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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 31 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 8.12% 9.50% 12.61%
As % of the System Software category 45.59% 65.71% 74.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 23
Median daily rate £358 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.88% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £154 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+5.08% +1.72%
Active Directory
South East

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
68 35 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.80% 14.46% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 21 31
Median daily rate £425 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £255 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

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 26 May 2016.

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
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 26 May 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
Tunbridge Wells +3 6 £321 +88.97%
Tonbridge -6 4 £590 +24.21%
Maidstone - 2 £259 -
Canterbury 0 1 £315 +110.00%
Chatham -10 1 £225 -52.63%
Dartford - 1 £300 - 2
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 Kent region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 35 (62.50%) Windows
2 25 (44.64%) Windows Server
3 23 (41.07%) VMware
4 19 (33.93%) Finance
5 18 (32.14%) MS Exchange
5 18 (32.14%) Microsoft
6 13 (23.21%) Citrix
6 13 (23.21%) Perl
6 13 (23.21%) Firewall
7 12 (21.43%) SQL
7 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (19.64%) Windows 7
8 11 (19.64%) PowerShell
8 11 (19.64%) Office 365
8 11 (19.64%) IIS
8 11 (19.64%) LDAP
8 11 (19.64%) VMware ESX
9 10 (17.86%) MS Office
9 10 (17.86%) HP
9 10 (17.86%) SAN
10 9 (16.07%) .NET
10 9 (16.07%) Linux
10 9 (16.07%) DNS
10 9 (16.07%) Clustering
11 8 (14.29%) Information Security
12 7 (12.50%) Python
12 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
12 7 (12.50%) Red Hat

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 18 (32.14%) MS Exchange
2 11 (19.64%) IIS
3 7 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (8.93%) SharePoint
5 4 (7.14%) Tomcat
6 3 (5.36%) Apache
6 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.57%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (17.86%) MS Office
2 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.64%) Office 365
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.57%) SaaS
4 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.79%) Google Apps
4 1 (1.79%) IaaS
4 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) Firewall
2 11 (19.64%) LDAP
3 10 (17.86%) SAN
4 9 (16.07%) DNS
5 6 (10.71%) DHCP
6 4 (7.14%) LAN
6 4 (7.14%) WAN
7 3 (5.36%) VLAN
7 3 (5.36%) VPN
8 2 (3.57%) Asterisk PBX
8 2 (3.57%) Kerberos
8 2 (3.57%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.79%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.79%) PBX
9 1 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.79%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (8.93%) MySQL
2 4 (7.14%) QlikView
3 1 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 19 (33.93%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Advertising
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Analyst
2 11 (19.64%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Consultant
3 7 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Active Directory Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 5 (8.93%) Project Manager
5 5 (8.93%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 4 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.07%) .NET
2 4 (7.14%) LAMP
3 2 (3.57%) REST
3 2 (3.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Clustering
2 6 (10.71%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.14%) NHS
3 4 (7.14%) Wiki
4 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.36%) Grid Computing
5 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.57%) Cryptography
5 2 (3.57%) iPhone
6 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 35 (62.50%) Windows
2 25 (44.64%) Windows Server
3 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (19.64%) Windows 7
5 9 (16.07%) Linux
6 6 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (7.14%) Debian
7 4 (7.14%) Unix
8 2 (3.57%) Android
8 2 (3.57%) CentOS
8 2 (3.57%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.79%) Solaris
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.29%) Information Security
2 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (7.14%) ITIL
4 3 (5.36%) Load Balancing
4 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.57%) Application Packaging
5 2 (3.57%) Contingency Planning
5 2 (3.57%) High Availability
5 2 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (3.57%) Line Management
5 2 (3.57%) Migration
5 2 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.57%) Project Planning
5 2 (3.57%) Risk Management
5 2 (3.57%) Security Operations
5 2 (3.57%) Ticket Management
5 2 (3.57%) Time Management
6 1 (1.79%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.79%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.21%) Perl
2 12 (21.43%) SQL
3 11 (19.64%) PowerShell
4 7 (12.50%) Python
5 3 (5.36%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.57%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.79%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.79%) CCA
4 1 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.79%) MCP
4 1 (1.79%) MCSE
4 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (19.64%) VMware ESX
3 5 (8.93%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.14%) SpamAssassin
4 4 (7.14%) Squid
4 4 (7.14%) XenServer
5 3 (5.36%) XenApp
6 2 (3.57%) FreeRADIUS
6 2 (3.57%) Gluster
6 2 (3.57%) NFS
6 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 6 (10.71%) SCCM
1 6 (10.71%) SCOM
1 6 (10.71%) SCOrch
1 6 (10.71%) WSUS
2 4 (7.14%) Cacti
2 4 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (7.14%) Nagios
3 2 (3.57%) Ansible
4 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (41.07%) VMware
2 18 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 13 (23.21%) Citrix
4 10 (17.86%) HP
5 7 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 5 (8.93%) Oracle
6 5 (8.93%) Siebel
6 5 (8.93%) Veritas
7 4 (7.14%) Dell
7 4 (7.14%) Informatica
7 4 (7.14%) IronPort
8 2 (3.57%) Bloomberg
8 2 (3.57%) SAP
9 1 (1.79%) Apple
9 1 (1.79%) Avaya
9 1 (1.79%) Cisco
9 1 (1.79%) Pegasus
9 1 (1.79%) Reuters
9 1 (1.79%) Symantec
9 1 (1.79%) Veeam