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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 522 745 753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.07% 7.60% 8.10%
As % of the System Software category 49.95% 60.87% 67.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 382 371
Median daily rate £325 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.07% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 132 125
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.83 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.79% +12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £11.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £30.90 £20.30
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
1045 1224 1118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.15% 12.49% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 673 568
Median daily rate £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £220 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 143 138
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £47.83 £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +3 159 £344 +5.84% 33
Berkshire -6 115 £361 +18.93% 33
Surrey -8 73 £325 -7.14% 29
Buckinghamshire -2 61 £360 -0.68% 11
Oxfordshire -24 42 £300 +30.43% 14
West Sussex -13 40 £256 -14.58% 6
Kent -5 15 £178 -50.85% 11
Middlesex -2 5 £338 -20.58%
East Sussex -26 5 £250 -23.07% 4
Sussex -1 3 £178 -55.46% 1
Home Counties - 2 £278 -
Isle of Wight +2 1 £135 +30.12%
M4 Corridor - 1 £450 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 915 (76.31%) Windows
2 650 (54.21%) Microsoft
3 460 (38.37%) Windows Server
4 384 (32.03%) VMware
5 298 (24.85%) Security Cleared
6 291 (24.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 281 (23.44%) MS Exchange
8 266 (22.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 243 (20.27%) Windows 7
10 232 (19.35%) ITIL
11 230 (19.18%) Citrix
12 226 (18.85%) VMware Infrastructure
13 225 (18.77%) MS Office
14 224 (18.68%) DNS
15 221 (18.43%) SQL
16 212 (17.68%) PowerShell
17 211 (17.60%) MS Excel
18 198 (16.51%) SC Cleared
19 186 (15.51%) SCCM
20 174 (14.51%) SQL Server
21 172 (14.35%) Linux
22 161 (13.43%) Windows Server 2003
22 161 (13.43%) Office 365
23 148 (12.34%) Microsoft Certification
23 148 (12.34%) HP
24 146 (12.18%) DHCP
25 132 (11.01%) SharePoint
26 131 (10.93%) Migration
27 126 (10.51%) LAN
28 125 (10.43%) Cisco

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
1 281 (23.44%) MS Exchange
2 132 (11.01%) SharePoint
3 103 (8.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 71 (5.92%) Skype for Business
5 58 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 45 (3.75%) IIS
7 39 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 31 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 24 (2.00%) Apache
10 17 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 15 (1.25%) Office Communications Server
11 15 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (1.00%) Live Communications Server
14 9 (0.75%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.67%) WordPress
16 7 (0.58%) OpenStack
17 6 (0.50%) Tomcat
17 6 (0.50%) WebSphere
18 5 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 225 (18.77%) MS Office
2 211 (17.60%) MS Excel
3 22 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.17%) InDesign
5 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.083%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.083%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.083%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.083%) MS Project
6 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
2 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.25%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.083%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.083%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.083%) Primavera
4 1 (0.083%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 161 (13.43%) Office 365
2 97 (8.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 26 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (1.42%) IaaS
6 16 (1.33%) SaaS
7 13 (1.08%) Mimecast
8 11 (0.92%) PaaS
9 6 (0.50%) Yammer
10 5 (0.42%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.33%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.33%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.17%) Boomi
12 2 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.083%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.083%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 224 (18.68%) DNS
2 146 (12.18%) DHCP
3 126 (10.51%) LAN
4 117 (9.76%) WAN
5 108 (9.01%) SAN
6 104 (8.67%) Firewall
7 93 (7.76%) LDAP
8 88 (7.34%) TCP/IP
9 60 (5.00%) VPN
10 55 (4.59%) Internet
11 37 (3.09%) SMTP
12 34 (2.84%) IPsec
13 31 (2.59%) Network Security
13 31 (2.59%) Wireless
14 30 (2.50%) VoIP
15 29 (2.42%) Skype
16 28 (2.34%) Kerberos
17 26 (2.17%) MPLS
18 25 (2.09%) SSL
19 20 (1.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (14.51%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 20 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (1.17%) MS Access
8 13 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
10 11 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (0.75%) MySQL
12 7 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.50%) EDRMS
13 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (0.42%) Relational Database
15 4 (0.33%) Oracle Exadata
15 4 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 19 (1.58%) Visual Studio
3 17 (1.42%) Subversion
4 13 (1.08%) MSI
5 11 (0.92%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.67%) StarTeam
6 8 (0.67%) TortoiseSVN
7 7 (0.58%) JIRA
7 7 (0.58%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.42%) Ant
8 5 (0.42%) Hudson
8 5 (0.42%) Maven
9 4 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.25%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.25%) Selenium
10 3 (0.25%) TestDirector
11 2 (0.17%) InstallShield
12 1 (0.083%) AdminStudio
12 1 (0.083%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (0.083%) TeamCity
General
1 117 (9.76%) Finance
2 31 (2.59%) Telecoms
3 23 (1.92%) Retail
4 16 (1.33%) Legal
5 13 (1.08%) Banking
6 12 (1.00%) Advertising
6 12 (1.00%) German Language
6 12 (1.00%) Military
7 9 (0.75%) Electronics
8 8 (0.67%) French Language
8 8 (0.67%) Marketing
9 7 (0.58%) Back Office
9 7 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.58%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.50%) Portuguese Language
10 6 (0.50%) Publishing
11 5 (0.42%) Italian Language
11 5 (0.42%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.25%) Games
12 3 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 222 (18.52%) Analyst
2 190 (15.85%) Support Engineer
3 102 (8.51%) Architect
4 93 (7.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 86 (7.17%) Consultant
6 85 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 84 (7.01%) Service Desk Analyst
8 83 (6.92%) Service Analyst
9 79 (6.59%) Support Analyst
10 76 (6.34%) 3rd Line Support
11 74 (6.17%) Desktop Support
12 68 (5.67%) 2nd Line Support
13 54 (4.50%) Windows Engineer
14 51 (4.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 51 (4.25%) Desktop Engineer
15 46 (3.84%) IT Support
15 46 (3.84%) Server Engineer
16 43 (3.59%) 1st Line Support
16 43 (3.59%) Infrastructure Architect
17 42 (3.50%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.42%) SAML
2 36 (3.00%) .NET
3 34 (2.84%) REST
4 29 (2.42%) XML
5 23 (1.92%) J2EE
6 22 (1.83%) OpenID
7 21 (1.75%) OAuth
8 20 (1.67%) Flash
9 15 (1.25%) HTML
10 14 (1.17%) SOAP
11 12 (1.00%) CSS
11 12 (1.00%) Web Services
12 10 (0.83%) Middleware
12 10 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (0.75%) jQuery
14 7 (0.58%) AngularJS
14 7 (0.58%) ASP.NET
14 7 (0.58%) HTML5
15 6 (0.50%) .NET Framework
15 6 (0.50%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.76%) Data Centre
2 60 (5.00%) PKI
3 49 (4.09%) Blackberry
3 49 (4.09%) Clustering
4 46 (3.84%) Management Information System
5 33 (2.75%) Client/Server
6 30 (2.50%) Cryptography
7 27 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
9 24 (2.00%) Replication
10 20 (1.67%) Statistics
11 19 (1.58%) Driving Licence
12 17 (1.42%) CESG
12 17 (1.42%) Computer Science
13 13 (1.08%) Fat Client
13 13 (1.08%) Thin Client
14 12 (1.00%) Algorithms
14 12 (1.00%) Smartphone
15 11 (0.92%) Mathematics
16 9 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 915 (76.31%) Windows
2 460 (38.37%) Windows Server
3 291 (24.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 266 (22.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 243 (20.27%) Windows 7
6 172 (14.35%) Linux
7 161 (13.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 91 (7.59%) Windows 10
9 87 (7.26%) Windows XP
10 67 (5.59%) Unix
10 67 (5.59%) Windows 8
11 51 (4.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 32 (2.67%) Windows Vista
13 24 (2.00%) Solaris
14 19 (1.58%) Android
15 17 (1.42%) VMS
16 14 (1.17%) AIX
16 14 (1.17%) Apple iOS
17 11 (0.92%) CentOS
17 11 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (19.35%) ITIL
2 131 (10.93%) Migration
3 56 (4.67%) Information Security
4 51 (4.25%) Service Management
5 43 (3.59%) Configuration Management
5 43 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
6 40 (3.34%) Problem Management
7 39 (3.25%) Change Management
8 38 (3.17%) Identity Access Management
9 35 (2.92%) High Availability
9 35 (2.92%) Identity Management
9 35 (2.92%) Project Management
10 33 (2.75%) Service Delivery
11 32 (2.67%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (2.59%) Patch Management
13 29 (2.42%) Time Management
14 27 (2.25%) Mentoring
15 26 (2.17%) ITIL V3
15 26 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
16 25 (2.09%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 221 (18.43%) SQL
2 212 (17.68%) PowerShell
3 79 (6.59%) VBScript
4 60 (5.00%) Java
5 45 (3.75%) VB
6 31 (2.59%) C#
7 26 (2.17%) Python
8 25 (2.09%) JavaScript
9 14 (1.17%) Perl
10 13 (1.08%) C
11 12 (1.00%) PHP
11 12 (1.00%) Ruby
12 8 (0.67%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.67%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.42%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.33%) Tcl
15 2 (0.17%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.17%) C++
15 2 (0.17%) Groovy
15 2 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 298 (24.85%) Security Cleared
2 198 (16.51%) SC Cleared
3 148 (12.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 86 (7.17%) DV Cleared
4 86 (7.17%) MCSE
5 51 (4.25%) MCP
6 36 (3.00%) Degree
7 32 (2.67%) CISSP
8 27 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (2.25%) MCSA
9 24 (2.00%) MCTS
10 23 (1.92%) CCNA
10 23 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 22 (1.83%) MCITP
12 17 (1.42%) CEH
13 16 (1.33%) CESG Certified Professional
14 13 (1.08%) MCDST
15 11 (0.92%) CCNP
16 10 (0.83%) ISTQB
16 10 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.92%) SLA
2 21 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.92%) RMADS
5 8 (0.67%) FIPS 140-2
6 6 (0.50%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.33%) GPG13
7 4 (0.33%) QA
7 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.083%) COBIT
System Software
1 226 (18.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 97 (8.09%) Hyper-V
3 90 (7.51%) XenApp
4 64 (5.34%) vSphere
5 41 (3.42%) VMware ESX
6 35 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (2.75%) XenDesktop
8 30 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
9 27 (2.25%) Terminal Services
10 23 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
11 22 (1.83%) ISA Server
12 21 (1.75%) XenServer
13 16 (1.33%) Sendmail
14 15 (1.25%) BitLocker
15 14 (1.17%) NFS
16 12 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
17 6 (0.50%) Docker
18 5 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 5 (0.42%) vCloud
18 5 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 186 (15.51%) SCCM
2 95 (7.92%) SCOM
3 47 (3.92%) NetBackup
4 46 (3.84%) WSUS
5 36 (3.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 30 (2.50%) Backup Exec
7 22 (1.83%) OpenAM
7 22 (1.83%) OpenIDM
8 19 (1.58%) AirWatch
8 19 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
8 19 (1.58%) Netcool
8 19 (1.58%) SCVMM
9 18 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
10 17 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
11 16 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 16 (1.33%) SCSM
12 15 (1.25%) Puppet
12 15 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 13 (1.08%) SCDPM
13 13 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 650 (54.21%) Microsoft
2 384 (32.03%) VMware
3 230 (19.18%) Citrix
4 148 (12.34%) HP
5 125 (10.43%) Cisco
6 123 (10.26%) Oracle
7 51 (4.25%) Intel Security
8 48 (4.00%) Symantec
9 40 (3.34%) EMC
9 40 (3.34%) Red Hat
10 35 (2.92%) NetApp
11 34 (2.84%) Dell
12 33 (2.75%) Remedy
13 29 (2.42%) IBM
14 25 (2.09%) Juniper
15 23 (1.92%) Apple
15 23 (1.92%) CheckPoint
15 23 (1.92%) ForgeRock
15 23 (1.92%) Veritas
16 17 (1.42%) Fujitsu
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