Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 22 14
Rank change year-on-year +14 -8 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 195 39 209
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.62% 7.37% 10.38%
As % of the System Software category 79.59% 69.64% 58.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 17 120
10th Percentile £94 £131 £118
25th Percentile £129 £165 £142
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £263 £365 £215
Median % change year-on-year -28.08% +69.77% -14.00%
75th Percentile £400 £500 £388
90th Percentile £538 " £489
England median daily rate £400 £419 £355
% change year-on-year -4.53% +18.03% +5.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 10 43
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.52 £10.36
25th Percentile £9.52 £10.62 £11.17
Median hourly rate £12.25 £12.87 £14.26
Median % change year-on-year -4.80% -9.77% -1.25%
75th Percentile £14.81 £16.19 £16.40
90th Percentile £15.50 £18.20 £20.98
England median hourly rate £15.25 £15.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.81% -0.81% -

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 245 56 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 18.37% 10.59% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 21 198
10th Percentile £94 £135 £130
25th Percentile £157 £180 £181
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £313 £365 £350
Median % change year-on-year -14.38% +4.29% -4.11%
75th Percentile £438 £500 £438
90th Percentile £573 " £538
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 11 48
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.52 £10.45
25th Percentile £9.52 £10.95 £11.17
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £14.28
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% -5.46% -4.03%
75th Percentile £14.75 £17.50 £17.00
90th Percentile £15.50 £20.00 £43.57
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.23% +10.94% -

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 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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
Nottinghamshire -5 53 £375 -25.00% 26
Leicestershire +9 46 £96 -80.82% 18
Northamptonshire +23 43 £375 +108.33% 18
Derbyshire +5 34 £263 -21.64% 20
Lincolnshire +2 12 £400 +321.05% 12
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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.

1 135 (69.23%) Windows
2 110 (56.41%) Microsoft
3 101 (51.79%) Microsoft 365
4 70 (35.90%) Windows 10
5 68 (34.87%) Social Skills
6 57 (29.23%) Azure
7 55 (28.21%) VMware
8 52 (26.67%) ITIL
9 47 (24.10%) Microsoft Office
10 40 (20.51%) SLA
10 40 (20.51%) Windows Server
11 37 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
12 34 (17.44%) Firewall
13 26 (13.33%) Citrix
13 26 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
13 26 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 23 (11.79%) SCCM
15 22 (11.28%) VPN
15 22 (11.28%) Azure Active Directory
16 20 (10.26%) PowerShell
16 20 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
17 19 (9.74%) HP
18 18 (9.23%) Cisco Certification
18 18 (9.23%) CCNA
19 17 (8.72%) MCP
20 16 (8.21%) Linux
21 15 (7.69%) Cisco
21 15 (7.69%) WAN
22 14 (7.18%) Aruba
22 14 (7.18%) Palo Alto

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 12 (6.15%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.62%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.05%) JBoss
3 4 (2.05%) NetWeaver
3 4 (2.05%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.03%) IIS
5 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (24.10%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 101 (51.79%) Microsoft 365
2 57 (29.23%) Azure
3 22 (11.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (5.13%) AWS
5 6 (3.08%) IaaS
5 6 (3.08%) SaaS
6 5 (2.56%) PaaS
7 4 (2.05%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 4 (2.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (2.05%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.03%) Azure Service Bus
8 2 (1.03%) GCP
8 2 (1.03%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.03%) PowerApps
8 2 (1.03%) Serverless
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.51%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.51%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (17.44%) Firewall
2 22 (11.28%) VPN
3 15 (7.69%) WAN
4 11 (5.64%) DNS
4 11 (5.64%) LAN
5 9 (4.62%) DHCP
5 9 (4.62%) Wireless
6 7 (3.59%) SSL
6 7 (3.59%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.08%) IPsec
7 6 (3.08%) MPLS
7 6 (3.08%) SSH
8 5 (2.56%) SD-WAN
9 4 (2.05%) NetScaler
9 4 (2.05%) PBX
9 4 (2.05%) SAN
9 4 (2.05%) Skype
9 4 (2.05%) VoIP
10 3 (1.54%) VLAN
11 2 (1.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (2.56%) MySQL
4 4 (2.05%) DB2
4 4 (2.05%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.03%) Power BI
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2019
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.03%) JIRA
2 1 (0.51%) AdminStudio
General
1 68 (34.87%) Social Skills
2 14 (7.18%) Public Sector
3 13 (6.67%) Finance
4 11 (5.64%) Retail
5 8 (4.10%) Law
6 7 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.56%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (2.05%) Local Government
9 3 (1.54%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (1.54%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.51%) Advertising
11 1 (0.51%) Back Office
11 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 64 (32.82%) Analyst
2 36 (18.46%) Service Desk Analyst
3 35 (17.95%) Service Analyst
4 23 (11.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (10.77%) Support Engineer
6 17 (8.72%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (8.21%) 1st Line Support
7 16 (8.21%) IT Support
7 16 (8.21%) Systems Engineer
8 12 (6.15%) Support Analyst
9 10 (5.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 10 (5.13%) IT Analyst
9 10 (5.13%) IT Engineer
10 9 (4.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 8 (4.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (4.10%) Desktop Support
11 8 (4.10%) IT Support Analyst
12 7 (3.59%) Security Engineer
13 6 (3.08%) Architect
13 6 (3.08%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.56%) Middleware
2 4 (2.05%) SAP Basis
3 2 (1.03%) .NET
3 2 (1.03%) HTML
3 2 (1.03%) JSON
3 2 (1.03%) LDAP
3 2 (1.03%) OAuth
3 2 (1.03%) SAML
4 1 (0.51%) .NET Core
4 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.51%) AutoMapper
4 1 (0.51%) CSS
4 1 (0.51%) EDI
4 1 (0.51%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.51%) MediatR
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.51%) REST
4 1 (0.51%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.51%) SOAP
4 1 (0.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.08%) PKI
2 5 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.05%) Driving Licence
3 4 (2.05%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.05%) User Experience
4 3 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.03%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.03%) EPoS
5 2 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.51%) BYOD
6 1 (0.51%) CCTV
6 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.51%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.51%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.51%) NHS
6 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 135 (69.23%) Windows
2 70 (35.90%) Windows 10
3 40 (20.51%) Windows Server
4 16 (8.21%) Linux
5 11 (5.64%) Android
5 11 (5.64%) Windows 7
5 11 (5.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (4.62%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (4.10%) Apple iOS
8 6 (3.08%) Unix
8 6 (3.08%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.05%) AIX
9 4 (2.05%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (1.03%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.03%) MVS
11 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.51%) VMS
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (26.67%) ITIL
2 26 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 20 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (5.64%) Migration
6 9 (4.62%) Incident Management
6 9 (4.62%) Service Management
7 8 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (3.59%) Problem Management
8 7 (3.59%) Process Improvement
8 7 (3.59%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (3.08%) Business Continuity
9 6 (3.08%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (3.08%) High Availability
9 6 (3.08%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 6 (3.08%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (2.56%) Data Protection
10 5 (2.56%) ITSM
10 5 (2.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.26%) PowerShell
2 13 (6.67%) SQL
3 3 (1.54%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.03%) C
4 2 (1.03%) C#
4 2 (1.03%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.03%) VB
4 2 (1.03%) VBScript
5 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.51%) Groovy
5 1 (0.51%) Java
5 1 (0.51%) PHP
5 1 (0.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (9.23%) CCNA
1 18 (9.23%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (8.72%) MCP
3 11 (5.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.08%) MCSA
6 4 (2.05%) Degree
7 3 (1.54%) CCNP
7 3 (1.54%) MCSE
8 2 (1.03%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.03%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.51%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.51%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.51%) MCITP
9 1 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (20.51%) SLA
2 4 (2.05%) COBIT
2 4 (2.05%) GDPR
2 4 (2.05%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 37 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (4.62%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.05%) Docker
4 4 (2.05%) vSphere
4 4 (2.05%) XenApp
4 4 (2.05%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.54%) Firmware
6 2 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (11.79%) SCCM
2 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (3.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 5 (2.56%) Nessus
5 4 (2.05%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.03%) Ansible
7 2 (1.03%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.51%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.51%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.51%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.51%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.51%) SCOM
8 1 (0.51%) Terraform
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Storage Server
8 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 110 (56.41%) Microsoft
2 55 (28.21%) VMware
3 26 (13.33%) Citrix
4 19 (9.74%) HP
5 15 (7.69%) Cisco
6 14 (7.18%) Aruba
6 14 (7.18%) Palo Alto
7 11 (5.64%) Remedy
8 9 (4.62%) Oracle
9 7 (3.59%) IBM
9 7 (3.59%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.56%) Ivanti
10 5 (2.56%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.05%) NetApp
11 4 (2.05%) SAP
11 4 (2.05%) Software AG
12 3 (1.54%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.54%) Sophos
12 3 (1.54%) Veeam
13 2 (1.03%) McAfee