The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
South East / Middlesex
Rank 11 18 18
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 10 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 7.94% 6.17% 4.05%
As % of the System Software category 90.91% 76.92% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Median daily rate £500 £300 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £155 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £521 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +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 Middlesex region.

System Software Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
11 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.73% 8.02% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 3
Median daily rate £410 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £159 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £504 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Middlesex 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 Middlesex

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 25 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (65.00%) VMware
4 12 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 10 (50.00%) Cisco
6 9 (45.00%) Citrix
6 9 (45.00%) Sophos
7 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (35.00%) Dell
8 7 (35.00%) Finance
8 7 (35.00%) Legal
8 7 (35.00%) WSUS
9 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (25.00%) MCSE
10 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
11 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
11 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
11 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
11 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (15.00%) ITIL
11 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
11 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
11 3 (15.00%) vSphere
12 2 (10.00%) JSP 440
12 2 (10.00%) Data Migration

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) Skype
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
1 7 (35.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
1 9 (45.00%) Support Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Desktop Support
2 7 (35.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Specialist
3 3 (15.00%) Wintel Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) System Design Authority
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000
6 2 (10.00%) Windows NT
7 1 (5.00%) Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
1 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
2 2 (10.00%) PRINCE
2 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (10.00%) Project Management
2 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.00%) Data Ingestion
3 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (5.00%) ERP
3 1 (5.00%) Information Security
3 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (5.00%) SDLC
3 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.00%) System Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (5.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) MCSE
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (10.00%) MCP
3 2 (10.00%) MCSA
4 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (5.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (10.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (15.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) WSUS
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (65.00%) VMware
3 10 (50.00%) Cisco
4 9 (45.00%) Citrix
4 9 (45.00%) Sophos
5 7 (35.00%) Dell
6 2 (10.00%) Forcepoint
7 1 (5.00%) HP
7 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.00%) Splunk