Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 17 23
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 57 45 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 10.65% 9.59% 6.99%
As % of the System Software category 78.08% 76.27% 65.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 31 23
Kent median daily rate £338 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -10.34% +31.82%
10th Percentile £131 £143 £146
90th Percentile £411 £438 £475
South East median daily rate £315 £330 £313
% change year-on-year -4.55% +5.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Kent median hourly rate £11.38 £19.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.13% +40.74% +18.94%
10th Percentile £10.35 £12.73 £11.07
90th Percentile £13.40 £21.43 £17.00
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year +3.45% -10.16% +7.60%

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 73 59 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 13.64% 12.58% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 41 39
Kent median daily rate £338 £335 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% -18.29% +4.13%
10th Percentile £141 £170 £150
90th Percentile £459 £625 £578
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +5.20% +8.57% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Kent median hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.21% +40.74% +18.94%
10th Percentile £10.45 £13.30 £11.07
90th Percentile £40.75 £21.95 £17.00
South East median hourly rate £16.66 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.07% -14.29% +10.74%

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 20 January 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
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 20 January 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 -12 6 £303 - 3
Dover - 3 £145 - 2
Dartford -1 2 £169 -6.25% 2
Tunbridge Wells 0 1 - - 1
West Malling - 1 - - 5
Sevenoaks - 1 - -
Aylesford - 1 - -
Canterbury - 1 - - 1
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 55 (96.49%) Windows
2 37 (64.91%) VMware
2 37 (64.91%) Windows Server
3 31 (54.39%) Microsoft
4 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (38.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (33.33%) MCSE
7 17 (29.82%) SolarWinds
7 17 (29.82%) MCSA
7 17 (29.82%) MCP
7 17 (29.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (29.82%) MCITP
7 17 (29.82%) Ivanti
8 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (22.81%) Nessus
9 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (19.30%) Windows 10
10 10 (17.54%) Windows 7
10 10 (17.54%) Finance
11 9 (15.79%) Cisco
11 9 (15.79%) MS Exchange
11 9 (15.79%) PowerShell
12 8 (14.04%) DNS
12 8 (14.04%) Firewall
12 8 (14.04%) Office 365
13 7 (12.28%) Security Patching
13 7 (12.28%) Data Centre
13 7 (12.28%) DHCP
13 7 (12.28%) ITIL
13 7 (12.28%) IIS

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 9 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.28%) IIS
3 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
4 4 (7.02%) Skype for Business
5 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.75%) Apache
6 1 (1.75%) EPiServer
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) Office 365
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.02%) OneDrive
4 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.51%) IaaS
4 2 (3.51%) npm
4 2 (3.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) DNS
1 8 (14.04%) Firewall
2 7 (12.28%) DHCP
3 5 (8.77%) WAN
4 4 (7.02%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (7.02%) LAN
4 4 (7.02%) Skype
4 4 (7.02%) WLAN
5 3 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.75%) Internet
7 1 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.75%) Power BI
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Bower
1 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.51%) NuGet
1 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (10.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Administrator
5 6 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (8.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Desktop Support
7 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) IT Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) IT Support
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.77%) Online Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.51%) Clustering
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 55 (96.49%) Windows
2 37 (64.91%) Windows Server
3 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (29.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (19.30%) Windows 10
5 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (17.54%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.51%) Linux
7 2 (3.51%) Unix
8 1 (1.75%) Android
8 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.75%) Solaris
8 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.28%) ITIL
1 7 (12.28%) Security Patching
2 5 (8.77%) Data Protection
2 5 (8.77%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (8.77%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (8.77%) Web Filtering
3 4 (7.02%) Email Filtering
3 4 (7.02%) Line Management
3 4 (7.02%) Problem Management
3 4 (7.02%) Server Patching
3 4 (7.02%) TOGAF
3 4 (7.02%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (5.26%) Migration
4 3 (5.26%) PRINCE
4 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.51%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (3.51%) Information Security
5 2 (3.51%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
3 4 (7.02%) SQL
4 1 (1.75%) Java
4 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (38.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (33.33%) MCSE
3 17 (29.82%) MCITP
3 17 (29.82%) MCP
3 17 (29.82%) MCSA
4 3 (5.26%) CCNA
4 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.51%) DBS Check
5 2 (3.51%) MCSM
5 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.02%) vCloud
2 4 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (3.51%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.75%) Docker
5 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.75%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (22.81%) Nessus
2 4 (7.02%) NetBackup
3 3 (5.26%) SCCM
4 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.51%) Puppet
4 2 (3.51%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (64.91%) VMware
2 31 (54.39%) Microsoft
3 17 (29.82%) Ivanti
3 17 (29.82%) SolarWinds
4 9 (15.79%) Cisco
5 6 (10.53%) Citrix
6 4 (7.02%) HP
6 4 (7.02%) Symantec
7 3 (5.26%) Capita
8 2 (3.51%) PlateSpin
9 1 (1.75%) Meraki
9 1 (1.75%) Oracle
9 1 (1.75%) Siebel
9 1 (1.75%) Veeam