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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 3152 3308 3241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.31% 6.40% 6.56%
As % of the System Software category 51.47% 59.07% 63.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1855 1819 1625
Median daily rate £340 £320 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £140 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 499 578
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £27.50 £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
6124 5600 5113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.27% 10.83% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3898 3249 2799
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 572 635
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +9.67%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 1151 £375 +15.38% 227
South East -9 552 £320 -3.03% 148
North West +2 254 £330 +29.41% 69
North East +17 248 £276 +3.96% 3
East of England +2 241 £350 +16.66% 46
South West +6 237 £320 +42.22% 46
Yorkshire -1 174 £325 +4.83% 62
West Midlands -4 167 £358 +19.16% 51
East Midlands +1 114 £425 +24.54% 23
Midlands +11 19 £500 +100.00% 1
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4650 (75.78%) Windows
2 2885 (47.02%) Microsoft
3 2220 (36.18%) Windows Server
4 1957 (31.89%) VMware
5 1448 (23.60%) Citrix
6 1334 (21.74%) Windows 7
7 1300 (21.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 1239 (20.19%) ITIL
9 1204 (19.62%) MS Exchange
10 1178 (19.20%) DNS
11 1147 (18.69%) MS Office
12 1133 (18.46%) Windows Server 2012
13 1129 (18.40%) MS Excel
14 1097 (17.88%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1016 (16.56%) SCCM
16 976 (15.91%) Security Cleared
17 930 (15.16%) SQL
18 895 (14.59%) PowerShell
19 872 (14.21%) SQL Server
20 866 (14.11%) Office 365
21 828 (13.49%) DHCP
22 818 (13.33%) Finance
23 787 (12.83%) Windows Server 2003
24 772 (12.58%) Migration
25 770 (12.55%) Linux
26 697 (11.36%) SC Cleared
27 672 (10.95%) Cisco
28 650 (10.59%) Firewall
29 600 (9.78%) HP
29 600 (9.78%) 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 1204 (19.62%) MS Exchange
2 556 (9.06%) SharePoint
3 488 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 462 (7.53%) Skype for Business
5 334 (5.44%) IIS
6 265 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 167 (2.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 138 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 138 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 135 (2.20%) Apache
10 114 (1.86%) IBM Notes
11 95 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 95 (1.55%) Tomcat
12 61 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
13 52 (0.85%) WebLogic
14 51 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
14 51 (0.83%) WebSphere
15 50 (0.81%) OpenStack
16 46 (0.75%) JBoss
17 43 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1147 (18.69%) MS Office
2 1129 (18.40%) MS Excel
3 64 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 63 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 26 (0.42%) MS Project
6 15 (0.24%) InfoPath
6 15 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.13%) Windchill
8 5 (0.081%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.065%) InDesign
10 3 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.049%) HipChat
10 3 (0.049%) PaintShop Pro
11 2 (0.033%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.033%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.016%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.016%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.016%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 87 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 19 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 18 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.21%) assyst
6 12 (0.20%) Faxination
7 9 (0.15%) Eikon
7 9 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
8 7 (0.11%) RMDS
9 4 (0.065%) BusinessWare
9 4 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.065%) Remedy AR System
9 4 (0.065%) SAP R/3
10 3 (0.049%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 3 (0.049%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.049%) Sage X3
10 3 (0.049%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.033%) Northgate Housing
11 2 (0.033%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 866 (14.11%) Office 365
2 600 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 260 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
4 247 (4.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 128 (2.09%) IaaS
6 97 (1.58%) SaaS
7 74 (1.21%) PaaS
8 66 (1.08%) Yammer
9 63 (1.03%) Google Apps
10 61 (0.99%) OneDrive
11 47 (0.77%) Mimecast
12 30 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (0.24%) Trello
14 11 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (0.16%) CloudFront
16 9 (0.15%) Amazon S3
17 7 (0.11%) SoftLayer
18 6 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Cloud
19 5 (0.081%) Amazon ELB
19 5 (0.081%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1178 (19.20%) DNS
2 828 (13.49%) DHCP
3 650 (10.59%) Firewall
4 491 (8.00%) WAN
5 488 (7.95%) LAN
6 487 (7.94%) SAN
7 443 (7.22%) TCP/IP
8 300 (4.89%) VPN
9 286 (4.66%) LDAP
10 235 (3.83%) Skype
11 223 (3.63%) Internet
12 173 (2.82%) Wireless
13 159 (2.59%) Network Security
14 144 (2.35%) VoIP
15 126 (2.05%) SSL
16 124 (2.02%) NAS
17 112 (1.83%) Remote Desktop
17 112 (1.83%) VLAN
18 104 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
19 89 (1.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 872 (14.21%) SQL Server
2 154 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 112 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 93 (1.52%) MySQL
5 87 (1.42%) Oracle Database
6 77 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 65 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 62 (1.01%) DB2
9 61 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
10 47 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 40 (0.65%) Relational Database
12 32 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
13 31 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
14 29 (0.47%) Big Data
15 25 (0.41%) Hadoop
16 23 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
16 23 (0.37%) RDBMS
16 23 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 20 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
17 20 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 95 (1.55%) Git (software)
1 95 (1.55%) JIRA
2 71 (1.16%) Jenkins
2 71 (1.16%) MSI
3 50 (0.81%) Visual Studio
4 49 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 37 (0.60%) Subversion
6 28 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
7 23 (0.37%) Ant
7 23 (0.37%) Maven
8 17 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (0.23%) Hudson
10 11 (0.18%) JIRA Agile
10 11 (0.18%) SoapUI
11 10 (0.16%) NUnit
11 10 (0.16%) StarTeam
11 10 (0.16%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.15%) Gerrit
12 9 (0.15%) JUnit
12 9 (0.15%) StyleCop
General
1 818 (13.33%) Finance
2 197 (3.21%) Banking
3 135 (2.20%) Law
4 123 (2.00%) Legal
5 122 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 113 (1.84%) Retail
7 84 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 57 (0.93%) Back Office
9 54 (0.88%) Advertising
10 44 (0.72%) Marketing
11 37 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 33 (0.54%) French Language
13 30 (0.49%) Publishing
14 28 (0.46%) German Language
15 27 (0.44%) Local Government
16 21 (0.34%) Military
17 20 (0.33%) Electronics
17 20 (0.33%) Investment Banking
18 17 (0.28%) Italian Language
19 15 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1228 (20.01%) Analyst
2 809 (13.18%) Support Engineer
3 554 (9.03%) Architect
4 502 (8.18%) Service Analyst
5 484 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
6 474 (7.72%) Support Analyst
7 464 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 406 (6.62%) Desktop Support
9 402 (6.55%) Consultant
10 399 (6.50%) 2nd Line Support
11 346 (5.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 316 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
13 305 (4.97%) Windows Engineer
14 279 (4.55%) Administrator
15 265 (4.32%) IT Support
16 259 (4.22%) Desktop Engineer
17 216 (3.52%) 1st Line Support
17 216 (3.52%) Server Engineer
18 200 (3.26%) IT Analyst
19 198 (3.23%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (3.55%) .NET
2 117 (1.91%) HTML
2 117 (1.91%) Web Services
3 91 (1.48%) Middleware
4 79 (1.29%) XML
5 65 (1.06%) SAML
6 64 (1.04%) CSS
7 56 (0.91%) REST
8 51 (0.83%) LAMP
9 41 (0.67%) jQuery
10 39 (0.64%) SOAP
11 37 (0.60%) .NET Framework
11 37 (0.60%) J2EE
12 32 (0.52%) ASP.NET
13 28 (0.46%) JSON
13 28 (0.46%) WCF
14 26 (0.42%) HTML5
14 26 (0.42%) OAuth
15 24 (0.39%) AngularJS
16 23 (0.37%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 472 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 350 (5.70%) Blackberry
3 269 (4.38%) Clustering
4 250 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
5 194 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 191 (3.11%) Computer Science
7 166 (2.71%) PKI
8 116 (1.89%) Replication
9 98 (1.60%) Fat Client
9 98 (1.60%) Thin Client
10 80 (1.30%) Smartphone
11 76 (1.24%) Driving Licence
11 76 (1.24%) NHS
12 73 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
13 72 (1.17%) Client/Server
14 64 (1.04%) iPhone
15 57 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
16 52 (0.85%) Cryptography
16 52 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
17 50 (0.81%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4650 (75.78%) Windows
2 2220 (36.18%) Windows Server
3 1334 (21.74%) Windows 7
4 1300 (21.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 1133 (18.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 787 (12.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 770 (12.55%) Linux
8 433 (7.06%) Windows 8
9 419 (6.83%) Windows XP
10 342 (5.57%) Unix
11 335 (5.46%) Windows 10
12 205 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 153 (2.49%) Android
14 149 (2.43%) Apple iOS
15 137 (2.23%) Solaris
16 133 (2.17%) Mac OS X
17 75 (1.22%) AIX
18 71 (1.16%) CentOS
19 62 (1.01%) Windows Vista
20 54 (0.88%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1239 (20.19%) ITIL
2 772 (12.58%) Migration
3 297 (4.84%) Project Management
4 278 (4.53%) Incident Management
5 267 (4.35%) Service Management
6 239 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 219 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
8 218 (3.55%) High Availability
9 210 (3.42%) Service Delivery
10 209 (3.41%) Configuration Management
11 189 (3.08%) Change Management
12 183 (2.98%) DevOps
13 182 (2.97%) Problem Management
14 176 (2.87%) Information Security
15 164 (2.67%) Identity Management
16 151 (2.46%) CRM
17 147 (2.40%) ITIL V3
18 145 (2.36%) ITSM
19 140 (2.28%) Identity Access Management
20 133 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 930 (15.16%) SQL
2 895 (14.59%) PowerShell
3 229 (3.73%) Java
4 191 (3.11%) VBScript
5 162 (2.64%) Perl
6 139 (2.27%) C#
7 133 (2.17%) JavaScript
8 126 (2.05%) Python
9 116 (1.89%) VB
10 94 (1.53%) Bash Shell
11 83 (1.35%) C
12 81 (1.32%) T-SQL
13 73 (1.19%) PHP
14 62 (1.01%) Shell Script
15 47 (0.77%) Ruby
16 25 (0.41%) C++
17 18 (0.29%) VB.NET
18 17 (0.28%) PL/SQL
19 13 (0.21%) Groovy
20 12 (0.20%) Jython
Qualifications
1 976 (15.91%) Security Cleared
2 697 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 597 (9.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 333 (5.43%) MCSE
5 301 (4.91%) Degree
6 173 (2.82%) MCP
7 169 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
8 167 (2.72%) DV Cleared
9 140 (2.28%) CCNA
10 129 (2.10%) MCSA
11 123 (2.00%) CISSP
12 115 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
13 106 (1.73%) MCITP
14 97 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 96 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
16 88 (1.43%) MCTS
17 48 (0.78%) CCNP
17 48 (0.78%) MCDST
18 44 (0.72%) DBS Check
19 41 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 303 (4.94%) SLA
2 93 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 74 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 54 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 42 (0.68%) QA
6 21 (0.34%) COBIT
7 19 (0.31%) ISO 9001
8 13 (0.21%) JSP 440
9 11 (0.18%) FIPS 140-2
10 10 (0.16%) RMADS
11 8 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 8 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.081%) PMBOK
13 4 (0.065%) GPG13
14 3 (0.049%) BS7799
15 2 (0.033%) DICOM
15 2 (0.033%) HL7
16 1 (0.016%) FISMA
16 1 (0.016%) HIPAA
16 1 (0.016%) ISO22301
System Software
1 1097 (17.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 510 (8.31%) Hyper-V
3 481 (7.84%) XenApp
4 299 (4.87%) vSphere
5 262 (4.27%) XenDesktop
6 238 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 206 (3.36%) VMware ESX
8 158 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
9 145 (2.36%) XenServer
10 130 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
11 89 (1.45%) Terminal Services
12 75 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
13 51 (0.83%) BitLocker
14 46 (0.75%) VMware Server
15 43 (0.70%) Docker
15 43 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
16 41 (0.67%) NFS
17 40 (0.65%) DFS Replication
18 38 (0.62%) Xen
19 34 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1016 (16.56%) SCCM
2 411 (6.70%) SCOM
3 175 (2.85%) Puppet
4 169 (2.75%) WSUS
5 140 (2.28%) Microsoft Clustering
6 103 (1.68%) Backup Exec
7 88 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 83 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 82 (1.34%) Ansible
9 82 (1.34%) NetBackup
10 67 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
11 63 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 56 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
13 55 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
14 54 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
15 52 (0.85%) SCVMM
16 48 (0.78%) Nagios
17 47 (0.77%) AirWatch
17 47 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 42 (0.68%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2885 (47.02%) Microsoft
2 1957 (31.89%) VMware
3 1448 (23.60%) Citrix
4 672 (10.95%) Cisco
5 600 (9.78%) HP
6 472 (7.69%) Oracle
7 264 (4.30%) Dell
8 244 (3.98%) NetApp
9 203 (3.31%) Red Hat
10 202 (3.29%) Symantec
11 196 (3.19%) IBM
12 181 (2.95%) AppSense
13 175 (2.85%) Apple
14 168 (2.74%) Intel Security
15 161 (2.62%) EMC
16 128 (2.09%) SAP
17 126 (2.05%) Remedy
18 120 (1.96%) Google
19 111 (1.81%) Lotus
20 102 (1.66%) CheckPoint
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Networkers
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