Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 20 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 -12 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 337 313 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.18% 7.05% 8.75%
As % of the System Software category 50.91% 53.14% 67.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 153 204
East of England median daily rate £300 £260 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £130 £125 £120
90th Percentile £513 £485 £425
England median daily rate £313 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.84% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 55 140
East of England median hourly rate £13.84 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.12% - -
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £10.45
90th Percentile £25.82 £17.25 £30.25
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -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 662 589 657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.10% 13.26% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 287 302
East of England median daily rate £360 £325 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% +7.35% +9.10%
10th Percentile £130 £143 £123
90th Percentile £563 £538 £488
England median daily rate £450 £420 £388
% change year-on-year +7.14% +8.39% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 69 156
East of England median hourly rate £20.04 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.45% - -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.20 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £35.00 £40.00
England median hourly rate £16.45 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.83% +6.67% -3.23%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +1 91 £361 +25.57% 36
Bedfordshire +9 70 £130 -65.33% 7
Essex -11 66 £350 +7.69% 20
Cambridgeshire -16 59 £260 +52.94% 38
Norfolk -1 27 £275 +101.83% 4
Suffolk -3 23 £425 +68.32% 12
East Anglia +1 1 - - 1
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 253 (75.07%) Windows
2 185 (54.90%) Microsoft
3 123 (36.50%) VMware
4 114 (33.83%) Windows Server
5 95 (28.19%) Office 365
6 93 (27.60%) SCCM
7 86 (25.52%) Citrix
8 82 (24.33%) ITIL
9 73 (21.66%) PowerShell
9 73 (21.66%) Windows 7
10 72 (21.36%) VMware Infrastructure
11 63 (18.69%) DNS
12 59 (17.51%) SQL Server
12 59 (17.51%) MS Exchange
13 57 (16.91%) DHCP
14 50 (14.84%) Microsoft Office
15 44 (13.06%) SAN
16 42 (12.46%) HP
16 42 (12.46%) Windows 10
17 41 (12.17%) Windows Server 2012
17 41 (12.17%) Windows Server 2008
18 40 (11.87%) Security Cleared
19 39 (11.57%) VBScript
20 38 (11.28%) SharePoint
20 38 (11.28%) Cisco
21 36 (10.68%) LAN
21 36 (10.68%) XenApp
22 35 (10.39%) Data Centre
23 34 (10.09%) Hyper-V
23 34 (10.09%) WAN

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 59 (17.51%) MS Exchange
2 38 (11.28%) SharePoint
3 33 (9.79%) Skype for Business
4 17 (5.04%) IIS
5 14 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.08%) Apache
7 7 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (1.78%) CMS
9 5 (1.48%) JBoss
10 4 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.59%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.30%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 50 (14.84%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (1.48%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.30%) assyst
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 95 (28.19%) Office 365
2 23 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.56%) OneDrive
4 10 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.78%) G Suite
6 4 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.19%) SaaS
7 2 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (18.69%) DNS
2 57 (16.91%) DHCP
3 44 (13.06%) SAN
4 36 (10.68%) LAN
5 34 (10.09%) WAN
6 32 (9.50%) Firewall
7 24 (7.12%) Fibre Channel
8 23 (6.82%) iSCSI
9 22 (6.53%) Skype
10 21 (6.23%) NAS
10 21 (6.23%) VPN
11 20 (5.93%) TCP/IP
11 20 (5.93%) Wireless
12 15 (4.45%) VoIP
13 12 (3.56%) SNMP
14 11 (3.26%) IPsec
14 11 (3.26%) SSL
15 9 (2.67%) OSPF
16 8 (2.37%) BGP
16 8 (2.37%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (17.51%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (2.67%) GIS
4 8 (2.37%) Geospatial Data
5 7 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.48%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.19%) JasperReports
7 4 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.89%) MySQL
8 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.30%) Big Data
10 1 (0.30%) Ingres
10 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (2.97%) JUnit
1 10 (2.97%) Subversion
2 9 (2.67%) TeamCity
3 8 (2.37%) CruiseControl
3 8 (2.37%) FishEye
3 8 (2.37%) Hudson
3 8 (2.37%) JIRA
4 7 (2.08%) Selenium
5 6 (1.78%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.78%) Maven
5 6 (1.78%) SoapUI
6 5 (1.48%) Ant
6 5 (1.48%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.48%) MSI
6 5 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.19%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.19%) ClearQuest
7 4 (1.19%) Zephyr
8 3 (0.89%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
General
1 17 (5.04%) Finance
2 12 (3.56%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.67%) Legal
4 4 (1.19%) French Language
5 3 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (0.89%) Retail
6 2 (0.59%) Billing
6 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.59%) Publishing
7 1 (0.30%) Banking
7 1 (0.30%) Electronics
7 1 (0.30%) Games
7 1 (0.30%) Law
7 1 (0.30%) Marketing
7 1 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 106 (31.45%) Analyst
2 43 (12.76%) Service Analyst
2 43 (12.76%) Service Desk Analyst
3 40 (11.87%) Support Analyst
4 33 (9.79%) Consultant
5 29 (8.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 25 (7.42%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 24 (7.12%) Architect
8 21 (6.23%) 1st Line Support
9 19 (5.64%) Support Engineer
9 19 (5.64%) Windows Engineer
10 18 (5.34%) Desktop Support
11 17 (5.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 16 (4.75%) Server Engineer
13 15 (4.45%) Active Directory Engineer
14 12 (3.56%) 2nd Line Support
14 12 (3.56%) 3rd Line Support
15 11 (3.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
15 11 (3.26%) Active Directory Support
16 10 (2.97%) Active Directory Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.64%) Web Services
2 12 (3.56%) REST
3 11 (3.26%) Middleware
4 8 (2.37%) GWT
5 7 (2.08%) 802.1X
6 6 (1.78%) CSS
6 6 (1.78%) JSON
6 6 (1.78%) SOAP
7 5 (1.48%) Ajax
7 5 (1.48%) LDAP
7 5 (1.48%) RESTful
7 5 (1.48%) Spring
8 4 (1.19%) Apache Flex
8 4 (1.19%) AWT
8 4 (1.19%) Hibernate
8 4 (1.19%) JMS
8 4 (1.19%) Swing
9 3 (0.89%) .NET
9 3 (0.89%) WPF
9 3 (0.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.39%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.34%) Clustering
4 16 (4.75%) Replication
5 14 (4.15%) CESG
6 12 (3.56%) PKI
7 11 (3.26%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.67%) User Experience
9 8 (2.37%) NHS
10 7 (2.08%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.78%) RSA SecurID
11 6 (1.78%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.19%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.19%) CMDB
12 4 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (1.19%) HP Storage
12 4 (1.19%) iPhone
13 3 (0.89%) Derivative
13 3 (0.89%) iPad
13 3 (0.89%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 253 (75.07%) Windows
2 114 (33.83%) Windows Server
3 73 (21.66%) Windows 7
4 42 (12.46%) Windows 10
5 41 (12.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (12.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (8.01%) Linux
7 21 (6.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (4.75%) Windows 8
9 10 (2.97%) Windows XP
10 6 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.19%) Unix
11 4 (1.19%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.89%) Kali Linux
12 3 (0.89%) Solaris
13 2 (0.59%) Android
13 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.30%) CentOS
14 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (24.33%) ITIL
2 29 (8.61%) Migration
3 18 (5.34%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (5.34%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (5.34%) Service Management
4 17 (5.04%) Problem Management
5 16 (4.75%) Disk Encryption
6 12 (3.56%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 12 (3.56%) Information Security
6 12 (3.56%) Network Optimisation
7 11 (3.26%) OO
7 11 (3.26%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (2.97%) Customer Requirements
8 10 (2.97%) High Availability
9 9 (2.67%) Business Continuity
9 9 (2.67%) DevOps
9 9 (2.67%) ITSM
9 9 (2.67%) Presales
9 9 (2.67%) Project Management
9 9 (2.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 73 (21.66%) PowerShell
2 39 (11.57%) VBScript
3 34 (10.09%) SQL
4 16 (4.75%) Java
5 14 (4.15%) C
6 6 (1.78%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.89%) C#
8 2 (0.59%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.59%) PHP
9 1 (0.30%) Python
9 1 (0.30%) R
9 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (11.87%) Security Cleared
2 29 (8.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (8.01%) SC Cleared
4 24 (7.12%) Degree
5 20 (5.93%) MCSE
6 18 (5.34%) MCSA
7 11 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (3.26%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (2.97%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (2.37%) CCNA
10 7 (2.08%) CISSP
11 4 (1.19%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.19%) MCP
12 3 (0.89%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.89%) CCA
12 3 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.59%) CCNP
13 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.26%) SLA
2 4 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.30%) GDPR
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (21.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (10.68%) XenApp
3 34 (10.09%) Hyper-V
4 30 (8.90%) vSphere
5 20 (5.93%) XenDesktop
6 17 (5.04%) BitLocker
6 17 (5.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (4.45%) Terminal Services
8 9 (2.67%) DFS Replication
8 9 (2.67%) NFS
9 8 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.19%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 93 (27.60%) SCCM
2 22 (6.53%) Norton AntiVirus
3 17 (5.04%) SCOM
4 16 (4.75%) Microsoft Clustering
4 16 (4.75%) NetBackup
5 15 (4.45%) vCenter Server
6 13 (3.86%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (3.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 11 (3.26%) Backup Exec
7 11 (3.26%) HP Data Protector
8 10 (2.97%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (2.97%) WSUS
9 4 (1.19%) DameWare
9 4 (1.19%) vRealize
10 3 (0.89%) Ansible
10 3 (0.89%) Cisco IPCC
10 3 (0.89%) Nessus
10 3 (0.89%) PowerCLI
10 3 (0.89%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (0.89%) vMotion
Vendors
1 185 (54.90%) Microsoft
2 123 (36.50%) VMware
3 86 (25.52%) Citrix
4 42 (12.46%) HP
5 38 (11.28%) Cisco
6 27 (8.01%) Symantec
7 23 (6.82%) NetApp
8 17 (5.04%) IBM
8 17 (5.04%) McAfee
9 16 (4.75%) CommVault
10 14 (4.15%) Dell
10 14 (4.15%) Ivanti
11 13 (3.86%) 3PAR
11 13 (3.86%) Atlassian
11 13 (3.86%) SolarWinds
12 12 (3.56%) Altiris
12 12 (3.56%) Google
13 11 (3.26%) EqualLogic
13 11 (3.26%) Veritas
14 10 (2.97%) Clearswift