The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
South East / Kent
Rank 16 29 20
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 27 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 9.89% 6.43% 9.64%
As % of the System Software category 90.00% 47.06% 49.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 20
Median daily rate £315 £420 £136
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.91% +207.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £184 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £505 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £25.85 £13.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.82% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.33 £13.00 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £13.00 £29.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%

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

System Software Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
30 51 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 10.99% 13.67% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 42 40
Median daily rate £315 £440 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.40% +6.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £325 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £25.85 £13.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.82% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.33 £13.00 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £13.00 £29.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.45% +3.12%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent 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 Kent

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 27 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
Tunbridge Wells +9 4 £308 -25.36%
Maidstone +7 3 £207 -36.30% 1
Chatham - 1 £575 -
Dartford - 1 - -
Gravesend - 1 £105 -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 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 Kent region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 45 (84.91%) Windows
2 32 (60.38%) Windows Server
3 28 (52.83%) VMware
4 27 (50.94%) Microsoft
5 20 (37.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (33.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (33.96%) MCSA
6 18 (33.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (32.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (30.19%) Finance
9 15 (28.30%) MCP
10 14 (26.42%) MS Office
10 14 (26.42%) DNS
10 14 (26.42%) Windows 7
11 12 (22.64%) SolarWinds
11 12 (22.64%) LANDesk
11 12 (22.64%) VMware ESX
11 12 (22.64%) Nessus
11 12 (22.64%) MCITP
11 12 (22.64%) Incident Management
11 12 (22.64%) MCSE
12 9 (16.98%) Advertising
12 9 (16.98%) SCCM
13 8 (15.09%) Fat Client
13 8 (15.09%) Thin Client
13 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
14 7 (13.21%) Citrix
15 6 (11.32%) NHS
15 6 (11.32%) SAN
15 6 (11.32%) CA

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
1 3 (5.66%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (26.42%) MS Office
2 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (7.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) Office 365
2 3 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (5.66%) IaaS
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.66%) PaaS
3 1 (1.89%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.42%) DNS
2 6 (11.32%) SAN
3 4 (7.55%) VPN
4 3 (5.66%) LAN
4 3 (5.66%) Network Security
4 3 (5.66%) WAN
5 2 (3.77%) Firewall
6 1 (1.89%) DHCP
6 1 (1.89%) IMAP
6 1 (1.89%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.89%) SMTP
6 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (30.19%) Finance
2 9 (16.98%) Advertising
3 1 (1.89%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Windows Engineer
2 15 (28.30%) Systems Engineer
3 13 (24.53%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 9 (16.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Server Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) 1st Line Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Architect
6 4 (7.55%) Help Desk Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) IT Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Unix Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Citrix Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Solaris Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Unix Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
1 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.89%) CSS
1 1 (1.89%) Entity Framework
1 1 (1.89%) HTML
1 1 (1.89%) HTML5
1 1 (1.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Fat Client
1 8 (15.09%) Thin Client
2 6 (11.32%) NHS
3 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (84.91%) Windows
2 32 (60.38%) Windows Server
3 20 (37.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (33.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (32.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (26.42%) Windows 7
7 6 (11.32%) Solaris
7 6 (11.32%) Unix
8 5 (9.43%) Windows 10
9 2 (3.77%) Linux
9 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.77%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) Incident Management
2 6 (11.32%) Application Virtualisation
2 6 (11.32%) ITIL
3 5 (9.43%) Change Management
3 5 (9.43%) Performance Management
3 5 (9.43%) Server Patching
4 4 (7.55%) Migration
5 3 (5.66%) High Availability
6 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (3.77%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.77%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (1.89%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.89%) DevOps
7 1 (1.89%) MVC
7 1 (1.89%) Security Patching
7 1 (1.89%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) C#
1 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) MCSA
1 18 (33.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (28.30%) MCP
3 12 (22.64%) MCITP
3 12 (22.64%) MCSE
4 2 (3.77%) DBS Check
4 2 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (22.64%) VMware ESX
2 6 (11.32%) BitLocker
2 6 (11.32%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (11.32%) XenApp
2 6 (11.32%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (22.64%) Nessus
2 9 (16.98%) SCCM
3 6 (11.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (3.77%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (52.83%) VMware
2 27 (50.94%) Microsoft
3 12 (22.64%) LANDesk
3 12 (22.64%) SolarWinds
4 7 (13.21%) Citrix
5 6 (11.32%) AppSense
5 6 (11.32%) CA
5 6 (11.32%) Symantec
5 6 (11.32%) Wyse
6 4 (7.55%) CheckPoint
6 4 (7.55%) Cisco
6 4 (7.55%) Remedy
6 4 (7.55%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.89%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.89%) HP
8 1 (1.89%) Mitel