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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 11 55 22
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -33
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 211 39 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 15.42% 3.55% 7.67%
As % of the System Software category 67.20% 34.21% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 13 26
Median daily rate £325 £240 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £176 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £380 £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 10 13
Median hourly rate £26.50 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.66% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £26.20 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.56 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.43% -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
314 114 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 22.95% 10.37% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 50 36
Median daily rate £320 £363 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +34.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £635 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 22 20
Median hourly rate £27.00 £29.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.24% +8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £12.90 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.55 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +47 181 £328 +42.39% 8
Durham +16 24 £275 -29.03% 8
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 433 (85.24%) Windows
2 385 (75.79%) Microsoft
3 296 (58.27%) Windows Server
4 288 (56.69%) DNS
5 283 (55.71%) Security Cleared
6 265 (52.17%) DHCP
7 241 (47.44%) SC Cleared
8 230 (45.28%) VMware
9 199 (39.17%) Citrix
10 190 (37.40%) ITIL
11 179 (35.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 158 (31.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 146 (28.74%) PowerShell
14 141 (27.76%) Microsoft Certification
15 138 (27.17%) SQL
16 136 (26.77%) Microsoft App-V
16 136 (26.77%) VMware Infrastructure
17 129 (25.39%) XenApp
18 128 (25.20%) MS Excel
19 127 (25.00%) HP
19 127 (25.00%) Degree
20 124 (24.41%) Computer Science
20 124 (24.41%) AppSense
21 122 (24.02%) SQL Server
22 106 (20.87%) MS Exchange
23 96 (18.90%) SCCM
23 96 (18.90%) Exchange Server 2010
23 96 (18.90%) Windows Server 2012
24 95 (18.70%) IIS
25 90 (17.72%) XenServer

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
1 106 (20.87%) MS Exchange
2 96 (18.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 95 (18.70%) IIS
4 87 (17.13%) Skype for Business
5 67 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 65 (12.80%) SharePoint
7 37 (7.28%) OpenStack
8 28 (5.51%) Office Communications Server
9 24 (4.72%) Apache
10 23 (4.53%) IBM Notes
11 22 (4.33%) SharePoint 2010
12 19 (3.74%) SharePoint 2013
13 17 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2003
13 17 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (1.57%) JBoss
15 7 (1.38%) WebLogic
16 6 (1.18%) WebSphere
17 4 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
17 4 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
17 4 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 128 (25.20%) MS Excel
2 40 (7.87%) MS Office
3 3 (0.59%) MS Project
3 3 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 77 (15.16%) Office 365
2 22 (4.33%) IaaS
2 22 (4.33%) PaaS
2 22 (4.33%) SaaS
3 19 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (2.56%) HP Helion
5 5 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.59%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 288 (56.69%) DNS
2 265 (52.17%) DHCP
3 63 (12.40%) Firewall
4 50 (9.84%) Skype
5 30 (5.91%) Internet
5 30 (5.91%) Intranet
6 23 (4.53%) Kerberos
7 20 (3.94%) SAN
7 20 (3.94%) SMS
8 17 (3.35%) 3G
8 17 (3.35%) LDAP
8 17 (3.35%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (2.76%) TCP/IP
10 13 (2.56%) HTTP
11 12 (2.36%) NAS
12 10 (1.97%) X.500
13 9 (1.77%) VPN
14 8 (1.57%) iSCSI
14 8 (1.57%) SSL
15 7 (1.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (24.02%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.97%) RDBMS
5 10 (1.97%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.38%) MySQL
6 7 (1.38%) OLTP
7 3 (0.59%) DB2
8 2 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.20%) EDMS
9 1 (0.20%) ObjectStore
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 44 (8.66%) MSI
2 7 (1.38%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.79%) NMock
4 4 (0.79%) WiX
5 3 (0.59%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.59%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.39%) JIRA
6 2 (0.39%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.20%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 17 (3.35%) Finance
2 10 (1.97%) Manufacturing
3 3 (0.59%) Advertising
4 1 (0.20%) Banking
4 1 (0.20%) Games
4 1 (0.20%) German Language
4 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 96 (18.90%) Support Engineer
2 39 (7.68%) Active Directory Engineer
3 35 (6.89%) Desktop Support
4 34 (6.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 33 (6.50%) Wintel Engineer
6 32 (6.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 29 (5.71%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 24 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
8 24 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 22 (4.33%) 3rd Line Support
10 21 (4.13%) Wintel Support
11 20 (3.94%) Messaging Support
11 20 (3.94%) Server Engineer
12 19 (3.74%) Consultant
12 19 (3.74%) Server Support
13 17 (3.35%) Messaging Engineer
13 17 (3.35%) Windows Engineer
14 16 (3.15%) Analyst
15 14 (2.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
16 13 (2.56%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.51%) Middleware
2 17 (3.35%) .NET
3 13 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.57%) Web Services
5 6 (1.18%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.79%) XML
7 3 (0.59%) J2EE
7 3 (0.59%) Servlets
8 2 (0.39%) ISPF
8 2 (0.39%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.20%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.20%) JSON
9 1 (0.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 124 (24.41%) Computer Science
2 60 (11.81%) Management Information System
3 54 (10.63%) Clustering
4 36 (7.09%) Data Centre
5 24 (4.72%) PKI
6 18 (3.54%) Fat Client
6 18 (3.54%) Hybrid Cloud
6 18 (3.54%) Replication
6 18 (3.54%) Thin Client
7 13 (2.56%) Visualisation
8 12 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (2.36%) Blackberry
9 10 (1.97%) CMDB
9 10 (1.97%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.77%) Private Cloud
11 8 (1.57%) CESG
12 7 (1.38%) Cryptography
13 4 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.79%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 433 (85.24%) Windows
2 296 (58.27%) Windows Server
3 179 (35.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 158 (31.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 96 (18.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 73 (14.37%) Windows 7
7 39 (7.68%) Linux
8 34 (6.69%) Android
9 32 (6.30%) Apple iOS
10 24 (4.72%) Windows XP
11 12 (2.36%) Unix
11 12 (2.36%) Windows 8
12 11 (2.17%) Windows Phone
13 9 (1.77%) Windows 10
14 8 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.57%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.79%) Windows Phone 8
16 3 (0.59%) AIX
17 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (37.40%) ITIL
2 79 (15.55%) Software Delivery
3 72 (14.17%) Migration
4 55 (10.83%) Project Management
5 53 (10.43%) Service Delivery
6 47 (9.25%) Incident Management
7 42 (8.27%) Problem Management
8 38 (7.48%) Business Continuity
8 38 (7.48%) Load Balancing
9 36 (7.09%) Application Packaging
10 34 (6.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 30 (5.91%) Change Control
11 30 (5.91%) Change Management
11 30 (5.91%) Content Management
12 26 (5.12%) DevOps
12 26 (5.12%) Software Distribution
13 25 (4.92%) High Availability
14 24 (4.72%) Configuration Management
15 23 (4.53%) Escalation Management
16 22 (4.33%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 146 (28.74%) PowerShell
2 138 (27.17%) SQL
3 40 (7.87%) T-SQL
4 37 (7.28%) VBScript
5 24 (4.72%) VB
6 8 (1.57%) C#
6 8 (1.57%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.57%) Perl
7 7 (1.38%) Java
7 7 (1.38%) Python
8 6 (1.18%) Jython
8 6 (1.18%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.98%) Korn
10 4 (0.79%) C
11 3 (0.59%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.39%) COBOL
12 2 (0.39%) JCL
13 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.20%) Ruby
13 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 283 (55.71%) Security Cleared
2 241 (47.44%) SC Cleared
3 141 (27.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 127 (25.00%) Degree
5 85 (16.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 82 (16.14%) MCSE
7 26 (5.12%) MCSA
8 18 (3.54%) MCTS
9 16 (3.15%) MCP
10 14 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (2.17%) MCITP
12 6 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.98%) CISSP
13 5 (0.98%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.20%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.20%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (15.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 28 (5.51%) SLA
3 3 (0.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 136 (26.77%) Microsoft App-V
1 136 (26.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 129 (25.39%) XenApp
3 90 (17.72%) XenServer
4 88 (17.32%) XenDesktop
5 72 (14.17%) Hyper-V
6 39 (7.68%) vSphere
7 25 (4.92%) Terminal Services
8 19 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (3.35%) DFS Replication
10 15 (2.95%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (1.38%) Brightmail
12 7 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (1.18%) NFS
14 3 (0.59%) Firmware
14 3 (0.59%) Xen
15 2 (0.39%) Docker
15 2 (0.39%) Job Entry Subsystem
16 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 96 (18.90%) SCCM
2 58 (11.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 40 (7.87%) XenMobile
4 35 (6.89%) Microsoft Clustering
5 33 (6.50%) EdgeSight
5 33 (6.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 33 (6.50%) SafeCom
6 21 (4.13%) Perfmon
7 20 (3.94%) OpenView
8 17 (3.35%) WSUS
9 16 (3.15%) AirWatch
10 15 (2.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 14 (2.76%) HP SIM
12 12 (2.36%) SCOM
13 10 (1.97%) Puppet
14 8 (1.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 8 (1.57%) SCVMM
15 7 (1.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
16 6 (1.18%) PowerCLI
16 6 (1.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 385 (75.79%) Microsoft
2 230 (45.28%) VMware
3 199 (39.17%) Citrix
4 127 (25.00%) HP
5 124 (24.41%) AppSense
6 53 (10.43%) ThinPrint
7 42 (8.27%) SAP
8 36 (7.09%) Oracle
9 23 (4.53%) Lotus
9 23 (4.53%) Symantec
10 20 (3.94%) Intel Security
11 15 (2.95%) Lumension
12 12 (2.36%) Trend Micro
13 11 (2.17%) Apple
13 11 (2.17%) IronPort
13 11 (2.17%) Red Hat
14 10 (1.97%) Dell
15 9 (1.77%) Cisco
16 8 (1.57%) CA
16 8 (1.57%) Siemens
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