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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
UK / England
Rank 33 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2166 2401 2798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.22% 5.26% 6.14%
As % of the System Software category 43.17% 51.22% 59.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 1339 1409
Median daily rate £325 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 387 496
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +0.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.12 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £26.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.48 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.46% +3.44%

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
5017 4688 4724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.10% 10.27% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3155 2837 2600
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 466 558
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -13 798 £350 - 194
South East -4 479 £338 +3.84% 164
South West +8 182 £230 -23.33% 38
East of England -16 142 £250 +8.69% 51
North West -2 133 £303 +4.76% 71
Yorkshire 0 121 £274 +82.50% 59
West Midlands -4 113 £275 +22.22% 53
East Midlands +1 112 £325 +56.62% 26
North East +30 84 £283 -4.23% 16
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 3734 (74.25%) Windows
2 2430 (48.32%) Microsoft
3 1645 (32.71%) Windows Server
4 1489 (29.61%) VMware
5 1165 (23.17%) Windows 7
6 1014 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 961 (19.11%) ITIL
8 946 (18.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 941 (18.71%) DNS
10 904 (17.98%) MS Office
11 891 (17.72%) Citrix
12 885 (17.60%) MS Exchange
13 884 (17.58%) Office 365
14 880 (17.50%) MS Excel
15 834 (16.58%) VMware Infrastructure
16 824 (16.38%) SCCM
17 755 (15.01%) Security Cleared
18 695 (13.82%) PowerShell
19 665 (13.22%) Migration
20 659 (13.10%) DHCP
21 636 (12.65%) SQL Server
22 617 (12.27%) Microsoft Azure
23 595 (11.83%) SQL
24 591 (11.75%) Finance
25 560 (11.14%) Cisco
26 536 (10.66%) SC Cleared
27 528 (10.50%) Linux
28 517 (10.28%) Windows Server 2003
28 517 (10.28%) Firewall
29 475 (9.45%) 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
1 885 (17.60%) MS Exchange
2 429 (8.53%) SharePoint
3 399 (7.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 349 (6.94%) Skype for Business
5 291 (5.79%) IIS
6 234 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 155 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 111 (2.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 91 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
10 77 (1.53%) Apache
11 60 (1.19%) IBM Notes
12 51 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
13 50 (0.99%) WebLogic
14 44 (0.87%) Tomcat
15 41 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
16 38 (0.76%) OpenStack
17 37 (0.74%) Confluence
17 37 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
18 34 (0.68%) WebSphere
19 32 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 904 (17.98%) MS Office
2 880 (17.50%) MS Excel
3 73 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 51 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 32 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.26%) MS Project
7 6 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.099%) InDesign
9 4 (0.080%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.040%) SPSS
12 1 (0.020%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.020%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.020%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 84 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.080%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.060%) OpenText MBPM
7 3 (0.060%) RMDS
7 3 (0.060%) SystmOne
8 2 (0.040%) assyst
8 2 (0.040%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.040%) Eikon
8 2 (0.040%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.040%) Northgate Housing
8 2 (0.040%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.020%) Fredhopper
9 1 (0.020%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.020%) Magento
9 1 (0.020%) Oracle iRecruitment
9 1 (0.020%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 884 (17.58%) Office 365
2 617 (12.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 239 (4.75%) Amazon AWS
4 231 (4.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 133 (2.64%) IaaS
6 99 (1.97%) PaaS
7 91 (1.81%) SaaS
8 84 (1.67%) OneDrive
9 64 (1.27%) Yammer
10 35 (0.70%) G Suite
11 28 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
12 25 (0.50%) Amazon S3
13 23 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
14 20 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
15 16 (0.32%) Google Drive
15 16 (0.32%) Mimecast
16 14 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
17 13 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 13 (0.26%) HP Helion
18 12 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 941 (18.71%) DNS
2 659 (13.10%) DHCP
3 517 (10.28%) Firewall
4 377 (7.50%) LAN
5 362 (7.20%) TCP/IP
6 359 (7.14%) WAN
7 342 (6.80%) SAN
8 266 (5.29%) VPN
9 252 (5.01%) LDAP
10 250 (4.97%) Skype
11 178 (3.54%) Internet
12 140 (2.78%) Wireless
13 137 (2.72%) VoIP
14 129 (2.57%) VLAN
15 125 (2.49%) Network Security
16 116 (2.31%) NAS
17 104 (2.07%) Kerberos
18 89 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
19 85 (1.69%) SSL
20 81 (1.61%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 636 (12.65%) SQL Server
2 93 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 69 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 51 (1.01%) MySQL
5 47 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 40 (0.80%) Relational Database
6 40 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 35 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
7 35 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (0.66%) Oracle Database
9 31 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
10 29 (0.58%) RDBMS
11 26 (0.52%) DB2
12 25 (0.50%) Big Data
13 24 (0.48%) Hadoop
14 23 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
15 21 (0.42%) NoSQL
16 19 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
17 18 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
18 14 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 75 (1.49%) JIRA
2 70 (1.39%) Git (software)
3 57 (1.13%) Jenkins
4 51 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (0.84%) MSI
6 41 (0.82%) Visual Studio
7 22 (0.44%) TeamCity
8 20 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (0.22%) InstallShield
11 10 (0.20%) MSTest
11 10 (0.20%) NUnit
11 10 (0.20%) Subversion
12 9 (0.18%) Bower
12 9 (0.18%) gulp
12 9 (0.18%) JIRA Agile
12 9 (0.18%) Karma Test Runner
12 9 (0.18%) Mocha
12 9 (0.18%) Protractor
12 9 (0.18%) Sinon.JS
General
1 591 (11.75%) Finance
2 132 (2.62%) Legal
3 130 (2.59%) Retail
4 121 (2.41%) Banking
5 90 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 88 (1.75%) Law
7 83 (1.65%) Advertising
8 58 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 52 (1.03%) Back Office
10 46 (0.91%) Financial Institution
11 37 (0.74%) Marketing
12 30 (0.60%) Military
13 27 (0.54%) Publishing
14 26 (0.52%) Local Government
15 19 (0.38%) Investment Banking
16 16 (0.32%) Electronics
16 16 (0.32%) French Language
17 14 (0.28%) Games
18 13 (0.26%) Aerospace
19 11 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 927 (18.43%) Analyst
2 633 (12.59%) Support Engineer
3 431 (8.57%) Architect
4 430 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 422 (8.39%) 2nd Line Support
6 401 (7.97%) Service Analyst
7 387 (7.70%) Service Desk Analyst
8 360 (7.16%) Desktop Support
9 355 (7.06%) Support Analyst
10 293 (5.83%) IT Support
11 285 (5.67%) Consultant
12 274 (5.45%) Windows Engineer
13 232 (4.61%) Administrator
14 224 (4.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 217 (4.31%) Desktop Engineer
16 208 (4.14%) 1st Line Support
17 197 (3.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 196 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
19 188 (3.74%) Active Directory Engineer
20 179 (3.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (3.36%) .NET
2 111 (2.21%) Web Services
3 88 (1.75%) HTML
4 80 (1.59%) SAML
5 71 (1.41%) Middleware
6 61 (1.21%) XML
7 51 (1.01%) ASP.NET
8 43 (0.86%) J2EE
9 42 (0.84%) WCF
10 39 (0.78%) CSS
11 35 (0.70%) REST
11 35 (0.70%) SOAP
12 32 (0.64%) .NET Framework
13 30 (0.60%) Software Packaging
14 29 (0.58%) OAuth
15 24 (0.48%) AngularJS
15 24 (0.48%) RESTful
15 24 (0.48%) SailPoint
16 22 (0.44%) JSON
17 21 (0.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 338 (6.72%) Data Centre
2 255 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
3 229 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 167 (3.32%) PKI
5 164 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 161 (3.20%) Clustering
7 109 (2.17%) Replication
8 104 (2.07%) Fat Client
8 104 (2.07%) Thin Client
9 97 (1.93%) Smartphone
10 94 (1.87%) Computer Science
11 74 (1.47%) Client/Server
12 71 (1.41%) iPhone
13 62 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
14 61 (1.21%) NHS
15 55 (1.09%) iPad
16 47 (0.93%) Driving Licence
16 47 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
17 46 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
18 38 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3734 (74.25%) Windows
2 1645 (32.71%) Windows Server
3 1165 (23.17%) Windows 7
4 1014 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 946 (18.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 528 (10.50%) Linux
7 517 (10.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 449 (8.93%) Windows 10
9 287 (5.71%) Windows 8
10 251 (4.99%) Windows XP
11 242 (4.81%) Unix
12 162 (3.22%) Android
13 122 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 118 (2.35%) Apple iOS
15 116 (2.31%) Mac OS X
16 76 (1.51%) Solaris
17 57 (1.13%) Windows Vista
18 47 (0.93%) CentOS
19 37 (0.74%) Mac OS
20 35 (0.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 961 (19.11%) ITIL
2 665 (13.22%) Migration
3 237 (4.71%) Service Management
4 214 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
5 202 (4.02%) Problem Management
6 182 (3.62%) Incident Management
7 172 (3.42%) Change Management
8 164 (3.26%) Service Delivery
9 150 (2.98%) DevOps
10 135 (2.68%) Identity Management
11 133 (2.64%) Project Management
12 132 (2.62%) High Availability
13 117 (2.33%) CRM
14 116 (2.31%) Disaster Recovery
15 114 (2.27%) TOGAF
16 105 (2.09%) Stakeholder Management
17 103 (2.05%) Mobile Device Management
18 102 (2.03%) PRINCE2
18 102 (2.03%) Time Management
19 100 (1.99%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 695 (13.82%) PowerShell
2 595 (11.83%) SQL
3 165 (3.28%) Java
4 141 (2.80%) C#
5 113 (2.25%) Python
6 104 (2.07%) VBScript
7 96 (1.91%) JavaScript
8 88 (1.75%) Perl
9 79 (1.57%) C
10 74 (1.47%) VB
11 56 (1.11%) T-SQL
12 52 (1.03%) Bash Shell
13 37 (0.74%) PHP
14 33 (0.66%) Ruby
15 30 (0.60%) Shell Script
16 20 (0.40%) C++
17 18 (0.36%) Jython
18 13 (0.26%) Korn
19 11 (0.22%) PL/SQL
20 9 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 755 (15.01%) Security Cleared
2 536 (10.66%) SC Cleared
3 475 (9.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 288 (5.73%) MCSE
5 174 (3.46%) Degree
6 160 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
7 155 (3.08%) MCP
8 151 (3.00%) DV Cleared
9 143 (2.84%) MCSA
10 125 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
11 123 (2.45%) CCNA
12 96 (1.91%) MCITP
13 74 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 68 (1.35%) CCNP
15 58 (1.15%) CISSP
16 55 (1.09%) DBS Check
17 51 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
17 51 (1.01%) MCTS
18 37 (0.74%) MCDST
19 28 (0.56%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (5.31%) SLA
2 63 (1.25%) PCI DSS
3 50 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
4 40 (0.80%) QA
5 23 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
6 13 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.24%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.12%) RMADS
9 5 (0.099%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.060%) COBIT
11 1 (0.020%) BS25999
11 1 (0.020%) BS7799
11 1 (0.020%) FISMA
11 1 (0.020%) GDPR
11 1 (0.020%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.020%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.020%) ISO27005
System Software
1 834 (16.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 411 (8.17%) Hyper-V
3 298 (5.93%) XenApp
4 224 (4.45%) vSphere
5 166 (3.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 162 (3.22%) VMware ESX
7 136 (2.70%) XenDesktop
8 113 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
9 85 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
10 70 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
11 67 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
12 56 (1.11%) Terminal Services
13 48 (0.95%) BitLocker
14 40 (0.80%) Docker
14 40 (0.80%) XenServer
15 35 (0.70%) vCloud
16 34 (0.68%) NFS
17 29 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 27 (0.54%) VMware Server
19 23 (0.46%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 824 (16.38%) SCCM
2 213 (4.24%) SCOM
3 169 (3.36%) WSUS
4 108 (2.15%) Puppet
5 72 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
6 66 (1.31%) NetBackup
7 65 (1.29%) AirWatch
7 65 (1.29%) Backup Exec
8 57 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
9 52 (1.03%) Ansible
10 51 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
11 48 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
12 47 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 45 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
13 45 (0.89%) Nagios
14 41 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 41 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 25 (0.50%) Nessus
15 25 (0.50%) SCOrch
15 25 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2430 (48.32%) Microsoft
2 1489 (29.61%) VMware
3 891 (17.72%) Citrix
4 560 (11.14%) Cisco
5 430 (8.55%) HP
6 263 (5.23%) Oracle
7 223 (4.43%) Dell
8 182 (3.62%) Symantec
9 165 (3.28%) Apple
10 143 (2.84%) NetApp
11 128 (2.55%) Intel Security
11 128 (2.55%) Red Hat
12 124 (2.47%) CheckPoint
13 97 (1.93%) AppSense
14 92 (1.83%) Remedy
15 89 (1.77%) Google
16 87 (1.73%) EMC
17 80 (1.59%) LANDesk
18 77 (1.53%) IBM
19 70 (1.39%) SAP
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