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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 677 771 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.28% 8.28% 8.03%
As % of the System Software category 57.72% 64.90% 67.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 361 319
Median daily rate £350 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 115 130
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 £11.50 £10.91 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £25.40 £21.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +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
1173 1188 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.61% 12.75% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 589 505
Median daily rate £390 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 144 153
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +6.82%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 0 179 £342 -1.72% 28
Berkshire -7 148 £375 -5.66% 39
Surrey -3 122 £375 +11.11% 19
Buckinghamshire -2 70 £430 +22.85% 15
Oxfordshire -3 55 £260 -13.33% 13
West Sussex -30 48 £300 +13.20% 17
Kent 0 33 £328 -22.94% 6
East Sussex -6 22 £306 +36.11% 7
Sussex +1 1 £275 - 1
Middlesex -11 1 £400 +116.21% 2
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1014 (76.41%) Windows
2 654 (49.28%) Microsoft
3 531 (40.02%) Windows Server
4 450 (33.91%) VMware
5 351 (26.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 309 (23.29%) Security Cleared
7 294 (22.16%) MS Exchange
8 291 (21.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 290 (21.85%) Windows 7
10 273 (20.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 261 (19.67%) Citrix
12 255 (19.22%) SQL
12 255 (19.22%) MS Office
13 245 (18.46%) ITIL
14 243 (18.31%) DNS
15 216 (16.28%) MS Excel
16 213 (16.05%) SC Cleared
17 212 (15.98%) SQL Server
18 208 (15.67%) Linux
19 207 (15.60%) PowerShell
20 201 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
21 195 (14.69%) SCCM
22 167 (12.58%) Microsoft Certification
23 158 (11.91%) DHCP
24 145 (10.93%) HP
25 144 (10.85%) Finance
26 142 (10.70%) Firewall
27 137 (10.32%) SharePoint
27 137 (10.32%) Office 365
28 136 (10.25%) Oracle

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
1 294 (22.16%) MS Exchange
2 137 (10.32%) SharePoint
3 110 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 73 (5.50%) IIS
5 67 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 49 (3.69%) Apache
7 46 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 46 (3.47%) Skype for Business
8 34 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 21 (1.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 18 (1.36%) WebSphere
11 17 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (1.06%) Live Communications Server
13 13 (0.98%) OpenStack
13 13 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (0.68%) IBM Notes
14 9 (0.68%) JBoss
14 9 (0.68%) WordPress
15 8 (0.60%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 255 (19.22%) MS Office
2 216 (16.28%) MS Excel
3 19 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.53%) Acrobat
4 7 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.53%) MS Project
5 5 (0.38%) PaintShop Pro
6 4 (0.30%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.075%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.23%) Remedy AR System
3 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.075%) BusinessWare
5 1 (0.075%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.075%) Primavera
5 1 (0.075%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.075%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.075%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.075%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.075%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 137 (10.32%) Office 365
2 98 (7.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 26 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (1.36%) SaaS
6 17 (1.28%) Mimecast
7 13 (0.98%) IaaS
8 8 (0.60%) PaaS
9 5 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.30%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.30%) Yammer
11 3 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.15%) Boomi
13 1 (0.075%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 243 (18.31%) DNS
2 158 (11.91%) DHCP
3 142 (10.70%) Firewall
4 129 (9.72%) LAN
5 125 (9.42%) TCP/IP
5 125 (9.42%) WAN
6 119 (8.97%) SAN
7 84 (6.33%) LDAP
8 69 (5.20%) VPN
9 45 (3.39%) Internet
10 38 (2.86%) SSL
11 37 (2.79%) IPsec
11 37 (2.79%) SMTP
12 34 (2.56%) FTP
12 34 (2.56%) Wireless
13 27 (2.03%) Remote Desktop
14 25 (1.88%) SSH
15 23 (1.73%) Kerberos
15 23 (1.73%) VoIP
16 22 (1.66%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (15.98%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (1.66%) Oracle Database
5 19 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
6 16 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (1.06%) MySQL
8 13 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (0.83%) MS Access
11 10 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (0.53%) Relational Database
14 5 (0.38%) DB2
15 4 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
15 4 (0.30%) EDRMS
15 4 (0.30%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 29 (2.19%) Git (software)
2 22 (1.66%) Subversion
3 20 (1.51%) Visual Studio
4 18 (1.36%) Jenkins
5 15 (1.13%) JIRA
6 13 (0.98%) MSI
7 12 (0.90%) Ant
7 12 (0.90%) Hudson
7 12 (0.90%) Maven
8 11 (0.83%) StarTeam
9 6 (0.45%) TortoiseSVN
10 5 (0.38%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.30%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.23%) RSpec
13 2 (0.15%) Gerrit
13 2 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
13 2 (0.15%) Yeoman
14 1 (0.075%) Rational DOORS
14 1 (0.075%) Toad
General
1 144 (10.85%) Finance
2 38 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 23 (1.73%) Banking
3 23 (1.73%) Retail
4 18 (1.36%) Military
5 17 (1.28%) Legal
6 13 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 12 (0.90%) Electronics
7 12 (0.90%) Marketing
8 11 (0.83%) Advertising
9 8 (0.60%) German Language
10 7 (0.53%) Billing
11 6 (0.45%) Back Office
11 6 (0.45%) French Language
11 6 (0.45%) Portuguese Language
11 6 (0.45%) Publishing
11 6 (0.45%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 253 (19.07%) Analyst
2 240 (18.09%) Support Engineer
3 110 (8.29%) Support Analyst
4 104 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 102 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 93 (7.01%) Service Analyst
7 92 (6.93%) Service Desk Analyst
8 88 (6.63%) Architect
9 87 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
10 85 (6.41%) 3rd Line Support
11 79 (5.95%) IT Support
12 74 (5.58%) Consultant
13 73 (5.50%) Desktop Support
14 69 (5.20%) Windows Engineer
15 63 (4.75%) 1st Line Support
16 62 (4.67%) Server Engineer
17 60 (4.52%) Administrator
18 57 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 54 (4.07%) Active Directory Engineer
19 54 (4.07%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (4.37%) .NET
2 32 (2.41%) XML
3 27 (2.03%) SOAP
4 23 (1.73%) CSS
5 22 (1.66%) SAML
6 21 (1.58%) HTML
6 21 (1.58%) Web Services
7 18 (1.36%) REST
8 17 (1.28%) jQuery
9 15 (1.13%) Middleware
10 14 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 13 (0.98%) AngularJS
11 13 (0.98%) HTML5
11 13 (0.98%) Laravel
12 12 (0.90%) Flash
13 6 (0.45%) J2EE
13 6 (0.45%) LAMP
13 6 (0.45%) OAuth
13 6 (0.45%) OpenID
14 5 (0.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 112 (8.44%) Data Centre
2 64 (4.82%) PKI
3 58 (4.37%) Clustering
4 51 (3.84%) Blackberry
5 39 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 37 (2.79%) Driving Licence
7 33 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (2.19%) Computer Science
9 28 (2.11%) Cryptography
10 27 (2.03%) Client/Server
10 27 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (1.81%) Replication
12 20 (1.51%) Algorithms
13 16 (1.21%) Fat Client
13 16 (1.21%) NHS
13 16 (1.21%) Statistics
13 16 (1.21%) Thin Client
14 14 (1.06%) AS400
15 13 (0.98%) Mathematics
16 12 (0.90%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1014 (76.41%) Windows
2 531 (40.02%) Windows Server
3 351 (26.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 291 (21.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 290 (21.85%) Windows 7
6 208 (15.67%) Linux
7 201 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 120 (9.04%) Windows XP
9 97 (7.31%) Unix
10 83 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 73 (5.50%) Windows 8
12 71 (5.35%) Windows 10
13 31 (2.34%) Windows Vista
14 20 (1.51%) Apple iOS
15 19 (1.43%) VMS
16 14 (1.06%) Solaris
17 13 (0.98%) Ubuntu
18 12 (0.90%) CentOS
18 12 (0.90%) Mac OS X
18 12 (0.90%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (18.46%) ITIL
2 125 (9.42%) Migration
3 89 (6.71%) Service Management
4 71 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 69 (5.20%) Configuration Management
6 59 (4.45%) Project Management
7 58 (4.37%) Change Management
8 45 (3.39%) DevOps
9 42 (3.17%) High Availability
10 41 (3.09%) Problem Management
11 39 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
12 38 (2.86%) Incident Management
12 38 (2.86%) Information Security
13 36 (2.71%) Identity Management
14 35 (2.64%) Time Management
15 34 (2.56%) Service Delivery
16 30 (2.26%) Mentoring
17 28 (2.11%) Load Balancing
18 26 (1.96%) Performance Tuning
19 25 (1.88%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 255 (19.22%) SQL
2 207 (15.60%) PowerShell
3 67 (5.05%) VBScript
4 57 (4.30%) Java
5 47 (3.54%) VB
6 33 (2.49%) C#
6 33 (2.49%) Python
7 29 (2.19%) JavaScript
8 28 (2.11%) Ruby
9 25 (1.88%) Perl
10 21 (1.58%) C
11 19 (1.43%) PHP
12 17 (1.28%) Shell Script
13 13 (0.98%) Tcl
14 10 (0.75%) VB.NET
15 9 (0.68%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.45%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.15%) C++
17 2 (0.15%) Groovy
17 2 (0.15%) sed
Qualifications
1 309 (23.29%) Security Cleared
2 213 (16.05%) SC Cleared
3 167 (12.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 103 (7.76%) MCSE
5 78 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 55 (4.14%) Degree
7 52 (3.92%) MCP
8 44 (3.32%) MCTS
9 34 (2.56%) MCITP
10 33 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
11 31 (2.34%) MCSA
12 28 (2.11%) CCNA
13 26 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 21 (1.58%) CISSP
15 14 (1.06%) DBS Check
16 12 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (0.75%) MCDST
18 9 (0.68%) CEH
18 9 (0.68%) ISTQB
18 9 (0.68%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (6.86%) SLA
2 14 (1.06%) FIPS 140-2
2 14 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.53%) RMADS
5 6 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.45%) QA
6 5 (0.38%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.23%) COBIT
9 2 (0.15%) BS7799
9 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.15%) GPG13
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 273 (20.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 123 (9.27%) Hyper-V
3 102 (7.69%) XenApp
4 88 (6.63%) vSphere
5 68 (5.12%) VMware ESX
6 57 (4.30%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (3.09%) XenDesktop
8 38 (2.86%) XenServer
9 25 (1.88%) Terminal Services
10 23 (1.73%) ISA Server
11 17 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (0.98%) BitLocker
12 13 (0.98%) NFS
12 13 (0.98%) Terminal Server
13 12 (0.90%) Docker
14 11 (0.83%) Sendmail
15 9 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 7 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
17 5 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 195 (14.69%) SCCM
2 99 (7.46%) SCOM
3 68 (5.12%) WSUS
4 46 (3.47%) Backup Exec
5 43 (3.24%) NetBackup
6 38 (2.86%) Puppet
7 35 (2.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 30 (2.26%) SCVMM
9 26 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
10 23 (1.73%) Ansible
11 22 (1.66%) Netcool
12 21 (1.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 18 (1.36%) Tivoli
14 15 (1.13%) SCOrch
15 14 (1.06%) Windows Intune
16 13 (0.98%) Nagios
16 13 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
17 12 (0.90%) HP SIM
17 12 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 12 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 654 (49.28%) Microsoft
2 450 (33.91%) VMware
3 261 (19.67%) Citrix
4 145 (10.93%) HP
5 136 (10.25%) Oracle
6 126 (9.50%) Cisco
7 64 (4.82%) Red Hat
8 51 (3.84%) Intel Security
9 50 (3.77%) Remedy
10 47 (3.54%) IBM
11 44 (3.32%) NetApp
12 42 (3.17%) Dell
13 38 (2.86%) Symantec
14 35 (2.64%) EMC
15 27 (2.03%) SAP
16 25 (1.88%) Veritas
17 24 (1.81%) Splunk
18 22 (1.66%) CheckPoint
18 22 (1.66%) F5
19 20 (1.51%) Apple
South East
Talent Spa
Rate: £175pd
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £110 - £130 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £24.00 - £24.12 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £375 to £475 per day 6 Moth Contract
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £269 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £49.46 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £160 - £215 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £346.50 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £150 - £195 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 9 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire, United Kingdom
XIST4 Recruitment
Rate: £18-25/hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Portsmouth
aap3
Rate: £27 - £36 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £140.00 - £160.00 per day + Please quote
Posted: 23 days ago
Andover
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago