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 29 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.

Microsoft Active Directory
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 14 15
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 18 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 14.63% 5.51% 8.78%
As % of the System Software category 81.82% 77.78% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 7
Median daily rate £254 £225 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.77% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £138 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £270 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -5.46% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £19.25
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 Ipswich with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Ipswich
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 22 9 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 17.89% 7.09% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 9
Median daily rate £255 £244 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +3.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £145 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £270 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Ipswich 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 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 29 March 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 29 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) VMware
3 11 (45.83%) Citrix
3 11 (45.83%) Windows Server
4 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
6 7 (29.17%) Firewall
7 6 (25.00%) WAN
7 6 (25.00%) SAN
7 6 (25.00%) High Availability
7 6 (25.00%) Office 365
7 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 5 (20.83%) Network Optimisation
8 5 (20.83%) Secure Coding
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (20.83%) Middleware
8 5 (20.83%) LAN
8 5 (20.83%) IIS
8 5 (20.83%) Clustering
8 5 (20.83%) NAS
8 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
9 4 (16.67%) French Language
9 4 (16.67%) Java EE
9 4 (16.67%) Network Security
9 4 (16.67%) Java
9 4 (16.67%) Client/Server
9 4 (16.67%) IPv4
9 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
10 3 (12.50%) Mimecast

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 5 (20.83%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Office 365
2 3 (12.50%) Mimecast
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.17%) IaaS
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.17%) PaaS
3 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Firewall
2 6 (25.00%) SAN
2 6 (25.00%) WAN
3 5 (20.83%) LAN
3 5 (20.83%) NAS
4 4 (16.67%) IPv4
4 4 (16.67%) Network Security
5 3 (12.50%) DNS
6 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) Big Data
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (16.67%) French Language
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Architect
1 7 (29.17%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Applications Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Floorwalker
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Middleware
2 4 (16.67%) Java EE
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.83%) Clustering
3 4 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server
3 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) High Availability
2 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
2 5 (20.83%) Network Optimisation
2 5 (20.83%) Secure Coding
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) SIEM
4 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.33%) Benchmarking
4 2 (8.33%) Identity Management
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.17%) Network Design
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.17%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (12.50%) SCCM
3 2 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) VMware
2 11 (45.83%) Citrix
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.50%) Intel Security
4 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) CyberArk
5 1 (4.17%) Imperva
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Qualys
5 1 (4.17%) Splunk