The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 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 28 June 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.

Microsoft Active Directory
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 7 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 12 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 13.04% 14.66% 9.62%
As % of the System Software category 85.71% 84.85% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 24 10
Median daily rate £225 £190 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £79 £125 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £588 £276
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £324 £300
% change year-on-year -7.44% +8.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.67 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.31% +6.66%  

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 Ipswich with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Ipswich
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 14 33 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 15.22% 17.28% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 65 14
Median daily rate £225 £525 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.14% +121.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £79 £138 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £588 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £18.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Ipswich

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Ipswich

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Ipswich over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Ipswich

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 16 (53.33%) Windows
3 12 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (40.00%) Office 365
4 11 (36.67%) Citrix
4 11 (36.67%) Windows Server
5 9 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 9 (30.00%) VMware
6 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (20.00%) .NET
7 6 (20.00%) WAN
7 6 (20.00%) SAN
7 6 (20.00%) McAfee
7 6 (20.00%) Firewall
7 6 (20.00%) High Availability
7 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (16.67%) NAS
8 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
8 5 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (16.67%) Middleware
8 5 (16.67%) X++
8 5 (16.67%) MorphX
8 5 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (16.67%) Workflow
8 5 (16.67%) Clustering
8 5 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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 9 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (16.67%) IIS
2 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (40.00%) Office 365
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.00%) Mimecast
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.33%) IaaS
4 1 (3.33%) PaaS
4 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) Firewall
1 6 (20.00%) SAN
1 6 (20.00%) WAN
2 5 (16.67%) LAN
2 5 (16.67%) NAS
3 3 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MorphX
2 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (13.33%) French Language
2 2 (6.67%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Architect
2 5 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Dynamics AX Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Information Security Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Floorwalker
5 2 (6.67%) Information Security Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) High Availability
2 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 5 (16.67%) Network Optimisation
2 5 (16.67%) Secure Coding
2 5 (16.67%) Workflow
3 4 (13.33%) Information Security
3 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) SIEM
4 3 (10.00%) Threat Detection
5 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.67%) Benchmarking
5 2 (6.67%) Identity Management
5 2 (6.67%) Information Management
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) X++
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.33%) CISA
2 1 (3.33%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) GDPR
1 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (36.67%) Citrix
3 9 (30.00%) VMware
4 6 (20.00%) McAfee
5 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (10.00%) Palo Alto
5 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) CyberArk
6 1 (3.33%) Imperva
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle
6 1 (3.33%) Qualys
6 1 (3.33%) Splunk