The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 7 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 10 51 24
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -27
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 198 28 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.89% 2.90% 6.88%
As % of the System Software category 60.55% 38.36% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 8 28
Median daily rate £330 £240 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £333 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.43 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.46% -48.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £9.10 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £26.30 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Active Directory
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 North East region.

System Software Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
327 73 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 24.59% 7.56% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 24 56
Median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £198 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £390 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £348
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 18 14
Median hourly rate £23.50 £26.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.14% -10.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.66 £18.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £46.90 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.61
% change year-on-year
- -3.67%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East 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 the North East

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the North East region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the North East region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 7 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
Tyne and Wear +36 169 £330 +32.00% 7
Durham +22 22 £250 - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 7 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 North East region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 305 (81.77%) Windows
2 281 (75.34%) Microsoft
3 214 (57.37%) Windows Server
4 196 (52.55%) DNS
5 190 (50.94%) Security Cleared
6 163 (43.70%) DHCP
7 153 (41.02%) SC Cleared
8 144 (38.61%) VMware
9 121 (32.44%) ITIL
10 113 (30.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 111 (29.76%) Citrix
12 105 (28.15%) PowerShell
13 98 (26.27%) Microsoft Certification
13 98 (26.27%) MS Excel
14 95 (25.47%) Windows Server 2003
14 95 (25.47%) VMware Infrastructure
15 93 (24.93%) SQL
16 79 (21.18%) SQL Server
17 74 (19.84%) HP
17 74 (19.84%) Microsoft App-V
18 73 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
19 70 (18.77%) Degree
20 69 (18.50%) MS Exchange
20 69 (18.50%) SCCM
21 68 (18.23%) Migration
22 67 (17.96%) Computer Science
23 66 (17.69%) IIS
23 66 (17.69%) XenApp
24 64 (17.16%) AppSense
25 63 (16.89%) MCSE

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 69 (18.50%) MS Exchange
2 66 (17.69%) IIS
3 60 (16.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 56 (15.01%) Skype for Business
5 49 (13.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 47 (12.60%) SharePoint
7 25 (6.70%) OpenStack
8 19 (5.09%) Office Communications Server
9 16 (4.29%) Apache
10 15 (4.02%) IBM Notes
11 14 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
11 14 (3.75%) SharePoint 2010
12 13 (3.49%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (2.14%) JBoss
15 7 (1.88%) WebLogic
16 5 (1.34%) Confluence
17 4 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
17 4 (1.07%) Tomcat
18 3 (0.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 98 (26.27%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (16.09%) Office 365
2 22 (5.90%) IaaS
2 22 (5.90%) PaaS
2 22 (5.90%) SaaS
3 16 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (3.49%) HP Helion
5 5 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.34%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.80%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.54%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 196 (52.55%) DNS
2 163 (43.70%) DHCP
3 47 (12.60%) Firewall
4 41 (10.99%) Skype
5 26 (6.97%) LDAP
6 25 (6.70%) Kerberos
7 23 (6.17%) Internet
7 23 (6.17%) Intranet
8 19 (5.09%) TCP/IP
9 15 (4.02%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (3.75%) SAN
10 14 (3.75%) X.500
11 13 (3.49%) 3G
11 13 (3.49%) HTTP
11 13 (3.49%) NAS
12 12 (3.22%) VPN
13 10 (2.68%) iSCSI
13 10 (2.68%) SSL
14 9 (2.41%) HTTPS
15 8 (2.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (21.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.68%) RDBMS
2 10 (2.68%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.88%) OLTP
3 7 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.07%) MySQL
7 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.27%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 27 (7.24%) MSI
2 6 (1.61%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.34%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.34%) JIRA
3 5 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.07%) NMock
4 4 (1.07%) StarTeam
4 4 (1.07%) WiX
5 3 (0.80%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.80%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.27%) AdminStudio
General
1 11 (2.95%) Manufacturing
2 10 (2.68%) Finance
3 3 (0.80%) Advertising
4 1 (0.27%) Games
4 1 (0.27%) German Language
4 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (17.43%) Support Engineer
2 36 (9.65%) Active Directory Engineer
3 25 (6.70%) Desktop Engineer
4 24 (6.43%) Wintel Engineer
5 23 (6.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 21 (5.63%) Desktop Support
7 20 (5.36%) Windows Engineer
8 19 (5.09%) 2nd Line Support
9 17 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (4.56%) Server Engineer
10 15 (4.02%) Consultant
11 14 (3.75%) Administrator
11 14 (3.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 13 (3.49%) Messaging Support
12 13 (3.49%) Office 365 Specialist
12 13 (3.49%) Virtualisation Engineer
13 12 (3.22%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
13 12 (3.22%) 3rd Line Support
14 11 (2.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 11 (2.95%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.90%) Middleware
2 15 (4.02%) .NET
3 12 (3.22%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.88%) Web Services
5 5 (1.34%) Software Packaging
6 4 (1.07%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.07%) XML
7 3 (0.80%) J2EE
7 3 (0.80%) Servlets
8 2 (0.54%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.27%) Wayland
Miscellaneous
1 67 (17.96%) Computer Science
2 38 (10.19%) Clustering
3 36 (9.65%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.83%) Data Centre
4 18 (4.83%) PKI
5 16 (4.29%) Replication
6 15 (4.02%) Fat Client
6 15 (4.02%) Thin Client
7 14 (3.75%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (2.95%) Blackberry
8 11 (2.95%) Visualisation
9 10 (2.68%) Mobile App
10 8 (2.14%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.61%) CMDB
12 5 (1.34%) CESG
13 4 (1.07%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.54%) iPad
14 2 (0.54%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 305 (81.77%) Windows
2 214 (57.37%) Windows Server
3 113 (30.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 95 (25.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 73 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 63 (16.89%) Windows 7
7 42 (11.26%) Linux
8 28 (7.51%) Android
9 26 (6.97%) Apple iOS
9 26 (6.97%) Windows XP
10 19 (5.09%) Windows 8
11 15 (4.02%) Unix
11 15 (4.02%) Windows 10
12 12 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (2.14%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (1.61%) AIX
14 6 (1.61%) Windows Phone
15 4 (1.07%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.54%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (32.44%) ITIL
2 68 (18.23%) Migration
3 45 (12.06%) Software Delivery
4 28 (7.51%) Configuration Management
4 28 (7.51%) Service Delivery
5 27 (7.24%) Project Management
6 25 (6.70%) Application Packaging
6 25 (6.70%) Change Control
6 25 (6.70%) Problem Management
7 24 (6.43%) Load Balancing
8 22 (5.90%) Change Management
9 21 (5.63%) DevOps
9 21 (5.63%) Incident Management
9 21 (5.63%) Open Source
10 19 (5.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 19 (5.09%) Software Distribution
10 19 (5.09%) Virtual Environments
11 17 (4.56%) Business Continuity
11 17 (4.56%) CRM
12 16 (4.29%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 105 (28.15%) PowerShell
2 93 (24.93%) SQL
3 23 (6.17%) T-SQL
4 18 (4.83%) VBScript
5 15 (4.02%) VB
6 13 (3.49%) Perl
7 10 (2.68%) Java
7 10 (2.68%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.88%) Korn
8 7 (1.88%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.88%) Python
9 6 (1.61%) C
9 6 (1.61%) C#
9 6 (1.61%) Jython
10 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 190 (50.94%) Security Cleared
2 153 (41.02%) SC Cleared
3 98 (26.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 70 (18.77%) Degree
5 63 (16.89%) MCSE
6 50 (13.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 22 (5.90%) MCSA
8 14 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (3.49%) MCTS
10 11 (2.95%) MCP
11 8 (2.14%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.34%) MCITP
13 1 (0.27%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.27%) CISSP
13 1 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.27%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.27%) MCDST
13 1 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (11.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 20 (5.36%) SLA
System Software
1 95 (25.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (19.84%) Microsoft App-V
3 66 (17.69%) XenApp
4 50 (13.40%) Hyper-V
5 42 (11.26%) XenDesktop
5 42 (11.26%) XenServer
6 24 (6.43%) vSphere
7 17 (4.56%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (4.02%) Virtual Servers
9 13 (3.49%) DFS Replication
9 13 (3.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 12 (3.22%) Terminal Services
11 8 (2.14%) NFS
12 7 (1.88%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (1.34%) Docker
14 3 (0.80%) Xen
15 2 (0.54%) Brightmail
15 2 (0.54%) Firmware
15 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.54%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 69 (18.50%) SCCM
2 34 (9.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 21 (5.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 20 (5.36%) Microsoft Clustering
5 19 (5.09%) WSUS
6 18 (4.83%) XenMobile
7 13 (3.49%) AirWatch
7 13 (3.49%) EdgeSight
7 13 (3.49%) Puppet
7 13 (3.49%) SafeCom
8 12 (3.22%) OpenView
8 12 (3.22%) Perfmon
8 12 (3.22%) SCOM
9 9 (2.41%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 8 (2.14%) HP SIM
10 8 (2.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 8 (2.14%) SCVMM
11 7 (1.88%) SCOrch
11 7 (1.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 281 (75.34%) Microsoft
2 144 (38.61%) VMware
3 111 (29.76%) Citrix
4 74 (19.84%) HP
5 64 (17.16%) AppSense
6 24 (6.43%) ThinPrint
7 23 (6.17%) Oracle
8 19 (5.09%) SAP
9 17 (4.56%) Symantec
10 15 (4.02%) Lotus
11 13 (3.49%) Red Hat
12 11 (2.95%) Trend Micro
13 10 (2.68%) CA
13 10 (2.68%) Intel Security
14 9 (2.41%) Cisco
15 8 (2.14%) Dell
15 8 (2.14%) Lumension
15 8 (2.14%) Siemens
16 6 (1.61%) Apple
16 6 (1.61%) IronPort
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