The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 5 6 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 25 23 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 11.90% 15.65% 11.52%
As % of the System Software category 67.57% 95.83% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 7
Median daily rate £250 £170 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £110 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £263 £257
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 12
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Suffolk region.

System Software Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
37 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 17.62% 16.33% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 10
Median daily rate £250 £200 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £113 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £335 £387
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 14
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Suffolk 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 Suffolk

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Suffolk region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Suffolk region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 22 February 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
Ipswich +2 20 £254 +26.87%
Bury St Edmunds - 1 - - 3
Stowmarket - 1 £225 -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 31 (83.78%) Windows
2 24 (64.86%) VMware
3 19 (51.35%) Windows Server
4 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
4 18 (48.65%) Citrix
4 18 (48.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (35.14%) SAN
6 11 (29.73%) LAN
6 11 (29.73%) High Availability
6 11 (29.73%) Data Centre
7 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
7 10 (27.03%) WAN
8 9 (24.32%) Firewall
9 8 (21.62%) Clustering
9 8 (21.62%) Middleware
9 8 (21.62%) IIS
9 8 (21.62%) Cisco
9 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (21.62%) Secure Coding
9 8 (21.62%) NAS
9 8 (21.62%) Load Balancing
9 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (18.92%) Network Optimisation
10 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (16.22%) Office 365
12 5 (13.51%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (13.51%) Mimecast
12 5 (13.51%) Network Security
12 5 (13.51%) SolarWinds
12 5 (13.51%) Intel Security

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk 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 8 (21.62%) IIS
2 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Office 365
2 5 (13.51%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) SAN
2 11 (29.73%) LAN
3 10 (27.03%) WAN
4 9 (24.32%) Firewall
5 8 (21.62%) NAS
6 5 (13.51%) Network Security
7 4 (10.81%) DNS
7 4 (10.81%) IPv4
7 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
8 3 (8.11%) Wireless
9 2 (5.41%) VLAN
9 2 (5.41%) WLAN
10 1 (2.70%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (10.81%) French Language
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 7 (18.92%) Project Manager
1 7 (18.92%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Architect
2 6 (16.22%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Manager
3 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 5 (13.51%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Active Directory Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Applications Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Integration Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Systems Support
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) Middleware
2 4 (10.81%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Data Centre
2 8 (21.62%) Clustering
3 4 (10.81%) Client/Server
4 3 (8.11%) EMC VNX
5 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 31 (83.78%) Windows
2 19 (51.35%) Windows Server
3 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.11%) Windows 10
5 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) High Availability
2 8 (21.62%) Load Balancing
2 8 (21.62%) Secure Coding
3 7 (18.92%) Network Optimisation
4 4 (10.81%) ITIL
5 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (8.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (8.11%) Project Management
5 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.41%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.41%) Benchmarking
6 2 (5.41%) Identity Management
6 2 (5.41%) Migration
6 2 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (5.41%) SIEM
6 2 (5.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (2.70%) Information Security
7 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.70%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) Java
2 3 (8.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) CCNA
1 2 (5.41%) CCNP
1 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
1 2 (5.41%) MCSA
1 2 (5.41%) MCSE
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (48.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (13.51%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (8.11%) vSphere
4 2 (5.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (8.11%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (8.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) VMware
2 18 (48.65%) Citrix
2 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
3 8 (21.62%) Cisco
4 5 (13.51%) HP
4 5 (13.51%) Intel Security
4 5 (13.51%) SolarWinds
5 4 (10.81%) EMC
6 3 (8.11%) Dell
7 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.70%) Fortinet