Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 25 29
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 183 200 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 8.78% 6.86% 5.98%
As % of the System Software category 50.14% 48.43% 47.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 120 106
East Midlands median daily rate £280 £289 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -8.33% -8.70%
10th Percentile £116 £112 £126
90th Percentile £475 £450 £475
England median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +15.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 40 40
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £12.28 £12.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.98% -2.96% -2.69%
10th Percentile £9.16 £9.93 £10.00
90th Percentile £34.53 £17.50 £22.58
England median hourly rate £15.06 £15.35 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.89% +2.33% -

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 365 413 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 17.51% 14.16% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 248 226
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £140 £127 £168
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 41
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.60 £12.30 £12.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - -5.38%
10th Percentile £9.16 £10.05 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.50 £17.50 £22.50
England median hourly rate £16.60 £16.19 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.53% +1.19% +3.23%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 24 May 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 May 2019.

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 6 months to 24 May 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
Northamptonshire +29 62 £325 +30.00% 5
Nottinghamshire +4 35 £250 -28.57% 12
Leicestershire -6 34 £163 -32.29% 3
Derbyshire +3 30 £150 -61.29% 4
Lincolnshire +7 21 £200 +5.26% 4
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 145 (79.23%) Windows
2 87 (47.54%) Microsoft
3 64 (34.97%) Windows Server
4 55 (30.05%) Windows 10
5 54 (29.51%) Office 365
6 51 (27.87%) ITIL
7 48 (26.23%) VMware
8 47 (25.68%) Microsoft Office
9 43 (23.50%) Windows 7
10 42 (22.95%) SCCM
11 35 (19.13%) Hyper-V
12 32 (17.49%) VMware Infrastructure
13 25 (13.66%) Cisco
14 24 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
14 24 (13.11%) PowerShell
14 24 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (12.02%) Citrix
16 20 (10.93%) SQL Server
17 19 (10.38%) Linux
17 19 (10.38%) MS Exchange
17 19 (10.38%) Symantec
17 19 (10.38%) Firewall
17 19 (10.38%) Microsoft Azure
18 18 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
18 18 (9.84%) DNS
18 18 (9.84%) SQL
19 16 (8.74%) DHCP
19 16 (8.74%) Norton AntiVirus
19 16 (8.74%) Retail
19 16 (8.74%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 19 (10.38%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.65%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.28%) JBoss
3 6 (3.28%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.19%) IIS
5 3 (1.64%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.55%) Apache
7 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.55%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.55%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.55%) nginx
7 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (25.68%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.19%) Eikon
2 3 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.64%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 54 (29.51%) Office 365
2 19 (10.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (2.19%) IaaS
5 4 (2.19%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.64%) PaaS
7 2 (1.09%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.09%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.38%) Firewall
2 18 (9.84%) DNS
3 16 (8.74%) DHCP
4 14 (7.65%) SAN
5 10 (5.46%) Skype
6 9 (4.92%) VPN
7 8 (4.37%) Remote Desktop
7 8 (4.37%) TCP/IP
8 7 (3.83%) Internet
8 7 (3.83%) LAN
8 7 (3.83%) VLAN
8 7 (3.83%) WAN
9 5 (2.73%) VoIP
9 5 (2.73%) Wireless
10 4 (2.19%) DWDM
10 4 (2.19%) Intranet
10 4 (2.19%) MPLS
10 4 (2.19%) SNMP
10 4 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.64%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.19%) RDBMS
3 4 (2.19%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.09%) MySQL
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.55%) Big Data
6 1 (0.55%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.55%) GIS
6 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.28%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.73%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.73%) InstallShield
2 5 (2.73%) JIRA
2 5 (2.73%) SonarQube
2 5 (2.73%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (2.19%) AdminStudio
3 4 (2.19%) Bitbucket Server
3 4 (2.19%) CA Release Automation
3 4 (2.19%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (2.19%) Rational Quality Manager
3 4 (2.19%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.55%) Gradle
4 1 (0.55%) JUnit
4 1 (0.55%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.55%) MSI
4 1 (0.55%) Selenium
4 1 (0.55%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (8.74%) Retail
2 9 (4.92%) Finance
3 8 (4.37%) Automotive
4 5 (2.73%) Back Office
4 5 (2.73%) Banking
4 5 (2.73%) Front Office
4 5 (2.73%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.19%) Games
6 2 (1.09%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (22.40%) Analyst
2 28 (15.30%) Support Engineer
3 22 (12.02%) Desktop Support
4 19 (10.38%) Service Desk Analyst
5 16 (8.74%) Service Analyst
6 15 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (6.56%) 1st Line Support
7 12 (6.56%) Support Analyst
8 11 (6.01%) Desktop Engineer
9 10 (5.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 10 (5.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 10 (5.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.46%) Windows Engineer
10 9 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (4.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (4.92%) IT Support
11 8 (4.37%) Administrator
12 7 (3.83%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 7 (3.83%) Service Desk Engineer
13 6 (3.28%) 1st Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.37%) Web Services
2 6 (3.28%) J2EE
3 5 (2.73%) .NET
4 4 (2.19%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (2.19%) LDAP
4 4 (2.19%) OAuth
4 4 (2.19%) SAML
4 4 (2.19%) Spring Boot
5 3 (1.64%) Software Packaging
6 2 (1.09%) JDBC
7 1 (0.55%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.55%) CGI
7 1 (0.55%) JSON
7 1 (0.55%) Memcached
7 1 (0.55%) Middleware
7 1 (0.55%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.65%) NHS
2 12 (6.56%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.46%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.83%) PKI
6 5 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.73%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.73%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.19%) CCTV
7 4 (2.19%) Clustering
7 4 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.64%) iPhone
9 2 (1.09%) BYOD
9 2 (1.09%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.09%) PDA
10 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.55%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.55%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 145 (79.23%) Windows
2 64 (34.97%) Windows Server
3 55 (30.05%) Windows 10
4 43 (23.50%) Windows 7
5 24 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (10.38%) Linux
7 18 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (3.83%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.19%) Unix
11 3 (1.64%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.64%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.09%) Android
12 2 (1.09%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.09%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.55%) AIX
13 1 (0.55%) CentOS
13 1 (0.55%) Solaris
13 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (27.87%) ITIL
2 16 (8.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (8.20%) Incident Management
4 11 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (6.01%) Migration
5 10 (5.46%) Application Packaging
5 10 (5.46%) DevOps
5 10 (5.46%) ITIL V3
6 7 (3.83%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (3.83%) PRINCE2
6 7 (3.83%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (3.83%) Time Management
7 6 (3.28%) Software Audit
7 6 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (2.73%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.73%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (2.73%) Data Loss Prevention
8 5 (2.73%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.11%) PowerShell
2 18 (9.84%) SQL
3 7 (3.83%) VB
3 7 (3.83%) VBScript
4 4 (2.19%) C#
4 4 (2.19%) Java
4 4 (2.19%) Perl
4 4 (2.19%) Python
5 3 (1.64%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (8.20%) Security Cleared
3 13 (7.10%) MCSA
3 13 (7.10%) MCSE
4 12 (6.56%) SC Cleared
5 11 (6.01%) CCNA
5 11 (6.01%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (6.01%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (5.46%) Degree
7 9 (4.92%) MCP
8 7 (3.83%) DV Cleared
9 6 (3.28%) MCITP
10 5 (2.73%) CCNP
11 4 (2.19%) DBS Check
11 4 (2.19%) HNC
11 4 (2.19%) HND
11 4 (2.19%) ISTQB
11 4 (2.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (2.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.01%) SLA
2 7 (3.83%) PMO
3 2 (1.09%) QA
4 1 (0.55%) COBIT
4 1 (0.55%) GDPR
4 1 (0.55%) HIPAA
System Software
1 35 (19.13%) Hyper-V
2 32 (17.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.01%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.73%) Docker
5 5 (2.73%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (2.73%) XenApp
6 4 (2.19%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.19%) Firmware
6 4 (2.19%) vSphere
7 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.64%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (1.09%) NDS
8 2 (1.09%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 2 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.09%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.55%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 42 (22.95%) SCCM
2 16 (8.74%) Norton AntiVirus
3 12 (6.56%) SCOM
4 9 (4.92%) WSUS
5 7 (3.83%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (2.19%) Kibana
7 4 (2.19%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.19%) Nessus
7 4 (2.19%) ThinApp
7 4 (2.19%) WMI
8 3 (1.64%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.64%) Ansible
8 3 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.64%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.09%) Puppet
9 2 (1.09%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 87 (47.54%) Microsoft
2 48 (26.23%) VMware
3 25 (13.66%) Cisco
4 22 (12.02%) Citrix
5 19 (10.38%) Symantec
6 12 (6.56%) Remedy
7 10 (5.46%) HP
8 7 (3.83%) McAfee
9 6 (3.28%) NetApp
9 6 (3.28%) Sophos
10 5 (2.73%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.19%) AppDynamics
11 4 (2.19%) Apple
11 4 (2.19%) ForgeRock
11 4 (2.19%) GFI Software
11 4 (2.19%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.19%) Veracode
12 3 (1.64%) Aerohive Networks
12 3 (1.64%) Becrypt
12 3 (1.64%) Veeam