Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 26 September 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 20 17
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 334 245 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 9.09% 6.87% 8.08%
As % of the System Software category 46.20% 41.60% 51.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 142 201
Hampshire median daily rate £389 £280 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.84% -17.65% +1.04%
10th Percentile £143 £129 £174
90th Percentile £515 £475 £575
South East median daily rate £363 £315 £335
% change year-on-year +15.08% -5.97% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 33 45
Hampshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -40.23% +45.00%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.18 £12.50
90th Percentile £45.09 £24.42 £48.00
South East median hourly rate £15.38 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.82% +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 Hampshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 723 589 601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 19.68% 16.51% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 367 364
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £285 £163 £243
90th Percentile £575 £517 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 44 56
Hampshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.51 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.31% -53.41% +81.25%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £11.94
90th Percentile £45.31 £42.78 £47.92
South East median hourly rate £16.05 £17.48 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.18% +16.53% -14.29%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Hampshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Hampshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Hampshire over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Hampshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Hampshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Hampshire over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Hampshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 6 months to 26 September 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
Basingstoke +22 57 £213 +6.25% 15
Southampton -11 56 £389 +74.72% 7
Winchester +6 32 £403 +34.17% 3
Portsmouth -7 32 £500 +112.77% 5
Havant +3 23 £485 +21.25% 6
Farnborough 0 20 £375 +120.59% 1
Fareham +10 18 £275 +89.66% 4
Hook +5 15 £435 +20.83% 1
Fleet -5 12 £375 +36.36% 3
Eastleigh +7 4 £273 +19.78% 1
Petersfield -1 4 £238 +72.73% 1
Andover -6 4 £408 +13.99% 4
Gosport - 4 £458 -
Wallington 0 1 - -
Ringwood - 1 - -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 251 (75.15%) Windows
2 178 (53.29%) Microsoft
3 129 (38.62%) VMware
4 126 (37.72%) Windows Server
5 94 (28.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 85 (25.45%) Security Cleared
7 84 (25.15%) SCCM
8 82 (24.55%) DNS
9 77 (23.05%) Citrix
10 73 (21.86%) PowerShell
11 64 (19.16%) SC Cleared
12 63 (18.86%) Microsoft Azure
12 63 (18.86%) Windows 10
13 57 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
14 55 (16.47%) Microsoft Office
15 54 (16.17%) Office 365
16 52 (15.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 51 (15.27%) ITIL
18 49 (14.67%) Migration
18 49 (14.67%) Windows 7
19 45 (13.47%) SharePoint
20 43 (12.87%) Windows Server 2012
21 42 (12.57%) Hyper-V
21 42 (12.57%) Cisco
22 41 (12.28%) MS Exchange
23 40 (11.98%) Firewall
24 39 (11.68%) PKI
24 39 (11.68%) Azure Active Directory
25 38 (11.38%) DHCP
26 37 (11.08%) Skype

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 45 (13.47%) SharePoint
2 41 (12.28%) MS Exchange
3 33 (9.88%) Skype for Business
4 14 (4.19%) IIS
5 12 (3.59%) Apache
6 8 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.40%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.80%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.90%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.90%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.30%) Hyperledger
10 1 (0.30%) nginx
10 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 55 (16.47%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.69%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.30%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 63 (18.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (16.17%) Office 365
3 39 (11.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (4.19%) Yammer
6 7 (2.10%) PaaS
6 7 (2.10%) SaaS
7 5 (1.50%) Azure Functions
7 5 (1.50%) IaaS
7 5 (1.50%) Serverless
8 3 (0.90%) Azure Machine Learning
8 3 (0.90%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 82 (24.55%) DNS
2 40 (11.98%) Firewall
3 38 (11.38%) DHCP
4 37 (11.08%) Skype
5 30 (8.98%) SAN
6 22 (6.59%) VLAN
7 18 (5.39%) iSCSI
7 18 (5.39%) NetScaler
8 14 (4.19%) VPN
9 13 (3.89%) LAN
10 11 (3.29%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (3.29%) Fibre Channel
11 10 (2.99%) Internet
11 10 (2.99%) WAN
12 8 (2.40%) Wireless
13 7 (2.10%) Kerberos
13 7 (2.10%) X.500
14 6 (1.80%) BGP
14 6 (1.80%) Network Security
14 6 (1.80%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.29%) Oracle Database
2 11 (3.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.69%) Oracle Database 10g
4 8 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (2.10%) Power BI
5 7 (2.10%) Spotfire
5 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.80%) MySQL
7 5 (1.50%) Big Data
7 5 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.90%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.90%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (0.90%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.90%) Geospatial Data
9 3 (0.90%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.90%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (1.50%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.50%) InstallShield
1 5 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (1.20%) MSI
3 3 (0.90%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.60%) Toad
5 1 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.30%) Selenium
5 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (5.09%) Finance
2 12 (3.59%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.29%) Military
4 9 (2.69%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.20%) Retail
6 2 (0.60%) Games
7 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.30%) Automotive
7 1 (0.30%) Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (16.47%) Analyst
2 47 (14.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 31 (9.28%) Support Analyst
4 23 (6.89%) Architect
4 23 (6.89%) Support Engineer
5 22 (6.59%) 2nd Line Support
6 21 (6.29%) Wintel Engineer
7 19 (5.69%) Desktop Support
8 18 (5.39%) Windows Engineer
9 16 (4.79%) IT Support
10 15 (4.49%) 1st Line Support
10 15 (4.49%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 15 (4.49%) Service Analyst
10 15 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
10 15 (4.49%) VMware Engineer
11 14 (4.19%) Active Directory Engineer
12 13 (3.89%) Integration Engineer
13 12 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 12 (3.59%) Consultant
13 12 (3.59%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.89%) LDAP
2 8 (2.40%) .NET
3 7 (2.10%) CSS
3 7 (2.10%) jQuery
4 6 (1.80%) Software Packaging
5 5 (1.50%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.50%) JSON
5 5 (1.50%) Middleware
5 5 (1.50%) SAML
6 4 (1.20%) Kafka
7 3 (0.90%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.60%) COM
8 2 (0.60%) REST
8 2 (0.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.68%) PKI
2 24 (7.19%) Clustering
3 23 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.69%) Data Centre
5 16 (4.79%) Fat Client
5 16 (4.79%) Thin Client
6 11 (3.29%) Replication
7 9 (2.69%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.10%) Client/Server
8 7 (2.10%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.50%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.50%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.50%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.50%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.20%) BYOD
10 4 (1.20%) Life Science
11 3 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.90%) FlexPod
12 2 (0.60%) NHS
12 2 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 251 (75.15%) Windows
2 126 (37.72%) Windows Server
3 63 (18.86%) Windows 10
4 57 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (14.67%) Windows 7
6 43 (12.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (9.28%) Linux
8 14 (4.19%) AIX
9 12 (3.59%) Windows XP
10 10 (2.99%) Solaris
10 10 (2.99%) Unix
11 8 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.50%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.20%) Windows NT
13 4 (1.20%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.90%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.60%) CentOS
15 2 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 51 (15.27%) ITIL
3 49 (14.67%) Migration
4 22 (6.59%) Identity Management
5 20 (5.99%) High Availability
6 16 (4.79%) Project Management
7 15 (4.49%) Mentoring
8 14 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (3.89%) Configuration Management
9 13 (3.89%) Problem Management
10 12 (3.59%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (3.29%) Application Packaging
11 11 (3.29%) Incident Management
11 11 (3.29%) Server Management
12 10 (2.99%) Change Management
12 10 (2.99%) PRINCE2
13 9 (2.69%) DevOps
14 8 (2.40%) Deployment Automation
14 8 (2.40%) Information Security
14 8 (2.40%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 73 (21.86%) PowerShell
2 27 (8.08%) SQL
3 8 (2.40%) C#
4 7 (2.10%) VBScript
5 6 (1.80%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.80%) VB
6 5 (1.50%) Python
7 3 (0.90%) C
7 3 (0.90%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.30%) Perl
8 1 (0.30%) PHP
8 1 (0.30%) Ruby
8 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (25.45%) Security Cleared
2 64 (19.16%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (5.99%) DV Cleared
5 17 (5.09%) MCSE
6 16 (4.79%) CCA
6 16 (4.79%) Citrix Certification
7 11 (3.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (2.10%) ISTQB
9 7 (2.10%) MCP
9 7 (2.10%) VCP6
10 6 (1.80%) MCSA
11 5 (1.50%) CCNA
11 5 (1.50%) Degree
11 5 (1.50%) ISEB
11 5 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (1.20%) CCNP
12 4 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.40%) SLA
2 6 (1.80%) GDPR
3 3 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.60%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.60%) PMO
5 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 94 (28.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (12.57%) Hyper-V
3 33 (9.88%) VMware ESXi
3 33 (9.88%) vSphere
4 29 (8.68%) XenDesktop
5 28 (8.38%) XenApp
6 27 (8.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (5.09%) XenServer
8 15 (4.49%) DFS Replication
9 8 (2.40%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 8 (2.40%) vCloud
10 7 (2.10%) Docker
10 7 (2.10%) NFS
10 7 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (1.20%) BitLocker
12 4 (1.20%) Dovecot
12 4 (1.20%) Postfix
12 4 (1.20%) Terminal Server
12 4 (1.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 84 (25.15%) SCCM
2 33 (9.88%) SCOM
3 22 (6.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (3.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 11 (3.29%) Failover Clustering
6 10 (2.99%) WSUS
7 9 (2.69%) vRealize
8 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (2.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (1.80%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (1.80%) vCenter Server
10 5 (1.50%) HAProxy
10 5 (1.50%) PowerCLI
11 4 (1.20%) Backup Exec
11 4 (1.20%) Data Guard
11 4 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (1.20%) Puppet
11 4 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.90%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 178 (53.29%) Microsoft
2 129 (38.62%) VMware
3 77 (23.05%) Citrix
4 42 (12.57%) Cisco
5 27 (8.08%) HP
5 27 (8.08%) Oracle
6 24 (7.19%) McAfee
7 18 (5.39%) Dell
7 18 (5.39%) Juniper
8 16 (4.79%) EMC
9 13 (3.89%) Palo Alto
9 13 (3.89%) ServiceNow
10 12 (3.59%) Red Hat
11 11 (3.29%) IBM
12 10 (2.99%) NetApp
12 10 (2.99%) SolarWinds
13 9 (2.69%) Sophos
14 8 (2.40%) Lumension
15 6 (1.80%) ArcSight
15 6 (1.80%) Veeam