Period
to 26 October 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 26 October 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 20 15
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 +10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 26 86 82
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 8.28% 7.23% 6.79%
As % of the System Software category 53.06% 44.10% 49.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 52 36
Median daily rate £335 £338 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.74% +10.20% +17.79%
10th Percentile £190 £143 £105
90th Percentile £588 £475 £481
East of England median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 21
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.86 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.10% -9.37% +1.45%
10th Percentile £12.94 £11.22 £15.04
90th Percentile £120.00 £20.40 £20.13
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +11.92% -3.88% +10.00%

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 49 195 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 15.61% 16.39% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 129 67
Median daily rate £500 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% - -
10th Percentile £259 £205 £114
90th Percentile £676 £625 £543
East of England median daily rate £363 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -9.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 25
Median hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +157.14% - -56.25%
10th Percentile £16.47 £11.35 £15.72
90th Percentile £90.25 £47.88 £41.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -3.03% -1.81%

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 26 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Active Directory in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 26 October 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 11 £500 +33.33% 4
Peterborough +10 9 £335 -10.67% 3
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 October 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 24 (92.31%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
3 15 (57.69%) VMware
3 15 (57.69%) PowerShell
4 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
5 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 12 (46.15%) Windows 10
7 11 (42.31%) Office 365
7 11 (42.31%) ITIL
8 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
9 9 (34.62%) SLA
9 9 (34.62%) Cisco
9 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (34.62%) Azure
9 9 (34.62%) AWS
9 9 (34.62%) DV Cleared
9 9 (34.62%) Ansible
10 8 (30.77%) Service Design
10 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
11 7 (26.92%) Replication
11 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Office
11 7 (26.92%) DHCP
11 7 (26.92%) DNS
11 7 (26.92%) Skype

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 7 (26.92%) Skype for Business
2 6 (23.08%) ArcGIS
3 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (23.08%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (42.31%) Office 365
2 9 (34.62%) AWS
2 9 (34.62%) Azure
3 4 (15.38%) GCP
4 3 (11.54%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (11.54%) Amazon S3
4 3 (11.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 3 (11.54%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (11.54%) OneDrive
4 3 (11.54%) Route 53
4 3 (11.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) DHCP
1 7 (26.92%) DNS
1 7 (26.92%) Skype
2 2 (7.69%) SAN
2 2 (7.69%) SNMP
3 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) GIS
3 3 (11.54%) Cosmos DB
General
1 1 (3.85%) Back Office
1 1 (3.85%) Local Government
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 7 (26.92%) Cloud Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Applications Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
4 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Support
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.85%) IT Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Replication
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (92.31%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
2 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2019
3 12 (46.15%) Windows 10
4 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
5 4 (15.38%) Linux
6 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) ITIL
2 8 (30.77%) Service Design
3 6 (23.08%) Data Migration
3 6 (23.08%) DevOps
3 6 (23.08%) Image Processing
3 6 (23.08%) Migration
3 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 5 (19.23%) Change Management
4 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (15.38%) ITSM
5 4 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 4 (15.38%) Systems Engineering
6 3 (11.54%) Identity Management
6 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
6 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.69%) Architectural Design
7 2 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
8 1 (3.85%) Inventory Management
8 1 (3.85%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) PowerShell
2 6 (23.08%) C
2 6 (23.08%) VB
3 3 (11.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (34.62%) DV Cleared
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
5 5 (19.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (11.54%) CCNA
7 2 (7.69%) MCSE
8 1 (3.85%) MCDST
8 1 (3.85%) MCITP
8 1 (3.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (23.08%) VMware NSX
3 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 4 (15.38%) vSphere
4 3 (11.54%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.85%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) Ansible
2 4 (15.38%) SCCM
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (11.54%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 15 (57.69%) VMware
3 9 (34.62%) Cisco
4 6 (23.08%) ESRI
4 6 (23.08%) Lumension
4 6 (23.08%) Oracle
4 6 (23.08%) Sophos
5 4 (15.38%) Google
6 3 (11.54%) CloudEndure
6 3 (11.54%) Hortonworks
7 2 (7.69%) Citrix
8 1 (3.85%) Remedy
8 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.85%) Symantec