Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 22 12
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 51 53 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 8.21% 6.93% 10.26%
As % of the System Software category 59.30% 46.09% 78.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 64
Cambridge median daily rate £200 £425 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.94% +44.68% +5.86%
10th Percentile £123 £143 £161
90th Percentile £344 £480 £435
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £200 £355 £315
% change year-on-year -43.66% +12.70% +35.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 12
Cambridge median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +6.06% -21.43%
10th Percentile £8.95 £17.16 £13.25
90th Percentile £19.50 £48.75 £43.30
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.38% -20.00%

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 86 115 111
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 13.85% 15.03% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 70 65
Cambridge median daily rate £213 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +30.77% +8.33%
10th Percentile £129 £259 £210
90th Percentile £378 £538 £461
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £256 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -39.71% +21.43% +22.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 15 14
Cambridge median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +23.53% -24.44%
10th Percentile £10.00 £17.28 £13.25
90th Percentile £43.00 £48.75 £44.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% +2.94% -19.05%

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 25 July 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

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Cambridge over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 42 (82.35%) Windows
2 34 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 21 (41.18%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (37.25%) Windows 7
4 19 (37.25%) Windows Server
5 17 (33.33%) DNS
6 16 (31.37%) DHCP
7 15 (29.41%) Apple
8 13 (25.49%) Office 365
9 12 (23.53%) VPN
9 12 (23.53%) SCCM
9 12 (23.53%) VMware
10 10 (19.61%) Linux
11 9 (17.65%) Degree
12 8 (15.69%) ITIL
12 8 (15.69%) SLA
12 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (15.69%) Windows 10
13 7 (13.73%) Virtual Environments
14 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (11.76%) Dell
14 6 (11.76%) Cisco
14 6 (11.76%) LAN
14 6 (11.76%) Remedy
14 6 (11.76%) Mac OS
14 6 (11.76%) Hyper-V
14 6 (11.76%) Smartphone
15 5 (9.80%) Apple iOS
15 5 (9.80%) Computer Science
15 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008

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 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 3 (5.88%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.92%) Apache
2 2 (3.92%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.92%) IIS
2 2 (3.92%) MediaWiki
3 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (41.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (25.49%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (33.33%) DNS
2 16 (31.37%) DHCP
3 12 (23.53%) VPN
4 6 (11.76%) LAN
5 5 (9.80%) SAN
6 3 (5.88%) Firewall
6 3 (5.88%) LDAP
6 3 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (3.92%) VoIP
7 2 (3.92%) WAN
8 1 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.96%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Hadoop
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Desktop Support
2 11 (21.57%) Support Engineer
3 9 (17.65%) Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (9.80%) IT Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Support Specialist
7 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Project Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Smartphone
2 5 (9.80%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.92%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.92%) BYOD
5 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.96%) iPhone
5 1 (1.96%) NHS
5 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (82.35%) Windows
2 19 (37.25%) Windows 7
2 19 (37.25%) Windows Server
3 10 (19.61%) Linux
4 8 (15.69%) Windows 10
5 6 (11.76%) Mac OS
5 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (9.80%) Apple iOS
6 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (7.84%) Unix
8 3 (5.88%) CentOS
8 3 (5.88%) Mac OS X
8 3 (5.88%) Solaris
8 3 (5.88%) Ubuntu
8 3 (5.88%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.88%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.92%) Android
9 2 (3.92%) Debian
9 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.92%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) ITIL
2 7 (13.73%) Virtual Environments
3 5 (9.80%) Office Automation
4 4 (7.84%) Break/Fix
4 4 (7.84%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (7.84%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (7.84%) Service Management
4 4 (7.84%) Software Deployment
4 4 (7.84%) Software Distribution
5 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.88%) Information Security
5 3 (5.88%) ITSM
5 3 (5.88%) Migration
5 3 (5.88%) Project Management
6 2 (3.92%) Change Management
7 1 (1.96%) CRM
7 1 (1.96%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.96%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.96%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) Degree
2 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (9.80%) A+ Certification
3 5 (9.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (7.84%) MCP
4 4 (7.84%) MCSE
5 3 (5.88%) Master's Degree
5 3 (5.88%) MCSA
6 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.92%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.96%) Firmware
5 1 (1.96%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (23.53%) SCCM
2 4 (7.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (5.88%) SCOrch
4 2 (3.92%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.92%) Terraform
4 2 (3.92%) vCenter Server
4 2 (3.92%) yum
5 1 (1.96%) Packer
Vendors
1 34 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (29.41%) Apple
3 12 (23.53%) VMware
4 6 (11.76%) Cisco
4 6 (11.76%) Dell
4 6 (11.76%) Remedy
5 3 (5.88%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.92%) Citrix
6 2 (3.92%) Cloudera
6 2 (3.92%) NetApp
6 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.96%) HP
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle