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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 6 months to 21 May 2022 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
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 14 14 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 242 153 201
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 9.44% 8.52% 8.05%
As % of the System Software category 57.08% 43.84% 54.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 82 132
10th Percentile £131 £120 £122
25th Percentile £163 £152 £159
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £223 £281
Median % change year-on-year +46.07% -20.89% -6.25%
75th Percentile £438 £338 £441
90th Percentile £500 £419 £511
England median daily rate £399 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +4.93% +8.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 21
10th Percentile £13.41 £11.45 £13.39
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.75 £16.25
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year -12.68% -4.05% +25.42%
75th Percentile £18.76 £21.93 £21.00
90th Percentile £24.83 £24.00 £39.31
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +9.38% -1.54% +7.90%

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 of England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 424 349 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.54% 19.44% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 205 245
10th Percentile £142 £138 £132
25th Percentile £250 £263 £238
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £375
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -10.98%
75th Percentile £538 £525 £500
90th Percentile £625 £613 £575
England median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 41 26
10th Percentile £13.41 £11.90 £13.57
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.75 £17.56
Median hourly rate £15.50 £18.27 £19.63
Median % change year-on-year -15.16% -6.90% +20.01%
75th Percentile £19.50 £23.21 £35.87
90th Percentile £28.41 £31.50 £59.95
England median hourly rate £18.68 £20.00 £16.85
% change year-on-year -6.63% +18.73% +2.09%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the East of England

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in the East of England

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory in the East of England

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Active Directory in the East of England

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Active Directory in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

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 6 months to 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire +4 93 £413 +30.95% 25
Hertfordshire +1 61 £220 -31.57% 41
Essex -9 31 £363 +81.25% 26
Bedfordshire -10 25 £363 +81.25% 7
Norfolk +9 23 £157 -17.37% 3
Suffolk -12 9 £203 -14.74% 5
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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 of England region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 183 (75.62%) Windows
2 150 (61.98%) Microsoft
3 130 (53.72%) Microsoft 365
4 91 (37.60%) Social Skills
5 76 (31.40%) DNS
6 74 (30.58%) SLA
7 72 (29.75%) Windows Server
8 70 (28.93%) Windows 10
8 70 (28.93%) VMware
9 68 (28.10%) Azure
9 68 (28.10%) SCCM
10 64 (26.45%) VMware Infrastructure
11 63 (26.03%) Incident Management
11 63 (26.03%) Microsoft Office
12 56 (23.14%) ITIL
13 55 (22.73%) DHCP
13 55 (22.73%) AWS
14 51 (21.07%) Azure Active Directory
15 50 (20.66%) Change Management
16 41 (16.94%) Hyper-V
17 39 (16.12%) MS Exchange
17 39 (16.12%) Microsoft Intune
18 38 (15.70%) Windows Server 2012
19 36 (14.88%) Exchange Server 2013
19 36 (14.88%) Service Delivery
20 34 (14.05%) Citrix
21 33 (13.64%) vSphere
22 32 (13.22%) Skype for Business
22 32 (13.22%) Skype
22 32 (13.22%) Remote Desktop

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 39 (16.12%) MS Exchange
2 36 (14.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 32 (13.22%) Skype for Business
4 31 (12.81%) SharePoint
5 16 (6.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.07%) IIS
Applications
1 63 (26.03%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 130 (53.72%) Microsoft 365
2 68 (28.10%) Azure
3 55 (22.73%) AWS
4 51 (21.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (9.50%) IaaS
6 22 (9.09%) PaaS
7 9 (3.72%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (3.31%) OneDrive
9 7 (2.89%) Amazon S3
9 7 (2.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 7 (2.89%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (2.89%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 7 (2.89%) Route 53
9 7 (2.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.83%) GCP
10 2 (0.83%) SaaS
11 1 (0.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.41%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 76 (31.40%) DNS
2 55 (22.73%) DHCP
3 32 (13.22%) Remote Desktop
3 32 (13.22%) Skype
4 24 (9.92%) Firewall
5 19 (7.85%) TCP/IP
6 15 (6.20%) LAN
7 14 (5.79%) IPv4
7 14 (5.79%) Network Security
8 13 (5.37%) VPN
8 13 (5.37%) Wireless
9 11 (4.55%) WAN
10 8 (3.31%) WebEx
11 6 (2.48%) HTTP
11 6 (2.48%) HTTPS
11 6 (2.48%) IPsec
11 6 (2.48%) SNMP
11 6 (2.48%) SSH
12 5 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.41%) Cognos Connection
2 1 (0.41%) Cognos Event Studio
2 1 (0.41%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (0.41%) Cognos Report Studio
2 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.41%) Metadata
2 1 (0.41%) OLAP
2 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.83%) GitLab
1 2 (0.83%) Hudson
2 1 (0.41%) JIRA
General
1 91 (37.60%) Social Skills
2 10 (4.13%) Finance
3 9 (3.72%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.07%) Retail
5 3 (1.24%) Back Office
5 3 (1.24%) Documentation Skills
5 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.41%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 58 (23.97%) Analyst
2 51 (21.07%) Cloud Engineer
3 43 (17.77%) Service Analyst
3 43 (17.77%) Service Desk Analyst
4 41 (16.94%) Applications Engineer
4 41 (16.94%) Support Engineer
5 30 (12.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 27 (11.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 25 (10.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (6.61%) Technical Analyst
9 15 (6.20%) Desktop Engineer
9 15 (6.20%) Technical Services Analyst
10 14 (5.79%) 1st Line Support
10 14 (5.79%) Desktop Support
10 14 (5.79%) Wintel Engineer
11 13 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (4.96%) 1st Line Engineer
12 12 (4.96%) Support Analyst
13 10 (4.13%) Wintel Support
13 10 (4.13%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.37%) LDAP
2 6 (2.48%) Web Services
3 5 (2.07%) REST
3 5 (2.07%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.83%) Velocity
5 1 (0.41%) JSON
5 1 (0.41%) MDX
5 1 (0.41%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.16%) Replication
2 21 (8.68%) PKI
3 19 (7.85%) iPhone
4 18 (7.44%) Data Centre
5 16 (6.61%) Blackberry
6 14 (5.79%) Public Cloud
7 9 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.48%) NHS
9 4 (1.65%) PDA
9 4 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.24%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.24%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.24%) EPoS
11 2 (0.83%) iPad
11 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.41%) CCTV
12 1 (0.41%) Clustering
12 1 (0.41%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.41%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 183 (75.62%) Windows
2 72 (29.75%) Windows Server
3 70 (28.93%) Windows 10
4 38 (15.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (12.40%) Windows Server 2016
6 28 (11.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (6.20%) Linux
8 14 (5.79%) Windows 7
9 13 (5.37%) Android
9 13 (5.37%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (4.55%) Mac OS
11 8 (3.31%) Apple iOS
12 7 (2.89%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.65%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.41%) CentOS
15 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.41%) Solaris
15 1 (0.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (26.03%) Incident Management
2 56 (23.14%) ITIL
3 50 (20.66%) Change Management
4 36 (14.88%) Service Delivery
5 27 (11.16%) Identity Management
6 26 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (7.44%) Mathematics
8 17 (7.02%) Problem Management
9 15 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 14 (5.79%) Patch Management
11 13 (5.37%) Mentoring
11 13 (5.37%) Time Management
12 12 (4.96%) ITSM
13 11 (4.55%) Agile
13 11 (4.55%) Migration
14 9 (3.72%) ITIL 4
14 9 (3.72%) Line Management
15 5 (2.07%) Asset Management
15 5 (2.07%) DevOps
15 5 (2.07%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.57%) PowerShell
2 27 (11.16%) SQL
3 4 (1.65%) C
4 3 (1.24%) Java
5 2 (0.83%) Bash
5 2 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (11.57%) MCP
2 25 (10.33%) Security Cleared
3 21 (8.68%) SC Cleared
4 14 (5.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 9 (3.72%) Degree
6 8 (3.31%) CCNA
6 8 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.89%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.48%) CCA
8 6 (2.48%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (2.48%) MCITP
8 6 (2.48%) MCSA
8 6 (2.48%) MCSE
8 6 (2.48%) MCTS
8 6 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.83%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.83%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.41%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (30.58%) SLA
2 5 (2.07%) QA
3 2 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.83%) NCSC
4 1 (0.41%) GxP
4 1 (0.41%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) SOC 2
System Software
1 64 (26.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (16.94%) Hyper-V
3 33 (13.64%) vSphere
4 15 (6.20%) XenApp
5 14 (5.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 14 (5.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (5.79%) Virtual Servers
5 14 (5.79%) XenDesktop
6 11 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (3.31%) NFS
8 5 (2.07%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.83%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.83%) Docker
10 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 68 (28.10%) SCCM
2 39 (16.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (8.26%) SCVMM
4 16 (6.61%) AirWatch
5 14 (5.79%) NetBackup
6 10 (4.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 6 (2.48%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (1.24%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.83%) Ansible
9 2 (0.83%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.83%) Terraform
9 2 (0.83%) WSUS
10 1 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.41%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 150 (61.98%) Microsoft
2 70 (28.93%) VMware
3 34 (14.05%) Citrix
4 22 (9.09%) Cisco
5 21 (8.68%) HP
6 15 (6.20%) Ivanti
7 14 (5.79%) Shavlik
8 9 (3.72%) Apple
9 7 (2.89%) CloudEndure
10 6 (2.48%) Dell
10 6 (2.48%) SAP
11 5 (2.07%) Dell KACE
12 4 (1.65%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.24%) Google
13 3 (1.24%) Remedy
13 3 (1.24%) Spiceworks
13 3 (1.24%) Supermicro
13 3 (1.24%) Symantec
14 2 (0.83%) JD Edwards
14 2 (0.83%) McAfee