Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 19 22
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 48 52 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 10.26% 9.49% 8.08%
As % of the System Software category 73.85% 65.00% 53.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 34 67
Kent median daily rate £325 £325 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.73% +70.83%
10th Percentile £153 £129 £172
90th Percentile £359 £416 £1,000
South East median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +4.62% - -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 2
Kent median hourly rate £22.93 £26.22 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.55% +94.22% -15.63%
10th Percentile £11.71 £14.21 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £29.92 £14.80
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%

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 65 80 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 13.89% 14.60% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 53 97
Kent median daily rate £325 £338 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -22.24% +6.83%
10th Percentile £163 £146 £179
90th Percentile £441 £538 £760
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 2
Kent median hourly rate £36.25 £29.92 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.16% +121.63% -15.63%
10th Percentile £11.93 £14.92 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £29.92 £14.80
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.03% +8.20% -10.29%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +8 8 £330 -2.22%
Maidstone +3 6 £175 -15.46% 3
Dover +4 4 £190 -
Sandwich - 3 £265 -
West Malling +1 2 - - 2
Dartford -1 2 £201 - 3
Tonbridge - 1 £275 - 2
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 45 (93.75%) Windows
2 27 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 25 (52.08%) Windows Server
4 24 (50.00%) VMware
5 21 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (39.58%) PowerShell
6 19 (39.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (37.50%) MCSE
7 18 (37.50%) MCP
8 17 (35.42%) MCSA
8 17 (35.42%) Ivanti
8 17 (35.42%) SolarWinds
8 17 (35.42%) MCITP
8 17 (35.42%) Shavlik
9 16 (33.33%) Office 365
10 14 (29.17%) Windows 10
11 13 (27.08%) Windows 7
12 12 (25.00%) Nessus
12 12 (25.00%) Shell Script
13 11 (22.92%) SCCM
14 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
14 10 (20.83%) MS Exchange
15 9 (18.75%) Citrix
16 8 (16.67%) Finance
16 8 (16.67%) XenApp
17 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
17 7 (14.58%) Migration
18 6 (12.50%) XenDesktop
18 6 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop

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 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Mimecast
2 1 (2.08%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) DNS
2 4 (8.33%) Skype
3 3 (6.25%) Firewall
3 3 (6.25%) VPN
4 2 (4.17%) DHCP
4 2 (4.17%) LAN
4 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.08%) Internet
5 1 (2.08%) IPsec
5 1 (2.08%) Network Security
5 1 (2.08%) VLAN
5 1 (2.08%) VoIP
5 1 (2.08%) WAN
5 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Back Office
2 3 (6.25%) Legal
3 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.08%) Advertising
4 1 (2.08%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Windows Engineer
2 9 (18.75%) Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Desktop Support
3 8 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Desktop Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Messaging Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Citrix Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) IT Support
8 3 (6.25%) Server Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Service Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) REST
1 1 (2.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Clustering
2 3 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.17%) FMCG
3 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.08%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.08%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 45 (93.75%) Windows
2 25 (52.08%) Windows Server
3 21 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (39.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (29.17%) Windows 10
6 13 (27.08%) Windows 7
7 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (8.33%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.58%) Migration
2 5 (10.42%) Change Management
2 5 (10.42%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (10.42%) High Availability
2 5 (10.42%) Knowledge Management
2 5 (10.42%) Problem Management
2 5 (10.42%) Server Patching
2 5 (10.42%) Ticket Management
3 3 (6.25%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (4.17%) Break/Fix
4 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.17%) ITIL
4 2 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (4.17%) Time Management
5 1 (2.08%) Integration Testing
5 1 (2.08%) Logistics
5 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.08%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.08%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 19 (39.58%) PowerShell
2 12 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (37.50%) MCP
1 18 (37.50%) MCSE
1 18 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (35.42%) MCITP
2 17 (35.42%) MCSA
3 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) XenApp
2 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (12.50%) XenDesktop
4 3 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.08%) BitLocker
6 1 (2.08%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.08%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (25.00%) Nessus
2 11 (22.92%) SCCM
3 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.08%) QRadar
4 1 (2.08%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 27 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 24 (50.00%) VMware
3 17 (35.42%) Ivanti
3 17 (35.42%) Shavlik
3 17 (35.42%) SolarWinds
4 9 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (6.25%) Wyse
6 2 (4.17%) Polycom
7 1 (2.08%) Apple
7 1 (2.08%) BT
7 1 (2.08%) Capita
7 1 (2.08%) CommVault
7 1 (2.08%) Cylance
7 1 (2.08%) Draytek
7 1 (2.08%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.08%) IBM
7 1 (2.08%) PlateSpin
7 1 (2.08%) Remedy
7 1 (2.08%) SAP
7 1 (2.08%) Symantec