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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 10 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 248 59 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.60% 6.32% 6.51%
As % of the System Software category 60.34% 59.60% 68.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 25 22
Median daily rate £278 £265 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.81% +6.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £186 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £326 £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 10 7
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.40% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £10.90 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.27 £28.00 £25.00
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
411 99 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 27.51% 10.61% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 52 36
Median daily rate £271 £295 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.30% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 14 7
Median hourly rate £28.50 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.11% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £11.50 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +9.67%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +19 239 £280 +5.66% 2
Durham +3 4 £94 -68.75%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 330 (89.92%) Windows
2 266 (72.48%) Microsoft
3 228 (62.13%) DNS
4 224 (61.04%) DHCP
5 206 (56.13%) Windows Server
6 205 (55.86%) Security Cleared
7 194 (52.86%) VMware
8 186 (50.68%) Citrix
9 182 (49.59%) SC Cleared
10 138 (37.60%) ITIL
11 129 (35.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 126 (34.33%) Microsoft App-V
13 124 (33.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 124 (33.79%) XenApp
14 112 (30.52%) SQL
14 112 (30.52%) AppSense
15 109 (29.70%) VMware Infrastructure
16 100 (27.25%) Degree
17 97 (26.43%) Computer Science
17 97 (26.43%) HP
18 87 (23.71%) SQL Server
19 86 (23.43%) XenServer
20 85 (23.16%) SCCM
21 84 (22.89%) Microsoft Certification
21 84 (22.89%) XenDesktop
22 82 (22.34%) PowerShell
23 81 (22.07%) MS Exchange
24 80 (21.80%) MS Excel
25 79 (21.53%) Software Delivery
26 77 (20.98%) 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 81 (22.07%) MS Exchange
2 72 (19.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 62 (16.89%) Skype for Business
4 53 (14.44%) IIS
5 43 (11.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 37 (10.08%) SharePoint
7 21 (5.72%) Apache
7 21 (5.72%) IBM Notes
8 20 (5.45%) Office Communications Server
8 20 (5.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 17 (4.63%) SharePoint 2013
10 16 (4.36%) OpenStack
11 12 (3.27%) JBoss
12 11 (3.00%) WebLogic
13 9 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
14 7 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
16 4 (1.09%) WebSphere
17 3 (0.82%) CICS
17 3 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 80 (21.80%) MS Excel
2 39 (10.63%) MS Office
3 3 (0.82%) MS Project
3 3 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 42 (11.44%) Office 365
2 10 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.09%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 228 (62.13%) DNS
2 224 (61.04%) DHCP
3 51 (13.90%) Firewall
4 25 (6.81%) Skype
5 22 (5.99%) 3G
5 22 (5.99%) SMS
5 22 (5.99%) Wi-Fi
6 16 (4.36%) Internet
6 16 (4.36%) Intranet
7 13 (3.54%) SAN
8 12 (3.27%) LDAP
8 12 (3.27%) SSH
9 8 (2.18%) OpenLDAP
9 8 (2.18%) VPN
10 7 (1.91%) Kerberos
11 6 (1.63%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (1.36%) Network Security
12 5 (1.36%) SSL
13 4 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (1.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (23.71%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (3.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.72%) RDBMS
6 10 (2.72%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.91%) MySQL
8 4 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.82%) DB2
10 1 (0.27%) ObjectStore
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 40 (10.90%) MSI
2 3 (0.82%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.82%) JIRA
2 3 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.82%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.27%) NMock
3 1 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.27%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.27%) WiX
General
1 14 (3.81%) Finance
2 10 (2.72%) Manufacturing
3 3 (0.82%) Advertising
4 1 (0.27%) Banking
4 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 83 (22.62%) Support Engineer
2 33 (8.99%) Desktop Support
3 31 (8.45%) Desktop Engineer
4 28 (7.63%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 26 (7.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 24 (6.54%) 2nd Line Support
7 22 (5.99%) Wintel Engineer
8 21 (5.72%) Wintel Support
9 19 (5.18%) 3rd Line Support
10 18 (4.90%) Analyst
10 18 (4.90%) Messaging Support
10 18 (4.90%) Server Support
11 14 (3.81%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 14 (3.81%) Active Directory Engineer
12 13 (3.54%) Consultant
12 13 (3.54%) Server Engineer
13 12 (3.27%) Messaging Engineer
13 12 (3.27%) Security Engineer
14 11 (3.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 11 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.72%) Middleware
2 4 (1.09%) .NET
2 4 (1.09%) Software Packaging
3 3 (0.82%) .NET Framework
3 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (0.54%) ISPF
4 2 (0.54%) Web Services
4 2 (0.54%) XML
5 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.27%) CSS
5 1 (0.27%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.27%) HTML
5 1 (0.27%) JSON
5 1 (0.27%) SAML
5 1 (0.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 97 (26.43%) Computer Science
2 49 (13.35%) Management Information System
3 32 (8.72%) Clustering
4 30 (8.17%) Data Centre
5 23 (6.27%) Fat Client
5 23 (6.27%) Thin Client
6 12 (3.27%) PKI
6 12 (3.27%) Visualisation
7 11 (3.00%) Blackberry
7 11 (3.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (2.72%) CMDB
9 9 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (2.45%) Replication
10 7 (1.91%) CESG
10 7 (1.91%) Cryptography
11 5 (1.36%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (1.36%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.09%) DataPower
12 4 (1.09%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.82%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 330 (89.92%) Windows
2 206 (56.13%) Windows Server
3 129 (35.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 124 (33.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 63 (17.17%) Windows 7
6 44 (11.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (6.27%) Linux
7 23 (6.27%) Windows XP
8 22 (5.99%) Apple iOS
9 21 (5.72%) Android
9 21 (5.72%) Unix
10 15 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (3.00%) Windows 8
12 10 (2.72%) Windows Phone
13 7 (1.91%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.82%) AIX
14 3 (0.82%) Windows Phone 8
15 2 (0.54%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.54%) zOS
16 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (37.60%) ITIL
2 79 (21.53%) Software Delivery
3 51 (13.90%) Service Delivery
4 48 (13.08%) Project Management
5 46 (12.53%) Incident Management
6 35 (9.54%) Business Continuity
7 34 (9.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 29 (7.90%) Migration
9 28 (7.63%) Content Management
10 27 (7.36%) Problem Management
11 25 (6.81%) High Availability
12 23 (6.27%) Application Packaging
12 23 (6.27%) Configuration Management
12 23 (6.27%) Escalation Management
13 20 (5.45%) Change Control
13 20 (5.45%) ITIL V3
14 19 (5.18%) Load Balancing
15 18 (4.90%) DevOps
15 18 (4.90%) Server Building
15 18 (4.90%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 112 (30.52%) SQL
2 82 (22.34%) PowerShell
3 36 (9.81%) VBScript
4 34 (9.26%) T-SQL
5 23 (6.27%) VB
6 13 (3.54%) Perl
7 12 (3.27%) PL/SQL
8 8 (2.18%) Korn
9 5 (1.36%) Java
10 4 (1.09%) C#
11 2 (0.54%) COBOL
11 2 (0.54%) JCL
12 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.27%) C
12 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.27%) Python
12 1 (0.27%) Ruby
12 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 205 (55.86%) Security Cleared
2 182 (49.59%) SC Cleared
3 100 (27.25%) Degree
4 84 (22.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 77 (20.98%) BPSS Clearance
6 37 (10.08%) MCSE
7 10 (2.72%) MCITP
7 10 (2.72%) MCP
7 10 (2.72%) MCTS
8 7 (1.91%) MCSA
9 6 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.36%) CISSP
11 3 (0.82%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.27%) CCNA
12 1 (0.27%) CCNP
12 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.27%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.27%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (19.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 23 (6.27%) SLA
3 5 (1.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 126 (34.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 124 (33.79%) XenApp
3 109 (29.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 86 (23.43%) XenServer
5 84 (22.89%) XenDesktop
6 52 (14.17%) Hyper-V
7 25 (6.81%) Terminal Services
8 23 (6.27%) vSphere
9 12 (3.27%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (2.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (2.18%) DFS Replication
12 7 (1.91%) Brightmail
12 7 (1.91%) NFS
13 4 (1.09%) Docker
14 2 (0.54%) Job Entry Subsystem
14 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.27%) Firmware
15 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 85 (23.16%) SCCM
2 59 (16.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 36 (9.81%) XenMobile
4 32 (8.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 31 (8.45%) Microsoft Clustering
6 30 (8.17%) EdgeSight
6 30 (8.17%) SafeCom
7 21 (5.72%) OpenView
7 21 (5.72%) Perfmon
8 15 (4.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 14 (3.81%) HP SIM
10 7 (1.91%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.82%) Puppet
11 3 (0.82%) SAP Afaria
12 2 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.54%) Tivoli NetView
13 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
13 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 266 (72.48%) Microsoft
2 194 (52.86%) VMware
3 186 (50.68%) Citrix
4 112 (30.52%) AppSense
5 97 (26.43%) HP
6 52 (14.17%) ThinPrint
7 45 (12.26%) Oracle
8 39 (10.63%) SAP
9 21 (5.72%) Lotus
10 19 (5.18%) Red Hat
11 18 (4.90%) Intel Security
11 18 (4.90%) Symantec
12 14 (3.81%) Lumension
13 11 (3.00%) Apple
13 11 (3.00%) Trend Micro
14 8 (2.18%) Siemens
15 7 (1.91%) IBM
15 7 (1.91%) IronPort
16 5 (1.36%) Cisco
16 5 (1.36%) Samsung