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 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 8 27 34
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 218 42 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.12% 5.38% 4.13%
As % of the System Software category 66.06% 67.74% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 9 15
Median daily rate £280 £190 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £125 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £257 £289
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 1
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.38% -35.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
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
330 62 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 24.41% 7.95% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 21 36
Median daily rate £280 £275 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +0.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £184 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £460 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 1
Median hourly rate £28.50 £13.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.23% -35.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +4.76%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 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
Tyne and Wear +17 209 £280 +40.00% 18
Durham +2 2 £110 -26.66% 5
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

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

1 212 (88.33%) Windows
2 152 (63.33%) Microsoft
3 145 (60.42%) DNS
4 141 (58.75%) DHCP
5 132 (55.00%) Security Cleared
6 124 (51.67%) Windows Server
7 115 (47.92%) SC Cleared
8 113 (47.08%) VMware
9 112 (46.67%) Citrix
10 86 (35.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 86 (35.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 85 (35.42%) ITIL
12 82 (34.17%) XenApp
13 74 (30.83%) Microsoft App-V
14 73 (30.42%) AppSense
15 69 (28.75%) SQL
16 67 (27.92%) HP
17 62 (25.83%) VMware Infrastructure
18 55 (22.92%) Degree
18 55 (22.92%) Computer Science
19 52 (21.67%) SCCM
20 50 (20.83%) XenServer
21 49 (20.42%) Software Delivery
22 48 (20.00%) XenDesktop
22 48 (20.00%) MS Exchange
23 46 (19.17%) MS Excel
23 46 (19.17%) PowerShell
24 44 (18.33%) Microsoft Certification
25 43 (17.92%) BPSS Clearance
25 43 (17.92%) Windows 7

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 48 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 41 (17.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (15.00%) Skype for Business
4 29 (12.08%) IIS
5 26 (10.83%) SharePoint
6 22 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (5.00%) OpenStack
8 11 (4.58%) JBoss
8 11 (4.58%) Office Communications Server
8 11 (4.58%) SharePoint 2010
8 11 (4.58%) WebLogic
9 8 (3.33%) IBM Notes
9 8 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (2.92%) Apache
10 7 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (1.67%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.25%) Confluence
12 3 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 46 (19.17%) MS Excel
2 22 (9.17%) MS Office
3 3 (1.25%) MS Project
3 3 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.33%) Office 365
2 7 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.67%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 145 (60.42%) DNS
2 141 (58.75%) DHCP
3 26 (10.83%) Firewall
4 18 (7.50%) SMS
5 16 (6.67%) 3G
5 16 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (5.83%) Skype
7 13 (5.42%) Intranet
8 12 (5.00%) Internet
8 12 (5.00%) LDAP
9 11 (4.58%) SSH
10 10 (4.17%) SAN
11 8 (3.33%) OpenLDAP
12 6 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (2.50%) TCP/IP
13 5 (2.08%) SSL
13 5 (2.08%) VoIP
14 4 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (1.67%) Kerberos
14 4 (1.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.83%) DB2
7 2 (0.83%) MySQL
8 1 (0.42%) ObjectStore
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (6.67%) MSI
2 3 (1.25%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.25%) JIRA
3 2 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (4.58%) Finance
2 3 (1.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.42%) Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (22.50%) Support Engineer
2 27 (11.25%) Desktop Support
3 18 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 18 (7.50%) Analyst
3 18 (7.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 16 (6.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 15 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 15 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
6 13 (5.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (4.17%) Server Support
8 9 (3.75%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 9 (3.75%) Active Directory Engineer
8 9 (3.75%) Messaging Support
8 9 (3.75%) Server Engineer
8 9 (3.75%) Wintel Support
9 8 (3.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (3.33%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.33%) Middleware
2 4 (1.67%) Software Packaging
3 3 (1.25%) .NET
3 3 (1.25%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (0.83%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.42%) CSS
5 1 (0.42%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.42%) HTML
5 1 (0.42%) ISPF
5 1 (0.42%) JSON
5 1 (0.42%) SAML
5 1 (0.42%) WCF
5 1 (0.42%) Web Services
5 1 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (22.92%) Computer Science
2 29 (12.08%) Management Information System
3 28 (11.67%) Data Centre
4 17 (7.08%) Clustering
4 17 (7.08%) Fat Client
4 17 (7.08%) Thin Client
5 10 (4.17%) PKI
6 8 (3.33%) Replication
7 6 (2.50%) Cryptography
8 5 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.67%) DataPower
9 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.67%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.25%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.25%) CMDB
10 3 (1.25%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.83%) AS400
11 2 (0.83%) CESG
11 2 (0.83%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 212 (88.33%) Windows
2 124 (51.67%) Windows Server
3 86 (35.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 86 (35.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (17.92%) Windows 7
5 30 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (9.17%) Windows XP
7 21 (8.75%) Linux
7 21 (8.75%) Unix
8 15 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (3.33%) Apple iOS
10 7 (2.92%) Android
10 7 (2.92%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.67%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.67%) Windows Phone
12 3 (1.25%) AIX
13 2 (0.83%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.83%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.42%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (35.42%) ITIL
2 49 (20.42%) Software Delivery
3 32 (13.33%) Project Management
4 29 (12.08%) Incident Management
4 29 (12.08%) Service Delivery
5 22 (9.17%) Business Continuity
5 22 (9.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 19 (7.92%) Mentoring
7 18 (7.50%) Change Control
7 18 (7.50%) DevOps
8 17 (7.08%) Problem Management
9 16 (6.67%) Server Building
10 14 (5.83%) Defect Management
10 14 (5.83%) Validation
11 13 (5.42%) Escalation Management
11 13 (5.42%) Migration
12 12 (5.00%) Content Management
13 11 (4.58%) High Availability
14 10 (4.17%) Application Packaging
14 10 (4.17%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 69 (28.75%) SQL
2 46 (19.17%) PowerShell
3 18 (7.50%) VBScript
4 15 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 12 (5.00%) Perl
5 12 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 9 (3.75%) VB
7 8 (3.33%) Korn
8 4 (1.67%) Java
9 3 (1.25%) C#
10 1 (0.42%) C
10 1 (0.42%) COBOL
10 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.42%) JCL
10 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 132 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 115 (47.92%) SC Cleared
3 55 (22.92%) Degree
4 44 (18.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 43 (17.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 21 (8.75%) MCSE
7 5 (2.08%) MCP
7 5 (2.08%) MCSA
8 4 (1.67%) CISSP
8 4 (1.67%) MCITP
8 4 (1.67%) MCTS
8 4 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.25%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.42%) CCNA
10 1 (0.42%) CCNP
10 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.42%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (16.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 14 (5.83%) SLA
3 5 (2.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 82 (34.17%) XenApp
2 74 (30.83%) Microsoft App-V
3 62 (25.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (20.83%) XenServer
5 48 (20.00%) XenDesktop
6 26 (10.83%) Hyper-V
7 13 (5.42%) vSphere
8 12 (5.00%) Terminal Services
9 7 (2.92%) NFS
10 5 (2.08%) Brightmail
10 5 (2.08%) DFS Replication
11 4 (1.67%) Docker
12 2 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.42%) Firmware
13 1 (0.42%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 1 (0.42%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 52 (21.67%) SCCM
2 34 (14.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 23 (9.58%) XenMobile
4 20 (8.33%) EdgeSight
4 20 (8.33%) SafeCom
5 18 (7.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 8 (3.33%) OpenView
6 8 (3.33%) Perfmon
7 6 (2.50%) HP SIM
7 6 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.25%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.25%) Puppet
9 2 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.83%) SAP Afaria
9 2 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.83%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.42%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 152 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 113 (47.08%) VMware
3 112 (46.67%) Citrix
4 73 (30.42%) AppSense
5 67 (27.92%) HP
6 38 (15.83%) ThinPrint
7 27 (11.25%) Oracle
8 25 (10.42%) SAP
9 19 (7.92%) Red Hat
10 9 (3.75%) Symantec
11 8 (3.33%) Intel Security
11 8 (3.33%) Lotus
12 6 (2.50%) IBM
13 5 (2.08%) Apple
13 5 (2.08%) Cisco
13 5 (2.08%) IronPort
13 5 (2.08%) Lumension
14 4 (1.67%) Sun
15 3 (1.25%) Informatica
15 3 (1.25%) Siebel
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