Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 2019 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 37 20
Rank change year-on-year +14 -17 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 61 48 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 6.04% 4.49% 7.00%
As % of the System Software category 48.41% 27.59% 54.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 27
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £232 £150 £159
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.67% -5.36% -20.75%
10th Percentile £120 £115 £116
90th Percentile £528 £338 £494
East of England median daily rate £300 £300 £255
% change year-on-year - +17.65% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 17
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.73 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.25% +31.08% -29.41%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.57 £9.40
90th Percentile £175.00 £18.55 £19.50
East of England median hourly rate £15.14 £15.86 £12.75
% change year-on-year -4.57% +24.39% -22.73%

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 126 174 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 12.48% 16.29% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 70 49
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £406 £381 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.56% +27.08% -27.27%
10th Percentile £162 £142 £122
90th Percentile £664 £563 £503
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +14.29% +1.45% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 27
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +1.45%
10th Percentile £11.39 £13.64 £10.00
90th Percentile £162.25 £47.50 £40.70
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - -

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 23 April 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor 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 23 April 2019. 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 +10 38 £300 +103.39% 5
Peterborough +11 17 £163 -4.41% 5
Huntingdon -6 2 £94 - 1
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 51 (83.61%) Windows
2 37 (60.66%) Office 365
3 29 (47.54%) Windows 10
4 25 (40.98%) Microsoft
5 21 (34.43%) Windows 7
6 19 (31.15%) Microsoft Office
7 14 (22.95%) SCCM
8 13 (21.31%) Mac OS
9 12 (19.67%) Windows Server
10 10 (16.39%) Wireless
11 9 (14.75%) Linux
11 9 (14.75%) VPN
12 8 (13.11%) MS Exchange
12 8 (13.11%) MCP
12 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (13.11%) Internet
12 8 (13.11%) ITSM
12 8 (13.11%) Apple iOS
13 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (11.48%) Hyper-V
13 7 (11.48%) Android
13 7 (11.48%) VMware
14 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
14 6 (9.84%) LDAP
14 6 (9.84%) MCSA
14 6 (9.84%) Windows XP
14 6 (9.84%) Google
14 6 (9.84%) Ubuntu
14 6 (9.84%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (9.84%) DBS Check

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 8 (13.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.28%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.64%) Confluence
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.64%) GroupWise
3 1 (1.64%) IBM Connections
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (31.15%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (60.66%) Office 365
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.20%) G Suite
4 4 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (3.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.28%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (3.28%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (3.28%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.28%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (3.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.28%) AWS CloudTrail
5 2 (3.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (3.28%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.28%) Google Drive
5 2 (3.28%) OneDrive
5 2 (3.28%) Serverless
5 2 (3.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.39%) Wireless
2 9 (14.75%) VPN
3 8 (13.11%) Internet
4 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.28%) DHCP
5 2 (3.28%) DNS
5 2 (3.28%) LAN
5 2 (3.28%) Skype
5 2 (3.28%) WAN
6 1 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.64%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (3.28%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (1.64%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) JIRA
2 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (3.28%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Back Office
2 1 (1.64%) Games
2 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (24.59%) Desktop Support
1 15 (24.59%) Support Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Analyst
3 9 (14.75%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (14.75%) Desktop Engineer
3 9 (14.75%) Support Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) Desktop Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) IT Support
5 7 (11.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) Architect
6 6 (9.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) IT Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Deskside Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Deskside Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) LDAP
2 2 (3.28%) boto
2 2 (3.28%) HTML
2 2 (3.28%) JSON
2 2 (3.28%) Web Services
2 2 (3.28%) YAML
3 1 (1.64%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) iPhone
2 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.56%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.92%) BYOD
3 3 (4.92%) iPad
4 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.28%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.28%) FMCG
4 2 (3.28%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.64%) Biotechnology
5 1 (1.64%) CESG
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 51 (83.61%) Windows
2 29 (47.54%) Windows 10
3 21 (34.43%) Windows 7
4 13 (21.31%) Mac OS
5 12 (19.67%) Windows Server
6 9 (14.75%) Linux
7 8 (13.11%) Apple iOS
8 7 (11.48%) Android
9 6 (9.84%) Ubuntu
9 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (9.84%) Windows XP
10 4 (6.56%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.11%) ITSM
2 4 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (6.56%) Migration
2 4 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (4.92%) Asset Management
3 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (4.92%) Incident Management
3 3 (4.92%) ITIL
3 3 (4.92%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.28%) B2C
4 2 (3.28%) High Availability
4 2 (3.28%) Operations Management
4 2 (3.28%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (3.28%) Test Automation
4 2 (3.28%) Test Management
4 2 (3.28%) Test Scripting
4 2 (3.28%) Time Management
4 2 (3.28%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) Perl
1 2 (3.28%) Python
1 2 (3.28%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) MCP
1 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.84%) DBS Check
2 6 (9.84%) MCSA
3 2 (3.28%) ACSP
3 2 (3.28%) CCA
3 2 (3.28%) Degree
3 2 (3.28%) MCSE
4 1 (1.64%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.64%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.64%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.64%) GxP
2 1 (1.64%) PMO
2 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Hyper-V
2 6 (9.84%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (3.28%) Docker
3 2 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.28%) XenApp
3 2 (3.28%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.64%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (22.95%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (3.28%) Jamf Pro
2 2 (3.28%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.28%) Puppet
2 2 (3.28%) Salt
2 2 (3.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.64%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.64%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (1.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (40.98%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) VMware
3 6 (9.84%) Google
4 4 (6.56%) ServiceNow
5 3 (4.92%) Apple
5 3 (4.92%) Cisco
5 3 (4.92%) Citrix
5 3 (4.92%) Remedy
6 2 (3.28%) HP
6 2 (3.28%) Kaspersky
6 2 (3.28%) Qualys
7 1 (1.64%) Adobe
7 1 (1.64%) Bomgar
7 1 (1.64%) IBM
7 1 (1.64%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.64%) Peregrine
7 1 (1.64%) Symantec