (4.61%) Project Management
4 272 (4.53%) Incident Management
5 245 (4.08%) Service Management
6 233 (3.88%) Agile Software Development
7 221 (3.68%) High Availability
8 207 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 201 (3.35%) Service Delivery
10 199 (3.31%) Configuration Management
11 189 (3.15%) Problem Management
12 186 (3.10%) DevOps
13 174 (2.90%) Information Security
14 157 (2.61%) Identity Management
15 156 (2.60%) Change Management
16 147 (2.45%) CRM
17 145 (2.42%) ITIL V3
18 135 (2.25%) Identity Access Management
19 134 (2.23%) ITSM
20 122 (2.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 923 (15.37%) PowerShell
2 904 (15.06%) SQL
3 245 (4.08%) Java
4 191 (3.18%) VBScript
5 166 (2.76%) Perl
6 143 (2.38%) JavaScript
7 142 (2.37%) C#
8 130 (2.17%) Python
9 122 (2.03%) VB
10 97 (1.62%) Bash Shell
11 82 (1.37%) T-SQL
12 80 (1.33%) C
12 80 (1.33%) PHP
13 62 (1.03%) Shell Script
14 47 (0.78%) Ruby
15 23 (0.38%) C++
16 20 (0.33%) Jython
17 17 (0.28%) PL/SQL
18 13 (0.22%) Groovy
18 13 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 927 (15.44%) Security Cleared
2 666 (11.09%) SC Cleared
3 583 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 326 (5.43%) MCSE
5 288 (4.80%) Degree
6 183 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
7 175 (2.91%) MCP
8 161 (2.68%) DV Cleared
9 148 (2.47%) CCNA
10 132 (2.20%) MCSA
11 130 (2.17%) CISSP
12 116 (1.93%) BPSS Clearance
13 111 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 96 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
15 94 (1.57%) MCITP
16 75 (1.25%) MCTS
17 56 (0.93%) CCNP
18 49 (0.82%) MCDST
19 36 (0.60%) CISM
19 36 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (5.13%) SLA
2 92 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 70 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 68 (1.13%) PCI DSS
5 35 (0.58%) QA
6 22 (0.37%) COBIT
7 16 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 13 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.20%) JSP 440
10 11 (0.18%) Data Quality
10 11 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
10 11 (0.18%) RMADS
11 8 (0.13%) FIPS 140-2
12 4 (0.067%) GPG13
12 4 (0.067%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.050%) BS7799
14 2 (0.033%) DICOM
14 2 (0.033%) HL7
15 1 (0.017%) FISMA
15 1 (0.017%) ISO22301
System Software
1 1078 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 490 (8.16%) Hyper-V
3 487 (8.11%) XenApp
4 285 (4.75%) vSphere
5 258 (4.30%) XenDesktop
6 251 (4.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 209 (3.48%) VMware ESX
8 138 (2.30%) XenServer
9 134 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
10 127 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
11 96 (1.60%) Terminal Services
12 65 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
13 48 (0.80%) BitLocker
14 47 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
14 47 (0.78%) VMware Server
15 45 (0.75%) NFS
16 41 (0.68%) Docker
17 38 (0.63%) DFS Replication
18 34 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 33 (0.55%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1014 (16.89%) SCCM
2 424 (7.06%) SCOM
3 184 (3.06%) WSUS
4 168 (2.80%) Puppet
5 117 (1.95%) Microsoft Clustering
6 104 (1.73%) Backup Exec
7 88 (1.47%) NetBackup
7 88 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 80 (1.33%) Ansible
9 71 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 68 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
11 62 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
12 60 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
13 58 (0.97%) AirWatch
14 56 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
15 54 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 48 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 47 (0.78%) SCVMM
18 45 (0.75%) Nagios
19 42 (0.70%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 2910 (48.47%) Microsoft
2 1915 (31.90%) VMware
3 1411 (23.50%) Citrix
4 688 (11.46%) Cisco
5 622 (10.36%) HP
6 458 (7.63%) Oracle
7 270 (4.50%) Dell
8 226 (3.76%) NetApp
9 222 (3.70%) Symantec
10 187 (3.11%) AppSense
11 184 (3.06%) Red Hat
12 174 (2.90%) Intel Security
13 172 (2.86%) Apple
13 172 (2.86%) IBM
14 159 (2.65%) EMC
15 120 (2.00%) CheckPoint
16 119 (1.98%) Lotus
17 118 (1.97%) SAP
18 117 (1.95%) Google
18 117 (1.95%) Remedy
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