The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Exeter 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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
Devon / Exeter
Rank 19 15 19
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 10 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Exeter 6.62% 4.00% 5.45%
As % of the System Software category 83.33% 100.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Median daily rate £170 £120 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £323 £300
% change year-on-year -4.65% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £23.00 £14.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.28% +40.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Exeter with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Exeter
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12 3 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Exeter 7.95% 4.00% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Median daily rate £170 £120 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.66% -61.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £120 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £120 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £23.00 £14.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.28% -36.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Exeter

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Exeter citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Exeter

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Exeter.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Exeter

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory in Exeter.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Exeter

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Exeter region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) SCCM
2 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (25.00%) Citrix
3 6 (25.00%) Sophos
3 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
5 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (16.67%) VMware
5 4 (16.67%) Cisco
5 4 (16.67%) Linux
6 3 (12.50%) Unix
6 3 (12.50%) SQL
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle
6 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 3 (12.50%) IIS
6 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
6 3 (12.50%) CCNA
6 3 (12.50%) Terminal Services
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
6 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) DHCP
1 1 (4.17%) DMVPN
1 1 (4.17%) DNS
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) MPLS
1 1 (4.17%) VLAN
1 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (29.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 5 (20.83%) IT Support
4 3 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
4 3 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (12.50%) PowerShell Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) IT Manager
5 2 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
3 4 (16.67%) Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Unix
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
4 1 (4.17%) Change Control
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) CCNA
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) Citrix
2 6 (25.00%) Sophos
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco
3 4 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds