Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 26 24
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 -13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 234 210 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 7.27% 6.38% 6.67%
As % of the System Software category 53.55% 54.97% 68.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 115 80
East Midlands median daily rate £295 £340 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.24% +23.64% -16.03%
10th Percentile £150 £83 £106
90th Percentile £560 £500 £482
England median daily rate £300 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.84% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 41 77
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.50 £9.50
90th Percentile £26.40 £20.00 £17.00
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 437 382 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 13.57% 11.60% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 211 129
East Midlands median daily rate £328 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.48% +19.23% -5.80%
10th Percentile £186 £140 £146
90th Percentile £501 £525 £490
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 43 80
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.75 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.50 £9.95
90th Percentile £33.08 £20.50 £20.05
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +11 66 £280 +231.36% 9
Derbyshire +1 66 £250 -39.02% 12
Nottinghamshire +4 55 £540 +25.22% 10
Northamptonshire -18 21 £350 +21.74% 6
Lincolnshire -1 19 £190 -52.50%
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 178 (76.07%) Windows
2 115 (49.15%) Microsoft
3 78 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 56 (23.93%) DNS
5 55 (23.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 51 (21.79%) Migration
7 45 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (18.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (18.38%) VMware
8 43 (18.38%) ITIL
9 42 (17.95%) Office 365
10 40 (17.09%) Windows 7
10 40 (17.09%) SQL Server
11 39 (16.67%) MS Exchange
12 36 (15.38%) SCCM
12 36 (15.38%) PowerShell
13 33 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
14 31 (13.25%) Microsoft Office
15 30 (12.82%) Cisco
16 29 (12.39%) TCP/IP
16 29 (12.39%) LDAP
17 28 (11.97%) Degree
17 28 (11.97%) Data Centre
18 26 (11.11%) MCSE
18 26 (11.11%) SQL
18 26 (11.11%) HP
19 25 (10.68%) Windows Server 2003
19 25 (10.68%) PKI
19 25 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
20 24 (10.26%) Security 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 39 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.98%) SharePoint
2 14 (5.98%) Skype for Business
3 13 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.56%) IIS
7 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.85%) JBoss
7 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.85%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.85%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.43%) Apache
8 1 (0.43%) GroupWise
Applications
1 31 (13.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.56%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 55 (23.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (17.95%) Office 365
3 8 (3.42%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (3.42%) IaaS
3 8 (3.42%) PaaS
4 6 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.56%) SaaS
5 2 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.85%) G Suite
6 1 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 56 (23.93%) DNS
2 29 (12.39%) LDAP
2 29 (12.39%) TCP/IP
3 24 (10.26%) DHCP
3 24 (10.26%) LAN
3 24 (10.26%) WAN
4 22 (9.40%) SAN
5 20 (8.55%) IPsec
5 20 (8.55%) Kerberos
6 18 (7.69%) Firewall
7 14 (5.98%) Skype
8 12 (5.13%) VLAN
9 11 (4.70%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (3.42%) NAS
11 7 (2.99%) Internet
12 6 (2.56%) CTI
12 6 (2.56%) VoIP
13 5 (2.14%) 3G
14 4 (1.71%) MPLS
14 4 (1.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (17.09%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (4.27%) RDBMS
3 10 (4.27%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.85%) DB2
6 2 (0.85%) MySQL
7 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.43%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.43%) MS Access
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (9.40%) Finance
2 16 (6.84%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.56%) Electronics
3 6 (2.56%) Marketing
3 6 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.85%) Banking
5 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.43%) Publishing
5 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (16.67%) Analyst
2 32 (13.68%) Architect
3 24 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (9.83%) Azure Architect
5 22 (9.40%) Support Engineer
6 21 (8.97%) Consultant
7 17 (7.26%) Senior Architect
8 15 (6.41%) Active Directory Specialist
9 14 (5.98%) Desktop Support
10 13 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 13 (5.56%) Active Directory Engineer
10 13 (5.56%) IT Analyst
11 12 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (4.70%) Desktop Engineer
13 10 (4.27%) Business Analyst
13 10 (4.27%) Business IT Analyst
13 10 (4.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 10 (4.27%) IT Business Analyst
13 10 (4.27%) Service Analyst
13 10 (4.27%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.98%) .NET
2 7 (2.99%) .NET Framework
2 7 (2.99%) Entity Framework
3 6 (2.56%) REST
4 4 (1.71%) Middleware
5 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (0.85%) Aurelia
5 2 (0.85%) CSS
5 2 (0.85%) CSS3
5 2 (0.85%) HTML
5 2 (0.85%) HTML5
5 2 (0.85%) jQuery
5 2 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.97%) Data Centre
2 25 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (10.68%) PKI
3 19 (8.12%) Computer Science
4 13 (5.56%) Life Science
5 10 (4.27%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.99%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.99%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.71%) NHS
8 2 (0.85%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.85%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.85%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.43%) Clustering
9 1 (0.43%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (0.43%) Replication
9 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 178 (76.07%) Windows
2 78 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 45 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (18.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (17.09%) Windows 7
6 25 (10.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (10.26%) Linux
8 20 (8.55%) Windows 10
9 19 (8.12%) Windows 8
10 9 (3.85%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.14%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.71%) Android
13 2 (0.85%) AIX
13 2 (0.85%) Unix
14 1 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.43%) Solaris
14 1 (0.43%) VMS
14 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (21.79%) Migration
2 43 (18.38%) ITIL
3 23 (9.83%) Information Security
4 22 (9.40%) DevOps
4 22 (9.40%) Server Virtualisation
5 19 (8.12%) Configuration Management
5 19 (8.12%) Incident Management
5 19 (8.12%) Risk Management
6 15 (6.41%) Project Management
6 15 (6.41%) TOGAF
7 12 (5.13%) Process Improvement
8 11 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (4.27%) Problem Management
10 9 (3.85%) Change Management
10 9 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (3.85%) MVC
10 9 (3.85%) Server Building
11 8 (3.42%) Patch Management
12 7 (2.99%) Runbook
12 7 (2.99%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 26 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (0.85%) C#
3 2 (0.85%) VBScript
4 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (11.97%) Degree
3 26 (11.11%) MCSE
4 24 (10.26%) Security Cleared
5 18 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 14 (5.98%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (5.56%) CCNA
8 11 (4.70%) MCSA
9 9 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (3.42%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (2.14%) CCNP
11 5 (2.14%) MCITP
12 2 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.85%) MCP
13 1 (0.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.43%) CCA
13 1 (0.43%) CCSP
13 1 (0.43%) MCTS
13 1 (0.43%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.12%) HIPAA
1 19 (8.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 18 (7.69%) Actionable Recommendations
3 15 (6.41%) SLA
4 4 (1.71%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (8.97%) Hyper-V
2 20 (8.55%) Virtual Machines
3 18 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.14%) XenApp
5 3 (1.28%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.28%) vSphere
5 3 (1.28%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.85%) Docker
6 2 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.43%) Firmware
7 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (15.38%) SCCM
2 9 (3.85%) SCOM
3 8 (3.42%) SCOrch
4 6 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (2.14%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.71%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.85%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.85%) Ansible
7 2 (0.85%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.85%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.85%) Puppet
7 2 (0.85%) Terraform
7 2 (0.85%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 115 (49.15%) Microsoft
2 43 (18.38%) VMware
3 30 (12.82%) Cisco
4 26 (11.11%) HP
5 24 (10.26%) Citrix
6 12 (5.13%) Oracle
7 11 (4.70%) Dell
8 9 (3.85%) NetApp
8 9 (3.85%) SAP
9 7 (2.99%) Siemens
10 5 (2.14%) Bomgar
11 4 (1.71%) 3PAR
11 4 (1.71%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.71%) Intel
11 4 (1.71%) McAfee
12 3 (1.28%) AppSense
12 3 (1.28%) arcserve
12 3 (1.28%) IBM
12 3 (1.28%) Splunk
13 2 (0.85%) SolarWinds