Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 29 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 201 179 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.89% 5.99% 6.69%
As % of the System Software category 48.43% 47.61% 64.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 104 129
East Midlands median daily rate £290 £316 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.23% -6.37% +35.00%
10th Percentile £113 £125 £107
90th Percentile £450 £475 £653
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 41 43
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.28 £12.30 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.20% -5.38% -1.89%
10th Percentile £9.93 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £17.50 £22.50 £18.40
England median hourly rate £15.35 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +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 415 376 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.23% 12.59% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 229 171
East Midlands median daily rate £380 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +7.69% -6.47%
10th Percentile £127 £165 £110
90th Percentile £550 £525 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 42 49
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.30 £12.26 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.31% -5.67% -3.70%
10th Percentile £10.05 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £17.50 £21.85 £20.00
England median hourly rate £16.19 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.23% -3.13%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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
Leicestershire +17 62 £240 -20.00% 17
Nottinghamshire +12 57 £356 +29.55% 16
Derbyshire 0 46 £388 +17.42% 12
Northamptonshire -16 22 £250 -20.63% 4
Lincolnshire +8 10 £190 -41.54% 4
Rutland - 2 £388 -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 154 (76.62%) Windows
2 118 (58.71%) Microsoft
3 65 (32.34%) Windows Server
4 56 (27.86%) Office 365
5 53 (26.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (26.37%) Migration
6 51 (25.37%) Citrix
7 49 (24.38%) Microsoft Office
7 49 (24.38%) VMware
8 44 (21.89%) MS Exchange
8 44 (21.89%) PowerShell
9 41 (20.40%) Windows 7
9 41 (20.40%) Microsoft Azure
10 37 (18.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (17.91%) ITIL
12 35 (17.41%) Windows 10
13 31 (15.42%) Finance
14 30 (14.93%) Hyper-V
15 29 (14.43%) TCP/IP
15 29 (14.43%) DNS
16 28 (13.93%) SCCM
17 27 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2010
17 27 (13.43%) Data Centre
18 24 (11.94%) Cisco
18 24 (11.94%) Windows XP
18 24 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
19 22 (10.95%) SQL Server
19 22 (10.95%) VMware Infrastructure
20 21 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
20 21 (10.45%) Incident Management

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 44 (21.89%) MS Exchange
2 27 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (6.97%) Skype for Business
4 13 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (4.48%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.49%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.50%) Confluence
10 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.50%) IIS
Applications
1 49 (24.38%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.50%) HipChat
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 56 (27.86%) Office 365
2 41 (20.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.49%) G Suite
6 2 (1.00%) SaaS
6 2 (1.00%) Serverless
7 1 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.43%) DNS
1 29 (14.43%) TCP/IP
2 14 (6.97%) DHCP
3 13 (6.47%) LAN
4 12 (5.97%) Internet
4 12 (5.97%) SAN
4 12 (5.97%) VPN
5 11 (5.47%) WAN
6 10 (4.98%) Kerberos
7 9 (4.48%) Firewall
7 9 (4.48%) IPsec
8 5 (2.49%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.99%) NAS
9 4 (1.99%) Skype
10 3 (1.49%) SMS
11 2 (1.00%) Broadband
11 2 (1.00%) DDNS
11 2 (1.00%) IP Telephony
11 2 (1.00%) VLAN
12 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.00%) Power BI
4 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.50%) Big Data
4 1 (0.50%) HDInsight
4 1 (0.50%) MySQL
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.99%) MSI
2 3 (1.49%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.50%) JIRA
General
1 31 (15.42%) Finance
2 15 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.98%) Retail
4 6 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.49%) Marketing
6 4 (1.99%) Electronics
6 4 (1.99%) Publishing
7 3 (1.49%) Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.50%) German Language
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (23.38%) Analyst
2 23 (11.44%) Support Engineer
3 20 (9.95%) Desktop Support
4 18 (8.96%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (7.46%) Support Analyst
6 12 (5.97%) Consultant
6 12 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (5.97%) Service Analyst
7 11 (5.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 11 (5.47%) IT Support
8 9 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (3.98%) Desktop Engineer
9 8 (3.98%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (2.99%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 6 (2.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (2.99%) Help Desk Support
10 6 (2.99%) Project Manager
10 6 (2.99%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.48%) LDAP
2 5 (2.49%) .NET
3 3 (1.49%) OAuth
3 3 (1.49%) SAML
4 1 (0.50%) ADSI
4 1 (0.50%) JSON
4 1 (0.50%) REST
4 1 (0.50%) WAP
4 1 (0.50%) Web Services
4 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.43%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.97%) PKI
4 9 (4.48%) NHS
5 7 (3.48%) Blackberry
5 7 (3.48%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (2.49%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.49%) Smartcard
7 4 (1.99%) Clustering
7 4 (1.99%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.99%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.99%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.49%) CMDB
8 3 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.00%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.00%) FMCG
10 1 (0.50%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 154 (76.62%) Windows
2 65 (32.34%) Windows Server
3 53 (26.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (20.40%) Windows 7
5 37 (18.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (17.41%) Windows 10
7 24 (11.94%) Windows XP
8 17 (8.46%) Windows 8
9 16 (7.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (4.48%) Apple iOS
10 9 (4.48%) Linux
11 6 (2.99%) Mac OS
12 5 (2.49%) Unix
13 2 (1.00%) Android
14 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (26.37%) Migration
2 36 (17.91%) ITIL
3 21 (10.45%) Incident Management
3 21 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (7.46%) Server Virtualisation
5 13 (6.47%) Time Management
6 11 (5.47%) Change Management
7 10 (4.98%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (4.98%) Data Protection
7 10 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (4.48%) Application Packaging
9 8 (3.98%) Problem Management
10 7 (3.48%) Break/Fix
11 6 (2.99%) Information Security
11 6 (2.99%) ITIL V2
11 6 (2.99%) Risk Management
12 5 (2.49%) CRM
12 5 (2.49%) Information Governance
12 5 (2.49%) Programme Management
12 5 (2.49%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 44 (21.89%) PowerShell
2 16 (7.96%) SQL
3 7 (3.48%) VBScript
4 3 (1.49%) C#
4 3 (1.49%) VBA
5 2 (1.00%) Java
6 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.50%) Python
6 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.50%) VB
6 1 (0.50%) X++
Qualifications
1 24 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (8.96%) MCSE
3 16 (7.96%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.48%) Degree
5 8 (3.98%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (3.98%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.48%) MCSA
7 5 (2.49%) CCNA
7 5 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.49%) MCP
8 4 (1.99%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.99%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.49%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.00%) CCA
10 2 (1.00%) CCNP
10 2 (1.00%) CEH
10 2 (1.00%) CISA
10 2 (1.00%) CISM
10 2 (1.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.98%) GDPR
2 9 (4.48%) SLA
3 6 (2.99%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.99%) PMO
6 3 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (1.00%) COBIT
7 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 30 (14.93%) Hyper-V
2 22 (10.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.97%) XenApp
4 8 (3.98%) vSphere
5 6 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.99%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.49%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.49%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 28 (13.93%) SCCM
2 10 (4.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (4.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (2.99%) WSUS
5 5 (2.49%) Jamf Pro
5 5 (2.49%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.49%) Nessus
6 3 (1.49%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 2 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.00%) ThinApp
7 2 (1.00%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.50%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 118 (58.71%) Microsoft
2 51 (25.37%) Citrix
3 49 (24.38%) VMware
4 24 (11.94%) Cisco
5 11 (5.47%) Remedy
6 8 (3.98%) HP
6 8 (3.98%) Veeam
7 7 (3.48%) McAfee
8 6 (2.99%) Apple
8 6 (2.99%) Sophos
9 5 (2.49%) CommVault
9 5 (2.49%) NetApp
9 5 (2.49%) SAP
10 4 (1.99%) IBM
10 4 (1.99%) Symantec
11 3 (1.49%) Ivanti
11 3 (1.49%) Lotus
11 3 (1.49%) Novell
11 3 (1.49%) Oracle
11 3 (1.49%) Veritas