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 8 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 14 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 44 55 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 10.92% 9.68% 12.01%
As % of the System Software category 63.77% 66.27% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 20
Median daily rate £325 £250 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +47.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £123 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £293 £303
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £299 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.02% -0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 32 26
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Active Directory
East of England

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
69 83 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.12% 14.61% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 28 33
Median daily rate £325 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £185 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £528 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 37 26
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 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
Colchester +2 18 £275 -
Basildon - 8 £325 -
Chelmsford 0 3 £338 +28.57%
Harlow +5 2 - - 2
Brentwood +10 1 £260 - 1
Hockley - 1 £120 -
Rayleigh - 1 £413 -
Saffron Walden - 1 - -
Witham - 1 £550 -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 8 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 Essex region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 87 (79.82%) Windows
2 71 (65.14%) Microsoft
3 60 (55.05%) MS Office
4 56 (51.38%) Citrix
5 53 (48.62%) MS Excel
6 51 (46.79%) Windows 7
7 40 (36.70%) Incident Management
8 27 (24.77%) Windows 8
9 25 (22.94%) Windows Server
10 22 (20.18%) Finance
11 18 (16.51%) ITIL
12 17 (15.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (14.68%) VMware
14 14 (12.84%) MS Exchange
15 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (11.01%) Blackberry
16 12 (11.01%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (10.09%) Management Information System
18 10 (9.17%) Service Management
18 10 (9.17%) Migration
18 10 (9.17%) Cisco
18 10 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
18 10 (9.17%) Novell
19 9 (8.26%) DNS
19 9 (8.26%) LAN
19 9 (8.26%) WAN
19 9 (8.26%) Law
19 9 (8.26%) Office 365
19 9 (8.26%) PowerShell

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 14 (12.84%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (3.67%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.75%) GroupWise
5 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.83%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.92%) IIS
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 60 (55.05%) MS Office
2 53 (48.62%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.67%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.67%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.83%) Acrobat
4 2 (1.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) assyst
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (8.26%) Office 365
2 3 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.83%) iTunes
4 1 (0.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.26%) DNS
1 9 (8.26%) LAN
1 9 (8.26%) WAN
2 8 (7.34%) DHCP
2 8 (7.34%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.34%) WLAN
3 7 (6.42%) Internet
3 7 (6.42%) SAN
4 6 (5.50%) Firewall
4 6 (5.50%) iSCSI
5 5 (4.59%) VPN
6 4 (3.67%) VLAN
7 3 (2.75%) NAS
7 3 (2.75%) VoIP
8 2 (1.83%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.83%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.83%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.92%) Network Security
9 1 (0.92%) OSPF
9 1 (0.92%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.50%) GIS
3 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.83%) MySQL
General
1 22 (20.18%) Finance
2 9 (8.26%) Law
3 6 (5.50%) Advertising
3 6 (5.50%) Marketing
4 3 (2.75%) Legal
5 2 (1.83%) Automotive
5 2 (1.83%) Front Office
5 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.83%) Publishing
6 1 (0.92%) French Language
6 1 (0.92%) Local Government
6 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (61.47%) Analyst
2 40 (36.70%) Support Analyst
3 34 (31.19%) Help Desk Analyst
4 27 (24.77%) Windows Support Analyst
5 26 (23.85%) Help Desk Support
5 26 (23.85%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 25 (22.94%) Active Directory Analyst
7 24 (22.02%) Active Directory Support
7 24 (22.02%) Active Directory Support Analyst
8 23 (21.10%) Citrix Analyst
8 23 (21.10%) Citrix Support
8 23 (21.10%) Citrix Support Analyst
9 15 (13.76%) Service Analyst
9 15 (13.76%) Service Desk Analyst
10 14 (12.84%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (10.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (9.17%) IT Analyst
13 8 (7.34%) Migration Engineer
14 5 (4.59%) Security Analyst
14 5 (4.59%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.83%) .NET
1 2 (1.83%) .NET Framework
1 2 (1.83%) Middleware
1 2 (1.83%) Web Services
2 1 (0.92%) COM
2 1 (0.92%) SAP CAF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (11.01%) Blackberry
2 11 (10.09%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.50%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.67%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.67%) NHS
4 4 (3.67%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.75%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.83%) iPhone
6 2 (1.83%) Life Science
6 2 (1.83%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.92%) BYOD
7 1 (0.92%) CMDB
7 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.92%) Handset
7 1 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.92%) Informatics
7 1 (0.92%) iPad
7 1 (0.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 87 (79.82%) Windows
2 51 (46.79%) Windows 7
3 27 (24.77%) Windows 8
4 25 (22.94%) Windows Server
5 17 (15.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (11.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.59%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.67%) Linux
9 4 (3.67%) Solaris
9 4 (3.67%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.83%) Android
10 2 (1.83%) Unix
10 2 (1.83%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.92%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (36.70%) Incident Management
2 18 (16.51%) ITIL
3 10 (9.17%) Migration
3 10 (9.17%) Service Management
4 8 (7.34%) Document Management
5 7 (6.42%) Strategic Planning
6 6 (5.50%) Digital Marketing
6 6 (5.50%) Display Advertising
6 6 (5.50%) Information Security
6 6 (5.50%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.59%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (4.59%) Portfolio Management
7 5 (4.59%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.67%) Benchmarking
8 4 (3.67%) Business Analysis
8 4 (3.67%) Change Control
8 4 (3.67%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.67%) Data Analysis
8 4 (3.67%) ITIL V3
8 4 (3.67%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.26%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.67%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.83%) SQL
3 2 (1.83%) VBA
4 1 (0.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.50%) MOS
3 5 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.59%) CISSP
3 5 (4.59%) Degree
3 5 (4.59%) MCSE
3 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.67%) CCNA
4 4 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.75%) CCA
5 3 (2.75%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (2.75%) MCP
6 2 (1.83%) MCSA
6 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (6.42%) Hyper-V
2 6 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.59%) NDS
4 2 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.83%) XenApp
5 1 (0.92%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.92%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.92%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.67%) SCCM
2 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.92%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.92%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.92%) NetApp OnCommand
3 1 (0.92%) PowerCLI
3 1 (0.92%) SCOM
3 1 (0.92%) vMotion
3 1 (0.92%) WSUS
3 1 (0.92%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 71 (65.14%) Microsoft
2 56 (51.38%) Citrix
3 16 (14.68%) VMware
4 10 (9.17%) Cisco
4 10 (9.17%) Novell
5 7 (6.42%) Oracle
6 5 (4.59%) ServiceNow
7 4 (3.67%) Clearswift
7 4 (3.67%) Dell
7 4 (3.67%) HP
8 3 (2.75%) Apple
9 2 (1.83%) Adobe
9 2 (1.83%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.83%) F5
9 2 (1.83%) Juniper
9 2 (1.83%) NetApp
10 1 (0.92%) Huawei
10 1 (0.92%) Infor
10 1 (0.92%) Nokia
10 1 (0.92%) SAP