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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 552 779 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.23% 8.15% 8.16%
As % of the System Software category 51.73% 62.87% 68.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 392 351
Median daily rate £320 £336 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% +12.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £145 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 127 119
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.68 £11.17 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.23 £24.12 £19.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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 1239 1079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.04% 12.96% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 659 528
Median daily rate £380 £350 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £230 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 143 133
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £39.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.58% +9.67%

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 26 July 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 July 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 July 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 -2 151 £339 -0.36% 38
Berkshire -12 126 £300 -20.52% 34
Surrey -6 85 £325 -7.14% 16
Buckinghamshire -11 59 £417 +21.16% 19
West Sussex -6 49 £240 +14.28% 10
Oxfordshire -7 46 £275 -8.33% 12
Kent +6 22 £328 -18.12% 15
East Sussex -17 10 £300 -9.09% 4
Middlesex -9 3 £350 +59.09% 1
Home Counties +3 2 £278 -
Sussex - 2 £178 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 1002 (76.31%) Windows
2 672 (51.18%) Microsoft
3 509 (38.77%) Windows Server
4 431 (32.83%) VMware
5 334 (25.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 318 (24.22%) Security Cleared
7 293 (22.32%) MS Exchange
8 283 (21.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 270 (20.56%) Windows 7
10 263 (20.03%) Citrix
11 261 (19.88%) ITIL
12 249 (18.96%) VMware Infrastructure
13 248 (18.89%) MS Office
14 242 (18.43%) SQL
15 234 (17.82%) DNS
15 234 (17.82%) MS Excel
16 219 (16.68%) SC Cleared
17 214 (16.30%) PowerShell
18 202 (15.38%) Linux
19 200 (15.23%) SCCM
20 192 (14.62%) SQL Server
20 192 (14.62%) Windows Server 2003
21 164 (12.49%) Office 365
22 155 (11.81%) Microsoft Certification
23 146 (11.12%) DHCP
24 140 (10.66%) Finance
25 136 (10.36%) LAN
26 133 (10.13%) SharePoint
27 131 (9.98%) HP
28 130 (9.90%) Migration

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
1 293 (22.32%) MS Exchange
2 133 (10.13%) SharePoint
3 107 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 66 (5.03%) Skype for Business
5 64 (4.87%) IIS
6 62 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 39 (2.97%) Apache
8 38 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 26 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
10 21 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 15 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (1.07%) Live Communications Server
13 13 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
14 12 (0.91%) Office Communications Server
15 10 (0.76%) WebSphere
15 10 (0.76%) WordPress
16 8 (0.61%) OpenStack
17 6 (0.46%) IBM Notes
17 6 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
18 5 (0.38%) JBoss
Applications
1 248 (18.89%) MS Office
2 234 (17.82%) MS Excel
3 18 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.38%) MS Project
6 3 (0.23%) PaintShop Pro
7 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.076%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.076%) InDesign
8 1 (0.076%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.076%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.30%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (0.15%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.076%) BusinessWare
5 1 (0.076%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.076%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.076%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.076%) Primavera
5 1 (0.076%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.076%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 164 (12.49%) Office 365
2 98 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (3.12%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (1.37%) SaaS
5 15 (1.14%) Mimecast
6 14 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (0.99%) IaaS
8 9 (0.69%) PaaS
9 6 (0.46%) Yammer
10 4 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.30%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.23%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.15%) Boomi
12 2 (0.15%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.076%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 234 (17.82%) DNS
2 146 (11.12%) DHCP
3 136 (10.36%) LAN
4 127 (9.67%) WAN
5 125 (9.52%) Firewall
6 111 (8.45%) SAN
7 107 (8.15%) TCP/IP
8 84 (6.40%) LDAP
9 65 (4.95%) VPN
10 56 (4.27%) Internet
11 39 (2.97%) IPsec
12 36 (2.74%) Wireless
13 34 (2.59%) SMTP
14 32 (2.44%) SSL
15 30 (2.28%) VoIP
16 27 (2.06%) Network Security
17 24 (1.83%) Kerberos
18 23 (1.75%) MPLS
19 22 (1.68%) Reverse Proxy
20 21 (1.60%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (14.62%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (1.45%) Oracle Database
5 15 (1.14%) MS Access
6 14 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
6 14 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
8 12 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (0.76%) MySQL
9 10 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (0.46%) EDRMS
12 5 (0.38%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.30%) Oracle Exadata
13 4 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.30%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 20 (1.52%) Git (software)
1 20 (1.52%) Visual Studio
2 18 (1.37%) Subversion
3 12 (0.91%) MSI
4 9 (0.69%) StarTeam
5 8 (0.61%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.61%) TortoiseSVN
6 7 (0.53%) JIRA
7 6 (0.46%) Ant
7 6 (0.46%) Hudson
7 6 (0.46%) Maven
8 4 (0.30%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.30%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.23%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.15%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.076%) Rational DOORS
General
1 140 (10.66%) Finance
2 35 (2.67%) Telecoms
3 22 (1.68%) Retail
4 18 (1.37%) Banking
4 18 (1.37%) Legal
5 17 (1.29%) Military
6 11 (0.84%) Advertising
6 11 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 10 (0.76%) German Language
7 10 (0.76%) Marketing
8 8 (0.61%) Electronics
9 7 (0.53%) Back Office
9 7 (0.53%) French Language
10 6 (0.46%) Portuguese Language
10 6 (0.46%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.38%) Publishing
12 4 (0.30%) Italian Language
12 4 (0.30%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 259 (19.73%) Analyst
2 221 (16.83%) Support Engineer
3 110 (8.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 109 (8.30%) Support Analyst
5 98 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 97 (7.39%) Service Analyst
6 97 (7.39%) Service Desk Analyst
7 93 (7.08%) Architect
7 93 (7.08%) Consultant
8 86 (6.55%) 3rd Line Support
9 79 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
10 71 (5.41%) Desktop Support
11 68 (5.18%) Windows Engineer
12 63 (4.80%) IT Support
13 60 (4.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 58 (4.42%) Server Engineer
15 57 (4.34%) 1st Line Support
16 50 (3.81%) Administrator
17 46 (3.50%) Wintel Engineer
18 45 (3.43%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (3.66%) .NET
2 36 (2.74%) SAML
3 29 (2.21%) XML
4 25 (1.90%) REST
5 18 (1.37%) Flash
5 18 (1.37%) HTML
6 17 (1.29%) CSS
6 17 (1.29%) SOAP
7 16 (1.22%) OAuth
7 16 (1.22%) OpenID
8 15 (1.14%) Web Services
9 12 (0.91%) J2EE
10 11 (0.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (0.76%) AngularJS
11 10 (0.76%) HTML5
11 10 (0.76%) jQuery
11 10 (0.76%) Laravel
12 8 (0.61%) Middleware
13 7 (0.53%) ASP.NET
14 5 (0.38%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 112 (8.53%) Data Centre
2 63 (4.80%) PKI
3 59 (4.49%) Clustering
4 51 (3.88%) Blackberry
5 41 (3.12%) Management Information System
6 30 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (2.28%) Client/Server
6 30 (2.28%) Cryptography
6 30 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
7 25 (1.90%) Replication
8 24 (1.83%) Driving Licence
9 23 (1.75%) Statistics
10 22 (1.68%) Computer Science
11 14 (1.07%) CESG
12 13 (0.99%) Algorithms
12 13 (0.99%) Mathematics
13 12 (0.91%) AS400
13 12 (0.91%) Fat Client
13 12 (0.91%) Thin Client
14 10 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1002 (76.31%) Windows
2 509 (38.77%) Windows Server
3 334 (25.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 283 (21.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 270 (20.56%) Windows 7
6 202 (15.38%) Linux
7 192 (14.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 106 (8.07%) Windows XP
9 82 (6.25%) Unix
9 82 (6.25%) Windows 10
10 67 (5.10%) Windows 8
11 63 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (2.36%) Windows Vista
13 26 (1.98%) Solaris
14 19 (1.45%) VMS
15 17 (1.29%) Apple iOS
16 14 (1.07%) AIX
17 11 (0.84%) CentOS
17 11 (0.84%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (19.88%) ITIL
2 130 (9.90%) Migration
3 75 (5.71%) Service Management
4 59 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 55 (4.19%) Change Management
6 54 (4.11%) Information Security
7 52 (3.96%) Configuration Management
7 52 (3.96%) Project Management
8 44 (3.35%) Problem Management
9 42 (3.20%) Identity Management
10 37 (2.82%) High Availability
11 35 (2.67%) Identity Access Management
12 34 (2.59%) Agile Software Development
13 32 (2.44%) Incident Management
13 32 (2.44%) Service Delivery
13 32 (2.44%) Time Management
14 29 (2.21%) Mentoring
15 28 (2.13%) DevOps
16 27 (2.06%) ITIL V3
16 27 (2.06%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 242 (18.43%) SQL
2 214 (16.30%) PowerShell
3 79 (6.02%) VBScript
4 60 (4.57%) Java
5 46 (3.50%) VB
6 31 (2.36%) C#
7 26 (1.98%) JavaScript
8 25 (1.90%) Python
9 21 (1.60%) C
10 19 (1.45%) Perl
11 16 (1.22%) PHP
12 14 (1.07%) Ruby
13 13 (0.99%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.76%) VB.NET
15 9 (0.69%) Tcl
15 9 (0.69%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.15%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.15%) C++
16 2 (0.15%) Groovy
16 2 (0.15%) R
Qualifications
1 318 (24.22%) Security Cleared
2 219 (16.68%) SC Cleared
3 155 (11.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 95 (7.24%) MCSE
5 85 (6.47%) DV Cleared
6 52 (3.96%) Degree
7 51 (3.88%) MCP
8 34 (2.59%) MCTS
9 31 (2.36%) CISSP
10 30 (2.28%) MCITP
11 24 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
12 23 (1.75%) MCSA
13 18 (1.37%) CCNA
13 18 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (0.99%) CEH
14 13 (0.99%) CESG Certified Professional
14 13 (0.99%) MCDST
15 12 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (0.76%) DBS Check
17 9 (0.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (7.16%) SLA
2 21 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.84%) FIPS 140-2
5 10 (0.76%) RMADS
6 7 (0.53%) JSP 440
6 7 (0.53%) QA
7 5 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.30%) GPG13
8 4 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.076%) COBIT
System Software
1 249 (18.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 104 (7.92%) XenApp
3 102 (7.77%) Hyper-V
4 76 (5.79%) vSphere
5 57 (4.34%) VMware ESX
6 55 (4.19%) VMware ESXi
7 40 (3.05%) XenDesktop
8 38 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
9 30 (2.28%) XenServer
10 27 (2.06%) Terminal Services
11 22 (1.68%) ISA Server
12 20 (1.52%) BitLocker
13 14 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
13 14 (1.07%) NFS
14 13 (0.99%) Sendmail
15 11 (0.84%) Terminal Server
16 9 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
17 8 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
18 7 (0.53%) Docker
18 7 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 200 (15.23%) SCCM
2 91 (6.93%) SCOM
3 50 (3.81%) WSUS
4 46 (3.50%) NetBackup
5 40 (3.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 37 (2.82%) Backup Exec
7 27 (2.06%) Netcool
8 24 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
9 23 (1.75%) SCVMM
10 22 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
11 19 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 19 (1.45%) Puppet
12 16 (1.22%) Ansible
12 16 (1.22%) OpenAM
12 16 (1.22%) OpenIDM
13 15 (1.14%) SCSM
13 15 (1.14%) Tivoli
14 14 (1.07%) SCDPM
15 13 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 12 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 672 (51.18%) Microsoft
2 431 (32.83%) VMware
3 263 (20.03%) Citrix
4 131 (9.98%) HP
5 127 (9.67%) Oracle
6 125 (9.52%) Cisco
7 53 (4.04%) Intel Security
8 49 (3.73%) Remedy
9 47 (3.58%) Red Hat
10 44 (3.35%) NetApp
11 41 (3.12%) Symantec
12 39 (2.97%) IBM
13 37 (2.82%) EMC
14 33 (2.51%) Dell
15 29 (2.21%) Juniper
16 28 (2.13%) Veritas
17 23 (1.75%) Blue Coat
17 23 (1.75%) CheckPoint
18 22 (1.68%) Apple
19 21 (1.60%) SAP
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: 3 months rolling £ good
Posted: 20 hours ago
South East
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £80 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £230 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Intech 7
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £3325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £373 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: 380
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Service Care Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Red10
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vadis People
Rate: circ £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £135 - £165 per day + Please quote
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £25 per hour + depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £9.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Caterham, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago