The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chelmsford 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 3 months to 29 June 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
Essex > Chelmsford
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 7 22
Rank change year-on-year 0 +15  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chelmsford 6.90% 18.00% 3.60%
As % of the System Software category 50.00% 90.00% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
Chelmsford median daily rate £200 £350 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.85% +75.00%  
10th Percentile £176 £330 £188
90th Percentile £224 £391 £288
Essex median daily rate £278 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -20.71% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Chelmsford median hourly rate - £7.75 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.50%  
Essex median hourly rate £13.72 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -16.87% -  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Chelmsford with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Chelmsford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4 10 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chelmsford 13.79% 20.00% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 4
Chelmsford median daily rate £170 £363 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.10% +45.00%  
10th Percentile £162 £325 £190
90th Percentile £230 £469 £371
Essex median daily rate £425 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +13.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Chelmsford median hourly rate £150.00 £7.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1835.48% -79.33%  
Essex median hourly rate £13.73 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -16.77% -13.15%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Chelmsford

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chelmsford.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Chelmsford

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chelmsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Chelmsford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Chelmsford

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chelmsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Chelmsford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Chelmsford

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Chelmsford region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (100.00%) ZENworks
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chelmsford 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:

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Administrator
1 2 (100.00%) IT Administrator
1 2 (100.00%) IT Security Administrator
1 2 (100.00%) Security Administrator
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ServiceNow