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 26 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 25 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 530 661 796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.26% 6.78% 8.60%
As % of the System Software category 51.56% 59.60% 67.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 350 374
Median daily rate £325 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £145 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £469 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 104 138
Median hourly rate £14.94 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.13% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £10.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £30.90 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.72% -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 South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1028 1109 1179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.15% 11.37% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 634 582
Median daily rate £400 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £185 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 118 151
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £47.83 £37.55
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 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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 2016.

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 26 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
Hampshire 0 156 £338 +8.00% 25
Berkshire -5 119 £390 +60.00% 28
Surrey +1 73 £278 -20.71% 24
Buckinghamshire +13 69 £388 +3.33% 19
Oxfordshire -23 51 £275 +19.56% 21
West Sussex -21 25 £240 -20.00% 12
Kent +1 16 £325 -10.34% 7
Middlesex +5 8 £325 -23.52% 1
East Sussex -19 6 £200 -38.46% 4
Sussex +3 3 £178 -55.46%
Isle of Wight - 1 £135 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £450 -
Home Counties - 1 £270 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 866 (76.57%) Windows
2 602 (53.23%) Microsoft
3 441 (38.99%) Windows Server
4 356 (31.48%) VMware
5 271 (23.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 269 (23.78%) Security Cleared
7 261 (23.08%) MS Exchange
8 249 (22.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 233 (20.60%) Windows 7
10 212 (18.74%) ITIL
11 210 (18.57%) MS Office
12 207 (18.30%) VMware Infrastructure
13 205 (18.13%) Citrix
14 191 (16.89%) MS Excel
15 190 (16.80%) DNS
16 176 (15.56%) PowerShell
16 176 (15.56%) SCCM
16 176 (15.56%) Office 365
17 175 (15.47%) SC Cleared
18 172 (15.21%) SQL
19 155 (13.70%) Windows Server 2003
20 146 (12.91%) Linux
21 142 (12.56%) SQL Server
22 135 (11.94%) HP
23 133 (11.76%) Migration
24 132 (11.67%) DHCP
25 129 (11.41%) Microsoft Certification
26 119 (10.52%) Cisco
27 115 (10.17%) Oracle
28 114 (10.08%) SharePoint

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
1 261 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 114 (10.08%) SharePoint
3 89 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 71 (6.28%) Skype for Business
5 51 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 44 (3.89%) IIS
7 39 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 28 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 21 (1.86%) Apache
10 18 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 15 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (1.33%) Office Communications Server
12 12 (1.06%) Live Communications Server
12 12 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.88%) IBM Notes
14 8 (0.71%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.71%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.44%) IBM Domino
16 4 (0.35%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 210 (18.57%) MS Office
2 191 (16.89%) MS Excel
3 21 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.18%) InDesign
6 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.088%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.088%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.088%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.088%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.35%) Remedy AR System
3 3 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.27%) Sage X3
3 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.088%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.088%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.088%) Primavera
4 1 (0.088%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 176 (15.56%) Office 365
2 96 (8.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (1.77%) IaaS
6 16 (1.41%) PaaS
7 11 (0.97%) SaaS
8 10 (0.88%) Mimecast
9 9 (0.80%) Yammer
10 5 (0.44%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.35%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.35%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.18%) Boomi
12 2 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.088%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.088%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 190 (16.80%) DNS
2 132 (11.67%) DHCP
3 109 (9.64%) LAN
4 100 (8.84%) Firewall
5 99 (8.75%) WAN
6 97 (8.58%) SAN
7 88 (7.78%) LDAP
8 77 (6.81%) TCP/IP
9 56 (4.95%) Internet
10 54 (4.77%) VPN
11 34 (3.01%) Skype
11 34 (3.01%) VoIP
12 31 (2.74%) Network Security
12 31 (2.74%) SMTP
13 29 (2.56%) IPsec
14 28 (2.48%) MPLS
15 26 (2.30%) Wireless
16 25 (2.21%) Kerberos
16 25 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
17 23 (2.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (12.56%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (1.68%) Oracle Database
4 16 (1.41%) MS Access
4 16 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.62%) MySQL
8 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (0.53%) EDRMS
10 5 (0.44%) DB2
10 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 19 (1.68%) Git (software)
2 16 (1.41%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.15%) Subversion
4 11 (0.97%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.88%) MSI
6 8 (0.71%) TortoiseSVN
7 6 (0.53%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.44%) StarTeam
9 4 (0.35%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.35%) Selenium
9 4 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.27%) JIRA
11 2 (0.18%) InstallShield
11 2 (0.18%) TestDirector
12 1 (0.088%) AdminStudio
12 1 (0.088%) Ant
12 1 (0.088%) Hudson
12 1 (0.088%) Maven
General
1 108 (9.55%) Finance
2 30 (2.65%) Retail
3 27 (2.39%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.24%) Banking
4 14 (1.24%) Military
5 12 (1.06%) Advertising
5 12 (1.06%) Legal
6 11 (0.97%) Marketing
7 8 (0.71%) Electronics
7 8 (0.71%) German Language
8 7 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.53%) French Language
9 6 (0.53%) Publishing
10 5 (0.44%) Back Office
10 5 (0.44%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.44%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.27%) Automotive
11 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.27%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.18%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 210 (18.57%) Analyst
2 180 (15.92%) Support Engineer
3 103 (9.11%) Architect
4 86 (7.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 85 (7.52%) Service Analyst
6 84 (7.43%) Service Desk Analyst
7 80 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 76 (6.72%) Desktop Support
9 75 (6.63%) Consultant
10 74 (6.54%) 3rd Line Support
11 64 (5.66%) Support Analyst
12 63 (5.57%) 2nd Line Support
13 60 (5.31%) Desktop Engineer
14 52 (4.60%) Windows Engineer
15 47 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 45 (3.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 43 (3.80%) IT Support
18 42 (3.71%) 1st Line Support
18 42 (3.71%) Server Engineer
19 40 (3.54%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.09%) SAML
2 32 (2.83%) REST
3 26 (2.30%) .NET
4 24 (2.12%) J2EE
5 23 (2.03%) XML
6 19 (1.68%) OpenID
7 18 (1.59%) Flash
7 18 (1.59%) OAuth
8 12 (1.06%) HTML
8 12 (1.06%) Middleware
9 11 (0.97%) SOAP
10 10 (0.88%) Web Services
11 8 (0.71%) CSS
12 7 (0.62%) ASP.NET
12 7 (0.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (0.53%) JMS
13 6 (0.53%) jQuery
13 6 (0.53%) Spring
14 5 (0.44%) Regular Expression
15 4 (0.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 103 (9.11%) Data Centre
2 54 (4.77%) Clustering
2 54 (4.77%) PKI
3 43 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 42 (3.71%) Blackberry
5 29 (2.56%) Client/Server
6 28 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (2.39%) Cryptography
8 23 (2.03%) Statistics
9 22 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (1.77%) Replication
11 19 (1.68%) Driving Licence
12 18 (1.59%) CESG
12 18 (1.59%) Fat Client
12 18 (1.59%) Thin Client
13 14 (1.24%) Computer Science
14 12 (1.06%) BYOD
15 10 (0.88%) Algorithms
16 9 (0.80%) Mainframe
16 9 (0.80%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 866 (76.57%) Windows
2 441 (38.99%) Windows Server
3 271 (23.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 249 (22.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 233 (20.60%) Windows 7
6 155 (13.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 146 (12.91%) Linux
8 95 (8.40%) Windows 10
9 88 (7.78%) Windows XP
10 67 (5.92%) Windows 8
11 63 (5.57%) Unix
12 38 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 35 (3.09%) Windows Vista
14 27 (2.39%) Solaris
15 25 (2.21%) Android
16 16 (1.41%) AIX
16 16 (1.41%) Mac OS X
17 15 (1.33%) Apple iOS
18 13 (1.15%) VMS
19 8 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (18.74%) ITIL
2 133 (11.76%) Migration
3 51 (4.51%) Information Security
4 44 (3.89%) Problem Management
5 43 (3.80%) Service Management
6 36 (3.18%) Service Delivery
7 33 (2.92%) Patch Management
8 31 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
8 31 (2.74%) Identity Access Management
9 30 (2.65%) High Availability
10 29 (2.56%) Change Management
10 29 (2.56%) Identity Management
11 26 (2.30%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (2.30%) Kalman Filter
11 26 (2.30%) Project Management
12 25 (2.21%) Configuration Management
12 25 (2.21%) Mentoring
12 25 (2.21%) Time Management
13 23 (2.03%) Mobile Device Management
13 23 (2.03%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 176 (15.56%) PowerShell
2 172 (15.21%) SQL
3 54 (4.77%) VBScript
4 50 (4.42%) Java
5 35 (3.09%) VB
6 28 (2.48%) C#
7 23 (2.03%) JavaScript
8 22 (1.95%) Python
9 11 (0.97%) Perl
10 10 (0.88%) C
10 10 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.80%) PHP
12 8 (0.71%) Ruby
12 8 (0.71%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.18%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.18%) C++
13 2 (0.18%) Groovy
13 2 (0.18%) R
13 2 (0.18%) Tcl
14 1 (0.088%) Jython
Qualifications
1 269 (23.78%) Security Cleared
2 175 (15.47%) SC Cleared
3 129 (11.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 76 (6.72%) DV Cleared
5 71 (6.28%) MCSE
6 50 (4.42%) MCP
7 33 (2.92%) CISSP
7 33 (2.92%) Degree
8 25 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (2.21%) MCITP
9 23 (2.03%) MCSA
10 22 (1.95%) CCNA
10 22 (1.95%) MCTS
11 18 (1.59%) CEH
12 17 (1.50%) CESG Certified Professional
12 17 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (1.06%) MCDST
14 11 (0.97%) CCNP
15 9 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.71%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (7.07%) SLA
2 18 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.97%) RMADS
5 6 (0.53%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.44%) FIPS 140-2
7 4 (0.35%) GPG13
7 4 (0.35%) QA
7 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.088%) COBIT
System Software
1 207 (18.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 98 (8.66%) Hyper-V
3 67 (5.92%) XenApp
4 56 (4.95%) vSphere
5 27 (2.39%) VMware ESX
5 27 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 25 (2.21%) XenDesktop
8 20 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (1.59%) ISA Server
9 18 (1.59%) Terminal Services
10 17 (1.50%) BitLocker
10 17 (1.50%) Sendmail
11 15 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
11 15 (1.33%) XenServer
12 14 (1.24%) NFS
13 9 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.71%) vCloud
15 7 (0.62%) VMware Server
16 6 (0.53%) Samba
Systems Management
1 176 (15.56%) SCCM
2 85 (7.52%) SCOM
3 48 (4.24%) WSUS
4 45 (3.98%) NetBackup
5 34 (3.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 27 (2.39%) Backup Exec
7 22 (1.95%) AirWatch
8 19 (1.68%) Netcool
8 19 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
8 19 (1.68%) OpenAM
8 19 (1.68%) OpenIDM
9 18 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
10 17 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 15 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
12 13 (1.15%) Puppet
13 12 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
13 12 (1.06%) SCSM
13 12 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 11 (0.97%) SCOrch
14 11 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 602 (53.23%) Microsoft
2 356 (31.48%) VMware
3 205 (18.13%) Citrix
4 135 (11.94%) HP
5 119 (10.52%) Cisco
6 115 (10.17%) Oracle
7 48 (4.24%) Intel Security
7 48 (4.24%) Symantec
8 43 (3.80%) EMC
9 34 (3.01%) Remedy
10 32 (2.83%) NetApp
11 31 (2.74%) Red Hat
12 28 (2.48%) Apple
13 27 (2.39%) Dell
14 25 (2.21%) Veritas
15 22 (1.95%) CheckPoint
16 20 (1.77%) ForgeRock
16 20 (1.77%) IBM
16 20 (1.77%) Juniper
17 16 (1.41%) Fujitsu
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