Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 17 10
Rank change year-on-year -11 -7 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 66 76 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.33% 9.44% 9.77%
As % of the System Software category 70.21% 53.52% 64.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 36 28
Essex median daily rate £350 £325 £256
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +26.83% +46.43%
10th Percentile £130 £188 £124
90th Percentile £548 £375 £315
East of England median daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year +15.38% -0.95% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 45
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £11.00 £15.75 £14.55
90th Percentile £40.00 £17.25 £19.50
East of England median hourly rate £13.84 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -16.12% - -

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 94 142 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 14.71% 17.64% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 77 59
Essex median daily rate £363 £325 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% +22.64% +6.00%
10th Percentile £158 £197 £184
90th Percentile £563 £556 £507
East of England median daily rate £360 £325 £303
% change year-on-year +10.77% +7.35% +9.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 34 53
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £11.48 £15.75 £14.40
90th Percentile £40.00 £35.00 £33.50
East of England median hourly rate £20.04 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +21.45% - -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 20 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Essex over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 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
Witham +1 13 £350 -36.36% 1
Colchester 0 12 £325 +4.00% 4
Brentwood +2 7 £130 -50.00%
Chelmsford -4 2 - - 4
Basildon +2 1 £450 +38.46% 2
Harlow -1 1 £375 - 1
Southend-on-Sea -6 1 £250 +25.00%
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 51 (77.27%) Windows
2 36 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 31 (46.97%) Windows Server
4 24 (36.36%) VMware
5 22 (33.33%) SCCM
6 17 (25.76%) MS Exchange
6 17 (25.76%) SQL Server
7 16 (24.24%) SC Cleared
7 16 (24.24%) Security Cleared
7 16 (24.24%) Windows 7
8 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
9 14 (21.21%) DHCP
9 14 (21.21%) DNS
9 14 (21.21%) Cisco
9 14 (21.21%) vSphere
10 13 (19.70%) HP
10 13 (19.70%) Windows 10
11 12 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
11 12 (18.18%) Citrix
12 11 (16.67%) Finance
12 11 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (15.15%) Firewall
14 9 (13.64%) Data Centre
14 9 (13.64%) DevOps
14 9 (13.64%) REST
14 9 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (13.64%) vCenter Server
14 9 (13.64%) Clearswift

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 17 (25.76%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (12.12%) Skype for Business
4 4 (6.06%) Apache
4 4 (6.06%) JBoss
5 3 (4.55%) IIS
6 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.52%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.52%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.21%) DHCP
1 14 (21.21%) DNS
2 12 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
3 10 (15.15%) Firewall
4 9 (13.64%) SAN
4 9 (13.64%) VPN
5 8 (12.12%) BGP
5 8 (12.12%) HSRP
5 8 (12.12%) IPsec
5 8 (12.12%) iSCSI
5 8 (12.12%) Junos
5 8 (12.12%) NX-OS
5 8 (12.12%) OSPF
5 8 (12.12%) Skype
5 8 (12.12%) SNMP
5 8 (12.12%) SSL
5 8 (12.12%) VoIP
5 8 (12.12%) VRRP
5 8 (12.12%) Wireshark
6 5 (7.58%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.12%) Geospatial Data
2 8 (12.12%) GIS
2 8 (12.12%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.06%) JasperReports
4 4 (6.06%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (13.64%) JUnit
2 8 (12.12%) CruiseControl
2 8 (12.12%) FishEye
2 8 (12.12%) Hudson
2 8 (12.12%) JIRA
2 8 (12.12%) TeamCity
3 6 (9.09%) Maven
4 5 (7.58%) Ant
4 5 (7.58%) Git (software)
4 5 (7.58%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.58%) Selenium
4 5 (7.58%) SoapUI
4 5 (7.58%) Subversion
5 4 (6.06%) Bitbucket
5 4 (6.06%) ClearQuest
5 4 (6.06%) Zephyr
6 2 (3.03%) MSI
7 1 (1.52%) AccuRev
7 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Billing
4 1 (1.52%) Electronics
4 1 (1.52%) French Language
4 1 (1.52%) Legal
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
4 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (39.39%) Analyst
2 12 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 12 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 10 (15.15%) Active Directory Analyst
3 10 (15.15%) Windows Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Citrix Support
5 7 (10.61%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Wintel Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (9.09%) Active Directory Support
6 6 (9.09%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Citrix Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (9.09%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) REST
1 9 (13.64%) Web Services
2 8 (12.12%) GWT
3 7 (10.61%) 802.1X
4 5 (7.58%) Ajax
4 5 (7.58%) CSS
4 5 (7.58%) Middleware
4 5 (7.58%) SOAP
4 5 (7.58%) Spring
5 4 (6.06%) Apache Flex
5 4 (6.06%) AWT
5 4 (6.06%) Hibernate
5 4 (6.06%) JMS
5 4 (6.06%) JSON
5 4 (6.06%) RESTful
5 4 (6.06%) Swing
6 1 (1.52%) JAX-WS
6 1 (1.52%) JSR 170
6 1 (1.52%) OSGi
6 1 (1.52%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.55%) PKI
4 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.03%) Clustering
4 2 (3.03%) NHS
4 2 (3.03%) Replication
4 2 (3.03%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 51 (77.27%) Windows
2 31 (46.97%) Windows Server
3 16 (24.24%) Windows 7
4 13 (19.70%) Windows 10
5 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (10.61%) Windows 8
6 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.06%) Linux
7 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.06%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.52%) Solaris
8 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (13.64%) DevOps
2 9 (13.64%) ITIL
2 9 (13.64%) OO
2 9 (13.64%) TDD
3 8 (12.12%) Continuous Deployment
3 8 (12.12%) Issue Tracking
3 8 (12.12%) Kanban
3 8 (12.12%) Open Source
3 8 (12.12%) Scrum
3 8 (12.12%) UML
4 6 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 5 (7.58%) Server Building
6 4 (6.06%) IT Strategy
6 4 (6.06%) Software Engineering
6 4 (6.06%) Software Testing
6 4 (6.06%) Test Automation
6 4 (6.06%) Unit Testing
6 4 (6.06%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) Java
2 8 (12.12%) C
3 6 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 5 (7.58%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (24.24%) SC Cleared
1 16 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.03%) CISSP
3 2 (3.03%) Degree
3 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.03%) MCSE
4 1 (1.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) GDPR
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (21.21%) vSphere
2 11 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.64%) DFS Replication
4 8 (12.12%) NFS
5 3 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.03%) XenApp
7 1 (1.52%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.52%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 22 (33.33%) SCCM
2 9 (13.64%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (13.64%) vCenter Server
3 2 (3.03%) PowerCLI
3 2 (3.03%) SCOM
4 1 (1.52%) DameWare
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 36 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 24 (36.36%) VMware
3 14 (21.21%) Cisco
4 13 (19.70%) HP
5 12 (18.18%) Citrix
6 9 (13.64%) Clearswift
6 9 (13.64%) Huawei
6 9 (13.64%) Juniper
6 9 (13.64%) McAfee
7 8 (12.12%) Atlassian
7 8 (12.12%) NetApp
8 5 (7.58%) Avaya
8 5 (7.58%) Brocade
9 4 (6.06%) Adobe
9 4 (6.06%) Google
9 4 (6.06%) IBM
10 3 (4.55%) CommVault
10 3 (4.55%) Kaspersky
11 2 (3.03%) 3PAR
11 2 (3.03%) F5