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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 15 16
Rank change year-on-year -14 +1  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 131 191 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.16% 7.70% 9.32%
As % of the System Software category 47.46% 59.32% 68.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 88 116
Median daily rate £255 £265 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.77% +6.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £441 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -5.46% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 52 77
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +1.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £27.05 £34.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

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 276 322 359
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 12.98% 12.98% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 165 172
Median daily rate £363 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.07% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £169 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 59 90
Median hourly rate £17.64 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.77% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £47.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Hertfordshire +3 42 £338 +3.84% 26
Cambridgeshire 0 37 £148 -36.55% 12
Suffolk +3 21 £251 +27.21% 2
Essex -32 21 £263 -2.77% 5
Bedfordshire -7 5 £413 +17.85% 1
Norfolk -14 5 £95 -72.46% 3
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 193 (69.68%) Windows
2 135 (48.74%) Microsoft
3 79 (28.52%) Windows 7
3 79 (28.52%) Windows Server
4 74 (26.71%) MS Office
5 66 (23.83%) VMware
6 60 (21.66%) MS Excel
7 57 (20.58%) ITIL
7 57 (20.58%) Citrix
8 48 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 47 (16.97%) SCCM
10 45 (16.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 44 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
12 43 (15.52%) DNS
12 43 (15.52%) MS Exchange
13 36 (13.00%) DHCP
14 35 (12.64%) Office 365
15 33 (11.91%) Migration
16 30 (10.83%) Linux
17 29 (10.47%) PowerShell
18 27 (9.75%) LAN
18 27 (9.75%) Windows 10
19 26 (9.39%) Firewall
20 25 (9.03%) HP
20 25 (9.03%) SAN
20 25 (9.03%) Data Centre
21 23 (8.30%) SQL Server
21 23 (8.30%) Exchange Server 2010
22 22 (7.94%) WAN
23 21 (7.58%) PRINCE2

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 43 (15.52%) MS Exchange
2 23 (8.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (5.42%) IIS
4 9 (3.25%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.17%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.44%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.08%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.72%) GroupWise
10 2 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.36%) Apache
11 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.36%) nginx
11 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 74 (26.71%) MS Office
2 60 (21.66%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.08%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.08%) MS Project
4 3 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.72%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.72%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.36%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.36%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.64%) Office 365
2 21 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (2.89%) Mimecast
4 8 (2.89%) OneDrive
5 6 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.17%) G Suite
6 3 (1.08%) SaaS
7 2 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.72%) IaaS
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (15.52%) DNS
2 36 (13.00%) DHCP
3 27 (9.75%) LAN
4 26 (9.39%) Firewall
5 25 (9.03%) SAN
6 22 (7.94%) WAN
7 19 (6.86%) TCP/IP
8 18 (6.50%) VPN
9 17 (6.14%) LDAP
10 16 (5.78%) Internet
11 11 (3.97%) NAS
12 8 (2.89%) Wireless
13 7 (2.53%) NetScaler
14 6 (2.17%) iSCSI
14 6 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (2.17%) VoIP
15 5 (1.81%) Unified Communications
15 5 (1.81%) VLAN
15 5 (1.81%) WLAN
16 4 (1.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.08%) Big Data
3 3 (1.08%) GIS
3 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.72%) MySQL
4 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.08%) MSI
2 2 (0.72%) AccuRev
2 2 (0.72%) Ant
2 2 (0.72%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.72%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.72%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.72%) Gradle
2 2 (0.72%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.72%) JUnit
2 2 (0.72%) Maven
2 2 (0.72%) Selenium
2 2 (0.72%) SoapUI
2 2 (0.72%) Subversion
2 2 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (6.50%) Finance
2 10 (3.61%) Legal
3 6 (2.17%) French Language
3 6 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.17%) Marketing
3 6 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.81%) Automotive
5 4 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.44%) Publishing
6 3 (1.08%) Banking
6 3 (1.08%) Local Government
7 2 (0.72%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.72%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Billing
8 1 (0.36%) Front Office
8 1 (0.36%) Games
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 78 (28.16%) Analyst
2 42 (15.16%) Support Analyst
3 35 (12.64%) Support Engineer
4 29 (10.47%) Service Analyst
5 28 (10.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 27 (9.75%) 2nd Line Support
7 23 (8.30%) IT Support
8 18 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (6.14%) 1st Line Support
10 16 (5.78%) Architect
11 15 (5.42%) Desktop Support
11 15 (5.42%) Help Desk Analyst
12 14 (5.05%) IT Engineer
13 13 (4.69%) Help Desk Support
13 13 (4.69%) Service Desk Support
14 12 (4.33%) Administrator
14 12 (4.33%) Consultant
14 12 (4.33%) IT Analyst
14 12 (4.33%) Project Manager
14 12 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.89%) Middleware
2 6 (2.17%) .NET
2 6 (2.17%) SAML
3 5 (1.81%) Java SE
4 4 (1.44%) Java EE
4 4 (1.44%) OAuth
4 4 (1.44%) Web Services
4 4 (1.44%) X-Windows
5 3 (1.08%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.72%) CSS
6 2 (0.72%) Ext JS
6 2 (0.72%) JAX-WS
6 2 (0.72%) JPA
6 2 (0.72%) jQuery
6 2 (0.72%) JSR 170
6 2 (0.72%) SOAP
6 2 (0.72%) Spring MVC
6 2 (0.72%) Struts
6 2 (0.72%) XHTML
6 2 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.03%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.78%) Clustering
3 12 (4.33%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.61%) Smartphone
5 8 (2.89%) Driving Licence
5 8 (2.89%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (2.17%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.17%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.81%) NHS
7 5 (1.81%) PKI
8 4 (1.44%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.44%) iPhone
9 3 (1.08%) EFT
9 3 (1.08%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.08%) iPad
9 3 (1.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 193 (69.68%) Windows
2 79 (28.52%) Windows 7
2 79 (28.52%) Windows Server
3 48 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (16.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (10.83%) Linux
6 27 (9.75%) Windows 10
7 19 (6.86%) Windows 8
7 19 (6.86%) Windows XP
8 18 (6.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (5.78%) Unix
10 6 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.17%) Solaris
10 6 (2.17%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.81%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.08%) Android
12 3 (1.08%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.08%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (20.58%) ITIL
2 33 (11.91%) Migration
3 21 (7.58%) PRINCE2
3 21 (7.58%) Project Management
4 15 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (5.05%) Service Delivery
6 11 (3.97%) Data Migration
6 11 (3.97%) High Availability
7 10 (3.61%) Incident Management
8 9 (3.25%) Identity Management
8 9 (3.25%) Mobile Device Management
8 9 (3.25%) Risk Management
9 8 (2.89%) Load Balancing
9 8 (2.89%) PRINCE
10 7 (2.53%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (2.53%) Service Management
11 6 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (2.17%) Office Automation
11 6 (2.17%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 29 (10.47%) PowerShell
2 21 (7.58%) SQL
3 7 (2.53%) Java
4 3 (1.08%) C
4 3 (1.08%) VBScript
5 2 (0.72%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.72%) Python
5 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.72%) VB
5 2 (0.72%) VBA
6 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.36%) C++
6 1 (0.36%) Perl
6 1 (0.36%) PHP
6 1 (0.36%) Tcl
6 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (7.22%) Degree
2 18 (6.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (6.14%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.61%) MCSE
5 8 (2.89%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.89%) MCP
6 7 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (2.53%) MCSA
6 7 (2.53%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (1.81%) A+ Certification
8 5 (1.81%) CCNA
8 5 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.81%) MOS
9 4 (1.44%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.44%) MCITP
9 4 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.08%) CCNP
11 2 (0.72%) CCEA
11 2 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.14%) SLA
2 7 (2.53%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 44 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (6.14%) Hyper-V
3 15 (5.42%) XenApp
4 10 (3.61%) vSphere
5 8 (2.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (1.81%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.44%) BitLocker
7 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.08%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.72%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.72%) NDS
9 2 (0.72%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.72%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.36%) Firmware
10 1 (0.36%) NFS
10 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 47 (16.97%) SCCM
2 10 (3.61%) WSUS
3 7 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (1.81%) DameWare
5 5 (1.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (1.81%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.08%) SCSM
6 3 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.72%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.72%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.72%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.72%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.72%) SCOM
7 2 (0.72%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.36%) EMC Navisphere
8 1 (0.36%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.36%) WMI
Vendors
1 135 (48.74%) Microsoft
2 66 (23.83%) VMware
3 57 (20.58%) Citrix
4 25 (9.03%) HP
5 21 (7.58%) Cisco
6 20 (7.22%) Apple
6 20 (7.22%) Dell
7 15 (5.42%) Oracle
8 10 (3.61%) Remedy
9 8 (2.89%) IBM
9 8 (2.89%) Intel Security
9 8 (2.89%) Symantec
10 7 (2.53%) Adobe
10 7 (2.53%) CheckPoint
10 7 (2.53%) Google
10 7 (2.53%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.17%) LANDesk
11 6 (2.17%) Lotus
11 6 (2.17%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.81%) BMC
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