Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 33 19
Rank change year-on-year +22 -14 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 36 65 69
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 9.45% 5.54% 6.33%
As % of the System Software category 56.25% 41.40% 53.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 40 32
Median daily rate £335 £313 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.20% - +56.25%
10th Percentile £131 £115 £191
90th Percentile £525 £578 £475
East of England median daily rate £325 £325 £306
% change year-on-year - +6.12% +22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.32 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.70% -6.76% -
East of England median hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +23.33% -9.09% +10.59%

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 64 157 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 16.80% 13.37% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 102 62
Median daily rate £450 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.65% +4.67% +29.31%
10th Percentile £192 £163 £240
90th Percentile £543 £650 £573
East of England median daily rate £368 £413 £388
% change year-on-year -10.91% +6.45% +8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 15
Median hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +157.14% -5.41% -17.78%
10th Percentile £25.30 £13.40 £15.04
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £44.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -9.09% -

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 12 August 2020.

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 12 August 2020. 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 +12 17 £307 -21.28% 4
Peterborough +8 7 £335 +41.05% 5
Huntingdon +5 3 £125 +21.95% 1
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 24 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 22 (61.11%) Windows Server
4 20 (55.56%) Windows 10
4 20 (55.56%) ITIL
5 19 (52.78%) VMware
5 19 (52.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (52.78%) Windows Server 2016
6 18 (50.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 18 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (47.22%) PowerShell
7 17 (47.22%) Microsoft Office
8 16 (44.44%) Windows 7
8 16 (44.44%) Office 365
9 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
9 15 (41.67%) SQL Server
10 14 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (36.11%) Azure
11 13 (36.11%) Migration
12 12 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (30.56%) Sophos
13 11 (30.56%) ESRI
13 11 (30.56%) ArcGIS
13 11 (30.56%) Photoshop
13 11 (30.56%) VB
13 11 (30.56%) Oracle
13 11 (30.56%) Cisco
13 11 (30.56%) Lumension
13 11 (30.56%) Data Migration
13 11 (30.56%) DV Cleared

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 11 (30.56%) ArcGIS
2 8 (22.22%) Skype for Business
3 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (47.22%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (30.56%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.78%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 16 (44.44%) Office 365
2 13 (36.11%) Azure
3 10 (27.78%) AWS
4 4 (11.11%) GCP
4 4 (11.11%) OneDrive
5 3 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (8.33%) Amazon S3
5 3 (8.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (8.33%) Route 53
5 3 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) DHCP
1 8 (22.22%) DNS
1 8 (22.22%) Skype
2 4 (11.11%) SAN
3 2 (5.56%) SNMP
4 1 (2.78%) BGP
4 1 (2.78%) EIGRP
4 1 (2.78%) NAS
4 1 (2.78%) OSPF
4 1 (2.78%) VPN
4 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (27.78%) GIS
3 3 (8.33%) Cosmos DB
General
1 2 (5.56%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.78%) Back Office
2 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 7 (19.44%) Cloud Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 3 (8.33%) Service Desk Support
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Implementation Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Replication
2 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) e-Learning
2 1 (2.78%) iPhone
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 22 (61.11%) Windows Server
3 20 (55.56%) Windows 10
4 19 (52.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (52.78%) Windows Server 2016
5 18 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (50.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 16 (44.44%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.56%) Linux
8 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.78%) VMS
8 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) ITIL
2 13 (36.11%) Migration
3 11 (30.56%) Data Migration
4 10 (27.78%) Change Management
4 10 (27.78%) DevOps
4 10 (27.78%) Image Processing
4 10 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 9 (25.00%) Service Design
6 8 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (16.67%) Incident Management
8 5 (13.89%) Systems Engineering
9 4 (11.11%) Identity Management
9 4 (11.11%) ITSM
9 4 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
10 3 (8.33%) IT Strategy
10 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 2 (5.56%) Collaborative Working
12 1 (2.78%) Scenario Testing
12 1 (2.78%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) PowerShell
2 11 (30.56%) VB
3 10 (27.78%) C
4 3 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (30.56%) DV Cleared
4 10 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 5 (13.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (5.56%) MCSE
8 1 (2.78%) APMG
8 1 (2.78%) Degree
8 1 (2.78%) MCDST
8 1 (2.78%) MCITP
8 1 (2.78%) MCSA
8 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (27.78%) VMware NSX
3 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (2.78%) Firmware
4 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.78%) vCloud
4 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) Ansible
2 6 (16.67%) SCCM
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.78%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.78%) vMotion
Vendors
1 24 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (52.78%) VMware
3 11 (30.56%) Cisco
3 11 (30.56%) ESRI
3 11 (30.56%) Lumension
3 11 (30.56%) Oracle
3 11 (30.56%) Sophos
4 4 (11.11%) Citrix
4 4 (11.11%) Google
5 3 (8.33%) CloudEndure
6 2 (5.56%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.78%) Adobe
7 1 (2.78%) Apple
7 1 (2.78%) CrowdStrike
7 1 (2.78%) JD Edwards
7 1 (2.78%) Okta