The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 28 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 7 19
Rank change year-on-year -30 +12  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 21 61 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 5.20% 13.41% 8.77%
As % of the System Software category 27.27% 64.89% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 19
Median daily rate £263 £270 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +68.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £179 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £350 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -4.29% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 28 9
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -19.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £16.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £19.00 £32.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +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 Essex with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 77 94 64
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 19.06% 20.66% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 38 39
Median daily rate £400 £270 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.14% +4.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £431 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 31 9
Median hourly rate £33.75 £16.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.54% -19.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £19.00 £32.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Essex

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Essex over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Essex

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Essex

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester 0 10 £400 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £200 -
Witham - 1 - -
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Essex region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 43 (76.79%) Windows
2 36 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 26 (46.43%) MS Office
4 21 (37.50%) ITIL
5 19 (33.93%) Windows 7
6 16 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 14 (25.00%) Citrix
8 12 (21.43%) Windows Server
9 10 (17.86%) DNS
9 10 (17.86%) DHCP
9 10 (17.86%) MS Exchange
9 10 (17.86%) Incident Management
10 9 (16.07%) Windows 8
11 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (12.50%) Service Management
11 7 (12.50%) Windows XP
11 7 (12.50%) Linux
11 7 (12.50%) Cisco
12 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (10.71%) PRINCE2
12 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (10.71%) Hyper-V
13 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (8.93%) G Suite
13 5 (8.93%) Mimecast
13 5 (8.93%) ServiceNow
13 5 (8.93%) MOS
13 5 (8.93%) Google
13 5 (8.93%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (8.93%) SQL

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 10 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (3.57%) GroupWise
4 2 (3.57%) IIS
4 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 26 (46.43%) MS Office
2 16 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.36%) InfoPath
3 3 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.36%) MS Project
4 2 (3.57%) Acrobat
4 2 (3.57%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) G Suite
1 5 (8.93%) Mimecast
2 3 (5.36%) Office 365
3 2 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.86%) DHCP
1 10 (17.86%) DNS
2 5 (8.93%) SAN
3 4 (7.14%) Internet
3 4 (7.14%) VoIP
4 3 (5.36%) Firewall
4 3 (5.36%) iSCSI
4 3 (5.36%) LAN
4 3 (5.36%) LDAP
4 3 (5.36%) NAS
4 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.36%) WAN
4 3 (5.36%) WebEx
5 2 (3.57%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (3.57%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.57%) VPN
5 2 (3.57%) WLAN
6 1 (1.79%) SMTP
6 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) MySQL
2 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.79%) GIS
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) AccuRev
1 2 (3.57%) Ant
1 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
1 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
1 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.57%) Gradle
1 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.57%) JUnit
1 2 (3.57%) Maven
1 2 (3.57%) Selenium
1 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
1 2 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 5 (8.93%) Automotive
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Legal
2 4 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 4 (7.14%) Publishing
3 2 (3.57%) Law
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Billing
4 1 (1.79%) Front Office
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (50.00%) Analyst
2 19 (33.93%) Support Analyst
3 9 (16.07%) Help Desk Analyst
3 9 (16.07%) Help Desk Support
3 9 (16.07%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Windows Support Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (8.93%) Active Directory Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Active Directory Support
6 5 (8.93%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Service Desk Support
7 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Applications Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Citrix Support
8 3 (5.36%) Citrix Support Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) IT Support
8 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) Web Services
2 2 (3.57%) Ajax
2 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.57%) CSS
2 2 (3.57%) Ext JS
2 2 (3.57%) HTML
2 2 (3.57%) Java SE
2 2 (3.57%) JAX-RS
2 2 (3.57%) JAX-WS
2 2 (3.57%) JPA
2 2 (3.57%) jQuery
2 2 (3.57%) JSR 170
2 2 (3.57%) SAML
2 2 (3.57%) SOAP
2 2 (3.57%) Spring
2 2 (3.57%) Spring MVC
2 2 (3.57%) Struts
2 2 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (3.57%) XHTML
2 2 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.93%) Clustering
2 5 (8.93%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.36%) HTC Vive
3 3 (5.36%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.36%) NHS
4 2 (3.57%) iPad
4 2 (3.57%) iPhone
4 2 (3.57%) Life Science
4 2 (3.57%) Replication
4 2 (3.57%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.79%) Handset
5 1 (1.79%) PKI
5 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (76.79%) Windows
2 19 (33.93%) Windows 7
3 12 (21.43%) Windows Server
4 9 (16.07%) Windows 8
5 7 (12.50%) Linux
5 7 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.14%) Unix
7 4 (7.14%) Windows 10
8 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.57%) Mac OS
9 2 (3.57%) Solaris
9 2 (3.57%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (37.50%) ITIL
2 10 (17.86%) Incident Management
3 7 (12.50%) Service Management
4 6 (10.71%) PRINCE2
5 5 (8.93%) IT Strategy
5 5 (8.93%) Migration
6 3 (5.36%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.36%) ITSM
6 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.36%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.36%) Project Management
6 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.36%) Software Deployment
7 2 (3.57%) BDD
7 2 (3.57%) Change Control
7 2 (3.57%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (3.57%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.57%) Process Improvement
7 2 (3.57%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) SQL
2 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.57%) Java
3 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.93%) MOS
3 4 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (5.36%) Degree
4 3 (5.36%) MCSA
5 2 (3.57%) CCNA
5 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.57%) MCITP
5 2 (3.57%) MCSE
5 2 (3.57%) MCTS
6 1 (1.79%) CCNP
6 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.57%) NDS
2 2 (3.57%) Terminal Services
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.79%) DFS Replication
3 1 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) SCCM
2 3 (5.36%) WSUS
3 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.79%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.79%) PowerCLI
3 1 (1.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.00%) Citrix
3 7 (12.50%) Cisco
4 5 (8.93%) Google
4 5 (8.93%) ServiceNow
4 5 (8.93%) VMware
5 4 (7.14%) Adobe
6 3 (5.36%) Apple
6 3 (5.36%) BMC
6 3 (5.36%) HP
6 3 (5.36%) Novell
6 3 (5.36%) Oracle
7 2 (3.57%) Autodesk
7 2 (3.57%) IBM
7 2 (3.57%) MobileIron
7 2 (3.57%) NetApp
8 1 (1.79%) F5
8 1 (1.79%) Huawei
8 1 (1.79%) Infor
8 1 (1.79%) SolarWinds