Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 26 20
Rank change year-on-year -2 -6 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 203 189 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.78% 6.01% 7.14%
As % of the System Software category 49.63% 53.54% 66.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 87 110
East Midlands median daily rate £295 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.23% +18.18% -15.38%
10th Percentile £132 £122 £107
90th Percentile £560 £500 £419
England median daily rate £313 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.84% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 52 73
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.25 £12.64 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.07% +5.31% -10.28%
10th Percentile £9.60 £10.00 £9.35
90th Percentile £20.26 £22.35 £16.95
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -2.88%

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 409 353 337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 13.66% 11.23% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 190 148
East Midlands median daily rate £360 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +19.05% -10.00%
10th Percentile £177 £150 £108
90th Percentile £560 £525 £475
England median daily rate £450 £420 £388
% change year-on-year +7.14% +8.39% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 53 80
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £10.20 £10.00 £9.75
90th Percentile £34.15 £22.19 £20.00
England median hourly rate £16.22 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.34% +6.67% -3.23%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +18 58 £280 +230.77% 20
Nottinghamshire +17 57 £475 +39.71% 27
Derbyshire -6 46 £340 -15.95% 19
Lincolnshire +8 17 £180 +16.13% 7
Northamptonshire -20 16 £375 +19.05% 19
Rutland - 2 £388 - 1
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 160 (78.82%) Windows
2 114 (56.16%) Microsoft
3 73 (35.96%) Windows Server
4 64 (31.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 55 (27.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (25.62%) DNS
7 50 (24.63%) Migration
8 48 (23.65%) Office 365
9 47 (23.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 44 (21.67%) VMware
11 43 (21.18%) ITIL
12 42 (20.69%) PowerShell
13 41 (20.20%) MS Exchange
13 41 (20.20%) Citrix
14 39 (19.21%) Windows 7
15 37 (18.23%) TCP/IP
16 36 (17.73%) Microsoft Office
17 34 (16.75%) Data Centre
18 32 (15.76%) Hyper-V
19 31 (15.27%) Microsoft Certification
20 30 (14.78%) SQL Server
21 27 (13.30%) PKI
21 27 (13.30%) Degree
21 27 (13.30%) Server Virtualisation
22 26 (12.81%) SCCM
22 26 (12.81%) Windows Server 2003
23 25 (12.32%) MCSE
24 24 (11.82%) VMware Infrastructure
24 24 (11.82%) Incident Management
25 23 (11.33%) Exchange Server 2010

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 41 (20.20%) MS Exchange
2 23 (11.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (10.34%) Skype for Business
4 13 (6.40%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.48%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.48%) IIS
9 2 (0.99%) JBoss
9 2 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (17.73%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.96%) Teamcenter
2 3 (1.48%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 64 (31.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (23.65%) Office 365
3 8 (3.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.96%) IaaS
4 6 (2.96%) PaaS
5 4 (1.97%) SaaS
6 3 (1.48%) G Suite
7 2 (0.99%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.99%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 52 (25.62%) DNS
2 37 (18.23%) TCP/IP
3 22 (10.84%) DHCP
3 22 (10.84%) IPsec
3 22 (10.84%) Kerberos
4 20 (9.85%) SAN
5 16 (7.88%) LAN
6 14 (6.90%) WAN
7 11 (5.42%) Skype
8 10 (4.93%) VLAN
9 7 (3.45%) Firewall
10 6 (2.96%) Internet
10 6 (2.96%) NAS
10 6 (2.96%) VPN
11 5 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.99%) ADSL
12 2 (0.99%) Broadband
12 2 (0.99%) Converged Networks
12 2 (0.99%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.99%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.45%) RDBMS
2 7 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.99%) DB2
6 2 (0.99%) MySQL
7 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.49%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.49%) HDInsight
7 1 (0.49%) Power BI
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 18 (8.87%) Finance
2 9 (4.43%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.97%) Retail
5 3 (1.48%) Marketing
6 2 (0.99%) Banking
6 2 (0.99%) Electronics
6 2 (0.99%) Publishing
7 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 34 (16.75%) Analyst
2 27 (13.30%) Architect
3 22 (10.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (9.85%) Azure Architect
5 15 (7.39%) Consultant
5 15 (7.39%) Senior Architect
6 14 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (6.90%) Desktop Support
7 12 (5.91%) Active Directory Engineer
7 12 (5.91%) Active Directory Specialist
8 10 (4.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 10 (4.93%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.43%) Support Analyst
10 8 (3.94%) IT Support
11 7 (3.45%) Service Analyst
11 7 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
12 6 (2.96%) Desktop Engineer
12 6 (2.96%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 6 (2.96%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.36%) LDAP
2 5 (2.46%) .NET
3 2 (0.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.75%) Data Centre
2 27 (13.30%) PKI
3 19 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (7.88%) Computer Science
5 13 (6.40%) Life Science
6 9 (4.43%) NHS
7 6 (2.96%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (2.96%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.97%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.97%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.48%) CMDB
10 2 (0.99%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.99%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.99%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.49%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.49%) iPhone
11 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 160 (78.82%) Windows
2 73 (35.96%) Windows Server
3 55 (27.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (23.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (19.21%) Windows 7
6 26 (12.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (9.36%) Linux
8 17 (8.37%) Windows 10
9 14 (6.90%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.45%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.46%) Unix
12 4 (1.97%) Android
13 3 (1.48%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.99%) AIX
15 1 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (24.63%) Migration
2 43 (21.18%) ITIL
3 27 (13.30%) Server Virtualisation
4 24 (11.82%) Incident Management
5 19 (9.36%) Configuration Management
5 19 (9.36%) Risk Management
6 18 (8.87%) Information Security
7 17 (8.37%) DevOps
8 13 (6.40%) TOGAF
9 12 (5.91%) Change Management
9 12 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (4.93%) Time Management
11 9 (4.43%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (4.43%) Service Delivery
12 7 (3.45%) Server Building
13 6 (2.96%) Data Protection
13 6 (2.96%) PLM
14 5 (2.46%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (2.46%) CRM
14 5 (2.46%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (20.69%) PowerShell
2 22 (10.84%) SQL
3 3 (1.48%) VBA
4 2 (0.99%) VBScript
5 1 (0.49%) C#
5 1 (0.49%) Java
5 1 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (15.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (13.30%) Degree
3 25 (12.32%) MCSE
4 21 (10.34%) Security Cleared
5 14 (6.90%) SC Cleared
6 13 (6.40%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (6.40%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (5.91%) CCNA
7 12 (5.91%) MCSA
8 6 (2.96%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.46%) CCNP
10 4 (1.97%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.48%) CCA
12 2 (0.99%) MCP
13 1 (0.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.49%) CCSP
13 1 (0.49%) MCITP
13 1 (0.49%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 16 (7.88%) HIPAA
3 15 (7.39%) Actionable Recommendations
4 7 (3.45%) SLA
5 5 (2.46%) GDPR
6 2 (0.99%) PMO
7 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (15.76%) Hyper-V
2 24 (11.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (9.85%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (5.42%) XenApp
5 5 (2.46%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (1.97%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.48%) VMware Server
7 3 (1.48%) vSphere
8 2 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.49%) Firmware
9 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (12.81%) SCCM
2 8 (3.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (2.46%) WSUS
4 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.48%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.48%) Jamf Pro
5 3 (1.48%) SCOM
5 3 (1.48%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.99%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 114 (56.16%) Microsoft
2 44 (21.67%) VMware
3 41 (20.20%) Citrix
4 21 (10.34%) Cisco
5 12 (5.91%) Oracle
6 10 (4.93%) HP
7 9 (4.43%) NetApp
8 7 (3.45%) Remedy
8 7 (3.45%) Siemens
8 7 (3.45%) Sophos
9 5 (2.46%) Apple
10 3 (1.48%) Google
10 3 (1.48%) Lotus
10 3 (1.48%) Novell
11 2 (0.99%) Dell
11 2 (0.99%) IBM
11 2 (0.99%) SAP
11 2 (0.99%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.99%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.99%) Splunk