The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
England / East Midlands
Rank 24 20 20
Rank change year-on-year -4 0  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 99 113 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.69% 7.01% 7.57%
As % of the System Software category 48.06% 68.48% 61.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 58 37
Median daily rate £328 £314 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +10.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £109 £81
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £414 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.90% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 34
Median hourly rate £12.26 £13.00 £13.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.67% -2.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.82 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £15.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% +7.14%  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 206 165 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 13.92% 10.23% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 85 92
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £144 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 36
Median hourly rate £12.26 £13.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.67% -11.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.82 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £15.50 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.93% +6.45%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the East Midlands

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in the East Midlands

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in the East Midlands

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in the East Midlands

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in the East Midlands

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire -6 35 £358 -0.90% 4
Leicestershire -12 23 £310 +121.42% 7
Nottinghamshire -3 18 £300 +25.00% 10
Northamptonshire +3 17 £315 +53.65% 7
Lincolnshire -6 3 - - 3
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 154 (73.33%) Windows
2 108 (51.43%) Microsoft
3 66 (31.43%) Windows Server
4 55 (26.19%) VMware
5 47 (22.38%) DNS
6 45 (21.43%) ITIL
7 42 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 40 (19.05%) SCCM
9 39 (18.57%) SQL Server
10 35 (16.67%) MS Exchange
10 35 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 35 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 33 (15.71%) Windows 10
11 33 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (15.24%) DHCP
13 30 (14.29%) SC Cleared
14 29 (13.81%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 28 (13.33%) Manufacturing
15 28 (13.33%) MS Office
16 25 (11.90%) Office 365
17 23 (10.95%) MS Excel
17 23 (10.95%) Intel Security
18 22 (10.48%) Windows Server 2003
18 22 (10.48%) RDBMS
18 22 (10.48%) Migration
18 22 (10.48%) Relational Database
19 21 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
20 20 (9.52%) Citrix
20 20 (9.52%) SharePoint

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 35 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 20 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (5.24%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.38%) IIS
7 3 (1.43%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 28 (13.33%) MS Office
2 23 (10.95%) MS Excel
3 10 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.90%) Office 365
2 12 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.81%) OneDrive
4 5 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.95%) IaaS
6 2 (0.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (22.38%) DNS
2 32 (15.24%) DHCP
3 19 (9.05%) LAN
3 19 (9.05%) WAN
4 18 (8.57%) Firewall
5 17 (8.10%) TCP/IP
6 12 (5.71%) SAN
7 11 (5.24%) VPN
8 9 (4.29%) Unified Communications
9 8 (3.81%) MPLS
9 8 (3.81%) Skype
10 7 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (3.33%) VLAN
10 7 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (2.86%) ADSL
11 6 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (2.86%) Kerberos
11 6 (2.86%) LDAP
11 6 (2.86%) Wireless
12 5 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (18.57%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.48%) RDBMS
2 22 (10.48%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.48%) MS Access
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.43%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 9 (4.29%) Finance
2 9 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.90%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.43%) Advertising
4 3 (1.43%) Banking
5 2 (0.95%) Retail
6 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.48%) Legal
6 1 (0.48%) Local Government
6 1 (0.48%) Marketing
6 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (16.67%) Analyst
2 22 (10.48%) Architect
2 22 (10.48%) Support Engineer
3 20 (9.52%) IT Support
4 17 (8.10%) Windows Engineer
5 16 (7.62%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (6.19%) Service Analyst
7 13 (6.19%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (5.71%) Administrator
8 12 (5.71%) Support Analyst
8 12 (5.71%) Technical Leader
9 11 (5.24%) Active Directory Engineer
9 11 (5.24%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (5.24%) IT Engineer
10 10 (4.76%) Consultant
10 10 (4.76%) IT Analyst
11 9 (4.29%) IT Support Engineer
11 9 (4.29%) Service Desk Engineer
11 9 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.81%) .NET
2 5 (2.38%) ADSI
3 2 (0.95%) Middleware
4 1 (0.48%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.81%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.81%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.86%) Clustering
4 5 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.38%) PKI
5 3 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.48%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.48%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.48%) Replication
6 1 (0.48%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 154 (73.33%) Windows
2 66 (31.43%) Windows Server
3 42 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 35 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (15.71%) Windows 10
6 28 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (10.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (7.14%) Windows 8
8 15 (7.14%) Windows XP
9 12 (5.71%) Linux
10 8 (3.81%) Unix
11 7 (3.33%) Android
11 7 (3.33%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.43%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.48%) Solaris
14 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.48%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (21.43%) ITIL
2 22 (10.48%) Migration
3 21 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 18 (8.57%) Asset Management
5 14 (6.67%) TOGAF
6 12 (5.71%) Application Packaging
6 12 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (5.24%) Configuration Management
8 10 (4.76%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 9 (4.29%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (3.81%) Data Loss Prevention
10 8 (3.81%) Data Protection
10 8 (3.81%) Identity Management
11 7 (3.33%) Server Building
12 6 (2.86%) Data Migration
12 6 (2.86%) Service Delivery
13 5 (2.38%) Incident Management
13 5 (2.38%) Integration Testing
13 5 (2.38%) Project Management
13 5 (2.38%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.10%) SQL
2 16 (7.62%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.38%) VB.NET
4 4 (1.90%) VBScript
5 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 30 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 18 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (5.71%) MCSE
5 10 (4.76%) Degree
6 7 (3.33%) MCITP
6 7 (3.33%) MCP
7 4 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.95%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.95%) MCSA
8 2 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.48%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.48%) CCNA
9 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.48%) CISM
9 1 (0.48%) CISSP
9 1 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.48%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.48%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.43%) SLA
2 2 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 33 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
3 13 (6.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 8 (3.81%) BitLocker
4 8 (3.81%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.38%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.90%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.43%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.95%) Docker
8 2 (0.95%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.95%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.95%) vSphere
8 2 (0.95%) XenApp
9 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 40 (19.05%) SCCM
2 9 (4.29%) AirWatch
2 9 (4.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (2.38%) SCOM
5 4 (1.90%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.95%) Ansible
6 2 (0.95%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.95%) Puppet
6 2 (0.95%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.95%) Terraform
6 2 (0.95%) WSUS
7 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.48%) MIIS
7 1 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 108 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 55 (26.19%) VMware
3 23 (10.95%) Intel Security
4 20 (9.52%) Citrix
5 19 (9.05%) HP
5 19 (9.05%) Oracle
6 18 (8.57%) Cisco
7 14 (6.67%) Dell
8 13 (6.19%) Siemens
9 12 (5.71%) NetApp
10 6 (2.86%) BMC
10 6 (2.86%) LANDesk
11 5 (2.38%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.38%) Intel
11 5 (2.38%) Symantec
12 4 (1.90%) EMC
12 4 (1.90%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.43%) Lotus
13 3 (1.43%) PTC
14 2 (0.95%) Webroot
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