Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 392 395 512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.60% 8.10% 8.64%
As % of the System Software category 52.69% 59.40% 64.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 196 238
East of England median daily rate £275 £325 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +10.17% +19.80%
10th Percentile £123 £131 £120
90th Percentile £500 £450 £438
England median daily rate £300 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -7.69% +5.01% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 82 160
East of England median hourly rate £14.62 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.39% - -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.64 £10.50
90th Percentile £17.82 £19.50 £33.75
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 744 665 790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.42% 13.64% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 357 363
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% +21.82%
10th Percentile £130 £163 £135
90th Percentile £550 £500 £498
England median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 92 180
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.94% +0.83%
10th Percentile £10.54 £10.64 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £31.92 £40.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +3 103 £425 +50.44% 10
Cambridgeshire -5 85 £225 -35.71% 28
Essex -30 71 £338 +3.85% 2
Bedfordshire -4 68 £140 -63.87% 2
Norfolk +8 35 £275 +66.67% 4
Suffolk +12 29 £250 -20.00% 4
East Anglia - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 272 (69.39%) Windows
2 219 (55.87%) Microsoft
3 124 (31.63%) VMware
3 124 (31.63%) Windows Server
4 95 (24.23%) ITIL
5 90 (22.96%) Office 365
6 88 (22.45%) Windows 7
7 87 (22.19%) Citrix
8 84 (21.43%) SCCM
9 79 (20.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 70 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
11 68 (17.35%) DNS
12 66 (16.84%) MS Exchange
13 65 (16.58%) SQL Server
14 62 (15.82%) DHCP
15 54 (13.78%) Cisco
15 54 (13.78%) PowerShell
16 49 (12.50%) LAN
17 45 (11.48%) Migration
17 45 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
18 42 (10.71%) Linux
18 42 (10.71%) HP
18 42 (10.71%) SAN
19 40 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
19 40 (10.20%) Windows 10
20 38 (9.69%) Data Centre
20 38 (9.69%) XenApp
20 38 (9.69%) Firewall
20 38 (9.69%) SharePoint
21 37 (9.44%) Security Cleared

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 66 (16.84%) MS Exchange
2 38 (9.69%) SharePoint
3 26 (6.63%) Skype for Business
4 18 (4.59%) IIS
5 16 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (1.28%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.28%) CMS
10 3 (0.77%) Apache
10 3 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.51%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.51%) SAS
11 2 (0.51%) Site Server
11 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 70 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.28%) SDL Web 8
3 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 90 (22.96%) Office 365
2 22 (5.61%) OneDrive
3 18 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.53%) G Suite
6 5 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.77%) SaaS
8 2 (0.51%) PaaS
9 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.26%) IaaS
9 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 68 (17.35%) DNS
2 62 (15.82%) DHCP
3 49 (12.50%) LAN
4 42 (10.71%) SAN
5 38 (9.69%) Firewall
6 33 (8.42%) WAN
7 24 (6.12%) VPN
8 21 (5.36%) Skype
9 17 (4.34%) VoIP
9 17 (4.34%) Wireless
10 16 (4.08%) Fibre Channel
10 16 (4.08%) TCP/IP
11 13 (3.32%) iSCSI
11 13 (3.32%) NAS
12 11 (2.81%) Internet
12 11 (2.81%) Remote Desktop
12 11 (2.81%) SMTP
13 9 (2.30%) OSPF
13 9 (2.30%) SNMP
13 9 (2.30%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (16.58%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.06%) Hadoop
3 9 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.77%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.26%) GIS
9 1 (0.26%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.26%) MySQL
9 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (1.79%) MorphX
2 6 (1.53%) Subversion
3 5 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (1.28%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.77%) AutoIt
4 3 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.51%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.51%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.51%) MSI
6 1 (0.26%) AccuRev
6 1 (0.26%) Ant
6 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.26%) Gradle
6 1 (0.26%) JUnit
6 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 16 (4.08%) Finance
2 11 (2.81%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.79%) Retail
4 6 (1.53%) Legal
5 5 (1.28%) Local Government
5 5 (1.28%) Publishing
6 3 (0.77%) Advertising
6 3 (0.77%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.51%) French Language
8 1 (0.26%) Back Office
8 1 (0.26%) Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Billing
8 1 (0.26%) Law
8 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.26%) Military
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 94 (23.98%) Analyst
2 44 (11.22%) Support Analyst
3 41 (10.46%) Support Engineer
4 38 (9.69%) Consultant
5 36 (9.18%) Service Analyst
5 36 (9.18%) Service Desk Analyst
6 34 (8.67%) Desktop Support
7 28 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 28 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
8 27 (6.89%) Architect
9 26 (6.63%) 1st Line Support
9 26 (6.63%) Administrator
10 24 (6.12%) Desktop Engineer
11 20 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (3.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 14 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 13 (3.32%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
14 13 (3.32%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 13 (3.32%) VMware Engineer
15 12 (3.06%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.06%) .NET
2 10 (2.55%) Web Services
3 5 (1.28%) HTML
3 5 (1.28%) Middleware
4 4 (1.02%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.02%) SAML
4 4 (1.02%) Spring
5 3 (0.77%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.77%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (0.77%) HTML5
5 3 (0.77%) JSP
5 3 (0.77%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 2 (0.51%) CSS
6 2 (0.51%) Java EE
6 2 (0.51%) Struts
7 1 (0.26%) Ajax
7 1 (0.26%) Ext JS
7 1 (0.26%) Java SE
7 1 (0.26%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.69%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.08%) CESG
4 15 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.57%) Clustering
6 13 (3.32%) Client/Server
6 13 (3.32%) PKI
6 13 (3.32%) Replication
7 11 (2.81%) User Experience
8 7 (1.79%) RSA SecurID
9 6 (1.53%) iPhone
9 6 (1.53%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.28%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.28%) iPad
11 4 (1.02%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.02%) HP Storage
11 4 (1.02%) NHS
11 4 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.77%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 272 (69.39%) Windows
2 124 (31.63%) Windows Server
3 88 (22.45%) Windows 7
4 45 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (10.71%) Linux
6 40 (10.20%) Windows 10
6 40 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (5.10%) Unix
8 16 (4.08%) Windows 8
9 14 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.79%) Windows XP
11 6 (1.53%) CentOS
12 5 (1.28%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.02%) Solaris
13 4 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.02%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.77%) Android
14 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.77%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (24.23%) ITIL
2 45 (11.48%) Migration
3 31 (7.91%) Service Management
4 21 (5.36%) Information Security
5 18 (4.59%) ITSM
6 17 (4.34%) Disk Encryption
7 16 (4.08%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 16 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (4.08%) High Availability
8 15 (3.83%) Server Virtualisation
9 13 (3.32%) Business Continuity
9 13 (3.32%) Capacity Planning
9 13 (3.32%) Customer Requirements
10 12 (3.06%) Information Management
10 12 (3.06%) Presales
11 11 (2.81%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (2.55%) Application Packaging
12 10 (2.55%) Network Optimisation
12 10 (2.55%) Problem Management
12 10 (2.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (13.78%) PowerShell
2 36 (9.18%) SQL
3 32 (8.16%) VBScript
4 16 (4.08%) Java
5 7 (1.79%) X++
6 3 (0.77%) C
7 2 (0.51%) C#
7 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.26%) R
8 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (9.44%) Security Cleared
2 36 (9.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 21 (5.36%) MCSA
4 21 (5.36%) MCSE
5 16 (4.08%) Degree
6 12 (3.06%) DV Cleared
7 11 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.53%) MCP
11 5 (1.28%) A+ Certification
11 5 (1.28%) CCNA
11 5 (1.28%) CCNP
11 5 (1.28%) DBS Check
11 5 (1.28%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.02%) CISSP
13 3 (0.77%) CCA
13 3 (0.77%) CCDP
13 3 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.87%) SLA
2 9 (2.30%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.77%) GDPR
5 2 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
System Software
1 79 (20.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (9.69%) XenApp
3 31 (7.91%) Hyper-V
4 29 (7.40%) vSphere
5 22 (5.61%) Terminal Services
6 21 (5.36%) BitLocker
6 21 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 21 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (4.34%) XenDesktop
8 14 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (1.28%) DFS Replication
10 5 (1.28%) NFS
11 4 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.77%) Firmware
13 2 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.51%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.51%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 84 (21.43%) SCCM
2 19 (4.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 16 (4.08%) vCenter Server
4 15 (3.83%) Microsoft Intune
4 15 (3.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 13 (3.32%) Microsoft Clustering
6 12 (3.06%) DameWare
7 9 (2.30%) NetBackup
7 9 (2.30%) WSUS
8 8 (2.04%) Backup Exec
8 8 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (2.04%) SCOM
9 6 (1.53%) HP Data Protector
10 5 (1.28%) Terraform
10 5 (1.28%) yum
11 4 (1.02%) PowerCLI
12 3 (0.77%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.77%) Cisco IPCC
12 3 (0.77%) vMotion
12 3 (0.77%) vRealize
Vendors
1 219 (55.87%) Microsoft
2 124 (31.63%) VMware
3 87 (22.19%) Citrix
4 54 (13.78%) Cisco
5 42 (10.71%) HP
6 23 (5.87%) Symantec
7 18 (4.59%) Dell
8 17 (4.34%) McAfee
8 17 (4.34%) NetApp
9 15 (3.83%) Red Hat
10 14 (3.57%) Apple
10 14 (3.57%) Cloudera
11 13 (3.32%) Altiris
11 13 (3.32%) LANDesk
12 12 (3.06%) IBM
13 11 (2.81%) AppSense
14 10 (2.55%) CommVault
15 9 (2.30%) Google
15 9 (2.30%) Oracle
16 8 (2.04%) Brocade