The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 3 months to 23 June 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 of England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 9 11
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 176 246 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.57% 9.65% 9.92%
As % of the System Software category 50.72% 67.03% 66.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 115 144
Median daily rate £225 £260 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.46% -12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £113 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 67 71
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £19.80 £38.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 347 367 454
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 14.93% 14.40% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 198 241
Median daily rate £338 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £155 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 76 80
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -29.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.84 £13.75 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £45.00 £41.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the East of England

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in the East of England

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the East of England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in the East of England

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in the East of England

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the East of England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in the East of England

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +3 49 £206 -48.43% 14
Hertfordshire 0 45 £310 +40.90% 19
Norfolk +13 27 £119 -28.95% 4
Essex -35 26 £325 -7.14% 6
Suffolk 0 16 £125 -34.21% 6
Bedfordshire -20 13 £175 -52.05% 5
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 of England region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 181 (59.15%) Windows
2 139 (45.42%) Microsoft
3 81 (26.47%) Windows Server
4 70 (22.88%) Microsoft Office
5 67 (21.90%) Windows 7
6 65 (21.24%) ITIL
7 63 (20.59%) SCCM
8 62 (20.26%) VMware
9 61 (19.93%) Office 365
10 46 (15.03%) MS Exchange
11 42 (13.73%) DNS
11 42 (13.73%) Migration
12 41 (13.40%) Citrix
12 41 (13.40%) VMware Infrastructure
13 37 (12.09%) Linux
14 36 (11.76%) DHCP
14 36 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
15 35 (11.44%) Windows Server 2012
16 33 (10.78%) Windows 10
17 31 (10.13%) SLA
18 30 (9.80%) LAN
18 30 (9.80%) SQL Server
19 29 (9.48%) SAN
20 27 (8.82%) Firewall
20 27 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
20 27 (8.82%) Unix
21 26 (8.50%) Data Centre
22 25 (8.17%) SQL
22 25 (8.17%) Cisco
23 23 (7.52%) Dell

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 46 (15.03%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.54%) SharePoint
3 17 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (3.92%) Skype for Business
6 11 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (2.94%) IIS
8 8 (2.61%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.63%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.98%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.65%) Apache
12 2 (0.65%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.65%) MediaWiki
12 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.33%) CMS
13 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
13 1 (0.33%) Site Server
Applications
1 70 (22.88%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.98%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.65%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.65%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.33%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 61 (19.93%) Office 365
2 22 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.88%) OneDrive
4 13 (4.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.63%) Mimecast
6 4 (1.31%) IaaS
7 3 (0.98%) Google Drive
8 2 (0.65%) G Suite
8 2 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.65%) SaaS
9 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.33%) PaaS
9 1 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 42 (13.73%) DNS
2 36 (11.76%) DHCP
3 30 (9.80%) LAN
4 29 (9.48%) SAN
5 27 (8.82%) Firewall
6 23 (7.52%) WAN
7 19 (6.21%) VPN
8 16 (5.23%) LDAP
9 15 (4.90%) Internet
10 12 (3.92%) Kerberos
11 11 (3.59%) VoIP
12 10 (3.27%) TCP/IP
13 9 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (2.61%) WebEx
15 7 (2.29%) NAS
15 7 (2.29%) Skype
16 5 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
17 4 (1.31%) SMTP
17 4 (1.31%) Unified Communications
17 4 (1.31%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.58%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.98%) Big Data
3 3 (0.98%) GIS
4 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (1.63%) JIRA
1 5 (1.63%) MorphX
2 4 (1.31%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.98%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.65%) AccuRev
4 2 (0.65%) Ant
4 2 (0.65%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.65%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.65%) Gradle
4 2 (0.65%) JUnit
4 2 (0.65%) Maven
4 2 (0.65%) MSI
4 2 (0.65%) Selenium
4 2 (0.65%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.65%) Subversion
4 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (6.86%) Finance
2 13 (4.25%) Legal
3 7 (2.29%) Marketing
3 7 (2.29%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.96%) Automotive
4 6 (1.96%) French Language
5 5 (1.63%) Retail
6 4 (1.31%) Games
6 4 (1.31%) Law
6 4 (1.31%) Local Government
7 3 (0.98%) Publishing
8 2 (0.65%) Banking
8 2 (0.65%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.65%) German Language
8 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 61 (19.93%) Analyst
2 37 (12.09%) Support Engineer
3 31 (10.13%) Support Analyst
4 29 (9.48%) Desktop Support
5 25 (8.17%) Administrator
6 24 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 23 (7.52%) IT Support
8 19 (6.21%) Desktop Engineer
9 18 (5.88%) IT Analyst
9 18 (5.88%) Service Analyst
10 17 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
10 17 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
11 15 (4.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 15 (4.90%) Windows Engineer
12 14 (4.58%) Consultant
12 14 (4.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 14 (4.58%) VMware Engineer
13 13 (4.25%) Architect
13 13 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (4.25%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.27%) .NET
2 7 (2.29%) SAML
3 5 (1.63%) Java SE
3 5 (1.63%) Middleware
4 4 (1.31%) HTML
4 4 (1.31%) Spring
5 3 (0.98%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.98%) Web Services
6 2 (0.65%) Ajax
6 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.65%) Ext JS
6 2 (0.65%) HTML5
6 2 (0.65%) JAX-WS
6 2 (0.65%) JPA
6 2 (0.65%) jQuery
6 2 (0.65%) JSR 170
6 2 (0.65%) OSGi
6 2 (0.65%) REST
6 2 (0.65%) Spring MVC
6 2 (0.65%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.50%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.58%) Driving Licence
4 13 (4.25%) Smartphone
5 11 (3.59%) Clustering
6 5 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.63%) PKI
6 5 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.31%) CESG
7 4 (1.31%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.31%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.98%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.98%) HTC Vive
8 3 (0.98%) iPhone
8 3 (0.98%) NHS
8 3 (0.98%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.98%) Replication
8 3 (0.98%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 181 (59.15%) Windows
2 81 (26.47%) Windows Server
3 67 (21.90%) Windows 7
4 37 (12.09%) Linux
5 36 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (11.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (10.78%) Windows 10
8 27 (8.82%) Unix
9 18 (5.88%) Windows 8
10 12 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (3.27%) Android
11 10 (3.27%) Apple iOS
11 10 (3.27%) Windows XP
12 7 (2.29%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.96%) Solaris
14 5 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (1.63%) Windows Vista
15 4 (1.31%) Mac OS X
15 4 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.98%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (21.24%) ITIL
2 42 (13.73%) Migration
3 19 (6.21%) High Availability
4 17 (5.56%) Project Management
4 17 (5.56%) Service Management
5 14 (4.58%) Mobile Device Management
5 14 (4.58%) PRINCE2
6 13 (4.25%) Service Delivery
7 12 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (3.59%) Information Security
8 11 (3.59%) ITSM
9 10 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (2.61%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (2.61%) Risk Management
11 7 (2.29%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (2.29%) Data Migration
11 7 (2.29%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (2.29%) Identity Management
11 7 (2.29%) Software Deployment
12 6 (1.96%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.17%) SQL
2 23 (7.52%) PowerShell
3 16 (5.23%) Java
4 5 (1.63%) VBScript
4 5 (1.63%) X++
5 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.33%) C
6 1 (0.33%) C#
6 1 (0.33%) C++
6 1 (0.33%) Korn
6 1 (0.33%) Python
6 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (5.23%) Degree
3 15 (4.90%) Security Cleared
4 14 (4.58%) MCSE
5 8 (2.61%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.61%) MCP
6 7 (2.29%) A+ Certification
6 7 (2.29%) MCSA
6 7 (2.29%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.98%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.65%) CCNA
10 2 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.65%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.65%) MCITP
10 2 (0.65%) MCTS
10 2 (0.65%) PMP
11 1 (0.33%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.13%) SLA
2 6 (1.96%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (0.98%) GDPR
3 3 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.65%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 41 (13.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (7.52%) Hyper-V
3 12 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (3.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (3.59%) XenApp
5 10 (3.27%) Terminal Services
6 7 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.96%) BitLocker
8 5 (1.63%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.63%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (1.31%) vSphere
10 1 (0.33%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.33%) Docker
10 1 (0.33%) Firmware
10 1 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 63 (20.59%) SCCM
2 12 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (2.61%) vCenter Server
4 7 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (2.29%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (1.96%) DameWare
5 6 (1.96%) WSUS
6 5 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.63%) SCOM
6 5 (1.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.98%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.98%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (0.98%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.65%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.65%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.65%) yum
8 2 (0.65%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 139 (45.42%) Microsoft
2 62 (20.26%) VMware
3 41 (13.40%) Citrix
4 25 (8.17%) Cisco
5 23 (7.52%) Dell
6 21 (6.86%) Apple
7 20 (6.54%) HP
8 14 (4.58%) Cloudera
9 11 (3.59%) McAfee
10 9 (2.94%) Google
10 9 (2.94%) Symantec
11 8 (2.61%) Oracle
12 7 (2.29%) Palo Alto
13 5 (1.63%) BMC
13 5 (1.63%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.63%) IBM
13 5 (1.63%) Lotus
13 5 (1.63%) NetApp
13 5 (1.63%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.63%) Remedy
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