Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 51 7
Rank change year-on-year +20 -44 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 105 56 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.23% 6.67% 15.95%
As % of the System Software category 55.26% 52.83% 70.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 21 52
Essex median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £120 £123 £120
90th Percentile £500 £575 £428
East of England median daily rate £325 £275 £325
% change year-on-year +18.18% -15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 65
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £15.20 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.55% -7.88% -
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.40 £15.75
90th Percentile £17.25 £19.53 £19.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% -

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 190 106 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 18.52% 12.63% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 57 94
Essex median daily rate £450 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +41.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £147 £138 £172
90th Percentile £600 £575 £450
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 68
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% -13.16%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.40 £15.75
90th Percentile £17.25 £40.00 £19.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.81% +1.85% -10.81%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 25 £163 -67.50% 1
Harlow -3 13 - - 3
Basildon +15 12 £475 +265.38% 2
Chelmsford +6 5 £400 +100.00% 5
Brentwood +8 2 £285 -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £425 - 1
Grays - 2 - - 1
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 £225 -
Epping - 1 £175 - 1
Billericay - 1 £135 -
Braintree - 1 £225 -
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 86 (81.90%) Windows
2 45 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 24 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (19.05%) VMware
5 19 (18.10%) Citrix
5 19 (18.10%) Office 365
6 18 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (17.14%) Windows 7
6 18 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (16.19%) Linux
7 17 (16.19%) Microsoft Office
7 17 (16.19%) Windows Server
8 15 (14.29%) DNS
8 15 (14.29%) Migration
8 15 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (12.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 13 (12.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (12.38%) SQL Server
9 13 (12.38%) MCSE
10 12 (11.43%) Web Services
10 12 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (10.48%) Windows 10
11 11 (10.48%) SCCM
11 11 (10.48%) MCSA
11 11 (10.48%) JavaScript
11 11 (10.48%) SQL
12 10 (9.52%) Incident Management
12 10 (9.52%) Data Centre
13 9 (8.57%) Windows 8

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 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.76%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (3.81%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (3.81%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.90%) IIS
5 1 (0.95%) Apache
5 1 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.95%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.95%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.95%) JBoss
Applications
1 17 (16.19%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.95%) assyst
2 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (18.10%) Office 365
3 13 (12.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (3.81%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.95%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.29%) DNS
2 9 (8.57%) DHCP
2 9 (8.57%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.67%) Internet
3 7 (6.67%) SAN
4 6 (5.71%) NAS
5 5 (4.76%) Network Security
5 5 (4.76%) Skype
6 4 (3.81%) NetScaler
6 4 (3.81%) SSL
7 3 (2.86%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (2.86%) HTTP
7 3 (2.86%) IP Telephony
7 3 (2.86%) LAN
7 3 (2.86%) S/MIME
7 3 (2.86%) VoIP
7 3 (2.86%) VPN
7 3 (2.86%) WAN
8 2 (1.90%) Firewall
8 2 (1.90%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.81%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.90%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.90%) GIS
4 2 (1.90%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.95%) JasperReports
5 1 (0.95%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.95%) MySQL
5 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Maven
2 5 (4.76%) Ant
2 5 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.76%) JUnit
2 5 (4.76%) Selenium
2 5 (4.76%) SoapUI
2 5 (4.76%) Subversion
3 4 (3.81%) AccuRev
3 4 (3.81%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.81%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.81%) Gradle
4 2 (1.90%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.90%) FishEye
4 2 (1.90%) Hudson
4 2 (1.90%) JIRA
4 2 (1.90%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.95%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.95%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.95%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (5.71%) Finance
1 6 (5.71%) Marketing
2 5 (4.76%) Humanities
2 5 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.76%) Social Science
2 5 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.86%) Legal
4 2 (1.90%) Electronics
4 2 (1.90%) Law
5 1 (0.95%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.95%) Automotive
5 1 (0.95%) French Language
5 1 (0.95%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (28.57%) Analyst
2 23 (21.90%) 2nd Line Support
2 23 (21.90%) Support Analyst
3 21 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 16 (15.24%) Desktop Support
4 16 (15.24%) Support Engineer
5 13 (12.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 13 (12.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 13 (12.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (11.43%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 12 (11.43%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 12 (11.43%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
6 12 (11.43%) Desktop Analyst
6 12 (11.43%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 9 (8.57%) Help Desk Analyst
7 9 (8.57%) IT Support
8 8 (7.62%) Developer
8 8 (7.62%) Help Desk Support
8 8 (7.62%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 7 (6.67%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.43%) Web Services
2 9 (8.57%) CSS
2 9 (8.57%) jQuery
3 8 (7.62%) HTML
4 6 (5.71%) REST
5 5 (4.76%) Ajax
5 5 (4.76%) RESTful
5 5 (4.76%) SOAP
5 5 (4.76%) Spring
5 5 (4.76%) XML
6 4 (3.81%) Ext JS
6 4 (3.81%) JAX-WS
6 4 (3.81%) JPA
6 4 (3.81%) JSR 170
6 4 (3.81%) OAuth
6 4 (3.81%) OSGi
6 4 (3.81%) SAML
6 4 (3.81%) Spring MVC
6 4 (3.81%) Struts
6 4 (3.81%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.71%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.76%) Clustering
4 5 (4.76%) NHS
4 5 (4.76%) PKI
5 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.81%) Replication
6 3 (2.86%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.90%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.90%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.95%) Life Science
8 1 (0.95%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 86 (81.90%) Windows
2 18 (17.14%) Windows 7
2 18 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (16.19%) Linux
3 17 (16.19%) Windows Server
4 11 (10.48%) Windows 10
5 9 (8.57%) Windows 8
5 9 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.81%) Solaris
6 4 (3.81%) Unix
7 3 (2.86%) Mac OS X
7 3 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.90%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.90%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.95%) Android
9 1 (0.95%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.95%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.29%) Migration
1 15 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (12.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 12 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (9.52%) Incident Management
5 9 (8.57%) Mathematics
6 7 (6.67%) ITIL
6 7 (6.67%) Scrum
6 7 (6.67%) Validation
7 6 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (5.71%) OO
7 6 (5.71%) PRINCE2
7 6 (5.71%) Service Management
8 5 (4.76%) CRM
8 5 (4.76%) Project Governance
8 5 (4.76%) Project Management
8 5 (4.76%) TDD
9 4 (3.81%) BDD
9 4 (3.81%) Microservices
9 4 (3.81%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.48%) JavaScript
1 11 (10.48%) SQL
2 8 (7.62%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.71%) Java
4 5 (4.76%) C#
5 2 (1.90%) C
6 1 (0.95%) Java 8
6 1 (0.95%) Python
6 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (12.38%) MCSE
3 11 (10.48%) MCSA
4 8 (7.62%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.62%) Security Cleared
5 7 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (5.71%) MCP
7 5 (4.76%) Degree
7 5 (4.76%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (3.81%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.90%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.95%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.90%) HL7
1 2 (1.90%) QA
1 2 (1.90%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (7.62%) Hyper-V
2 7 (6.67%) XenApp
3 6 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (5.71%) vSphere
4 4 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.95%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.95%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (10.48%) SCCM
2 5 (4.76%) SCOM
3 2 (1.90%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.95%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 20 (19.05%) VMware
3 19 (18.10%) Citrix
4 7 (6.67%) Cisco
4 7 (6.67%) SonicWALL
5 6 (5.71%) Adobe
5 6 (5.71%) Draytek
6 5 (4.76%) Dell
6 5 (4.76%) HP
7 4 (3.81%) 3PAR
7 4 (3.81%) IBM
8 3 (2.86%) Apple
8 3 (2.86%) CA
8 3 (2.86%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.90%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.90%) SAP
9 2 (1.90%) Sophos
9 2 (1.90%) Symantec
10 1 (0.95%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.95%) NETGEAR