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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 31 33 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2694 2648 3371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.89% 5.23% 6.41%
As % of the System Software category 46.42% 52.56% 61.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1587 1410 1727
Median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £125 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 500 610
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.58 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-0.51% -2.83%
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
5803 5038 5440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.69% 9.94% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3609 2958 3004
Median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £348
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 595 693
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.93
% change year-on-year
- -5.46%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +1 1005 £335 +3.07% 200
South East +3 536 £325 +4.83% 152
North East +45 220 £330 +37.50% 9
South West +8 204 £228 -30.00% 50
North West +2 175 £325 +16.07% 80
East of England -7 165 £290 +23.40% 36
Yorkshire +3 151 £325 +44.44% 41
West Midlands -1 140 £310 +10.71% 52
East Midlands +4 116 £331 +75.49% 20
Midlands 0 1 £500 +233.33% 2
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 4081 (74.17%) Windows
2 2730 (49.62%) Microsoft
3 1820 (33.08%) Windows Server
4 1670 (30.35%) VMware
5 1234 (22.43%) Windows 7
6 1115 (20.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1075 (19.54%) Citrix
8 1068 (19.41%) ITIL
9 1017 (18.48%) DNS
10 1003 (18.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 992 (18.03%) MS Office
12 991 (18.01%) MS Excel
13 989 (17.98%) MS Exchange
14 952 (17.30%) VMware Infrastructure
14 952 (17.30%) Office 365
15 939 (17.07%) SCCM
16 790 (14.36%) Security Cleared
17 764 (13.89%) PowerShell
18 752 (13.67%) DHCP
19 732 (13.30%) SQL Server
20 724 (13.16%) Migration
21 714 (12.98%) SQL
22 646 (11.74%) Finance
23 638 (11.60%) Microsoft Azure
24 629 (11.43%) Linux
25 621 (11.29%) Cisco
26 591 (10.74%) Windows Server 2003
27 576 (10.47%) Firewall
28 542 (9.85%) SC Cleared
29 514 (9.34%) 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
1 989 (17.98%) MS Exchange
2 476 (8.65%) SharePoint
3 438 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 430 (7.82%) Skype for Business
5 330 (6.00%) IIS
6 258 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 155 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 142 (2.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 116 (2.11%) Apache
10 101 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
11 82 (1.49%) IBM Notes
12 76 (1.38%) Tomcat
13 72 (1.31%) WebLogic
14 68 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
15 56 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
16 51 (0.93%) WebSphere
17 50 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
18 40 (0.73%) Confluence
18 40 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
19 34 (0.62%) OpenStack
Applications
1 992 (18.03%) MS Office
2 991 (18.01%) MS Excel
3 69 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 61 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.18%) MS Project
7 8 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.13%) InDesign
9 6 (0.11%) Acrobat
10 5 (0.091%) SOLIDWORKS
10 5 (0.091%) Windchill
11 2 (0.036%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.018%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.018%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 95 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 18 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.22%) Faxination
5 11 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.16%) assyst
7 6 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.091%) Eikon
9 3 (0.055%) OpenText MBPM
9 3 (0.055%) RMDS
9 3 (0.055%) Sage X3
10 2 (0.036%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.036%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.036%) Northgate Housing
10 2 (0.036%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 1 (0.018%) Fredhopper
11 1 (0.018%) Infor M3
11 1 (0.018%) Magento
11 1 (0.018%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 952 (17.30%) Office 365
2 638 (11.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 264 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
4 218 (3.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 134 (2.44%) IaaS
6 102 (1.85%) PaaS
7 100 (1.82%) SaaS
8 86 (1.56%) OneDrive
9 67 (1.22%) Yammer
10 50 (0.91%) G Suite
11 37 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
12 26 (0.47%) Mimecast
13 25 (0.45%) Amazon S3
14 20 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
15 17 (0.31%) CloudFront
15 17 (0.31%) Google Drive
16 16 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
17 15 (0.27%) Trello
18 14 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
19 13 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1017 (18.48%) DNS
2 752 (13.67%) DHCP
3 576 (10.47%) Firewall
4 400 (7.27%) LAN
5 395 (7.18%) SAN
6 385 (7.00%) TCP/IP
7 380 (6.91%) WAN
8 311 (5.65%) LDAP
9 298 (5.42%) VPN
10 267 (4.85%) Skype
11 216 (3.93%) Internet
12 154 (2.80%) Wireless
13 145 (2.64%) VoIP
14 144 (2.62%) VLAN
15 140 (2.54%) Network Security
16 128 (2.33%) NAS
17 126 (2.29%) Kerberos
18 99 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
19 92 (1.67%) iSCSI
20 88 (1.60%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 732 (13.30%) SQL Server
2 108 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 103 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 69 (1.25%) MySQL
5 55 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 53 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 50 (0.91%) Relational Database
8 49 (0.89%) Oracle Database
9 47 (0.85%) DB2
10 44 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
11 41 (0.75%) RDBMS
12 38 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
13 32 (0.58%) Big Data
13 32 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 30 (0.55%) Hadoop
15 25 (0.45%) NoSQL
15 25 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
16 23 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
17 19 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
18 18 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 91 (1.65%) JIRA
2 72 (1.31%) Git (software)
3 61 (1.11%) MSI
4 52 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 50 (0.91%) Jenkins
6 48 (0.87%) Visual Studio
7 20 (0.36%) TeamCity
8 19 (0.35%) JIRA Agile
9 18 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
9 18 (0.33%) Subversion
10 15 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (0.22%) InstallShield
11 12 (0.22%) Selenium
12 11 (0.20%) MSTest
12 11 (0.20%) NUnit
13 10 (0.18%) Gerrit
13 10 (0.18%) SoapUI
14 9 (0.16%) Bower
14 9 (0.16%) Mocha
14 9 (0.16%) Sinon.JS
General
1 646 (11.74%) Finance
2 149 (2.71%) Banking
3 139 (2.53%) Retail
4 129 (2.34%) Legal
5 103 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 97 (1.76%) Law
7 80 (1.45%) Advertising
8 73 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 55 (1.00%) Back Office
10 49 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 33 (0.60%) Marketing
11 33 (0.60%) Military
12 28 (0.51%) Local Government
13 27 (0.49%) Publishing
14 18 (0.33%) French Language
15 16 (0.29%) German Language
15 16 (0.29%) Investment Banking
16 13 (0.24%) Aerospace
17 12 (0.22%) Billing
17 12 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1001 (18.19%) Analyst
2 684 (12.43%) Support Engineer
3 488 (8.87%) Architect
4 467 (8.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 426 (7.74%) Service Analyst
6 411 (7.47%) Service Desk Analyst
7 401 (7.29%) 2nd Line Support
8 394 (7.16%) Support Analyst
9 381 (6.92%) Desktop Support
10 333 (6.05%) Consultant
11 296 (5.38%) Windows Engineer
12 287 (5.22%) IT Support
13 270 (4.91%) Administrator
14 258 (4.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 243 (4.42%) Desktop Engineer
16 226 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
17 211 (3.83%) Active Directory Engineer
18 205 (3.73%) 1st Line Support
19 182 (3.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 180 (3.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (3.51%) .NET
2 126 (2.29%) Web Services
3 101 (1.84%) HTML
4 91 (1.65%) SAML
5 88 (1.60%) Middleware
6 62 (1.13%) XML
7 61 (1.11%) J2EE
8 53 (0.96%) ASP.NET
9 52 (0.95%) REST
10 44 (0.80%) CSS
10 44 (0.80%) WCF
11 40 (0.73%) OAuth
12 39 (0.71%) SOAP
13 36 (0.65%) SailPoint
14 34 (0.62%) .NET Framework
15 29 (0.53%) RESTful
16 28 (0.51%) Software Packaging
17 27 (0.49%) AngularJS
18 25 (0.45%) Node.js
19 23 (0.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 359 (6.52%) Data Centre
2 289 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
3 275 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 189 (3.44%) Clustering
5 185 (3.36%) Management Information System
6 152 (2.76%) PKI
7 136 (2.47%) Computer Science
8 130 (2.36%) Replication
9 102 (1.85%) Fat Client
9 102 (1.85%) Thin Client
10 101 (1.84%) Smartphone
11 84 (1.53%) Client/Server
12 70 (1.27%) iPhone
13 68 (1.24%) NHS
14 63 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
15 62 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
16 58 (1.05%) iPad
17 57 (1.04%) Driving Licence
18 51 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
19 37 (0.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4081 (74.17%) Windows
2 1820 (33.08%) Windows Server
3 1234 (22.43%) Windows 7
4 1115 (20.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1003 (18.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 629 (11.43%) Linux
7 591 (10.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 448 (8.14%) Windows 10
9 349 (6.34%) Windows 8
10 300 (5.45%) Windows XP
11 267 (4.85%) Unix
12 185 (3.36%) Android
13 155 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 147 (2.67%) Apple iOS
15 138 (2.51%) Mac OS X
16 106 (1.93%) Solaris
17 65 (1.18%) CentOS
18 58 (1.05%) Windows Vista
19 57 (1.04%) AIX
20 44 (0.80%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1068 (19.41%) ITIL
2 724 (13.16%) Migration
3 255 (4.63%) Service Management
4 243 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
5 208 (3.78%) Incident Management
6 207 (3.76%) Problem Management
7 180 (3.27%) Change Management
8 179 (3.25%) Service Delivery
9 160 (2.91%) Project Management
10 158 (2.87%) DevOps
11 151 (2.74%) High Availability
12 149 (2.71%) Identity Management
13 146 (2.65%) CRM
14 135 (2.45%) Configuration Management
15 127 (2.31%) Information Security
16 126 (2.29%) Disaster Recovery
17 124 (2.25%) TOGAF
18 112 (2.04%) Time Management
19 110 (2.00%) Patch Management
20 108 (1.96%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 764 (13.89%) PowerShell
2 714 (12.98%) SQL
3 202 (3.67%) Java
4 154 (2.80%) C#
5 122 (2.22%) Python
6 121 (2.20%) VBScript
7 119 (2.16%) Perl
8 115 (2.09%) JavaScript
9 82 (1.49%) VB
10 79 (1.44%) C
11 73 (1.33%) Bash Shell
12 69 (1.25%) T-SQL
13 48 (0.87%) PHP
14 37 (0.67%) Ruby
14 37 (0.67%) Shell Script
15 29 (0.53%) Jython
16 19 (0.35%) Groovy
17 18 (0.33%) C++
18 12 (0.22%) Korn
19 11 (0.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 790 (14.36%) Security Cleared
2 542 (9.85%) SC Cleared
3 514 (9.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 305 (5.54%) MCSE
5 240 (4.36%) Degree
6 180 (3.27%) MCP
7 178 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
8 156 (2.84%) DV Cleared
9 139 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
10 137 (2.49%) CCNA
11 130 (2.36%) MCSA
12 93 (1.69%) CISSP
13 89 (1.62%) MCITP
14 82 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 81 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
16 64 (1.16%) MCTS
17 60 (1.09%) CCNP
18 44 (0.80%) MCDST
19 42 (0.76%) DBS Check
20 33 (0.60%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (4.93%) SLA
2 74 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 56 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 43 (0.78%) QA
5 36 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
8 10 (0.18%) JSP 440
9 9 (0.16%) RMADS
10 8 (0.15%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.091%) COBIT
11 5 (0.091%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.036%) GPG13
13 1 (0.018%) BS7799
13 1 (0.018%) FISMA
13 1 (0.018%) HIPAA
System Software
1 952 (17.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 455 (8.27%) Hyper-V
3 371 (6.74%) XenApp
4 250 (4.54%) vSphere
5 215 (3.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 189 (3.44%) XenDesktop
7 175 (3.18%) VMware ESX
8 112 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
9 91 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
10 89 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
11 69 (1.25%) Terminal Services
12 68 (1.24%) XenServer
13 66 (1.20%) BitLocker
14 60 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
15 44 (0.80%) VMware Server
16 42 (0.76%) DFS Replication
17 38 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 35 (0.64%) NFS
18 35 (0.64%) vCloud
19 30 (0.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 939 (17.07%) SCCM
2 283 (5.14%) SCOM
3 181 (3.29%) WSUS
4 132 (2.40%) Puppet
5 99 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
6 76 (1.38%) AirWatch
7 73 (1.33%) NetBackup
8 71 (1.29%) Backup Exec
9 63 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
10 57 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 55 (1.00%) Ansible
11 55 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 53 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
12 53 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
13 47 (0.85%) Nagios
13 47 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
14 43 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 34 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 33 (0.60%) SCVMM
17 32 (0.58%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2730 (49.62%) Microsoft
2 1670 (30.35%) VMware
3 1075 (19.54%) Citrix
4 621 (11.29%) Cisco
5 496 (9.01%) HP
6 355 (6.45%) Oracle
7 248 (4.51%) Dell
8 216 (3.93%) Symantec
9 180 (3.27%) Apple
10 179 (3.25%) NetApp
11 138 (2.51%) EMC
12 137 (2.49%) Intel Security
13 132 (2.40%) Red Hat
14 128 (2.33%) CheckPoint
15 123 (2.24%) AppSense
16 120 (2.18%) Google
17 108 (1.96%) IBM
18 94 (1.71%) Remedy
19 91 (1.65%) SAP
20 89 (1.62%) Lotus
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