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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 26 14
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 557 612 859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.21% 6.42% 8.76%
As % of the System Software category 52.20% 61.57% 65.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 317 412
Median daily rate £325 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 99 134
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.14 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.16% +7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.59 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.05 £30.90 £24.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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
1067 994 1321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.82% 10.43% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 532 676
Median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £348
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 120 147
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.57 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.61
% change year-on-year
- -3.67%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +11 161 £323 +2.21% 33
Berkshire -9 111 £400 +14.28% 35
Buckinghamshire +33 87 £370 +5.71% 10
Surrey +10 78 £210 -30.00% 24
Oxfordshire -17 43 £250 -9.09% 12
West Sussex +1 31 £240 +2.67% 7
Kent +8 28 £325 +5.69% 5
Middlesex +4 8 £450 +5.88% 4
East Sussex -7 4 £120 -60.00% 9
Sussex -4 1 £250 -50.00%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 811 (75.65%) Windows
2 563 (52.52%) Microsoft
3 384 (35.82%) Windows Server
4 341 (31.81%) VMware
5 256 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 247 (23.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 230 (21.46%) Windows 7
8 223 (20.80%) Security Cleared
9 201 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
10 200 (18.66%) DNS
11 193 (18.00%) SCCM
12 192 (17.91%) MS Office
13 181 (16.88%) MS Exchange
14 179 (16.70%) Citrix
15 173 (16.14%) Office 365
16 172 (16.04%) ITIL
17 154 (14.37%) MS Excel
18 146 (13.62%) Windows Server 2003
19 145 (13.53%) PowerShell
19 145 (13.53%) SC Cleared
20 135 (12.59%) DHCP
21 126 (11.75%) Migration
22 116 (10.82%) Linux
22 116 (10.82%) SQL
23 111 (10.35%) Cisco
24 108 (10.07%) Windows 10
25 106 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
26 99 (9.24%) HP
26 99 (9.24%) Hyper-V
27 98 (9.14%) SQL Server

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
1 181 (16.88%) MS Exchange
2 83 (7.74%) SharePoint
3 75 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 73 (6.81%) Skype for Business
5 46 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 37 (3.45%) IIS
7 21 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 18 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (1.40%) Office Communications Server
10 13 (1.21%) IBM Notes
11 12 (1.12%) Apache
12 10 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.93%) Drupal
13 8 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.75%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.56%) IBM Domino
14 6 (0.56%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.56%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 192 (17.91%) MS Office
2 154 (14.37%) MS Excel
3 20 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.19%) InDesign
6 2 (0.19%) MS Project
6 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.093%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.093%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.28%) Sage X3
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.093%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.093%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.093%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 173 (16.14%) Office 365
2 90 (8.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (1.77%) IaaS
6 13 (1.21%) PaaS
7 8 (0.75%) SaaS
8 7 (0.65%) OneDrive
9 6 (0.56%) Yammer
10 5 (0.47%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.47%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.37%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.19%) G Suite
13 1 (0.093%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.093%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.093%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 200 (18.66%) DNS
2 135 (12.59%) DHCP
3 84 (7.84%) Firewall
4 83 (7.74%) LDAP
5 81 (7.56%) LAN
6 80 (7.46%) TCP/IP
7 71 (6.62%) SAN
8 70 (6.53%) WAN
9 45 (4.20%) Skype
10 42 (3.92%) VPN
11 37 (3.45%) Internet
12 34 (3.17%) Kerberos
13 31 (2.89%) VoIP
14 27 (2.52%) Network Security
15 25 (2.33%) SMTP
16 23 (2.15%) MPLS
17 22 (2.05%) NetScaler
17 22 (2.05%) Wireless
18 20 (1.87%) NAS
18 20 (1.87%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (1.12%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (0.75%) DB2
7 5 (0.47%) MS Access
7 5 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.28%) MySQL
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.19%) Big Data
10 2 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.19%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.19%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 10 (0.93%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.65%) MSI
4 5 (0.47%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.37%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.37%) Selenium
5 4 (0.37%) SoapUI
5 4 (0.37%) Subversion
5 4 (0.37%) TortoiseSVN
6 2 (0.19%) StarTeam
6 2 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.093%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.093%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.093%) JIRA
7 1 (0.093%) TestDirector
General
1 81 (7.56%) Finance
2 31 (2.89%) Retail
3 29 (2.71%) Telecoms
4 16 (1.49%) Advertising
5 11 (1.03%) Banking
6 10 (0.93%) Military
7 9 (0.84%) Back Office
7 9 (0.84%) Legal
7 9 (0.84%) Marketing
8 7 (0.65%) French Language
8 7 (0.65%) Law
9 6 (0.56%) Electronics
9 6 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.47%) German Language
10 5 (0.47%) Local Government
11 4 (0.37%) Publishing
12 3 (0.28%) Automotive
12 3 (0.28%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 197 (18.38%) Analyst
2 143 (13.34%) Support Engineer
3 105 (9.79%) Architect
4 83 (7.74%) Service Analyst
5 78 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 78 (7.28%) Service Desk Analyst
6 70 (6.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 68 (6.34%) Support Analyst
8 66 (6.16%) Desktop Support
9 63 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
10 61 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support
11 59 (5.50%) Consultant
12 55 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
13 54 (5.04%) IT Support
14 53 (4.94%) 1st Line Support
15 47 (4.38%) Desktop Engineer
16 43 (4.01%) Active Directory Engineer
17 41 (3.82%) Server Engineer
18 38 (3.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 35 (3.26%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.01%) SAML
2 23 (2.15%) J2EE
3 22 (2.05%) REST
4 17 (1.59%) OAuth
4 17 (1.59%) OpenID
5 15 (1.40%) XML
6 13 (1.21%) SailPoint
7 12 (1.12%) .NET
7 12 (1.12%) Web Services
8 11 (1.03%) HTML
9 9 (0.84%) Middleware
10 8 (0.75%) Flash
11 6 (0.56%) JMS
11 6 (0.56%) Spring
12 5 (0.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (0.37%) ADO
13 4 (0.37%) Hibernate
13 4 (0.37%) jQuery
13 4 (0.37%) Node.js
13 4 (0.37%) React
Miscellaneous
1 67 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 46 (4.29%) PKI
3 45 (4.20%) Management Information System
4 39 (3.64%) Clustering
5 29 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (2.61%) Blackberry
6 28 (2.61%) Replication
7 27 (2.52%) Client/Server
8 19 (1.77%) Cryptography
9 18 (1.68%) Driving Licence
9 18 (1.68%) Fat Client
9 18 (1.68%) Thin Client
10 16 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.40%) BYOD
11 15 (1.40%) CESG
12 14 (1.31%) Computer Science
12 14 (1.31%) Smartphone
13 10 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.84%) iPhone
14 9 (0.84%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 811 (75.65%) Windows
2 384 (35.82%) Windows Server
3 256 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 247 (23.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 230 (21.46%) Windows 7
6 146 (13.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 116 (10.82%) Linux
8 108 (10.07%) Windows 10
9 58 (5.41%) Windows XP
10 54 (5.04%) Windows 8
11 51 (4.76%) Unix
12 34 (3.17%) Android
13 30 (2.80%) Windows Vista
14 26 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 24 (2.24%) Solaris
16 21 (1.96%) Mac OS X
17 18 (1.68%) Apple iOS
18 15 (1.40%) AIX
19 7 (0.65%) Windows 2000
20 6 (0.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (16.04%) ITIL
2 126 (11.75%) Migration
3 43 (4.01%) Problem Management
4 39 (3.64%) Incident Management
5 38 (3.54%) Information Security
5 38 (3.54%) Service Management
6 34 (3.17%) Patch Management
7 32 (2.99%) Service Delivery
8 31 (2.89%) Change Management
9 28 (2.61%) Identity Access Management
9 28 (2.61%) Mobile Device Management
10 26 (2.43%) Identity Management
11 25 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
12 22 (2.05%) Kalman Filter
13 20 (1.87%) High Availability
14 19 (1.77%) Mentoring
14 19 (1.77%) Server Building
15 18 (1.68%) Presales
15 18 (1.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (13.53%) PowerShell
2 116 (10.82%) SQL
3 40 (3.73%) VBScript
4 27 (2.52%) Java
5 23 (2.15%) VB
6 17 (1.59%) C#
7 11 (1.03%) JavaScript
8 10 (0.93%) Python
9 4 (0.37%) C
9 4 (0.37%) Ruby
10 3 (0.28%) Perl
10 3 (0.28%) PHP
10 3 (0.28%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.093%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.093%) Jython
11 1 (0.093%) R
11 1 (0.093%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.093%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.093%) VBA
Qualifications
1 223 (20.80%) Security Cleared
2 145 (13.53%) SC Cleared
3 106 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 61 (5.69%) DV Cleared
5 46 (4.29%) MCP
6 42 (3.92%) MCSE
7 28 (2.61%) CISSP
8 25 (2.33%) MCSA
9 22 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (1.96%) Degree
11 19 (1.77%) MCITP
11 19 (1.77%) MCTS
12 17 (1.59%) CCNA
13 15 (1.40%) CESG Certified Professional
14 14 (1.31%) CCNP
15 13 (1.21%) CEH
16 11 (1.03%) CRISC
16 11 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 9 (0.84%) CISMP
17 9 (0.84%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.32%) SLA
2 19 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.84%) RMADS
5 8 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.75%) QA
6 3 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.28%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.19%) GPG13
7 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.093%) Data Quality
System Software
1 201 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 99 (9.24%) Hyper-V
3 70 (6.53%) XenApp
4 53 (4.94%) vSphere
5 38 (3.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 37 (3.45%) XenDesktop
7 21 (1.96%) VMware ESX
8 18 (1.68%) BitLocker
8 18 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
10 16 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (1.03%) Sendmail
11 11 (1.03%) vCloud
11 11 (1.03%) XenServer
12 10 (0.93%) ISA Server
12 10 (0.93%) Terminal Services
12 10 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (0.84%) VMware Server
14 8 (0.75%) Firmware
14 8 (0.75%) NFS
Systems Management
1 193 (18.00%) SCCM
2 72 (6.72%) SCOM
3 42 (3.92%) WSUS
4 40 (3.73%) NetBackup
5 27 (2.52%) AirWatch
6 21 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 17 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
7 17 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
7 17 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 16 (1.49%) OpenAM
8 16 (1.49%) OpenIDM
9 15 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 13 (1.21%) Backup Exec
11 11 (1.03%) Puppet
11 11 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 10 (0.93%) SCSM
13 9 (0.84%) EdgeSight
13 9 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 9 (0.84%) SCOrch
14 8 (0.75%) Nessus
Vendors
1 563 (52.52%) Microsoft
2 341 (31.81%) VMware
3 179 (16.70%) Citrix
4 111 (10.35%) Cisco
5 99 (9.24%) HP
6 78 (7.28%) Oracle
7 62 (5.78%) Symantec
8 39 (3.64%) Intel Security
9 36 (3.36%) NetApp
10 35 (3.26%) Dell
11 31 (2.89%) Remedy
12 30 (2.80%) EMC
13 27 (2.52%) Apple
14 25 (2.33%) CheckPoint
15 19 (1.77%) Lotus
15 19 (1.77%) Sophos
16 17 (1.59%) ForgeRock
16 17 (1.59%) Veritas
17 16 (1.49%) Altiris
18 15 (1.40%) Red Hat
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Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Networkers
Rate: £10.86 - £13.28 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
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ninesharp
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
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Rate: £120 - £140 per day
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Plan-net
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Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £42 - £55 per day
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £30.91 per hour
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Rate: £280 - £320 per day
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Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
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83Zero
Rate: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Company Benefits on top
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Networkers
Rate: £9.00 - £13.50 per hour
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Proactive Appointments
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