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 26 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 14 34 25
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 158 52 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.67% 4.99% 6.10%
As % of the System Software category 58.52% 39.69% 69.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 22 23
Median daily rate £253 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.18% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £206 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £353 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 9 6
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.40 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £26.90 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
270 131 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.65% 12.56% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 68 33
Median daily rate £260 £333 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.80% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £625 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £344 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 21 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +107.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £12.81 £8.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.65 £31.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +31 143 £256 -6.81% 15
Durham +8 13 £100 -74.19% 2
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 343 (89.32%) Windows
2 283 (73.70%) Microsoft
3 238 (61.98%) DNS
4 237 (61.72%) DHCP
5 218 (56.77%) Windows Server
6 213 (55.47%) Security Cleared
7 200 (52.08%) VMware
8 192 (50.00%) Citrix
9 189 (49.22%) SC Cleared
10 148 (38.54%) ITIL
11 141 (36.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 133 (34.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 131 (34.11%) Microsoft App-V
14 129 (33.59%) XenApp
15 117 (30.47%) AppSense
16 116 (30.21%) SQL
17 112 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
18 102 (26.56%) HP
19 101 (26.30%) Degree
20 98 (25.52%) Computer Science
21 90 (23.44%) XenServer
22 89 (23.18%) SCCM
23 88 (22.92%) XenDesktop
24 87 (22.66%) PowerShell
24 87 (22.66%) SQL Server
25 86 (22.40%) Microsoft Certification
26 84 (21.88%) MS Exchange
27 80 (20.83%) MS Excel
27 80 (20.83%) Software Delivery
27 80 (20.83%) BPSS Clearance

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 84 (21.88%) MS Exchange
2 74 (19.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 65 (16.93%) Skype for Business
4 59 (15.36%) IIS
5 45 (11.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 39 (10.16%) SharePoint
7 22 (5.73%) IBM Notes
7 22 (5.73%) Office Communications Server
7 22 (5.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 21 (5.47%) Apache
9 19 (4.95%) SharePoint 2013
10 16 (4.17%) OpenStack
11 12 (3.13%) JBoss
12 11 (2.86%) WebLogic
13 8 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
14 7 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
16 4 (1.04%) WebSphere
17 3 (0.78%) CICS
17 3 (0.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 80 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 38 (9.90%) MS Office
3 3 (0.78%) MS Project
3 3 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 44 (11.46%) Office 365
2 9 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.04%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 238 (61.98%) DNS
2 237 (61.72%) DHCP
3 50 (13.02%) Firewall
4 28 (7.29%) Skype
5 22 (5.73%) 3G
5 22 (5.73%) SMS
5 22 (5.73%) Wi-Fi
6 20 (5.21%) Internet
6 20 (5.21%) Intranet
7 12 (3.13%) LDAP
7 12 (3.13%) SAN
7 12 (3.13%) SSH
8 8 (2.08%) OpenLDAP
8 8 (2.08%) VPN
9 6 (1.56%) Kerberos
9 6 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (1.30%) Network Security
10 5 (1.30%) SSL
10 5 (1.30%) TCP/IP
10 5 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (22.66%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.60%) RDBMS
6 10 (2.60%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.82%) MySQL
8 4 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.78%) DB2
10 1 (0.26%) ObjectStore
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 41 (10.68%) MSI
2 3 (0.78%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.78%) JIRA
3 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.26%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.26%) NMock
4 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.26%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.26%) WiX
General
1 14 (3.65%) Finance
2 10 (2.60%) Manufacturing
3 3 (0.78%) Advertising
4 1 (0.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (23.70%) Support Engineer
2 35 (9.11%) Desktop Support
3 33 (8.59%) Desktop Engineer
4 29 (7.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 29 (7.55%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 25 (6.51%) Wintel Engineer
6 24 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 21 (5.47%) 3rd Line Support
7 21 (5.47%) Wintel Support
8 20 (5.21%) Messaging Support
9 19 (4.95%) Server Support
10 18 (4.69%) Analyst
11 17 (4.43%) Active Directory Engineer
12 15 (3.91%) Consultant
13 14 (3.65%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
13 14 (3.65%) Server Engineer
14 13 (3.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 13 (3.39%) Messaging Engineer
15 12 (3.13%) Security Engineer
16 11 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.47%) Middleware
2 4 (1.04%) Software Packaging
3 3 (0.78%) .NET
3 3 (0.78%) .NET Framework
3 3 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.52%) ISPF
4 2 (0.52%) Web Services
5 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.26%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.26%) JSON
5 1 (0.26%) WCF
5 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 98 (25.52%) Computer Science
2 51 (13.28%) Management Information System
3 33 (8.59%) Clustering
4 29 (7.55%) Data Centre
5 22 (5.73%) Fat Client
5 22 (5.73%) Thin Client
6 13 (3.39%) PKI
6 13 (3.39%) Visualisation
7 12 (3.13%) Blackberry
8 11 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (2.60%) CMDB
10 9 (2.34%) Replication
11 7 (1.82%) CESG
11 7 (1.82%) Cryptography
11 7 (1.82%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.04%) DataPower
12 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (1.04%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.78%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 343 (89.32%) Windows
2 218 (56.77%) Windows Server
3 141 (36.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 133 (34.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 64 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 46 (11.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (6.25%) Android
7 24 (6.25%) Apple iOS
8 23 (5.99%) Linux
8 23 (5.99%) Windows XP
9 21 (5.47%) Unix
10 15 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (3.13%) Windows 8
12 11 (2.86%) Windows Phone
13 7 (1.82%) Windows 10
14 4 (1.04%) Windows Phone 8
15 3 (0.78%) AIX
16 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.52%) zOS
17 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (38.54%) ITIL
2 80 (20.83%) Software Delivery
3 54 (14.06%) Service Delivery
4 52 (13.54%) Project Management
5 47 (12.24%) Incident Management
6 38 (9.90%) Business Continuity
7 34 (8.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 33 (8.59%) Migration
9 30 (7.81%) Content Management
10 27 (7.03%) Problem Management
11 25 (6.51%) High Availability
12 24 (6.25%) Application Packaging
13 23 (5.99%) Change Control
13 23 (5.99%) Configuration Management
13 23 (5.99%) Escalation Management
14 20 (5.21%) ITIL V3
15 19 (4.95%) Load Balancing
15 19 (4.95%) Software Distribution
16 18 (4.69%) DevOps
16 18 (4.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 116 (30.21%) SQL
2 87 (22.66%) PowerShell
3 37 (9.64%) VBScript
4 35 (9.11%) T-SQL
5 24 (6.25%) VB
6 13 (3.39%) Perl
7 12 (3.13%) PL/SQL
8 8 (2.08%) Korn
9 5 (1.30%) Java
10 3 (0.78%) C#
11 2 (0.52%) COBOL
11 2 (0.52%) JCL
12 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.26%) C
12 1 (0.26%) Python
12 1 (0.26%) Ruby
12 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 213 (55.47%) Security Cleared
2 189 (49.22%) SC Cleared
3 101 (26.30%) Degree
4 86 (22.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 80 (20.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 39 (10.16%) MCSE
7 10 (2.60%) MCITP
7 10 (2.60%) MCP
7 10 (2.60%) MCTS
8 7 (1.82%) MCSA
9 6 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.30%) CISSP
11 3 (0.78%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.26%) CCNA
12 1 (0.26%) CCNP
12 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.26%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.26%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (19.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 25 (6.51%) SLA
3 5 (1.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 131 (34.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 129 (33.59%) XenApp
3 112 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 90 (23.44%) XenServer
5 88 (22.92%) XenDesktop
6 58 (15.10%) Hyper-V
7 25 (6.51%) Terminal Services
8 22 (5.73%) vSphere
9 12 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (2.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (2.08%) DFS Replication
12 7 (1.82%) Brightmail
12 7 (1.82%) NFS
13 4 (1.04%) Docker
14 2 (0.52%) Job Entry Subsystem
14 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.26%) Firmware
15 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
15 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 89 (23.18%) SCCM
2 60 (15.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 40 (10.42%) XenMobile
4 33 (8.59%) EdgeSight
4 33 (8.59%) SafeCom
5 32 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 31 (8.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 21 (5.47%) OpenView
7 21 (5.47%) Perfmon
8 15 (3.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 14 (3.65%) HP SIM
10 8 (2.08%) AirWatch
11 5 (1.30%) SCOM
11 5 (1.30%) WSUS
12 4 (1.04%) SAP Afaria
13 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 3 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.78%) Puppet
13 3 (0.78%) SCVMM
14 2 (0.52%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 283 (73.70%) Microsoft
2 200 (52.08%) VMware
3 192 (50.00%) Citrix
4 117 (30.47%) AppSense
5 102 (26.56%) HP
6 55 (14.32%) ThinPrint
7 44 (11.46%) Oracle
8 43 (11.20%) SAP
9 22 (5.73%) Lotus
10 19 (4.95%) Red Hat
10 19 (4.95%) Symantec
11 18 (4.69%) Intel Security
12 14 (3.65%) Lumension
13 12 (3.13%) Trend Micro
14 11 (2.86%) Apple
15 8 (2.08%) Siemens
16 7 (1.82%) Cisco
16 7 (1.82%) IronPort
17 6 (1.56%) IBM
18 5 (1.30%) Samsung
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