Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 28 17
Rank change year-on-year +5 -11 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 39 40 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 9.90% 7.34% 8.78%
As % of the System Software category 67.24% 67.80% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 32 34
Kent median daily rate £190 £320 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.63% - -11.72%
10th Percentile £104 £130 £137
90th Percentile £388 £450 £368
South East median daily rate £375 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Kent median hourly rate £15.19 £12.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.52% -34.21% +33.33%
10th Percentile £12.38 £11.25 £11.80
90th Percentile £25.56 £13.75 £21.15
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -9.77%

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 58 59 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 14.72% 10.83% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 44 39
Kent median daily rate £225 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.77% - -10.34%
10th Percentile £105 £135 £141
90th Percentile £538 £526 £628
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Kent median hourly rate £15.19 £45.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.24% +136.84% +33.33%
10th Percentile £12.78 £17.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £40.50 £47.00 £21.88
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £16.71 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.22% +11.37% -11.76%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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
Maidstone +22 11 £118 -63.28% 3
West Malling -4 4 £225 -30.77% 1
Dartford 0 3 £525 +211.11%
Sevenoaks 0 2 - -
Tonbridge - 2 £218 - 1
Tunbridge Wells -6 1 - - 3
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 34 (87.18%) Windows
2 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
3 21 (53.85%) Office 365
4 15 (38.46%) Windows 7
5 14 (35.90%) Windows 10
6 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
7 11 (28.21%) HP
7 11 (28.21%) VMware
7 11 (28.21%) Windows Server
7 11 (28.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (23.08%) Service Delivery
10 8 (20.51%) SLA
10 8 (20.51%) Citrix
10 8 (20.51%) ITIL
10 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
11 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
11 7 (17.95%) MS Exchange
11 7 (17.95%) LAN
12 6 (15.38%) Apple
12 6 (15.38%) DHCP
12 6 (15.38%) DNS
12 6 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (15.38%) Xerox
12 6 (15.38%) Virtual Team Management
12 6 (15.38%) Virtual Team
12 6 (15.38%) Canon
13 5 (12.82%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
13 5 (12.82%) VPN

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 (17.95%) MS Exchange
1 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (5.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (53.85%) Office 365
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (5.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) LAN
2 6 (15.38%) DHCP
2 6 (15.38%) DNS
3 5 (12.82%) Firewall
3 5 (12.82%) VPN
4 4 (10.26%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (10.26%) WAN
5 3 (7.69%) NAS
5 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.13%) Skype
6 2 (5.13%) VLAN
6 2 (5.13%) WLAN
7 1 (2.56%) FTP
7 1 (2.56%) SAN
7 1 (2.56%) VoIP
7 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Advertising
3 2 (5.13%) Back Office
3 2 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.56%) Games
4 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Support Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) Desktop Support
4 7 (17.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (15.38%) Service Analyst
6 5 (12.82%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (10.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Consultant
7 4 (10.26%) IT Support
8 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Active Directory Consultant
9 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 2 (5.13%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Server Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) OAuth
1 1 (2.56%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (15.38%) Virtual Team
3 3 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 3 (7.69%) Replication
3 3 (7.69%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.56%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 34 (87.18%) Windows
2 15 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 14 (35.90%) Windows 10
4 11 (28.21%) Windows Server
5 4 (10.26%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.56%) Android
8 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 8 (20.51%) ITIL
4 6 (15.38%) Virtual Team Management
5 5 (12.82%) Migration
6 4 (10.26%) ITSM
7 3 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (7.69%) Service Management
8 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (5.13%) Security Patching
8 2 (5.13%) Server Virtualisation
9 1 (2.56%) B2C
9 1 (2.56%) Break/Fix
9 1 (2.56%) Change Management
9 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.56%) CRM
9 1 (2.56%) Data Security
9 1 (2.56%) Line Management
9 1 (2.56%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) MCSA
3 3 (7.69%) MCP
4 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.82%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (5.13%) DFS Replication
3 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.13%) vCloud
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
1 2 (5.13%) vCenter Server
1 2 (5.13%) WSUS
2 1 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.21%) HP
2 11 (28.21%) VMware
3 8 (20.51%) Citrix
4 6 (15.38%) Apple
4 6 (15.38%) Canon
4 6 (15.38%) Xerox
5 4 (10.26%) ServiceNow
6 3 (7.69%) Cisco
6 3 (7.69%) Remedy
6 3 (7.69%) Veeam
7 2 (5.13%) PlateSpin
7 2 (5.13%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.56%) BT
8 1 (2.56%) Dell
8 1 (2.56%) Mitel
8 1 (2.56%) SAP