Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 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 of England
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 14 10
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 466 394 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 9.07% 7.61% 8.36%
As % of the System Software category 56.08% 51.84% 60.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 211 203
East of England median daily rate £325 £275 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -12.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £120 £120 £125
90th Percentile £488 £500 £450
England median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 53 87
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.42 £10.75
90th Percentile £20.21 £20.56 £19.50
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 831 760 674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.18% 14.67% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 350 367
East of England median daily rate £389 £365 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +5.80% -1.43%
10th Percentile £135 £130 £160
90th Percentile £575 £550 £495
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.79% +9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 79 95
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.81% +1.85% -8.33%
10th Percentile £12.57 £10.95 £10.75
90th Percentile £43.68 £46.25 £30.48
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.73 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.33% +7.90% -3.13%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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 6 months to 14 November 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
Hertfordshire +8 133 £290 -31.76% 37
Essex +3 101 £238 -26.36% 20
Cambridgeshire +10 87 £300 +23.71% 22
Bedfordshire +6 70 £400 +153.97% 10
Norfolk -1 37 £152 -36.88% 4
Suffolk -5 34 £425 +132.88% 2
East Anglia -1 4 - - 10
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 of England region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 353 (75.75%) Windows
2 220 (47.21%) Microsoft
3 172 (36.91%) Office 365
4 119 (25.54%) Windows Server
5 110 (23.61%) VMware
5 110 (23.61%) Windows 7
6 108 (23.18%) Windows 10
7 90 (19.31%) Microsoft Office
8 88 (18.88%) Migration
9 82 (17.60%) Microsoft Azure
10 81 (17.38%) DNS
11 79 (16.95%) PowerShell
12 77 (16.52%) Citrix
13 69 (14.81%) ITIL
14 64 (13.73%) SCCM
15 61 (13.09%) Linux
16 56 (12.02%) MS Exchange
16 56 (12.02%) DHCP
17 50 (10.73%) Windows Server 2008
18 49 (10.52%) Windows Server 2012
19 48 (10.30%) SQL Server
20 47 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
20 47 (10.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 39 (8.37%) Firewall
22 38 (8.15%) Microsoft Certification
23 37 (7.94%) SQL
23 37 (7.94%) Hyper-V
24 35 (7.51%) Security Cleared
25 33 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
26 31 (6.65%) Service Management

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 56 (12.02%) MS Exchange
2 28 (6.01%) SharePoint
3 23 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (3.86%) Skype for Business
6 14 (3.00%) IIS
7 5 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (1.07%) Apache
7 5 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.07%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.07%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.64%) IBM Connections
8 3 (0.64%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.43%) CMS
9 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.21%) GroupWise
Applications
1 90 (19.31%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) Windchill
6 1 (0.21%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.21%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.21%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.21%) assyst
3 1 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.21%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 172 (36.91%) Office 365
2 82 (17.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (5.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (4.08%) OneDrive
6 13 (2.79%) IaaS
7 12 (2.58%) SaaS
8 10 (2.15%) PaaS
9 9 (1.93%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (1.29%) G Suite
11 4 (0.86%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.64%) Akamai
13 2 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.21%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 81 (17.38%) DNS
2 56 (12.02%) DHCP
3 39 (8.37%) Firewall
4 25 (5.36%) LAN
4 25 (5.36%) TCP/IP
5 23 (4.94%) Skype
5 23 (4.94%) Wireless
6 22 (4.72%) SAN
6 22 (4.72%) WAN
7 21 (4.51%) VPN
8 13 (2.79%) IP Telephony
8 13 (2.79%) NAS
9 11 (2.36%) VoIP
10 10 (2.15%) Network Security
11 9 (1.93%) Internet
11 9 (1.93%) MPLS
12 8 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (1.50%) HTTP
14 6 (1.29%) VLAN
14 6 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.93%) Electronic Patient Records
4 9 (1.93%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.50%) Power BI
6 6 (1.29%) Big Data
7 5 (1.07%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.64%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.43%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (0.43%) GIS
10 2 (0.43%) MySQL
10 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.21%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.50%) JUnit
1 7 (1.50%) Maven
1 7 (1.50%) Selenium
1 7 (1.50%) SoapUI
2 6 (1.29%) Ant
2 6 (1.29%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.29%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.29%) Subversion
3 5 (1.07%) AccuRev
3 5 (1.07%) Cucumber
3 5 (1.07%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.07%) Gradle
3 5 (1.07%) JIRA
4 2 (0.43%) CruiseControl
4 2 (0.43%) FishEye
4 2 (0.43%) Hudson
4 2 (0.43%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.21%) Zephyr
General
1 29 (6.22%) Finance
2 16 (3.43%) Law
3 14 (3.00%) Marketing
4 12 (2.58%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.93%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.93%) Retail
6 6 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.07%) Humanities
7 5 (1.07%) Social Science
8 4 (0.86%) Legal
9 3 (0.64%) Back Office
9 3 (0.64%) Publishing
10 2 (0.43%) Electronics
10 2 (0.43%) French Language
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 103 (22.10%) Analyst
2 65 (13.95%) Desktop Support
3 60 (12.88%) Support Engineer
4 54 (11.59%) Support Analyst
5 46 (9.87%) 2nd Line Support
6 42 (9.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 32 (6.87%) IT Support
8 31 (6.65%) Desktop Engineer
9 25 (5.36%) Administrator
10 24 (5.15%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 23 (4.94%) Active Directory Analyst
12 22 (4.72%) Consultant
13 20 (4.29%) Architect
14 19 (4.08%) Project Manager
15 18 (3.86%) Desktop Analyst
15 18 (3.86%) Service Analyst
15 18 (3.86%) Service Desk Analyst
16 17 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 17 (3.65%) IT Analyst
17 16 (3.43%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.01%) LDAP
2 25 (5.36%) Web Services
3 13 (2.79%) Middleware
4 10 (2.15%) CSS
4 10 (2.15%) jQuery
5 9 (1.93%) HTML
5 9 (1.93%) REST
5 9 (1.93%) RESTful
5 9 (1.93%) XML
6 8 (1.72%) .NET
7 7 (1.50%) OAuth
7 7 (1.50%) SAML
7 7 (1.50%) SOAP
8 6 (1.29%) Ajax
8 6 (1.29%) Spring
9 5 (1.07%) Ext JS
9 5 (1.07%) JAX-WS
9 5 (1.07%) JPA
9 5 (1.07%) JSR 170
9 5 (1.07%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.22%) Data Centre
3 16 (3.43%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.22%) Clustering
4 15 (3.22%) PKI
5 12 (2.58%) NHS
6 9 (1.93%) e-Health
6 9 (1.93%) Fat Client
6 9 (1.93%) LIMS
6 9 (1.93%) PACS
6 9 (1.93%) Thin Client
7 8 (1.72%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.29%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.29%) Replication
9 5 (1.07%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.07%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.86%) CMDB
10 4 (0.86%) iPad
10 4 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 353 (75.75%) Windows
2 119 (25.54%) Windows Server
3 110 (23.61%) Windows 7
4 108 (23.18%) Windows 10
5 61 (13.09%) Linux
6 50 (10.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (10.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (5.36%) Apple iOS
9 23 (4.94%) Mac OS
10 19 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (3.86%) Windows 8
12 14 (3.00%) Windows XP
13 11 (2.36%) Unix
14 10 (2.15%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (1.07%) Solaris
16 4 (0.86%) Android
16 4 (0.86%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.64%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (18.88%) Migration
2 69 (14.81%) ITIL
3 47 (10.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 31 (6.65%) Service Management
5 30 (6.44%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (5.36%) Software Deployment
8 24 (5.15%) Incident Management
8 24 (5.15%) Project Management
9 21 (4.51%) ITIL V3
10 19 (4.08%) Change Management
10 19 (4.08%) Identity Management
10 19 (4.08%) PRINCE2
11 18 (3.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (3.43%) Analytics
12 16 (3.43%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (3.22%) Asset Management
14 14 (3.00%) ITSM
15 13 (2.79%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 79 (16.95%) PowerShell
2 37 (7.94%) SQL
3 13 (2.79%) C#
3 13 (2.79%) JavaScript
4 11 (2.36%) Java
5 9 (1.93%) C
6 4 (0.86%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.86%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.86%) VBScript
7 3 (0.64%) Perl
7 3 (0.64%) Python
7 3 (0.64%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.43%) VBA
9 1 (0.21%) Java 8
9 1 (0.21%) PHP
9 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (8.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (7.51%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.08%) Degree
3 19 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.43%) MCSE
5 14 (3.00%) MCSA
6 13 (2.79%) MCP
7 11 (2.36%) DBS Check
8 8 (1.72%) A+ Certification
9 6 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.29%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.07%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (1.07%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.43%) ACSP
13 2 (0.43%) PMP
13 2 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.51%) SLA
2 11 (2.36%) HL7
3 4 (0.86%) GDPR
4 3 (0.64%) PMO
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (7.94%) Hyper-V
3 23 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (4.51%) vSphere
5 19 (4.08%) XenApp
6 13 (2.79%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.93%) DFS Replication
7 9 (1.93%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.86%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.64%) Docker
9 3 (0.64%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.43%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 2 (0.43%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.21%) Firmware
11 1 (0.21%) KVM
11 1 (0.21%) vCloud
11 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 64 (13.73%) SCCM
2 17 (3.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (2.79%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (2.36%) SCOM
4 11 (2.36%) WSUS
5 8 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (1.29%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.29%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.07%) Cisco UCCX
7 5 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.86%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.86%) Puppet
8 4 (0.86%) vMotion
9 3 (0.64%) Ansible
9 3 (0.64%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.64%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 220 (47.21%) Microsoft
2 110 (23.61%) VMware
3 77 (16.52%) Citrix
4 30 (6.44%) Apple
4 30 (6.44%) Cisco
5 21 (4.51%) HP
6 15 (3.22%) ServiceNow
7 13 (2.79%) Dell
7 13 (2.79%) NetApp
7 13 (2.79%) Symantec
8 10 (2.15%) IBM
9 9 (1.93%) Adobe
9 9 (1.93%) McAfee
9 9 (1.93%) Oracle
9 9 (1.93%) Sophos
10 8 (1.72%) Google
11 7 (1.50%) Altiris
11 7 (1.50%) SonicWALL
12 6 (1.29%) Draytek
12 6 (1.29%) Remedy