The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
Surrey / Guildford
Rank 9 9 19
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 17 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 12.98% 12.16% 6.02%
As % of the System Software category 50.00% 36.73% 81.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 7
Median daily rate £210 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.09% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £319 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -13.79%  
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 Guildford with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Guildford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 34 49 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 25.95% 33.11% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 9
Median daily rate £438 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £300 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -13.79%  
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 Guildford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Guildford 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 Guildford

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Guildford

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Guildford over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Guildford

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Guildford

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 24 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 Guildford region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) MS Office
2 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (40.00%) LAN
3 10 (40.00%) SCCM
3 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (36.00%) WAN
5 7 (28.00%) Office 365
6 6 (24.00%) DHCP
6 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (24.00%) DNS
7 5 (20.00%) Back Office
7 5 (20.00%) Finance
7 5 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (16.00%) ITIL
9 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
9 3 (12.00%) Legal
9 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
9 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (12.00%) ServiceNow
9 3 (12.00%) Windows 10
9 3 (12.00%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (8.00%) Patch Management
10 2 (8.00%) IT Audit
10 2 (8.00%) MCITP
10 2 (8.00%) Software Deployment
10 2 (8.00%) Windows 8

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford 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 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.00%) IBM Domino
2 1 (4.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.00%) QuickPlace
Applications
1 15 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) LAN
2 9 (36.00%) WAN
3 6 (24.00%) DHCP
3 6 (24.00%) DNS
4 3 (12.00%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (8.00%) Intranet
5 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.00%) FTP
6 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.00%) SAN
6 1 (4.00%) SMTP
6 1 (4.00%) Telnet
6 1 (4.00%) VPN
6 1 (4.00%) WebEx
6 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) DB2
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.00%) NetBeans
General
1 5 (20.00%) Back Office
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) 1st Line Support
2 7 (28.00%) Desktop Support
3 6 (24.00%) Service Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (16.00%) Active Directory Support
4 4 (16.00%) Exchange Support
4 4 (16.00%) IT Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Active Directory Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) ITIL Service Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) ODBC
1 1 (4.00%) XML
1 1 (4.00%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) HP StoreVirtual
2 1 (4.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (16.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.00%) IT Audit
3 2 (8.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (8.00%) Service Management
3 2 (8.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.00%) Migration
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (4.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
1 1 (4.00%) Java
1 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.00%) LotusScript
1 1 (4.00%) Python
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.00%) MCITP
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.00%) MCP
3 1 (4.00%) MCSA
3 1 (4.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.00%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (4.00%) SCOM
3 1 (4.00%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (4.00%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Apple
4 1 (4.00%) arcserve
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) EMC
4 1 (4.00%) Lotus
4 1 (4.00%) Sophos