The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Active Directory
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 20 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 -14  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 21 29 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 6.56% 6.90% 14.62%
As % of the System Software category 58.33% 40.85% 87.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 24
Median daily rate £136 £240 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.22% -26.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £155 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £405 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 12
Median hourly rate £10.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £17.28 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £47.50 £41.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 36 71 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 11.25% 16.90% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 42 28
Median daily rate £258 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.62% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £320 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £362 £348
% change year-on-year -0.41% +3.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £47.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +179.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £17.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £49.50 £40.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Cambridge

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Cambridge

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Cambridge over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Cambridge

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 29 (67.44%) Windows
2 26 (60.47%) Microsoft
3 19 (44.19%) Windows 7
4 15 (34.88%) DNS
5 14 (32.56%) DHCP
5 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Office
6 12 (27.91%) ITIL
6 12 (27.91%) VPN
6 12 (27.91%) Windows Server
7 11 (25.58%) Apple
8 10 (23.26%) LDAP
8 10 (23.26%) SCCM
8 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
9 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (16.28%) Degree
11 7 (16.28%) Office 365
11 7 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (16.28%) Dell
11 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
11 7 (16.28%) IIS
12 6 (13.95%) Office Automation
12 6 (13.95%) Windows 10
12 6 (13.95%) Oracle
12 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
12 6 (13.95%) Smartphone
13 5 (11.63%) WSUS
13 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
13 5 (11.63%) Clustering
13 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 7 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (16.28%) IIS
1 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.30%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.33%) nginx
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.28%) Office 365
2 5 (11.63%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (34.88%) DNS
2 14 (32.56%) DHCP
3 12 (27.91%) VPN
4 10 (23.26%) LDAP
5 4 (9.30%) Kerberos
5 4 (9.30%) LAN
6 3 (6.98%) Firewall
6 3 (6.98%) SAN
6 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (4.65%) ADSL
8 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.33%) NAS
8 1 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (2.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.33%) Banking
1 1 (2.33%) Finance
1 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) Administrator
3 7 (16.28%) IT Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (11.63%) Support Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) IT Support
5 4 (9.30%) Service Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Support Specialist
6 3 (6.98%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (6.98%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.98%) Identity Management Administrator
6 3 (6.98%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) OAuth
1 4 (9.30%) SAML
2 2 (4.65%) .NET
2 2 (4.65%) X-Windows
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.33%) FastCGI
3 1 (2.33%) JSON
3 1 (2.33%) Middleware
3 1 (2.33%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Smartphone
2 5 (11.63%) Clustering
2 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.30%) PKI
4 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (67.44%) Windows
2 19 (44.19%) Windows 7
3 12 (27.91%) Windows Server
4 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (13.95%) Windows 10
7 5 (11.63%) Linux
8 3 (6.98%) Mac OS X
9 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) ITIL
2 6 (13.95%) Office Automation
3 4 (9.30%) Software Distribution
4 3 (6.98%) Identity Management
4 3 (6.98%) Migration
5 2 (4.65%) Project Management
5 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.33%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.33%) High Availability
6 1 (2.33%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.33%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (2.33%) Secure Coding
6 1 (2.33%) Validation
6 1 (2.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.65%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) Perl
3 1 (2.33%) PHP
3 1 (2.33%) Python
3 1 (2.33%) Tcl
3 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Degree
2 5 (11.63%) A+ Certification
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.33%) MCP
3 1 (2.33%) MCSA
3 1 (2.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.65%) XenApp
3 1 (2.33%) Firmware
3 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) SCCM
2 5 (11.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (11.63%) WSUS
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (6.98%) SCOrch
4 2 (4.65%) DameWare
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.33%) OpenAM
5 1 (2.33%) SCSM
Vendors
1 26 (60.47%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.58%) Apple
3 7 (16.28%) Dell
4 6 (13.95%) Oracle
5 5 (11.63%) Citrix
5 5 (11.63%) Remedy
6 3 (6.98%) VMware
7 2 (4.65%) Cisco
7 2 (4.65%) HP
7 2 (4.65%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.33%) ForgeRock
8 1 (2.33%) IBM
8 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow