Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 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
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 45 9
Rank change year-on-year +14 -36 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 53 47 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.69% 5.81% 12.34%
As % of the System Software category 60.92% 39.83% 65.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 24 28
Essex median daily rate £350 £325 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +23.81% +16.02%
10th Percentile £115 £144 £177
90th Percentile £563 £450 £350
East of England median daily rate £314 £254 £250
% change year-on-year +23.65% +1.50% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 68
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% -
10th Percentile £12.43 £15.38 £14.70
90th Percentile £17.25 £17.33 £19.50
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.88% -3.03% -

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 87 118 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 12.63% 14.59% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 72 64
Essex median daily rate £425 £400 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +46.79% +9.00%
10th Percentile £183 £193 £182
90th Percentile £577 £586 £456
East of England median daily rate £364 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.93% +3.70% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 74
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £12.90 £15.75 £14.48
90th Percentile £30.90 £35.00 £19.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -5.71%

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 22 May 2018.

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 22 May 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
Colchester -1 10 £325 - 6
Witham -1 6 £340 -
Basildon +7 3 £500 +284.62% 3
Chelmsford -2 3 £125 -36.71% 1
Southend-on-Sea +15 1 £250 +25.00% 1
Brentwood - 1 - -
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 Essex region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 40 (75.47%) Windows
2 29 (54.72%) Microsoft
3 23 (43.40%) Windows Server
4 19 (35.85%) SCCM
5 13 (24.53%) Data Centre
6 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
6 12 (22.64%) Windows 7
7 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Office
8 10 (18.87%) Citrix
8 10 (18.87%) VMware
8 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (18.87%) DevOps
9 9 (16.98%) Windows 10
9 9 (16.98%) REST
9 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (16.98%) TDD
9 9 (16.98%) DHCP
9 9 (16.98%) DNS
9 9 (16.98%) Web Services
9 9 (16.98%) JUnit
9 9 (16.98%) Java
9 9 (16.98%) Linux
9 9 (16.98%) OO
10 8 (15.09%) UML
10 8 (15.09%) C
10 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (15.09%) Scrum

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 7 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.55%) Apache
2 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (7.55%) JBoss
3 3 (5.66%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.89%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.89%) IIS
5 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (13.21%) Azure Active Directory
2 7 (13.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.98%) DHCP
1 9 (16.98%) DNS
2 7 (13.21%) Internet
3 6 (11.32%) Firewall
4 5 (9.43%) SAN
4 5 (9.43%) VoIP
5 4 (7.55%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (7.55%) HTTP
5 4 (7.55%) LAN
5 4 (7.55%) VPN
5 4 (7.55%) WAN
6 3 (5.66%) BGP
6 3 (5.66%) IPsec
6 3 (5.66%) iSCSI
6 3 (5.66%) Junos
6 3 (5.66%) MPLS
6 3 (5.66%) OSPF
6 3 (5.66%) SSL
6 3 (5.66%) VRRP
6 3 (5.66%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.09%) Geospatial Data
2 8 (15.09%) GIS
3 5 (9.43%) Relational Database
3 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (7.55%) JasperReports
4 4 (7.55%) RDBMS
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (16.98%) JUnit
2 8 (15.09%) CruiseControl
2 8 (15.09%) FishEye
2 8 (15.09%) Hudson
2 8 (15.09%) JIRA
2 8 (15.09%) TeamCity
3 7 (13.21%) Maven
4 5 (9.43%) Ant
4 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
4 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
4 5 (9.43%) Selenium
4 5 (9.43%) SoapUI
4 5 (9.43%) Subversion
5 4 (7.55%) Bitbucket
5 4 (7.55%) ClearQuest
5 4 (7.55%) Zephyr
6 2 (3.77%) MSI
7 1 (1.89%) AccuRev
7 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.89%) Gradle
General
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.66%) Marketing
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.77%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) French Language
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (16.98%) Windows Engineer
4 8 (15.09%) Active Directory Analyst
5 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) SCCM Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) Active Directory Support
7 5 (9.43%) Active Directory Support Analyst
7 5 (9.43%) Citrix Analyst
7 5 (9.43%) Citrix Support
7 5 (9.43%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 5 (9.43%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (9.43%) Help Desk Support
7 5 (9.43%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 5 (9.43%) Support Analyst
7 5 (9.43%) Windows Support Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (7.55%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) REST
1 9 (16.98%) Web Services
2 8 (15.09%) GWT
3 5 (9.43%) Ajax
3 5 (9.43%) CSS
3 5 (9.43%) Middleware
3 5 (9.43%) SOAP
3 5 (9.43%) Spring
4 4 (7.55%) Apache Flex
4 4 (7.55%) AWT
4 4 (7.55%) Hibernate
4 4 (7.55%) JMS
4 4 (7.55%) JSON
4 4 (7.55%) RESTful
4 4 (7.55%) Swing
5 3 (5.66%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.89%) JAX-RS
6 1 (1.89%) OSGi
6 1 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.32%) Client/Server
3 5 (9.43%) NHS
4 4 (7.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.77%) Clustering
5 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.77%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.89%) PKI
6 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (75.47%) Windows
2 23 (43.40%) Windows Server
3 12 (22.64%) Windows 7
4 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (16.98%) Linux
5 9 (16.98%) Windows 10
5 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (13.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (11.32%) Windows 8
8 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.89%) Solaris
10 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) DevOps
2 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (16.98%) OO
2 9 (16.98%) TDD
3 8 (15.09%) Continuous Deployment
3 8 (15.09%) Issue Tracking
3 8 (15.09%) Kanban
3 8 (15.09%) Open Source
3 8 (15.09%) Scrum
3 8 (15.09%) UML
4 7 (13.21%) Migration
4 7 (13.21%) Validation
5 6 (11.32%) Incident Management
6 5 (9.43%) Project Governance
7 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
7 4 (7.55%) Test Automation
7 4 (7.55%) Test Management
7 4 (7.55%) Test Scripting
7 4 (7.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) Java
2 8 (15.09%) C
3 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
1 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.21%) MCSA
3 6 (11.32%) MCSE
4 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.77%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.89%) MCITP
5 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.77%) QA
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (11.32%) vSphere
2 4 (7.55%) DFS Replication
2 4 (7.55%) XenApp
3 3 (5.66%) NFS
4 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.77%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (35.85%) SCCM
2 8 (15.09%) SCOM
3 4 (7.55%) vCenter Server
4 3 (5.66%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 29 (54.72%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.87%) Citrix
2 10 (18.87%) VMware
3 8 (15.09%) Atlassian
4 7 (13.21%) Cisco
5 6 (11.32%) HP
5 6 (11.32%) Red Hat
6 5 (9.43%) Adobe
6 5 (9.43%) Dell
7 4 (7.55%) Clearswift
7 4 (7.55%) Google
7 4 (7.55%) Huawei
7 4 (7.55%) Juniper
8 3 (5.66%) Avaya
8 3 (5.66%) McAfee
8 3 (5.66%) NetApp
9 2 (3.77%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.77%) SAP
10 1 (1.89%) F5
10 1 (1.89%) Kaspersky