Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 14 21
Rank change year-on-year -11 +7 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 40 46 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 7.78% 9.20% 9.19%
As % of the System Software category 70.18% 76.67% 85.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 44 34
Kent median daily rate £320 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% -13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £131 £135 £120
90th Percentile £396 £1,000 £496
South East median daily rate £315 £325 £320
% change year-on-year -3.08% +1.56% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Kent median hourly rate - £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% +6.67%
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.45% -14.71% +13.33%

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 57 60 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 11.09% 12.00% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 41 41
Kent median daily rate £325 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £145 £135 £120
90th Percentile £500 £638 £500
South East median daily rate £394 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.07% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Kent median hourly rate £45.00 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +136.84% +18.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £42.75 £11.80 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.25 £21.95 £17.00
South East median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% +12.90%

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 19 November 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
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 19 November 2017. 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
Maidstone -6 7 £320 - 1
West Malling - 4 £313 -
Dartford -1 2 £169 -6.25%
Tunbridge Wells +4 1 - -
Dover - 1 £100 -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 37 (92.50%) Windows
2 24 (60.00%) VMware
2 24 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (42.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (32.50%) Security Patching
7 11 (27.50%) ITIL
8 10 (25.00%) Banking
9 9 (22.50%) Symantec
9 9 (22.50%) NetBackup
10 8 (20.00%) Online Banking
10 8 (20.00%) Data Protection
10 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
11 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
12 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
12 6 (15.00%) IIS
12 6 (15.00%) Finance
12 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
13 5 (12.50%) Cisco
13 5 (12.50%) DNS
14 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (10.00%) DHCP
14 4 (10.00%) HP
14 4 (10.00%) Citrix
14 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
14 4 (10.00%) SQL
14 4 (10.00%) Windows 10
15 3 (7.50%) Remote Desktop
15 3 (7.50%) DBS Check

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 6 (15.00%) IIS
1 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.50%) Apache
4 1 (2.50%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) DNS
2 4 (10.00%) DHCP
3 3 (7.50%) Firewall
3 3 (7.50%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.50%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.50%) Power BI
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 10 (25.00%) Banking
2 6 (15.00%) Finance
3 3 (7.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Administrator
1 12 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
2 8 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Active Directory Administrator
4 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 5 (12.50%) NetBackup Administrator
4 5 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Computer Operator
5 4 (10.00%) IT Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) IT Support
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Online Banking
2 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.50%) Driving Licence
4 2 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 37 (92.50%) Windows
2 24 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (42.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (7.50%) Unix
8 2 (5.00%) Linux
8 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.50%) Android
9 1 (2.50%) Solaris
9 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Security Patching
2 11 (27.50%) ITIL
3 8 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (7.50%) Line Management
4 3 (7.50%) PRINCE
4 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
4 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.00%) Change Control
5 2 (5.00%) Document Management
5 2 (5.00%) Migration
5 2 (5.00%) Project Management
5 2 (5.00%) Server Patching
6 1 (2.50%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.50%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) CCNA
1 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (7.50%) DBS Check
2 2 (5.00%) MCITP
2 2 (5.00%) MCP
2 2 (5.00%) MCSA
2 2 (5.00%) MCSE
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.50%) vCloud
2 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) NetBackup
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.50%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) VMware
2 9 (22.50%) Symantec
3 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.50%) Cisco
5 4 (10.00%) Citrix
5 4 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (5.00%) LANDesk
6 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.50%) Capita
7 1 (2.50%) Meraki
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle
7 1 (2.50%) PlateSpin
7 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.50%) Siebel
7 1 (2.50%) Veeam