The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 23 50 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 5.88% 10.22% 11.29%
As % of the System Software category 36.51% 64.94% 75.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 17
Median daily rate £325 £256 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.82% +60.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £184 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £270 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

System Software Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
63 77 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.11% 15.75% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 28
Median daily rate £400 £263 £249
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £190 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £438 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 16
Median hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.96% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.75 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £26.75 £26.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex 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 Essex

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Essex region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Essex region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Essex region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 21 February 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
Colchester 0 12 £325 +80.55%
Chelmsford 0 1 £198 -24.76%
Saffron Walden 0 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £200 -
Witham - 1 - -
Harlow - 1 - -
Billericay - 1 - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 Essex region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 54 (72.97%) Windows
2 51 (68.92%) Microsoft
3 38 (51.35%) MS Office
4 31 (41.89%) Citrix
5 27 (36.49%) Windows 7
6 26 (35.14%) MS Excel
7 21 (28.38%) ITIL
8 15 (20.27%) Windows 8
8 15 (20.27%) Windows Server
9 14 (18.92%) Incident Management
9 14 (18.92%) VMware
10 13 (17.57%) MS Exchange
11 12 (16.22%) Finance
12 10 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (13.51%) Migration
12 10 (13.51%) Cisco
12 10 (13.51%) Novell
13 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (12.16%) LAN
13 9 (12.16%) WAN
13 9 (12.16%) Service Management
13 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (12.16%) Office 365
14 8 (10.81%) WLAN
14 8 (10.81%) DHCP
14 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (9.46%) Internet
15 7 (9.46%) DNS
15 7 (9.46%) Windows XP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 13 (17.57%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.05%) GroupWise
4 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.70%) IIS
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 38 (51.35%) MS Office
2 26 (35.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (4.05%) MS Project
5 2 (2.70%) Acrobat
5 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.16%) Office 365
2 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.76%) G Suite
3 5 (6.76%) Mimecast
4 2 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.16%) LAN
1 9 (12.16%) WAN
2 8 (10.81%) DHCP
2 8 (10.81%) WLAN
3 7 (9.46%) DNS
3 7 (9.46%) Internet
4 6 (8.11%) SAN
4 6 (8.11%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.76%) iSCSI
6 4 (5.41%) Firewall
7 3 (4.05%) LDAP
7 3 (4.05%) NAS
7 3 (4.05%) VoIP
7 3 (4.05%) VPN
8 2 (2.70%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.70%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.70%) VLAN
9 1 (1.35%) DMZ
9 1 (1.35%) SMTP
9 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) GIS
3 2 (2.70%) MySQL
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (16.22%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.41%) Publishing
3 3 (4.05%) Automotive
3 3 (4.05%) Law
3 3 (4.05%) Legal
4 2 (2.70%) Advertising
4 2 (2.70%) Marketing
4 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Billing
5 1 (1.35%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 41 (55.41%) Analyst
2 26 (35.14%) Support Analyst
3 16 (21.62%) Help Desk Analyst
4 15 (20.27%) Help Desk Support
4 15 (20.27%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 14 (18.92%) Windows Support Analyst
6 11 (14.86%) Active Directory Analyst
6 11 (14.86%) Active Directory Support
6 11 (14.86%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 11 (14.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (12.16%) Citrix Analyst
7 9 (12.16%) Citrix Support
7 9 (12.16%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 9 (12.16%) Service Analyst
7 9 (12.16%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (10.81%) Migration Engineer
9 6 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (6.76%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (6.76%) IT Analyst
10 5 (6.76%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) .NET
1 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.35%) COM
1 1 (1.35%) Middleware
1 1 (1.35%) SAP CAF
1 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.46%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.41%) NHS
4 3 (4.05%) Smartphone
4 3 (4.05%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.05%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.70%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.70%) Life Science
5 2 (2.70%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.35%) Clustering
6 1 (1.35%) Handset
6 1 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 54 (72.97%) Windows
2 27 (36.49%) Windows 7
3 15 (20.27%) Windows 8
3 15 (20.27%) Windows Server
4 10 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (9.46%) Windows XP
8 4 (5.41%) Linux
8 4 (5.41%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.70%) Unix
10 1 (1.35%) Android
10 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) ITIL
2 14 (18.92%) Incident Management
3 10 (13.51%) Migration
4 9 (12.16%) Service Management
5 7 (9.46%) Strategic Planning
6 5 (6.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (6.76%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.41%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.41%) Data Analysis
7 4 (5.41%) ITIL V3
7 4 (5.41%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.05%) Change Control
8 3 (4.05%) Data Migration
8 3 (4.05%) Information Security
8 3 (4.05%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.05%) Project Management
9 2 (2.70%) Change Management
9 2 (2.70%) Data Privacy
9 2 (2.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.70%) SQL
3 1 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (8.11%) MCSE
3 5 (6.76%) CCNA
3 5 (6.76%) MOS
4 4 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.05%) CCA
5 3 (4.05%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (4.05%) MCP
5 3 (4.05%) MCSA
6 2 (2.70%) CISSP
6 2 (2.70%) Degree
7 1 (1.35%) CCNP
7 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (9.46%) Hyper-V
2 6 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.76%) NDS
4 1 (1.35%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.35%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.35%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.35%) vSphere
4 1 (1.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (1.35%) HP SIM
1 1 (1.35%) NetApp OnCommand
1 1 (1.35%) PowerCLI
1 1 (1.35%) SCCM
1 1 (1.35%) SCOM
1 1 (1.35%) vMotion
1 1 (1.35%) WSUS
1 1 (1.35%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 51 (68.92%) Microsoft
2 31 (41.89%) Citrix
3 14 (18.92%) VMware
4 10 (13.51%) Cisco
4 10 (13.51%) Novell
5 5 (6.76%) Google
5 5 (6.76%) ServiceNow
6 3 (4.05%) Oracle
7 2 (2.70%) Adobe
7 2 (2.70%) Dell
7 2 (2.70%) Juniper
7 2 (2.70%) NetApp
8 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.35%) Clearswift
8 1 (1.35%) HP
8 1 (1.35%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.35%) Remedy
8 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.35%) SAP
8 1 (1.35%) Sophos