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 September 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 Sep 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 2869 2979 3383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.77% 5.73% 6.51%
As % of the System Software category 47.90% 55.85% 63.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1696 1599 1767
Median daily rate £325 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £136 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 339 486 590
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.52 £29.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
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
5990 5334 5350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.04% 10.26% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3829 3082 2982
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 564 665
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £41.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -14 1090 £364 +11.92% 204
South East -4 530 £325 +4.83% 142
North East +35 207 £325 +29.74% 16
East of England -1 204 £300 - 44
South West +1 198 £235 +34.28% 53
North West -1 196 £325 +27.45% 69
West Midlands +3 182 £325 -4.41% 54
Yorkshire 0 176 £318 +5.83% 68
East Midlands -9 85 £265 +0.95% 38
Midlands -2 8 £500 - 1
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 4518 (75.05%) Windows
2 2950 (49.00%) Microsoft
3 2159 (35.86%) Windows Server
4 1908 (31.69%) VMware
5 1359 (22.57%) Citrix
6 1281 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 1281 (21.28%) Windows 7
7 1269 (21.08%) ITIL
8 1159 (19.25%) DNS
9 1153 (19.15%) MS Excel
10 1149 (19.09%) MS Exchange
11 1108 (18.41%) MS Office
12 1105 (18.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 1079 (17.92%) VMware Infrastructure
14 999 (16.59%) SCCM
15 988 (16.41%) Office 365
16 927 (15.40%) Security Cleared
17 900 (14.95%) PowerShell
18 870 (14.45%) SQL
19 858 (14.25%) SQL Server
20 852 (14.15%) DHCP
21 813 (13.50%) Migration
22 769 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
23 757 (12.57%) Finance
24 711 (11.81%) Linux
25 690 (11.46%) Cisco
26 661 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
27 654 (10.86%) Firewall
28 652 (10.83%) SC Cleared
29 623 (10.35%) Microsoft Certification

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 1149 (19.09%) MS Exchange
2 583 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 515 (8.55%) Skype for Business
4 502 (8.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 365 (6.06%) IIS
6 293 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 164 (2.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 162 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 145 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
10 134 (2.23%) Apache
11 120 (1.99%) IBM Notes
12 90 (1.50%) Tomcat
13 85 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
14 70 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
14 70 (1.16%) WebLogic
15 61 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
16 58 (0.96%) WebSphere
17 56 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
18 53 (0.88%) OpenStack
19 40 (0.66%) JBoss
Applications
1 1153 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 1108 (18.41%) MS Office
3 72 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 66 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (0.40%) MS Project
6 19 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.13%) Windchill
9 5 (0.083%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.083%) InDesign
10 3 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.050%) HipChat
10 3 (0.050%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.033%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.017%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.017%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.017%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 88 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 18 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.22%) assyst
4 13 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (0.20%) Faxination
6 10 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.12%) Eikon
8 5 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.083%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.066%) Remedy AR System
9 4 (0.066%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.050%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 3 (0.050%) Sage X3
11 2 (0.033%) Dynamics GP
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
Cloud Services
1 988 (16.41%) Office 365
2 661 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 295 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
4 256 (4.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 160 (2.66%) IaaS
6 117 (1.94%) SaaS
7 109 (1.81%) PaaS
8 87 (1.45%) Yammer
9 85 (1.41%) OneDrive
10 58 (0.96%) Google Apps
11 41 (0.68%) Mimecast
12 33 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
13 17 (0.28%) Amazon S3
13 17 (0.28%) CloudFront
14 15 (0.25%) Trello
15 13 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
15 13 (0.22%) HP Helion
16 9 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
17 8 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
18 7 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1159 (19.25%) DNS
2 852 (14.15%) DHCP
3 654 (10.86%) Firewall
4 470 (7.81%) SAN
5 464 (7.71%) LAN
6 455 (7.56%) WAN
7 418 (6.94%) TCP/IP
8 325 (5.40%) LDAP
9 294 (4.88%) Skype
10 291 (4.83%) VPN
11 246 (4.09%) Internet
12 177 (2.94%) Network Security
13 166 (2.76%) Wireless
14 152 (2.52%) VoIP
15 144 (2.39%) NAS
16 133 (2.21%) VLAN
17 109 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
18 104 (1.73%) SSL
19 101 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
20 100 (1.66%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 858 (14.25%) SQL Server
2 132 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 108 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 88 (1.46%) MySQL
5 72 (1.20%) Oracle Database
6 67 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 65 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 63 (1.05%) DB2
9 55 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
10 47 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 40 (0.66%) Relational Database
12 39 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
13 36 (0.60%) Big Data
14 34 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
15 31 (0.51%) Hadoop
16 27 (0.45%) NoSQL
17 25 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
17 25 (0.42%) RDBMS
18 19 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
18 19 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 81 (1.35%) Git (software)
2 80 (1.33%) JIRA
3 73 (1.21%) MSI
4 68 (1.13%) Jenkins
5 56 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 54 (0.90%) Visual Studio
7 30 (0.50%) Subversion
8 19 (0.32%) JIRA Agile
9 18 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
10 14 (0.23%) Selenium
10 14 (0.23%) SoapUI
11 12 (0.20%) Ant
11 12 (0.20%) Gerrit
11 12 (0.20%) Maven
11 12 (0.20%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.15%) JUnit
12 9 (0.15%) MSTest
12 9 (0.15%) NUnit
13 8 (0.13%) FxCop
13 8 (0.13%) StyleCop
General
1 757 (12.57%) Finance
2 175 (2.91%) Banking
3 129 (2.14%) Retail
4 127 (2.11%) Legal
5 115 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 107 (1.78%) Law
7 65 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 64 (1.06%) Back Office
9 63 (1.05%) Advertising
10 48 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 45 (0.75%) Marketing
12 34 (0.56%) Publishing
13 29 (0.48%) French Language
14 27 (0.45%) Local Government
15 18 (0.30%) German Language
15 18 (0.30%) Military
16 16 (0.27%) Electronics
16 16 (0.27%) Investment Banking
17 14 (0.23%) Billing
17 14 (0.23%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1153 (19.15%) Analyst
2 785 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 569 (9.45%) Architect
4 495 (8.22%) Service Analyst
5 490 (8.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 465 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 415 (6.89%) Support Analyst
8 411 (6.83%) 2nd Line Support
9 406 (6.74%) Desktop Support
10 373 (6.20%) Consultant
11 319 (5.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 293 (4.87%) 3rd Line Support
13 285 (4.73%) Windows Engineer
14 280 (4.65%) Administrator
15 269 (4.47%) Desktop Engineer
16 266 (4.42%) IT Support
17 208 (3.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 200 (3.32%) IT Analyst
19 192 (3.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
20 191 (3.17%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (3.59%) .NET
2 133 (2.21%) Web Services
3 124 (2.06%) HTML
4 115 (1.91%) Middleware
5 87 (1.45%) SAML
6 82 (1.36%) XML
7 68 (1.13%) REST
8 62 (1.03%) J2EE
9 53 (0.88%) ASP.NET
9 53 (0.88%) CSS
10 47 (0.78%) SOAP
10 47 (0.78%) WCF
11 42 (0.70%) LAMP
12 39 (0.65%) .NET Framework
13 38 (0.63%) OAuth
14 34 (0.56%) jQuery
15 33 (0.55%) JSON
16 31 (0.51%) RESTful
17 27 (0.45%) AngularJS
18 26 (0.43%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 470 (7.81%) Data Centre
2 334 (5.55%) Blackberry
3 264 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 252 (4.19%) Clustering
5 214 (3.55%) Management Information System
6 209 (3.47%) Computer Science
7 174 (2.89%) PKI
8 115 (1.91%) Replication
9 112 (1.86%) Fat Client
9 112 (1.86%) Thin Client
10 100 (1.66%) Smartphone
11 77 (1.28%) iPhone
12 76 (1.26%) NHS
13 75 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
14 74 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
15 73 (1.21%) Client/Server
15 73 (1.21%) Driving Licence
16 54 (0.90%) Mainframe
16 54 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
17 50 (0.83%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4518 (75.05%) Windows
2 2159 (35.86%) Windows Server
3 1281 (21.28%) Windows 7
3 1281 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 1105 (18.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 769 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 711 (11.81%) Linux
7 409 (6.79%) Windows 8
8 382 (6.35%) Windows 10
9 379 (6.30%) Windows XP
10 330 (5.48%) Unix
11 171 (2.84%) Android
12 158 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 150 (2.49%) Apple iOS
14 149 (2.48%) Mac OS X
15 131 (2.18%) Solaris
16 73 (1.21%) CentOS
17 67 (1.11%) AIX
18 63 (1.05%) Windows Vista
19 42 (0.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1269 (21.08%) ITIL
2 813 (13.50%) Migration
3 268 (4.45%) Service Management
4 265 (4.40%) Incident Management
5 261 (4.34%) Project Management
6 242 (4.02%) Agile Software Development
7 222 (3.69%) High Availability
8 217 (3.60%) Service Delivery
9 214 (3.55%) Problem Management
10 182 (3.02%) Disaster Recovery
11 180 (2.99%) DevOps
12 175 (2.91%) Change Management
13 170 (2.82%) Configuration Management
14 163 (2.71%) Information Security
15 152 (2.52%) Identity Management
16 150 (2.49%) CRM
17 145 (2.41%) ITIL V3
17 145 (2.41%) ITSM
18 138 (2.29%) PRINCE2
19 137 (2.28%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 900 (14.95%) PowerShell
2 870 (14.45%) SQL
3 244 (4.05%) Java
4 167 (2.77%) C#
5 166 (2.76%) VBScript
6 159 (2.64%) Perl
7 143 (2.38%) JavaScript
8 137 (2.28%) Python
9 113 (1.88%) VB
10 94 (1.56%) Bash Shell
11 88 (1.46%) T-SQL
12 80 (1.33%) C
12 80 (1.33%) PHP
13 66 (1.10%) Shell Script
14 42 (0.70%) Ruby
15 29 (0.48%) Jython
16 27 (0.45%) C++
17 21 (0.35%) Groovy
18 12 (0.20%) PL/SQL
19 10 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 927 (15.40%) Security Cleared
2 652 (10.83%) SC Cleared
3 623 (10.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 370 (6.15%) MCSE
5 320 (5.32%) Degree
6 195 (3.24%) MCP
7 185 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
8 154 (2.56%) DV Cleared
9 148 (2.46%) MCSA
10 147 (2.44%) CCNA
11 138 (2.29%) CISSP
12 128 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
13 121 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
14 105 (1.74%) MCITP
14 105 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 82 (1.36%) MCTS
16 55 (0.91%) CCNP
17 53 (0.88%) MCDST
18 40 (0.66%) A+ Certification
19 36 (0.60%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 330 (5.48%) SLA
2 104 (1.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 65 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 62 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (0.60%) QA
6 18 (0.30%) COBIT
7 14 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (0.22%) ISO 9001
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 5 (0.083%) FIPS 140-2
12 4 (0.066%) GPG13
13 3 (0.050%) BS7799
13 3 (0.050%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.017%) DICOM
14 1 (0.017%) FISMA
14 1 (0.017%) HL7
14 1 (0.017%) ISO22301
System Software
1 1079 (17.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 494 (8.21%) Hyper-V
3 458 (7.61%) XenApp
4 284 (4.72%) vSphere
5 252 (4.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 239 (3.97%) XenDesktop
7 188 (3.12%) VMware ESX
8 144 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
9 132 (2.19%) XenServer
10 107 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
11 89 (1.48%) Terminal Services
12 75 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
13 52 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
14 49 (0.81%) BitLocker
15 47 (0.78%) DFS Replication
16 45 (0.75%) VMware Server
17 44 (0.73%) NFS
18 32 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 31 (0.51%) vCloud
20 30 (0.50%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 999 (16.59%) SCCM
2 373 (6.20%) SCOM
3 201 (3.34%) WSUS
4 153 (2.54%) Puppet
5 123 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
6 99 (1.64%) Backup Exec
7 95 (1.58%) NetBackup
8 86 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 73 (1.21%) Ansible
10 71 (1.18%) AirWatch
10 71 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 63 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
12 58 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
13 57 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
14 52 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
15 45 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 43 (0.71%) EdgeSight
16 43 (0.71%) SCVMM
17 42 (0.70%) Nagios
17 42 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2950 (49.00%) Microsoft
2 1908 (31.69%) VMware
3 1359 (22.57%) Citrix
4 690 (11.46%) Cisco
5 622 (10.33%) HP
6 451 (7.49%) Oracle
7 274 (4.55%) Dell
8 226 (3.75%) Symantec
9 207 (3.44%) NetApp
10 188 (3.12%) Apple
10 188 (3.12%) AppSense
11 182 (3.02%) Intel Security
12 157 (2.61%) EMC
13 152 (2.52%) IBM
14 147 (2.44%) Red Hat
15 126 (2.09%) Google
16 125 (2.08%) Lotus
17 123 (2.04%) CheckPoint
18 122 (2.03%) SAP
19 114 (1.89%) Remedy
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