Period
to 15 July 2020

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 15 July 2020 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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 26 16
Rank change year-on-year +13 -10 +8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 156 272 347
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 8.20% 6.35% 7.37%
As % of the System Software category 53.79% 48.40% 55.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 140 181
Median daily rate £325 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +30.00%
10th Percentile £122 £120 £130
90th Percentile £525 £538 £500
England median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 61
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £16.59 £10.72 £11.17
90th Percentile £39.31 £25.40 £25.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.44 £15.86
% change year-on-year +13.38% -2.68% +5.73%

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 290 562 625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.24% 13.12% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 321 338
Median daily rate £375 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.61% +11.87% +9.09%
10th Percentile £133 £158 £152
90th Percentile £550 £623 £558
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 33 66
Median hourly rate £29.59 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.23% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £17.45 £10.83 £11.17
90th Percentile £65.41 £63.20 £33.13
Median hourly rate £19.28 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +13.40% +3.03% +3.13%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in the East of England

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in the East of England over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory in the East of England

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Active Directory in the East of England

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Active Directory in the East of England over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

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 15 July 2020. 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 43 £325 +8.33% 11
Cambridgeshire +21 42 £348 +63.53% 15
Essex +29 30 £163 -45.83% 5
Norfolk +5 18 £263 -25.00%
Bedfordshire +15 12 £170 -5.56% 6
Suffolk +8 7 £130 -56.67% 3
East Anglia - 4 £500 -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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.

1 115 (73.72%) Windows
2 90 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 72 (46.15%) Windows 10
4 60 (38.46%) Office 365
5 57 (36.54%) Windows Server
6 40 (25.64%) SCCM
7 38 (24.36%) Microsoft Office
8 35 (22.44%) Azure
9 34 (21.79%) ITIL
10 33 (21.15%) Windows 7
11 32 (20.51%) PowerShell
12 31 (19.87%) VMware
12 31 (19.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 26 (16.67%) Migration
14 25 (16.03%) Windows Server 2008
14 25 (16.03%) SQL Server
15 24 (15.38%) Windows Server 2016
16 23 (14.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 22 (14.10%) SharePoint
17 22 (14.10%) DNS
18 21 (13.46%) DHCP
19 19 (12.18%) VMware Infrastructure
20 18 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
21 17 (10.90%) Security Cleared
21 17 (10.90%) OneDrive
21 17 (10.90%) Azure Active Directory
22 16 (10.26%) Windows Server 2019
22 16 (10.26%) Public Sector
23 13 (8.33%) SQL
24 12 (7.69%) VB

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 22 (14.10%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.77%) ArcGIS
2 9 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.77%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.28%) IIS
4 1 (0.64%) Documentum
4 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 38 (24.36%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.77%) Photoshop
3 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.21%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (3.21%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 60 (38.46%) Office 365
2 35 (22.44%) Azure
3 17 (10.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 17 (10.90%) OneDrive
4 12 (7.69%) AWS
5 5 (3.21%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (3.21%) GCP
5 5 (3.21%) PaaS
6 4 (2.56%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.92%) SaaS
8 2 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (1.28%) Azure Functions
8 2 (1.28%) G Suite
8 2 (1.28%) Route 53
8 2 (1.28%) Serverless
8 2 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.64%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.10%) DNS
2 21 (13.46%) DHCP
3 11 (7.05%) LAN
3 11 (7.05%) VPN
4 10 (6.41%) WAN
5 9 (5.77%) Firewall
5 9 (5.77%) SAN
5 9 (5.77%) Skype
6 6 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (3.21%) NetScaler
8 4 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (2.56%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.92%) VoIP
10 2 (1.28%) BGP
10 2 (1.28%) Internet
10 2 (1.28%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.28%) Network Security
10 2 (1.28%) OSPF
10 2 (1.28%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (1.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.13%) GIS
3 4 (2.56%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (1.28%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.28%) MySQL
4 2 (1.28%) ObjectStore
4 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.64%) Power BI
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.28%) AutoIt
1 2 (1.28%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.28%) JUnit
2 1 (0.64%) Hudson
2 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (10.26%) Public Sector
2 11 (7.05%) Finance
3 4 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.92%) Retail
5 2 (1.28%) Banking
5 2 (1.28%) Local Government
5 2 (1.28%) Publishing
6 1 (0.64%) Back Office
6 1 (0.64%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (18.59%) Analyst
2 24 (15.38%) Desktop Support
3 23 (14.74%) Support Engineer
4 19 (12.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 11 (7.05%) Desktop Engineer
8 10 (6.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 8 (5.13%) Consultant
10 8 (5.13%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 8 (5.13%) Technical Support
11 7 (4.49%) Technical Analyst
12 6 (3.85%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 6 (3.85%) Applications Support
12 6 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 6 (3.85%) Technical Support Analyst
12 6 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
13 5 (3.21%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.49%) LDAP
2 5 (3.21%) HTML
3 2 (1.28%) .NET
3 2 (1.28%) Kafka
3 2 (1.28%) RESTful
3 2 (1.28%) Web Services
3 2 (1.28%) XACML
4 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.64%) Ajax
4 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.64%) CSS
4 1 (0.64%) JSON
4 1 (0.64%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (0.64%) REST
4 1 (0.64%) SOAP
4 1 (0.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.77%) NHS
2 7 (4.49%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.49%) Replication
3 5 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.21%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.28%) e-Learning
4 2 (1.28%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (1.28%) User Experience
5 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.64%) BYOD
5 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.64%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.64%) FMCG
5 1 (0.64%) iPhone
5 1 (0.64%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.64%) Social Media
5 1 (0.64%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 115 (73.72%) Windows
2 72 (46.15%) Windows 10
3 57 (36.54%) Windows Server
4 33 (21.15%) Windows 7
5 31 (19.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (16.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (15.38%) Windows Server 2016
8 16 (10.26%) Windows Server 2019
9 8 (5.13%) Linux
10 4 (2.56%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.56%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.92%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.28%) VMS
12 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.64%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.64%) Unix
13 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.79%) ITIL
2 26 (16.67%) Migration
3 23 (14.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (7.69%) Change Management
4 12 (7.69%) DevOps
5 10 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (5.77%) Data Migration
7 8 (5.13%) Image Processing
7 8 (5.13%) Test Scripting
8 7 (4.49%) Incident Management
8 7 (4.49%) PRINCE2
8 7 (4.49%) Project Management
8 7 (4.49%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.49%) Service Design
8 7 (4.49%) Service Management
9 6 (3.85%) CRM
9 6 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (3.21%) Coaching
10 5 (3.21%) ERP
10 5 (3.21%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 32 (20.51%) PowerShell
2 13 (8.33%) SQL
3 12 (7.69%) VB
4 11 (7.05%) C
5 7 (4.49%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.28%) C#
7 1 (0.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (10.90%) Security Cleared
3 12 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (5.77%) DV Cleared
5 7 (4.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (3.85%) Degree
7 5 (3.21%) APMG
7 5 (3.21%) MCSE
8 3 (1.92%) CCA
8 3 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.92%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.92%) MCSA
9 2 (1.28%) CISA
9 2 (1.28%) CISM
9 2 (1.28%) CISSP
9 2 (1.28%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (1.28%) CRISC
9 2 (1.28%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.13%) SLA
2 5 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.28%) ISO 22301
3 2 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.28%) PMO
4 1 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.64%) ITGC
4 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 19 (12.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.13%) VMware NSX
2 8 (5.13%) vSphere
3 6 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (3.21%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.21%) XenApp
5 4 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.56%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.28%) NFS
7 2 (1.28%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.28%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.64%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.64%) Firmware
8 1 (0.64%) vCloud
8 1 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 40 (25.64%) SCCM
2 10 (6.41%) Ansible
2 10 (6.41%) SCOM
3 8 (5.13%) SCOrch
4 5 (3.21%) WSUS
5 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.28%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.28%) PowerCLI
7 2 (1.28%) Terraform
8 1 (0.64%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.64%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.64%) vMotion
Vendors
1 90 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 31 (19.87%) VMware
3 12 (7.69%) Oracle
4 11 (7.05%) Cisco
4 11 (7.05%) Citrix
5 9 (5.77%) ESRI
5 9 (5.77%) Lumension
5 9 (5.77%) Sophos
6 7 (4.49%) Apple
7 6 (3.85%) Google
8 5 (3.21%) JD Edwards
9 4 (2.56%) HP
9 4 (2.56%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.92%) Adobe
10 3 (1.92%) CrowdStrike
10 3 (1.92%) CyberArk
10 3 (1.92%) Okta
11 2 (1.28%) Dell
11 2 (1.28%) Forcepoint
11 2 (1.28%) Symantec