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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 6 months to 22 May 2022 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 8 6 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 164 134 86
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 11.83% 14.19% 7.82%
As % of the System Software category 71.93% 76.14% 58.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 91 38
10th Percentile £106 £92 £134
25th Percentile £134 £128 £190
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £220 £200 £308
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -34.96% +9.82%
75th Percentile £338 £397 £395
90th Percentile £450 £488 £454
England median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 22
10th Percentile £9.07 £9.00 £9.05
25th Percentile £13.25 £9.52 £10.75
Median hourly rate £16.25 £12.01 £12.62
Median % change year-on-year +35.33% -4.83% -2.94%
75th Percentile £22.75 £15.00 £17.38
90th Percentile £23.45 £15.94 £20.43
England median hourly rate £17.38 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +8.59% -1.54% +8.33%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 228 176 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 16.45% 18.64% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 117 68
10th Percentile £126 £100 £181
25th Percentile £163 £140 £267
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £256 £303 £386
Median % change year-on-year -15.29% -21.68% -3.44%
75th Percentile £443 £419 £450
90th Percentile £523 £526 £511
England median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 23
10th Percentile £9.17 £9.00 £9.10
25th Percentile £13.28 £9.52 £10.83
Median hourly rate £17.38 £12.01 £13.00
Median % change year-on-year +44.70% -7.63% -
75th Percentile £22.75 £15.00 £17.50
90th Percentile £23.58 £15.94 £20.65
England median hourly rate £18.60 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -7.00% +21.21% +0.24%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the East Midlands

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in the East Midlands

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 22 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory in the East Midlands

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Active Directory in the East Midlands

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Active Directory in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 22 May 2022.

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 6 months to 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Northamptonshire -3 49 £185 -12.94% 13
Derbyshire +2 44 £225 -33.58% 18
Nottinghamshire -2 28 £300 -4.00% 24
Leicestershire -8 27 £220 +66.04% 25
Lincolnshire -1 13 £250 -9.09% 5
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 131 (79.88%) Windows
2 82 (50.00%) Microsoft 365
3 79 (48.17%) Microsoft
4 48 (29.27%) Windows Server
5 45 (27.44%) Windows 10
6 38 (23.17%) Microsoft Office
7 35 (21.34%) VMware
7 35 (21.34%) DNS
8 31 (18.90%) ITIL
9 30 (18.29%) Cisco
9 30 (18.29%) Azure
10 29 (17.68%) Social Skills
11 27 (16.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 27 (16.46%) SLA
12 23 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (12.80%) SCCM
14 20 (12.20%) DHCP
14 20 (12.20%) PowerShell
15 17 (10.37%) Migration
15 17 (10.37%) Windows 7
15 17 (10.37%) Hyper-V
15 17 (10.37%) Linux
16 16 (9.76%) WAN
16 16 (9.76%) VPN
16 16 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (9.76%) Firewall
17 15 (9.15%) Citrix
17 15 (9.15%) SQL
17 15 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (9.15%) Data Centre

Active Directory
Co-occurring 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 13 (7.93%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.66%) IIS
4 3 (1.83%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.22%) JBoss
6 1 (0.61%) Documentum
6 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.61%) FileNet
6 1 (0.61%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (23.17%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (7.93%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 82 (50.00%) Microsoft 365
2 30 (18.29%) Azure
3 9 (5.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (3.05%) AWS
5 3 (1.83%) Nutanix
6 2 (1.22%) GCP
6 2 (1.22%) IaaS
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.61%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.61%) Azure Service Bus
7 1 (0.61%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.61%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.61%) Route 53
7 1 (0.61%) Rubrik
7 1 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (21.34%) DNS
2 20 (12.20%) DHCP
3 16 (9.76%) Firewall
3 16 (9.76%) VPN
3 16 (9.76%) WAN
4 14 (8.54%) LAN
5 11 (6.71%) TCP/IP
6 9 (5.49%) Wireless
7 5 (3.05%) Internet
7 5 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (2.44%) BGP
9 3 (1.83%) DMZ
9 3 (1.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (1.83%) HTTP
9 3 (1.83%) MPLS
9 3 (1.83%) SAN
9 3 (1.83%) WLAN
10 2 (1.22%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.22%) SD-WAN
10 2 (1.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.22%) MySQL
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.61%) DB2
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.61%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Hudson
2 2 (1.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.22%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.22%) JIRA
3 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket Server
3 1 (0.61%) CA Release Automation
3 1 (0.61%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (17.68%) Social Skills
2 11 (6.71%) Public Sector
3 5 (3.05%) Finance
3 5 (3.05%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.83%) Law
5 3 (1.83%) Publishing
6 2 (1.22%) Automotive
6 2 (1.22%) Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) German Language
7 1 (0.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (29.27%) Analyst
2 36 (21.95%) Service Analyst
2 36 (21.95%) Service Desk Analyst
3 34 (20.73%) Support Engineer
4 21 (12.80%) 1st Line Support
5 20 (12.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (9.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 15 (9.15%) IT Support
7 14 (8.54%) Desktop Support
8 13 (7.93%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (7.93%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (6.71%) IT Engineer
10 11 (6.71%) Service Desk Support
10 11 (6.71%) Support Analyst
11 10 (6.10%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 10 (6.10%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (6.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 10 (6.10%) Service Desk Support Analyst
12 9 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.66%) LDAP
2 2 (1.22%) .NET
3 1 (0.61%) .NET Core
3 1 (0.61%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.61%) AutoMapper
3 1 (0.61%) CSS
3 1 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.61%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.61%) HTML
3 1 (0.61%) MassTransit
3 1 (0.61%) MediatR
3 1 (0.61%) Middleware
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.61%) Spring Boot
3 1 (0.61%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.15%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.32%) NHS
3 7 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.05%) PKI
5 4 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.83%) Clustering
6 3 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.83%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.83%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.83%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.83%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.22%) CMDB
8 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.61%) Derivative
8 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 131 (79.88%) Windows
2 48 (29.27%) Windows Server
3 45 (27.44%) Windows 10
4 17 (10.37%) Linux
4 17 (10.37%) Windows 7
5 15 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (9.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (5.49%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (4.27%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (3.05%) Mac OS
9 4 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.83%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.22%) Android
11 2 (1.22%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.22%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.22%) Unix
11 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.61%) AIX
12 1 (0.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.90%) ITIL
2 27 (16.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 17 (10.37%) Migration
4 12 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (4.88%) Incident Management
6 7 (4.27%) Server Management
7 6 (3.66%) Business Continuity
7 6 (3.66%) Problem Management
7 6 (3.66%) Project Management
7 6 (3.66%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (3.66%) Service Delivery
7 6 (3.66%) Time Management
8 5 (3.05%) Data Protection
8 5 (3.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.05%) Service Management
9 4 (2.44%) Agile
9 4 (2.44%) Change Control
9 4 (2.44%) Network Architecture
9 4 (2.44%) Patch Management
9 4 (2.44%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.20%) PowerShell
2 15 (9.15%) SQL
3 3 (1.83%) VB
4 1 (0.61%) C#
4 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.61%) Perl
4 1 (0.61%) Python
4 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (8.54%) MCSE
3 8 (4.88%) A+ Certification
3 8 (4.88%) Degree
3 8 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.27%) MCSA
4 7 (4.27%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.66%) MCP
6 5 (3.05%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.83%) CCNA
7 3 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.22%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.22%) ECDL
8 2 (1.22%) HND
8 2 (1.22%) MCITP
9 1 (0.61%) CCIE
9 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (16.46%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) COBIT
2 1 (0.61%) GDPR
2 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (10.37%) Hyper-V
3 14 (8.54%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (4.27%) vSphere
5 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (2.44%) XenApp
6 3 (1.83%) Docker
7 2 (1.22%) NFS
7 2 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.61%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.61%) pfSense
8 1 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (12.80%) SCCM
2 11 (6.71%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 11 (6.71%) vCenter Server
3 7 (4.27%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (3.66%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (2.44%) VxRail
6 3 (1.83%) Ansible
6 3 (1.83%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.22%) DameWare
7 2 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.22%) SCOM
7 2 (1.22%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.61%) CloudForms
8 1 (0.61%) Nagios
8 1 (0.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 79 (48.17%) Microsoft
2 35 (21.34%) VMware
3 30 (18.29%) Cisco
4 15 (9.15%) Citrix
5 14 (8.54%) HP
6 13 (7.93%) Veeam
7 9 (5.49%) Dell
8 7 (4.27%) Remedy
9 6 (3.66%) F5
9 6 (3.66%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.05%) NetApp
10 5 (3.05%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.44%) Aerohive Networks
11 4 (2.44%) Apple
11 4 (2.44%) EMC
11 4 (2.44%) McAfee
11 4 (2.44%) Palo Alto
12 3 (1.83%) Aruba
12 3 (1.83%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.83%) SolarWinds