Period
to 26 October 2021

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 26 October 2021 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
26 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 23 10
Rank change year-on-year +11 -13 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 229 81 368
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 9.17% 6.59% 9.25%
As % of the System Software category 47.91% 43.55% 58.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 57 205
10th Percentile £123 £120 £125
25th Percentile £156 £160 £200
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £258 £325 £350
Median % change year-on-year -20.77% -7.14% +7.69%
75th Percentile £400 £388 £438
90th Percentile £481 £525 £575
England median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 11 41
10th Percentile " £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £12.25 £12.15 £13.50
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.75 £15.86
Median % change year-on-year -23.94% +11.92% -3.88%
75th Percentile £17.38 £18.25 £18.00
90th Percentile £21.82 £19.50 £21.00
England median hourly rate £15.50 £14.10 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.93% -9.03% -

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 478 186 630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.14% 15.13% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 127 389
10th Percentile £155 £144 £157
25th Percentile £288 £256 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £350 £400
Median % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +3.23%
75th Percentile £575 £488 £500
90th Percentile £625 £587 £625
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 20 49
10th Percentile " £11.92 £11.37
25th Percentile £12.25 £16.28 £14.00
Median hourly rate £13.50 £19.50 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -30.77% +21.88% -3.03%
75th Percentile £18.46 £47.67 £21.00
90th Percentile £24.58 £54.98 £47.50
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.63 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.55% +10.16% -

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 26 October 2021.

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 26 October 2021.

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 26 October 2021. 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
Cambridgeshire +6 74 £315 -5.97% 42
Hertfordshire 0 59 £275 +10.00% 66
Norfolk 0 29 £240 -4.00% 13
Bedfordshire -3 23 £265 -15.87% 12
Essex -9 22 £140 -56.92% 12
Suffolk 0 13 £180 -10.00% 10
East Anglia - 9 £400 - 4
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 26 October 2021, 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.

1 149 (65.07%) Windows
2 117 (51.09%) Microsoft
3 107 (46.72%) Microsoft 365
4 63 (27.51%) Windows Server
4 63 (27.51%) Social Skills
5 60 (26.20%) Azure
6 53 (23.14%) VMware
7 52 (22.71%) Windows 10
8 47 (20.52%) SCCM
9 44 (19.21%) ITIL
10 38 (16.59%) Microsoft Office
10 38 (16.59%) DNS
10 38 (16.59%) PowerShell
11 35 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (13.97%) Microsoft Intune
13 30 (13.10%) DHCP
13 30 (13.10%) Windows Server 2016
14 28 (12.23%) Citrix
14 28 (12.23%) ITSM
14 28 (12.23%) Hyper-V
15 27 (11.79%) Windows Server 2012
16 26 (11.35%) Cisco
16 26 (11.35%) Windows Server 2019
17 23 (10.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 23 (10.04%) Migration
18 22 (9.61%) SQL Server
18 22 (9.61%) Cisco Certification
18 22 (9.61%) Security Cleared
19 21 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
19 21 (9.17%) Azure Active Directory

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 18 (7.86%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.11%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.49%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.62%) ArcGIS
4 6 (2.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.18%) IIS
5 5 (2.18%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 38 (16.59%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (5.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.62%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 107 (46.72%) Microsoft 365
2 60 (26.20%) Azure
3 21 (9.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (8.30%) AWS
5 9 (3.93%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (3.06%) GCP
6 7 (3.06%) Mimecast
7 6 (2.62%) OneDrive
7 6 (2.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (2.18%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.31%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.87%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.87%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.87%) SaaS
11 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.44%) Route 53
11 1 (0.44%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 38 (16.59%) DNS
2 30 (13.10%) DHCP
3 19 (8.30%) Firewall
4 18 (7.86%) VPN
5 15 (6.55%) TCP/IP
6 13 (5.68%) WAN
7 10 (4.37%) Wireless
8 9 (3.93%) Skype
8 9 (3.93%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (3.49%) LAN
10 6 (2.62%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (2.62%) SD-WAN
10 6 (2.62%) VoIP
11 5 (2.18%) SAN
11 5 (2.18%) VLAN
12 4 (1.75%) SNMP
13 3 (1.31%) Kerberos
13 3 (1.31%) NetScaler
13 3 (1.31%) Network Security
14 2 (0.87%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.06%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.62%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (2.62%) Data Lake
3 6 (2.62%) GIS
4 2 (0.87%) Couchbase
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.44%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.44%) Power BI
5 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.87%) JIRA
1 2 (0.87%) MSI
2 1 (0.44%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.44%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.44%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.44%) Postman
2 1 (0.44%) Selenium
2 1 (0.44%) SoapUI
General
1 63 (27.51%) Social Skills
2 7 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.06%) Finance
2 7 (3.06%) Retail
3 6 (2.62%) Documentation Skills
3 6 (2.62%) Public Sector
4 2 (0.87%) Legal
4 2 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.44%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.44%) Military
5 1 (0.44%) Organisational Skills
5 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 67 (29.26%) Analyst
2 43 (18.78%) Support Engineer
3 38 (16.59%) Service Desk Analyst
4 37 (16.16%) Service Analyst
5 28 (12.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 27 (11.79%) IT Engineer
7 18 (7.86%) IT Support
8 17 (7.42%) Desktop Engineer
9 16 (6.99%) 2nd Line Support
9 16 (6.99%) Desktop Support
10 15 (6.55%) IT Support Engineer
11 14 (6.11%) Call Centre Analyst
11 14 (6.11%) Customer Analyst
11 14 (6.11%) Service Desk Agent
12 13 (5.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 12 (5.24%) Service Desk Engineer
14 11 (4.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 11 (4.80%) IT Analyst
14 11 (4.80%) Server Engineer
14 11 (4.80%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.49%) LDAP
2 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Graph
2 2 (0.87%) Web Services
3 1 (0.44%) .NET
3 1 (0.44%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.44%) ADSI
3 1 (0.44%) JSON
3 1 (0.44%) Kafka
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.44%) REST
3 1 (0.44%) SAML
3 1 (0.44%) SOAP
3 1 (0.44%) WSH
3 1 (0.44%) XML
3 1 (0.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.80%) Driving Licence
2 10 (4.37%) Clustering
3 6 (2.62%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.62%) iPhone
3 6 (2.62%) NHS
4 5 (2.18%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.18%) Replication
5 4 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.75%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.31%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Licensing
6 3 (1.31%) PKI
7 2 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (0.87%) BYOD
7 2 (0.87%) CMDB
7 2 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.87%) iPad
7 2 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.87%) Social Media
8 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 149 (65.07%) Windows
2 63 (27.51%) Windows Server
3 52 (22.71%) Windows 10
4 30 (13.10%) Windows Server 2016
5 27 (11.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (11.35%) Windows Server 2019
7 21 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (6.55%) Windows 7
9 14 (6.11%) Linux
10 8 (3.49%) Android
10 8 (3.49%) Apple iOS
11 7 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.18%) CentOS
13 3 (1.31%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.31%) Solaris
13 3 (1.31%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.31%) Unix
14 2 (0.87%) Debian
14 2 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.87%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (19.21%) ITIL
2 28 (12.23%) ITSM
3 23 (10.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 23 (10.04%) Migration
4 20 (8.73%) Service Delivery
5 18 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (5.68%) Configuration Management
6 13 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (4.80%) Patch Management
8 10 (4.37%) High Availability
8 10 (4.37%) Incident Management
8 10 (4.37%) Mobile Device Management
9 9 (3.93%) Data Migration
9 9 (3.93%) Test Scripting
10 8 (3.49%) DevOps
10 8 (3.49%) Load Balancing
10 8 (3.49%) Problem Management
11 7 (3.06%) Mathematics
11 7 (3.06%) Service Management
12 6 (2.62%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (16.59%) PowerShell
2 11 (4.80%) SQL
3 7 (3.06%) VB
4 6 (2.62%) C
5 4 (1.75%) VBScript
6 3 (1.31%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.31%) Python
7 1 (0.44%) PHP
7 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (9.61%) Cisco Certification
1 22 (9.61%) Security Cleared
2 21 (9.17%) MCP
3 14 (6.11%) CCNA
4 13 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (5.68%) SC Cleared
5 12 (5.24%) DBS Check
6 10 (4.37%) Degree
7 6 (2.62%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.62%) MCSE
8 4 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.31%) MCITP
10 2 (0.87%) CCNP
10 2 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.87%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.44%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.44%) CCA
11 1 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.99%) SLA
2 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.44%) GxP
3 1 (0.44%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.44%) NIST
3 1 (0.44%) PMO
3 1 (0.44%) SOC 2
System Software
1 35 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (12.23%) Hyper-V
3 11 (4.80%) XenApp
4 10 (4.37%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (4.37%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.62%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (2.62%) VMware NSX
6 5 (2.18%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (2.18%) vSphere
7 4 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.75%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.31%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 3 (1.31%) Firmware
8 3 (1.31%) NFS
8 3 (1.31%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.87%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.87%) KVM
10 1 (0.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 47 (20.52%) SCCM
2 32 (13.97%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (4.37%) SCOM
4 9 (3.93%) AirWatch
5 8 (3.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 8 (3.49%) FortiGate
6 7 (3.06%) Ansible
6 7 (3.06%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (2.18%) WSUS
8 4 (1.75%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.87%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.87%) PaperCut
10 2 (0.87%) SmoothWall
10 2 (0.87%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.44%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 117 (51.09%) Microsoft
2 53 (23.14%) VMware
3 28 (12.23%) Citrix
4 26 (11.35%) Cisco
5 17 (7.42%) Oracle
6 14 (6.11%) Sophos
7 10 (4.37%) Symantec
8 9 (3.93%) McAfee
9 8 (3.49%) Google
9 8 (3.49%) Ivanti
10 7 (3.06%) Apple
10 7 (3.06%) Fortinet
10 7 (3.06%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.62%) Dell
11 6 (2.62%) ESRI
11 6 (2.62%) HP
11 6 (2.62%) Lumension
11 6 (2.62%) Meraki
11 6 (2.62%) Ubiquiti
12 5 (2.18%) Remedy