Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 8 9
Rank change year-on-year -28 +1 +8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 70 127 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 8.91% 14.58% 10.03%
As % of the System Software category 58.82% 70.95% 61.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 55 34
Essex median daily rate £338 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £123 £120 £110
90th Percentile £525 £419 £419
East of England median daily rate £275 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 51 48
Essex median hourly rate £15.20 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.88% - -
10th Percentile £10.40 £15.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £17.25 £19.50 £19.50
East of England median hourly rate £14.84 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -10.06% - -

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 Essex with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 119 179 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.14% 20.55% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 93 64
Essex median daily rate £359 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.45% -21.43% +27.27%
10th Percentile £131 £163 £122
90th Percentile £553 £448 £526
East of England median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.48% +21.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 56 65
Essex median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% - -
10th Percentile £10.40 £15.75 £15.10
90th Percentile £35.45 £33.08 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - -2.94% -2.86%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

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 6 months to 19 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Essex over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Colchester 0 12 £538 +86.96%
Witham +2 7 £350 -36.36%
Brentwood -12 6 £130 +23.81%
Chelmsford -4 3 £200 -42.86%
Maldon - 3 £120 -
Basildon +2 1 £450 +38.46%
Harlow +2 1 £375 +15.38%
Thurrock - 1 - -
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 48 (68.57%) Windows
2 45 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 26 (37.14%) Windows Server
4 24 (34.29%) ITIL
4 24 (34.29%) VMware
5 18 (25.71%) Microsoft Office
6 17 (24.29%) Cisco
7 16 (22.86%) SCCM
8 14 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 14 (20.00%) Data Centre
9 12 (17.14%) MS Exchange
10 11 (15.71%) Linux
10 11 (15.71%) SC Cleared
10 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
10 11 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (14.29%) HP
11 10 (14.29%) Terminal Services
11 10 (14.29%) Service Management
11 10 (14.29%) Finance
12 9 (12.86%) DameWare
12 9 (12.86%) Citrix
12 9 (12.86%) DHCP
12 9 (12.86%) DNS
12 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (11.43%) vSphere
13 8 (11.43%) Red Hat
13 8 (11.43%) SLA

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 12 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.71%) IIS
3 4 (5.71%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.29%) Apache Spark
4 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.86%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.43%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.43%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (25.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Office 365
2 4 (5.71%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.86%) DHCP
1 9 (12.86%) DNS
2 7 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
3 6 (8.57%) Firewall
3 6 (8.57%) LAN
3 6 (8.57%) WebEx
4 5 (7.14%) SAN
4 5 (7.14%) WAN
5 4 (5.71%) BGP
5 4 (5.71%) HSRP
5 4 (5.71%) IPsec
5 4 (5.71%) iSCSI
5 4 (5.71%) Junos
5 4 (5.71%) OSPF
5 4 (5.71%) Skype
5 4 (5.71%) SNMP
5 4 (5.71%) SSL
5 4 (5.71%) VPN
5 4 (5.71%) VRRP
5 4 (5.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.29%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) AccuRev
1 1 (1.43%) Ant
1 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.43%) Gradle
1 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.43%) JUnit
1 1 (1.43%) Maven
1 1 (1.43%) Selenium
1 1 (1.43%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 10 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Legal
2 2 (2.86%) Publishing
2 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Billing
3 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (34.29%) Analyst
2 14 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 9 (12.86%) 1st Line Support
3 9 (12.86%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Citrix Support
5 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Active Directory Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Citrix Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (7.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.43%) Ajax
2 1 (1.43%) CSS
2 1 (1.43%) EclipseLink
2 1 (1.43%) Ext JS
2 1 (1.43%) Flash
2 1 (1.43%) HTML
2 1 (1.43%) Java SE
2 1 (1.43%) JAX-WS
2 1 (1.43%) JPA
2 1 (1.43%) jQuery
2 1 (1.43%) JSR 170
2 1 (1.43%) SAML
2 1 (1.43%) SOAP
2 1 (1.43%) Spring
2 1 (1.43%) Spring MVC
2 1 (1.43%) Struts
2 1 (1.43%) Web Services
2 1 (1.43%) XHTML
2 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.29%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.29%) Replication
4 2 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.86%) Clustering
4 2 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.86%) PKI
5 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 48 (68.57%) Windows
2 26 (37.14%) Windows Server
3 14 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 11 (15.71%) Linux
5 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (7.14%) Windows 10
8 5 (7.14%) Windows 8
9 4 (5.71%) Windows XP
10 3 (4.29%) CentOS
10 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.43%) Solaris
11 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) ITIL
2 10 (14.29%) Service Management
3 8 (11.43%) ITSM
4 6 (8.57%) Time Management
5 5 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.71%) Server Building
7 3 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.29%) Change Management
7 3 (4.29%) Information Security
7 3 (4.29%) IT Strategy
7 3 (4.29%) Mathematics
7 3 (4.29%) Performance Measurement
7 3 (4.29%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (2.86%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (2.86%) PRINCE
8 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.86%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.86%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.86%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.71%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.29%) SQL
3 1 (1.43%) Java
3 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (15.71%) SC Cleared
1 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.86%) CISSP
2 2 (2.86%) Degree
2 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.86%) MCSE
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) SLA
2 2 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.43%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (14.29%) Terminal Services
3 8 (11.43%) vSphere
4 6 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (5.71%) DFS Replication
5 4 (5.71%) NFS
6 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.43%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (22.86%) SCCM
2 9 (12.86%) DameWare
3 4 (5.71%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (5.71%) vCenter Server
4 3 (4.29%) Terraform
4 3 (4.29%) yum
5 2 (2.86%) ZENworks
6 1 (1.43%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 45 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 24 (34.29%) VMware
3 17 (24.29%) Cisco
4 10 (14.29%) HP
5 9 (12.86%) Citrix
6 8 (11.43%) Red Hat
7 5 (7.14%) Brocade
7 5 (7.14%) McAfee
8 4 (5.71%) Clearswift
8 4 (5.71%) Huawei
8 4 (5.71%) IBM
8 4 (5.71%) Juniper
8 4 (5.71%) NetApp
9 3 (4.29%) Cloudera
9 3 (4.29%) CommVault
9 3 (4.29%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.86%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.86%) Avaya
10 2 (2.86%) Kaspersky
11 1 (1.43%) Lotus