Period
to 23 September 2018

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 6 months to 23 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 > Kent
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 17 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 38 55 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 8.88% 10.46% 8.06%
As % of the System Software category 70.37% 63.95% 55.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 42 43
Kent median daily rate £275 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% -7.14% -5.08%
10th Percentile £150 £153 £159
90th Percentile £362 £393 £1,000
South East median daily rate £363 £315 £330
% change year-on-year +15.08% -4.55% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
Kent median hourly rate £25.00 £22.52 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.01% +60.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.82 £13.53 £11.40
90th Percentile £56.25 £29.92 £20.80
South East median hourly rate £15.68 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.97% +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 Kent with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 54 86 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 12.62% 16.35% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 62 63
Kent median daily rate £325 £338 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -22.24% +13.84%
10th Percentile £152 £177 £182
90th Percentile £428 £500 £775
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 4
Kent median hourly rate £25.00 £26.22 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.65% +56.54% +4.69%
10th Percentile £11.82 £16.49 £11.60
90th Percentile £56.25 £45.75 £22.03
South East median hourly rate £16.10 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.00% +16.67% -14.29%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

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 6 months to 23 September 2018.

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 6 months to 23 September 2018.

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 6 months to 23 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
Tunbridge Wells +4 7 £330 -2.22%
Maidstone +7 6 £183 -42.97% 6
Sandwich - 3 £265 -
Dartford +2 2 £188 -6.25%
Dover +1 2 - -
Sevenoaks +1 2 - -
West Malling -4 2 £188 -40.00% 3
Tonbridge - 1 £275 -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 Kent region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 36 (94.74%) Windows
2 21 (55.26%) Microsoft
2 21 (55.26%) Office 365
3 17 (44.74%) Windows 10
3 17 (44.74%) Windows 7
4 14 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (36.84%) Citrix
4 14 (36.84%) VMware
5 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (28.95%) Windows Server
6 10 (26.32%) MS Exchange
7 9 (23.68%) DNS
7 9 (23.68%) PowerShell
7 9 (23.68%) SCCM
7 9 (23.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (21.05%) SharePoint
8 8 (21.05%) ITIL
9 7 (18.42%) LAN
9 7 (18.42%) Finance
9 7 (18.42%) XenApp
10 6 (15.79%) XenDesktop
10 6 (15.79%) Fat Client
10 6 (15.79%) Firewall
10 6 (15.79%) DHCP
10 6 (15.79%) VPN
10 6 (15.79%) Thin Client
10 6 (15.79%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (13.16%) Ticket Management
11 5 (13.16%) Skype for Business

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 10 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 8 (21.05%) SharePoint
3 5 (13.16%) Skype for Business
4 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (7.89%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (7.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (55.26%) Office 365
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.89%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) DNS
2 7 (18.42%) LAN
3 6 (15.79%) DHCP
3 6 (15.79%) Firewall
3 6 (15.79%) VPN
4 5 (13.16%) Skype
4 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
4 5 (13.16%) WAN
5 2 (5.26%) NAS
5 2 (5.26%) VLAN
5 2 (5.26%) Wireless
5 2 (5.26%) WLAN
6 1 (2.63%) FTP
6 1 (2.63%) Internet
6 1 (2.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Back Office
3 4 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (7.89%) Advertising
4 3 (7.89%) Legal
5 2 (5.26%) Retail
6 1 (2.63%) Games
6 1 (2.63%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 9 (23.68%) Support Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Desktop Support
3 5 (13.16%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) IT Support
3 5 (13.16%) Messaging Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Service Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Citrix Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) REST
1 1 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Fat Client
1 6 (15.79%) Thin Client
2 5 (13.16%) Clustering
3 3 (7.89%) Replication
3 3 (7.89%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.26%) FMCG
4 2 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) EPoS
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) PKI
5 1 (2.63%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 36 (94.74%) Windows
2 17 (44.74%) Windows 10
2 17 (44.74%) Windows 7
3 11 (28.95%) Windows Server
4 5 (13.16%) Windows XP
5 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.63%) Android
8 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (21.05%) ITIL
3 5 (13.16%) Change Management
3 5 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (13.16%) High Availability
3 5 (13.16%) Knowledge Management
3 5 (13.16%) Migration
3 5 (13.16%) Problem Management
3 5 (13.16%) Ticket Management
4 3 (7.89%) Application Virtualisation
4 3 (7.89%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (7.89%) Security Patching
4 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.89%) Service Management
5 2 (5.26%) Break/Fix
5 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) MCP
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) MCSE
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (18.42%) XenApp
3 6 (15.79%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (15.79%) XenDesktop
4 3 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.26%) DFS Replication
5 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.63%) BitLocker
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) SCCM
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) WSUS
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.63%) QRadar
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) Microsoft
2 14 (36.84%) Citrix
2 14 (36.84%) VMware
3 5 (13.16%) HP
4 4 (10.53%) ServiceNow
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco
5 3 (7.89%) Remedy
5 3 (7.89%) Veeam
5 3 (7.89%) Wyse
6 2 (5.26%) Apple
6 2 (5.26%) Polycom
6 2 (5.26%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.63%) BT
7 1 (2.63%) Cylance
7 1 (2.63%) Dell
7 1 (2.63%) Draytek
7 1 (2.63%) IBM
7 1 (2.63%) Mitel
7 1 (2.63%) Symantec
7 1 (2.63%) Zscaler