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 26 June 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.

Microsoft Active Directory
England / East Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 21 20
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 84 108 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.46% 7.12% 7.43%
As % of the System Software category 44.21% 67.92% 76.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 62 49
Median daily rate £300 £400 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +31.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £146 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £625 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 22
Median hourly rate £12.36 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.69% +12.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.07 £11.39 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.47 £21.00 £45.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

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 190 159 154
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 12.35% 10.48% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 93 68
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £593 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 23
Median hourly rate £12.23 £14.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.67% +5.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.14 £11.44 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.44 £22.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

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 26 June 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 -3 32 £260 -36.19% 9
Leicestershire -3 23 £300 -20.00% 4
Nottinghamshire -25 14 £310 -46.08% 3
Northamptonshire -3 8 £289 -11.15% 3
Lincolnshire -14 2 - - 3
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 136 (73.91%) Windows
2 77 (41.85%) Microsoft
3 56 (30.43%) Windows Server
4 47 (25.54%) VMware
5 43 (23.37%) ITIL
6 42 (22.83%) Windows 7
7 39 (21.20%) Microsoft Office
8 37 (20.11%) DNS
9 34 (18.48%) SCCM
9 34 (18.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (16.85%) MS Exchange
11 30 (16.30%) DHCP
12 29 (15.76%) SQL Server
13 28 (15.22%) Migration
13 28 (15.22%) Office 365
14 27 (14.67%) Security Cleared
14 27 (14.67%) Citrix
15 26 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
16 25 (13.59%) Windows Server 2008
16 25 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
17 24 (13.04%) Windows 10
17 24 (13.04%) HP
18 23 (12.50%) SC Cleared
19 22 (11.96%) Cisco
20 21 (11.41%) Microsoft Certification
21 20 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
21 20 (10.87%) Windows 8
22 19 (10.33%) PowerShell
22 19 (10.33%) Manufacturing
22 19 (10.33%) WAN

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 31 (16.85%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (4.35%) IIS
6 7 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (3.80%) IBM Notes
6 7 (3.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.72%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.09%) GroupWise
8 2 (1.09%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.54%) Apache
9 1 (0.54%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.54%) Documentum
9 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.54%) FileNet
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 39 (21.20%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 28 (15.22%) Office 365
2 20 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.54%) Boomi
5 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.54%) G Suite
5 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 37 (20.11%) DNS
2 30 (16.30%) DHCP
3 19 (10.33%) LAN
3 19 (10.33%) WAN
4 17 (9.24%) Firewall
5 12 (6.52%) TCP/IP
5 12 (6.52%) VPN
6 10 (5.43%) SAN
7 9 (4.89%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (3.80%) VLAN
9 6 (3.26%) MPLS
10 5 (2.72%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (2.72%) Kerberos
10 5 (2.72%) LDAP
11 4 (2.17%) 3G
11 4 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (2.17%) Skype
11 4 (2.17%) Unified Communications
11 4 (2.17%) VoIP
11 4 (2.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.76%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.61%) RDBMS
2 14 (7.61%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.09%) MS Access
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.54%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.54%) Big Data
4 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.54%) HDInsight
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.54%) Power BI
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.09%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.54%) Ant
2 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (10.33%) Manufacturing
2 11 (5.98%) Finance
3 5 (2.72%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.17%) Banking
5 3 (1.63%) Back Office
5 3 (1.63%) Legal
5 3 (1.63%) Retail
6 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (21.74%) Analyst
2 21 (11.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (10.33%) Support Engineer
4 16 (8.70%) Consultant
5 12 (6.52%) Service Analyst
5 12 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (6.52%) Support Analyst
5 12 (6.52%) Technical Leader
6 10 (5.43%) IT Analyst
6 10 (5.43%) IT Support
7 9 (4.89%) Architect
7 9 (4.89%) Help Desk Analyst
8 8 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (4.35%) Desktop Support
8 8 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (3.80%) Active Directory Consultant
10 6 (3.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (3.26%) Active Directory Engineer
10 6 (3.26%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.52%) .NET
2 5 (2.72%) ADSI
3 2 (1.09%) Middleware
4 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.54%) Aurelia
4 1 (0.54%) CSS
4 1 (0.54%) CSS3
4 1 (0.54%) HTML
4 1 (0.54%) HTML5
4 1 (0.54%) jQuery
4 1 (0.54%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.80%) Blackberry
2 7 (3.80%) Clustering
3 5 (2.72%) PKI
4 4 (2.17%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.17%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.63%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.09%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.09%) Replication
7 1 (0.54%) AS400
7 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 136 (73.91%) Windows
2 56 (30.43%) Windows Server
3 42 (22.83%) Windows 7
4 34 (18.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (13.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (13.04%) Windows 10
7 20 (10.87%) Windows 8
8 16 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (8.70%) Windows XP
9 9 (4.89%) Linux
10 8 (4.35%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.72%) Android
11 5 (2.72%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.63%) Unix
13 1 (0.54%) Solaris
13 1 (0.54%) VMS
13 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.54%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.37%) ITIL
2 28 (15.22%) Migration
3 12 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (5.43%) Project Management
4 10 (5.43%) TOGAF
5 8 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (4.35%) Service Management
6 7 (3.80%) Incident Management
6 7 (3.80%) Service Delivery
7 6 (3.26%) Change Management
7 6 (3.26%) Information Assurance
8 5 (2.72%) Application Packaging
8 5 (2.72%) Configuration Management
8 5 (2.72%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (2.72%) Identity Management
8 5 (2.72%) Patch Management
8 5 (2.72%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.17%) DevOps
9 4 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.17%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.33%) PowerShell
2 17 (9.24%) SQL
3 8 (4.35%) VBScript
4 5 (2.72%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.54%) C#
5 1 (0.54%) Java
5 1 (0.54%) R
5 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 23 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 21 (11.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (5.98%) MCSE
5 7 (3.80%) Degree
5 7 (3.80%) MCITP
6 4 (2.17%) MCP
6 4 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.54%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.54%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.52%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 26 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.89%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.35%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.63%) ISA Server
5 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (1.63%) VMware Server
5 3 (1.63%) vSphere
6 2 (1.09%) Docker
6 2 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.09%) XenApp
7 1 (0.54%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.54%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 34 (18.48%) SCCM
2 9 (4.89%) SCOM
3 7 (3.80%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (3.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (2.72%) AirWatch
5 5 (2.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.17%) WSUS
6 4 (2.17%) XenMobile
7 3 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.09%) Ansible
8 2 (1.09%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.09%) Puppet
8 2 (1.09%) Terraform
9 1 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.54%) MIIS
9 1 (0.54%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 77 (41.85%) Microsoft
2 47 (25.54%) VMware
3 27 (14.67%) Citrix
4 24 (13.04%) HP
5 22 (11.96%) Cisco
6 16 (8.70%) Dell
7 12 (6.52%) Oracle
8 9 (4.89%) McAfee
9 8 (4.35%) NetApp
10 7 (3.80%) Lotus
11 5 (2.72%) Symantec
12 4 (2.17%) Intel
12 4 (2.17%) LANDesk
13 3 (1.63%) Bomgar
13 3 (1.63%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.63%) Remedy
13 3 (1.63%) Siemens
13 3 (1.63%) SolarWinds
13 3 (1.63%) Sun
13 3 (1.63%) Xerox
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