Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 23 23
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 216 211 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 7.58% 6.82% 6.80%
As % of the System Software category 49.32% 49.76% 59.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 152 133
East Midlands median daily rate £250 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -14.29% +24.56%
10th Percentile £113 £123 £110
90th Percentile £425 £425 £650
England median daily rate £325 £315 £330
% change year-on-year +3.17% -4.55% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 28 35
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £12.30 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.82% -8.89% +3.85%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £9.83
90th Percentile £17.50 £15.90 £20.00
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.73% - -

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 438 424 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.37% 13.71% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 287 214
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £325 £367
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -11.48% +12.97%
10th Percentile £128 £185 £135
90th Percentile £549 £475 £597
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 29 37
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.03 £12.30 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.02% -8.89% -
10th Percentile £10.48 £10.00 £10.30
90th Percentile £17.50 £15.85 £21.50
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.47% -3.71%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +7 59 £325 +15.56% 16
Derbyshire +5 50 £369 +47.50% 4
Leicestershire -2 49 £165 -45.00% 11
Northamptonshire -3 37 £250 -25.93% 8
Lincolnshire +16 20 £115 -56.19% 2
Rutland - 1 £135 -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 166 (76.85%) Windows
2 108 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 69 (31.94%) Windows Server
4 51 (23.61%) Windows 7
5 50 (23.15%) Office 365
6 49 (22.69%) Windows 10
7 44 (20.37%) VMware
8 43 (19.91%) Migration
9 42 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
9 42 (19.44%) ITIL
10 39 (18.06%) Citrix
11 37 (17.13%) Windows XP
11 37 (17.13%) MS Exchange
12 34 (15.74%) Windows Server 2012
13 32 (14.81%) SCCM
14 31 (14.35%) PowerShell
15 29 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
16 27 (12.50%) SLA
17 24 (11.11%) Cisco
17 24 (11.11%) DNS
17 24 (11.11%) Finance
17 24 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
18 20 (9.26%) Windows 8
19 19 (8.80%) Exchange Server 2010
19 19 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 19 (8.80%) VPN
20 18 (8.33%) DHCP
20 18 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
20 18 (8.33%) LAN
20 18 (8.33%) 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 37 (17.13%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (1.85%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.46%) Confluence
6 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 42 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) HipChat
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.46%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 50 (23.15%) Office 365
2 24 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.39%) G Suite
5 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.93%) SaaS
6 1 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.46%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.11%) DNS
2 19 (8.80%) VPN
3 18 (8.33%) DHCP
3 18 (8.33%) LAN
4 16 (7.41%) Firewall
5 13 (6.02%) TCP/IP
6 12 (5.56%) SAN
7 10 (4.63%) Internet
7 10 (4.63%) WAN
8 7 (3.24%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.85%) NAS
9 4 (1.85%) Skype
9 4 (1.85%) VLAN
9 4 (1.85%) VoIP
10 3 (1.39%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.93%) DDNS
11 2 (0.93%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.93%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.93%) Wireless
11 2 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.78%) Qlik Sense
3 6 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.39%) QlikView
5 1 (0.46%) Big Data
5 1 (0.46%) MySQL
5 1 (0.46%) Power BI
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.85%) MSI
2 3 (1.39%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.46%) JIRA
General
1 24 (11.11%) Finance
2 14 (6.48%) Telecoms
3 13 (6.02%) Retail
4 7 (3.24%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.31%) Banking
6 4 (1.85%) Electronics
6 4 (1.85%) Marketing
6 4 (1.85%) Publishing
7 3 (1.39%) Legal
8 2 (0.93%) Automotive
9 1 (0.46%) Billing
9 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.46%) Games
9 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (26.85%) Analyst
2 31 (14.35%) Desktop Support
3 29 (13.43%) Support Analyst
4 27 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 22 (10.19%) 2nd Line Support
6 19 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (8.33%) IT Support
7 18 (8.33%) Service Analyst
8 15 (6.94%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (6.48%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
10 12 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
10 12 (5.56%) IT Analyst
11 11 (5.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 11 (5.09%) IT Engineer
12 10 (4.63%) Active Directory Support
12 10 (4.63%) Administrator
12 10 (4.63%) IT Support Analyst
13 9 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 9 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.63%) SAML
2 8 (3.70%) LDAP
3 4 (1.85%) OAuth
4 2 (0.93%) .NET
4 2 (0.93%) ADSI
5 1 (0.46%) JSON
5 1 (0.46%) REST
5 1 (0.46%) WAP
5 1 (0.46%) Web Services
5 1 (0.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.48%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.24%) Clustering
5 6 (2.78%) NHS
6 5 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.39%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.39%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.39%) PKI
7 3 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.39%) Smartcard
7 3 (1.39%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.93%) FMCG
8 2 (0.93%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.93%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.46%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 166 (76.85%) Windows
2 69 (31.94%) Windows Server
3 51 (23.61%) Windows 7
4 49 (22.69%) Windows 10
5 37 (17.13%) Windows XP
6 34 (15.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (9.26%) Windows 8
9 12 (5.56%) Apple iOS
10 9 (4.17%) Linux
11 6 (2.78%) Mac OS
11 6 (2.78%) Unix
12 4 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.39%) Android
14 1 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.91%) Migration
2 42 (19.44%) ITIL
3 19 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (7.41%) Application Packaging
5 14 (6.48%) Time Management
6 13 (6.02%) Proactive Monitoring
7 11 (5.09%) Break/Fix
7 11 (5.09%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (4.17%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.17%) Server Management
9 7 (3.24%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (2.78%) Data Protection
10 6 (2.78%) Information Security
10 6 (2.78%) Problem Management
11 5 (2.31%) Change Management
11 5 (2.31%) ITIL V2
11 5 (2.31%) Programme Management
11 5 (2.31%) Risk Management
12 4 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (1.85%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.35%) PowerShell
2 15 (6.94%) SQL
3 5 (2.31%) VBScript
4 2 (0.93%) C
4 2 (0.93%) C#
5 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.46%) Java
5 1 (0.46%) Python
5 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.46%) X++
Qualifications
1 18 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (6.94%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.09%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.63%) Degree
5 9 (4.17%) MCSE
6 6 (2.78%) MCSA
7 5 (2.31%) DBS Check
7 5 (2.31%) MCP
8 4 (1.85%) CCNA
8 4 (1.85%) CISA
8 4 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.85%) CISM
8 4 (1.85%) CISSP
9 3 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.93%) CEH
10 2 (0.93%) ISSAP
10 2 (0.93%) ISSEP
10 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.46%) MCITP
11 1 (0.46%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.50%) SLA
2 7 (3.24%) GDPR
2 7 (3.24%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.93%) COBIT
5 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.93%) PMO
5 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 15 (6.94%) vSphere
3 13 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (4.17%) XenApp
5 5 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.85%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.46%) NFS
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (14.81%) SCCM
2 8 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (3.70%) vCenter Server
3 7 (3.24%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (3.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (3.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.85%) SCOrch
5 3 (1.39%) Jamf Pro
5 3 (1.39%) Nessus
5 3 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.39%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.93%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.93%) ThinApp
7 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.46%) SCOM
7 1 (0.46%) WSUS
7 1 (0.46%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 108 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 44 (20.37%) VMware
3 39 (18.06%) Citrix
4 24 (11.11%) Cisco
5 11 (5.09%) Veeam
6 10 (4.63%) Symantec
7 9 (4.17%) HP
8 8 (3.70%) McAfee
9 7 (3.24%) Altiris
9 7 (3.24%) Oracle
10 6 (2.78%) CommVault
10 6 (2.78%) Remedy
11 5 (2.31%) SAP
12 4 (1.85%) IBM
12 4 (1.85%) WatchGuard
13 3 (1.39%) Apple
13 3 (1.39%) Ivanti
13 3 (1.39%) Veritas
14 2 (0.93%) ServiceNow
14 2 (0.93%) SolarWinds