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 1 March 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
England / North East
Rank 30 54 26
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -28
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 62 22 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.25% 2.52% 5.73%
As % of the System Software category 57.94% 31.43% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 12 16
Median daily rate £290 £295 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £160 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £348 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
-0.80% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 4
Median hourly rate £15.19 £11.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.06% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £9.28 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £12.83 £28.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%

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
107 70 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.51% 8.01% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 49 33
Median daily rate £290 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.16% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £261 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £533 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 7
Median hourly rate £19.75 £11.67 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.30% -46.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.08 £9.32 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £14.25 £27.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.45% +3.12%

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 1 March 2017.

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 1 March 2017.

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 1 March 2017. 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 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 +23 54 £310 +5.08% 13
Durham -2 4 £170 -24.44%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 March 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 North East region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 236 (81.94%) Windows
2 184 (63.89%) Microsoft
3 169 (58.68%) Windows Server
4 161 (55.90%) Security Cleared
5 131 (45.49%) DNS
6 125 (43.40%) SC Cleared
7 105 (36.46%) PowerShell
8 91 (31.60%) DHCP
9 83 (28.82%) MS Excel
10 75 (26.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 75 (26.04%) VMware
11 74 (25.69%) ITIL
12 67 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 66 (22.92%) SQL
13 66 (22.92%) Microsoft Certification
14 64 (22.22%) Windows 7
15 61 (21.18%) Windows Server 2003
16 59 (20.49%) Linux
17 58 (20.14%) Migration
18 53 (18.40%) VMware Infrastructure
19 52 (18.06%) SCCM
20 51 (17.71%) Office 365
21 50 (17.36%) HP
21 50 (17.36%) MCSE
22 47 (16.32%) MS Exchange
22 47 (16.32%) Citrix
23 41 (14.24%) SharePoint
23 41 (14.24%) SQL Server
24 39 (13.54%) Skype for Business
24 39 (13.54%) DevOps

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 47 (16.32%) MS Exchange
2 41 (14.24%) SharePoint
3 39 (13.54%) Skype for Business
4 38 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 37 (12.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 37 (12.85%) IIS
6 26 (9.03%) WebLogic
7 22 (7.64%) OpenStack
8 19 (6.60%) Confluence
9 14 (4.86%) Office Communications Server
10 13 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (3.82%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (2.43%) JBoss
15 3 (1.04%) Apache
15 3 (1.04%) IBM Notes
15 3 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (1.04%) Tomcat
15 3 (1.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 83 (28.82%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.25%) MS Office
3 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (17.71%) Office 365
2 31 (10.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (7.64%) IaaS
4 22 (7.64%) PaaS
4 22 (7.64%) SaaS
5 14 (4.86%) Trello
6 13 (4.51%) HP Helion
7 5 (1.74%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.04%) Google App Engine
8 3 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.04%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 131 (45.49%) DNS
2 91 (31.60%) DHCP
3 35 (12.15%) Skype
4 28 (9.72%) Firewall
5 26 (9.03%) LDAP
6 25 (8.68%) TCP/IP
7 22 (7.64%) Kerberos
8 16 (5.56%) Internet
8 16 (5.56%) Intranet
9 14 (4.86%) HTTP
9 14 (4.86%) X.500
10 12 (4.17%) NAS
10 12 (4.17%) SAN
10 12 (4.17%) SSL
11 11 (3.82%) HTTPS
11 11 (3.82%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (3.13%) 3G
12 9 (3.13%) iSCSI
13 7 (2.43%) OpenLDAP
13 7 (2.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.24%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (2.43%) OLTP
4 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.35%) EDMS
5 1 (0.35%) MS Access
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 22 (7.64%) Jenkins
3 19 (6.60%) JIRA
3 19 (6.60%) Sonatype Nexus
4 14 (4.86%) GitLab
5 7 (2.43%) MSI
6 5 (1.74%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.04%) NMock
8 3 (1.04%) StarTeam
8 3 (1.04%) Travis CI
8 3 (1.04%) WiX
General
1 7 (2.43%) Finance
2 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.35%) Games
3 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (17.71%) Support Engineer
2 28 (9.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (9.38%) Active Directory Engineer
4 20 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 17 (5.90%) Desktop Engineer
7 16 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (5.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 14 (4.86%) Server Engineer
10 13 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (4.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 13 (4.51%) Migration Engineer
10 13 (4.51%) Windows Engineer
10 13 (4.51%) Wintel Engineer
11 12 (4.17%) Administrator
11 12 (4.17%) Consultant
11 12 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 12 (4.17%) Office 365 Specialist
12 11 (3.82%) Analyst
13 10 (3.47%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.99%) Software Packaging
2 15 (5.21%) .NET
3 11 (3.82%) ASP.NET
4 10 (3.47%) Middleware
5 6 (2.08%) Web Services
6 3 (1.04%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.04%) J2EE
6 3 (1.04%) Servlets
6 3 (1.04%) XML
7 2 (0.69%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.35%) HTML
8 1 (0.35%) HTML5
8 1 (0.35%) Wayland
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.46%) Computer Science
2 30 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (8.33%) Clustering
4 16 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 15 (5.21%) Data Centre
5 15 (5.21%) PKI
5 15 (5.21%) Replication
6 11 (3.82%) Fat Client
6 11 (3.82%) Thin Client
7 8 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (2.78%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.43%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.39%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.69%) iPad
10 2 (0.69%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.69%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.35%) CESG
11 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 236 (81.94%) Windows
2 169 (58.68%) Windows Server
3 75 (26.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 64 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 61 (21.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 59 (20.49%) Linux
8 32 (11.11%) Unix
9 31 (10.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (9.38%) Windows XP
11 17 (5.90%) Android
12 15 (5.21%) Apple iOS
12 15 (5.21%) Windows 8
13 13 (4.51%) Windows 10
14 8 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
15 6 (2.08%) AIX
16 3 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (25.69%) ITIL
2 58 (20.14%) Migration
3 39 (13.54%) DevOps
4 35 (12.15%) Open Source
5 33 (11.46%) Change Control
6 28 (9.72%) Virtual Environments
7 27 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (9.38%) Configuration Management
8 22 (7.64%) Software Delivery
9 19 (6.60%) Load Balancing
10 17 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (5.90%) Problem Management
11 16 (5.56%) Change Management
11 16 (5.56%) PRINCE2
12 14 (4.86%) ITSM
12 14 (4.86%) TOGAF
13 13 (4.51%) OO
13 13 (4.51%) Software Distribution
14 12 (4.17%) Application Packaging
15 11 (3.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 105 (36.46%) PowerShell
2 66 (22.92%) SQL
3 12 (4.17%) Perl
4 11 (3.82%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.13%) Java
6 8 (2.78%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.43%) Korn
7 7 (2.43%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.08%) C
8 6 (2.08%) C#
8 6 (2.08%) Jython
8 6 (2.08%) Python
9 5 (1.74%) VB
10 4 (1.39%) VBScript
11 2 (0.69%) REXX
11 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.69%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 161 (55.90%) Security Cleared
2 125 (43.40%) SC Cleared
3 66 (22.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (17.36%) MCSE
5 33 (11.46%) Degree
6 22 (7.64%) MCSA
7 19 (6.60%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (4.86%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (3.13%) MCTS
10 8 (2.78%) DV Cleared
10 8 (2.78%) MCP
11 5 (1.74%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.35%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.86%) Disclosure Scotland
1 14 (4.86%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (18.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (10.42%) XenApp
3 29 (10.07%) Hyper-V
4 28 (9.72%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (5.90%) vSphere
7 10 (3.47%) DFS Replication
7 10 (3.47%) XenDesktop
7 10 (3.47%) XenServer
8 7 (2.43%) NFS
9 6 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (1.74%) Docker
10 5 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.04%) Xen
13 2 (0.69%) Firmware
14 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 52 (18.06%) SCCM
2 19 (6.60%) Ansible
2 19 (6.60%) Dollar Universe
3 14 (4.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 14 (4.86%) WSUS
4 13 (4.51%) HP SiteScope
4 13 (4.51%) Puppet
5 11 (3.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (3.13%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 8 (2.78%) AirWatch
8 7 (2.43%) Backup Exec
8 7 (2.43%) SCOM
8 7 (2.43%) SCOrch
9 6 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (1.74%) BladeLogic
10 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.74%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.69%) WMI
11 2 (0.69%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 184 (63.89%) Microsoft
2 75 (26.04%) VMware
3 50 (17.36%) HP
4 47 (16.32%) Citrix
5 32 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 30 (10.42%) AppSense
7 27 (9.38%) Oracle
8 19 (6.60%) Atlassian
8 19 (6.60%) TIBCO
9 10 (3.47%) CA
9 10 (3.47%) Symantec
9 10 (3.47%) ThinPrint
10 8 (2.78%) Dell
11 7 (2.43%) Trend Micro
12 6 (2.08%) BMC
13 5 (1.74%) IBM
13 5 (1.74%) Sun
14 4 (1.39%) IronPort
14 4 (1.39%) Veritas
15 3 (1.04%) Lotus