Period
to 17 January 2018

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 6 months to 17 January 2018 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
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 25 50
Rank change year-on-year -11 +25 -37
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 24 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.78% 5.48% 2.84%
As % of the System Software category 30.38% 52.31% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 16
Cambridge median daily rate £150 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.14% +40.00% +53.85%
10th Percentile £122 £152 £129
90th Percentile £368 £423 £353
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £243 £300 £235
% change year-on-year -19.17% +27.66% +44.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 7
Cambridge median hourly rate £16.18 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.94% -2.94% -15.00%
10th Percentile £12.44 £10.21 £12.30
90th Percentile £17.39 £17.29 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% -35.00%

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 79 65 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 12.44% 10.47% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 20
Cambridge median daily rate £390 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% +114.29%
10th Percentile £143 £200 £132
90th Percentile £525 £501 £475
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £350 £278
% change year-on-year +14.29% +26.13% +42.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 10
Cambridge median hourly rate £41.00 £16.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +148.48% -65.26% +72.73%
10th Percentile £15.95 £10.49 £13.58
90th Percentile £51.50 £19.21 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.50 £14.50 £13.38
% change year-on-year +179.31% +8.41% -51.36%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

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 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018, 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 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 7 (29.17%) Linux
5 6 (25.00%) Java
5 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (20.83%) DNS
6 5 (20.83%) LAN
6 5 (20.83%) HP
7 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (16.67%) Firewall
7 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 4 (16.67%) SDL Web 8
7 4 (16.67%) SNMP
7 4 (16.67%) VPN
7 4 (16.67%) Cisco
7 4 (16.67%) Web Services
7 4 (16.67%) VBScript
7 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (16.67%) Atlassian
7 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (16.67%) SCCM
7 4 (16.67%) MVC
7 4 (16.67%) CMS
7 4 (16.67%) VMware
7 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.67%) Subversion

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 4 (16.67%) CMS
2 2 (8.33%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) DNS
1 5 (20.83%) LAN
2 4 (16.67%) Firewall
2 4 (16.67%) SNMP
2 4 (16.67%) VPN
3 3 (12.50%) DHCP
3 3 (12.50%) LDAP
3 3 (12.50%) Wireless
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security
5 1 (4.17%) OSPF
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) VLAN
5 1 (4.17%) WAN
5 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (4.17%) Law
1 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Desktop Support
1 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) IT Support
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) IT Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (4.17%) Azure Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Deskside Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Head of IT Security
5 1 (4.17%) Head of Support
5 1 (4.17%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Web Services
2 3 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) WPF
3 2 (8.33%) JSON
3 2 (8.33%) LAMP
3 2 (8.33%) REST
3 2 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (4.17%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Virtual Team
2 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.17%) iPad
3 1 (4.17%) iPhone
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Linux
3 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 4 (16.67%) Content Management
1 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (16.67%) MVC
2 3 (12.50%) Break/Fix
2 3 (12.50%) Change Management
2 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (12.50%) Refactoring
2 3 (12.50%) Software Distribution
3 2 (8.33%) Information Security
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Release Management
3 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) MVVM
4 1 (4.17%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) VBScript
4 3 (12.50%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) A+ Certification
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.33%) CCNA
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.17%) DBS Check
4 1 (4.17%) MCSA
4 1 (4.17%) MCSE
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) vSphere
2 2 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.17%) ISA Server
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) vMotion
3 2 (8.33%) FortiGate
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (4.17%) SCOrch
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) HP
3 4 (16.67%) Atlassian
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco
3 4 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) NetApp
5 2 (8.33%) Apple
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix
5 2 (8.33%) Dell
5 2 (8.33%) Fortinet
5 2 (8.33%) ProCurve
6 1 (4.17%) Dell KACE
6 1 (4.17%) Remedy
6 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow