Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 23 25
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 221 244 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 8.42% 7.67% 6.56%
As % of the System Software category 47.84% 55.33% 55.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 164 114
East Midlands median daily rate £223 £288 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.61% -11.54% +30.00%
10th Percentile £111 £142 £83
90th Percentile £375 £560 £500
England median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 26 43
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £12.65 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.72% -2.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.65 £10.10
90th Percentile £17.55 £24.75 £19.78
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 462 441 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 17.60% 13.85% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 294 210
East Midlands median daily rate £380 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £125 £175 £130
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
England median daily rate £470 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +7.43% +6.06% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 33 45
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69% +2.97%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.07 £10.20
90th Percentile £17.91 £29.50 £20.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.62 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.84% +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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018. 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 64 £300 -44.44% 20
Derbyshire +5 62 £180 -28.00% 7
Northamptonshire +19 45 £200 -46.67% 19
Leicestershire -14 27 £244 -12.95% 7
Lincolnshire +3 18 £300 +57.89% 10
Rutland -2 1 £135 -73.00%
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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.

1 165 (74.66%) Windows
2 112 (50.68%) Microsoft
3 66 (29.86%) Windows Server
4 62 (28.05%) Windows 7
5 52 (23.53%) Windows 10
6 50 (22.62%) VMware
7 44 (19.91%) Office 365
8 43 (19.46%) ITIL
9 41 (18.55%) Microsoft Office
10 37 (16.74%) SCCM
11 30 (13.57%) Migration
12 27 (12.22%) SLA
13 26 (11.76%) Cisco
14 24 (10.86%) PowerShell
15 23 (10.41%) Security Cleared
15 23 (10.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 22 (9.95%) Windows Server 2012
16 22 (9.95%) Citrix
16 22 (9.95%) MS Exchange
16 22 (9.95%) SC Cleared
16 22 (9.95%) Windows Server 2008
17 21 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
17 21 (9.50%) Windows XP
18 20 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
18 20 (9.05%) DNS
19 17 (7.69%) Remedy
19 17 (7.69%) SQL
20 16 (7.24%) LAN
20 16 (7.24%) VMware Infrastructure
21 15 (6.79%) Hyper-V

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 22 (9.95%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.17%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.90%) IIS
5 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.45%) Apache
6 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.45%) Site Server
Applications
1 41 (18.55%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (6.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 44 (19.91%) Office 365
2 21 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (2.26%) IaaS
5 4 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.36%) PaaS
7 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.05%) DNS
2 16 (7.24%) LAN
3 14 (6.33%) DHCP
3 14 (6.33%) VPN
4 13 (5.88%) SAN
5 11 (4.98%) Firewall
6 5 (2.26%) Skype
6 5 (2.26%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.26%) Wireless
7 4 (1.81%) VoIP
7 4 (1.81%) WAN
8 3 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.36%) Internet
8 3 (1.36%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.90%) 3G
9 2 (0.90%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.90%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.90%) VLAN
9 2 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.07%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.71%) Qlik Sense
5 3 (1.36%) QlikView
6 1 (0.45%) MS Access
6 1 (0.45%) MySQL
6 1 (0.45%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.90%) HP UFT
1 2 (0.90%) WinRunner
General
1 15 (6.79%) Retail
2 8 (3.62%) Banking
3 7 (3.17%) Finance
4 4 (1.81%) Automotive
5 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.90%) Publishing
6 1 (0.45%) Back Office
6 1 (0.45%) Billing
6 1 (0.45%) French Language
6 1 (0.45%) Front Office
6 1 (0.45%) Games
6 1 (0.45%) Legal
6 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (29.41%) Analyst
2 27 (12.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 23 (10.41%) IT Support
3 23 (10.41%) Support Analyst
4 22 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (9.95%) Support Engineer
5 20 (9.05%) Service Analyst
5 20 (9.05%) Service Desk Analyst
6 19 (8.60%) Desktop Support
7 17 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
8 16 (7.24%) Active Directory Support
9 15 (6.79%) IT Analyst
10 13 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 12 (5.43%) Desktop Engineer
11 12 (5.43%) IT Engineer
12 11 (4.98%) IT Support Analyst
13 9 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (4.07%) Network Support
14 8 (3.62%) Junior
14 8 (3.62%) Junior IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.17%) LDAP
2 6 (2.71%) SAML
3 1 (0.45%) ADSI
3 1 (0.45%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (3.17%) NHS
2 5 (2.26%) Clustering
3 4 (1.81%) Blackberry
3 4 (1.81%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.81%) Smartphone
4 3 (1.36%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.36%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.36%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.36%) Thin Client
5 2 (0.90%) iPad
5 2 (0.90%) iPhone
5 2 (0.90%) PDA
5 2 (0.90%) PKI
5 2 (0.90%) Private Cloud
5 2 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.45%) Life Science
6 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 165 (74.66%) Windows
2 66 (29.86%) Windows Server
3 62 (28.05%) Windows 7
4 52 (23.53%) Windows 10
5 22 (9.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (9.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (9.50%) Windows XP
7 9 (4.07%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.71%) Unix
9 5 (2.26%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.26%) Linux
10 3 (1.36%) AIX
10 3 (1.36%) Android
11 2 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.46%) ITIL
2 30 (13.57%) Migration
3 23 (10.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (5.88%) Server Management
5 9 (4.07%) Break/Fix
5 9 (4.07%) Incident Management
6 8 (3.62%) Proactive Monitoring
6 8 (3.62%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (3.62%) Time Management
7 6 (2.71%) ITSM
8 5 (2.26%) Application Packaging
8 5 (2.26%) Change Control
8 5 (2.26%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (2.26%) Project Management
8 5 (2.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (2.26%) Ticket Management
8 5 (2.26%) Web Filtering
9 4 (1.81%) Change Management
9 4 (1.81%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (1.81%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.86%) PowerShell
2 17 (7.69%) SQL
3 2 (0.90%) C
4 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (10.41%) Security Cleared
2 22 (9.95%) SC Cleared
3 20 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.62%) MCITP
4 8 (3.62%) MCSE
5 7 (3.17%) CCNA
5 7 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.17%) DBS Check
5 7 (3.17%) Degree
6 6 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.26%) MCSA
8 3 (1.36%) MCP
9 2 (0.90%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.90%) CISA
9 2 (0.90%) CISM
9 2 (0.90%) CISSP
9 2 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.90%) ISSAP
9 2 (0.90%) ISSEP
9 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.22%) SLA
2 3 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.36%) PMO
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 16 (7.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (6.79%) Hyper-V
3 14 (6.33%) vSphere
4 10 (4.52%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.17%) XenApp
6 3 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.36%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 37 (16.74%) SCCM
2 7 (3.17%) vCenter Server
3 5 (2.26%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (2.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (1.81%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.36%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.90%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.90%) Nessus
6 2 (0.90%) SCOM
6 2 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.45%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 112 (50.68%) Microsoft
2 50 (22.62%) VMware
3 26 (11.76%) Cisco
4 22 (9.95%) Citrix
5 17 (7.69%) Remedy
6 12 (5.43%) Symantec
7 8 (3.62%) HP
7 8 (3.62%) Oracle
8 7 (3.17%) McAfee
9 6 (2.71%) Dell
10 5 (2.26%) CommVault
11 4 (1.81%) Altiris
11 4 (1.81%) Apple
11 4 (1.81%) NetApp
11 4 (1.81%) SAP
11 4 (1.81%) Veeam
12 2 (0.90%) Computacenter
12 2 (0.90%) Ivanti
12 2 (0.90%) Mitel
12 2 (0.90%) WatchGuard