Period
to 31 March 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 27 39
Rank change year-on-year +17 +12 -22
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 80 52 52
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 9.77% 5.26% 4.46%
As % of the System Software category 50.00% 44.07% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 24 26
Median daily rate £350 £216 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.04% +1.65% +32.81%
10th Percentile £123 £105 £115
90th Percentile £525 £514 £338
East of England median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +16.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 5
Median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £15.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.25% +25.84%
10th Percentile £13.63 £11.13 £13.57
90th Percentile £21.31 £175.00 £18.55
East of England median hourly rate £18.88 £15.50 £15.80
% change year-on-year +21.77% -1.87% -1.28%

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 160 118 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 19.54% 11.94% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 61 72
Median daily rate £425 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +15.94% +13.11%
10th Percentile £168 £131 £143
90th Percentile £600 £650 £525
East of England median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 11
Median hourly rate £21.17 £17.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.97% -56.25% +142.42%
10th Percentile £14.67 £11.17 £13.68
90th Percentile £47.50 £175.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £16.63
% change year-on-year +20.00% +5.23% +0.79%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +7 35 £250 -9.09% 16
Peterborough +2 27 £363 +229.55% 9
Huntingdon - 7 £288 - 14
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 63 (78.75%) Windows
2 49 (61.25%) Office 365
3 41 (51.25%) Microsoft
4 36 (45.00%) Windows Server
5 32 (40.00%) VMware
6 31 (38.75%) Azure
7 28 (35.00%) Windows 10
7 28 (35.00%) SCCM
8 21 (26.25%) DNS
8 21 (26.25%) DHCP
8 21 (26.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (25.00%) AWS
10 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (23.75%) Windows 7
10 19 (23.75%) SLA
11 18 (22.50%) Microsoft Office
12 17 (21.25%) Exchange Server 2013
12 17 (21.25%) Skype for Business
12 17 (21.25%) Skype
12 17 (21.25%) Windows Server 2016
13 15 (18.75%) Hyper-V
13 15 (18.75%) SQL Server
13 15 (18.75%) PowerShell
13 15 (18.75%) Replication
14 13 (16.25%) Migration
15 12 (15.00%) Windows XP
15 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2019
15 12 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 10 (12.50%) Change Management
17 9 (11.25%) 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 17 (21.25%) Exchange Server 2013
1 17 (21.25%) Skype for Business
2 9 (11.25%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.50%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (22.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (6.25%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 49 (61.25%) Office 365
2 31 (38.75%) Azure
3 20 (25.00%) AWS
4 9 (11.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (10.00%) OneDrive
6 5 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (3.75%) GCP
7 3 (3.75%) PaaS
7 3 (3.75%) SaaS
8 2 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (2.50%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (2.50%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (2.50%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (2.50%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (2.50%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (2.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (2.50%) Serverless
8 2 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (26.25%) DHCP
1 21 (26.25%) DNS
2 17 (21.25%) Skype
3 8 (10.00%) VPN
4 4 (5.00%) SAN
4 4 (5.00%) VLAN
5 3 (3.75%) Firewall
5 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.25%) BGP
6 1 (1.25%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.25%) NAS
6 1 (1.25%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.25%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.25%) JIRA
General
1 4 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (3.75%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.50%) Finance
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (18.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 15 (18.75%) Server Engineer
1 15 (18.75%) Windows Engineer
2 14 (17.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 13 (16.25%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 13 (16.25%) Support Engineer
4 12 (15.00%) Desktop Support
5 11 (13.75%) Active Directory Engineer
5 11 (13.75%) Windows Server Engineer
6 10 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
7 9 (11.25%) Analyst
8 8 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (8.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (8.75%) Consultant
9 7 (8.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (8.75%) Service Desk Support
10 6 (7.50%) Senior Desktop Engineer
11 5 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (6.25%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) boto
1 2 (2.50%) HTML
1 2 (2.50%) JSON
1 2 (2.50%) YAML
2 1 (1.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.75%) Replication
2 6 (7.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.75%) BYOD
3 3 (3.75%) iPhone
3 3 (3.75%) PKI
4 2 (2.50%) e-Learning
4 2 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.25%) Clustering
5 1 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 63 (78.75%) Windows
2 36 (45.00%) Windows Server
3 28 (35.00%) Windows 10
4 21 (26.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (23.75%) Windows 7
5 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (21.25%) Windows Server 2016
7 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2019
7 12 (15.00%) Windows XP
8 8 (10.00%) Mac OS
9 6 (7.50%) Apple iOS
10 4 (5.00%) Linux
10 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.50%) Android
12 1 (1.25%) VMS
12 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.25%) Migration
2 12 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (12.50%) Change Management
4 9 (11.25%) Break/Fix
5 8 (10.00%) ITIL
5 8 (10.00%) Time Management
6 7 (8.75%) Incident Management
7 6 (7.50%) CRM
7 6 (7.50%) DevOps
7 6 (7.50%) PRINCE2
7 6 (7.50%) Software Deployment
8 5 (6.25%) BPR
8 5 (6.25%) ERP
9 4 (5.00%) Asset Management
10 3 (3.75%) IT Strategy
10 3 (3.75%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (3.75%) Server Management
11 2 (2.50%) Coaching
11 2 (2.50%) Server Virtualisation
11 2 (2.50%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.50%) Perl
2 2 (2.50%) Python
3 1 (1.25%) C#
3 1 (1.25%) SQL
3 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.25%) APMG
2 4 (5.00%) AWS Certification
3 3 (3.75%) Degree
3 3 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.50%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.50%) PMP
4 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) MCSE
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (23.75%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 15 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 8 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.75%) vSphere
5 2 (2.50%) Docker
6 1 (1.25%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.25%) Firmware
6 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.25%) vCloud
6 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.25%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (35.00%) SCCM
2 5 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (3.75%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.50%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.50%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.50%) Puppet
4 2 (2.50%) SCOM
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.25%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.25%) vMotion
Vendors
1 41 (51.25%) Microsoft
2 32 (40.00%) VMware
3 8 (10.00%) Citrix
4 7 (8.75%) ServiceNow
5 6 (7.50%) Apple
6 5 (6.25%) Cisco
6 5 (6.25%) JD Edwards
7 3 (3.75%) Adobe
7 3 (3.75%) CrowdStrike
7 3 (3.75%) Google
7 3 (3.75%) Okta
7 3 (3.75%) Veeam
8 1 (1.25%) Bomgar
8 1 (1.25%) NetApp
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle
8 1 (1.25%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.25%) Snow
8 1 (1.25%) Symantec