Period
to 15 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 52 8
Rank change year-on-year +12 -44 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 76 58 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.75% 6.63% 15.95%
As % of the System Software category 47.80% 47.93% 71.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 43
Essex median daily rate £244 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -7.14% +21.74%
10th Percentile £115 £127 £109
90th Percentile £496 £553 £412
East of England median daily rate £314 £250 £270
% change year-on-year +25.50% -7.41% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 78
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £14.08 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.23% -14.70% -
10th Percentile £15.75 £10.40 £15.75
90th Percentile £17.25 £17.25 £19.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £14.92 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.59% -9.58% -

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 159 121 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.21% 13.83% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 73 81
Essex median daily rate £450 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +33.33% -4.00%
10th Percentile £154 £141 £163
90th Percentile £600 £584 £450
East of England median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 83
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £14.40 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -12.73% -13.16%
10th Percentile £15.75 £10.40 £15.75
90th Percentile £17.25 £17.25 £19.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 August 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 August 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 17 £225 -47.06% 1
Harlow - 12 - - 1
Basildon +9 7 £513 +294.23% 3
Chelmsford +5 6 £125 -37.50%
Brentwood - 2 £285 - 1
Billericay - 1 £135 -
Braintree - 1 £225 - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 £225 -
Epping - 1 £175 -
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 63 (82.89%) Windows
2 35 (46.05%) Microsoft
3 18 (23.68%) Citrix
4 17 (22.37%) Windows Server
5 16 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
5 16 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (19.74%) Windows 7
7 14 (18.42%) Office 365
7 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (18.42%) Linux
7 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (18.42%) SCCM
8 12 (15.79%) Data Centre
8 12 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 11 (14.47%) Incident Management
9 11 (14.47%) VMware
9 11 (14.47%) DNS
9 11 (14.47%) MCSA
10 9 (11.84%) ITIL
10 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
10 9 (11.84%) MCSE
10 9 (11.84%) Migration
10 9 (11.84%) PowerShell
10 9 (11.84%) SCOM
10 9 (11.84%) Windows 8
11 8 (10.53%) Windows 10
11 8 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (10.53%) DHCP

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 4 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (2.63%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (2.63%) IIS
2 2 (2.63%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.32%) Apache
3 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.32%) GroupWise
3 1 (1.32%) JBoss
Applications
1 16 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (18.42%) Office 365
3 8 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.47%) DNS
2 8 (10.53%) DHCP
3 7 (9.21%) Internet
4 5 (6.58%) SAN
5 4 (5.26%) NetScaler
5 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.95%) Firewall
6 3 (3.95%) HTTP
6 3 (3.95%) LAN
6 3 (3.95%) NAS
6 3 (3.95%) SSL
6 3 (3.95%) VPN
6 3 (3.95%) WAN
7 2 (2.63%) IPsec
7 2 (2.63%) S/MIME
7 2 (2.63%) VoIP
7 2 (2.63%) Wireless
8 1 (1.32%) ADSL
8 1 (1.32%) FTP
8 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.63%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (2.63%) GIS
4 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.32%) JasperReports
5 1 (1.32%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.32%) MySQL
5 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Maven
2 3 (3.95%) Ant
2 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.95%) JUnit
2 3 (3.95%) Selenium
2 3 (3.95%) SoapUI
2 3 (3.95%) Subversion
3 2 (2.63%) AccuRev
3 2 (2.63%) CruiseControl
3 2 (2.63%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.63%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.63%) FishEye
3 2 (2.63%) Gradle
3 2 (2.63%) Hudson
3 2 (2.63%) JIRA
3 2 (2.63%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.32%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.32%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.32%) MSI
General
1 5 (6.58%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.95%) Marketing
4 1 (1.32%) Automotive
4 1 (1.32%) Electronics
4 1 (1.32%) French Language
4 1 (1.32%) Law
4 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (36.84%) Analyst
2 21 (27.63%) Support Analyst
3 16 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (19.74%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 15 (19.74%) Desktop Support
5 13 (17.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (15.79%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 12 (15.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
6 12 (15.79%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 12 (15.79%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
6 12 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 12 (15.79%) Desktop Analyst
6 12 (15.79%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 9 (11.84%) Help Desk Analyst
7 9 (11.84%) Support Engineer
8 8 (10.53%) Active Directory Support Analyst
8 8 (10.53%) Citrix Support
8 8 (10.53%) Help Desk Support
8 8 (10.53%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 8 (10.53%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) Web Services
2 4 (5.26%) REST
3 3 (3.95%) Ajax
3 3 (3.95%) CSS
3 3 (3.95%) jQuery
3 3 (3.95%) SOAP
3 3 (3.95%) Spring
3 3 (3.95%) XML
4 2 (2.63%) Ext JS
4 2 (2.63%) GWT
4 2 (2.63%) HTML
4 2 (2.63%) JAX-WS
4 2 (2.63%) JPA
4 2 (2.63%) JSR 170
4 2 (2.63%) LDAP
4 2 (2.63%) OAuth
4 2 (2.63%) OSGi
4 2 (2.63%) Spring MVC
4 2 (2.63%) Struts
4 2 (2.63%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.89%) Client/Server
3 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.58%) NHS
4 3 (3.95%) Clustering
5 2 (2.63%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.63%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.63%) PKI
5 2 (2.63%) Replication
6 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.32%) Life Science
6 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 63 (82.89%) Windows
2 17 (22.37%) Windows Server
3 15 (19.74%) Windows 7
4 14 (18.42%) Linux
4 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (11.84%) Windows 8
6 8 (10.53%) Windows 10
6 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (9.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.95%) Mac OS X
8 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.63%) Solaris
9 2 (2.63%) Unix
9 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.32%) Android
10 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (14.47%) Incident Management
3 9 (11.84%) ITIL
3 9 (11.84%) Migration
4 8 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (9.21%) Validation
6 5 (6.58%) Project Governance
7 4 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.26%) OO
7 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.95%) DevOps
8 3 (3.95%) High Availability
8 3 (3.95%) Mathematics
8 3 (3.95%) Service Management
8 3 (3.95%) TDD
9 2 (2.63%) Issue Tracking
9 2 (2.63%) Microservices
9 2 (2.63%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.84%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.26%) Java
3 4 (5.26%) SQL
4 2 (2.63%) C
5 1 (1.32%) C#
5 1 (1.32%) Java 8
5 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (14.47%) MCSA
3 9 (11.84%) MCSE
4 3 (3.95%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.63%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.63%) MCP
5 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.32%) Degree
6 1 (1.32%) MCTS
6 1 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.63%) HL7
1 2 (2.63%) QA
1 2 (2.63%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) XenApp
2 5 (6.58%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.95%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.95%) vSphere
4 1 (1.32%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (18.42%) SCCM
2 9 (11.84%) SCOM
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (46.05%) Microsoft
2 18 (23.68%) Citrix
3 11 (14.47%) VMware
4 6 (7.89%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.58%) Dell
5 5 (6.58%) HP
6 4 (5.26%) 3PAR
6 4 (5.26%) SonicWALL
7 3 (3.95%) Adobe
7 3 (3.95%) Apple
7 3 (3.95%) Draytek
8 2 (2.63%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.63%) CA
8 2 (2.63%) IBM
8 2 (2.63%) Sophos
9 1 (1.32%) Altiris
9 1 (1.32%) Aruba
9 1 (1.32%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.32%) Google
9 1 (1.32%) NETGEAR