The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 33 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 20 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 4.80% 2.45% 3.94%
As % of the System Software category 64.52% 41.67% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 7
Median daily rate £210 £270 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -34.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £289
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.86 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -3.33%
Active Directory
East Midlands

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

System Software Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
31 24 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 7.43% 5.88% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 18
Median daily rate £265 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £295 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £435 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+286.36% -
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 Northamptonshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Northampton +3 12 £150 +11.11% 1
Kettering - 6 £265 - 1
Corby - 3 £300 - 1
Wellingborough - 1 £305 -
Active Directory
East Midlands

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

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

1 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Windows 7
3 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
4 14 (43.75%) MS Office
5 13 (40.63%) ITIL
5 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
6 12 (37.50%) Windows Server
7 9 (28.13%) VMware
8 8 (25.00%) Windows XP
8 8 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (18.75%) SCCM
9 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
10 5 (15.63%) LAN
11 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
11 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
11 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 4 (12.50%) SLA
11 4 (12.50%) Firewall
11 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
12 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 3 (9.38%) Service Management
12 3 (9.38%) SAN
12 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (9.38%) NHS
12 3 (9.38%) DNS
12 3 (9.38%) WAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (43.75%) MS Office
2 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) LAN
2 4 (12.50%) Firewall
2 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.38%) DNS
3 3 (9.38%) Network Security
3 3 (9.38%) SAN
3 3 (9.38%) WAN
4 2 (6.25%) DHCP
4 2 (6.25%) IP Telephony
4 2 (6.25%) NAS
5 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.13%) Skype
5 1 (3.13%) VPN
5 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (3.13%) Back Office
1 1 (3.13%) Banking
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) IT Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Service Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 5 (15.63%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) IT Support
5 3 (9.38%) Security Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Server Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Support
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) NHS
3 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.25%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.13%) BYOD
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.13%) iPad
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Windows 7
3 12 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.25%) Android
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.13%) CentOS
7 1 (3.13%) Linux
7 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (9.38%) Security Architecture
3 3 (9.38%) Service Management
3 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.25%) Migration
4 2 (6.25%) SIEM
5 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.13%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (3.13%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.13%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (3.13%) Software Delivery
5 1 (3.13%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) MCSE
4 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.13%) NFS
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Server
3 1 (3.13%) XenApp
3 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) VMware
3 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco
3 2 (6.25%) Citrix
3 2 (6.25%) HP
3 2 (6.25%) Mitel
3 2 (6.25%) Palo Alto
3 2 (6.25%) Qualys
4 1 (3.13%) Apple
4 1 (3.13%) Dell
4 1 (3.13%) Kaseya
4 1 (3.13%) NetApp
4 1 (3.13%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (3.13%) Webroot