The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 13 20
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 30 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 11.95% 8.79% 9.82%
As % of the System Software category 58.82% 54.72% 67.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 15
Median daily rate £338 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.90% -13.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £87
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £508 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
Median hourly rate £22.52 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.85% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +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 Kent with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 51 53 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 20.32% 16.06% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 43 26
Median daily rate £338 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.58% -10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £750 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 5
Median hourly rate £22.52 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.85% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Kent

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Kent

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Kent

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Kent over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Kent

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells +3 4 £338 +5.05%
Dover - 3 - -
Maidstone - 3 £320 -
West Malling - 2 £288 -
Sevenoaks - 1 £150 -
Active Directory
South East

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

1 40 (68.97%) Windows
2 27 (46.55%) VMware
3 24 (41.38%) Windows Server
4 23 (39.66%) MCSA
4 23 (39.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (36.21%) ITIL
6 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
7 15 (25.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (24.14%) Change Management
8 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (20.69%) High Availability
9 12 (20.69%) MCSE
9 12 (20.69%) DNS
10 11 (18.97%) NHS
11 9 (15.52%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (13.79%) Finance
12 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (13.79%) Citrix
13 7 (12.07%) MCP
13 7 (12.07%) SQL
13 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
13 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (12.07%) Windows 7
14 6 (10.34%) Advertising
14 6 (10.34%) SolarWinds
14 6 (10.34%) LANDesk
14 6 (10.34%) MCITP
14 6 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
14 6 (10.34%) Firewall
14 6 (10.34%) Oracle

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.34%) IIS
3 5 (8.62%) Apache
3 5 (8.62%) EPiServer
3 5 (8.62%) FileNet
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Bankmaster
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.69%) DNS
2 6 (10.34%) Firewall
3 5 (8.62%) HTTPS
3 5 (8.62%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (6.90%) SAN
5 3 (5.17%) DHCP
6 2 (3.45%) LAN
6 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.45%) WAN
7 1 (1.72%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.72%) IPsec
7 1 (1.72%) MPLS
7 1 (1.72%) Network Security
7 1 (1.72%) Skype
7 1 (1.72%) VPN
General
1 8 (13.79%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Advertising
3 4 (6.90%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (20.69%) Windows Engineer
2 9 (15.52%) Server Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) Architect
3 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) Systems Architect
3 7 (12.07%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Active Directory Architect
4 6 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Administrator
5 5 (8.62%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Active Directory Technician
6 4 (6.90%) Applications Specialist
6 4 (6.90%) Server Technician
6 4 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) Active Directory Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Azure Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) NHS
2 5 (8.62%) Clustering
2 5 (8.62%) Mainframe
2 5 (8.62%) Tandem
3 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.45%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.72%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 40 (68.97%) Windows
2 24 (41.38%) Windows Server
3 15 (25.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (12.07%) Windows 7
5 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (10.34%) Unix
7 4 (6.90%) Linux
7 4 (6.90%) Solaris
7 4 (6.90%) Windows 10
8 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.72%) Android
9 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.21%) ITIL
2 14 (24.14%) Change Management
3 12 (20.69%) High Availability
4 6 (10.34%) Security Patching
4 6 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (8.62%) Project Management
5 5 (8.62%) Server Patching
6 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
6 4 (6.90%) IT Strategy
6 4 (6.90%) Line Management
6 4 (6.90%) Problem Management
6 4 (6.90%) Programme Management
6 4 (6.90%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.17%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 2 (3.45%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (3.45%) Server Building
9 1 (1.72%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (1.72%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.07%) SQL
2 5 (8.62%) JCL
Qualifications
1 23 (39.66%) MCSA
1 23 (39.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (20.69%) MCSE
3 7 (12.07%) MCP
4 6 (10.34%) MCITP
5 4 (6.90%) Degree
6 2 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.45%) MCTS
6 2 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.72%) CCNA
7 1 (1.72%) CCNP
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.72%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (15.52%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.62%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.72%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Nessus
1 5 (8.62%) SCCM
1 5 (8.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (6.90%) NetBackup
3 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (46.55%) VMware
2 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
3 8 (13.79%) Citrix
4 6 (10.34%) LANDesk
4 6 (10.34%) Oracle
4 6 (10.34%) SolarWinds
5 5 (8.62%) Genesys
5 5 (8.62%) Informatica
6 4 (6.90%) Symantec
7 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.45%) Cisco
8 2 (3.45%) F5
8 2 (3.45%) Mitel
9 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.72%) HP
9 1 (1.72%) Remedy
9 1 (1.72%) ServiceNow