Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 16 26
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10 -8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 62 61 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 12.94% 10.57% 7.62%
As % of the System Software category 81.58% 81.33% 47.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 43 42
Kent median daily rate £350 £325 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -21.12% +149.70%
10th Percentile £190 £135 £171
90th Percentile £403 £438 £506
South East median daily rate £325 £335 £328
% change year-on-year -2.99% +2.29% +3.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 10
Kent median hourly rate £12.50 £22.52 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.49% +69.96% -17.19%
10th Percentile £10.45 £15.00 £11.26
90th Percentile £16.09 £29.92 £17.00
South East median hourly rate £15.57 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.77% - -3.23%

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 76 75 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 15.87% 13.00% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 51 89
Kent median daily rate £350 £338 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -25.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £194 £135 £281
90th Percentile £455 £525 £725
South East median daily rate £401 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.55% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 10
Kent median hourly rate £15.86 £22.52 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.57% +69.96% -26.39%
10th Percentile £10.65 £15.00 £11.26
90th Percentile £43.75 £29.92 £17.00
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -3.03%

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 April 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 19 April 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 -1 5 £100 -31.03% 3
Dover +2 3 £190 - 1
West Malling - 3 - - 3
Sandwich - 2 £265 - 3
Tunbridge Wells +2 1 - - 4
Dartford -7 1 £201 +11.39% 2
Aylesford - 1 - -
Canterbury - 1 - - 1
Sevenoaks - 1 - - 6
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 59 (95.16%) Windows
2 46 (74.19%) Microsoft
3 45 (72.58%) Windows Server
4 41 (66.13%) VMware
5 39 (62.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (61.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (58.06%) MCSE
8 34 (54.84%) SolarWinds
8 34 (54.84%) Ivanti
8 34 (54.84%) MCITP
8 34 (54.84%) MCSA
8 34 (54.84%) MCP
8 34 (54.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (54.84%) Shavlik
9 25 (40.32%) Nessus
10 21 (33.87%) PowerShell
11 16 (25.81%) Shell Script
12 12 (19.35%) Office 365
13 11 (17.74%) Windows 10
13 11 (17.74%) Finance
14 10 (16.13%) MS Exchange
15 9 (14.52%) Server Patching
16 7 (11.29%) Firewall
16 7 (11.29%) Windows 7
17 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
17 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
18 5 (8.06%) LAN
18 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
18 5 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
18 5 (8.06%) Mobile Device Management

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 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.45%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.35%) Office 365
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.45%) OneDrive
4 2 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.23%) IaaS
4 2 (3.23%) npm
4 2 (3.23%) NuGet
4 2 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.29%) Firewall
2 5 (8.06%) LAN
3 4 (6.45%) DHCP
3 4 (6.45%) DNS
3 4 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (6.45%) Skype
3 4 (6.45%) WAN
3 4 (6.45%) WLAN
4 2 (3.23%) Internet
4 2 (3.23%) VoIP
4 2 (3.23%) VPN
5 1 (1.61%) IPsec
5 1 (1.61%) Network Security
5 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Bower
1 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (56.45%) Windows Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Systems Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 4 (6.45%) Analyst
4 4 (6.45%) Architect
4 4 (6.45%) Server Engineer
4 4 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (4.84%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Desktop Support
5 3 (4.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) .NET
2 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.61%) REST
3 1 (1.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) Clustering
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) FMCG
4 1 (1.61%) PKI
4 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.61%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 59 (95.16%) Windows
2 45 (72.58%) Windows Server
3 38 (61.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (54.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (17.74%) Windows 10
6 7 (11.29%) Windows 7
7 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.61%) Linux
9 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.61%) Unix
9 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.52%) Server Patching
2 5 (8.06%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (8.06%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (8.06%) Web Filtering
3 4 (6.45%) Email Filtering
3 4 (6.45%) Migration
3 4 (6.45%) TOGAF
3 4 (6.45%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (4.84%) Information Security
4 3 (4.84%) Problem Management
4 3 (4.84%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (3.23%) Change Control
5 2 (3.23%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (3.23%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (3.23%) DevOps
5 2 (3.23%) High Availability
5 2 (3.23%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (3.23%) Microservices
5 2 (3.23%) SDLC
5 2 (3.23%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.87%) PowerShell
2 16 (25.81%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.23%) SQL
4 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (62.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (58.06%) MCSE
3 34 (54.84%) MCITP
3 34 (54.84%) MCP
3 34 (54.84%) MCSA
4 2 (3.23%) MCSM
4 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (3.23%) vCloud
3 2 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.61%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.61%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.61%) Docker
4 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.61%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (40.32%) Nessus
2 3 (4.84%) SCCM
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.23%) Puppet
3 2 (3.23%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.61%) QRadar
Vendors
1 46 (74.19%) Microsoft
2 41 (66.13%) VMware
3 34 (54.84%) Ivanti
3 34 (54.84%) Shavlik
3 34 (54.84%) SolarWinds
4 4 (6.45%) Cisco
5 3 (4.84%) Capita
5 3 (4.84%) Citrix
6 2 (3.23%) PlateSpin
7 1 (1.61%) Apple
7 1 (1.61%) CommVault
7 1 (1.61%) Cylance
7 1 (1.61%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.61%) IBM
7 1 (1.61%) Meraki
7 1 (1.61%) ShoreTel
7 1 (1.61%) Symantec
7 1 (1.61%) Zscaler