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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 21 May 2022 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
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 13 17 12
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 +16
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 93 31 51
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 11.19% 6.29% 8.69%
As % of the System Software category 67.88% 41.89% 48.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 15 37
10th Percentile £207 £117 £123
25th Percentile £313 £180 £200
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £315 £400
Median % change year-on-year +30.95% -21.25% +88.24%
75th Percentile £438 £375 £500
90th Percentile £488 £465 £525
East of England median daily rate £325 £223 £281
% change year-on-year +46.07% -20.89% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 4 7
10th Percentile - £10.15 £13.35
25th Percentile £13.41 £10.38 £16.15
Median hourly rate £14.50 £11.50 £19.25
Median % change year-on-year +26.09% -40.26% +10.00%
75th Percentile £15.00 £13.54 £20.56
90th Percentile £15.75 £14.52 £21.80
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year -12.68% -4.05% +25.42%

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 137 74 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 16.49% 15.01% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 54 78
10th Percentile £259 £214 £125
25th Percentile £313 £318 £298
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £488 £559 £525
90th Percentile £539 £656 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -10.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 6 7
10th Percentile - £10.25 £13.35
25th Percentile £13.41 £10.63 £16.15
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.06 £19.25
Median % change year-on-year +11.07% -32.18% +10.00%
75th Percentile £15.00 £38.29 £20.56
90th Percentile £15.75 £48.25 £21.80
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £18.27 £19.63
% change year-on-year -15.16% -6.90% +20.01%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Cambridgeshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in Cambridgeshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Cambridgeshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Cambridgeshire.

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 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Peterborough +13 76 £425 +30.77% 9
Cambridge -5 14 £375 +108.33% 13
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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 84 (90.32%) Windows
2 74 (79.57%) Microsoft 365
3 70 (75.27%) Microsoft
4 62 (66.67%) Incident Management
5 51 (54.84%) Azure
6 50 (53.76%) AWS
7 49 (52.69%) SLA
8 48 (51.61%) Change Management
9 46 (49.46%) SCCM
9 46 (49.46%) Social Skills
10 45 (48.39%) VMware
11 43 (46.24%) VMware Infrastructure
12 41 (44.09%) Azure Active Directory
12 41 (44.09%) DNS
13 34 (36.56%) Windows Server
14 33 (35.48%) DHCP
14 33 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
15 28 (30.11%) Microsoft Intune
15 28 (30.11%) Skype for Business
15 28 (30.11%) Skype
15 28 (30.11%) Service Delivery
16 27 (29.03%) Identity Management
16 27 (29.03%) Replication
16 27 (29.03%) SharePoint
17 24 (25.81%) SQL
18 22 (23.66%) Microsoft Office
18 22 (23.66%) ITIL
18 22 (23.66%) MCP
18 22 (23.66%) PaaS
18 22 (23.66%) IaaS

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 28 (30.11%) Skype for Business
2 27 (29.03%) SharePoint
3 22 (23.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (17.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (8.60%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (23.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 74 (79.57%) Microsoft 365
2 51 (54.84%) Azure
3 50 (53.76%) AWS
4 41 (44.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (23.66%) IaaS
5 22 (23.66%) PaaS
6 7 (7.53%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (7.53%) Amazon S3
6 7 (7.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 7 (7.53%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (7.53%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 7 (7.53%) OneDrive
6 7 (7.53%) Route 53
6 7 (7.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (2.15%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (44.09%) DNS
2 33 (35.48%) DHCP
3 28 (30.11%) Skype
4 20 (21.51%) Remote Desktop
5 12 (12.90%) TCP/IP
6 6 (6.45%) HTTP
6 6 (6.45%) HTTPS
6 6 (6.45%) IPsec
6 6 (6.45%) SNMP
6 6 (6.45%) SSH
7 5 (5.38%) WebEx
8 3 (3.23%) Firewall
8 3 (3.23%) Wireless
9 1 (1.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.58%) SQL Server
General
1 46 (49.46%) Social Skills
2 2 (2.15%) Back Office
2 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 48 (51.61%) Cloud Engineer
2 41 (44.09%) Applications Engineer
3 27 (29.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 25 (26.88%) Analyst
5 23 (24.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 23 (24.73%) Service Analyst
5 23 (24.73%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (17.20%) Technical Analyst
7 15 (16.13%) Technical Services Analyst
8 9 (9.68%) Support Engineer
9 7 (7.53%) Call Centre Analyst
9 7 (7.53%) Customer Analyst
9 7 (7.53%) Service Desk Agent
10 5 (5.38%) IT Engineer
10 5 (5.38%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (5.38%) Technical Support
10 5 (5.38%) Technical Support Engineer
11 4 (4.30%) Azure Engineer
12 3 (3.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
12 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.60%) LDAP
2 2 (2.15%) Velocity
3 1 (1.08%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 27 (29.03%) Replication
2 20 (21.51%) PKI
3 15 (16.13%) Blackberry
3 15 (16.13%) iPhone
4 7 (7.53%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.08%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 84 (90.32%) Windows
2 34 (36.56%) Windows Server
3 33 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (13.98%) Windows 10
4 13 (13.98%) Windows Server 2016
5 11 (11.83%) Mac OS
5 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2019
6 9 (9.68%) Linux
7 7 (7.53%) Ubuntu
8 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.15%) Android
9 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.08%) CentOS
10 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 48 (51.61%) Change Management
3 28 (30.11%) Service Delivery
4 27 (29.03%) Identity Management
5 22 (23.66%) ITIL
6 16 (17.20%) Problem Management
6 16 (17.20%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (16.13%) Mathematics
8 13 (13.98%) Mentoring
9 10 (10.75%) ITSM
10 3 (3.23%) Asset Management
10 3 (3.23%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 2 (2.15%) DevOps
11 2 (2.15%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 2 (2.15%) ERP
11 2 (2.15%) Migration
11 2 (2.15%) Operational Stability
11 2 (2.15%) Platform Engineering
11 2 (2.15%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.81%) SQL
2 10 (10.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (23.66%) MCP
2 14 (15.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 10 (10.75%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.75%) Security Cleared
4 8 (8.60%) CCNA
4 8 (8.60%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.08%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.08%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (52.69%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (46.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (22.58%) Hyper-V
2 21 (22.58%) vSphere
3 9 (9.68%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (6.45%) NFS
5 3 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 46 (49.46%) SCCM
2 28 (30.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (21.51%) SCVMM
4 16 (17.20%) AirWatch
5 9 (9.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 6 (6.45%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (2.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (75.27%) Microsoft
2 45 (48.39%) VMware
3 17 (18.28%) Citrix
4 10 (10.75%) Cisco
5 7 (7.53%) CloudEndure
6 5 (5.38%) Dell KACE
7 2 (2.15%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.08%) Meraki
8 1 (1.08%) SAP