Period
to 19 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 31 13
Rank change year-on-year -5 -18 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 79 61 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 8.04% 8.94% 10.54%
As % of the System Software category 43.65% 68.54% 62.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 36 39
Essex median daily rate £250 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +7.69% +26.83%
10th Percentile £119 £126 £188
90th Percentile £504 £519 £373
East of England median daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +12.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 30
Essex median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - -
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.40 £15.75
90th Percentile £17.25 £30.90 £17.25
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £13.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% -

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 181 89 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 18.41% 13.05% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 57 71
Essex median daily rate £498 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.24% +11.54% +20.37%
10th Percentile £143 £130 £200
90th Percentile £600 £555 £506
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +10.34% +6.62% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 37
Essex median hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - -
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.40 £15.75
90th Percentile £17.40 £40.00 £35.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - -

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 January 2019.

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 6 months to 19 January 2019. 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 -1 17 £105 -80.24% 2
Basildon +12 10 £400 -11.11% 1
Harlow 0 8 - - 4
Chelmsford +2 3 £175 - 1
Brentwood +1 2 - -
Grays - 2 - -
Benfleet - 1 £150 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £425 - 1
Epping - 1 £175 -
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 Essex region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 67 (84.81%) Windows
2 28 (35.44%) Microsoft
3 19 (24.05%) Windows 7
4 18 (22.78%) Office 365
5 17 (21.52%) VMware
6 15 (18.99%) Windows 10
7 13 (16.46%) Linux
8 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Office
8 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (15.19%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (13.92%) Windows Server
9 11 (13.92%) Citrix
9 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (12.66%) Incident Management
11 9 (11.39%) Mathematics
11 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (11.39%) DNS
11 9 (11.39%) SQL
11 9 (11.39%) MCSE
12 8 (10.13%) CSS
12 8 (10.13%) Web Services
12 8 (10.13%) HTML
12 8 (10.13%) JavaScript
12 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
12 8 (10.13%) Cisco
12 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (10.13%) jQuery
13 7 (8.86%) SCCM
13 7 (8.86%) SC Cleared

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 6 (7.59%) Skype for Business
2 4 (5.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (5.06%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.06%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.80%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.53%) IIS
5 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) assyst
2 1 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (22.78%) Office 365
2 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (6.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (5.06%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.27%) IaaS
6 1 (1.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.39%) DNS
2 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
3 7 (8.86%) SAN
4 6 (7.59%) NAS
4 6 (7.59%) Skype
5 5 (6.33%) Network Security
6 4 (5.06%) Cisco IPT
6 4 (5.06%) IP Telephony
6 4 (5.06%) LAN
6 4 (5.06%) SSL
7 3 (3.80%) DHCP
7 3 (3.80%) S/MIME
8 2 (2.53%) HTTP
8 2 (2.53%) VPN
9 1 (1.27%) BGP
9 1 (1.27%) OSPF
9 1 (1.27%) VoIP
9 1 (1.27%) VRRP
9 1 (1.27%) WAN
9 1 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Maven
2 4 (5.06%) AccuRev
2 4 (5.06%) Ant
2 4 (5.06%) Cucumber
2 4 (5.06%) Eclipse
2 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.06%) Gradle
2 4 (5.06%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.06%) JUnit
2 4 (5.06%) Selenium
2 4 (5.06%) SoapUI
2 4 (5.06%) Subversion
General
1 6 (7.59%) Marketing
1 6 (7.59%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Humanities
2 5 (6.33%) Social Science
3 4 (5.06%) Legal
3 4 (5.06%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.53%) Electronics
4 2 (2.53%) Law
5 1 (1.27%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (34.18%) Analyst
2 22 (27.85%) Support Analyst
3 19 (24.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 17 (21.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 14 (17.72%) Support Engineer
6 10 (12.66%) IT Support
7 9 (11.39%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 9 (11.39%) Desktop Support
7 9 (11.39%) Developer
8 8 (10.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
9 7 (8.86%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
9 7 (8.86%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 7 (8.86%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
9 7 (8.86%) Desktop Analyst
9 7 (8.86%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 7 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (7.59%) Azure Engineer
10 6 (7.59%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Support
10 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.13%) CSS
1 8 (10.13%) HTML
1 8 (10.13%) jQuery
1 8 (10.13%) Web Services
2 4 (5.06%) Ajax
2 4 (5.06%) AngularJS
2 4 (5.06%) EclipseLink
2 4 (5.06%) Ext JS
2 4 (5.06%) JAX-RS
2 4 (5.06%) JAX-WS
2 4 (5.06%) JPA
2 4 (5.06%) JSR 170
2 4 (5.06%) OAuth
2 4 (5.06%) OAuth2
2 4 (5.06%) REST
2 4 (5.06%) RESTful
2 4 (5.06%) Spring
2 4 (5.06%) Spring Boot
2 4 (5.06%) Spring MVC
2 4 (5.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) PKI
3 4 (5.06%) Clustering
3 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.06%) Replication
4 2 (2.53%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.53%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.53%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 67 (84.81%) Windows
2 19 (24.05%) Windows 7
3 15 (18.99%) Windows 10
4 13 (16.46%) Linux
5 11 (13.92%) Windows Server
6 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (8.86%) Windows 8
8 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (5.06%) Solaris
9 4 (5.06%) Unix
10 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.19%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.66%) Incident Management
4 9 (11.39%) Mathematics
5 7 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (7.59%) Migration
6 6 (7.59%) PRINCE2
6 6 (7.59%) Scrum
7 5 (6.33%) Project Management
7 5 (6.33%) Service Management
8 4 (5.06%) BDD
8 4 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.06%) CRM
8 4 (5.06%) Information Management
8 4 (5.06%) Microservices
8 4 (5.06%) MVC
8 4 (5.06%) OO
8 4 (5.06%) SOLID
8 4 (5.06%) TDD
8 4 (5.06%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.39%) SQL
2 8 (10.13%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.33%) C#
4 4 (5.06%) Java
5 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.27%) Python
6 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (11.39%) MCSE
3 7 (8.86%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.59%) MCP
5 5 (6.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (6.33%) Degree
5 5 (6.33%) Network+ Certification
5 5 (6.33%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (2.53%) MCSA
7 1 (1.27%) MCTS
7 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.86%) vSphere
2 6 (7.59%) Hyper-V
2 6 (7.59%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.53%) XenApp
4 1 (1.27%) NFS
4 1 (1.27%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (8.86%) SCCM
2 2 (2.53%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (35.44%) Microsoft
2 17 (21.52%) VMware
3 11 (13.92%) Citrix
4 8 (10.13%) Cisco
5 6 (7.59%) Draytek
5 6 (7.59%) SonicWALL
6 5 (6.33%) Adobe
7 4 (5.06%) IBM
8 3 (3.80%) CA
9 2 (2.53%) HP
9 2 (2.53%) SAP
9 2 (2.53%) Symantec
10 1 (1.27%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.27%) Altiris
10 1 (1.27%) BMC
10 1 (1.27%) Lotus
10 1 (1.27%) McAfee
10 1 (1.27%) NetApp
10 1 (1.27%) Remedy
10 1 (1.27%) ServiceNow