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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 24 19
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 27 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 8.91% 7.56% 8.85%
As % of the System Software category 81.82% 45.57% 47.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 15
Median daily rate £303 £390 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.43% +188.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £505 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -5.46% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Median hourly rate £29.92 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.15% -27.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 33 79 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 10.89% 16.60% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 63 32
Median daily rate £325 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £290 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £599 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Median hourly rate £29.92 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.15% -27.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Kent

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Kent over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone +2 5 £145 -55.38% 1
Tunbridge Wells +9 3 £303 -26.57%
Dartford -1 1 - -
Gravesend - 1 £105 -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 40 (75.47%) Windows
2 28 (52.83%) Windows Server
3 24 (45.28%) Microsoft
3 24 (45.28%) VMware
4 22 (41.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (41.51%) MCSA
5 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (24.53%) Finance
7 13 (24.53%) MS Office
7 13 (24.53%) Windows 7
7 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (22.64%) MCP
8 12 (22.64%) MCSE
8 12 (22.64%) DNS
9 11 (20.75%) SolarWinds
9 11 (20.75%) LANDesk
9 11 (20.75%) MCITP
9 11 (20.75%) Nessus
10 10 (18.87%) Incident Management
10 10 (18.87%) NHS
10 10 (18.87%) ITIL
10 10 (18.87%) VMware ESX
10 10 (18.87%) Change Management
11 9 (16.98%) Advertising
12 8 (15.09%) High Availability
13 7 (13.21%) SCCM
13 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
14 6 (11.32%) Unix
14 6 (11.32%) Solaris

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 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (24.53%) MS Office
2 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (7.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Office 365
2 3 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) IaaS
3 1 (1.89%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.64%) DNS
2 6 (11.32%) SAN
3 3 (5.66%) LAN
3 3 (5.66%) VPN
3 3 (5.66%) WAN
4 2 (3.77%) Firewall
5 1 (1.89%) DHCP
5 1 (1.89%) IMAP
5 1 (1.89%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.89%) Network Security
5 1 (1.89%) SMTP
5 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 9 (16.98%) Advertising
3 1 (1.89%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Windows Engineer
2 14 (26.42%) Systems Engineer
3 12 (22.64%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Architect
4 7 (13.21%) Server Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Systems Architect
6 5 (9.43%) Active Directory Architect
6 5 (9.43%) Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) 1st Line Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Help Desk Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) IT Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Unix Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Solaris Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Unix Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) NHS
2 4 (7.55%) Fat Client
2 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.55%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (75.47%) Windows
2 28 (52.83%) Windows Server
3 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (24.53%) Windows 7
5 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (11.32%) Solaris
6 6 (11.32%) Unix
6 6 (11.32%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.77%) Linux
7 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) Change Management
1 10 (18.87%) Incident Management
1 10 (18.87%) ITIL
2 8 (15.09%) High Availability
3 5 (9.43%) Server Patching
3 5 (9.43%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (7.55%) Application Virtualisation
5 3 (5.66%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.77%) Migration
6 2 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.89%) B2C
7 1 (1.89%) DevOps
7 1 (1.89%) Identity Management
7 1 (1.89%) IT Strategy
7 1 (1.89%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.89%) Security Patching
7 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 22 (41.51%) MCSA
1 22 (41.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (22.64%) MCP
2 12 (22.64%) MCSE
3 11 (20.75%) MCITP
4 2 (3.77%) DBS Check
4 2 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) VMware ESX
2 4 (7.55%) BitLocker
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.55%) XenApp
2 4 (7.55%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (20.75%) Nessus
2 7 (13.21%) SCCM
3 4 (7.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 24 (45.28%) Microsoft
1 24 (45.28%) VMware
2 11 (20.75%) LANDesk
2 11 (20.75%) SolarWinds
3 5 (9.43%) Citrix
4 4 (7.55%) AppSense
4 4 (7.55%) CA
4 4 (7.55%) Cisco
4 4 (7.55%) Remedy
4 4 (7.55%) ServiceNow
4 4 (7.55%) Symantec
4 4 (7.55%) Wyse
5 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.89%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.89%) HP
7 1 (1.89%) Mitel