Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 18 December 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 35 23
Rank change year-on-year +19 -12 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 77 73 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 6.80% 5.23% 6.25%
As % of the System Software category 46.39% 35.27% 50.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 25 22
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £263 £225 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -30.77% +30.00%
10th Percentile £105 £141 £170
90th Percentile £476 £383 £484
East of England median daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 14
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% +8.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £15.03 £10.30 £10.63
90th Percentile £20.04 £17.50 £17.34
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +8.20% -7.58% -

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 166 207 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 14.66% 14.84% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 63 47
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £369 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.24% +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £126 £146 £209
90th Percentile £558 £545 £491
East of England median daily rate £389 £362 £325
% change year-on-year +7.46% +11.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 17
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £40.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.79% +179.31% +9.43%
10th Percentile £15.04 £11.25 £10.63
90th Percentile £38.75 £51.25 £24.20
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.81% +1.85% -

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Cambridgeshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Cambridgeshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Cambridgeshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Cambridgeshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +9 50 £265 +32.50% 10
Peterborough +3 18 £155 -40.38% 7
Wisbech - 2 - -
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 63 (81.82%) Windows
2 46 (59.74%) Office 365
3 41 (53.25%) Microsoft
4 27 (35.06%) Windows 10
5 23 (29.87%) Microsoft Office
5 23 (29.87%) VMware
6 21 (27.27%) Linux
7 18 (23.38%) Apple iOS
7 18 (23.38%) Mac OS
8 17 (22.08%) SCCM
8 17 (22.08%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (22.08%) MS Exchange
9 16 (20.78%) Apple
10 15 (19.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 15 (19.48%) Software Deployment
11 14 (18.18%) PowerShell
11 14 (18.18%) Citrix
11 14 (18.18%) Migration
12 13 (16.88%) ServiceNow
12 13 (16.88%) OneDrive
13 12 (15.58%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (15.58%) Windows 7
13 12 (15.58%) NetApp
14 11 (14.29%) vSphere
14 11 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (12.99%) Data ONTAP
15 10 (12.99%) ITSM
15 10 (12.99%) Asset Management
15 10 (12.99%) DHCP
15 10 (12.99%) DNS

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 17 (22.08%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (12.99%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.90%) IBM Connections
5 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.60%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.30%) Confluence
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.30%) GroupWise
Applications
1 23 (29.87%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (59.74%) Office 365
2 17 (22.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (16.88%) OneDrive
4 7 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (7.79%) G Suite
6 3 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (3.90%) SaaS
7 2 (2.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.60%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (2.60%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (2.60%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.60%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (2.60%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.60%) IaaS
7 2 (2.60%) PaaS
7 2 (2.60%) Serverless
7 2 (2.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) DHCP
1 10 (12.99%) DNS
2 7 (9.09%) Wireless
3 5 (6.49%) Network Security
4 4 (5.19%) WAN
5 3 (3.90%) Firewall
5 3 (3.90%) LAN
5 3 (3.90%) VoIP
5 3 (3.90%) VPN
6 2 (2.60%) BGP
6 2 (2.60%) Internet
6 2 (2.60%) Skype
6 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.60%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (2.60%) Power BI
4 1 (1.30%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) JIRA
2 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (6.49%) Marketing
2 3 (3.90%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Publishing
3 1 (1.30%) Back Office
3 1 (1.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (18.18%) Analyst
2 13 (16.88%) Support Engineer
3 11 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 8 (10.39%) IT Support
5 7 (9.09%) Desktop Support
6 6 (7.79%) Architect
6 6 (7.79%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) IT Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) IT Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.19%) Administrator
8 4 (5.19%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.90%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) Web Services
2 2 (2.60%) boto
2 2 (2.60%) HTML
2 2 (2.60%) JSON
2 2 (2.60%) LDAP
2 2 (2.60%) Middleware
2 2 (2.60%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.90%) iPad
2 3 (3.90%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.60%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.60%) iPhone
3 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) PKI
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 63 (81.82%) Windows
2 27 (35.06%) Windows 10
3 21 (27.27%) Linux
4 18 (23.38%) Apple iOS
4 18 (23.38%) Mac OS
5 12 (15.58%) Windows 7
6 10 (12.99%) Data ONTAP
7 9 (11.69%) Windows Server
8 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (6.49%) Ubuntu
10 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (3.90%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.60%) Android
12 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.30%) Unix
12 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.48%) Software Deployment
2 14 (18.18%) Migration
3 10 (12.99%) Asset Management
3 10 (12.99%) ITSM
4 8 (10.39%) Matrix Organization
5 7 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.90%) Antivirus Management
7 3 (3.90%) Break/Fix
7 3 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.90%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (3.90%) Project Management
7 3 (3.90%) Test Automation
7 3 (3.90%) Time Management
8 2 (2.60%) CRM
8 2 (2.60%) Identity Management
8 2 (2.60%) ITIL
8 2 (2.60%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.60%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.19%) Python
3 3 (3.90%) C#
4 2 (2.60%) Perl
5 1 (1.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) A+ Certification
2 4 (5.19%) DBS Check
2 4 (5.19%) MCP
2 4 (5.19%) MCSA
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) ACSP
3 2 (2.60%) CCA
3 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.30%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.30%) Degree
4 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (14.29%) vSphere
2 7 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 7 (9.09%) XenApp
3 4 (5.19%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (5.19%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.60%) Docker
4 2 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.30%) KVM
5 1 (1.30%) NFS
5 1 (1.30%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (22.08%) SCCM
2 15 (19.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (3.90%) FortiGate
3 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.90%) vMotion
4 2 (2.60%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (2.60%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (2.60%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.60%) Puppet
4 2 (2.60%) Salt
5 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (53.25%) Microsoft
2 23 (29.87%) VMware
3 16 (20.78%) Apple
4 14 (18.18%) Citrix
5 13 (16.88%) ServiceNow
6 12 (15.58%) NetApp
7 7 (9.09%) Google
8 4 (5.19%) IBM
9 2 (2.60%) Cisco
9 2 (2.60%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.60%) Remedy
9 2 (2.60%) Sophos
10 1 (1.30%) Dell
10 1 (1.30%) HP
10 1 (1.30%) Oracle
10 1 (1.30%) Red Hat