The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 14 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 5.88% 1.74% 3.65%
As % of the System Software category 77.78% 29.41% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 4
Median daily rate £150 £407 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.14% -1.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Active Directory
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

System Software Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
18 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 7.56% 5.92% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 11
Median daily rate £205 £407 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.63% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £325 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £411 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.75 - -
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 Northampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northampton 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 Northampton

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Northampton region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Northampton region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 28 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 Northampton region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (60.00%) MS Office
4 10 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (45.00%) ITIL
5 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
6 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
6 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (35.00%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (25.00%) SCCM
9 5 (25.00%) VMware
10 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
10 4 (20.00%) LAN
11 3 (15.00%) WAN
11 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
11 3 (15.00%) SAN
12 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (10.00%) Office 365
12 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
12 2 (10.00%) Android
12 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
12 2 (10.00%) Service Management
12 2 (10.00%) Migration
12 2 (10.00%) IP Telephony
12 2 (10.00%) Mitel
12 2 (10.00%) Smartphone

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (60.00%) MS Office
2 10 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (15.00%) SAN
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.00%) WAN
3 2 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.00%) NAS
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
1 6 (30.00%) IT Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) IT Support
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Support
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Field Migration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.00%) BYOD
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.00%) Android
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.00%) CentOS
6 1 (5.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
2 2 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Management
3 1 (5.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) NFS
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) Mitel
4 1 (5.00%) Apple
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Dell
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Kaseya
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp
4 1 (5.00%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (5.00%) Webroot