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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
England / South East
Rank 27 25 21
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 479 559 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.55% 6.67% 7.70%
As % of the System Software category 50.53% 57.99% 60.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 309 332
Median daily rate £338 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 81 91
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.69 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.00 £23.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%

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
948 964 1148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.96% 11.50% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 558 569
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 106 107
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.25 £39.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +3 141 £330 +4.59% 34
Buckinghamshire +36 93 £358 +10.00% 11
Berkshire -15 76 £363 - 43
Surrey +6 68 £210 -35.38% 29
Kent +6 27 £330 +38.94% 14
West Sussex -2 25 £190 -20.00% 11
Oxfordshire -20 24 £250 -9.90% 23
Middlesex +5 11 £333 -11.33%
East Sussex -9 7 £275 -11.29% 7
Sussex - 1 £250 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 790 (76.55%) Windows
2 512 (49.61%) Microsoft
3 369 (35.76%) Windows Server
4 326 (31.59%) VMware
5 262 (25.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 256 (24.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 242 (23.45%) Windows 7
8 231 (22.38%) Security Cleared
9 199 (19.28%) DNS
10 189 (18.31%) MS Office
11 188 (18.22%) VMware Infrastructure
12 176 (17.05%) SCCM
13 167 (16.18%) ITIL
14 164 (15.89%) SC Cleared
15 163 (15.79%) Office 365
16 162 (15.70%) MS Exchange
16 162 (15.70%) Citrix
17 145 (14.05%) PowerShell
18 138 (13.37%) MS Excel
19 136 (13.18%) DHCP
19 136 (13.18%) Windows Server 2003
20 121 (11.72%) Cisco
21 114 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
22 110 (10.66%) Windows 10
23 107 (10.37%) HP
23 107 (10.37%) Migration
24 104 (10.08%) Hyper-V
25 101 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
26 98 (9.50%) SQL
27 95 (9.21%) Linux

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
1 162 (15.70%) MS Exchange
2 76 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 76 (7.36%) SharePoint
3 75 (7.27%) Skype for Business
4 48 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 40 (3.88%) IIS
6 22 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (1.26%) IBM Notes
9 10 (0.97%) Apache
9 10 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (0.97%) Drupal
10 8 (0.78%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.68%) IBM Domino
11 7 (0.68%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
12 6 (0.58%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.58%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 189 (18.31%) MS Office
2 138 (13.37%) MS Excel
3 16 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.19%) MS Project
7 1 (0.097%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.097%) InDesign
7 1 (0.097%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.097%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 163 (15.79%) Office 365
2 101 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (3.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (1.84%) IaaS
6 12 (1.16%) PaaS
7 8 (0.78%) SaaS
8 7 (0.68%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
9 5 (0.48%) SoftLayer
9 5 (0.48%) Yammer
10 4 (0.39%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.29%) G Suite
12 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.097%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.097%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 199 (19.28%) DNS
2 136 (13.18%) DHCP
3 89 (8.62%) Firewall
4 88 (8.53%) TCP/IP
5 83 (8.04%) LAN
6 74 (7.17%) WAN
7 66 (6.40%) SAN
8 63 (6.10%) LDAP
9 54 (5.23%) Skype
10 33 (3.20%) VPN
11 32 (3.10%) VoIP
12 27 (2.62%) Internet
13 26 (2.52%) Kerberos
14 23 (2.23%) NetScaler
14 23 (2.23%) SMTP
15 21 (2.03%) Unified Communications
16 19 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (1.84%) MPLS
16 19 (1.84%) Network Security
17 18 (1.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (1.65%) DB2
4 16 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.48%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.39%) Big Data
8 4 (0.39%) MS Access
8 4 (0.39%) MySQL
8 4 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.19%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.19%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.097%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (1.16%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.07%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.87%) MSI
4 5 (0.48%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.39%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.39%) Selenium
5 4 (0.39%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.097%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.097%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.097%) JIRA
7 1 (0.097%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.097%) StarTeam
General
1 84 (8.14%) Finance
2 32 (3.10%) Retail
3 29 (2.81%) Telecoms
4 17 (1.65%) Advertising
5 13 (1.26%) Back Office
6 12 (1.16%) Legal
7 9 (0.87%) Banking
8 7 (0.68%) Law
8 7 (0.68%) Marketing
9 6 (0.58%) Electronics
9 6 (0.58%) French Language
9 6 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.58%) Military
10 5 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.48%) German Language
10 5 (0.48%) Local Government
11 4 (0.39%) Publishing
12 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.29%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 194 (18.80%) Analyst
2 126 (12.21%) Support Engineer
3 102 (9.88%) Architect
4 84 (8.14%) Service Analyst
5 80 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 79 (7.66%) Service Desk Analyst
7 66 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support
8 65 (6.30%) Desktop Support
9 64 (6.20%) Windows Engineer
10 62 (6.01%) Support Analyst
11 56 (5.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 53 (5.14%) 1st Line Support
13 51 (4.94%) Consultant
14 48 (4.65%) IT Support
15 44 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
16 41 (3.97%) Server Engineer
17 40 (3.88%) Active Directory Engineer
17 40 (3.88%) Desktop Engineer
18 37 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
19 34 (3.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.49%) SAML
2 24 (2.33%) XML
3 19 (1.84%) J2EE
4 14 (1.36%) REST
5 13 (1.26%) SailPoint
6 12 (1.16%) HTML
7 11 (1.07%) Web Services
8 9 (0.87%) OAuth
8 9 (0.87%) OpenID
9 8 (0.78%) .NET
9 8 (0.78%) COM+
10 6 (0.58%) JMS
10 6 (0.58%) Spring
11 5 (0.48%) Flash
11 5 (0.48%) Middleware
11 5 (0.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (0.39%) ADO
12 4 (0.39%) jQuery
12 4 (0.39%) Node.js
12 4 (0.39%) React
Miscellaneous
1 59 (5.72%) Data Centre
2 49 (4.75%) PKI
3 45 (4.36%) Management Information System
4 36 (3.49%) Clustering
5 31 (3.00%) Replication
6 25 (2.42%) Fat Client
6 25 (2.42%) Thin Client
7 24 (2.33%) Blackberry
8 23 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (1.74%) Client/Server
10 17 (1.65%) Driving Licence
11 16 (1.55%) BYOD
11 16 (1.55%) Cryptography
12 13 (1.26%) Computer Science
12 13 (1.26%) Smartphone
13 12 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (1.07%) CESG
15 10 (0.97%) iPhone
16 9 (0.87%) iSeries
17 8 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 790 (76.55%) Windows
2 369 (35.76%) Windows Server
3 262 (25.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 256 (24.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 242 (23.45%) Windows 7
6 136 (13.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 110 (10.66%) Windows 10
8 95 (9.21%) Linux
9 57 (5.52%) Windows 8
10 47 (4.55%) Windows XP
11 45 (4.36%) Unix
12 38 (3.68%) Android
13 34 (3.29%) Windows Vista
14 26 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (2.13%) Apple iOS
15 22 (2.13%) Mac OS X
16 21 (2.03%) Solaris
17 7 (0.68%) AIX
17 7 (0.68%) Windows CE
17 7 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (16.18%) ITIL
2 107 (10.37%) Migration
3 43 (4.17%) Service Management
4 42 (4.07%) Incident Management
5 41 (3.97%) Problem Management
6 35 (3.39%) Mobile Device Management
6 35 (3.39%) Patch Management
7 31 (3.00%) Service Delivery
8 28 (2.71%) Change Management
9 25 (2.42%) Information Security
10 21 (2.03%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (2.03%) Identity Management
10 21 (2.03%) Kalman Filter
11 20 (1.94%) Presales
12 19 (1.84%) Server Building
12 19 (1.84%) Virtual Environments
13 18 (1.74%) Project Management
13 18 (1.74%) Software Deployment
13 18 (1.74%) Time Management
14 17 (1.65%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (14.05%) PowerShell
2 98 (9.50%) SQL
3 43 (4.17%) VBScript
4 25 (2.42%) Java
5 24 (2.33%) VB
6 16 (1.55%) C#
7 14 (1.36%) Python
8 9 (0.87%) JavaScript
9 8 (0.78%) C++
10 6 (0.58%) Perl
11 5 (0.48%) Ruby
12 4 (0.39%) C
13 2 (0.19%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.19%) PHP
13 2 (0.19%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.097%) Jython
14 1 (0.097%) LotusScript
14 1 (0.097%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.097%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.097%) VBA
Qualifications
1 231 (22.38%) Security Cleared
2 164 (15.89%) SC Cleared
3 114 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 55 (5.33%) DV Cleared
5 46 (4.46%) MCP
5 46 (4.46%) MCSA
6 39 (3.78%) MCSE
7 32 (3.10%) MCITP
8 26 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (1.94%) CCNA
9 20 (1.94%) CCNP
9 20 (1.94%) CISSP
10 17 (1.65%) Degree
10 17 (1.65%) MCTS
11 15 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (1.07%) CESG Certified Professional
13 10 (0.97%) CISMP
13 10 (0.97%) CRISC
13 10 (0.97%) DBS Check
14 9 (0.87%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (5.72%) SLA
2 16 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.58%) RMADS
6 5 (0.48%) QA
7 3 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.097%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.097%) GDPR
8 1 (0.097%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 188 (18.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 104 (10.08%) Hyper-V
3 64 (6.20%) XenApp
4 57 (5.52%) vSphere
5 39 (3.78%) XenDesktop
6 37 (3.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (2.33%) VMware ESX
8 19 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (1.55%) vCloud
10 16 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
11 12 (1.16%) ISA Server
12 11 (1.07%) BitLocker
13 10 (0.97%) XenServer
14 9 (0.87%) Terminal Services
15 8 (0.78%) Firmware
15 8 (0.78%) UAG
15 8 (0.78%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.68%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 176 (17.05%) SCCM
2 52 (5.04%) SCOM
2 52 (5.04%) WSUS
3 32 (3.10%) NetBackup
4 23 (2.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 22 (2.13%) AirWatch
6 18 (1.74%) Puppet
7 17 (1.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 14 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
8 14 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (1.16%) Nessus
10 11 (1.07%) Backup Exec
10 11 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (0.97%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 10 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 9 (0.87%) EdgeSight
12 9 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (0.78%) OpenIDM
13 8 (0.78%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 512 (49.61%) Microsoft
2 326 (31.59%) VMware
3 162 (15.70%) Citrix
4 121 (11.72%) Cisco
5 107 (10.37%) HP
6 56 (5.43%) Oracle
7 54 (5.23%) Symantec
8 36 (3.49%) Intel Security
8 36 (3.49%) Remedy
9 34 (3.29%) Dell
9 34 (3.29%) NetApp
10 29 (2.81%) CheckPoint
11 27 (2.62%) Apple
12 22 (2.13%) EMC
13 21 (2.03%) Sophos
14 19 (1.84%) Lotus
15 18 (1.74%) Altiris
15 18 (1.74%) IBM
16 17 (1.65%) Wyse
17 16 (1.55%) LANDesk
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