The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Erskine 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 3 months to 29 March 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
Renfrewshire / Erskine
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -10 -1  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 10 54 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Erskine 14.71% 38.85% 39.51%
As % of the System Software category 90.91% 72.00% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 42 21
Median daily rate £416 £395 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.37% +13.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £271 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £445 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -5.46% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Erskine with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Erskine
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11 75 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Erskine 16.18% 53.96% 49.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 58 28
Median daily rate £405 £389 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.18% +11.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £269 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £445 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Erskine

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Erskine citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Erskine

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Erskine.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Erskine

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Erskine

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Erskine.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Erskine

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Erskine region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 25 (71.43%) SQL
2 25 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 25 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
4 23 (65.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (62.86%) SC Cleared
5 22 (62.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (57.14%) Windows Server
7 18 (51.43%) DNS
8 16 (45.71%) Windows 7
9 15 (42.86%) Windows 10
9 15 (42.86%) Windows XP
9 15 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (34.29%) MS Excel
11 11 (31.43%) Linux
11 11 (31.43%) DHCP
11 11 (31.43%) HTTP
11 11 (31.43%) HTTPS
11 11 (31.43%) Configuration Management
11 11 (31.43%) Prototyping
11 11 (31.43%) Software Distribution
12 10 (28.57%) Patch Management
12 10 (28.57%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 10 (28.57%) MSI
12 10 (28.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 10 (28.57%) SSL
12 10 (28.57%) REXX
12 10 (28.57%) Tcl
12 10 (28.57%) VB

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Erskine 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 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (34.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (51.43%) DNS
2 11 (31.43%) DHCP
2 11 (31.43%) HTTP
2 11 (31.43%) HTTPS
3 10 (28.57%) SSL
4 9 (25.71%) SAN
5 8 (22.86%) VSAN
6 6 (17.14%) Kerberos
6 6 (17.14%) LDAP
6 6 (17.14%) X.500
7 3 (8.57%) Internet
7 3 (8.57%) Intranet
8 1 (2.86%) Firewall
8 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.86%) NAS
8 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) MSI
2 5 (14.29%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 7 (20.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
2 4 (11.43%) Analyst
2 4 (11.43%) Test Analyst
3 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 2 (5.71%) PowerShell Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (2.86%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (2.86%) Active Directory Support Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) Consultant
4 1 (2.86%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) PowerShell Specialist
4 1 (2.86%) Server Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) Server Support
4 1 (2.86%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) PKI
1 6 (17.14%) Replication
2 5 (14.29%) Clustering
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 23 (65.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (62.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (57.14%) Windows Server
5 16 (45.71%) Windows 7
6 15 (42.86%) Windows 10
6 15 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (42.86%) Windows XP
7 11 (31.43%) Linux
8 5 (14.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Configuration Management
1 11 (31.43%) Prototyping
1 11 (31.43%) Software Distribution
2 10 (28.57%) ITIL
2 10 (28.57%) Patch Management
2 10 (28.57%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 5 (14.29%) Change Management
3 5 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
3 5 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 4 (11.43%) Smoke Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Business Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Change Control
5 2 (5.71%) Project Management
5 2 (5.71%) Server Building
5 2 (5.71%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (2.86%) Defect Management
6 1 (2.86%) ITSM
6 1 (2.86%) Migration
6 1 (2.86%) OO
Programming Languages
1 25 (71.43%) PowerShell
1 25 (71.43%) SQL
2 10 (28.57%) REXX
2 10 (28.57%) Tcl
2 10 (28.57%) VB
3 1 (2.86%) C
3 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.86%) Jython
3 1 (2.86%) Python
3 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 22 (62.86%) SC Cleared
3 8 (22.86%) MCTS
3 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (22.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 5 (14.29%) MCITP
4 5 (14.29%) MCSA
4 5 (14.29%) MCSE
5 3 (8.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (8.57%) MCP
6 2 (5.71%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (22.86%) vSphere
2 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (22.86%) PowerCLI
2 8 (22.86%) vRealize
3 5 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (14.29%) Netcool
4 2 (5.71%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.86%) BladeLogic
5 1 (2.86%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (2.86%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (2.86%) Puppet
5 1 (2.86%) SCCM
5 1 (2.86%) SCSM
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.71%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) Citrix
3 5 (14.29%) Intel Security
3 5 (14.29%) Veritas
4 2 (5.71%) HP
5 1 (2.86%) BMC
5 1 (2.86%) CA
5 1 (2.86%) Dell
5 1 (2.86%) F5