Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 21 29
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8 -15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 84 76 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.94% 6.86% 6.14%
As % of the System Software category 38.71% 56.72% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 45
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £225 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +40.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £143 £125 £128
90th Percentile £388 £461 £453
East of England median daily rate £275 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33% +31.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 30
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.73 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.84% -7.41% -32.50%
10th Percentile £10.65 £9.08 £8.75
90th Percentile £17.50 £17.34 £24.25
East of England median hourly rate £14.84 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -10.06% - -

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 217 134 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 15.35% 12.09% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 53 62
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +66.67%
10th Percentile £149 £181 £148
90th Percentile £525 £486 £492
East of England median daily rate £361 £345 £333
% change year-on-year +4.64% +3.76% +20.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 14 33
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +220.00% -10.71% -44.00%
10th Percentile £12.05 £9.08 £8.80
90th Percentile £49.95 £17.34 £31.85
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - -2.94% -

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -4 41 £200 -52.94% 15
Peterborough -2 32 £260 +86.38% 2
Huntingdon -2 4 £111 -11.20% 5
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 60 (71.43%) Windows
2 34 (40.48%) Microsoft
3 29 (34.52%) Windows Server
4 19 (22.62%) VMware
4 19 (22.62%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (22.62%) DNS
4 19 (22.62%) Windows 7
5 17 (20.24%) Cisco
5 17 (20.24%) SAN
6 16 (19.05%) DHCP
6 16 (19.05%) Linux
7 15 (17.86%) LAN
8 14 (16.67%) HP
9 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (15.48%) Data Centre
10 12 (14.29%) Office 365
10 12 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
10 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 12 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (13.10%) WAN
11 11 (13.10%) MS Exchange
12 10 (11.90%) PowerShell
12 10 (11.90%) Hyper-V
13 9 (10.71%) SCCM
13 9 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (10.71%) Unix
14 8 (9.52%) SLA
14 8 (9.52%) SharePoint

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 (13.10%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.95%) CMS
5 2 (2.38%) Apache
5 2 (2.38%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.38%) MediaWiki
5 2 (2.38%) SAS
6 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.19%) IIS
6 1 (1.19%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (22.62%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) SDL Web 8
2 2 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.29%) Office 365
2 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.19%) G Suite
4 1 (1.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.62%) DNS
2 17 (20.24%) SAN
3 16 (19.05%) DHCP
4 15 (17.86%) LAN
5 11 (13.10%) WAN
6 8 (9.52%) Firewall
6 8 (9.52%) Wireless
7 7 (8.33%) VPN
8 4 (4.76%) SNMP
9 3 (3.57%) LDAP
10 2 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (2.38%) Cisco Wireless
10 2 (2.38%) CTI
10 2 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.38%) WebEx
11 1 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (1.19%) Network Security
11 1 (1.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.38%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.19%) GIS
4 1 (1.19%) MySQL
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (5.95%) Subversion
General
1 1 (1.19%) Advertising
1 1 (1.19%) Law
1 1 (1.19%) Military
1 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (28.57%) Analyst
2 18 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 11 (13.10%) 1st Line Support
3 11 (13.10%) Desktop Support
3 11 (13.10%) Support Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) Administrator
4 7 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (7.14%) Architect
5 6 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) Web Services
2 1 (1.19%) .NET
2 1 (1.19%) Core Data
2 1 (1.19%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.95%) Virtual Team
3 4 (4.76%) HP Storage
4 3 (3.57%) iPad
4 3 (3.57%) iPhone
5 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.38%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.38%) NHS
5 2 (2.38%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.19%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.19%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 60 (71.43%) Windows
2 29 (34.52%) Windows Server
3 19 (22.62%) Windows 7
4 16 (19.05%) Linux
5 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (10.71%) Unix
7 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.76%) Apple iOS
8 4 (4.76%) Mac OS
8 4 (4.76%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.57%) CentOS
9 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.57%) Ubuntu
9 3 (3.57%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.38%) Debian
10 2 (2.38%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.38%) Solaris
10 2 (2.38%) SUSE
10 2 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
1 12 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
3 6 (7.14%) Change Control
3 6 (7.14%) Information Security
4 5 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (5.95%) Break/Fix
4 5 (5.95%) Configuration Management
4 5 (5.95%) Content Management
4 5 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (5.95%) ITIL
4 5 (5.95%) MVC
5 4 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (4.76%) Network Management
5 4 (4.76%) Network Optimisation
5 4 (4.76%) Software Deployment
6 3 (3.57%) Business Continuity
6 3 (3.57%) ITSM
6 3 (3.57%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.90%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.95%) VBScript
3 4 (4.76%) Java
4 3 (3.57%) SQL
5 1 (1.19%) C
5 1 (1.19%) C#
5 1 (1.19%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) Degree
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.95%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.57%) A+ Certification
5 3 (3.57%) CCNA
5 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.57%) MCSA
5 3 (3.57%) MCSE
6 2 (2.38%) MCP
7 1 (1.19%) CCNP
7 1 (1.19%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.19%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.19%) MCITP
7 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 10 (11.90%) Hyper-V
2 9 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.57%) vSphere
5 2 (2.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.38%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.19%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.19%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) SCCM
2 5 (5.95%) vCenter Server
3 4 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (3.57%) vMotion
5 2 (2.38%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.38%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.38%) Terraform
5 2 (2.38%) yum
6 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.19%) Packer
6 1 (1.19%) SCOM
6 1 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 34 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 19 (22.62%) VMware
3 17 (20.24%) Cisco
4 14 (16.67%) HP
5 6 (7.14%) Apple
6 5 (5.95%) Atlassian
6 5 (5.95%) NetApp
7 4 (4.76%) arcserve
7 4 (4.76%) CA
7 4 (4.76%) Citrix
8 3 (3.57%) Dell
8 3 (3.57%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.38%) Bomgar
9 2 (2.38%) Cloudera
9 2 (2.38%) CommVault
9 2 (2.38%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.38%) Oracle
9 2 (2.38%) ProCurve
9 2 (2.38%) Remedy
9 2 (2.38%) Symantec