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 23 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 34 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 26 49 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.06% 9.39% 14.29%
As % of the System Software category 45.61% 66.22% 75.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 22
Median daily rate £325 £245 £261
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -6.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £182 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £289 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 26 19
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £18.00 £20.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +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 Essex region.

System Software Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
57 74 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 13.29% 14.18% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 33
Median daily rate £400 £263 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £420 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 19
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 £16.20 £14.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £22.10 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £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 23 January 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 23 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
Colchester +1 12 £313 +73.61%
Harlow 0 2 - - 2
Basildon - 2 £338 -
Saffron Walden 0 1 - - 1
Chelmsford -2 1 £198 -24.76%
Billericay - 1 - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 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 Essex region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 59 (71.08%) Windows
2 55 (66.27%) Microsoft
3 46 (55.42%) MS Office
4 39 (46.99%) Citrix
5 37 (44.58%) MS Excel
6 34 (40.96%) Windows 7
7 23 (27.71%) Incident Management
8 20 (24.10%) Windows 8
9 18 (21.69%) ITIL
10 17 (20.48%) Windows Server
11 14 (16.87%) VMware
11 14 (16.87%) Finance
12 12 (14.46%) MS Exchange
13 11 (13.25%) Management Information System
13 11 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (12.05%) Migration
14 10 (12.05%) Service Management
14 10 (12.05%) Cisco
14 10 (12.05%) Novell
15 9 (10.84%) LAN
15 9 (10.84%) WAN
16 8 (9.64%) DHCP
16 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (9.64%) WLAN
17 7 (8.43%) Office 365
17 7 (8.43%) Strategic Planning
17 7 (8.43%) DNS

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 12 (14.46%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.61%) GroupWise
4 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.41%) IIS
4 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 46 (55.42%) MS Office
2 37 (44.58%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.82%) MS Project
3 4 (4.82%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (3.61%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.41%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.43%) Office 365
2 5 (6.02%) G Suite
2 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.02%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.84%) LAN
1 9 (10.84%) WAN
2 8 (9.64%) DHCP
2 8 (9.64%) WLAN
3 7 (8.43%) DNS
3 7 (8.43%) Internet
4 6 (7.23%) SAN
4 6 (7.23%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.02%) iSCSI
6 4 (4.82%) Firewall
7 3 (3.61%) LDAP
7 3 (3.61%) NAS
7 3 (3.61%) VoIP
7 3 (3.61%) VPN
8 2 (2.41%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.41%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.41%) VLAN
9 1 (1.20%) DMZ
9 1 (1.20%) SMTP
9 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) GIS
3 2 (2.41%) MySQL
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 14 (16.87%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Advertising
2 5 (6.02%) Law
2 5 (6.02%) Marketing
3 4 (4.82%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.61%) Automotive
4 3 (3.61%) Legal
5 2 (2.41%) Front Office
5 2 (2.41%) Publishing
6 1 (1.20%) Billing
6 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (57.83%) Analyst
2 30 (36.14%) Support Analyst
3 22 (26.51%) Help Desk Analyst
4 20 (24.10%) Windows Support Analyst
5 19 (22.89%) Help Desk Support
5 19 (22.89%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 17 (20.48%) Active Directory Analyst
6 17 (20.48%) Active Directory Support
6 17 (20.48%) Active Directory Support Analyst
7 15 (18.07%) Citrix Analyst
7 15 (18.07%) Citrix Support
7 15 (18.07%) Citrix Support Analyst
8 10 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (9.64%) IT Analyst
9 8 (9.64%) Migration Engineer
9 8 (9.64%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (8.43%) Service Analyst
10 7 (8.43%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
12 4 (4.82%) Business IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) .NET
1 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
1 2 (2.41%) Middleware
1 2 (2.41%) Web Services
2 1 (1.20%) COM
2 1 (1.20%) SAP CAF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (13.25%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.82%) NHS
3 3 (3.61%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.61%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.61%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.41%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.41%) Life Science
4 2 (2.41%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.20%) Handset
5 1 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.20%) Informatics
5 1 (1.20%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 59 (71.08%) Windows
2 34 (40.96%) Windows 7
3 20 (24.10%) Windows 8
4 17 (20.48%) Windows Server
5 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.82%) Linux
7 4 (4.82%) Windows Vista
7 4 (4.82%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.41%) Solaris
8 2 (2.41%) Unix
9 1 (1.20%) Android
9 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.71%) Incident Management
2 18 (21.69%) ITIL
3 10 (12.05%) Migration
3 10 (12.05%) Service Management
4 7 (8.43%) Strategic Planning
5 6 (7.23%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.02%) Configuration Management
6 5 (6.02%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (6.02%) Display Advertising
6 5 (6.02%) ITIL V3
6 5 (6.02%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (6.02%) Portfolio Management
6 5 (6.02%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.82%) Benchmarking
7 4 (4.82%) Business Analysis
7 4 (4.82%) Data Analysis
7 4 (4.82%) Project Management
7 4 (4.82%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.82%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (3.61%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.23%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.41%) SQL
2 2 (2.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.23%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.23%) MOS
3 5 (6.02%) CCNA
3 5 (6.02%) Degree
3 5 (6.02%) MCSE
4 3 (3.61%) CCA
4 3 (3.61%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (3.61%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.61%) MCP
4 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.41%) CISSP
5 2 (2.41%) MCSA
5 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (7.23%) Hyper-V
1 6 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.02%) NDS
3 2 (2.41%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.41%) XenApp
4 1 (1.20%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.20%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.20%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (1.20%) HP SIM
1 1 (1.20%) NetApp OnCommand
1 1 (1.20%) PowerCLI
1 1 (1.20%) SCCM
1 1 (1.20%) SCOM
1 1 (1.20%) vMotion
1 1 (1.20%) WSUS
1 1 (1.20%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 55 (66.27%) Microsoft
2 39 (46.99%) Citrix
3 14 (16.87%) VMware
4 10 (12.05%) Cisco
4 10 (12.05%) Novell
5 5 (6.02%) Google
5 5 (6.02%) Oracle
6 4 (4.82%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.41%) Adobe
7 2 (2.41%) Dell
7 2 (2.41%) Juniper
7 2 (2.41%) NetApp
8 1 (1.20%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.20%) Clearswift
8 1 (1.20%) HP
8 1 (1.20%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.20%) Remedy
8 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.20%) SAP
8 1 (1.20%) Sophos