Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 28 12
Rank change year-on-year +6 -16 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 305 267 428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.87% 6.21% 8.73%
As % of the System Software category 52.86% 47.34% 63.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 145 196
East of England median daily rate £313 £250 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -6.10%
10th Percentile £130 £123 £114
90th Percentile £513 £488 £491
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 32 122
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £14.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.29% -15.15% -
10th Percentile £10.45 £10.00 £12.39
90th Percentile £30.00 £23.33 £23.68
England median hourly rate £15.45 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.00% - -

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 577 564 674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.00% 13.11% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 284 337
East of England median daily rate £363 £364 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.34% +10.23% +5.60%
10th Percentile £137 £130 £128
90th Percentile £563 £566 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 47 137
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £39.05 £40.00
England median hourly rate £16.22 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.34% +3.23% -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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -6 80 £300 +2.56% 22
Bedfordshire +29 61 £300 +93.55% 10
Essex +17 55 £355 +9.23% 21
Cambridgeshire -18 45 £295 +88.20% 25
Suffolk +3 36 £425 +70.00% 6
Norfolk +6 25 £200 +40.18% 12
East Anglia -3 3 - -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 218 (71.48%) Windows
2 171 (56.07%) Microsoft
3 107 (35.08%) VMware
3 107 (35.08%) Windows Server
4 75 (24.59%) ITIL
5 74 (24.26%) Citrix
6 68 (22.30%) VMware Infrastructure
7 65 (21.31%) SCCM
7 65 (21.31%) Office 365
8 56 (18.36%) DNS
9 55 (18.03%) PowerShell
10 54 (17.70%) DHCP
10 54 (17.70%) MS Exchange
11 49 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
12 46 (15.08%) Data Centre
12 46 (15.08%) Windows 10
13 45 (14.75%) Windows 7
13 45 (14.75%) Firewall
14 43 (14.10%) Microsoft Office
14 43 (14.10%) Windows Server 2012
15 42 (13.77%) SQL Server
15 42 (13.77%) Windows Server 2008
16 41 (13.44%) SQL
17 38 (12.46%) Migration
18 35 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
19 34 (11.15%) HP
19 34 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
20 33 (10.82%) Cisco
20 33 (10.82%) Security Cleared
21 32 (10.49%) Linux

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 54 (17.70%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.20%) IIS
3 24 (7.87%) SharePoint
4 18 (5.90%) Skype for Business
5 15 (4.92%) Apache
6 13 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.97%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.64%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.31%) JBoss
10 4 (1.31%) ThingWorx
11 3 (0.98%) CMS
11 3 (0.98%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (14.10%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (5.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (2.62%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.64%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) assyst
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 65 (21.31%) Office 365
2 49 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.64%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.98%) SaaS
7 2 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.33%) Akamai
8 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (18.36%) DNS
2 54 (17.70%) DHCP
3 45 (14.75%) Firewall
4 30 (9.84%) SAN
5 29 (9.51%) LAN
6 26 (8.52%) WAN
7 20 (6.56%) NAS
8 19 (6.23%) VPN
9 18 (5.90%) TCP/IP
10 17 (5.57%) VLAN
11 15 (4.92%) VoIP
12 14 (4.59%) iSCSI
13 13 (4.26%) Fibre Channel
14 12 (3.93%) HTTP
14 12 (3.93%) Skype
15 11 (3.61%) NetScaler
15 11 (3.61%) Wireless
16 8 (2.62%) SMTP
17 7 (2.30%) Internet
17 7 (2.30%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (13.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.95%) MySQL
3 8 (2.62%) Geospatial Data
3 8 (2.62%) GIS
4 7 (2.30%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.64%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.31%) JasperReports
7 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.66%) Big Data
8 2 (0.66%) Power BI
9 1 (0.33%) Ingres
9 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (3.28%) JUnit
2 9 (2.95%) TeamCity
3 8 (2.62%) CruiseControl
3 8 (2.62%) FishEye
3 8 (2.62%) Hudson
3 8 (2.62%) JIRA
4 7 (2.30%) Maven
4 7 (2.30%) Selenium
5 6 (1.97%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.97%) SoapUI
6 5 (1.64%) Ant
6 5 (1.64%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.64%) Subversion
7 4 (1.31%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.31%) ClearQuest
7 4 (1.31%) Zephyr
8 3 (0.98%) MSI
9 1 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.33%) InstallShield
General
1 14 (4.59%) Telecoms
2 11 (3.61%) Legal
3 10 (3.28%) Finance
4 4 (1.31%) Advertising
4 4 (1.31%) Marketing
4 4 (1.31%) Retail
5 3 (0.98%) French Language
5 3 (0.98%) Law
5 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.66%) Billing
6 2 (0.66%) Electronics
6 2 (0.66%) Games
6 2 (0.66%) Local Government
6 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 80 (26.23%) Analyst
2 38 (12.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (9.84%) Service Analyst
3 30 (9.84%) Service Desk Analyst
3 30 (9.84%) Support Engineer
4 26 (8.52%) Desktop Support
4 26 (8.52%) Support Analyst
5 17 (5.57%) 3rd Line Support
5 17 (5.57%) Desktop Engineer
5 17 (5.57%) Windows Engineer
6 16 (5.25%) Consultant
7 15 (4.92%) 1st Line Support
7 15 (4.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 15 (4.92%) Administrator
8 13 (4.26%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (4.26%) Architect
9 12 (3.93%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (3.61%) Active Directory Analyst
10 11 (3.61%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (3.28%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.56%) Middleware
2 12 (3.93%) LDAP
2 12 (3.93%) REST
2 12 (3.93%) Web Services
3 8 (2.62%) GWT
4 6 (1.97%) JSON
4 6 (1.97%) SOAP
5 5 (1.64%) Ajax
5 5 (1.64%) CSS
5 5 (1.64%) RESTful
5 5 (1.64%) Spring
6 4 (1.31%) ADSI
6 4 (1.31%) Apache Flex
6 4 (1.31%) AWT
6 4 (1.31%) Hibernate
6 4 (1.31%) JMS
6 4 (1.31%) OAuth
6 4 (1.31%) SAML
6 4 (1.31%) Swing
7 3 (0.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (15.08%) Data Centre
2 25 (8.20%) Clustering
3 21 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.26%) NHS
4 13 (4.26%) PKI
5 9 (2.95%) Replication
6 8 (2.62%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.30%) CMDB
7 7 (2.30%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.64%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.31%) Smartcard
10 3 (0.98%) CESG
10 3 (0.98%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.98%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.98%) User Experience
11 2 (0.66%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.66%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 218 (71.48%) Windows
2 107 (35.08%) Windows Server
3 46 (15.08%) Windows 10
4 45 (14.75%) Windows 7
5 43 (14.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (13.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (10.49%) Linux
8 20 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (5.57%) Windows XP
10 16 (5.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (4.26%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.30%) Unix
13 5 (1.64%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.98%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.98%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.66%) Android
15 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.66%) Solaris
16 1 (0.33%) CentOS
16 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (24.59%) ITIL
2 38 (12.46%) Migration
3 34 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (5.25%) Problem Management
4 16 (5.25%) Service Management
5 15 (4.92%) High Availability
5 15 (4.92%) Load Balancing
5 15 (4.92%) Validation
6 14 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (4.59%) Identity Management
7 13 (4.26%) Incident Management
7 13 (4.26%) Project Management
8 11 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (3.61%) Information Security
8 11 (3.61%) Network Optimisation
8 11 (3.61%) SIEM
9 10 (3.28%) DevOps
9 10 (3.28%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (3.28%) Secure Coding
9 10 (3.28%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (18.03%) PowerShell
2 41 (13.44%) SQL
3 15 (4.92%) C
3 15 (4.92%) VBScript
4 12 (3.93%) Java
5 5 (1.64%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.31%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.66%) C#
7 2 (0.66%) PHP
8 1 (0.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (10.82%) Security Cleared
3 24 (7.87%) MCSE
4 22 (7.21%) MCSA
5 21 (6.89%) SC Cleared
6 19 (6.23%) Degree
7 17 (5.57%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.95%) MCP
9 7 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.97%) CCNA
10 6 (1.97%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.97%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.64%) CCIE
12 3 (0.98%) CISSP
12 3 (0.98%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.66%) CCA
13 2 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.25%) SLA
2 3 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.66%) QA
4 1 (0.33%) GDPR
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 68 (22.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (8.85%) Hyper-V
3 21 (6.89%) XenApp
4 16 (5.25%) XenDesktop
5 15 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (3.61%) Terminal Services
7 8 (2.62%) vSphere
8 7 (2.30%) BitLocker
8 7 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (2.30%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (1.64%) VirtualBox
10 4 (1.31%) DFS Replication
10 4 (1.31%) NFS
10 4 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.98%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 3 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.98%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.98%) XenServer
12 2 (0.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 65 (21.31%) SCCM
2 19 (6.23%) SCOM
3 17 (5.57%) Microsoft Clustering
4 13 (4.26%) Backup Exec
4 13 (4.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 13 (4.26%) WSUS
5 10 (3.28%) NetBackup
6 8 (2.62%) HP Data Protector
6 8 (2.62%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.64%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.31%) Puppet
8 4 (1.31%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.98%) Ansible
9 3 (0.98%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.98%) DameWare
9 3 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 171 (56.07%) Microsoft
2 107 (35.08%) VMware
3 74 (24.26%) Citrix
4 34 (11.15%) HP
5 33 (10.82%) Cisco
6 24 (7.87%) Dell
7 20 (6.56%) Symantec
8 14 (4.59%) Red Hat
9 13 (4.26%) IBM
9 13 (4.26%) NetApp
10 12 (3.93%) Oracle
10 12 (3.93%) SolarWinds
11 11 (3.61%) 3PAR
11 11 (3.61%) McAfee
11 11 (3.61%) Veeam
12 9 (2.95%) CommVault
13 8 (2.62%) Atlassian
13 8 (2.62%) EqualLogic
13 8 (2.62%) Veritas
14 7 (2.30%) Altiris