The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
England / South East
Rank 25 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 483 635 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.46% 7.31% 7.60%
As % of the System Software category 51.06% 58.63% 61.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 357 352
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 76 98
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.48 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.44 £43.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%

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

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
946 1083 1196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.66% 12.47% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 626 593
Median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £198 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 102 121
Median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South 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 South East

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 3 months to 19 February 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
Hampshire 0 152 £328 +0.92% 40
Berkshire -7 85 £400 +25.00% 28
Buckinghamshire +24 80 £350 +10.23% 25
Surrey -3 72 £175 -53.33% 30
Kent +4 27 £315 -23.91% 8
Oxfordshire -18 23 £225 -25.00% 13
West Sussex -17 19 £225 +7.14% 9
Middlesex +4 12 £500 +53.84%
East Sussex -10 8 £275 -12.69% 6
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 South East region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 778 (76.20%) Windows
2 494 (48.38%) Microsoft
3 357 (34.97%) Windows Server
4 329 (32.22%) VMware
5 274 (26.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 256 (25.07%) Windows 7
7 230 (22.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 225 (22.04%) Security Cleared
9 196 (19.20%) MS Office
10 181 (17.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 178 (17.43%) DNS
12 173 (16.94%) Citrix
13 169 (16.55%) SCCM
14 167 (16.36%) ITIL
15 160 (15.67%) SC Cleared
16 155 (15.18%) Office 365
17 154 (15.08%) MS Exchange
18 149 (14.59%) PowerShell
19 140 (13.71%) Windows Server 2003
20 137 (13.42%) MS Excel
21 121 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
22 119 (11.66%) Cisco
23 112 (10.97%) DHCP
24 107 (10.48%) Windows 10
25 106 (10.38%) Firewall
26 96 (9.40%) Microsoft Azure
27 95 (9.30%) Hyper-V
27 95 (9.30%) HP
28 93 (9.11%) TCP/IP
28 93 (9.11%) SQL

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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
1 154 (15.08%) MS Exchange
2 76 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 72 (7.05%) Skype for Business
4 60 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 40 (3.92%) IIS
6 38 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (1.27%) IBM Notes
10 11 (1.08%) Drupal
11 9 (0.88%) Apache
11 9 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.78%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.69%) IBM Domino
13 7 (0.69%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.69%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.59%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
17 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 196 (19.20%) MS Office
2 137 (13.42%) MS Excel
3 8 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.20%) MS Project
6 1 (0.098%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.098%) assyst
4 1 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 155 (15.18%) Office 365
2 96 (9.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (3.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (1.86%) IaaS
6 11 (1.08%) PaaS
7 6 (0.59%) SaaS
8 5 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (0.49%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.49%) SoftLayer
9 4 (0.39%) Yammer
10 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.29%) G Suite
10 3 (0.29%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.098%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 178 (17.43%) DNS
2 112 (10.97%) DHCP
3 106 (10.38%) Firewall
4 93 (9.11%) TCP/IP
5 78 (7.64%) LAN
6 75 (7.35%) WAN
7 70 (6.86%) SAN
8 51 (5.00%) Skype
9 42 (4.11%) VPN
10 40 (3.92%) LDAP
11 34 (3.33%) VoIP
12 24 (2.35%) Internet
12 24 (2.35%) NetScaler
13 22 (2.15%) Cisco ASA
14 21 (2.06%) Kerberos
14 21 (2.06%) Wireless
15 19 (1.86%) NAS
16 17 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
16 17 (1.67%) SSL
17 16 (1.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (8.81%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (1.57%) DB2
3 16 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (0.59%) MySQL
7 5 (0.49%) Big Data
7 5 (0.49%) MS Access
8 4 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.20%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.20%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.098%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.098%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.098%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 11 (1.08%) Jenkins
2 10 (0.98%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.69%) MSI
4 5 (0.49%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.39%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.39%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.20%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.098%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.098%) JIRA
8 1 (0.098%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.098%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.098%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.098%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.098%) Selenium
8 1 (0.098%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.098%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.098%) Subversion
General
1 78 (7.64%) Finance
2 29 (2.84%) Telecoms
3 27 (2.64%) Retail
4 21 (2.06%) Advertising
5 15 (1.47%) Back Office
6 14 (1.37%) Legal
7 11 (1.08%) Military
8 8 (0.78%) Banking
8 8 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.69%) French Language
9 7 (0.69%) Law
10 6 (0.59%) Local Government
11 5 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.49%) Marketing
12 4 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.39%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.20%) Electronics
13 2 (0.20%) German Language
13 2 (0.20%) Portuguese Language
13 2 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 190 (18.61%) Analyst
2 128 (12.54%) Support Engineer
3 96 (9.40%) Architect
4 83 (8.13%) Service Analyst
5 80 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 78 (7.64%) Service Desk Analyst
7 75 (7.35%) 2nd Line Support
8 67 (6.56%) Windows Engineer
9 60 (5.88%) Support Analyst
10 58 (5.68%) Desktop Support
11 57 (5.58%) IT Support
12 53 (5.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 50 (4.90%) 1st Line Support
14 47 (4.60%) Active Directory Engineer
15 46 (4.51%) Server Engineer
16 44 (4.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 44 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support
16 44 (4.31%) Consultant
17 38 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
17 38 (3.72%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.84%) XML
2 26 (2.55%) SAML
3 13 (1.27%) SailPoint
4 10 (0.98%) .NET
4 10 (0.98%) Web Services
5 9 (0.88%) HTML
5 9 (0.88%) J2EE
6 8 (0.78%) COM+
7 5 (0.49%) ADO
7 5 (0.49%) REST
8 4 (0.39%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.39%) CSS
9 3 (0.29%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.29%) HTML5
9 3 (0.29%) X-Windows
10 2 (0.20%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.20%) Entity Framework
10 2 (0.20%) Java EE
10 2 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.19%) PKI
2 44 (4.31%) Data Centre
3 42 (4.11%) Clustering
4 41 (4.02%) Management Information System
5 36 (3.53%) Replication
6 30 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (2.35%) Fat Client
7 24 (2.35%) Thin Client
8 20 (1.96%) Computer Science
9 19 (1.86%) Blackberry
10 16 (1.57%) Driving Licence
10 16 (1.57%) Smartphone
11 15 (1.47%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.98%) BYOD
12 10 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (0.88%) iPad
13 9 (0.88%) iPhone
13 9 (0.88%) iSeries
13 9 (0.88%) Mobile App
13 9 (0.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 778 (76.20%) Windows
2 357 (34.97%) Windows Server
3 274 (26.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 256 (25.07%) Windows 7
5 230 (22.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 140 (13.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 107 (10.48%) Windows 10
8 92 (9.01%) Linux
9 52 (5.09%) Windows 8
10 48 (4.70%) Windows XP
11 45 (4.41%) Unix
12 33 (3.23%) Android
12 33 (3.23%) Windows Vista
13 27 (2.64%) Solaris
14 23 (2.25%) Apple iOS
15 21 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (1.76%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.78%) AIX
18 7 (0.69%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (16.36%) ITIL
2 93 (9.11%) Migration
3 48 (4.70%) Incident Management
4 43 (4.21%) Service Management
5 38 (3.72%) Problem Management
6 33 (3.23%) Change Management
7 32 (3.13%) Patch Management
8 30 (2.94%) Service Delivery
9 25 (2.45%) Mobile Device Management
10 22 (2.15%) Virtual Environments
11 21 (2.06%) Configuration Management
12 20 (1.96%) ITIL V3
12 20 (1.96%) Project Management
13 19 (1.86%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (1.86%) Time Management
14 17 (1.67%) High Availability
14 17 (1.67%) Server Building
15 16 (1.57%) Asset Management
15 16 (1.57%) Identity Management
15 16 (1.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 149 (14.59%) PowerShell
2 93 (9.11%) SQL
3 51 (5.00%) VBScript
4 17 (1.67%) Java
5 16 (1.57%) VB
6 13 (1.27%) Python
7 12 (1.18%) C#
8 9 (0.88%) C++
9 7 (0.69%) Perl
10 5 (0.49%) C
10 5 (0.49%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.49%) Ruby
11 4 (0.39%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.39%) PHP
12 3 (0.29%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.098%) Jython
13 1 (0.098%) LotusScript
13 1 (0.098%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.098%) VB6
13 1 (0.098%) VBA
Qualifications
1 225 (22.04%) Security Cleared
2 160 (15.67%) SC Cleared
3 121 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 55 (5.39%) MCSA
5 54 (5.29%) DV Cleared
6 45 (4.41%) MCSE
7 44 (4.31%) MCP
8 38 (3.72%) MCITP
9 24 (2.35%) Degree
10 19 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (1.67%) MCTS
12 16 (1.57%) CISSP
13 15 (1.47%) CCNP
14 13 (1.27%) CCNA
15 11 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (0.98%) CISMP
16 10 (0.98%) CRISC
17 9 (0.88%) CESG Certified Professional
17 9 (0.88%) DBS Check
18 8 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.29%) SLA
2 18 (1.76%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.59%) QA
6 5 (0.49%) RMADS
7 2 (0.20%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.098%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.098%) GDPR
8 1 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 181 (17.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 95 (9.30%) Hyper-V
3 65 (6.37%) XenApp
4 62 (6.07%) vSphere
5 40 (3.92%) XenDesktop
6 38 (3.72%) VMware ESX
7 30 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
8 23 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (1.67%) vCloud
10 14 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (1.18%) BitLocker
11 12 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
12 11 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
12 11 (1.08%) XenServer
13 9 (0.88%) ISA Server
14 8 (0.78%) Firmware
14 8 (0.78%) UAG
15 7 (0.69%) VMware Server
16 6 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
16 6 (0.59%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 169 (16.55%) SCCM
2 45 (4.41%) WSUS
3 41 (4.02%) SCOM
4 27 (2.64%) NetBackup
5 26 (2.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 20 (1.96%) Puppet
7 17 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
8 16 (1.57%) Tivoli
9 14 (1.37%) AirWatch
10 13 (1.27%) Backup Exec
10 13 (1.27%) Nessus
10 13 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 12 (1.18%) Netcool
11 12 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 10 (0.98%) Ansible
13 10 (0.98%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 9 (0.88%) AppDNA
14 9 (0.88%) EdgeSight
15 8 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 494 (48.38%) Microsoft
2 329 (32.22%) VMware
3 173 (16.94%) Citrix
4 119 (11.66%) Cisco
5 95 (9.30%) HP
6 48 (4.70%) Symantec
7 45 (4.41%) Oracle
8 43 (4.21%) NetApp
9 36 (3.53%) Intel Security
10 35 (3.43%) Dell
11 34 (3.33%) Remedy
12 27 (2.64%) CheckPoint
13 26 (2.55%) Apple
14 22 (2.15%) Veritas
15 20 (1.96%) IBM
15 20 (1.96%) Sophos
16 19 (1.86%) EMC
16 19 (1.86%) Lotus
17 18 (1.76%) LANDesk
18 17 (1.67%) Wyse
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