Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 24 11
Rank change year-on-year +10 -13 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 377 319 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.61% 6.85% 8.62%
As % of the System Software category 55.69% 49.23% 61.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 159 208
East of England median daily rate £314 £250 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.50% -8.26% -9.17%
10th Percentile £122 £111 £113
90th Percentile £488 £489 £477
England median daily rate £325 £315 £330
% change year-on-year +3.17% -4.55% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 52 111
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £14.92 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.59% -9.58% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.40 £12.50
90th Percentile £25.00 £19.50 £21.00
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +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 677 648 722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.66% 13.92% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 300 392
East of England median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £149 £130 £135
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 72 125
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.65 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.92% +0.92% -10.81%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.40 £12.60
90th Percentile £33.13 £42.95 £38.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.59% -4.55%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 96 £260 -18.75% 33
Essex +13 76 £244 -25.00% 13
Cambridgeshire -1 72 £319 +59.38% 17
Bedfordshire +23 68 £388 +19.23% 12
Suffolk -4 38 £165 -5.71% 6
Norfolk 0 23 £212 +41.33% 7
East Anglia -2 4 - - 3
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 270 (71.62%) Windows
2 188 (49.87%) Microsoft
3 104 (27.59%) Office 365
4 99 (26.26%) Windows Server
4 99 (26.26%) VMware
5 79 (20.95%) Citrix
5 79 (20.95%) Microsoft Azure
6 77 (20.42%) ITIL
7 73 (19.36%) Microsoft Office
8 69 (18.30%) Windows 10
9 66 (17.51%) Windows 7
10 64 (16.98%) Migration
11 62 (16.45%) DNS
12 58 (15.38%) PowerShell
13 57 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
13 57 (15.12%) MS Exchange
14 54 (14.32%) Linux
15 52 (13.79%) DHCP
15 52 (13.79%) Firewall
16 47 (12.47%) SCCM
16 47 (12.47%) Data Centre
16 47 (12.47%) Windows Server 2012
16 47 (12.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 43 (11.41%) SQL Server
18 40 (10.61%) SQL
19 39 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
20 34 (9.02%) Cisco
20 34 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
21 33 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
22 30 (7.96%) HP

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 57 (15.12%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.37%) IIS
3 22 (5.84%) SharePoint
4 18 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (2.92%) Apache
6 8 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.12%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.33%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.33%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.06%) CMS
8 4 (1.06%) ThingWorx
9 3 (0.80%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.27%) GroupWise
Applications
1 73 (19.36%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.33%) Windchill
5 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.27%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.27%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.27%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 104 (27.59%) Office 365
2 79 (20.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (7.16%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (2.39%) SaaS
6 8 (2.12%) IaaS
6 8 (2.12%) OneDrive
7 4 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 4 (1.06%) Akamai
7 4 (1.06%) PaaS
8 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 62 (16.45%) DNS
2 52 (13.79%) DHCP
2 52 (13.79%) Firewall
3 26 (6.90%) LAN
4 24 (6.37%) SAN
5 21 (5.57%) VPN
5 21 (5.57%) WAN
6 18 (4.77%) VLAN
7 17 (4.51%) TCP/IP
8 16 (4.24%) VoIP
8 16 (4.24%) Wireless
9 15 (3.98%) NAS
10 12 (3.18%) Skype
11 11 (2.92%) HTTP
12 10 (2.65%) Internet
13 9 (2.39%) NetScaler
14 8 (2.12%) SMTP
15 7 (1.86%) Kerberos
16 6 (1.59%) Network Security
17 5 (1.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (2.12%) MySQL
3 8 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.86%) Big Data
4 7 (1.86%) Power BI
5 6 (1.59%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.80%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.53%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (0.53%) GIS
8 2 (0.53%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.27%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.27%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.06%) JUnit
1 4 (1.06%) Maven
1 4 (1.06%) Selenium
1 4 (1.06%) SoapUI
2 3 (0.80%) Ant
2 3 (0.80%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.80%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.80%) JIRA
2 3 (0.80%) Subversion
3 2 (0.53%) AccuRev
3 2 (0.53%) CruiseControl
3 2 (0.53%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.53%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.53%) FishEye
3 2 (0.53%) Gradle
3 2 (0.53%) Hudson
3 2 (0.53%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.27%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.27%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 21 (5.57%) Finance
2 15 (3.98%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.18%) Law
4 10 (2.65%) Retail
5 8 (2.12%) Legal
6 7 (1.86%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.06%) Advertising
7 4 (1.06%) Marketing
8 3 (0.80%) Billing
8 3 (0.80%) Publishing
9 2 (0.53%) French Language
9 2 (0.53%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 88 (23.34%) Analyst
2 58 (15.38%) Desktop Support
3 47 (12.47%) Support Engineer
4 44 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 42 (11.14%) Support Analyst
6 32 (8.49%) Desktop Engineer
7 30 (7.96%) 2nd Line Support
8 28 (7.43%) Administrator
9 23 (6.10%) Service Analyst
9 23 (6.10%) Service Desk Analyst
10 21 (5.57%) Active Directory Analyst
11 19 (5.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 18 (4.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 18 (4.77%) Architect
12 18 (4.77%) Consultant
12 18 (4.77%) Systems Administrator
13 17 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support
14 16 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 16 (4.24%) Desktop Analyst
14 16 (4.24%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.77%) Middleware
1 18 (4.77%) Web Services
2 13 (3.45%) LDAP
3 6 (1.59%) REST
3 6 (1.59%) XML
4 5 (1.33%) OAuth
4 5 (1.33%) RESTful
4 5 (1.33%) SAML
5 4 (1.06%) .NET
5 4 (1.06%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.06%) ADSI
5 4 (1.06%) JSON
5 4 (1.06%) SOAP
6 3 (0.80%) .NET Core
6 3 (0.80%) Ajax
6 3 (0.80%) CSS
6 3 (0.80%) Entity Framework
6 3 (0.80%) jQuery
6 3 (0.80%) Spring
7 2 (0.53%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.47%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.57%) Clustering
3 19 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.71%) PKI
5 8 (2.12%) NHS
5 8 (2.12%) Private Cloud
6 6 (1.59%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.59%) CMDB
6 6 (1.59%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.59%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.33%) Replication
7 5 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.06%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.06%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.06%) Smartcard
9 3 (0.80%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.53%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.53%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 270 (71.62%) Windows
2 99 (26.26%) Windows Server
3 69 (18.30%) Windows 10
4 66 (17.51%) Windows 7
5 54 (14.32%) Linux
6 47 (12.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (5.31%) Windows XP
9 17 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (4.24%) Windows 8
11 13 (3.45%) Apple iOS
11 13 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (2.92%) Mac OS
12 11 (2.92%) Unix
13 8 (2.12%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (1.06%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.80%) Android
15 3 (0.80%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.80%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (20.42%) ITIL
2 64 (16.98%) Migration
3 47 (12.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 34 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (5.57%) Identity Management
6 20 (5.31%) Project Management
7 18 (4.77%) Incident Management
7 18 (4.77%) Service Management
8 17 (4.51%) High Availability
9 16 (4.24%) ITIL V3
10 15 (3.98%) Load Balancing
10 15 (3.98%) Validation
11 13 (3.45%) Break/Fix
12 12 (3.18%) SIEM
12 12 (3.18%) Time Management
13 11 (2.92%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (2.92%) Change Management
13 11 (2.92%) Problem Management
13 11 (2.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (2.65%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 40 (10.61%) SQL
3 7 (1.86%) C
4 6 (1.59%) C#
4 6 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.33%) Java
6 4 (1.06%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.06%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.80%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.80%) VBScript
8 2 (0.53%) Python
9 1 (0.27%) Java 8
9 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 21 (5.57%) MCSE
4 20 (5.31%) MCSA
5 16 (4.24%) Degree
6 15 (3.98%) SC Cleared
7 13 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.12%) MCP
9 7 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.33%) CCIE
11 4 (1.06%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.80%) CCNA
12 3 (0.80%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.53%) HNC
13 2 (0.53%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.53%) PMP
13 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.51%) SLA
2 4 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.80%) GDPR
4 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.53%) HL7
4 2 (0.53%) PMO
4 2 (0.53%) QA
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (6.10%) Hyper-V
3 20 (5.31%) XenApp
4 13 (3.45%) vSphere
5 12 (3.18%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (2.92%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.06%) BitLocker
8 4 (1.06%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.06%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.80%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 3 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.80%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.80%) XenServer
10 2 (0.53%) Docker
11 1 (0.27%) KVM
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.27%) NFS
11 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 47 (12.47%) SCCM
2 13 (3.45%) SCOM
3 11 (2.92%) Microsoft Clustering
3 11 (2.92%) WSUS
4 10 (2.65%) Backup Exec
5 9 (2.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (2.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.59%) Ansible
8 6 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
9 5 (1.33%) Puppet
10 4 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (1.06%) Jamf Pro
10 4 (1.06%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.06%) Terraform
11 3 (0.80%) CA Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.80%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.80%) vMotion
Vendors
1 188 (49.87%) Microsoft
2 99 (26.26%) VMware
3 79 (20.95%) Citrix
4 34 (9.02%) Cisco
5 30 (7.96%) HP
6 24 (6.37%) Dell
7 17 (4.51%) Apple
8 15 (3.98%) Red Hat
9 14 (3.71%) NetApp
9 14 (3.71%) Symantec
10 12 (3.18%) Oracle
10 12 (3.18%) Veeam
11 10 (2.65%) IBM
12 8 (2.12%) Altiris
12 8 (2.12%) Sophos
13 7 (1.86%) 3PAR
13 7 (1.86%) Adobe
13 7 (1.86%) McAfee
14 6 (1.59%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.59%) SolarWinds