Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 25 26
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 224 211 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 8.16% 6.85% 5.82%
As % of the System Software category 51.85% 54.66% 53.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 157 119
East Midlands median daily rate £239 £300 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.42% -20.11% +25.17%
10th Percentile £112 £135 £81
90th Percentile £394 £443 £665
England median daily rate £350 £300 £330
% change year-on-year +16.67% -9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 25 32
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.88 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.46% -3.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.14 £10.05
90th Percentile £17.62 £25.30 £20.00
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £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 432 386 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.74% 12.54% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 267 211
East Midlands median daily rate £370 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% -18.75% +23.08%
10th Percentile £127 £173 £131
90th Percentile £530 £500 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 27 34
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.88 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.46% -3.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.20 £10.15
90th Percentile £18.33 £34.10 £20.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £15.75
% change year-on-year -4.79% +6.70% -1.56%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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
Derbyshire +4 64 £223 -11.00% 9
Nottinghamshire +17 54 £300 -44.44% 16
Northamptonshire +4 45 £250 -28.57% 19
Leicestershire -8 34 £145 -49.57% 16
Lincolnshire +9 23 £250 +11.11% 6
Rutland - 1 £135 - 1
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 172 (76.79%) Windows
2 120 (53.57%) Microsoft
3 71 (31.70%) Windows Server
4 60 (26.79%) Windows 7
5 54 (24.11%) Office 365
6 53 (23.66%) Windows 10
7 51 (22.77%) VMware
8 45 (20.09%) Migration
9 43 (19.20%) ITIL
10 36 (16.07%) SCCM
11 35 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
12 33 (14.73%) Citrix
13 32 (14.29%) Windows XP
14 30 (13.39%) MS Exchange
15 29 (12.95%) PowerShell
16 28 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
17 25 (11.16%) Windows Server 2012
17 25 (11.16%) Windows Server 2008
17 25 (11.16%) Microsoft Certification
17 25 (11.16%) SLA
17 25 (11.16%) Cisco
17 25 (11.16%) DNS
18 23 (10.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 19 (8.48%) DHCP
19 19 (8.48%) LAN
20 18 (8.04%) VPN
20 18 (8.04%) Hyper-V
21 17 (7.59%) Windows 8
21 17 (7.59%) Security Cleared
22 16 (7.14%) SC Cleared

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 30 (13.39%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (2.23%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.79%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.45%) Apache
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.45%) IIS
6 1 (0.45%) Site Server
Applications
1 35 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 54 (24.11%) Office 365
2 28 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.46%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.23%) IaaS
6 3 (1.34%) PaaS
7 2 (0.89%) SaaS
8 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.45%) G Suite
8 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.16%) DNS
2 19 (8.48%) DHCP
2 19 (8.48%) LAN
3 18 (8.04%) VPN
4 15 (6.70%) Firewall
5 12 (5.36%) SAN
6 11 (4.91%) Internet
7 9 (4.02%) TCP/IP
8 7 (3.13%) WAN
9 6 (2.68%) Skype
10 5 (2.23%) VoIP
10 5 (2.23%) Wireless
11 3 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.34%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (1.34%) VLAN
12 2 (0.89%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.89%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.45%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.68%) Qlik Sense
2 6 (2.68%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.34%) QlikView
4 1 (0.45%) MS Access
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.34%) AdminStudio
1 3 (1.34%) MSI
2 2 (0.89%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.89%) WinRunner
General
1 15 (6.70%) Finance
2 11 (4.91%) Retail
2 11 (4.91%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.68%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.79%) Automotive
4 4 (1.79%) Banking
4 4 (1.79%) Electronics
4 4 (1.79%) Marketing
4 4 (1.79%) Publishing
5 2 (0.89%) Legal
5 2 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.45%) Billing
6 1 (0.45%) French Language
6 1 (0.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 58 (25.89%) Analyst
2 38 (16.96%) Desktop Support
3 31 (13.84%) 2nd Line Support
4 30 (13.39%) Support Analyst
5 24 (10.71%) IT Support
6 22 (9.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (9.38%) Support Engineer
8 17 (7.59%) IT Analyst
8 17 (7.59%) Service Analyst
8 17 (7.59%) Service Desk Analyst
9 15 (6.70%) Active Directory Support
9 15 (6.70%) Desktop Engineer
10 13 (5.80%) IT Support Analyst
11 12 (5.36%) IT Engineer
11 12 (5.36%) Network Support
12 11 (4.91%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (4.02%) 1st Line Support
13 9 (4.02%) Consultant
14 8 (3.57%) Administrator
14 8 (3.57%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.02%) SAML
2 7 (3.13%) LDAP
3 3 (1.34%) OAuth
4 1 (0.45%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.02%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.68%) Clustering
4 6 (2.68%) NHS
5 3 (1.34%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.34%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.34%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.34%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.34%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.89%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.89%) FMCG
6 2 (0.89%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.89%) PDA
6 2 (0.89%) PKI
6 2 (0.89%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.45%) iPhone
7 1 (0.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 172 (76.79%) Windows
2 71 (31.70%) Windows Server
3 60 (26.79%) Windows 7
4 53 (23.66%) Windows 10
5 32 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 25 (11.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (11.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (7.59%) Windows 8
8 10 (4.46%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.23%) Linux
9 5 (2.23%) Unix
10 4 (1.79%) Android
11 3 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.89%) AIX
13 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.09%) Migration
2 43 (19.20%) ITIL
3 23 (10.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (5.36%) Application Packaging
4 12 (5.36%) Server Management
4 12 (5.36%) Time Management
5 11 (4.91%) Break/Fix
6 9 (4.02%) Proactive Monitoring
7 8 (3.57%) Change Control
8 6 (2.68%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (2.68%) Ticket Management
9 5 (2.23%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (2.23%) Incident Management
9 5 (2.23%) Information Security
9 5 (2.23%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (2.23%) Project Management
9 5 (2.23%) Web Filtering
10 4 (1.79%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (1.79%) Patch Management
10 4 (1.79%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (12.95%) PowerShell
2 16 (7.14%) SQL
3 4 (1.79%) VBScript
4 2 (0.89%) C
5 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (11.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (7.59%) Security Cleared
3 16 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.46%) CCNA
4 10 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (4.02%) MCSE
6 8 (3.57%) Degree
7 7 (3.13%) MCITP
7 7 (3.13%) MCP
8 5 (2.23%) MCSA
9 4 (1.79%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.34%) CISA
10 3 (1.34%) CISM
10 3 (1.34%) CISSP
10 3 (1.34%) ISSAP
10 3 (1.34%) ISSEP
11 2 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.16%) SLA
2 5 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.23%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.79%) GDPR
4 3 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (8.04%) Hyper-V
2 15 (6.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.36%) vSphere
4 11 (4.91%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (4.91%) XenApp
5 7 (3.13%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 36 (16.07%) SCCM
2 8 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 8 (3.57%) vCenter Server
3 7 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.79%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.79%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.34%) Nessus
5 3 (1.34%) SCOM
5 3 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.34%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.89%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.45%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 120 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 51 (22.77%) VMware
3 33 (14.73%) Citrix
4 25 (11.16%) Cisco
5 13 (5.80%) Symantec
6 10 (4.46%) HP
7 8 (3.57%) Oracle
8 7 (3.13%) Veeam
9 6 (2.68%) Altiris
9 6 (2.68%) McAfee
9 6 (2.68%) SAP
10 5 (2.23%) Ivanti
10 5 (2.23%) Remedy
11 4 (1.79%) CommVault
12 3 (1.34%) Apple
12 3 (1.34%) Dell
12 3 (1.34%) NetApp
12 3 (1.34%) WatchGuard
13 2 (0.89%) Brocade
13 2 (0.89%) Mitel